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by Nemo
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1824

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

I don't think you understand how good cop, bad cop works. It means the cops collude to put on a show that makes you think one is good and the other is bad. But really they are tricking you and both work for the same boss. The good cop is only pretending to be your friend. This is very lazy thinking...
by Nemo
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1824

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

D or R doesn't matter. Stop being a sucker and falling for this good cop, bad cop routine. The tick tock of parties is public theater. The elites always get what they want. Do you really see no difference between FDR's postwar plan for America, the Second Bill of Rights, and Ronald Reagan's Morning...
by Nemo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1824

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Malcolm wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:15 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:05 pm

BRI is an amazing initiative.
Lhasa, 1959.
Economics has changed a lot since 1944 and geopolitics since 1959.
"It doesn't matter whether a cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice." -- Deng Xiaoping
by Nemo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1824

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Chinese diplomacy comes out of trucks of money. $8 trillion earmarked for infrastructure projects across Asia, Europe and Africa. Gwadar Port Pakistan, 62 billion, 80% from China. Kyaukphyu, Rakhine State Myanmar 8 billion for oil and gas pipelines, a 5 million container a day port and a super highw...
by Nemo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1824

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

I'm not particularly down on the ideals of full socialist economies... I am. Give "Road to Serfdom" a good read. See if you can poke holes in Hayek's arguments. I don't think you can. So you haven't read enough Hayek to know he was for free public healthcare, a basic income and radical free educati...
by Nemo
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1824

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

You are reduced to competing reality TV stars for governing a country. Having worked in politics it takes years to fully understand a single ministry or department. You are truly lost. Idiocracy is becoming a documentary. Anyone for Terry Crews for President?
by Nemo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1824

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

In Canada when I was younger our immigration was a policy of tap on/tap off. Every January our department of labour would do a labour market study and then inform parliament to tailor immigration to current economic conditions. If there was a skills shortage that area could be opened up. If student...
by Nemo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1824

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Open borders are simply not an option. Wow, Trump really did win. Sad! Your opinion is very American and indicative of your unsophisticated political options. In Canada when I was younger our immigration was a policy of tap on/tap off. Every January our department of labour would do a labour market...
by Nemo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1824

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

Bernie is a terrific person but clearly too far to the left to be a realistic prospect. You know this world is done for when health care, infrastructure and education are considered left wing... It also shows a very profound ignorance of basic economics. When you weed out the noise from credit cycl...
by Nemo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1883

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

I think we're talking about different things, but I'll roll. The flow of Dana is an indication that the lay community enthusiastically supports dharma. Corruption is a separate issue. I don't disagree with what you're saying about the importance of teachers, but, its frankly odd to put emphasis on ...
by Nemo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1883

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

Following up. In my village, a wealthy Indian man opened a Hindu temple in a building he owns. I looked into buying that building with a vague idea of opening a Dharma hall in that same place. This is how wealthy religious Asians think about supporting Dharma. I see this all over Asia. My experienc...
by Nemo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?

Are there things like retreat cottages near Chiang Mai? By moving overseas I can afford a little cabin for retreat up in the hills. Would that work there?
by Nemo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1883

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

We need a strong subculture of Western Buddhist nomads. You're talking about tumbleweed yogis. They depend on the settled communities for their support. They've always been a counter-culture. You need the community householders to support that. Horse before the cart. #vanlife #yogini https://youtu....
by Nemo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators
Replies: 121
Views: 1824

Re: Democrats are compulsive self mutilators

D or R doesn't matter. Stop being a sucker and falling for this good cop, bad cop routine. The tick tock of parties is public theater. The elites always get what they want.
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by Nemo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1883

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

This all gets very complicated and needs a finer lens. I am Tibetan Buddhist and that form is drying up among Caucasians. Asian Buddhism is doing OK in NA and among Hispanics it's exploding. The same explosion it saw in Caucasian communities 35 years ago. Those were very exciting times, but it was a...
by Nemo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1883

Re: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

Wow, what an interesting and informative talk. I'm glad I voiced my misgivings about our uncertain future.
by Nemo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1883

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

You think being at mass events will teach you what you need to know? Do they live here? Did they even learn proper English? I can see this is getting people very defensive. That is good. This glide path is very obvious and should be talked about.
by Nemo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1883

Re: Latest report on Shambala abuse just released.

Like it or not Dharma in the West is failing. You may attempt to stay in a bubble but many high Lamas no longer bother with North America. Fixing problems means facing them. All religions in NA have been steadily graying for decades. People aren't that interested and I see no reason to stuff it down...
by Nemo
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful
Replies: 78
Views: 1883

This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful

[Mod note: split from Latest report on Shambala abuse just released .] This Western Dharma experiment has been unsuccessful. The reincarnation of masses of Tibetans in the West after the destruction of Tibet were ideal circumstances. They are old and Dharma was already dwindling before all these sc...
by Nemo
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Best winter home for retired Buddhists?

Chiang Mai seems to be the favourite choice. I'll try and get there soon to check it out. I thought Taiwan/Taipei might get some love. Bangkok might be a great travel hub for a year or two before settling down. Can foreigners buy condos in Chiang Mai like you can in Bangkok? Maybe it is better to re...

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