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by Dan74
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2372

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Just imagine for a sec that your typical Hillary supporter, Bernie Bro and a bunch of MAGAs are in Washington, making decisions. I would hardly call this genuine engagement. How do you mean, Greg? I guess I am drawing on a fairly biased sample. In 2016-17 I did participate on various political FB p...
by Dan74
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2372

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Why does it always seem to be an either-or scenario? Either the hopeless Dems who lost the election through rigging the primaries and offering a very flawed candidate or the Russian meddling did it? It is almost certainly both. I don't get why you argue so vehemently against the latter, JD, have you...
by Dan74
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2372

Re: TRUCK FUMP

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/07/06/heres-the-public-evidence-that-supports-the-idea-that-russia-interfered-in-the-2016-election/ https://theintercept.com/2017/06/05/top-secret-nsa-report-details-russian-hacking-effort-days-before-2016-election/ https://theintercept.com/2017/0...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2372

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Sloppy reasoning, Greg. In a messy world, sometimes we have to take sides when neither one are the good ones.. I know I am being the Devil's advocate but you know what, truth is not negotiable in my book. We can't afford to play roughshod with it, because too many already do. The end does not justi...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2372

Re: TRUCK FUMP

It's not just the liberals. It's pretty much the entire intelligence community. But of course they are just a bunch of lying arseholes. If someone could produce actual proof of Russian malfeasance, instead of nothing but sensational hot air, it would be a lot more convincing. But yes, the US intell...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2372

Re: TRUCK FUMP

It's not just the liberals. It's pretty much the entire intelligence community. But of course they are just a bunch of lying arseholes.
by Dan74
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2372

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Sloppy reasoning, Greg. In a messy world, sometimes we have to take sides when neither one are the good ones.. I know I am being the Devil's advocate but you know what, truth is not negotiable in my book. We can't afford to play roughshod with it, because too many already do. The end does not justif...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2372

Re: TRUCK FUMP

The Saudis are guilty of all kinds of atrocities. The fact that the US broadly supports them, doesn't make the US the perpetrator. So yes, as stated, it is fake, even more than when the Russians were accused of shooting down MH17. At least in that instance, the pro-Russian separatists had much less ...
by Dan74
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2372

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Did you check any of this, Mantrik? At least half looks like fake news to me on a cursory search. I think we should be very careful not to help spread fake news around - it inevitably serves an agenda that is very different to what it pretends to care about. Dan, did you read his caption? Meanwhile...
by Dan74
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2372

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Did you check any of this, Mantrik? At least half looks like fake news to me on a cursory search. I think we should be very careful not to help spread fake news around - it inevitably serves an agenda that is very different to what it pretends to care about.
by Dan74
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2372

Re: TRUCK FUMP

I am very sceptical myself and there is much to be very concerned about with Trump and his path to power, but one thing is quite clear - people are all too eager to jump to extreme conclusions and imagine all sorts of apocalyptic scenarios about him. It happened two years ago and we haven't really l...
by Dan74
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: So, Anthony Bourdain...
Replies: 45
Views: 1158

Re: So, Anthony Bourdain...

Much love for anyone who has been affected by suicide or suicidal thoughts. Kirt, QQ, Jesse, Bourdain's family and fans, of course. You are always always welcome to contact, when needed. Of course, I am not qualified and Lifeline is a better place to call. Sometimes though some familiarity can be go...
by Dan74
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 33
Views: 1385

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

I registered yesterday and haven't seen any altright views yet. They are there. Not nearly as much as in dhammawheel though it seems. Just the fact that Retrofuturist has registered himself under the username SethRich and has a conspiracy site in his tagline is enough for me to never ever register ...
by Dan74
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 33
Views: 1385

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

For sure, but in fairness, I saw little good and some serious nastiness in there. Mind you, I often enjoyed binocular's fiercely independent and intelligent perspective. She is a thorn in everyone's side, that one! :) :applause: Paul, the Admin, also seems to be more interested in his version of alt...
by Dan74
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)
Replies: 33
Views: 1385

Re: Dharma Wheel (Engaged)

It became problematic over at DWT (Theravada), but apparently not so much here. I don't think it became problematic at all over at DWT. No more so than here. I disagree. Extreme material was being posted on a Dhamma site and the polarisation and acrimony between the "two sides" saw no sign of abati...
by Dan74
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arrogance
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: Arrogance

Participation in Buddhist fora may not be the most efficient method it seems... :thinking:
by Dan74
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Big changes over at DW (Theravada) and new forum
Replies: 20
Views: 680

Re: Big changes over at DW (Theravada) and new forum

Call me old fashioned, but I find it poor form to talk like this to someone double your age, JD. Many good folks take political stances very close to heart. I've also met some lovely people who espoused bizzare political views. We have to be careful not to make too much of it. The thicket of views a...
by Dan74
Sat May 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 610
Views: 25703

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Much like terrorism, these events make people feel they are in much more danger than they likely are. I get that people are scared, but the idea that "no kid is safe anywhere" is just fear mongering. We still live in an incredibly safe time, and by and large kids growing up today in the US are quit...
by Dan74
Sat May 19, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hawking has last laugh
Replies: 50
Views: 1339

Re: Hawking has last laugh

Mantrik, as far as I can tell, says two related things: 1. Scientists sometimes work on questions that are inherently beyond our reach and therefore any theory will be largely speculation. 2. It would've been much better if they spent time solving real world problems that actually improve people's l...

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