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by Dan74
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1222

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

No, fascism should of course be opposed with all our power. I'd argue (as I and othera have done before) that going out and beating nationalist and proto-fascist groups just puts wind in their sails - gives them more exposure and sympathy of the fence-sitters and actually some moral legitimacy, sinc...
by Dan74
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 100
Views: 1222

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

While I share people's distaste for fascists, in the interest of intellectual honesty, I have to say there is no moral equivalence between minority lefties trying to stymie the tide of fascism as in Italy and Germany in early 20th Century and antifa beating small bunches of misfits and disgruntled y...
by Dan74
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1341

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

Yes, democracy has been all but subverted by the elites. Mind you, the checks and balances that still remain are extremely significant. Vlad Putin would like nothing better than for your to think that the Western model has failed, for the current world order to collapse and give him a free hand to ...
by Dan74
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: sexual harrassment & sexual assault in the US
Replies: 68
Views: 1370

Re: sexual harrassment & sexual assault in the US

Europe doesn't seem to have this problem. A rising political star and member of parliament here in Switzerland just resigned due to stalking and some other related behaviour. https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/yannick-buttet_stalking-allegations-topple-swiss-politician/43726188 . Generally it se...
by Dan74
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: sexual harrassment & sexual assault in the US
Replies: 68
Views: 1370

Re: sexual harrassment & sexual assault in the US

... even more uptight about sex. Um ... you want to live in a country that is more sexualized than the US? That's the problem, US is "Sexualized" but not "sexually mature." Two different things. Puritan background apparently precludes a mature attitude towards sex here, leading to perpetual adolesc...
by Dan74
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1341

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

https://i.imgur.com/utzTCyo_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium Ha! In the times, when truth is often stranger than fiction, it didn't actually sound so funny... That's the crazy thing - a story like this does not sound far fetched at all. The level of corruption in the world right now i...
by Dan74
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1341

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:16 pm
Dan74 wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:26 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:13 am
Dan, :consoling: :rolling:
I appreciate the sentiment, but evidence would be nicer.
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Ha! In the times, when truth is often stranger than fiction, it didn't actually sound so funny...
by Dan74
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1341

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:13 am
Dan, :consoling: :rolling:
I appreciate the sentiment, but evidence would be nicer.
by Dan74
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1341

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

Also, lots of people understand this is about real estate, but not the real kicker in this deal: there was a footnote to Trump's announcement - the beach front property where the US Embassy presently stands will be sold to the Trump Organization at a discount in tribute to the President's genius. A...
by Dan74
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1341

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

It's not stupid - at the very least (war or not) it is a distraction from his woes at home. Trump, for all his promises of focusing on the domestic agenda, has been busy using foreign issues as a great distraction - first that strike in Syria, then and now N Korea, and to add, Israel. I don't think ...
by Dan74
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Only Capitol of Israel
Replies: 66
Views: 1341

Re: The Only Capitol of Israel

I lived in Jerusalem for 2 years during high school years, learned Hebrew, some Arabic. I could have sworn that when I rode my bicycle almost daily to the Old City where the holy sites are, that I passed by several embassies of various nations, but it turns out only Bolivia and Paraguay have embass...
by Dan74
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 2930

Re: Trump Tweets

Many interesting observations here. I wish I had the time to put together a serious commentary, but let me just pick up a bit from JD's post for now: I want to agree with Fraser, but her article doesn’t factor in the current trend of personalized facts, where people believe anything they think (or a...
by Dan74
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump Tweets
Replies: 155
Views: 2930

Re: Trump Tweets

The group whose videos he tweeted march around with crosses..............reminds me of the KKK. All they need are the robes......wonder if POTUS has a spare set: http://c8.alamy.com/comp/EWJTR4/britain-first-march-luton-town-center-june-2015-paul-golding-and-jayda-EWJTR4.jpg The Finns are coming!
by Dan74
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Unkindness at dharmawheel
Replies: 104
Views: 3938

Re: Unkindness at dharmawheel

I think we all have a need to be loved, valued, respected, etc. This is natural (and something that through practice we should take a very careful look at). But to want to satisfy these needs on an internet forum is not likely to go well. Misunderstanding abounds. Absent body language, sound and a r...
by Dan74
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Yes, you need a teacher.
Replies: 263
Views: 5769

Re: Yes, you need a teacher.

I think it is more time efficient to cut-and-paste old posts...
by Dan74
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

I'm sorry for asking - meant no offense.

In any case, Meido has agreed to not only participate, but help steer the Forum. I hope others follow.

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by Dan74
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

bokki wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:39 am
thnx for having no idea bout me.
so, y do u ask?
To have some idea :)
To understand you better. I notice you often attach these self-deprecating qualifiers to your posts and so I asked why.
by Dan74
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

bokki wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:24 am
dan, do u think i am prone to lying?
I have no idea.

TBH, I don't have much of an idea about you at all. So I ask. It was an honest question.
by Dan74
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

bokki wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:31 pm
of course, i am d last person
2 add something wise, pertinent or serious
but, ill happily b a member
Why do you say that?
by Dan74
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: New Zen Forum invitation
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: New Zen Forum invitation

Looks like bokki's issue has been resolved now.

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