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by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14002

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Oh yeah, our system has a really great record with fairly implementing stuff like that and being prudent with uses of executive power, especially as regards marginalized groups. Oh wait no, the complete opposite is true.

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Witb that, I'm done with the conversation, have fun.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14002

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

A total ban of guns is a ridiculous, and draconian idea, when has that actually been proposed? seems pretty reasonable to me, apart from law enforcement and the military, civilians really do not need firearms for more than hunting and sport. How would it be enforced here, short of violating the 4th...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14002

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

A total ban of guns is a ridiculous, and draconian idea, when has that actually been proposed? However, making it harder for anyone at all to go to wal mart to pick up an AR 15 any time they like sounds like a grand idea to me, especially now that we are in the era of people collecting and hoarding ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Fear
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Fear

I've always wondered if fear is just defined as another version of aversion in Buddhist terms - this is what i've always assumed.
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14002

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Disclosure: I was encouraged to get a gun for self protection when I was living in a really high crime area in South Central LA. I have some crazy stories, but I learned that if you aren't involving yourself with gangs and drugs, you really don't have anything to fear. As it turned out, I never had...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14002

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

The real violence of a system based on inequality is buried.... it ain't easy [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u52Oz-54VYw&feature=youtu.be[/media] Phil Ochs is awesome, I discovered him after hearing the Jello version back when;) Even with the outdated references, it really speaks to the pre...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14002

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

let's see it for what it is.... there is no public debate tho it may seem so. It comes down to the $$ bribes for our politicians. Law abiding gun owners are not the problem. I am not sure about this. I have some friends who actually own AR 15's themselves, who are all for common sense measures to k...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14002

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

This country has lost its f'in mind. http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article200763099.html Truly abhorrent. It's amazing, I know so many otherwise rational people here who own AR 15s, and somehow think their right to own them should trump what is basically a national health crisis at ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14002

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I think people having the ability to sue gun manufacturers similar to what happened with Big Tobacco is all that will ever change this. AFAIK right now it is impossible, they can't be held responsible for anything, even when they do stuff like sell more deadly ammunition as "zombie bullets", which i...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kyab Rig
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Kyab Rig

Matter is a an appearance of ignorance, not knowledge (rig pa). Arising from traces from a previous universe, ad infinitum? The appearances of ignorance are the mutual traces of sentient beings appearing to one another. When that ignorance is removed, one can manifest rainbow body. Ok, i'l chew on ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kyab Rig
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Kyab Rig

So I often hear "rocks and stones don't have Buddha nature" where Kyab Rig is concerned, or something along those lines, Makes sense, kind of an obvious thing to say, but here is my question: If the Five Light arise from the basis, and all matter is ultimately the Five Lights, doesn't this mean tha...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kyab Rig
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Kyab Rig

If the Five Light arise from the basis, and all matter is ultimately the Five Lights, doesn't this mean that in fact, in some sense all matter is pervaded by awareness, just simply not "from it's own side"? No, the reason for this is that such appearances are a result of traces, i.e., all appearanc...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 5160
Views: 440432

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

I can get through if I refresh a bunch, but the webcast itself isn't playing yet for me.
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kyab Rig
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Kyab Rig

So I often hear "rocks and stones don't have Buddha nature" where Kyab Rig is concerned, or something along those lines, Makes sense, kind of an obvious thing to say, but here is my question: If the Five Light arise from the basis, and all matter is ultimately the Five Lights, doesn't this mean that...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14002

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Did this ban apply to weapons like the AR 15? I recall that it did not. How would a ban on this sort of weapon even work, now that they are everywhere? Yes, it included the AR-15. However, overall it was still a pretty weak law in that it had: The Act included a "grandfather clause" that allowed fo...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14002

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

If you like the war on drugs your going to love the war on guns! What does that even mean? It's worth considering, the US has a history of prohibition of contraband turning into yet another war on poor people. I expect that punitive legislation would play out much like the war on drugs has here. I ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14002

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

There was an assault weapons ban in the U.S. back in 1994 under Bill Clinton. It expired in 2004 and was not renewed. But it could be renewed, if the Dems can win both houses of Congress and the White House; which is very possible in 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Assault_Weapons_Ban D...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14002

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

I can't see a program like that working in the US at all. The only people here that would favor a program like that are likely middle class urbanites who already don't own guns. So even if the political class had the will, I don't think most of the gun owners would. IIRC Australias population is als...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 448
Views: 14002

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

And another 17 murdered, aided by the neglect of US politicians to act: https://scontent.fbrs1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/27752422_10156116538735477_6247568159275181770_n.jpg?oh=ca06db71c8543caa37ae1c1f977d4e4b&oe=5B04549D While I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiment, i'm gonna play devil's advoc...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 40
Views: 604

Re: Dog thread

More of a cat person, but I've had some great dogs. Right now we have an eight year old rat terrier we got from a shelter. She has one of the most unique dog personalities I've seem, different than what I expected for my first little dog.