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by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 689

Re: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism

pproach Buddhism with makes them prone to eventually abandoning it because their moral framework is flawed, essentially. He acknowledges that there has always been fakes or those who will take advantage of the cooperative elements of society, and I think he should go no further than that without a ...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6325
Views: 579397

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

in the great book "The Mirror", it is said: "it is this decisive knowing, this pure presence of the true original condition, that is called nirvana." so i thought the primordial state is beyond both samsara and nirvana. here it sounds otherwise. thoughts? I'm guessing it's no different than some su...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 57
Views: 1083

Re: Another day in America

In 2010 the U.S. outlawed cockfighting and most people managed to get on with their lives, more recently Florida outlawed greyhound racing, which has 11 of the 17 tracks in the U.S. I find it hard to believe that the leaders of these countries rank a human life somewhere below a chicken and a dog's...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 57
Views: 1083

Re: Another day in America

And statistically I could say that we're all going to die of something one day anyway, so why bother. They put seatbelts in cars and criminalised drink driving to make things a bit safer. I really can't see why it's so much harder with guns. That's actually not what anyone said at all, and that's a...
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism
Replies: 18
Views: 689

Re: The Dangers of Diluted Buddhism

Miroku wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:34 pm
Quite an interesting article from Lama Jampa Thaye. What do you think about his warning?

https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/diluted ... _medium=fb
I think it makes a lot of good points.
by Johnny Dangerous
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 57
Views: 1083

Re: Another day in America

And statistically I could say that we're all going to die of something one day anyway, so why bother. They put seatbelts in cars and criminalised drink driving to make things a bit safer. I really can't see why it's so much harder with guns. That's actually not what anyone said at all, and that's a...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 57
Views: 1083

Re: Another day in America

You keep saying that and yet every time I turn on my computer I learn of a new massacre. Every day. It seems that your statistical anomalies are becoming averages... Compared to car accidents, definitely. 101 people die every day in car collisions in the US. There's a bit of a difference Malcolm, w...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 57
Views: 1083

Re: Another day in America

Even 1 would be too many Thats a low threshold. Murder with firearms is gonna happen, even in places far less crazy than America. Especially given the (very valid) information you've posted, perhaps a mindset of harm reduction is a little more realistic than that. I was just reading about Japans ap...
by Johnny Dangerous
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 57
Views: 1083

Re: Another day in America

...these are statistically rare events... You keep saying that and yet every time I turn on my computer I learn of a new massacre. Every day. It seems that your statistical anomalies are becoming averages... They are becoming more common, and that's terrible. People are still in greater danger from...
by Johnny Dangerous
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 57
Views: 1083

Re: Another day in America

I read that he bought the extended magazine legally. Before they stopped having a latin dance night at that club about a year ago, incidentally, my wife and I used to go their regularly for years. Thousand Oaks has been rated as the fourth safest city in the US. It probably still is. As horrible as...
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Deepfakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1118

Re: Deepfakes

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:32 am
crop of rich technocrats getting to decide the direction of humanity
There is a choke point. It happened yesterday. Its an annual thing.
I participate, I just dont maintain any illusions about the limitations of it.
by Johnny Dangerous
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Deepfakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1118

Re: Deepfakes

Rail against Trump, but then support another (supposedly liberal, but I agree their motivations are largely neither moral nor political) crop of rich technocrats getting to decide the direction of humanity...yeah, no thanks, hard pass.
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Did you watch?
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Did you watch?

Did anyone else watch The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina? I read the first trade paperback, but hadn't kept up so I only knew the story through the first couple of episodes. It's no Buffy... ...that is just an objective fact. And watching this show is absolutely make you NOT want to be a witch (the...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro
Replies: 4
Views: 475

empowerment for Dudjom Tersar Ngondro

Is one needed, or just a lung?
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nyung Ney
Replies: 17
Views: 1123

Re: Nyung Ney

Aspiring.Monk wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:44 am
Is this practice something that needs empowerment before performing?
I was under the impression (well, have been told this in Sakya) that 1000 Arm Chenrezig is empowerment needed for Nung Ne.
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2144

Re: America”s Next Civil War

The FBI does a lot of things like go after criminals. They are critical in maintaining the rule of law. They've also done some shady stuff against political groups and figures. Saying they've done nothing in the public good ever does not inspire confidence about anything else that is said about the...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2144

Re: America”s Next Civil War

Trumpists have not taken over. Not by far. I think the Washington bureaucracies, including law enforcement, intelligence, military, are largely their own things dominated by serious career civil servants who take their service to country very seriously. There are a lot of things to be wary about DC...
by Johnny Dangerous
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2144

Re: America”s Next Civil War

Trumpists have not taken over. Not by far. I think the Washington bureaucracies, including law enforcement, intelligence, military, are largely their own things dominated by serious career civil servants who take their service to country very seriously. There are a lot of things to be wary about DC...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2144

Re: America”s Next Civil War

That is so cynical. Its hard to respond to such a broad and categorical conclusion. Law enforcement agencies perform no public good? Not on an institutional level, generally speaking. As individuals? Of course, there are many decent, altruistic people who work in Law Enforcement...but they ain't do...
by Johnny Dangerous
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: America”s Next Civil War
Replies: 44
Views: 2144

Re: America”s Next Civil War

Yeah, I saw that article. It reflects how law enforcement needs to wake up and take note of what's happening. Cops generally don't cruise 4chan and reddit to take the pulse of young misfits. I think this issue is turning up on their radars now. It may take them a few years and possibly some more in...

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