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by Rick
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Minobu wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:33 pm
are they sending various messages to the so called deplorables... :stirthepot:
I can't say for sure if Melania intended to do this, but Trump does it all the time, anywhere from fairly subtly to moronically over-the-top-fully.
by Rick
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

And once again they managed to deflect the issue away from the real problem to what Melania was wearing. Yes! But it's a mini-deflection, a moment of black-comic relief. People who know and care about the real problem will not be derailed by something like this. It's a silver lining of Trumpocracy:...
by Rick
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 10
Views: 138

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

It's hard to imagine Melania NOT being aware of the message her coat text was delivering. And it's hard to imagine her NOT intending the message to be seen as giving the finger to the cause she was (allegedly) supporting. If true, it was an act of astonishing callousness. Shocking even for a populac...
by Rick
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Re: Will america reelect a wanna be dictator

will america reelect a wannabe dictator.. is this the real american way ? Which America? There are effectively two now: * Anti-Trumperica, Statue of Liberty vibe. * Pro-Trumperica, Trump rally vibe. The former will work to end Trumpocratic authoritarian regimes, like antibodies work to end an infec...
by Rick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Help me with a difficult family conversation.
Replies: 19
Views: 353

Re: Help me with a difficult family conversation.

Feed the fish ... +1 I feed tons of wild animals every day: ducks, birds, deer, squirrels, chipmunks. It's good for the soul, a relationship rather than a hunter/hunted. Catch and release is also a decent alternative, provided that hooking and reeling in a fish is not too horribly painful/traumatic ...
by Rick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2346

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Trump probably doesn’t want the immigration problem to be solved, in the same way that pharmaceutical companies don’t want certain diseases to be cured: It ends the huge profits. Trump’s profits are, of course, political. If immigration was not such a hot issue, he couldn’t use it to galvanize his b...
by Rick
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2346

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Yes it even reached my little Twilight Zone village in Western New York State.
by Rick
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2346

Re: TRUCK FUMP

The first thing for me s that neither Clinton, nor Obama, nor Trump, nor Bush, etc. plays for the same "team" that most of us do ... Let's say I play for Team Universal Fair and Compassionate Treatment of *ALL* Human Beings. Now compare Hillary, Barack, Donald, and GW. While none of them might be a...
by Rick
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2346

Re: TRUCK FUMP

How much do you blame Clinton for Clinton's loss? What percentage of blame? Do you think that the present day Democratic party deserves more support than it gets, or is it partially responsible for it's failing fortunes with the electorate? I think Clinton is a flawed person/politician and ran (or ...
by Rick
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2346

Re: TRUCK FUMP

Comey swung our election imo with his breathtakingly idiotic* release of damning(-sounding) anti-Clinton info just a few days before the election. He tried to do penance with his nasty book and recent public anti-Trump interviews, but I think The Apocalypso is largely on him. Stupid stupid mistake, ...
by Rick
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2346

Re: TRUCK FUMP

his actual policy changes Recently Noam Chomsky said that iho the Republicans/Trump is the most dangerous organization of all earthly history* in that its attitudes/policies promote two things that could lay waste to large chunks of the planet: environment-trashing and nuclear war. I get a strong w...
by Rick
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2346

Re: TRUCK FUMP

I was raised in the other York, New York, which is infused with Jewish humor ... and can get very dark indeed.
by Rick
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2346

Re: TRUCK FUMP

I can't recall if it is accurate to call it 'cognitive dissonance' but we are capable of laughing about a person or event whilst also being able to feel revulsion, horror and even fear. Yes! I grew up in a culture where nihilistic/gallows humor was the norm, so it became (and remains) a big part of...
by Rick
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2346

Re: TRUCK FUMP

I have a solution to Anti-Trumpisto despair: View the movie of Trumperica not as a disaster movie, or tragedy ... but as a black comedy, a reality-tv-ized version of Idiocracy. I mean it's fun to be the bad guy for a change, right? They always get the sexy roles: https://odysseyonline-img.rbl.ms/sim...
by Rick
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2346

Re: TRUCK FUMP

PSM wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:27 pm
If you want to understand the man, read The Art of the Deal.
Can I take a long disinfectant shower afterwards?
by Rick
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: TRUCK FUMP
Replies: 124
Views: 2346

Re: TRUCK FUMP

I dunno ... it seems to me that if you find yourself in a hateful froth towards Trump it means he's winning. His goal is to keep pretty much everyone around him (with the exception, maybe, of his family) in a state of livid chaos. That's how he makes his deals. If he were a boxer, he'd come at his o...
by Rick
Wed May 30, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mind out of control
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Mind out of control

You know me, I'm an eclectic, so I frame things in a non-100% Buddhist way: You don't work on IT (truth, realization, enlightenment, awareness, whatever) ... IT works on you. So the strategy is to get out of the way and let it do its work. This means having an open and receptive and relatively quiet...
by Rick
Tue May 29, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The origin of "life" on earth
Replies: 46
Views: 1466

Re: The origin of "life" on earth

Another way to look at it: Life (living organisms) is the primary entity, non-living matter/energy serves to complexify, strengthen, and spread life. it makes sense, from my perspective... but it does feel like new territory.... Yes, very different from the Buddhist view. It arose from talks I had ...
by Rick
Tue May 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Review - 'Buddhism without Nirvāṇa or Nirvāṇa without Buddhism'?
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Review - 'Buddhism without Nirvāṇa or Nirvāṇa without Buddhism'?

Too bad DGA isn't still around ... he would have gotten a kick out of these!
by Rick
Wed May 23, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism
Replies: 73
Views: 1955

Re: Trump's Movement to Unilateralism

"I know this steak doesn't exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, you know what I realize? Ignorance is bliss." Cypher

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