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by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Clinton was not brought down. He served the maximum term a president can serve— 8 years. Yup. Afetr being impeached and then having the decision overturned by the Senate. Bush II was elected because Gore was an incompetent candidate, and was unable win a clear margin in the polls. Seems the Democra...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:18 am
Freedomhouse: when your government tells you that you are free. :rolling:

You guys crack me up.
Freedom House is independent, not part of the US govt.
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

We have a free press in the US. CNN, Fox, MSNBC are not the press. A huge problem is... How many people know/don't know this.... Free press doesn't mean much if it's hard to identify. The majority isn't sufficiently educated to distinguish between free press and MSNBC. So CNN, Fox, MSNBC may as wel...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 101
Views: 1269

Re: Collective karma

minds can appear directly to each other without the need for some intermediary. This is what the ability to know the minds of others shows us. Thus is not an ability restricted to awakened folks. How does it work? A mind which grasps signs is something which can appear to the mind of others. It is ...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Again the unnecessary comparison to Russia only underscore the paucity of the argument. Russia does not have free media, no one seriously pretends that it does. But intelligent people like Malcolm still apparently think that the US media are free. The groupthink they exhibit on a whole host of issu...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

This obviously has not happened. Bush: just happened to be the longest running director of the CIA and then by chance got his son elected after bringing down Clinton because he had extra-marital sex. No deep state here people, just move along. Clinton was not brought down. He served the maximum ter...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

It's always difficult to balance free press and national security for a democracy, but I think national security should trump free press almost every time. I don’t, that path leads to fascism. I think the US is balancing it fairly well. With respect to whistle blowing, the gvt. has to prove harm, b...
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Snowbear wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:08 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:02 am
This is why tend free press is essential to liberal democracy.
It's always difficult to balance free press and national security for a democracy, but I think national security should trump free press almost every time.
I don’t, that path leads to fascism.
by Malcolm
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

From: https://rsf.org/en/united-states The Obama administration waged a war on whistleblowers who leaked information about its activities, leading to the prosecution of more leakers than any previous administration combined. They note this as "bad," but leaks and whistleblowing seriously undermines...
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 101
Views: 1269

Re: Collective karma

The material aggregate is defined as all physical sense organs and AND objects made of the four elements. There are both sense-faculties and sense-objects for all 6 sense-fields, and from their meeting arises the respective sense-consciousnesses. Or this can be looked at from the experiential persp...
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Again the unnecessary comparison to Russia only underscore the paucity of the argument. Russia does not have free media, no one seriously pretends that it does. But intelligent people like Malcolm still apparently think that the US media are free. The groupthink they exhibit on a whole host of issu...
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Malcolm, with all due respect, but I think here you're wrong, and in my opinion it does not have anything to do with far-right/left conspiracy theory. There is a Swiss historian who is doing research on the "deep state" (among others), unfortunately I can't find any source of his research in Englis...
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

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Like I said, the deep state meme is far-right/left conspiracy theory.
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Edward Snowden Exclusive - The Deep State & Revolution – Why we need to become Active Today There is no deep state in the US. The term is being misapplied by far right guys like Snowden, and the far left, in short by the forces of illiberalism. The deep state refers to the way in some countries, th...
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Today reporters no longer have to check sources, because there is no longer journalism in America. When the Clinton regime in compliance with the Deep State that made the Clintons super-rich permitted 90% of the independent and diverse US media to be concentrated in the hands of six political compa...
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 101
Views: 1269

Re: Collective karma

You equate the perception of an appearance with "having thoughts put into one's mind" Perception exists in consciousness. If one can make another's consciousness perceive something, that is no different from being able to put a thought into another's mind, as it means one can control another's mind...
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 282
Views: 3350

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

WuMing wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:26 pm
here are two interesting articles by Paul Craig Roberts

Once Upon A Time Long Ago Truth Was Important

The Crisis Is Only In Its Beginning Stages
Deep state? This man just lost all credibility by defending Tucker Carlson, a hack of the first order.
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 101
Views: 1269

Re: Collective karma

We are interacting in our own minds. We each have the concept of communicating with another person, but it all happens within the scope of separate minds. Experience is individual, as there are no shared sense-fields, and the interpretation applied to experience is also individual. Ridiculous. of c...
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions
Replies: 63
Views: 3418

Re: Garchen Nyingtig Yabshi Germany 2018 Questions

narraboth wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:31 pm
bryandavis wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Anybody have 2cents to say about Yumkha Dechen Gyalmo Wang? Any unique features etc?
Strictly speaking, it's not a 'Wang', but it should be given only to people who have received Wang. Similar to the case of Vajrayogini in Sakya and Gelug.
This is called a Jinlab (byin rlabs).
by Malcolm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Collective karma
Replies: 101
Views: 1269

Re: Collective karma

So we are not interacting? We are interacting in our own minds. We each have the concept of communicating with another person, but it all happens within the scope of separate minds. Experience is individual, as there are no shared sense-fields, and the interpretation applied to experience is also i...