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by DNS
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Beijing!
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Greetings from Beijing!

Welcome to DW!

:yinyang:
by DNS
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 1953

Re: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?

Odiyan should definitely be on that list, if they ever allow visitors, that is. :smile: From their website: Please note that we cannot accommodate short-term public visits. That's too bad, that they don't allow visitors; it looks beautiful. They probably could make some money if they opened for vis...
by DNS
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

I may have mentioned this in one of the other gun threads but I'll repeat it here since this is specifically regarding the 2nd Amendment: To repeal a Constitutional Amendment you need to have the okay from Congress plus 3/4 of the State legislatures. Since there are currently 50 states, that require...
by DNS
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 1953

Re: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?

The 72-foot tall statue of Avalokitesvrara in Sugar Land, Texas is a sight to behold, and really unlike anything else you can find in North America. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuong_Phat_Quan_Am Interesting that you mention that statue in Sugar Land, Texas. In my earlier post I mentioned how the...
by DNS
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 1472

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Nuts are good, especially walnuts which contain some Omega 3s. Watch out not to eat too much cheese and dairy. When I first became vegetarian I was eating too much cheese and dairy and my weight went up. Now I'm mostly vegan, eating vegan at least 6 of 7 days per week and I'm stable at my ideal weig...
by DNS
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?
Replies: 56
Views: 1953

Re: What place does pilgrimage have in Buddhist practice?

If you can afford it, I highly recommend it. It should be on every Buddhist's bucket list (that can afford it). I went in 2006 and loved it. It's kind of expensive for Americans since it's literally like going to the exact opposite side of the globe. I found a direct flight from Los Angeles to Londo...
by DNS
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: North America (USA & Canada)
Topic: Timber Hawkeye at my place Mar. 24
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Timber Hawkeye at my place Mar. 24

Timber Hawkeye, bestselling author of Buddhist Boot Camp and Faithfully Religionless; will be at my place giving a talk on Saturday, March 24, 2018.



If you're in Vegas that weekend, come on over for a visit, no charge for the program.
by DNS
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: I'm back!

Welcome back!

:buddha1:
by DNS
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: blah blah blah......
Replies: 23
Views: 838

Re: blah blah blah......

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:58 pm
blah blah blah blah blah..............
Citation needed.

:rules:
by DNS
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Hello

Welcome to DW!

:yinyang:
by DNS
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Hi everyone

Welcome to DW!

:buddha2:
by DNS
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 579
Views: 21756

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Then during my anti-Nazi days I chased a couple of Nazis down a suburban street armed with a rifle. I would have shot them if I had found them. :o I'm glad you didn't catch them. It's interesting to hear the different upbringing stories of members here and it shows just how much it is ingrained in ...
by DNS
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 579
Views: 21756

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

just a note here..in Canada you can apply for a gun license for hunting or for shooting holes in paper targets. BUT!!! if you say in the interview you need one for protection...finished! ..not a chance of receiving the license .. the words protection if used in any way ends any chance of getting th...
by DNS
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 579
Views: 21756

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

It took less than a decade for the majority of Americans to change their minds from opposing marriage equality for same-sex couples, to supporting it. Does this mean all Americans are in favor of marriage equality? No, but it did signal a fast and dramatic shift after many decades of struggle and a...
by DNS
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 579
Views: 21756

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

He opens the back doors and I can hear the sound of a muffled voice, a struggling sound, then he fires four shots into the back of the SUV. Then calmly shuts the back doors, hops back in the drivers seat and drives off. I hid, panicking, thinking he may see me and realize I witnessed him murder som...
by DNS
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 579
Views: 21756

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

A solution is what works, gun bans are only a soothing ideal. Unfortunately, correct. In fact there was another proposed assault weapons ban (after the Clinton one I posted about earlier) in 2013 during the Obama administration. The vote failed, partly because 15 Democrat Senators voted against the...
by DNS
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Hello

Welcome to DW!

:yinyang:
by DNS
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 579
Views: 21756

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 DNS
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 579
Views: 21756

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_A ... eapons_Ban
by DNS
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Pocket Hercules (1967-2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Pocket Hercules (1967-2017)

He suffered from cirrhosis of the liver for a long time. In 2009 he was in hospital for nearly three months. On 25 September 2017 he was admitted to a hospital due to the liver failure[15] On 6 October a liver transplantation was made when a liver donor was found. On 11 November he had surgery due ...