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by Nicholas
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump mideast Peace Plan
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: Trump mideast Peace Plan

4. “He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me.” Those who do not harbor such thoughts still their hatred. 5. Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal. 6. There are those who do not realize that one day we all m...
by Nicholas
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump mideast Peace Plan
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: Trump mideast Peace Plan

If there is anything about history of the Middle East for the last 100 + years, it is that goodwill is close to zero and enemies abound. So practically speaking, using Iran the enemy is legit and useful. If the plan is to create a better future, then the past is something to learn from. If goodwill...
by Nicholas
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump mideast Peace Plan
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: Trump mideast Peace Plan

More details from the White House:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/peacetoprosperity/
by Nicholas
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump mideast Peace Plan
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: Trump mideast Peace Plan

What i disliked about the peace plan though is its reference to Iran as a mutual threat. Regional integration can be achieved through good will, not necessarily through reference to a common enemy. If there is anything about history of the Middle East for the last 100 + years, it is that goodwill i...
by Nicholas
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump mideast Peace Plan
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: Trump mideast Peace Plan

DNS wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:20 pm

Anyone heard of any responses yet from Palestinians?
I saw one of their reps on Euro News and he said, in effect, worthless & not acceptable. The interviewer said, in effect, the text has not even been seen by you, so why toss it aside? More huffing about Zionist monsters etc.
by Nicholas
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump mideast Peace Plan
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Re: Trump mideast Peace Plan

Here is the full text downloadable from Scribd - about 16MB:

https://www.scribd.com/document/4446269 ... from_embed
by Nicholas
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump mideast Peace Plan
Replies: 41
Views: 756

Trump mideast Peace Plan

There is and will be more scoffing, but tomorrow at Noon EST, President Trump will announce a new MidEast Peace plan.
by Nicholas
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Child 44
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Child 44

Just saw this movie that came out in 2015. Not quite the triumph of the human spirit over the Soviet state, but at least a survival of the human spirit within that monstrous system. Rich in detail that makes us snowflakes on the Right, when we complain about the tiny loss of freedoms we have now, co...
by Nicholas
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Nuclear Energy
Replies: 33
Views: 3123

Re: Nuclear Energy

This USA company is getting approved in Canada & USA for SMR's:
https://newsroom.nuscalepower.com/overview/default.aspx

More details beyond these two countries:
https://www.nuscalepower.com/projects/current-projects
by Nicholas
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Nuclear Energy
Replies: 33
Views: 3123

Re: Nuclear Energy

SMR's are being designed and built all over the place. Their modular construction, much smaller size & cost are too attractive to be ignored. They are close to foolproof re safety also:

by Nicholas
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Another war in the Middle East?
Replies: 54
Views: 3317

Re: Another war in the Middle East?

As long as we have embassies or consulates (which are sovereign US territory) in the Middle East we must have a larger than normal contingent of military protection. The local protection is not reliable. So we should cut back to a couple of hundred troops, plus drones to protect our State Dept. peo...
by Nicholas
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Another war in the Middle East?
Replies: 54
Views: 3317

Re: Another war in the Middle East?

Hopefully, the Iraqi government will kick the U.S. out of there. That seems to be the only way the U.S. will leave. No U.S. president has kept the promise to remove troops, not Bush, not Obama, not Trump. As long as we have embassies or consulates (which are sovereign US territory) in the Middle Ea...
by Nicholas
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Morphology of Universe
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Morphology of Universe

It appears more like a living thing, a reminder of the anima of Plato and the Gaia notion for Earth being writ V E R Y large:



Only four minute video...
by Nicholas
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Transgender to Transvehicle
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Transgender to Transvehicle

This glorious idea and practice is spreading beyond biology:

https://babylonbee.com/news/motorcycle- ... ing-record
by Nicholas
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Ideas for reducing homelessness
Replies: 32
Views: 1325

Re: Ideas for reducing homelessness

David, does the $4000 include power, gas lines, sewer connections? Kim: "And the primary causes are based firmly in economic inequality." Nope. Primary causes are based in self-centered thoughts, words & speech (bad karma), in this life & past ones. As long as socially engaged folk put economic fact...
by Nicholas
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is foreign aid a scam?
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Is foreign aid a scam?

Rich: "What do you think? - Is it plausible? Is it happening? If yes, how broad and deep is it?" Not plausible but probable. Not only is corruption abounding among NGO officials & foreign & domestic governments, but I would not be surprised if a tidy sum bounces into the both Dem & Rep PACs. Thus in...
by Nicholas
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?

I agree it is up to the individual. I am just showing the issue is far from settled or complete. It is still a controversy and point of debate among buddhists. That is obvious to anyone. My advice to Dharmasherab or others is to avoid controversy over non-essentials and what one eats is that. Weste...
by Nicholas
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?

No controversy there - "You have to figure out for yourself which side is heavier and which is lighter." That is part of 'cleansing the mind'. Arguing with others is not part of that purification.

Thus, I return to quiet.
by Nicholas
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Best possible diet for a lay Budddhist?
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Best possible diet for a lay Buddhist?

Any focus on the body or actions of the body plays into our worldly sensate, illusory mind. Thus argument is an easy response. But there is no serious argument about verse 183 quoted above. Yes, but verse 183 includes "avoid all evil . . " Vegetarians would argue that includes not causing to kill. ...