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by DNS
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Another war in the Middle East?
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Another war in the Middle East?

I sure hope there is not another war. Supposedly Iran attacked the ships, but we might never know who really did it. It could be a false-flag as an excuse to start another war. The U.S. is about 21 tillion in debt. Since compassion doesn't seem to stop the U.S., perhaps at least economics could be u...
by DNS
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Beyond Meat
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Beyond Meat

Holy cow!
Beyond Meat stock up +$29.45 today. Wonder if it will continue or if copy-cat companies will emerge, stabilizing or lowering it's value?

NASDAQ: BYND
by DNS
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Aussie monk honoured for bhikkhuni ordinations
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Aussie monk honoured for bhikkhuni ordinations

Ajahn Brahm is great, he really helped revitalize the bhikkhuni Order in Theravada. There are other monks and nuns, but he was perhaps one of the most influential leaders in Buddhism toward bhikkhuni revitalization. There are still some monks and lay people opposed to bhikkhuni ordination, but I thi...
by DNS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Beyond Meat
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Beyond Meat

:thumb: Good article. Usually culture changes slowly, but sometimes it moves fast. Civil rights, women's rights moved very slowly, but for example in recent years, gay rights and acceptance has moved very fast. I remember when it was unthinkable to allow gays in the military, now there is legal gay ...
by DNS
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Alternatives to Plastic Straws
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Alternatives to Plastic Straws

Looks good. :thumb:
by DNS
Fri May 24, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference

In regard to sutras / suttas, yes there are some that appear to allow meat eating, however, there are also some (especially Mahayana) that unequivocally prohibit it, for example Lankavatara Sutra, Nirvana Sutra. In regard to self-righteousness, that can be seen on both sides of this issue. I've seen...
by DNS
Fri May 24, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference

This position always comes up in the discussion of veganism on Buddhist websites. The ultimate fallback position, when all other arguments against veganism fail, is always: "Well, we can't avoid *ALL* harm, so there is no point in avoiding meat." Which is a total non sequitur . We should avoid harm...
by DNS
Tue May 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello! Long time Dhamma Wheel user...
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Hello! Long time Dhamma Wheel user...

Welcome to DWE!

by DNS
Thu May 09, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke thread
Replies: 115
Views: 8370

Re: Joke thread

A priest, minister and zen master are in a room . . .

The minister says, "where's the rabbi?"

The zen master responds, "I converted."
by DNS
Thu May 09, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke thread
Replies: 115
Views: 8370

Re: Joke thread

A priest, minister, and rabbi are discussing when life begins . . . The priest insists it is at conception. The minister states that the soul does not 'enter' the fetus until around viability around the second to third trimester. The rabbi says, "you guys are all wrong; life begins when the kids lea...
by DNS
Thu May 09, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Beyond Meat
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Beyond Meat

Are they better than boca burgers? Yes, I think so. They taste good. It tastes like meat, which could be good for new vegetarians who are not used to plant based burgers and don't like the taste of traditional veggie burgers. I think that is why it is more expensive. They have perfected the "techno...
by DNS
Tue May 07, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Beyond Meat
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Beyond Meat

Impossible (vegan) burgers are flying off the shelves, due to being so popular. Manufacturers are having a hard time keeping up with demand.

https://news3lv.com/news/local/impossib ... s-movement
by DNS
Mon May 06, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Old and New
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Old and New

Welcome to DWE!

by DNS
Thu May 02, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Beyond Meat
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Beyond Meat

The popular beyond meat burgers, which is being sold in groceries and now some fast food restaurants, is going public on Wall Street today. https://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2019/05/01/pre-ipo-coverage-beyond-meat-bynd/#1d3cc8db5fd3 Perhaps a sign that vegetarian diets are increasing in...
by DNS
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Over 200 dead in Sri Lanka terrorist attack
Replies: 15
Views: 573

Re: Over 200 dead in Sri Lanka terrorist attack

The Western governments needed to suppress the majority Buddhists in order to implement their agendas in Sri Lanka and supported current government to implement anti-Buddhist operations. Listen to Tulsi Gabbard's opinion on this (before she gains power & changes her views). :geek: :thumb: Gabbard i...
by DNS
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 40
Views: 1633

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

It may indeed be about ego, but I seriously doubt anyone runs for president so they can fly in a fancy plane. OK, maybe Trump...although personally I think Trump never thought he would win. No, not the plane by itself; I'm referring to the whole package; the limos, the planes, helicopters, living i...
by DNS
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 40
Views: 1633

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Egos, they have big. Definitely. There are so many candidates in the race right now, i think it's a record number for one major party. Most of them have not been that specific about their policies yet. So why are they running? Why not let someone else do the job and just support someone good, who h...
by DNS
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 40
Views: 1633

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Speaking of Biden putting his foot in his mouth, over at DWM, this was posted:

by DNS
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 40
Views: 1633

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

You could be right, but don't forget Hillary barely lost the 2016 election. She won the popular vote and lost the electoral vote when she lost Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. She wrote those states off, assuming they "were in the bag" and so she didn't campaign there. Biden has this new knowl...
by DNS
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 40
Views: 1633

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Joe Biden launches presidential bid I heard from some pundits on the news that the Republicans are secretly worried about Biden in the race. They feel they have a good chance of beating any of the other Dem contenders by painting them as socialists, but with the centrist Biden, they will likely lose.