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by DNS
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 267
Views: 16672

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

If Trump gets the economy back on track soon, with people going back to work, I think he'll be seen as a big factor in revitalizing the economy and would be unstoppable at that point. No matter who Biden picked, he'd probably lose.
by DNS
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 267
Views: 16672

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Biden's probable list of candidates to choose for being his VP running mate:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/politics ... index.html
by DNS
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Chinese Buddhist Association & Coronavirus
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Chinese Buddhist Association & Coronavirus

Presto Kensho wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:47 am
The Buddhist Association of China has raised more money to stop the Coronavirus than any other religious organization in China. Is this an example of engaged Buddhism? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/23/worl ... tions.html
Yes.
by DNS
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pure Land Buddhism & Smarta Hinduism
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Pure Land Buddhism & Smarta Hinduism

Sounds interesting, but this discussion is probably better suited for Dharma Paths which discusses all of the Dharma religions, comparing and contrasting them.
https://dharmapaths.com/
by DNS
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Corona virus outbreak
Replies: 176
Views: 2610

Re: Corona virus outbreak

Prince Charles tests positive for Covid-19

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/europe/p ... index.html
by DNS
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Download speed is very slow?
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: Download speed is very slow?

SarathW wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:47 am
DNS wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:28 pm
Traffic, how about now?
What is Coronavirus got to do with DW and DWE?
:spy:
Maybe more people at home and posting on the DW forums?
by DNS
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Download speed is very slow?
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: Download speed is very slow?

We're doing some more work on it now.
by DNS
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Download speed is very slow?
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: Download speed is very slow?

Traffic, how about now?
by DNS
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: CCP Virus is correct name
Replies: 119
Views: 835

Re: CCP Virus is correct name

President Trump is no longer calling it the "Chinese virus."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsand ... cc70c47ade
by DNS
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 67
Views: 526

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

Theravada tends to be more conservative and pro-life from conception.

http://www.buddhisma2z.com/content.php?id=3
by DNS
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats
Replies: 67
Views: 526

Re: Pro-life Buddhists & 2020 Democrats

What about Malcolm's post over at DWM? https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=33189#p524505 Your statement is false. In Buddhism, abortion is only considered the taking of a human life after the 19th week. How do we know this? A bhikṣu etc., only commits parajika, a complete defeat, if he caus...
by DNS
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: CCP Virus is correct name
Replies: 119
Views: 835

Re: Corona virus outbreak

Nicholas, over at DWM you wrote that "The WHO is run by a Communist from Ethiopia" The WHO is run by a Communist from Ethiopia The WHO director is Tedros Adhanom . He was born in Eritrea in 1965 which at that time was part of Ethiopia. Since that time, they have gained independence from Ethiopia. He...
by DNS
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Agganna Sutta & Evolutionary History
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: The Agganna Sutta & Evolutionary History

Presto Kensho wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:48 pm
Are scientists able to prove that natural selection acting on random mutation is responsible for the complexity and diversity of life?
Yes.
by DNS
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Corona virus outbreak
Replies: 176
Views: 2610

Re: Corona virus outbreak

Senator Rand Paul (KY) tests positive for Covid-19.
by DNS
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Agganna Sutta & Evolutionary History
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: The Agganna Sutta & Evolutionary History

Presto Kensho wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:20 am
If there might be similar karma, could that be a driving force in the evolutionary process?
Perhaps to a lesser extent. It's primarily due to natural selection and other biological processes.
by DNS
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Agganna Sutta & Evolutionary History
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: The Agganna Sutta & Evolutionary History

Rather than just at an individual level, can the law of karma work collectively at the species level as well? The members (of the species) might have similar karma, but not exactly the same. See current thread about this right now over at DWT: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=36657&sid=...
by DNS
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Agganna Sutta & Evolutionary History
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: The Agganna Sutta & Evolutionary History

Evolution is compatible with buddhism, not only due to Agganna Sutta, but the fact that the Suttas refer to rebirth in a variety of realms, including among animals. In buddhism and perhaps all Dharmic religions, animals are seen as 'spiritual' beings in the sense that they can advance to human realm...
by DNS
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 267
Views: 16672

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

fwiw wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:05 pm
They are all a bunch of BSers, her included
Blasphemy! :tongue:

She probably wants to prove what a liar HRC is, because earlier HRC said Tulsi is a Russian Agent and will run as an independent when she loses the nomination. :rolleye:
by DNS
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How does a country close down?
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: How does a country close down?

I heard that the essential personnel will still be allowed to go out and do their work, which is good. This is a vague term. What is essential and non-essential is depend on the length of lockdown. So what is the length of lockdown time here? So far just 30 days, hopefully they don't have to extend...