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by DNS
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: US presidential debates 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: US presidential debates 2020

I expect Biden to do better than expected, not because of his brilliance, but because of the low expectations due his mostly poor performance during the primaries. As in 2016 with Hillary, i expect most media outlets to declare him the winner of the debate. That;s exactly what I was thinking. The e...
by DNS
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Calexits
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Calexits

by DNS
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke thread
Replies: 148
Views: 42200

Re: Joke thread

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by DNS
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Extend time for editing
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Extend time for editing

I put it at 3 hours time now.
by DNS
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socially aware music
Replies: 123
Views: 28296

Re: Socially aware music

Sometimes the video doesn't show on first try. Just put in the link and if it doesn't show, edit your post without doing anything and then hit submit.
by DNS
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Why America did not help democratic countries but promote dictatorship?
Replies: 15
Views: 227

Re: Why America did not help democratic countries but promote dictatorship?

In the past, the U.S. supported dictators it felt were opposed to socialism or communism (for example, Pinochet). In more recent years with the Bush Doctrine, it focused on pre-emptive strikes and regime change (with the excuse of spreading democracy), which is equally bad, if not worse.
by DNS
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Why America did not help democratic countries but promote dictatorship?
Replies: 15
Views: 227

Re: Why America did not help democratic countries but promote dictatorship?

Who created, Sadam Hussain? There are lots of factors that go into that, not just the U.S. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddam_Hussein#Rise_to_power But yes, the U.S. did give him arms, which it shouldn't have done. I'm opposed to the U.S. getting involved in all of these conflicts around the...
by DNS
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Why America did not help democratic countries but promote dictatorship?
Replies: 15
Views: 227

Re: Why America did not help democratic countries but promote dictatorship?

Why America did not help democratic countries but promote dictatorship? I always had this question but I was not sure whether I was rightly informed. You mean like the coup that put Pinochet in Chile? That was 47 years ago. Now the wars are much more idiotic. For example, Saddam Hussein (dictator) ...
by DNS
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Abortion & Ahimsa
Replies: 61
Views: 4456

Re: Justice Ginsburg Died

What is the kammic destination of abortionists? :? I don't think she actually performed any abortions. As a justice of SCOTUS, you could say she allowed it to remain legal. Put another way, what is the kammic destination of Buddhists who order meat at a grocery store? They didn't do the killing eit...
by DNS
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Poll: civil war in the US
Replies: 17
Views: 268

Re: Poll: civil war in the US

I sure hope not! The Civil War of 1861-1865 resulted in 650,000 Americans killed and that's at a time when the American population was much smaller. There are enough checks and balances to prevent one part of the Federal Government from getting too powerful, but these are unusual times with lots of ...
by DNS
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Justice Ginsburg Died
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Justice Ginsburg Died

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Although not very religious, she passed away on the Jewish holy day of Rosh Hashana (Jewish new year).
by DNS
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Extend time for editing
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Extend time for editing

Okay.
by DNS
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Calexits
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Calexits

by DNS
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Calexits
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Calexits



Ben Shapiro, Joe Rogan, and so many others have left.

Elon Musk has also been talking about leaving.
by DNS
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Fall of Jerry Falwell Jr
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: The Fall of Jerry Falwell Jr

Jerry Falwell Jr. is not a minister. That's right, technically you are correct. However, he studied at Liberty University (his father's fundamentalist-Christian based university), earning a degree in religious studies and was later placed in control of the university. As part of a succession plan t...
by DNS
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Fall of Jerry Falwell Jr
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: The Fall of Jerry Falwell Jr

His father was the very famous minister Jerry Falwell, Sr., so I imagine it was his father's pushing for him to enter the ministry too. Perhaps it is not the profession he wanted. It's somewhat common for MDs to push their children to be MDs, attorneys pushing for their children to be attorneys, etc.
by DNS
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About Bob Marley
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: The Truth About Bob Marley

He died too young, at age 36. In July 1977, Marley was found to have a type of malignant melanoma under the nail of a toe. Contrary to urban legend, this lesion was not primarily caused by an injury during a football match that year but was instead a symptom of already-existing cancer. He had to see...
by DNS
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Social credit system and Buddhism?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Social credit system and Buddhism?

I find the system disgraceful, and little more than an attempt to ensure conformity to totalitarian regimes by adhering to what they regard as good or bad. It should be enough, in society, that you don't break the law. :candle: I agree, it sounds terrible. I don't know if it's true, but heard your ...
by DNS
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Power of opportunity
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Power of opportunity

Nuseir's video today was very good, a brief story of how he made it.

by DNS
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Mexico turning towards communism
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Mexico turning towards communism

At least López Obrador (AMLO) is limited to only one term.

It looks like Morena is replacing the PRD completely in Mexican politics.

Which are the center-right parties? And do they have any chance?