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by DNS
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 48
Views: 3514

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

SethRich wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:02 am
Greetings DNS,

It appears the video has been taken down.

:candle:
Here's another user uploading it, let's see if this one lasts.



from 5:30 mark
by DNS
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 48
Views: 3514

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Michael Moore was on Bill Maher's show last night and they were arguing about which is better, to nominate a far-leftist or someone more of a centrist. Maher was arguing for a centrist. See from 5:00 mark:

by DNS
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Connection to Country
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Connection to Country

I am not aboriginal myself, but I have always lived in the same state, in the same country. My parents are each born in this country. Their parents were each born in this country. Whilst somewhere back in the family tree, there are connections England, Ireland, Scotland, Prussia etc. I have never h...
by DNS
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: John Bolton fired
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: John Bolton fired

justsit wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:32 pm
"Your" fired. :rofl:

Reminds me of graffiti I once saw on a wall - "Your a dope." Well, somebody is....
Ha! I didn't notice that. I just googled "you're fired Trump meme" and that was the first that came up in google images.
by DNS
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: John Bolton fired
Replies: 4
Views: 62

John Bolton fired

Image

:woohoo:

John Bolton was Trump's National Security Advisor and pro-war
by DNS
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 130
Views: 13576

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Everyone on the coast is going to notice changes but California will see less than lots of others. That's good news for me, but unfortunately bad news for potentially millions of others. I've noticed that most of the reports are about those cities and the East coast of the U.S., not so much Califor...
by DNS
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 130
Views: 13576

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Anyone here live in Florida? Sorry to bring bad news, but you might want to consider selling up and getting out now to beat the rush. And no, this isn't about the latest hurricane. What about California? Have you heard anything about the potential-future sea level in Southern California? Some areas...
by DNS
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Bill Maher: The Fudge Report
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Bill Maher: The Fudge Report

Thanks for your post, especially as a health care professional, seeing the issues on a regular basis. Maybe we should reward personal responsibility and incentivize good health? Lower personal health insurance costs if goals are met. Give credit for healthy behavior (some of this is being done alrea...
by DNS
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Bill Maher: The Fudge Report
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Bill Maher: The Fudge Report

I think its more difficult to assign responsibility to obesity in the same way we do with other behaviors that we consider harmful. One reason is that the act of eating itself is considered necessary and healthy (unlike smoking or drinking for example). Also not all forms of obesity are a result of...
by DNS
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Minogue, Multiculturalism and an appreciation of more Noble Truths
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Minogue, Multiculturalism and an appreciation of more Noble Truths

My preference is not tribalism, nor multiculturalism. I like the melting pot, it avoids both extremes of identity politics and racism. See this famous clip from Morgan Freeman. I'm not sure what the rest of the context for that clip is, but I would say that sometimes these arguments along the lines...
by DNS
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Bill Maher: The Fudge Report
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Bill Maher: The Fudge Report

Bill Maher calls himself a Democrat, but he's really not much of a liberal, more of a centrist. He's anti-PC, anti-victimology, tends to be fiscally conservative, and bashes the Democrats all the time. However, he also bashes Trump and Republicans all the time. I watch his show on Friday nights, som...
by DNS
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Minogue, Multiculturalism and an appreciation of more Noble Truths
Replies: 12
Views: 197

Re: Minogue, Multiculturalism and an appreciation of more Noble Truths

My preference is not tribalism, nor multiculturalism. I like the melting pot, it avoids both extremes of identity politics and racism. See this famous clip from Morgan Freeman.

by DNS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello guys i am checkvil
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: hello guys i am checkvil

Welcome to DWE!

by DNS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Will Buddhism be the answer to climate change?
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Will Buddhism be the answer to climate change?

It will require using less transport, fashion, materials, and consuming fewer "luxury" foods like red meat. Buddhism and other Dharma family of religions have some direct or at least indirect teachings on being content with what you have, not desiring too much, which could imply living simply, perh...
by DNS
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UTC eliminate time zones?
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: UTC eliminate time zones?

I thought the UK was already on the metric system? It's been a long time ago when I visited, but I could have sworn I saw markers in km. According to this page, it's only the U.S., Liberia, and Myanmar who haven't adopted the metric system yet. https://mentalfloss.com/article/55895/countries-havent-...
by DNS
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Beyond Meat
Replies: 19
Views: 1161

Re: Beyond Meat

KFC is trying out some vegan style chicken recipes (all vegan, no meat). They tested it out in Atlanta yesterday. Sold out in 5 hours! https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/27/kfc-beyond-fried-chicken-popular/ It's amazing how fast the culture is moving on this. Could it be, that we'll see a mostly veget...
by DNS
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UTC eliminate time zones?
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: UTC eliminate time zones?

On second thought, I see some potential problems . . . If I fly from Vegas to Singapore, the flight time is about 18 hours. If I depart at 1400 UTC time (about sunrise in Vegas), I'll arrive in Singapore at 0800 the next day UTC time. But that is not 8 am because now we're on UTC. So I'll still have...
by DNS
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UTC eliminate time zones?
Replies: 9
Views: 160

UTC eliminate time zones?

Another interesting thing I heard on Fareed Zakaria (CNN) today was the idea of a universal time, not just GMT; but for all time zones. https://youtu.be/qGvxcwQy0f8?t=1795 see from 29:55 mark Basically, it would eliminate all time zones and we'd all be on UTC, which is GMT (around/near London). We'd...
by DNS
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread
Replies: 130
Views: 13576

Re: Climate change mitigation and adaptation - omnibus thread

Another report from the UN on how a vegetarian/vegan diet would help with climate crisis / the environment.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02409-7