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by mikenz66
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Toward a Worldwide Culture of Love
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: Toward a Worldwide Culture of Love

Do you talk to any actual Americans? Or do you just get your information from your echo chambers?

My American friends would be surprised that they are Marxists and Anachists...
:rofl:

Mike
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube
Replies: 43
Views: 1439

Re: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube

Since "cuckservative" appears to be a reference to the word "cuckold", I guess it's a useful insult...

Since this is a Dharma site, here's a Jataka tale involving a cuckold:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kshanti#A ... orbearance
https://suttacentral.net/ja225/en/rouse

:sage:
Mike
by mikenz66
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube
Replies: 43
Views: 1439

Re: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube

Greetings, Things are swinging so far to the left right now in terms of race relations that white Republicans are scared for their lives and even offering to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday to placate the mob. So... are you still an advocate of weak-kneed cuckservatism, or...
by mikenz66
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube
Replies: 43
Views: 1439

Re: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube

I don't know if you are understanding what I am saying. I am against requiring IQ tests for job placements and college admissions, but I am against using racial quotas as well. It's unrealistic and unfair to expect equality of outcome in society when some people are more naturally gifted than other...
by mikenz66
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube
Replies: 43
Views: 1439

Re: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube

Do you think that IQ, and other such tests, should be the only, or the most important, factor in selecting people for admission to university programmes or various jobs? If you want to study for a PhD in Mathematics (hi Dan :tongue:) then probably, but for roles such as medicine it's not clear that...
by mikenz66
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube
Replies: 43
Views: 1439

Re: Stefan Molyneux Banned on YouTube

How is it racist for a white person to point out that, statistically, Asians and Ashkenazi Jews score the highest in IQ tests, and that racial quotas (affirmative action) in college admissions and hiring ignore this reality? Do you think that IQ, and other such tests, should be the only, or the mos...
by mikenz66
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?

Yes, we agree on this. But honesty includes making sure one has as good as possible technical data, not just relying on some hunch that things are not so bad, or so good, or whatever... Indeed, honesty does not negate the necessity of accurate technical data, but acknowledging the various possibili...
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?

I think I saw this number on CNN this morning - the world number of cases from the CCP virus is now about 10 million people. This number includes deaths and recovered cases, so actual deaths would be even less. Sounds horrid and impressive, right? The present world population is about 7,800 million...
by mikenz66
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?

Nevertheless, I would say that it is not enough to have good technical advice, if communication with the public is poor. Agreed, especially when these issues are related to sickness, old age and death. When all are equally vulnerable to the three messengers, honesty is preferable to authority in my...
by mikenz66
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?

My country also managed to have very low number of cases, but this is not the skepticism i was referring to. A more legitimate cause for skepticism would be to what extent this approach is sustainable considering that countries with lower cases can be more vulnerable in the long run. Countries that...
by mikenz66
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: Is there a web site that gives the current death rate in daily basis from the flue world wide?

It becomes legitimate for people to become skeptical about the whole thing. Countries like Taiwan who were not skeptical of technical knowledge and acted early and effectively managed to avoid much of the disruption, overflowing hospitals, and so on that we saw in countries under a skeptical leader...
by mikenz66
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Covid
Replies: 17
Views: 693

Re: Covid

So as least in our respective countries, the headline issue is about the inconvenience and the economy, moreso than about illness and death. Yes, in Australia and New Zealand we were lucky to be relatively isolated, and that we shut down inward travel quickly enough so that very little got into the...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Covid
Replies: 17
Views: 693

Re: Covid

This graphical approach (new cases vs total) can be useful for visualising the trends. https://aatishb.com/covidtrends/ It's easy to see which countries managed to contain the spread (dipping down) and which didn't. Notably US, Brazil, Russia, India, Chile... Unfortunately, a lot of rebounds are hap...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020 tie
Replies: 25
Views: 1281

Re: POTUS 2020 tie

Yes, the Founding Fathers knew that if it was only the popular vote, the candidates would spend all their time and campaign promises only in the big cities and the big states. Can you imagine any candidate taking the time to go to Montana? They would just forget it, maybe one or two tv ads and that...
by mikenz66
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Minneapolis is burning
Replies: 108
Views: 5679

Re: Minneapolis is burning

“Potaliya, of these four people, it is the person who criticizes those deserving of criticism at the right time, truthfully and substantively; and praises those deserving of praise at the right time, truthfully and substantively. That is the person I consider to be the finest. Why is that? Because,...
by mikenz66
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Minneapolis is burning
Replies: 108
Views: 5679

Re: Minneapolis is burning

I think people in any countries should have the freedom to protest or express opinion against any human rights violations. We are global citizens. Countries are manmade. They are here today gone tomorrow! We had demonstrations here too. Peaceful demonstrations, no police harassment. Demonstrations ...
by mikenz66
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Socially aware music
Replies: 112
Views: 23585

Re: Minneapolis is burning

by mikenz66
Sun May 31, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: What is this anti vacination movement about?
Replies: 25
Views: 1451

Re: What is this anti vacination movement about?

Years ago, a "scientific" paper was published linking several common vaccines to autism. No such link has ever been found by other researchers, and that paper was later proved to be fraudulent. Not just wrong, but intentionally wrong. However, it was seized upon by some people as justification for ...
by mikenz66
Sun May 31, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Morphology of Universe
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Morphology of Universe

[ Certainly it's not simple, and both electromagnetism and general relativity share many properties. I was merely pointing out that attraction in the cool Great Attractor figure you posted comes from gravity. :heart: Mike And I am suggesting that it is not gravity. If every planet, star and galaxy ...
by mikenz66
Sun May 31, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Morphology of Universe
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Morphology of Universe

Another way to see it with the magnetic forces at work: Gravitational forces actually... [Which according to Einstein's General Relativity model are actually a reflection of the distortion of space time by matter...]. :heart: Mike Might not be that "simple": https://cosmosmagazine.com/mathematics/t...