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by SethRich
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 98
Views: 7785

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Greetings,

Kamala Harris who wasn't on the above list has dropped out.

:thumb:

:candle:
by SethRich
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry
Replies: 44
Views: 1952

Re: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

Greetings, So, the Ukrainian government wants it, the Ukrainian president wants it, and the United States President wants it... what more do you want? It looks like the United States Senate wants to root out corruption and drain the swamp too... https://graphics.reuters.com/UKRAINE-BURISMA/0100B32N2...
by SethRich
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Information Warfare 101
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Information Warfare 101

Greetings Sarath, Now I can choose what I want to watch. Which is good if you can maintain the intellectual discipline required for "free thought". If not, this will serve only to pander to and solidify one's own attachment to views. In extreme situations, it has the potential to lead to great avers...
by SethRich
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry
Replies: 44
Views: 1952

Re: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

Greetings Kim O'Hara, Pot, meet Kettle. Ad , meet hominem . I'm not the "one" claiming that rational discussion is not possible here, nor am I "one" who has ever tried to co-opt this forum with such authoritarian intolerance of other people's viewpoints and modes of expression that I literally turne...
by SethRich
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry
Replies: 44
Views: 1952

Re: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

Greetings Dan74, And you seriously believe that was what Trump was doing, giving the Ukraine legal assistance in criminal matters? 100%. Just like Donald Trump, the Ukrainian president ran on a platform of "draining the swamp" and as quoted above... "Ukrainian members of parliament have demanded the...
by SethRich
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Information Warfare 101
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Information Warfare 101

Greetings, This is a wide open-ended topic - feel free to pick up on any or all of the below questions, as you see fit. However, I strongly recommend you start by watching the short embedded video (with sound on) as it provides poignant context for the questions that follow. https://twitter.com/TS_S...
by SethRich
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 51
Views: 3589

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Greetings, So far, it looks like Gabbard may not make the cut for the December debate. https://fortune.com/2019/11/21/candidates-who-qualify-december-sixth-democratic-debate-requirements/ Even if she does not make the debate, she should remain in the contest, as I still predict the establishment can...
by SethRich
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry
Replies: 44
Views: 1952

Re: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

Greetings Dan, You may wish to read the... TREATY WITH UKRAINE ON MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS Ironically, from the U.S. side, this document was signed and authorised by Bill Clinton. I trust you will find it enlightening and it might even help to deflate your intolerance towards thos...
by SethRich
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry
Replies: 44
Views: 1952

Re: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

Greetings, Unsurprisingly, things are not going well for Democrats who have hitched their wagon to this latest impeachment charade. With this news coming in from the Ukraine, it's probably now three moves to mate... MPs demand Zelensky, Trump investigate suspicion of U.S.-Ukraine corruption involvin...
by SethRich
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Amod Lele on Disengaged Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Amod Lele on Disengaged Buddhism

Greetings bhante,

Thanks for sharing. It's always useful to know about the pro, cons, and potential pitfalls of any endeavour.

I look forward to having the opportunity to read this properly in due course.

:candle:
by SethRich
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Horseshoe Theory
Replies: 37
Views: 707

Re: Horseshoe Theory

Greetings Kim, anyone with a social conscience is now radical-Left as a consequence. I think you would need to define "social conscience" in order for this to be taken seriously, because the logical implication of your statement is that others don't have it. A quick Internet search gives a dictionar...
by SethRich
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: guerilla gardener in South Central LA
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: guerilla gardener in South Central LA

Greetings, In my opinion, trying to grow your own food is very expensive and wastes a lot of resources unless you are a profession, Gardner. By the way, I am a failed Gardner. To grow your own food you have to have the knowhow. You can't be a gardener by watching Youtube videos. Agreed. Specialisati...
by SethRich
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: (Non-Authoritarian) Libertarian Activism
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: (Non-Authoritarian) Libertarian Activism

Greetings Kim, On a social level, it often looks exactly like the "authoritarian" activism you describe, i.e. joining or forming a group to pressure government or the local council or whatever to do such-and-such, ban such-and-such, etc. I'm not entirely sure that's the case, primarily because a lib...
by SethRich
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: (Non-Authoritarian) Libertarian Activism
Replies: 6
Views: 226

(Non-Authoritarian) Libertarian Activism

Greetings, This topic is inspired by something DNS said in another recent topic... It's interesting that whenever the topic of the political compass comes up (here and also at DWT and DWM), most of us come out strongly on the libertarian scale (small l). We have our differences on the economic scale...
by SethRich
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Horseshoe Theory
Replies: 37
Views: 707

Re: Horseshoe Theory

Greetings, If there were to be a one-dimensional axis (not saying there should be, but) I think the Libertarian - Authoritarian axis would be the more relevant one than Left - Right. If you're in the Authoritarian half, the Left-Right differential just relates to what values and objectives the state...
by SethRich
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Horseshoe Theory
Replies: 37
Views: 707

Re: Horseshoe Theory

Greetings, As for Paul, I don't know. :shrug: Without doing the test again, roughly just to the left of where the L is on the Libertarian Right quadrant. Although, as has been explained previously, my position is informed by the Dhamma, but also mindful of that which does not work well in practice (...
by SethRich
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 98
Views: 7785

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Greetings, Whilst I like the political compass map itself (left-right, authoritarian-libertarian) the position of candidates on this map is totally skewiff. Bernie (an avowed socialist) is just a tad left of centre? If " 1/1024th " is right wing, what's their idea of centre? I think someone's playin...
by SethRich
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Horseshoe Theory
Replies: 37
Views: 707

Re: Horseshoe Theory

Greetings, Or in other words, Kim can't refute those similarities so he'll resort to calling a sweet young Asian lady by the name of S.G. Cheah posting on Medium, "Alt-right". Real class act. :? I guess she was onto something when she spoke about "no room for dissent or differing opinions" You disap...
by SethRich
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Horseshoe Theory
Replies: 37
Views: 707

Re: Horseshoe Theory

Greetings, On the one hand, it can mean the somewhat anarchic but well-intentioned social-justice-focused eco-aware rainbow-friendly mob which you seem to have in mind. On the other, it can mean the spiritual heirs of Stalin, working towards an authoritarian one-party state. The latter does belong o...
by SethRich
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Capitalism be outgrown?
Replies: 201
Views: 15336

Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

Greetings, I agree with the points made above by DNS. Also, as per the definition provided on the previous page, "a society may be defined as socialist if the major part of the means of production of goods and services is in some sense socially owned and operated, by state, socialized or cooperative...