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by SethRich
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Greetings,

CNN's biases, exposed by Project Veritas are playing out in the debate facilitation...



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by SethRich
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry
Replies: 29
Views: 444

Re: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

Greetings, Update from Scott Wong of The Hill... CONFIRMED: Pelosi informs caucus there will NOT be a formal floor vote to launch the impeachment inquiry Schiff says Republicans "have completely been represented" in these closed-door depositions. They have attended and ask questions. "There is full ...
by SethRich
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Get involved!
Topic: (Dis)enchantment with Facebook
Replies: 14
Views: 1348

Re: (Dis)enchantment with Facebook

Greetings, If you're not paying for the product, then you are the product. To counter this, I don't have any useful or meaningful personal information on Facebook. For example my listed "job" is really just my "hobby job". Other personal details are sometimes either blank or intentionally wrong. etc...
by SethRich
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Post-modern Western Buddhism vs the World-Turning Emperor
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Post-modern Western Buddhism vs the World-Turning Emperor

Greetings Kim, Easy: I'm not a "wheel-turning monarch" so the passage you highlighted doesn't apply to me. No, but it does apply as a standard by which to evaluate world leaders... which you go on to do... ...the people with the most monarch-like powers (yes, Donald and Boris and Vlad and ... ) are ...
by SethRich
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Post-modern Western Buddhism vs the World-Turning Emperor
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Post-modern Western Buddhism vs the World-Turning Emperor

Greetings, In the suttas (e.g. DN 26 ), we read about the concept of a "World-Turning Emperor" ( cakkavatti ) ‘“But what, sire, is the duty of a noble wheel-turning monarch?” “It is this, my son: Yourself depending on the Dhamma, honouring it, revering it, cherishing it, doing homage to it and vener...
by SethRich
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?
Replies: 19
Views: 243

Re: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?

Greetings, That's quite an array of fake news outlets you've lined up there. It would be a shame if that effort was wasted due to the ridiculousness of your bloviation. Now, as for the notions of "sanctions" and "murder", let's do a little role play. I have assessed the situation, and decided that i...
by SethRich
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?
Replies: 19
Views: 243

Re: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?

Greetings fwiw, "This is getting ridiculous" is not an argument. It's not a fact either. Just a feeling More specifically, it's an accurate response to ridiculous suggestions. For example, this ludicrous idea put forward by you and subsequently repeated in the tweet you quote that sanctions are "mur...
by SethRich
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?
Replies: 19
Views: 243

Re: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?

Greetings,

But we should listen to what Abby Martin drops on his feet, as if Trump is single handedly responsible for the causes and effects of all conflict in the world?

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This is getting ridiculous, fwiw.

Kind regards.

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by SethRich
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: 2019 Noble Peace Prize
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: 2019 Noble Peace Prize

Greetings,
fwiw wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:09 pm
I can't help but mention though that if the Nobel Institute wants to establish their credibility, they should rescind the peace prize they bestowed on Obama
Agreed.

In not selecting Greta they seem to have learned not to prioritize feelings over facts.

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by SethRich
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?
Replies: 19
Views: 243

Re: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?

Greetings, Meanwhile, Trump is deep in cahoots with Saudi Arabia... Trump's approach to war is that he doesn't start any news wars, and wants to win (rather than endlessly sustain) those that have been started. He wants a coalition of regional partners so neighbours of recalcitrants are empowered an...
by SethRich
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?
Replies: 19
Views: 243

Re: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?

Greetings,
fwiw wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:50 am
ending the never existing Korean war
Peace Treaty on Korean Peninsula

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by SethRich
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?
Replies: 19
Views: 243

Re: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?

Greetings fwiw, I'm not here to convince you of anything. I believe this has been said previously. Okay, fair enough. I just assumed we were here to discuss the underlying reasons for our views so that we can learn from each other. We are, and I'll continue to engage on that basis as that's the only...
by SethRich
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Hello

Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

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by SethRich
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?
Replies: 19
Views: 243

Re: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?

Greetings, For many of us, if not most of us, this is a very outlandish claim requiring outstanding evidence, because there is staggering evidence to the contrary, but I am disappointed to see no effort to provide support for it. As a result, it remains very unconvincing. I'm not here to convince yo...
by SethRich
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?
Replies: 19
Views: 243

Re: Is Trump deep inside... a humanist?

Greetings, Yes, I believe Trump is actually concerned with the "interests, needs, and welfare of humans". I realise it's a pretty sad indictment on the past century of political leaders that we actually even have to question this motivation of democratically elected leaders, but it's an understandab...
by SethRich
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chaplin's monologue
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Chaplin's monologue

Greetings fwiw, Yes, I agree with this. Interestingly, societies tend to become rich when they adopt market capitalism, have law and order, and actively seek to weed out corruption. Ironically, promoting these things nowadays is likely to see you on the end of a trumped up "impeachment inquiry". I c...
by SethRich
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chaplin's monologue
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Chaplin's monologue

Greetings fwiw, Personally, I think in an utopian world where all countries would be comparatively rich Yes, I agree with this. Interestingly, societies tend to become rich when they adopt market capitalism, have law and order, and actively seek to weed out corruption. Ironically, promoting these th...
by SethRich
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Greetings,

An update from Bernard...



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by SethRich
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chaplin's monologue
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Chaplin's monologue

Greetings, Do you think Buddhists can fully agree with this monologue of Charlie Chaplin at the end of The Dictator? Yes, the question is whether it sounds compatible with Buddhist values, not whether every Buddhist should agree. The goalposts are moving too much for me to say too much on this topic...