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by No_Mind
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry
Replies: 65
Views: 9737

Re: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

As someone who works part time in digital advertising I am surprised that Democrats have not published a simple infographic, or launched YouTube videos that explain in very elementary language what the President has done. Look at Boris Johnson, he won an unprecedented victory with a simple tagline -...
by No_Mind
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry
Replies: 65
Views: 9737

Re: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary committee passes articles of Impeachment by a vote of 23-17. From there it goes to the full house floor. It will pass the full House vote. And from there it goes to the U.S. Senate for trial where it will fail (67 of 100 Senators needed to convict / remove fr...
by No_Mind
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Capitalism be outgrown?
Replies: 227
Views: 39670

Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

I tried to read most of the previous, but not all. I have a very idealistic solution. There are three fundamental questions that economics tries to solve - What to produce? Given 1000 acres of land, should we build a steel plant, a township, grow corn, or use it for grazing sheep. How to produce? If...
by No_Mind
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: This forum could become stagnant...
Replies: 25
Views: 10719

Re: This forum could become stagnant...

This forum could become stagnant/is stagnant because probably most don't quite understand what Engaged Buddhism means (at least I don't).

I thought this would be new home of Lounge and News and Current Events but very few of the members of DWT joined here.

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 21682

Re: World Cup 2018

Croatia should have taken Argentina's stand in 1990 and refused to shake hands with FIFA President. The referee was inept and single handedly broke the momentum and gifted a goal (and the match) to France. I am not alone .. substantial number of famous footballers think the same https://www.thesun.c...
by No_Mind
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: What is the greatest threat to the human realm on Earth?
Replies: 25
Views: 10813

Re: What is the greatest threat to the human realm on Earth?

The first nine are not a threat to humans but challenges. Some humans (say at least 20% of 7 billion or approx 1.5 billion) will survive any nuclear holocaust or any problem caused by climate change. Only meteors are a threat to human realm .. can wipe the whole species out (unless there is a way to...
by No_Mind
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 21682

Re: World Cup 2018

Discovered a strange fact from the wikipedia list below .. if year ends with an 8 a new team wins World Cup (that is once every 20 years) 1958 Brazil, 1978 Argentina, 1998 France Not to say that there are no new World Cup winners in years ending with 2, 4, 6 or 0 but every 8 produces a new winner po...
by No_Mind
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 21682

Re: World Cup 2018

With Russia out .. I am rooting for Croatia

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 21682

Re: World Cup 2018

Well I don't know if Neymar will lift the World Cup but he certainly gets Best Actor Oscar .. no red card or at least yellow card for causing a 4 minute circus? Strange. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76__WvzkQ58 Germans get the award for having players with best gelled hairstyle even though they l...
by No_Mind
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Being the Change - Kalmus
Replies: 12
Views: 3480

Re: Being the Change - Kalmus

Public transport has the problem of not going from door to door and involves walking. Here we have very successfully implemented app cabs which can be shared (Uber Pool and its Indian counterpart Ola Share) but goes door to door. I thought I needed a car but with this I have successfully eliminated ...
by No_Mind
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Being the Change - Kalmus
Replies: 12
Views: 3480

Re: Being the Change - Kalmus

Since fossil fuel travel generates emissions and there is no immediate replacement (in next decade) is it not better if governments tax vehicles of larger size? I have always wondered why people need a 6 cylinder 3.2 liter SUV to go watch their kids play soccer. In India there always has been a smal...
by No_Mind
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Being the Change - Kalmus
Replies: 12
Views: 3480

Re: Being the Change - Kalmus

One good news being with modern aircraft, the fuel consumption per passenger-km is almost same as a car (when trips are more than 900 miles)

https://grist.org/climate-energy/air-tr ... u-thought/

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Being the Change - Kalmus
Replies: 12
Views: 3480

Re: Being the Change - Kalmus

I just heard on BBC that because Kaliningrad is very close to Poland, numerous English fans are flying in to Warsaw and taking bus to Kaliningrad for today's England vs Belgium match. As long as people indulge in this type of behaviour there will be global warming and environmental degradation. Self...
by No_Mind
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 21682

Re: World Cup 2018

Argentina is in to the Round of 16! Another last-minute goal victory, this time it's Argentina in the 88th minute. A draw or loss would have eliminated Argentina. With more than a little help from the referee who refused to award a penalty to Nigeria over a handball by an Argentinian player. But it...
by No_Mind
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to deal with cockroaches
Replies: 15
Views: 4376

Re: How to deal with cockroaches

Well I personally look upon any infestation as an attack thus giving me the right of self defence ( remember my rat problems ) .. but two cockroaches is not infestation. :namaste: I also remember that at the end you chose to be merciful and not to buy the trap that kills :heart: Slight misunderstan...
by No_Mind
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: How to deal with cockroaches
Replies: 15
Views: 4376

Re: How to deal with cockroaches

Well I personally look upon any infestation as an attack thus giving me the right of self defence (remember my rat problems) .. but two cockroaches is not infestation. What I would suggest is spray kerosene around every outlet which they use as passage. It would deter them but unless they intentiona...
by No_Mind
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 21682

Re: World Cup 2018

Lionel Messi (Argentina) has 5 Golden ball awards, an Olympic Gold medal, over 600 goals in world-class competitions, just about every kind of Football award one can get . . . except a World Cup victory. That's like 3 Golden Globes and 2 BAFTA awards but no Oscar. As I wrote above the task of a "Go...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 21682

Re: World Cup 2018

Specially when one contrasts his performance with Ronaldo's the evening before he clearly has to get his act together. If Argentina plays like this they will be knocked out at pre-quarters for sure. No use comparing Messi to Maradona anymore. Just not possible for those old enough to remember the 1...
by No_Mind
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 21682

Re: World Cup 2018

Feel bad for Messi. He somehow cannot perform in the Argentine jersey. How can one of the world's most valuable players miss a crucial penalty kick? He has only 5 goals in 16 World Cup matches. If only he can show the form he shows at Barcelona. Specially when one contrasts his performance with Rona...
by No_Mind
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 21682

Re: World Cup 2018

Football is very popular here .. most of us consider it the king of all team sports (player needs strength, speed, skill, stamina in equal measure). Bengalis are football crazy and any infant born in next 30 days has a good chance of being named Neymar Chatterjee. Could not watch Brazil 2014 due to...