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by fwiw
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why politics doesnt matter
Replies: 13
Views: 2104

Re: politics does not matter much

Greetings fwiw, I think this is the reason why Buddhist leaders should completely refrain from commenting on politicians and their policies. Agreed.... and a good post - I concur with most of it, although as for "we the people", don't count us out just yet. :candle: Hi Paul, Glad to see we can stil...
by fwiw
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 276
Views: 16988

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Op-Ed: Refusing To Vote For Truden Is The Same As Voting For Bimp https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/op-ed-refusing-to-vote-for-truden-is-the-same-as-voting-for-bimp-542feeef1e4c It’s time to tell it like it is, Bernie Bros: if you refuse to vote for Truden just because he’s a demented right-wing ra...
by fwiw
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Corona virus outbreak
Replies: 208
Views: 3097

Re: Corona virus outbreak

At least 5 countries — including a small Caribbean island — are accusing the US of blocking or taking medical equipment they need to fight the coronavirus

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronav ... 020-4?IR=T
by fwiw
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 276
Views: 16988

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Your posts are often hard to decipher

He = Biden (doesn't have dementia)

or

He = Bernie (doesn't want to actually win)
by fwiw
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why politics doesnt matter
Replies: 13
Views: 2104

Re: politics does not matter much

Dawson in 1949 wrote a fine book - Religion and Culture : The events of the last few years portend either the end of human history or a turning point in it. They have warned us in letters of fire that our civilization has been tried in the balance and found wanting – that there is an absolute limit...
by fwiw
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 276
Views: 16988

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Bernie Sanders drops out of the presidential race They were to count the votes in Wisconsin... :( Biden has dementia, which means he logically should concede to Sanders since everyone else has dropped out. But Bernie doesn't want to win. He is just controlled kayfabe-style opposition. All of us who...
by fwiw
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Corona virus outbreak
Replies: 208
Views: 3097

Re: Corona virus outbreak

Air pollution linked to far higher Covid-19 death rates, study finds

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... tudy-finds
by fwiw
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 276
Views: 16988

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

There is no way around it, Joe Biden is victim of severe dementia. If the DNC sticks with him, that will be evidence that its role is to capitulate to Trump


by fwiw
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Empire's appetite for war
Replies: 60
Views: 6073

Re: The Empire's appetite for war

Here the head of the US NSC is adopting what has to be the most abject attitude: A curious tweet from the U.S. National Security Council said: The United States hopes that all parties in #Afghanistan, #Syria, #Iraq, #Libya, #Yemen, and elsewhere will heed the call of @antonioguterres. Now is the tim...
by fwiw
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Empire's appetite for war
Replies: 60
Views: 6073

Re: The Empire's appetite for war

Seeking to challenge my own views, I went to uncover this list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanitarian_intervention#Examples_of_military_humanitarian_intervention Potential examples of previous humanitarian interventions include: Bombardment of Algiers (1816) Russian, British and French Anti-Ott...
by fwiw
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Empire's appetite for war
Replies: 60
Views: 6073

Re: The Empire's appetite for war

Since I welcome every properly founded argument on this topic, let me make an argument that shows light on another facet of the issue on which I have not yet commented, having spoken until now only in terms of broad strokes: Operation United Assistance is a 2014 United States military mission to hel...
by fwiw
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Empire's appetite for war
Replies: 60
Views: 6073

Re: The Empire's appetite for war

Let me throw this in here for good measure. This is only for South America DzABS8qWsAAFLRJ.jpg And since we have talked about how terrible communists were, they have also been victims of anti-communist forces that some of our fellow users on this board would cheer for if they didn't know any better....
by fwiw
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Venezuela: epic mismanagement or non-conventional warfare?
Replies: 136
Views: 22700

Re: Venezuela: epic mismanagement or non-conventional warfare?

A blast from the past, since we were talking about this incident earlier on this thread and got truth only late, about a month later, after all the endless smearing had been done Turns out it was the US-backed rebels who set the medical supplies on fire, not Maduro's goons as claimed Pence and the U...
by fwiw
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Get involved!
Topic: Artists impression of the effect of coronavirus.
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Artists impression of the effect of coronavirus.

Humans like to anthropomorphize everything What I found particularly interesting is the following: By this stage, you will have seen plenty of artists' impressions of the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Now, you can hear one. One of the distinguishing features of SARS-CoV-2 is the crown, or corona, of ...
by fwiw
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Empire's appetite for war
Replies: 60
Views: 6073

Re: The Empire's appetite for war

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTNBeRA5YozHbrlQPbV0QUx_r2dWjjvvNuAKr5-mvOWui01Mw6e&usqp=CAU You've asked me to give credence to the account of a known propagandist who is also a felon, and I simply explained that I'd rather trust someone who is deeply immersed into the Buddh...
by fwiw
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Empire's appetite for war
Replies: 60
Views: 6073

Re: The Empire's appetite for war

Noam Chomsky, are you serious? I have a bachelor's degree in American history from one of the most left-leaning colleges in the country. Our curriculum was practically taken, page by page, from the writings of Chomsky and Howard Zinn. If you would like a counterbalance to Zinn and Chomsky's version...
by fwiw
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Empire's appetite for war
Replies: 60
Views: 6073

Re: The Empire's appetite for war

Despite its misshaps and mistakes, the United States has arguably done more for good than any nation in history. If you still insist on believing this, let me introduce you to the great works of Noam Chomsky (emphasis mine): One document to look at if you want to understand your country is Policy P...
by fwiw
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Empire's appetite for war
Replies: 60
Views: 6073

Re: The Empire's appetite for war

How is it a harmful ideology for a national leader to care about the well-being of his people? You are strawmaning. No one has said that. What is harmful is to do so at the expense of the well-being of the people living outside the nation. No one should let their political leanings get the better o...
by fwiw
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Replies: 17
Views: 172

Re: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

So, while ordinary individuals and businesses are persecuted at every turn by ham-handed bureaucrats, a handful of corporations, especially those connected to the military, banking, finance, and energy, have become a rentier class, deriving their profits not from genuine free enterprise, from value...
by fwiw
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Empire's appetite for war
Replies: 60
Views: 6073

Re: The Empire's appetite for war

It seems Buddhism would get left out of this America first nonsense!! It should be the charge of national leaders to put the well-being of their own citizens first, provided that the human rights of other countries are not violated in the process. What lyndon taylor wants to say is that you seem to...