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by KathyLauren
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Cultural marxism : "literal Nazi propaganda" ?
Replies: 36
Views: 930

Re: Cultural marxism : "literal Nazi propaganda" ?

After all, what do you most strongly identify with?... your economic "class", your religion, or immutable attributes like gender, sexuality, race etc. Which fuels more emotion and drive? Convince people that they're being "oppressed" based on one of these factors, by people who are different to the...
by KathyLauren
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The $ value of "thoughts and prayers"
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: The $ value of "thoughts and prayers"

There is nothing wrong with "thoughts and prayers" when practical help is not, well, practical. An Internet friend, for example, is typically not in a position to offer tangible help, but "thoughts and prayers" express empathy, and that is meaningful. And I don't care what religion the offerer follo...
by KathyLauren
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UTC eliminate time zones?
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: UTC eliminate time zones?

I thought the UK was already on the metric system? I think they use a hybrid system. I know that British people refer to their body weight in stones. Having grown up in Britain, I knew that 1 stone = 14 pounds. No one else in the universe uses stones, even where the Imperial system is still in use!...
by KathyLauren
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: UTC eliminate time zones?
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: UTC eliminate time zones?

Let's keep it simple for now and just eliminate daylight saving time.

Om mani padme hum
Kathy
by KathyLauren
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference

Yes we should avoid when we can but also without being judgemental about other who eat meat. Eating meat doesn't make one a bad Buddhist as well as avoiding meat doesn't make one a better Buddhist either. Whether one eats meats or not it doesn't affect one's ability to become enlightened. It is a b...
by KathyLauren
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Change of administrators
Replies: 5
Views: 728

Re: Change of administrators

Thank you for your service to the community, Kim!

Om mani padme hum
Kathy
by KathyLauren
Sat May 25, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Beyond Meat
Replies: 20
Views: 1999

Re: Beyond Meat

A&W have a Beyond Meat burger. It's pricey, but good. I don't really remember what meat tasted like, but the texture and appearance are scarily realistic.

Om mani padme hum
Kathy
by KathyLauren
Fri May 24, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: Buddhism and the Question on Dietary Preference

This position always comes up in the discussion of veganism on Buddhist websites. The ultimate fallback position, when all other arguments against veganism fail, is always: "Well, we can't avoid *ALL* harm, so there is no point in avoiding meat." Which is a total non sequitur . We should avoid harm ...
by KathyLauren
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: International Women's Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2766

Re: International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day to all the women out there!

Om mani padme hum
Kathy
by KathyLauren
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: The war on ____ has failed
Replies: 14
Views: 1997

Re: The war on ____ has failed

Elephant in the room: the war on Naziism failed. Even actual shooting wars do not accomplish their aims.

Om mani padme hum
Kathy
by KathyLauren
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump's Border Wall
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Trump's Border Wall

I saw this as a meme recently:

How do Mexicans feel about Trump's wall?
They'll get over it!

:rofl:

Om mani padme hum
Kathy
by KathyLauren
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Where Does Junk Mail Come From?
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: Where Does Junk Mail Come From?

In Canada, you can ask Canada Post to not deliver unaddressed mail (i.e. flyers). However, if the mailers use your name and address, they have to deliver it. Which is why so many businesses want your name and address.

Om mani padme hum
Kathy
by KathyLauren
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial

The problem is deeper than just climate change. We see it in anti-vaxx-ers and elsewhere, too. It is a conflict between science and ideology. Science requires evidence to determine which conclusions to accept. Ideology requires that conclusions determine which evidence to accept. The core value of i...
by KathyLauren
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Consensus?
Replies: 3
Views: 2564

Re: Consensus?

Consensus is a difficult way to manage decisions. The difficulty of reaching consensus is inversely proportional to the number of individuals participating. For it to work, the topic has to be tightly-constrained and well-defined. "Engaged Buddhism" is far too vague a concept to even attempt a conse...
by KathyLauren
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Offsprings vs. No-Offsprings Debate - birth controll justice
Replies: 36
Views: 5614

Re: Offsprings vs. No-Offsprings Debate - birth controll justice

Yep. One of the most frequently stated objections to LGBTQ acceptance has been that LGBTQ people are supposedly 'selfish' for not reproducing. We live without producing life, according to them. Well, our neighbours are lesbians and they have a brand new baby girl. Generalizations just don't work. S...
by KathyLauren
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Trump Anxiety Disorder.
Replies: 38
Views: 4988

Re: Trump Anxiety Disorder.

It appears to be a proposal from Trump; I think it hasn't gone through yet? Do you actually believe that Trump would back down on this? When has he ever backed down on anything? What he wants, he gets. And this is a cornerstone of his policy. Or, to be accurate, a cornerstone of the policies of his...
by KathyLauren
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Trump Anxiety Disorder.
Replies: 38
Views: 4988

Re: Trump Anxiety Disorder.

..... .... ..... I would have to try to stay "below the radar" of authorities or risk being treated in ways that would be downright dangerous. Can you expand on this? I (and probably alot of other people too) have no idea what dangers you would face. chownah Well, it is a moot point because (a) I w...
by KathyLauren
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Trump Anxiety Disorder.
Replies: 38
Views: 4988

Re: Trump Anxiety Disorder.

Worst case scenario, one could just stay away from the bible-belt type areas. In general, the West coast, Nevada, and the Northeast are all very diverse and welcoming to all races and LGBT. The problems created by the current administration are not confined to bible-belt areas. It is now a matter o...
by KathyLauren
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Trump Anxiety Disorder.
Replies: 38
Views: 4988

Re: Trump Anxiety Disorder.

I feel that Trump brings out the worst in Americans. It is a vicious cycle, because he is also a reflection of Americans. I hesitate to call him evil, because that requires the intention to cause suffering. I don't think he is analytical enough to have that intention. But he stirs up followers who ...
by KathyLauren
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Trump Anxiety Disorder.
Replies: 38
Views: 4988

Re: Trump Anxiety Disorder.

I feel that Trump brings out the worst in Americans. It is a vicious cycle, because he is also a reflection of Americans. I hesitate to call him evil, because that requires the intention to cause suffering. I don't think he is analytical enough to have that intention. But he stirs up followers who a...