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by justsit
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: John Bolton fired
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: John Bolton fired

"Your" fired. :rofl:

Reminds me of graffiti I once saw on a wall - "Your a dope." Well, somebody is....
by justsit
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Bill Maher: The Fudge Report
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Bill Maher: The Fudge Report

Agree, carrots usually work better than sticks! I once worked as a subcontractor for an insurance company, doing quality management reports. The company was a Medicaid provider and was required to report to the state on the compliance and efficacy of the care being delivered. One measure looked at f...
by justsit
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Bill Maher: The Fudge Report
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Bill Maher: The Fudge Report

As a health care professional I've seen firsthand the affects of obesity on body systems and the medical system in general. Obviously, diabetes and its comorbidities comes to mind first, but there are many others not as obvious - for example, delayed wound healing with longer hospital stays after su...
by justsit
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Egos, they have big. Definitely. There are so many candidates in the race right now, i think it's a record number for one major party. Most of them have not been that specific about their policies yet. So why are they running? Why not let someone else do the job and just support someone good, who h...
by justsit
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Over 200 dead in Sri Lanka terrorist attack
Replies: 15
Views: 1376

Re: Over 200 dead in Sri Lanka terrorist attack

Politics is like many other systems in the world, such as religion and economics - it can be used for good or evil ends. When utilized in service of the three poisons - greed, hatred, ignorance - actions such as terrorism can result. Politics in and of itself is not the "root cause" of terrorism.
by justsit
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Over 200 dead in Sri Lanka terrorist attack
Replies: 15
Views: 1376

Re: Over 200 dead in Sri Lanka terrorist attack

What is the solution for this Christian, Muslims, Jewes and Buddhist fundamentalism? Is the fundamentalism an innate nature of human? Is there a Buddhist word for fundamentalism in Sutta? The only way I can think is that fundamentalism is the result of extream self-view. This is a very complex topi...
by justsit
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:08 am
From facebook ...
The choice seems perfectly clear to any rational person.

Sadly, though, we can never underestimate the power of the three poisons.
by justsit
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

I'm reading Pete Buttigieg's book, Shortest Way Home, and am more and more impressed by his insight and clearheaded, direct, practical approach to the political process. The book details his two terms as mayor of South Bend, IN, including interesting discussion of the problems he's faced and the cre...
by justsit
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 11318

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

I think part of the problem with these types of conversations relates to language and its precise usage. "Men" and "Women" cover a whole lot of ground; neither can possibly express the vast differences that exist among individuals. When one says "Men," for example, which men are being referenced? Me...
by justsit
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: NZ prime minister expresses solidarity with Muslims
Replies: 25
Views: 5883

Re: NZ prime minister expresses solidarity with Muslims

Kindly direct me to any teaching which supports the view that expressing solidarity with Muslims is a violation of going for refuge in the triple gem. Tell me where I ever said there was such a teaching? And where did I say I followed this instruction of this teacher? In my original comment I say: ...
by justsit
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: NZ prime minister expresses solidarity with Muslims
Replies: 25
Views: 5883

Re: NZ prime minister expresses solidarity with Muslims

I have dharma siblings that would assert ... What dharma siblings might assert covers a lot of ground and could be uninformed and totally incorrect. You specifically said your information came from "a teacher of mIne." You may not make the rules, but you do pick your teacher. So I'll quote Buck: "K...
by justsit
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: NZ prime minister expresses solidarity with Muslims
Replies: 25
Views: 5883

Re: NZ prime minister expresses solidarity with Muslims

Cinnabar wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:35 pm
justsit wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:30 pm
If by "expressing solidarity" you mean "supporting their religious agenda" then perhaps there would be a problem.
I'm not exactly sure what "supporting their religious agenda" means.
OK, try substituting "beliefs" for agenda.

I'm curious who told you that about refuge vows.
by justsit
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: NZ prime minister expresses solidarity with Muslims
Replies: 25
Views: 5883

Re: NZ prime minister expresses solidarity with Muslims

I have been told that expressing solidarity with a religious group is a violation of one's refuge vows. If by "expressing solidarity" you mean "supporting their religious agenda" then perhaps there would be a problem. If by "expressing solidarity" you mean "supporting the groups' rights to worship ...
by justsit
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:59 pm
justsit wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:43 pm
Pete Buttigieg (pronounced roughly, "buddha-judge", it's a Maltese name), 37yo, is an up and coming on strong Democrat currently serving as the mayor of Indianapolis, IN.
small correction: he is mayor of South Bend, a big city closer to Chicago.

DS
Oops, thank you!
by justsit
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 69
Views: 4362

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Pete Buttigieg (pronounced roughly, "buddha-judge", it's a Maltese name), 37yo, is an up and coming on strong Democrat currently serving as the mayor of Indianapolis, IN. He is a magna cum laude Harvard grad, Rhodes Scholar, served in Naval Intelligence with the military in Afghanistan, and was rece...
by justsit
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 11318

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

chownah wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:13 pm
Google it.
chownah
Oh right, of course.

OK, done.
Now can we discuss it? Just a troll?
by justsit
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 11318

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

...The first link is not about Muscular Buddhism, but about how should a Buddhist dress. Raising this issue on a different forum in a thread titled "toxic masculinity" could imply that you find them toxic or disagreeable? If so, and if you are a member in both forums, you have the choice to raise y...
by justsit
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)
Replies: 94
Views: 11318

Re: Toxic Masculinity? Or how to be a real man but not an ***hole (or at least try)

There are several threads on DWT recently that caught my attention. I'm wondering what others here think of them, particularly the posts about Muscular Buddhism and Muscular Christianity.

https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=33699
https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=33701
by justsit
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: What is an SJW?
Replies: 30
Views: 2875

Re: What is an SJW?

It is often a form of deluded role playing hiding behind shiny ideals. It is akin to an actor who believed/lived his role in the theater more than he/she should, becoming a genuine drama queen in the process. That being the case, how then does one distinguish between a "SJW" and a person who is gen...
by justsit
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General Engaged Buddhism discussion
Topic: Dangers of Marijuana
Replies: 36
Views: 7220

Re: Dangers of Marijuana

Pot is addictive as hell, one of the definitions of addiction is it takes more and more of the drug to get you high, this is very true of pot, a stoner has to smoke much more to get high. It may be indeed be as "addictive as hell" for some, but is not nearly as addictive as some other drugs. "... i...