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by DNS
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 305
Views: 46517

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

I think there might be a significant overlay of Trump and Bernie voters After Bernie lost to Hillary for the Democratic nomination (in 2016), I heard a lot of his supporters went to Trump. Comedian Roseanne Barr was one of the more famous ones, who supported Bernie and then went all out for Trump a...
by DNS
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Capitalism be outgrown?
Replies: 227
Views: 47090

Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

If this is actually meant to dismiss my comment (as it seems to be), then are you actually claiming that everything that happened in France between 1946 and 1975 was thanks to financial help from USA between 1948 and 1952? No, I rarely write a post with the intention of dismissing someone's opinion...
by DNS
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Capitalism be outgrown?
Replies: 227
Views: 47090

Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

The result? The fastest growth the country has ever seen, that lasted for 30 years (les Trentes Glorieuses ) Yes, thanks to the Marshall Plan . :D The United States gave over $12 billion (nearly $100 billion in 2018 US dollars) in economic assistance to help rebuild Western European economies after...
by DNS
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Capitalism be outgrown?
Replies: 227
Views: 47090

Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

Yes, I agree with Seth, it is not capitalism per se, but rather cronyism, which occurs at both extremes. Often what capitalism gets blamed for is just regular corruption and cronyism and this happens with political systems on the left and the right. I am not a far-right Libertarian, but note that th...
by DNS
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should Capitalism be outgrown?
Replies: 227
Views: 47090

Re: Should Capitalism be outgrown?

fwiw wrote: Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:26 pm Screenshot_2019-11-05_19-45-03.png
Socialism never solves the problem of slums, it only increases their numbers.
Socialism never solves the problem of the poor, it just makes everyone poor.
Socialism cannot solve such social problems, because it is the problem.
by DNS
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 305
Views: 46517

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

The problem with a lot of these polls showing various Democrats beating Trump, is that they are assuming a popular vote elects the president. The reality of course is that it is the Electoral vote determined by how many electoral votes each state gets. The so-called 'fly-over' states in the middle t...
by DNS
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 305
Views: 46517

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Greetings, Beto O'Rourke has now also dropped out the race. When he previously couldn't beat Ted Cruz, who previously couldn't beat Donald Trump, it required a bit of mental gymnastics to see how he would ever be a legitimate contender for the presidency, but at least he was good for a few laughs a...
by DNS
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 305
Views: 46517

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

I thought about putting this in the Jokes thread but decided it belonged here ... ymmv. :coffee: Kim So, does AOC run for POTUS 2020, or does Tomi Lahren, or Tony Posnanski? Or why would it belong to this thread, rather than the joke thrad? AOC is too young to run for president, but she does regula...
by DNS
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Mooji: a sexual predator?
Replies: 1
Views: 1727

Re: Mooji: a sexual predator?

How can people be so gullible? I know, the usual suspects; lack of a strong father figure, lack of direction in their lives, lack of purpose, lack of meaning, etc. but still can't imagine how people could be so ignorant and gullible.
by DNS
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Buddhist community declares emergency
Replies: 28
Views: 6454

Re: Buddhist community declares emergency

Yes, but no-one is going to be saved. There is no heaven. There is no Planet B. Reincarnating as a human being will not be an option for a long time because there will be such a long queue. Saved = engaging in environmental programs and actions to abate global warming and other environmental proble...
by DNS
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Empire's appetite for war
Replies: 60
Views: 11914

Re: The Empire's appetite for war

fwiw wrote: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:35 pm ...
Excellent video. I always liked Stockman, he's very fiscally conservative.

I always said get liberals to be anti-war with the compassion argument.
Get conservatives to be anti-war with the fiscally conservative argument.

Whatever works . . . . for peace, to end the violence.
by DNS
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 51
Views: 11745

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

Yes, exactly; the brainwashed West believes they are all jihadis sitting around on a dirt floor with their kalashnikovs waiting for orders. The reality is they are a developed nation with similar first world values and culture.
by DNS
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Buddhist community declares emergency
Replies: 28
Views: 6454

Re: Buddhist community declares emergency

I think of environmentalism more as a new religion than political activism (there is a strong relationship between religion and politics). There is even a sort of doomsday, book of Revelations feature to it; global calamities of bibilical scale due to sea levels rising, hurricanes more violent and ...
by DNS
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Buddhist community declares emergency
Replies: 28
Views: 6454

Re: Buddhist community declares emergency

It appears that organization is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly FWBO).
by DNS
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Tulsi Gabbard
Replies: 51
Views: 11745

Re: Tulsi Gabbard

by DNS
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bhante Samahita
Replies: 1
Views: 1653

Re: Bhante Samahita

See also this thread over at DWT:
https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=35556

:candle: :candle: :candle:
by DNS
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 305
Views: 46517

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Here is HRC's comments on Gabbard: https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/18/politics/hillary-clinton-tulsi-gabbard/index.html "I'm not making any predictions, but I think they've got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate," Clinton...
by DNS
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2020, part 1
Replies: 305
Views: 46517

Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

I just saw that too. :D How low can HRC go? Actually, Gabbard does have wide appeal due to her anti-war stance; I think she could get voters from Dems, Republicans and Libertarians and could have had a good shot in the general election, but of course probably won't win the Dem nomination. I don't be...
by DNS
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry
Replies: 65
Views: 12048

Re: Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry

including E. Warren, whom I understand is a former Republican Correct, she was a Republican until year 1996. That's age 47 for her. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Warren (see info box) And Hillary Clinton was Republican too and even campaigned for Barry Goldwater in the 1964 POTUS race. Th...
by DNS
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Self-care
Topic: Drugs are bad, mkay?
Replies: 5
Views: 2377

Re: Drugs are bad, mkay?

I know it's not a very "cool" thing to say, but I never experimented. I was around a lot of second hand marijuana smoke during college years, but never took any myself or any other drug. I saw what it did to others and had no interest. I remember a debate for president several years ago and Joe Lieb...