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by Buddha Vacana
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

I know that english is not your first language so there may be some miscommunication here. Yes that is a credible possibility, which I have contemplated. However, the example I have found in an online dictionary comforts me that the expression can mean exactly what I want it to mean: to contrast be...
by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

:jumping:

[edit:] source: The Free Dictionary
as a whole
All parts or aspects considered; altogether: disliked the acting but enjoyed the play as a whole.


:popcorn:
by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Do the following statements look identical to you?
"The American electorate has elected DT" vs "100% of the American electorate has voted for DT"
Your logic is entertaining. Please carry on.
:popcorn:
by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

:popcorn:
by Buddha Vacana
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

You claim that I "kown nothing about sociopaths". Are you trained to detect those who "know nothing" about sociopaths by just reading one forum post from them? I think it is rather you who is making an outlandish claim that he would not be one, so bring your evidence on. As for t...
by Buddha Vacana
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

SDC wrote:What I assumed was that you assumed such a thing

That's what I meant. Anyway no worries. Have a nice day/evening/good night.
by Buddha Vacana
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

You showed a lack of awareness of the wide variety of political stances here in the US (well at the the two) and decided to just focus on the one that satisfied you to vent about. Obviously you have completely misunderstood me. This why it is better to discuss issues with people rather than attacki...
by Buddha Vacana
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

If and when we get into French politics I will be sure to preface any comments with something along the lines of, "While I have no direct experience of French politics it seems..." If you don't I won't be offended. If you are wrong I will explain you why, and not criticize you for not bei...
by Buddha Vacana
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

It does however make a difference when the person has no direct experience living somewhere and wishes to make a rather sweeping analysis. There are different levels of credibility whether you like it or not. Actually, I am 100% confident that there are many people living in the US who know more ab...
by Buddha Vacana
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Please do not be concerned about me engaging in any armchair quarterbacking of your country's political situation either -- I tend not to assume I am qualified to analyze a place I am not from. I wouldn't mind exactly same kind of comment about my own country. Neither foolishness nor wisdom have an...
by Buddha Vacana
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Have you ever heard of Buddhabrots?
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Have you ever heard of Buddhabrots?

The Buddhabrot is a fractal rendering technique related to the Mandelbrot set. Its name reflects its pareidolic resemblance to classical depictions of Gautama Buddha, seated in a meditation pose with a forehead mark (tikka) and traditional topknot (ushnisha). The map is created by counting the numbe...
by Buddha Vacana
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

:popcorn:
by Buddha Vacana
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Those who have seen the greater evil in Trump from the beginning are not surprised nor deceived by his poor choices. Those who are surprised by this are the ones responsible for getting him in office by being so gullible to his con-artistry. The entire world is disconcerted by their wisdom and decei...
by Buddha Vacana
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: paali relationship to other asian languages?
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: paali relationship to other asian languages?

Indonesian / Melayu have a lot of words from sanskrit and traceable to Pali although often with shift in meaning. Off the top of my head: Sukacita (pronounced sukachita pali sukha citta) means happy Kaya means rich (corpulent?) Of course Thai Burmese and Sri Lankan and probably Laotian and Cambodian...
by Buddha Vacana
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

I do agree with that. My point was that with a Hillary trial, the national attention would be focused on it, i.e. the attention of everyday people and the media. It would be a distracting circus that could also be used by Trump and Congress to push through their agenda without getting as much atten...
by Buddha Vacana
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

The suggestion would be not to be sarcastically insult the intelligence of someone you don't know well. Where I'm from, that kind of sarcasm is used jokingly and playfully in the right situation, and between people who know each other well. Here, it's just rude. Then I flatly beg your pardon for my...
by Buddha Vacana
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

You do know that a country of over 300 million people can tackle more than one problem at once, right? What an insulting response. I am sorry that you felt insulted and I am willing to take suggestions as to how I could have expressed the same opinion without openly undermining your earlier stateme...
by Buddha Vacana
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 34229

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

You do know that a country of over 300 million people can tackle more than one problem at once, right?
by Buddha Vacana
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: "Facts don't care about your feelings.".
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Re: "Facts don't care about your feelings.".

But yes facts (if that's really what they are as opposed to a theory considered as "fact") are not bent by our feelings unless they refer to a human response that can be influenced by compassion.
by Buddha Vacana
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: "Facts don't care about your feelings.".
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Re: "Facts don't care about your feelings.".

The top 1/10th of 1% know very well that the economy can be shaped in many different ways including into a kleptocracy, provided that they can make those who will suffer the most from it that kleptocracy is the only way in which an economy can work as if the science of economy was entirely governed ...

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