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by cjmacie
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 33995

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

A key statement back a while here: 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 dis...
by cjmacie
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 33995

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

http://animalinyou.com/animals/sea-lion cjmacie, Good timing! I needed someone to show up to substantiate what I said in a previous post which is "I am probably one of the most reviled posters at dhammawheel.....".....and , voila, here you are with your nice reviling post. Thank you very ...
by cjmacie
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 33995

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

There's nothing funny about a Trump presidency!! For some of us, there is nothing funny about any US presidency, which for non-Americans is just more war & killing. Trump is shaping up to have as an insane war machine as Obama-Clinton & Bush-Cheney. ... The American electorate looks very mu...
by cjmacie
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 33995

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

by cjmacie
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 33995

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Apropos attempts to transform the American presidency into some sort of dynastic monarchy, here's a song from the early 1970's, when Richard Nixon was at his peak (and one of the first hits of the then emerging Reggae genre):

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by cjmacie
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2016, part 3
Replies: 1415
Views: 33995

Re: POTUS 2016, part 3

Let's just say there was some 'yellow' journalism involved.. :toilet: Watersports....'yellow' journalism....seems like you are saying you think there is urine in putin's drink. But the picture is not especially yellow in a way that would suggest urine. It is a champagne glass and champagne can be a...
by cjmacie
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: abhidhammic perspective on delusion
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: abhidhammic perspective on delusion

What is the Abhidhammic perspective on the origination of ignorance and/or delusion in light of the absence or inviability of a self to be deluded? More constructively... Just ran across a passage in a post by V. Sujato (on SuttaCentral) -- "...Heck, there's even an entire book in the Pali Abh...
by cjmacie
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Abhidhamma
Topic: abhidhammic perspective on delusion
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: abhidhammic perspective on delusion

What is the Abhidhammic perspective on the origination of ignorance and/or delusion in light of the absence or inviability of a self to be deluded? Abhidhamma usage of lobha-dosa-moha (greed/attraction-hatred/aversion-ignorance/confusion) s/t has to do with the "roots" of specific "c...
by cjmacie
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Rob Schneider's Paella and the Mortal Sin of Cultural Appropriation
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Rob Schneider's Paella and the Mortal Sin of Cultural Appropriation

Well, of course. Those Americans ruined pizza too! :cry: Woah, Mike. Be careful. :tongue: liberal-vegan-nazi-cultural appropriation tastes good: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91ZFKrvj7wL.jpg mmmmmmmmm.......... Thanks, for the case study in asuba ... :popcorn: :stirthepot:
by cjmacie
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: A tranquil mind vs "splitting" or "either/or" thinking
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: A tranquil mind vs "splitting" or "either/or" thinking

binocular wrote:Thanissaro Bhikkhu: Judicious vs. Judgmental
Also, search ATI by keyword "judicious" and this gives further results.

Similar:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/power_of_judgment.html
by cjmacie
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ
Replies: 40
Views: 655

Re: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ

...Their idea is to do what ever they please... There is that, perhaps related, usage of the English word : lib·er·tine ˈlibərˌtēn/ noun 1. a person, especially a man, who behaves without moral principles or a sense of responsibility, especially in sexual matters. synonyms: philanderer, playboy, ra...
by cjmacie
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Pali
Topic: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana
Replies: 51
Views: 775

Re: A. Sujato's Why Vitakka Doesn't Mean 'Thinking' in Jhana

Moderator note: Quote of entire post deleted to make thread easier to read. :goodpost: Good idea. Recommending people quote just the material they wish to address would help sifting through discussions for the essential points. Is this idea explicit in the DW guidelines for composing contributions?...
by cjmacie
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist (& Sarvāstivāda?) Metaphysics
Replies: 48
Views: 861

Re: Buddhists Metaphysics

All experiences in the sensory world are in fact expressions of the Dhamma , and therefore contain the key to enlightenment . cjmacie: Reads more like Buddhist Romanticism -- fuzzy concepts. Coëmgenu: Which concepts are fuzzy? :p. Those high-lighted ( red ), and, perhaps most of all, the overall lo...
by cjmacie
Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Buddhist (& Sarvāstivāda?) Metaphysics
Replies: 48
Views: 861

Re: Buddhists Metaphysics

Coëmgenu wrote:Is this statement "kosher Dhamma" for a Theravāda Buddhist:
All experiences in the sensory world are in fact expressions of the Dhamma, and therefore contain the key to enlightenment.

Reads more like Buddhist Romanticsm -- fuzzy concepts.
by cjmacie
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ
Replies: 40
Views: 655

Re: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ

Not history as "reality", but as verbal and mental fabrication. I think historiography is primarily a political, an ideological matter. It's not clear how it could be otherwise. I find the notion that there could or should be an objective, accurate, realistic account of past events and pe...
by cjmacie
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ
Replies: 40
Views: 655

Re: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ

So a right wing website thinks conservatives are more intelligent than left wing, the amazing thing is that people are dull enough to believe it!! "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public." H. L. Mencken – himself as rather prototypical American skeptic and...
by cjmacie
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ
Replies: 40
Views: 655

Re: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ

Besides these factors, the slavery past probably had something to do with this too. I know that black people switched from republican to democrats after the 60's civil rights movement ended. This is another thing I do not understand. Why did black people switched to democrats after republicans ende...
by cjmacie
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ
Replies: 40
Views: 655

Re: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ

There are quite a few wealthier Republicans in the cities who own and run businesses, large and small and /or work in upper management of large corporations and who don't otherwise fit with the typical populist Republican, highly socially conservative found in rural areas. How does this thing work ...
by cjmacie
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ
Replies: 40
Views: 655

Re: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ

Lots of over-simplification voiced here. Let's begin with this, as the OP writer seems to claim authority in things European, or rather everywhere except the USA: ...in the rest of the world area where things are very simple: socialist and liberals. btw: How do China, India, Russia, other near- and ...
by cjmacie
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ
Replies: 40
Views: 655

Re: Turns out Libertarians have the highest IQ

A fair critique and overview of Zinn's book and how much it has influenced students (those lacking critical thinking of their own) is: Zinn's influential history textbook has problems, says Stanford education expert The complete article is here: Undue Certainty And the links in the Wiki entry for Z...

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