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by SDC
Thu May 17, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 44
Views: 886

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Yeah, he's trash.

Thanks for understanding, Kamran.
by SDC
Thu May 17, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 44
Views: 886

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

... Hi Kamran, From now on can you put your breaking news updates on Trump into Potus 2017 . It is an ongoing thread about Trump and his presidency and we don't need countless individual threads about him. Bear in mind you can title posts whatever you like - just in case you were concerned about la...
by SDC
Mon May 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 1915

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

Sam Vara wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 10:49 am
Obviously, this is a topic which can provoke strong feelings, but could members - all members - please refrain from ad hominem attacks and nasty speech? The thread will be locked if people can't debate this in a civil manner.
Indeed. Get it together, all.

:focus:
by SDC
Sun May 13, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3412

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

I said general trend. Do not take it personally. You are a Buddhist .. of course your kid and David's kid will be more aware 8-) :namaste: Dude...after all of these years, I wouldn't take anything from you impersonally, but I also can be honest with you without any ill will. :smile: What I think is...
by SDC
Sun May 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3412

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Of course not in India!! Almost fully high school students and few (say 10%) from community colleges, nursing school, exam prep to be a firefighter or ASVAB :namaste: So via computer or phone? Same difference. Just curious. My experience with young people is that they are not insulated to the degre...
by SDC
Sun May 13, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3412

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

They are completely insulated from rest of the world. Do you have any evidence to back this up or are you somehow able to make this observation through a screen? If you would have made this statement in 1999 I would have agreed with you, but don't sleep on the American youth these days, they are ac...
by SDC
Sun May 13, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3412

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

They are completely insulated from rest of the world. Do you have any evidence to back this up or are you somehow able to make this observation through a screen? If you would have made this statement in 1999 I would have agreed with you, but don't sleep on the American youth these days, they are ac...
by SDC
Sat May 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Use of the "list=none" command for indenting.
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: Use of the "list=none" command for indenting.

Thanks for the heads up, Michael.
by SDC
Thu May 10, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Greed is an antidote to poverty .
Replies: 146
Views: 1773

Re: Greed is an antidote to poverty .

If I had a dime for every time I'd heard a conservative blame the poor for their own problems, I'd have a sizable sum, Ben Carson is a good example of this BS, Paul Ryan, the list goes on and on. If someone claims they never heard it they're probably a Conservative stretching the truth. And I'd be ...
by SDC
Thu May 10, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Greed is an antidote to poverty .
Replies: 146
Views: 1773

Re: Greed is an antidote to poverty .

Relatively rich or well off people love to blame the poor for all their problems, its really a lot of BS. The poor are generally trying their best to succeed, they're just not being given a fair playing field, and a lot of the blame for that lies with the rich and their greed. All rich people? All ...
by SDC
Wed May 09, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Word Association Game
Replies: 11968
Views: 622707

Re: Word Association Game

degree
by SDC
Tue May 08, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1490
Views: 111809

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

In the utility field we are constantly looking ahead, and the load dips we've seen due to alternate means of generations are not exactly a surprise. It's been the talk for the better part of two decades. This whole idea of "blame" is really more along the lines of "cause" - it is finally being taken...
by SDC
Mon May 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: who is the most woke forum member?
Replies: 33
Views: 649

Re: who is the most woke forum member?

paul wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 9:47 pm
Now chiefly: alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice’.
Lyndon Taylor woke af
by SDC
Mon May 07, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate
Replies: 78
Views: 1621

Re: Armenian PM Sarkisian Resigns, Thousands Celebrate

DootDoot you wrote "from a Buddhist & humanitarian perceptive Putin's actions in Syria are good karma" Putin's action's in Syria involves killing fellow humans. Are you misrepresenting the Buddha's teaching when you say "from a Buddhist & humanitarian perceptive Putin's actions in Syria are good ka...
by SDC
Sun May 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 6483

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

How can one talk about "saṅkhatas" when saṅkhata is not a noun? Perhaps I need help from a Pali expert. You're correct. When we first started talking about it in this thread I was using the phrase sankhata dhamma (conditioned thing) and just shortened it as we and I went on. I don't think Dinsdale ...
by SDC
Sun May 06, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1490
Views: 111809

Re: Talk by head of Austrialia's gas and electricity system operator

The rapid increase in solar which causes disrupting in the system the grid, adding variability, making management more complicated. 6:50 Rooftop solar Can lose the equivalent of a large power plant instantaneously because of cloud cover over a city 7:40 Coal plants shut down and go cold because the...
by SDC
Sun May 06, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 6483

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

Do you at least see the liberty you are taking by equating sankhara and sankhata ? And I would never criticize you for doing so - we all take risks in our attempts to understand things. Clearly I am doing the same with what I am saying, but at no point am I claiming that I am right and you are wron...
by SDC
Sat May 05, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 6483

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

So you are informed by what you have read in a book or what by what you have confirmed in your experience ? Which is it? Be explicit. If one were to answer "no", then it would be bad. If one were to answer "yes", then it would be even worse and people would jump on him because of making claims of a...
by SDC
Sat May 05, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 6483

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

But what about the phrase sankhata dhamma which seems to mean "conditioned/determined thing". How is that any different from what you are using as the definition of sankhara ? Here are some definitions of sankhata : determined, conditioned, conditioned by causes. This seems to be more in line with ...
by SDC
Sat May 05, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?
Replies: 346
Views: 6483

Re: Which view on DO resonates with you the most?

I'm curious why you are still quoting me and asking me questions if you think my answers are stupid. Are you accusing me of slander? Only a sotapanna or higher could possibly know whether or not their ideas are in line with Dhamma. Is that what you are claiming? 1) You called me dishonest in the po...