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by Leeuwenhoek2
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 3174

Re: How to deal with ignorant brutes in a discussion

Now these "slow" people could never "win" fairly so they tend to cheat and use lowly tactics. As i see it if the weaker opponent cheats it is still possible to win unless the cheating is of such nature that it cannot be overcome. If the cheating cannot be overcome should the superior party also che...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Buddha's Politics
Replies: 37
Views: 1555

Re: The Buddha's Politics

Here is a link to "A constitution for living" http://www.watnyanaves.net/uploads/File/books/pdf/a_constitution_for_living.pdf There is a list of the abbreviations used at the end of the book. In the pdf file from the link you kindly provided there is a "ABBREVIATIONS Designating major Buddhist scri...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Buddha's Politics
Replies: 37
Views: 1555

Re: The Buddha's Politics

(J.V.378) Please unpack these abbreviated references into URL's to English translations. Or at least use their full names. The commentary is interesting but where is the quoted text coming from? IMO the argument would be much stronger if the section beginning with " The political parties of the USA...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 130032

Climate Change from Land Use (not CO2)

There are kinds of Anthropogenic (man-made) climate change such as the UHI (Urban Heat Island) that have little or nothing to do with green house gases, CO2 etc. As Los Angeles Heats Up, Fog Fades (2015) Southern California is home to tens of millions of people, and Los Angeles, with a population o...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 130032

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC. 2017 Annual Report I have warned you, however, that we have been fortunate in recent years and that the catastrophe-light period the industry was experiencing was not a new norm. Last September drove home that point, as three significant hurricanes hit Texas, Florida and Puer...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 130032

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Seasonal Hurricane Predictions - 2018 Season
The Atlantic Hurricane season of 2018 began June 1
http://www.bsc.es/seasonalhurricanepredictions#
Scroll down to see 20 different hurricane predictions from universities, government agencies and private entities.

Now we wait a year.
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 130032

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

If we did a poll I wonder how western Buddhists would answer this question: True or false. There is a strong consensus among scientists that as a consequence of anthropogenic climate change we will see more tropical cyclones (hurricanes). My hypothesis is that a majority would answer true. Whereas a...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 33341

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

On Social Power Dynamics in Political Discourse - Christian Gonzalez is a political science major at Columbia University and a columnist for the Columbia Daily Spectator. In The Righteous Mind, Jonathan Haidt argues that progressives are primarily motivated by the desire to help victims of oppressi...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

Relevant to this conversation, especially pace Bundokji's post: A review of social science work on political tolerance/intolerance especially on university campus https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=28785&p=475265#p475265 ----------------------------- For those that want to dig deeper consi...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 33341

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Of relevance to that which drives threats to free speech. Tolerance: “a willingness to permit the expression of those ideas or interests that one opposes.” A review of social science work on political tolerance/intolerance especially on university campus https://heterodoxacademy.org/the-skeptics-are...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

How would Dhamma Wheelers answer Tucker's questions? ... And just where is the "Dharmic perspective" in this sort of (typical and incessant) bear-baiting? I can't attest to the accuracy of the description of "(typical and incessant) bear-baiting". But, as I attempted to indicate in my last post, I ...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: When racial division is the subtext of everything...
Replies: 22
Views: 1080

Re: When racial division is the subtext of everything...

How would Dhamma Wheelers answer Tucker's questions? I'd expect answers would partially reflect attitudes about the person asking the question. Especially among people who have an idea about who Tucker Carlson is. Ask a question in a different way and you should expect different answers. That is a ...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Buddha's Politics
Replies: 37
Views: 1555

Re: The Buddha's Politics

I don't think the Buddha's politics involved believing one own side's self-serving propaganda about their nemeses, did it? Do you think your false projections are compassionate? Are you following the Buddha's politics by doing so? Those are two rather loaded questions. I think the Buddha's basic te...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 33341

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

OK, we all attribute different amounts of significance to things. I'm happy to differ amicably on that one. Sam. I'm delighting in the felicity of the words and the harmonious but constructive mindset modeled by them. Tending towards harmony without sacrificing logic or avoiding what was said. :two...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: The Buddha's Politics
Replies: 37
Views: 1555

Re: The Buddha's Politics

Of course conservatives will argue with anything, but they lack compassion. I would put that statement on the same level as claiming that someone who disagrees lacks compassion and is a terrible Buddhist. The causes and conditions that I believe leads to such thinking, as well as a way to liberatio...