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by pulga
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?
Replies: 50
Views: 644

Re: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?

Yes. He is obviously a very, very confused young man, ignorant and suffering just like all the beings in samsara. What is the ripening of suffering? When someone is overcome, and his mind is obsessed by suffering, either he sorrows and laments, and beating his breast, he weeps and becomes distraugh...
by pulga
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!
Replies: 16
Views: 272

Re: Hillary gave Away all our Uranium!

“The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months,” Campbell explained. “APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions o...
by pulga
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 74
Views: 3428

Re: Fake News

I read a comment today, in which someone succinctly rolled together a few of the concurrent investigations (e.g. Uranium One, Russian Interference, FISA abuses, Clinton Foundation) into a brief summary. If their suggestion of what is going on is even remotely true, things are going to get very inte...
by pulga
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2004

Re: Trump - One Year

In the Cakkhu Sutta (SN 25.1) the sappurisa is said to have transcended the plane of the puthujjana, cf. Atthasalini 349 as well. Just something to keep in mind when discussing people of integrity from a worldly perspective.
by pulga
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 74
Views: 3428

Re: Fake News

lyndon taylor wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:16 pm
So your way to contribute to the fake news thread is to post fake news??
This is the information that Eric Holder tried to keep hidden with his gag order.

Exclusive: Secret witness in Senate Clinton probe is ex-lobbyist for Russian firm
by pulga
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News
Replies: 74
Views: 3428

Re: Fake News

I thought the liberal media thoroughly debunked the Uranium One scandal. It'll be interesting to see how they spin this, or will it be more or less censored out of their news cycle?

Uranium One informant makes Clinton allegations to Congress
by pulga
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2004

Re: Trump - One Year

His critics are so predictable and so easy to troll. Personally I suspect talk of a military parade is laying the groundwork for wedging the Democrats further towards extreme far left... I think President Trump really does love his country, so it isn’t purely a tactical maneuver. He got the idea du...
by pulga
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2004

Re: Trump - One Year

When he views the parade I'd love the President to trick himself out in khaki or camouflage, if only to scare the beejeemees out of his critics.
by pulga
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2004

Re: Trump - One Year

Inspector General Horowitz's report that is expected to be made public next month is likely to be a bombshell.

“A Political Boon to the President”: Will the Inspector General’s Report Do What Nunes Couldn’t?
by pulga
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 465
Views: 15763

Re: Amy Wax on reason vs assertion

A professor on reason vs assertion... https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/are-we-free-to-discuss-americas-real-problems/?appeal_code=MK118EM3&utm_campaign=imprimis&utm_source=housefile&utm_medium=email&utm_content=jan_2018_free_to_discuss&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_2P3F05IeQxbqjC7-I1hkBMEhDwutIqeUOq0TUQSswHjJQ2qHr...
by pulga
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2004

Re: Trump - One Year

There have been some abuses of the H-1B Visa Program. The Trump Administration just wants to address those abuses and to set up a program that favors Americans and secures their jobs, rather than granting visas for people living abroad to replace them. With the increase in corporate investment in th...
by pulga
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2004

Re: Trump - One Year

The FISA memo probably does have some bias, but it is noteworthy that the Republicans do seem to be pushing for transparency over what happened.

by pulga
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2004

Re: Trump - One Year

The Democrats and the FBI will have the opportunity to challenge the memo. It will stand or fall on its own merits. Frankly, I think it would be best just to vet the thousand or so documents used in compiling the memo and to release them to the public. Transparency is a good thing: had the memo been...
by pulga
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Yogavacara's Manual
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Yogavacara's Manual

dylanj wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:58 am
I bought this from pariyatti without realizing there's no English translation. Guess I'll read it when/if I learn pali.
Manual of a Mystic
by pulga
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Pali Resources
Replies: 84
Views: 26166

Re: Pali Resources

The Pali Text Society recently made available Ven. H. Saddhatissa's audio reading of the exercises to Warder's Introduction to Pali.

Introduction to Pali Sound Files
by pulga
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump
Replies: 77
Views: 1159

Re: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump

Tammy Bruce has written a scathing opinion piece on Mr. Wolff and the reception of his book.

Tammy Bruce: 'Fake but important' Trump book proves liberals don't care about the truth
by pulga
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump
Replies: 77
Views: 1159

Re: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump

Former Trump political strategist Steve Bannon apologized Sunday for unflattering comments attributed to him in the recently released Trump White House tell-all “Fire and Fury,” saying he “regrets” his delayed response and that he continues to support the president. Bannon expresses 'regret' for co...
by pulga
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 210
Views: 4778

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

On the campaign trail, President Trump famously asked African Americans: “What do you have to lose?” by voting for him. He promised his economic agenda would lead to more jobs and higher wages for everyone.
Black unemployment falls to lowest level on record
by pulga
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump
Replies: 77
Views: 1159

Re: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump

This appears to be a fairly balanced article from Politico:

Journalists scrutinize Michael Wolff's credibility

With the economy doing well and with more pressing problems facing the country, President Trump ought to just weather the storm with as much constraint as he can muster. It'll pass.
by pulga
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1390
Views: 100303

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

That would be this - https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Michael_Savage - Michael Savage, Pulga? I concede that I don't really listen much to Dr. Savage's radio broadcast. I believe this article probably reflects more accurately his concern for the environment. Michael Savage warns Trump: Don’t t...