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by Mr Man
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?
Replies: 29
Views: 281

Re: Why does a comedian go to hell or animal womb?

So performers are responsible for the intoxicated & heedless mind states of others?
by Mr Man
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Criticism of Islam
Replies: 86
Views: 3156

Re: Criticism of Islam

Its a shame that anyone who brings up any rational criticism of Islamic teachings gets silenced by getting names called upon such as 'neo-conservative' Hi Dharmasherab Do you have an example of someone calling you (or someone else) a 'neo-conservative' because of their "rational criticism of Islami...
by Mr Man
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 465
Views: 15682

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s scuffle ‘bodyguard’ exposed partying in Nazi uniform https://evolvepolitics.com/jacob-rees-moggs-scuffle-bodyguard-exposed-partying-nazi-uniform/ Townsley – seen below in the white shirt – can be clearly seen barging into the group of protestors at the University of the West of En...
by Mr Man
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 465
Views: 15682

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Another attempt to disrupt discussion on a university campus using physical intimidation. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/02/jacob-rees-mogg-involved-in-scuffle-at-university-campus Sadly, it is almost predictable that a politician with Rees-Mogg's reputation would be met with asserti...
by Mr Man
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1301

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

Difference of perspective: global perspective vs. local perspective: globally (here "globally" means "the big perspective") the earth is round (not really but close enough) while locally (here "locally" means from a smaller, near to hand perspective) the earth is flat. Hi chownah But in your exampl...
by Mr Man
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1301

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

Difference of perspective: global perspective vs. local perspective: globally (here "globally" means "the big perspective") the earth is round (not really but close enough) while locally (here "locally" means from a smaller, near to hand perspective) the earth is flat. Hi chownah But in your exampl...
by Mr Man
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is your contribution to make this world a better place?
Replies: 22
Views: 304

Re: What is your contribution to make this world a better place?

robertk wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:10 am
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my daughter :)
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by Mr Man
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Highest happiness is not seeking happiness?
Replies: 51
Views: 452

Re: Highest happiness is not seeking happiness?

SarathW wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:40 am
Highest happiness is not seeking happiness?
Well if you had the highest happiness you wouldn't be seeking happiness because you already had the highest happiness.

:thinking:
by Mr Man
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is the alternative to the capitalism?
Replies: 91
Views: 1301

Re: What is the alternative to the capitalism?

Sufficiency economy is the name of a Thai development approach attributed to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's "sufficiency economy philosophy" Three interrelated components and two underlying conditions are central to SEP's application. The three components are reasonableness (or wisdom), moderat...
by Mr Man
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Combatting Guruism
Replies: 118
Views: 1484

Re: Combatting Guruism

To those who think we cannot rely on individual interpretation: If we cannot trust our understanding of the suttas, the actual word of the Buddha himself, how can we trust our understanding of a teacher explaining from those suttas, let alone the teacher themself? This seems to be a self-defeating ...
by Mr Man
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 465
Views: 15682

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Worth a read. James Damore is wrong. It’s fine to discriminate against bigots and bullies https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/11/discriminate-conservatives-james-damore-suing-google-intolerance I can't figure out if you are writing tounge-in-cheek / as satire or not. Hi Leeuwenhoek2 ...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 173
Views: 3355

Re: Diversity among mods

No_Mind asserted that there was "full freedom of speech in DW now" and I said this was not the case. Yes, I explained to you how No_Mind's assertion could be completely true. I'm not interested in making a case that there is "full freedom of speech in DW now", as that would be, as I have said earli...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 173
Views: 3355

Re: Diversity among mods

By the same token, I am saying "There is no restriction on speech for those who do not desire to breach the ToS". Do you think that what I said is incorrect? Yes I do. The ToS apply to everyone. Just like the road speed limit applies to everyone not just those who speed. Speech on any forum, in any...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 173
Views: 3355

Re: Diversity among mods

Sam Vara The terms of service restrict the speech of everyone who participates in this forum. If they want to break the restrictions or not is not relevant to the original point. "No there is not full freedom of speech in DW now. The forum is moderated." I have answered many questions for you Sam V...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 173
Views: 3355

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi Sam Vara That is irrelevant. They do restrict speech. But not your speech, it seems. Or, if they do, you are unwilling to tell us how. They only restrict the speech of those who want to break the terms of service. Do you wish to be an advocate of such people? There is certainly no rule against t...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 173
Views: 3355

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi No_Mind "Freedom of speech" has become heavily politicized, in my opinion. "full freedom of speech" would not be great for a forum as there needs to be some kind of order (moderation) to keep the conversations fruitful. Even if that is just the collation of ideas into topics. And yes I have been...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 173
Views: 3355

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi Sam Vara Yes anyone is free to respond but I was interested in communicating with No_Mind within the context of this furum/discussion. If I want to go against the "terms of service" is neither here nor there. The point is the "terms of service" restrict speech. This really is undeniable, in my o...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 173
Views: 3355

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi Sam Vara Well I actually was interested in communicating with No_Mind And I was interested in communicating with you. Presumably if you hadn't wanted anyone else to get involved, you could have PM'd No_Mind. That's how forums work. Board warnings are issued/ posts are removed / threads locked / ...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 173
Views: 3355

Re: Diversity among mods

There is full freedom of speech in DW now which was lacking when I was banned. Hi No_Mind No there is not full freedom of speech in DW now. The forum is moderated. Depends on what you mean by freedom of speech. You cannot crack crude, obscene jokes and tell lewd stories before a female colleague. T...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 173
Views: 3355

Re: Diversity among mods

Hi Sam Vara I'm sure No_Mind is perfectly capable of communicating/elaborating on what he means. What I said above is a statement of fact that is all. I'm sure he is, too. I'm not so interested in what No_Mind means, as in what you mean. In what sense is there not full freedom of speech here on DW?...