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by Mr Man
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 426
Views: 13552

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

One year under Trump: A shrinking space for protests Scott Michelman, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU's DC chapter, argued that "there has been an astonishing level of hostility toward the First Amendment in 2017", referring to the constitutional protection that affords those in the US the righ...
by Mr Man
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 426
Views: 13552

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Worth a read. James Damore is wrong. It’s fine to discriminate against bigots and bullies Damore might, of course, have included things which are factually wrong in his memo. But how does this tie in with bigotry and bullying? "James Damore is wrong. It’s fine to discriminate against bigots and bul...
by Mr Man
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 426
Views: 13552

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 The answer is no, and Damore was fired. The 26-year-old promptly became a martyr for an alt...
by Mr Man
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Diversity among mods
Replies: 76
Views: 1199

Re: Diversity among mods

Here are my 2 cents. A moderators role on any forum is to make sure the members are abiding by the terms of service. That's it. Done. End of story. I do not have any superior Dhammic attainments or degrees from universities on the Buddhist Religon. I do not look at myself as if I am in some sort of...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump
Replies: 77
Views: 904

Re: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump

The Left used to primarily be about economics - provision of basic services, progressive taxation, safety nets, workers' rights and the right to assembly, free speech, stopping privatization etc.... now it's increasingly about culture, identity classifications, social engineering and promoting stat...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump
Replies: 77
Views: 904

Re: Bannon tells all in new book about Trump

Propogandists of every sort use this technique to stifle the free flow of ideas and views and to monopolize the media and people's attention for their own views......it is nothing new......it should be condemned in all cases and in every instance.....those who don't are propogandists pimping for th...
by Mr Man
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 426
Views: 13552

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Britain May Fine Universities That Limit Free Speech Britain's National Union of Students has endorsed bans on certain figures or groups speaking on campuses, and some supporters of that policy are taking to social media to defend that approach, even as many others are praising Johnson. -- https://...
by Mr Man
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 210
Views: 3986

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

But regarding waging foreign wars, he hasn't come close to Obama's expansion of the so-called 'war on terror' . His haters don't seem to recognize that. Let's look at what he actually does, rather than the often 'unpresidential' nature of his speech. Obama spoke charmingly and eloquently, but some ...
by Mr Man
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 210
Views: 3986

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

The Guardian makes no comment on this strange state of affairs: how a couple of days ago Trump's robust, uncompromising and very public mockery of Kim Jong-un was guaranteed to exacerbate the crisis and was evidence moreover of Trump's insanity, yet now we have the apparent opposite happening. Coul...
by Mr Man
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Feminism for men
Replies: 131
Views: 2526

Re: Feminism for men

binocular wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:26 pm
Medical proefssionals don't think humans are self-realized agents and that instead they need to be told what to think, feel, speak, and do, like robots. And women and unborn children pay the price.
So it is not just women who are oppressing women?
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 151
Views: 2271

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

This question ""people of color" are formally asked to give up their seats to "white people". There is no context. It is not, in my opinion, intrinsically racist. Racism means a view that one race is superior to another. If a person is asked to give up a seat because they are deemed inferior due to...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 151
Views: 2271

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

Racism means a view that one race is superior to another. If a person is asked to give up a seat because they are deemed inferior due to their race it would be racism. Ok. What you are saying is this was just a gesture in good will. Something like a "sorry" statement by Kevin Rudd of Australia to A...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 151
Views: 2271

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

Hi SarathW Retro ask a question in the previous post. What is your answer to it? This question ""people of color" are formally asked to give up their seats to "white people". There is no context. It is not, in my opinion, intrinsically racist. Racism means a view that one race is superior to another...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 151
Views: 2271

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

What part of above sentence is "racism"? What is the logic behind that action? Hi SarathW dharmacorps said it was "in a move geared towards "social justice". But I guess you would really need to ask those who organized the event. Retro already asked the question what I withs to ask too? What was th...
by Mr Man
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 151
Views: 2271

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

SarathW wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:26 pm
"white people" are formally asked to give up their seats to "people of color".
Isn't this racism?
Hi SarathW
What part of above sentence is "racism"?
by Mr Man
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 210
Views: 3986

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

So there is nothing to support the idea that the US govt. was funding ISIS when Trump became president and that Trump stopped that funding? Nothing in what I posted from mainstream news articles: :shrug: Trump Ends Covert Aid to Syrian Rebels Trying to Topple Assad President Trump has ended the cla...
by Mr Man
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 210
Views: 3986

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Was the US govt. funding ISIS at the time Trump became president and then Trump stopped that funding? I don't know the exact details but it appears the pin was obviously pulled on ISIS, who were supplied, armed & funded by the US-Alliance-Group (including Turkey, Saudi Arabia & Qatar). So there is ...
by Mr Man
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump. And why I hate him.
Replies: 210
Views: 3986

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

This thread is about Trump & not Putin. In short, while Trump still illegally has US troops uninvited in Syria, he stopped funding & supporting ISIS & allowed the Syrian to take back most of Syria. Hi DooDoot Was the US govt. funding ISIS at the time Trump became president and then Trump stopped th...
by Mr Man
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Wars & International Geopolitics
Replies: 58
Views: 445

Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

DooDoot wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:06 am
Before highlighting the 1st precept, it is probably more useful to highlight the 2nd precept.

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Don't forget the fourth precept. Are you spreading falsehoods DooDoot?
by Mr Man
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?
Replies: 35
Views: 702

Re: How legitimate is S. N. Goenka's method of vipassanā meditation?

Hi SilaSamadhi

There is this article from Ven. Analayo

The Ancient Roots of the U Ba Khin Vipassanā Meditation

https://host.pariyatti.org/treasures/Th ... tation.pdf