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by Mr Man
Sat May 26, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 59
Views: 593

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

. This trend has even been embraced by certain Theravada bhikkhus such as Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose mode of Engaged Buddhism was spoken about previously here . What do we do then about and for the so-called "Engaged Buddhist"? And if we allow the "Engaged Buddhists" (who are typically left-wing in terms...
by Mr Man
Sat May 26, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?
Replies: 32
Views: 312

Re: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?

retrofuturist wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:00 am

Many non-leftists no longer frequent Starbucks due to their policies and promotions.
In the UK that would be leftists.
by Mr Man
Sat May 26, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?
Replies: 32
Views: 312

Re: Should starbucks allow non- customers to use restrooms and seating?

Question for those who do not live in the US - in general, does your country have public restrooms available? I live in London and the borough where I live has a few (not many) public toilets, which are run by the local council and are free to use. There is also a "Community toilet scheme" which me...
by Mr Man
Fri May 25, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monks in private jets pass test
Replies: 148
Views: 21870

Re: Monks in private jets pass test

Here is a video of the arrest - it's fairly shocking really. I guess some kind of message is being sent.



http://www.khaosodenglish.com/videos/20 ... onk-video/
by Mr Man
Fri May 25, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 56
Views: 1302

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

And Trump: NFL kneelers 'maybe shouldn't be in country' President Donald Trump has praised an NFL ban on players kneeling during the national anthem, questioning whether such protesters should stay in the US. He said: "You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn't be playing, yo...
by Mr Man
Fri May 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 59
Views: 593

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

It's the general terms of service that allows racist etc. views to be disseminated through a Buddhist forum. It is the Rules for the "News, Current Events & Politics" forum that states "Whilst you may critique ideas, you may not attack or smear members who ascribe to such views". You see a "safe spa...
by Mr Man
Fri May 25, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 59
Views: 593

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

For example - It is okay to post racist/homophobic/anti-anti-Semitic material but is not okay to call someone a racist etc.
by Mr Man
Fri May 25, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW
Replies: 59
Views: 593

Re: Member Poll on "News, Current Events & Politics" at DW

Hopefully this will mean an end to the "safe space" rules that were implemented for that specific forum.
by Mr Man
Thu May 24, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Monks in private jets pass test
Replies: 148
Views: 21870

Re: Monks in private jets pass test

Phra Buddha Isara disrobed, detained
https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/genera ... d-detained
by Mr Man
Sun May 20, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: If mind = brain
Replies: 136
Views: 1731

Re: If mind = brain

cappuccino wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:14 pm
karma remembers who you are, even if you become someone else…
So kamma is something separate from you? How does kamma hold memory?
by Mr Man
Sun May 20, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 56
Views: 1302

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

I personally have no opinion on the matter. Okay, thanks. You've carelessly missed out a bit of my response. When asked "So do you think The President should be calling gang members...animals?" my response was a succinct but definite "No". I didn't carelessly miss out I deliberately cut out what se...
by Mr Man
Sat May 19, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 56
Views: 1302

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

He didn't specify MS-13 members when he called some immigrants animals, that was added alter after the outrage. You are right lyndon. This article is worth a read - There Are Lives Being Ruined. There Are Things Breaking Beyond Repair. https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a20736392/there-are-lives...
by Mr Man
Fri May 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 56
Views: 1302

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Sam Vara wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:30 am
Mr Man wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:18 am
So do you think The President should be calling gang members (if you don't consider gang members a demographic) animals?
I personally have no opinion on the matter.
Okay, thanks.
by Mr Man
Fri May 18, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 56
Views: 1302

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Well I don't think The President should be calling any demographic animals. Yes, I agree. But a "demographic" is normally taken to mean a particular section of a population, often defined in terms of age, income, consumption patterns, ethnicity, etc. It has been shown beyond doubt that Trump was (r...
by Mr Man
Fri May 18, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 56
Views: 1302

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Intemperate language to be sure, but your post refers to "Latinos". I thought he had just referred to the entire Latin-American world, including those resident in the USA, as "animals". But in the link you provide, it says that he used the term to refer to some illegal immigrants, who were alleged ...
by Mr Man
Thu May 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 56
Views: 1302

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Intemperate language to be sure, but your post refers to "Latinos". I thought he had just referred to the entire Latin-American world, including those resident in the USA, as "animals". But in the link you provide, it says that he used the term to refer to some illegal immigrants, who were alleged ...
by Mr Man
Thu May 17, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Has Trump done anything against PC culture since he won the presidency, or was it just rhetoric ?
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Has Trump done anything against PC culture since he won the presidency, or was it just rhetoric ?

Circle5 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:16 pm
For example in UK, a prime minister resigned cause o being caught stealing a couple hundred pounds.
Hi Circle5, who was that?
by Mr Man
Tue May 15, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: is birth control the same as getting an abortion
Replies: 128
Views: 2013

Re: is birth control the same as getting an abortion

yeah, i consider birth control a possible poison, and i draw support from the vinaya. some contraception possibly and occasionally fails at prevention but succeeds in terminating a very early stage pregnancy by damaging the womb? "Bhikkhus, the descent of the embryo takes place through the union of...
by Mr Man
Tue May 15, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.
Replies: 44
Views: 879

Re: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.

Greetings Mr Man, Paul, you asserted Race is irrelevant to the situation. How do you know that? Because I concisely summarized the situation from a legal perspective. Namely, "Person A calls the police because they witness Persons B & C breaking the law." Again, when someone is breaking the law, it...