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by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 66
Views: 1198

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings Lyndon,
lyndon taylor wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:11 am
So you blame the victims???
What do you mean by "blame the victims"?

What exactly are you alleging that a member is doing?

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 66
Views: 1198

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings Lyndon,

I must have missed that too.

Again, feel free to point to a post where people are defending rape and murder, in order to demonstrate that this isn't mere projection or conjecture on your part.

Thank you.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 66
Views: 1198

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

Greetings Lyndon,

Has anyone said that people being murdered or raped is OK?

I don't remember anyone saying or implying this. Perhaps you could show where this was said, so we can rule out the possibility of this allegation being mere projection or conjecture on your part?

Thanks.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 26
Views: 297

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Greetings L.N., Don't you see that words might elicit reactivity in others? That is part of what this discussion is about. There's a spectrum of possible responses, none of which are in the control of the speaker. If enough people go on to read a certain innocuous comment, someone in that group is b...
by retrofuturist
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Let's make this forum more Buddhist!

Greetings, I really like this topic. My personal objective remains to give members this space, free of coersion, and not telling people what they ought to do with it. Therefore, it's refreshing to see people wanting to take some personal ownership of what they want this forum to be, and leading them...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 26
Views: 297

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Greetings L.N., The question is, what is the best way to do this? Perhaps your answer is to simply ignore comments which play the person instead of the ball. A good place to start, is to not assume that literally everything anyone says is a "personalized attack". For example, I called an analysis of...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 830

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings L.N., Fair enough. While I did not intend the term "alt-right" to mean what you have stated, you will notice that I respected your wishes and stopped using the term. Still, a lot of your comments go a bit farther than just "right." The George Soros conspiracy stuff is just ridiculous. Now ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 830

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings, Doubly strange, because what you imply DooDoot has no business to do, is precisely what you take it upon yourself to do, in relation to anyone on this forum who disagrees with you, your positions or your over-complicated and uncharitable speech codes. I have not done any such thing. Oh, r...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 26
Views: 297

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Greetings L.N., I believe it was retrofuturist who originally used the term "play the ball, not the man" in another Topic. Clearly, as stated in the OP, different people might have different opinions. Yes, it was me who mentioned this phrase. So if anybody is interested in posting comments actually ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 50
Views: 1793

Re: Political Compass

Greetings PuerAzaelis, How is that "name calling"? That's an observation. I guess the fact we use words to communicate, means that anything can be called "name" calling? Perhaps that's the point of the term "name calling"... it can be used to try shutting down anyone else's opinions or positions tha...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Political Compass
Replies: 50
Views: 1793

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings DooDoot, Thanks for sharing that comprehensive response. Here in Australia I've actually voted Greens since 2000, and even handed out how to vote cards for the last 2 federal, and 1 state election but I won't be doing either again soon, because under their current leadership, the Greens be...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball
Replies: 26
Views: 297

Re: Right Speech: The Person in the Ball

Greetings Spiny, Thanks for sharing this very apt sutta. It is worth noting that all the parameters the Buddha speaks of are matters which are well within the control of the "speaker". In other words, it's not left to the "hearer" to adjudicate, over-analyze, or to set their own personalized demands...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: News/Politics Forum Moratorium
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: News/Politics Forum Moratorium

Greetings, It's a little bit more than that though... If you simply "followed the bouncing ball", then Brexit would not have happened, Trump would not have won, Hollywood and the US Parliament wouldn't have turned out to be a cesspit of sexual depravity & corruption, and so on. Yet, these events occ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: News/Politics Forum Moratorium
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: News/Politics Forum Moratorium

Greetings Pseudobabble, I appreciate your concern, but staff are across the current situation and are actively assessing the best way forward. In the meantime, thank you for the reminder that members are welcome to opt out of the News forum, either short-term or long-term. I even did this myself onc...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 830

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings L.N., Are you George Soros? If not, what business do you have focusing on George Soros (and others) instead of on yourself? Interesting. So we cannot critique the actions of anyone, because we are not them? Strange. Doubly strange, because what you imply DooDoot has no business to do, is p...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 830

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings L.N., "Overwrought" is yet a further effort to assess my perceived state of mind. Get that through your head. False. It is simply what your analysis is ... calling your analyses "overwrought" makes no comment one way or another about any neuroses, hang ups etc. Again, you can dish it out, ...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 830

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings L.N.,

For the love of Buddha, please cease your overwrought behavioural analyses and get back to the topic. I honestly don't know how to get this through your head.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 830

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings L.N.,

You have already had the complaints process explained to you.

Incessant off-topic bitterness is not the process.

:focus:

Thank you.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?
Replies: 69
Views: 830

Re: Why are far-right political views so predominant on DW?

Greetings L.N., You have an amazing ability to take general comments and observations and uncharitably construe them as all manner of psychoanalysis, smears, bullying, unfriendliness, name calling and personalized comments. How about you just ease up and stop trying so hard to be perpetually offende...
by retrofuturist
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: On so-called "Heart Practice"
Replies: 16
Views: 197

Re: On so-called "Heart Practice"

Greetings, I have seen similar teachings taught, and similarly have had concerns about whether such instruction constitutes Right Effort. As you seem to be aware of the Buddha's actual instruction, I suggest you use that as a guide to parse the suitability of other instructions you encounter along t...