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by retrofuturist
Tue May 22, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 35
Views: 187

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

Greetings No_Mind,
No_Mind wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 5:20 am
Only when my physical body is present and my identity is know does the kamma become my own.
Actually, the Dhamma teaches otherwise.

"Intention, I tell you, is kamma. Intending, one does kamma by way of body, speech, & mind." (AN 6.63)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Tue May 22, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Musings on Race (Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?)
Replies: 35
Views: 187

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

Greetings No_Mind, My forum persona is antipodal to my real persona. In real life I am the politest person you will find. Yet, the cittas of each are equally real. To what extent is your "forum persona" real, and to what extent is it an "act"? Kamma doesn't make exemption, simply because you're "act...
by retrofuturist
Mon May 21, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: DOJ Inspector General reports & other investigations into U.S. political corruption and treason
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: DOJ Inspector General reports & other investigations into U.S. political corruption and treason

Greetings, From Sara Carter... Concealed FISA Docs May Hold Key to Trump Surveillance - President Trump meets with FBI, DOJ and DNI Highlights Trump is meeting Monday afternoon with senior law enforcement and intelligence officials to discuss evidence that the FBI had an informant inside the Trump c...
by retrofuturist
Mon May 21, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump and the NHS
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: Trump and the NHS

Greetings,
Sam Vara wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:12 pm
One would hope that our negotiators would be putting "Britain First" in response!

I hadn't heard of this one, though, and to me it looks like a peculiarly British strain of TDS.
Agreed on both counts.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon May 21, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Economists: US-CHINA trade deal is a scam
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Economists: US-CHINA trade deal is a scam

Greetings DooDoot, Most of your post is off-topic. Not every topic is to be used as a dumping ground for your anusayā. That part which does address the U.S. and China is based on what exactly? What is true (even though CNN reported it) is that Trump is the first "foreign leader to have an official d...
by retrofuturist
Mon May 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Any other Black people on Dhammawheel?

Greetings LG2V,

I'll try to keep this site in mind for when I think there's a suitable opportunity to refer people through to it.

Good luck.

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon May 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 81
Views: 684

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

Greetings James,

Agreed, and Advanced Mathematics and Buddhism are alike in the sense that the majority will not even bother to embark upon learning them, because there's too much effort involved.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Mon May 21, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is Buddhism exclusive ?
Replies: 81
Views: 684

Re: Is Buddhism exclusive ?

Greetings James, Is Buddhism exclusive ? Or all accommodating ? Tailoring or catering for or available to only a few, selected, restricted , elite and excellent people . I don't think it's truly any of the above. It's exclusive only to the extent that certain teachings will be beyond the capability ...
by retrofuturist
Sun May 20, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: DOJ Inspector General reports & other investigations into U.S. political corruption and treason
Replies: 3
Views: 234

DOJ Inspector General reports & other investigations into political corruption

Greetings pulga, Sounds like that may be coming to a head too... https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/998256454590193665?s=19 https://twitter.com/esaagar/status/998315888251195394?s=19 (Feel free to discuss any of these OIG / #DrainTheSwamp / FBI / DOJ / Special Council issues in this topic as...
by retrofuturist
Sat May 19, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 981

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Greetings Kamran, I've noticed you brand everyone and everything into one of two categories: 1) Trump supporter or 2) open door globalist. Where did I say there were only two worldviews, only two categories? Or was that simply your projection? It seems you're quite adept at projection Kamran. Metta,...
by retrofuturist
Sat May 19, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 981

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Greetings Kamran, I see you added this to your above post... Your repeated branding of everyone as either for Trump or for the "open border glabalists" as if those were the only two options is also a fascist tactic. It sounds like any perspective you do not like is to be labelled "fascist"? Hmmm... ...
by retrofuturist
Sat May 19, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 981

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Greetings Kamran,
Kamran wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 12:53 am
... this is a classic case of fascism.
This "Chicken Little" act didn't work in 2016, and it looks more ridiculous and more incongruous with every passing day.

If that's the best that Trump haters can muster in 2018, it's going to be a long 8 years.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri May 18, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 981

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Greetings Kamran, You interpret it as bashing because Trump is your hero - you identify with him. No, I "interpret it as bashing", because when your topic's OP was shown to be a demonstrably fraudulent topic, you just switch to other criticisms which have nothing to do with the topic, despite having...
by retrofuturist
Fri May 18, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 981

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Greetings Kamran, But the vast majority of American youth, the next generation, are so ashamed and disgusted with not only Trump, but with what his Presidency says about American society. Interesting. The blatantly fraudulent basis upon which this topic was initiated has been fully exposed, so you s...
by retrofuturist
Thu May 17, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: DOJ Inspector General reports & other investigations into U.S. political corruption and treason
Replies: 3
Views: 234

DOJ Inspector General reports & other investigations into U.S. political corruption and treason

Greetings, It's been mentioned occasionally here that whilst the Mueller investigation into Russian interference and such has been going on, DOJ inspector general Mike Horowitz and his team have been quietly going about their business investigating and compiling a "long-awaited watchdog report on th...
by retrofuturist
Thu May 17, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 46
Views: 981

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Greetings, As has been mentioned above by Sam Vara, he was speaking of MS-13 gang members. https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/997215000312926208 https://twitter.com/GOP/status/997134983750979585 https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/997171911376416768?s=19 The fact Trump was referring to MS-13 is ob...
by retrofuturist
Wed May 16, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 540
Views: 23653

Re: POTUS 2017

Greetings,



Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Wed May 16, 2018 10:39 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: 381

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

Greetings Circle5, I don't know, name me anything concrete done against PC. Politically correctness is more of a cultural thing, than a legal thing, so culturally, he has done what needed to be done in order to remove its potency - namely, not pandering to it. The fact that he doesn't pander to, nor...
by retrofuturist
Tue May 15, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.
Replies: 44
Views: 862

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

Greetings Kamran, The police did not issue a citation. The black family did not break the law according to the police. The police did not issue any citations. Given that we're talking about a corrupt, socialist state that aids and abets illegal aliens and their criminal activities , I wouldn't read ...
by retrofuturist
Tue May 15, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: VIDEO: White woman calls police on Blacks having a BBQ at the lake.
Replies: 44
Views: 862

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 ...