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by chownah
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 451
Views: 15434

Re: POTUS 2017

Remember those trump denials that russia interfered with the election? Twitter this evening released a new set of statistics related to its investigation on Russia propaganda efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, including that 677,775 people were exposed to social media posts fr...
by chownah
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americas new segregationists are on the left.
Replies: 44
Views: 653

Re: Americas new segregationists are on the left.

retrofuturist wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:36 am
Trump is a master of speaking to people in a way they can understand.
INdeed. That is why 55% (and sometimes more) of the voters disapprove of what he is doing....seems that people understand....
chownah
by chownah
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americas new segregationists are on the left.
Replies: 44
Views: 653

Re: Americas new segregationists are on the left.

Greetings chownah, If he really wanted to treat them like people and not minorities then perhaps....just maybe....he would not be making such a big deal about black unemployment statistics. Trump is a master of speaking to people in a way they can understand. If certain people are only capable of s...
by chownah
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americas new segregationists are on the left.
Replies: 44
Views: 653

Re: Americas new segregationists are on the left.

Possibly... just maybe... it's because he treats them like "people" and not like "minorities"? INdeed, and then again maybe not. If he really wanted to treat them like people and not minorities then perhaps....just maybe....he would not be making such a big deal about black unemployment statistics....
by chownah
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americas new segregationists are on the left.
Replies: 44
Views: 653

Re: Americas new segregationists are on the left.

No, the left stands up for the rights of the oppressed, at least the good left does, you can always find bad in every group, but under Trump oppression of minorities is getting worse, not better, oppression of the poor, much worse, and protection of the super rich, much stronger, is that really wha...
by chownah
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Fake News Awards
Replies: 12
Views: 191

Re: Fake News Awards

Because he's great... Do you really believe this? Or, is it a sarcasm? (Or, maybe English not being my native language I am missing some nuances of the word "great" here in this context. I thought saying someone is great means he is an excellent person in general.) I think you almost have solve the...
by chownah
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie
Replies: 103
Views: 2676

Re: The Truth About The Rohingya Lie

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Myanmar_anti-Muslim_riots the wikipedia article "2013 Myanmar anti-Muslim riots": May riots in Lashio[edit] On 29 May, violence broke out in Lashio, in Shan state bordering China, after reports that a 48-year-old Muslim man named Ne Win poured petrol on a youn...
by chownah
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Re: Trump - One Year

.... :rofl: That's excellent! That is funny.......but......does it give a fair depiction of how the media has handled the question of trumps sanity?......or does it unfairly depict the media and add fuel to trumps ploy to trust no one but him? I haven't seen any media news on trumps sanity which so...
by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 159
Views: 2464

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

Some say wars are fought for power, some say they are fought for harmony. Now what? Talk is cheap...if you listen long enough some say just about everything that can be said....doesn't make it right or truthful though. Can you bring a reference where someone discussing fighting a war for harmony? c...
by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?
Replies: 139
Views: 1558

Re: Nāmarūpa - Named Form?

U.G. said many times that each person that comes into this natural state will be necessarily unique in their expression of it. They will also affect the consciousness of all beings in ways we can't understand. It seems like you are trying to interpret Buddhist teachings through a UG lens - that is ...
by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Meaning of the first verse of Siri­maṇḍat­thera­gāthā (6.13)
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Meaning of the first verse of Siri­maṇḍat­thera­gāthā (6.13)

dylanj wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:54 am
Still curious as to how rain saturates closed things & not open things
I just bumped up a thread called "the rain soddens what is covered". It is right here in the general theravada discussion forum.....have a look.
chownah
by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: "Rain soddens what's covered..."
Replies: 49
Views: 2943

Re: "Rain soddens what's covered..."

Here it is!
by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 343
Views: 33965

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Kim Ohara, Thanks for bringing that article....it does a great job of explaining what the neoen-tesla battery is doing. I think it shows that stability of the grid can be adequately maintained through fast response batteries and auxiliary generators. This should show that we need not worry that the ...
by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 343
Views: 33965

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

objection. ......... ....... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Solar and wind will... be able to provide continuous supply 24/365.... every indication, EVERY indication, is that the known solutions to this problem will soon be cost allowable. Challenge: I...
by chownah
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What it means by that the mind reside in the cave?
Replies: 39
Views: 201

Re: What it means by that the mind reside in the cave?

I think your link is broken.
chownah
by chownah
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 343
Views: 33965

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

Finally, do you like to insult people.....you take a reasonable post and you nit pick it to find some flaw and then you amplify what you see as a flaw into character assasination.....really you do...... chownah What it is that you are labeling a "reasonable post"? Speaking in the abstract and attac...
by chownah
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 343
Views: 33965

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

To anyone thinking that Kim raises points of concern please see my previous responses which already address the issues. If you think it is notable that estimated costs for a technology went up %50 in a few years according to one report then please investigate and report back to the group. I underst...
by chownah
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety
Replies: 343
Views: 33965

Re: Discussion of Nuclear Power and Safety

If the cost allowable problem solutions already existed then there would be no discussion even going on....the difference is that many people are short sighted or narrow minded enough to not realize that every indication...EVERY indication ...is that in the not so distant future there will be cost ...
by chownah
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Why so few Western Buddhists?
Replies: 159
Views: 2464

Re: Why so few Western Buddhists?

Surely you jest. Most wars have been fought over power and wealth....in fact wars are almost exclusivly fought over power and wealth......"give me this piece of land as my control of it is necessary for harmony"..... Tomayto, tomahto. Are you saying that "harmony" and "power and wealth" are the sam...
by chownah
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly
Replies: 24
Views: 301

Re: Zhuangzi and the Butterfly

In reading the tao te ching I think that referring to commentaries too much tends to blunt the meaning.....because a meaning which one finds through ones own thoughts and contemplations will benefit one best. The eternal tao brings forth the 10,000 things with names but is itself nameless.
chownah