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by Justsit
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 287
Views: 9122

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

The law should be able to proscribe certain types of speech, but I can't think of any that might be used in the context of a care or health setting. HIPAA is kinda a big thing in healthcare in the US, to put it mildly. It's taken very seriously and violations can lead to civil penalties, criminal p...
by Justsit
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 63
Views: 1290

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Not to diminish the recent suffering, but the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. was the Wounded Knee Massacre . Yes, but that was perpetrated by the US Cavalry during a military operation. AFAIK the highest death toll from domestic terrorism occurred at the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 https://e...
by Justsit
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: dank buddhist memes
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: dank buddhist memes

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by Justsit
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 95
Views: 1838

Re: Server migration Sept 22

FYI - When I attempt to access the site this morning I get an "insecure site - invalid certificate" notice, and the color scheme is back to all blue.
I logged on last night with no security warning and the normal red/gold color.
by Justsit
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 95
Views: 1838

Re: Server migration Sept 22

aflatun wrote:
Justsit wrote:
Yup, straight outta the wild, wild West.
I'm sorry I missed it! Probably would have led to a lot of: :computerproblem:
And a lot of:

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by Justsit
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 95
Views: 1838

Re: Server migration Sept 22

aflatun wrote:
Justsit wrote:
aflatun wrote:I dunno man, e-sangha sounds pretty scary! :tongue:
It was...very.
Justsit: That's what I hear!!!:
Yup, straight outta the wild, wild West.
by Justsit
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Server migration Sept 22
Replies: 95
Views: 1838

Re: Server migration Sept 22

aflatun wrote:I dunno man, e-sangha sounds pretty scary! :tongue:
It was...very.
by Justsit
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's the point of gay marriage ?
Replies: 154
Views: 1826

Re: What's the point of gay marriage ?

But for example I do not agree with transgenderism because that is highly detrimental to the person, having a 41% suicide rate. Things like bdsm pleasues or being gay can be kept to oneself without having it written on your forehead, but you can't do that with transgenderism and that might cause so...
by Justsit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's the point of gay marriage ?
Replies: 154
Views: 1826

Re: What's the point of gay marriage ?

This article may be of interest; "Homosexuality and Theravada Buddhism." http://www.buddhanet.net/homosexu.htm "...As homosexuality is not explicitly mentioned in any of the Buddha's discourses (more than 20 volumes in the Pali Text Society's English translation), we can only assume that it is meant...
by Justsit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's the point of gay marriage ?
Replies: 154
Views: 1826

Re: What's the point of gay marriage ?

This summer, I found myself with a crush on my neighbor (who is already taken). So embarrassing! Rather than more or less passively waiting for the feelings to pass, this time around, I've decided to apply some canonical analysis. The romantic feelings went away more quickly than usual. It's also h...
by Justsit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's the point of gay marriage ?
Replies: 154
Views: 1826

Re: What's the point of gay marriage ?

What difference does it make whether sexual orientation is genetic or if it is acquired? It makes a difference in how one will try to deal with whatever problems arise in relation to it. To give a mundane example: When you find yourself having a crush on someone whom you should not have such feelin...
by Justsit
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's the point of gay marriage ?
Replies: 154
Views: 1826

Re: What's the point of gay marriage ?

As a gay man, I must say this is the most interesting thread I've seen here in a while.
by Justsit
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's the point of gay marriage ?
Replies: 154
Views: 1826

Re: What's the point of gay marriage ?

Being gay is not something that can be changed; conversion therapy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversion_therapy has been discredited and is illegal in some places. And men who need a sexual outlet while jailed will find one; given a choice, they would have sex with women. It doesn't mean they're...
by Justsit
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's the point of gay marriage ?
Replies: 154
Views: 1826

Re: What's the point of gay marriage ?

Being gay is not a choice; I maintain that one's sexual orientation is a choice. If it's "Your luxury, your problem," heterosexuals would have no interest in the subject. Why not? People usually have a problem with those who are different. I suspect that there are not just a few heterosexuals who, ...
by Justsit
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's the point of gay marriage ?
Replies: 154
Views: 1826

Re: What's the point of gay marriage ?

Because poor people, or ugly people, or ill people, or people with damaged reputation are allowed to marry freely already. It matters jack squat what you are allowed to do when you aren't able to do it to begin with. Being unable to do something is not the same thing as being forbidden by law from ...
by Justsit
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's the point of gay marriage ?
Replies: 154
Views: 1826

Re: What's the point of gay marriage ?

Why should the state make things easier for gay people, but not for poor people, or ugly people, or ill people, or people with damaged reputation? Because poor people, or ugly people, or ill people, or people with damaged reputation are allowed to marry freely already. Gay people are not. We're tal...
by Justsit
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What's the point of gay marriage ?
Replies: 154
Views: 1826

Re: What's the point of gay marriage ?

If you are totally incapable of doing something, don't demand others be capable of doing it. That's the best part about legalizing gay marriage: you don't have to have one. You don't have to find a man and get married. You can still have a straight marriage, if you so choose. And those that want a ...
by Justsit
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: When the Dalai Lama Dies...
Replies: 29
Views: 683

Re: When the Dalai Lama Dies...

Oh right, you're correct, I forgot about the Ganden Tripa. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Chinese use the Golden Urn ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Urn ) process for their DL selection, aided by the fake PL (that's how he was selected to begin with). I also wouldn't be surprised if the a...
by Justsit
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: When the Dalai Lama Dies...
Replies: 29
Views: 683

Re: When the Dalai Lama Dies...

Maybe this should be a separate thread, but if the Chinese government picked the next Dalai Lama, what would actually change? Would his Buddhism be different or just his politics? or are the two the same thing? There's no reason his practice or teaching should be different. But - The politics are a...
by Justsit
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: When the Dalai Lama Dies...
Replies: 29
Views: 683

Re: When the Dalai Lama Dies...

As many of us know one of the main positions in choosing the next Dalai Lama is the Panchen Lama. The Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhist choice of this child was taken as China took the boy and his family and no one has ever been able to meet or verify his safety since. There has been rumors that 17th...