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by Justsit
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 956

Re: What is Facebook?

Now it's confirmed that Big Brother really is watching. Facebook tracks you even if you’re not a user

"Facebook collects “data of people who have not signed up for Facebook” for security reasons." Whose security??
Disturbing stuff.
by Justsit
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Should restaraunts with religious owners be shunned?
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Should restaraunts with religious owners be shunned?

I didn't click the Washington Examiner link as it might be corrupted, so I'm commenting on the idea of shunning restaurants only. The president and COO of of Chick-Fil-A made a series of comments regarding his views on gay marriage (based on his religious beliefs) back in 2012. [urlhttps://en.wikipe...
by Justsit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 956

Re: What is Facebook?

...ideally, a wise man has nothing to hide except for practical reasons ... Such as? Our worldly laws are not meant to be perfect, but they are necessary to organize the relationships between individuals within the group (practical reasons). .... I'm looking for examples of what you consider "pract...
by Justsit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 956

Re: What is Facebook?

Where does the expectation of privacy come from?... In US law, it comes from the Fourth Amendment. In business transactions, it comes from confidentiality statements, consent forms, etc. In health care, it comes from HIPAA regulations. (HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of ...
by Justsit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 956

Re: What is Facebook?

retrofuturist wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:20 am
Greetings,

Well, well, well, what's this...?

...

Check the date of the article.

:spy:

:ugeek:

Paul. :)
OK, but as my scientist friend repeatedly reminds me, correlation does not imply causation.
by Justsit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 956

Re: What is Facebook?

I raised the hypothetical question as it can be a useful tool for reflection... Nevertheless, we generally tend to hide things that we know that they are unwholesome. Most of the users of Facebook (and this can be extended to the vast majority of human beings) act seeking future gratification of se...
by Justsit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is this the cutest dog in the world ?
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Is this the cutest dog in the world ?

Poms are fairly common in the US. I voted no, because I prefer larger, less frentic dogs who don't yap. Just my opinion, though, plenty of people think they're cure.
by Justsit
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 96
Views: 1944

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Trump wrote: Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. Absolutely false if the USSR of the cold war is being implied by the use of "russia". I lived in the USA during a lot of that cold war and what trump said here is patently false. I think th...
by Justsit
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Politics is boring
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: Politics is boring

Coëmgenu wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:08 am
...
:zzz:
Yes, except, sadly, the immense suffering as a result of politics is :cry: .
by Justsit
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: ban heretics
Replies: 73
Views: 2044

Re: ban heretics

Justsit wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:41 pm
rightviewftw wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:37 pm
Justsit wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:29 pm

Are you attained to view?
Don't ask me that, i am sure bunch of people will happily comment on this for you.
A simple yes or no will suffice.
Still no response?
by Justsit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: ban heretics
Replies: 73
Views: 2044

Re: ban heretics

rightviewftw wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:37 pm
Justsit wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:29 pm
rightviewftw wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:33 am
...they are not all attained to view.
Are you attained to view?
Don't ask me that, i am sure bunch of people will happily comment on this for you.
A simple yes or no will suffice.
by Justsit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: ban heretics
Replies: 73
Views: 2044

Re: ban heretics

rightviewftw wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:33 am
...they are not all attained to view.
Are you attained to view?
by Justsit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2442

Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism

On March 21, the US Senate passed into law the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). This law holds websites accountable for posts by third parties, resulting in US Craigslist deleting its entire Personals section due to fears of legal action against a few thinly-veil...
by Justsit
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Creating a Practice When Life is Hard
Replies: 25
Views: 618

Re: Creating a Practice When Life is Hard

Just try telling your mindfulness-friendly doctor that your goal is complete cessation of suffering, for example. He or she will do things to make it clear to you that you are not supposed to have this as a goal. Are you sure about that? :spy: Perhaps there was some misunderstanding in the discussi...
by Justsit
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21723

Re: POTUS 2017

It seems to me that Trump is attempting to run the government the same way he runs a corporation; he acts like the CEO of America, Inc. rather than a US President. The man has never held public office and does not appear to understand how the the political process actually works - or at least is sup...
by Justsit
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Creating a Practice When Life is Hard
Replies: 25
Views: 618

Re: Creating a Practice When Life is Hard

I just came across this and the advice in it is so sensible that I thought I should share it. ... The problems she discusses are all quite common and her solutions seem very appropriate. Kim Very interesting article with a number of very specific useful suggestions. Those with PTSD or anxiety issue...
by Justsit
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 531
Views: 21723

Re: POTUS 2017

Virgo wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:16 am
This is extremely dangerous to our Democracy:
(video)
What's next, Two MInutes Hate?
by Justsit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we have a soul till Nibbana?
Replies: 116
Views: 1822

Re: Do we have a soul till Nibbana?

No_Mind wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:05 pm
...it is a mistake to share insights with anyone except ones guru. ... Why don't we visit HHDL together?
Just curious - from which guru did you receive your refuge vows? That needn't be kept a secret.

Happy to see HHDL anytime, spent a three day teaching with him in NYC in 2006.
by Justsit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we have a soul till Nibbana?
Replies: 116
Views: 1822

Re: Do we have a soul till Nibbana?

All I am saying is the birth giving factor (which is normally called soul) disappears at Nibbana I am neither speculating about what is Nibbana nor upon what is this soul. In Buddhism, there is nothing that is "normally called soul." Using the term "soul" conflates several religions. This might be ...
by Justsit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Do we have a soul till Nibbana?
Replies: 116
Views: 1822

Re: Do we have a soul till Nibbana?

"That combined subtle body, subtle mind, no beginning, no end" - first 2 minutes of the video If there are further questions about the soul model I proposed please take it up with HHDL (video) I don't think His Holiness exactly equates subtle body + subtle mind to a "soul." "...Yet Buddhism does sa...