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by Justsit
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 80
Views: 1279

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Agree that the American "system" is failing, and from this side it's heartbreaking, particularly to those of us who struggled in the 60's and 70's to bring justice and equality for all . Which could be what exacerbates/exacerbated the problem. The typically American push for "democracy" and "egalit...
by Justsit
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 80
Views: 1279

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

... :goodpost: You say, "The problem as it stands now is multi-faceted, and will require a multi-faceted approach to mitigate," and I agree but there is also an argument that America's gun problem is a symptom of a much larger problem, as well as a problem in itself. ... Kim Agree that the American...
by Justsit
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 80
Views: 1279

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Why not just take the gun out of the kid's hands? Follow this logic until only one entity has the guns: the State. What makes the State more trustworthy than any individual? Nothing. No one in the US is aiming to take all guns away and give them to the State. That ship sailed a long time ago. If th...
by Justsit
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 80
Views: 1279

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Mr Man wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:40 pm
But don't the perpetrators of these mass shootings normally have an association with the school that they attack? The message is dishonest.
Yes. Agree.
by Justsit
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 80
Views: 1279

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Mr Man wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:40 pm
What does the cartoon even mean?
I think it's supposed to mean the kid will go shoot up the school with no armed guards; therefore, kids are safer in schools with guards.

Why not just take the gun out of the kid's hands?
by Justsit
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 80
Views: 1279

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

So wait...the answer to having too many guns is to have more guns? The logic escapes me. How many guns will be enough? We already have 330 million here. :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: :guns: ...
by Justsit
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 80
Views: 1279

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

We've come to this. I think the Founding Fathers would be appalled.

https://www.ravelry.com/forum-images/sy ... 47x-fr2kae
by Justsit
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dumbbell Training
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Dumbbell Training

Weightlifting is one of my favorite exercises and sports. I do bench presses, leg lifts, arm curls. I don't look anything like bodom (I'm 55 yrs. old), but I'm in the top 0.1% according to some weightlifting tables for the amount I can lift in proportion, adjusted for body weight and age. :tongue: ...
by Justsit
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: Dumbbell Training
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Dumbbell Training

The quickest, most efficient way to lose weight is the old standby, diet + exercise. You need both. Nwad gave some good diet recommendations. Pay particular attention to cutting carbs and increasing protein. The best exercise is one that will increase your heart rate and keep it elevated for a minim...
by Justsit
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 206

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

Do good.
Avoid evil.
Purify the mind.
by Justsit
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 80
Views: 1279

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

Yes of course I am a Buddhist .. I would spare no enemy who threatened the Dhamma .. that kind of Buddhist :smile: The Dhamma is perfectly fine on its own. Violent retribution for those who do not agree with you is not a teaching of the Buddha. Is your cutesy little smile at the end of your post in...
by Justsit
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?
Replies: 50
Views: 723

Re: Do you have compassion for Nikolas Cruz?

Yes. He is obviously a very, very confused young man, ignorant and suffering just like all the beings in samsara.

What he did was wrong, no question, but that does not mean I should hate him.
by Justsit
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How to protect a country without building up a military?
Replies: 17
Views: 201

Re: How to protect a country without building up a military?

[British Virgin Islands] Is this a separate country? What about Vatican? Yes, BVI is actually a British Overseas Territory. I was thinking of it more in terms of a place money hides. The Vatican is an ecclesiastical state, basically a theocracy. There are no passport controls to enter Vatican City,...
by Justsit
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How to protect a country without building up a military?
Replies: 17
Views: 201

Re: How to protect a country without building up a military?

The best way I can think of is to be a very small country and have no resources the big guys want. Make your country attractive to the rich and famous, who will want to live there and can pay to have their peace and quiet. Monaco? :tongue: Yes, exactly what I was thinking. Also Lichtenstein, Switze...
by Justsit
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How to protect a country without building up a military?
Replies: 17
Views: 201

Re: How to protect a country without building up a military?

The best way I can think of is to be a very small country and have no resources the big guys want. Make your country attractive to the rich and famous, who will want to live there and can pay to have their peace and quiet.

Oh, and don't have a border with Russia or China.
by Justsit
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: How will you conceive the world in thirty years?
Replies: 35
Views: 416

Re: How will you conceive the world in thirty years?

The basis of imputation known as "justsit" will be long gone. If "I" happen to obtain a precious human birth, I have no idea what the world will be like, but in any case I hope I don't make the same mistakes yet again. If not, please all of you be kind to insects, I may be one of them! Human nature ...
by Justsit
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2086

Re: Trump - One Year

Additional sources on lawsuits: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_affairs_of_Donald_Trump https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/donald-trump-scandals/474726/ Some questionable business deals: https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-trump-property/ http://www.latimes....
by Justsit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2086

Re: Trump - One Year

When he views the parade I'd love the President to trick himself out in khaki or camouflage, if only to scare the beejeemees out of his critics. It's pretty sad that's the level we've sunk to, when scaring critics is important on the President's agenda. How are we ever going to actually work togeth...
by Justsit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2086

Re: Trump - One Year

lyndon taylor wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:34 pm
How about a giant statue??
There's a thought - maybe like the old Lenin or Saddam Hussein?
Guess if he drags out all the guns, then he can prove whose is bigger. :rolleye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MeV0E6Ibyk
by Justsit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Trump - One Year
Replies: 142
Views: 2086

Re: Trump - One Year

Now The Emperor wants a big military parade, on the taxpayers nickel. For what exactly? (rhetorical question, we know why).

What's next, he'll want his own salute? Maybe some new clothes?