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by JeffR
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: "Shock and Awe". Do you remember that?
Replies: 42
Views: 733

Re: "Shock and Awe". Do you remember that?

The world trade center was destroyed by Al-qaeda, which was lead by Osama bin Laden and supported by the Taliban government in Afghanistan; Sept. 2001. What did Osama bin Laden & the Taliban government in Afghanistan hope to gain by doing this? Good question. Figuring that out would probably be aki...
by JeffR
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3414

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

as another non-American, I think it is easy to forget that America isn't really "one country" in the way that other "one countries" are "one country". Its basically 50 countries. Absolutely. Some Americans explained to me that in their view, the US is comparable to Europe (as a whole; especially co...
by JeffR
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: "Shock and Awe". Do you remember that?
Replies: 42
Views: 733

Re: "Shock and Awe". Do you remember that?

I remember the shock and awe.....that was when the world trade center was destroyed.....right? chownah No. The world trade center was destroyed by Al-qaeda, which was lead by Osama bin Laden and supported by the Taliban government in Afghanistan; Sept. 2001. Shock & Awe, the US invasion of Iraq, ha...
by JeffR
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3414

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

I know this is off topic but you seem interested in lakota's representation in place names in your locality so I thought this one might interest you: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtakhaba chownah Interesting how 'Sleepy Eye' is different from how I spelled it out from the dictionary. I simple di...
by JeffR
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3414

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Thanks Chownah. Not really off topic as this discussion does help explain to NoMind why Americans don't announce which country we're from (do we really know?). I am very interested in the heritage of Minnesota. I grew up on the homestead that my ancesters lived on since it was stolen from the Lakota...
by JeffR
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: "Shock and Awe". Do you remember that?
Replies: 42
Views: 733

Re: "Shock and Awe". Do you remember that?

It's been 15 years since the idiotic and immoral invasion of Iraq. At the time, I said it would be a catastrophic failure. I was right. But who listened? Conservatives continued to believe what they are programmed to believe. Most of them got mad at me. No one learned, no one listened. And now, thi...
by JeffR
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Cosmology
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Buddhist Cosmology

I found this to be interesting. A part of Buddhism that generally gets left out, in the West at least.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85y6S0I ... e=youtu.be

(I don't know how to get the video to appear in the post, so here's the link).
by JeffR
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3414

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

..., I identify more as a Californian than an American. I'd almost consider voting to secede from the union but I'd be concerned about the fate of the world if the US was not at all kept in check by the Bear Republic. ... If we secede I vote for adopting this flag. https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.n...
by JeffR
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3414

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

There is a town in minnesota, united states of america named "sleepy eye, minnesota, united states of america. Its name is taken from lakota....do you know the lakota for "sleepy eye"? chownah I know of 'Sleepy Eye', it is a very small town and I have been there. I haven't heard before that Sleepy ...
by JeffR
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3414

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

"Minnesota" is a Lakota name; although half of what is now Minnesota and the majority of Lakota Minnesota is Anishanabe nation. Lot of Lakota names in the area; the city I live in takes it's name from a well known local lake; Minnetonka. Minneapolis is a combination of Lakota and greek. "Minne" tran...
by JeffR
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3414

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

DNS wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:11 pm
I updated my profile info to include what country I live in.
I've updated mine to show what nation I live in.
by JeffR
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3414

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Yes, you are correct. The details are disputed. The film, and the commentary on the DVD are fascinating. I saw the movie as a teenager when it came out and it is still an amazing slice from the period. Mike Haven't watched the DVD, saw the movie sometime around 1978 on cable when cable was new and ...
by JeffR
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 102
Views: 7710

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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by JeffR
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ryanair
Replies: 25
Views: 458

Re: Ryanair

I flew with Ryanair on my holiday to Malta in January. I hadn't flown with them before and was kind of shocked that my friend and I had to pay extra sit next to each other and print out our boarding passes for the return journey. If you forget to print out your pass it costs £40 at check in for it ...
by JeffR
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3414

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

...the Angels stabbed a man brandishing a gun to death (you can see that at the end of this video), wheras the audio is from another show, since at Altamont they interrupted the song to try to calm down the crowd. The movie Gimme Shelter contains a lot of footage of the concert. :heart: Mike All th...
by JeffR
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sattva/Louise
Replies: 21
Views: 776

Re: Sattva/Louise

Louise,
Sorry to hear of your physical difficulties. With your refuge in the Dhamma, I know you will remaion peaceful. May you be well.
-Jeff
by JeffR
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If I meditate...
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: If I meditate...

No, I don't have meditation teacher. I live in thailand and can understand thai, but I don't know which monastery to go, there are just too many monasteries, I want to be a monk, but I'm not sure, sometimes I think I can meditate as a lay person aswell, but I'm not sure, I don't like reading online...
by JeffR
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 102
Views: 7710

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by JeffR
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?
Replies: 137
Views: 3414

Re: Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from?

Why do Americans not have to announce which country they are from? Such as - David is from Las Vegas, Nevada (as shown in brief description) But Sam is from Sussex, U.K Why do people from rest of the world announce which country they are from but American place names are supposed to be universally ...
by JeffR
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Joke!!! 2.0
Replies: 102
Views: 7710

Re: Joke!!! 2.0

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