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by ancientbuddhism
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4390

Re: Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017

With a little humor there can be some modicum of reality. It’s hard to argue with a million pussy-marchers “Her sign said; ‘I am more than my vagina’. I asked her why she was at the Women’s March on Washington. She said it was because she wanted to show what democracy really meant. ...Another speake...
by ancientbuddhism
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4390

Re: Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017

The size of yesterday's marches made it pretty clear just how unpopular Trump is. Thank goodness the majority hasn't been conned by a mendacious, self-serving, xenophobe. Yeah-sure. How they left is indicative though... http://16004-presscdn-0-50.pagely.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/women-trash...
by ancientbuddhism
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: American Exceptionalism
Replies: 174
Views: 12306

Re: American Exceptionalism

Mkoll wrote:That's probably true. Humility isn't a trait we're known for. :guns:
And will not change any time soon.“The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.” – D.H. Lawrence (1923)
by ancientbuddhism
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: American Exceptionalism
Replies: 174
Views: 12306

Re: American Exceptionalism

No_Mind wrote:Ha I new this was going to come up ...
And you gave a very helpful answer. Thank you.
by ancientbuddhism
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: American Exceptionalism
Replies: 174
Views: 12306

Re: American Exceptionalism

We are growing at above 7.5% and the only major economy to do so. We have the tech to build our own main battle tank and variety of ballistic missiles. We sent an orbiter to Mars and inserted it in orbit in first attempt ... Yeah. And how many $Billion does India receive annually from the USA? I'm ...
by ancientbuddhism
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Brahma worship in Buddhism
Replies: 49
Views: 9486

Re: Brahma worship in Buddhism

This is true. But for purposes of interdependence with Theravāda, at Wat Anālayo (a Theravāda monastery) in Phayao Province (จังหวัด พะเยา), there are images of Lord Brahma and Ganesha. Lord Shiva is given an alter (slightly lower than Buddha) in the outer sala reserved for the bhikkhus morning meal...
by ancientbuddhism
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Bikkhu Bodhi- "Let's stand up together."
Replies: 27
Views: 2419

Re: Bikkhu Bodhi- "Let's stand up together."

Aloka wrote: I draw the line at considering him my 'leader' in any political matters. Or indeed in any other area where I'm capable of making decisions for myself.
Indeed. And in general, a bhikkhu/bhikkhunī should know one's place.
by ancientbuddhism
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4390

Re: Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017

Well polls may get it wrong, but as they say it's bums on seats that count, and there were a lot of empty seats on the parade today. Not necessarily. The weather in NE USA was rather unpleasant today. And many of DJT's support were standing room only at stadiums where he stumped. America looks bitt...
by ancientbuddhism
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: American Exceptionalism
Replies: 174
Views: 12306

Re: American Exceptionalism

+ 1 on "Newsroom" rant after 3:00
by ancientbuddhism
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: American Exceptionalism
Replies: 174
Views: 12306

Re: American Exceptionalism

Why is it so? You would not find senior German or French or Japanese politician speaking in such a self congratulatory way. What is wrong with Americans that they actually believe in American exceptionalism? Because Americans, or perhaps more precisely American tradition, claims 'we are the best'. ...
by ancientbuddhism
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4390

Re: Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017

During the election campaign FOX made a point -- at least in some of its programing -- of being fair in its treatment of both candidates, and included a surprising amount of healthy criticism of Mr. Trump. But I can see now that it is gloating in what it sees as a victory, and is turning more towar...
by ancientbuddhism
Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4390

Re: Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017

I'll be watching. I wish him the best. (After the dismal inaccuracy the polls exhibited after the presidential election, I'm not inclined to put much faith in any of them -- either from the left or from the right.) In pre-election polling Rasmussen was closest to reality (LA Times was also, but cri...
by ancientbuddhism
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 4390

Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017

Your Guide to Inauguration Day 2017 The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of Likely U.S. Voters share a favorable opinion of Trump, with 30% who have a Very Favorable one. The president-elect is viewed unfavorably by 48%, including 37% with a Very Unfavora...
by ancientbuddhism
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Trump in trouble?
Replies: 43
Views: 4305

Re: Trump in trouble?

Bob Woodward is of the opinion that Trump is owed an apology. Woodward is a veteran journalist and his summation of "Garbage Document" is exactly what this has looked like from the start. This is what has bothered me about this story and this thread; that only the accusers side is presented and any...
by ancientbuddhism
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Ruby Ridge
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Ruby Ridge

pulga wrote:The posting was meant to be a comment on Bill Maher's character, and not so much on the tragedy itself.
Yes. I also noticed that the documentary you offered was not moved over with these. Lonely is the road of the editor.