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by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 946

What is Facebook?

Greetings, Well, well, well, what's this...? Pentagon Kills Lifelog Project https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Daiue-FXcAE0BlB.jpg Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. Its website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerb...
by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2434

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

Greetings Upeksha, Actually I was a member (different name than now) here for a number of years until 2014, when I decided to decrease my level of activity on the internet. I mentioned this on my introduction post. Fair enough. But unless you went totally off the grid, I'm sure you'll have observed ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 1752

Re: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.

Greetings, The average IQ in India is 85 (similar to american black), yet the IQ of indian immigrants to USA is 114. Then obviously there're various other factors that create this 29-point jump that has absolutely nothing to do with race. Of course... it's "skilled migration". Someone with an IQ of ...
by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Indians converting to Buddhism as political protest
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: Indians converting to Buddhism as political protest

Greetings Chownah,
chownah wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:38 am
See how stupid the political game is!
Yet here you are... posting yet again about it!

:D

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2434

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

Greetings Upeksha, This cannot be the case though, for the simple fact that the only thing you have access to are views. You do not have any access to actions or behaviors. At most you can try and discern mental intention - but is it really possible to adequately know another person's intention, esp...
by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Politics is boring
Replies: 11
Views: 215

Re: Politics is boring

Greetings Sam, all, I often feel like some of the commenters here; that politics is a process best left alone as a waste of time and something which actively defiles those who take part in it. But then, occasionally, we see people who briefly manage to combine selfless morality with the ability to a...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Indians converting to Buddhism as political protest
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: Indians converting to Buddhism as political protest

Greetings Kim, I'm not sure whether I think this should be considered a religious action or a political action. The lines between the two have always been blurred in relation to the Ambedkar movement. Personally I find it oxymoronic that an intensely personal, spiritual and introspective matter like...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2434

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

Greetings, The issue is very clear to me: it is the conflation of a holding and asserting an explicit political position (and also moderating on that basis) with a simultaneous claim of political neutrality. These are contradictory things. Actually, it's far simpler than that... we police behaviours...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2434

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

Greetings binocular, Thank you for your well considered and well articulated comments. I think the "I like this book" vs "This is a good book" dynamic you speak of is most relevant if the investigation being undertaken is collectivist in nature. For example, a group of investigators working together...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 96
Views: 1941

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

Greetings perkele, What is the deal here? I seriously do not understand. He is going through the same process as with North Korea. Remember the "Fire and fury"? Remember the "I hope we can be friends some day"? See what direction NK/US relations are going now? Expect to see the same with Russia. Met...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2434

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

Greetings Coëmgenu, Such hubris. Such power-clinging. At Dhamma Wheel, we respect your intellectual and spiritual autonomy. As such, the staff here will not enforce reverence to anyone or anything, nor censor speech gratuitously. In keeping with this respect for your autonomy, we expect you to be pe...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2434

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

Greetings Coëmgenu, My posts are directly relevant to the OP, they just upset you. I'm not upset, and in fact, I find your insolence mildly entertaining. That said, I am genuinely disappointed at your ongoing failures to abide by all manner of aspects of the Terms of Service. 2d. Unsubstantiated all...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2434

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

Greetings Coëmgenu, I'm screenshotting this entire thread. I don't trust the moderation. No more disruptive meta-discussion please... Disruptive meta-discussion (i.e. discussion about discussion, including in-topic complaints about the existence of discussions that don't suit your preferences) It's ...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2434

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

Greetings Coëmgenu, :offtopic: If my post about the four extremes was off topic, than your post about the two extremes was as well. No it's not. I'm allowed to refute false allegations made against me, as well as misrepresentations of my views... and so are you. You're merely fortunate that you cast...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2434

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

Greetings Coëmgenu, Saying "I'm free for X and Y extremes" is not being free from X and Y extremes. It is saying that this is the truth, Right View. Why would I willingly accept an ideology which deviates in such a way from Right View? Clue: I wouldn't.... despite your arrogance in assuming, and the...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2434

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

Greetings Coëmgenu, By & large, Coëmgenu, this world is supported by (takes as its object) a polarity, that of this identity & that identity . But when one sees the origination of the world as it actually is with right discernment, ' this identity ' with reference to the world does not occur to one....
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2434

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

Greetings Coëmgenu, Interesting... So based on your post here , where you insist I am "alt-right" and in this post you say "How do you tell if someone is an alt-righter? They talk about the wicked system (gynocentrism) that is destroying us." So... are you alleging that I'm saying "gynocentrism is d...
by retrofuturist
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Re: Free speech, mere offense, direct harm & antisemitism
Replies: 168
Views: 2434

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

Greetings Coëmgenu, I'm very sorry, but IMO the term alt-righter is not synonymous with racist and is not a morally repugnant thing to be. That depends on your definition of what alt-right is. Note also I did say " to whatever extent you may be falsely implying that I'm "white supremacist". If that ...