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by retrofuturist
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 102
Views: 2599

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

Greetings Bundokji, No, despite your psychoanalysis and spurious reasoning, I'm quite comfortable that all this is in keeping with Trump's broader plan. Trump's position regarding these matters is "Peace through strength". What does strength entail? Being willing to enforce a line or boundary once i...
by retrofuturist
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 102
Views: 2599

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

Greetings, My take is that the previously stated "red line" about the use of chemical weapons was crossed, and that a series of missiles were used to disrupt the infrastructure used for the storage and creation of such weaponry. Russia were warned of the strike in advance so they could clear out, wi...
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Harmful Katha?
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Harmful Katha?

Greetings,

Correlation does not imply causation

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 2165

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

Greetings,

Nice banter, but you're deviating from the topic.

:focus:

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 1150

Re: What is Facebook?

Greetings,



Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 2165

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

Greetings No_Mind,
No_Mind wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:53 am
Dravidians were not caucasians. They were original inhabitants of India arriving in the subcontinent around 50,000 years ago.
Were they genetically predisposed to exceptional batting skills?

8-)

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The End Of The World is coming... again!
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: The End Of The World is coming... again!

Greetings, (1) The Trumps own the most expensive building ever bought in the US, at 666 Fifth Avenue, a street symbolic of money (Mammon). (2) The Trumps paid $1.8 billion for the 666 tower. And 18 = 3*6 = 666. The 666 tower is held by Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. Well, whilst we're e...
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 2165

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

Greetings, Maybe it applies to intelligence too but no well respected study has been done .. is my point. OK, and as I said, it's not something I have closely followed. However, Circle5 just said that he is "well informed on" ... "the 0.7-0.3 heredity-environment number" so maybe he can point to som...
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 2165

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

Greetings,
Circle5 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:30 am
It does not take a Stu Ungar brain to measure the likeliness of such a probability.
No, but it does take a brain that's been broiled in Cultural Marxism to insist without any evidence whatsoever that the probability of this is 1.0.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 2165

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

Greetings No_Mind, There is no well respected study that shows intelligence is a genetically inherited trait. I've not closely followed the history of this debate (because, for one thing, I'm not overly interested in it) but isn't it a commonly accepted maxim that human development is an admixture o...
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Race, IQ and Idenity politics: A debate.
Replies: 105
Views: 2165

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

Greetings, Are you saying some races are inherently superior? Some races are born intelligent? Wasn't there a big war about it back in 1939? Lest there be any over-reaction, it's worth keeping in mind that what has been discussed in this topic are "distribution curves". If one race were "inherently"...
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: The value of proofreading English for monasteries
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Looking for proofreading help from native English speakers

Greetings, I actually agree with DooDoot. I'd be happy to contribute to such a process if I thought the translation would provide an advancement on how the Dhamma is understood in the West (as was the case when I proof-read several sermons from Nanananda's recent series on Paticcasamuppada), but I s...
by retrofuturist
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Fair critique
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Fair critique

Greetings,

Members are welcome to take onboard your suggestions, but they will not be enforced by means of authority.

See you in 2019.

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is this the cutest dog in the world ?
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Is this the cutest dog in the world ?

Greetings,

Never really been a fan of Pomeranians... I prefer poodles - highly intelligent dogs, with a good temperament.

I'm not a fan of the way some people groom them though!

Metta,
Paul. :)
by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 1150

Re: What is Facebook?

Greetings Sarath, You are too late. By the way I do not have a face book page. But I have DW page. Nice - good call. I have a Facebook account, but I don't use it nowadays for a lot other than for promoting events that I host. As I see it, I have little to fear personally by having a Facebook accoun...
by retrofuturist
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: What is Facebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 1150

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: 2898

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: 2165

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: 207

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: 2898

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...