Victims of Communism

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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by mikenz66 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:17 pm

Zom wrote:
I've only visited Russia once (St Petersburg last year)
You should have come to our center, how did you miss such a chance! :evil: 8-)
The one & only theravadin dhamma center in the world right in the dome of the Lutheran Church -)
Perhaps another occasion when I have more time. I thought St Petersburg was spectacular,
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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by Modus.Ponens » Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:33 am

:tongue:

(I'm sorry for making a joke in this context, but I couldn't resist this allegory from The IT Crowd)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjiUqb2SSw0

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"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta

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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by mikenz66 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:48 am

Hilarious!

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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by Will » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:58 pm

Immunity for art stolen by certain regimes - a bill proposed in US Senate. Join the call-in... 14 Sept. 15:30 Eastern time

http://victimsofcommunism.org/events/no ... ll-s-3155/
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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by mikenz66 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:14 am

Actually it appears to be immunity for almost all regimes under certain circumstances, such as to allow exhibitions of art works in the US, apart from works acquired by systematic confiscation after 1900 (such as, but not limited to, by Nazi Germany and allies):
https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-con ... -bill/3155

Anyway, it's only about issues that comes under US law, which, of course, doesn't apply to most of the world... yet...

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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by Will » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:06 am

Looks like a good book, especially for open-minded liberals:

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/ ... o/?print=1
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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by Sprouticus » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:36 am

Zom wrote:
I've only visited Russia once (St Petersburg last year)
You should have come to our center, how did you miss such a chance! :evil: 8-)
The one & only theravadin dhamma center in the world right in the dome of the Lutheran Church -)
The church is lovely. It would be wonderful to visit St. Petersburg.
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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by Will » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:57 am

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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by Will » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:10 pm

A new book about a family trying to live in Communist East Germany. The value of personal freedom really comes through in it.

https://www.harpercollins.com/978006241 ... ty-autumns
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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by Will » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:03 pm

Another government's socialist/communist adventure flames out:

https://patriotpost.us/opinion/46629/print
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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by Will » Sat May 13, 2017 2:49 pm

Heroic Marx and Engels? Nope, unless you think racists & anti-semites are heroic:

http://dailysignal.com//print?post_id=332611
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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by Santi253 » Sun May 14, 2017 11:11 am

Will wrote:Just a reminder that not only Eastern Europe was under the boot, but much of Asia was, and still is.

http://victimsofcommunism.org
That appears to be a right-wing extremist website, especially since it appears to lump Bernie Sanders in with communists. Democratic socialism is the system of the Nordic countries, not Stalinist Russia. May you be happy and well. :anjali:
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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by Santi253 » Mon May 15, 2017 3:44 am

As one can see, the so-called socialist policies of Sweden have led to better economic growth than the United States:
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/arti ... -in-sweden

It doesn't make any sense to lump in Nordic countries with the Soviet Union.
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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by The Thinker » Mon May 15, 2017 9:34 am

Capitalism needs communist method to exist, without public money propping up the Banks( The heartbeat of capitalism) then capitalism would be dead as it should be and is!
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Re: Victims of Communism

Post by The Thinker » Mon May 15, 2017 9:36 am

Neo- liberals talk a good ideal until they are in financial ruin, then they turn to morality and socialism to bail them out!
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