POTUS 2017

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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by DooDoot » Sun May 20, 2018 7:41 pm

Trumps #1 Donor, Sheldon Adelson, wants U.S. to nuke Iran [wonder if he’d accept Chemical or Bio Weapons?]

Published on May 13, 2018: Bernie Sanders: Clearly Sheldon Adelson Has Influence Over Trump



From 2012: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/n ... c-20120410


From 2013: https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/sheldon- ... -1.5279025


From 2018: https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/gina-has ... -1.6071885

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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by retrofuturist » Wed May 23, 2018 1:34 am

Greetings,



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Metta,
Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by DooDoot » Wed May 23, 2018 6:59 am

retrofuturist wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:34 am
Greetings
Hi Paul. I previously posted about the donation given by the Zionist war hawk; who supports Americans sacrificing their taxation & human lives for Israel and who, according to media, has called for genocide or holocaust in Iran. Its called "bribery".
Sheldon Adelson gives $30 million in bid to save House GOP majority — and could give more this year

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/10/sheldon ... r-pac.html
As for the "booming economy", it might be booming for some but not all. If the economy was "booming", the US govt debt would not be $21 trillion, there would not be an enormous trade deficit and there would not be low wages & underemployment.

United States Average Hourly Earnings: https://tradingeconomics.com/united-sta ... y-earnings

United States Average Hourly Wages: https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/wages

United States Federal Minimum Hourly Wage: https://tradingeconomics.com/united-sta ... imum-wages


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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by DooDoot » Fri May 25, 2018 2:36 am

The left-wing regime of Obama (black/white man), Hillary (white woman) and Susan Rice (black woman) delighted in destroying a nation; which included destroying the lives of people; contrary to the Buddhist teaching. Economic statistics are related to the welfare of a nation.



Then economically desperate American people voted in Donald Trump, who gave the impression he would focus on domestic economic issues. Even non-Americans who have children and who are concerned about the future of their children favour Donald Trump because they think he will create a better world economy. However, it appears Donald Trump, not only delights in profiting from gambling and delights in adultery, but also delights in killing & delights in creating unhappiness for others. But the Buddha said:
129. All tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.

130. All tremble at violence; life is dear to all. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.

131. One who, while himself seeking happiness, oppresses with violence other beings who also desire happiness, will not attain happiness hereafter.

132. One who, while himself seeking happiness, does not oppress with violence other beings who also desire happiness, will find happiness hereafter.

Dhammapada

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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by DooDoot » Fri May 25, 2018 2:52 am

How true is what Chomsky is saying about Trump? :shrug:

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Trump signs the biggest rollback of bank rules since the financial crisis

CNBC · 10 hours ago
President Trump claimed he has “ended the war on beautiful clean coal.”

Washington Post January 31 by Chris Mooney

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Post by lyndon taylor » Fri May 25, 2018 4:10 am

Trump needs to rub some "beautiful clean coal" on his face to see just how clean it is!!
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by retrofuturist » Fri May 25, 2018 4:39 am

Greetings Lyndon,
lyndon taylor wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 4:10 am
Trump needs to rub some "beautiful clean coal" on his face to see just how clean it is!!
DIY Eye Makeup With Activated Charcoal
Create your unique and natural eye makeup with activated charcoal.

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by lyndon taylor » Fri May 25, 2018 5:38 am

Charcoal is made from wood, not coal.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by retrofuturist » Fri May 25, 2018 5:45 am

Greetings,
lyndon taylor wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 5:38 am
Charcoal is made from wood, not coal.
Yes, but so is coal.

Both are derived from plantlife, and share the same etymology for a reason.

Metta,
Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by Leeuwenhoek2 » Fri May 25, 2018 6:57 am

Coal -- Charcoal

Bit of energy history.

About 200 to 300 years ago (I'm relying on memory for the dates) in Europe, the word "coal" meant what we now call charcoal. Up until then what we now call coal was called "seacoal".
Mineral coal came to be referred to as "seacoal" in the 13th century; the wharf where the material arrived in London was known as Seacoal Lane, so identified in a charter of King Henry III granted in 1253.[30]
Initially, the name was given because much coal was found on the shore, having fallen from the exposed coal seams on cliffs above or washed out of underwater coal outcrops,[29] but by the time of Henry VIII, it was understood to derive from the way it was carried to London by sea.
[31] In 1257–1259, coal from Newcastle upon Tyne was shipped to London for the smiths and lime-burners building Westminster Abbey.[29] Seacoal Lane and Newcastle Lane, where coal was unloaded at wharves along the River Fleet, are still in existence.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal#Sea_coal
http://scottishheritage.net/seacoal.html
https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/songs/seacoal.html

... things one learns by informing oneself about energy policy and climate change

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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by Kamran » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:28 am

Post by Kamran » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:07 am

This is interesting:

Southern Poverty Law Center:

https://www.splcenter.org/news/2018/05/ ... c-position

"We’re deeply alarmed by this trend of people associated with hate groups joining the Trump administration.

On Tuesday, National Security Adviser John Bolton named Fred Fleitz, senior vice president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), to be his chief of staff at the National Security Council (NSC).

..the CSP is known for propagating wild conspiracy theories that have no basis in fact but do stoke a climate of fear and violence against American Muslims."

Sounds like the CSP might be where Rosanne Barr and some of these others get their kooky ideas about muslims infiltrating the US to take it over.
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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by Pseudobabble » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:45 am

Kamran wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:28 am
Post by Kamran » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:07 am

This is interesting:

Southern Poverty Law Center:

https://www.splcenter.org/news/2018/05/ ... c-position

"We’re deeply alarmed by this trend of people associated with hate groups joining the Trump administration.

On Tuesday, National Security Adviser John Bolton named Fred Fleitz, senior vice president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), to be his chief of staff at the National Security Council (NSC).

..the CSP is known for propagating wild conspiracy theories that have no basis in fact but do stoke a climate of fear and violence against American Muslims."

Sounds like the CSP might be where Rosanne Barr and some of these others get their kooky ideas about muslims infiltrating the US to take it over.
Wikipedia wrote: The SPLC's identification and listings of hate groups and extremists has been the subject of controversy. Critics of the SPLC say that it chooses its causes with funding and donations in mind,[100] and argue that people and groups designated as 'hate groups' are often targeted by protests that prevent them from speaking.
"Does Master Gotama have any position at all?"

"A 'position,' Vaccha, is something that a Tathagata has done away with. What a Tathagata sees is this: 'Such is form, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is feeling, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is perception...such are fabrications...such is consciousness, such its origination, such its disappearance.'" - Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta


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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by Kamran » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:17 pm

Pseudobabble wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:45 am
Kamran wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:28 am
Post by Kamran » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:07 am

This is interesting:

Southern Poverty Law Center:

https://www.splcenter.org/news/2018/05/ ... c-position

"We’re deeply alarmed by this trend of people associated with hate groups joining the Trump administration.

On Tuesday, National Security Adviser John Bolton named Fred Fleitz, senior vice president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), to be his chief of staff at the National Security Council (NSC).

..the CSP is known for propagating wild conspiracy theories that have no basis in fact but do stoke a climate of fear and violence against American Muslims."

Sounds like the CSP might be where Rosanne Barr and some of these others get their kooky ideas about muslims infiltrating the US to take it over.
Wikipedia wrote: The SPLC's identification and listings of hate groups and extremists has been the subject of controversy. Critics of the SPLC say that it chooses its causes with funding and donations in mind,[100] and argue that people and groups designated as 'hate groups' are often targeted by protests that prevent them from speaking.
You can read Fred Fleitz writings if interested linked in the article below.

Pretty clear what he is up to.

His propaganda is to create this false threat of a "Muslim take over" of the USA so as to create a backlash against muslims.

He says American muslims should have their US citizenship revoked because they follow "Sharia Law", which of course includes just having beard, or women covering their hair.

https://www.theatlantic.com/internation ... al/561680/
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Re: POTUS 2017

Post by Kamran » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:26 pm

If Rosanne Barr's recent outburst about "Muslim Brotherhood" seemed weird, here is something from his report:

"The report argues that, in seeking to replace the Constitution with shariah law, these mosques are part of a conspiracy led by the Muslim Brotherhood, which also secretly controls some of America’s largest Muslim communal organizations, including the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, and the North American Islamic Trust. The report proposes “new legislation that identifies and bans Brotherhood operations” like these “as hostile or subversive to the U.S. legal order.”"

He is now a top US government official.
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