Trump. And why I hate him.

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Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by retrofuturist » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:56 am

Greetings Alan,

You can call him uncivil (preferably with substantiation), but you can't be uncivil yourself when speaking here (e.g. "shithead losers").

For more info, see the guidelines for the News section.

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

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Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by alan » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:03 am

Maybe when he said President Obama was born in Africa, that was uncivil, right?
Or when he said Mexicans are rapists. Seem pretty uncivil.
Or, when he degraded everyone around him, in order to feed his perverse narcissism. Which he does every day. How anyone can look at this and not be disgusted is the real question.

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Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by binocular » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:41 pm

alan wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:03 am
How anyone can look at this and not be disgusted is the real question.
Not everyone is a drama queen.
Every person we save is one less zombie to fight. -- World War Z

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Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by lyndon taylor » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:08 pm

binocular wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:41 pm
alan wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:03 am
How anyone can look at this and not be disgusted is the real question.
Not everyone is a drama queen.
Well Trump sure is a drama queen!!
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Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by alan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:20 am

I'd say he is a psychopathic liar and a delusional narcissist. "Drama Queen" is too easy. This guy is a total wreck of a human being. How anyone cannot see that in one tenth of a second astounds me. But, many things people believe also astound me in their stupidity.

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Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by Circle5 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:39 am

Pseudobabble wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:49 am
retrofuturist wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:46 am
Greetings,
Pseudobabble wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:27 am
I won money on a bet that Trump would be elected 8-) People are too predictable.
Likewise. It's the only time I've ever bet any money on anything other than a few dollars on the Melbourne Cup horse race.

Metta,
Paul. :)
Me too, I generally don't like betting - but when you can see the dynamic which creates these events, well, I couldn't pass it up. I should have bet 10,000x what I did.

Being genuinely non-partisan gives a distinct advantage in political betting markets.
I too actually won 40$ if I am not mistaken. 10$ with a multiply of 4.

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Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by alan » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:52 am

My prediction was that people would not be so stupid, but I was wrong.
Not sure what make me more upset--my wrongness, or the stupidity of people.
No, change that. I'm ok with being wrong sometimes. But I so hate stupidity.

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Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by chownah » Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:15 am

alan,
for you it is "wrongness"....for others it is "stupiditiy".....looks like a double standard.
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Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by binocular » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:13 am

alan wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:20 am
I'd say he is a psychopathic liar and a delusional narcissist. "Drama Queen" is too easy. This guy is a total wreck of a human being. How anyone cannot see that in one tenth of a second astounds me. But, many things people believe also astound me in their stupidity.
Read again:
binocular wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:41 pm
alan wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:03 am
How anyone can look at this and not be disgusted is the real question.
Not everyone is a drama queen.
Complaining about Trump the way you do is what a drama queen does.
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Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by lyndon taylor » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:32 am

At least Alan's not delusional about Trump, Trump is a real and present menace to democracy as we know it, not only in the USA but in the world in general!!
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: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by dylanj » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:03 pm

I think it's silly already that it's apparently up for debate whether politics is compatible with Buddhism, but hatred? Cmon. You should know that animosity does no good. Actually, it's evil.
susukhaṁ vata nibbānaṁ,
sammā­sambud­dha­desitaṁ;
asokaṁ virajaṁ khemaṁ,
yattha dukkhaṁ nirujjhatī


Oh! extinction is so very blissful,
As taught by the One Rightly Self-Awakened:
Sorrowless, stainless, secure;
Where suffering all ceases


etaṁ santaṁ etaṁ paṇītaṁ yadidaṁ sabbasaṅkhārasamatho sabbūpadhipaṭi nissaggo taṇhakkhayo virāgo nirodho nibbānaṁ

This is peaceful, this is excellent, that is: the stilling of all preparations, the relinquishment of all assets, the destruction of craving, detachment, cessation, extinction.

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Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by Kim OHara » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:07 am

:focus:
Throughout Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and after his election victory, lobbyists for the fossil fuel industry felt confident the new president would be on their side. Given his penchant for unpredictability, though, industry officials still needed to see the new president in action before they gave him their official seal of approval.

So far, Trump is passing with flying colors. ...
https://thinkprogress.org/trump-exceedi ... 313a64e38/

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Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:14 am

Greetings,
Kim OHara wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:07 am
:focus:
What?... Back to hating Trump, and ignoring the Buddha's instructions regarding hatred and aversion?

:shrug:

Ironic given how some regard "hate" speech...

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: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by DooDoot » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:05 am

Kim OHara wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:07 am
So far, Trump is passing with flying colors. ...
Is this suggesting there was no US fossil fuel exploration & industry, including fracking for tight gas, under Obama?

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Re: Trump. And why I hate him.

Post by Kim OHara » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:08 am

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:05 am
Kim OHara wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:07 am
So far, Trump is passing with flying colors. ...
Is this suggesting there was no US fossil fuel exploration & industry, including fracking for tight gas, under Obama?
Read it and see for yourself. Come back and tell others, too, if you like.

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