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Postby Ben » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:42 pm

I have to agree with Tilt. Obama, considering the hysterical opposition and criminal economic vandalism by the tea-bag party, has done very well. I think history will judge Obama as one of the best presidents of the US.
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Postby Modus.Ponens » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:25 pm

Even though I don't have a detailed knowledge of american politics, I have put forward two arguments explaining why, imo, Obama is a bad president. Since I admited that I didn't have detailed knowledge you guys didn't even bother puting counter-arguments forward. "Oh, the poor ignorant guy. He has no idea." The two points stand _ and there's more. But let's focus on these for now.
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 - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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I don't get into detailed political discussions because my knowledge is casual at best and my motivation to engage is almost non-existent.

And I didn't post that to dissuade you in any way from posting, but I will now look at what you say about this particular topic differently.

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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 - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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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 - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:05 am

It's either the 4th or 5th response and you still haven't given a counter-argument to either of my points. If I'm so blatantly ignorant it should be easy to demonstrate that I'm wrong. Please adress the points.

(EDIT: When you quote me, please do so in a fair way. You misquoted me the last time. What I don't know is the details. In depth. But it seems that I know enough to make two points that are not being proven false by anybody.

I'm not american and I'll admit that you're right the second you convince me. Since I started this discussion with a statement of my ignorance of the complete picture, you can be sure I'm being sincere.)
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 - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Postby lyndon taylor » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:37 am

I agree with Modens, Obama may be a lot better than some Republican alternative, but he's still basically a bad president, so far to the right, and in the pocket of big corporations, that calling himserlf a democrat is a bit of a stretch, it seems the powers that be saw the country was wanting a democrat so they entered a Republican calling himself a democrat, same with Bill Clinton, and I suspect Hillary, when democrats rush to defend such a president its evident they just want a democrat in name, not policy........
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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 - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)


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