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by Leeuwenhoek2
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?
Replies: 78
Views: 9978

Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

I once heard a wise therapist say: Growing up is learning that your parents are neither demons or angels. You in the US have a cultural problem with your super wealthy .. have you ever thought maybe others don't? In many countries they are looked upon as an inspiration and as wealth creators without...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Israel calls on world Jewry
Replies: 62
Views: 9269

Re: Israel calls on world Jewry

Who is the " they " that will never learn? The Zionist lobby & other self-appointed self-declared leaders of the Jewish people who make calls to the common Jewish people to support their schemes that may result in conflict, harm & suffering to the common Jewish people & others. Are you unable to at...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?
Replies: 78
Views: 9978

Re: I got a tax cut! What will I do with it?

@No_Mind, I extracted 4 passages and numbered them for easier reference. 1) Why is fiscal policy of one nation a matter of discussion in an international forum? ... It is not news or current event or politics that is of any importance to the average member of this forum. 2) The topic could have been...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Israel calls on world Jewry
Replies: 62
Views: 9269

Re: Israel calls on world Jewry

When will they ever learn? Keep fueling resentment & violence via bullying? :shrug: The post is confusing < REVISE: I am confused by the post > Who is the " they " that will never learn? What is the act of "bullying"? Who is said to be bullied? What would the argument look like in reciprical form w...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Tribal law (common law) vs Civilized people law (civil law)
Replies: 15
Views: 2833

Re: Tribal law (common law) vs Civilized people law (civil law)

To clarify, what countries use the type of tribal/common law systems that you are thinking of?
by Leeuwenhoek2
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Sīla
Topic: Ignoring jury duty request
Replies: 29
Views: 5449

Re: Ignoring jury duty request

Do you see anything morally wrong with being summoned for jury duty and just ignoring the summon even though that's technically not legal? It being right or wrong probably depends on the reasons for ignoring it. Also the country that you are a citizen of might make a difference. So what reason do y...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Buddhists and politics
Replies: 25
Views: 2600

Re: Buddhists and politics

Some additional perspective on the political left and Buddhism especially in the US. David Chapman uses “Buddhist ethics” (with scare quotes) to refer to the ethics taught by what he calls Consensus Buddhism -- the American synthesis of the ideals of the 1960s youth movement with Asian Buddhist mode...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Feminism for men
Replies: 148
Views: 17806

Re: Feminism for men

... is there anything else I could do to help women and girls towards the achievement of equality and the other aims of feminism? A somewhat technical point not addressed so far: The " aims of feminism " phrase is a loaded one. What is called feminism is quite diverseness in aims and methods to ach...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 183
Views: 81527

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

I'm interested to know whether people's attitudes towards global warming or climate change have changed over time? Feel free to explain your reasoning... To be consistent the survey question was about change in attitude towards global warming in the past 5 years. No, my level of concern has not cha...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Value of interfaith studies
Replies: 53
Views: 6330

Re: Value of interfaith studies

The value of comparative study is unmistakable. ... -- Swami Paramananda in Emerson and Vedanta . The Buddha's work was informed by his own comparative study. This is how he arrived at a "middle way". His dialogs as they come down to us show a thinker who is well versed in several philosophies. His...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Buddhists and politics
Replies: 25
Views: 2600

Re: Buddhists and politics

... most Buddhists tend to be left wing as opposed to conservative or right wing/libertarian. In the US that is true according to the PEW Religious Landscape Study Political ideology by religious group http://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/political-ideology/ In the USA Buddhists roughl...
by Leeuwenhoek2
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Changes in attitudes towards global warming
Replies: 183
Views: 81527

Re: Changes in attitudes towards global warming

Magnetic Pole Movement & Magnetic Field Decline Magnetic North has actually been SHIFTING, worth considering as a possible cause of climatic disruption, surely? I don't know of any senarios about the current movement of the magnetic poles. But did you known that the global magnetic field has weaken...