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by pulga
Sat May 26, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Global Warming: Recent Data
Replies: 1538
Views: 249361

Re: Global Warming: Recent Data

Kim OHara wrote: Sat May 26, 2018 6:16 am
The best solution to our power needs, of course, is demand reduction.
I fully concur with you on that point.
by pulga
Fri May 25, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 57
Views: 44186

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Democrats voted against it, because I don't really think they want the problem solved. Had the DACA dilemma been resolved it would have been a huge political win for the President, something seemingly intolerable to the Democrats these days. Hopefully their cynicism didn't go unnoticed to many of t...
by pulga
Thu May 24, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 57
Views: 44186

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

Either its legal, or it isn't. If it isn't, then apply the law. If it isn't, but we want it to be, change the law. The sheer size of the problem and the proposed solutions are daunting. In 1986 an amnesty was signed into law by Ronald Reagan, giving two to three million illegal immigrants citizensh...
by pulga
Thu May 24, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"
Replies: 57
Views: 44186

Re: Yesterday Trump Called Latinos "Animals"

I don't know how much of it is from President Trump and how much of it is from Jeff Sessions who seems to have a zeal against all illegal immigration, but the Trump administration does seem to be too hard on undocumented immigrants these days. Trump the candidate vowed that he would target only viol...
by pulga
Thu May 17, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Has Trump done anything against PC culture since he won the presidency, or was it just rhetoric ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2252

Re: Has Trump done anything against PC culture since he won the presidency, or was it just rhetoric ?

The reality is below: The expected April surplus, meanwhile, isn’t keeping the U.S. from running a wider budget deficit for the fiscal year to date. For the first seven months of the budget year, the shortfall totals $382 billion, or $37 billion more than the same period a year ago, CBO estimates. ...
by pulga
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?
Replies: 23
Views: 4419

Re: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?

It appears Venerable Ñanavira would have agreed there is an issue here. One possible explanation (to overcome the fake impression) is the Buddha was speaking to a person (Pukkusati) that did not know the Buddhist teachings; thus the Buddha spoke in the conventional everyday language of his Indian s...
by pulga
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?
Replies: 23
Views: 4419

Re: Is MN 140 a fake sutta?

While I think the translation of " termination of life " for " jīvitapariyādānā " is OK, how can Nibbana occur " paraṃ maraṇā " as described in MN 140? :shrug: Any opinions? It's a variant reading that seems to have been preferred by the Burmese, at least it's in the Chattha Sangayana edition of th...
by pulga
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)
Replies: 109
Views: 68035

Re: Next 24 hours are super important (huge tensions regarding Syria)

Hopefully Mattis still has Trump's ear in how to deal with this situation. The President's tweet is promising.
by pulga
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Politics is boring
Replies: 11
Views: 1414

Re: Politics is boring

When, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu understands as they really are the origin and passing away of the six bases of contact, their satisfaction, unsatisfactoriness, and the escape from them, then he understands what transcends all these views. -- Brahmajāla Sutta
by pulga
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 109276

Re: POTUS 2017

Granted that campaign violations are crimes, they happen all the time. I think the DOJ is being too aggressive in its investigation of Cohen, possibly with the intention of baiting Trump to fire Mueller.
by pulga
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 109276

Re: POTUS 2017

Tucker nailed it.
by pulga
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?
Replies: 47
Views: 6611

Re: Has anyone notice no aid from Islamic country for non Muslims ?

Upeksha wrote: Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:45 am Can everyone please read this before they reply:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Proto ... rs_of_Zion
Not that I agree with Mrs. Webster, but there are more nuanced theories about the text. For more on the Protocols:

www.newensign.christsassembly.com/The%2 ... -Nesta.pdf
by pulga
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 109276

Re: POTUS 2017

Mattis is still the dominant advisor when it comes to North Korea. Where did you read this?....or is it just that you can see inside the mind of the trump. chownah It's just my take on the situation. President Trump doesn't want Kim to back out of the negotiations, and with Bolton on his team that ...