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by pulga
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 109789

Re: POTUS 2017

yeah right!! your Mr. World Peace just appointed John Bolton in charge a national security. With the upcoming talks with Kim Jong-un it's a very shrewd move on Trump's part. The President likes a diversity of opinions when dealing with problems, so I don't think that he's suddenly become hawkish. M...
by pulga
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 109789

Re: POTUS 2017

Madame Albright shares Hillary Clinton's penchant for aggressive U.S. foreign policy. “If we have to use force, it is because we are America! We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall, and we see further into the future.” Trump on the other hand seems more of a pragmatist, preferring dialogue a...
by pulga
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Some Understanding Problems about Fundamental Structure by Nanavira
Replies: 9
Views: 2533

Re: Some Understanding Problems about Fundamental Structure by Nanavira

Keeping in mind that given the nature of the saḷāyatana we are context incarnate, this article is helpful in gaining some understanding of Ven. Ñanavira's Fundamental Structure.


Context as a Structure of Emergence. An Inquiry from a phenomenological point of view
by pulga
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Americans will never give up their guns.
Replies: 196
Views: 22939

Re: Americans will never give up their guns.

retrofuturist wrote: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:43 am
The Real Collusion Story (a long article, but excellent)
Agreed. I printed it out and gave it a close read. I look forward to the day when the major players in the smear face justice. They've done a lot of harm to the nation.
by pulga
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 109789

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My personal opinion is that if a person opens a public business, they should serve the public equally. So far the courts have upheld that position based on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Thank you for your thoughts. It'll be interesting -- and important -- to see the way the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. ...
by pulga
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 109789

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Justsit wrote: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:46 pm The issue is a very slippery slope. If the Court allows individual beliefs to supersede the Constitution and other laws, who decides where and when that is appropriate and "sincere?"
Should an Orthodox Jew be compelled to cater a Ku Klux Klan rally?
by pulga
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 109789

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The Constitution prohibits the establishment of religion. Upholding the law of the land is not "forcing" anything on persons with religious beliefs any more than anyone else is "forced" to obey the law. So It comes down to the law of the land. Also from the op-ed: In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorad...
by pulga
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 109789

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"Secularism" asserts the right to be free from religious rule and teachings, or, in a state declared to be neutral on matters of belief, from the imposition by government of religion or religious practices upon its people. This principle is specifically promulgated in the First Amendment of the US ...
by pulga
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 109789

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"Religious liberty" is a dog whistle for "everyone must live by Christian standards and values." Conservative Christians have exactly no interest in religious liberty for anyone but themselves and those who believe the same way they do. From the op-ed it's clear that the secularists share the same ...
by pulga
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 109789

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Conservative Christians support President Trump because he is a champion of religious liberty.

Stormy Daniels vs. Trump -- Here's why conservative Christians are sticking with the president
by pulga
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: POTUS 2017
Replies: 553
Views: 109789

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(Useful viewing for anyone who hates Donald Trump or originally previously bought into the whole "Russia!" narrative, but is now having second thoughts, since no collusion has been found...) .... Good stuff. Once the OIG report is made public the appointment of a special counsel will be inevitable....
by pulga
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 123475

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Niall Ferguson on the effects of social networking.

by pulga
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 123475

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

..., but it is imperative that those who believe in the free flow of ideas call them out on their bias. Like this?... Confirmed: Facebook’s Recent Algorithm Change Is Crushing Conservative Sites, Boosting Liberals I'd love to see some tweets from President Trump to make the public more aware of wha...
by pulga
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 123475

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Search engines and social media sites should have the right to censor their contents, but it is imperative that those who believe in the free flow of ideas call them out on their bias. Ideally there would be competitors who would come forward with more open and free formats that would better serve t...
by pulga
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics (Archive)
Topic: Contemporary threats to free speech
Replies: 584
Views: 123475

Re: Contemporary threats to free speech

Greetings, YouTube tries to crack down on conspiracy videos The "top reaction" in the comment section is worth considering: When you have left leaning organizations like Youtube/Google making decisions about what they "feel" warrants censorship, democracy and freedom fail. Twitter admitted to shado...