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by DNS
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: US presidential election fraud?
Replies: 51
Views: 3928

Re: US presidential election fraud?

Actually, he's right that it might be a 9-0 vote, but a 9-0 vote against the notion that it was stolen.

The media controls the narrative and they have already spoken, back in November 5th or 6th when they called it.
by DNS
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: Cambodian school made of trash
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Cambodian school made of trash

by DNS
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: NFT madness
Replies: 0
Views: 17

NFT madness

https://www.theverge.com/22310188/nft-explainer-what-is-blockchain-crypto-art-faq NFTs have been around a while, but are picking up in popularity. It's basically any artwork or video in computer jpeg or video format and it's sold for ethereum crypto currency. You could browse the different artwork a...
by DNS
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Created Equal
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Created Equal

Since Amazon is trying to cancel this documentary about Justice Thomas, it is time to watch it again. Buy rent or watch free online at Tubi or wherever. It is inspiring! Just watched it, very good. Interesting, intriguing life, regardless of where one falls politically, I think it's a good document...
by DNS
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Created Equal
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Created Equal

Archie2009 wrote: Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:27 pm Some stans crying themselves to sleep in their **** Pillows tonight. :zzz:
Which stans? Justice Thomas won confirmation by a vote of 52-48. He's been on the Court for about 30 years now.
by DNS
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: insane cancel culture
Replies: 2
Views: 93

insane cancel culture

Bill Maher, on the cancel culture:

by DNS
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Social Justice Dharma
Topic: transgendered in Pakistan
Replies: 0
Views: 28

transgendered in Pakistan



I can only imagine how difficult it would be to be transgendered even in a developed nation, imagine how much worse in a more traditional culture.
by DNS
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Another war in the Middle East?
Replies: 86
Views: 18273

Re: Another war in the Middle East?

Even CNN and the Dems are questioning Biden's war mongering.

Both major parties love war and always have to go to war.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/politics ... index.html
by DNS
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: mental math
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: mental math

When my kids were young, I'd play a game with them: Start with 2. Double it. (no paper, no pencils) Have a referee who checks with calculator. Keep going until someone gets the wrong answer. For example, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, etc. Sometimes we'd get up to 524,28...
by DNS
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: mental math
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: mental math

He does this out of fear. In case anyone catches him, he tells them he's done his math. Fear of what? No, I think he's just good with numbers and the mental way of doing it left-to-right. With practice, one can get pretty good at it, although I don't know if there's anyone better than this guy (in ...
by DNS
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: mental math
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: mental math

Miorita wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:10 pm It's called Arithmetic.
:anjali:
Miorita
Correct, the more advanced math is what is really math; trigonometry, calculus, etc.

But in colloquial usage, people refer to it as math or in this case, mental math; doing the arithmetic in your head, no paper, no pencils.
by DNS
Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: mental math
Replies: 6
Views: 151

mental math

Nas Daily's video today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nWNcMsCdok That's the way I would add too, but I'm no where as good as this guy. The key is just going left to right. For example: 54 +47 +63 +75 ====== Just add up the left column first: 50+40+60+70 =220 (whole, round numbers easy to do in y...
by DNS
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Environmental Dharma
Topic: the great vegetarian debate
Replies: 23
Views: 6798

Re: the great vegetarian debate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noQAgEZ2bbc Chicken feathers converted into meat. Since no animals are killed to produce this meat from feathers, I wonder if ethical vegetarians might approve of it or even eat it. Vegetarians for nutritional reasons would still not want it, but for those who are veg...
by DNS
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Get involved!
Topic: Pro-Life
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: Pro-Life

Is a foetus a "living being" in these terms? Yes, I think so. It is a Vinaya offense for a monastic to encourage someone to get an abortion, so much so, that they can be disrobed for even encouraging another to get an abortion. Do you have a reference for that? The Third Training Rule (for monastic...
by DNS
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Get involved!
Topic: Pro-Life
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: Pro-Life

Mrs Malaprop wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:10 am Is a foetus a "living being" in these terms?
Yes, I think so. It is a Vinaya offense for a monastic to encourage someone to get an abortion, so much so, that they can be disrobed for even encouraging another to get an abortion.
by DNS
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Senate bill proposes making DC 51st state
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Senate bill proposes making DC 51st state

Nicholas wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:20 am
DNS wrote: Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:35 pm ...the Dems would have no excuse for refusing that proposal...
Would not count on that.
Yes, I'm sure they are holding out for 51st state option, as it would give them 2 more U.S. Senators and possibly 2 more in the House or at least one more in the House.
by DNS
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Get involved!
Topic: Pro-Life
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: Pro-Life

Nicholas wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:26 am
garrib wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:19 am Both major political parties in the U.S seem to have problems related to their endorsing panatipata:
Cannot find "panatipata" in any English dictionary, (not even OED) kindly explain.
It's Pali for killing living beings.

https://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?title=5_precepts
by DNS
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Senate bill proposes making DC 51st state
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Senate bill proposes making DC 51st state

The retrocession option is better nowadays. There is no need for a separate Federal capitol district. A tiny Federal area of the Capitol, Supreme Court & White House/Blair House could be carved out to satisfy the Constitution. Yes, I think that's a reasonable compromise. And that's why I mentioned ...
by DNS
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Senate bill proposes making DC 51st state
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Senate bill proposes making DC 51st state

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-ZPfYt5COA&feature=emb_title I agree, even though, I'm right-of-center and conservative, I believe D.C. should either be a state or if not, incorporated into Maryland and considered part of the state of Maryland. Otherwise, it is taxation without representation. I ca...