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Forum: Asia 03-31-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Slonopotam845
Office Of Outgoing JPMorgan Asia CEO Raided By Hong Kong's Commission Against Corruption

It just hasn't been JPMorgan's year. Or several years for that matter. The bank which has been on a steady downward slope when it comes to paying billions in quarterly "non-recurring, one-time" legal...
Forum: Buddhism 08-27-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By Slonopotam845
I heard that in the original idea it was upward...

I heard that in the original idea it was upward of many millions of times. He wound up experimenting with killing every individual in the town. They decided turning Bill Murray into an effectively...
Forum: Buddhism 08-27-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By Slonopotam845
Did you miss the part where he started accepting...

Did you miss the part where he started accepting his inevitable suffering, and began to live life to the fullest? That's why he stayed.
I suppose he could've left, but why change when you're happy?
Forum: Buddhism 08-27-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By Slonopotam845
Why Buddhists see the movie "Groundhog Day" as a modern representation of their religion.

And If He Sees His Shadow…

Filmmaker Harold Ramis created an underground Buddhist classic with Groundhog Day. After a chance meeting, author Perry Garfinkel embarks on a mission to find out what...
Forum: World Issues and Current Events 08-21-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Slonopotam845
That's the point- we have all this info on PRISM...

That's the point- we have all this info on PRISM and Xkeystroke now (and apparently more to come from the Snowden info given to the guardian) and it's probably not the worst stuff that's going on. We...
Forum: World Issues and Current Events 08-21-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Slonopotam845
It's a fine idea, but often there would be things...

It's a fine idea, but often there would be things linking the source to the documents they are leaking, preventing anonymity, or getting them in legal trouble.
What you would need is a site that...
Forum: World Issues and Current Events 08-21-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By Slonopotam845
I'm not embarrassed to call myself British. I'm...

I'm not embarrassed to call myself British. I'm embarrassed to recognise my government is British. I have no shame for being associated with the land or the people of Britain, but the government is...
Forum: World Issues and Current Events 08-21-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By Slonopotam845
It isn't up to the government to decide when the...

It isn't up to the government to decide when the press has reported "enough" on any given story. That flies in the face of every principle of free speech and free press that our laws are founded on....
Forum: Christianity 08-15-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By Slonopotam845
Accepting > Tolerant > Intolerant. If someone...

Accepting > Tolerant > Intolerant.
If someone can't find it in themselves to be genuinely accepting yet, being tolerant is better than nothing.
Forum: Christianity 08-15-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By Slonopotam845
Egypt Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic...

Egypt Muslims to act as "human shields" at Coptic Christmas Eve mass (http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/3216/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-Muslims-to-act-as-human-shields-at-Coptic-Ch.aspx)
Forum: Christianity 08-15-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By Slonopotam845
Christian or not it's nice to see people just...

Christian or not it's nice to see people just being good to each other.

Being kind to others is the staple of most religions. Too bad there are people who don't realize or practice that.
Forum: Christianity 08-13-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By Slonopotam845
You've just described the process of literary...

You've just described the process of literary scholarship. That sort of discourse is how the academic study of the humanities is accomplished.
Can you give me an example of how, for example, the...
Forum: Christianity 08-13-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By Slonopotam845
You've just described the process of literary...

You've just described the process of literary scholarship. That sort of discourse is how the academic study of the humanities is accomplished.
Can you give me an example of how, for example, the...
Forum: Christianity 08-13-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 936
Posted By Slonopotam845
I think it may be worth converting just to have...

I think it may be worth converting just to have that verse in my back pocket at all times.
Forum: Islam 08-13-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Slonopotam845
I hope you dont mind but I shared this as a quote...

I hope you dont mind but I shared this as a quote on facebook. This is a great way of putting it.
Forum: World Issues and Current Events 08-09-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,195
Posted By Slonopotam845
This i a famous story in Japan. At the time,...

This i a famous story in Japan. At the time, drivers were blamed for being late, no matter the reason. And punished to boot. But after this the company changed its policy.
I think it may be the case...
Forum: World Issues and Current Events 08-09-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,195
Posted By Slonopotam845
This is why the whole thing is a bit suspicious....

This is why the whole thing is a bit suspicious. The rail company and to some extent the government are trying to dump all of this on human error when black boxes haven't even been cracked open yet....
Forum: World Issues and Current Events 08-09-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,150
Posted By Slonopotam845
black markets and tax evasion are a result of...

black markets and tax evasion are a result of having to step around the law, not the result of using a supplemental/supplant currency.
Forum: World Issues and Current Events 08-09-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,150
Posted By Slonopotam845
Would you mind explaining what you mean?

Would you mind explaining what you mean?
Forum: World Issues and Current Events 08-09-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,150
Posted By Slonopotam845
you just cracked the system with this question.

you just cracked the system with this question.
Forum: World Issues and Current Events 08-09-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,150
Posted By Slonopotam845
This ban will be just about as effective as if...

This ban will be just about as effective as if they were to ban email. LOL
Forum: World Issues and Current Events 08-08-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 887
Posted By Slonopotam845
Exactly. By the time they manage to make this...

Exactly. By the time they manage to make this feasible on a large scale Americans won't be fat anymore because liposuction will be much cheaper.
Forum: World Issues and Current Events 08-06-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 887
Posted By Slonopotam845
Oh, I'm sure they'll find a way to grow vegans in...

Oh, I'm sure they'll find a way to grow vegans in vats too.
Forum: Buddhism 08-01-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Slonopotam845
I heard Buddhism summarized this way: "Pain is...

I heard Buddhism summarized this way: "Pain is inevietable. Suffering is optional."
I am no expert but I'll weigh in anyway in terms of the language. It is my understanding that many times teachers...
Forum: Judaism 08-01-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,134
Posted By Slonopotam845
Not really. 150 years ago virtually every world...

Not really.
150 years ago virtually every world religion had male/female separation.
Every synagogue and church from that era, even the reform temples of the USA, were built with separate seating...
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