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by flash2015
Sat Jan 14, 2023 2:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…
Replies: 191
Views: 4383

Re: Are female superhero movies unpopular because…

It is absolutely nuts how anyone non-white playing the villain role is being seen an racist at the moment. There was recently outrage over the Netflix series Wednesday because two of the mean kids were black...and that must have been driven by racism: https://nypost.com/2022/11/30/tim-burtons-wednes...
by flash2015
Sun Jan 01, 2023 3:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where to Get the University of Toronto Fake Diploma?
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Where to Get the University of Toronto Fake Diploma?

Can I get one a diploma in basket weaving?
by flash2015
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Midterm Elections
Replies: 35
Views: 856

Re: US Midterm Elections

Inflation means expenses rising faster than income. I know that poverty is bad Orathaic, I am intimately aware of poverty. This, however, is not the definition of Inflation. Inflation refers to the purchasing power of currency going down- if a dollar is worth less, then less can be exchanged for th...
by flash2015
Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Game 68
Replies: 59
Views: 1024

Re: Twenty Questions - Game 68

VillageIdiot wrote:
Tue Nov 15, 2022 10:02 pm
Have I been relevant in the past 10 years?
No
by flash2015
Tue Nov 15, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Midterm Elections
Replies: 35
Views: 856

Re: US Midterm Elections

Popping in for two comments- Inflation hurts the poor the most. Does it? While it would hurt the unemployed and those on disability/social security, "the Poor" is a vague collection. The biggest hits from inflation goes to those who have a ton of capital in money, but no real assets. The poor don't...
by flash2015
Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Saurons Armies were more Ethnically diverse than Gondors
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: Saurons Armies were more Ethnically diverse than Gondors

People have also argued there is a lot of Christian values in Tolkien:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian ... ddle-earth

Tolkien was a devout Catholic.
by flash2015
Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Midterm Elections
Replies: 35
Views: 856

Re: US Midterm Elections

Divided government...both sides will need to compromise to get anything done. Largely no BS complaints of voter fraud. It has been a quiet day. Also Trump didn't have a good night vs. DeSantis which is awesome. I am not a fan of DeSantis but at least he is rational and level headed. Trump is a narc...
by flash2015
Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Saurons Armies were more Ethnically diverse than Gondors
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: Saurons Armies were more Ethnically diverse than Gondors

A lot of what Tolkien created wasn't original. He reused ideas from older European mythology (dwarves and elves I believe came from German mythology).
by flash2015
Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Saurons Armies were more Ethnically diverse than Gondors
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: Saurons Armies were more Ethnically diverse than Gondors

There is some racism where the dark skin humans are Sauron supporters. In fantasy the "bad guys" are most likely going to look different, most likely ugly too (same with horror). Doesn't mean this was done with racist intent. Oh my goodness. Go back to your cave please. Huh? I am just telling you r...
by flash2015
Sat Nov 12, 2022 4:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Saurons Armies were more Ethnically diverse than Gondors
Replies: 14
Views: 593

Re: Saurons Armies were more Ethnically diverse than Gondors

Tolkien had some prominent heroines, Eowyn and Galadriel, but almost all women are off I support positions and not fighters. There is some racism where the dark skin humans are Sauron supporters. How many female warriors do you think there were in middle-ages combat? We shouldn't have to make every...
by flash2015
Thu Nov 10, 2022 1:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Midterm Elections
Replies: 35
Views: 856

Re: US Midterm Elections

What, pray tell, is your ideal? Divided government...both sides will need to compromise to get anything done. Largely no BS complaints of voter fraud. It has been a quiet day. Also Trump didn't have a good night vs. DeSantis which is awesome. I am not a fan of DeSantis but at least he is rational a...
by flash2015
Wed Nov 09, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Midterm Elections
Replies: 35
Views: 856

Re: US Midterm Elections

This election will go down to the wire. Not Election Day, but in January when they are suppose to take office. It will be filled with even more court challenges than in 2020 as each side fights to count or block votes that they think will help their side win. You will have fewer losing candidates w...
by flash2015
Wed Nov 09, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Midterm Elections
Replies: 35
Views: 856

Re: US Midterm Elections

Well... we're dangerously close to getting the ideal result. Who'd have thought it? What, pray tell, is your ideal? Divided government...both sides will need to compromise to get anything done. Largely no BS complaints of voter fraud. It has been a quiet day. Also Trump didn't have a good night vs....
by flash2015
Thu Oct 27, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions 63
Replies: 48
Views: 743

Re: Twenty Questions 63

Is the person male?
by flash2015
Tue Oct 25, 2022 2:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 3480

Re: What makes your life worth living?

If cognition is an illusion, how could suffering not be an illusion? The rest of the Buddhism section is perhaps more explicit. "Cognition is like a magical illusion (māyā) in the sense that it is insubstantial and cannot be grasped." I don't think it is saying what you think it is saying. I don't ...
by flash2015
Tue Oct 25, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 3480

Re: What makes your life worth living?

There are three sources here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_(religion)#Theravada I have practiced Buddhist meditation as well (many long courses). You aren't meditating because suffering is an illusion or consciousness is an illusion. You are meditating on the concept of anicca, that everythin...
by flash2015
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition
Replies: 87
Views: 1450

Re: Twenty Questions - Channel U62 Edition

"The Last Starfighter was Robert Preston's final role in a theatrical film. The character of Centauri, a 'lovable con-man', was written with him in mind and was a nod to his most famous role as Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man." Hot DAMN that was a hard one. Oh bollocks! I thought it was him ...
by flash2015
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 3480

Re: What makes your life worth living?

It feels like these whole set of sutras are more Mahayana additions rather than Theravada:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prajnaparamita
by flash2015
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 3480

Re: What makes your life worth living?

There are three sources here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_(religion)#Theravada That doesn't say that suffering is an illusion If cognition is an illusion, how could suffering not be an illusion? The rest of the Buddhism section is perhaps more explicit. "Cognition is like a magical illusion ...