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Monks With Guns

The vast majority of introductory books on Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy do not mention Buddhist violence. Instead, they associate Buddhism with pacifism and non-violence. Think of the many books on Buddhist meditation, the 14th Dalai Lama and his advocacy of non-violence, and the peace work of Buddhist activists such as the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh.

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The Player: Obama to Collect $400,000 Speaking Fee from Top Wall St Firm

From Truth Revolt, by Michael Horn

Hey there, big spender!

Barely 100 days since he left office and former President Obama has been living the life of a sultan, after kite surfing with billionaire Richard Branson, partying it up on David Geffen’s $300 million yacht, and now collecting a hefty $400,000 for speaking to a high-class Wall Street firm. 178 more words

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Xi’s Remaking of China’s Political Landscape

Written by Hans H. Tung.

Xi Jinping’s first term since 2012 has dazzled many seasoned observers of Chinese politics. There were open trials of prominent political figures who used to be worshipped in China’s political pantheon. 984 more words

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BUSTED: Judge Who Blocked Trump's Sanctuary City Order Has Shocking Ties To Obama...

From the Truth Division

Another activist judge has upended a crucial executive order by President Trump — and he’s got some questionable connections to former President Obama. 192 more words

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The Trump Tax 'Plan': here we go again

Yesterday the Trump administration announced its new tax ‘plan’ in order to beat the ‘100 day’ deadline[1], by all appearances.

Trump has – and I know this will come as a shock to those of you keeping score – been on both sides of that issue. 772 more words

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