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Some shocking graphics about Tibet.


I watched a youtube video of a Buddhist nun and she was talk about getting "bad" people

out of your life. Of course they are not bad, but being around them leads you to confusion and you stop your Darma practice, (well I do) and engage in non-virtuous behavior.

I say this because I feel like I need to divorce my family, (My mother, her boyfriend and my brother)

The boyfriend has never liked me and would make comments like, "I don't know how your mother stands you" He would get mad if my mother gave me food that she had made. Now since my mother had a stroke 4 months ago and cannot speak yet very well she has stopped defending me and even lies, (it seems like lies) by keeping his lies.

When my mother was in the hospital and he said that sentence, "I don't know how your mother stands you" I started to fight back. I said mean things that are against my practice. I would love to go into everything he did and said but that would be non-virtuous although I'm not sure how.

And I started calling my brother after my Mom got home and I he seriously believe to this day that I am a big part of the problem and I just need to learn how to get along with the boyfriend. I actually recorded him and some other people twice and sent the recordings to my brother. I asked him if he listened and he said that he started to but I was just baiting the boyfriend so he turned it off. This was all after the boyfriend said he was going to break up with my mother unless I just leave him and don't come down to their house anymore.
So I feel like I should just not talk to my brother anymore, (or for now I'll say) and obviously the boyfriend, (he says I am the reason he wants to leave my mother anyway) I don't even want to talk to my Mom.

After I made this decision I felt relieved. And I started looking for monasteries where I could go for a short time.

But there is a part of me that feels kind of guilty. I am fairly new to Buddhism so I'm not sure what prayer or mantra or meditation I should say to rid myself of these feelings. I've done plenty of "cherishing others and wishing the happiness" but maybe because I would have contact with them it would fly out the window.

Thank you so much for anyone who can give me some guidence.

Just got this in the mail. I can't believe they are trying to file impeachment proceedings

for this president. I don't even know their reasons. Anyway here is the email.

A brand-new CNN poll shows Boehner's lawsuit getting CRUSHED in public opinion! By a 57-41 margin, Americans say Boehner and Republicans should NOT file their lawsuit.

But instead of stopping their attacks, Republicans are doubling down! A GOP-run committee just voted 7-to-4 to advance the lawsuit, and a top White House aide says Boehner has even "opened the door" to impeachment!

Taking this fight to the states and holding Republicans accountable for this extremism is the ONLY way to stop Boehner's lawsuit and derail the Tea Party's march to impeachment. A group of generous donors has agreed to TRIPLE-MATCH all grassroots donations for the next 24 hours to help Democrats go on offense:

Please donate

Boehner is moving forward with his lawsuit, but the voters are on our side. Now it's ESSENTIAL that we keep up the pressure and stop this extremism. Please donate $10 now to stand with President Obama and defeat the Tea party.


Michael Sargeant
Executive Director
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

P.S. MSNBC reports that "donations to the left have skyrocketed" since Boehner announced his lawsuit, and Republicans are PANICKING. Please rush $10 now to stop the Tea Party.

If you want to donate go here:

I don't have netflix or any of those movie and tv thingies but I really want to watch

a movie called "The unmistaken child". It there any way I can watch it on my computer because I have looked at Youtube and Googled it and all I find is trailers and parts of it.

Oh and it I want to pay for one of those thingies. Which one is the best and cheapest. I feel like I am paying too much for tv as it is.

Thanks everyone!

I have an idea that could save the lives of children. I don't

know what to do about it so I am putting it here.

They now have solar AC working in race cars. Why not make it mandatory to have this system installed on all new cars? This would be most important for people with young children so if they do end up leaving the child in the car it would stay on a livable temperature even when the engine is off. I am not saying to leave the car running, just enough solar power to keep the AC on. And what a better place to put solar but on the top of your car.

And then you would not have to buy a new electric car for much $$$$. It would be a fraction of the cost.

Plus it would be great for people who get mad hot in the summer and do not like going straight from the heat outside to they worse heat in their car. My car gets so hot the steering while burns my hands.

This would also be great for people who take their dogs in the car with them. When I take my dogs around in summer it is only to go through a drive through and take them for a ride. It would be great if I could take them and do some errands too.

I understand there will be problems like wearing down your AC. But I think people who are smarter than me could find a way to fix that.

I had a long conversation going with someone on gmail and I wanted to find it and it's gone!

Can the other person delete from their end and it all gets deleted? I've looked in inbox, sent mail, and trash and I cannot find the damn thing. It contains information that I really need.

Thanks in advance to anyone.

What what happens to this food from McDonald't after ten weeks sitting in a jar.

It's amazing.

I need some information about SS retirement benefits and I can't it on the net.

My brother is 59 now and has never paid into social security. I think years ago he thought that ss would not survive for his retirement. He also is a minister and I read that some churches do not pay into ss.

My question if anyone can answer is: Can he start paying into ss now and be eligible for benefits in 10 years? Or any shorter length of time? I read that in his income taxes he has been paying into it all his working life.

I really appreciate if anyone knows about or can send me in the right direction.

OH, he said he will get medicare at 65 and I thought you needed to get ss to get medicare. Who is right?

Can't wait till a scientologist owned company wants to refuse psychiatric care to its employees

I wish someone would just do it and in turn make a really big statement. Besides they think it is all evil so they would have the same reasons for denying it as Hobby Lobby does contraception.

But now the anti-contraception form looks like it may be, possibly, with the help of all the Deities in the world starting to crash and burn.


A Two-Page Form Spawns a Contraceptive Showdown

WASHINGTON A two-page federal form has provoked a titanic clash between the government and many religious organizations.

The form allows some religious organizations to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage, which many insurers and group health plans are required to provide under the Affordable Care Act and related rules.

The opt-out sounds like a way to accommodate religious beliefs. But many religious employers like Wheaton College and the Little Sisters of the Poor are unwilling to sign the form. By signing it, they say, they would authorize their insurers or plan administrators to pay for contraceptives, including some that they believe may cause abortion.

Fights over the form are playing out in dozens of courtrooms around the country. In a separate case, the Supreme Court ruled on June 30 that family-owned for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby Stores were not required to provide insurance coverage of contraceptives to employees if the companies objected on religious grounds. The Senate planned to take up legislation to reverse that decision this week.

This email from Charlie Christ about the real reason R Scott did not implement the highspeed

For years now, we've been asking why on Earth Rick Scott would turn down $2.4 billion in high-speed rail.

Finally, we're starting to get answers.

Scott said no to high-speed rail in order to cut out competition for a private company with strong ties to his chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth.

Scott's showing his true colors once again. He put special interests and personal connections above real Floridians. Scott has got to go.
railway that the Floridians voted for.

Dear Maraya

This story is disgusting, but not surprising:

Adam Hollingsworth was an advisor on the Scott transition team in 2010. He pushed Scott to turn down the infrastructure investment.

Then Hollingsworth took a job outside the administration and immediately began lobbying Scott to move forward with All Aboard Florida, the intercity transit system his company had connections with.

Scott said yes, and now All Aboard Florida is receiving millions in Florida taxpayer dollars. Hollingsworth later rejoined the Scott government.

And there you have it. When you're sitting in traffic on I-4, you know who to blame.

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Charlie Crist for Governor 2014
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