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vlyons's Journal
vlyons's Journal
April 2, 2020

Right speech is one of virtues that we Buddhist try to practice.

Right speech is one of the steps on the Buddhist 8-Fold Path to enlightenment. Right speech includes speaking gently, purposely, and truthfully. It means no lying, no harsh speech, no divisive speech, and no gossip or idle chatter.

“Lying leads to a life in which others will speak ill of you. Lying also establishes a tendency to lie in future lives, as well as the chances of being lied to and not being believed when you speak the truth. The future life consequences of Divisive Speech include loneliness and a tendency to make mischief with other people’s lives. Harsh Speech begets the abuse of others and leads to an angry attitude. Idle Gossip causes others not to listen and leads one to speak incessantly."

-- HH The Dalai Lama

March 29, 2020

Anyone know if SSI recipients will get a stimulus check?

I'm retired and my only income is my SSI check. Anyone know if we retirees will automatically get a stimulus check?


March 18, 2020

8 Senators voted against the corona virus bill

Eight Republican senators voted against the bill,

Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee
Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma
Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin
Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma
Sen. Mike Lee of Utah
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky
Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina

March 17, 2020

When finally there is a Covid vaccine,

do you think the anti-vaxers will reject it too?

March 17, 2020

Today is my birthday

I'm 73 and can't quite believe that I made it this long. My heart is full of love for everyone, especially all you DUers folks out there. I get so much enjoyment and pleasure from reading your posts. Thank-you for sharing the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly.

I meditate everyday. Currently reading a Dalai Lama book on mahamudra. He is amazing. His scholarship and knowledge of texts and commentaries by old guys from long ago amazes me. Big sections are way over my head and far beyond d my little pea brain to comprehend. But at least I know what's ahead for me to learn. My meditation is going well these days. And I see things differently.

My message to everyone is to cultivate equanimity. Don't get seduced by desire for what is pleasant, and don't get disturbed and agitated by what is unpleasant (including Donald Trump). We are much more able to deal with whatever, when we remain calm and centered with whatever appears. Believe me, I have survived an earthquake, 3 hurricanes, a tornado that destroyed my house and both barns, a crash that totaled my car and horse trailer, heart disease, and breast cancer.

We will get thru this. Our parents and grandparents were called to win 2 world wars. We are being asked to sit on the sofa and watch TV or read a book.

Pick up the phone and call a friend. Radiate love and light.

March 14, 2020

Make your own sanitary wipes

Dip paper towels into bleach water. Squeeze out the excess water. Then keep the wipes moist in an air-tight plastic bag.

March 3, 2020

I hope today has an outstanding Dem turnout nation-wide

So much so that it gives Donnie Dimwit the willies and heejee-beejees. Put the fear of the lord in him. Shades of the Dem rout of 2018. So if we see him posting some lying tweet and hissie-fit about low Dem turnout, we'll know that he's running scared.

March 3, 2020

My vote this morning in Dallas TX

I live in an old black neighborhood in Dallas. I'm an old white lady 73 yrs in 2 weeks. My polling place is in an old black church just down the block. I went at 7:30am, but they had power problems with the machines. So I went back at 10:30am. There were 3 pages for POTUS candidates, and Biden was the very last one. He got my vote. I voted for Royce West for senate, because Hegar's web site had not positions about anything. That turned me off on her. I hope West does well, but I really don't think that Texas is ready for a black senator. Good grief, Longview keeps re-electing Louie Gohmert and rejecting Shirley McKellar, a wonderful intelligent black army vet.

The polling place was busy, but never more than 2 or 3 waiting in line at each of 2 touch screens. We insert a paper ballot that prints our choices. Then we insert the paper ballot into a scanning machine. I like having a piece of paper associated with my vote.

February 22, 2020

When is someone going to call TREASON?

isn't it perfectly clear that Trump works for Putin and the Russian mob to keep their money rolling into his laundramat? His latest purge of our Intelligence professionals is outrageous. When is a Dem candidate going to call him a traitor?

February 13, 2020

Post Trump, there must be prosecutions

I like Warren's idea of a special independent task force in the Justice Dept to investigate corruption and obstruction of justice. That includes all those, who refused to answer to a congressional subpoena, Trump himself, and those who interferred in ongoing investigations. It isn't enough to just fire all the Trump appointees. There must be q wealth of documents about Trump's crimes that are as yet undiscovered. And if there is evidence that Trump colluded with Putin to lift sanctions and/or endanger our troops, that's treason.

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