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"So uninformed reporters and talk-show hosts, pressed by deadlines to find a compelling focus for the story, take the lazy way out and assume mental illness. An analysis by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers said 40 percent of all national news stories about mental illness, studied over a 20-year period, connect such illnesses with violent behavior toward others. Meanwhile, less than five percent of all violence in this country is related to mental illness. (Source: June issue of Health Affairs.)

“Despite all of the work that has been done to reduce stigma associated with mental health issues, this portrayal of mental illness as closely linked with violence exacerbates a false perception about people with these illnesses, many of whom live healthy, productive lives,” said Emma E McGinty, leader of the study. “Anyone who kills people is not mentally healthy. We can all agree on that. But it’s not necessarily true that they have a diagnosable illness. They may have anger or emotional issues, which can be clinically separate from a diagnosis of mental illness. Violence may stem from alcohol or drug use, issues related to poverty or childhood abuse."
Another American mass shooting, another national conversation about American mental health care … One night this week on Stephen Colbert’s CBS-TV talk show, he had what now has become a much-…
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The Five Precepts

The five precepts that Buddha have given us to live a happy and healthy life.

1. Do not kill or harm any living beings.
2. Do not lie or take what’s not given.
3. Do not commit sexual misconduct.
4. Do not lie or give false speech.
5. Do no drink alcohol or do any drugs.

This is the five precepts. To live a happy and healthy life.

I will explain further.

1. Imagine beings have levels of conspicuousness. The higher the scale the more karma.

A bug is probably like a 3 units of consciousness, scaling to reptiles 8, then mammals 30, then animals with high intelligence 40, then humans around 70 to 90.

As so if we kill a bug is not as equivalent to killing an animal.

2. When we seal from others, karma will return the favor, as so people will seal from you or as a consistence will lose your savings or invest in the wrong business that will make you loose as much as you have stolen.

3. One should not commit sexual misconduct, because a world full of lust is a world without love. Forcing someone to have sex with you without their consent is sexual misconduct.

When one have an agreement on a relationship, one karma is tied with that person. By cheating this also sexual misconduct.

As so blackmailing someone to perform sexual acts is also a form of sexual misconduct.

4. A small lie is not as bad but still have karmic effects. But a big lie can destroy lives and start wars.

Small Lie: Guy1 said to guy3 that guy2 don’t like guy3. As so guy3 will go beat up guy2, because he believed guy1 lie. As a result guy3 committed bad karma but guy1 also get bad karma too.

Big Lie. Hitler used Jews as a scapegoat and created many lies that they were the problem to start the genocide.

5. Some drugs that can save lives are okay, if it’s helping with medical conditions. But some drugs are dangerous.

The reason why we should avoid alcohol and psychedelic drugs is because alcohol and psychedelic drugs can destroy the mind.

The mind is the forerunner of your life. If you cannot control your mind you cannot control your life.

By not being able to control the mind one may have mental instability. This will lead one to committing karma which you did not intend to do.

If the mind is not abused, cultivated and meditative, wisdom will naturally arise. This one of the reason why we should not drink alcohol nor do any kind of drugs.



BUT there is a catch to these precepts.

Any one of these precepts can be broken to save one’s own life or save another life or lives.



I hope this may be of use for you to understand more about Buddhism. It’s not just something to think about it’s a way of life.

Namaste.
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"For the past 20 years, one such experiment has quietly been going on in North Carolina. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have a land trust, the Qualla Boundary, which straddles parts of Swain and Jackson counties in the Smoky Mountains, in the western part of the state. In the mid-1990s, they greatly expanded the gambling facilities on the Boundary to include a large casino. Some of the profits from the casino are ploughed back into the tribal community in the form of community services –roads and sewers, hospitals and clinics, gymnasia and schools. But some of the money goes straight back to the individual tribal members in the form of a payment every six months, the amount dependent on the profits from the casino. The “per cap”, as it is called, goes to everyone, young or old, healthy or sick, working or unemployed, law-abiding or not, as long as they are members of the tribe. (Money for children goes into a bank account for them until they graduate high school or reach age 21, whichever comes first.) In recent years the amount of the supplement has been around $4,000 a year."

http://www.salon.com/2016/06/21/many_countries_are_weighing_cash_payments_to_citizens_could_it_work_in_the_u_s/
A case study for universal basic income in the U.S has quietly been underway for 20 years — results are promising
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Robert Reich posted, "Yesterday, Justice Steven Breyer joined with the four Republican appointees to the Supreme Court in a decision that allows the police to stop you on the street even if you’ve done nothing wrong, demand your identification, check for unpaid traffic tickets, and arrest you if there's an outstanding warrant just because you haven’t paid a traffic ticket (the arrest itself can make it difficult for you in the future to keep or get a job, or rent an apartment) -- and then carry out a thorough search. If that search reveals, say, drugs, you can be arrested on drug possession and the drugs can be admitted into evidence against you.
The case – “Utah vs. Streiff” -- involved an illegal stop in which the officer initiated such a chain of events without justification. The Court’s decision to admit the drugs into evidence seriously erodes the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee against unreasonable police searches and seizures. It’s a shameful decision that should remind us that our next president will have at least one and perhaps several Supreme Court appointments."
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"One is about collective ownership of the means of production;
the other about organic social solidarity with private ownership of production.
One is restrictive;
the other libertarian.
One is metaphysical (excessively abstract reasoning);
the other empirical (demonstrable, verifiable reasoning)."
It’s very interesting living in the United States, where democracy came into its modern existence… but where its expression is also most truncated. Americans are politically aware of on…
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"Sotomayor also described how the scope of police power has been changed by the court ruling:

"The court today holds that the discovery of a warrant for an unpaid parking ticket will forgive a police officer’s violation of your Fourth Amendment rights. Do not be soothed by the opinion’s technical language: This case allows the police to stop you on the street, demand your identification and check it for outstanding traffic warrants — even if you are doing nothing wrong. If the officer discovers a warrant for a fine you forgot to pay, courts will now excuse his illegal stop and will admit into evidence anything he happens to find by searching you after arresting you on the warrant.”

http://www.attn.com/stories/9335/supreme-court-rules-police-can-use-evidence-gathered-in-searches?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=internal
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"That simple word, love, you say so often, yet know not the meaning of." "This is all that would be needed for the saving of your world" – Aka, spiritual messengers of God

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