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From: Dudley Brown (1891 hits)

Dear Steve,

The murders committed in Connecticut earlier today have left me feeling sad and angry.

Quite frankly, I’ve had difficulty staying focused, listening to news reports and thinking about my wife and two young children aged 8 and 11 at home.

I can only imagine the pain the parents and families of those who were murdered at the hands of this evil individual are feeling right now.

My prayers and those of my staff here at the National Association for Gun Rights go out to the families of the victims.

But already, like in so many cases from years past, the gun control lobby is shamelessly using the blood of innocents to advance their anti-gun agenda.

Right now, members of the Washington, D.C. gun control lobby are gathered on the street in front of the White House.

Their hands are wrapped around the black iron gates surrounding the complex and they’re screaming at the top of their lungs.

They aren’t there praying for the victims who died at the hands of a murderer.

One top gun control lobbyist scoffed at the idea of this gathering being called a “vigil,” saying they gathered for the sole purpose of “pressuring Barack Obama to take action.”

Right on cue, President Obama threw them a not-so-subtle bone when he urged “meaningful action” on gun control.

And just a few hours later, billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg demanded President Obama restrict gun rights.

Make no mistake -- this is a dangerous time for the Second Amendment.

Like you, I’m outraged that not even 12 hours after the shooting, the gun control vultures are circling the victims.

The enemies of our Second Amendment rights want you and me to back off and give in to their demands.

But no defender of our gun rights should apologize for the horrific actions of a deranged lunatic.

What you won’t hear on TV or radio or read in the newspaper is that the anti-gun Brady Campaign lists Connecticut as having the 5th “strongest” gun control laws in the entire country.

Connecticut’s strict gun control laws prevent law-abiding individuals who could’ve potentially stopped this massacre from getting access to firearms.

In other words, the teachers and administrators entrusted with the security of the students were sitting ducks, and so were the children.

You also won’t hear that Connecticut law already bans at least one of the firearms that may have been used in these murders.

The gun-grabbers have spent decades in states like Connecticut passing gun control laws that do nothing more than empower criminals.

As Second Amendment activists we MUST be vigilant in these times -- not just in the defense of our loved ones, but in defense of our right to keep and bear arms.

Gun grabbers seize upon every outrage and crime, so we must always be prepared to fight back to protect our Second Amendment rights.

You and I both know that Barack Obama and the gun control crowd will work every angle of this massacre as an excuse to restrict our rights.

Please do two things tonight: pray for the victims and their families, and then prepare for a gun control onslaught like we’ve never seen before.

Your continued engagement and activism could be the only thing that stands between our gun rights and President Obama’s coming gun control schemes.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown
Executive Vice President

The National Association for Gun Rights is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, single-purpose citizens' organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the Constitutionally protected right-to-keep-and-bear-arms through an aggressive program designed to mobilize public opposition to anti-gun legislation. The National Association for Gun Rights' mailing address is P.O 7002, Fredericksburg, VA 22404. They can be contacted toll-free at 1-877-405-4570. Its web address is www.NationalGunRights.org/
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I am just now reading an article titled "Madness, Deinstitutionalization & Murder". I went looking for something about the murders at a McDonalds here in CA in 1980-something. I thought it was in Stockton, but maybe I got it mixed up with San Ysidro. 21 killed, including children, in San Ysidro in 1984 at a McDonald's, 5 children in a Stockton schoolyard in 1989. I'll post the article when I'm done.
Friday, December 14th 2012 at 10:37PM
Steve Williams
This is a lengthy article, too long to post the entirety.

Madness, Deinstitutionalization & Murder
Engage Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2012
May 17, 2012
Clayton Cramer

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/detail/madness-deinstitutionalization-murder

John Linley Frazier was one of the first such examples. Like many other schizophrenics, he first exhibited symptoms in his early 20s. Fixated on ecology, after a traffic accident he became convinced that God had given him a mission to rid the Earth of those who were altering the natural environment. Frazier’s mother and wife recognized how seriously ill he was, and tried to obtain treatment for him, but he refused it.
In October of 1970, Frazier warned them that “some materialists might have to die” in the coming ecological revolution. The following Monday, Frazier murdered “Dr. Victor M. Ohta, his wife, their two young sons, and the doctor’s secretary.”25 He blindfolded them, tied them up, shot each of them, and threw them into the pool. Then he burned the house to return it back to the environment. Frazier’s bizarre behavior and statements soon led to his arrest. He was found legally sane, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.26 (The legal definition of insane is considerably narrower than the psychiatric definition of insane; it also seems that juries sometimes convict even clearly insane defendants, out of fear that they might be released after being declared “cured.”)
Patrick Purdy, a mentally ill drifter, used his Social Security Disability payments to buy guns, while having a series of run-ins with the law. After one suicide attempt in jail in 1987, a mental health evaluation concluded that he was “a danger to his health and others.”27 In January 1989, Purdy went onto a schoolyard in Stockton, California with an AK-47 rifle, murdered five children and wounded twenty-nine others, before taking his own life.28
Federal prosecutors held back for a few days from indicting Laurie Wasserman Dann in May 1988 for a series of harassing and frightening phone calls—and in those few days, she went on a rampage, killing one child in an elementary school, wounding five children and one adult, and distributing poisoned cookies and drinks to fraternities at Northwestern University. She had a history of odd behavior going back at least two years, riding the elevator in her apartment building for hours on end.29
Buford Furrow was a member of a neo-Nazi group in Washington State. Conflicts with his wife led her to take him to a mental hospital, where he threatened suicide and “shooting people at a nearby shopping mall.” He threatened nurses with a knife. At trial, he told the judge about his mental illness problems and suicidal/homicidal fantasies. The judge refused to hospitalize Furrow, sending him to jail instead. Released within a few months, Furrow went to Los Angeles in August 1999, where he acted out the fantasy that he had earlier told the court: he shot up a Jewish community center, wounding five people, and murdering an Asian-American mail carrier nearby.30
Larry Gene Ashbrook was another killer who gave plenty of warning, writing letters to local papers referring “to encounters with the CIA, psychological warfare, assaults by co-workers and being drugged by police.” Neighbors had long noticed his bizarre behavior—exposing himself in response to laughter that he thought (incorrectly) was directed at him. In September 1999, he went into a Fort Worth, Texas Baptist Church. He screamed insults about their religion, then killed seven people inside, before killing himself.31
In April 2007, David W. Logsdon of Kansas City, Missouri beat to death a neighbor, Patricia Ann Reed, and stole her late husband’s rifle. At the Ward Parkway Center Mall, he shot and killed two people at random, wounding four others.32 Only the fortuitous arrival of police, who shot Logsdon to death, prevented a larger massacre.
According to Logsdon’s sister, Logsdon had a history of mental illness and alcoholism. His family contacted police over Logsdon’s deteriorating mental condition and physical conditions in Logsdon’s home. The police took Logsdon to a mental hospital for treatment in October 2005, concerned that he was suicidal. He was released six hours later with a voucher for a cab and a list of resources to contact.
In this case, the problem was not that the law prevented Logsdon from being held. Instead, Logsdon’s early release was because of a shortage of beds in Missouri public mental hospitals. In addition, Missouri in 2003 had eliminated mental health coordinator positions in its community mental health centers as a cost-cutting measure.33
After Russell Eugene Weston Jr. shot two police officers at the U.S. Capitol in 1999, he explained to the court-appointed psychiatrist that he needed to do it because “Black Heva,” the “most deadliest disease known to mankind,” was being spread by cannibals feeding on rotting corpses. He needed to get into the Capitol “to gain access to what he called ‘the ruby satellite,’ a device he said was kept in a Senate safe.” Weston explained that the two “cannibals” he had shot to death, police officers “Jacob J. Chestnut and John M. Gibson,” were “not permanently deceased.” Weston explained that he needed access to the satellite controller so that he could turn back time.
Before this incident, Weston had been involuntarily hospitalized for fifty-three days in Montana after threatening a neighbor, but he was then released. According to Weston’s parents, he had been losing the battle with schizophrenia for two decades before he went to the Capitol.34
An employee of the Postal Service, Jennifer Sanmarco was removed from her Goleta, California workplace in 2003 because she was acting strangely, and placed on psychological disability. She moved to Milan, New Mexico, where her neighbors described her as “crazy as a loon.” “A Milan businessman said he sometimes had to pick her up and bring her inside from the cold because she would kneel down and pray, as if in a trance, for hours.” She returned to the Goleta mail sorting facility in January 2006—and murdered five employees, before taking her own life.35
When I was first writing these paragraphs in April 2007, America was mourning a tragedy at Virginia Tech, where Cho Seung-Hui murdered thirty-two students and faculty before taking his own life. His psychological problems had been evident for some months before, and he was briefly hospitalized after a stalking incident. The special judge appointed to determine whether Seung-Hui should be involuntarily committed concluded that he was a danger to himself—but allowed Seung-Hui to commit himself. The next day, Seung-Hui left the hospital, and soon he was back on campus, living in a world of paranoid schizophrenia, culminating in the largest gun mass murder in U.S. history.36
Many other spectacularly horrifying crimes followed that one. Jiverly Wong murdered thirteen people before killing himself at a Binghamton, New York immigrant-assistance center in April 2009. Letters by Wong to local news media demonstrate what “Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU’s Langone Medical Center” described as “major mental illness, quite possibly paranoid schizophrenia.”37
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was one of many people shot at a town hall meeting in Tucson in January 2011. The alleged shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, had a history of police contacts involving death threats, and was expelled from college for bizarre actions that clearly established that he was mentally ill. A series of disturbing web postings and YouTube videos also confirmed that Loughner’s grasp on reality was severely impaired.38 Court-ordered psychiatric evaluations concluded that Loughner was suffering from schizophrenia, and was incompetent to stand trial.39
Nor were these problems specific to the United States and its “gun culture” as some contend. Other nations which started down the same road toward deinstitutionalization a few years after the United States have suffered many similar mass murders.
In eastern France, Christian Dornier, thirty-one, under treatment for “nervous depression,” murdered fourteen people in three villages.40 He was later found not guilty by reason of insanity.41 Eric Borel, sixteen, murdered his family with a hammer and a baseball bat, then went on a shooting rampage in the nearby town of Cuers, France in September 1995. He killed twelve people besides himself.42 In March 2002, Richard Durn murdered eight local city officials and wounded nineteen others in Nanterre, a suburb of Paris. Durn had a master’s degree in political science and “a long history of psychological problems.” He was chronically unemployed. After his arrest, he was described as “calm but largely incoherent,” but then leaped to his death through a window.43
In April 2002, nineteen-year old Robert Steinhaeuser went into a school from which he had been expelled in Erfurt, Germany and murdered eighteen people before killing himself.44 In April 2011, Wellington Menezes de Oliveira went into a school in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, murdering twelve children, before killing himself. His suicide note was unclear, but a police officer described de Oliveira as a “hallucinating person.”45 Later the same month, Tristan van der Vlis went into a shopping mall in Alphen aan der Rijn, the Netherlands, and shot six people to death. In spite of very strict Dutch gun licensing laws, and van der Vlis’s history of mental illness hospitalization and suicide attempts, he had a gun license.46
Along with the spectacular cases of public mass murder, there were many minor tragedies involving one-on-one murders, soon forgotten outside the family and friends of their victims. In 1983, the seventeen-year-old daughter of my landlord was murdered in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The killer had a long history of mental problems, some of which had sent him to prison, but none of which had caused hospitalization. As so often happens, this tragedy led to another. The continuing legal battles over the killer’s sanity soon led the murder victim’s grief-stricken father to sneak a gun into the courtroom, and open fire.47
Edmund Emil Kemper III was a s*xual sadist who killed his paternal grandparents at age fifteen, in an attempt to punish his mother. California hospitalized him until he was twenty-one, and then released him on parole in 1969. Over a bit less than a year, starting in May 1972, Kemper shot, stabbed, and strangled eight women, including his mother. (The rest of what he did is too horrifying to describe.) He repeatedly called the police to persuade them that he was the killer. Eventually, he was arrested, found legally sane, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison.48
Herbert William Mullin was another schizophrenic whose illness arrived just as California was deinstitutionalizing its mental patients. Until 1969, just before Mullin’s 22nd birthday, it was not obvious that he was mentally ill. Mullin was persuaded to voluntarily enter Mendocino State Hospital, on California’s north coast on March 30. Six weeks later, having refused to participate in treatment programs—and under no legal obligation to remain—he left.
Mullin had trouble holding jobs, because he was “hearing voices,” which understandably frightened employers. Over several months, he was in and out of mental hospitals in California and Hawaii for brief periods, sometimes voluntarily, sometimes not. On his return to California, his behavior so scared his parents that within thirty miles of the airport, his parents stopped to call the Mountain View Police Department. Mullin was again hospitalized against his will at Santa Cruz General Hospital for a few weeks, and was again discharged, “less noisy and belligerent”—but not well.
Mullin’s parents tried to find long-term hospitalization for their son, who was clearly dangerous to others. But California’s hospitals were busily emptying out; they were not looking to take new patients. In light of Mullin’s history of voluntarily entering, then leaving mental hospitals, it might not have mattered, without an involuntary commitment.
In four months of late 1972 and early 1973, Mullin murdered thirteen people in the Santa Cruz area. Why? Mullin believed that murder prevented the San Andreas Fault from rupturing. Mullin was found legally sane and guilty of ten murders.49
While most of these murders involved guns, there were many others that did not. Some are often completely unknown outside the community where they happened because the body count was low. In Rohnert Park, California, a thirty-three-year-old paranoid schizophrenic named Hoyt was arrested outside his mother’s home, holding a sword. Inside, his mother lay dying of sword wounds. A relative described the problem: the mental health system can do nothing until a mental patient “becomes a threat to himself or others.” Hoyt had stopped taking his medication, and there was nothing that could be done: “‘He’s over 18, he can’t be forced to stay on his medications until something happens. . . . Well, something has happened.’”50
In May 1998, San Francisco put twenty-one-year-old Joshua Rudiger on probation and ordered him to enter a live-in treatment center in San Francisco after shooting a former friend with a bow and arrow. Authorities knew that Rudiger was mentally ill; he had been confined to Atascadero State Hospital for six months, diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder—and then declared cured, and able to stand trial for the bow and arrow incident.
Rudiger never showed up at the treatment center, nor did anyone go looking for him. In one of the more disturbing understatements of the day, Carmen Bushe, the head of community services for San Francisco’s Probation Department observed, “It’s perhaps not necessarily a cohesive system.” When Rudiger next came to the attention of police, it was for slashing the throats of four homeless people, killing one, and drinking the blood of the others.51 When arrested, Rudiger told police that he was a 2600-year-old vampire. Yet the jury concluded that he was legally sane, because he knew what he was doing, and he knew it was wrong. Rudiger was sentenced to twenty-three years to life.
Rudiger’s mental problems started at age four.52 But others were people who made it to adulthood before mental illness appeared. Richard Baumhammers was an immigration attorney—and yet something went wrong sometime in his 20s, when he became convinced that someone had poisoned him on a trip to Europe. He “had been treated since 1993 for mental illness and had voluntarily admitted himself to a psychiatric ward at least once . . . .” When the final break happened, he killed five people.53 A jury found him legally sane, and convicted him of first-degree murder. The court sentenced Baumhammers to death.54
In 1986, Juan Gonzalez was arrested for shouting threats on the street, “I’m going to kill! God told me so!” Doctors diagnosed him with a “psychotic paranoid disorder,” gave him some antipsychotic medicines to take, made an appointment for outpatient treatment, and released him after two days. Within a few days he went on a rampage on the Staten Island Ferry with a sword, killing two people, and wounding nine. If not for the presence of a retired police officer who disarmed Gonzalez at gunpoint, the death toll might have been much higher.55
Gonzalez was finally considered too dangerous to release, and the courts ordered his involuntary commitment to a mental hospital. He repeatedly contested his commitment. In March 2000, the courts granted Gonzalez unsupervised leave from the hospital, with a number of conditions on his actions for five years.56
When The New York Times did a detailed study of 100 U.S. rampage killers in 2000, they pointed out that there was often plenty of warning:
Most of them left a road map of red flags, spending months plotting their attacks and accumulating weapons, talking openly of their plans for bloodshed. Many showed signs of serious mental health problems.
. . .
The Times’ study found that many of the rampage killers… suffered from severe psychosis, were known by people in their circles as being noticeably ill and needing help, and received insufficient or inconsistent treatment from a mental health system that seemed incapable of helping these especially intractable patients. . . .
The Times found what it called “an extremely high association between violence and mental illness.” Of the 100 rampage murderers, forty-seven “had a history of mental health problems” before committing murder, twenty had been previously hospitalized for mental illness, and forty-two had been previously seen by professionals for their mental illness. While acknowledging that mental illness diagnoses “are often difficult to pin down . . . 23 killers showed signs of serious depression before the killings, and 49 expressed paranoid ideas.”57
There is no shortage of these tragedies that have one common element: a person whose exceedingly odd behavior, sometimes combined with minor criminal acts, would likely have led to confinement in a mental hospital in 1960. After deinstitutionalization, these people remained at large until they killed. The criminal justice system then took them out of circulation (if they did not commit suicide), but this was too late for their victims.

Friday, December 14th 2012 at 11:03PM
Steve Williams
Another of those age old problems we have yet to solve. Unfortunate, but then so many things are. No I am not a pessimist, just Father and Grandfather.
Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 12:11AM
Steve Williams
Did I ever tell you this story Irma? When my middle son got married 6 years ago his mother left the house and animals in the care of one of his and his brothers' longtime friends, while they made the trip to Michigan. This was one of those kids that was always at our house, like a son to us. When she got back there were broken doors, animals unattended, and my other son's car missing. Turns out he had scavenged all the recyclables, went and bought some meth, stole the car, gone to another of their friend's, where he got in an argument with his ex-boss over a girl, and shot him in the head and killed him.
Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 12:30AM
Steve Williams
This was on my son's very wedding day. I didn't want to tell him, didn't want that to be part of his memory every anniversary. But I did, no way out of it.
Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 12:38AM
Steve Williams
He had a drug problem, he'd been in rehab and seemed so much better. Maybe he was depressed he wasn't part of the wedding, maybe the temptation was too much, who knows. What I wish Irma is we would stop these endless wars and tend to peace. And I am going to that site of yours now to seek some.
Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 12:56AM
Steve Williams
I now know what you mean about the "mirror".
Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 2:51AM
Steve Williams
I started with the history, still have a lot more to look at. You got me sidetracked on Wright.
Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 4:40AM
Steve Williams
Nicherin Daishonin. I didn't realize that was the name of the founder.
Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 4:42AM
Steve Williams
Okay, I need to get this right, those Japanese names throw me. Nichirin Daishonin. Anyway, I've never read a complete sutra. I will start now with the Lotus Sutra.

Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 4:47AM
Steve Williams
Nichiren. Bear with me Irma, I need to get it down. My brain seems to have slowed, oh well. Repetition is the key when the spellchecker doesn't know.
Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 4:56AM
Steve Williams
I like the part about most in accord with logic and reason. And you see, I have not had to give up: Deism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam or any other teachings I can learn from.
Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 5:05AM
Steve Williams
When I first tried meditation after going to the Zen center, it was a very intense experience. Almost overwhelming.
Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 5:10AM
Steve Williams
I found the 2 chapters of the Lotus Sutra on the SGI Canada website, and am still reading the pages that Amazon has excerpted from Burton Watson's translation, so far still on his introduction. I will have to get this from Amazon since it is out of stock on the SGI-USA website (unless they have it at the Sacramento Center which is only a few miles from me). And the parts I read did talk about how the Buddha uses expedient means adapted to different life circumstance, just as you said above about your life keeps changing. And I did read about your chant and its meaning, though it will take me some more time to get those 4 words down. So again thank you so much for directing me to your site.
Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 2:12PM
Steve Williams
CAUSE: IT TAKES DESASTERS TO BRING ABOUT C-H-A-N-G-E...

EFFECT: THE GREATER THE DESASTER, THE GREATER THE CHANGE. (SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
@STEVE, "I" KNOW YOU AND I ARE ON HE SAME PAGE AS THE MOTHER OF JORDAN DAVIS...

"THESE ARE MY CHILDREN, AND I MUST DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, MY SELF"...

ACTUALLY I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE RUN AGAINST THE NRA ON TIS PLATFORM BEFORE, DO YOU, STEVE? (SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
STEVE THANKS, THIS IS THE SHOOTING THAT A FRIEND OF MINE CAUSED ME TO SEE THIS TRUTH, HE SAID IF YOU KILL ONE PERSON THEY WILL PUT YOU IN PRISON AND KILL YOU...BUT, IT YOU KILL MANY PEOPLE THEY WILL PUT YOU IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL. (SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
oh my God, steve, i sure hope they don't feel some ow they are in some way guilty of any of this.I is only human nature to wonder the if i had done someting different. (smile)

Have you ever heard that expression about watch your firends because you don't let your enemy colse enough to do you any harm? Me, I just do as my Mom taught me, don't give anyone a second chance to prove they ae not your true friend. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
STEVE IF YOU GO TO THE SITE, TRY TO START WITH THE TEN WORLDS THAT IS MY FAVORITE...AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WORDS THEN I WILL TRY TO HELP YOU...AND, KNIW THIS STEVE IF YOU LOOK FOR ANYTHING OUT SIDE OF YOU FOR THE POWERW OVER YOUR OWN LIFE TAHT ONLY YOU HAVE THEN YOU HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM.LOL. (SMILE)


KNOW THAT NDBUDDHISM IS NOT FOR YOU TO SERVE, IT IS TO SERVE YOU...AND, HERE IS SOMETHING ELSE WE BELIEVE...IF YOU MAKE UP YOUR MIND WHAT YOU NEED OR WANT THAT IS OUT OF YOUR REACH (PRAYER ANSWERING RANGE) AND YOU DON'T FEEL DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS MATTER IN 3 MONTHS THEN JUST LEAVE IT ALONE...NO IT IS NOT MAGIC, IT IS ONLY YOUR PUTTIG YOUR OWN POWERS TO WORK AND NOTICING THE RESULTS OF THIS...(SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
greatwhat did you find, my brother Rabbit ans what did you find interesting? (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
learn how to keep that mirror polished...lol (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
Here is someting from one of my Livin Buddhism books...

Is it ok to try the practice even if i'm not sure I believe in it?
answer...Many people are wary of how some religions tend to emphasize beliefs without evidence of how it works. they basically ask for your blind faith. Nichiren Buddhism is differnt.It is a philosophy and practice of actual proof-beliefs, or faith, arising from the positive impact the prctice hason people's lives, from jow it leads to happiness here and now.Start not iwht blind faith but with and expectation taht the practice works and therefore be more willing to tryis. we have three proofs:
1 Documentary proof are the teacings of the sutras cinsidered the collective and comprehensive body of wisdom at the time. Theretical proof: meaning the teacings most accord with reason and logis....cause and effect...we are not expected to believe in anything that cannot ultimately be explained in light of this principle. a zin every cause willhave an effect.

actual proof: means that the teacings actually changes peoples lives for the better. that ther is undeniable improvement that anyone can see. Nichiren afgued that actual proof is th emost important of th ethree.

we live our lives in a way that others want some of the peace and comfort we seem tohave at all times...actually this comes from knowing there is no obsticle i can't over come. no tis does not mean i don't have ups and owns in my life because this is how life works...bu i cohze the powers to get me a drink of water when i m thirsty and if i don't pay my water bill i get no running water another form of cause and effect...Ihave tomake these things happen.(smile)

we have places all over teh world dedicated to only talking via dialogue against nuclear weapons...the president of our orgization is always in some nation talking with its leaders on this matter...he is one of the last of those of th egeneration taht suffered tah tbomb being droppen on them.and, dth last of the generation having spent time in jail for disobeying th empror and not worshiping state religion of buddhism...we worship no god man as buddha was a man who would have hated this actually buddha being a god started out as making money selling figurines and saying this is a god brought in even more money and the rest is history. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
I never even tried to do Zen and at the time Zen was the only Buddhism I had heard and my englis Prorossor was Zen, and it was due to my mind races too much to meditate like that...when we chant is is a fomr of meditation, but we ca doit for hours or form minutes and we can do it any time or place we 'choose' . When we chant nmrk three times we believe we have sid all of the sutras(or our Bible as this is allof the teachings of eh original buddah)

steve, tis practice is ablut you using all of your powers and how your powers ae unlimited so Steve you do have to tpowers to study all religions and even practice them if you choose to do right? again mypractice is about accepting your own behaviors and if you chose to not give up what you love to study. leanr.ect. then as long as you see tis as your powers being used not then this is NDB beliefs.Kind of frigntening is is not not having a road map to follow taht was made for you isn't it?lol

We use the expression, we all have buddahood which only mans we all have to natural aboiliy to do right or to do wrong. we can all become a buddah in our life time. buddha is a state in life of total happiness sort of like in christianity being able to turn the other cheek when being slapped.ect. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
oh and steve, we believe taht one can never be able to know every thng so never stop trying to learn and I have been practicing tis for over 25 years and i am still learning about this practice, because my life it self keeps changing. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
Steve, there are hundreds of sotras(writings of the original buddah...we are mostly interested in the LOTUS SUTRA...it teaches the understanding of theoriginal buddah telling he is an ordinary human being and we are his equals since we all women and men have the powers to become buddha in our lfe time and theonly way to do tis is to be able toover come the problems we meet because we are born, get sick, get old and we die all obsticles if we allow them to be obsticles fo rus in any way!

steve you have just over come an obsticle in learning you can not, not be the xteve you know if you learn about NDB and i will not turn against you if you do what makes you happy, content and safe in your daily life because this is not someting i am qualified to do since only you can liver your own life. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
oh and steve , if you have ever said or read moho-renge-kyo, you have just said the 2nd and the 16th sutras.lol andknow why there is such a person as a buddah.lol...so , so simple sin't it...nichern D is also a name change.loooooooool. it means sunflower in a sense and the sunflowr is or natinal flower. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
yES STEVE, GO BY THE COMMUNITY CENTER IN SAC. i AMTHERE EVERY FIRST SUNDAY IN TH EMONTH...i DON'T HAVE THE jANUARY CALANDER SO i DON'T KNOW WHICH TIME MY DISTRICT WILL BE ATTENDING AS ON TAHT DAY WE HAVE 3 DIFFERENT TIME MEETINGS BECAUSE ALL OF UZ CAN'T FIT THERE AT ONE TIME.LOL!!!

BUT GO BY SINCE THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE THERE ALL DAY AND CAN ANSWER ANY OF YOUR QUESTIONS OR GET YOU SOMEONE WHO CAN DO IT...WE ARE NOT OFF FOR TEH CHRISTIMAS HOLIDAYS SO ALL HAS SHUT DOWN FOR THENEXT TWO WEEKS. (SMILE)

STEVE OUR CHANT IS BOTH OF THOSE CHAPTERS BUT IT TAKES TIME TO UNDERSTAND THIS AGAIN I SAY BECAUSE IT IS JUST SO SIMPLE, EXAMPLE IF YOU CAN BELIEVE THAT FOR EVEY CAUSE YOUMAKE THERE WILL BE A RESULT OF THIS FROM YOUR ACTION THEN YOU ALREADY BELIEVE IN NDB. SIMPLE, SIMPLE, SIMPLE. LOL!!! (SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
...AND STEVE THE YOUTH MOVEMENT IS DOEN ON THEIR OWN LEVER BY WAY OF WRITING SONGS AND CREATING DANCES TO GET THEIR POINTS ACROOS ON THEIR FIGHT AGAINST VIOLENCE SO YOU CAN FIND THEIR HIP HOP, RAPS AND DANCNINGS ON YOUTUBE AND TWITTTER AND FACEBOOK(SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
,,,OOPS ND'S NAME MEANS SUN LOTUS. (SMILE)

THE BEAUTIFUL LOTUS FLOWER GROWN IN A DIRTY SWAMP AND HAS THE POWERS TO FLOWER AND SEED ATA THE SAME TIME WHICH IS CAUSE AND EFFECT THE MAIN STAR OF OUR PRACTICE'S BELIEF AND FAITH IN. (SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
@STEVE AS RELATED TO THE THEME OF THIS POST...

CAUSE: BECAUSE OF THENEEDS TO BE FIRST WITH THE NEWS AS RELATED TO THE SCHOOL SHOOTINS YESTERDAY...

EFFECT: RIGHT NOW ON MSNBC THEY ARE DOING CORRECTIONS OF SOME OF THE REPORTINGS DISCRIBING TH EMOTHER OF THE SHOOTER...SHE WAS NOT A TEACHER AT TIS SCHOOL AS REPORTED YESTERDAY...IT SEEM SHE MAY HAVE BEEN A SUBSUTE TEACHER AT BEST AND THIS THEY ARE NOT EVEN SURE SHE WAS ON STAFF AT TIS CCHOOL AT ALL. (NUP/ SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
...THOSE REORTS OF THE SHOOTER'S BROTHER SAYING HIS BROTHER HAD MENTAL PROBLEMS HAS NOW CHANGE TO THE BROTHER HAS NOT EVEN SPOKEN WITH HIS BROTHER IN TWO YEARS...(NUP)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
...AS ALWAYS I AM LISTENING TO MSNBC...AND RIGHT NOW I AM BOUT TO START TINKING ABOUT THE RIGHT-WINGERS COMING AFTER ERIC HOOLDER AS THEY ARE NOW SEEMING TO BE IN DOUBT ABOUT IF THESE GUNS CAME FROM THE SHOOTER'S MOTHER OR NOT...

YOU SEE THEY CAME AFTER EH AND STILL HAVE NO IDEA WHO ACTUALLY KILLED TIS BORDER AGENT DUE TO THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHICH GUN KILLED HIM...BUT THINGS LIKE THIS MUST BE SEEN IN TEH ACTUAL HEARINGS ON THAT BORING C-SPAN COVERAGE BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT LARN ABOUT THIS FROM FOX OR RIGHT-WINGERS TALKING POINTS. (NUP)
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