Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Trump and Veterans
When it comes to veterans, Donald Trump has crossed a lot of lines in this campaign. Trump attacked John McCain for getting captured. He has pledged to escalate our military involvement in the Middle East and privatize veterans care when they return home.
But last night ... last night ... Trump went further than anyone could have imagined:
"Iraq, crooked as hell. How about bringing baskets of money, millions and millions of dollars, and handing it out. I want to know. Who are the soldiers that had that job? Because I think they are living very well right now, whoever they may be." - Donald Trump
There are only two possibilities here: 1. Trump just accused U.S. troops of stealing money in Iraq. A crime. One punishable by prison. Or, 2. he doesn't know Iraqi troops didn't hand out U.S. money in Iraq.
Either way, Donald Trump has proven - once again - he is unfit to be our next Commander in Chief.