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The Dalai Lama Moves 'Beyond Religion' . Excerpt from this book is copied below.

The Dalai Lama Moves 'Beyond Religion' . Excerpt from this book is copied below. | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The following is excerpted from "Beyond Religion" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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Beautiful and very needed wisdom from H.H. the Dalai Lama. The whole excerpt is most powerful when read in full.- Margaret

'Beyond Religion': the Dalai Lama's Secular Ethics (EXCERPT from the book) follows.


"It is clear that something is seriously lacking in the way we humans are going about things. But what is it that we lack? The fundamental problem, I believe, is that at every level we are giving too much attention to the external material aspects of life while neglecting moral ethics and inner values.

By inner values I mean the qualities that we all appreciate in others, and toward which we all have a natural instinct, bequeathed by our biological nature as animals that survive and thrive only in an environment of concern, affection and warmheartedness -- or in a single word, compassion. The essence of compassion is a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and to promote their well-being."

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PNHP: From the internationally renowned economist, Dr. Hsaio

PNHP: From the internationally renowned economist, Dr. Hsaio | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it

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The best health care systems in the world are national systems. France has the best medical outcomes world wide.  Our US military is cutting edge with research and innovations right now that the civilian medical people are learning from.  One source of payment doesn't make care worse, it improves it and cuts out the non contributary elements of the private health insurance administration and profits. Private health insurance adds nothing to our medical care. They just take needed money out of the system.-MRP

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The Voter's Self Defense System

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Project Vote Smart provides free, unbiased, in-depth information about current officials, candidates, issues, legislation, and voting. Non-partisan and nonprofit since 1988.
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What is the True Poverty Rate in America? » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

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Commit to Vote

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Commit to Vote in this year's election!
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Unions, Labor And Single Payer-Speakers At Labor For Single Payer Conference

At a national conference of Labor For Single Payer speakers discussed the role of the trade unions and he struggle for national health are in the United Sate...
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Obamacare's Founding CEO Wants To Bring Single Payer To Massachusetts

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On his first day as governor of Massachusetts, Donald Berwick promises to set up a commission tasked with finding a way to bring single payer to the Bay State. It'll have report back to him within a year -- ideally sooner.
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I love him!

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Why Health Care Costs So Much: Both Parties Suck at Teat of Medical-Industrial Complex

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Dire Predictions About Doctor Shortage Post-Obamacare Haven't Panned Out

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It's true that the number of doctors per capita in the U.S. likely will continue to decrease, especially in rural areas. But even though an estimated 13 million Americans have become newly insured since the first of this year, the predictions of the ...
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I couldn't be happier to hear this.

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Do what you can. Every little bit adds up.

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He's right and that is great news.

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Courageous and determined Republican mayor fights for affordable medical care for all.

http://www.saveourhospital.org/ On July 28, 2014, "Walking Mayor" Adam O'Neal (R) completed his 273-mile march from his home town of Belhaven, NC to the U.S....
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This group crosses political, ideological, and racial lines, and are fighting to stop the deaths, and bring medical care to all Americans. Beautiful to see.

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Walking Mayor's Powerful Speech for Rural Healthcare - Woodbridge, VA 7/26/14 - YouTube

http://www.saveourhospital.org/moral_monday_june_28th_schedule WASHINGTON DC — "Walking Mayor" Adam O'Neal (R) will complete his 273-mile march from his home...
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Beautiful work. I am so proud of them! A conservative  NC mayor marching for medical access for all.

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Private U.S. healthcare, including Big Pharma, has become nationalized extortion.

We need to create public health care that works for the nation, not for profit. The for profit system kills people by rationing by income.  Is this what we want for ourselves and each other?

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Ugliness at work.

 

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Broad coalition builds for single-payer health care - Workers World

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Broad coalition builds for single-payer health care Workers World “This conference was above all an attempt to link issues and build a broad coalition,” said Lerma, who represents Health care for All Texas and the Nurses Organizing Committee on the...
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Changing the Way We Change the World - Huffington Post

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Four Myths About Obama's War on ISIS

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How healthy is having a fully terrorized population?  More fear, more terror, more anxiety.  More costs that go to war instead of to our very needy home country.  We can afford to kill abroad, but not pay for our own food, water, housing, and health here in the USA ?

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Universal Coverage Is Not "Single Payer" Healthcare

Universal Coverage Is Not "Single Payer" Healthcare | Medical Rescue: Healthcare Needed | Scoop.it
It's easy – often politically expedient – to lump universal health coverage (UHC) and "Single Payer" together, but they are not the same thing.
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From the article:

"Why we avoid the cost debate is well known and can be summarized in two sentences.

 

“How many businesses do you know that want to cut their revenue in half? That’s why the healthcare system won’t change the healthcare system.” Rick Scott – Governor of Florida (as quoted by Vinod Khosla) – Rock Health Innovation Summit – August (video here)"

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Anyone have any idea how true this information is, scientifically?

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Green Shadow Cabinet

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Patch Adams is the real, wonderful doctor, whom the movie that Robin Williams starred in is based on.  

He is radically great.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Wealth Gap (HBO) - YouTube

John Oliver discusses America's growing wealth gap and why it may be a problem in the future. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last ...
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One of the best descriptions ever!  Great, great, sketch!

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Sticker Shock: How Big Pharma Gouges the American Public | Blog | BillMoyers.com

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Road trip! Or, two middle-aged women go on a Hunter S. Thompson-esque drug-buying spree across an international border. And score.
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Medicaid makes all the difference in getting people insured

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A few months ago, Gallup released a survey demonstrating that Obamcare is working better—getting ...
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GlaxoSmithKline Releases New Drug To Treat People Who Just Feel Sort Of Weird Sometimes

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OpenSecrets on Pharmaceutical Industry Spending

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Explore the billions of dollars special interest groups are spending on lobbying in Washington, D.C., -- and on what -- at OpenSecrets.org.
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Pharmaceutical companies, which develop both over-the-counter and prescription drugs, have been among the biggest political spenders for years. While the industry has traditionally supported Republican candidates, some key players have recently increased donations to Democratic candidates as the GOP's power in Washington erodes."

 

MORE:  click on the  highlighted orange opensecrests.org link next to the "From"  above for the full summary of pharmaceutical lobbying history and spending.

 

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These Craftivists Are Making A Statement—With Knitting

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