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Just What the Doctor Ordered? Or the Judge?

September 4, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

In his post, “Health care and Buddhist Monastics” on September 4, 2009, Mr. Cassidy expounds on the health care debate, and how he became homeless after suffering a heart attack in 2006. In his words,

“As regular readers of this blog already know, I became progressively very ill and finally suffered a near fatal heart attack in 2006. This was a life-changing event in several respects, not the least of which was the financial impact. During this period, I was hospitalized over 70 times. Almost overnight, I went from being comfortably retired to utter poverty and homelessness. Yes — homelessness: something which I thought was impossible, but which came to me like a flash, and was due to no other cause but health care costs — an unbelievable USD $1.2 million at one point.”

That sounds awful, doesn’t it? It is more likely that Mr. Cassidy was ruined financially when he committed crimes of assault and arson against his wife, had to resign from his position as mayoral aide in Nevada in 2001, and subsequently served much of 2003 in prison. Perhaps the real reason he was without health insurance at the time of his heart attack in 2006 is because he was violating the terms of his probation, having fled the state, and was in hiding from law enforcement at the time. He was re-arrested in 2008 for violation of his probation and served out his term until early 2009. In any case, as an indigent, it is unlikely that Mr. Cassidy had to pay for his healthcare bills. More likely, the State of California picked up Mr. Cassidy’s tab.

  1. Trevor
    September 5, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Another Comment from the Field

    One thing I see from Cassidy’s own postings is he acts like he is into Tibetan Buddhism. But do you notice when he’s not playing teacher he has NOTHING good to say about Dharma? Seems like every Lama, every practitioner, every proper Lineage, every Dharma scene are no good to him. Except- well- HIM!
    I mean, he never stops bashing Dharma!
    On a site that pretends to be a Dharma ALTAR! What gives? Is anyone else confused by this?

    I have a personal theory. I actually believe he is working for the Chinese government. It seems he picks an issue often and uses it as a way to discredit Tibetan Buddhism. He is especially rabid about those recognized as Tulkus who were also born in the west. Same issue as what pisses the Chinese govt off the most. See, the People’s Republic of China is trying to control Buddhism and the Tulku system. They want to force Chinese, or pro-communist Tulkus on us. So the western ones, over which they have no control are especially threatening to them.
    He has more Chinese connections than any other kind. I hear he has a Chinese license too.
    So it you step back and see the whole picture, what do you see?

    I see Chinese influence, his Chinese women, Chinese friends, China contacts, and Chinese money. And now he claims he has a Chinese recognition? Course he was outed as not being a Tulku at all by the Tibetans. So friends, what I see, and what you may see is this:

    Cassidy is now and maybe has always been a true ENEMY of the Dharma!

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