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RAW VIDEO FOOTAGE OF NASHVILLE TORNADO AFTERMATH (2 MINS.)

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See /images/videos/mt-juliet-tornado.m4v. Taken March 11, the week after the tornado, on Eastgate Blvd where they have that big auto auction site you can see from I-40. … read more

INDIAN RAILWAY COMPANY USING BEE SOUNDS TO WARD OFF ELEPHANTS

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Officials with an Indian railway company said they have started using the recorded sound of buzzing bees to keep elephants from wandering onto the… read more

FAMILY MEMBERS SURVIVE THE MIDDLE EAST

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The headline is purposely misleading, just because I am a smart ass. My brother and his wife just returned from our 16-day trip to Dubai, Egypt and Jordan. It was a great trip and at no time did we feel unsafe (except in the crazy traffic). … read more

CORONA VIRUS PANIC

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Panic. That is all this is, idiots overreacting. Who needs terrorism when you have the news media and a good old fashion panic? Just wash your hands regularly (as you should’ve been doing already) and don’t touch any questionable people or objects with any part of your body (a … read more

A NEW IDEA ON FOSTERING PETS

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A Mississippi hotel lets guests foster dogs during their stay and now more than 60 have found forever homes. … read more

A SIMPLE RECIPE FOR A HOMEMADE NON-TOXIC FABRIC SOFTENER

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…we have been gravely misinformed and maybe we have believed that there are some kind of standards set in place by our governments, unfortunately, it seems that these protection agencies, for the most part, don’t have our best interest in mind. So, with that in mind, it is up to us to be aware of what we are purchasing… … read more

SKYROCKETING TESLA STOCK MAY SOON MAKE ELON MUSK THE RICHEST PERSON IN THE WORLD

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk may finally get his huge paycheck by mid-spring if shares of the electric carmaker stay stable and the company manages to … read more

IODINE AND SALINE KILL VIRUSES

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Found this. Seems you can put a cotton ball impregnated with iodine and saline in each nostril and breathe quite well: Iodine and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Dr. David Derry, MD, wrote a very interesting article entitled “Iodine: the Forgott … read more

WANT TO HELP BEES? LEAVE THE DANDELIONS ALONE THIS SPRING

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The British Ecological Society is encouraging people to mow around dandelions, buttercups, and other flowering weeds to help pollinators. … read more

PALACSINTAS

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Markowitz recipe. (pronounced pah-lah-CHIN-tuhz). Makes 4 or 5. beat well 2 eggs Add a pinch of salt ½ teaspoon sugar beat/mix in blender until has a loose consistency. Add ½ cup water and some flour while mixing, until thick enough As a test, dip spoon into mix and let the mixture drip Make sure it does … read more

CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR TACOS

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1 potato (about 4 inches long) ¼ head lettuce 3 cloves garlic 6 green onions 1 pound lean ground beef 1 cup water ½ small can green chilies Salt and pepper 12 – 14 white corn tortillas Vegetable oil … read more

DON’S ORANGE JULIUS

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Place ½ cup orange juice concentrate in blender Fill 2 cup container ½ full with ice cubes Add water to make 2 cups and pour into blender Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Add 8 teaspoons sugar Blend on LOW speed until ice thoroughly crushed … read more

EASY DEVILED EGGS

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Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. … read more

WIENERMOBILE STOPPED FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATION IN WISCONSIN

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The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile got off with a warning after committing a traffic violation in Wisconsin. … read more

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WARNS OF FALLING IGUANAS ON COLD NIGHT IN MIAMI

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The National Weather Service on Tuesday warned people in South Florida of the possibility of falling iguanas in advance of cold weather…. read more at upi … read more

BEES ABSOLUTELY LOVE CANNABIS & IT COULD HELP RESTORE THEIR POPULATIONS

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via https://www.collective-evolution.com/2020/01/20/bees-absolutely-love-cannabis-it-could-help-restore-their-populations/New research out of Cornell University that’s beenpublished in Environme … read more

AFTER LOSING HOPE OF EVER FINDING THEIR DOG, PUP IS FINALLY FOUND LIVING LIKE KING AMONG DOTING PRIS

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via https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/alabama-man-finds-dog-living-life-large-in-prison/Although this pup’s owners were frantic with worry over his disappearance, he was found only days later living like a king amongst the local pri.… read more

ELEPHANT CLIMBS 5-FOOT WALL TO STEAL MANGOES FROM LODGE

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via https://www.upi.com/OddNews/2020/01/13/Elephant-climbs-5-foot-wall-to-steal-mangoes-from-lodge/3411578953055/ An elephant in a Zambian national park was caught in camera climbing over a wall to steal so … read more

PANERA FAVORITES

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Insider favorites at Panera Bread. Via panera-bread-employee-favorites … read more

‘LISTEN TO OLD PEOPLE & HOLD ONTO YOUR IDEALISM’: WORLD’S OLDEST PM SENDS ADVICE TO YOUNGEST

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Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, the world’s oldest prime minister, has offered the world’s youngest, Finland’s Sanna Marin, some words of wisdom as she takes on her new role: Ask “old people” for their advice. via mahathir-marin-fin … read more

FOUR DAY WORK WEEK

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Wow, this would be great! See 4-day work week … read more

RANDOM OBSERVATIONS

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Miscellaneous Had alarm set for 4:15a.m., but the trash collectors in the alley behind my hotel thought 3:30 would be better. At the airport, I was busted for trying to sneak contraband mouthwash and sweet tea through security OK how are you supposed to cut a mango? No idea. Wife said she wanted a collander. I thought i… read more

WINTER ORANGES IN NEBRASKA

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Amazing. Nebraska retiree uses Earth’s heat to grow oranges in snow… See youtube.com/watch?vZD3gsgsnk Winter temperatures in Alliance, Nebraska can drop to -20°F (the record low is -40°F/C), but retired mailman Russ Finch grows oranges in his … read more

TN SAFARI PARK

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Drove past this place a month ago. Looked interesting, and it is apparently getting great reviews. … read more

HOW TO EXERCISE WITHOUT MOVING YOUR BODY

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Good news! See… how-to-exercise-without-moving-your-body/ Wouldn’t it be nice if we lived in a magical world where we could simply imagine whatever we wanted to happen and poof it would appear? For thousands of years, people … read more

ESSENTIAL OIL USES

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Here’s an interesting (and hopefully useful) article someone sent us. … read more

TIME FOR TREES

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Time for Trees. Another worthy cause. … read more

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALPACAS AND LLAMAS

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In case you were wondering, as I was…UPDATE: click the image … read more

ELEPHANT POACHING FALLS DRAMATICALLY

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Some good news for a change: elephant-poaching-falls-dramatically-africa Elephant poaching in Africa has dropped significantly from a peak in 2011, according to a new analysis of annual surveillance data. The progress seems … read more

ATLANTA FOOD FOREST

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Such a great idea! Atlanta’s City Council just voted in favor of transforming over 7 acres of vacant property into the state of Georgia’s first food forest. The measure, which paves … read more

SACRED CHOCOLATE

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See Food of the gods … drinking a homemade cacao hot chocolate in the mornings instead of coffee … unleashes such beautiful creative energies while also giving you a subtle morning boost … read more

VETERINARY MEDICINE SAID TO CURE CANCER

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Dog de-worming medicine allegedly cures cancer. See Cancer cure has gotten out of control and nih.g … read more

ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES AND BEES TO YOUR GARDEN, REDUCE WI-FI

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via attract-butterflies-and-bees-to-your-garden-by-reducing-wifi-radiation-frequencies &qu … read more

DISNEY HEIRESS NAILS IT

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We could not agree more. See Disney heiress calls CEO Bob Iger’s $65 million pay package ‘insane.’ When Iger got his bonus last year, I did the math, and I figured out that he could have given … read more

CAYENNE SUPPLEMENTS

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I’d like to report that if anyone has prostate issues, the best treatment I know of is cayenne pepper capsules. Some time ago I bought … read more

CHLORINE DIOXIDE BREAKS DOWN GLYPHOSATE IN BODY (ALLEGEDLY)

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…and so allegedly cures autism and Alzheimer’s. See http://youtu.be/oqttA2S75AQ. I should say something about bleach, as a number of critics insist MMS (chlorine dioxide) is a bleach and, thus, a poison. Chlorine dioxide, the chemical that is MMS, has never been used domestic … read more

WILDLIFE BRIDGES

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I love this! See wildlife bridges Bridges for bears and tunnels for tortoises have significantly reduced the number of wildlife-car collisions worldwide.… read more

MILLION POLLINATOR GARDEN CHALLENGE

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Looks like a worthwhile project. Click the link/badge below for more info … read more

HOW TO LOSE HUNDREDS OF POUNDS

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See every-breath-you-take. … contrary to intuition, over 90% of lost weight leaves the body as carbon dioxide exhaled from the lungs, disappearing into thin air. … read more

SHUNGITE

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Did you know about this rock from Russia? It’s supposed to neutralize wireless signals. I perceive a difference when I put it on my wifi-router, which I rarely … read more

MORE THAN HALF USING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS QUIT AFTER USING CANNABIS AND CBD

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Interesting article here: more-than-half-quit-using-prescription-drugs “A survey on cannabidoil (CBD) usage found that women are more likely than men to use CBD; and once … read more

SCOTTY KILMER EXPLAINS NEW CAR REPAIR

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You probably can’t fix it yourself, and your mechanic might not be able to, either. Almost a metaphor for our times. See Scotty Kilmer explains new car repair. By the way, this guy’s great. In various places he says: Honda makes the best engines but Toyota makes the best cars. The F … read more

GREAT FOREIGN TRAVEL TIPS

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The Hobo Traveler tells it like it is: don’t rent a car, some cultures dishonest, police dangerous. See https://youtu.be/GNBfZ6oX73w What Countries Give You The Most Respect, The Least? … read more

DIGGING A SHALLOW WELL

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This guy makes it look easy: https://youtu.be/5rYPRMm8Arw … read more

GIVE YOUR LIVER A BREAK

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pesticide levels dropped after organic diet … read more

ANTIBIOTICS KILL GOOD BACTERIA, TOO

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“A healthy blood-brain barrier is necessary for keeping unwanted molecules and cells from entering into the brain from the bloodstream. Without a healthy blood-brain barrier, pathogens can pass from the bloodstream into the brain, causing illness and even death. The blood-brain barrier also maintains central nervous system (CNS) ho … read more

HPV, A MANUFACTURED CRISIS

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HPV vaccines are touted as a safe and effective cure for cervical cancer, but the evidence tells a different story.See http://www.anh-usa.org/hpv/ … read more

DONATION TO HARMONY HAVEN

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We just donated to Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding and Horse Rescue. This recent snowstorm knocked down fencing, along with their shelter. … read more

WHEN COYOTES (TRY TO) ATTACK

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Well, I had an exciting morning. Who needs coffee to wake up? It was around 5:30 when I let our pug Joey out in the backyard. I’m standing there keeping an eye out for critters (there is no fence) when, sure enough, a couple of coyotes start trotting toward us, all casual-like as if out for a stroll, not down i … read more

5G COMING TO OH AND TN

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And that’s not a good thing. See also S … read more

TURMERIC, CINNAMON & GINGER TEA

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from My Persian Kitchen Prep time: 1 min Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 31 mins Serves: 1 cup Ingredients 1 tsp grated fresh turmeric 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 tick cinnamon 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 slice of lemon … read more

COST OF LIVING COMPARISON (SACRAMENTO VS. LISBON)

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Cool international cost-of-living comparison site: expatistan.com/cost-of-living. If you’re thinking of moving from Sacramento, CA to Lisbon, Portugal, for example, go to cost-of-l … read more

1-2-3 DAY!

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Today is 1-2-3 day! January 23. Exciting, right? Just think, twenty-six years from today it’ll be 1-2-3-4-5 day! I’ll probably be dead by then, but somebody will enjoy it! … read more

MARIJUANA, HEMP, CBD: WHAT’S LEGAL AND WHERE

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For those “asking for a friend,” see marijuana-hemp-cbd-whats-legal-and-where: “As the legalized cannabis industry in the United States grows with nearly every election, consumers interested in these … read more

FRIENDS OF HUMANITY

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The Friends of Humanity website. Don’t know anything about it, but like the sound of it. 🙂 “Friends of Humanity is active in the defense of human rights, education, health care, and environmental protection. Our projects are currently underway in Asia, Europe, Africa and … read more

DRAFT HORSES PULL BIG RIG UP HILL

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Wow! “(UPI) — A Minnesota couple harnessed their Belgian draft horses to help a semi truck driver whose vehicle was stuck on an icy driveway.” Read more: Horses-pull-stuck-semi … read more

JOB LISTING

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I get these job listing emails (just in case something awesome comes along). This latest one (probably created by AI (artificial/lower intelligence)) said they have several jobs just for you: Hospice Aide (Los Angeles), Chaplain (Paramus), Registered Nurse Case Manager (Peru). Peru? As in South America? And I don’t qualify for any of them, even I … read more

AUTISM SAID TO BE LINKED TO ALUMINUM ADJUVANTS

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via aluminum-vaccines-cause-autism “We now have 5 years of medical research, mostly from outside the United States, incriminating aluminum adjuvants in vaccines as the SOLE cause of autism epidemic. JB Handley does a nice job laying out t … read more

BIG PHARMA IN MARYLAND

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“Josh Mazer is pro-vaccine, but wants vaccines to be based on sound scientific evidence and not to cause more harm than good. He also believes in providing informed consent on the risks/dangers of each vaccine.” via … read more

VISITING OLD SACRAMENTO

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Observations while walking around Old Sacramento with Elizabeth: Jul 14, 2018 2:38pm As I sat on a bench in touristy Old Sacramento, a little boy walked by and asked “Are you a statue?” I had to laugh. There was a statue/wooden carving of a man on … read more

MERCK ACCUSED OF FRAUD RE GARDASIL

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They failed to clearly state… “… the minimal risk that, even once the individual was infected with the HPV virus, the infection would result in precancerous lesions…” via greenmedinfo.co … read more

AN ENTREPRENEUR AT AGE 66

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It’s never too late to reinvent yourself. Take it from Paul Tasner — after working continuously for other people for 40 years, he founded his own start-up at age 66, pairing his idea for a business with his experience and passion. And he’s not alone. As he shares in this short, funny and inspirational talk, seniors are increasingly indulging … read more

WORDS TO LIVE BY

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Stay loose, keep moving, stay true to yourself… always. This is pretty good advice, too, though. … read more

HOW TO TAKE YOUR OWN PASSPORT PHOTO

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I was having a hard time converting a digital photo down to the correct 2×2 physical size. Then I found this article: take your own passport photos. At first, I was thinking Tell me something I don’t know. Then I saw the link to the State Department’ … read more

KROGER POLICY

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I think Kroger has a policy of periodically moving everything around in order to stimulate our hunter-gatherer instinct, never knowing which aisle our next meal is in. … read more

COINS

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Woo-hoo! I took the old cookie (coin) jar to the tar machine today (11.9% fee, are you kidding me?!). I came away with $93.54! It rejected a few coins, repeatedly, forcing me to just pocket them. One of those was an elongated penny someone had thrown in the jar (I’m guessing Elizabeth). Anot … read more

FLIPPING OFF TRUMP

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I’m working on an arrangement with my employer whereby I flip off Trump’s motorcade, get photographed doing it, get fired for it, then have a go fund me campaign pay me $100K. Wish me luck! THIS JUST IN: … read more

ON THE PHONE WITH NASA

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Got off the phone with @NASA. Had to tell ’em, “Look, I’m not willing to relocate. Stop calling!” OK, so it wasn’t actually NASA, I didn’t say exactly that, and it wasn’t actually a job offer. A recruiter did call about an opportunity there, though. I’m not a COMPLETE liar. … read more

FEEDING THE HOMELESS

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With wife feeding the homeless at Room In The Inn (36.15216, -86.77859)… read more

STRANGE BADGE SWIPE POLICY

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Strange badge swipe policy at work: required first thing in the AM, after that ANYONE can just walk right in. #monitoringvsecurity … read more

BAIN CAPITAL HELPS KILL ANOTHER ICONIC AMERICAN COMPANY

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“Once Toys R Us was taken over, however, the debt that Vornado Realty, KKR and Bain used to acquire it was pushed back onto the company, skyrocketing its debt obligations to $7.6 billion.” via inthesetimes.com/ar … read more

MOSQUITO ANTI-ITCH CREAM

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FYI: Aileen’s Instagram page “I don’t know about you but mosquitoes are crazy for me! Made some anti-itch cream. 🙂 we shall see if it works! #herbal #apothecary #herbalremedies #handmade #kitchenwitch” Not to be confused with… read more

INSULTS

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This is a free service that we’re only too happy to provide. And just because it’s free doesn’t mean it’s not professionally done. Give us a call anytime, but the later the hour, the worse the insult! … read more

GOOD ADVICE

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The following is a Chinese good luck tantra totem (a fancy way of saying good advice): Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully; Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other; Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you w … read more

SIGNS OF A STROKE

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STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters… S.T.R. A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke… totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough. The stroke vi … read more

SPEND TIME INSTEAD OF MONEY

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Great idea! “… around the world, people are using a system of exchange that requires something everyone is, for the most part, given equally, every day: Time.” via … read more

GOOD FOOD, BAD PACKAGING

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Feedback I sent to Luvo: I love your frozen meals, but hate your packaging. Your microwave cooking instructions basically say “look elsewhere on package.”Why not put the instructions right there where it says “instructions?” Opening the package afterwar … read more

EASIEST CONTAINER-FRIENDLY FOOD PLANTS

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“We’ve found 35 fruits and vegetables that you can grow in containers. These range from bananas and citrus fruits to tomatoes, cucumbers, and just about anything else that you would normally plant in a larger garden.” via … read more

ACTUAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

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Here are some actual environmental issues that we should be addressing instead of “climate change” (or screaming about the U.S. pulling out of the Paris climate treaty).FYI, pollution is caused … read more

HORSETAIL HERB SAID TO REMOVE ALUMINUM

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According to the “Health Ranger,” anyway. “The Health Ranger reveals why Horsetail herb, which grows as a weed, allows your body to elim … read more

GOT YELLED AT TODAY

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Got yelled at today … by a quail. I was crossing an empty lot toward the soccer field when I heard squawking. I looked down, and there it was. … read more

AIRLINES MISBEHAVING

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United Airlines says “Thank you, American Airlines, now everyone finally knows we’re not the ONLY aholes!” Yes, the woman was apparently belligerent (just like United’s victim), but these so-called prof … read more

DROP THE DIET DRINKS

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from Diet drinks TRIPLE risk stroke dementia “Diet drinks TRIPLE your risk of stroke and dementia, and are FAR more dangerous than drinks sweetened with sugar. Boston University researchers found aspart … read more

PLASTIC GIRL

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It was horrible! I was at Walmart again, but that’s not the worst part. There was a teenage/early-20’s girl with boobs out to here, wearing the most form-fitting outfit you ever saw. I tried to ignore her because she REALLY wanted to be looked at, and I always try to disappoint people like that. Even … read more

WILD LETTUCE TO HELP PAIN

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This looks very familiar in my yard. Go here for more info: lettuce “I’m surprised I haven’t come across wild lettuce as an alternative to toxic pain, migraine and anxiety pills, but a rece

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