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Life, The Universe, God Provides

( life / gifts / appreciation )
Not your typical Sunday morning sermon. Last night before going to bed, my wife Tara was saying "Be on the lookout for branches. I want to use a couple of 'trees' for our front porch Halloween display this year. You know, clean them off, paint them black, and put lights on them?" Well, this morning when I awoke, wha ... read more

For Employees Whose Employers Require Covid-19 Injections

( life / health / covid / employment )
7) With respect to the emergency use of an unapproved product, the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, Title 21 U.S.C. 360bbb-3(e)(1)(A)(ii)(I-III) reiterates that individuals be informed of the option to accept or refuse administration of the product, and of the consequences, if any, of refusing administration of the product, and of the altern ... read more

Victory: Bayer To End US Residential Sales Of Glyphosate-Based Herbicides

( life / health )
"In a move that environmental groups celebrated as a historic victory following years of campaigning to remove Roundup and similar weedkillers from store shelves, Bayer on Thursday announced that it will halt the sale of glyphosate-based herbicides to consumers in..." ... read more

Dandelion Leaf Extract Blocks Spike Proteins From Binding To The Ace2 Cell Surface Receptor

( life / health / covid )
"The engineered spike proteins from SARS-CoV-2 can be STOPPED by a common weed that is exterminated from lawns..."... read more

Mercola: Moderna Had Specific Covid-19 MRNA Shot Ready In 2019 Before Pandemic Was Announced

( life / health / covid )
"It is now apparent Moderna had already completed development of its mRNA gene therapy shot in 2019 BEFORE Covid-19 was announced to be spreading from China to the world. This has serious ramifications to the entire pandemic narrative." ... read more

Moderna Rep Admits Everyone Is Part Of Huge Experiment

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
So, in a nutshell, while vaccine makers, health authorities, mainstream media, social media platforms like Facebook and public advertisements tell you the vaccine has undergone rigorous testing, has been approved, and is safe and effective, none of those claims are true.. ... read more

Korean Research Team May Have Found The Secret To Water Desalinization

( life / health / water )
"Could the holy grail of turning salt water to drinkable water finally be upon us? A new report from Interesting Engineering seems to suggest that could be the case – detailing a new nanofiber membrane developed by Yunchul Woo and his team at the Korea Institute of... " ... read more

Water: Making The Most Of It In A Drought

( life / health / water )
"As irrigation districts and municipal suppliers cut water allocations in the 'mega drought,' we must use strategies to maximize our use of each drop. In this talk, Christian introduces concepts from rainwater harvesting, greywater systems, sunken beds and earthworks, soil infiltration/holding, ... read more

Everything You Need To Know About The Covid Body Hack

( life / health / covid / video )
Everything you need to know in one short and simple... Original video here. And, if you're really impatient, you can skip to the summary at the 14:25 mark in the video.... read more

Lisbon Court Finds That Only 0.9% Of 'Verified Cases' Attributed To Covid Actually Died Of It

( life / health / covid / fraud )
"The campaign to scare the world into adopting unprecedented abridgments of civil liberties to fight a purported pandemic that threatened unthinkable levels of casualties had a lot of help from the officials charged with counting the death toll.Most readers of American Thinker are..." Read... read more

Order An Angel Shot

( life / help / advice )
I had no idea. Good to know. See bartender-uses-fake-receipt-save-women-hit-creep"If you ever feel uncomfortable at a bar, or require some form of assistance, order an angel shot and a bartender will escort you to your car. It could save your life."... read more

The Need For Evidence-Based Public Health Emergency Response

( life / health / covid / politics )
What a concept! We never did get any sort open-to-the-public evidence proving the existence of the so-called Covid-19. None that I saw, anyway."Faced with disasters, people want public health authorities to do something and expect to see them knowing what to do and doing what they ought to do... read more

Cows Escape California Slaughterhouse, Stampede Through Neighborhood

( life / health / animals / covid )
Hurray for the cows! Showing more backbone than most humans, as evidenced by the latter allowing themselves to be pressured into getting one of these unnecessary (and unwise) covid shots. The one cow (mentioned at the bottom of the article) that had to be shot was black, so of course both Antifa ... read more

Unraveling The Lies And Dropping The Masks

( life / health / covid / masks )
"When I enter grocery stores, the malls, the garden center at Home Depot or any other retailer and see my fellow Tennesseans with face diapers, sometimes two, even when they're outside in the fresh air, it breaks my heart. I'm shocked at their docile and obsequious attitude for a virus that ha... read more

Dr. Mikovits's "Vaccine" Antidote

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
See Suramin in pine needles"Suramin has got to be injected to a vein, and can have serious side effects. It is used to inhibit growth of some protein. See WISE-GEEK website. It is a drug commonly used in the treatment of African sleeping sickness and onchocerciasis, also known as river blindn... read more

The Shower Cure

( life / health / water )
One man's opinion based on experience. Use your own best judgment.I had a liver/gall bladder problem 30 years ago when I, thankfully, had no health insurance. The doctor confirmed I had high liver enzymes. My wife put me on a water fast for 3 days and it mostly went away. For a year I took so... read more

Why We Have Usury

( life / money / economy / history )
Wow. Talk about the good ol' days. OK, it wasn't all good, obviously, but, wow."Because of Usury prohibition, there was no Banking. There was an economy based on the understanding that men share the common fate of having to wrest a living from the Earth, and that brotherly love, and not money... read more

Russia Has Its Own, Very Russian, Way Of Dealing With Covid

( life / health / covid )
"What's the point of hiding from it?"from January 16, 2021 6:30 AM -- Moscow -- "Once upon a time, quite a few months ago, there was a plague in Russia and everything was locked down, but now nobody knows if it's still around, and the lockdown is over."Go to Russia has its own, ... read more

Not All Bad: How "Good" Viruses Boost Your Well-Being

( life / health / covid )
"(Natural News) Though viruses are known for causing disease, not all of them are harmful. In fact, some viruses in your body are important for your overall health and may even help eliminate infections. Called bacteriophages, these good viruses are natural antibiotics that pack a mean punc... read more

How "Asymptomatic Covid Spread" Used To Lockdown The World Was Based On A Lie

( life / health / covid )
"We will start this discussion on the corruption of 'asymptomatic spread' by stating emphatically, that there should be no vaccination of our children with these Covid vaccines. Zero. These vaccines have no long-term safety assessments, and they are not working like the classical vaccines.& ... read more

Bees Have A New, Lifesaving "Vaccine" To Make Them Immune To Pesti-Side Effects

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
"There's been a lot of talk about vaccines these days, but not for bees. But a Cornell student has figured that since our most important pollinators are regularly exposed to lethal pesticides, there ought to be talk about a bee vaccine. James Webb did more than talk, though..." Read the re... read more

What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Covid "Vaccines"

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
They don't know much more than you, and are too lazy (they call it busy) to do their own research. Basically, the cure is worse than the disease. But, sure, go ahead and make yourself a Guinea pig."What is the risk for dying from Covid-19 versus dying from the vaccine? For Americans un... read more

CDC Caught Cooking The Books On Covid "Vaccines"

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
"For many months now, we've known the Covid-19 pandemic was the result of statistical manipulation and a fraudulent testing strategy. I detailed this scheme in Covid-19 Testing Scandal Deepens and Astonishing Covid-19 Testing Fraud Revealed. Now, as the infection has become endemic... Read the ... read more

Follow The Science Or Follow The Herd (Immunity)

( life / health / covid )
"Throughout the past 16 months of Covid, we have been told to follow the science. How has that worked out? We have heeded each word of the guru of science, 'Dr.' Anthony Fauci, the Pied Piper of the Chinese coronavirus, who has graced magazine covers and spent more time being..."Read the r... read more

No Point Vaccinating Those Who've Had Covid-19

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
"A new study by scientists at the Cleveland Clinic found that there was no point in vaccinating those who've had the Covid-19 already. This makes logical sense and is in line with what the public was always told about infectious disease. It was only when the megalomaniac Tony Fauci..."Go t... read more

Call To Action: Our Kids Need You To Take A Stand

( life / health / covid )
It is an absolute tragedy that so many health experts and elected officials across the nation have still done nothing to get masks off our children. It's unethical and unconstitutional to force children to abide by Covid measures that result in physical and emotional harm. With just one click, you c... read more

Doctor Administered Covid Shots, Then Learned The Truth

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
This is the most powerful condemnation I have ever seen by a doctor and he is very pro-vax. Ask yourself why they want every single human on Earth injected for such a mild threat.This is far and away the most lethal, toxic biologic agent injected into a human body in American historyAnd Trump wan... read more

This "Vaccine"

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
"So, this vaccine will either do nothing, kill you, or keep you safe from a virtually harmless virus with a mortality rate of 0.6% (reported by WebMD)"Go to thegatewaypundit.comSee also: Heidi Rodriguez-Preston June 13, 2021Risks outweigh the so called benefits.Even if we assume exagger ... read more

Fauci Says Masks Do Not Protect Wearer Against Covid

( life / health / covid / masks )
<— Artist's rendering of Fauci."Masks are really for infected people to prevent... spreading infection... rather than protecting uninfected people.... The... virus is small enough to pass through material." ... read more

Cancel My Appointment

( life / health / covid )
I just got this appointment reminder from my dentist. Here is my response:"If you're still requiring face masks, just cancel all future appointments until you stop with that pointless charade. Also, you need to STOP using the CDC as your go-to source on anything covid-related. They have lost... read more

I Just Donated To America's Frontline Doctors

( life / health / covid )
...to help fight the medical and political tyranny behind this push for unnecessary vaccines and quarantines. Please consider doing the same at the bottom of the following page: americasfrontlinedoctors.org UPDATE: They told us: 15 Days to Slow the Spread. They advised us to ... read more

This Is Good To See

( life / health / covid )
Someone in an official position of influence coming out and saying what you and I already knew (or should have known): our natural immune system is superior to this rushed-to-market mystery concoction they're calling a "vaccine."Go to oann.com/sen-rand-paul-says-he-wont-get-the-vaccine/I ... read more

Ireland 2020 Death Rate Stats

( life / health / covid / conspiracies )
Here's yet another chart that shows there were no excess deaths in this case in Ireland in 2020 compared to other years. In fact, here it was the lowest it's been in the 9 years shown. The official covid numbers like everywhere else, apparently were exaggerated by the government.via lewrockw... read more

To Those Who Comply

( life / health / covid / confrontation )
GREAT confrontation!"Just about two weeks ago I drove myself to the Emergency Room (60 miles away). Today, May 18 I had a follow up clinic appointment..." ... ... read more

OSHA Frequently Asked Questions

( life / money / employment / covid )
Go to osha.gov/coronavirus/faqs You can clearly sue your employer if they require this vaccine and you have an adverse reaction. "If I require my employees to take the Covid-19 vaccine as a condition of their employment, are adverse reactions to the vaccine recordable? If you require you... read more

"Vaccines" And The Law

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
Good to know: vaccines-the-law"The law is clear. An experimental vaccine cannot be mandated. We want you to be armed with resources to advocate for yourself and your loved ones. Here is a letter template to utilize related to your employer or school attempting to mandate the Covid-19 experimen... read more

Gas Buddy Finds Stations That Have Gasoline, Diesel Or Both

( life / travel / transportation / fuel )
No mention of their snack supply. Here's the link: tracker.gasbuddy.com... read more

Death By A Thousand Cuts

( life / money / economy )
Hacked pipeline still causing problems, but now the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi is closed, as well as the Mississippi itself. See Coast Guard close portion of Mississippi-River ... read more

Germs Are Not Your Enemies & Over Sanitization Will Weaken Your Immune System

( life / health / germs )
"We are surrounded by microbes. They are everywhere -- the air we breathe, the surfaces we touch. Some of them are harmful, but still the vast majority of them are harmless. We all co-exist. The health of our bodies and microbiomes may depend on societys return to lifestyles that..." Read ... read more

Sharyl Attkisson On The Origins Of Covid

( life / health / covid )
Numerous scientific insiders are signing onto the lab origin theory for Covid-19 and a link to controversial research funded by your tax dollars. Go to investigation-separating-rumor-from-fact-on-covid-19s-originDISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles... read more

Excellent Interview Of Dr. Lee Merritt By The Health Ranger

( life / health )
Excellent interview of Dr. Lee Merritt by the Health Ranger... read more

Azure: Good, Wholesome Food... Delivered

( life / health / food )
"We specialize in delivering quality bulk and natural foods across the country.Get your food delivered by Parcel Carrier (UPS or USPS), or through our unique delivery system of Drop Points. (See maps.) Either way, you'll have access to the highest quality foods at affordable prices.Your health ... read more

Rare Mineral Can Remove Harmful Toxins & Heavy Metals With Just 30 Seconds A Day

( life / health / therapy )
"These days many people are struggling with fatigue, heart and respiratory issues, brain fog and memory challenges, and on top of that, cancer rates are increasing year after year. At times these issues can be a result of cumulative stress and emotional trauma, and other times it can be the res... read more

Donate Your Excess Clutter

( life / help / charity )
"Something that's been sitting in your house, unused and unloved, may bring a great deal of joy to, or fill the genuine need of, someone else. Make their day, and give yourself a pat on the back. Knowing that you're doing good can make it much easier to part with your stuff."Go to where-t... read more

Home Recipe For Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)

( life / health / covid )
"The following is for informational purposes ONLY.If you are sick, see your doctor. This is one person's opinion and is not suggested as a cure or treatment for anything."It is just a point of information from the net. I don't know who provided this formula but if you click on the URL yo... read more

No Jab For Me

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
I love their opening statement!Statements in this site are substantiated with facts that will stand in a court of law. Informed Consent requires a flow of information. Click on the hyperlinked sections to direct you to primary sources such as CDC, WHO, FDA documents.Anyone trying to take down this ... read more

The "Cases" We're Not Hearing About

( life / health / covid )
Good article, if only because it sums up the world's prevailing mindset fairly well....they simply rolled up their sleeve and allowed themselves to be injected with an unknown substance with unknown risks. Which is Jim Jonesian, almost. The mindless, even hysterical Faith is certainly the same.Th... read more

Federal Appeals Court Orders EPA To Ban All Food Uses Of Toxic Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

( life / health / environment )
By Julia Conley The environmental law organization Earthjustice celebrated a huge victory for farmworkers and children on Thursday after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban all food uses of a toxic pesticide linked to memory loss and... ... read more

Israeli Spin On Vax Deaths

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
From: anonymous, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:19 PM.Must have died of the S African variant!See israeli-fashion-icon-alber-elbaz-dead-after-being-fully-vaccinated-for-covid-19/On 4/29/21 7:23 AM, William Holmes wrote:Every flu "vaccine" ever used, even before this so-called "covid,&qu... read more

Why Have Lumber Prices Skyrocketed?

( life / money / economy )
Here's a video showing huge quantities of lumber just stacked up and waiting. The current lumber shortage is apparently just another scam to artificially raise the price of wood (and further damage the economy). The first three minutes of the video are probably all you need to see: youtube ... read more

Answer To Covid-Lockdown Nazis

( life / health / covid )
This is someone in the Netherlands' brilliant answer to covid-lockdown enforcers: A pub owner in the Netherlands sold his terrace chairs for €5 each, with 2 beers included. The people were sitting in their own chair and these pesky enforcers could do nothing. When they left, the guests donated ... read more

Coronavirus "Cases" Are, More Often Than Not, Just Plain Old Cold Or Flu

( life / health / covid )
I've said it before and will say it again: More often than not, coronavirus "cases" are simply the common cold or flu. We never freaked out over sad but typical yearly flu deaths, and we should NOT be freaking out now.You have to pay close attention to the wording used by mainstream/cor... read more

Bill Maher Slams Fellow Liberals For Covid Ignorance

( life / health / covid )
Go to Freedom First Network"Citing a recent Gallup poll, Maher noted that Democrats are far and away the most ill-informed when it comes to the facts about the Chinese virus. While only 20 percent of people who test positive for the Wuhan flu end up having to be hospitalized, the average Demo... read more

CDC Being Sued For Fraud

( life / health / covid )
CDC sued for massive fraud: Tests at 7 universities of ALL people examined showed that they did not have Covid, but just Influenza A or B -- EU statistics: 'Corona' virtually disappeared, even under mortality.Go to Laboratories in US can't find Covid-19 in one of 1,500 positive tests...and this...... read more

It Won't Change Opinions But...

( life / health / covid )
Go to Why You Shouldn't Take Any Of The Experimental mRNA TreatmentsAnd, this is an excellent interview by the former VP of research for Pfizer: bitchute.com"Dr Michael Yeadon Speaks Out On The Dangers Of mRNA Vaccines & The Illusion Of Covid19.COMMON LAW: Learn Common Law With Knowledge Is ... read more

Following The Science

( life / health / covid )
Governments around the world claim they are following the science but thanks to Big Tech anyone who really follows the true science gets kicked off, banned, etc. They have suppressed true science and that's why this peer reviewed study of mask science from November 2020 has likely never been show... read more

Three Deaths -- 1 Supervisor And 2 Drivers -- After They Got Vaxxed

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
"Of all the threats we're facing right now, the mRNA vaccine is the most pressing and immediate."Go to GreatReject.orgAlso, my son is good friends with several people who drive public buses in Sacramento. This week there have been 3 deaths -- 1 supervisor and 2 drivers -- after they g... read more

18 Reasons I Won't Be Getting A Covid "Vaccine"

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
"...so far, no one has been able to answer the objections below:#1: Vaccine Makers are Immune From Liability#2: The Checkered Past of the Vaccine Companies#3: The Ugly History of Attempts to Make Coronavirus Vaccines..."Go to 18 Reasons I Won't Be Getting a Covid "vaccine" DIS ... read more

The Dangers Of Masks

( life / health / covid / masks )
These blue surgical masks pervade our lives. "Health Canada has issued a warning about blue and gray disposable face masks, which contain an asbestos-like substance associated with "early pulmonary toxicity." The warning is specific to potentially toxic masks distributed within school... read more

A Goat And A Papaya Test "Positive" For Covid

( life / health / covid / humor )
A goat and papaya test positive for covid...because the PCR test is invalid as it is being used here, just like the test's inventor (now conveniently dead) said.DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself. Make up your... read more

Dr. Karladine Graves Delivers Detailed Explanation About What Makes Covid "Vaccines" Dangerous

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
We're being lied to regarding the three FDA-approved Covid vaccines. Those who are aware of the situation realize one of the biggest lies being told about them was already highlighted in that first sentence; none of the vaccines have been FDA-approved. But that's not the only lie.... Read the res... read more

Only A Few Countries Not Requiring Ridiculous Health Precautions

( life / travel / covid / travel )
There are very few places a person can go, at the moment (April 6, 2021), without worrying about officials and their ridiculous health requirements, making you spend several days in quarantine (hopefully, at least in your hotel, not the airport luggage carousel). Of course, returning to your coun... read more

Permaculture & Decentralization With Penny Livingston

( life / health / food / garden )
The Conscious Resistance Network presents: The Activation Episode 3: Permaculture & Decentralization with Penny Livingston In the 3rd episode of The Activation, Derrick Broze talks with Penny Livingston, a permaculture teacher, activist, and public speaker. Derrick and Penny... ... read more

Dr. Ryan: Vitamin D Deficiency

( life / health / covid )
Average covid age of death 78.6Average historical US age of death 78.6Go figure!Fragile virus can't survive outside. It's insane to wear a mask outside.No such thing as cold/flu season, there's only low vitamin D season.bitchute.com/embed/hfzL5gUeQvxr/DISCLAIMER: We are not medical... read more

Row-N-Go Bicycle

( life / health / fitness / tech )
"I dreamed I was riding one like this last night." See youtube or Row n Go. For detailed information, email Contact... read more

MD Testifies How Successful Home Treatments For Covid Make Experimental "Vaccines" Unnecessary

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
For those who trust their own doctor's advice in favor of this "vaccine," how about you listen to another doctor's opinion. Remember second opinions? "Dr. Peter McCullough is a consultant cardiologist and Vice Chief of Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He ... read more

Vernon Coleman: We Are Fighting For Our Lives... We Must Unite

( life / health / covid )
Go to We are fighting for our lives and Pulling The Death Statistics Apart (great article)DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself. Make up your own mind. Those of us with reading comprehension skills and healthy i... read more

Employees Sue LAUSD For Mandating Experimental Covid-19 "Vaccine"

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
Go to Health Freedom"Employees of LAUSD, with the assistance of the Health Freedom Defense Fund, filed a federal lawsuit demanding..." DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself. Make up your own mind. Thos... read more

A Warning To Students About Being Pressured Into Taking The Experimental Covid Shot

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
I just posted this because I know a college student who may choose the suicide vax if they demand it for next year.As students plan for next year, one thing they must decide - LIFE OR DEATH - and I am not exaggerating.I personally know some students who could face the choice to get the suicide va ... read more

Covid Cases Plummet Without Lockdown Or Mass "Vaccination" Program In South Africa

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
"It has been a matter of weeks since South Africa was on the verge of a disaster. Experts had predicted chaos as a new variant of the coronavirus tore through the country of 60 million people at the start of the year, and doctors were bracing for the worst. The strain which appeared..." ... read more

Lawyers To Sue W.H.O. For 'Misleading World Over Covid-19 Outbreak'

( life / health / covid )
Great news! "Consumer protection trial lawyer Reiner Fuellmich says agencies 'knowingly misled governments across the world.'" DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself. Make up your own m... read more

Culling The Human Population With The Poison (Fake) Vax

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
If you read my posts, you know I try hard to wake people up to the fact that the poison gene therapy that they falsely label a "vaccine" is going to kill everyone that gets it. Many will die immediately (see VAERS on the CDC website for the latest carnage) and many will die down the road ... read more

ER Doctor And Advanced Trauma Professor: I Have Never Seen A Patient Sick With Covid-19. We Are Being Deceived

( life / health / covid )
"My name is Mark Trozzi. I am a medical doctor; I graduated in 1990 from The University of Western Ontario. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for the past twenty-five years; and I have been on call in multiple emergency units since the onset of the..." DISCLAIM... read more

Experts: "This Is Not A Real Medical Pandemic, Demand Public Debate"

( life / health / covid )
"Deception is Not True Consent March 12, 2021 -- All over the world, people are suffering under the Coronavirus measures imposed, or are even literally perishing... DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Thi ... read more

To Understand Biden's 'I Need You To Get Vaccinated' Message, Follow The Money

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
Buried in Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief package is $3.5 billion for Bill Gates' program to 'vaccinate the world' The arrogance was almost too much to take. Joe Biden stood in front of the cameras Thursday night, March 11, and heaped lies upon lies, doing his... DISCLAIMER: W... read more

Canadian Doctors Speak Out!

( life / health / covid )
Evidence-based medical information should be the determining factor in all governmental healthcare rules, policies and procedures. Easton... DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself. Make up your ... read more

Russia Offers Europe Win-Win "Vaccine" Solution

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
The Sputnik V vaccine potentially fills the supply gaps that the EU is encumbered with.... DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself. Make up your own mind. Those of us with reading comprehension ... read more

Dr. Judy Mikovtis Assaulted, Injured For Not Wearing Proper Facemask On Flight

( life / health / covid / masks )
The only PROPER facemask is none at all. "From Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom: OAMF President Stephanie Stock received a text just 30 minutes ago from Dr. Judy Mikovits... DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this ... read more

Covid-19 Swab Test Burst Woman's Brain Membrane Resulting In Leaked Spinal Fluid

( life / health / covid )
Natural News – by Ethan Huff A Texas woman suffered a horrific membrane rupture after a Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) nasal swab test punctured her brain...Covid-19 swab test burst womans brain membrane resulting in leaked spinal fluid appeared... DISCLAIMER: We are not medi... read more

The PCR Deception Continues To Crumble

( life / health / covid )
Derrick Broze reports on a new Lancet article which calls attention to the flaws in the PCR method for determining positive Covid19 cases. Source: The Lancet Journals thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00425-6/fulltext Watch on... DISCLAIMER: We ar ... read more

How You Can Tell They're Lying About Covid

( life / health / covid )
Their lips are moving? But, seriously..."'There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.' Thus famously spake Mark Twain. The plandemic has offered plenty of evidentiary fodder for Twain's observation.The mix-up causation with association. They (The Experts, I mean) toss of ... read more

Covid Panic Porn Freaks Need To Be Shamed And Silenced

( life / health / covid )
"The drooling idiot wasting space in the Oval Office read a teleprompter for a bit last night, informing us of the miserable vision his handlers have for pandemic America..." DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on ... read more

Here's Why MRNA Injections Do Not Meet The Legal Definition Of '"Vaccine"'

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
What is an mRNA injection? 'Let's be very clear,' says scientist David Martin, 'This is not a vaccine!' My previous article about the mRNA injections has gained a lot of traction across the Internet. As a result, it caught the attention of a few leftist trolls... DISCLAIMER: We ... read more

Struggling Fisherman Finds Rare Pearl While Searching For Food, It's Worth $330,000

( life / people / money )
"A struggling fisherman from an impoverished village in Thailand's Nakhon Si Thammarat province made an incredible discovery on the beach. 37-year old Hatchai Niyomdecha happened to be walking along the..." ... read more

VAERS - "Vaccine" Adverse Event Reporting System

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
With all the crimes against humanity by governments around the world, the CDC is still forced to document those involving USA licensed poisons they call vaccines.Here is a link to the CDC's own website. I tested it and see you can't see what I am seeing because I had to click on a few I agree bu... read more

Initial Research Finds That Eating Chili Peppers Could Lengthen Your Life

( life / health / food )
Spice-lovers can celebrate! Early results from a study show some promising developments for people that enjoy eating hot and spicy chili peppers. A fairly recent study conducted by the American...Initial Research Finds That Eating Chili Peppers Could... ... read more

Rapid Virus Recovery

( life / health / tech / covid )
Frightened with which way to turn? Heard about all the deaths from patients who went to the hospital and died of ventilator-induced lung trauma? During the early part of the pandemic, mortality rates were as high as 97% for Covid-19 infected patients placed on a... DISCLAIMER: We... read more

Dave Ramsey Gives Public Support To The Medical Non-Discrimination Business And Consumer Act

( life / health / covid )
FRANKLIN, TN -- March 4, 2021 -- Seven-time bestselling author, renowned financial expert, and radio host Dave Ramsey is publicly endorsing a groundbreaking bill produced by local, grassroots organization Tennessee Stands, sponsored by Senator Joey Hensley and Representative Susan Lynn. An employer ... read more

Counterfeit Seresto Collars Linked To Pet Deaths And Injuries

( life / animals / pets / health )
...from China, where they can monitor individuals down to the square inch, but cannot enforce safety laws at factories (or germ warfare labs). Go figure."If we can't depend on the EPA to warn the public about something so thoroughly documented, should we depend on the agency..."Read the R... read more

Massive Numbers Of Flu Cases Are Re-Labeled Covid Cases

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Jon Rappoport - The number of Covid cases has been faked in various ways. By far, the most extensive strategy is... DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself. Make up your own mind. Those of us wit... read more

New Lancet Article Suggests 50-75% Of "Positive" PCR Tests Are Not Infectious People

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PCR testing (polymerase chain reaction testing) has come under fire from numerous doctors, scientists, politicians and journalists since the beginning of this pandemic. Not everyone would know this if their only source of information was mainstream media however,... DISCLAIMER: W ... read more

Researchers Report Deaths From Covid "Vaccine" For Israel's Elderly Is 40 Times Greater Than From Covid-19 Itself

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While in January a group of independent doctors concluded that experimental Covid-19 vaccines are not safer than the virus itself, a new analysis of vaccine-related death rates in Israel demonstrates that this may indeed be the case to dramatic levels.The post... See also: DISC... read more

30 Reasons Not To Take The Experimental Treatment Being Marketed As A "Vaccine"

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'This is the greatest medical experiment in the history of the human race' Can you relate to some, if not all, of the issues put forth below by Chananya Weissman, an Israeli rabbi, as to why he refuses to roll up his sleeve for Big Pharma's unproven, untested... DISCLAIMER: We ar ... read more

Federal Law Prohibits Covid-19 "Vaccine" Mandates

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"Despite what some vaccine law experts have been saying, for the time being no one, including employers, can force a Covid-19 vaccine on anyone.This will be a legal nightmare unless it is settled once and for all by a higher court, but federal law makes it clear that Emergency Use Authoriz ... read more

"Vaccine" Bill Of Rights

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I just sent this to my U.S. Senators. You should do the same. Here are the links to your representatives: usa.gov/elected-officials. I added "Remember the Nuremberg Code?" and the link to that separate page for this vaccine bill of rights to what they have on n ... read more

Support The "Vaccine" Bill Of Rights!

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
By Neenah Payne Covid Vaccine On Trial -- Webinar Review! shows that the world-renowned physicians, scientists, lawyers, activists, etc.who participated in the The Covid Vaccine On Trial: If You Only Knew webinar on February 10 questioned the need for the... DISCLAIMER: We are no ... read more

Good Website For The Latest "Vaccine" Horror Stories

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
Good website for the latest horror stories: Vaccine ImpactI wonder how many people know the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are not FDA-approved? UPDATE: Actually, they have been approved, just not properly testedDISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles l ... read more

New Documentary Exploring The Origin And Purpose Behind The Covid Narrative

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"Happen.network has released a new documentary entitled The New Normal. Investigating the origin of the titular phrase -- never far from the lips of authority figures across the globe since early 2020 -- The New Normal, featuring content from Oracle Films, explores the true purposes behind lo... read more

Andrew Torba: Time To Build Our Own Economy

( life / money / economy )
"The oligarchs believe they have destroyed American Populism by rigging an election, removing the movement's leader from public view, and by forcing everyone to stay locked inside for a year while the country burns down around us all.They think they have won and want to define 'New Normal' unde... read more

A Friend's Experience With Covid

( life / health / covid )
Here's a friend's experience with covid -- 4 weeks bed ridden! 90 year old mother bed ridden 5 weeks. I asked him what they did to treat it.2/18/21 9:51 AM: Yup. We've all had the 'rona at our hacienda, My nonagenarian mother got through it OK, except for a bit of dehydration. It was miserable fo... read more

Simone Gold MD/JD Advises Against MRNA (Covid) "Vaccines"

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
She's an emergency room doctor who believes in vaccines and has had many vaccines for herself and her children, BUT covid vaccine unnecessary, per the CDC figures:untreated survival rate from covid-19 if you are under 20 years old: 99.997%untreated survival rate from covid-19 if you are 21 to 50 ye... read more

In Support Of Turtles

( life / animals / turtles )
My mom is retired, & she spends her winters volunteering at a sea turtle rescue center in south Texas. The cold snap is stunning the local turtles & they're doing a lot of rescues. She sent me this photo today of the back of her Subaru. It's literally turtles all the way down. pic.twitter.... read more

One Man's Opinion On Protecting Yourself From Covid (or Any Coronavirus)

( life / health / covid )
Vitamin D3 should be taken daily in the winter time. Deficiency in D is probably why people get seasonal flu and colds. But Vitamin C, especially the more digestible Liposomal C, is perhaps the #1 thing to take daily. Humans are unique in that they don't make their own Vitamin C. It's theorized t... read more

Wicklow Mountain Golden Retriever Rescue

( life / animals / dogs )
I love this kind of story! The family made a thorough search. They left a laundry basket of unwashed clothing near the spot they'd last seen Neesha on the chance she'd home in on the familiar scent marker. They even resorted to drones and took to the Internet to ask for help in finding Neesha, bu... read more

Coronavirus: No "Vaccine" Is Needed

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
"French Professor Didier Raoult, who is one of the world's top 5 scientists on communicable diseases, suggested the use of hydroxychloroquine (Chloroquine or Plaquenil), a well-known, simple, and inexpensive drug, also used to fight Malaria, and that has shown efficacy with previous coronaviru... read more

A Couple Of Good Comments

( life / health / covid )
On 2/7/21 5:58 AM:"I like these comments on this article:  globalists-are-gonna-need-a-bigger-virus-as-economic-fraud-is-exposedI think there is a good chance they are using the pandemic to find better person recognition algorithms based on heat signatures etc., dialing in the ability t... read more

MRNA Vax Causing Rare Blood Disorder

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
"Nearly 40 American recipients of Pfizer's and Moderna's Covid-19 vaccines in the US have developed a rare immune disorder that attacks the blood. One patient died after receiving the vaccine." mRNA vax causing rare blood disorderDISCLAIMER: We are not medical professi... read more

"Vaccine"-Free Flying (Coming Soon)

( life / travel / airlines )
Never mind, their website no longer works. Bummer."Welcome to FAFTA the acronym for 'Freedom Airway & Freedom Travel Alliance.' We are a Travel Freedom Membership site and our areas of focus are helping you find the best in freedom travel in the hospitality and tourism arenas, in addition to p ... read more

On The Subject Of Pandemics And Mask Mandates

( life / health / covid / masks )
On 1/26/21 9:42 AM: I just sent this letter to several politicians.  So, if I get disappeared or suicided, you'll know what happened.  😊Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:35 AM To: Sen.Jack.Johnson@capitol.tn.gov; Rep.Glen.Casada@capitol.tn.gov; logan.grant@tn.govDear sirs,Beca... read more

The Total Number Of Deaths In 2020 Was No Higher Than Normal

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For the dim-witted out there, that means THERE IS NO PANDEMIC. Maybe by using this image at full size, people will notice... and realize there is no pandemic and, therefore, no need for masks or this "vaccine." The last year mentioned in the graphic is 2019.Stop listening to Fauci, Ga... read more

Executive Orders Are Not Laws!

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Legally, they apply ONLY to government property and employees. Here's an open letter to all airlines...I thought I would educate you on the federal law you cite as justification for your mask policy."Are Executive Orders Law? The Short Answer: No, they are not in and of themselves law. The ... read more

Who Wanted Lockdowns?

( life / money / economy )
"This virus is not Ebola and it has come nowhere near approaching the death rates associated with H1N1 of 1918. By some measures, it's not been as deadly as 1957-58, a virus that came and went without much public attention at all. New pathogens are part of life, and there was and is nothing par... read more

Useful Quotes In Defense Of "Vaccine" Skepticism

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
The number of cases in turn is dependent on the numbers of positive PCR tests. You may have seen the term casedemic being used to describe the situation, and while that term can also be misused, it legitimately calls attention to the problem of using PCR tests... DISCLAIMER: We ar... read more

German Investigative Journalists Still Searching For Proof That Sars-Cov-2 Exists

( life / health / covid )
Even the Robert Koch Institute and other health authorities cannot present decisive proof that a new virus named SARS-CoV-2 is haunting us. This alone turns the talk of dangerous viral mutations into irresponsible fearmongering and the so-called SARS-CoV-2 PCR... DISCLAIMER: We ar... read more

Why Covid-19 Cases Will Drop

( life / health / covid )
Covid-19 cases will drop like a rock from here on, and the reason for that is simple. One hour after Joe Bidens inauguration as the 46th president of the United States, the World Health Organization suddenly and out of the blue lowered the recommended PCR cycle... DISCLAIMER: We a ... read more

In Animal Studies, After Being Injected With MRNA Technology, All Animals Died Upon Reinfection

( life / health / covid )
In other words, it's a setup. The "vaccine" makes sure you die from whatever virus next attacks your body, bypassing your immune system."In animal studies, after mRNA injections have been administered to cats, when the virus arrived once again into the body, it arrived like a Trojan... read more

The CDC Keeps Overstepping Its Charter

( life / health / covid / politics )
Since when does the CDC have any authority/control over anyone? They are not a government agency but a private organization with close government ties. All they can legally do is give advice. And that, lately, has been less than worthless.From someone online in response to this latest b.s.: CDC ... read more

Only 23 Americans Tested Positive For Flu Last Week Compared To 14,657 Last Year At Same Time

( life / health / covid )
Do you ever get the feeling you're being lied to? 450,390 people have now died WITH the coronavirus in the US this year. That number includes poisonings, shootings, homicides and hospice deaths. The Gateway Pundit reported news from the CDC in August that only 6%... DISCLAIMER: W ... read more

"Safer" Covid "Vaccines" Coming

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
UPDATE: NEVER MIND! See fromthetrenchesworldreport.comIf you haven't been locked down at home and haven't gotten covid yet, you're probably immune.But, if you need a vaccine for government reasons, wait awhile. You can get a single-jab non-mRNA vaccine that, according to Johnson & Johnson, is pro... read more

As Gov't Demands Our Trust, Here Are Multiple Examples Of The State Endangering Public Health

( life / health / covid / politics )
This is what happens when you blindly trust officials. For your own sake, don't be so stupid/trusting."...there still seems to be a contingent of holdouts clinging to the idea that their own government would not intentionally put the well being of its citizens at risk." ... read more

Merck To Stop Making Covid-19 "Vaccines" After Failed Trials

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
Since when have failed/dangerous chemical cocktails stopped Merck from inflicting their products upon an unsuspecting public? See eagle-scout-sues-merck, merck-accused-of-fraud-re-gardasil and rick-perrys-gardasil-problem"Merck has announced that it will stop making its Covid-19 vaccines af... read more

Informed Consent. What A Concept!

( life / health / covid )
"ICAN's legal team, led by Aaron Siri, has taken legal action to challenge employers/schools that require their employees/students to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. Employers and schools that previously required the Covid-19 vaccine have dropped those requirements! This includes an employer t ... read more

On The Subject Of Mandatory Retirement

( life / money / employment )
In response to my comment, Whatever the mandatory retirement age is these days -- 67? -- it needs to apply to politicians, too."There is no mandatory retirement age, but you legally have to file for retirement on your 70th birthday, which will give you the maximum social security benefit for ... read more

German Court Rules Covid Lockdowns Unconstitutional

( life / health / covid )
Good news!"A German court in a landmark ruling has declared that Covid-19 lockdowns imposed by the government are unconstitutional." DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself. Make up you... read more

Gotta Hand It To Them

( life / health / covid )
You have to give them credit. I never would have thought they could get the entire world to freak out over the common cold and flu. You do realize most of these "cases" are plain old cold and flu infection, right? Yeah. Who knew? Oh wait, they knew all along! Ah, well, live and lear... read more

Why No One Trusts The "Virus Experts" Anymore

( life / health / covid )
... and no one should take any authority's word as gospel. Think for yourself, people!"Early in the pandemic, trust the science! could actually be used in a debate without attracting derisive laughter. But as the flip-flops, mistakes and, yes, lies have accumulated, a consensus seems to b... read more

DTP "Vaccine" From Bill Gates Killed 10x More African Girls Than Disease Itself

( life / health / vaccines )
"A peer-reviewed study published in the highly-respected Elsevier journal EBioMedicine has revealed that the DTP vaccine unleashed by Bill Gates on young girls in Africa killed 10 times more of them than the disease itself would have. " dtp-vaccine-from-bill-gates-killed-... read more

Covid "Vaccine" A "Biological Weapon Of Mass Destruction" Says WYoming Health Dept

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
Time to move to Wyoming?"Dr. Igor Shepherd is a medical doctor/manager for Wyoming's State Public Health Department/Preparedness Unit, and is on the Covid response team.He calls the new experimental mRNA Covid vaccines Biological Weapons of Mass Destruction." covid-vac ... read more

Infographic: Anaphylaxis Symptoms

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Donate here.See image ... read more

Bike Trail Coast-To-Coast Across America

( life / travel )
"More than 80 miles of the Great American Rail-Trail are in development right now across 10 states from Washington, D.C., to Washington state, adding roughly 50 miles to more than 2,000 miles of pre-existing trails across 12 states. The project, which bridges about 95 gaps between more than 14... read more

Stop Wearing Masks

( life / health / covid / masks )
"Now let me tell you a few things about that mask you're wearing.... two OSHA mask experts spoke to the fact that the kinds of masks people are wearing were never (never!) designed to be worn for long periods and doing so is very harmful.The blue typical mask... contains Teflon and other che... read more

Made In The USA

( life / money / shopping / american )
Spread the word about this awesome website for American Made.And here is the video that launches it: on FacebookI just emailed them to include a couple companies I have recently purchased from that are 100% USA made. This is EXACTLY what we need. Here is one site not yet listed there: harvestandmi ... read more

Schools Will Be Remote For Start Of Second Semester

( life / health / covid )
How long is this knee-jerk, fear-based official response (a.k.a., over-over-reaction) going to continue? Cases these days mean nothing more than the common cold and flu. And, news flash, people have been dying of the latter ever since time began. We just never paid attention to the number un... read more

When In Doubt, Call It Covid

( life / health / covid )
"President Trump: The number of cases and deaths of the China Virus is far exaggerated in the United States because of CDC's ridiculous method of determination compared to other countries, many of whom report, purposely, very inaccurately and low. When in doubt, call it Covid. Fake News!&quo ... read more

So You Want To Know How They Can Say Hospitals Are At Capacity

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Posted by Keisha Ruan on January 2, 2021 at 12:34amIt is a play on words, simple math, and the assumption that you are stupid. I'm just a lowly aid who changes beds and sterilizes equipment yet I could easily get laid off right now because, well...I am not needed.There are a number of different ... read more

NYC Restaurants To Ban Cuomo From Dining

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Serves him right! No pun intended. Cuomo banned"Struggling restaurant owners city-wide are permanently banning New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo from setting foot into their establishments. Effective immediately..."... read more

Covid-19 Is Not A Coronavirus

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Go to state-of-the-nation"What's the crucial point? The primary infection agent in all Covid-19 patients is a parasite, not a coronavirus.Everything points to a Covid-19 parasite similar to those that cause malaria. Let's face it: there's a HUGE difference between a parasite and a virus, an... read more

Covid-19 Un-Explained, By Larry Romanoff

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Go to covid-19-un-explained/"Waves, Ripples and Surges Let's examine the normal pattern for an outbreak of a typical infectious disease. According to the US CDC: 1 A common-source outbreak is one in which a group of persons are all exposed to an infectious agent or a toxin from the same" ... read more

Further Proof There Is No "Pandemic"

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...assuming the word implies excess deaths. And here are some actual numbers for those who fell for the scam:Dr. David Samadi, MD @drdavidsamadiDeaths in the USA over the years...2010: 2.5M2011: 2.5M2012: 2.5M2013 :2.6M2014: 2.6M2015: 2.7M2016: 2.7M2017: 2.8M2018: 2.8M2019: 2.9M2020: 2.5M (as of No ... read more

Murder By Injection. You Have Been Warned.

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
Go to murder by injection, you have been warned"Vaccine rollout begins Sat. Dec. 12, 2020 'Murder By Injection'(1988):The Eustace Mullins Warning In his prophetic book..."You can download bitchute videos using these websites (among many others): ymp4.download or tubeninja.net, or this so ... read more

In Stunning Rebuke, LA Judge Strikes Down Abusive Outdoor Dining Ban As Lacking Science, Evidence Or Logic

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Good news for sanity and common sense! lacking science evidence or logicThe Restaurant Closure Order is an abuse of the Department's emergency powers, is not grounded in science, evidence, or logic, and should be adjudicated to be unenforceable as a matter of law, wrote Chalfant ... read more

Three Biggest Lies About Covid

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leohohmann.com"Covid carries a very high death rate compared to flu death rate.Covid is spread by asymptomatic 'super spreaders.'Covid is untreatable.Now that truly is scary! This lie provided the pretext for Bill Gates and Big Pharma to rush to market an unsafe and unprov ... read more

Looking To Get Away From It All? Here Are Some Top 10 (or 20) Lists.

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If you're looking to get away from it all, here is some hopefully useful information. If you're primarily English-speaking (maybe looking to move permanently), here's a list of countries (whose primary language is NOT English) ranked by English Proficiency Index for their English skills. The top 1... read more

Costs Must Be Weighed Against Benefits

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Go to costs-must-be-weighed-against-benefits"One of the first lessons in an economics class is every action has a cost. That is in stark contrast to lessons in the political arena where politicians virtually ignore cost and talk about benefits and free stuff. If we look only at the benefits o... read more

Great Barrington Declaration

( life / health / covid )
Go to Great Barrington Declaration"Fortunately, our understanding of the virus is growing. We know that vulnerability to death from Covid-19 is more than a thousand-fold higher in the old and infirm than the young. Indeed, for children, Covid-19 is less dangerous than many other harms, includ ... read more

I Trust My Immune System, Thanks

( life / health / covid )
Covid vaccine? No thanks. I trust my immune system more than I trust Big Pharma science. As I said in my novel, Another Way: Beyond the Status Quo, Question everything! That's the scientific method, although too many scientists are not very scientific. They'll come to whichever conclusion ... read more

Four Reasons Why Belief In Authority Is The Most Dangerous Superstition

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"Question authority, including the authority that told you to question authority. -- Sixth grade girl"Go to wakingtimes.com/5-reasons-belief-authority-dangerous-superstition/... read more

John Ioannidis Quote

( life / health / covid )
"This virus Covid-19 is no more deadly than a seasonal flu for people under age 70. "This is so little that there is no reason to do a lockdown or anything else." -- John Ioannidis of Stanford wrote in a peer-reviewed article that was put on the WHO Bulletin gumsh... read more

Physicist Explains Why Face Masks May Stop Spitballs But Can't Stop Covid

( life / health / covid / masks )
muchadoaboutcorona.ca/spitballs/"At first, this spit-protection theory sounds valid enough; but give it two minutes of investigation and it quickly loses its credibility." DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on thi... read more

100 Small Business Owners Defy Covid Closure Demands

( life / money / shopping )
Good for them! 100 small business owners defy Covid closure demands"We know Covid-19 is serious, and we've been the first ones to help. But we also now know Covid-19 is not a death sentence for the majority of people who get it, whereas this order is for many Loveland business... read more

This Is For Those Of You In Favor Of Lockdowns

( life / health / covid )
Ho-ly crap, this pisses me off. Do you pro-lockdown spineless pinheads get it yet?"An elderly woman in Canada who was not suffering from any terminal or painful condition has been euthanized to avoid the effects of a second Covid-19 lockdown." DISCLAIMER: We are not me... read more

The 'World's Loneliest Elephant' Moving To Sanctuary With Other Elephants, Thanks To Cher

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Go to sunnyskyz.comUPDATE: See also first friend in 8 years... read more

Deer Steals Hunter's Gun, Flees Into Woods

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
Of course, the deer is now considered to be armed and dangerous. Be on the look-out."A hunter in the Czech Republic now called Czechia was charged by a deer that snagged his gun on its antlers and fled into the woods with the weapon..."Go to upi.com/OddNews/2020/11/25/Deer-steals-hu... read more

It's Working! Video Shows Deer, Bears And More Using Utah's First Wildlife Overpass

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
"'It's working!' wrote DWR on social media, adding, 'As you can see, the 2nd year of this overpass has been successful at helping wildlife safely migrate over busy Interstate 80 and helping motorists be much safer as well.'"Go to Utah's first wildlife overpass... read more

Pathologist Says Coronavirus Greatest Hoax, Ever

( life / health / covid )
something-doesnt-seem-right-here"Top pathologist Dr. Roger Hodkinson told government officials in Alberta during a zoom conference call that the current coronavirus crisis is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting..."Dr. Hodkinson says..."I'm a ... read more

Does Science Justify Closing Bars And Restaurants? No.

( life / health / covid )
aier.org"It's Now Up to Governors to Slow the Spread, says a Wall Street Journal article -- written by board members of pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Illumina, Johnson and Johnson and Cigna. It encourages states and governors to band together and implement restri ... read more

Dog Owners Supposedly More At Risk For Covid

( life / animals / dogs )
If this was Denmark, the government would want to kill everyone's dogs. Thank God I'm not Danish. They love killing animals over there. Who can forget this? And then, of course, they killed again. There is something seriously wrong with those people.Go to dog owners SUPPOSEDLY more at risk... read more

Corporate Franchises Enforcing Rules On Behalf Of Government Weasels

( life / health / covid )
Anonymous said: Since Biden was declared the winner, the neo-fascists coming out of the woodwork. I was in Trader Joe's and my mask wasn't over my nose. Some shelf stacker took it upon himself to order me to cover my nose.Bill: I was asked by the woman behind the counter at Moe's Southwest Gri... read more

Ms Gov Not Going To Participate In Biden Lockdown Scheme

( life / health / covid / politics )
Go to conservativedailypost.comI might have to move to Mississippi... if Biden wins is declared the winner."In Mississippi, the governor has just declared war on any democrat scheme to lockdown the nation, destroying lives. Experts cite the massive voter fraud and legal challenges that show D... read more

Pancakes By Greg

( life / health / food / recipes )
I grate about half an apple in the pancake mix (Arrowhead Mills Organic Gluten Free). Plus, add cinnamon spice. To my almond milk, I add about a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and set aside. It adds flavor. Also I put about a ½ cup of chopped walnuts. Yummy!... read more

Further Proof That The Covid Numbers Are Bogus

( life / health / covid )
Here's what someone who works for the NHS in England says (in a comment on YouTube):typos left uncorrected"seth mcnamee2 days ago -- Are you by any chance paid by the BBC :) I work in the NHS here in the UK and we are pressured to put covid in the death certificate. But cleverly we can't but... read more

Coronavirus What-Ifs

( life / health / covid )
Go to coronavirus what-ifs"What if there are some powerful people in our world with no sense of morality or ethics?What if some of those people -- let's call them the power elite -- have risen to top positions in government and corporations?What if these elites at times band together in secre ... read more

HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine) Info

( life / health / covid )
from corbettreport.com/november-open-thread/#comment-96787HCQ according to AAPS has a ninety per cent (90%) cure rate when given early and alongside zinc (3)HCQ is safer than many over the counter drugs such as aspirin, Benadryl and Tylenol.The AAPS also point out that there has never been a "... read more

This Is Why I Never Wanted To Host This Site On Wordpress.Com

( life / health / covid )
This (and now this, too?) is why I never wanted to host this site on WordPress.com: They have shut down Jon Rappaport's site, saying This site has been archived or suspended for a violation of our Terms of Service. I.e., he was saying things contrary to the party line. Another site of his (he has... read more

Autogyro

( life / travel / transportation )
I've seen this gyrocopter taking off and landing from the John C. TuneMetro airport. Maybe he's doing sales demos or something. Pretty coollooking. See autogyrousa.com/ ... read more

Hydrogel Biosensor: Implantable Nanotech To Be Used In Covid "Vaccines"?

( life / health / covid / vaccines )
hydrogel-biosensor-darpa-gates-implantable-nanotech-covid-"vaccine""We now have hundreds of thousands of so-called 'cases', 'infections' and 'positive tests' but hardly any sick people. Recall that four fifths (80%) of 'infections' are asymptomatic (1) Covid wards ... read more

Since Covid, Global Flu Cases Mysteriously Down By 98 Percent

( life / health / covid )
thenewamerican.com"In Australia, for instance, just 14 positive flu cases were recorded in April, compared to 367 during the same month in 2019 -- a drop of 96 percent. And by June, which is typically the peak of the season, there were zero cases. In fact, Australia has not ... read more

Bangladeshis Particularly Susceptible To Covid

( life / health / covid )
vdare.com/articles/the-bangladeshi-neanderthal-connection-yet-more-evidence-of-a-genetic-factor-in-covid-19"...63% of Bangladeshis -- the highest of any group studied, by far -- carry a series of genetic variants which lead to serious risk of respiratory failure when infecte ... read more

Cloth Masks Don't Help

( life / health / covid / masks )
The only masks that MIGHT help against Covid -- if it even exists, the CDC doesn't have a sample -- are the N-95 ones which almost no one wears. The masks most people wear (the only type mandated) only protect you from disapproving stares. Cases only indicate people testing positive which mea... read more

As Gov't Puts Kids In Bubbles, Study Suggests Playing In The Dirt Boosts Immune Systems

( life / health )
Matt Agorist - As more states and countries attempt to send children back to school amid the Covid-19 "pandemic", we have seen some utterly horrifying...Go to as-govt-puts-kids-in-bubbles-study-suggests-playing-in-the-dirt-boosts-immune-systems/... read more

More Praise For South Dakota For Not Panicking

( life / health / covid )
Go to Gov. Kristi Noem Reacts to Media's Obsession With Her Refusing to Lock Down Her State"We're managing Covid-19 but also our economy is thriving. I think people are really recognizing that leadership has consequences. And what we're doing in South Dakota is Republican leadership."&... read more

Psychopaths Among Us

( life / people )
Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/ psychopathy/ antisocial personality disorder who would dispute that a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience -- but it does explain... read more

Some Actual Numbers

( life / health / covid )
There is no "pandemic." Here are some numbers in Texas:As of September 19th we have had 16,025 deaths reported as Covid.In 2019 there were 189,166 total deaths from all causes so if you take the weeks, we are 73% through the year on September 19th. In turn this would equate to 138,091 de... read more

Don't Be Afraid Of Covid, Don't Let It Dominate Your Life

( life / health / covid )
After leaving the hospital, President Donald Trump said, "Don't be afraid of Covid. Don't let it dominate your life" "We now have hundreds of thousands of so-called 'cases', 'infections' and 'positive tests' but hardly any sick people. Recall that four fifths (80%) of 'infectio ... read more

Just Know That So-Called Authorities Routinely Lie To Us

( life / health / covid )
So, don't do ANYTHING based solely on their word. DIStrust and verify, especially when there is a power or profit motive. They're hoping you don't see the power motive inherent in this overblown health threat but, trust me, there is, and they have lost all credibility in the eyes of those who t ... read more

Always Read Articles From The Bottom Up

( life / health / covid )
You should always read politically-sensitive articles from the bottom, up. That way you start with the most salient facts (usually downplayed and put at the bottom).Take the headline (often misleading) with a grain of salt since that is the conclusion they want you to reach, as well as the picture ... read more

HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine) Scrips Here

( life / health / covid )
If you want a scrip for hydroxychloroquine, you can get one here through Jerome Corsi's website: speakwithanmd.comJust chanced on an over the air TV show by Steve Bannon called War Room Pandemic, but also available here: americasvoice.newsRelated article: finally-states-are-retracting-hydroxychl... read more

Sheriffs, Police Officers, Pastors, And Attorneys Are Fighting Covid Orders

( life / health / covid )
sheriffs-police-officers-pastors-and-attorneys-are-fighting-covid-orders/"Senator Amanda Chase said she was the only Virginia state legislator to not comply with wearing a mask. In response, a plastic shield was placed around her desk. This is my safe space from liberals, ... read more

Common Cold And Flu Give "Positive" Coronavirus Test Result

( life / health / covid )
pcr test is totally unreliable"...most people with Covid-19 are showing nothing more than cold/flu like symptoms""We now have hundreds of thousands of so-called 'cases', 'infections' and 'positive tests' but hardly any sick people. Recall that four fifths (80%) of ... read more

The Covid-19 Numbers Game

( life / health / covid )
the second wave based on fake statistics/5725003"Corruption prevails at the highest levels of government as well within the upper echelons of the United Nations system. The entire state apparatus as well as inter-governmental organizations are controlled by powerful financia ... read more

We Cannot Trust "Experts" Anymore

( life / health / covid )
It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The Ne ... read more

More Good News About Masks

( life / health / covid / masks )
Go to activistpost.com"The group alleges wearing masks is causing healthy people to become sick while trying to prevent the spread of a disease that is not a deadly threat to children and much of the public.""We now have hundreds of thousands of so-called 'cases', 'infections' and '... read more

California County Votes To End Covid State Of Emergency

( life / health / covid )
Go to California county votes to end covid state of emergency"Our case numbers are so low, it doesn't warrant a shutdown, said Placer County Board chairwoman."Placer county, located in the Sacramento area, has acquired a running tally of 3,325 Covid-19 cases since February, with a total ... read more

Hurray For South Dakota!

( life / health / covid )
Only one state has stayed strong and not fallen for the Covid propaganda: South Dakota. So, that's where you (and maybe I) need to move to! Too bad the winters suck. Kansas looks promising, too (90/105 counties have opted out) but I never liked Kansas. masks4all.co/what-stat ... read more

Aussie Lawyer Suing Her Government

( life / health / covid )
Go to class action suit"Serene Teffafa's Class Action Suit Against the Covid Nonsense - Gumshoe News - by Mary W Maxwell, LLB Every effort counts. Any step you can take against the great fraudemic really helps. Here's an email I just received from a friend (slightly edited for decor ... read more

Spaniards Standing Up Against Tyranny

( life / health / covid )
This is great! Regular people standing up for common sense and decency against brain-dead enforcement of unnecessary rules. summit.news"We now have hundreds of thousands of so-called 'cases', 'infections' and 'positive tests' but hardly any sick people. Recall that four fift... read more

Conservation: At Least 28 Bird And Mammal Species Have Been Saved From Extinction Since 1993

( life / health / environment )
Researchers from the UK analysed some of the world's most threatened species and predicted how many would have gone extinct were it not for conservation...Go to dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8717655/Conservation-28-bird-mammal-species-saved-extinction-1993.html... read more

Overblown Health Threats

( life / health / covid )
This push to cure and/or prevent a fake health threat (covid-19 is not a threat to most people) reminds me of the HPV "vaccine" that EVERY doctor has pushed to have our daughter inoculated against. If you don't know, human papillomavirus virus (HPV) has a miniscule chance of occurrin ... read more

The Covid Contradiction: Why Only 6% Are Covid Deaths

( life / health / covid )
Go to natureofhealing.org/the-covid-contradiction-why-only-6-are-covid-deaths/How do you know when you are being conned, misled, duped? When you find contradictions and inconsistencies in the story line. In order to find clarity, in anything, you must look outside the mainstream narrative to the C... read more

Alternatives To GoFundMe

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Because GoFundMe will delete campaigns they disagree with, you might want to check out their alternatives here: FundRazrGiveSendGoTop 7 GoFundMe AlternativesAnd, while you're looking at alternatives, here are quite a few Google alternatives. Good article.... read more

Giving Matters

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"GivingMatters.com furthers The Community Foundation's work of connecting generosity with need by raising the level of local nonprofit transparency, making comprehensive information available to the public in a searchable database, and identifying emerging needs. On GivingMatters.com, you can ... read more

Help Stop Government Overreach

( life / health / covid / politics )
This man and his organization are suing the governor of Tennessee for unconstitutional overreach in reaction (over-reaction) to this so-called "pandemic." As I keep saying, where is the emergency? One third (now one-sixth) of one percent dying from something (and even those numbers are ... read more

Just 3.7% Infected By "Close Contact" With Those Already Infected

( life / health / covid )
And most of those 3.7 percent don't feel particularly sick, definitely won't die, and neither will you!Among 3,410 close contacts, 3.7% were secondarily infected. Of those, 16.8% were mild, 73.1% moderate, 10.1% severe or critical. acpjournals.org. Emphasis mine, below."Amo ... read more

MLB Stadium Cameras Will Detect Fans Not Wearing Masks

( life / health / covid )
Disgusting and stupid. You don't need to wear a mask if you're keeping your distance, especially outside. cameras-stadiums-detect-fans-not-wearing-masks"Several MLB teams are in discussions with Airspace Systems, whose software can scan security camera footage and detect if ... read more

Organic Diets Drastically Lower Glyphosate Levels In Body

( life / health / food )
Krissy Waite -We all have the right to food that is free of toxic...Go to wakingtimes.com/2020/08/13/groundbreaking-study-shows-organic-diets-drastically-lower-glyphosate-levels-in-the-body/... read more

Eagle Sends Drone To 'Watery Grave' In 'Brazen Attack' Over Lake Michigan

( life / animals / birds )
"Michigan state officials said a drone that was mapping shoreline erosion in the Upper Peninsula was sent to a watery grave in a brazen attack by a bald eagle."Go to upi.com/OddNews/2020/08/13/Eagle-sends-drone-to-watery-grave-in-brazen-attack-over-Lake-Michigan/2401597342194/... read more

This So-Called "Pandemic" Is Not Even An Epidemic

( life / health / covid )
One-third (now one-sixth) of one percent does not constitute an epidemic, let alone a "pandemic". Semantics, I know, but can they not even get the language right?330,102,000 population (see census.gov)2,800,000 cases130,000 related deaths (which means they may have had covid-19 as a co... read more

It's Not About "Our Health," It's About Control

( life / health / covid )
See life / health / covid. Call me a conspiracy theorist. Go ahead, I dare ya. You know you want to. :)click here for related articles. "We now have hundreds of thousands of so-called 'cases', 'infections' and 'positive tests' but hardly any sick people. Recall that four fifths (80%) ... read more

The Spice That Prevents Fluoride From Destroying Your Brain

( life / health / food )
"Fluoride is found everywhere today, from antibiotics to drinking water, no stick pans to toothpaste, making exposure inevitable. All the more reason why research proving this common spice can..."Go to the-spice-that-prevents-fluoride-from-destroying-your-brainHere's a good article (with ... read more

Ex-NYT Reporter Publishes New Anti-Lockdown Book, Calls Out '90% Of Media' On Covid Responses

( life / health / covid )
from Ex-NYT-reporter-publishes-new-anti-lockdown-book-calls-out-90-of-media-on-parroting-same-lines-on-Covid-responses"Alex Berenson's latest chapter in a series of books about Covid-19, the first of which was briefly censored by Amazon, questions both the media's coverage of the "pandemi... read more

Forestry Technique To Avoid Cutting Down Trees

( life / health / environment / trees )
See themindunleashed.com"Japan's Ancient Forestry Technique Produces High-Grade Lumber With No Need to Chop Down Trees. The daisugi technique, like bonsai, is a forestry technique that involves heavily pruning the mother tree which allows narrow saplings to shoot upwards."Pictures of tree... read more

There Is No Law Requiring Face Masks

( life / health / covid / masks )
Go to conservativetruth.orgSee also Gavin Newsome admitting as much"Firstly, neither the statute on which the governor relies nor any other statute which pretends to give him the authority to make law, are valid. Lawmaking authority is vested in the legislative branch and cannot be "dele... read more

Covid Panic Debunked

( life / health / covid )
A cytokine storm is caused by coronavirus, but only for people who have had flu "vaccines."Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), vitamins D and C, and zinc are safe and effective treatment.See youtu.be/mDWuYEm7sIcclick here for related articles. "We now have hundreds of thousands of so-call... read more

Professor Brandon Garrett On Corporate Criminal Immigration Prosecutions

( life / money / employment )
"Immigration laws are criminally enforced not just against individuals, but also against corporations. For individuals, federal immigration prosecutions are a mass phenomenon. More than a third of the federal criminal docket nearly 40,000 cases each year..."Go to corporatecrimereporter.c... read more

The Science And Law Of Refusing To Wear Masks: Arguments In Support Of Civil Rights

( life / health / covid )
Go to The-science-and-law-of-refusing-to-wear-masks-Texts-and-arguments-in-support-of-your-civil-rightsThis article was first published on 11 June, when advice on wearing masks was restricted to Government Guidance and had no legal force. On 15 June the article was updated in response to The Healt... read more

Employees Surprise Hardworking 13-Year-Old With New Lawnmower

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Company Providing $100 Million In Bonuses To Employees During "Pandemic"

( life / money / covid )
Go to sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3896/Loweand-039-s-Is-Providing-100-Million-In-Bonuses-To-Employees-During-"Pandemic" "We now have hundreds of thousands of so-called 'cases', 'infections' and 'positive tests' but hardly any sick people. Recall that four fifths (80%) of... read more

Small Trees Could Form The Basis Of More Drought-Resistant Rainforests

( life / health / environment / trees )
"UK scientists found that small trees in a water-deprived area of the rainforest showed increased capacity for photosynthesis and leaf..."Go to Small-trees-form-basis-drought-resistant-rainforests.html... read more

Exercising With Mask Induces A "Hypercapnic Hypoxia Environment"

( life / health / covid / masks )
Go to A recent study published in the Journal"Medical Hypothesis titled "Exercise with facemask; Are we handling a devil's sword? -- A physiological hypothesis"claims the following: Exercising with facemasks may reduce available...""We now have hundreds of thousands of so-... read more

Study: Exercising With Mask Induces A "Hypercapnic Hypoxia Environment" -- Not Good

( life / health / fitness )
What Happened:A recent study published in the JournalMedical Hypothesis titled "Exercise with facemask; Are we handling a devil's sword? -- A physiological hypothesis"claims the following: Exercising with facemasks may reduce available...Go to collective-evolution.com/2020/08/04/study-exe ... read more

The 'Urban Forests' Of New York Revealed: New Study Finds The City Has Five Million Trees

( life / health / environment / trees )
Most visitors think of New York's Parks as the only place to find trees. However, a new study found New York City has over 5 million 'forested natural areas' along with 666,000 street...Go to dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6468641/The-urban-forests-New-York-revealed-New-study-finds-city-five-M... read more

A Key Determinant Of Whether You Live Or Die

( life / health / covid )
A conversation:Vitamin D seems to be the key determinant of whether you live or die. Sweden did not have a lockdown. My Swedish friend says most of the deaths are in the African neighborhoods. Possibly the feeble sunshine of Sweden cannot penetrate dark skin to produce vitamin D. Vitamin D is mor... read more

Coronavirus - 1970s Public Information Film

( life / health / covid )
Hilarious! It's in the air, and if you sense corona virus in the air, drop to the ground face-first!youtube.com/watch?v5q7HkxNhnXA&fbclidIwAR1hfwEuHCBgf7n0rl55F-BWXCAdg4Gd8Oegzip4VOz2tUFmVXRKXi9fFncclick here for related articles."We now have hundreds of thousands of so-called 'cases', 'infe ... read more

Magnificent Animals Face Culling

( life / help / charity / animals )
See here, here, and/or here."We will not allow our animals to starve. We will not allow them to suffer. Culling would be the kindest and, if this came to pass, this is what we would do, she says. "And here's a place in Colorado you might want to visit and/or donate to.... read more

Jon Ashley On The Corporate Prosecution Registry

( life / money / employment / crime )
Go to jon-ashley-on-the-corporate-prosecution-registry/The Justice Department regularly announces corporate crime settlements with deferred and non prosecution agreements.  Sometimes they make the agreements public, sometimes they dont. And over the years, corporate crime defense attorneys hav ... read more

Bogus Covid Death Toll

( life / health / covid )
Go to uk-halts-covid-death-update/."The British government has put on hold releasing daily updates on the number of coronavirus fatalities, after scientists noticed serious oddities in the way Public Health England counts the overall death toll."see also rt.com/uk/495047-review-covid19-d... read more

More Bogus Covid Cases

( life / health / covid )
"They get a few covid patients, and they're tested multiple times. Each test is reported as a new case, inflating the figures exponentially." See tapnewswire.com"The fact is that regardless of what you actually die of in hospital, it is likely that Covid-19 will feature on your de ... read more

Shopping Without A Mask In California Documentary (Part 1)

( life / health / covid / shopping )
A protest video regarding this unwarranted, unlawful and un-Constitutional requirement for healthy people to wear masks. Watch video here: youtube.com/watch?v9Igaxv6Pryg&t20s"I started off at Emigh's Hardware in Sacramento to show what life is like for a typical shopper in this summer of ... read more

Posts Removed As False

( life / health / covid )
I am very glad Trump made that order. See below.Here is something the WHO article I just got. Many of my posts were removed as false which means, obviously, this WHO article is fake, right?So I hope now that big daddy has spoken, all the fools wearing a mask can drop that part of their routi... read more

Ineffective CBD Oil

( life / health )
I've wasted a few hundred dollars on ineffective CBD oil, but this is good. It lowers my blood pressure at least 10 points if I take a dropper full (under the tongue and hold it for 30 seconds before swallowing) every morning. It's made in TN. I get it from an independent pharmacy in the same strip ... read more

Some Interesting Facts From Europe

( life / health / covid )
"To what do they attribute the higher mortality in migrant neighborhoods? Nutrition?The 93 page scientific report by a combination of several German universities showed clearly that the total of deaths involving influenza like illnesses in Germany this year are 20% LESS than last year.You se... read more

How To Shop Without A Mask

( life / health / covid / shopping )
"This is one of the most common questions I get -- so I want to make sure you know my EXACT steps!. Click here to watch HOW TO SHOP WITHOUT A MASK""You might also enjoy this YouTube channel: youtube.com/channel/UCNaqhybpNgEfgwedazNqmmQ.click here for related articles. "... read more

Farm To Fork: The Open Database That Lets People Buy Food Direct From Source

( life / health / food )
Go to the-open-database-that-lets-people-buy-food-direct-from-source/Set up by food activists during lockdown, Farms to Feed Us connects people with farmers and growers across the country Farm to fork: the open database that lets people buy food direct from source...... read more

Two Best Friends Are Making Homemade Dog Treats To Raise Money For A Food Pantry

( life / health / food / pets )
Go to Homemade-Dog-Treats... read more

Our Assumptions Are Wrong

( life / health / covid )
This is an amazing biological discussion that will affect the health of all people - MUST SEE"Zach Bush MD is a physician specialising in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care.He is an internationally recognised educator and thought leader on the microbiome as it relates to health,... read more

To Wear Or Not To Wear

( life / health / covid )
My attitude is simple: Wear a mask if you are worried, but leave the rest of us alone to breathe in peace. And, anyone who fell for this "pandemic" probably also fell for the "Arabs with box-cutters and negligible flying skills pulled off the 9/11 attacks" meme; Obama's " ... read more

The Effects Of Fluoride

( life / health / water )
See articles below on the effects of fluoride.Harvard Study Finds Fluoride Lowers IQ - Published in Federal Gov't JournalBuilding a Database of Developmental Neurotoxicants: Evidence from Human and Animal StudiesImpact of fluoride on neurological development in childrenFLUORIDE CONTENT OF BOTTLED WA... read more

Former Monsanto Genetic Engineer Warns About Potential Health Risks Of GMO Potatoes

( life / health / food )
According to many, there are multiple health concerns that arise from the genetic engineering of our food. On top of this are multiple massive marketing campaigns to convince the human population that genetically modified food is not only completely safe, but also...Go to ex-monsanto-genetic-engine... read more

Plandemic Movie

( life / health / covid / movies-tv-video )
Here is the movie Plandemic that YouTube and Facebook have censored: on bitchute.com"Full PLANDEMIC Documentary COMING SUMMER 2020Prior to the completion of the full-length documentary PlanDemic we will be releasing a series of vignettes. This is the first installment featuring renowned scie... read more

My First Quarantine-Related Run-In

( life / health / covid / confrontation )
I had my first run-in with a #coronanazi today at Wallgreen's. I was just trying to set my cokes down on the end of the counter rather than hold them while I waited in line. They were cold! But no, the cashier (in a mask) put up his hands and almost shouted, Please stand back! Social distancing! ... read more

Telling Our Tree Stories

( life / health / environment / trees )
"In turbulent times, being in nature among the trees can offer a vital sense of calm, solace, and inspiration. Here, we share the stories of people who've devoted their professional lives to eco-advocacy. And this Earth Day, they share why our forests are more important than ever and what we ca... read more

Americans In Stable Financial Positions Answer The Call To Donate Their Stimulus Check

( life / help / charity )
More than 100 Americans have pledged their $1,200 federal stimulus check to helping their neighbors and local businesses.Americans in Stable Financi... read more

Quite Possibly The Most Overblown Farce In History

( life / health / covid )
Go to coronavirus hype"The facts are: Covid-19 is a real disease that sickens some, proves fatal to others -- mostly the elderly -- and does nothing to the vast majority. That's it.The scientists leading the coronavirus shutdown charge predicted that in America between 100,000 and 250,000 ... read more

Watching TV For More Than 4 Hours A Day 'linked To Poorer Heart Health'

( life / health )
Go to dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8241395/Watching-TV-4-hours-day-linked-poorer-heart-health.htmlResearchers from the University of Groningen scoured DNA of more than 400,000 Britons for genetic locations linked to sedentary behaviour,such as wa...... read more

Vimeo Bans Documentary Exposing Big Pharma's Influence

( life / health / covid / movies-tv-video )
Go to collective-evolution.com/2020/04/20/vimeo-bans-documentary-exposing-big-pharmas-influence-within-the-world-health-organization/"Special note to readers: This is the most comprehensive investigation into both sides of the "vaccine" debate. Researchers, medical professionals and... read more

The PPP Is Letting Our Small Restaurants And Businesses Die

( life / health / food / restaurants )
Go to news.yahoo.com/column-ppp-letting-small-restaurants-120014102.htmlThe PPP was supposed to save our small restaurants and businesses. But where's the money?...... read more

Unbelievers Protesting The Lockdown

( life / health / covid )
on YouTube... until it's taken downCivil liberties group sues Riverside County over restrictions on religious gatheringsclick here for related articles."We now have hundreds of thousands of so-called 'cases', 'infections' and 'positive tests' but hardly any sick people. Recall that four fifths... read more

Yales Massively Popular Happiness Course

( life / health / mental )
Go to Yales-Massively-Popular-Happiness-Course-Is-Available-Free-Online... read more

Carrot Ginger Turmeric Drink

( life / health / food )
I just got back from Kroger where I found a new flavor of smoothie drink from Bolthouse Farms. It's called Carrot Ginger Turmeric, and I gotta tell ya, after cracking one open - not in the store, I'm not one of those people - I took a swig and said, Wow, that is... terrible! I'll drink them beca... read more

Raw Video Of Nashville Tornado Aftermath (2 Mins)

( life / health / environment )
See tornado video (156mb). It was taken March 11, the week after the tornado, on Eastgate Blvd. in Mt. Juliet where they have that big auto auction site you can see from I-40. If you're quick, you might notice the Garmin GPS screen in the first frame of the movie showing which street it's on.Thank... read more

This Veterinarian Wanders The California Coast Treating Homeless People's Pets For Free

( life / help / pets )
Go to Veterinarian... read more

Indian Railway Company Using Bee Sounds To Ward Off Elephants

( life / animals / elephants )
Go to gephardtdaily.com"Officials with an Indian railway company said they have started using the recorded sound of buzzing bees to keep elephants from wandering onto the tracks..."... read more

Wuflu Survival Story

( life / health / covid )
in case there's anything useful in here...An anonymous user suggests, Start taking 4 oregano oil capsules as soon as you start to get sick. See oregano oilOn 3/16/20 2:39 AMI am told it causes permanent lung damage. You don't want to catch this.I feel sorry for your friend, but I don't think he ha... read more

Stop Panicking

( life / people )
Israeli virologist urges world leaders to calm public, slams unnecessary panic. "'People think this virus is going to attack them all, and then they're all going to die,' says Prof. Jihad Bishara. 'Not at all. In fact, most of those infected won't even know it.'" Go to timesofisrael.com... read more

Corona Virus Panic

( life / health / covid )
Panic. Overreacting. Who needs terrorism when you have the news media to create a good old-fashioned panic? end of rantJust 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 (also as you should've been d ... read more

A New Idea On Fostering Pets

( life / help / animals / pets )
A Mississippi hotel lets guests foster dogs during their stay and now more than 60 have found forever homes." Yahoo News... read more

A Simple Recipe For A Homemade Non-Toxic Fabric Softener

( life / health / environment )
I think he means dryer sheets, but see fabric softener."Fabric softeners are one of the most unnecessary dangerous chemicals that you may be using in your home, and it's important that you stop right......we have been gravely misinformed and maybe we have believed that there are some kind of ... read more

Mini Ice Age Coming

( life / health / environment )
"EARTH could be braced for a 'mini ICE-AGE' as experts warn a solar minimum could last until the 2050s."Go to weather warning ice age... read more

Want To Help Bees? Leave The Dandelions Alone This Spring

( life / health / environment )
"The British Ecological Society is encouraging people to mow around dandelions, buttercups, and other flowering weeds to help pollinators...." ... read more

Iodine And Saline Kill Viruses

( life / health )
Seems you can put a cotton ball impregnated with iodine and saline in each nostril and breathe quite well:Iodine and the 1918 Influenza PandemicDr. David Derry, MD, wrote a very interesting article entitled "Iodine: the Forgotten Weapon Against Influenza Viruses". The abstract of his artic... read more

Palacsintas

( life / health / food / recipes )
Markowitz palacsintas recipe. (pronounced pah-lah-CHIN-tuhz). Makes 4 or 5.beat well 2 eggsAdd a pinch of salt½ teaspoon sugarbeat/mix in blender until has a loose consistency.Add ½ cup water and some flour while mixing, until thick enoughAs a test, dip spoon into mix and let the mixture d... read more

California State Fair Tacos

( life / health / food / recipes )
1 potato (about 4 inches long)¼ head lettuce3 cloves garlic6 green onions1 pound lean ground beef1 cup water½ small can green chiliesSalt and pepper12 - 14 white corn tortillasVegetable oil... read more

Bill's Salsa Chicken & Rice

( life / health / food / recipes )
Bill's Salsa Chicken & RiceI've been making this for years, and thought I'd share it, finally. Here's my recipe and the quantity I usually make:Six chicken breasts with skin, baked in plastic cooking bags at 400°F for about an hour (depending on your oven).Six servings of ri... read more

Don's "Orange Julius"

( life / health / food / recipes )
Place ½ cup orange juice concentrate in blenderFill 2 cup container ½ full with ice cubesAdd water to make 2 cups and pour into blenderAdd 1 teaspoon vanilla extractAdd 8 teaspoons sugarBlend on LOW speed until ice thoroughly crushed... read more

Easy Deviled Eggs

( life / health / food / recipes )
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, resealkeep mashing it up mixing thoroughlycut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg.... read more

Ronica's Oregano Chicken

( life / health / food / recipes )
This is fast and easy. It is good over rice or noodles.¼ cup butter¼ cup lemon juice2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce2 tablespoon soy sauce1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano1 large clove garlic, crushedCombine all ingredients and pour over chicken in 13 x 9 baking dish. Bake covered at 375 fo... read more

National Weather Service Warns Of Falling Iguanas On Cold Night In Miami

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
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

( life / health / environment )
Go to 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 Environmental Entomology, shows that humans aren't the only fans of canna...... read more

Elephant Climbs 5-Foot Wall To Steal Mangoes From Lodge

( life / animals / elephants )
Go to upi.com/Odd-News/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 some mangoes from a safari lodge...... read more

After Losing Hope Of Ever Finding Dog, Pup Found Living Like King Among Doting Prisoners

( life / animals / dogs )
Go to 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

Girl Had Only Been Volunteering At Pet Shelter For Two Days When She Was Reunited With Lost Cat

( life / help / charity / animals )
Go to girl-volunteered-at-pet-shelter-for-two-days-until-reunited-with-lost-catHannah Rountree had not seen her cat Spunky in three years-at least until he reappeared at the animal shelter she had only just started volunteering....... read more

The Truth About Electric Cars

( life / travel / transportation / auto )
From: AnonymousSee Electric-Cars..."At a neighbourhood BBQ I was talking to a neighbour, a BC Hydro executive. I asked him how that renewable thing was doing. He laughed, then got serious. If you really intend to adopt electric vehicles, he pointed out, you had to face certain realities. For ex... read more

World's Oldest PM To Youngest: Listen To Old People & Hold Onto Idealism

( life / help / advice / politics )
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. mahathir-marin-finland-advice ... read more

2019 Most Dangerous US Cities

( life / travel )
This article is dated December 2018, and it's based on 2017 data, but whatever. :) RoadSnacks has a similar list here, and here's USA Today's."This list was created based off information from the FBI's crime statistics which were gathered from US cities with a population over 100,000 between Ja... read more

Winter Oranges In Nebraska

( life / health / food )
Amazing. "Nebraska retiree uses Earth's heat to grow oranges in snow... See youtube.com/watch?vZD-3-gsgsnkWinter 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 backyard greenhouse without paying fo... read more

Another Day In Paradise, Day 2751

( life / money / employment )
Sitting here looking at James (not his real name) to my right. My workday would be sooooo much better if I could ignore him, but, being in the cubicle across the aisle, I can't. For those new to this space, James is an idiot. Literally. Okay, idiot/savant might be more accurate. He is wicked smart... read more

Tennessee Safari Park

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
Drove past this place a month ago on my way to New Madrid (just because). It looked interesting and is apparently getting great reviews.UPDATE: And now we've been there. We went last week (7/31/2020). It was great! You can buy feed buckets to feed the animals as you make your way through the par... read more

How To Exercise Without Moving Your Body

( life / health / fitness )
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 have claimed that the mind alone has great power to affect real-wo... read more

Essential Oil Uses

( life / health )
Here's an interesting (and hopefully useful) article someone sent us.... read more

Time For Trees

( life / health / environment / trees )
Time for Trees. Another worthy cause."Humankind is All organic lifeforms are facing a crisis: our ability to survive and thrive is at risk. Air and water pollution is rampant. Weather patterns are shifting at an alarming rate. Poverty is widespread. The entire globe is battling poor health for ... read more

Difference Between Alpacas And Llamas

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
In case you were wondering, as I was... Click the image for a larger version See also, llama vs. alpaca... read more

Elephant Poaching Falls Dramatically

( life / animals / elephants )
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 to have resulted in large part from declining demand for ivory in China... read more

Atlanta Food Forest

( life / health / food )
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 the way for the largest food forest in the country according to Councilwoman Carla Smith, was approved last Monda... read more

Veterinary Medicine Said To Cure Cancer

( life / health / pets )
Dog de-worming medicine allegedly cures cancer. See Cancer cure has gotten out of control and nih.gov."Within just 3 months his cancer vanished. His insurance company spent $1.2 million before Tippens switched to a $5 a week medicine that saved his life. Daily vitamins and CBD oil were also an ... read more

Sacred Chocolate

( life / health )
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

Attract Butterflies And Bees To Your Garden By Reducing Wi-Fi

( life / health / environment / garden )
Attract butterflies and bees to your garden, reduce wi-fi. attract-butterflies-and-bees-to-your-garden-by-reducing-wifi-radiation-frequencies"A happy garden is a wireless-free garden. Decades of research has already determined that plants and insects as well as animals and peo... read more

Chlorine Dioxide Breaks Down Glyphosate In Body (Allegedly)

( life / health )
Go to autism-treated-with-chlorine-dioxide"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 domestically as a bleach for cleaning toilets. It is an industri... read more

Disney Heiress Nails It

( life / money / employment )
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 personally, out of pocket, a 15% raise to everyone who worked at Disneyland, and still walked away... read more

Cayenne Supplements

( life / health / food )
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 size 00 gelatin capsules and a capsule machine, and make my own. I take a couple every morning and I can feel it working on the prostate. Cayenne is known for fighti... read more

Wildlife Bridges

( life / health / environment )
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

How To Lose Hundreds Of Pounds

( life / health / fitness )
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

Where You Belong

( life / people )
I've been in middle Tennessee the past 25 years, grew up in northern California, spent most of my 20s in L.A., but according to this site I should move to New England. They say..."You would fit in well in New England due to your no-nonsense personality and preservation of tradition. New Englan... read more

Shungite

( life / health )
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 use due to a kind of buzz I perceive in my head. But when I put a couple of these rocks on top, that buzz goes away. There's fake shungite f... read more

More Than Half Using Prescription Drugs Quit After Using Cannabis And CBD

( life / health / drugs )
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 they start using it they quit traditional forms of big pharma painkillers like Tylenol, ibuprofen, and Vicodin, Forbes report... read more

Scotty Kilmer Explains New Car Repair

( life / help / transportation / auto )
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 Ford 150 is the bes... read more

Give Your Liver A Break

( life / health )
Go to Pesticide Levels In Families Dropped By 60% After One-Week Organic Diet: Study"The study tested the urine of four diverse American families in Oakland, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Baltimore after eating their typical diet of conventional food for six days and then after a controlled diet o... read more

Great Foreign Travel Tips

( life / travel / advice )
The Hobo Traveler tells it like it is: don't rent a car, some cultures dishonest, police dangerous.See youtu.be/GNBfZ6oX73w"What Countries Give You The Most Respect, The Least?"... read more

Digging A Shallow Well

( life / help / advice / water )
This guy makes it look easy: youtu.be/5rYPRMm8Arw... read more

Antibiotics Kill Good Bacteria Too

( life / health / drugs )
"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 mai... read more

Manufactured Crisis: HPV

( life / health / vaccines )
HPV, a manufactured crisisHPV "vaccines" are touted as a safe and effective cure for cervical cancer, but the evidence tells a different story.See anh-usa.org/... read more

Donation To Harmony Haven

( life / help / charity / animals )
We just donated to Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding and Horse Rescue. This recent snowstorm knocked down fencing, along with their shelter.And don't forget these guys: Adopt-a-horse here or here... read more

When Coyotes (Try To) Attack

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
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... read more

Turmeric, Cinnamon & Ginger Tea

( life / health / food )
from My Persian KitchenPrep time: 1 min Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 31 minsServes: 1 cupIngredients1 tsp grated fresh turmeric½ tsp grated fresh ginger1 tick cinnamon1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice½ slice of lemon1-1/2 cups waterInstructionsPlace turmeric, ginger, cinnamon in a sauce ... read more

5G Coming To Oh And TN

( life / health / environment )
And that's not a good thing.See also Senate commerce hearing... read more

Cost Of Living Comparison (Sacramento Vs. Lisbon)

( life / travel / sacramento )
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-living/comparison/sacramento/lisbon... read more

Marijuana, Hemp, CBD: What's Legal And Where

( life / health / food / plants )
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 products have more and more options. But they might also have more questions, given th... read more

27 Pound Bucket Of Mac And Cheese

( life / health / food )
We should just go ahead and get this for our 13yo daughter.... read more

Friends Of Humanity

( life / people / internet )
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 Latin America."Th... read more

Draft Horses Pull Big Rig Up Hill

( life / animals / horses )
A Minnesota couple harnessed their Belgian draft horses to help a semi truck driver whose vehicle was stuck on an icy driveway.": Horses-pull-stuck-semi... read more

Job Listing

( life / money / employment )
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 Am... read more

Autism Linked To Aluminum Adjuvants

( life / health / politics )
Go to 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 the argument and summarizing this research.(... read more

Big Pharma In Maryland

( life / health / drugs )
"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." reddit.com/r/conspiracy... read more

ET Tu, Corporate America?

( life / money / employment )
Even corporate America is blocking Alex Jones / InfoWars these days. Trying to read an article online during my lunch break, I get the following censorship notice: Block Reason: Content Filtering. Category: questionablePathetic, but at least they stopped blocking DrudgeReport. Although, now that D... read more

Visiting Old Sacramento

( life / travel / sacramento )
Observations while walking around Old Sacramento with Elizabeth:Jul 14, 2018 2:38pmAs 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 the next bench over.Jul 14, 2018 3:47pmHomel... read more

Panera Favorites

( life / health / food / restaurants )
Insider favorites at Panera Bread. Via panera-bread-employee-favorites... read more

Merck Accused Of Fraud Re Gardasil

( life / health / politics )
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..." greenmedinfo.comalso..."Dr. Harper explained in her presentation that the cervical cancer risk ... read more

An Entrepreneur At Age 66

( life / money / employment )
"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 inspi... read more

Words To Live By

( life / help / advice / quotes )
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

( life / travel / photography )
I was having a hard time converting a digital photo down to the correct 2x2 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's own online passport photo editor (photo tool... read more

Kroger Policy

( life / money / shopping )
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

( life / money )
Woo-hoo! I took the old cookie (coin) jar to the Coinstar 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). Anoth... read more

On The Phone With NASA

( life / money / employment / humor )
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

Ordering A Sandwich

( life / health / food / restaurants )
Man behind the counter: What kind of meat? Me: Tuna. Man: Ham? Me: If by "ham" you mean "tuna," then yes.... read more

Animals Rescued From Wildfires

( life / health / environment / wildlife )
"UC Davis has been caring for dozens of animals that were displaced or injured in the California wildfires over the past two weeks." sacbee.com... read more

Strange Badge Swipe Policy

( life / money / employment )
There's a strange badge swipe policy at work: required first thing in the AM, after that ANYONE can just walk right in. #monitoring-v-security... read more

Bain Capital Helps Kill Another Iconic American Company

( life / money / employment )
"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." inthesetimes.com/article/20600/how-private-equity-killed-toys-r-us ... read more

HPV, A Manufactured Crisis

( life / health / vaccines )
HPV "vaccines" are touted as a safe and effective cure for cervical cancer, but the evidence tells a different story.See anh-usa.org/... read more

Mosquito Anti-Itch Cream

( life / health )
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 Bill's new anti-itch cream.... read more

How To Drain A Toilet

( life / help / advice )
I realized halfway through the task of draining the toilet that I didn't know how. I'd never done it before. I've drained the tank plenty of times, but not the toilet bowl itself. It all started after I had to use a "snake" to unclog it. The snake left marks. My wife bought some "Bart... read more

Insults

( life / help / services / humor )
Get your insults here!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

Signs Of A Stroke

( life / health / advice )
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 ... read more

Spend Time Instead Of Money

( life / health / advice )
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." are-you-tired-banks-credit-cards-and-debt-consider-system-trading-time-instead... read more

Good Food, Bad Packaging

( life / health / food )
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 afterward is painful, literally (becau... read more

Easiest Container-Friendly Food Plants

( life / health / food / garden )
"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." Container-friendly food plants... read more

Actual Environmental Issues

( life / health / environment )
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 by humans and should be stopped.Climate change is caused by the sun and Earth.... read more

Horsetail Herb Said To Remove Aluminum

( life / health / food / plants )
According to the "Health Ranger," anyway."The Health Ranger reveals why Horsetail herb, which grows as a weed, allows your body to eliminate toxic ALUMINUM, a heavy metal linked to Alzheimer's and dementia. (It's also found in popular deodorant products.)"... read more

Got Yelled At Today

( life / animals / birds )
I got yelled at today... by a quail. I was crossing an empty lot toward the soccer field (for my daughter's soccer game) when I heard squawking. I looked down, and there it was, probably protecting its nest, obviously telling me to get lost.So I did. I am nothing if not considerate.Image copied fro... read more

Plastic Girl

( life / people )
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. Eve... read more

Drop The Diet Drinks

( life / health / food )
Go to 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 aspartame, a low-calorie sweetener, wreaks havoc on the arteries, as opposed to sugar-sweetened dri... read more

Hotdog From Reggio's

( life / travel / chicago )
Just had a hotdog from Reggio's at O'Hare. I'm told that's a real Chicago style dog. It was good! ... read more

Tornadoes

( life / health / environment / blog )
Had to park under an overpass this morning to avoid tornadoes. No problems for me but one did touch down right near work. Someone said it hit Macy's (just across the Interstate). ... read more

Leave The Trees, Please

( life / health / environment / trees )
Another reason for short-sighted land developers to leave as many trees as possible when destroying/preparing the site for the next new neighborhood. See Watching birds near your home is good for your mental health"People living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely... read more

Wild Lettuce To Help Pain

( life / help / health / food )
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 recent report by Ask a Prepper tipped me off to it and now I want to tell everyone! Out of everyone I know, pai... read more

Extra Recess Time Alleviates ADHD

( life / health / drugs )
Interesting"The most common sense, natural solution to inattentive behavior in school children, however, may be the basic idea of giving children more time to free play and to engage their bodies in physical activity. It's such a simple notion in such unusual times that it actually sounds revol... read more

Cash Back

( life / money / shopping )
Don't you hate it when you tell the self-checkout register that you want cash back. Then by the time you're finished, because the $!?&@ machine has screwed up so many times, you've become distracted and forgotten all about the cash? Yep, if you want to get rich just follow behind me whenever I go to... read more

Farm Of The Future?

( life / health / food )
Cool! But I also like one of the commenters' idea about forest gardens. Via forest gardens ... read more

Dumbing Yourself Down

( life / health / mental )
Be careful when dumbing yourself down. Before you know it, you will "succeed." #dumbingusdown ... read more

New Suit For Homeless Man = New Job

( life / money / employment )
Great story! See ksl.com"It was about as low as you can get, but Smith decided to at least make it to the new year. When he went on ksl.com to look for jobs, he saw a story KSL did on a Utah company giving suits to homeless people to help them feel confident during job interviews."... read more

How Did Moscow's Stray Dogs Learn To Navigate The Metro?

( life / travel )
Interesting."Of Moscow's 35,000-odd stray dogs, about 20 are thought to travel regularly on the city's underground rail system. These dogs seem to be able to identify which trains to board, and where to alight. It appears that they can recognise humans who will give them a treat or a pat - and ... read more

If Your Brakes Go Out

( life / help / advice )
If your brakes ever go out, just shift into Park. Better to ruin the transmission than to die! You're welcome!.Don't ask. :)... read more

Adjusted To Winter

( life / health / environment / weather )
You know you've adjusted to winter when you walk outside to 45F degrees and think "It's not bad out here! ... read more

Alternate Route

( life / travel / traffic )
Don't you hate it when you take an alternate route to get away from a slow driver only to have them end up in front of you later?... read more

You Know You're Lazy When...

( life / health / environment / weather )
You know you're lazy when you check weather.com instead of getting up and going outside to see what the weather is doing! I (eventually) went outside.... read more

Another Headhunter Email

( life / money / employment )
I know they're just doing their jobs, but headhunters (job recruiters) can be some of the most dehumanizing people I've ever had to deal with. Because of that, I like to have a little fun at their expense whenever possible. Here's a recent email exchange:Headhunter: I had emailed you in the past abo... read more

Steroid Level So High In Beef It's Causing Players To Fail Drug Tests

( life / health / food / drugs )
I'm sure it's just a coincidence! :)Five months after Congress voted to remove country-of-origin labeling from pork and beef, the NFL is warning that meat produced in Mexico and China may contain a substance banned as a performance enhancing drug.... read more

Antibiotics Can Have Severe Lasting Effects

( life / health / drugs )
Choose raw horseradish or these natural remedies insteadfrom Antibiotics can have severe lasting effects"(NaturalNews) Antibiotics should really be a last resort when you are feeling unwell, and the misuse of them is leading to more and more bugs becoming resistant to antibiotics. These superb... read more

Never Combine These Over-The-Counter Drugs

( life / health / drugs )
Never combine these over-the-counter drugs. Your life may be endangered NaturalNews.comGood to know! ... read more

Russia Completely Bans GMOs In Food Production

( life / health / food )
That's it! We're moving to Russia! Just kidding (because it kinda sucks over there unless you're rich ... like almost everywhere else, actually). Still, this is good news for humans:"This is a bold move by the Russian government, and it sits in unison with the newly-ignited global debate on GMO... read more

Job Offer

( life / money / employment )
Got the below email today. Probably because they saw that I have several books on Amazon (here, here and here), they read them, thought they sucked, and decided it would be best if I took a warehouse job. I must say, though, I've never seen a sweat-shop (a.k.a. warehouse) job look so good."Dear... read more

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

( life / health / environment / garden )
Looks like a worthwhile project. Click the link/badge below for more info... read more

Dare To Be Nice

( life / help / advice )
... (or friendly, even) once in a while instead of cool. As my brother-in-law says, Jus' sayin'.... read more

Employee's Sarcastic Resignation Note

( life / money / employment )
Good one!"This employee had simply had enough so they decided to tell their boss how it really is before they walked out the door." Employee's Sarcastic Resignation Note Tells It Like It Is... read more

Six Exercises For Happiness

( life / health / mental )
"These six daily happiness exercises are proven to make anyone, from a 4-year old to an 84-year old, happy, or simply happier. Achor says in just 21 days, the exercises can transform a pessimist into an optimist.Gratitude Exercises. Write down three things you're grateful for that occurred ove... read more

Will Graphene Supercapacitors Make Batteries Obsolete

( life / health / environment )
Cool! ... someday. From Will Graphene Supercapacitors Make Batteries Obsolete?"Researchers with the California NanoSystems Institute recently developed a new battery-like supercapacitor, a device that stores charge, which may rival conventional energy storage technology."See also, salt wat... read more

Being Overweight Means You Live Longer

( life / health / fitness / research )
Why being 'overweight' means you live longer: The way scientists twist the factsI guess the only diet most of us need to be on is non-GMO.See also.... read more

My Sister's Horse Rescue

( life / help / charity / animals )
...... and riding therapy operation now has a GoFundMe page!I hope you've got some pocket change you can donate.Thanks.Here's the link (in case you missed the first two, above) :)gofundme.com/Facebook-harmony-h/donateSee also: Willie Nelson rescues 70 horses from slaughter... read more

How To Stop Bleeding

( life / health )
FYI, the I in this story is not me. The author wanted to share this info without being identified. Can you blame him? :) I looked online and it's hard to find direct, simple instructions, they tend to get academic or theoretical about it. It's very simple: APPLY HARD PRESSURE! Once, I cut mysel... read more

Please Donate To Harmony Haven

( life / help / charity / animals )
Please DONATE to Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding & Horse Rescue's fundraiser to build better shelter for the winter. Thanks.Please donate by clicking here. Thank you!Or go here: harmonyhaven.wordpress.com/donationsAnd, last but not least (and possibly best of all), you can use AmazonSmile instead o... read more

The Real Reason Wheat Is Toxic

( life / health / food )
"Standard wheat harvest protocol in the US is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields because withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and allows for an earlier, easier and bigger harvest"Read the... read more

Alzheimer's Reversal

( life / health )
Wow! All you need to do is ... Eliminate all simple carbohydrates and gluten Eliminate processed food (wait, is that even possible?) Eat more vegetables and fruits Eat wild-caught fish Meditate twice a day Start yoga Get seven to eight hours sleep each night Daily supplementation of coenzyme Q10, fi... read more

One Fifth Of US Workers Were Laid Off In Past Five Years

( life / money / employment )
One-fifth of US workers were laid off in past five years"Nearly 40% said it took more than seven months to find employment and about one in five of laid-off workers said all they could find was a temporary position." latimes.com/business/la-fi-layoffs-unemployment-jobs-ec... read more

One Too Many Cats

( life / animals / cats )
I was up a little earlier than usual this morning, which apparently surprised one of the cats in our house. The thing is, we only have one cat. Any more than that is too many. This one -- either a stray or just one of the neighbor's cats, I don't know; either way, it's apparently our cat's buddy -- ... read more

List Of Common Meds Which Destroy Your Brain

( life / health / drugs )
List of Culprit Drugs (according to them): Excedrin PM, Tylenol PM, Nytol, Sominex, Unisom, Benadryl, Dramamine, Paxil, Detrol, Demerol, Elavil"You wouldn't think that taking a little pain pill would cause long term cognitive impairment, but that's just one of the commonly prescribed (or even O... read more

Mighty Broccoli Sprouts Rapidly Detox Pollutants

( life / health / food )
Broccoli sprouts, anyone?"The drink used in the China study was made with broccoli sprouts developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. They are sold under the brand name BroccoSprouts. They are widely available in supermarkets or you can sprout your own from seeds. Broccoli sprouts ca... read more

Just 'Cuz You Cut Off Its Head

( life / help / advice / animals )
Just 'cuz you cut off its head... don't assume it's harmless.Chef dies after spitting cobra he was cooking bit him on the hand ... 20 minutes after he had cut its head off.See Chef-dies-spitting-cobra-cooking... read more

Nutty Grain And Oat Bars

( life / health / food / recipes )
I need to try this. Too bad I hate cooking so much. I eat way too many snacks at work, but at least these are healthy. The snack machine and I have had a falling out (it no longer recognizes my shopper's card), so now's a good time to try this."We can't stress it enough: Pack the mixture as t... read more

Farmers Use Social Media To Stop Food Waste

( life / health / food )
.So far, CropMobster has managed to distribute nearly half a million kilograms of food, which has brought in close to a million dollars in revenue for small producers.... read more

Working For Someone Else

( life / money / employment )
Something I've always hated about working for someone else is that you're expected to believe (or convincingly pretend, in the corporate setting, anyway) that the people in positions above you are in fact superior to you. It's just one more thing to gnaw at me during my time there. That expectation ... read more

Take This Quiz

( life / people )
From somewhere on the Internet ...Name the five wealthiest people in the world.Name the last five Heisman Trophy winners.Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor or ac... read more

Staying Healthy On The Job

( life / health / employment )
Good article on staying healthy on the job, plus just plain staying at that job."... you can't smoke cigarettes fast enough to match the damage that today's workplace is doing to you. And not just you, but everyone from the newest hire to your CEO. Your company is unknowingly dragging the life ... read more

10 Ways To Survive Skyrocketing Food Prices

( life / health / food )
Good to know.from 10 Ways to Survive Skyrocketing Food Prices"Food prices are getting out of control. As meats, dairy, and eggs climb to record high prices and over 50 million Americans are now on public food assistance, family budgets are being stretched like never before just to survive."... read more

Watch Tara The Hero Cat Attempt To Throw A Ceremonial First Pitch

( life / animals / cats )
Watch Tara the Hero Cat attempt to throw a ceremonial first pitchFor those who saw that video. But then, who didn't?... read more

Garden Thieves

( life / health / food / garden )
Just finished putting up chicken wire around my strawberries. Elizabeth picked one last night, turned it around to look at it, and discovered that it had been bitten into. We can only assume it was rabbits.How many were ruined? I asked.Four, she said.In my garden, that's a LOT. :) Anyway, hopefu... read more

52 Plants In The Wild You Can Eat

( life / health / food / plants )
You should NEVER eat unripe elderberries.An important comment, above. That caution aside, this is good to know if you're ever starving or just have the munchies while wandering through your back yard! :) 52 Plants In The Wild You Can Eat.... read more

Subsidizing The Corporate One Percent

( life / money / employment )
Go to Subsidizing the Corporate One Percent Good Jobs First.Apparently, those bastions of capitalism are in fact socialists, at least when it works for them.... read more

Bee-Friendly Plants? Think Again.

( life / health / environment / plants )
Good info. I wonder if Ace Hardware stores are any better? Probably need to buy my plants from the farmer's market. Bee-friendly plants? Think again.... read more

Don't Keep Calm...

( life / health / mental )
Basically, go ahead and let yourself get anxious/excited. It's OK! You might even enjoy yourself, in a way. Or at least it'll be one of those things you can look back on and laugh about. Don't Keep Calm.... "Original source here: apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/xge-a0035325.pd... read more

Contributing Factors To Happiness

( life / health / mental )
What a great experiment ... and website!Scientists Discover One Of The Greatest Contributing Factors To Happiness - You'll Thank Me Later.See also six-exercises-for-happiness... read more

Switzerland Shows Us How To Handle CEOs

( life / money / employment )
Switzerland Shows US How to Handle CEOs.Here in the United States, had the minimum wage kept pace with productivity since the 1960s it would now be $21.72 an hour, or $3,722 a month.See also ...the-minimum-wage-popular-with-the-public-but-notminimum-wage-adjusted-for-inflationcustomers-flee-walmart-... read more

Crowd-Sourced Outpouring Lifts Struggling Mom

( life / help / charity )
Some good news for a change. Crowd-sourced Outpouring Lifts Struggling Mom The Poverty Line, What Matters Today BillMoyers.com."Last month Linda Tirado, a 31-year-old from Cedar City, Utah, was ...... read more

How Amazon Works Staff 'to The Bone'

( life / money / employment )
Walk 11 miles a shift and pick up an order every 33 seconds... how Amazon works staff 'to the bone'"Adam Littler, 23, told of the 'unbelievable' pressure of working for the retailerAmazon staff have previously claimed they are tracked around huge warehouses via GPS - but the firm denies thisPre... read more

Why Your Brain Craves Junk Food And What You Can Do About It

( life / health / food )
The good news is that the research shows the less junk food you eat, the less you crave it. In other words, self-control! What a concept! Why Your Brain Craves Junk Food (and What You Can Do About It). "Most of us know that junk food is unhealthy. We know poor nutrition is rel ... read more

Sit Up Straight

( life / health / advice )
... like my father always said. Apparently, there's more than just a physical benefit. The Science Behind Posture and How It Affects Your Brain"Body language is closely related to posture - the way we move our bodies affects how others see us as well as our own moods and habit... read more

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie To Heal You From The Inside Out

( life / health / food )
I think I'll try this."If you are battling an aliment or just want to feel good - this smoothie rocks. The addition of cranberries helps reduce water weight too - a little aesthetically pleasing benefit that makes you look good too."... read more

Food Stamp Corporate Welfare

( life / money / employment )
Millions of Americans are angry because food stamp recipients can use their benefits to buy junk food but don't realize that they are able to do so because corporate America wouldn't have it any other way.Coca Cola, Kroger, Walmart, Kelloggs and other corporations have all lobbied the United States ... read more

Kids Hate Broccoli

( life / health / food )
Elizabeth (at the dinner table being forced to eat her broccoli): Ugh, can I throw up?Her mom: Um, no.Me: trying not to laugh out loudMom: You're not helping!... read more

Corporate Welfare Vs. Social Welfare Spending

( life / money / employment )
Go to Corporate Welfare Vs. Social Welfare Spending ... It's Not Just A $40 Billion Gap."Market subsidies, market protections, market interventions, regulatory favors, favorable legislation, legal protections, ex-post facto reclassification's, government spending (Keynesian), artificially low ... read more

Lessons In The Art Of Living

( life / help / advice )
Good guidelines. This snipped below is the most useful part: Lessons in the Art of Living Psychology Today. "In DBT dialectical behavior therapy, the skill is encapsulated in a mnemonic device known as..." ... read more

America's Re-Shoring Of Jobs Is Accelerating

( life / money / employment )
Good! America's Re-shoring of Jobs Is Accelerating."Over the past couple of years, we've projected an improvement in U.S. manufacturing competitiveness by 2015 that would help drive an American manufacturing revival. The results of our latest survey make clear that a profound ... read more

Free Lunch, Or Is It?

( life / money / employment )
I've been chosen (with 5-6 others) to Have Lunch With ! (one of the VP's at work) tomorrow. I've been instructed to come prepared to discuss real issues and solutions regarding my job. Not looking forward to it. At least it's a free lunch ... but is it really? The price is I have to Have Lu ... read more

Sights Around The World

( life / travel )
A list of must-see sights around the world. Less obvious places, such as Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory in Vermont, or the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, etc. Hopefully fun, interesting, different sorts of touristy things that people might not have thought of.Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA - J... read more

Feral Cats Find A New Use

( life / animals / cats )
In case you're in the market for a barn cat, this is for you: sacbee.com/2013/08/31/5696395/feral-cats-get-a-second-life-as.html.Maybe other cities near you have a similar program.... read more

Minimum Wage Adjusted For Inflation

( life / money / employment )
I don't agree with this calculation, but, for what it's worth, my brother sent this out recently. So, in case I'm wrong and he's right, which almost never happens...50 years ago (1963) the minimum wage was 1.25. See dol.gov/whd/minwage/chart.pdf.A 1963 dime (90% silver) is now worth $1.9019 x 1.2... read more

If Called To Jury Duty, Be Informed

( life / help / advice )
Click below for more info:fija.org"FIJA works to inform potential jurors...of their traditional, legal authority to refuse to enforce unjust lawsthat they cannot be required to check their consciences at the courthouse doorthat they cannot be punished for their verdictsInform everyone that juro... read more

The 1% And What Do They Do For A Living

( life / money / employment )
from Who are the 1%, and what do they do for a living?"A lot of emphasis is on the 99% versus the 1% in these protests. But who are the 1% and what do they do for a living? Are they all Wilt Chamberlains and Oprahs and other people taking part in the dynamism of the new economy? Nope. It's ... read more

Dinner And A Show

( life / health / food / restaurants )
After stopping at Tara's sister Stephanie's house in Smyrna to pick up a newly-refurbished Kindle Fire that Todd had put together, we had dinner at a nearby Mexican restaurant, Mi Tierra. Now Chago's Elizabeth was dying for refried beans! Whatever. She's eight.Mi Tierra is usually good, as it w... read more

Some Non-Organic Foods Contain Upwards Of 180 Times Fluoride Level Of Tap Water

( life / health / food )
Some non-organic foods contain upwards of 180 times the fluoride level of tap water, says expert."... the average person's cumulative exposure to fluoride from food, beverages, personal care products, and water is up to seven times the recommended maximum level, according to ... read more

The Jobs Number Is B.S. Says Former Head Of Bls

( life / money / employment / politics )
The Jobs Number Is BS Says Former Head Of BLS."After every non-farm payroll report we provide our own breakdown of what the real unemployment rate is in a country in which the labor force participation rate has not been adjusted to normalize for the Second Great Depression. In the most recent s... read more

What Happens In Your Brain When You Get Mad And How To Control It

( life / health / mental )
What happens in your brain when you get mad, and how to control itI love this! Especially after my last post."By using one of his strategies, projecting peace, you can activate a different set of mirror neurons and begin to defuse the other's anger. You can get them to mirror your calm inst... read more

Angry People

( life / health / mental )
Funny how the day after commenting on Facebook (see below) about driving past a local rich neighborhood, this morning in that same neighborhood I ticked off the driver behind me by having the gall to use a turn lane properly. You do realize you're not supposed to use that center two-way turn lane fo... read more

Gardasil And Cervarix Don't Work, Are Dangerous And Weren't Tested Properly

( life / health / politics )
"Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher in the development of the human papilloma virus vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix. She is the latest to come forward and question the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines."The Lead Vaccine Developer Comes Clean So She Can Sleep At Night: Ga... read more

Think Tank Community Doing Its Best To Control The World

( life / money / economy / conspiracies )
"The corporate-policy network is highly centralized, at both the level of individuals and that of organizations. Its inner circle is a tightly interwoven ensemble of politically active business leaders; its organizational core includes the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Conference, the E... read more

New "Vaccine" Scandal

( life / health / vaccines )
"...most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies. So they don't have the flu."A new giant "vaccine" scandal exposes government lies and psyops.click here for related articles."We now have hundreds of thousands of s... read more

House Cleaning

( life / home / chores / humor )
While doling out who would be doing what for today's house cleaning project, my wife Tara assigned the following to me: Strip and make the bed. Knowing me, she then felt the need to clarify. That means strip the bed. I'll just let that sink in for those who don't immediately get it. During the cho... read more

Struggle In The Vegetable Garden

( life / health / food / garden )
No, not just me and my pathetic crop management. While that's definitely been a struggle, there have apparently been physical altercations going on in the garden, specifically on top of the onions. The tops of those plants - once so proud and erect - are all now bent over. I hope they're not broke... read more

Food Matters Film

( life / health / food / movies-tv-video )
I finally watched this Food Matters movie last night. It was great. MD's and pharmaceutical execs will hate it, of course. Anyway, I highly recommend it.... read more

Benefits Of Turmeric

( life / health / food / plants )
Turmeric's cardiovascular benefits foundJust an FYI, above. And now this, below: turmeric and black pepper together ... read more

First Day Of School, I Mean, Work

( life / money / employment )
Feels like the first day back at school after summer vacation, except in this case it's not even summer yet and I'll be starting a new job, not school, today. I hope it lasts longer than the last few jobs! I have had a string of incredible bad luck over the past decade through no fault of my own, I ... read more

Not Pulled Over

( life / health / mental / dreams )
Had a very brief, mundane, realistic dream the night before last in which I was pulled over by a traffic cop. I didn't think much about it until the next morning when I was going down Antioch Pike to a client's office. That particular stretch (as you pass the sports fields) is infamous as a speed tr... read more

A Week Of Testing

( life / money / employment )
Took a test yesterday. Hope I passed! New job depends on it! Hope I did better than the previous day's job-related test. That one was on Windows 7 and 2008 techie stuff, and I just haven't kept up with Win 7, not as a tech, especially in regard to its various corporate scenarios. The test only serve... read more

Cinco De Mayo

( life / health / food )
It was Cinco De Mayo, so we tried Moe's Southwest Grill. After ten minutes with very little movement (the line was so long), we left. Next we tried Las Palmas, a very good local chain. Same problem there. We didn't even bother standing in line.Now we're at Taco Bell. No lines! ... and apparently, no... read more

Saved A Life Today

( life / animals / turtles )
Probably. You never know about these things. Anyway, I had forgotten to buy cat food and that is what allowed me to be there in time to save a life. Taking my daughter to school this morning, I had to turn south on Nolensville Rd because Old Hickory was backed up. I was running late, and there'd be ... read more

Shaking While Braking

( life / help / transportation / auto )
Three and a half hours in the Pep Boys waiting room is always time well-spent, wouldn't you agree? :) I'm home now, appreciating the comfort of my office chair, but Pep Boys seriously needs to consider putting more comfortable seats in their waiting area. I did get some things done while waiting, at... read more

Depressing But True

( life / money / employment )
"The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. - Gore Vidal"... read more

Denied Again

( life / health / insurance )
This is the second denial in as many days. Yesterday it was the life insurance company. Today, I got one of those job application denial emails:"Thank you for your interest in our recent opening. We have had a chance to review your resume ... Unfortunately, we have decided to pursue other ... read more

Garden Improvements

( life / health / food / garden )
I finished up my little rain barrel project yesterday. My three rain barrels used to be underneath the downspout coming off the roof. And that's great for catching the most rain, but the problem was that it is downhill from and not close enough to the garden where it's needed. I've looked into pumps... read more

Insurance Companies

( life / health / insurance )
Good news: SunLife Financial sent me a refund check! Bad news: It was because they denied my policy for, according to them, failing to send all of my paperwork in on time. Um, I think faxing it in at least a couple days prior to the deadline qualifies as on time! I guess it doesn't count until... read more

In Honor Of Labor Day

( life / money / employment / holidays )
Great article here informationclearinghouse.info"What does Labor Day mean anymore other than another day off, another store sale and, in some cities, parades ever smaller and more devoid of passion for elevating the well-being of working people?"... read more

Economic Inequality Is Not Sustainable

( life / money / employment )
Go to Economic Inequality Is Not Sustainable"A Top Heavy 1 Percent Will Topple Without a Stable Middle Class.Focusing exclusively on deficit reduction is the wrong policy. Focusing solely on cutting spending is the wrong policy. Focusing on jobs is the right policy now and in the future." ... read more

Immelt Moving Jobs And Economic Infrastructure To China

( life / money / employment )
GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt, The Head Of Obama's Jobs Council, Is Moving Jobs And Economic Infrastructure To China At A Blistering Pace.The hypocrisy would be laughable if not such a serious problem.... read more

These Two Phrases On Your Resume Are Why It Just Hit The Trash Can

( life / money / employment )
They might be right about this. Worth a shot."Does your resume read like a job description? Is it one long list of bullets that contain the phrases duties included or responsible for? Sought-after candidates (the ones whose phones are ringing off the hook for interviews while you're struggling... read more

Verizon To Lay Off 1

( life / money / employment )
Yes, large corporations really are that stupid, short-sighted and corrupt. If this CEO had any decency (yeah, right), he would have said, No, give me one million and split the rest with those 1700 laid-off workers. It would have come out to roughly $12,000 per employee. Verizon... read more

Why Faking Enthusiasm Is The Latest Job Requirement

( life / money / employment )
I hate when companies do this. Create a better environment for your employees, don't require them to be a pack of phonies! Why Faking Enthusiasm Is The Latest Job Requirement."...seeming to love the job becomes part of the job"... read more

Girl Quits Job

( life / money / employment )
This is an instant classic. girl-quits-her-job-on-dry-erase-board-emails-entire-office-33-photos/ ... read more

Employee Engagement, Why It's Important

( life / money / employment )
"It doesn't matter if managers are introverted or extroverted, timid or bold, loud or quiet, as long as they are making people feel like they are growing, appreciated, and confident in their future at the company ..." Employee Engagement: Why Its Important Inc.com. ... read more

Three Ways To Put America Back To Work

( life / money / economy )
Three-Ways-to-Put-America"In theory The Great Recession is history, but for those of us who live and work on Real Street the carnage and horror continues. On Real Street, outside the gated communities where 1% of the people own 90% of everything, we are now at 99 weeks and c ... read more

Screw Economies Of Scale!

( life / money / economy )
As I've said before, this country needs a new (or maybe just an enforced) Sherman Antitrust Act that will limit the size, influence and control of any one corporation. Having more companies means more jobs and, most importantly, more competition. Even the "elites" (at least pretend to) agr ... read more

Whirlpool Threatens Pensions

( life / money / employment )
"Unfortunately, we've just had another open theft of retired worker's benefits, this time Whirlpool management stealing the health care coverage of retired former Hoover workers and their families. Once again, we see Carpetbag managers brought in from outside our community, Whirlpool, which t ... read more

US Corporate Profits Vs Employee Wages

( life / money / employment )
"In Japan the ratio of pay for a CEO compared to that of the average worker is approx. 11 to 1. In Germany that ratio expands to a dizzying 12 to 1. And in the United States it's 475 to 1." CHART - U.S. Corporate Profits Vs. Employee Wages - Home.... read more

Job Hunting

( life / money / employment )
Can't companies at least send a denial letter/email? It's rude to leave us twisting in the wind. ... read more

Freelancers Union A Federation Of The Unaffiliated

( life / money / employment )
Freelancers union, a federation of the unaffiliatedLooks like a good idea.Freelancers Union.A Federation of the Unaffiliated."350,000 FREELANCERS JOINED TOGETHER FOR A PURPOSE.INDEPENDENTS. UNITED. INDEPENDENTS. UNITED." ... read more

For All Bosses Who Dislike Directness

( life / money / employment )
...and are afraid of offending anyone... positive leaders love productivity"Simon Sinek @simonsinek says, Bad leaders may edit the truth for fear of causing discomfort. Good leaders accept that the truth is often uncomfortable."... read more

Note To Recruiters

( life / money / employment / interviews )
I almost posted this to LinkedIn, but thought better of it since hiring managers and headhunters generally have absolutely no sense of humor regarding the hiring process. If they would admit (at least to themselves) that they have no idea what they're doing, it might help. :) Anyway, here it is: ... read more

The Minimum Wage Popular With The Public But Not The Donor Class

( life / money / employment )
The minimum wage, popular with the public, but not the donor classfrom The Minimum Wage: Popular With the Public, But Not the Donor Class."One of the best proposals to come out of the State of the Union was the President's proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour, phased in over three y ... read more

Micro Gigs

( life / money / employment )
Interesting article on micro gigs welcome-to-the-micro-gig-no-job-is-too-small"A crush of apps allowing us to do discrete tasks for small sums of money might be the future. But the atomization of paid labor leaves workers vulnerable." ... read more

Romney's Bain Capital Sending Many Jobs To China

( life / money / employment )
Go to Romney's Bain Capital Is Sending Many Jobs to China the Day Before the Election."On the day before an election that's supposed to hinge on jobs, taxes and the middle class, Bain Capital, the company Mitt Romney founded, will close the doors of a factory in Freeport, Illinois, and ship 17... read more

Wisconsin Judge Reinstates Collective Bargaining For State Employees

( life / money / employment )
Wisconsin judge reinstates collective bargaining for state employees"The union-busting law that pushed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker into the national spotlight last year has been declared unconstitutional by a state judge, pushing the controversy over the law one step closer to a Supreme Cou... read more

Good News For Bad References

( life / money / employment )
enewsletters.biospace.com/rhw/newsletter/good-news-for-bad-references.htm?typeemail&sourcejs-07-19-10"Picture this scenario: you've been seeking new employment at a company, but without success. Your employment credentials are excellent and while you've been able to land the interviews - some... read more

Virtual Gym Helps Weight Loss

( life / health / fitness )
Virtual gym 'helps weight loss'As my brother anonymous says, this one's for those too lazy to actually work out. :)... read more

Selfish CEOs

( life / money / employment )
CEOs who lay off the most people rake in the profits... read more

5 Ways Your Boss Is Killing Your Company Culture

( life / money / employment )
I agree. And a big reason for this, I believe, is that hiring managers hire based on likability, enthusiasm, and an applicant's degree (no matter what that degree is in) rather than on experience and intelligence.So, the people who end up running things often have no real idea what they're doing, bu... read more

Why The Rich Don't Give To Charity

( life / help / charity )
I thought this was quote-worthy, why-the-rich-dont-give"Last year, Paul Piff, a psychologist at UC Berkeley, published research that correlated wealth with an increase in unethical behavior: While having money doesn't necessarily make anybody anything, Piff later told New Y... read more

I Lost My Tomato Plants

( life / health / food / garden )
We had a freeze TUESDAY night, so I lost my tomato plants and probably my cucumbers. :( I replaced those original tomato plants, adding cherry tomatoes, and might have lost those too because even though I hadn't planted them yet I screwed up and left them outside one night when it got below fre... read more

This Year's (2013) Vegetable Garden

( life / health / food / plants )
My checklist for this year's vegetable garden:Soil tilled? Check!Top soil added? Check!Plants bought? Check!Seeds for plants not available for purchase? Check!Plants planted? Check!Now the watering ... and waiting begins! Oh, you're wondering what I planted?Lettuceroom for cabbageStrawberriesCucumbe... read more

Do We Really Need Industrial Agriculture To Feed The World?

( life / health / food )
In a word, no.via Anna Lappé & Food MythBusters, Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?... read more

Layoffs Are For Lazy Corporate Overseers

( life / money / employment )
Why layoffs are for lazy corporate overseers - Fortune Management.Layoffs are often a sign of failure by top executives to properly manage a business and forecast needs.The corporate movement away from job security coincided with the advent of big executive bonuses and the rise of global competition... read more

The Case For A 25 Hour Work Week

( life / money / employment )
Go to The Case for a 25-Hour Work Week This Is Not a Joke Inc.com."Whatever you may think of this theory, there are certainly many who think (including Sheryl Sandberg) the status quo 40/50 ... ... read more

Major Food Companies Consider Lobbying For GMO Labeling

( life / health / food / politics )
Maybe there is hope for mankind, after all? Thanks to the boycotts, and more people refusing to remain ignorant? Whatever the reason, this looks promising. Activist Post."... there is talk of Walmart, Pepsi, ConAgra and at least 20 major food companies possibly switching side... read more

Avoid The Pharmacy, Fight The Flu (and "The Corona") With Remedies From The Kitchen

( life / health )
"A gargle made from salt water can relieve a sore throat. As well, it can stop a budding infection in its tracks. Mix 1 tablespoon of salt with a cup of water and gargle."Go to Avoid the Pharmacy: Fight the Flu with Remedies from the Kitchen.... read more

Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces IQ

( life / health )
Maybe this will finally convince the idiots-that-be-in-power to stop adding it to our water? Just a thought.Go to Dr. Joseph Mercola: Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children's IQ.Here's a good article (with infographic) on the subject.... read more

Avocados Poisonous To Most Pets

( life / health / pets )
Did you know that avocados are poisonous to most pets? Check out these links:petpoisonhelpline.comavocados-are-poisonous-to-horsesThat first link says:"Level of toxicity: In dogs and cats: mild. In other species (e.g., birds, ruminants, etc.), moderate to severe."... read more

Best Places To Go (2013)

( life / travel )
Travel Picks: Best Places to Go in 2013 : Condé Nast Traveler.Nashville made the list! Here's what they say about it:"The new Nashville offers two things worth traveling for: a hot, trendy new food scene and its famous, funky music scene. The haute southern cuisine is flourishing in Nash... read more

Which Website Would You Choose

( life / people / internet )
If you were on a deserted island with an Internet connection and a pug, but could only access ONE website, which site would it be?(BTW, the pug is irrelevant, I just like pugs!)Facebook - 3 votesGoogle - 2 votesKindle - 1 votesTwitter - 1 votesYour webmail - 1 votesOther - 1 votesPinterest - 0 votes... read more

Cincinnati Passes Resolution Requiring GE Food Labeling

( life / health / food )
Cincinnati passes resolution requiring GE food labeling.Good!And that's where Kroger is headquartered, which might make it more interesting.... read more

Ford's Hemp-Powered, Hemp-Made Car

( life / health / transportation / auto )
I just thought this was interesting: youtube.com/watch?v54vDcPCQM8And here's another article on the same subject: 10 X Stronger Than Steel In The 1940sAnd another: henry-ford-made-a-hemp-car-in-1941"What if cars didn't have to be the way they are today? If you are a researcher of any kind of ... read more

You Are The Solution You've Been Looking For

( life / help / advice )
Instead of joining one more group, walking on one more march, giving to one more money bomb, sending one more breathless email about how important this issue is, do me a favor, go to the mirror and say to yourself...You Are the Solution You've Been Looking For."Instead of joining one more gro... read more

Strike Debt Debt Resistance For The 99%

( life / money )
Another great idea! Strike Debt! Debt Resistance for the 99%."Strike Debt is a nationwide movement of debt resisters fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom."... read more

Cold Day In November

( life / health / environment / weather )
It was cold today in Nashville! The high for the day was only about 45. I guess that'll feel warm if we get that in January, but still.... It's supposed to get down to the mid-20s tonight. I know, I know. You all in Chicago and Moscow are saying pfftt!But that's why - among other reasons - I don't l... read more

Monsanto Funded Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign

( life / health / food / politics )
Activist Post: Monsanto Funded Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign Gets Away with Impersonating Govt. Agencies.Corporate scum at their worst, or is this merely typical?"Misuse of a United States government seal can lead to a $250,000 fine, twenty years in prison, and three years of supervised release - ... read more

The Virtual Recovery

( life / money / economy )
"... the low 2011 real median household income is the summation, in most cases, of two household earners, whereas in 1967-68 one earner could produce the same real income.... when both husband and wife have to work in order to maintain the same purchasing power, household income from the wife's... read more

Closing My BofA Account

( life / money )
Hallelujah! We have paid off our BofA credit card! It was bad enough when it was owned by the original company. But when I saw that Bank of America had bought that company and was now administering my account, I knew it was time to pay that thing off ASAP! I just filled out their online satisfactio ... read more

Positive Attitude Equals More Control Over Your Life, Better Health

( life / health )
If you're happy, you're healthy.Or the opposite.Whatever works, right? Positive Attitude Equals More Control, Better Health."The bottom line: when you feel in control, you take control."... read more

Exercise Primally, Move, Lift, And Sprint!

( life / health / fitness )
Go to Action Item #4: Exercise Primally - Move, Lift, and Sprint"Moving frequently (at a slow pace) is the foundation of Primal fitness. It's what we are meant to do most often, and what we should be able to do - walk around our environment for long periods of time without tiring or complainin... read more

Quantitative Easing Explained

( life / money / economy )
dailybail.com/home/absolute-genius-make-this-go-viral-quantitative-easing-expla.html"The truth about quantitative easing. I just watched this again and laughed my a$$ off. Now with a ridiculous 5.2 million views on YouTube."... read more

People Can Be Fat And Fit

( life / health / fitness / research )
People can be fat AND fitGood news!"It shows that some fat people manage to remain 'metabolically healthy' even though their body mass index would suggest they are not."See also.... read more

Eat Your Tomato Harvest All Year

( life / health / food / recipes )
Five Tasty Ways to Eat Your Tomato Harvest All Year"Hello tomato harvest time. If your garden (or farmer's market, or neighbor's garden) is suddenly overwhelming you with fresh tomatoes, don't be intimidated, start filling the pantry."... read more

Can Your Cat Drive You To Suicide?

( life / health / pets )
dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2190086/Cat-parasite-worms-humans-brains-drive-victims-suicide.htmlFrom: diankatThe answer is yes, but not through parasite worms. Mostly through bringing live animals into the house and letting them loose so you can encounter them whilst sitting on the commode.... read more

Honey, I Killed The Superbug

( life / health )
HoneyI killed the superbug The Australian."... none of the bacteria that researchers used to test the honey, including superbugs such as flesh-eating bacteria, built up any immunity"... read more

Walmart, 50 Years Of Gutting America's Middle Class

( life / money / economy )
This (below) is why we hate Walmart.Too many people don't understand this. They just want low prices no matter the overall, long-run cost. Walmart: 50 Years of Gutting America's Middle Class"Walmart's explosive growth has gutted two key pillars of the American middle c... read more

Research Shows Local Honey May Halt Allergies

( life / health / food )
For those with allergies, this might help.Research Shows Local Honey may Halt Allergies."Honey has been considered an alternative allergy treatment for many years, with many allergy sufferers swearing by its anti-allergenic properties. Until recently, however, there had not been much research i... read more

Our First Ever Ethiopian Restaurant

( life / health / food / restaurants )
With Elizabeth taken for the night by her wonderful Auntie, Tara and I took the opportunity last night to use a Groupon and go to an Ethiopian restaurant, Mesob. It was our first time trying Ethiopian food.The appetizer, sambusa, was very good. When the entree arrived, the injera bread on its own ... read more

Employment

( life / money / employment )
Employment-related stuff, belowNon-profit job listingsTap RootCatch AfireIdealistBridge SpanCommon GoodPhilanthropy News DigestPhilanthropy.com... read more

Charity

( life / help / charity )
Home for LifeWild Animal SanctuaryAdopt-a-horse here or hereThe Tim Tebow FoundationCharity NavigatorCure Juvenile MyositisGreater GoodHorse Rescue/Therapy RidingHelp Women Around The WorldRescue.orgYouCaring... read more

IBM's Internal Plan, Fire Most U.S. Employees

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Go to IBM's Internal Plan to Grow Earnings-Per-Share to $20 by 2015: Fire Most U.S. Employees."The primary method for accomplishing this feat, according to the plan, will be by reducing US employee head count by 78 percent in that time frame."... read more

Millions Against Monsanto, The Food Fight Of Our Lives

( life / health / food )
"If you put a label on genetically engineered food you might as well put a skull and crossbones on it. - Norman Braksick, president of Asgrow Seed Co., a subsidiary of Monsanto, quoted in the Kansas City Star, March 7, 1994Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our ... read more

The Myth Of The Eight Hour Sleep

( life / health )
... many sleeping problems may have roots in the human body's natural preference for segmented sleep ... BBC News - The myth of the eight-hour sleep."It's not just the number of references - it is the way they refer to it, as if it was common knowledge, Ekirch says."... read more

Auto Repair And Maintenance Estimates

( life / help / transportation / auto )
We hear this is a good website to estimate how much a car repair should cost. Auto Repair and Maintenance Estimates Auto Shop and Mechanic Ratings : RepairPal."RepairPal independently certifies auto repair shops nationwide for superior training, quality tools, fair ...... read more

Merrill Lynch Ira Finally Transfers

( life / money )
Hallelujuah! I've been trying since late October to transfer my IRA away from the too-big-to-fail Merrill Lynch, owned by the about-to-fail Bank of America. Any company that's too big to fail probably will. That, or they'll just keep my money and not let me have access to it until they're solven... read more

The 1930s Chicago Plan Vs The American Monetary Act

( life / money / economy )
"If the purpose of money and credit were to discourage the exchange of goods and services, to destroy periodically the wealth produced, to frustrate and trip those who save, our present monetary system does that most effectively!" The 1930s Chicago Plan Vs The American Mo ... read more

More Evidence Points To Pesticide As Cause Of Mass Bee Deaths

( life / health / environment )
So, literally, for the sake of human survival, please stop using at least this one pesticide by Bayer! More Evidence Points to Pesticide as Cause of Mass Bee Deaths."A new study published in Naturwissenschaften - The Science of Nature by a leading bee expert provides damning e... read more

The 10 Most Hated Companies In America

( life / money / employment )
from The 10 Most Hated Companies in America - 24/7 Wall St.."1. Facebook"... read more

Care2 Largest Online Community For Healthy And Green Living

( life / help / charity / internet )
Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare."You Care. We Care2.Be a part of the world's largest community for good."... read more

British Town Grows All Of Its Own Vegetables, Improved Civic Life

( life / health / food / plants )
British town grows all of its own vegetables, witnesses improved civic life and reduced crime as a result."When the small British mill town of Todmorden, tucked in between Yorkshire and Lancashire, first began installing fruit and vegetable gardens all around the area as part of the Incredible ... read more

Baum Law Firm To Close

( life / money / employment )
Baum law firm to close - Business First.This is one company that got what it deserved after mocking homeless/foreclosed families.... read more

Naturally Reduce Your Risk Of Allergies

( life / health / food )
Yet again, the solutions for most of the ailments that plague modern society are to be found in the natural world, not the synthetic world of establishment medicine and Big Pharma. Activist Post: 3 Ways to Naturally Reduce Your Risk of Allergies and to Reverse Symptoms.... read more

Paying Off A Credit Card

( life / money )
That's a nice headline, and it felt good doing it today. Granted, the bulk of the balance was simply transferred to another credit card. But still ... :) I also closed out the checking account associated with the card, making sure to close the checking account first. My fear was that if I paid... read more

A Visit To Walmart

( life / money / shopping )
I hate Walmart. It's a company run by slimy executives who don't care about the mom-and-pop businesses they destroy, and its stores are frequented by the lowest class of people. I always feel the need for a shower afterward. But, this morning it made more sense to go there because they were the c... read more

Thanks To The FDA, You Really Have No Idea What's In Your Food

( life / health / food / safety )
"It's been stuck this way since the early 1990s, when the FDA hired former Monsanto lawyer Michael Taylor to write the regulations, or lack thereof."Go to Thanks to the FDA, You Really Have No Idea Whats In Your Food.... read more

Things To Do In Nashville

( life / travel / nashville )
Some of these are in the general area, not Nashville, proper.Adventure Science CenterAlpha Mom (list)Andrew Jackson's HermitageCentennial ParkChaffin's Barn Dinner TheatreCheekwoodCountry Music Hall of FameDelvin FarmsDiscovery Center of MufreesboroFamily Days Out (list)Franklin on FootGentry's Farm... read more

Usurpation And The Corporation As Crime

( life / money / employment / crime )
Richard Grossman on Usurpation and the Corporation as Crime.UPDATE: "If people want to go into business, fine," Grossman said. "But this law would strip away 500 years of Constitutional protections and privileges. No more limited liability for shareholders. No more perpetual life. No ... read more

Escape From Zip Ties

( life / people / advice / crime )
If you're ever unlawfully detained, this might be good to know:escape from zip ties - rearescape - front... read more

Saving The Rich, Losing The Economy

( life / money / employment )
from saving-the-rich-losing-the-economy"US politicians, such as Buddy Roemer, blame the collapse of US manufacturing on Chinese competition and unfair trade practices. However, it is US corporations that move their factories abroad, thus replacing domestic production with imports. Half of US ... read more

Rick Perry's Gardasil Problem

( life / health / politics )
... his former chief of staff was a lobbyist for Merck and ... his chief of staff's mother-in-law ... was the state director of an advocacy group bankrolled by Merck ..."Why in early 2007 did he sign an executive order mandating that 11- and 12-year-old girls in Texas be given... read more

Boycott Verizon If At All Possible

( life / money / employment )
They're forcing pay cuts for the people who do the actual work there while their executives get millions in bonuses."Last year Verizon made $12 billion in profits, got $1 billion in government subsidies and paid zippo, zero in taxes. But instead of sharing this windfall with the working people ... read more

Why Borrow When You Can Print Your Own Money?

( life / money / politics )
Why is the US Government borrowing money at interest from a private bank (the Fed) when Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution allows the US Government to create its own money, interest-free?... read more

Advice To High School Graduates

( life / help / advice )
To anyone teaching or raising kids, of any age, here's some advice recently (2011) dished out at a high school speech about 11 things they did not learn in school. He talked about how feel-good, politically correct teaching has created a full generation of kids with no concept of reality and how thi ... read more

CEO Salaries

( life / money / employment )
Just warms your heart, doesn't it? Not. NY Times"It turns out that the good times are even better than we thought for American chief executives."... read more

Technology That Could Save The World

( life / health / tech )
Go to This is Emma. She's going to save the world (and cure cancer)"This is Emma. She's going to save the world (and cure cancer). No, not the engineer in the lab coat. Rather, the Electron Model of Many Applications in which she's standing - a remarkable new technology which could change ever... read more

Clean 15

( life / health / food )
Clean 15: The 15 Lowest Pesticide-Prone Forms of Produce."If you don't buy organic, health experts like David Suzuki suggest avoiding toxic pesticides linked to health issues including cancer, hormone disruption, and brain toxicity, by buying from the Clean Fifteen, a list of least-contaminated... read more

Candwich, Sandwich In A Can Goes On Sale

( life / health / food )
Not a bad idea!Candwich: Sandwich in a can goes on sale"The American makers of the Candwich, a sandwich in a can which can be dispensed by vending machines and is opened like a can of Coke, say it's the best thing since sliced bread."... read more

Battling The Corporate "Elite"

( life / money / employment )
... one major role of the US government in the corporatocracy is to serve as a scapegoat to deflect rebellion against the corporate elite. Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite Books AlterNet.Great article (actually an exce... read more

Emergency Preparedness Food Storage

( life / health / food )
Emergency Essentials - Be Prepared Emergency Preparedness Food Storage.That's the Boy Scout motto, isn't it? Never hurts."BePrepared.com is the world's largest dedicated online marketplace for survival food, water, and gear. They're a complete one-stop shop for everything you need to prepare fo... read more

Greed Is Not A Virtue

( life / people )
Great article. Greed is Not a Virtue, by David Korten - Agenda for a New Economy."By capitalism's perverse moral logic, if a person sells toxic assets by knowingly misrepresenting them as sound, the fault lies not with the misrepresentation of the seller, but rather with the l... read more

Florida Cuts Unemployment Benefits To Pay For Corporate Tax Cut

( life / money / employment )
I used to work for this jackass years ago when he was CEO of Columbia/HCA.He was an out-of-touch elitist primadonna back then, and hasn't changed much, only now has less hair."In the last few months, conservatives in several states have moved to limit unemployment benefits, even with the nation... read more

How To Replace A Headlight Bulb In A Honda Accord

( life / help / transportation / auto )
How to Replace a Headlight Bulb in a Honda AccordI just followed their instructions to fix my wife's headlight (after she got pulled over and warned about it).So, I thought I'd give credit where credit's due.Thanks, eHow!... read more

New Job Starts Today

( life / money / employment )
I hope I like it.UPDATE (2 years later):I didn't.See First day of school I mean work... read more

Corporatist America

( life / money / employment )
Go to Chris Hedges: Corporatist America"A battle over the budget is closing our schools, our libraries, firing our teachers and taking away collective bargaining rights. While the banks and largest corporations are also not paying any taxes, including Bank of America, Exxon Mobil, and GE." ... read more

New Job Starting Next Week

( life / money / employment )
I'm starting a new job next week, so I ran a test of how long it would take to get there after dropping Elizabeth off at school. It was 7:42 when they started letting the kids inside, allowing me to leave. I could do like a lot of parents and just drop her off and take off, but I like to make sure s ... read more

1 In 4 Supermarket Meat Samples Tainted With Drugs

( life / health / food / shopping )
Another reason to go vegetarian, although their math isn't right. Forty-seven percent is much worse than 1 in 4. Maybe we should actually read the article? :) 1 In 4 Supermarket Meat Samples Tainted With Drug-Resistant Bacteria."They took samples of meat and poultry aroun... read more

Tour Of Nashville

( life / travel / nashville )
Elizabeth and I played tour guide to my sister Jeannie, her daughter Tiffany, her husband David, and their kids Shayden, 9, and Skyla, 1½. We started with a late breakfast at Cracker Barrel one exit east of the airport. My brother Don wanted to go to Shoney's - like when our other sister, Lucy,... read more

Which Food Additives Make Children Behave Badly

( life / health / food )
"...food additives used in hundreds of children's foods and drinks can cause temper tantrums and disruptive behavior..."Go to Which Food Additives Make Children Behave Badly.... read more

Check Out A Company Before Applying There

( life / money / employment )
GlassDoor"Search company reviews and ratings"... read more

Where To Donate Your Stuff

( life / help / charity )
Where to Donate Your Stuff: 101 Places Your Clutter Can Do Good"Something that's been sitting in your house, unused and unloved, may bring a great deal of joy to, or fill the genuine need of, someone else. Make their day, and give yourself a pat on the back. Knowing that you're doing good can m... read more

Ways To Save Water

( life / health / environment / water )
Great site: Ways to save water"Graywater is the water that goes down the drains from your washing machine, bathroom sinks and showers. When you stop to think about it, the average top-loading washing machine will use between 25 and 35 gallons of water per load. Just multiply that out by how m... read more

US Foreclosures In New Legal Trouble

( life / money )
And remember those politicians who are in the banks' back pocket (hint: it's most of them)."Backing a lower court ruling made in 2009, it said two foreclosure sales were invalid because the banks did not prove that they owned them at the time."Go to US foreclosures in new legal trouble.... read more

Don't Take Potassium Iodide Unless You Are Exposed To Radiation

( life / health / advice )
Click below: dont-take-potassium-iodide-unlessHere's a website all about nuclear energy, courtesy of my brother: all things nuclear/... read more

Cool Solution To Clean Up Oil Disaster

( life / health / environment )
Don't know if they used any of this on the BP oil disaster last year, but good to know for future events.. VIDEO.... read more

Pick Your Own Fruit And Vegetable Farms

( life / health / food / plants )
This could prove useful as food (and gas) prices soar this coming year: Where to Find Pick-Your-Own Fruit and Vegetable Farms / Orchards for Local, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables and Pumpkins, Along With Canning, Freezing & Preserving Instructions!See also: pickyourownfruitsandvegetables... read more

Professional House Cleaning Maid Services For Women With Cancer

( life / help / services / cleaning )
Professional House Cleaning Maid Services for women with cancer."Interested in giving the gift of a clean home to a woman undergoing cancer treatments? We would love to hear from you!"... read more

TSA Persecutes Critics, Ignores Security Threats

( life / travel / politics )
Go to judicialwatch.org"While the Department of Homeland Security investigates a commercial airline pilot for exposing security flaws at a major U.S. airport, it fails to protect America against terrorism by not screening passengers and cargo on thousands of planes that fly over the country ea... read more

TSA Misses Guns, Bombs In Tests

( life / travel )
"While the government agency responsible for securing the nation's transportation system harasses honest citizens with invasive, genital-groping personal searches, guns and bombs regularly get past inept Homeland Security screeners.At major airports throughout the United States, undercover agen... read more

TSA Misses Luggage That Explodes After Flight

( life / travel )
Despite a $98 million infusion for state-of-the-art baggage screening machines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) somehow missed a suitcase filled with explosives that blasted after a three-hour domestic flight.The shameful gaffe is simply the latest of many for the beleaguered Homela... read more

Made In America No Longer

( life / money / economy )
American as apple pie items that are no longer made here:19-iconic-products-that-america-doesnt-make-anymore ... read more

Diane's Icy Adventure

( life / travel / weather )
Christmas night, Diane, on the way to a party, found herself in the fast line of the freeway with a car stopped in front of her and the brakes not working due to a patch of black ice. With cars and trucks honking on the right side, she had no choice but to steer for the shoulder, running over not on... read more

Harmony Haven (12/23/2010)

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You can watch it here: Please donate by clicking here.Thank you.... read more

Winter Has Arrived

( life / health / environment / weather )
It's been snowing all day, at least an inch and a half accumulation. Earlier, I put some de-icer on the driveway in preparation for tomorrow morning. Before that, I had to walk the dogs in the snow. You know, pugs don't like snow. It just really throws them off, having to go potty on something white... read more

Dems Pull Fast One With Food Safety Bill

( life / health / food / politics )
Go to newswithviews.com/NWV-News/news233.htm"It didn't take long for Democrats in the House to figure a way around the constitutional roadblock that halted the advance of S. 510: The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, following its approval by the Senate last week."... read more

Customer Satisfaction Surveys

( life / money / employment )
When given one of those customer satisfaction surveys, always try and give a glowing report about the individual who helped you (unless they were terrible, of course) because those surveys are just another tool for corporations to harass their already under-paid, under-appreciated employees. You don... read more

Which Airports Have Body Scanning Technology

( life / travel / health )
Airports to avoid, if at all possible:Which airports have body-scanning technologyAt least my airport, Nashville Int'l, uses the less dangerous model.... read more

Detection Dogs

( life / animals / dogs )
"These are no hounds. These are highly trained detection dogs used by biologists to canvass for animals, scat, rare plants and invasive weeds that are easily missed by humans."Go to A nose for wild things ... read more

Preikestolen

( life / travel )
"Preikestolen is one of Rogaland county, Norway's most visited attractions, and one of the country's most spectacular photo subjects. It has been named one of the world's most spectacular viewing points by both CNN Go and Lonely Planet. It rises 604 metres above the Lysefjord."Read the re... read more

We Are Ruled By Huge Corporate Monopolies

( life / money / employment )
"We are ruled by huge corporate monopolies that replicate the political and economic power, on a vastly expanded scale, of the old trading companies of the 17th and 18th centuries. Walmart's gross annual revenues of $250 billion are greater than those of most small nation-states. The political ... read more

TSA Sexual Assault

( life / travel / politics )
TSA - Sexual AssaultIf I do have to fly, I'll try and make all connections through New Jersey! See the next link:New Jersey moves to ban full-body scanners... read more

Harmony Haven (10/24/2010)

( life / help / charity / animals )
We spent the better part of Friday here at Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding & Horse Rescue in Cottonwood, CA.My sister and her family run it. Feel free to make a donation! Here's a 4-minute amateur video.Please donate by clicking here. Thank you.... read more

Fall Is Definitely Here

( life / health / environment / blog )
It was actually cold all day today, but that didn't stop me and Elizabeth, then the pugs, from spending half of our day outside! First, we went exploring the new neighborhood being built nearby. I don't know why they're building. There's plenty of existing houses that no one wants to buy. Whatever. ... read more

Another Reason To Avoid Monsanto Products

( life / health / food )
A very technical article.from GMO-Free-Europe-2010"It is important to note that the bulk of the data provided during the evaluation stages of GBH/GMO safety were provided by the industry...This is particularly important when significant economic interests are concerned."... read more

House The Horses

( life / help / charity / animals )
Please donate by clicking here. Thank you.We are always trying to raise money so we can build a barn for our wonderful horses.Some of the horses are older and need more shade or storm protection to be comfortable.Please donate by clicking here.Thank you.... read more

We Did It!

( life / health )
copied from Lori's emailHello Everyone!!!I am so excited to tell everyone the great news!!! We did it! Cure JM was number 1 at midnight last night!Because of all of our wonderful friends and family we were able to win the 250K grant from Pepsi! This money will directly benefit Lucas! His doctor is... read more

Help

( life / help )
PeopleCharity NavigatorCreate the GoodDonate your excess clutterGrameen FoundationHands on NashvilleHarmony Haven Therapeutic Riding and Horse RescueYou can use AmazonSmile instead of plain old Amazon. Choose Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding & Horse Rescue (EIN: 26-1882493) as the charity you are su... read more

Vets And Doctors

( life / health )
I took Chandler to the vet this morning to get his teeth cleaned. I know, it sounds crazy, but it's actually very important, just like with humans. Anyway, because of road construction and morning rush-hour, it took forever to get there. The vet eventually called Tara a few hours later and gave her ... read more

Old Age Discrimination Suit Vs Google

( life / money / employment )
"The California Supreme Court unanimously agreed that a trial court erred in dismissing a complaint by Brian Reid, who was hired in 2002 as a director of operations and engineering, and fired less than two years later at age 54 after being told he was not a good cultural fit."ReutersOld a... read more

Burn Your Bra

( life / health )
... after you remove it, of course. Apparently, they cause cancer. No kidding! Here's the link:all-natural.com"Women who wore their bras 24 hours per day had a 3 out of 4 chance of developing breast cancer (in their study, n2056 for the cancer group and n2674 for the standard group).Women wh... read more

Maybe Cashiers Need To Wear Gloves

( life / health / shopping )
Maybe their customers should wear gloves, too. Via BPA Coats Cash Register Receipts. Here's what they say at the end of the article:"In January, the Food and Drug Administration, which previously called BPA safe, announced it has some concerns about the chemical's potential effects on brain d... read more

Diary, 7/25/2010

( life / money / shopping )
Just got back from an all day shopping excursion. I don't know how Tara does it every week. I told her that was harder work than going to the office all day. She said, So, you appreciate me more now? Of course, I said yes.First we went to Tara's Kroger, the one almost in Nolensville city limits,... read more

Another Reason Not To Shop At Walmart

( life / money / shopping )
If you buy underwear at Walmart, they will be able to track wherever you go. If their sales are not hurt by this announcement, they will institute it in more products, probably eventually all products. According to CNBC, these tags are not removable, although the article below says they are.reuters. ... read more

Buy American

( life / money / employment )
localmakers.com/The above link no longer points to where it used to. Someone in Holland, ironically, has apparently purchased that domain name. I would have removed this post, but the irony made it worth keeping it here.... read more

Like A Cancer

( life / money / employment )
A business plan requiring constant expansion is, almost by definition, a cancer, and equally unhealthy. ... read more

Environment

( life / health / environment )
New technique to produce hydrogen fuel from waterOld footage from BP relief well oil blow-out: bp.concerts.comEnvironmentFord's hemp-powered, hemp-made carLeave the trees, pleaseTornadoesRaw video of Nashville tornado aftermath (2 mins)Actual environmental issuesEnvironmentally responsible inkGo gre... read more

Buy Local Food

( life / health / food / shopping )
"Okay, you're awake, back among the human tribe. Now what? You are not alone in wondering what is the best way to fight the globalists.There is a vastly growing human tribe that understands your frustration of feeling like a helpless fly caught in an inescapable spider web. It can seem defeatin... read more

Stop Buying Paper Towels

( life / health / environment )
Save the rain forests and add a little style back to your dinner table. Use dinner napkins. You know, actual cloth napkins. Remember those? Your mother used to use them. Maybe your grandmother. Anyway, stop buying paper towels! It's a waste of paper, and cloth napkins are actually cheaper in the lon... read more

Its The Jobs, Stupid

( life / money / employment )
Good article here. Read the quote from the lifelong Republican who was a victim of a mass layoff and now can't find a job. blog.aflcio.org/2010/06/01/its-the-jobs-stupid/... read more

The Job Market

( life / money / employment )
When I applied and scheduled an interview for a job at the financial arm of the Methodist Church, I knew I was not a right fit for them. After all, I'm not only not Methodist, I'm not even a Christian.When the HR manager called a couple days later to cancel the interview, I had a strong suspicion ... read more

Genetically-Engineered Food Right To Know Act

( life / health / food / politics )
Ask Your Congresspersons to Cosponsor HR 5577, Representative Kucinich's Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act"10. Almost all non-organic processed food or animal products in the U.S. today contain ingredients that come from genetically engineered crops or from animals given genetically... read more

Safety First

( life / health / safety )
Always wear your safety glasses when mowing the lawn or weed-eating. I didn't today (though I do half the time), and I got hit in the eye with a rock that was launched by the mower blade, bounced off the side of the house, and hit me in the left eye.My first thought after I let go of the mower - whi... read more

Getting Organized

( life / miscellany )
reorganizing-bathroom-closetI'm especially impressed with Item 3, putting everything into the pillowcase. I don't know if this is her original idea, but it's one of those that makes me say, Why didn't I think of that?!... read more

Make Your Own Toothpaste

( life / health )
Make your own (healthy) toothpaste here:make-your-own-safe-natural-and-healthy-tooth-pastes-and-tooth-cleansers-1955"Virtually all commercial toothpastes contain one or both of two problematic ingredients: fluoride and glycerin."... read more

Another Interview

( life / money / employment )
I went to another job interview yesterday. It was downtown Nashville in the once trendy Cummins Station building. I've had a few consulting clients there over the years. The company interviewing me shall remain nameless. Coincidentally, a few hours before the interview I received a checking in sor... read more

Saved A Blackberry Bush

( life / health / food / plants )
A couple of them, actually. I was going to post this to blackberryrescue.com, but there is no such site. Wait, maybe I should check. You never know. Guess what? There IS such a site, but it has to do with the ubiquitous electronic device.Anyway, on a couple of recent dog walks through the fields of ... read more

Beauty Bias At Work

( life / money / employment )
see duckduckgo.com/?qBeautybiasatwork&iaweb... read more

Aetna Reverses Its Decision

( life / health / insurance )
My insurance company, Aetna, which denied a $10,000 medical claim last year, has finally reversed its decision (after my second appeal) and decided to process the claim again.Woo-hoo!Let's see how it actually shakes out, though, before I get too excited.... read more

Pesticides Causing ADHD

( life / health )
It might explain the relatively recent phenomena. health-kids-and-parenting/See also Why French kids don't have ADHD and extra recess time alleviates ADHD... read more

Letter To A Former Co-Worker

( life / money / employment )
I'm glad you and Cathy are doing well. Our daughter Elizabeth is doing well, too. She spent last night with a cousin north of town so she can attend that little girl's birthday party today. Elizabeth's own birthday party was last month.I'm sort of employed, working for myself doing computer consul... read more

Installed The New Dishwasher

( life / home / appliances )
I finally got around to installing the new dishwasher that Tara's sister Stephanie mysteriously bought for us. Not sure why, but I never look a gift horse in the mouth. Seriously, if anyone ever feels like giving me something, feel free! :) Anyway, taking apart the old one (and its hoses) released t... read more

Bird In The House

( life / animals / birds )
Woke up this morning to a bird in the kitchen. I had a hunch the cat Sunny had brought something inside because, while still half asleep, I heard her banging around outside of the bedroom somewhere.Anyway, I walked into the kitchen, and there was a bird perched on the curtain rod over the back door.... read more

Waxman Sneaks Anti Vitamin Amendment Into Wall Street Reform Bill

( life / health / politics )
Waxman represents L.A. on the west side up to Santa Monica. I bet those people take LOTS of supplements. naturalnews.com/028687HenryWaxmanhealthfreedom.html"Of all the sneaky tactics practiced in Washington D.C., this recent action by Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) is one... read more

E Waste Computers TVs Other Electronics Collection

( life / health / environment / computers )
There will be an E-Waste (computers, TV's, other electronics) collection held Saturday May 8 at the Walmart Supercenter located on Nolensville Pike a quarter mile south of Old Hickory Blvd. from 8 a.m. - 12 noon. Other sites will be announced as soon as possible. Please visit nashville.gov/pw/ for t... read more

Water Problem Solution Ideas

( life / health / water )
Email from anonymous to Nashville mayor regarding drinkable water shortage: Mayor Dean, if you announce STIFF FINES for anyone exceeding HALF OF LAST MONTH'S WATER USAGE, and SUPER STIFF FINES for anyone exceeding last month's usage, you will get better water conservation, even if you don't enfo... read more

Good Search

( life / help / charity / internet )
Use them as your search engine, and they give to charity:goodsearch.com/"You shop. You save. We give."UPDATE: Here is a list of alternative search engines/sites:QwantPresearchGovTrack... and many more... read more

Vegetable Garden 2010

( life / health / food / garden )
Hopefully, this third time is the charm!It has begun.See pictures, below.Click to zoom in (twice to zoom in 100%):The white fence in bed #1 is for the peas to cling to once they start growing.The real fence in the background of the first picture is what I eventually finished last year but had neve... read more

How Companies Should Cut Back

( life / money / employment )
When faced with too many expenses and not enough income and you have run out of expenses to reduce, rather than firing employees, the fair and socially-responsible way to cut costs is NOT to fire employees who had nothing to do with those costs getting too high. The FIRST target of cost-cutting need... read more

Neighborly Confrontation

( life / people / confrontation )
I had a run-in yesterday with the neighbor formerly known as ahole motorcycle guy. I had just gotten back from a customer's office when I get a knock on the door. It's motorcycle guy saying Can we talk a minute? I know you've got a problem with me. About a year ago I had gotten in his face a... read more

Decent Breakfast Place?

( life / health / food / restaurants )
Calling all breakfast eaters: Does anyone know of a decent place for breakfast near Nashville's (BNA) airport? My sister is passing through town next weekend and wants to have breakfast with Elizabeth (everyone else is secondary). We have a short time frame ( or 3 hours) for breakfast before her fli... read more

How To Rob A Bank

( life / money )
Relax, law enforcement people, it's not a real how-to, but the answer is: Own one.Part two is here.... read more

Selling Insurance

( life / money / employment / insurance )
I got a call today about a job with American Income. They said they found my résumé on Careerbuilder. When I get emails like that, I instantly recognize them and mark them as spam and block them from sending any more. But getting a phone call is apparently more effective on me.I agreed to ... read more

Has The FDA Lost Its Mind... Again?

( life / health / food )
cherries and walnuts are not drugs"In the latest volley of the US Food and Drug Administration's bizarre war on scientific freedom of speech, the FDA has sent a Warning Letter to the president and CEO of Diamond Foods stating that the firm's packages of shelled walnuts are in violation of the ... read more

Make Your Own Sports Drink

( life / health / food )
... for a fraction of the cost. This is the one thing that kills our food budget, but we keep buying it because my back muscles seem to need the electrolytes to keep from spasming.At least, that's what I've convinced myself of. I've been battling back problems since 1996, and this is just part of th ... read more

Waiting

( life / money / employment )
I went to a pre-employment drug screening this morning. Last week, I had interviewed for an IT instructor position. Had to give a mock class, and everything. I chose the subject of securing your home wireless network. It was fun. Anyway, no, I haven't been hired ... yet. They require this test bef... read more

Happy Spring!

( life / health / environment )
I am sooooo glad winter is over ... here in Nashville, anyway. I'm also glad we're not getting any flooding like North Dakota. Now, I need to make up for last year in my vegetable garden. Last year was a wash-out because of the late freeze warnings, combined with my back and knee problems.Speaking o... read more

Cake Mixes And Toxins

( life / health / food / safety )
PLEASE remember to check your cupboards when you get home tonight!!!Throw away ALL OUTDATED pancake mix, brownie mixes, Bisquick, cake and cookie mixes, etc., you have in your home.A high school student had pancakes and it almost became fatal. His mom, a registered nurse, made him pancakes, dropped ... read more

GMO Foods

( life / health / food )
Genetically-modified cotton is poisoning people in India. In this country, non-organic soybeans, corn and canola (most non-organic of these are GMO) are poisoning people. It's in corn chips and other products. They are making soybeans and corn that are Round-up ready, which means, they have pestic... read more

Gender Unknown

( life / money / employment / people )
First time I've ever seen this. Filling out an online job application, the EEOC stuff at the bottom gave me a choice of: MaleFemaleGender UnknownDecline to AnswerI can understand sexually confused, but gender unknown? Really?... read more

6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World

( life / health / food )
Very cool talk given here. He talks fast, so you have to pay close attention.6 ways mushrooms can save the world... read more

Cool Site To Help Pets

( life / help / pets / internet )
NoPawsLeftBehind.org"The No Paws Left Behind web site is here to help you through some tough times."... read more

Benefits Of Turmeric (2009)

( life / health / food )
Turmeric, a spice which they eat loads of in India, essentially shuts down cancer switches in the body. Especially effective for breast and prostate cancer, but really all cancers. I add turmeric to at least one meal a day, as well as cayenne which is great for the cardiovascular system and inflamma... read more

Laid Off

( life / money / employment )
It's been almost three weeks now, and I'm finally able to talk/blog about my layoff. After the merger and corporate restructuring at work, it was finally my turn to have my position eliminated. I instinctively felt it coming. In fact, I couldn't sleep the night before, worrying about it. No one ha... read more

What To Plant Now (Middle Of September)

( life / health / food / garden )
Just FYI if you were wondering, 'cuz I was."Broccoli.If you live in a warmer climate and can find a quick growing Broccoli variety, you can harvest well into November."Source: What to Plant Now... read more

Too Many Doctors Lately

( life / health )
I had knee surgery the other day. They removed my bursa sac that kept filling up with fluid due to an injury. The only thing I can figure is that it happened when I helped this neighbor kid stop his bike as he was coming down the hill, scared and saying, Help! I jumped in front of him and stopped ... read more

Epidural Steroid Injection

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Well, I finally had my epidural steroid injection that I seem to need every 3 or 4 years for my bulging/ ruptured/ herniated disc (between L4 and L5, for you medics out there). I just got the shot yesterday at the Pain Management Group in Antioch. I'm already feeling better, although they say offici... read more

Amnesty Day At The Dump

( life / health / environment )
That sounds weird, but I just returned from the dump/recycling center, in my case the one on Omohundro Drive. I dropped off the old dishwasher along with my usual recycling and household trash.Anyway, the woman there told me that today (Saturday, May 15) is an unadvertised amnesty day when you can... read more

Thought For The Day

( life / health / mental )
I was noticing how I'm not as good of a speller as I used be, or at least not as quick. Old age, I figured. Brain deteriorating. Oh well.Then I decided it's not necessarily that big a deal when certain brain synapses or pathways/habits die or just get worn out. It just forces me to use other mental ... read more

The Starch Solution

( life / health )
All about removing meat and dairy from your diet.The McDougall Newsletter - Introduction to New McDougall Book - The Starch Solution."My recommendation for eating starches puts glazed looks on people's faces, and many dismiss me as certifiably crazy. They think of starch as something used in th... read more

A New Search Engine

( life / help / charity / internet )
Cuil.com (pronounced cool). And here's a good reason to use it (or StartPage) instead of Google: newstrust.net/stories/2685319/toolbar?refhpUPDATE: Those links no longer work. So, instead here is a list of alternative search engines/sites:QwantPresearchGoodShop/SearchGovTrack... and many more... read more

Food For Thought

( life / money / employment )
"The corporation is a true Frankenstein's monster, an artificial person run amok, responsible only to its own soulless self. - William Dugger"Go to dreamslaughter: Food For Thought.... read more

Leaving Your Mark

( life / help / charity / animals )
We welcome all the visitors and students to our center, Harmony Haven.Our mission statement: "We rescue and rehabilitate horses so they can rescue and rehabilitate the people who need them most."It's all about leaving your mark or hoof print. Help others and have a better life just because... read more

Harmony Haven Therapeutic Riding And Horse Rescue

( life / help / charity / animals )
We have started our non-profit organization in Cottonwood. Harmony Haven Therapy Riding and Horse Rescue. We will add you to our mailing list if you want updates (we now have 3 horses for our riders). Hope to hear from everyone. - Jeannie, 2008Click below to see how much they've changed since this o... read more

Harmony Haven (2008)

( life / help / charity / animals )
My sister and her daughter have started a therapeutic riding and horse rescue! Don't forget to donate by clicking on the DONATE button.Please donate by clicking here.Thank you.... read more

I Go In For A Biopsy Of My Prostate Today

( life / health )
It's on my doctor's advice because of my high PSA count in my blood test. That's supposedly a possible indicator of prostate cancer, but I doubt it. They said it only means that 10-15% of the time. No matter what they find, I intend to start taking Zinc, Saw Palmetto and Vitamin D supplements regula... read more

Services Provided By Friendsnews Members

( life / help / services )
Services provided by FriendsNews membersHandyman: DougHorse Rescue / Therapy Riding: JeannieClassified Ad Placement: MichaelCrafts: JanaDog Breeding: LucyGenealogy: DougInsults: BillLocksmith and alarm: JaysonMetaphysician: RowlandBookmarks: MilanDog Grooming: Tiffany & ThomasTranslations... read more

Classifieds

( life / help / services )
Shopping-related postsMisc computer/electronics for sale: Click hereA whole bunch of electronic equipment for sale: DougReligious advisor wanted. No experience necessary. Must enjoy out-of-body travel and work well with animals. Send resume and salary history.CraigslistFree ClassifiedsComputer parts... read more

Travel

( life / travel )
Currency converterPosted on 23 Feb 2008A Flight Attendant's reportby a flight attendantOn the morning of Tuesday, September 11, we were about 5 hours out of Frankfurt, flying over the North Atlantic. All of a sudden the curtains parted and I was told to go to the cockpit, immediately, to see the cap... read more

Miscellany

( life / miscellany )
All sorts of randomly-useful infoCharity NavigatorComments on religion and governmentElectric CarElectronic Frontier FoundationEllen Brown economics... read more

Advice

( life / help / advice )
You're asking me?! Actually, here's some advice:People need to be listened to -- preferably agreed with -- more than anything else. If you could do one thing for someone that would be it.Controlling a bad habit can be like controlling a car. You have to get inside it and take the wheel. Rising above... read more

Health

( life / health )
This just in: turmeric and black pepper togetherNew Alternative Newsletter!Anti-required-vaccination testimony from MDCellphone over-use causing detached retinaGood and bad bugs in your gutBarefoot is best for childrenHow to stop attacking yourselfSingle Payer FAQGenetically-modified organisms not b... read more

Food

( life / health / food / recipes )
This just in: turmeric and black pepper togetherKind Earth Recipes by AnastasiaCheap, healthy :Divine CarolineCheap Healthy GoodFast Cheap HealthyCheaper, easier to find supersRound-Up-resistant weedsMake your own Gatorade for a fraction of the costHow long can you keep things on the shelf?Monsant... read more

Airport Arrival

( life / travel / holmes )
Some pictures as we arrived in the airport. There was a great welcoming party there! We've never had an airport welcoming party before! ... read more

Guatemala

( life / travel )
We visited Evelyn's family in Guatemala, hence the title of the post :) and ate like the pigs that we are. Bijou had fun. I guess the highlight was going to the cemetery. Believe it or not, it was really Gothic, colorful, historical and very interesting, in general. We didn't have much time for si... read more

Kansas

( life / travel / kansas )
Kansas. What an incredibly boring state. Tara, her sister Sandie, niece Destiny and I flew from Nashville to attend her youngest sister Stephanie's high school graduation in Council Grove, Kansas. Tara and I figured we'd find something to do that night upon arrival in Kansas City, followed by some... read more

Roanoke

( life / travel )
I'm home after a long trip to Roanoke, VA and back. It was quite an experience overall. The 1-3/4 hour drive to SMF was punctuated by the puppy screaming and howling in the crate behind me in the van. She messed the newspapers once and I stopped and changed them. Once I got to the airport, I put her... read more

Iowa

( life / travel )
It's over, for me, anyway. I rode two days in and that was enough. As I expected, it was nice to ride with 10,000 other cyclists and the party-like attitude of the riders and the people in the towns was really nice. The problem was that it took place in Iowa. I was glad that when I rode, it was over ... read more

Vancouver

( life / travel / canada )
Our trip was great. Here's a very short story. We left on 8/11 from my work. My boss made me attend a meeting that day which ended at 2:30, whereupon I joined June, Brian and Andy who were in our van, waiting in the parking lot. Boy, did I need a vacation! We arrived at Jeannie's that night, staye ... read more

California's Energy Crisis

( life / health / environment / politics )
From: Steve Subject: energy crisis Date: Friday, May 11, 2001 9:13 AM Dear Mark Williams (KFBK talk show host, for those others getting this message) You mentioned the $2,000 price of energy the other day, not paid to the power generators, but to the middlemen. From what I understand, (and... read more

Amazing

( life / money )
I just found this amazing wanttoknow.info"The richest two percent of the world's population owns more than half of the world's household wealth. Although you may believe you've heard this statistic before, you haven't: For the first time, personal wealth, not income, has been... read more

A Few Tips

( life / help / advice )
Reheat PizzaHeat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works. Easy Deviled EggsPut cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till th... read more

Charleston And Savannah

( life / travel / charleston )
Charleston, SCWe drove ... and drove ... and drove - 10 hours or so- from Nashville until finally reaching Charleston, South Carolina. Along the way, westopped in Asheville, North Carolina at the Biltmore Estate because Tara had forgotten toget postcards when we were there a couple years ago. That's... read more

New Orleans

( life / travel )
We flew into New Orleans about noon time on a Friday. Since the room wasn't ready for such an early arrival, we walked four blocks to the pier and decided to ride the paddle wheel boat Natchez. It basically goes a mile up the Mississippi, then heads back. You'll see a lot of other international ca ... read more

California, What A Trip

( life / travel / california )
Before we left, I took Austin to his GrandmaJoy's house. We had a good visit and he took to her immediately. I left him on Fridaymorning and drove back to Nashville. I was supposed to get my eardrums cut open for theplane ride because I had ear infections, but the steroids and antibiotics had put an... read more

Ft. Lauderdale, Gulfstream Park, Miami And The Breeders Cup

( life / travel / florida / horseracing )
I went to Ft. Lauderdale for the Breeders Cup horse races at Gulfstream Park (actually in Hallandale, FL). It was fun just being there. I'd never been to south Florida before. Southwest had given me a free round-trip ticket for some reason (I don't remember why), and I was taking advantage of it. ... read more

Alaska, A True Wilderness

( life / travel )
I've always heard people use the words wilderness and Alaska in the same sentence. It didn't mean a lot to me until recently when my wife Carla and I cruised the Inside Passage of Alaska. The state is huge, but it still takes a good seven days (round trip) to cruise up and back on the western co... read more

St. Louis

( life / travel )
Tara and I made a quick trip (if you can call a five-hour road trip "quick") to St. Louis over the Labor Day weekend. We visited their historic district ("old town") along the river where they were hosting the Big Muddy Blues & Roots Festival. That was just good timing on our p... read more

Chicago

( life / travel / chicago )
Tara and I left Nashville for Chicago on a Thursday morning. At the last minute I decided to let my cat Myca out. I figured he would return shortly after doing his "business" in the neighbor's bushes, as usual, and I could then lock him in the house for the duration of our trip. When he di ... read more

Atlanta Trip

( life / travel / atlanta )
Tara and I just got back from a long weekend in Atlanta. Itwas nice to see the town. I'd passed through before, but had never stopped tolook. The first touristy thing we did after eventually finding our hotel - thedowntown Courtyard-by-Marriott, picked out by Tara, which was much better than the ... read more

Portugal To Hungary

( life / travel / europe / portugal )
How I Spent My Summer Vacations (Portugal to Hungary)from 1992Portugal/AzoresOn Sunday, July 12th, I woke up ... but while getting ready for the flight to Portugal the next morning, I never went back to sleep. In Lisboa, my 2nd cousin Teresa Rocha Homem and her husband Antonio Melo met me at the a... read more

Eastern Canada

( life / travel / canada )
Roving reporter returns from East(September, 1989) - Bill returned from his trip to eastern Canada a few weeks back. He was supposed to seek out and capture Wild Man Doug. Remember? Well, he's back. Bill, that is. When asked to report his findings, however, Bill said, What? You never said anythin... read more

Europe

( life / travel / europe )
Nashville - June, 1996 I planned everything in advance. Or so I thought. I bought my round-trip plane ticket three months in advance. I "surfed The Web" and researched whatever I could find regarding my destination cities and countries. I bought renter's insurance for the apartment, a vid ... read more

Europe '96 Video

( life / travel )
You can watch it here: vimeo.com/3271045I was in Bratislava, Slovakia for Doug and Jana's wedding, but this doesn't include the wedding itself. That was filmed by a professional. This video is so badly-done it's almost funny.There's also some footage on here from Budapest, Prague and Berlin!... read more


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