SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

October 30, 2016

No Cure for Shingles? . .wrong!

There’s help + pain gone in hours

Yes, I’ve addressed SHINGLES  several times  (making tolerable with EFT) and so on.  But there is no real help for Shingles per the medical community.  Tho I have not experienced this, I’ve known those who  do suffer with it and it is particularly cruel.  They say this viral infection springs from having had chicken-pox during childhood, and this  experience left behind (somehow) traces, deep inside certain cells which then can activate much later as an adult.  There is  no explanation offered with regard to why some become afflicted later with shingles and others do not.   It is not known what then ‘triggers’ the disease to flourish and traumatize some and not others.  I had chicken pox, and also  3 times with measles.  Not fun to go thru, but helps to build a tougher, mightier immunity. . so a bit of give and take.  

A post or two back, I was detailing that my health picture throughout my life was marred by colds, flu and pneumonia, til in my 60’s,  learning about the efficacy of Vitamin D3;  then getting my  level up from 13 to 75 and how grateful I am that I have benefited from an improved pulmonary system — no more colds, flu or pneumonia. Guess I actually forgot what a cold feels like as I haven’t had one in so  long.  

Last nite I retired early, quite tired, w/o washing face or brushing teeth – – just couldn’t muster the energy.  Then proceeded to have a terrible night.  Began coughing.  Nose was stuffy – hard to breathe.  Kept waking me. Not too sharp when I’m groggy.  Throughout the night, I was rattling around trying to figure out what was wrong.  Made some tea with Honey for my irritated throat, took about three Oregano capsules (which I always used to take with C. for a cold or anything having to do with an infection.   A COLD!  Impossible!. . .but just in case I grabbed the LIPO C from the frig and started dosing.  I took 2 ounces or more about every hour or so.  Had wrapped my neck with scarf after DIY mentholatem was applied. (my choice of yesteryear was Vick’s Vaporub, but uses a mineral oil suitable only to the automotive field- not healthy for us).  When I arose late morning, was good as new – no more cold.  IN MY LIFE, I NEVER LOST A COLD SO FAST!  

I recalled the advice of Dr Levy who introduced the Liposome-Encapsulated C (and Glutathione, etc), that one must continue the dosing thru completion  which generally means another day or two after being symptom free.  One not only feels better right-a-way,  but if pursuing correctly,  it is then a done deal – gone.  Eliminated.  That includes (incurable) Shingles, too.   Just sayin’. . . .   .  so, to this end, want to give you a link right to the horse’s mouth:


Reverse shingles with vitamin C

October 27, 2016

GMO foods or “Health”?


Those who know anything about me, know that this is the ‘primary thrust’ of most of what I write about.  I believe we should work “with” NATURE and not try to overcome or defeat it.  Why?. . . because all that we can see, learn about or even imagine/dream is there and has been designed by powerful,  creative “force/energy”  with  wisdom and integration beyond the ability of our limited though magnificent , individualized complex natures to fully comprehend.  Some of us, sometimes, catch a brief glimpse of the “All That Is.”   And while this can humble,  we also resound. . .and realize we have been blessed. . .  we want more,  more of the knowing that our steps are heading in the direction our natures are instinctually, intuitively leading us toward — that which we desire. 

Just words, I know. . could relate to anything, any part of life.  You and I and the next one can be quite dissimilar in appearance, daily habits or choices,  goals and desires, ethnicity and food choices.  We are however, constructed in essentially the same way and our biological needs, again, are essentially the same. The variables and differences are delightful and to be appreciated and respected.  So no matter what part of the world we hail from,  what we need to survive is there.  The grand scheme of things included all  that,  we just have to find and utilize it.    That’s how we survived through eons of time.  Nature has in fact worked very well for us.  

But for some  — that wanting more takes on a whole different slant,  has become problematic and disproportionate.  It is GREED and it seems insatiable.  That the  health of people is being ruined (fact, not theory),  that the earth’s  composition is being altered leading us into a  possible 6th extinction (that means ‘no return’) and that we all are suffering, being violated;  our choices stripped from us over LOUD protestation over being poisoned, maimed and killed because of the very food-stuff we are accustomed to eat and should be able to continue eating.  Referring of course,  to all the Chemical Companies. . most especially MONSANTO who have made their living thru destruction, killing and sadly, through playing Russian Roulette with re-inventing new and cheaper, devitalized, toxic, injurious  Genetically Modified Foods.  GMO’s have never been shown to be safe, let alone be.   In fact, some of the best minds of the  last 30 – 40 years have PROVEN to the contrary – that they ARE NOT SAFE and are dangerous.  These highly respected scientists were fired, vilified and sued — ruined.  

Citizenry has signed petitions up the gazoo DEMANDING labels on food.  People have the right to know what they are eating,  what is in it and where it came from.  Thats what labels are for and is protected by law (or was)  But I guess this all changed March  25, 2013 when President Obama signed the MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT which allows  GMO’s to be planted without Federal over sight safeguards in place to protect the environment, family farmers or the citizens.  I didn’t realize this until recently.   It sickens me of course as he will no doubt go down in history over this.  This agreement can and should be overturned — we SHOULD ALL DEMAND IT!  Furthermore,  Hillary will have to provide healing, protective action to overturn this and protect the people of our land, just like the  leaders overseas who DO protect their people.  GMO’  do not Rule abroad – people won’t stand for it.

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October 22, 2016

Ever had diarrhea or gut problems?

Diarrhea, food poisoning & other tuff gut stuff

“Bentonite is one of the volcanic ashes as is kaolin, Montmorillonite and Fuller’s Earth. It is not a drug or a chemical composition made in a laboratory. It is a product of Mother Earth.” (excerpt from #1 below)

No matter how  ‘clean’ we eat or try to manage our lives for the best possible advantage. . .stuff happens.  Happens to all of us. Throughout most of my adult life  my scourge was never-ending colds, flu and pneumonia.   In my sixties, I asked my doctor to test for Vitamin D levels as I had learned how important they apparently are. They were at 13 which  is off-the-charts low.  Haven’t had a problem since as I raced to get my levels up high enough that I would never have  to worry about that again.  And sure enough, – – no more colds or flu nor pneumonia.  With the weather change now I will up my daily dosage from summer 5000 to fall-winter 10K. My aim is to be between 75 to 100 which for me is safe.  To each his own, they say.  

Just like  everyone else,  (and not being perfect), while  I do enjoy rather good health  even for my age,  still, I am prone to now and then have bouts of diarrhea.  When I am faithful in making my fermented veggies and partake of them daily,  the intestinal tract remains perfectly healthy and normal.  Truth is, having a harder time getting everything done easily as I used to. . .as I  live alone , it’s all on me.  So only myself to blame.  Eating fermented foods daily keep the gut loaded with all types of friendly bacteria, so one can maintain the most natural, healthy gut flora which all by itself  empowers health to flourish.    So diarrhea, constipation or  some other complications develop.  Left uncorrected,  health will suffer,  we become malnourished, then depleted > on a downward path. It’s good to have some easy, effective steps to take.    I won’t explain all the reasons why what I’m suggesting will help you;  have given three links  below which I find agreeable and I can fully,  enthusiastically endorse.  Each one giving own perspective and details for use.  

Let me tell you what I have done with  these products. Perhaps 8 to 10 years ago I learned of Bentonite Clay from a very knowledgable go-to friend in Chicago. . . Ron Pellegrini (like a friendly, talking encyclopedia) whose business is Vital Nutrients.  He didn’t sell this product, but said this is what I could use for best results.  Such a good, smart man, he has done nothing but help me over the  years, so I sent for it and it turned out to be a life saver for my needs. This was in a liter bottle and lasted me all these years.  A prepared product costs a good deal more.  One can buy Bentonite Clay online around 10 to 16 ounces for around $10.00 or so.  This is not a pharmaceutical, but an earth product from volcanos;  used in ancient times all over the world and revered as healing and curative.  This is fresh in my mind as I just made my first batch from a recent online purchase.  I didn’t want to make a liter-full, I use it so seldom, so I made 1/2.  Called for 25 grams of the clay to 1/2 liter of distilled water.  so this equated to 2 T Bentonite to about 2 cups water.    The following links say to put in jar and shake it till finally dissolved.  First I whisked it quite a bit.  then pored into the bottle and shook it now and again.  Due to the great absorbability, it thickens and turns kinda gel-like. Not unpleasant to take, no flavor.  One dose (1 T) may be all one needs. Or two doses daily for up to 2 or 3 days – done.  All good.  Many benefits.  Please read the links below. . .  if you’ve never heard of this stuff, you’re gonna be surprised and pleased.    

Another of the volcanic clays,  “Kaolin clay” is something I use in my tooth powder which I use in my oral care. (haven’t seen a dentist in over 5 – 6 years)  While I advocate brushing with something as simple as baking soda all by itself as far superior to ANY tooth paste bought at the store,  I do a tad more.  I hope never to have to see a dentist again for any reason. I use baking soda, little sea salt  (ground fine with mortar and pestle), Kaolin clay 4 cleaning,  Diatomaceous earth, ground Sage (to whiten), ground egg shells for calcium,. after mixing thoroughly, sprinkle in some Peppermint essential oil.  Use less than 1/8 tsp in palm of hand. Dab dry toothbrush in powder and quietly (zen-like) brush outside and inside from gum-line to tooth’s edge for 8 to 10 minutes only once a day before bedtime.  I follow this with water irrigation in which I add 1/2 tsp of baking soda for the purpose of alkalizing the mouth.  To be healthy, the mouth should be left alkali and not receive ANY acidic, anti bacterial or germicide or any other chemical deterrent to it’s desirable flora of alkalinity.  The mouth works in tandem with the gut as complimentary units for immunity.  Cared for in this manner, your teeth and gums will be healthy and pain free.  

Teeth CAN and will remineralize.   Many indigenous natives globally see no dentists;  do  not brush, eat no sugar or sticky breadstuff. . and get no cavities.  Something to think  about.  Should one develop pain in a tooth, dab on a bit of diatomaeous earth with a q-tip for relief.  To enhance teeth/gum stability so teeth are tightly set and firm can use a solution  that I use following the oral  rinse.  I just refer to it as NEEM oil, for that is the base (about 3 T Neem oil,  1T Aloe vera, 1 tsp coconut oil and/or olive oil,  1 T jojoba oil, 2 T dist water.  Use a Q-tip dipped in vial of Neem oil to rub on edge of gums where they meet teeth.  Be aware, it isn’t good to brush after meals (as we were all taught), as the teeth are in a more vulnerable position and brushing at that time can reduce the mineral of the enamel. . .not good.  Floss or water floss instead.

Well, did it again, got carried away, when all I was gonna talk about is diarrhea. . .   keep the good thoughts going          Jan

#1  Dr Fredic Damrau  on the Value of Bentonite for Diarrhea:–bentonite-kills-germs-in-your-body.pdf


#2  10 Proven Bentonite Clay Benefits & Uses – Dr. Axe  (Dr Axe is a current fav of mine)
 #3  (This is truly excellent, don’t skip this one.)

October 8, 2016

Lack or Plenty — choose


My husband and I were  ‘church-going’ Christians, tho my husband was broader in perspective in so many areas including spirituality. Aside from his charming ways, one of the things I admired most about him was his excellent mind and demeanor.  I slipped away in time as I didn’t cotton to ‘exclusivity’. . . only one way,  – became a stumbling block for me as  I agonized over the countless numbers who never had a chance to know about the Lord Jesus, or even his name.  Possibly that came from being such an independent ‘rebel’ and rejecting other’s attempt to interpret truth for me.  Loved the Lord and my well-worn Bible.  Marty continued on attending the church w/o me for almost two years.  

We were oddly in harmony through our 25 year marriage.  We essentially ‘approved of the other’ . . had respect and love.  We embraced other philosophies and entered into our own unique acceptance of spirituality,  able to realize the beauty of our creator in any/all forms.  I still count this as a blessing and remain non-exclusive, uncluttered and free with expectancy of the new. unbidden and the beautiful.  

One of the best sources of ongoing “spiritual lift” I’ve enjoyed for some years now is the free daily email I get from the source referred to as Abraham which comes from Abraham-Hicks Publishing   Jerry and Esther Hicks were an ordinary couple, much like Marty and me;  His mind reached further with insatiable, spiritual desire and a need to know, culminating with finding and communicating with Abraham, resulting in a few tapes some books  ( the LAW OF ATTRACTION was the book I loved) and millions who are uplifted by the simplicity and intelligent loving of these messages.  I am one.  If Marty were still on this plane,  I think he would also agree.  

Marty tried to show me that thoughts are things – REAL.  Actually this is sourced in the bible as well,    ” . .as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”. .  Kinda  ‘chicken or the egg’  thing.   The miserable circumstances cause us to have miserable thoughts.  And the more miserable the painful thoughts are, the worse the circumstances become. So we get worse, more dour in thinking and our lives seem totally screwed up. We can keep on doing what we’re doing,  but can we expect anything different?  We can remain beaten down, helpless,. . . or try another way.  

That’s sorta what today’s message is referring to.     Telling a different story doesn’t mean lying to oneself.  That won’t work either. The listener inside us isn’t stupid, but DOES take marching orders from us – our thoughts  (which set our mood- emotions).  We can raise all these levels;  thoughts (story),  expectations (what we’re after – really want — not the ugly you’re seeing). . .so muster up better thoughts (you’ll know them as they make you “feel” better)  and try to be conscious of the gradual itty, bitty lightness trying to emerge.  Encourage this with acknowledgement and gratitude.  Careful, you might be smiling as well. One step at a time,  s’how it works.


When you focus upon lack in an attitude of complaining, you establish a vibrational point of attraction that then gives you access only to more thoughts of complaint. Your deliberate effort to tell a new story will establish a new pattern of thought, providing you with a new point of attraction from your present, about your past, and into your future. The simple effort of looking for positive aspects will set a new vibrational tone that will begin the immediate attraction of thoughts, people, circumstances, and things that are pleasing to you.


Excerpted from: Money and the Law of Attraction on August 31, 2008

October 2, 2016

GLOBAL Distrust of “Vaccines” (NVIC)

Good to know- IT’S NOT JUST ME

Bless NVIC — always keeping us in “the know” as this happens to be my #1 Hot Button issue- VACCINES.  Not just wrong, but criminal and obscene and cruel for all the damage they’ve been doing to us for decades.  I understand that I differ from the majority on this point and am probably deemed some kind of inane or even dangerous health nut.  Well,  I may be nutty as a fruit cake,  but if so, I’m still healthier than most any who simply do as they are told by the medical profession.  At 87, ingesting NO pharmaceuticals at all including OTC stuff.  Eat only food coming from my own kitchen, my own hands. . .and this last few years, greatly simplified – more juicing, salads and veggies. . .and sardines and nuts and lots of eggs.  My budget can’t tolerate too much organic meat (grass fed cattle and free-range chickens w/o corn and soy. . .why? (because it changes ‘what they are and what they can yield to us in nutritive value).  

Admittedly, I probably spend more on my (so-called) protocols for  heart, COPD, Alzheimers  and arthritis  and  thyroid– none of which bother me today. .  .  because I’ve made the effort to  learn what was missing in my body’s needs and am as scrupulous as can be regarding all toxins, whether it be additives in store-bought foods, cosmetics, shampoo, dental care or cleaning supplies.  The doctor who set me on the path in the first place was Dr. Hulda Rugher Clark in her book “the Cure for All Disease.”   Weird title, but got me started to become responsible for my own health. I owe her. Can’t overlook that I am somewhat past the  usual expiration date.  While if I were to take a blood test, I would not be surprised to learn that all my markers fall in good to excellent range.  Inflammation seems under control (naturally), am not having pain with my arthritis, seems to be no trace of my documented COPD anymore,  heart is still functioning fairly well (it was beaten up pretty badly 5 or 6 years ago). . .and then my brain truly seems   back in charge again.(the crowning achievement and what started it all)  But I’m slowed way down, don’t move as fast or as much as was once normal for me.. (the sin of comparison).  So  it takes longer to do what I want to do.  

I was a child in the 30’s.   Was able to live, grow, explore and discover because in those days,  FOOD WAS FOOD.  And  tho it wasn’t discussed, it was all organic.  Phony chemicals  hadn’t taken over at that time.  Fields were tilled and rotated plowing the old crops back in,  fertilizers were natural. We weren’t being poisoned by our farms.   Vaccines were rare and not a big deal.  I was mostly raised without them. My genes were allowed full and natural expression– they knew what to do (it’s built-in).  Excluding all other ‘what-ifs’ – its these two factors alone which allowed me to be active, on the go,   afraid of nothing and able to achieve whatever I was up to.  And all had that same chance.  Not so today.  Our children are debilitated in many ways which I place at the foot of medicine’s BIG PHARMA and it’s insatiable greed.. .and those who have bastardized our foods with GMO’s in keeping with the high-sounding need to feed the masses more cheaply.  Vaccines are dangerous IMO.   Which means my opinion of Gates running all over the world getting infants vaccinated wherever he can is anything but praiseworthy or noble.  He is highly lauded as if ‘sainthood’ should be just around the corner.  I curse him and consider his efforts evil.   Everyone needs healthy, natural FOOD and clean water which would allow them to find their way and survive.  Vaccines will hurt them in so many ways; dinged nervous systems,  injured brains,   impaired immunity which cuts anyone off at the knees before even starting.    

This article from NVIC isn’t overly long or detailed,  but it clearly shows that all the European nations individually and collectively have a totally different take on VACCINES than we do over here. .  .  with France holding the lowest view (trusts them less).  Makes you concerned why that is.  Don’t think we are just more gullible or uneducated.  Can’t handle more political talk at the moment. . .just read the artice and be sure and take in some of those comments – – they carry it further than I have and better.     .   .   be informed,       Jan

This first paragraph is one of the commenters:

K ShimmReply

September 20, 2016 at 4:07 pm

Yes, vaccines are not safe or effective in most cases. The CDC has admitted that “vaccines are unavoidably unsafe” but they aren’t pushed on the public to cull the population, rather to make billions for the pharmaceutical industry, which is not liable for damages according to an act of congress. There are far more effective ways to reduce the population, such as lax gun laws, chemical-laden food and water, and rampant pollution.

Here’s the link:

October 1, 2016

Who are the pundits kidding?

Themselves,  not US

Why does everybody keep talking about the fact that so many young people are reluctant to vote for Hillary?  From all this, it might seem that the answer is some arcane thing  which perhaps only the few could understand.  They generally refer to how much better Obama did in this state or that. Well, duh. . . he blew the entire roof off any opposition 8 years ago as the populous clamored for his “new, clear voice and message.”  We liked what we heard.   That was then, this is now.  We are living in an entirely different dimension now.  While probably, most all of us still greatly admire this  able, courageous man;  the fight/task before him was not exactly ‘fixed’ — it was seemingly, set in stone.  The GOP vowed to curtail every effort, stop every advance designed for  “the greater good” rather than the select few (corporate structure).  Our hopes and his efforts were in almost each case, blocked or severely altered.  .  .  . and if that wasn’t enough, they continually claim he did nothing, was inept and so on.    Sure they HURT him,  but they HURT US MORE!    And our WORLD.  Science tells us that our weather is the hottest it has been in 120,000 years; is locked in to hitting it’s hottest mark in more than 2 million years.   Yes, science IS keeping track of such things.   Even if we don’t consider such stuff – – our eyes, ears and pocket books  can tell us  – – there’s something disturbing going on.

But the issue I take at this moment in time has nothing to do with Obama’s legacy.  Believe me when I say it has everything to do with what WE  (you and I) WANT  and NEED.  It’s the needs relative to ordinary everyday living issues that I and MILLIONS more like me who actually ARE able to discern what it is that we need and are entitled to,  or young,   and hoping to be able to make the life desired.  Young people especially are of great import, for it is with this class to whom the future belongs.  All this refers to the 90% – those below the financially elite of the world,  most of whom have  pretty much what they want, when they want it.  .. . the usual little blessings, you know,  healthcare, education,  shelter, food clothing. . . justice.  All those things add up.  

It’s this “mystery”  aspect thing going on which triggered my hot-button today.   There is no mystery to it at all. (smokin(CHOICE)ers will get it that I take politics very seriously.  Along with millions of other Americans, I heard the clarion call when I heard BERNIE.  He gave form to what we all need and found lacking in our governance.  He spoke truth to power,  gave us hope and  engaged us all in what was necessary TO DO and how to get it done.  Did it scare us off?  No way, now we knew how and what to do and he would guide us.   Who else has EVER done anything like that before? We were on a roll and each and everyone of us gave what we could in energy, time, voice and even our few pennies we could scrounge. We had our man, ethical to the core, true as they come.  Bernie wasn’t building an empire for himself,  he was showing us how to take back our governance and shape it to reflect the needs and well-being of ALL OUR PEOPLE. . .for the people, not the corporations.  

I am not against business success or making money – even in huge piles.  The way it has worked out has become hugely corrupt with political games being played to the detriment and deficit of the working-class people. . .inch by inch, little by little  until it has become intolerable.  We knew of the corruption but how to fix?  We learned we have to get that down-line thing going STRONGLY *  if we would have a chance to have our bills enacted rather than the corporate demands winning by economic default (buying their position)  on almost every possible item that we can take issue with. Which is why we can’t get rid of GMO’s – they’ve been bought and paid for.  Same with pesticides and synthetic fertilizers,  insecticides, amalgam in teeth, hormones and antibiotics in our food animals and feed.  This is all important – why?  Because it’s making us sick;  instead of being nourished, we are being poisoned with all kinds of things toxic to our bodies.  All this synthetic, toxic crap is destroying our personal health and destinies. . . and mostly, people don’t even know it.  Get sick, see a doctor, who (often) also doesn’t know, get some medicine (no advice),  but that med is also not body-recognizable – why?  because the medicine is a laboratory creation, not a natural herb, plant or substance — ergo toxic to the body, so does no good.  BIG PHRMA is happy, the docs aren’t (because their patients aren’t getting well) and some burn out, alas – must  do what they know. Still the sick and suffering are left in the dark and left to struggle.  Unless ya put the time in, how’s anyone to know?   So no,  I’m not against big business, but strongly stress — new and stronger guidelines are necessary FOR THE COMMON GOOD. Anybody, Big AG, FDA, CDC   But even all of  this is’t cast in stone.  All of these are either conditions or agreements which have been granted or laws which have been enacted.  Just like they were done — they can be undone, changed. In essence – we don’t have to accept the status quo.  If we gather our strength and know-how, we can fix these BIG THINGS  as well. We won’t have to maim and sicken our children with these toxic vaccines;  take flu and pneumonia shots for the elderly which stimulate and excellerate Alzheimer’s disease – the dread of us all. To me, all this is as important as Global Warming which IS REAL!

Just when  millions of us were really getting excited and we could finally sense the nearness of an amazing win in the Democratic party for the man of our choice –  BERNIE SANDERS,  we were cut off at the knees. . . knocked to smithereens, and sad to say, some like me – to bed (for days).  There are few who didn’t fully understand that the wealth and political machinery of the Clinton arm of the party is and was the culprit behind the pitiful skulduggery of Bernie’s fall.  Don’t want to reiterate every nuance  ‘again’.  Those who were for Bernie, wanted him to be our president – help us get there!  Achieve our goals. From the git-go, it was obvious Washington didn’t approve of America’s choice in Bernie.  It wasn’t until the notorious email theft at the Democratic HQ’s after Bernie’s “defeat” that the truth we all knew (or suspected) came to light. I had been anti Debbie Wasserman Shultz for some time.  Her power was too stringent and biased to her own predilections rather than to the good of the party as a whole. For a few years I had big issues with her.  Here in Ohio I had found a wonderful young man Sittenfeld in a northern city of OH whom I tried to support.  He was quite like a mini Bernie – really like  him.  Wanted him for Senator.  D W S wouldn’t even let him on the same stage or even debate the issues.  Year before, Dems felt like we were totally abandoned.  The major thrusts came from DWS,  not soon to be forgotten.  Guess they’d be damned before they’d let some Independent take over the Democratic party.  Til then, I had not understood how fond the Pres was to DWS and how close they were..  Sorry Mr President, you fell way off your pedestal on that one.      

But today,  as I heard Hillary in Florida,  publicly thanking DWS for her valuable friendship and so on and on – – I got sick to my stomach.  Had to turn it off. To all the “choicers” out there who also may be having a hard time getting behind Hillary, gotta tell ya,  I understand.  So often, I feel I can’t do this thing. . . can’t!  It ain’t easy for me either– she is not my choice,  has never been.  But can we just stop there?  Is your fight gone?  Your will to TRY TO BRING ABOUT CHANGE?  (my son trying to help ease my psycho-pain over these things offered recently one of the two alternate choices. . especially the lady doctor).  I love her thinking on vaccines-right in keeping with my own.  When I read further on her other views, simply no way, not for a president of this country. Scratch the good doctor. The Man a Governor, gentle speaking, kind, soft.  Well, the Aleppo thing and no idea about ANY other foreign leader he approved of.  With such a limited grasp of the ‘world view’ it might be inappropriate to burden such  man.   

No,  the fact is, we have few choices –  like it or not. (see  prior post)   Hillary is the best choice based on nothing more than her experience.   At this point, we should thank our lucky stars that we have her for we need an able body to perform quick-witted, very difficult, cohesive work with unimaginable demands.  She will not embarrass us globally.  She WILL command respect based on her breadth, knowledge and sound judgement.  She knows the language and the rules.  I and others feel she may be a tad hawkish (still do);  but many are crying out these days that we are long overdue in this area. I’m so opposed to war and strife that I am no proper judge of such.  Would accept her judgement on this.  I must vote, and Hillary is the only choice I see from my vantage point.  This is so much other than what I want;  but serves our country best,. . the way things stand. so that’s it. 

Guess Ive said my piece and hope that all the talking heads can stop conjecturing about why the youth especially aren’t going for Hillary. We can’t forget what happened to Bernie — it wasn’t  fair play or  right!   The way people vote,  who gets a vote and all those pre-ordained secret votes is wrong corrupt, ugly leaving all to wonder how they get away with it when the rules of voting are one person, one vote. Needs to be fixed!  People still feel ripped off and still hurt over all of it.

And I would  advise Hillary to like DWS from afar —  and very  quietly!  People don’t cotton to have their noses rubbed into their own open wounds.   

  •  That Down-Line Thing:  

Just imagining me trying to tell you or anyone about how to get anything political done is kinda insane.  All I want to offer is how you perhaps could muster up your own enthusiasm for this, while simultaneously developing confidence in your own prowess. First, I’m born a Virgo. Mother, any teacher I ever had would (if they were still here) respond yes indeed – I had a strong need to know and asked many questions.  In fact I lost a job I had worked to get and wanted to keep,  because of asking too many questions.  My husband didn’t really want me to work outside the home.  I was a happy camper and went long with it.  I made money here and there with my paintings  and could do many things. but chose to enter Real Estate. See, I never felt adequate with numbers, so had a bit of complex with serving clientele well w/o fumbling around with the numbers.  needed to know how the ‘big boys’ did it.  Had many questions.  This was one of the finest Realty companies in California at the time,  Forrest Olson.   The shop manager was a man several inches shorter than me {I was 5′ 5 1/2″}.  He liked me and was proud of my sales ability, was glad to have me.  Said I was going to be his upcoming sales star.  There was a mandatory weekly meeting where newcomers such as me could ask questions and learn the ropes so-to-speak. In those classes, he often would defer a question or say see me after the class.  Eventually, he let me go – said I asked too many questions and that it was embarrassing him.  Didn’t want to deaI with it.  I was crushed.  I hadn’t been rude IMO.  But who knows?  Husband said it was possibly a “Napoleon complex”  We’ll never know.  Sorry, I do stuff like that,  (ramble) sometimes.  

Anyway,  we would all be well-served if we asked more questions.  Especially with doctors.  We NEED to know why stuff happens,  what we can do about it or alter/change, so that it doesn’t keep happening.  Everything has a cause, so don’t fall for “cause unknown” excuse.  It’s crap!  Everything can’t be idiopathic! What the hell did they spend all that money and those years on if not to understand the body and it’s woes?  How can any cure be expected when you don’t know its cause and why it happens?  Simple really,  its malnutrition and toxicity – both easily learned.

Buying a car or a new couch  or food in the store,   demand better info, and surprisingly, just might payoff.  But these are things with life-spans.  And government agencies and LAWS have long-lived, real clout over our lives.  You have not only a right, but a responsibility for your personal state of well-being to find out all you can about everything that has the power to impact you.  So ask questions up the gazoo.  

As Bernie said frequently,  no ONE person can do any  or all of this;  it takes a community and the ‘people’ collectively to make it happen.  Means getting involved, taking the time to learn and do.  Most important of course is to get down-line support – progressive can-doers in both  the House and Senate.  Nothing  works like that!  Nothing else!  Without this, bills are not passed and little gets done.  So even without Bernie at the helm, if we can populate the house and senate with progressives  –  we have the best chance of all  – STUFF CAN HAPPEN.  We must make strong effort to elect those who are committed to ethical “Common Good” solutions for the issues which touch all our lives, culling thru the many to find the few  who can.

With regard to the new person running for office in your state. . .take the time to attend a talk or gathering where they are introducing themselves and want to get to know you and what you  and your community needs.  That’s why they are there.  Questions open things up.  Pays to be friendly and courteous and you have no idea what it might stimulate or bring about.  If this aspirant seems to be coherent and insightful, you have been blessed.   The new guy doesn’t always have all the answers, but if there is an intelligence factor trying for expression, lend a hand.. ask more or different questions.  It’s your job to cull and find the best available (or maybe consider doing it yourself, its respectable work, a life of service can bring great rewards.)    Those issues which are foremost in your mind. . (Global warming,  eldercare,  your local police ethic and performance, education thru all levels where our children learn and can do and be enhanced by – including the arts, music, and sports – all very important for a total balanced life of accomplishment and pleasure.  And taxes and voting rights, rec centers,)  So many issues to think about and balance out.

 The person in your area not up for reelection – you  might call and stimulate a little action there.  Suggest some of the things which concern you especially if you aren’t satisfied with what’s happening around it.  Express your needs and desires and why you care so much.  I have one such now.  Have written and expressed my concerns (generally health-related issues).  Got crappy ‘stock form’ letters back, ignoring my concern.  He has an opponent this time who is a decent man, but not my choice.  I’m voting for him anyway; not a go-getter, but has fine ethics. Not spite!  Just smart. If you have a truly bad or ineffectual senator or congressperson, consider a petition to get rid of him/her.  “Choicers” just stand up for yourself and what you want/need in your life. .. there just might be some pleasant surprises in it for you and yours..   (Rebel)  Jan sayin’. . . .  . g’nite

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