He Alone Knows Your Heart

July 12, 2018

He Alone Knows Your Heart

He alone knows the trials and the tragedy. The beginning and the end. The days you think you cannot move, the pain, the end of friends.

He alone knows the irony that life presents to each of us. The joys the sorrows, the mysteries, the seemingly awful way of things each living soul must endure.

He knows who’s heart is black, and sees the light of those so awfully pure. No there isn’t a perfect holiest of human beings, for no matter how we may try….

Evil pierces the infinite soul of each, even just a touch as he goes by. He looks for those who are weakened by the toils and loss of beloved souls. He looks from underneath a rock, and peeks out from deep holes.

He hides in forms that will be pleasant to the eyes, in the inexperienced youth, he confuses the instinct of good. He makes the appearance of something that should to us offend – he touches the senses, and undercover he will go -he prods and pushes just enough
to make us act, even though “we really know”…
What is wrong and right; we always know because that little voice from within, was not a fleeting thought at all, it was a gift from Him. For God never leaves us.

He gives us discernment to know wrong from right, not just a fleeting thought, a silly whim, or turn of the mind. We justify our actions, try to make right in the sight of God. We walk with heavy steps into the night- the capricious decision – we know it wasn’t right.

So here is the magic, just so you’ll know. You ALWAYS have the choice of what to do, and where to go. If you have made a decision that is bad and you know it, you won’t be shamed if you change your mind, the courage is within you to do it.

Just firmly say, “No this isn’t the way, I won’t follow the devil today.” Even if you say this in your mind and not aloud, God will hear your words, and your God will surely be proud. You’ve acknowledged His power and are projecting His will – He wants high things for you, and He will never leave you. Together you will climb to the top of the hill!”

When you choose the way you know is right, I swear that this is true, when you get “to the top” there will be a satisfaction you could never feel without His help and love. The elation of knowing He is within you, giving endless power from above – the realization that you were born because the Creator of it all wanted YOU! YOU were truly conceived of love!

You will sing and laugh and know each time you “choose” a path- you already know exactly what to do….the Master of it all, will always gently whisper, the perfect answer for you.

He alone knows your every thought.  He alone knows your heart.

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Another Dream – “Awakening”

June 14, 2018

A Dream melded with Reality – Actually a bit daunting – but true!  Sometime late in May, 2018….

Since I broke my back there have been many residual effects physically that I deal with on a basis between me and God. So many emotions and set backs, so much to deal with physically and mentally. Yet I know many living souls must endure hardships.

The dream last night was the most predominant over me physically that I have ever had. It was terrifying. It almost kept me prisoner. I normally awake at 8AM, but on occasion 7 or 7:30. I couldn’t see the clock that has quietly ticked by my bed since mama gave it to me over twenty years ago.

When I lay down, I closed my eyes peacefully, exhausted. I began remembering the horror that beset my life so many years earlier.

My life had been one of unrest, confusion ,and pleasure melded together in a cocktail of alcohol – with some remorse, sadness; shaken with physical pain and turmoil.

The dream manifested in a home still in construction. The home itself was a giant maze of rooms and windows and people, and it was still being built. I was traveling with someone who gave me love and caused me grief simultaneously. Mixed with memories of past and what seemed the present, we spent time with people who seemed nice but had motives beyond the purity of my mind. It seemed as if the entire place was a nest of normal looking people who were scarred or playing games of sex and violence.

My traveling companion and I parted often while in this house, as the hostess was showing me the projection in the continuous building of the house. He disappeared and appeared frequently enough not to be unsettling.

She showed me the biggest room being built. It faced a prison, both with men and women.
You could see them though an iron fence clearly – walking and being lead here and there. Suddenly officers burst into the room and told the woman she would need to close up all windows facing the prison. The next few minutes were confusing and filled with the bustle of officers and strange faces confronting one another.

I knew it was time to go. I did not want to be there anyway. I thought someone I had believed to be in the prison was with my animals, which was disconcerting. I was compelled to find out for sure. That was the purpose of the trip. It was then the companion appeared. He had been having sex with many of the women. I swallowed hard but surprisingly I was not hurt. I just wanted to leave.

I knew this had happened and I told my companion “We need to leave.” He hemmed and made excuses to keep stopping on the trek. We made our way through the rooms and I politely said “Goodbye, I am leaving.” He chose to come but stopped along the way and was engaged in sex with both genders now. It was a sickness. There were excuses made. His spirit had left him exiting through indulgences. There was no excuse to me for the illicit behaviors.

I was ready to go, sitting in a long blue vehicle that was open and only had two bench seats. It was more like sitting in a futurist ride at a fairground, but it was sitting next to others similar, in nature. No wheels, no steering. He said he needed to do something before we left. I sat.

Then I got up and looked and he was sexually interacting with several men. I had to leave, only to find myself wondering from place to place in what seemed like a number of stores with cobblestone walk ways. I saw a mix of others…some of his kind – those he had known, and many who were in my position. I was exhausted and sat down to get off my feet. They had begun to be numb again, tingling and painful.

I heard music, rather a loud rhythm to music, like a drum in the distance getting louder. All I wanted to do was get out of there. Before I could leave someone brought my traveling companion and said he had caring for him. He had been in a fight and my fraudulent friend was in a state of permanent brain damage, and would be there laying down forever. He was still with eyes closed. It was better. I told him I could not take him and I could not stay. The man nodded.

The next thing I remember clearly was thinking I needed to move and get out of there. I opened my eyes and tried to move. I was in bed laying on my side and my feet wouldn’t move….its happened before for a moment upon waking, but this time it seemed my arms, (one by my side, and one overhead) wouldn’t move. I tried to keep my eyes open, but they began to close and I was in the dream again, with the drumming loud now. I closed my eyes and felt absolute fear.

I tried again to open my eyes, or to move, and though they opened and I was cognizant of wanting to move, they closed again and I couldn’t. I was frozen in that position, literally frozen, but my mind knew I had to move. I thought of calling the dog to awaken me, but words wouldn’t come out of my mouth. I was terrified now. My eyes closed again and I knew I was returning to this place – but I knew I must not do so. I did briefly, then startled myself trying to awake.

I turned to God now as I always do and asked for help. As He always does, in one way or another, He made me know I was going to move. He never leaves me but asks only that I call upon Him for help.

I moved my my arm above my head and wiggled my fingers. I worked my eyes until they stayed open, and began to force my back to turn and my legs to move. It was terrified to be frozen in real time. Terrified. It was not a dream now….I had passed from a state of unconscious life not under my control…. I was coming back. I moved my arm now that was at my side, and used it to help turn me to my back. I felt the sting of pain, and a push behind me.

 

When I first moved, I felt I wanted to return to the place I had just been…I had not gotten the task of finding my dog and my friend completed. That wasn’t it. I somehow wanted, in part, to return. But I was horrified at the thought of laying there unable to moved and with my mind and body fully in another place – one that was filled with fear and one that took the purity of my mind and held it captive.

My eyes wanted to close, but only God could keep them open. The thought of Him empowered my movements and I turned to my other side, forcing my legs and feet to move with me.

I took a breath and abruptly sat and then with feet still not under my control I stood and moved quickly to keep my presence. I ambled down the hallway, saw the dog laying in the kitchen, and he lifted his head and looked at me. Somehow he senses when I am in peril and I was still terrified. I moved from room to room awakening those frozen limbs, my eyes now fully opened.

I was beyond that place and wandering from room to room, until fully separated. I knew I had to write this dream, as I do many dreams, and begin to live in this world again. This struggle with my body movement and breaking loose was not a dream. I feel I am to reiterate – “Time is of the essence. Move, be alive and choose wisely.”

Minutes passed and I asked the dog to sit on the bed next to me, which he eagerly did, as I reached for this laptop to record the nights events and the exit from one real world to the other.

My exit is complete now and I feel exonerated from the night. I was not deluded with alcohol or other drugs when I said good night to my husband and switched off the light.

I am fully awake now. I don’t want to go to that place again. It has nothing for me. I stopped writing for a moment, stretched my neck and turned and looked at the clock. One hour has passed since the trauma of awakening and movement began. It feels good to be able to stretch and move. I am scarred but alive – I never want to be taken away like that wherein I am “almost” unable to return.

 

Many of my dreams are imprinted in my memories for years in my conscious state, though I have never been trapped like that in one before. I do not want to experience that again. My dreams will continue.  This dream has meaning for many to draw from..with understanding and motivation..

Before I could post this, my dog jumped off the bed in panic. I rushed to the backslider and opened it and he proceeded to throw up from the beginning of the patio to the edge of the grass.
Far-fetched I know, but looking at the mess to clean up. I thought he took the remnants of the horrible feelings I had on this bed, in escaping this dream, and he vomited them up .

He feels better now, and so do I.

I have thanked God for the power He bestows upon anyone, no matter what his or her history, for just believing. I have asked and pleaded all my life for things. It would be so remiss of me not to remember to praise and thank God for His power in my life.

I want to dream of flying again. For this awakening I press towards what remains of my living days on this planet earth as a human being. I am grateful.

Are you on overload? Ready to loose it?

June 8, 2018

Welcome to the tedious and distracting overload provided by technology. Some refer to it as the “Attention Crisis”.

Technology has provided us with some awesome things – a plethora of websites to get information from, emails, blogs, YouTube videos, music, current news (past news too), the weather, and a never-ending line of opinions, photos, movies and games. This is NOT a complete list.

You may be literally fatigued from it all. You may find your nerves are shredded by all the stimuli, and the things you feel you must check out in a day’s time.

For all the wonderful things available you may find you are squandering your time and lower your productivity. Keep in mind many of the above mentioned things should be done in your “free” time – excluding, of course, the family, school, your workload, aging parents, and the myriad of other demands in this twenty-first century living.

All Americans are vulnerable to finding themselves more stressed out than ever and really overwhelmed with it all. You may be facing the limit of your human ability to cope with all the stimuli in your environment.

With this entire happening, what may be worse is you find your coping mechanisms are becoming less effective, and your stress level increasing. No matter how you multitask, your list just seems to grow.

By the end of each day you may emerge with eyestrain and having accomplished nothing much at all. You have been distracted by all the “input”, and we haven’t even mentioned continuous advertisements on television, the radio, newspapers and magazines – along with non-stop “hearing distractions, no matter where you are!

SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?

First thing you can do right now is take a minute. It won’t kill any project you have begun. You need mindful oxygen. Stress makes you take shallow breaths…withholding your oxygen. In turn, you are depleted of what you need to manage your life and make good decisions. Take a breath in slowly through the nose. Now exhale through the mouth. Do this several times.

Next you need to really pay attention to the “overall picture”. It will help to prioritize. Build a list (doesn’t have to be fancy), but make it honest. What do you really need to do? . Ask yourself whether you really are focusing on the right things.

Study your habits. Do not be an accepting and passive consumer of everything that is put in front of you. Tame your appetite. LIMIT YOUR INPUT! Open-ended cruising of all that is offered WILL cause you ultimately to lose track of your goals, and your time, which is your life!

If you sleep eight hours a night you still have three hundred and fifty thousand waking minutes of each you. Now compute how many minutes a week you truly spend passively reading and hearing “stuff”? You can waste so much time following fluff. How much time do you spend healing you? How many minutes with the family and loved ones? How many minutes to breathe and relax?

You want to take down your stress level? Tame your wild stallion and pick and choose the most wonderful ways to spend your minutes and hours. Laugh with someone, pray with someone, walk alone to the top of a hill and sing. Hug like it feels inside; shake hands with a hearty and warm grasp. Fly a kite. Splash around in the small puppy pool with the puppy.

Or if you are actually not supposed to be taking time to read this, then bravo. You took a minute or two to change your life.

Now take in a deep breath and think: I feel better. Turn your hands up and exhale through the mouth and SEE your negativity, and any unresolved issues, fly from your head to your arms and out the fingertips.

 

 

Unhappy Californians

May 19, 2018

The following paragraph are from four different publications, though they sound like they all copied lines from each other. Californians (8 out of 10) are disgruntled. Many have moved, many are considering a move, and many can’t afford to move. California has the highest rate of poverty in the states.

A Public Policy Institute of California survey shows Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30, which would temporarily increase the state sales tax and income taxes on those earning at least $250,000 a year, ahead, 52 percent to 40 percent.

Brown was elected with strong support from unions and has governed in a way
that usually puts their priorities first. The Democratic Party, which controls every statewide constitutional office and could soon have two-thirds control of both houses of the Legislature, is always doing the bidding of the unions. If this doesn’t change, it’s hard to envision an optimistic future here.

Even the San Francisco Chronicle, which opposed Prop. 32 in an editorial, grasps the heart of the problem: “There is no question that organized labor has a powerful grip on the state Capitol, and that works against the public’s interest on issues such as education reform, government efficiency and pension reform.”

California Political Review
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Currently nine out of 10 residents … describe the state’s economy as being in bad times.” The data is a couple months old, but nothing suggests any drastic change since then.
Meanwhile, the latest polling for the two highest-profile November ballot initiatives brings good news for those who embrace the status quo. A Public Policy Institute of California survey shows Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30, which would temporarily increase the state sales tax and income taxes on those earning at least $250,000 a year, ahead, 52 percent to 40 percent.
CALWATCHDOG.com
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Californians enter this campaign season in an unusually unhappy state. In the latest Public Policy Institute of California Statewide Survey, about 7 in 10 likely voters expect bad economic times, see the state and nation going in the wrong direction, and disapprove of the job that the president, Congress and the state Legislature are doing.

 

Voter frustration – about immigration and Iraq at the national level, and on health care and the budget at the state level – has taken a toll. Californians appear ready to express themselves at the ballot box. A record 9.1 million voted in the February presidential primary. Voter registration has increased and at last count was 16.1 million.

SF Gate
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As the Field Poll revealed in July, “Californians have had an extremely gloomy view of the state’s economy since 2008 … . Currently nine out of ten residents … describe the state’s economy as being in bad times.” The data is a couple months old, but nothing suggests any drastic change since then.
Meanwhile, the latest polling for the two highest-profile ballot initiatives for November are good news for those who embrace the status quo. A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax-hiking Proposition 30, which would temporarily increase sales taxes and income taxes on those earning more than $250,000 a year, ahead 52 percent to 40 percent. By the way, how often have you met a tax hike that actually goes away?
REASON -Free minds and Free Markets
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Such bullshit flies every day in California while the middle class slips into poverty. Did you know moonbeam (governor brown) mentioned yesterday the California government has a “rainy-day fund of $9 billion dollars? Soon to be 16 billion!
So why are Californians still dealing with DMV rules coming up that will put many individual truck owners, and some companies out of business. So why is gas and diesel so high…the only “impovements” I see in roads in California are quick fixes that look like crap.
Most Californians I know are wonderful people and have a heart…but they do not want a sanctuary state. Citizens are legal. Why harbor people who have entered illegally, and get perks on top of it? If they are already breaking the law, WHY keep them safe and make it comfortable.
Other countries have found this does not work! If they break the law once, what is to stop them from doing it again? For those who have been here 20 years and are working – WHY haven’t they become citizens. This is the UNITED STATES of America, with American citizens! Does not matter the race or history of origin…but it does matter that they love this country enough to adopt our traditions and live by our Constitution.
The tide is turning for conservatives in California. I think it is because so many hard working citizens are sick of the tide of illegals coming in and getting everything free…and because we don’t have a clue who they are, really! Something has to give. I know, let’s take all the illegals and early release prisoners, and the homeless and put them on Pelosi’s or moonbeams property.
They are rich, they have plenty of land and money to share. Just think they could actually see what its all about.

I am not heartless.  I have a big heart, but there is a time you have to stand up and be a warrior for what you believe and what you know to be true.  I don’t want anyone to suffer…..and that includes all the hard-working, legal citizens, who need a bit of consideration too.

DON’T LOOK HERE…..

April 24, 2018

Amazon - Precursors of the future

……FOR WORK, THAT IS.  A PRECURSOR OF THE FUTURE AVAILABILITY OF WORK FOR HUMAN BEINGS.

THIS IS JUST ONE SECTION OF AMAZON  – LAST WEEK.

(Photo credit:  KRCR Channel 7)

Prescription Drugs

April 12, 2018

This is the last of my “heavy” posts for possibly a long, long while.  A reader suggested he stopped reading for a while because (I guess by heavy) – he means to serious…or the subjects too intense.

I agree the last few posts have been heavy – but when I post it is for a reason.  We all deserve the truth.


This is a partial list of some of the drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Tufts Center for the study of Drug Development released a statement saying it costs $2.6 billion to study and bring a drug to market. Ha! Tufts is mostly funded by pharmaceutical corporations, so raising cost helps to raise the cost of the drugs to consumers …just sayin’!

Stimulants: Amphetamine Products
Adderall
Aderall XR
Dexedrine
Vyvanse
Dextroamphetamine
Amphetamine-Dextromphetamine combinations
Extended Release Ampheamine

Sedatives: Zolpidem Products
Ambien
Ambien CR
olpieem
Extended Release Zolpidem

Eszopiclone Products: Lunesta or Eszopiclone

Zaleplon Preducts: Sonata or Zaleplon

Benzodiazprine Sedatives:
Flurazpam (Dalman
Temazepam Products
Restoril
Temazepam
Triazolam Products:
Halcion
Triazolm

Barbiturates:
Phenbarbital
Seonal
Butisole

Other presciption Sedatives

Hydrocodone Products:
Vicodin
Lortab
Norco
Zohysro ER
Hydrocodone

Oxycodone Products:OxyContin
Percoet
Percodan
Roxicet
Roxicodone
Oxycodone

Tramadol Products:
Ultram
Ultram ER
Ulracet

Tranadol
Extended – release Tramadol

Morphine Proudcts:
Avinza
Kadan
MS Cotin
Morphine
Extended Release Morphine

Fendanyl Products:
Actiq
Duragestic
Fendora
Fentanyl

Prescription Tranquilizers:
Benadiazephine Tranquilizer
Alprazolam Products:
Xanax
Xanax XR
Alprazolam Products:
Extended – release Alprazolam

Lorazepam Products:
Ativan
Lorazepam

Clonazepam Products:
Klonpin
Clonazpam

Diazepam Products:
Valium
Diazepam

Muscle Relaxants

Cyclobenzaprine (flexeril)
Some
Buspirone (BuSpar)
Hydroxyzine (Atarax or Vistaril
Meprobamate (Equanil or Miltown)
Other presciption Tranquilizers

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THIS LIST DOES NOT INCLUDE All STREET DRUGS, AND IS AN INCOMPLETE LIST of all pharmaceuticals !

Street drugs: such as heroin, crystal meth, ecstasy, charlie, hot ice, china white, liquid ecstasy, yellow honey, tik, crack cocaine, buttons.

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Of course street drugs are insidious and deadly, but so are many pharmaceuticals…
Read the circular enclosed, read the boxes, read everything you can before you pop the next pill.

We have been turned into a DRUG society. It is terrifying to me for my children and my grandchildren.

What is it all for??? THE ALMIGHTY DOLLAR!

Addendum:  Alcohol and cigarettes are still legal and “pushed”…..”What crisis?”  “Who started it?”  “For what?”

 

Getting Old

April 11, 2018

Reprinting something a friend of mine wrote many moons ago…it still makes me smile so I wanted to share again.  ENJOY

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Whoever coined the phrases “growing old gracefully” and “the golden years” should be strung up on the nearest tree!

I don’t know how you grow old gracefully when your body becomes less agile and your ability to stretch is limited because you are afraid you’ll “snap” like an old rubber band.

I have no idea if those years are golden as my eyesight is not as good as it once was, and the insurance I paid into all my life doesn’t cover glasses or teeth (and those are the first things to go!) That’s Medicare of course.

Somehow in my education I didn’t realize over a hundred dollars will be deducted for part B, before you even get social security. Then of course you have to pay for a supplement each month because Medicare doesn’t cover everything. The tricky part is if Medicare won’t cover any part of a procedure; neither will the supplement you are paying for -to the tune of over $150. a month if you can find one for that low price.

By the way, once you apply for Medicare you get a non-stop snail mail box full of “life insurance applications for your family to have, and burial insurance so they won’t suffer from the cost when you croak. I mean it is non-stop. Thanks for reminding my life of this planet will soon be over. Didn’t have enough to think about!

I plan to be “taken care of” the cheapest way possible. – Burn baby burn. I won’t take up precious space on this planet to plant my body and have people come there to tearfully remember me. I would rather plant flowers there! Also, in my world to come, I trust God will know how to fix everything my poor body has suffered in this lifetime.

After so many years the body just starts to kind of give out, and you never know when or where it will happen. After the first injury or accident then everyone is afraid to let you do anything because you may fall again. I don’t know if that’s because they worry about you, or because they don’t want to have to take care of you again.

No worries. I swear you’ll never hear “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” come from my mouth! Older people are usually spoken of as the butt of jokes. The ironic thing is one day those folks will be the butt of the jokes-for now they are just butts!

Heaven forbid you want to do something really fun — “It’s not a good idea.” “It’s too dangerous”. If I weren’t happily married I’d go out and have unprotected sex just for the danger factor. (NOT REALLY)

“It’s not a good idea to go barefooted.” “You’d better not get a dog.” “Watch what you eat.” “Etc.”

Kill me now.

When you find you need to use a cane because some uncaring medical people left you out in the cold until you are in permanent disrepair, don’t worry about accidentally forgetting it…everyone will remind you that you need to take the cane.

The baggers at the grocery store begin to call you ma’am, and ask if you need help carrying one bag to the car. Teenagers look at you like you have already died, and of course lost your mind way before that!

When you hear a whistle you know it’s just some older person grasping at the talent of whistling. To whistle – a talent once appreciated – long ago!. You know it’s not a “whistle” meant for you because you are so sexy and have such a stunning figure.

Everything drops. What they don’t tell you if your feet get bigger too, and all the hair that used to grow on your legs just grows on your face now!

I don’t feel guilty about not being Martha Stewart in the housekeeping department, I will go outside and sit in the sun (still with book in hand) and read to my heart’s content. With my glasses off my home is perfectly dust free.

What is “grandma in a box”? Well it’s not a coffin I’ll tell you that! I was going to wrap a box in birthday paper and surprise my granddaughter for her birthday. With my luck I probably would have suffocated and surprised her with grandma falling to the floor dead!
Not a good surprise. Either that or be so stiff I would be permanently unable to move from being stuffed in the box.

After you turn 65 – face it – you may still feel 45 in your mind – but the REAL prejudice is against those of us who live long enough to be known as “the old folks, old people, our elderly, the over the hill gang, seniors (say isn’t a senior in high school or college someone to be looked up to and revered?)

I could write a book about it all, but just to let you know – my wits are about me! My memory is as sharp as ever. I am still the captain of my ship and God the Master of my mind. I really am still “too sexy for my shirt”, and my cane doubles as a weapon so that if anyone pulls any crap on me I can beat them to death with it – and I wouldn’t hesitate.

I don’t hold back and just “be nice” – IF someone deserves to be told off I will do it with wit and class – but I will do it. I don’t hold anything inside. I dress exactly the way I want to, and love the freedom.

When no one is looking I will do what I damn please and take any risk I opt to…why not? There isn’t too much I haven’t done in my life (a lot I wish I hadn’t done), and what the heck is the difference. It could kill me?

No one knows when they are through with being on this earth – at best my life is less than two decades, and so if you see me flying through the air with some young stud attached to my back, don’t be surprised!

Well, I probably will be holding tight to my husband, whom I still adore, sitting behind him on his Harley, going a 100 miles an -hour down some back road!

Life doesn’t have to be over just because you have aged like a fine, fine wine! Or better yet in my case, an aged bottle of good whiskey! One that gives warmth to your innards, and a glow on your cheeks.

The Opioid Crisis in America

April 10, 2018

325.7 million people in the USA in 2016. – 42,249 (Henry Kaiser Statistics )died in 2016 from overdoses of opioid = Leaving 325,657,751million people. (REMEMBER: statistics vary from website to website. I am using, as a base, those numbers most websites reported.

A pittance.. Meaning no disrespect! Of course not, individually…those lives are precious to those whose friends and family have been lost.

Because of media coverage results of current actions to reduce deaths should be noted:

“Someone” is recommending opioid training on “how to prescribe”; a course doctors must take. I do not know cost, time involved, or if it will be mandatory.

The Surgeon General is recommending that more pens of Naloxone be produced and sold so that some of those who overdose might be saved. The average cost at a discount, almost $100.00. Often two or three pens are needed. Someone will see a big profit! Pharmacies? Sale of pens to medical facilities. Cost to citizens.

FYI: highest death rates are age group 45-64. Most illicit users range from 18 to mid-twenties.

Over a period of weeks I have found that the age group most affected are the elderly. Affected in the way that their ability to be prescribed the medication for the drugs REALLY needed, has been curtailed…A choice of pain medication / or sleeping aid such as Ambien.

Doctors are encouraged to promote exercise and behavioral treatments to help patients cope with pain. REALLY? One would have to have experienced a vast majority of “pain” throughout the body to really know if a behavior treatment would help. Of course, mind over matter does help, but are most people really mentally ready to manage chronic pain using that methodology?

Is there really a healthful choice for those will permanent pain from injuries? Sleep or pain relief?

Common Opioids bind to receptors in brain and spinal cord. They disrupt pain signals and activate reward areas of brain by releasing dopamine – which creates a feeling of euphoria (a high). Opioids such as morphine and codeine are derived from poppy plants. Heroine is an illegal drug synthesized from morphine. Most opioids are grown in Asia, Central and South America.

Hydrocodone and oxycodone are manufactured in labs with natural and synthetic ingredients.
Between 2007 and 2016 the most widely prescribed drug (hydrocodone ), was prescribed and 6.2 BILLION pills were distributed. In 2016, 5 BiLLION oxycodone tablets were prescribed. These were all in the USA….. 99.7 of the worlds hydrocodone was prescribed in the USA.

NY Times

“Most of the time, it’s sold on the street as heroin, or drug traffickers use it to make cheap counterfeit prescription opioids. Fentanyls are showing up in cocaine as well, contributing to an increase in cocaine-related overdoses. Fentanyl was originally developed as an anesthetic for surgery. Carfentanil – a unit is 100 times stronger than fentanyl, and 10,000 as a unit of morphine. The most deadly of the fentanyl analogues Carfentanil, an elephant tranquilizer, 5,000 times stronger than heroin. An amount smaller than a few grains of salt can be a lethal dose.” It already has commercial availability…

For anyone who would like to read a few names of what citizens have been given for various ailments and injuries, I copied a fairly comprehensive list and will post it soon.

The point of this post, I am not sure. I just found it extremely interesting that as citizens we were given the okay for many of these to curb pain. The government is concerned about “citizens” when I believe the citizens who are using these drugs “to death” are illegal in their usage-either bought on the street, shared with relatives, or stolen!

Granted, I have seen and met some fakers here in California, and there are many throughout the states, but the majority of people I’ve seen who use these drugs are in dire need of some help to manage his or her life.

It s just sickening to have those really in need managed so poorly – Many doctors are now pulling back on writing these prescriptions so they won’t “get in trouble.”

We can also blame “money people” on the fact cigarettes and alcohol are still legal.
Haven’t even mentioned the huge problem with Adderall addiction, or the ridiculous use of Ritalin in children. – For God’s sake, let them be children….

What is the answer? I don’t know. It’s certainly NOT taking pain meds or sleeping aids away from those who ACTUALLY manage lives with the help- the elderly, critical pain patients, and those will lifelong major pain afflictions; many of which are our combat soldiers – men and women!

Statistics – Not boring, I hope – Informative

April 9, 2018

STATISTICS:

Brief definition is Collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of masses of numerical data.

Do you rely on statistics to “enlighten” you regarding a subject you are very interested in? WELL STOP IT!

Most statistics are bogus: Fake, spurious, false, fraudulent, a sham, or at least deceptive. Gathering absolutely correct statistics is IMPOSSIBLE.

During this time of healing, I am researching a few subjects to write about, and I have noticed a huge difference in statistical information from website to website.

We can’t just check one or two websites and expect to get statistical clarity. I check multiple websites and read multiple statistical reports. I have already learned quite a bit; never tire of learning new things, or getting new information.

I realize many people, due to which “direction” they lean (if you get my drift) will look for information that agrees with his or her particular thoughts or beliefs.

All I am trying to impart on this post, from my humble knowledge, is that we cannot bet our lives on ANY information we are given. No matter what your beliefs, media presents incorrect information on a daily basis.

So don’t “freak out” if you are told to panic in one direction or another. Do
your own work and check multiple reliable sources.

Lastly, do not just “take the word” of one person if the statistics are regarding something important to you. Bless peoples hearts…someone may have given them bogus material and in passing it on perhaps they inadvertently have given you incorrect statistics…or have a “memory blip” and changed the numbers by accident.

 

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS – FALSE NUMBERS

April 6, 2018

This is difficult to write as ONE school shooting is too much, BUT I WISH ALL THESE  SOURCES would get there facts correct.  NOT 18 school shootings so far this year.

Sad to say, but this is FALSE information that is being published is to panic everyone and make them turn an avenue for those who want STIFF GUN CONTROL.  They are trying to push the public down, and CHANGE PERCEPTIONS.

I have way more time to study than I would like as my injured kneecap is keeping me down – for now.  I do study and I check many resources before I publish anything I consider important.

How do you get people to be so vocal,  and march for something that is NOT the problem we are told?  PUBLISH INCORRECT INFORMATION THAT PUSHES THEIR OWN AGENDA!  Agenda is an important word, but one you won’t hear when those who have an agenda are trying to CHANGE opinions.

Public PERCEPTION  is born when agenda’s are published in many news sources – and tweeted by “important men and women”.

IN our POPULATION there are many persons who are simply “misinformed”. They follow the leader!  They are honorable and have a moral motive, but are being lined up like cattle going to slaughter. Check “Snopes”, check all the resources you can find.  18 is a false number!

As I said, any shooting DURING SCHOOL HOURS in a school, is MONSTEROUS!  The death of one student or teacher – one human being, is very disturbing. HOWEVER, when a political group has an agenda they will use many resources to make their agenda panic people and have them fall in line!

There have NOT been 18 school shootings DURING a school day, ON the school grounds.  It was a gun control group who first reported 18 shootings in 2018.

Everytown is an advocacy group that supports stricter gun laws.  The number ALL COMES DOWN to how they “define” school shootings.

WE ARE ALL IMPORTANT.  KEEP THAT IN MIND. We deserve truth, not “padded” lies to push the agenda of gun control.

I did research on the “numbers” and if you read with an open mind you will see the problem is MAGNIFIED BEYOND the truth of it…DO NOT HIT THE PANIC BUTTON.

The marches by high school students were easily started by politicians encouragement and support; those students who actually listen to their parents about gun control, and those who just wanted time off of school and publicity.

Hey, I know that is a broad statement, but you’d have to do much more research than I have done to disprove it!  Are you willing to put the time and effort in to give me current statistics about that?  🙂

Students enrolled in public schools:  50.7 million

Students in private schools: 5.2 million

Number students home schooled: 1.7 million

This totals: 57.6 million children in school in USA.

Seventeen children have been killed in 2018 – in one public school.

Is the panic an agenda being pushed for more gun control….or using the current numbers….is there REALLY a problem THE SIZE being reported?  I think not.

It is time to panic about the news we are being spoon fed to loose more of our rights as citizens of the USA.