“What the h*ck?”

I think in this modern day and age we have all figured out that the idea of a place like “Hell” is a bit extreme. We all know that an eternity of suffering,pain and burning doesn’t seem like a very fair punishment, especially if there IS a God and he is a “Loving God”.

But what about “Heck?”

Oft times I hear people who are of a more religious bent say “awww—what the heck?” out of fear of saying the word “Hell”.

(These are the same type of people who say things like “Geez Louise” instead of “Jesus Christ”, or “Fudge” instead of—-well—-you get the point.)

But if there was a place like “Heck”, what would it be like?

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Now for a bit of fun

What would happen if the impossible, “you can’t fold paper 7 times”, was actually accomplished?
The guy in the following video finds out for us.
WARNING, there is a moment of colorful language, near the end.

Wonder if the birth of the universe was caused by paper. hmmmm……… LoL


My Mac Daddy

My Dad, he does well at being 73 years old, but I gotta say, he is a character at times.
Recently, while visiting him in Florida, it came up on suppertime, him being the type that eats fast food, mentioned Burger King. He doesn’t like the drive through so much so he parked the car and got out while I decided to stay seated. He asked me what I wanted so “jokingly” I asked for a couple of Big Macs. Well to finish up, he came out a couple minutes later waving his fist at me. ***LoL! I didn’t think he would actually ask for a Big Mac at Burger King. hehehe –it is funny though.
Curious if I could get him to ask for a Whopper at McDonald’s.
So from now on, I’m calling him Mac Daddy, not to be confused with mack daddy, mind you. I feel that title suits him well enough.

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Is this the End of Diet Soda? Huge Study links Aspartame to Major Problems, Sales Drop…

As concerns about health epidemics plague the nation, demand and sales of diet soda have plunged as consumers try to make better choices. As we reported yesterday, aspartame (the main sweetener for diet soda) is one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply, causing seizures and a host of other health issues.

In a new study done over ten years and sampling 60,000 women, it was shown that women who drink two or more diet drinks a day have much higher cardiovascular disease rates and are more likely to die from the disease.

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One Life to Live

The plan was simple…

… don’t write about any family matters.

Well, so much for keeping my blog on the straight and narrow.
This category has been created for me to rant, (or rave) about the goings on with the antics of family.

I’ll try and keep it pleasant and civil, but at times that just may be impossible.

Stand-by, in a few hours, the “fun” will begin.


The most important money conversation you’re not having

By Jeanie Ahn January 29, 2015 7:06 PM

When Rosemary Flanagan died two years ago at the age of 84, her family was stunned. She led an active lifestyle and showed no signs of slowing down before passing away in her sleep.

Although she was a mother to seven sons, none of them knew what to do with her estate. “I was planning on having this conversation with my mother about her estate planning, making sure that the lawyer was on board and that all of her accounts were up to date, but she died suddenly,” said one of her sons, Thomas Flanagan, 50, who lives in Chicago, Illinois where his mother also lived.

After discovering that their mother’s lawyer was no longer practicing and her will had not been updated in six years, the Flanagan family had no idea where to begin. While mourning their mother, Thomas and his siblings scrambled to find any documents that could shed light on her financial situation. It took a week to find her wallet, months to track down all of her IRAs, and more than a year to close all her bank accounts.

While death and estate planning can be a sensitive topic for families to broach, not having a plan in place can become an even bigger regret.

“There’s a big misunderstanding that estate planning is for wealthy people,” says Matthew McClintock, an estate planning attorney and spokesperson for “But it’s about making sure whatever you own goes where you want it to go in the most efficient way possible with the minimal amount of stress on the family,” he says.

To get started, here are three essential financial documents you need to prepare an estate plan.

An updated will or trust

The main difference between a will and a trust is that a will goes through probate, a formal legal process, to distribute your assets to those you name in your will. This process can be time-consuming and costly to your loved ones.

A trust, on the other hand, avoids probate, providing more privacy during the process of distributing your property. Trusts can cost more to set up, and you’ll still need a “pour over” will prepared as a safety net to catch any assets that may not get transferred to your trust. It would have to go through probate to administer any property not held in the trust. At the end of probate, the property gets “poured over” into the trust.

Durable power of attorney for property

This document gives someone authority over your financial affairs in the event that you’re hospitalized, disabled or incapacitated. But it’s only in effect while you’re alive. When you die, the power of attorney dies with you.

Who is the best person for this? CPA and attorney Mark Kohler recommends you appoint a close family member you can trust who is good with handling money.

When it comes to appointing someone to handle your medical directive – who would make medical decisions for you if you’re unable to communicate on your own – you may want to choose someone else in your family who you think can manage this aspect of your care.

Updated beneficiary forms on everything you own

In most cases, beneficiary forms for accounts including your 401(k) plan or IRA will override your will, so it’s important to take the time to update these forms when you’ve experienced a major life change such as a birth, death, marriage or divorce. If you can’t find the form, simply fill out a new one and print out a hard copy for your files. Certified estate planner Jean-Ann Dorrell recommends checking your forms at least once a year.

Two years later, the Flanagans are still missing some pieces to their mother’s financial puzzle, including a safety deposit box they cannot find with savings bonds and family heirlooms. Without a lawyer in the family, Thomas says it would’ve been too costly to navigate the complicated process on their own.

While you can buy a basic estate planning package online, it’s always a good idea to have a professional make sure your forms, directives, and trusts are correctly executed. If you’re hiring a professional to walk you through the entire process, you can expect to spend anywhere from $2500 to $5000.

No matter how uncomfortable the conversation might be, it’s among the most important ones you can have to spare your loved ones from unnecessary inconvenience while they grieve.

“As your circumstances change, your estate plan needs to grow and adapt as well,” says McClintock. “But the most important thing is to communicate and start somewhere.”
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The Dark Side of Juicing: How the Global Trend Might Be Bad for Your Health — and the Environment

Failing the taste test: Celebs like Jennifer Aniston, favour juice detoxes but Janice Dickinson looks unimpressed by her green smoothie If you prefer drinking fruits and vegetables, you might want to consider going back to the old-fashioned method: chewing. By Lorraine Chow / AlterNet

Source: The Dark Side of Juicing: How the Global Trend Might Be Bad for Your Health — and the Environment

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Are You Awake? Or Just Informed

by Zen Gardner, Guest, Waking Times This is a very interesting question, and perhaps a provocative one. With the information explosion drastically influencing so many lives there appear to be many strata of awakening levels arising. Once people start connecting the dots of now available facts and formerly unavailable research, whole new paradigms through which to perceive our changing reality emerge.

What we do with this new information, and how far we keep pursing deeper and deeper levels of perception, determines our outlook at any given time.

This is why constant change and continual learning are integral to progressing toward a full on awakening. As we continue to evolve in perception we begin to see that underlying this deluge of surface information there are amazing consistent truths to grasp and implement that will truly transform not only ourselves, but the world around us.

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The Family Money Talk You Must Have

Talking to your adult kids about your finances and how you plan to divvy up your money after your death may be one of the most important conversations you’ll ever have. It gives you the chance to tell the kids how you want your estate to be handled. It lets your kids know whether they need to worry about supporting you in your old age or whether they’ll get help paying for their children’s college education. And it sets them straight as to whether they will get a windfall, a topic that can be a huge disconnect between parents and children. A recent study by MFS, a money-management firm, found that the majority of Gen X and Gen Y respondents expected an inheritance to help with their own retirement, but less than half of baby-boomers agreed it was important to leave one.
Virtually all parents and adult children believe they should be having such conversations, according to a 2012 Fidelity study. And 86% of respondents in a recent National Endowment for Financial Education survey said they’d trust a family member to make financial decisions for them. But the same research shows that the majority of families aren’t comfortable talking about money–at least with one another. What’s getting in the way?

Stop avoiding it. For many, the reluctance to talk stems from the worry that a whiff of a windfall could prevent their kids from being independent. In the Fidelity study, the number-one reason parents cited for not discussing their estate plan with their adult children was that they didn’t want them to count too much on their future inheritance.

Others avoid the subject of future financial plans because, well, it’s in the future. “People think they have all the time in the world,” says estate attorney Merrell Bailey, of Maitland, Fla. “They’re in denial that they’re ever going to age. Then, because they’ve avoided having this conversation, it takes on a life of its own. It’s such a big, scary topic that it’s never to be spoken aloud–it’s Voldemort.”

Reluctance to talk about money at all also contributes to the problem. Brad Klontz, financial psychologist and coauthor of Mind Over Money (Crown Business), says people would rather talk about their sex lives than their finances. Combine money with death and it’s a sure bet that no one wants to talk about it. “No wonder Americans are ill-equipped when it comes to estate planning–those are two topics we love to avoid,” he says.

Talk early and often. The earlier you begin talking about money with the kids, the better. “Discussing major financial decisions is good for tilling the soil,” says Ruth Nemzoff, author of Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships With Your Adult Children (Palgrave Macmillan). “It lets the family know that this topic is okay to talk about.”

Charlotte and Dave Nielson of Oviedo, Fla., have always been open with their kids about money issues, the way their parents were with them. The couple, 69 and 75, have started several businesses over the years and have discussed those with the kids, Jeff, now 41, and Kristi, 45, since they were in college. Ten years ago, they had powers of attorney drawn up for each child and talked about what that meant. By the time they had the “money talk” five years ago, it wasn’t a big event. They went over their investments, property, how Jeff and Kristi will share the estate, and where all the documents are kept.

Whether you’ve been laying the groundwork or not, the estate-planning conversation should happen well before a crisis, says Amy Goyer, home-and-family expert for AARP. “Do it when you’re young and healthy enough to get things organized.” She recommends using a significant life event–a big birthday or change in job–as a signal to get started.

Once the time has come, consider how you want to have the conversation. Face-to-face is best, either with the family as a whole or one-on-one with each child. Having the family together allows everyone to hear the same thing–though that rarely happens, says Nemzoff. “We all hear through our emotions.” If you meet separately, send an e-mail summary to the family as a whole so that everyone has the same information. Regardless of how you choose to share your plan, set a date. That allows the children to prepare psychologically, says Klontz. Often, they’re more resistant to having the conversation than their parents are, because they don’t want to think about their parents’ death.

Ease into the subject. Because their three daughters are in their twenties and no longer in need of a guardian, Juli and Enrique Navarrete, 52 and 49, thought it was time to update their will. The Springfield, Va., couple used that event as a springboard to talk to the kids about their finances. “On the off chance that something could happen to us at the same time, we wanted them to know what we wanted to happen,” says Juli.

You could use recent news or a friend’s story as a way into the conversation, saying, for example, “I was just reading a story about long-term-care costs and thought you might want to know how we’re planning to cover our expenses.” Or, “My friend’s father just passed away, and the kids are at each other’s throats over the estate. I don’t want you to end up like that, so let’s talk about how things will work.”

Stress the practical nature of the conversation. Whether you plan to leave an inheritance or you worry that you’ll run out of money before you die and need financial help from the kids, make the point that the whole family is affected and that sharing your intentions is in everyone’s best interest. But don’t forget that it’s your plan.

The kids may be disappointed or upset by your choices if you’re giving them news they don’t expect–for example, that you’ll be leaving your estate to charity or giving more to one sibling. In that case, be straightforward. Say, “I know you won’t be happy about this and I’m sorry, but this is what we’ve decided.” It’s better for them to hear it from you now, when you can explain your decision, than after your death. Nothing causes more hard feelings than leaving a surprise in your will.

Nervous about laying out your plan for the family? Consider having a third party, such as a financial planner or an estate attorney, present it. Bailey says she often facilitates family meetings and is able to move through the agenda more easily and effectively than a parent might, simply because she doesn’t “have a dog in the fight.”

Pick your person. Your age and your kids’ ages, as well as the family dynamic, should dictate how much information you share and when. But the most important thing to discuss with adult children is who will handle the finances. Perhaps one child is more organized or has experience with financial matters and is thus well suited for an executor role, or another is the closest geographically and has easiest access to your paperwork. Make the reasoning behind your selection clear to your children, advises Klontz. And be aware that, like it or not, by picking one or another to take a lead role, “you can reinforce pain they’ve been carrying around about where they fit in the family system.”

The Navarretes chose one of their 25-year-old twin girls, a third-year law student, to take on the role of executor. “When we said, ‘We’ll need one of you to manage the will and finances,’ it didn’t take long for the other two to say, ‘Alyssa should do it,’ ” says Juli. That was the parents’ choice as well. They’ve since had follow-up discussions to make sure the other girls are okay with the choice (they are). “They’ll joke about it now,” Juli says.

If you don’t think any of your children are up to the task of having your power of attorney or executing your will, or you simply don’t trust them, you could designate a non-family member–perhaps a friend or your lawyer or financial planner. Or you could set up a living trust with a non-family trustee as backup. Don’t let the choice of a third party come as a shock, says Chris Kerckhoff, president of Plancorp, a wealth-management firm. “Kids need to be hearing it from mom and dad that they made that decision and weren’t influenced by anyone else.” You might say, “We don’t want you to have to handle that stress,” rather than “We don’t trust you.”

When it comes to the division of your assets, be just as clear. If you plan to divide the assets unequally, explain why. Among the possible reasons: One child has a lower earning potential because of a health condition or a career choice, or one is helping you more in retirement, perhaps sacrificing financially to be a caregiver. “Having all the kids on the same page and understanding and respecting the parents’ wishes while they’re alive will mitigate hard feelings of resentment later. You never want a situation where the adult children can’t have Thanksgiving together because they’re squabbling over the estate,” says John Sweeney, executive vice-president of retirement income and insights for Fidelity.

Set up the framework. In your first conversation, skip the numbers, which can distract people from the overall plan. “As soon as you put dollar amounts down, you lose people,” says Kerckhoff. Plus, no matter when you start talking about estate planning, the chances are good that the exact numbers will be different at the end.

Rather, provide a framework that outlines your intentions: For example, “We’ve saved for 15 years of retirement at our current standard of living and we have long-term-care insurance to cover those costs should we need that.” If you’re planning on gifting money for a grandchild’s college education, let your children know how many years you might be able to cover. To disabuse a child of the notion that an inheritance will set them up for life, you might say, “We’ve put aside money to help give you a cushion, but you’ll still have to earn your own living.” As you continue money talks over the years, get more specific.
Keep in mind that you may have to change your plans as life presents new circumstances. “People need to have a sense that what they’re disclosing is not set in stone. It’s just the game plan,” says elder-law lawyer Shirley Whitenack of Florham Park, N.J. Each time you adjust the plan, you can share more with your children. The Nielsons have embraced that process with their son and daughter. “They are both very responsible adults,” says Charlotte. “We feel comfortable telling them everything we’re doing.”

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Sashe Stankovski | February 15, 2016 | HEALTH |

It is evaluated that upwards of 25 million Americans have a thyroid issue, and half of them have no clue that they do. Hypothyroidism, or an under-dynamic thyroid, represents 90% of every single thyroid disparity. The thyroid, a butterfly-molded organ in the focal point of your neck, is the expert organ of digestion system. How well your thyroid is working is inter-related with each framework in your body. If your thyroid is not running ideally, then nor are you.


These are the 10 signs that you could have an under-active thyroid:

1. Exhaustion after sleeping 8 to 10 hours a night or having to take a nap daily.
2. Weight gain or the failure to get more fit.
3. State of mind issues, for example, emotional episodes, anxiety or depression.
4. Hormone imbalances, for example, PMS, sporadic periods, infertility and low sex drive
5. Muscle agony, joint torment, carpal tunnel disorder, or tendonitis.
6. Cool hands and feet, feeling icy when others are not, or having a body temperature reliably beneath 98.5.
7. Dry or breaking skin, fragile nails and unreasonable male pattern baldness.
8. Clogging.
9. Mind issues, for example, mind fog, poor concentration or poor memory.
10. Neck swelling, snoring or dry voice.


Thyroid hormone creation is managed by a feedback circle between the hypothalamus, pituitary organ and the thyroid organ. Hypothalamic thyrotropin-discharging hormone (TRH) empowers pituitary thyrotropin (TSH) union and emission.

Thusly, TSH fortifies creation and arrival of T4 and T3 from the thyroid organ. At the point when enough T4 is created, it flags to TRH and TSH that there is sufficient thyroid hormone available for use and not to deliver more.

Around 85% of the hormone created by our thyroid organ is T4, which is an idle type of the hormone. After T4 is made, a little measure of it is changed over into T3, which is the dynamic type of thyroid hormone.

To convolute matters, T3 additionally gets changed over into either Free T3 (FT3) or Reverse T3 (RT3). It is the Free T3 that truly matters in the greater part of this, since it is the main hormone that can append to a receptor and reason your digestion system to rise, keep you warm, keep your entrails moving, personality working, and different hormones under tight restraints.

Lastly, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an immune system infection, is the most widely recognized type of hypothyroidism and its numbers are rising every year. An immune system malady is one in which your body turns on itself and starts to assault a sure organ or tissue trusting its remote.


Numerous side effects of thyroid imbalance are ambiguous and most specialists spend just a couple of minutes chatting with patients to deal with the reason for their dissension.


Most customary specialists utilize one and only or two tests (TSH and T4) to screen for issues. They are not checking FT3, RT3 or thyroid antibodies.

Most customary specialists utilize the “ordinary” lab reference range as their guide only. As opposed to listening to their patients manifestations, they utilize “ideal” lab qualities and temperature as their guide.

Which lab tests are best to determine if you have a thyroid problem?

• Free T4
• Free T3
• Reverse T3
• Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOAb)
• Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb)

What are the ‘optimal’ lab values for thyroid tests?

• TSH 1-2 UIU/ML or lower (Armour or compounded T3 can artificially suppress TSH)
• FT4 >1.1 NG/DL
• FT3 > 3.2 PG/ML
• RT3 less than a 10:1 ratio RT3:FT3
• TPO –
• TgAb – < 4 IU/ML or negative

What are the 10 things you can do to improve your thyroid function?

1. Verify you are taking a high quality multivitamin with Iodine, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin D and B vitamins.
2. Take a tyrosine and iodine supplement to help with the FT4 to FT3 change.
3. Go gluten-free! If you have Hashimoto’s, attempt at going totally grain and legume free.
4. Manage your anxiety and backing your adrenal organs. The adrenal organs and thyroid work hand and hand. Therapeutic yoga and adaptogenic herbs are recommended, which bolster the adrenal organs in adapting to stretch.
5. Get 8 to 10 hours of rest a night.
6. Have an organic dental specialist securely uproot any amalgam fillings you may have.
7. Watch your admission of cruciferous vegetables. There is somewhat of a verbal confrontation encompassing this.
8. Get fluoride, bromide and chlorine out of your eating regimen and environment.
9. Recuperate your gut. An appropriately working digestive framework (gut) is discriminating to great wellbeing.
10. Find a useful medication specialist and have them run the above research facility test and work with you to discover our underlying driver of the thyroid awkwardness.


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A Better Solar Eclipse Video from March 8-9

Ask and ye shall receive. This video shows what the absurd European Space Agency eclipse version was designed to hide.

They show the Planet X “system” (it’s far larger than Earth and hence has its own moons) and also show spectacular footage of the “cross” visible in the sky in several areas of the planet, which I find fascinating, and reveal the “secret” planetary body both at the beginning and end of the video. Thanks, R, for sharing. Now we know what to watch for.

I suggest you disregard the fear porn about what all the sounds, heavenly bodies, fireballs, animal die-offs, etc. in the video mean. We’re fine.

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On a more personal note; space is NOT the final Frontier, human imagination is closer to being that “final”.
What people are told is far from reality.

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ARIZONA AND HAWAII DON’T “DO” IT! When will it be time for all of America – – Oops, I mean the whole world, to do the same?

Most Americans don’t see the benefit of Daylight Saving Time: only 37% believe it to be worth the hassle in a 2013 Rasmussen poll (down from 45% in 2012). Are you one of them?

It also appears to cost us money. In 2010, Utah State University economist William F. Shughart II suggested that turning the clocks forward and backwards each year costs Americans $1.7 billion of lost opportunity cost each year. His calculations assumed that each person over the 18 spent about 10 minutes changing clocks instead of doing something else more productive.

It’s time to move clocks up one hour for daylight-saving time, Start DST: Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2 a.m. – See more at:

Brief: Time to spring forward

How much do you know about DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME?

Be Careful! Workplace Injuries Spike Following the Switch to Daylight Saving Time

I have always hated stupid daylight “savings.”

Logically, it should be as some as get up and go to bed with the sun, as it was pretty much done from the beginning of time.

My animals do not know that 6 am is 7 am now. Neither does my body.

Smartphones which change time on their own are the new alarm clock of the day, but those of us old-fashioned people will have to remember to move the little hand one hour ahead this Saturday night.
It is time again to lose an hour of sleep so we can gain an hour of daylight. Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday at 2 a.m. and that means the sunny days of summer are coming soon.

But why do we observe Daylight Saving Time from March to November?
Common belief is that by gaining an hour of daylight the country is more productive, using less light and saving energy.

However a 2008 study from the University of Santa Barbara found that there was little evidence showing any energy savings, and in some cases daylight savings actually increased energy consumption. Indiana could potentially cut $9 million per year from household energy spent if they stopped observing Daylight Saving Time, according to the study.

The California Energy Commission finds that Daylight Saving Time cuts 0.1 to 0.3 percent from the state’s energy consumption. However the energy commission also suggests that observing daylight saving in winter would increase energy savings to 0.5 percent.

The origins of the daylight saving concept are centuries old considering that people have been waking with the sunrise forever, but it is fairly young as a government practice.

Benjamin Franklin wrote a satirical essay to the Journal of Paris more than 200 years ago suggesting Parisians institute daylight saving time to save on the cost of lamp oil and candles, but it wasn’t until Germany enacted an official daylight saving time during World War I that the United States and Europe adopted the practice as part of their war strategies.

It was called Fast Time when daylight savings was adopted by the U.S. in 1918, only to be repealed seven months later. Daylight saving initiatives were later created again during World War II, but it wasn’t until the Uniform Act of 1966 that Daylight Saving Time was officially adopted by the U.S.

So it may not be all it’s cracked up to be. It may not save on the cost of lamp oil. But here in coastal California, Daylight Saving Time means an extra hour of surfing and sunsets.


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528hz ~ The Secrets Of Vibration

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This Is Why Timelines Change –

What are timelines and why do some predicted events come and go without the anticipated event ever happening?

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Level of consciousness vs happiness –

You wake-up, swallow a cup of coffee, grab your stuff and rush to disappear in the tube. Same stations, same people, same situations are over and over again. Every day. Every month. Every year. You live as a “sleeping walker” losing your “today” and constantly waiting that one day everything will change …

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7 Massive Misconceptions Many Never Question : Waking Times

Misconceptions take root in our minds very easily. It takes a determined spirit to weed out all the brainwashing and programming we have taken on. Many people never question certain ideas or conceptions they have. They stop at the phrase itself without any further investigation, almost as though the phrase itself has some kind of magic that stops them from examining it. People need to be careful of confusing what is true with what they want to be true. Just because we all want to live in a just world doesn’t mean we actually do live in a just world. Great problems arise when we take our misconceptions and assert them as fact.

Remember what Mohandas Gandhi said, when he was asked what he thought of Western civilization: “I think it would be a very good idea.” With wit and insight, he was clearly pointing out that the West had not yet achieved “civilization”, given that it was still engaged in land and resource theft via colonization, and genocide against active and indigenous peoples. Likewise, how many things in the list below do we proudly hold up as reality, despite the fact we haven’t yet achieved them? Here is a list of 7 massive misconceptions many people possess but have usually never deeply questioned.

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Health Atrocities that are Viewed as Normal

I’m not judgmental when people tell me the health atrocities they believe in or subscribe to, because quite frankly, it’s usually not their fault—instead they’ve been conditioned into thinking how they do.

When you hear or see something enough times and everyone around you feels the same way or does the same thing, it becomes what is “normal” for you.

Unfortunately, we’re at a point in our existence where things are about as ABNORMAL as they can get…and it’s frightening that so many people don’t even realize that.

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Your Phone Was Made By Slaves: A Primer on the Secret Economy

It’s never a happy moment when you’re shopping for a tombstone. When death comes, it’s the loss that transcends everything else and most tombstones are purchased in a fog of grief. Death is a threshold for the relatives and friends who live on as well, changing lives in both intense and subtle ways. It’s the most dramatic and yet the most mundane event of a life, something we all do, no exceptions, no passes.

Given the predictability of death it seems strange that Germany has a tombstone shortage. It’s not because they don’t know that people are going to die; it’s more a product of the complete control the government exerts over death and funerals. Everyone who dies must be embalmed before burial, for example, and the cremated can be buried only in approved cemeteries, never scattered in gardens or the sea. Rules abound about funerals and tombstones—even the size, quality, and form of coffins and crypts are officially regulated. All this leads to a darkly humorous yet common saying: “If you feel unwell, take a vacation—you can’t afford to die in Germany.”

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The cruelty of kindness

On Friday 19 December 2014, approximately 60 dogs and other animals were rescued from atrocious conditions in Sequatchie County, Tennessee. Photo by Kathy Milani/The Humane Society of the United St…

Source: The cruelty of kindness

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SOURCE: BLACKLISTED NEWS Nancy Reagan in her later life never did much in the way to revisit or retract her statements made in 1982 as she launched her iconic War on Drugs campaign and it’s easy to…


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The Future of Mind Control

Erasing and implanting memories has long been an inspiration for many Hollywood films, most notably movies like Inception, Total Recall, or Dark City. But this idea sounds so far fetched that most …

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