Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Race Card passed its expiry date a long time ago

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Some really good health info

The standard American diet is responsible for a lot of our poor health, chronic disease and early death. Here’s why and what you can do about it.

Acid vs. Alkaline – Any Questions ? [8:58]

Below: Why I think this stuff is true … or … A short journey into more than you wanted to know about Chrissy

When I was a sophomore in college (ca 1974), I began to suffer some really bizarre symptoms (insomnia, could NOT sit still) accompanied by chronic, intractable pain. I was hospitalized, sent to specialists, and then released and sent back to college minus any diagnosis or treatment protocol.

Barely able to function, I soldiered on. Or I should say, I jocked on. It’s in the genes. Bruises heal; goals don’t. Yada yada. It was a crappy year, but eventually the symptoms subsided enough that, although I had been able to complete only a half year of course work, I was able to overload my junior and senior years so I could graduate before my 4-years-only scholarships ran out.

Fast forward about six years. The symptoms suddenly returned, but in the interim, I had begun seeing a chiropractor who did a lot with nutrition. I went to him and recited my complaints. He asked, “Are your lips dry?”  Well, yes. As a matter of fact, they were uncomfortably dry. And I hadn’t been out in the kind of weather that should make them feel that way.

He went off and came back with a handful of tablets and some water. I swallowed them and he said, “You have a potassium deficiency. You’ll feel better by the time you get home.” I left with a bottle of pills and he was right. I felt NORMAL by the time I got home! (And really angry about how much I suffered sophomore year!)

Fast forward lots more years during which I knew that I could keep the insomnia, agitation and muscle aches thing away by loading up on minerals when my lips got dry. Then somebody gave me a little pamphlet about body pH and some litmus strips. What the heck. It was free, right … so I tested my urine. It hit the “vinegar” color … which could explain the burning.

Over time, I learned that when my body was pH balanced, my poo would be well formed and easy to expel without straining or a ton of toilet paper. As I got more acid, it would turn into clay bombs that were too small to stimulate peristalsis and so would pile up until I was constipated. But, oddly, as I got even more acid, it all suddenly switched to bum burning diarrhea.  This surprised me. I figured diarrhea would be on one side, clay bombs on the other. But that isn’t how it worked.

Mostly, I’ve been coping with this issue by supplementing with minerals and, when I’m so acidic my skin hurts, I smooth Coral Calcium powder on myself which really helps. (I have no idea what an overly alkaline body is like. I’ve never been there.)

Lately, Dearest has been seeing a new chiropractor who is really REALLY into nutrition. He has introduced us to Dr. Axe and “Real Foods.” Recently, Dearest saw the video above in his office. It confirms a lot of what I have picked up over the years and includes some things I did not know.

For example, to bring acid to neutral, the body increases URINE production. This could explain why I’m always thirsty … and know the insides of every bathroom I’ve ever passed. Yes, I’m a pain to travel with. Probably just as well I’m home bound. LOL

The video also says that, to bring acid to neutral, the body steals IODINE and SODIUM, as well as calcium, magnesium and potassium. Okay. I knew about the latter three, but not the first two. Could be why I salt my food way more than Dearest … I sometimes just crave it so much I sprinkle salt on my palm and lick it off. Also, I recently began taking an iodine supplement … and I have so much more energy!

To summarize: Two things acidify the body … diet and stress. There are a lot of stressors we cannot change in our lives. Some we will need time and hard work to change, for which tasks we need to feel well, not exhausted. But DIET … diet we can control.

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Periwinkle in bloom

In west central Wisconsin, we usually don’t start planting earlier than Memorial Day weekend, which is when the danger of frost is past. This is fine with me, as I’ve been too busy to do anything with my gardens yet this year — I hope to get to them sometime next week. Still, as you can see, the periwinkle I planted a few years ago is blooming enthusiastically. I just love flowering plants that thrive on neglect!


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The Journalistic Establishment’s latest violation of public trust

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After you sign the petition below (it’s free), please forward this to all of your patriotic friends and family, share it on your social networks, and remind people that freedom of religion was the first right guaranteed to us in our Constitution.

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“As a citizen and a patriot, I demand an end to the media’s obvious misleading of the public regarding what this mandate means for religious freedom in our country. I also call upon the media to fully report on the massive backlash this mandate has brought about.”

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Fantastic genealogy and job search resources

One of my e-buds is a librarian. Today, she sent me updates on her web-based projects. There is some great stuff here!

“For Veterans Looking for Work” from my “Newton’s Quick Job Search” Blog

“Genealogy and Family History” (LibGuide)

“Finding Family Members Who Fought In World War II” (LibGuide)

“The Curious Genealogist” blog with a current posting about the above.

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How the electoral vote is shaping up

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Florida (29): Obama won by a slim 2.8% margin and on May 3, 2012, Quinnipiac found Romney up by SIX! (Romney 47% vs. Obama 41%)

Ohio (18): Obama won by 4.6%. But on May 10, 2012, Quinnipiac found Obama up by only one. (Obama 45% vs. Romney 44%)

Pennsylvania (16): On May 21, 2012, Rasmussen had Obama up by six (Obama 47% vs. Romney 41%), but he won by 10.4% (Obama 54.7% vs. McCain 44.3%).  Karl Rove believes Obama’s antipathy toward coal and problems with working-class whites and suburban independents could tip the balance.

Virginia (13): Obama won by a healthy 6%. However on April 25, 2012, Rasmussen found Romney up by one. (Romney 45% vs. Obama 44%)

Wisconsin (10):  Obama won by 13.9%. In April, a Marquette poll (Likely Voters) found Obama’s up by four, but this week, he and Romney are TIED.

Colorado (9): On April 23, 2012, a Purple Strategies Poll (Likely Voters) showed Obama and Romney tied at 47% each.

Iowa (6): The most recent poll shows Obama up by ten, but Team Obama is targeting Ohio for special attention with TV ads, which suggests they’re worried.

Nevada (6): Latest poll (Rasmussen) shows Obama up by eight. But Nevada has the nation’s highest unemployment rate (11.7%).

New Hampshire (4): The polls are all over the place. The spread goes from Obama ahead by 12 to Romney ahead by 10. In 2004, Kerry won by only 1%.

Breakdown of electoral vote changes due to 2010 Census

DARK RED States (McCain): Arizona +1, Georgia +1, South Carolina +1, Texas +4, Utah +1

LIGHT RED States (McCain): Louisiana -1, Missouri -1

SWING States (Obama): Florida +2, Nevada +1, Ohio -2

LIGHT BLUE States (Obama): Iowa -1

DARK BLUE States (Obama): Illinois -1, Massachusetts -1, Michigan -1, New Jersey -1, New York -2, Pennsylvania -1, Washington +1

Votes in last 4 Presidential Elections:
Dark Red GOP 4, Light Red GOP 3, Swing 2 & 2, Light Blue DNC 3, Dark Blue DNC 4


Which States Gained and Lost Electoral Votes

Rasmussen (Likely Voters) Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

Rasmussen Virginia Matchup – April 25, 2012

Quinnipiac Ohio Matchup (Registered Voters) – May 10, 2012

Quinnipiac Florida Matchup – May 3, 2012

Rasmussen Pennsylvania Matchup – May 23, 2012

2008 Presidential Election Results in Pennsylvania

Marquette (Likely Voters) Wisconsin Matchup – May 16, 2012

Statewide opinion polling for US presidential election 2012,_2012

Purple Predictors

Real Clear Politics New Hampshire poll summary

Rove: Romney’s Roads to the White House By Karl Rove – May 23, 2012


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Racism straight up

Since 1973, abortion has killed more than 17 million black babies.

Planned Parenthood performs about 25% of all abortions in the United States. Planned Parenthood clinics are most frequently sited in minority neighborhoods.

This is no accident. Planned Parenthood was founded by eugenicist Margaret Sanger with the specific intention of eliminating unwanted races from the human population.

She said Blacks, immigrants and the mentally and physically unfit should not be allowed to breed. She wrote,

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. And the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

In 2009, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg clearly agreed, praising legal abortion for helping to curb “growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of” like those who qualified for Medicaid.

Margaret Sanger the Greatest Sin is Children [:53]

More Words From Margaret Sanger [2:30]

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They are the Borg

A Right to Work law prevents unions from requiring union membership, dues or fees as a condition of employment. As of 2012, 23 States have these laws.

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We’re just not that into you

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