Daily Archives: March 21, 2018

2d Amendment 1; Gun Control Laws 0

GUN CONTROL criminals

The latest school shooting was over in less than a minute because a legally armed school resource officer fired off a shot at the illegally armed 17-year-old shooter.

  • Two students were wounded.
  • Their attacker is dead.

Predictably, Democrats are calling for more gun laws.

But it was ALREADY ILLEGAL for this young man to possess a handgun at all, never mind take it into his school and shoot at fellow students.

Meanwhile, the legally armed hero who prevented a potential massacre is a six-year military veteran with SWAT team training.

In other news, the Austin bomber is dead. There is still some concern that more bombs may have been mailed, so folks in the area still need to be vigilant.  Mama the Hyphenated is muy relieved, since some of her folks live and work in the area.

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How busy hands can alter our brain chemistry

Some researchers think busy hands may be key to making our brains very happy.

“When we engage in activities, we change the neurochemistry of our brain,” said Kelly Lambert, a neuroscientist at the University of Richmond.

In the 19th century doctors used to prescribe knitting to women who were overwrought with anxiety, “because they sensed that it calmed them down some. And it sounds, ‘Oh, that’s simplistic.’ But when you think about, OK, repetitive movement is increasing certain neurochemicals. And then if you produce something — a hat or a scarf — there’s the reward.”

Speaking of busy hands, one of the things I really enjoy is making miniatures, like “Grammy’s Easter Workshop”, which is traveling to Texas on Friday. I’m hoping it will become a cherished part of the Texas Grandkids’ annual Easter celebrations.

March 21, 2018: This is going to Texas on Friday.

Posted by Chrissy Bravo-Cullen on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

“Busy hands” hobbies are becoming more important in our culture. Between 1980 and 2015, jobs requiring social and analytical skills — desk jobs — increased 94%, while jobs requiring physical skills went up a mere 12%.

And that has Kelly Lambert concerned: “We just sit there. And we press buttons. And you start to lose a sense of control over your environment.”

She’s been using rodents to study the hand-brain connection. Lambert said that rats made to dig for a reward showed greater signs of mental health, when compared to what she calls her “trust fund rats,” who got a pass on doing any physical work.

“So, when we took an animal that was really in tune with the environment and we just gave them their rewards, without having to work for them, their stress hormones went up high — they lost all their benefits,” she said.

Through the years, I’ve learned that, if I don’t have a “busy hands” project going, I get crabby. When I was a kid, I loved messing around at my dad’s work bench. One of my favorite Christmas presents EVER was a kid-sized, ALL PINK chest of wood working tools! When I got older, my folks got me a sewing machine.

I’ve had a pretty hard life, what with PTSD and various health problems. But I can honestly say that, besides my faith, it’s been keeping my hands busy that has kept me the most sane and balanced. Besides sewing, carpentry and building miniatures, I’ve enjoyed painting, drawing, sculpting, stained glass, stonework, gardening, beading, making jewelry, and keeping tropical fish. I tried knitting once upon a time, but found I prefer crocheting, which is my current passion.

When I read the article linked below, I couldn’t help thinking of all the angry young people demanding this, that, and the other. Methinks it would be a really good idea if our kids spent a whole lot LESS time pushing buttons and a whole lot MORE time making and building real stuff with their own hands.

2018_03 21 Busy hands

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They Wanted it… They Got It

I have a gun because I can’t throw a rock at 2200 feet per second.

During the Obama reign of terror, the republicans passed a bill to repeal Obamacare seven times. This, of course, was just for effect, since there’s no way it was going anywhere while the Nubian Nightmare was in the White House.

“Give us a Senate majority!” they cried.

They got it.

“Give us a Republican president” they whined.

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump, a Republican, was inaugurated. It is now March 21, 2018. Obamacare is still the law of the land. ‘Repeal and replace’ went back and forth for an entire year. To be voted down, the Democrats needed three Republican senators. It was the usual suspects — Collins, Graham, McCain, Rand Paul, and Jeff Flake.

Now the bill has come due. Either the republicans get $30 million to subsidize the Obamacare providers or the premiums will need to skyrocket. The GOP doesn’t want any money paying for abortions. The democrats are laughing their hineys off. We passed it, but now you own it!

Think about all the voters getting notice that their premiums are shooting up in September, just before the midterms. It doesn’t look too promising for the republican party. The sad part is that they don’t appear to really care about becoming the minority again. If that happens the president will have no support whatsoever in Washington.

It’s as If They Want to Lose in November… Republican Leaders to Fund Billions to Obamacare Markets in Latest Spending Bill

Last week treasonous #NeverTrump Senator Jeff Flake told a New Hampshire audience that maybe the Republican Party does not deserve to lead.

KEEP IN MIND THIS IS THE PUNK WHO ISN’T EVEN RUNNING AGAIN BECAUSE HE IS SO DESPISED IN ARIZONA

Now this…

Speaker Paul Ryan is set to pass the second largest spending bill in US history next to Barack Obama’s trillion dollar failed stimulus. The budget funds all of the Democrat priorities, but will unlikely fund the Trump border wall.

The bill will also funnel billions of dollars to Obamacare markets.
It is almost as if they don’t want to win the majority again in 2018. Being in the majority takes away one of Congressional GOP leaders’ favorite excuses for screwing over their constituents back home.

AN OMNIBUS BILL IS ONE WHERE THEY JUST THROW ALL THEIR PORK PROJECTS IN ONE BIG PILE AND SPEND!!! SCREW THE TAXPAYERS! WHAT DO THEY KNOW?

Mark Meadows on Omnibus Bill: ‘Senate Democrats Seem to Be Calling Most of the Shots’

Multiple lawmakers suggested this week that the House will vote on the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill on Thursday. Congress needs to pass the spending bill before midnight Friday to avoid a government shutdown.

House first asked Meadows why House Republican leadership has yet to release the bill text days before Congress has to vote on it.

Meadows argued that the “Senate Democrats seem to be calling most of the shots.”

http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2018/03/20/meadows-omnibus-senate-democrats-calling-most-shots/

U.S. Supreme Court rules Arizona can’t deny ‘dreamers’ driver’s licenses

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the last-ditch plea by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to uphold a 2012 executive order by then-Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver’s licenses to DACA recipients, an order current Gov. Doug Ducey has left in place.

The justices gave no reason for their ruling.

http://tucson.com/news/local/u-s-supreme-court-rules-arizona-can-t-deny-dreamers/article_4a477f47-7c08-533e-8298-076223c31500.html

Illegal Aliens ‘Immune From Prosecution for Identity Theft,’ CNSNews.com Story Shows

“According to a Treasury Department report, from 2011 to 2016, the IRS detected 1.3 million cases of identity theft perpetrated by illegal aliens, but they couldn’t cite a single case that was referred for prosecution. Not one.”

“And, what we have here, Tucker, is a long-term policy, I believe, by the IRS simply to ignore it, because they want the tax money paid by people.”

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/tucker-illegal-aliens-immune-prosecution-identity-theft-cnsnewscom-story-shows

Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor Charged With Murder Of Justine Damond

Somali-American police officer Mohamed Noor shot Aussie Justine Damond dead in July of 2017.

I PREDICT HE WILL BE ACQUITTED ON ALL CHARGES.

Noor’s partner was described as “stunned” by the shooting.

CBS Minneapolis reported that Damond “made the 911 call and was speaking to police officers Saturday night. They were near the alley when the officer in the passenger seat reached across and shot her. A cell phone was found near Damond’s body.”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/flash-minneapolis-police-officer-mohamed-noor-charged-with-murder-of-justine-damond/

2 Republican senators suggest they’d support impeaching Trump if he fired Mueller

Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake both broached the prospect of impeachment on Tuesday.

Graham and Flake’s commitments to this position were hardly rock-solid and may well not be shared by very many other Republicans in the Senate (or the House of Representatives, which is where the impeachment process would have to begin). Still, the statements are a significant warning to Trump from two members of his own party about how Mueller’s dismissal could end for him.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/3/20/17145030/trump-mueller-firing-impeachment

RAUNER NARROWLY DEFEATED NEWCOMER JEANNE IVES FOR THE REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL NOMINATION. HE WILL BE OPPOSED BY A FAT UNION HACK NAMED J.B. PRITZGER. I SAID THIS MORNING I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED TO FIND THAT THOUSANDS OF DEMOCRATS FILLED OUT A REPUBLICAN BALLOT FOR RAUNER BECAUSE REPUBLICANS HATE HIM IN THIS STATE. PRITZGER BECOMING GOVERNOR WILL BE A SLAM DUNK.

 

NAILED IT!!! FIGURED CHRISSY WOULD LIKE THIS ONE.

[CtH: Nice! LOL Reminds me of Orthodox Easter of 1972, when I was in Moscow. We went for a stroll around Red Square before bed and, as we were coming out, we saw a tall office building right across the street that had its windows lit in the shape of a cross! I’ve always wondered if anyone got shipped off to a gulag for doing that.]

 

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