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I'm a 60 something wife, mom and grandmom who is homebound/disabled by severe hypersensitivity to chemicals. I fill my days with learning, loving and art. My favorite values are truth, generosity and gratitude.


Following the vote to rescind Obama era regulations on the internet, FCC chairman Ajit Pai issued this statement:

It’s difficult to match that mundane reality to the apocalyptic rhetoric that we’ve heard from Title II supporters. And as the debate has gone on, their claims have gotten more and more outlandish. So let’s be clear. Returning to the legal framework that governed the Internet from President Clinton’s pronouncement in 1996 until 2015 is not going to destroy the Internet. It is not going to end the Internet as we know it. It is not going to kill democracy. It is not going to stifle free expression online. If stating these propositions alone doesn’t demonstrate their absurdity, our Internet experience before 2015, and our experience tomorrow, once this order passes, will prove them so.

This is how CNN reported it:

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From what I’ve read, the Obama-era regulations favored the biggest internet providers while stifling investment by the kinds of small companies that were willing to extend better service to rural areas.  That sounds typical of something Democrats would do, doesn’t it?  Anyway, I can believe this is what the regs actually accomplished, because I’ve got a friend who lives in the boonies who, can you believe this, still has DIAL UP.  Her connection is so slow that, if I want to send her a photo, I have to reformat it so the file is less than 100 kb.



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Maybe this is why

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Maybe this is why Doug Jones, the Dem who beat Roy Moore, is telling Democrats to lay off on the sexual abuse allegations against President Trump.

The Hill reports that Lisa Bloom promised women seriously big bucks if they would go public with claims that President Trump sexually harassed them in the waning months of the 2016 presidential election.

  • The Hill says the claims are backed up by contractual documents, emails and text messages.
  • Bloom has admitted that “donors reached out to my firm directly to help some of the women I represented.”



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Muslim Hypocrite

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Linda Sarsour, who is credited with inspiring the pink pussy hat “Women’s March on DC”, has been accused of enabling the sexual assault and harassment of Asmi Fathelbab, a woman who worked for her when Sarsour was executive director of the Arab American Association.

Fethelbab says she told Sarsour, a self-proclaimed champion of women, that Majed Seif, a Muslim man who lived in the same building where the Arab American Association offices were located, stalked and molested her repeatedly.

Fethelbab claims one of Seif’s alleged favorite past times was sneaking up on her with a full erection.

“It was disgusting,” she told The Caller. “I ran the youth program in the building and with that comes bending down and talking to small children. You have no idea what it was like to stand up and feel that behind you. I couldn’t scream because I didn’t want to scare the child in front of me. It left me shaking.”

Fathelbab says she reported Seif to the leadership at the organization, but that Sarsour called her a liar and threatened legal and professional damage if she went public with the sexual assault claims. Fathelbab also says Sarsour regularly body-shamed her and enabled Seif’s sexual assault.

Desperate after multiple dismissals by Sarsour, the distraught employee says she went to the president of the board of directors, Ahmed Jaber.

“Jaber told me my stalker was a ‘God-fearing man’ who was ‘always at the Mosque,’ so he wouldn’t do something like that,” Fathelbab claims. “He wanted to make it loud and clear this guy was a good Muslim and I was a bad Muslim for “complaining.”

After Fathelbab’s contract was up, Sarsour fired Fathelbab and got her blackballed at other jobs in New York City.

Two people who knew Fathelbab during her time at the Arab American Association collaborate her story. Another New York political insider, who has worked professionally with the Arab American Association for over a decade, says this is not the first time they have heard a complaint like this.


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Meryl Streep says she will wear a black dress to the Golden Globes award show as a “silent protest” of sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

Bless your heart, Meryl, but y’all should’ve done more NOT silent protesting back in the days when it wasn’t so all-fired POPULAR to protest sexual misconduct.

2003 Streep stands for Polanski

In March 1977, film director Roman Polanski, 44, was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with five offenses against Samantha Gailey, 13, including perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, furnishing a controlled substance to a minor, and rape by use of drugs.

At his arraignment, Polanski pleaded not guilty to all charges, but later accepted a plea bargain whose terms included dismissal of the five initial charges in exchange for a guilty plea to the lesser charge of engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse.

Upon learning that he was likely to face imprisonment, Polanski fled the country and has avoided visiting countries likely to extradite him to the United States.



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A Pete Shirt :)

A Pete Shirt

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by | December 18, 2017 · 12:29 am

Walking the Walk

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On Sunday, Chick-fil-A stepped up to help fliers who were stranded after a fire knocked out the power at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta.

One tweeter who was there said, “Hartsfield looks like a war zone. People sleeping on the floor, fighting mostly civilly over outlets, elderly people and small children struggling with stairs.”

Chick-fil-A is famously closed on Sundays, because its Christian founder felt strongly that he and his employees needed one day a week that was reserved for rest, worship, and time with family and friends.


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For the ladies

Iron rich foods

Most carnivores, particularly men, are able to meet their iron requirements from food alone. Young children and pregnant, menstruating, and lactating women have higher requirements and vegetarians have more trouble absorbing what they eat, because the iron in plant sources is absorbed only half as well as that from animal sources.

If you or your doctor decide to include an iron supplement in your diet, here are a few tips:

  • Taking iron with Vitamin C improves the uptake of the iron.
  • Antacids, soy protein, coffee and tea, eggs, whole-grain cereals and breads, and spinach decrease uptake. Separate these foods from your iron supplement by one hour.
  • Calcium, zinc, manganese, magnesium or copper supplements decrease uptake. Separate mineral supplements from iron supplements by two hours.

Taking iron on an empty stomach improves uptake, but it also upsets lots of tummies.

  • If your iron supplement gives you a tummy ache, take it with a meal and/or switch to a different form.  Ferrous bisglycinate, ferrous glycinate, or iron amino acid chelates are supposed to be tolerated better.
  • If your iron supplement makes you constipated, try a different form. The type of iron in each supplement is listed on the label.

I suffered internal bleeding in 2016, losing enough blood that it took a year on iron supplements to get back to normal. The first one I tried made me itch. Simply changing brands solved the problem.

Excessive iron intake can be harmful. Don’t take too much!

Upper Limits:

  • Ages under 13: 40 mg per day
  • Ages over 13: 45 mg per day

The RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) is the minimum needed to avoid deficiency.

Ages 1-3: 7 mg
Ages 4-8: 10 mg
Ages 9-13: 8 mg
Ages 14-18: Males 11 mg; Females 15 mg
Ages 19 and older: Males 8 mg; Females 15 mg
Ages 19 to 50: Females: 18 mg
Ages 51 and older: Females: 8 mg
Pregnancy: 27 mg
Breast-feeding women younger than age 18: 10 mg
Breast-feeding women ages 19 and older: 9 mg
Following blood donation: 37.5 mg


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Hope for humanity

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