How we used to die; how we die now

A good read here.


An emergency physician’s  beautifully written and agonizingly empathic account of “how we used to die” starkly contrasted with how most people die now in our death-defying, death-dealing military industrial medicopharmaceuticalized culture. 


I know you love me — now let me die

In the old days, she would be propped up on a comfy pillow, in fresh cleaned sheets under the corner window where she would in days gone past watch her children play. Soup would boil on the stove just in case she felt like a sip or two. Perhaps the radio softly played Al Jolson or Glenn Miller, flowers sat on the nightstand, and family quietly came and went. These were her last days. Spent with familiar sounds, in a familiar room, with familiar smells that gave her a final chance to summon memories that will help carry her away. She might have offered…

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ISIS is Winning This War!




Sweet little ladies now feel they must be packing heat in order to be safe.

FBI tells us. If we see something, say something.

Shades of the Soviet Union; neighbors squealing on neighbors, brothers on brothers, parents on children and children on parents.

Christian leaders telling their flock to arm themselves and eliminate Muslims. Jim Jones lives!

Elected government officials saying it is ok for terrorists to purchase assault weapons.

This is so very sad, this America we all used to feel safe in is now much like a mid-eastern country with daily shoot outs and knifings.

This condition brought on by corporate controlled main stream media and their compliance with the Oligarchs trying to scare us into insanity.

Based on what I am reading in social media, many have already been scared into that state of insanity.

And all so the Koch Brothers and their kind can increase their wealth.

Oh, what a sorry time we are living in.

Is The Lord Evil?

Just finished reading a book where the author contends the Creator was/is Evil

His contention is: The creator created this universe so he/she could set back and laugh at us or just amuse himself watching our antics.

The Creator is indeed fascinated and actually thrilled watching us self-destruct as the following examples attest to.

Watching us kill each other because of our determination that we are the only ones that know him for real.

Watching us come unglued when someone says “Happy Holidays.”

Watching us condemn others because they have sexual preferences that are different from ours.

In some places they even murder people for having these sexual preferences. What a laugher that is.

Looking on in amusement when Americans get totally upset viewing videos of terrorists beheading prisoners and ignoring the same deed when done by our “friends” in Saudi Arabia. (19 times in the last month)

The creator laughs out loud (LOL) when the people cringe in fear after terrorists kill 129 in Paris while ignoring the thousands killed annually by gunfire in the United States.

Ah yes the Creator does indeed enjoy the fruits of his/her efforts don’t you think.

The book “The Owner of All Infernal Name” by John Zande

The author goes into much more detail explaining the premise. The book is a living example of Poe’s law, it does make uncomfortable sense.

It can be purchased from Amazon with all profits going to Animal Shelters in Brazil.

Food for thought my friends.

Last Summer at the Pickle Festival in Pinconning Michigan

While attending this festival and wearing a Bernie Sanders t-shirt a senior gentleman asked me “Who is this Bernie fellow and what is he running for?”

I replied “He is running for President on the Democratic ticket.” He replied “Oh you mean that fellow from New Hampshire?” I paused for a moment not sure if i should correct him as to Bernie’s home state being Vermont, lovely wife piped in with, “Yes, are you going to vote for him?”

He responded with a quick and abrupt “No.” I just smiled and walked on.

Now fast forward to last week. Leaving the doctor’s office at Covenant Medical Center. 800 Cooper Avenue Saginaw, Michigan. Waiting for what must be the slowest elevator in the continental United States.  I was wearing the shirt pictured here.


The elevator doors opened and two senior folk, one man one woman looked at me and simultaneously said. “I like your shirt.” I smiled and said “thank you, I like it too”.

We are making progress….  join us at.

Thanks and carry on my friends, carry on!  :)

Discussions with 50 something, white guy Republicans

Having a few friends that fill this criteria gives me a great deal of thought. My first thought is usually “how can these guys be so dumb?”.

But then I just accept the fact that these guys are not really dumb, just uneducated as to what is really going on in the world.

First case came about a few weeks ago when golfing with three of these dudes. We were on the 8th tee when they began talking about how a professional golfer had just won 2 million dollars in a tournament and complained about only getting about $800,000 after taxes. I could only hold my silence for so long and then said. “I would be more than happy to take the $800,000 for a week’s pay and he can have my paycheck in trade. Most likely not having to pay any taxes.”

Of these three, one maybe two have enough money to not rely on Social Security for retirement income. Not that any of them would forgo the income but, I am sure they could survive nicely without it.

But I did ask them how they can show so much concern for a professional golfer that makes 2 million dollars for a week’s work and consider a single mother to be a leach on society for receiving food stamps. They went silent on me and went back to discussing their tee shots.

Then Saturday evening while sharing a few barley pops with a few other gentlemen of the same age group I mentioned how Michigan’s Republicans were raising taxes and fees to repair our dismal roads. Adding for good measure, the national Republicans were working on taking away both Social Security and Medicare. Something they will be relying on sooner than they think.

This group did seem to agree with me as to the unfairness of raising taxes on gasoline that would have a more devastating effect on lower income folk than on the wealthy few. They also expressed dismay, or was it disbelief, at my statement regarding Social Security and Medicare? Hopefully they will do some searching on this matter and maybe, just maybe they will “see the light” and stop voting Republican.

One can only hope, and continue in the efforts at educating the unknowing.

Wish me luck. ;)

Lady shoots at suspects in Auburn Hills, Michigan

So this is the plan (Sarcasm)

47 year old woman shoots at suspected thieves in Auburn Hills Michigan.

This has led to some deep thought by Republicans, as follows:

This lady is obviously a “good guy/gal” with a gun.

Let’s provide all “good guys/gals” with guns.

Doing so will allow us to eliminate the need for police. Followed by an elimination of taxes paid for police forces.

Armed citizens will be trained to shoot anyone they decide is a crook. They will be trained to shoot to kill, this will decrease the need for prisons, another tax savings.

Of course with most suspects killed, the need for judges and courts will be lessened. again saving tax dollars.

Let’s do this.

Link to story….

Urban Police Forces in America need a renewal

Not a day goes by without another story about a white cop treating an African-American with total disrespect. Frequently resulting in a brutal beating of the citizen and occasionally resulting in death.
These officers leave their lily white suburban homes every day and enter the cities to police the “savages” within. This has to stop and it has to stop now.
We are not talking about the occasional “bad apple”, we are talking about all the apples. The good apples have either been spoiled already or have been indoctrinated to stay true to the blue in all matters.
A communities’ police force must represent the community. The people must be allowed to police themselves.
Current officers should be reassigned to sit in lawn chairs with assault rifles guarding recruitment sites or perhaps movie theaters. Any that have enough time should be OFFERED an early retirement.
Hire and train new officers from within the neighborhoods they will be policing, only then will we be able to trust the police again.
As it stands the current police are merely the foot soldiers of the oligarchs in control. Proven by their reaction to Occupy Wall Street versus their reaction to armed people having them in their sites during the Cliven Bundy incident.
Political revolution is coming to America. Enjoy!


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