Sunday, December 25, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Lost in Translation

tRUMP Tweets mostly spread his fake news and lies to his supporters or are used as a diversion from real news items.  His main public  source of what is going on in his head are his Tweets since he does not do news conferences.  If nothing else, they show the Free Association of a deranged man and perhaps, are the only transparency from him the public will ever see.  They often reveal his immature emotional development and ignorance.  Often he conveniently forgets what he has said on video.  Between his tweets and unethical amnesia, most know he is a bully, demagogue, pathological liar, sociopath, and narcissist.   His Tweets are also used as a weapon to ignite his Deplorables to threaten anyone who speaks the truth, making him a domestic terrorist calling out to lone wolves much like Isis.

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It is confusing to watch various surrogates trying to decipher his cryptic tweets.    There are times I doubt even tRUMP understands the intent of some of his own tweets which led me to another question:

Many times the translation of Russian to English and English to Russian gets confusing.  I cannot imagine how some of tRUMP's tweets are translated?

(I am reaching out to a few Russian friends to see what they think of these Tweets)


Friday, December 23, 2016

Thoughts, Past and Present

I never had any respect for tRUMP from the very beginning, even before he continued to act like the RUMP he is.  It seems like he is always setting the bar lower and lower.

I know in my gut, he will never have a second term and may not even finish this term.

Everything happens for a reason and the quickest way to drain the toxic swamp would be for tRUMP and the GOP to drag each other down deeper and deeper till they smother each other in their own excrement.

Hopefully the US will have a rebirth after the Deplorables delete each other.
In my heart, I believe there are more good people in this country and world.

Maybe by this time next year, that rebirth will be more and more evident.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Grinch is the POTDS

video





Apologies to Dr. Suess

HOW THE TRUMP STOLE AMERICA
By John Pavlovitz

In a land where the states are united, they claim,
in a sky-scraping tower adorned with his name,
lived a terrible, horrible, devious chump,
the bright orange miscreant known as the Trump.
This Trump he was mean, such a mean little man,
with the tiniest heart and two tinier hands,
and a thin set of lips etched in permanent curl,
and a sneer and a scowl and contempt for the world.
He looked down from his perch and he grinned ear to ear,
and he thought, “I could steal the election this year!
It’d be rather simple, it’s so easily won,
I’ll just make them believe that their best days are done!
Yes, I’ll make them believe that it’s all gone to Hell,
and I’ll be Jerk Messiah and their souls they will sell.
And I’ll use lots of words disconnected from truth,
but I’ll say them with style so they won’t ask for proof.
I’ll toss out random platitudes, phrases, and such,
They’re so raised on fake news that it won’t matter much!
They won’t question the how to, the what, why, or when,
I will make their America great once again!”
The Trump told them to fear, they should fear he would say,
“They’ve all come for your jobs, they’ll all take them away.
You should fear every Muslim and Mexican too,
every brown, black, and tan one, everyone who votes blue.”
And he fooled all the Christians, he fooled them indeed,
He just trotted out Jesus, that’s all Jesus folk need.
And celebrity preachers they all crowned him as king,
Tripping over themselves just to kiss the Trump’s ring.
And he spoke only lies just as if they were true,
Until they believed all of those lies were true too.
He repeated and Tweeted and he blustered and spit,
And he mislead and fibbed—and he just made up sh*t.
And the media laughed but they printed each line,
thinking “He’ll never will win, in the end we’ll be fine.”
So they chased every headline, bold typed every claim,
‘Till the fake news and real news they looked just the same.
And the scared folk who listened, they devoured each word,
Yes, they ate it all up every word that they heard,
petrified that their freedom was under attack,
trusting Trump he would take their America back.
From the gays and from ISIS, he’d take it all back,
Take it back from the Democrats, fat cats, and blacks.
And so hook, line, and sinker they all took the bait,
all his lies about making America great.
Now the Pant-suited One she was smart and prepared,
she was brilliant and steady but none of them cared,
no they cared not to see all the work that she’d done,
or the fact they the Trump had not yet done thing one.
They could only shout “Emails!”, yes “Emails!” they’d shout,
because Fox News had told them—and Fox News had clout.
And the Pant-suited One she was slandered no end,
and a lie became truth she could never defend.
And the Trump watched it all go according to plan—
a strong woman eclipsed by an insecure man.
And November the 8th arrived, finally it came,
like a slow-moving storm but it came just the same.
And Tuesday became Wednesday as those days will do,
And the night turned to morning and the nightmare came true,
With millions of non-voters still in their beds,
Yes, the Trump he had done it, just like he had said.
And the Trumpers they trumped, how they trumped when he won,
All the racists and bigots; deplorable ones,
they crawled out from the woodwork, came out to raise Hell,
they came out to be hateful and hurtful as well.
With slurs and with road signs, with spray paint and Tweets,
with death threats to neighbors and taunts on the street.
And the grossest of grossness they hurled on their peers,
while the Trump he said zilch—for the first time in years.
But he Tweeted at Hamilton, he Tweeted the Times,
And he trolled Alec Baldwin a few hundred times,
and he pouted a pout like a petulant kid,
thinking this is what Presidents actually did,
thinking he could still be a perpetual jerk,
terrified to learn he had to actually work,
work for every American, not just for a few,
not just for the white ones—there was much more to do.
He now worked for the Muslims and Mexicans too,
for the brown, black, and tan ones, and the ones who vote blue.
They were all now his bosses, now they all had a say,
and those nasty pant-suited ones were here to stay.
And the Trump he soon realized that he didn’t win,
He had gotten the thing—and the thing now had him.
And it turned out the Trump was a little too late,
for America was already more than quite great,
not because of the sameness, the opposite’s true,
It’s greatness far more than just red, white, and blue,
It’s straight, gay, and female—it’s Gentile and Jew,
It’s Transgender and Christian and Atheist too.
It’s Asians, Caucasians of every kind,
The disabled and abled, the deaf and the blind,
It’s immigrants, Muslims, and brave refugees,
It’s Liberals with bleeding hearts fixed to their sleeves.
And we are all staying, we’re staying right here,
and we’ll be the great bane of the Trump for four years.
And we’ll be twice as loud as the loudness of hate,
be the greatness that makes our America great.
And the Trump’s loudest boasts they won’t ever obscure,
over two million more of us—voted for her.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Merry Christmas? Scrooge is now POTDS

I have not heard one true reason why this POTDS (President of The Divided States) should be POTUS.

His core of Deplorables made him the largest threat to our national security and damaged our society. Families are divided as well as states. It is time for the majority with common sense and a conscience on both sides of the aisle to stop this domestic terrorist.

Seriously .... tRUMP is unfit for office.
His relationship with our intelligence professionals is a national security threat.
His relationship with the press is unprecedented.
His tweets are immature.
His bullying behavior is immature.
His lying alone should have disqualified him.
His conflict of interests should have disqualified him.

He has no ideology and lies to whichever group he is addressing to tell them what they want to hear. He denies his empty promises and contradictions.
He never admits to being wrong and never gave a sincere apology.
He projected his own negative traits on to his competition and claimed the good qualities of his competition as his own.
His campaign was all empty promises, hate rhetoric and lies.
He is surrounding himself with people who support these lies.

Plus he was a rotten business man with a history of bankruptcies and law suits
US banks will not lend him money
He will never share his income tax returns
He has paid less to income tax than any other wealthy man.
He has given less to charity than any other wealthy man.
He has stiffed workers.
He has no clue what being middle class means.
He has no *class*.

He is behaving at his *Thank You* rallies the same as he did during his campaign.
This is who he is and always was.
A liar, a con man, a narcissist, a sociopath
An empty shell with no empathy, moral compass or conscience

He is Deplorable.
Those who still support him are as Deplorable as he is.

Hope has been lost to many and may never be found.
Do not expect those who see what he is to buy the Deplorable BS.
Do not expect History to be kind if there is a future.







Thursday, December 15, 2016

Over-prescribing of Statins

The lower the statin dosage the better.  It takes a minimal dosage to get the anti-inflammatory benefit for middle aged men and the minimual dosage may trigger less adverse reactions.  Cholesterol really is not the enemy but restricting CoQ10 can be catastrophic to good health.

I have chronic peripheral neuropathy thanks to my doctors over-prescribing Lipitor to lower my cholesterol which is a treatment totally unnecessary in a woman without any history of a heart attack. Neither of my parents suffered a heart attack.

My son was prescribed a statin at the age of 26 and refused to take it because his OCD kicked in and started us on a investigative journey.  Now at 31 because of his healthy eating and exercise, his lipid panel is perfectly ok.   He did not need to be put on a lifetime of statins and at a higher amount than the minimum dose.    The minimum dosage would have given him the anti-inflammatory benefits that a statin can give a middle-aged man.

My husband has cutback his statin to three times a week instead of a daily dose and his doctor did not even threaten to raise his dose after seeing a slight rise in his LDL.  Otherwise, his lipid panel has remained the same.   The generic Lipitor is practically free so that is no longer a factor.
The thought of the thousands of dollars we spent on Lipitor co-pays for decades to ruin the quality of my health really angers me.   It has made me lose faith in medical professionals.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dance Faith Fitness

A friend found a wonderful youtube channel with great faith style music and good choreo:

Dance Faith Fitness
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpJ1fR6QMdH3XI7kkbWanWw


Here is her Christmas Walk which I just did


Her choreo reminds me of Jessica Smith but her audio is music only which I love.


ETA:
also a nice QiGong found on youtube

This was really enjoyable

Well Shaped TV has added Bellicon routines!
here's a playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1XWdZohmbnE24LtOJ40YHMOEdFE1v4Y3

an edit of one of the above:
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Friday, December 9, 2016

Light Bulb Moment

I just realized why tRUMP avoids intelligence briefings!!!

His team is worried he may slip and mention classified info in his tweets or at his rallies!!!
It is also why he is not having spontaneous press conferences so he does not go off teleprompter and say something classified or distort something classified.  He is a pathological liar and does not know whether stuff running around in his head are facts or fiction, classified or unclassified.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Internet Trolls and Cyberbullying

A few articles caught my attention this morning:

Megyn Kelly blames a tRUMP aide Dan Scavino in charge of social media for the violent threats against her.  There has been other threatening real life scenarios triggered by tRUMP hate rhetoric and lies.  Just yesterday, the union leader of Carrier started getting threats after tRUMP's derisive tweets. The women who bravely stepped forward after being victims of tRUMP's unwanted sexual advances were similarly threatened.   A lone wolf took the Mike Flynns' (senior and junior) fake news seriously enough to use a gun in a pizzeria.  There are hundred's of real life bullying incidents in tRUMP's name all over the country that are not publicized.  Bullies online and in real life have been empowered by tRUMP.

Monica Lewinsky said the Time magazine Person of the Year should have been the internet trolls. I do believe it was tRUMP's minions online and offline that contributed to his electoral college win by spreading his lies and propaganda.

I was introduced to the deplorable behavior of internet trolls on my very first day online being the mother of a gay son over 15 years ago.  I learned quickly to ignore and avoid them because they were not seeking a rational discussion.
During the campaign, I saw this hateful behavior escalate as bullying behavior replaced civility thanks to the president elect.  The President of The Divided States is still behaving like a thin skinned bully.  He is responsible for enabling the deplorable bullying behavior of internet trolls to now be empowered in real life.    His sociopathic behavior has damaged our society more than any other terrorist, foreign or domestic.
His wife who is strongly against cyberbullying is married to the Grand Wizard of Bullying, cyber and real life.

I will NEVER respect him or his minions.

ETA:
Another fake news item which is deplorable is that the Sandy Hook Shooting was a hoax.
Some hateful believers have bullied families of the victims.

tRUMP criticized Time magazine for being PC and changing their *Man of the Year* title to *Person of the Year*.

Rachel Maddow did a survey which showed how ignorant tRUMP supporters are.  They are living in an alternate reality, believing propaganda and fake news yet they affected those living in the real world way too much:

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There must be some way to right this wrong,
How can less than 100,000 voters from three states elect the next POTUS when over 2.5 million voted for another candidate?  Too bad those who didn't feel like voting at all did not bother, especially in the swing states where every vote mattered so much more.



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

POTDS

Time magazine has chosen the President of The Divided States as person of the year.   MSNBC did a poll on how many believed that tRUMP will unify the country as he claims:
7% agreed while 93% disagreed.
But this poll was biased.
Not having any ideology or conscience and being a pathological liar, he did unify the Evangelists, White Supremacists, and most of the GOP with his hate rhetoric and lies.

Ivanka who claimed to care about the environment met with Gore and included her dad but tRUMP chose an AG who is suing the EPA to be his head of the EPA.  He chose a rich women who never had anything to do with public education as the head of Education.  He chose a retired brain surgeon who has wacky political beliefs and lives in a mansion to be the head of housing. He has an adviser who has a connection to White Supremacists and a General who tweets false news, including a story that triggered a lone wolf to use a gun at a pizzeria.
tRUMP, himself, believes fake news more than professional intelligence briefings.  He is more interested in watching SNL and tweeting his displeasure.

His VP is very anti-gay and a smooth liar
(never realized devout Christians could lie so easily!).
All of his surrogates lie for him and probably to him to avoid penetrating his thin skin.

and so on and so forth.

Trump, himself, has no ideology and just goes with the flow of whoever has his ear or last kissed his RUMP the most.  Putin is his hero and helped spread propaganda against Hillary Clinton  before the campaign. tRUMP's largest motivator is revengeful counter-punching because of his thin skin..

In spite of losing the popular vote, Bullies have been empowered.
Schools have been having an escalation of bullying.
(His wife's number one focus was Cyber-bullying LOL)
Hate Crimes are escalating, most of which are not even reported to authorities.

In spite of winning the electoral college with hate rhetoric and lies, the lies continue.
History will not be kind to him or his minions.
(or his children and grandchildren)

ETA:
His unpopularity will grow as his empty promises turn into bitter threats.
Beware of the tRUMP tweets filled with lies and fake news, especially because of his thin skin.
After Carrier union leader corrected tRUMP's numbers, tRUMP has showed what he thinks of labor unions in recent tweets and it is not pretty so all of those workers who voted for him are in for a HUGE disappointment.  He expects them to work more and get paid less.  He blames the workers for Carrier's decision to relocate in Mexico!
Soon after Boeing leader was critical of tRUMP,, His tweets against Boeing affected stock prices.
He was proud that the Japanese Soft Bank promises to invest 50 billion in the US while tRUMP tries to weaken Soft Bank's mobile tech competition by blocking US mergers.  (He wants revenge mostly against NBC for all of their slights against him.)

Also expect very little A list entertainment at his inauguration, much like that of the GOP convention.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Same Don the Con


This who he was and is.
Those who think he is not have been conned.
Shame on his surrogates who know the truth and damaged our society and country.

from
http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/12/01/an_act_up_protest_of_donald_trump_in_1989_shows_how_queers_recognized_his.html

On Jan. 16, 1989, Time featured Trump on the cover with a story titled, “Young, handsome and ridiculously rich, Donald Trump loves making deals and money, loathes losing and has an ego as big as the Ritz — er, Plaza”—a reference to his latest hotel purchase. The essay featured many choice (and tweet-length) quotes: “Who has done as much as I have? No one has done more in New York than me,” “I love to have enemies. I fight my enemies. I like beating my enemies to the ground.” It pointed to his many unethical, racist, and often illegal real estate practices; the construction of his three-story, onyx and gold-embellished home atop Trump Tower; as well as colorful insults lobbed at journalists who criticized him and politicians who blocked his construction plans.
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

ADE

There have been a myriad of stories and videos demonstrating irrational anger and bullying by tRUMP supporters in spite of winning (or because of winning?) the election.  MSNBC has explained this behavior as a new disease called ADE or Acute Discrimination Envy.



Basically, some white people and some men feel they are being discriminated against for supporting tRUMP.  They won the election but do not feel like winners.  Maybe SWS would explain it even better (Sore Winner Syndrome).

Lets face it bullies have low self esteem and thin skins.
Winning the electoral college when many did not vote at all was not much of a majority.  I would guesstimate maybe 1/4 of tRUMP supporters were bigots or misogynists, 1/4 were GOP, and the other 1/2 just ill informed and believed propaganda, lies, and fake news.

Adjusting Audio

Moving for me is all about the music.
If the cuing has loud sound effects like *WHOO*, I am instantly turned off.  It is really bothersome how many instructors get into the habit of Whooing.

I have found I can sometimes make the music louder and the cuing softer when working out with a Windows laptop attached to power speakers.   One way is to choose voice cancellation under enhancements.  Another which worked great on a Sister Fitness this morning was to lower the level of the right speaker.  If neither method works and the music just is not clicking for me, I edit the file and replace the audio with music.

If ripping a dvd and wanting its music louder option (if it has one). choose its second or other audio track on Freemake or Handbrake.  The default audio usually is with loud cuing.  This also works if there are multiple language choices.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Imagine

When I was a child, I remember air raid drills and worrying about a nuclear war.

When my children were in school, I worried about bullying.

I cannot imagine what it may be like for children in school today after this nasty campaign and election.  They either have parents at home who believed falsehoods and ignored civility. tolerance and respect for others or parents with empathy and a conscience who have emotionally suffered.  One set of parents let irrational fear take over and the other set now fears the deterioration of our society and world.  No matter which side their parents chose, the home and school environment has suffered.
The children have suffered.


ETA:
on Facebook, a mom shared that her 5 year old daughter asked
"what color am I and does Trump like me?"

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sister Fitness Monthly Subscription

Still trying to figure out the random unlocking of videos on the first of  each month.

I loved today's newly posted September CardioBlast which may be their retro video this month since April's disappeared.  I may have completely missed getting a new CardioBlast last month for November and today's new December was less than 4 minutes.

I also thought there would be a new Cardio Basic each month but in 3 months have only seen the same one from September.

It is hard for me to recommend getting the monthly subscription because of the random unlocking of their videos each month.   For myself, the one *new* Cardioblast a month whether truly new or retro is appealing.  Getting a truly new CardioBlast AND a retro each month as I had initially expected would make the subscription even more appealing.  Getting 3 different sculpting workouts each month is a nice bonus.
It was claimed there would be an extra video slot added each consecutive month but I had 2 CardioBlasts removed (April and Great Give) and replaced with a September and a 3 minute  December for a total of 7.    I should now have 8 videos (I think?) since subscribing in October.  Probably missed a new November CardioBlast completely.  Hope that the December 3 minute video was just a technical glitch.

Just would like to have a real guarantee of exactly what newer content will be unlocked each month so I do not miss something I should have gotten.  If they get their unlocking system to be more automatic, I'll let y'all know.  Meanwhile, I'll keep subscribing, hoping for the best and perhaps, settling for less than what was expected

ETA after a few email exchanges:
The December CardioBlast has been completely uploaded in addition to one from September.
Also I now get 8 video slots a month being my third month so one that was removed previously has since been replaced.
(There was no November video LOL)

I love their routines and figure I probably will get 1 or 2 cardio and the 3 sculpting videos added each month while retaining a few routines already unlocked.

Personal Reminders

This video reflects much of what I have learned and have tried to remember:

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I am generous but have learned to avoid toxic people who do not understand the kind of person I am.  As a result, I have become a good judge of character but still sometimes get tricked if someone is a very clever manipulator    The most insane part of this whole election is that tRUMP was so obviously toxic that it is beyond my comprehension how so many people believed his lies.
If nothing else, he has made it easier to identify who is worth my respect, time and energy.


Monday, November 28, 2016

HMMMMMM

Some observations:

tRUMP is protesting the recount too much and back to lying on Twitter, claiming he won the popular vote if *millions* of illegal votes were eliminated.  Anyone with half a brain knows this is a lie, a deplorable lie that a POTUS should not be trying to spread among his ignorant supporters.  I even heard one of his TV surrogates doubling down on this ridiculous claim!
Exit polls highly favored Clinton.

Either there was voter fraud
or he is just trying to divert attention from other issues
or his thin skin is not thickening
or a combination of all of the above.

There was voter fraud in Wisconsin:
Some mathematical discrepancies were discovered after counties in Wisconsin had shown more votes than ballots cast for president, resulting in nearly 5,000 votes being removed from President-elect Donald Trump's totals in the state.
The very first person accused of voting twice on Election Day was a Trump supporter.  There was also voter suppression of Hillary supporters.

His ignorant minions wanted to drain the swamp so now the GOP controls Congress and wants to make unpopular changes in spite of Obama's high favorability rating and improved economy.   tRUMP, himself, has no ideologies and flop-flops and contradicts himself after making all sorts of empty promises depending on the particular mob he was addressing at each rally.  Hillary Clinton had been persecuted by the GOP for decades. 
tRUMP has a history of lawsuits and corruption which slid off Teflon Don.
His conflicts of interest should have disqualified him.

tRUMP used hate rhetoric and mob mentality, appealing to the most bigoted segment of our country. tRUMP surrounded himself with deplorables and does not have experienced advisers for cabinet posts, etc. Steve Bannon is proof that.   Now bigots feel empowered and hate crimes as well as verbal assaults have escalated.  This end of civility has damaged our society more than any foreign terrorist.

If the electoral college has any sense of decency, tRUMP should not be officially declared our POTUS.  Either way, America has lost its self-respect and respect around the world.  Deplorables accounted for most of his vote.  The rest who voted for him or did not vote at all were ignorant people who had their eyes, ears, brains and hearts turned off.  Families have been torn apart in an emotional civil war.  
As tRUMP would say: SAD.


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Or maybe tRUMP is tweeting lies so that he will not have to be POTUS for 4 years.  
He never expected to win.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Thanksgiving

Our food turned out better than ever
(maybe I say that every year?)

I am thankful for my online friends.
Here is a nice youtube series recommended by a friend
*Move It or Use It* Chiball




I did this one this morning after bouncing while holding a light weight instead of a Chiball.  I do have Chiballs but my hands prefers the weight with a strap.  I think this is a great alternative to Classical Stretch, Ellen, etc.

I just wanted to say how thankful I am to my online Friends, especially to those from all around the world who kept me moving.  The highlight of my day is my morning workout.  The rest of the day, I enjoy editing workout routines and sharing them. This all makes me happy and gives me something to look forward to every day and I hope I also brighten the day of each of my friends.
I have seen people interfere with the pursuit of happiness of others online for selfish and ignorant reasons much like 1/4 of America right now.  Sadly, I fear that America is damaged beyond repair now that bullying has been normalized.   Thankful for my bubble online.

ETA another:

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Never Going to Respect or Love this Narcissist



and Sociopath





Happy Thanksgiving
Hope there is one next year

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Current Favorite Video Downloading suggestions

(scroll to bottom for special VK tip)

Video sites keep changing their coding and here are my current favorite methods for downloading a video from a stubborn website on my Windows 7 and 10 laptops.

I use the Opera browser on both laptops and 2 extensions which work together:
savefrom nethelper
and
tampermonkey

tampermonkey enables a convenient download arrow with format size options.

These two extensions also work together well on Chrome on my Windows 10 laptop but not my Windows 7 laptop.

More recently, the Chameleon Opera Add-on is an alternative for tampermonkey on both browsers:
http://en.savefrom.net/savefrom-helper-for-google-chrome.php
(this combo worked on my Windows7)


A good substitute for this combo on either Chrome, Opera, or Firefox is the
Flash Video Downloader extension (FVD)

If all else fails, the last resort is Firefox Download Helper extension but I find Firefox very unstable on my laptops.  Sometimes on FireFox, NetHunter produces a nice TS file from some sites

If your file does not play the audio, try playing the file on VLC
(if you hear the video on VLC, you can use VLC to convert the file to MP4 with audio)

Other extensions which may work nicely on some sites
Video Downloader Professional
Video Downloader Pro

For youtube, I still like the blue Freemake Video Downloader and gold Freemake Video Converter products but be careful when downloading and installing either to always choose custom options and uncheck any unwanted extra offers.

and always download from the official software sites!

Here are some sites that enable downloading by pasting a url:
http://en.savefrom.net/  (which also offers the nethelper extension)
http://keepvid.com/
http://www.videograbber.net/

to download from VK without any extension or software:
(1) go to the mobile VK site (type m.(dot) in front of vk.com or go to https://m.vk.com)
(2) play the video you want to download
(3) right click and choose "save video as"
(Note I work only with Windows Operating Systems and have not tried to download on MACs, etc)

also see
http://neverendingplateau.blogspot.com/2017/02/downloading-videos.html

If you register on VK.com, send me a message and friend me!
https://vk.com/bouncinbarb

Empowered Deplorables

It is very unfair that the majority of the people in this country with a functional brain and conscience have to be abused daily by the toxic Deplorables empowered by tRUMP. Even worse that his corruption and derisiveness will go on and on till the GOP congress decide that they still have a conscience. There will be no pivot. He is deplorable and always will be.

So the media gave tRUMP lots of free advertising as the campaign became a reality TV show. Now tRUMP is demonizing the media for lies because of his thin skin. Most of the lies came out of his mouth and the mouths of his surrogates. It is not the media's fault that so many of his minions believed these lies. Anyone with a functional brain and conscience knew what kind of person tRUMP was. He lied to whatever audience he was addressing. Contradicted himself often on policy but one thing was never contradicted: his thin skin. He even used his thin skin to divert the attention from his significant unfavorable news.
Mostly recently his tweets about Hamilton and SNL diverted attention from his fraudulent Trump U and the escalation of hate crimes as a result of the White Supremacists feeling empowered by their newly elected leader.

The GOP and tRUMP will be held accountable as more and more minorities and young people vote in the future
.... if there is a future.

Meanwhile, those with a conscience will have to suffer but do not have to show this monster or his minions any respect, remembering that his thin skin will make the next 4 years miserable for him as well.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Rocket Science

It does not take a rocket scientist to see that tRUMP is way over his head as POTUS.  Beside not having the right temperament as he continues to focus on childish tweets, he does not have the capabilities to understand the complex responsibilities that the office entails.  It was clear he did not have the right stuff for the office but still conned his voters.

He does not care about people who were not born with a silver spoon.
All he cares about is how to con them.
There are two groups of people in his life:
those he can con and those he will try to counter-punch if not conned.

It does not take a rocket scientist to understand tRUMP,
just common sense.
Eventually, he will be impeached by those with common sense and a conscience.

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I have learned to avoid toxic people who do not treat others well.
tRUMP and his trolls are the worse.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The End of the World as We Knew It

The election was rigged by lies and as a result a woman who was a devoted public servant lost the electoral college to a narcissistic bully. Trump believed tell a lie often enough and it will appear to be the truth.   He had the Freedom of Speech and the Freedom of the Press to promote these toxic lies and hate rhetoric.  However, the media and his critics risked nasty attacks if they dared to mention the truth.

The GOP and radical right were obsessed with putting Hillary Clinton under a microscope for decades.  She lost all civil rights to any privacy and still nothing truly criminal was proven.  Russian hacking added to the mix taking words out of context.  Even the FBI interfered with her momentum. Is there another politician in this country who could have been so investigated and come out of the intense scrutiny so innocent?
Meanwhile, Trump's whole corrupt history and lies were ignored.
Trump could do or say whatever he wanted and people voted for him anyway because he was a master sociopathic manipulator without a conscience.   His hate rhetoric and bullying Tweets were much more destructive to the security of our country than anything Hillary did.
He was a true domestic terrorist.

Ironically, he does not have any of the personality traits or experience needed for the position and neither do his advisers.  He has no ideology and promised mostly unconstitutional acts.

The real shock was to uncover so much ignorance and hate in this country.
As he continues to lie and bully, some of you may wake up but it is too late.
The damage is done to not just our country but the world.
He is a malignant cancer to our mental and physical health.

To the Deplorables and other ignorant minions who fell for his toxic propaganda, History will not respect you.  Only time will tell how long our world and the human race can survive such horrific mistakes.

do not know whether to laugh or cry:

maybe it will be the best historic period for comedy

Poor Mr Trump did not like the SNL skit and wanted equal time for his side LOL
http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/donald-trump-alec-baldwin-snl-twitter-1201923078/

Most of America including the entertainment industry do not respect Mr. Trump.
He better moult a thicker skin quickly.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Corruption and Conflict of Interests

Unfortunately, Trump is proving to be the same pathological liar he was during the campaign.  Most of his appointments have supported his lies.
America is in for a very bumpy ride and a real test for its system of checks and balances.

He is draining the DC swamp and filling it with toxic waste.

video

This representative above is a Democrat.
Hopefully the GOP still have a few members of Congress with their integrity intact.

Time for the FBI to start targeting hate groups instead of harmless emails.
If they had done their job, Trump would have been disqualified


Too bad the Trump U case did not happen before the election.
Now he settled to avoid an impeachable offense.

He also tweeted against the protests and the booing of Pence at Hamilton.  He best get used to protests and  booing because he is the least favorable POTUS in our lifetime.  His home city will protest and boo forever and ever.

He will not be able to enact unconstitutional campaign promises.
He will not be able to lie at rallies or on tweets anymore.
America and the World are now watching.
He cannot blame the media for the stuff he says and does.

Let's be clear, the cast just asked Pence to listen to a few words and did not disrespect him.
Even after Pence said he was not offended and enjoyed the show, Trump continues to waste his time and energy on this.  Perhaps to divert attention from his Trump U fraud settlement :



May not be much but reflects tRUMP's nature to lie about everything no matter how large or small.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Retail Therapy at Its Best

Retail Therapy gives me a temporary lift by expecting something new to try in the mail in spite of having plenty to visit already.  Since I had lots of Amazon credit thanks to FIOS rewards, I ordered a few dvds the day after the election.

The only thing that beats retail therapy is discovering the items were even better than expected!
I love Zumba Country!!!!
Maybe more than the pricier BeachBody Country Heat.
and I was pleasantly surprised how good the new Nia U Class felt, previously thinking I was done with  Nia.

OK they all cannot be winners because the Dance That Walk dvd had annoying music and Whooing but will see how replacing its audio affects me.  I could not get through the second routine with its audio.

ETA:  I am a very happy camper in my bubble.
The edited Dance that Walk has been GREAT!
Our new cheap RCA HDTV with a USB port plays files from a flash drive.
I do have to convert the files to mpeg to play the audio.


PLUS:  I just discovered that both the Zumba Country and Nia U class DVDs have a music only option!!!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

My Bubble


There is a free video offered three times a day on codyapp.com
yesterday was a Kaisa Keranen Kardio Kick Off routine and today a Keep Sliding

Realization

Now that Trump has to live in the real world instead of his own reality in Trumpland, he is miserable.
As he breaks campaign promises, his core group will shrink.
The old Adage  *You Cannot Please Everyone* rings true
and he has no real ideology except winning and bullying counter-punching to be true to himself.
He may have to start settling law suits and learn how to apologize.

Protests have replaced his beloved rallies.
No more returning to one of his castles every night.
Twitter has to be restrained.
He can no longer rewrite the Constitution and may have to read it.
Every word and deed will be under a microscope and everyone else gets to play Monday morning quarterback with his hands tied (or Twitter fingers tied).  Everyone else can enjoy their Freedom of Speech except him (threats of law suits will not longer be effective).  If he did not like Freedom of the Press before, he will be feel crucified now.  No matter how much he succeeds in any effort, nobody will give him any credit just like he did not give any credit to Obama for anything positive or blame the GOP for obstruction.
He has to be very careful not to do anything considered corrupt or illegal, especially in regards to National security.
.... oops way to late for that after a lifetime of corruption, law suits and affiliations with other countries.  Any day Congress wants him impeached, it will be easy to find something impeachable.

no more locker room talk
and worse of all, no more Tic Tacs!

His whole world has been turned upside-down and inside-out.
His whole inner circle are filled with immoral peeps like himself with rotten advice.
This mentally and emotionally disabled manchild may be the least happy person in the world because of *Winning*.
He can Run but cannot no longer Hide his Hyde.

That Winning temperament placed him in his own Hell.
Why anyone would want to be POTUS is beyond me.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Pinned and Proud

This morning I read a Face Book post claiming White women who wore safety pins were hypocrites.   My mind has been racing a mile a minute since.  The poster was painting all White women with a broad brush and even claimed these same women wearing safety pins voted for Trump.  He could not be farther from the truth.  What about the Trump surrogates of color if you are trying to label people as hypocrites??  What about the Black Evangelists who put their gay hate first.  If the groups targeted by hate stayed united and voted, this group would have elected the next POTUS.
Using lies to Divide and Conquer elected this sociopath.

As a White woman using the safety pin as a symbol, it give me some sort of solace that there are others online and in real life who give a damn about diversity and equal civil rights for everyone. It has its risks as well drawing the bullying attention of those who choose negative human behavior.

The people who supported Trump with their votes or abstention must be held accountable.  They should be reminded by every pin online and in real life that they allowed Hate to Trump Love.  Those who feel marginalized including the White women who voted for Clinton have a symbol of solidity to unite them and therefore, a voice in the future.

Even if Trump becomes the very best POTUS ever, I will not respect the people who put him there using a bunch of hate rhetoric and lies and will hold them accountable.  I will not give toxic bullies any of my time or energy or space online to promote their BS.  They destroyed the positive image of America here and in the World as the World grows smaller and smaller because of the internet. 

Who Is Next?

Trump's main motivations have been and always will be winning and revenge.  He has no real ideology and now he is the quarterback so no more fun Monday morning quarterbacking.  Now he will be on the serious receiving end of criticisms and investigations for every decision and lie he makes. Whether fueling protests or witch hunts, he will feel the burn with very little support from reliable sources.

He is already backing off most of his unrealistic campaign promises and lies used to win.  Some of his brainwashed supporters will feel betrayed.  Most of the good potential advisers to add to his staff want nothing to do with him, fearing political suicide, so he is stuck with his nasty inner circle, most of whom had been witch hunting Clinton for decades and have little political experience.
(imagine the future charges for conflict of interest because of his businesses and litigations)

The question is whether his future victims for revenge will be the past administration or the current obstructive congress.  He once spoke very highly about Clinton and seems to have positive feelings towards her again so I would place my bets on Ryan being his chosen victim.  Already Ryan and Trump are not on the same page.  Pence has already replaced Chris Christie on the transitional team and it was implied may be handling most of the political decisions.  Pence lied plenty for Trump but did not agree on all of Trump's policies.

(if I were Trump, I would keep an eye open on Pence 24/7 who is salivating at the thought of replacing him ... just imagine the books and movies this whole surreal election will produce!  Alec Baldwin can name his price)

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Best Things in Life are Free

A friend on VK discovered this channel on youtube and I finally tried one of their videos this morning:



I love the easy to follow and bungee friendly choreo.
It was better than most of the videos that charge for streaming.
The moves are creative and repeated just enough to enjoy them without feeling too tedious or boring.  The loud music drowns out any annoying sound effects.

I will be anxious to try this through my dvd player so I can zoom in.
The Danielle Habibi channel is here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQkgtg4wcr_dNTtg62OFihw

Enjoy!

ETA other freebies:
jessicasmithtv on youtube just started a Holiday series
Fuzion Fitness has some awesome chair and aerobic routines
DailyBurn 365 is still offering a weekly freebie

CodyApp has a nice daily freebie just by sharing your email addy

Be Careful of What You Wish For

People wanted economic change in spite of reports that showed the economy was improving.

The people who supported the bully known as Trump were a combination of Alternate Right bigots and people who were manipulated by them to believe their lies.

Trump is filling his White House with bullies and not denouncing the escalation of hate crimes.

His bad behavior was rewarded during the primaries.
This bullying bad behavior is the new America.

The FBI helped by putting the damn emails ahead of investigating threats created by hate rhetoric and Russian hacking.
Ironically, Congress wants to continue investigating Clinton!!!!????
Clinton was much more transparent and truthful than Trump but people only listened to what they wanted to hear.

Thanks for ruining the American spirit which made America great.
Thanks for making a Domestic terrorist the next POTUS.
I really do not want to pay federal taxes to this Deplorable regime.

I have no respect for the people who voted Trump and will block all Trump trolls on social media. They are not worth my time and energy.
They made their bed and can now sleep in it.
The American spirit started to die the moment his bad behavior was rewarded.

Every day I heard the lies about Clinton being spread while knowing the truth about Trump. I could not believe how many people were supporting him but clung to the faith that there was more goodness in the American people than hate.
Never underestimate the manipulation of people by a sociopath:
1/4 voted for Clinton
1/4 voted for Trump
and the rest just let it happen
I have lost respect for 3/4 of America and doubt the pursuit of happiness will ever be enabled again during my life time.

Shame on all of you who did not care about other people and their civil rights.
I was taught the definition of a Democracy was the rule of the majority with the protection of the minority.  Now it is the rule of the minority with no protection for the majority.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Mr. Hyde

There is good and evil in all of us.
Our conscience tries to keep us on the path of good behavior

The media gave Trump's cult a voice.
His movement was the manipulation of people who ignored their moral compass or conscience and created a mob mentality against a woman who had devoted her life to helping others.

25% of registered voters joined this cult.
25% of registered voters resisted.
50% of voters were too self-absorbed to see the difference.

Now bullying behavior will become the norm in our society because this monster normalized it.
Hate crimes are escalating.
Our society has become so damaged that I doubt it will recover in my lifetime.
It no longer matters what happens politically in the future.
Negative behavior has been rewarded and normalized.

Will those of us who have a strong conscience fall in line and support the monster who ruined our society?  Nope. Never.
I will never respect those who have no conscience.
They made the choice to unleash and empower the evil Mr. Hyde lurking in all of us.  I will cling to others who saw it all unfolding as clearly as I did and ignore the Trump minions and live in my own bubble.

Trump's cult may have won the election but the damage was already done to our society as soon as he entered the primaries and bad behavior was rewarded.

He got his Brexit and I got the solidarity symbol from the Brexit disaster.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Current Suggestions

Both TotalFitnessDVDs and Amazon have the Weight Watchers Ultimate Dance DVD kit with Ilyse Baker for just under $20:

https://www.totalfitnessdvds.com/Weight-Watchers-The-Ultimate-Dance-Party-Kit-Ily-p/wwdance.htm

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XJZW5JM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ABJ031IF6ZFVS


If you order from TotalFitnessDVDs and are not adding anything else to the order, do not use their 10OFF code because it will prevent their free shipping for an order over $19.

If you order from Amazon be sure to use the lower priced listing because they sell the same kit for $24.99 in a different listing.  Wish I had known that and ordered it through Amazon where I had lots of credit and needed more items for free shipping.

This set was released in 2014 and has been discounted at Family Dollar and Walmart but only recently appeared on my radar in a TotalFitnessDVDs newsletter.

Overall, I liked this set even though it had some TIFTTing.
Liked it even more after replacing the audio LOL


Also there is a new 10 minute walking dvd from Jessica Smith:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M8FJ3OU/ref=pd_sim_74_1?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01M8FJ3OU&pd_rd_r=PDK14AENP90DYXMNCP61&pd_rd_w=jxCiW&pd_rd_wg=3vQ2K&psc=1&refRID=PDK14AENP90DYXMNCP61

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sister Fitness

I have been enjoying my first subscription to Sister Fitness since they had offered a $5 discount.   Their cardio videos are my current favorites.  Good Music and easy to follow athletic moves that work great with bouncing.  I like them so much that I have revisited them and enjoyed every visit.
I have bought DVDs for more money that I have not revisited so I have decided to continue the subscription.

 ETA 11/10:
They claim to post 6 videos each month for $15 and include a bonus video for each month of a subscription but this does not seem to be what I have found.   Only one *new* Cardio Blast which had some *whooing* and 3 sculpting videos have been added since my first month.  I was hoping for another music only Cardio Basic and maybe another retro routine.
The other unlocked classes are the same as what was listed during the first month.  Since I am interested in just their cardio,  I doubt I will subscribe next month.  $15 for one cardio class which may have some *whooing* was a disappointment.
If I depended on their site to stream live regularly, it may have been worthwhile to build a library but not with all of my other streaming and dvd options.

https://www.mysisterfitness.com/
https://www.mysisterfitness.com/products/sister-fitness-vip-membership

(Note: their classes are shorter than advertised on the VIP membership page)

Also want to give a shout out to the Medora classes:
http://www.medoradanceclub.com/class
(there used to be more free classes on this site)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

New Video File Download Options

I am experimenting with new ways to download videos especially from VK

The most reliable for stubborn sites like VK has been Firefox Download Helper.

Another option is a browser extension from savefrom called *net helper* but it needs tampermonkey
http://en.savefrom.net/

SaveFrom net helper is working on VK using Chrome on Windows10
SaveFrom net helper is working on VK using Opera on Windows10
SaveFrom net helper is also working on Opera with Windows7 after adding a newer version of  tampermonkey.
Sometimes it works on Chrome with Windows7 and sometimes it doesn't LOL

Sunday, October 9, 2016

“PANTSUIT POWER”

 “PANTSUIT POWER” FLASH MOB FOR HILLARY




I love it when my two passions overlap!

ETA:
Women who support the orange ape lack intelligence, empathy and a conscience just like Don the Con



Givers and Takers

This election is not picking between a Democrat or a Republican.
This election is not picking between a Woman or a Man.
This election is not picking between Sanity or Insanity.
This election is not picking between Good or Evil.

It is actually about picking between a *Giver* or a *Taker*.

I have been online a long time, starting with a support group for parents of gay kids.
More recently my focus has been sharing an interest in workout videos and being healthier in mind, body and spirit.

The more of my time and energy I have given, the more resentment I have received from people who prefer to TAKE than GIVE.  These *Taker* personalities can become quite toxic.
It is sadly a truth about human nature.

I truly hope the *Givers* outnumber the *Takers* in our country and the world but unfortunately have found some powerful *Takers* (sociopaths) quite good at manipulating others in the middle.
It is called mob mentality.

The GOP, Religious Right, and Trump have opened the door to this toxicity.
I pray this door gets slammed shut but fear this is just the beginning.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

More Positive Thoughts

Just before bedtime, I was relieved to hear that Clinton's polls are still rising.
Even the Libertarian VP candidate is on the Never Trump train.
Also the new poll that if Kaine and Pence were the POTUS candidates that Kaine would win.
Cannot believe that Pence was named the debate winner when he lied and lied and lied just like his boss because unlike his boss, he looked and sounded presidential.
(how a devout Christian can lie so much is beyond my comprehension)
Nasty behavior and dishonesty have become normalized and even positive qualities in America thanks to Trump and his Deplorables.  Thankfully, America is waking up.

The emperor may have to find new clothes at the thrift store as his business acumen as well as his temperament are now highly doubted.

I am thankful for a good night's sleep with comfortable temperature,

I am thankful for the beautiful scenery right outside my windows like the sunrise upon waking.

(more later)
I am thankful for the creativity of Sister Fitness.
Today (10-7) is their last day to use the *FALLSALE* code to get 33% off their monthly subscription.
http://www.mysisterfitness.com/
also check out the video on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Sister-Fitness-111377945556571/#