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

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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.