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violence

gailardia1howdy my friends. I was just on youtube and was watching a video among others like it about government interference with exercising rights. made me think about all the violence being commited everyday to the point people dont think of it as violent.

In america life seems pretty peaceful compared to syria, africa, and other middle eastern nations, and compared to europe where they seem to be having alot of terrorist attacks and violent protests for one thing or another. Or it could be less so simply because the news media can make things appear worse then they are so I wouldnt trust them.

Anyhow I was thinking of all the ways we are affected or perpetuating violence in our lives without realizing it Example, there are so many horse lovers out there, me being one of them, so many dog owners and animal owners in general. How many times have we done things which we were taught is correct and good? for example how many ride with bits in a horses mouth? how many use spurs? how many lock their horses in stalls for hours at a time and how many beat their horses when they buck rear or forcefully move around the person? How many get involved in horses sports either as participants or obsevers?

Much of this is very violent, bits hurt even in the best hands spurs too, a horse being locked up is like a prison sentence, denying them the stimulation of being with other horses interacting and chasing and sometimes even playing together and yes fighting too it is how herd dynamics works who is higher who is lower who is a trustworthy leader who isnt, stuff like that.  many horse misbehaviors are due to human ignorance in how horses feel see and hear things. Bits I learned myself do not control a horse, they can lead to bucking and running away. Please dont blame the horse when things go wrong it is always the humans fault.

another way we commit violence is how we treat our dogs, locking them up in a house for hours a day without compansionship or stimulation or play. We put collars on them instead of harnesses which might be better I dont know, we feed them crappy dog food,  When we realize how animals are what their needs are we can better provide them a better happier existance.

of course this applies to all animals. me personally I love birds would love a macaw or parrot but refuse to get one since I hate putting animals in cages. no cages do not cage your dog either. it is cruel and violent. Another way we are violent without knowing is when we waste the family income on drugs or alcohol or gambling whether on lottery or stock market. When you smoke cigerattes around those who have no choice to leave or move elsewhere. do not smoke around your family in the  house it is unloving.

These things we dont typically think of as violent but they are, the word violence comes fromthe word violate and violate means as one of the defintions I seen in a dictionary to violate the rights of another.  When the government tells you,  you need permits or a license to exercise a right you already have, this is a form of violence. when your forced to pay taxes on your land and house you paid for that is a form of violence.  When your forced to pay for goods and services you do not want or when behaviors are criminalized simply because of economic considerations rather than for justice then this is violent.

Example is off grid living, many are taking this option as a way to reduce the cost of living and enjoy more time in leisure and family time and of course rest. many are working to many hours per week just to live decently. Not a good thing really. Anyhow, they are criminlizing this as well, threatening to arrest people who do so on their own private property, who violate the right of the people to live as they please when they are not harming anyone else. no victim no crime is the saying I hear alot. I have been watching many videos on this and see this as a violation (violence) against the right of a person to enjoy their property as they see fit.

this reminds me of a bible prophecy that John recorded in revelation. It speaks about the last days (our day) when the sun gets incredibly hot, now before you freak out this is a symbolic, the sun is already hot enough to scorch you if a pin sized part of it is within 90 miles of you. Anyway this sun represents unrightous rulers. they scorch mankind by tyrannizing over them, by harassment, by injust actions against the people for whatever the justification. They commit violence against people everyday with their wars against others (like the drug war, or carnal war against other nations, war on poverty etc) many of these wars are unjust on it’s face and are a form of oppression as hot as the sun. Hence mankind is being oppressed by unrightous rulers all over the world. This sun by the way is plagued by God in that he has decreed them wicked. To be destroyed per his heavenly government.

Also in revelation the governments of hte world are described as mutant wild beasts. They are vicious, violent, there is that word again, and bloodthirsty. they eat their own children too symbolically speaking. so violence is all around us, we just need to recognize it. we are so desenstized to this stuff. Much of what I see due ot bible training is violence on a grand scale in the name of peace or safty. Building permits, licenses to have a business, licenses to work (social security number) invisible contracts that they apply against people without justification or right.  Whenever a city or county imposes codes and regulations on people without a bonifide contract then you have violence again. using the ignorance of people to understand real law as opposed to legal or illegal and enforcing codes and regulations they have no lawful basis for. Shame is the name of the one who commits violence against their neighbor.

Homelessness is also being criminalized. homeless are having what little they have taken away they are pushed out and pushed away, I remember a video of officers tearing down tents and taking them and pushing the homeless people out. Sad really people need to live somewhere and where they were was a public place, not harming anyone. not like they camped out on someones yard.  What is even more violent about the whole thing is that the earth belongs to Jehovah, it belongs to the creator and no human has a right to push people off the land when they are harming no one else. what is the point of having the commons or public areas for all to use when only selected alls are allowed to use it? it is for the homeless to is it not? as long as they are not being trashy and not harassing people? Why not provide basic services like a restroom to them for a toilet and bath? The rulers of this world spend trillions on corporate welfare and wars and their preparation and on their own pocket books surly they can afford to take some fo that and help the homeless have some basic amenties?

now if the homeless are drunk and high on drugs they need to be in a place where they cannot get access to them to clean them up. Please remember to that many use drugs and giving them money as a hand out is not a good idea, you enable their behavior, give clothes or food instead. direct them to a shelter if there is one. Many on drugs dont use shelters because they are not allowed to use drugs or being high while there.

of course there more evidence of violence being done that people dont recognize as such, this is due to lack of education and ignorance on what right and wrong is, what good and bad is, what is law what is not stuff like that. The rulers are guilty of fraud, (constructive fraud) theft on a grand scale, and murder. And the people who do not respect right and wrong and good and bad from Gods standpoint who support said rulers or legalism are too guilty of violence too. They support the “sun” by voting, by praising them, by advocating for them etc. now many of these rulers dont think of themselves are wicked or violent but htey are. perception and reality are quite different.

I personally think the time is right for devine intervention, the signs are all there, the prophecies fullfilled just waiting for that final push. But do many recognize this? nope, Just as the days of noah were the day of the son of man will be, they were eating drinking men marrying building etc and too no note, no note of what? the signs of the times, the evidence that God was starting to intervene, what signs? noahs preaching and teaching, the protection he received from god to keep those nephilim from murdering him, ability to build a ark no one knew about before, the ability to bring animals in who came on their own he did not have to go get them,  the evidences was there but they took no note, they did not want to be bothered wiht making adjustments to their lifestyles (sound familiar?) eVen tho they complained and were frightened by the violence, again much violence was not so obvious, no doubt the nephlim and materialized angels were not murdering adn killing all the time, mostly they were partying all the time getting drunk,high and having sex. something that seems normal for consenting adults. Kind of like today. They were killing animals for food no doubt very cruely but many probably did not recognize that as violent, I am sure there is alot more.

And the victims of this violence were not all violent themselves they no doubt felt secure that god would not destroy them since they were victims not perpetuators of this violence. But they did not show faith in God nor obedience to his requirements hence they lost out.

I do hope this post was informative and educational.  Time for this world is running out, the signs are there, you know the old saying when the sky is calm and peaceful the storm is not far away, or something like that, that calm before the storm.

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pretty nice place on the esturary bird watching so many birds hard to get pictures of them with a long lens to move it fast enough to focu fast enough. very pretty and peaceful there.

 

 

 

I am still here

I am still here, been doing my diet thing and exercise thing for about (diet since january) and the gym almost 8 weeks now. here is a report, I lost weight and did not even know it, I feel better overall, I have more strength and stamina. I can climb steps better, now that it is getting warmer I am going to be riding my bike (hopfully) and walking my remaining dog. Had to put one dog down two weeks ago. sad. But I also finally started to sleep better not waking up every hour. I have to ask does anyone understand why when you start to eat well and exercise why it takes so long for sleep to improve? I have had sleep problems for decades. the past four days I am sleeping like a log. havnet done that since I was a kid.

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Seen this yesterday. cool. hopfully the sleep thing will be the norm rather then the exception. time will tell.

 

low carb diet

img_20160702_211329687howdy gang, well the low carb high fat diet is cuput, I am following a whole foods diet incorporating lots of veggies and fruits and coconut oil, olive oil some butter, not really measured or anything just what I am hungry for.  similar to the my plate pyramid. but I am not reducing fats on purpose or anything if I want milk I still drink even if it is 2 percent because I seem to digest it much better (no gall bladder). but it is not dominate or anything.

just started at a gym, with physical prescribed exercise, and went to a seminar about nutrtion, to help me decide what foods to eat lots of. got my prescription today.  now I dont cater to the caloire in caloire out thing. I believe the body gets fat for a different reason. because everyone is always trying to eat less or telling me to. nope not going to do it. my body will rebel, and will get fatter and make me overeat later on to gain the weight back (minus the muscle lost despite exercise) nope not going to do it. no no no. now where is this concept of deliberate restriction or counting caloires or measuring and counting helping most people to lose fat weight permenantly. not unless your a fan of being tired, fatigues, hungry and fighting back cravings to over eat on pizza or something. YOu dont see it in nature.

no where did I read in the bible that God expects us to maintain a healthy weight by dieting and restricting and counting caloires or whatnot? nope, animals do by instinct and we have instincts too that will work if we stop trying to take our weight control into our own hands or the hands of others to know what is best when our bodies know quite well. But a big but, low quality food eating all the time can derail that instinct or maybe triggors it, not sure, to conserve, slow metabolism and burn muscle us to conserve caloires despite eating alot of it.

now I have been following this a month now, and feel better and I dont have to force anything I just  make meals based on whole, natural foods (like sweet potatoes for example) whole grain rices and rice mixes, squash is good too, I have been eating butternut squash which I never had before. like it, I have several cook books I bought and they have been helping me love spices, herbs and veggies and veggie starches and such meals. yummy!!

I learned to make my own whole grain bread too. delicious.  let me just say I am finding if I try to eat junkier food I get sick. hum, think I am on to something here. lets see how it pans out. oh by the way when I went to my healh assessment thing I found I lost 11 pounds. totally unexpected that is for sure. will it continue? that is the question.

STAY TUNED FOR FUTHUR DEVELOPMENTS!!

 

 

 

low carb update

img_5984I hope all is well, finally getting over a sinus infection, again, this virus is going around, my doctor said this is the measurement of society misery, this time of year, all the sickeness they are seeing. I have to take a antibiotic which I dont like as it messes up with the flora in my gut. not a good thing. anyway finding it harder to follow my low carb, probably due to this sickeness and antibotic use, and I have been hungrier than usual since following this diet. hopfully I will be able to get totally back on it once this infection is cleared and my gut is back to normal thank goodness for bottles of kefir to drink.

I had like three days worth of fever and it made me dehydrated I hardly had much of a appetite either, and when I went to the doctor my bp was really in the nice and healthy range. oh mabye this carb diet is working after all, but now i think it is because I was so dehydrated that it caused my lower bp (normal pressure even with meds is around 190+ over 90+ to 100 range) oh well I got to excited. I have been checking it now that I am better and it is back up close tothe ranges mentioned.

Really started to get bumbed that my health issues will never be resolved no matter what diet Ifollow nor matter how much I exercise or how many supplements or vitad3 or anything. maybe the number of bp that are considered healthy are actually manmade and arbitrary?

what do you all think?

 

low carb dieting

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How is everyone today? I want to discuss something, we as a society are obessed with diets. Why? could it be because we are having health issues we cant seem to get a handle on? could it be because we are tired of being sick and tired?

I have a history of diets that would fill a book. I did hte low caloire diets the most. low fat then low carb diets.  A friend of mine as we speak is doing semi starvation diet, and I know what the end result will be, and it wont be pretty. Anyway this is experience and research talking.

I decided I had to do something, I know forcing my body to go without macronutrients it cries for wouldnt work, as my body is determined to survive (a good thing by the way) just frustrating when your obese and tired. I thought about it for a while, mulled over what I knew, what I did not know, and decided. I am going low carb but with a twist.

I will make sure to eat some so called bad carbs ketogenic diets avoid like the plague. What carbs? well let me see, oat bran cereal? a tablespoon of raw honey? a big bowl of strawberries? (they want people to portion control even low carb fruits).  What else? I decided if my body wants it I will give it, like a raw potatoe with mineral salt when I am craving crunchy carb with salt.

I have been following this over a month and I am reporting some interesting observations. one is I listened to my body (as a example one day) and was really hungry for some rice, beans, meat and cheese and salad, so I ate a bowl of it, and drank some pop ( I had been following it for about 3 weeks and not having alot of cravings for carbs) and did you know I did not much of appetite the rest of the day? I was absolutly not hungry? many people who follow low carb find when they eat carbs they cant stop eating the rest of the day.

even I found myself needing to eat constantly when I eat alot of carbs in one setting. but no, not this time. anyway that was a few days ago and the past couple of days I have had little to no appetite for carbs. In fact I am not waking up hungry like a wolf. LOL. Anyway I feel more refreshed in the morning usually I am dragging. weird. I am also not hungry even as I type this and do not feel shaky, foggy or lightheaded or weak. Hum interesting.

But anyway I am finding that carbs are not bad, they are just no appropriate if you having some health issues with it. And I am wondering if low carb diets dont have to be a permanet diet to better your health and lose weight (not sure if I lost any but I sure do feel better) if all you have to do is go low carb to heal your body so it can handle glucose better from whole high quality carbs like fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains and beans.

For one thing if your insulin levels are always to high day or night, (higher than naturally they would be otherwise) because those cells are avoiding the sugar dont want it for whatever reason (but are still straving however because they  are empty and need energy hence the hypoglycemia symptoms we all seem to have?)Then it makes sense to get that insulin down, and not jsut to burn fat either, to get the leptin message through to the brain? once the brain realizes your very fat (otherwise it would of never made you eat the house down everyday) it can send the signal to eat less?

well I am seeing that happening gradually. I have not only lost cravings for alot of carbs, (still have a small amount and it takes only a small amount to quiet it) but finding I am going longer and longer between meal before I get hungry or and food desire.

Or the fat cells main job may have not been just storage of fat, its job could of been there to sweep up all the sugar that is floating around and not going anywhere and is damaging the body cells with all that glycation. And its job could of also been to recycle cholesterol that gets damaged via the same mechnisms and itself could be getting damaged and thus must increase in number (you get fatter) to handle the load, many cells make the load lighter and less damaging?

Just some ideas here, so if you cannot handle alot of sugar (carbs) then what is a body to do for energy? fat. not only is fat used for energy it is used for rebuilding the cells damaged parts. Interesting, the substance so maligned by the world is actually what is going ot heal us? fat takes longer to oxidize (as anyone who left a stick of real butter on the counter finds out) and doesn’t interfere with insulin leptin signaling.

do you suppose the medical establishment knows this or do you suppose they are like the average human not sure of anything?  I will report back more findings as I preceed. nothing like having a diet that actually decreases appetite. when I was low caloring dieting (weight watchers was once I did) I was constantly hungry over time that hungry grew, my running suffered. my energy levels suffered and after a about 3 months I could not stand the fake famine anymore and binged and ate the whole planet.

Never again, now when I hear health gurus tout anything requiring you to suffer, (pain is a signal tothe body something is a miss, a threat to survival) cant be right. so far so good with this diet, in fact I am  starting to get mildly hungry. But not sure what I am hungry for yet.

What do you all think? Here is a theory I have, if you eat low carb that gives the body a chance to heal from all the damage from a junky food diet, or weight loss dieting history, and a low quality diet longterm? so if that is hte case maybe quality carbs will eventually be okay once this healing is over. But how to tell if that is the case? when do I know when to eat them again? I figure my body my appetite and my cravings (as long as craving is for fruit veggies whole grains and beans) will tell me. YOu think?

Well just some musing and sharing today. thanks for reading.

 

 

the bog again

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dont know the name of this floewr pretty no?

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black eye susan?

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wider view

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those are milkweed and thistle growing to gether it was actually prettier in person.

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some kind of jimsome weed maybe wild morning glories.

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some kind of white oak possibly?

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this is all for now hope you enjoy (springfield bog in akron ohio)

summer plants

what summer is complete with out hot temps and plenty of beautiful plants and crittors.  this time of year is my favorite for the amount of plants and birds that are beautiful active and pleasurable to watch. never get tired of them.

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my new dawn is finally bouncing back after that stupid cold winter two years ago. this winter was mild and did not hurt any of my plants.

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this rambler spread even more and is now blooming it’s head off. wonderful plant.

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new dawn over all view

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topaz jewel rose is actually a medium yellow but the glare makes it hard to see

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gold flame honeysuckle pretty and smells wonderful.

the magnolia vine was at a park. some of the other flowers are too.

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my hummingbird vine I just love it I have two and they rae covering my trellises fast. I have better pictures but this is what I hd on my computer at this time.

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this is the cutting from tony’s moms old garden rose I say it is a damask or mix as the fregrance if very very strong, the plant is taking a long time to get going as this is its third year and has not grown much guess cuttings take a while.

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this was also at the park. beautiful, wait until the flowers bloom at the bog part last week I went and they were not blooming yet, the purple and yellow coneflower, milkweed, ironweed joe pye weed when they do I plan on going there to take lots of pictures.

this is all I am posting right now, so enjoy.

spring 2015 outer banks 2

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mocking birds

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pretty yellow flowers, dont know what they are.

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another plant,

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lets hit the trail, buxton woods by the lighthouse.

did I mention the wind whipping off the ocean was as cold as ice,literally. lol

 

dinosaurs

hi gang did not go to the outer banks this time but did get to the cleveland musuem first time ever there. they had the saropods and other dinos there. here are a few pictures I got.

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saropod leg. wow what a big crittor they were.

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terrorbird said to run down animals bigger than themselves, sorry guys I find this hard to believe, in fact I am more inclined to believe they ate fruit and small animals that could swallow whole. mans imagineation is wonderful and all but it should never replace logic and evidence.

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now I ask you what possible use could thos long canines serve? they would get in the way of biting and tearing and eating.

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get bit by him, OUCH!

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terrifying angle aint it? lol, looks like the alligator in the backround is yelling LOOK OUT!

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well that is it for now.  enjoy.