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Friday, November 17, 2017

                       DIAGNOSING FIBROMYALGIA

Researchers have found that possibly two simple tests may help lead to a diagnosis of fibromyalgia more quickly than in the past.


A useful screening test was provided by: (1) pain on pinching the Achilles tendon at 4 kg/pressure over 4 seconds, and (2) and positive endorsement of the question "I have a persistent deep aching over most of my body".
For more substantial diagnosis, subjects were assessed for tenderness to digital pressure at 9 other locations

CONCLUSION:

These results suggest that 2 tests, taking less than 1 minute, can indicate a probable diagnosis of FM in a chronic pain patient. In the case of a positive screen, a follow-up examination is required for confirmation or refutation.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The left is perverse in almost everything they do and say. Every word out of their mouth is despicable and purposeful for some venomous political reason. Why? They have nothing to offer America other than lies, misinformation, division, derision, manipulation, fraudulent actions, and many actions that could be considered criminal. 


If you consider yourself a Democrat, please re-evaluate your beliefs because you may have been manipulated to believe certain things that are not true. Please do not write this off as propaganda. 

I know many of you are honest people but your beliefs have been swayed many years ago. Do your own research to check whether what you believe is indeed true. You will be surprised.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Why have the Poobahs of the Black Lagoon-like Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Jon Cornyn, Lisa Murkowski and the rest been so quick to land on Judge Moore like a falling safe? For one simple reason: they despise genuine conservatives.
I wouldn’t want these guys in a foxhole with me, and I certainly do not want them in Congress.
Roy Moore discovered that the Swamp Creatures who make up the GOP establishment will toss you to the sharks the first chance they get and do it so fast it’ll give you a nosebleed.
The senators who have dogpiled Moore – Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Jon Cornyn, Lisa Murkowski, and a host of other establishment types – are lawmakers, and certainly, know that the first principle of American jurisprudence is “innocent until proven guilty.” And yet on the basis of a single unsubstantiated witness dredging up something she claimed happened 39 years ago, Moore’s would-be colleagues have indicted him, prosecuted him, and condemned him to the Ninth Circle of Dante’s Inferno. All in the space of 15 minutes!
If Judge Moore is elected, he will not only be dining alone in the Senate dining room, they’ll move his table to the coat closet and make him eat in the dark.



Despicably, Sen. McCain has taken the lead in passing final judgment on Moore before the ink was dry on the front page of the Washington Post. McCain even admits he is not doing it on the basis of any concrete evidence but merely on the basis of wholly uncorroborated accusations, which even the Washington Post calls nothing more than “allegations.” Well, anybody can allege anything against anybody, which is why we are all taught to hold our fire until more evidence can be accumulated and informed judgment can be made.
But none of that for Mr. McCain. “The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they can be proud of.”
Now according to Dictionary.com, an “allegation” is “a claim or assertion that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically one made without proof.” (Emphasis mine throughout.)
In other words, says he, I am condemning Justice Moore on the basis of accusations, not on the basis of evidence. He has drawn and quartered Moore with a rush to judgment that would make even a leftwing activist judge blush in shame.
It’s particularly irritating to hear John McCain preening like some sort of moral avatar, given his own history. At the very same time Judge Moore was supposedly cavorting with a woman 18 years his junior, McCain was divorcing his first wife for being frumpy and overweight and pursuing an affair with a woman who was – you guessed it – 18 years younger than he was at the time.
“If these allegations are true, he must step aside,” McConnell said. Well, Mitch spent $33 million fighting Moore in the primary only to lose by nine points, and yet his efforts apparently were so inept he never stumbled across this explosive information. This would be an indication of utter ineptitude on his part if there were any truth at all to these outrageous accusations.
And McConnell and all the other swarming killer bees must be asked this question: what if these allegations turn out not to be true? Where does Roy Moore go to get his reputation back? What will you pledge to do to make restitution for your egregious assault on his reputation and character? What will you do to make your reprehensible actions right?
This sad story is yet another example of opponents of conservatives saying investigations must be pursued and verdicts must be rendered based on “the seriousness of the charge,” not based on the credibility of witnesses or actual evidence.
Moore’s accuser openly admits that she has credibility problems as a witness. She’s gone bankrupt three times, has tangled with the IRS and has been through three divorces. “There is no one here that doesn’t know that I’m no angel.”
According to this report, Ms. Corfman has made a cottage industry out of making false and slanderous accusations of sexual impropriety against Christian leaders. According to a neighbor, “she…went to various churches within our denomination and accused at least three other pastors besides an uncle of ours [of] making sexual advances at her. Each time that she brought it to a District board for Alabama they found her to be incredible [sic] and she changed her story many times.”
In addition, Leigh Corfman may not have been 14 at the time, as the Washington Post claimed, but several years older. Marion Talley, who lives in Etowah County and believes her brother actually dated Leigh Corfman in 1976, says this would have made Ms. Corfman at least 17 years old in 1979. We can be quite certain the age question will be resolved in short order, an item that is only relevant, of course, if anything actually happened.
She even tried to file legal charges in one instance in 2007 or so but got laughed out of court. “Additionally, she tried to sue a pastor in one of the sections within our denomination and the Circuit Judge would not hear the case.”
Judge Moore remains defiant, adamantly declaring “I refuse to stand down.” Good for him. He added, “These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and The Washington Post on this campaign.”
So why have the Poobahs of the Black Lagoon-like McConnell, McCain, Cornyn, Murkowski and the rest been so quick to land on Judge Moore like a falling safe? For one simple reason: they despise genuine conservatives. They despise ordinary Americans like us who believe in the Ten Commandments, natural marriage, normative sexuality, right and wrong, the Constitution as written by the Founders, the rule of law, and the Judeo-Christian tradition of truth claims and moral values.
The sad but transparent truth is that they hate us. They don’t want to be bothered by conservatives, they don’t want to hear from conservatives, they don’t want to see conservatives, they don’t want to talk to conservatives, they don’t want to work with conservatives. They want us out of sight and out of mind.
But we’re not going anywhere. And neither is Judge Moore.

by Bryan Fischer hosts “Focal Point with Bryan Fischer” every weekday on AFR Talk (American Family Radio) from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Central).
Now, we find out that the WAPO employee offered the woman $1000 to tell her story and that she has filed false reports before.
These GOP losers need some comeuppance. I think McConnell and others are complicit in this fraudulent expose. Their immediate pseudo-outrage smells!

Thursday, November 9, 2017



VIRGINIA GOES BLUE AGAIN?


            A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!

Northern Virginia Government workers, illegals, felons, and the regressive GOP establishment's refusal to pass Obamacare repeal and an adequate tax reform bill, indoctrinated millennials, and a hatred for Trump propagandized by the biased media, all have captured Virginia despite being a conservative state overall (red).

Unfortunately, RED seems to no longer represent conservativism, but communism!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Will We Learn From History?

Multiculturalism has not been kind to countries embracing it. The United States may be the world’s oldest democracy, but it has nothing special over past nations that were, for periods of time, stable yet crumbled. If history is our guide, Athens, Rome, and other nations eventually either “destroyed” themselves, went bankrupt, or were overrun by “immigrants.”

At this very time, our country seemingly is at a point of division we have never seen before. People will poopoo this idea, but, look around you, folks. Half the country, the liberal of us, is concentrated in “146 of our 3,000+ counties” — representing less than 10 percent of the U.S. land mass! They are called the Blue States.

The other half, conservative “Red States” mostly in the interior of America, is culturally and politically separated from those living in Blue America. The two Americas differ in many ways. Just look at the books and music they read and listen to and even the TV shows they watch.

As a kid in the 40’ and 50’s kids were kids. We loved to play with each other. We were not opposed to hearing other kids say what they wanted and believed, but we dared them to prove what they said was the truth. We entered into a relationship with everyone and when the likes and dislikes were at odds, we went different ways. Now we live lives according to multiple different traditions. As a result, people who were once friends, or at least acquaintances, have stopped interacting with one another.

Barack Obama was elected president after compiling the most left-wing voting record in the U.S. Senate of anyone in modern history and brought multiculturalism to the forefront along with its inherent problems. Donald Trump was elected largely on the premise that traditional Republicans were hardly conservative but wanted someone who would combat this disease that is affecting America. Red America and Blue America are rejecting one another to the degree only seen in the 1860’s.

27 percent of all Californians were not born in the United States. More than 40 million foreign-born immigrants currently live in the U.S. — the highest number in the nation’s history. America is now questioning its unique melting pot theory of success. Unchecked immigration over the decades has allowed an insidious change in Americans. The wonders of groups of people from all around the world coming here and assimilating together were the basis of our democratic republic, but there is a loss of confidence in this bastion of strength.

Our nation’s society has fragmented into tribal enclaves that are now seeking power and influence here solely on the basis of ethnic commonality rather than being “Americans.” We must remember what history has wrought with multiculturalism and the dangers it possesses. America has existed by multiracial persons united by a single American culture but seemingly no more!

We must realize what history teaches us about unchecked multiculturalism. Either Americans understand that our nation can only continue if we strive to have a shared language and an allegiance to a common cause, or we will eventually descend into thuggery and unchained violence.

But, now, along with ethnic non-assimilation forced upon us over the last decade, we are witnessing a new kind of multiculturalism. The divisiveness between the Red vs the Blue is extraordinary. The escalating heinous rhetoric over the past several years has become the everyday normal. What exactly happened in the November elections last year will be critiqued for decades. In one 24 hour period, a new hateful clan mentality was born in the Blue States erupting into a response from the Red States that has been exponentially expanding to the disgrace and detriment of America. Resistors, elite anti-everything lefties, violent AntiFAs, and others are driving wedges everywhere they go trying to disrupt America’s progress.

We hear and see it 24/7. The left says Trump started it, yet years of evidence shows the clandestine efforts, mostly on the left, have silently but purposely infiltrated our world and now has unmasked itself as the culprit. Trump only uncovered it and exposed it for what it was, a movement devastating America. There is no civility anymore from the halls of government in Washington, DC to the big cities where people are at each other's throats and to smaller towns where foreign groups maintain their identities solely unto themselves.

For us to be that “Shining light on the Hill” again, we must bear witness to the horrible chaos caused by these out-of-control “clans and tribes,” and reunite ourselves in one simple yet effective cause, America!



Sunday, November 5, 2017

Going Red With Solar And Wind

We have been inundated for the last few decades about the evil fossil fuels and how we must use alternative energies to combat whatever we are supposed to be combatting. For decades, solar energy has been touted as the way to go. In fact, back in the 70’s, I actually bought a solar unit to heat water in my home in Vienna, VA. Yep, it heated the water most of the time, but I’m guessing the technology then wasn’t the best and I found out I wasted my money.

Today is now and that was then. Solar is still being touted as the best way to go because the sun’s rays are free, right? According to the Department of Energy, solar creates more jobs than wind or coal!
Only natural gas employs more people. Solar companies have 374,000 employees as compared to 100,000 for wind and 160,000 for coal (mining and coal-powered electricity generation). For those people consumed by protecting our environment, one would think this is a good thing. For the rest of us, it seems to be an interesting statistic that bears investigation.

Of course, there is another side to this “coin.” There are 398,000 natural gas workers who are responsible for 33.8% of ALL the electricity developed in the US in 2016, 160,000 coal workers responsible for 30.4%, 100,000 wind workers for 5.6%, and then those 374,000 solar employees generating 0.9% of ALL of our electricity (A study by the American Enterprise Institute). This study delved even deeper into the figures and found coal generated 7,745 megawatt-hours of electricity PER WORKER! Natural gas was second on the list at 3,812 MWHs, wind a tiny 836MWH, and solar an incredible low number in comparison at 98MWH/worker. These statistics could be easier to understand when they are diagnosed as 1 coal worker produces the same amount of electricity as 2 natural gas workers, 12 wind workers, and a whopping 79 workers.

Wow! Now that’s a headbanger for many folks. It gets worse when the figures are collated into the cost of electricity. You see, coal and natural gas are relatively cheap and we have access to them 24/7, but wind and solar are comparatively more expensive and not present all the time, in fact on an annual basis, they are available, at most, 30% of the time.

Now, let’s get down to the real nitty-gritty of the issue, our tax dollars. Wind and solar suck up billions of our taxes as subsidies to wind and solar companies as they suck up billions of dollars from consumers at higher rates than coal and natural gas. So looking at the big picture here, solar and wind energy production is a losing proposition in the short and long run. There’s more to it.

The amount of land required to get “adequate” electricity from wind and solar is tremendous, 300 acres to generate 600 MW 100% of the time, for coal. One wind farm company in Indiana uses 50,000 acres and generates electricity about 20% of the year, meaning nothing is coming out 80% of the year. I have witnessed many non-functioning wind turbines as I traveled through the Midwest. Out of 50 I saw, 24 were turning! On top of that, since wind and solar are part-time occurrences, they must be backed up by coal or natural gas working approximately 80% of the time!

Coal, gas, and nuclear plants can be built close to cities, but wind and solar have to be often 100-200 miles from cities thus necessitating super long transmission lines with an incredible amount of maintenance as well as the raw materials (concrete, copper, fiberglass, and rare earth metals) needed to construct them. I haven’t even mentioned the environmental impacts, soaring energy costs, wildlife habitats destroyed, and, if you will, the overall negative effects on “climate change” caused by the energy required to mine, process, manufacture, transport, construct and maintain wind and solar facilities.

You remember Solyndra, right? Now we have Suniva, another solar company, in bankruptcy. All our tax dollar subsidies down the drain. Overall, solar and wind are not a good idea for America.



Saturday, October 28, 2017

America and Virginia are in the Same Boat

It has become almost certain that many Americans have no idea what is going on in Washington, D.C., or in the respective political parties. Anyone with common sense can see that America has suffered under an increasingly oppressive leadership bolstered by a multitude of power hungry, greedy, and egotistical representatives. Once lucid and understanding of the issues that must be addressed in this country, these people have been perverted by special interests groups such as environmentalists and union bosses, promises from the old guard, long-termed representatives of important committee assignments, and financial support for their future campaigns to be re-elected.

Nothing, yes, nothing is farther from their minds than the interests, lives, and financial survival of their constituents. They have duped their supporters with false promises, spinning the issues, and blinding rhetoric to confuse yet make their supporters feel they care. They don't. Yes, there are a few, but even these numbers are dwindling in favor of outright power and being among the “elite.” These pariahs twist and bend in the wind of politics, flying whichever way they can to appear as being concerned, but it is all a ruse.

The unfortunate part of it is that Americans are so gullible and uninformed that they fall for all the smoke and mirrors, vote, and then seep back into the darkness allowing these representatives to bicker and fight for their best political advantage without one iota of care for the most precious issues that confront the average American. Citizens don't understand how badly their freedoms and liberties have been suppressed and, in some areas, totally eliminated as the regime in place from 2008-2016 has kept America in a continuing flux of disappointment, unconstitutional edicts and executive orders, and disastrous and severely onerous governmental regulations, all of which have cost billions of dollars with nothing in return but for political collateral.

The "elite" and these politicians favor only certain special interests and public unions for this is where their power at the voting booths come from. They are not trying to fix anything because anything that is broken actually makes their lives more profitable, both financially and politically if they play their cards right.

And what does that give the American people? NOTHING OF SUBSTANCE! Just look at the “train wreck” called Obamacare. Over 300 or more waivers from this unbelievably rotten law have been issued to corporations and unions, but not one has been given to an American. Think about it. Every American is at the bottom of the heap, not able to reap the benefits of anything the elitist politicians have to offer.

The former regime's actions are now invading all the other areas of the federal government and also pervading many states. People with ties to their national party over years, supporting their ridiculous and failed policies, are now being paid back and supported by national committees by placing them in races for governorships even though they have not a bit of experience in governing. Virginia is one of these states. The citizens of these states are being hoodwinked and fooled by the old political ploys that have been swallowed and regurgitated by the elitists for decades, and it continues today.

Our representatives have turned on us and usurped their own political careers as more important than our lives and livelihoods. Our families are suffering, our prosperity has been deep-sixed, our healthcare has been infected, our abilities to grow have been stymied at every level by seemingly purposeful costly regulations, and our children's education has been transformed from an intellectual exercise to an indoctrination of progressive ideas.

When will Americans and Virginians wake up and understand that the only way to change the country and the State of Virginia lies in their hands, WE THE PEOPLE not turncoat representatives or ones that will act as puppets for their national committees!
It behooves every American and every Virginian to understand the severe consequences that are born from elections in which citizens vote without understanding the real reasons why the candidates are running.

Governor McAuliffe has really done nothing positive for Virginia. In fact, he, Northam, and Herring have not kept their promises on which they ran and won their positions. Virginia needs new blood to once again increase our economic growth, bring businesses into Virginia to increase jobs, rid ourselves of suppressive regulations, lower crime, and really do something about our poor standings in academic excellence.

I say give Gillespie, Vogel and Adams a chance to bolster Virginia to new heights. Since the others haven't done much of consequence in the last 4 years, let these Republicans and their ideas work for Virginia. As one candidate said, "What do we have to lose?" We've seen what the Democrats can't do, right?


Ask yourself, "Are these people running for their own power or for your betterment?" You should know the answer before voting. You control the results.

Friday, October 27, 2017

COULD IT BE?

The other night, while flopping down in my recliner to watch some shows we had recorded, I was struck by something that all of these show series have in common. I wonder if you have also noticed this as well. Most of the time, I just sort of watch the show superficially, even dozing off occasionally. I would, at times, try to understand what some of the characters were really saying in their scripted lines. But now, it has come more apparent to me that we, as Americans, have, are, and will be victims of the TV show writers as they force us to take on the dysfunctionality of these characters that we are watching.

The show I was watching presents us with 3 children, one girl, and two boys all born the same day, one child, a black boy abandoned at birth, being adopted by this white couple after the mother, expecting triplets, lost her third child the day she delivered the other two. From there, the series follows these kids in adulthood, alternating scenes back and forth from their childhood. What hit me was how grossly dysfunctional these people are and how they got there. Granted, the writers of the show must have this emotional diversity and mental discombobulation in order to keep their show going on ad infinitum, but it makes one wonder if the audience is affected psychologically by all of this or are they just watching to get a kick out the severe disabling effect these characters have had placed upon them.

For me, I think, Americans are becoming more and more psychologically touched nowadays. It didn’t start yesterday. I noticed it in the 1990’s. My patients were becoming more and more involved into themselves with the weirdest concerns and what seemed to be invented problems, some of which were on the verge of being psychotic. You see, gone are the days of Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Jackie Gleason Show, and Sid Caesar. Gone are the days of Life with Father, The Steve Allen Show, The Carol Burnett Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Twilight Zone, The Jetsons, The Flintstones and shows that purely entertained us.

But not now! What seems a lifetime, cartoon shows like The Simpsons sprung up along with South Park and a load of them recently, all of which are starring emotionally scarred characters. Using comedy and absurd situations, these shows have eventually sucked the unsuspecting audience into to their grasp of tortured characters.They are now including people either victimized by their past, present and, in some cases, the future. The characters are unable to live normal lives. 

I know, I know. They aren't supposed to or the show would be canceled for lack of ratings. But is that really good for those of us who just want to be entertained and not mentally affected by these actors’ propensities to unravel in their daily lives?

Their TV emotional problems seem to find their way into the lives of those who watch them intently every day. People can and are capable of taking on the emotional and mental defects of those that are in their living rooms every night. Not only are the adults susceptible to this clandestine psychological invasion of their minds, the children watching are even more susceptible. Is it possible that some of our kids see what gut-wrenching worries the TV characters express as normal and therefore seek these “normal” feelings of despair and angst in their own lives and environment?

Is there a possibility we being subliminally affected by the often sick and demented desperate people we see in just about every TV series on the main channels and especially on the cable channels? Are our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren being seriously affected in a negative way by what is purposely being fed to us daily as we try to relax after a day’s work? Even the cartoons of the present offer sometimes dangerously affected participants with irrational reactions to normal conditions.


I’m sure there will be those who believe I may be overreacting, but I thought I would just bring up the issue and let you take it from here.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Should We Accept The Words Of The Elite?

It has always been a conundrum to me as to why rich or famous people, those of the 1% or even the 2%, should believe that whatever they say should be gospel. We have the Hollywood elites performing this task every day for years, and now even the lowest of the low of the Hollywoodites are speaking up with vile, often vicious nonsense. They actually believe that just because they are “icons of the screen”, they deserve to use their fame and fortune to lecture to us from their golden cocoons hidden behind high walls and gates. These actors are not the only ones, either. There are CEOs who are voicing their opinions about what society should be doing often to ridiculous heights.

Often using fictitious and invented issues to support, they go out of their way to try to sway the “masses” that they really are intelligent with high IQs, and what they say is, and should always be, taken as the truth no matter what. Despite this enormous self-delusion, they are simply not necessarily good-looking people who can act, memorize lines, deliver them with believability, or very rich corporate “giants.” For these abilities, they are paid handsomely and, in many cases, extremely high amounts of money.

Please don’t get me wrong, I have no qualms with their livelihoods and their compensations. If someone is willing to pay a person whatever amount to perform a task, that’s the payor’s prerogative.
The payee has the right, under our Constitution, to speak his mind as well; however, it is not incumbent upon the audience to agree with or to support that payee despite what the payee may think.

Not all Hollywood is this way, but it sure seems that there is a very high percentage of these very cash ladened people trying to dictate their views to us and then consider our overt and demanding criticisms of their views inappropriate, racist, bigoted, and discriminatory. However, what is good for the goose is certainly just as good for the big mouth gander.

Let’s take a Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. Here’s a guy who possibly, and I repeat “possibly”, stole an idea and has made billions as a result. There is no concrete evidence, so I again have no qualms of his acquired fortune and fame. I have no opposition to him voicing his opinion either, but when he enters the arena of the questionable and sometimes downright argumentative issues, he should expect a torrent of criticism and backlash.

His latest foray into our lives is the idea of all (100%) people receiving a standard salary for just having a beating heart, Universal Basic Income. “We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP, but how many of us have a role we find meaningful.....make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas.”

The idea behind this is that robots may replace a high percentage of the workforce in the future which would increase wealth inequality and therefore wealth distribution is going to be absolutely necessary. This wealth distribution idea is not new. I remind every one of Karl Marx, the father of communism; however, he thought people should own the means of production thereby allowing “workers” to obtain their needs, but Zuckerberg, being an entrenched greedy capitalist, wants the world’s capitalists, such as he, to retain that ownership and then elites would award everyone else the salaries they believe enough to meet the masses’ specific needs.

In fact, Marx actually predicted this: “In the process, capitalism would create new institutions that will undermine it – and that will be crucial elements in the system that will replace it.” Also, you do notice that there is no suggestion of “wants” and “desires” and “dreams” and “individuality” in either Marx’s or Zuckerberg’s statements. We have proof that in society, giving without expecting something in return is bound to establish an entitlement mentality that can promote laziness and apathy. Surely, there will be some people who this could benefit, but the majority will consider it a windfall and nothing else need be expected from them. But Zuckerberg, Elon and others seem to want to run a global government under these very same ideas.

These “ideas” have been proven wrong so many times in the past, they are basically silly and nonsensical. The elites should tone down their soapbox false expressions of “good for all” ideas until they can prove to us they have thought it out rationally without expecting to benefit themselves and really mean it.