2015 Archives – British Polio Fellowship

This is fantastic to see PPS being acknowledged by these countries and what is being done for Polio survivors such as myself. Here in the U.S. you rarely see any mention of Polio and especially Post Polio Syndrome. The most difficult with PPS is finding a Doctor that believes it is a real problem for Polio survivors and being able to get treatment. I feel very fortunate to have a Doctor that has actually taken the time to do research and has been willing to prescribe various medications to try and find which ones provide the best relief for pain, muscle spasms, cramps, problems with sleeping and what I think is the worst thing of all is the fatigue and brain fog. For those last two symptoms the best relief is normally to get plenty of rest when it takes over.

Source: 2015 Archives – British Polio Fellowship

Time for change

Something needs to change but of course it never will. I believe that there are more people in our country that would be great Presidents but instead of qualification it comes down to who has the most money. I think of when I was young learning about our Presidents and thinking that they must be like “Super Humans” or something like that to be able to run our country and make all these decisions, to have all that power. And then one day as I got older it’s kind of like finding out Santa Claus isn’t real. Oh, you didn’t know, sorry. LOL. Yeah the Presidents, the candidates, the nominees, etc. are just people. They don’t know all that you think they know, they are just better bullshitters! It’s the one with the most money behind them that will most likely become a President. That seems even more obvious these days. It use to be that we had at least a few good people running for President that at least sounded sincere and like they could do great things for our country. Now I look at the people running for President and just SMH. And I think, OMG, we are in big trouble! As of right now I can’t say there is one person running for President that I would vote for. And once again if you look at the runners who is in #1 position? Trump, the man with the most money. What a joke! Then #2 is HRC if I’m not mistaken, and she probably has the most money raised which puts her in second place. What makes her qualified to be our President? Just because she can baffle people with bullshit? Oh shit, the 49’s and Seahawks are playing! GTG

Registered Users

Does anyone really read any of my post? It makes me sad to think that I may be the only person reading my post. If you read this would you kindly leave a comment. If people are not reading my post then what I would like to know is why am I getting approximately 500 new registered users everyday? What purpose does it serve? I know that most of them, probably all of them, are using my site to post links to their own websites and products. Track back I think it is called but if everyone is doing the same thing, possibly through use of a robot, and no one is actually reading any of the post except for myself, LOL, how can you benefit from it? Oh well, it’s time for me to go do some painting. Interior house painting which I’m not too fond of but it is for my daughter. She just bought her first home and doesn’t like the colors in the living room so I guess I can struggle through it. After all, I am so proud of her!! She is only 24 years old, she is a registered nurse and just bought a home all on her own. If I could have had my shit that together at 24, WOW, where would I be today? Hmmm, probably right where I’m at, LOL. Gotta Go!!! This is me looking at youIMG_3743-1

Funeral for a homeless man, Such a sad story.

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As a guitarist, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost.

I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.

I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played ‘Amazing Grace,’ the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my guitar and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”

Apparently, I’m still lost…

South Carolina Dam Breaks – The Weather Channel

If it keeps on rainin’, levee’s goin’ to break
If it keeps on rainin’, levee’s goin’ to break
When the levee breaks I’ll have no place to stay

Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan
Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan
It’s got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home
Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well

Don’t it make you feel bad
When you’re tryin’ to find your way home
You don’t know which way to go?
If you’re goin’ down South
They got no work to do,
If you don’t know about Chicago

Cryin’ won’t help you, prayin’ won’t do you no good
Now, cryin’ won’t help you, prayin’ won’t do you no good
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move

All last night sat on the levee and moaned
All last night sat on the levee and moaned
Thinkin’ about my baby and my happy home

Going, going to Chicago…
Going to Chicago…
Sorry but I can’t take you…
Going down… going down now… going down….

This is what it looks like when a dam breaks. This is new video from Lexington, about 15 miles west of Columbia.

Source: South Carolina Dam Breaks – The Weather Channel

Kerry Downs Another Vodka Shot As The Last Of Putin’s Security Detail Passes Out – The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Now all he has to do is grab their guns and take them all out! LOL

NOVOSINKOVO, RUSSIA—Staring directly into the drooping eyes of the woozy, flushed henchman sitting across from him in the back room of a dimly lit tavern, Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly downed another vodka shot Sunday night as the last of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s security detail passed out beside him.

Source: Kerry Downs Another Vodka Shot As The Last Of Putin’s Security Detail Passes Out – The Onion – America’s Finest News Source

Study: Patients Report Substituting Cannabis For Booze, Prescription Drugs | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

I would, I would, I would if only I could. That would be fantastic if they would legalize pot in Indiana. I have Polio, Post Polio Syndrome and have had Prostrate Cancer. I really believe smoking pot would help with the pain and if nothing else I’m sure it would at least improve my mood. In the year 2525, if I am still alive, hahaha, maybe it will be legal by  then. Right!!!

Study: Patients Report Substituting Cannabis For Booze, Prescription Drugs by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director September 29, 2015 Patients who possess legal access to cannabis frequently substitute it in place of alcohol and prescription drugs, according to survey data published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. Investigators from the University of Victoria in British Columbia assessed the influence of medical marijuana access on other drug-taking behaviors in a cohort of 473 Canadian adults licensed to engage in cannabis therapy. “Substituting cannabis for one or more of alcohol, illicit drugs or prescription drugs was reported by 87 percent of respondents, with 80.3 percent reporting substitution for prescription drugs, 51.7 percent for alcohol, and 32.6 percent for illicit substances,” they reported. Rates of substitution were highest among respondents between the ages of 18 and 40. Patients using cannabis for pain were most likely to use pot as a substitute for prescription drugs. Authors concluded, “The finding that cannabis was substituted for alcohol and illicit substances suggests that the medical use of cannabis may play a harm reduction role in the context of use of these substances, and could have implications for substance use treatment approaches requiring abstinence from cannabis in the process of reducing the use of other substances.” Evaluations of patients enrolled in state-specific medical marijuana programs, including those in Arizona, California, and Rhode Island, yield similar results — finding that patients are particularly likely substitute cannabis for opioids. According to a recently published National Bureau of Economic Research report, states that permit qualified patients to access medical marijuana via dispensaries possess lower rates of opioid addiction and overdose deaths as compared to states that do not. An abstract of the study, “Substituting cannabis for prescription drugs, alcohol and other substances among medical cannabis patients: The impact of contextual factors,” appears online here.

Source: Study: Patients Report Substituting Cannabis For Booze, Prescription Drugs | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

Johnny Lingo and the Ten Cow Wife

Johnny Lingo and the Ten Cow Wife

Johnny Lingo wanted to get married. So, he went to the his native Island of Kiniwata to find a wife. Now, the custom of his people was to trade in cows (a precious commodity there) for the bride. Typically two or three cows would buy a fair-to-middling wife, four or five a highly satisfactory one. Johnny Lingo traded ten for his (some renditions of the story say eight cows). Everyone thought Johnny Lingo was crazy. In the eyes of Kiniwatans, Sarita – Johnny’s bride – was barely worth one cow. A local man described her in these words,

“It would be kindness to call her plain. She was little and skinny with no–ah–endowments. She walked with her shoulders hunched and her head ducked, as if she was trying to hide behind herself. Her cheeks had no color, her eyes never opened beyond a slit and her hair was a tangled mop half over her face. She was scared of her own shadow, frightened by her own voice. She was afraid to laugh in public. She never romped with the girls, so how could she attract the boys?”

No one knew of Johnny and Sarita since the nuptials. A young man, who was also interested in getting married, was told the story. Intrigued by the story and with time in his hands he decided to find out by himself. He sailed to Narabundi where Johnny and Sarita lived. He found Johnny and related to Johnny the reason for his visit. Johnny confirmed the story. As they talked one of the most beautiful and elegant women he had ever seen walked in the room with flowers. He described her with the following words,

“And then I saw her. Through the glass-beaded portieres that simmered in the archway, I watched her enter the adjoining room to place a bowl of blossoms on the dining table. She stood still a moment to smile with sweet gravity at the young man beside me. Then she went swiftly out again. She was the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. Not with the beauty of the girl who carries fruit. That now seemed cheap, common, earthbound. This girl had an ethereal loveliness that was at the same time from the heart of nature. The dew-fresh flowers with which she’d pinned back her lustrous black hair accented the glow of her cheeks. The lift of her shoulders, the tilt of her chin, the sparkle of her eyes all spelled a dignity to which no one could deny her the right. And as she turned to leave she moved with the grace that made her look like a queen who might, with enchantment, turn into a kitten.”

Before the man could say anything, Johnny said “This is my Sarita. My ten cow wife. She has changed a lot. Part of which is the result of knowing she is a ten cow wife. She has no need to worry when other women compare themselves by how much they cost. She cost more than any of them. To many she was not worth one cow and she believed that also. But, I loved her and not any other. I wanted to marry her. You see, I always wanted a ten cow wife.”

The issue was not whether Sarita was intrinsically worth the ten cows; the issue was that Sarita was worth ten cows to Johnny. Christ’s church is His bride. Paul says that “…ye are bought with a price…” (1Corinthians 6:20). Is she intrinsically worth the price Christ paid for her? Not really. Revelation 3: 15 – 17 tells us our true condition,

Revelation 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

Revelation 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

The Psalmist says “For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust” (Psalm 103:14).

There is nothing in us worth pursuing. But, Christ pursued us anyway. Why? God loves us. God’s special love, agape, is not created by the value of its object. Since God is love, God loved His creation, and in love created value in it. Humans pervert God’s love because we are born self-centered. We generally have trouble loving ugly or disagreeable people. We call them “unlovely.” But, we are all unlovely. God loves us anyway. How much did God love? We see in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

How did Christ pay for His bride? Peter gives us the answer,

1Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

1Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

The verb to redeem means to buy or pay off; clear by payment, to buy back. Christ bought us with the price of His blood. Sarita seemed grateful to Johnny and it showed. Are we grateful to God for the price He paid for us?

National Weather Service: ‘Don’t Go Surfing Unless You Can Really Shred That Shit’

SILVER SPRING, MD—Warning that Hurricane Joaquin was expected to produce powerful winds, violent swells, and dangerous rip currents, the National Weather Service strongly advised Americans today not to go surfing unless they could really shred that shit.

Source: National Weather Service: ‘Don’t Go Surfing Unless You Can Really Shred That Shit’