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Happy Hallowe’en

A fitting Hallowe’en dedicatory post. Always loved Vincent Price. King of the monsters.

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Happy Hallowe’en to all my readers and friends.

I’ve decided to be totally not serious, and not deal with reality in honor of it being Hallowe’en.

Some of you may remember these songs; for some of you they may be new.  But they’re some of my favorite “monster” songs, from when I was young.

The first is Vincent Price doing a wonderful cover of the Monster Mash.  For those of you who are too young to know the wonderful Mr. Price, he ruled the Horror films in the 50’s and 60’s, and did the ghoulish rap at end of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

Flying Purple Eater is what was called a “novelty song” from the 60’s and it’s always been one of my favorites, never failing to make me laugh!

I have to go now, to chase the Zombies on the River!

Have a ghoulishly good day!

Monsterously yours,
Barbara

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C’mon Romeo

He’s a special boy!

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Romeo is such a good boy.  I think he would follow me anywhere!

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Rusty Plays With The Blue Feather

Excitement personified!!

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Rusty is an Exotic – otherwise known as “Short-Haired Persian.”  They are recognized as a separate breed, however.

The Persian strain is very laid-back, and don’t get as excited as other breeds of cats can.  So, when Rusty shows an interest in an activity, I’m the one who gets excited!

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Dog and Dolphin Friendship

This morning, I found a delightful video of two unlikely friends:  a friendly pooch and a fascinating porpoise in the ocean.  The porpoise saves the dog’s life more than once.

It’s a lovely, sunny, blue-skyed day here in South Florida, and this video added, in my mind, some of those small, puffy clouds I love, topping off the morning for me.

Very well done.  You will enjoy it.

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Violence Against Women is a Men’s issue

Thanks, Barbara, for this excellent video message regarding how important it is for men to lead the fight against abuse of women.

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Are You Ready For Flowering Cactus?

 

This is a wonderful video showing slow motion blooming cactus.  Gorgeous.

 

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What Is Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy?

 

Today, I came across a blog named, “People’s War.”  It is the first time that I have seen anything – in newspaper and magazine articles or anywhere on the Internet – where Bernie Sanders’ ideas about foreign policies have been mentioned.  Although the video shows Bernie addressing the House of Representatives in 1991, it is apparent that he has always had these fervent beliefs and there is no reason to assume he has changed his opinion.

I strongly urge those of my followers who are interested in what Bernie has to say about his ideas of the world and world powers, and how methods other than war could solve the serious problems around the globe, rather than with human suffering and bloodshed.  His predictions of spending for all the necessary armaments will be increased exponentially, was proved right.  He also predicted that in order to pay for the war (Gulf War), there would be cutbacks on social services that aid our citizens.  It all came true.  This video was filmed in January 1991 in the House of Representatives’ chambers.

As an introduction to this video, let me quote from “People’s War“:

“Shortly after Sanders was first elected Vermont’s sole representative in the House of Representatives in 1990, he took a stand on his first major war as a Congressman — the 1991 Gulf War. He voted against authorizing the use of military force against Iraq despite acknowledging that Iraq had no right to invade and occupy Kuwait and that Saddam Hussein was a brutal tyrant. For Sanders, these two facts were not sufficient reasons to go to war. Instead, he supported renewing diplomatic efforts and imposing sanctions on Iraq as non-military means of reaching the same outcome — ending Iraq’s occupation of Kuwait.

Sanders worried in 1991 that the Gulf War would be “laying the groundwork for more and more wars for years to come,” a prophetic statement given the subsequent U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq and the current war on ISIS. Although the 1991 Gulf War ended after a few weeks in a U.S. victory, Americans and Iraqis continued to pay with their lives for that victory in the years that followed. U.S. soldiers, possibly because of exposure to depleted uranium munitions or Iraq’s destroyed chemical weapon stockpiles, developed a range of illnesses collectively dubbed Gulf War syndrome. Sanders was at the forefront of the fight to win U.S. government recognition of Gulf War syndrome and get affected veterans the help and support they needed. At the same time U.S. soldiers were developing Gulf War-related illnesses, over 500,000 Iraqi children died as a result of crippling post-war economic sanctions imposed by the United Nations.

Sanders’ record on Iraq-related issues over the past 25 years is entirely consistent with his core values as a democratic socialist: namely, that working people — in the U.S. and around the world — are entitled to a decent standard of living in conditions of peace and freedom. Whatever action furthered that outcome, he supported; whatever action impeded that outcome, he opposed.

But if the guiding principle of the Sanders doctrine is simple, the struggle to the advance[ment of] that principle amid the world’s wars and complex conflicts is not.”

 

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A Special Petting Session

This is what they live for.

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Rusty and Patches are both the same breed:  Exotics; otherwise, known as “short-haired Persians.”  This breed is known for their “calm and loving personalities.”  Also, they are very “human friendly.”

I really didn’t need to say anything.  This video speaks for itself.

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ME/CFS – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. “It Is Biological, Not Psychological” Per Dr. Mady Hornig

 

If you haven’t viewed the following video, showing Mady Hornig, MD, director of translational research at the Center for Infection and Immunity and associate professor of Epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School, speaking about their findings, now is a good time to do it.

According to Dr. Hornig, there is biological evidence, determined by the levels of 51 immune biomarkers in blood plasma samples taken from 300 ME/CFS patients and compared with 350 healthy people as controls, proving this is a disease.  These findings are the evidence which strongly support hers and her team’s beginning assumptions.

Dr. Hornig devotes some time in the short video to describing how patients have trouble getting a diagnosis; and many times, they go for from one year to up to 10 years before they find a doctor who will give them their diagnosis.  Uninformed doctors and clinicians cannot understand the disease; in fact, many have not heard of it.  Others deny that these patients are sick.

This is not news to patients suffering from ME/CFS.  They, more than anyone else, know their sufferings are not imagined.

Dr. Hornig’s conclusions are just the beginning.  There are many highly qualified scientists and researchers who have come forward, and more are coming forward, and have started their search.  Since this disease (IT REALLY IS A DISEASE!) has many symptoms and affects literally every system in the body, the job of finding biomarkers that can be established as definitive causes, is monumental, and not for the slight of heart.

If the NIH (National Institutes of Health) would have granted and will grant more funding for ME research, we would have been so much more ahead in this very important research.

Listen to Dr. Hornig’s short (2 minutes) report, in which she clearly states the problems of the disease as they affect patients, and the results found in her research.

 

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America Sure Has Talent – In Our U. S. Navy Band

 

My sister forwarded a video to me today.  Absolutely had to share.

Our U.S. Navy Band performed at the Navy Memorial in 2014.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the “Jersey Boys.”  I dare you to sit still in your chair!!!!