Sunday, September 30, 2018

The great responsibility of being a Cicisbeo

Lovers love regardless! 
~~~~~Sculpture Procuraties Nuove Saint-Mark
Venice, city of love, who would doubt it! Love affairs and famous lovers, the entire history of Venice is intimately linked to Cupid. 

Romanticism and eroticism, sacred love or secular love, Cupid reigns supreme here, always ready to shoot his arrows of intoxicating perfumes. 

By speaking about eroticism and debauchery, it is natural to think of Giacomo Casanova or perhaps Giorgio Baffo and of course the very Venetian tradition of the courtesans, often well-read enlightened women.

And so society should be brought up to know the value of love!
Cicisbeo? With such a relationship comes with such responsibility
to build security, interpersonal calmness in ones life to have peace in life.
Having one for ones best interest makes everything better!
Like having a rope to climb up that cliff of issues in ones life.
Ones cicisbeo will get her there!

Most often, the cicisbeo was lodged in the flat located above that of the legitimate couple. 

The husband, cuckold husband, could make sure that at least his wife had only the single lover, only the single beau, who in addition also supervised her for the husband. 

The neighbors were not fooled and everyone was extremely satisfied with this arrangement, including one assumes... the young wife! 

Here is how, in 1765, Jérôme de La Lande describes it:

« The usage of cicisbees or Cavalier Servente (literally servant knights), is so common in Venice among the quality persons, an outraged Englishman would say that the majority of the girls get married in Venice not for love of the spouse they choose, but to have the freedom to live without restraint with their Cavalier Servente. »
Jérôme de La Lande

As Monier stated in his book on Venice in 18th century:

« In Venice, all women have a cicisbeo. Even the shopkeeper, and even the hairdresser, if you must believe the Abbot Chiari, “They would prefer be without bread than without Cavalier Servente. 

And when they are of quality, they have several of them around them. And it is perhaps the presence of this friend that gives them so much audacity. 

Without him, they would be less cheerful, and they would wear out fewer shoes. 

Because as we read in Diario Veneto that one of them, barely married for two months, wore out, to the great astonishment of his parents and in most cases her husband, “seven pairs of shoes and two pairs of boots”, it without having been in any ball, or even in the countryside. » Monier

But the nicest speech on Cicisbeo (here Genoese, because obviously Venetian fashion had been exported) is given to us by Ange Goudar: 

“Duties of Cicisbeo”
« Cicisbeo must make itself every morning to his Lady, precisely at nine o'clock, to serve her chocolate or coffee in the bed itself. 

When entering her chamber, he must take care to open windows, so that when grasping the Lady in her bed, he can see well what he does.

If the Lady asks him for a pin to put in the top of the shirt, to hide her throat, he will search for one everywhere in the flat; and though there are two or three thousand on the dressing table, he will take care not to find only one. 

In case that her daughters (maidservants) are not in her room, when she wants to rise, cicisbeo will not leave her; but on the contrary will help her to get dressed. 

While he attends her at the dressing table, he will stand behind her as a servant, to be within her reach to give all necessary ingredients, which enters the composition of the Genoese face. 

He will present to her turn-by-turn, the white, the rouge, pomade for lips, without confusing any of the utensils of beauty. 

The she is finished at the dressing table, it will give him the hand to drive it in its sedan chair, and go with her to the mass, walking in front of or next to the chair as a manservant of foot: in that way it will outstrip the holders and arrive very left breathless in the door of the Church, to introduce him some holy water. 

In the evening he will drive her to the show, where he sits down with her. 

In winter he will give her his sock, and put it itself under her skirts, etc... 

And there are still many other instructions of the job of cicisbeo; but these are secret, and the Genoese husbands have to pretend to ignore them. »
Ange Goudar – translated by Visit-Venice-Italy from L'espion Chinois 1765

But you should not imagine that the life of cicisbeo was only happiness and pleasure, and if they believe the analysis of Molmenti Cicisbeo, he became in fact a kind of sexual slave of the Venetian ladies... 

« Where sincere love was missing, the husband was replaced with the cicisbeo.

The attentiveness of the women had, as we said it, its softness and its charm; but the cicisbeismo was a job, an ignoble passion formed of negative and not very masculine qualities. 

When fashion, at the beginning of the 18th century, prescribed that domestic affections were not to have spread out in public, they invented Cavalier Servente, often they even demanded them in marriage contracts. 

Cicisbeo, martyrs of gallantry, slaves to the fair sex, high-strung people, swooned with love, guessed to satisfy them, the slightest wishes of their ladies, accompanied them in conservatories or in theatres to applaud some vocalist, some famous actress, and even in church to hear mass there or some famous preacher. »
Molmenti – translated from Vie Privée à Venise 1882

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Environmental Groups Sue Over Oklahoma Coal Ash Oversight, Getting brought up!

As it's said red states are against it's own people. Well because they are!
It's like how they are for the constitution but fail at the part about 
"general welfare." Agreed that education needs more funding but they
where the ones that cut the funding in the first place.
Most of these things resolve themselves as bad welfare and education makes 
bad workers. And they fix it to get better workers.

"The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and 
Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare 
of the United States;" If there is no common defense then there is none!

The Federal constitution says it for a reason what life will it be with out 
those things? And so is why the government has to tell a state to grow up
and stop withholding peoples rights. And for their health!
This would not of happened if they where burning Natural gas.

~~~~~Environmental Groups Sue Over Oklahoma Coal Ash Oversight
Several environmental groups are trying to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from transferring oversight of the disposal of toxic coal ash to state regulators in Oklahoma.

The group Earthjustice filed a lawsuit this week in federal court in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Sierra Club, Waterkeeper Alliance, and Oklahoma-based Local Environmental Action Demanded agency.

“Time and time again, politicians in Oklahoma have chosen to ignore the health and safety of their own citizens. We fought hard to win a court ruling that rightly bans unlined coal ash ponds from continuing to operate, yet Oklahoma allows those dangerous ponds to do just that. Every single one of the coal ash dump sites that were tested in Oklahoma was found to have toxic chemicals from coal ash in nearby groundwater. It’s clear we need stronger protections from the hazardous chemicals in coal ash, not weaker ones. EPA’s decision to transfer oversight over Oklahoma’s coal ash dumps to DEQ not only violates the law, it puts Oklahoma families at risk,” said Jennifer Cassel, attorney with Earthjustice.

The groups allege the EPA unlawfully approved Oklahoma's state coal ash program that allows "unsafe impoundments full of toxic coal ash" to continue operating.

An EPA spokeswoman says the agency doesn't comment on pending legislation.
The gray ash left behind when coal is burned contains toxic heavy metals, including arsenic, lead and mercury.

Earthjustice says it conducted an analysis of groundwater data from Oklahoma that shows contamination at four Oklahoma coal ash dump sites.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Measuring human capital at $8 an hour!

A lack of education is mostly from not being able to afford it.
Colleges in small towns do fall victim to the wages of the town.
Small towns are small for a reason. Make nothing have nothing.
So the kids getting out of the colleges are not learning for the changes
in the job skills They are hitting that wall of change.
And their wages are lower pushing into a future dead end job they more likely
worked at getting through college for it. And so paying the college debt is also low
making a hard time for small town colleges. Many are closing!
Ending in many not getting their education or a half ass education.

Health care is also a issue everywhere. Small town people mostly can't afford to use
their insurance if they have it. The sabotaging or the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is
leaving many poor to not have insurance or to get junk policies or a stressed 
state program that does not cover their health care needs. So their health is lower.

Is it any wonder? I am not surprised! You can not expect success with a foundation
of poor or just people loosing their best interest from voting that way or from the
others voting that way, the few that like their suffering and expect you to do the same.

Anyway way you see it, it is a good thing to fail. Being you can't have the good
without the bad. Low funded people, unhealthy, uneducated is a labor force
nightmare that will have to be changed. People not tolerating loosing their best
interest mostly because of how it effects others their family making candidates
for child abuse. Well these are changing times the stupid is being pushed out or
following natural selection it takes care of itself! It all will have to be fixed or...

~~~~~U.S. Drops To 27th In The World For Education And Health Care
The United States is ranked 27th globally on education and health care, a new study 
based on 2016 data reports.

The study, organized by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, seeks to identify “the number of productive years an individual in each country can be expected to work between the ages of 20 to 64,” based on education and health care. This number is referred to as the “human capital” of a nation’s people.

America’s human capital measurement is 23 years, that’s the amount of time a person can be expected to work at peak productivity when accounting for life expectancy, general health and education. The U.S. ranked sixth in the world in 1990, and the drop apparently took researchers by surprise.

“The decline of human capital in the United States was one of the biggest surprises in our study,” said Dr. Christopher Murray, director of IHME.

The study shows that China has had the opposite trajectory since 1990, going from 69th in the world to 44th.

Finland landed in the top with 28.4 years, followed by Iceland, Denmark, the Netherlands and Taiwan. At the bottom was Niger at less than 1.6 years of human capital.

~~~~~Measuring human capital: a systematic analysis of 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016
We generated a period measure of expected human capital, defined for each birth cohort as the expected years lived from age 20 to 64 years and adjusted for educational attainment, learning or education quality, and functional health status using rates specific to each time period, age, and sex for 195 countries from 1990 to 2016. We estimated educational attainment using 2,522 censuses and household surveys; we based learning estimates on 1,894 tests among school-aged children; and we based functional health status on the prevalence of seven health conditions, which were taken from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016). Mortality rates specific to location, age, and sex were also taken from GBD 2016.

In 2016, Finland had the highest level of expected human capital of 28.4 health-, education-, and learning-adjusted expected years lived between age 20 and 64 years (95% uncertainty interval 27.5–29.2); Niger had the lowest expected human capital of less than 1.6 years (0.98–2.6). In 2016, 44 countries had already achieved more than 20 years of expected human capital; 68 countries had expected human capital of less than 10 years. Of 195 countries, the 10 most populous countries in 2016 for expected human capital were ranked: China at 44, India at 158, USA at 27, Indonesia at 131, Brazil at 71, Pakistan at 164, Nigeria at 171, Bangladesh at 161, Russia at 49, and Mexico at 104. Assessment of change in expected human capital from 1990 to 2016 shows marked variation from less than two years of progress in 18 countries to more than five years of progress in 35 countries. Larger improvements in expected human capital appear to be associated with faster economic growth. The top quartile of countries in terms of absolute change in human capital from 1990 to 2016 had a median annualized growth in gross domestic product of 2.60% (IQR 1.85–3.69) compared with 1.45% (0.18–2.19) in the bottom quartile.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Walmart did discriminated against pregnant workers

People that work there know Walmart is a harsh place to work.
"Don't expect associates to know where everything is."

But for the workers being pregnant and so the issues with stress on the mother
and what the work load does to the baby is something needed to be addressed.

The courts said Walmart was not taking the load off pregnant workers.
So in that the pregnant workers now have the right to take care of their baby
and their own health. If you are a pregnant worker talk to the boss about your health 
needs at work. The court said it is discrimination what Walmart was doing!

~~~~~Walmart discriminated against pregnant workers, federal agency says
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said on Friday that it had filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Walmart violated the law when it refused to accommodate pregnant employees' requests for a lighter work load.

According to the EEOC, Alyssa Gilliam and other pregnant employees at a Walmart warehouse in Menomonie, Wisconsin, were not allowed to take part in a company program that allowed some workers to receive lighter duties.

"Walmart deprived pregnant workers of the opportunity to participate in its light duty program. This amounted to pregnancy discrimination," said Julianne Bowman, the EEOC's district director in Chicago.

Pregnancy discrimination in employment is prohibited by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The EEOC is seeking back pay, punitive damages, and "measures to correct Walmart's practices going forward."

Walmart denied the allegations.

In a statement, Walmart said that its accommodation policies have been updated several times in recent years to comply with or go further than state and federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

"Walmart is a great place for women to work," the company said. "We do not tolerate discrimination, and we support our associates by providing accommodations every day across all of our stores, clubs, distribution centers and offices. This case is not suitable for class treatment, and we deny the allegations."

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Polyandry, Biology to Survive!

In the laws of nature only strong survive and is commonly noted
why we all are here today from ancient times. Referring to being inbred,
bottle necked having sickly genes that in the ice ages would wipeout
the inbreeds because of being sickly thus cleansing the gene pool
making humans stronger as the strong humans go on.
Well it's true the environment rules in all life and nature doesn't care otherwise
so to make it you have to be strong. Sperm fight each other to get to the egg so
only the strong survive for us be strong.

In view of today and in nature there is Polyandry and is there for a better life!
It's about the environment we live in. My teacher in high school had a rant
about adults making children wages. They are adults living like children they
will starve to death because they will eat like a child with a adult body!
True in long term of survival. And also is the point that we all cant go forward 
if we are against our own species. Unite to survive or don't in the long run! 

~~~~~Multiple Fitness Benefits of Polyandry in a Cephalopod
Sex differences in reproductive investment play a crucial role in sexual conflict. One intriguing aspect of sexual conflict is the evolution of female multiple mating (polyandry), particularly in systems where females receive no obvious direct benefits from males, and where mating is highly costly. Here, theory predicts that polyandrous females can increase their reproductive success by taking advantage of the genetic benefits of mating with multiple males. Cephalopods provide a model system for addressing this question, as all species mate multiply. Here we examine differences in reproductive success between monandrous, multiply mated (to the same male) and polyandrous female dumpling squid (Euprymna tasmanica).

Methodology/Principal Findings
We mated females in the laboratory with two different males (polyandrous; controlling for mating order), or with a single male (monandrous). To control for mating frequency, we mated monandrous females either once (monandrous 1), or with the same male twice (monandrous 2), and measured reproductive success for each of the three treatments (polyandrous, monandrous 1, monandrous 2). Females mated to two different males produced eggs faster and had larger hatchlings relative to egg mass than females mated once with a single male.

The benefits of polyandry demonstrated here are the first, to our knowledge, in any cephalopod. These benefits may outweigh the significant costs associated with mating and help to explain how multiple mating has evolved (or is maintained) in this group.

~~~~~Understanding reproductive competition (plus, watch sperm fight each other)
Sperm have to fight when a female has multiple partners which is pretty normal behavior in nearly all animals. Syracuse University researchers actually filmed the little sperm in action. By using fluorescent tagging technology, the scientists could watch the sperm compete in the female reproductive tract.

~~~~~Great Moments in Science Writing: The Alpha Cavewoman Fiasco
A study has found evidence of ‘alpha cavewomen’ roaming the plains and calling the shots while the menfolk slobbed at home.

The discovery could put paid to the belief that cavemen were the aggressive, violent go-getters in the relationship between the sexes.

It also raises the intriguing possibility that Fred Flintstone, the eternally henpecked half of the cartoon partnership with Wilma, might actually have mirrored life on Earth all those centuries ago.

~~~~~How to Make Love Like a Caveman
What was prehistoric human sex like? Most of us conjure "the hackneyed image of the caveman, dragging a dazed woman by her hair with one hand, a club in the other." Psychologist Christopher Ryan says this image is mistaken in every detail.

~~~~~One Husband Can't Save a Low-Income Woman 
from Poverty She'll Need Three or Four
"When you say to women, to get out of poverty you should get married, my question to them is how many men you have to marry,” she said. “Marrying a 10-dollar-an-hour man gets you nowhere, so you’d really have to marry three or four."

~~~~~When Taking Multiple Husbands Makes Sense
For generations, anthropologists have told their students a fairly simple story about polyandry—the socially recognized mating of one woman to two or more males. The story has gone like this:

While we can find a cluster of roughly two dozen societies on the Tibetan plateau in which polyandry exists as a recognized form of mating, those societies count as anomalous within humankind. And because polyandry doesn't exist in most of the world, if you could jump into a time machine and head back thousands of years, you probably wouldn't find polyandry in our evolutionary history.

That's not the case, though, according to a recent paper in Human Nature co-authored by two anthropologists, Katherine Starkweather, a PhD candidate at the University of Missouri, and Raymond Hames, professor of anthropology at the University of Nebraska. While earning her masters under Hames' supervision, Starkweather undertook a careful survey of the literature, and found anthropological accounts of 53 societies outside of the "classic polyandrous" Tibetan region that recognize and allow polyandrous unions. (Disclosure: I first learned of Starkweather's project while researching a controversy involving Hames and he is now a friend.)

Indeed, according to Starkweather and Hames, anthropologists have documented social systems for polyandrous unions "among foragers in a wide variety of environments ranging from the Arctic to the tropics, and to the desert." Recognizing that at least half these groups are hunter-gatherer societies, the authors conclude that, if those groups are similar to our ancestors—as we may reasonably suspect—then "it is probable that polyandry has a deep human history."

Rather than treating polyandry as a mystery to be explained away, Starkweather and Hames suggest polyandry constitutes a variation on the common, evolutionarily-adaptive phenomenon of pair-bonding—a variation that sometimes emerges in response to environmental conditions.

What kind of environmental conditions? Well, "classical polyandry" in Asia has allowed families in areas of scarce farmable land to hold agricultural estates together. The marriage of all brothers in a family to the same wife allows plots of family-owned land to remain intact and undivided."

In other cultures, it appears that a man may arrange a second husband (again, frequently his brother) for his wife because he knows that, when he must be absent, the second husband will protect his wife—and thus his interests. And if she gets impregnated while Husband #1 is gone, it will be by someone of whom he has approved in advance. Anthropologists have recorded this kind of situation among certain cultures among the Inuit (the people formerly called Eskimos).

Then there's the "father effect" demonstrated by Penn State's Stephen Beckerman and his colleagues in their study of the Bari people of Venezuela. The Bari have a system for recognizing two living men as both being fathers of a single child. Becerkman's group found that children understood to have two fathers are significantly more likely to survive to age 15 than children with only one—hence the term "father effect."

Two fathers? As odd as it can sound to those of us who know of human development as the one-egg-meets-one-sperm story, some cultures maintain the idea that fetuses develop in the womb as the result of multiple contributions of semen over the course of a pregnancy. In cultural systems of what Beckerman has named "partible paternity," two men can be socially recognized as legitimate fathers of a single child. Starkweather and Hames call this a form of "informal polyandry," because while the two fathers may not be both formally married to and living with the mother in all cases, the society around them officially recognizes both men as legitimate mates to the mother, and father to her child.

What all these polyandrous situations—classical and non-classical, formal and informal—have in common is that they are all socially recognized systems in which women may openly have multiple mates simultaneously. Women in such systems are not "cheating" by any stretch of the imagination, nor are the men being cuckolded. The systems are socially sanctioned. But this does not mean that the women are in control of the arrangements; in many of the cultures Starkweather and Hames reviewed, the first husband functions as the decider when it comes to resource distribution and acceptance of additional male mates.

So how is it that, in spite of all this evidence of polyandry accumulating steadily in the literature, anthropologists for so long passed along the "it's virtually non-existent" story? Starkweather and Hames suggest anthropology has been accidentally playing a scholarly version of the Telephone Game.

In 1957, George Murdock defined polyandry in a seminal text as "unions of one woman with two or more husbands where these [types of union] are culturally favored and involve residential as well as sexual cohabitation." Using such a strict definition, Murdock could accurately say polyandry was extremely rare; almost no cultures have polyandry as the dominant and most preferred form of family life.

Then subsequent scholars mis-repeated Murdock's remark; polyandry went from being understood as "rarely culturally favored" to "rarely permitted." Thus mating diversity that was known to exist became relatively invisible in the big story told by anthropology about human mating. (If you write off every exception to a supposed rule, you will never think to challenge the rule.)

In an email interview with me, Starkweather remarked, "I don't think that anyone, including Murdock, was operating from an explicitly sexist standpoint. However, I do think that the definitions of polyandry, and thus perceptions about its rarity, may have been due at least in part to the fact that an overwhelming percentage of anthropologists collecting data and shaping theory at the time were men." During Murdock's time, "there seemed to be a fairly pervasive belief that polyandry didn't make any sense from a male's perspective."

That explanation -- that Western male anthropologists had a hard time "believing" in polyandry—makes sense. Humans appear prone, on average, to sexual jealousy, and so it would not be unreasonable for many of us—men and women alike—to project an assumption that sexual jealousy would make poly-unions untenable. Indeed, anthropologists have found that in both polyandry (one woman, multiple husbands) and polygyny (one husband, multiple wives), sexual jealousy often functions as a stressor in families around the world.

Yet certain environmental circumstances do seem to increase the odds of a culture accepting some form of polyandry. In particular, Starkweather and Hames find that polyandry is often found in societies with highly skewed "operational sex ratios." Translation: When fertile women are scarce, men are more likely to be found openly sharing women. Indeed, fully three-quarters of the 53 societies identified by Starkweather and Hames involve skewed sex ratios, with more adult males than females.

This led me to wonder, in our exchange, whether in places where sex ratios are becoming highly skewed—in places like India and China—is polyandry likely to emerge? Starkweather and Hames guess not. First, most of the cultures in which polyandry is found look very different from modern India and China; polyandry shows up mostly in relatively egalitarian societies (i.e., societies with very simple social structures, without massive governmental bureaucracies and elaborate class structures). So, for example, polyandry is regularly found among the South American Yanomamö, the people Hames studied in the field in the 1970s and 1980s.

Modern India and China don't look anything like simple egalitarian societies. So what will happen there? Hames points out that, "Landowning societies all over the world have faced an excess of men at one point or another and have dealt with this by sending these men to the priesthood, to fight in wars, or to explore or make a name for themselves" elsewhere. He concludes, "It is clear that these countries will have to do something with all of the excess men, but polyandry will probably not occur as a widespread solution."

Saturday, September 15, 2018

LOVE BLOSSOMS the Best interest at heart.

Isn't life short enough already? Love when you are in your 50's is short
you spent 50 years now you more likely have 20 years left!
So comes the point of looking around you what is for your best interest,
if a love is there take in that love. It's worth taking that effort!
In reality love and life is just going on without you! It's worth to be open
and talk if you have best interest then that is better than not. You have a light
best interest pulls you out of the dark!

Love is just like a form of science. Oxygen and hydrogen walks into a bar...
Quantum entanglement, Strange Attractors there is a best interest as the two
makes something great.

"When a bounded chaotic system does have some kind of long term pattern, but
which is not a simple periodic oscillation or orbit we say that it has a Strange Attractor."

Love blossoms when two people have each other’s best interest at heart. And it withers when they stop meeting one another’s needs.

Romantic relationships start with flirting, that artful skill of getting someone to notice you. Once people have each other’s attention, they build a connection by focusing on what makes the other person happy. If they both sustain a high level of energy for meeting one another’s needs, the attachment between them becomes secure.

But so much can go wrong in relationships. Often people pick poorly at the outset. They flirt with people with whom they have a superficial attraction. It’s like buying a car that’s beautiful, but has a poor reliability record. It’s destined to break down sooner or later. Attraction is important, but it must be backed up by an ability to consistently keep another person’s best interest in their heart.

There are many questions to be answered in order to determine whether someone will be able to provide the ingredients essential for maintaining a loving connection. Can they listen, empathize, negotiate, respect, trust, adapt, have fun, be romantic?  Were their parents able to be that way with each other? If so, they grew up with a good model of how to sustain a satisfying marriage. If not, their ability to love will remain stunted until they develop the skills required to engage in a healthy loving relationship.

If you were hiring someone to work for you, you’d have a job description against which you’d carefully compare their previous experience. It’s imperative to examine a person’s relationship resume before getting too committed. What evidence is there that a potential partner has the interest and ability to make a lifetime commitment to creating a mutually satisfying relationship?

If there’s no history of their having been able to take care of other people’s needs for a sustained period of time, what would make you think that they’d be able to do that with you? How has the person handled friendships? What’s the nature of their connection to their children and parents? Is there evidence that the essence of their relationships revolves around a fair exchange of giving and taking? Or has it been one-sided?

And what issues are you bringing into the relationship?

What about your ability to have win-win relationships?

How well have you been able to take care of other people’s needs?

How effectively can you assert and negotiate for what you want?

Do you often do you end up resentful because you’ve given more than you’ve received?

Do you frequently find yourself angry and engaging in power struggles with people in an effort to get what you feel you deserve?

Do you find significant satisfaction in making the world a better place for others, or are you primarily focused on your own desires?

Are you able to turn toward others to get your needs met in an equitable exchange?

Or do you turn toward substances such as alcohol, drugs, or food for comfort?

Are you able to take good care of your body so that you have positive energy to bring into your relationships?

Have you been told by people you’re close to that you’re too critical at times?
Can you maintain an optimistic frame of mind when facing challenges?

When there’s a problem, do you lapse into worrying, frustration or discouragement?

Do you nurture your spirit by communing with nature and tapping into the loving energy of the universe?

If you look at yourself and feel that you have a lot to learn about how to be a more loving person, find people to teach you what you need to know. Hang out around friends who have loving relationships and model your own interactions after theirs. Find a therapist who can coach you on how to form loving connections.

If you find yourself in a relationship that’s not making you happy, start working on what you can do to be a more loving person. If your partner doesn’t reciprocate, and you’ve been very clear and encouraging with them about how you want them to meet your needs, then go to couples counseling.

The longer you’re locked into a situation that lacks sufficient satisfaction of your needs, the more likely you are to feel unlovable. At a minimum, marriage counseling can help you look at your own ability to love yourself and others. And when counseling succeeds, you and your spouse will both have learned to apply the relationship skills required to make your marriage happy.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Bushfire - It's a new day

Whatever the bad in your past you need to know it's just a Bushfire
to burn and grow!

In my shoes, in my shoes
There is so much to remind me
As the stars come out above me, home

Cool wind, clear my head
Bright sun grow my food
Strong rain clear my heart
Fill my land
It's a new day

I don't know why it is sold
Don't know why it's so cold
In this life that we live

New day, new day, new day

In my shoes, in my shoes
There is so much to astound me
As the whirlpool spins around me, home

Bushfire, burn and grow
Sunset watch and rest low
Long night holding child close, feed my dream

It's a new day

I don't know why it is sold
Don't know why it's so cold
In this life that we live

New day new day new day

It's larger than life, it's darker than death
We're gonna move those mountains aside

Here come the messages

Remembrance of 9-11-01 From what we got back up, moved along and became stronger!

I have my bad experience with 9-11 as Marwan Al-Shehhi worked at the 
Doubletree Tulsa with me at the time. His plane was flown into the South Tower 
of the World Trade Center at 9:03:02 a.m!

Remembrance of 9-11-01  From what we got back up, moved along and became stronger!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Unconditional love - Twin Flame and Soulmates Healing Soul Contracts

Love does not have boundaries nor is limited. Unconditional love is
not a bad thing as it's true. If it effects you in a strong way in a long time 
it's more than love. In life you need to ask how did this happen tagged
like a screw embedded in the floor, twin flame or soulmates a point of the
red string of fate in a quantum entangled world. Well you can't deny it,
what is the odds of it all? Out of your whole life to have something 
hit you, unconditional love, your twin flame or soulmates.

Me? I accept it as it's a bigger thing with more value in the life we all live today.
And so with such value be open with yourself to talk about it. E-mail, call them take 
the effort. If the value is there go see them for that talk. A point to decide making 
that soul contract in your life for a better life to heal! Unconditional love is true love
and so there is always room for more love in your life. Love is not finite!

~~~~~Twin Flame and Soulmates Healing Soul Contracts
Before coming into this lifetime your soul had a specific destiny or purpose that it had agreed to complete.  Once this purpose was made it is now your soul contract. Soul contracts are the deal you made with yourself in order to help you evolve and grow to a higher state of awareness and along with it, you are also given some help along the way by your spirit guides, angels, and people to help to help you. If you’re open enough, you are able to receive messages, clues and signs as to whether you are following your highest good and destined path

When someone experiences negativity from a previous life, They can enter into a lifetime with those experiences, whether its fears of rejection from relationships, abandonment issues, not having a high self of worth, insecurities, and many other types of difficult emotions that they can carry throughout their life.

That is the time when a soul contract needs to be completed. It can stop us from accomplishing our goals in life. Some of the times we can find ourselves in challenging relationships patterns that we cant seem to break and fall in these patterns over and over again, or we feel as if we will never meet the right one, and Thus creating soul contract blockage. This needs to be healed before any otter love can be entered in our hearts.

We have many different types of soul connections that can help us complete, heal, and grow through out our life paths. It doesn’t have to be necessarily with just one person, we can have many different types of soul contracts with other soul connections, they can be with soulmates, karmic soulmates and of course, twin flames.

Before coming into this lifetime your soul had a specific destiny or purpose that it had agreed to complete.  Once this purpose was made it is now your soul contract. Soul contracts are the deal you made with yourself in order to help you evolve and grow to a higher state of awareness and along with it, you are also given some help along the way by your spirit guides, angels, and people to help to help you. If you’re open enough, you are able to receive messages, clues and signs as to whether you are following your highest good and destined path

When someone experiences negativity from a previous life, They can enter into a lifetime with those experiences, whether its fears of rejection from relationships, abandonment issues, not having a high self of worth, insecurities, and many other types of difficult emotions that they can carry throughout their life.

That is the time when a soul contract needs to be completed. It can stop us from accomplishing our goals in life. Some of the times we can find ourselves in challenging relationships patterns that we cant seem to break and fall in these patterns over and over again, or we feel as if we will never meet the right one, and Thus creating soul contract blockage. This needs to be healed before any otter love can be entered in our hearts.

We have many different types of soul connections that can help us complete, heal, and grow through out our life paths. It doesn’t have to be necessarily with just one person, we can have many different types of soul contracts with other soul connections, they can be with soulmates, karmic soulmates and of course, twin flames.

There is a difference with soulmates, and twin flame contracts. With win flames, they have a much more intense and potent magnetic energy force that is attached with an Astro connection to them.  When it comes to twin flame union there are always trials and tests with life lessons they need to experience and learn from.

Some soul contracts can sometimes take years, or possibly even decades to change completely. But you can be freed from these painful and hurtful patterns AND change them completely once you learn the lessons that your soul contract is trying to teach you. You can then become wiser and grow from these soul contracts and take back control over your life.

Try to understand how this contract challenged you and served you. Before you can break the contract you first need to understand the problem. First you have to relax, accept your journey, and move to shine that journey with positive light. Then you are letting the doors open for great a thing that’s within your destiny to come along.

Also, know that if you want any kind of change to happen, you first have to begin with your inner self first. Work on your inner self so that you can shine a light into other’s journeys.  Know that reflecting our own personal light onto others and giving out good energy to others. This will help sync your spirit with the universe, and that of your twin flame much more rapid than just continuing to worry and dwell on it.

Remember, you are love; love is within you and always has been.  Share this love with others and show them how to be open, humble, and bring light to the universe. You will then see the universe begin to answer back to your questions.

Note that soul contracts are not meant to set in stone. We all have free will it is apart of our soul’s journey in life, and this is something that we will always have control over.  We have choices and opportunities that are right in front of us; it’s our decision to make these choices. We have the power and ability to manage our life in any direction that we choose.  No one is to blame for our choices with our soul path that we decide to take in our life.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Online dating - Are you willing to have your anus ripped out by a moron

Online dating these days are bad from all ends. It's not like it used to be.
Now are just too many fake profiles, scammers, middle aged guys with raging 
hormonal imbalances and mentally deficient thinking of I want to fuck, want to fuck 
mixed in with normal females wanting to have a real relationship if not racist or 
xenophobic about it on those many dating sites. It all ends up with something 
bad as a online met homosexual encounter in a small town in something following 
deliverance, EEEEEE! Oops I'm sorry I ripped out your anus said with a stupid 
look on his face! You where willing to have your anus ripped out by a moron?

*I have nothing bad against homosexuals just the stupid people that does
those things giving homosexuals a bad name!

Anyway... I am talking about the dangers of dating sites in these times as a
warning to find something real on there. You need to be more alert on your
surroundings online. Fact check who they are more before you hit on them!

~~~~~California man who allegedly stuck dates with the check faces years in prison
Prosecutors in Los Angeles have hit the defendant they call the "Dine-and-Dash Dater" with four new felony counts of extortion.

Paul Guadalupe Gonzales, 45, is accused of 11 counts of extortion and two counts of attempted extortion for allegedly luring women to nice restaurants, ordering food and vanishing sticking his victims with the bill.

~~~~~Florida Woman Loses $1 Million In Online Dating Scam
Pamela Viles of Sarasota told WWSB News she was looking for companionship and she thought she met a nice man online but eventually discovered she had been scammed.

The 69-year-old Viles said the man wooed her on Match while posing as an Australian-born business owner with citizenship in Canada. She said he texted daily and called twice a week.

The FBI says romance scams, which are commonly referred to as catfishing, have been around for years and are responsible for millions of dollars in thefts.

The pictures in the personals ads are “likely phony” and the profiles fake, typically crafted to cater to the individuals they are targeting, according to the FBI.

Viles said she has a “little bit of dementia,” which contributed to her falling victim to the scam. She’s expecting to lose her home. Her daughter started a campaign on GoFundMe last week in hopes of getting some money for her mom.

The campaign reads, in part:

She does not understand social media and other technology, including smartphones and has made a lot of mistakes. These people have scammed and coerced my mother to drain everything she had in savings and IRA’s, maxed out credit cards and taken loans against her own house to send to a man she was convinced was real and she was in love with. She wanted to have a relationship with someone and a happy life like her peers. They took advantage of how caring my mother is and she sent all her money to help him.

There are millions of scam online dating accounts created each month, says Scamalytics co-founder Dan Winchester. His company, which he founded in 2011, detects up to 250,000 per month, and was born out of a healthy combination of necessity and self-interest. He himself runs a dating site in the UK. The increase in online dating scammers, he says, has grown in step with the popularity of the sites and apps themselves.

“As with all dating services, there came a point that it hit the radar of the scammers, and it suddenly became overrun. Suddenly I had to stop doing new features and trying to acquire new users,” in order to keep up with squashing scammers. There was no dedicated screening service at that time, Winchester says. So he made one.

~~~~~The Ugly Truth About Online Dating
2. Looking for a relationship? That must mean all you want is sex
One of the big problems with online dating for women is that, although there are genuine relationship-seeking men on the sites, there are also plenty of guys on there simply looking for sex. While most people would agree that on average men are more eager for sex than women, it seems that many men make the assumption that if a woman has an online dating presence, she’s interested in sleeping with relative strangers.

~~~~~Online Dating Horror Stories
"Beth" from Portland, Oregon, posted this note at an online dating site:

Online dating can produce some of the worst dates ever. The last guy I went out with brought a sock puppet--a sock puppet--on our date and tried to talk to me with it. To be cute, I think. But it freaked me out. Seriously. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but no sock puppets, please.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Obama is back! VOTE!

Yes it's true you can't run a government by sabotaging Trump.
It's not sustainable and now the news is out it won't happen again.

I agree that many are saying now it's time to pull the 25th amendment
on Trump! This does not mean to kick him out. It reduces his power and
is needed because of the damage that could still be done. 
Impeachment is a harsh thing and takes time if enough of both parties agree
to impeach. It is really better primary now that people should protest more.
Why just sit there and let them take away your healthcare and rights. 
Just because they like to suffer doesn't mean you have to!
Everyone needs to get out and protest and vote!

~~~~~Barack Obama Rebukes Donald Trump Publicly For First Time
President Barack Obama is making his return to the political arena to help embattled Democrats win in November’s midterm elections. And for the first time, Obama publicly called out President Donald Trump by name.

During a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Friday, Obama said the country is in a “backlash” moment.

“You happen to be coming of age during one of those moments,” Obama told the audience. “It did not start with Donald Trump ― he is a symptom, not the cause. He is just capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years. A fear, an anger that is rooted in our past but is also borne in our enormous upheavals that have taken place in your brief lifetimes.”

While Obama has in the past blasted Trump and his policies, this was the first speech in which he used his successor’s name.

Obama also addressed Trump’s tone-deaf comments last year, when the president claimed that there were “some very fine people on both sides” during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that saw white supremacists squaring off against anti-racism protesters. Paralegal Heather Heyer, 32, was killed during the protest when a white supremacist struck her with his car.

“We’re supposed to stand up to discrimination, and we’re sure as heck supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers,” Obama said. “How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?”

I mention this just so when you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started.
Barack Obama
For all his bloviating about a strong economy, Trump got a reminder Friday about just who started the country’s upswing:

“By the time I left office, household income was near its all-time high, and the uninsured rate hit an all-time low, poverty rates were falling,” Obama said. “I mention this just so when you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let’s just remember when this recovery started.”

The former president also applauded the women who have taken a stand in the Me Too movement, and the teens of Parkland, Florida, who are standing up to gun violence and the National Rifle Association. That’s how real change starts, Obama said. But nothing will get done if this generation doesn’t vote, he added.

“The threat to our democracy doesn’t just come from Donald Trump,” Obama said. “The biggest threat to our democracy is indifference. The biggest threat to our democracy is cynicism. Cynicism has led too many people to turn away from politics and stay home on Election Day. To all the young people that are here today, there are now more eligible voters in your generation than in any other, which means your generation now has more power than any other to change things.”

The only thing they have to do, Obama said, is “show up.”

Us schools has more security guards than social workers

This is a big problem having more security guards than social workers.
It's like the view of wanting to build prisons. Why not fix the problem
because it will just go up as the social problems go higher!
I am a Psychology major and even I know these are different times
with all the income inequality. Noted by the wages of the jobs as
correcting for inflation the wages are from the 1950's.
In that dictates you will live like the 1950's as there where no malls
in the 50's or many things. People work hard and make the same wages,
shown by the amount of minimum wage retirees in small towns.
Wage growth is stagnant!

All of those problems relating to low income not being able to afford their education
is a problem of not being educated to recognize what is petty or not on their lives.
What to take serious and not to, so their life is hell. And not being able to take
care of health and mental issues so they don't. So going into school with social caused
problems is not a good thing. Psychology is talking about the problems caused
by the social problems going on. We need to fix the social problems and so need more
social workers. As the people wanting more prisons and not fixing the problem of
why they got there in the first place!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Runaway Climate Change 2030

In accordance with natural selection thus cleansing the gene pool...
Well this is a serious thing called climate change that is being looked
at by the fake news by fake people with fake college debt and fake paychecks 
they receive and fake grants for environmental research to go there and 
look with their own fake eyes. What a sad life it is to be smarter than everyone 
else saying it's just fake news but living like they have a confederate flag at 
their home cerebrating their own slavery. All to deny there is climate change 
being those people who research it make more than they do. 
They more likely drive a $50,000+ Tesla in that being so I trust their decision 
making skills to earn such a car and not by doing such as letting the workers 
kill themselves to get the Tesla off the backs of the workers making $8 an hour 
walking without cars. It's not sustainable. And so to walk without a car when 
it hits 120 deg in Oklahoma just does not end well!

Climate Change is real and the finish line is coming up fast.
We all will be finished!

~~~~~By 2030, We Will Pass The Point Where We Can Stop Runaway Climate Change
The world is on the cusp of a green economic renaissance that it must embrace ― or else face a nightmare future of runaway global warming, according to a report commissioned by several governments including the U.K., Norway and South Korea.

The next two to three years are a “critical window” for bold climate decisions that can usher in a new era of economic growth by 2030, says the study by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, an international green growth initiative fronted by former political leaders, including former Mexican President Felipe Calderón, former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and onetime Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

“This is more than just a report,” Calderón said. “It is a manifesto for how we can turn better growth and a better climate into reality. It is time we decisively legislate, innovate, govern, and invest our way to a fairer, safer, more sustainable world.”

On Wednesday, Calderón, Ngozi, and economists Lord Nicholas Stern and Helen Mountford, the paper’s lead author, will present the report to the United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres.

The study has been endorsed by several former government and business leaders and finds that a grand economic transformation could bring a $26 trillion economic windfall, create 65 million new jobs, and avoid 700,000 early deaths linked to air pollution ― by a conservative estimate.

Surging renewable energy production, the impending end of the internal combustion engine and efficiency overhauls are all rapidly combining to make a new world possible, it points out.

But it’s all too slow, and the report warns that we have reached a one-time “use it or lose it” moment. “By 2030, we will pass the point by which we can keep global average temperature rise to well below 2C,” it says.

So key investment decisions made in the next two to three years will determine whether we lock the world onto a path to resilient growth or climatic ruin by 2030, according to the report.

One of its authors, professor Nicholas Stern, the chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, said he is very optimistic that humanity can avoid dangerous global warming but is “greatly worried as to whether we will move fast enough to do so.”

“Global emissions could peak within the next five years ― and it is extremely important that, indeed, they peak earlier than that,” he told HuffPost.

This is important not just for investment decisions but for bending the curve of humanity’s emissions downward. Climate scientists say that we can only emit another 800 gigatonnes of carbon ― or 20 years of business-as-usual pollution ― if we are to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

Anything more could trigger domino effects set off by rising temperatures that reinforce further warming as escalating feedback loops push the Earth into a “hothouse” state, according to a terrifying report by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) published last month.

This could involve melting Arctic sea ice creating areas of dark water that absorb more heat, or thawing permafrost releasing methane hydrates that in turn speed up the global warming process.

Johan Rockström, PIK’s newly appointed co-director ― and one of the hothouse Earth report’s lead authors ― said the effect could be to create a future climate unlike any the planet has experienced for 50 million years.

In a worst-case scenario, this would mean a new equilibrium 4-5 degrees warmer than at present within 200 years. “It would be a planet without permanent ice sheets, with 20 meter-plus sea level rise ― so, a completely different configuration of coastal and land areas,” he told HuffPost.

“Droughts and extreme heatwaves would make large parts of the tropics uninhabitable,” he said. “Of course, that would push the world’s population toward the north and south poles, which would likely become concentration zones ― the only places you could have reasonable living conditions.”

“And there would be enormous difficulty in producing food because of the extreme uncertainty in rainfall patterns and unreliable yearly growing seasons,” Rockström continued. “The most extreme events we can fathom today would be the average. Oceans would have lost all coral reefs. Water scarcity, forest fires, new configurations of disease and vegetation ... that is the type of world we would have.”

If this grim scenario is to be avoided, emissions would have to peak within two to three years and then decline by 6-7 percent a year, Rockström said.

Far from peaking, though, energy-related greenhouse gas emissions hit a new record high last year, as cuts in the U.K., the U.S. and Japan were offset by continued carbon dioxide pollution, particularly in China.

“What matters now is getting much better incentives in place to make the [global] market work well,” Stern said. “At the moment we are subsidizing pollution activities by not charging for it. That is not a market-oriented approach.”

“Investment around the world in the renewable energy sector has now been greater than in old-fashioned fossil fuels for some years even with very weak [climate] policies. If we toughened them up ― and provided good incentives ― the move to a low-carbon society would be even stronger.”

The annual commission study, which this year focuses on inclusive growth, recommends an action plan that would include: ramped up carbon pricing, fossil fuel subsidy phase-outs, mandatory disclosure of climate-related financial risks, and a doubling of sustainable development banks to at least $100 billion per year by 2020, the same year that all Fortune 500 companies would have to set science-based climate targets.

Mountford, the lead author of the new report, pointed to “an unprecedented momentum” in moves to a low-carbon economy.

“We don’t think it’s too late yet,” she said. “The window is closing, but there are opportunities. The cost of renewable energy is dropping dramatically and we are seeing action on the ground by cities and states, which is exciting ... New York City is divesting its $189 billion pension fund from fossil fuels and Ireland has announced that it will become the first country to completely divest from fossil fuels.

However, ripples from President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in 2017 continue to be felt around the world, from Australia to Brazil. 

Key financial players ― such as the European Central Bank ― remain reluctant to disclose climate-related financial risks, significant energy producers such as Norway are under pressure to retreat from divestment plans, and studies suggest that U.S. cities and states will, in practice, not be able to offset Trump’s climate-wrecking tactics.

Asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 how confident he is that global warming could be contained below 2C ― with 10 the most confident ― Rockström responded:

“From a scientific perspective, I am on a 7 or an 8. There is a 70-80 percent chance that we could steer ourselves back to a safe operating space on earth, based on the fact that the planet is still resilient [and] we haven’t touched the tipping point buttons yet. But on the ‘will we do it?’ ranking, I become much less optimistic and fall down to a 6.”

Monday, September 3, 2018

Tannic Acid

There a lot of benefits of tea. For me I put 7, 10 or 24 tea bags in my 
body soap as a tanner so I can tan with less time out in the sun. 
It takes months to get dark to where you want to get. It takes time!
I let it soak on me before I rinse it off. Also tea can help heal you from 
a sun burn! For tanning you want black tea. Green tea removes the tan.
And if you want a tan without tea at least make a tattoo out from it. Cool!)

~~~~~Tannic Acid: Friend or Foe?
Tannic Acid is quite a colossal molecule, relatively speaking. Its molecular formula is a substantial C72H52O46 with a molecular mass of 1701 grams/mole. And even so, it has a considerable appearance, turning pond water murky and brownish giving a sense of eerie cloudiness. But what exactly is Tannic Acid and how does it affect us and living organisms as a whole?

Tannic Acid is found in nutgalls, the swelling of trees caused by parasitic wasps. However, the most common occurrence of Tannic Acid is in the twigs of certain trees, specifically Chestnut and Oak trees. Decomposition of trees around bodies of water often leads to the direct colorization of the water giving it a swampy look with limited visibility. Thus, the excess of Tannic Acid is such organic matter inevitably leads to a changing environment for all the organisms around the area, especially those of the aquatic species. Known colloquially as "cola water", the solution of Tannic Acid and water expectably reduces the pH level below 7, leading to a far more acidic environment. Although pH changes may be common in highly wooded areas, a sudden drop in the pH has adverse consequences. This may be the case following a collapse of a tree into the water. Even for fish that can survive or even thrive in acidic conditions, the shift in the pH is often too sudden to sustain a constant population!

While Tannic Acid may have a negative effect on the environment as a whole, its uses on the human population have been mainly positive. It has been used as an antidote to soak up poisons historically. In the common day, however, Tannic Acid is used to stop bleeding, treat rashes, and alleviate other conditions of soreness. It is used orally to prevent throat infections and other internal alleviations. Yet all of these common uses have been for short term conditions. Rather, what is Tannic Acid's use for other long term, more serious conditions?

The research is still being developed but there is considerable evidence that Tannic Acid may be more than just a reliever to day to day symptoms. There is evidence that Tannic Acid blocks out the CXCR4 receptor in cells. CXCR4 is a very powerful mediator of metastasis and hence often leads to the proliferation of cancerous cells in a person's body when unchecked. Thus, Tannic Acid may completely stop the spread of cancer. This light of hope, however, possesses a main problem. Stomach acid breaks down Tannic Acid which is why it can only be used for short term alleviations of internal symptoms. Using Tannic Acid for a complete ceasing of cancer is quite an undertaking due to the lack of methodology in medicating such composition to the cancerous cells. This unfortunate inhibition would necessitate more research to establish a method to induce Tannic Acid to a cancer patient. That is not to say that it won't be possible: the immense amount of medical procedures would predict a high probability of success in regards to Tannic Acid and cancer treatment. But is there anything else of use for Tannic Acid?

Of course there is. The possibilities are always endless. But a specific case of intriguing interest is that of type II diabetes and its correlation to obesity. Often obesity causes type II diabetes. But ironically, medication for type II diabetes also leads to weight gain. As a consequence, medication for diabetes perpetuates another factor of diabetes itself. This cyclic relationship is a major problem with present day type II diabetic medicine. Tannic Acid, however, has shown considerable likelihood of inhibiting the pathway between these two factors, hence making medication for type II diabetes less likely to trigger obesity, increasing its availability and reducing its average cost (Liu). Tannic Acid's severing of the tie between these two factors would allow safe medication to type II diabetes without risking other harmful side effects.

With all of this in mind, Tannic Acid has great potential for modern day medicine. The murky conditions of the swamp may prove a natural disastrous effect on aquatic populations; however, the common uses of Tannic Acid for human medication are detailed and vast in quantity. The use of Tannic Acid as a common medicine coupled with its relation to diabetic medicine will spur new investments into the extraction of Tannic Acid and awareness to its use in the medical arena. And who knows? Maybe the high potential of Tannic Acid as a cancer treatment may become a reality one day.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Microdosing LSD

More is not always better. As like in Vitamin toxicity as in a Niacin flush.
I had one when I was a kid and it was like needles poking me up and down 
my forearm. It hurt but also I was laughing because of the up and down
needle feeling in my arm!

But so is the point of microdosing a Schedule 1 Class 'A' drug for
health reasons. LSD for what it is at full dose is a strong effecting drug
but to microdose it is another thing that should not be an issue because
of it's ability to fix!

A drug that can pull you out and help with bad issues you might have is gold.
Microdosing LSD long term does help in correcting emotional issues being the 
time in building a better self-perception in ones life for a behavior modification 
into the positive. If there is no underlining issues that might be exposed by taking
the drug. But then with focus on positive outcomes long term, I do see a ability to
train the brain to be normal because of the long term positive outlook in life.

Other drugs have issues with underlining mental issues people might have. 
Chantix is one that exposed problems that people had. There was issues with it
back in the days. To me Chantix reminded me of the Anti-gay pill that was 
worked on in the 90's. The research stopped when kids / adults that where taking
it had bad reactions to it exposing other mental issues they had.

And so to me microdosing is with less of the bad side effects vs something like 
Chantix. So microdosing is on the same level as drug research and should not
be a issue like taking a full Schedule 1 Class 'A' drug to get high.

~~~~~Microdosing’s Micromoment Consuming crumb-size amounts of psychedelics not to get high but to feel more focused and creative and present has moved a tiny bit mainstream. As of one month ago, I knew of just one friend who microdosed; my friend, who is a musician, said he was taking 0.1 grams of mushrooms a few mornings a week so he could finish up an album that had been taking him years. Then, a few weeks later, I was at a different friend’s house when he walked into his kitchen, took a teeny-tiny, shriveled-up mushroom stem out of the freezer, snapped off a minuscule amount, and popped it into his mouth, a thing he now does regularly to feel “more open” while on the many work calls he has throughout the day.

This was while telling me about another friend, who’s devised a way to, as precisely as possible, dilute liquid LSD into 10-microgram doses. That guy uses it for painting.

It’s been quiet but also quick: Microdosing, which usually means taking tiny amounts of psychedelics (one-20th to one-tenth of a recreational dose) has spread from San Francisco to New York and around the country. People say they are using it not to escape their everyday lives but to enhance them: If you’re microdosing, you might even forget you’re doing drugs in the first place. The amounts are sub-perceptual, without the seeing-stuff side effects. They’re still themselves, users say, only a little better.

Recent reports show that millennials are drinking less and less interested in drugs like cocaine. But in a strange turn of events, they’ve taken up LSD and mushrooms in the way someone else might pop an Adderall. The most common self-reported benefits include improved mood, better eating and sleeping habits, and less of a need for caffeine. And, really, what could be more millennial than rebranding some of the most potent drugs out there as illegal vitamins that combine the feel-good-ness of self-care with the possibility of gaining a competitive edge on colleagues?

Drug dealers I surveyed have reported an uptick in microdosing requests: “Maybe 10 to 15 percent of my clients plan on microdosing, which is definitely up from when I first started selling mushrooms,” says one Brooklyn dealer. Another says that while she’s noticed more people buying mushrooms and LSD, return customers are consuming them more slowly. One dealer even brings around his scale for microdosers who want to measure out smaller amounts; another creates tinctures of diluted LSD. And a growing number of posts on Reddit devoted to the subject indicates that people are microdosing all sorts of things, from ketamine (for depression) to cannabis (for pain management).

Between 2010 and 2013, microdosing began to gain steam in Silicon Valley coder circles, thanks in part to the preachings of LSD researcher James Fadiman. The appeal of a drug regimen that allows for hours of uninterrupted focus and concentration was not lost on this crowd. Fadiman thinks microdosing caught on so quickly because “it has a small positive effect and it’s not scary,” though, as is the case with all drugs, fear is subjective. Particularly because microdosing is both highly unresearched and incredibly imprecise, and therefore prone to all kinds of dosage mix-ups and unintended trips. In fact, there have been zero controlled clinical trials related to microdosing. In England, Amanda Feilding of the Beckley Foundation is close to beginning a study that will involve hooking up microdosers to an EEG while they play the strategy game Go in an attempt to measure both creativity and cognitive function. For now, that’s it.

Anecdotal accounts already suggest that microdosing is not for everyone. For those who have any sort of bipolar or psychosis history, there is the possibility of overstimulation. It also doesn’t seem to agree with those with existing anxiety, says Fadiman. And, of course, it is illegal.

et the curiosity only grows, in part because of renewed interest in the potential therapeutic benefits of psychedelics taken in traditional doses. In Michael Pollan’s new book on the subject, How to Change Your Mind, out in May, he goes deep on the science from professionally guided, federally approved studies that looked at the effects of psilocybin (that’s the psychoactive part of mushrooms) on cancer patients in significantly lessening signs of anxiety and depression.

Which is why some people are ignoring the risks and microdosing to get in on some of the reported benefits. “Eventually, people take things into their own hands,” says Dr. Michael Mithoefer, a Charleston psychiatrist involved in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD. “Certainly not the ideal way to do it, but that’s one of the problems that happens when the regulatory and scientific community isn’t responding to the need for better medicines.” And perhaps the science will catch up with the culture. “It’s a very plausible question whether microdosing has antidepressant activity,” says Matthew W. Johnson, a Johns Hopkins psychologist who has published psilocybin studies. “If that was true, that could be a novel treatment to one of the world’s biggest medical disorders.”

~~~~~First ever trials on the effects of microdosing LSD set to begin
Silicon Valley geeks say it sharpens their thinking and enhances creativity. Other people say it lifts the fog of depression. A novel experiment launching 3 September 2018 will investigate whether microdosing with LSD really does have benefits – or whether it’s all in the mind.

Microdosing using psychedelic drugs – either LSD or magic mushrooms – is said to have become very popular, especially with people working in the Californian digital tech world, some of whom are said to take a tiny amount one or more days a week as part of their routine before heading to work. It’s not for a psychedelic high, though – it’s to make them more focused.

Microdosers tend to use either tiny amounts of LSD – as little as one-fifteenth of a tab – or of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms. The study is recruiting just those who use LSD, because of the difficulty in disguising even ground-up mushrooms in a capsule.

But it’s illegal. So how many people are microdosing is unknown and there is only anecdotal evidence of the effects and any downsides. In a bid to learn more, the Beckley Foundation, which was set up to pioneer research into mind-altering substances, and the unit it funds at Imperial College London, will launch the first ever placebo-controlled trial of microdosing on Monday, 3 September 2018.

~~~~~'It makes me enjoy playing with the kids': is microdosing mushrooms going mainstream. Rosie has just returned from the school run. She drops a bag of groceries on to her kitchen table, and reaches for a clear plastic cup, covered by a white hanky and sealed with a hairband. Inside is a grey powder; her finely ground homegrown magic mushrooms.

“I’ll take a very small dose, every three or four days,” she says, weighing out a thumbnail of powder on digital jewellery scales, purchased for their precision. “People take well over a gram recreationally. I weigh out about 0.12g and then just swallow it, like any food. It gives me an alertness, an assurance. I move from a place of anxiety to a normal state of confidence, not overconfidence.”

~~~~~Denver becomes first US city to decriminalize 'magic mushrooms.'