Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sanders to introduce bill to force Walmart to pay $15 wage

Correcting for inflation the buying power of your paycheck is heading
for $0.75 per every $1 you make. The minimum wage hasn't been raised
in 10 years so inflation is higher than the wages along with the issues.
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/02/02/nothing-golden-minimum-wages-50-year-anniversary/302041002

As it's said small towns are small for a reason . Make nothing you have nothing.
Small towns have a small cost of living so does a old trailer park doesn't mean you
want to live there. And so having the pay low so people live low expecting high
expectations with more job skills needed with people that don't care about their 
education because they have to be at work in 20 minutes and it's cold icy with 
a long walk. 

Well if you can't live you live bad and so bring others to your level how are
businesses to hire people with no job skills because they are too busy walking
without cars. What will towns have if the people have nothing.

There is a need for higher wages you get what you pay for!

~~~~~Sanders to introduce bill to force Walmart to pay $15 minimum wage.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will introduce legislation Thursday with Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., intended to force Walmart to pay workers at least $15 an hour. The bill would institute fines for corporations that buy back their own stock unless they set their workers' base pay at that level.

"Last year, 4 members of the Walton family of Walmart made $12.7 billion in 1 day. It would take a full-time Walmart worker making $11/hr over 653,000 years to make that much. Thursday, @RepRoKhanna and I are introducing legislation to make Walmart pay its workers a living wage," Sanders tweeted Tuesday.

Last year, 4 members of the Walton family of Walmart made $12.7 billion in 1 day.

It would take a full-time Walmart worker making $11/hr over 653,000 years to make that much.

Thursday, @RepRoKhanna and I are introducing legislation to make Walmart pay its workers a living wage.

— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 13, 2018

In another tweet Sanders fumed, "The Walton family of Walmart owns more wealth than the bottom 40% of Americans."

The legislation will be named the Stop Walmart Act, CNN reported Wednesday.

Sanders has been pushing individual companies to adopt the $15 an hour wage, calling on McDonald's Corporation last month to pay that and threatening a public pressure campaign if it didn't. In early August, Amazon announced it would make $15 the base pay for its employees, following a similar campaign by Sanders, which also included legislation: The Stop BEZOS Act.

Stock buybacks are common practice by corporations to reward shareholders. Sanders and Khanna's proposal would blunt corporations ability to do that. The legislation would be unlikely to pass the GOP-controlled Senate.

A spokesman for Walmart could not reached for comment.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/economy/sanders-to-introduce-bill-to-force-walmart-to-pay-15-minimum-wage

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/15/business/bernie-sanders-walmart-minimum-wage/index.html

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Roy Clark Dead At 85



Country music entertainer Roy Clark, who crossed over to the mainstream via the long-running variety show “Hee Haw,” died Thursday at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 85.

According to a statement from his publicist, Clark died due to complications from pneumonia.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/roy-clark-hee-haw-dead-at-85_us_5bedb2c2e4b09f4670081ce6

I remember Roy Clark from the Tulsa Candlewood club when I was a kid in the 80's.
I sat next to him at the pool once. I thought it was cool being a kid in the time
of HEE HAW being on TV a lot at the time to sit next to him at the pool!

Sad, he will be missed!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Emotional glue is good to have - Married lady with gay husband

Everyone has those times in their life where they where too young for such
a point in life that is shaking to the galaxy. For me...

In the 90's I was in love at work with a married lady my boss that had a
gay husband. At the time she would not divorce him so there was a lot of
issues there. I did love her and many knew I did. When people at work
found out they said they thought she was taking Prozac but said it was me!
They saw a change in her as there was a change in me also!

It was to the point that she had her hair done to look like Angie Dickinson because 
I said she looked like her at the time. Well she did and it caused me problems at 
work. Her friend told her look what your doing to him. She came over looking 
around to see if anyone was around. Then she poked me in the crouch and said
"Ok we need to fix this!" So she went back to the salon and had the
fire put out. The next time at work together I saw her hair and as we both
looked at each other from a distance I kind of deflated... Emotionally!
I didn't want her to degrade I wanted her to be better! It bugged me!

I adored her shown by the point of when there was a hidden camera in the wall
a black dot was in the wall so knowing it was bugging her I put butter over the
hole because the color of the butter was the same color as the wall that was also 
the same color of her hair. One notices those things when one is in love!
But she was married so a rules of engagement was how the relationship
was with me and her. I was SUB to her because I was not her husband.
So I was subject to her terms so that I was her happy SUB.

It was to the point in the 90's there was a thing that was getting big at the time
called "Bend over boyfriend." and so being I was SUB to her there was some
co-workers that called me "Bend over boyfriend." At the time we didn't know
what that was. We thought they where just calling me pussy wiped.
So I said  "I'm not pussy wiped, her ring is not from me and I am not her
husbands so I am hers as she is not mine." , " I have her best interest in mind and
that road goes both ways." And they LOL after I said that. Keep in mind they
are thinking she is pegging me because I am SUB to her.
And I said that road goes both ways. They now are thinking I am going in her butt
as she is going in mine! Both ways! She looked it up a few days later to find out
what bend over boyfriend was. She looked intrigued but said to the workers
"We are not!!!!!" She had a gay husband and this confused her I guess for
the time.

Her husband came up a good plan to push the divorce by going to a
gay bar that another worker a gossiper goes to. He waited for the gossiper
to come in and when he did he called his name and kissed a guy on the lips.
So his wife ended up getting word of this where at the time me and her
where working. She came at me running with a bunch of bills, papers.
She put me in charge telling me she is putting me in charge.
"Keep my job for me, your my lover, keep my job." and she ran
down the hallway. One of those many times seeing a love running down the
hall making a turn. Wanting a u-turn!

She had a breakdown. The co-worker gossiper told me what happened.
She went to the gay bar and chased her husband around throwing drinks 
at him. Then she got on stage at the bar and dropped her skirt pulling it out 
with both hands yelling out "Whats wrong with my &#$$@" 
Scarring the people in the gay bar for life as they ran out screaming 
holding their heads! 

She didn't mean to start a "Nuclear War" but she ended up a super star! 



So it was bad and when I was told what happened I was way over my head 
at the time. I never been married and I was young in my 30's. 
So I put the co-worker in charge and I went to the store to get emotional glue!
Thinking what to do. I was waiting in line and holding the glue in my hand
saying out loud "What am I going to do, what am I going to do..."
when this guy said "You glue something with it." I then said I have a
married girlfriend that had a breakdown I need to glue her back together!" ,
"Elmer's glue, emotional glue!" Everyone there broke out in laughter!

You love who you love in life! Such is life it's ok to support a married
lady with emotional glue if needed! Love has no boundaries!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The election cleared the way for bold climate policy and so why!

It is good to go forward without those other states as there is much danger
to humanity to pretend it does not exist.

"Bacteria can last a really long time frozen and reactivate as if nothing's happened. Consider, in a 2005 NASA study, researchers revived a 32,000 year-old bacteria from the bottom of a frozen lake. That's not the oldest. A 2007 study saw scientists rejuvenate a bacteria frozen for millions of years. So it's possible that an ancient pathogen which we have no knowledge of could rise up and cause the next great epidemic." 
https://bigthink.com/philip-perry/is-whats-coming-from-under-the-ice-going-to-kill-us-or-save-us

So noted action is needed and many states are moving on to clean energy
for a good reason!

~~~~~The election cleared the way for bold climate policy in these 6 states
Most of the climate-related coverage of this week’s midterm elections was pretty pessimistic. But if you dig down to the state level — the true hotbed of climate policy in the Trump era — the results were much brighter, even hopeful.

Climate-friendly Democrats won governorships and state legislatures across the country. In several key states, they managed to do both at once, achieving a “trifecta”: Unified control of the governor’s mansion and both branches of the statehouse. In most cases, that means there’s a wide-open lane for an expansion of renewable energy mandates and other climate-friendly policy from coast to coast — at a critical moment in planetary history.

Before the election, Democrats had trifectas in Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. This week, they added Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Illinois, New York, and Maine. Combined, those 14 states are home to more than a third of the U.S. population.

New Mexico
Newly elected Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is aiming to transform New Mexico — the third largest oil-producing state in the country, behind Texas and North Dakota — into an environmental leader. She wants the state to be able to produce so much renewable energy that they can export it to California.

Colorado
Incoming Governor Jared Polis campaigned on a promise of 100 percent renewable energy by 2040, which would be the boldest state-level policy in the country. That goal is so ambitious that even Polis admits it will be a heavy lift, but he’s got the backing of the legislature to help make it a reality.

Nevada
Voters in Nevada managed to pass a 50 percent renewables mandate by 2030 on Tuesday, one of the most aggressive in the country — and one of the few big direct democracy victories this week. Incoming Governor Steve Sisolak campaigned in support of the ballot measure, and will have the full support of his state legislature to roll out policies to make it happen.

Illinois
Newly elected Governor JB Pritzker has vowed to turn the most populous state in the Midwest into a renewables powerhouse, boosting its relatively weak 15 percent by 2025 mandate to 25 percent, and ally his state with others vowing to uphold commitments under Paris agreement.

New York
It was the state senate that flipped, not the governorship, in New York. That will free up Andrew Cuomo to answer his critics and pass legislation to put the state on a path to 50 percent renewables by 2030, something he’s been trying to do for a while now. This comes a year after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for the city to purchase 100 percent renewable energy “as soon as sufficient supply can be brought online.”

Maine
Janet Mills, the first woman elected governor in Maine, is aiming to reduce the state’s emissions 80 percent by 2030 and supports the development of offshore wind farms — widely seen as more efficient and reliable than onshore wind. Maine’s potential offshore wind resources are 75 times greater than its current statewide electricity use, meaning it could soon sell energy to other parts of New England and the East Coast.

In these state plans, it’s easy to get a glimpse of a future United States that’s actually on a path to holding global warming to less-than-catastrophic levels. Today’s bold state policies could quickly grow into regional hubs entirely reliant on renewable energy, leapfrogging the broken incrementalist approach of the past few decades at the national level and stealthily achieving the kind of world we need.
https://grist.org/article/midterms-election-cleared-way-for-bold-climate-policy-in-6-states-michelle-lujan-grisham

Democrats Are Going To Investigate Trump’s Corruption

Looking ahead not looking backward it's time to go forward. 
As all in life we should not be concerned about loosing our freedoms
not theirs. We all should have freedom working together to make
affordable electric cars. We all should be brought up!

So on to... Where is Trumps Tax Returns?

~~~~~Democrats Are Going To Investigate Trump’s Corruption 
And His Nativist Immigration Policies. They’re also going to get his tax returns.
After Democrats won control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, President Donald Trump will face actual oversight from Congress for the first time. His most controversial policies will immediately come under investigation ― as will the scandals that circled the first two years of his presidency.

Trump’s family separation policy, efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, rollbacks of environmental regulations, the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the issuance of security clearances to Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, voter suppression and the president’s potential violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause all top the list of Democrats’ oversight plans. They also plan to obtain Trump’s tax returns.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Republicans Look to Safety Net Programs as Deficit Balloons - Get what you pay for

Why vote blue or not if you like suffering doing without as you have 
to cut back your spending to compensate for the cuts you will get.
It's just economics that people spend what they earn so with less help
is less to give to stores as you cut back.

Why let this happen to you? Vote! 

~~~~~Republicans Look to Safety Net Programs as Deficit Balloons
With the federal deficit growing and President Trump suddenly talking about another tax cut, the conversation in Washington has turned to the inevitable question of how — or whether — Congress will engage in any type of fiscal discipline.

Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader and Kentucky Republican, got people in Washington talking — and generated some new campaign ads from Democrats — when he suggested this month that changes to Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid were needed to tame the deficit.

So what does that presage should Republicans maintain control of Congress?

More tax cuts, less safety net spending
This month, the Treasury Department recorded a $779 billion deficit for the 2018 fiscal year, stemming in large part from a sharp decline in corporate tax revenues after a $1.5 trillion tax cut last year. Since Republicans have historically made deficits a big talking point, Mr. McConnell was naturally asked what the heck he was going to do about it.

“It’s disappointing, but it’s not a Republican problem,” Mr. McConnell told Bloomberg News in an interview. “It’s a bipartisan problem: unwillingness to address the real drivers of the debt by doing anything to adjust those programs to the demographics of America in the future.”

That is code for wanting to tackle entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, which Republicans say need to be reined in to address the ballooning federal deficit.

In the Capitol Hill language of indirection, Mr. McConnell’s response most likely served two purposes: to signal to his party’s base that, yes, deficits still make Republicans in Congress sad, but, no, the tax cuts are not to blame. President Trump has shown little interest in taking on the programs that are swelling as the baby boom ages — Social Security and Medicare — and Mr. McConnell further signaled inaction.

“There’s nothing on our agenda to do that unless we have an agreement with the Democrats that we can all sign on to,” he told reporters later.

Still, Mr. Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said in a recent interview that the administration had to be tougher on spending and would begin to consider “the larger entitlements” — Social Security and Medicare are the two biggest social insurance programs — “probably next year.”

Medicaid would be the likeliest target
Even if the Republicans maintain control of Congress, they are likely to lack the votes to make major overhauls to the big entitlement programs, especially without the president’s support. So they would have to turn to the budget process trick — most likely in the first half of 2019 — that allows the Senate to pass legislation with only 51 votes.

There are limits to that process, but Republicans’ myriad efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act provide a guide. The bill, which ultimately failed, would have turned Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, into block grants to the states while slowly rolling back its expansion under the Affordable Care Act and squeezing overall spending on the program.

“Last year when we were taking a run at repealing Obamacare, there was a very serious effort to reform Medicaid,” said Senator Patrick J. Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania. “We got close to uniting Republican senators on the idea that not only do we need to change the architecture of the program but also long-term growth of the program.”

This would be their easiest play, especially if the Republican majority expands in the Senate.

“If Republicans keep the House, I have no doubt they will redouble their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and slash funding,” said Representative Frank Pallone Jr. of New Jersey, the highest-ranking Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees the program, in an email. Indeed, if Republicans keep control of Congress, they might view this as a mandate from voters.

Social Security is probably, but not entirely, secure
Republicans have long toyed with the notion of allowing some private investments in Social Security, but there has been no serious legislative attempt since President George W. Bush was smacked down when he tried to change the program in 2005.

President Barack Obama offered some cuts in Social Security in exchange for new revenues in the “grand bargain” he pursued with the House speaker at the time, John Boehner, toward the end of both of their terms. But House Republicans rejected that notion, and it collapsed under the weight of partisan brawls.

Further, the retirement program is generally considered less of a threat to fiscal solvency than Medicare since its outlays are not expanding as fast as the health programs.

And given the political polarization, Democrats and Republicans are unlikely to agree on a plan to overhaul the program, which would be necessary for any major changes.

Medicare tweaks are likely to be geared toward drug pricing
The Republican agenda still officially calls for turning Medicare into a voucherlike program that would give recipients a choice of whether to get subsidies to buy private insurance or maintain traditional coverage.

Again, Mr. Trump has made it clear that he does not want to make changes to this program for older Americans, though he has spoken frequently about trying to lower the costs of drugs in Medicare, including by increasing the government’s power to negotiate prices.

Well, congressional Republicans don’t want the government to negotiate drug prices — that’s an idea pushed by Democrats. Congress has already made modest moves on the drug-pricing front.

“The tax cuts kind of poisoned the well on this,” said Brian Riedl, a senior fellow in budget, tax and economics at the conservative Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. He noted: “It’s hard to cut taxes for corporations and then cut Medicare. The optics for that can be brutal.”

On Thursday, Mr. Trump released his latest drug-price ideas, which would essentially base the costs on those paid by other industrialized nations.

Democrats are seizing on the Republican threat to the safety net
“If Republicans retain the Senate, they will do everything they can to take away families’ health care and raise their costs,” Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader from New York, said in response to Mr. McConnell. “Americans should take Senator McConnell at his word.”

Right away, the comments became the subject of ads; Priorities USA Action, the largest Democratic Party “super PAC,” dumped an immediate $2 million into the effort, and others joined the fray.

Expect to see more of this as Democrats try to turn their closing message before the midterm elections back to health care, as they had already been trying to do

But could Republicans use the farm bill to cut safety net programs?
Yes, Republicans are embracing legislative efforts that would allow states to employ work requirements to lower the food stamp rolls. They will get a lot of pushback from Democrats, whose votes they need to pass the bill.

So with a 60-vote threshold in the Senate and an almost certain shrunken majority in the House, Republicans will still find a somewhat steep hill to climb.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

A tale of two minimum wages something to look forward to dur!

Like it's said, you make nothing you have nothing and along with inflation
the wages do have to go up or just have states with no raise in the wages
have most of their people just doing without. While the other states that do
raise their pay have people that can spend money vs no sales I'm broke!

It's sort of like mixing states of The Flintstones and the The Jetsons
in a mess of income disparity and you get what you pay for!
https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2018/11/03/tale-of-two-minimum-wages-orig.cnn-business/video/playlists/mobile-digital-shorts

Education, Health and Universal Laws of Human Stupidity

If you make nothing you have nothing. How can take care of yourself and
others if you are not allowed by having no resources from having nothing
disabling yourself and your family.

As I say "No man is an island. No one is self-sufficient; everyone relies on others."
English author John Donne. Why? Well you can't make it if you are against your 
own. Why impoverish the consumers so they buy nothing making nothing for the 
store owners so they have nothing to pay their workers wages with. 
They can't shake the money tree for the money. Also low consumers are people that 
works low.

The impoverished labor force is something many doesn't like to hire.
If they can't take care of themselves how are they to take care of the workplace?
Walks without a car in bad weather doing damage to their body along with working
with hypothermia, makes ran down workers.

"Declining societies have the same percentage of stupid people as successful ones. But they also have high percentages of helpless people and, Cipolla writes, an alarming proliferation of the bandits with overtones of stupidity." , “Such change in the composition of the non-stupid population inevitably strengthens the destructive power of the [stupid] fraction and makes decline a certainty, Cipolla concludes. And the country goes to Hell.”

So inline with natural selection... Why disable everything being stupid?
You get what you pay for so if you pay for nothing we all will have nothing!
A declining society is a place no one wants. We all should be brought up not down!
Life is better understanding things not to be blundering along without knowing why it
happened being unrecognized thinking education hitting you in the head was a Junebug!

Lacking a concept of cause and effect? Just start thinking about it. What will happen in my life if I did that. And so if I go up they should go up also as you can't make it without them! What path are you taking? "A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses." , "This law also introduces three other phenotypes that Cipolla says co-exist alongside stupidity. First there is the intelligent person, whose actions benefit both himself and others. Then there is the bandit, who benefits himself at others’ expense. And lastly there is the helpless person, whose actions enrich others at his own expense."

Better pay is needed as you get what you pay for. Why have everyone wipe out 
all the stores just because they don't have enough to go there?
Why vote for people that take it away from you? Kill your health care, giving
insurance policies that are less costly you can't use as it covers noting.
Having insurance but can't afford to use it! Looking at the national debt going
up as we all go down! Low taxes is less funding as the poor takes in more 
taxes than they pay in taxes so the poor has less!

So as a note! Vote for better things!

~~~~~The five universal laws of human stupidity
In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.

Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are abundant, they are irrational, and they cause problems for others without apparent benefit to themselves, thereby lowering society’s total well-being. There are no defenses against stupidity, argued the Italian-born professor, who died in 2000. The only way a society can avoid being crushed by the burden of its idiots is if the non-stupid work even harder to offset the losses of their stupid brethren.

We can do nothing about the stupid. The difference between societies that collapse under the weight of their stupid citizens and those who transcend them are the makeup of the non-stupid. Those progressing in spite of their stupid possess a high proportion of people acting intelligently, those who counterbalance the stupid’s losses by bringing about gains for themselves and their fellows.

Declining societies have the same percentage of stupid people as successful ones. But they also have high percentages of helpless people and, Cipolla writes, “an alarming proliferation of the bandits with overtones of stupidity.”

“Such change in the composition of the non-stupid population inevitably strengthens the destructive power of the [stupid] fraction and makes decline a certainty,” Cipolla concludes. “And the country goes to Hell.”
https://qz.com/967554/the-five-universal-laws-of-human-stupidity

~~~~~Why Education Matters to Health: Exploring the Causes
Americans with more education live longer, healthier lives than those with fewer years of schooling (see Issue Brief #1). But why does education matter so much to health? The links are complex—and tied closely to income and to the skills and opportunities that people have to lead healthy lives in their communities.
https://societyhealth.vcu.edu/work/the-projects/why-education-matters-to-health-exploring-the-causes.html

~~~~~Poor and less educated suffer the most from chronic pain
Tens of millions of American adults experience chronic pain. A 2011 Institute of Medicine report (now the National Academy of Science Health and Medicine Division) noted that chronic pain affects more people and costs the economy more money than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. Yet most research on the condition has asked only whether people had chronic pain or did not.

Grol-Prokopczyk’s groundbreaking study is among the first to look beyond either the presence or absence of chronic pain to examine instead matters of degree, asking whether the pain was mild, moderate or severe. Her research, based on the Health and Retirement Study, which asked participants if they were “often troubled with pain,” also follows the same subjects over 12 years, as opposed to most studies that illuminate a particular point in time.

“I found that people with lower levels of education and wealth don’t just have more pain, they also have more severe pain,” she says. “I also looked at pain-related disability, meaning that pain is interfering with the ability to do normal work or household activities.  And again, people with less wealth and education are more likely to experience this disability.”

People with the least education are 80 percent more likely to experience chronic pain than people with the most. Looking exclusively at severe pain, subjects who didn’t finish high school are 370 percent more likely to experience severe chronic pain than those with graduate degrees.

“If you’re looking at all pain – mild, moderate and severe combined – you do see a difference across socioeconomic groups. And other studies have shown that.  But if you look at the most severe pain, which happens to be the pain most associated with disability and death, then the socioeconomically disadvantaged are much, much more likely to experience it.”

More research needs to be done to understand why pain is so unequally distributed in the population, but Grol-Prokopczyk says it’s critical to keep the high burden of pain in mind in this period of concern over the opioid epidemic.

“If we as a society decide that opioid analgesics are often too high risk as a treatment for chronic pain, then we need to invest in other effective treatments for chronic pain, and/or figure out how to prevent it in the first place,” she says.
http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/02/009.html

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fishbowl Swinging more to it than that.

Fishbowl Swinging? Well in the 1970's yes but as all in life we have to be 
brought up sometime. Now these days it's ok to just be open and fair to 
each other. Me? I am a lover so I see a point to be open for the 
better of the good. Like swinging with intent to make a better person not 
worse. A wifes Cicisbeo, a lover, a pet is to love and protect to make better.
Lovers for life as life is short. It's just how you define it. Who is who to who 
and why! Be open as it all is about healing and the value of being and 
showing the worth in all is as it is. How can I make your life better?
Lets resolve our insecurities because life is worth living! 
Life happens and so it's best to be open to life!

But to do the fishbowl while married is questionable.
Well I don't want to kill the fun of it for people. It could have it's place if all agrees
in your interpersonal circle to do it. It's just a matter of being a adult about it.
If someone is not brought up yet then don't do it! You will just end up with crap!



~~~~~12 things you need to know about going to a swinging party
Sex is not a taboo subject anymore.

Most people feel comfortable with discussing their bedroom antics with friends and the average number of partners people have in their lifetime has increased dramatically in recent years.

Even sex parties, which were once reserved for only the very adventurous, are more popular than ever.

However, there is still an element of mystery that shrouds a ‘swinging party’.

From whether people really throw their car keys into a bowl to how the fun gets started – here’s 12 things you need to know about going to a swinging party.

1. No, people don’t throw their keys in a bowl

Sure, there is often a warm up game to get people started, but it’s usually something far more fun like spin the bottle.

Volvos are so not sexy.

2. Safety comes first

No protection, no play. No exceptions.

3. Everyone is ‘normal’

People often presume swingers are either ridiculously good looking (think Eyes Wide Shut) or ridiculously suburban (think Abigail’s Party – minus the clothes).

In actual fact, they are rarely either.

Simply curious and open-minded singles and couples exploring their naughty side.

4. There’s a strong code of conduct

Courtesy, respect and an understanding of when someone is not interested in your advances are all essential at a swinging party.

5. Couples come as a couple and leave as a couple

…. Single men are rarely invited on their own, and single women are called unicorns – rare, precious and very welcome.

6. You should invest in some decent underwear

Knickers don’t tend to stay on for long at a swinging party, but, when they do, part of the fun is looking exceptional in your new Agent Provocateur underwear set.

Make an effort.

7. It’s a bit of a social

And people don’t tend to strip naked as soon as they arrive.

Instead, they are encouraged to relax and enjoy the party first – some even forbid ‘play’ until a certain time.

8. Everyone’s at it

The beauty of a swinging party is that there’s no judgement. People are stripped bare, literally and metaphorically.

So don’t be surprised if you’re ‘chatting’ to a barman one minute and a property tycoon the next – it’s all part of the fun.

9. Going just to watch is allowed (but not all the time)

There are different ‘types’ of attendees, from those who’ll do anything with anyone to those who prefer to watch.

Watching is considered fair play for newbies, but seasoned swingers often have a ‘get involved or go home’ rule for those who prefer to watch but not play *every* time.

10. Do bring a bottle

If it’s a smaller party held at a private home, yes, you bring a bottle.

They’ve opened their home to you, the least you can do is turn up with a decent bottle of plonk.

11. It’s sexy

A room full of champagne and  nakedness after a hard week in the office.

Could be worse.

12. It’s far less intimidating than you’d think

Because, at the end of the day, it’s all just a bit of fun, isn’t it?

And it was everyone’s first time once.
https://metro.co.uk/2016/05/18/12-things-you-need-to-know-about-going-to-a-swinging-party-5827281

With Last-minute 'Racist,' 'Fear-mongering' Campaign Ad

Don't fall for the fear mongering! And yes it's fear mongering!
This is a time where we all should be working together for better lives.
Not a time of xenophobia being far and distant in a country point of
view as you can't run America like a small town as it would have nothing 
like they have nothing!

Just a point to fact check because of what Trump puts out, Grab her by the...
Horse Face and others. Making America grate again, going backward
in a time of a coming high national debt from low taxes and policies. 
Watching Fox News at the bottom looking up from that point of view
below well there is a point to know as the photo above!
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/editorial-cartoon-make-america-grate
https://www.thebalance.com/trump-plans-to-reduce-national-debt-4114401
https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/tv/fox

~~~~~WATCH Trump Hits 'New Low' With Last-minute 'Racist,' 'Fear-mongering' Campaign Ad
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted a new campaign ad on Wednesday, just less than a week before the U.S. midterm elections, which has instantly been dubbed the most racist ad in a generation.

The ad, which Trump pinned to the top of his Twitter account, opens with the line, "Illegal immigrant, Luis Bracamontes, killed our people!"

"Democrats let him stay," the ad then claims.

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It is outrageous what the Democrats are doing to our Country. Vote Republican now! https://t.co/0pWiwCHGbh pic.twitter.com/2crea9HF7G

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
"It is outrageous what the Democrats are doing to our Country. Vote Republican now!" the president tweeted alongside the ad.
https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/trump-shocks-with-last-minute-racist-fear-mongering-campaign-ad-1.6614533

As a reminder about life to not be fear mongered.
As in raising the minimum wage cost jobs but it never
was a disaster the last times it was raised. People spend what they earn and
it's better than doing without! Running America like a small town with nothing
because they can't afford anything is turning America like a small town with 
people that have nothing because they make nothing to buy anything with!
http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2015/04/10/raising-the-minimum-wage-will-create-jobs-and-help-businesses-succeed

Low taxes is high national debt that rules as you really can't have businesses without
a Government to have them in. It would be like living in the 1800's!
Small Governments are easily taken over by other countries!
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fiscal-deficit/republican-tax-cuts-to-fuel-historic-u-s-deficits-cbo-idUSKBN1HG2RW

Voter fraud? Why spend millions to stop 4 to 30 people from fraud?
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/22/politics/donald-trump-voter-fraud/index.html

There is no sign ISIS or 'Sunni terrorist groups' are in caravan.
Like they wouldn't know there is a strange person in the caravan as
workers at Walmart would know a corporate spy is in the workplace.
DUR, but true. It's just a bunch of families running for better pay and life.
Xenophobia is no point of view. No man is an island. No one is self-sufficient; 
everyone relies on others. As rich people did not get rich from themselves
someone gave them the money to be rich! 
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/22/politics/caravan-terrorism-trump/index.html