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A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Nov 24. 9 Replies

I received a gift this morning from a virtual friend, Pamela Smith:A Powerful Message from an old wise teacher :" One day an old wise teacher was walking through a village. A very angry and rude young man came up and began insulting him. "You have…Continue

10 Tricks from 46 (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6. 3 Replies

Apparently, Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, has been slumming.  That is to say, she's been talking to Mike Pence [gasp!].  It would seem as though Mike has offered some of his not-so-personal tricks of the trade on how to be a 21st century…Continue

Tags: tricks, Mike Pence, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Surreal, I haz it

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Oct 19. 99 Replies

Surreal, not just found in art.Continue

Tags: surreal

Speak English? YOU FIRST! (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Sep 27. 5 Replies

Honestly, the title to this piece is badly under-representative of the content.  To be far more accurate, what we have here is Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, going on a rant.  Before you say it ... Say WHAAAA?  Betty Bowers ranting? …Continue

Tags: America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

10 Things About Patriotism (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Plinius Sep 26. 2 Replies

It seems as though lately, Mrs. Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is evolving into America's Best Patriot.  She has recently been taking some fairly well-aimed shots at a certain Orange Nightmare and his sycophantic hangers-on, regarding the…Continue

Tags: patriotism, Donald Trump, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

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Comment by Plinius on November 3, 2017 at 6:52am

It's certain that we must all be our own detectives - listen to our bodies, find out what works and what doesn't, and if necessary fight with 'I'm an MD so I know better than you doctors'.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 3, 2017 at 5:13am

Sweet kittens, Ruth. I feel the hug. 

Comment by Chris on November 3, 2017 at 5:12am

I found that everyones body isn't symetrical, what I mean by that is everyone has a leg and other body parts that's larger than the other half which can throw the body out of alignment which results in back and knee problems.  Orthopedic shoes often help.

I read about a guy whos legs were two inches different in length.

He had orthepedic shoes made to compensate for the diffenrence for is his leg length.  The article said this back, knee and chronic pain went away.

Some solutions should be simple. Not that all are.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 3, 2017 at 5:00am

Yes, Plinius, I think the soft type of exercise works better, at least for me. I am not a spring chicken and can't do the more strenuous exercises. 

Comment by Plinius on November 3, 2017 at 4:36am

Thanks  Chris & Joan, I could try that! Bad knees have a bad influence on the rest of the body, so I was trying to find an exercise program.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 3, 2017 at 4:06am

Sit and Be Fit by Mary Ann Wilson is a Spokane woman and the studio is KSPS, public TV very near my home in Spokane. She started out years ago with a timid voice and looking as though she were uncomfortable with the project. Her program was so successful, and other stations picked it up. The people of Spokane feels great pride in the accomplishments of this woman and faithfully follow her. 

Comment by Patricia on November 3, 2017 at 12:18am

Thanks Chris, I have seen those.

Comment by Chris on November 2, 2017 at 11:44pm

Patricia,

The following links on YouTube to Sit and Be Fit by Mary Ann Wilson is available on YouTube.   https://www.youtube.com/user/SitandBeFitTVSHOW

Doing some of the excercises she recommends may help you gain strength and help you recover in the long term.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 2, 2017 at 6:54pm

The Orange One is genuinely unlikable, regardless of age, race, religion, occupation, 

* Neocons hate him because he has upset their little applecart,

* Left hates him for his alleged xenophobia, Islamophobia, and other high crimes, such as being a successful businessman.

* Sensible Center hates him because of his unvarnished, unrehearsed resemblance to ordinary Americans (setting aside his possession of several billion dollars in assets).

I do not like him because he is unreliable, undependable, dishonest, exploitive, manipulative, selfish, narcissistic, paranoid, childish, egoistical, arrogant, megalomaniacal, pompous, self-indulgent, --- I am getting tired of typing, you add your words to describe tRump!

Comment by Patricia on November 2, 2017 at 1:11pm

Yes, Spud, the great majority of us cannot stand that guy! They will find the odd one to interview on the news who claim they like him, but they are the ones who seem to act like a sackful of hammers.

 

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