One Old Gal, (80’s something) Tells Trump Where to Dump His Bullshit!

Helen and Margaret are both in their 80’s… They are sassy and have no problem telling it like it is. We all should aspire to be just like them; humane human beings who wish the best for those who respect and love this country but don’t get in their crosshairs, they never mince words. Please read how Trump has made one old gal very, very upset. Helen doesn’t use the word evil but she has quite a repertoire of choice words to describe The Donald. Thethinking Blue


Excerpt: Salty language and a strong opinion don’t bother me.  Saying what’s on your mind is usually a good thing.  Usually.  But what’s on Trumps mind isn’t fit for human consumption. It’s just hatred, fear and plain old racism.  He put together a carnival in Cleveland to make the case that America has become a horrible place that no longer has time for political correctness.  But I am here to tell you that speaking your mind and being politically correct are not mutually exclusive.  Political correctness is having the emotional intelligence and decency not to use language, evoke images or take actions that marginalize, offend or otherwise insult people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against.  Kind of sounds like something Jesus would support if you ask me.The America he described is not the America I know.  In fact, it’s not the America anyone knows.  The rest of us know an America of hard-working, compassionate people who no longer have time to hate and who don’t aspire to harass and humiliate their fellow countrymen.  The America we know wants to end poverty, end war, educate our children and take care of our elderly. We welcome diversity because we are and always have been the world’s great melting pot. Our America has been and always will be great.  Trump sees America as some ugly girl just waiting for him to take her to the prom.  It’s bullshit and we all know it.  More Here: https://margaretandhelen.com/author/margaretandhelen/
 Trump takes offense that President Obama and Secretary Clinton don’t use the expression Extreme Islamic Terrorist,  suggesting, I guess, that all Islamic people are terrorist but some are just more extreme.  Funny.  Whenever another old, white man blows up an abortion clinic, I don’t hear anyone calling him an Extreme Christian Terrorist.  Why?  Because you don’t attribute the bad actions of a few Christians to the entire Christian faith any more than you should attribute terrorism to the entire religion of Islam.  You don’t, of course, unless you are trying to stir up a bunch of ignorant mouth breathers that have been drawn to the talk radio/Fox News/Sarah Palin/Michelle Bachman brand of Republicanism that is today’s Republican base. Trump’s America seems to be one filled with roaming bands of brown gypsies raping and pillaging at will.  I guess the view from Trump Towers is somewhat skewed when you watch Fox News and listen to talk radio all day.  To him, there is evil in anyone who doesn’t bow to his perceived greatness.Trump is partly right.  Evil is indeed alive and well in America.   It’s just not as widespread as he would like to scare us into believing.   It seems to be alive and well in about 4% of the population –  roughly equal to the number of votes cast for Trump during the primaries.   Coincidence?  I think not.   And funny enough, the worst of them all decided to travel to Cleveland last week.Donald.  You sir are no Reagan. You are no Kennedy. No Clinton. You are no Obama.  You aren’t even a Bush. You are a self-aggrandizing, hatred-spewing, lying sack of shit.  And yes, I realize that my name- calling is just as bad as yours.  But I am not running for President.  You are.   So be a man and act like it.  Sadly, I sincerely doubt you can.The Republican Party, the party that likes to think it has a monopoly on god, family values and patriotism, owes America an enormous apology.  Palin was bad enough, but Trump is inexcusable.  I mean it. 

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Food to Cleanse Your Lungs

I just got hooked on one of those websites that invite you in with a startling headline and once you take the bait… “10 Foods To Clean Up Smokers’ Lungs” …you feel like Alice down the rabbit hole. I decided to look for the best “lung food” on my own (via a reasonable website) and came up with these foods.

Bon Appétit, thinkingblue

Best food to cleanse your lungs in a natural way:

1. Garlic – garlic has various anti-inflammatory properties along with a high level of allicin. This helps to fight infections and reduces inflammation. Garlic has also been considered by many as being effective in improving asthma and can help to reduce the risk of lung cancer.

2. Ginger – ginger will help to clear your lungs thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. You can add ginger to various dishes as it is a widely used herb. You can also use it to prepare ginger root tea blended with some lemon. This helps a great deal to remove toxins from the respiratory tract.

3. Turmeric – just like ginger and garlic, this spice is great for your lungs due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Apples – apples contain various vitamins as well as flavonoids that can help maintain a healthy respiratory system. They also help to prevent the development of different lung diseases.

5. Dark Berries –berries such as blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are rich in antioxidants. They help to reduce the risk of lung cancer as well as other infections and diseases.

6. Grapefruit – this fruit is simply great as it contains a lot of lung supporting minerals and vitamins. If your lungs have been effected by carcinogens, grapefruit will help to cleanse your lungs.

7. Pomegranates – this fruit contains a lot of good properties. It can slow down the development of various lung issues.

8. Seeds, nuts and beans – these contain a lot of magnesium which is highly recommended for asthmatic people. It will also help to increase the lung capacity and improve the efficiency of the respiratory process.

9. Pistachios – raw pistachios are great to improve lung health. They can help prevent kung cancer according to various studies. They also help to lower cholesterol.

10. Cayenne pepper – they are great to suppress coughs as well as sore throats. Cayenne pepper is often when one is suffering from respiratory problems or bronchial congestion.

11. Chilli and curry – they are both great for lung detoxification. Since they are spicy they will essentially liquefy any mucus in your lungs, throat and nose.

12. Onions – onions are rich in folic acid, as well as vitamins B6 and C. They thus offer various health benefits, and are also known to help fight against lung cancer development too.

13. Cruciferous vegetables – all vegetables that derive from the cabbage family are referred to as cruciferous vegetables. These include broccoli and cauliflowers, for example. All these vegetables are literally packed with antioxidants. These work to cleanse the body, including your lungs, from toxins.

14. Foods with carotenoids – carotenoids are renowned for their unique ways of fighting off the development of lung cancer. This type of antioxidant is found in many fruits and vegetables. When consumed this antioxidant is converted into Vitamin A which is also highly effective against asthma. There are various foods that contain carotenoids, including carrots, tomatoes, pumpkins and apricots.

15. Water – last but not least, water is very important to cleanse your lungs. Rather than drinking soda, coffee, alcohol, or other beverages, you should opt for water. It is an excellent source of hydration and it accelerates the detoxification process. If you are not used to drinking clear water, or maybe you hate that plain taste, you can add some flavour to it by adding some drops of lemon juice.

By incorporating these foods in your diet you will be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle, while also cleansing your lungs.

Best 15 Foods to cleanse your Lungs

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Let’s All Wish Hertha Ayrton (Renowned Scientist) a Wonderful 162nd Birthday

Today Google honored Hertha Ayrton’s entrance into existence. She, as a female human being was able to achieve recognition for her works in science, no easy task for women of the time. It’s amazing how women across the globe, (especially today) are considered essential in this life, due mainly because of their reproduction capabilities. Of course, we have always known this to be true in the backward countries that cling to religious fundamentalism. But the fact that here in America, there are legislators (mostly male) still trying to keep the unenlightened, archaic laws of yesteryear alive and jam biblical writings concerning the anatomy of a women’s reproductive system, down our collective throats. (like it’s the only female attribute)  It is not only stupefying it’s atrocious.

Happy Birthday Dear Hertha who paved the way for women to be unafraid to show men, they can discover, contribute and THINK!

thinkingblue

More Here: http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/ayrton-hertha-marks

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The Very Best ‘Prince’ EULOGY EVER… A MUST READ!

Did you ever read something and scream out (to yourself) “THAT’S IT! THAT’S EXACTLY HOW I FEEL!” yet, when you try to convey this feeling using vocabulary, to others your brain waves go in all directions and you start sounding like an imbecile who cannot put two words together in order to make a coherent sentence.

Reading Mark Morford’s, magnificent attempt to eulogize the genius of Prince, is exactly this type of “BINGO”, a winner.

If I had one wish it would be, award me the talent to write words that others will say, you communicate exactly the emotions I have about dwelling in this crazy existence as an animal with too much intelligence and not enough comprehension.

 But, I don’t possess or even come near that kind of talent and neither do most clergy, psychologists, politicians, world leaders et al. who try to claim omnipotence through trickery and brutal force. Therefore, I will continue to celebrate those rare individuals (when I have the fortunate luck to come upon one of their writings) who can communicate in this manner. Thanks Mark Morford, you made my day!

 thinkingblue

http://blog.sfgate.com/morford/2016/04/21/prince-the-serenity-prayer/?cmpid=NLmorford

Prince Eulogy Excerpt: I think it’s an appropriate sentiment, yes? One we can all share in these cruel and trying times? I’m sure you agree.

Look, I’m not trying to be greedy. I’m not – not in this particular column, anyway – asking to be granted, say, any of the impeccable ethereality/lithe genius of the late David Bowie, AKA ‘He who set the standard for creative self-expression as yet unmatched in modern popular culture’. The man even made his own death an expression of his art. I mean, come on.

Nor am I requesting, as of yet, any of the wise graciousness of the late Oliver Sacks, or the rib-cracking brilliance of Robin Williams, or the sweet blue tones of BB King, or the sly insights of Garry Shandling. Innovators, groundbreakers, icons and creative masters, all. I’m certainly in no need whatsoever of the nasty, callous gobbledygook of Antonin Scalia; such pompous intellectual bigotry does nothing to help us gather here today 2 get through this thing called life.

Verily, my request at this particular moment is simple enough: God grant me an enormous, glittering syringe of Prince-grade creative fearlessness and/or fearless creativity, slammed straight into my quivering soul like Travolta slamming adrenaline into Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction. Twice.

A Prince Walk Away From Existence.

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Sexual Perversion Does Happen in the OR

I do NOT trust any capitalist discipline that involves profit. Therefore, this article is no surprise to me. But, it is GOD AWFUL, that we allow people who we are told to trust put our lights out temporarily and then do any perversion to our bodies just to get their kicks. SICK! 

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Read More Here:

In graphic detail, medical journal describes ‘heavy overtones’ of sexual assault in operating room

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Donald Trump Spilled the GOP Beans (Again)

I just received this email from peaceteam… Too good not to pass on. thinkingblue

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OK, just so we are clear, our own position is that, from a secular, legal standpoint, “right” to an independent life begins when an embryo has developed to the point where it can survive apart from the womb. That was the holding of the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade, and that principle remains sound today.

There are people who have religious beliefs that differ from that, and they are perfectly free to practice what they preach in their OWN personal lives. What they do NOT have a right to do is impose their religious dogma by force of secular law on people of other religions or non-believers.

ALERT!!! HYPOTHETICAL ARGUMENT FOLLOWS!! NOT OUR POSITION!!

Some scream that abortion is murder. Oh, really? Then why are these same fanatics not calling for the death penalty

(which they love so much in other contexts)

for the women who make these difficult
private, still legal, decisions? For argument’s sake, how is it that the women are not themselves accessories at a minimum to this “murder?”

— END HYPOTHETICAL ARGUMENT —

And what of the doctors? The religious fanatics certainly have no problem calling for the murder of the doctors. Where is their right to life when performing a legal medical procedure? Last time we checked nobody was running promotional ads, “Ask your doctor if abortion is right for you.” Bandit doctors are not roaming the streets hunting for pregnant women to grab and commit an abortion crime upon.

How remarkable, therefore, that in response to Trump’s logical (off the top of his head as always) admission, that presuming abortion was illegal there should be punishment for the woman as well, that the ENTIRE pro-lifer right wing came down on him like an avalanche of holy bricks, so much so he was force to repudiate the whole concept almost immediately.

The woman is a victim too they profess. Right on that … the long standing victim of THEIR religious fundamentalism.

How pathetically hypocritical does it have to get?

Either abortion is murder or else it is not. If anybody, anywhere, anytime, committed anything even remotely resembling murder in THIS country (foreign countries excluded), these same blood thirsty zealots would be shouting for retribution against anyone involved any way. In FACT, there HAVE been proposals made in various state legislatures to punish women who have abortions, or even miscarriage, and some have actually passed already.

They just don’t have the courage of their convictions to publicly admit what they actually believe. Their true doctrinaire agenda is held in the strictest secrecy from the rest us who don’t hear the same dog whistles.

Trump’s sin from their standpoint is that he spilt the beans.

And that is the most compelling reason why NONE of these people should be allowed anywhere near an offical position in our government. Their only problem with Sharia law controlling our government, another of their favorite paranoid pinatas, is the text of the book, not the character or the degree. We oppose ALL establishment of religion by government, one of the most basic foundations of our constitution.

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RIP Women’s Rights, Religion’s Savagery Has Struck Again

IMHO, all this bill will do is create DIY and back alley abortions… The women injured or who will die from the forced cruelty of an unhealthy medical procedure will be the poor or low income. Women who give birth to children with egregious health disabilities’ will have to rely on government’s help to pay medical costs, not to mention the appalling suffering a human life will have to endure once born. It’s beyond sickening. Should we believe that religions happened to impose infractions on human rights, especially those of women?  Since religion is behind these abhorrent laws… YOU BETCHA! thinkingblue

Excerpt: “Today is a perfect example of a bunch of middle-aged guys sitting in this room making decisions about what we think is best for women,” said Rep. Sean Eberhart, a Republican who described himself as “as pro-life as they come.” Rep. Sharon Negele, a Republican who sponsored a bill to impose restrictions on Indiana’s Planned Parenthood last year, agreed: “The bill does nothing to save innocent lives. There’s no education, there’s no funding. It’s just penalties.”

The bill rolls together familiar forms of Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (known as TRAP laws) with new and creative ways to punish women. Its most ghoulish piece of symbolism is the requirement that women pay for the cremation or interment of the aborted fetus—a provision that also adds to the cost of the procedure, which is already prohibitive for many. The bill also mandates that women travel to a clinic for an ultrasound that involves listening to the fetus’s heartbeat—a measure that Salon rightly calls “pure intimidation”—and then travel back for the abortion after an 18-hour waiting period. All this is made more difficult by the fact that clinics are operating in only four of Indiana’s 92 counties. The bill would likely cause more clinics to close with its requirement that abortion providers obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals; this formality has shuttered clinics across Texas, among other states, since hospitals are usually reticent about granting privileges to anyone who performs the controversial procedure.
More Here:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2016/03/15/indiana_s_hb_1337
_abortion_bill_is_so_extreme_even_republicans_don_t_like.html

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