1BEARWIFE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=1BEARWIFE 1BEARWIFE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ and the Journey Continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677860 Yesterday I went to the Doc to have a general check up after having my lab work done the week before. Everything was terrific, EXCEPT for my potassium counts. They were really HIGH! We discussed what has been going on with my intake………..no new meds, and the ones I am taking I take as directed, religiously. <BR> <BR> So what has put my body into a dangerously high potassium count??!! Looking back, I remember that the week of the lab tests, I had bought a large bag of fresh spinach, and ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:47:41 EST Fit, Firm & Fired Up Days 3 and 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677065 Okay. So if you read my previous blog, you know I am once again challenging the Fat War. <BR> <BR> I had reached goal, and then got lazy except for walking the dog, and gained back some fat. My waist is flabby, my stomach is soft and my arms can once again take me flying without a ticket. <BR> <BR> Mind you, I didn't gain all the tonnage back. But six pounds of it since reaching goal. <BR> <BR> THIS IS NOT OKAY WITH ME! so I am doing something about it. <BR> <BR> I am back to working ... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:20:17 EST Fit, Firm & Fired Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675732 Today I got on the scale and GAINED! THAT is NOT OK with me! So I sat and thought for a few minutes to figure out what I have and have NOT been doing. <BR> <BR> I walk Winnie miles every day. But obviously that is not enough, and my body has adjusted to it. So I need MORE! <BR> <BR> I had hit the goal mark, and was delighted. But I began to slack off with the other exercises besides walking. Sure enough, my body adjusted and began to gain weight again, in spite of staying in my calori... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:22:51 EST California http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675064 <em>652</em> <BR> <BR> LA Times Quote of the day - priceless <BR> <BR> Quote of the day by Dianne Feinstein........ <BR> <BR> Dianne Feinstein: "All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms." <BR> <BR> Yep, - she really said it on Thursday in a meeting in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee... and the quote below from the LA Times is priceless. Sometimes even the L.A. Times gets it right. <BR> <BR> Kurt Nimmo: "Senator Feinst... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:12:42 EST Being Green http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670396 The last line is PRICELESS. <BR> <BR> Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. <BR> <BR> The woman apologized & explained, "We didn't have this ‘green thing' back in my earlier days." <BR> <BR> The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations." <BR> <BR> She was r... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:16:20 EST Laws of Nature and Probability......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664261 <BR> <BR> <BR> Forget Newton and Galileo. Here are the real laws of nature: <BR> 1.Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee. <BR> <BR> 2. Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner. <BR> <BR> 3. Law of Probability-The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act. <BR> <BR> 4. Law of Random Numbers - If you dia... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:32:02 EST QUESTIONS THAT HAUNT ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648369 <BR> <BR> Can you cry under water? <BR> <BR> <BR> How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered? <BR> <BR> <BR> Why do you have to 'put your two cents in'... but it's only a 'penny for your thoughts'? Where's that extra penny going to? <BR> <BR> <BR> Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity? <BR> <BR> <BR> Why does a round pizza come in a square box? <BR> <BR> <B... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:38:41 EST 'DERELICTION OF DUTY' CHARGE LEVELED AGAINST VIRGINIA AG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618649 I am posting this NOT as an example of my thoughts or opinions on gay marriage. Rather, I am sending this out as yet another demonstration of his administration's belief that breaking the people's law……..laws that were voted in by the PEOPLE……..is once again running rampant. <BR> <BR> I just don't get it. We vote our choices, and our choices are totally ignored. <BR> <BR> One might ask "Why vote at all??", but vote we MUST. We are on very dangerous ground, folks, of losing our voice co... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 13:08:48 EST Dr. Ben Carson Calls it Like it Is. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617946 I don't mean this as an endorsement for Dr. Carson, but he sure does have the moral fortitude to say it like it is. <BR> <BR> Isn't it about time we had an administration we could trust, honor and look up to with confidence?? <BR> <BR> Our very nation is being destroyed by this administration. Our freedoms, liberty, Constitution, health care, jobs, safety, military, privacy, education, elections, borders……………..all being flushed down the toilet! <BR> <BR> <BR> WASHINGTON – Dr. Ben Carso... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 14:53:25 EST Internment Camps will Happen Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616887 <BR> Supreme Court Justice Confirms American Internment Camps Will Happen Again: “It is the Reality” <BR> <BR> While President Obama and Congressional members have made an effort to convince their constituents that the provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act will never be used against citiz ens of the United States, the fact is that the laws clearly allow for the detention, arrest and detainment of Americans without charge or trial. The President attempted to assuage these fear... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 12:09:51 EST Most Godly Women on Earth Grapple with Obama Administration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585553 Of the dozens of lawsuits over the Obamacare mandate that employers and other groups pay for abortifacients, probably no other exemplifies the Obama administration’s dedication to abortion ideals – at the expense of the beliefs of many major Christian society segments – than the case against the Little Sisters of the Poor. <BR> <BR> The order of nuns, founded in the early 1800s, is dedicated to helping the poorest of the seniors, and act in Christ’s stead whenever they can. <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 11:37:16 EST Lavender and Honey Tea for Headaches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584464 I live in what is commonly termed as "the Lavender Capital of the World", and have learned a lot about using lavender. But I just found out another wonderful thing about it. <BR> <BR> Bossy Daughter and I both suffer from pretty nasty headaches of migraine level. <BR> <BR> The other day I told her about my two day long headache, and she said "Mom, make some lavender tea with honey in it. It will knock that headache right out." <BR> <BR> Sceptic me, I put it off in favor of Aleve. Two ... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:38:40 EST Winter Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575557 so how am I REALLY doing?! <BR> <BR> That question is more than just what the scale says or what size clothing I am currently in. <BR> <BR> Yes, I have reached goal, and feel wonderful and AMAZED by it. I couldn't and wouldn't have done it without Spark! <BR> <BR> I'm no "Spring Chicken". but I am sure in better shape than a lot of people 20 years younger than me. Again, that is because of my daily check in with Spark. <BR> <BR> Sure, the winter brings its own challenges. The cold atta... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:14:46 EST Walking in the Fog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569291 When I got up this morning and looked outside, I couldn't see anything but gray fog. No trees, no driveway, no front porch. Just fog. <BR> <BR> So Winnie and I had a pow-wow, and decided we were going to take our walk anyway. On with the jacket and leash, we head out for the mysterious out of doors. <BR> <BR> It is REALLY foggy! Even Winnie doesn't want to go fast. <BR> <BR> We take our steps carefully, and watch our footing. Up the hill we climb, and onto the road. <BR> <BR> We ... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 12:12:22 EST It's Easy to Slide Back!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559970 I have reached my goal. <BR> <BR> And now the Christmas season has reached me. <BR> <BR> All those cookies, chocolates, croissants, specialty holiday breads, egg nog……….they all are calling. Especially those darned Danish Butter Cookies! <BR> <BR> I can eat my way through a full tin of them. <BR> <BR> But do I WANT TO?? YES!!!!! <BR> <BR> Do I NEED TO??? NO!!!! <BR> <BR> There is a difference between WANTING and NEEDING. <BR> <BR> WANTING can be a wonderful tool, or it can be ... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 19:33:43 EST Arthritis and Stretching http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559059 The cold weather here has really played heck with my neck and back arthritis! <BR> <BR> I awoke this morning all stiff as a board and in a lot of pain. <BR> <BR> So I did what Spark has taught me to do. <BR> <BR> Got out the mat, put in the Fit, Firm and Fired Up in 10 minutes a day video, went to the stretching and lengthening portion of the video, got on the floor and did the workouts. <BR> <BR> As some of you know, I am rather challenged in keeping my balance. I don't fall over; I T... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 12:27:40 EST DON'T LET THE FRIDGE CALL YOU TONIGHT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552207 TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING, <BR> BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP. <BR> I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS, <BR> I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP. <BR> <BR> THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED - <BR> THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE, <BR> BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION <BR> WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT. <BR> TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION, <BR> THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION. <BR> SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR, <BR> AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE. <BR> GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTERED POTATOES,... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 11:49:48 EST Setting Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529996 some of you already know that I am not good at setting long term goals. They always seem to have a ring of impossibility for me, and I soon lose focus, which winds me right back where I started. <BR> <BR> This is especially true with this weight loss thing, as I call it. <BR> <BR> I can't tell you how many times I have started out, all determined to lose 20, or 30, or 50 pounds, only to get discouraged because I "only lost" 1 or 2 pounds in a week!! <BR> <BR> Then one day I took a perso... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 11:07:44 EST Got Facebook off my Spark!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522441 You must remember while reading this that I am nearly completely computer illiterate, and depend on my trusted Spirited Underdogs Team Leader Dianne to walk me through my woes with this #@&%&^*!!! machine. <BR> <BR> Ever since I found out Facebook thinks it can use the stuff on my page any way they want to, including my photos and other information about me, I have been determined to get rid of them. I mean!!! How about handing stalkers and other evil-doers all my information, even if I ha... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:17:06 EST Shutting Down My Facebook Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519308 Facebook has announced that there will no longer be any protection against people being able to get our personal information and photos any time they want to. AND Facebook can now use our photos any way they want, even if our pages are set to "private". <BR> <BR> I have HAD it with having my personal privacy being robbed from me. ENOUGH of this "legal spying" on me! My identity and personal information is no one's business other than my own, and those whom I CHOOSE to give it to. <BR> <B... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:04:38 EST Closing our National Parks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515566 "No natural, [1] curiosities, wonders, or objects of interest shall be leased, rented, or granted to anyone on such terms as to interfere with free access to them by the public: <BR> <BR> I think the secretary of the interior needs the fine/jail time the law calls for for interfering" <BR> <BR> Does this mean we can have all of those clowns in D.C. arrested??? Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:46:44 EST Something to Ponder!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513236 Did anyone besides me wonder how they got all those signs printed and <BR> distributed far and wide, including to all the national parks and cemeteries <BR> overseas only eight to ten hours after the government shut down? Analyze this <BR> from someone who wants to remain anonymous. <BR> <BR> I have worked in the government on and off for over 40 years. During that time I <BR> became quite familiar with requisitions, bidding, awarding contracts etc. It is a time <BR> consuming process w... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:44:31 EST Live on Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512506 This morning I went to my regular Sunday morning breakfast meeting. It was SO good to be among my friends again. (I had been in "quarantine" since my surgery on September 27 so I wouldn't catch any nasty bugs from anyone.) <BR> <BR> We had an absolutely delightful meeting, and the discussion mainly centered around taking personal responsibility for our own lives. <BR> <BR> Now doesn't that just fit right in with our Spark mission??!! <BR> <BR> By the way.......Spark taught me how to lo... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 18:23:16 EST It Takes a TEAM Effort! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511556 Today is the first day of the Fall Challenge series. Make it the best day of your life! <BR> <BR> I belong to the fabulous Spirited Underdogs team. <BR> <BR> A team of gusto and enthusiasm. <BR> <BR> A team that knows we need each and every member to pull their own weight. <BR> <BR> I began this journey weighing in at 194. I am now at my goal weight, which is 160. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> How did this happen? you might ask. <BR> <BR> It happened because I was a "Part OF', instead... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:30:43 EST NO, Chicken Little, the Sky is NOT Falling down!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501381 Would most people really see a difference in their daily lives if the government shuts down? <BR> <BR> Maybe not, judging by various surveys of services that would be affected. <BR> <BR> Social Security checks would still be mailed, Medicare and unemployment benefits would keep coming and food stamps would still be issued. <BR> <BR> The military would still be up and running, and Congress passed legislation Monday to ensure pay for the military’s 1.4 million active duty personnel, although... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 12:28:07 EST Posting your Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481808 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Seems like more and more often our leaders are begging us to post our workout times every day. I find this puzzling. <BR> <BR> If a person HAS indeed worked out, then why in the world won't that person take the credit for it, and give the team better standings??????? <BR> <BR> I mean, it doesn't take but a few moments to post the time on the team page. <BR> <BR> By not posting the time daily, the entire team gets dragged down, and ... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:20:11 EST Things to Make on a Sunday Afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480666 /Users/HP_Administrator/Pictures/iPhoto Library.photolibrary/Masters/2013/09/08/20<BR>130908-184817/IMG_3240.JPG <BR> <BR> Teacher's tool for the Flying Geese class. <BR> <BR> /Users/HP_Administrator/Pictures/iPhoto Library.photolibrary/Masters/2013/09/08/20<BR>130908-184817/IMG_3243.JPG <BR> <BR> Teacher's tool for the Memory Block class. Mon, 9 Sep 2013 13:56:44 EST Syria, John McCain and Impeachment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478702 Yesterday, John McCain made a statement that "if Obama puts boots on the ground (in Syria), he will be impeached'. <BR> <BR> Here's my question, Mc Cain: WOULD THAT IMPEACHMENT BE BEFORE OR AFTER OUR TROOPS HAVE BEEN KILLED?? <BR> <BR> While what is going on in Syria is reprehensible, it is still no business of America. We are not threatened by their Civil War, and we do not really know who the good guys are and who are the bad guys. <BR> <BR> And for that matter.........is it our busi... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 14:15:51 EST The BEST CHALLENGE EVER!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458037 I am a member of the Spirited Underdogs team. We get these marvelous week long challenges, and the team is a very active bunch. I love this team! <BR> <BR> Because of the energy in this team, I have managed to reach goal. The encouragement, laughter, support, caring and sharing with this bunch is truly life changing. <BR> <BR> today I awoke to the latest mini-challenge, which is to eat locally grown fruit and veggies. This is THE BEST CHALLENGE so far! <BR> <BR> I am fortunate to live... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:11:39 EST A Healthy Decision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436361 Today I went to my regular Sunday morning breakfast meeting. I did really well. I had 2 poached eggs and one piece of rye toast. Coffee and plenty of water. <BR> <BR> Then I went to Costco. <BR> <BR> Grabbed my cart and sailed right on it, all good intentions. Picked up the 2% milk, then wheeled on over to the produce section. Stopped on my way there and got a big box of biscuits for Winnie. Again head to the Produce section. <BR> <BR> Stopped along the way to sample a goat cheese/... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 15:44:34 EST A REMINDER IN HISTORY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414436 This Is Sobering <BR> <BR> Never underestimate the power of the true enemy. <BR> <BR> Never forget who the true enemy is... <BR> <BR> General VoNguyen Giap. <BR> <BR> General Giap was a brilliant, highly respected leader <BR> of the North Vietnam military. The following quote <BR> is from his memoirs currently found in the <BR> Vietnam war memorial in Hanoi: <BR> <BR> 'What we still don't understand is why you <BR> Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi. <BR> You had us on the ropes... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 13:54:27 EST We Are a Free Nation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410681 Happy Independence Day to all Americans, at home or abroad. <BR> <BR> Remember what it took for us to be a free nation. <BR> <BR> Say your prayers of thanks and appreciation to all who sacrificed to allow us this freedom. <BR> <BR> Love a soldier! <BR> <BR> Wave your flag proudly. <BR> <BR> Dress in red, white and blue. <BR> <BR> Above all, remember: FREEDOM ISN'T FREE. Many have given their ultimate all for us. <BR> <BR> We owe them appreciation, gratitude and love of co... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 13:43:26 EST How Does That Chicken Feel Now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367534 <BR> President Obama, responding to mounting criticism of his Justice Department's seizure of reporter records, said for the first time Thursday that the administration would be reviewing its guidelines in response to the controversy. Obama said he's "troubled" by the developments and that journalists should not be "at legal risk" for doing their jobs. <BR> <BR> Until now, administration officials have responded to the blowback by speaking generally about the importance of balancing nation... Sat, 25 May 2013 11:58:49 EST History Does Repeat Itself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363456 What did Obama do on 9/11/2012? <BR> <BR> This past Sunday morning, Chris Wallace of Fox News grilled the administration’s newly anointed flak catcher, White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer. <BR> <BR> One critical question was how Obama spent that long night of Sept. 11, 2012, while his charges were busy dying in Benghazi. <BR> <BR> “With all due respect,” asked Wallace, “you didn’t answer my question. What did the president do that night?” <BR> <BR> This was a good question and one ... Tue, 21 May 2013 12:39:50 EST Something for seniors to do to keep those "aging" grey cells active! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362284 1. Johnny's mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. ...What was the third child's name? <BR> <BR> 2. There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall and he wears size 13 sneakers....What does he weigh? <BR> <BR> 3. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, ...what was the highest mountain in the world? <BR> <BR> 4. How much dirt is there in a hole ...that measures two feet by three feet by four feet? <BR> <BR> 5. What word... Mon, 20 May 2013 12:42:42 EST Just Doin' What I Can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361215 Last week I had the first stage of InterStim therapy inserted into my back. This coming Friday, if all goes well with Stage One, I will have the batteries actually inserted into my back. <BR> <BR> I am now connected to two batteries that make me look like I am a suicide bomber. that's because the batteries are on the outside of my body. <BR> <BR> It is not the most comfortable position to be in, but hey. Why NOT go Robotic!!!! <BR> <BR> Hopefully this procedure will keep me from wett... Sun, 19 May 2013 15:11:21 EST Getting "EVEN" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356546 1BEARWIFE believes the only people with whom we should try to get even, are those who have helped us. <BR> <BR> How much time have we wasted in being mad at someone who did something we didn't approve of a long time ago, and then keep being mad at them long after they are gone, or the even is ancient history? <BR> <BR> It is so easy to justify our own shortcomings by blaming others for it, when the fact of the matter is we are the way we are because that is the way we keep making ourselves?... Tue, 14 May 2013 17:01:31 EST The 14 week Beginner Quilting Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349074 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1673155349.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My friends Wendy and Irene and I are teaching a 14 week beginner quilter's class. Here's my sampler of the blocks we are going to be teaching. <BR> <BR> I think the newbies will have a good time. <BR> <BR> We will start with "THIS is a rotary cutter. It is a rolling razor blade". That should give some of you an idea of how basic we will begin. <BR> <BR> The second class is when the students begin makin... Tue, 7 May 2013 20:50:48 EST PONDERISMS (some things to think about) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348570 1- I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. <BR> <BR> <BR> 2- There are two kinds of pedestrians . . . The quick and the dead. <BR> <BR> <BR> 3- Life is sexually transmitted. <BR> <BR> <BR> 4- Healthy is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. <BR> <BR> <BR> 5- The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. <BR> <BR> <BR> 6- Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying... Tue, 7 May 2013 11:56:26 EST So. Carolina criminalizes ObamaCare! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344705 <BR> The South Carolina state House passed a bill Wednesday that declares President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be “null and void,” and criminalizes its implementation. <BR> <BR> The state’s Freedom of Health Care Protection Act intends to “prohibit certain individuals from enforcing or attempting to enforce such unconstitutional laws; and to establish criminal penalties and civil liability for violating this article.” <BR> <BR> SPECIAL COVERAGE: Health Care Refo... Fri, 3 May 2013 19:51:09 EST Interesting Places You Can Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334578 <BR> I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. <BR> I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there. <BR> <BR> I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work. <BR> <BR> I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anym... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:35:04 EST 85 Year Old Kitty Werthmann's Story: "Austria 1938" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330802 <BR> America truly is the Greatest Country in the World. <BR> ~ By: Kitty Werthmann <BR> <BR> What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or <BR> will ever read in history books. <BR> <BR> I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him <BR> by a landslide - 98% of the vote. I've never read that in any American <BR> publications. Everyone think... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 16:58:06 EST The Most Recent Rotten Thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5327995 <BR> This was pulled off fb. I ckd Snopes and there's nothing listed about this event, so going with it. Sad, but it's something this administration would pull. <BR> <BR> <BR> The Obama Administration has done a lot of really ROTTEN things but so far this takes the cake. <BR> <BR> It is no surprise that CNN was also involved in this piece of propaganda. <BR> <BR> He has NO Shame! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l274851415.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Incredible..... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:37:04 EST Bank of America cancels A Business Account http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326789 I just got off the phone with McMillan Mfg. (I don't trust Snopes much anymore) and the company spokesperson verified the actions of Bank of America and thanked me for checking before putting this message out. Anyone banking with BOA should definitely think <BR> about finding another banking institution!! <BR> <BR> I checked it out on snopes and it's true. Customers of <BR> BOA cannot use their credit or debit cards to purchase guns or ammo until <BR> further notice <BR> <BR> From the O... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:21:59 EST The Quilter and the IRS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323879 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l596960840.jpg"> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:05:20 EST Sad. Damned Sad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322678 Okay folks, I know you think the C-Span Channel that broadcasts all those <BR> Congressional hearings is boring, but, really, you should have been around <BR> to watch the Senate Finance Committee's hearing Wednesday on the Affordable <BR> Health Care Insurance Oversight. <BR> <BR> Folks, you haven't seen so many faces of misery since you watched Les <BR> Miserables for three and a half hours...and they were all Democrats. <BR> And one of them, Senator Max Baucus, was the primary sponsor of ... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 10:43:41 EST My Friend Sent Me This http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315887 Here is the most brilliant statement ever made without a word being said!! <BR> <BR> <BR> This American born, Veteran of the United States Army, law abiding, taxpaying citizen was told by his Home Owners Association that he could not fly the American Flag in his yard. <BR> <BR> <BR> After being forced to remove the flag pole,this was his response: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l107249375.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Is this not one of the b... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 12:58:38 EST Pinocchio's Nose is Growing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315826 <BR> 2383Weatherman domestic terrorist Bill Ayers is now confirming what the White House has previously denied – that he held a fundraiser in his living room for Barack Obama. <BR> <BR> That 1995 meeting was said to have launched Obama’s political career. <BR> <BR> In an October 2008 interview on MSNBC host Chris Matthews’ show, Robert Gibbs, a spokesman for Obama’s presidential campaign, categorically denied the fundraiser was ever held. <BR> <BR> Matthews asked Gibbs: “Did [Ayers] have ... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 12:19:40 EST President Pinocchio Does it Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313956 <BR> DHS Tells Border Patrol They Have Ammo Shortage <BR> <BR> I know, you are probably thinking like I am after reading the title, “You’ve got to be kidding!” I’m not. Even after the Department of Homeland Security indicated that they had nearly 264 million rounds of ammunition back near the end of November 2012, they have sent out an email to Border Patrol agents yesterday informing them that they will not be issued any new proficiency ammunition for next quarter. <BR> <BR> Townhall obta... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 20:12:21 EST You have GOT to be Kidding Me!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307637 Obama Proclaims April the Month to Teach Young People ‘How to Budget Responsibly’ <BR> <BR> President Barack Obama, who has increased the national debt by $53,377 per household, has proclaimed April “National Financial Capability Month,” during which his administration will do things such as teach young people “how to budget responsibly." <BR> <BR> “I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practi... 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