Ok, so I love pretty much all of the podcasts from  Stuff You Missed in History Class? Great.  TechStuff?  Fascinating.  Today, I’m catching up on the podcasts from Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know.  I don’t listen to this one as much, but it’s a fun look anyway.  Podcasts on alchemy, cattle mutilation, why you can’t win online arguments (and why you participate in them).  It’s all pretty cool and broken down into why we respond like we do.

Right now, I’m listening to a podcast on political conspiracies.  Including one that Trump may be running for president so that Hilary actually wins.  They’re talking about whether the US is a meritocracy, and it’s from before Jeb Bush withdrew from the race, where one candidate is the wife of a former president, and another is the son and brother of former presidents.

Check it out, it’s actually kinda interesting. (Opens in a new tab).

Do I think this is true?  I think Jeb Bush withdrawing from the race is enough to show it’s not.  However, it’s amusing to think that Trump is only running to fracture the GOP so that Hilary wins.  It’s certainly not definite that she’s going to win the democratic ticket at the moment.  I don’t think Bernie has a huge chance, but it’s not definite.

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Super Tuesday analyais

Bear in mind, I haven’t seen anything on results from today’s primaries. The following is just my thoughts from things I’ve seen on MSN, Yahoo and Google.  I can’t vote today because I’m registered as independent and only Republicans and Democrats can vote for any of the presidential candidates today.

I foresee a major crumble in the US just reading the ‘news’ sites. Trump and Clinton both scare me and they’re the front runners for their respective parties.  My husband is happy, he seems to like that misogynist, racist Trump. Ugh.  I suspect that if Trump wins the electors he needs that the GOP is going to split with a less divisive candidate also running (e.g. Rubio) which will divide the GOP votes and put HRC in office.

I foresee a lot of doom & gloom in the above scenario, so I really hope I’m not right. I also would like to see more competition on the DNC side of this election. The lack of competition makes HRC seem inevitable as president.

I really think it’s time to move away from having a Bush or Clinton in the White House.

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Gun control and mass shootings

Now when the subject of gun control comes up, everyone always gets so upset. You hear a lot of ‘they’re coming to take our guns’ etc.

That’s not the answer. Those who say that making guns illegal will ensure only criminals have guns.

The answer is much simpler. Make more thorough checks when selling guns. Make the checks the same nationwide. Have it all on a national database. And finally make it illegal to resell your gun except to a legitimate dealer who will do a thorough background check on the next owner.

This selling guns on Facebook yardsale pages should be illegal. Make it so pawn shops have to run the background checks as well.

Psych evaluations might help. But I wouldn’t say they’ll help. Someone can go over the edge even without having a history of psychiatric problems.

We have to take responsibility for our choices. As long as we believe the rhetoric that those who favor gun control want to criminalize gun ownership, then we won’t have any progress in this.

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Mind reading or student of history

I swear it seems I know people more than I realize. I guess it just comes from looking at history. I’ve repeatedly told my mother that banning abortions is not a good idea, no matter how much you hate the idea of abortions. Women who would have an abortion are just that desperate, they’ll try illegal methods if the legal route is taken from them. That’s what has started in Texas where abortion has gotten very hard to get — legally at least. How long until the back alley clinics come back?

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Random thoughts

Both of these are true for me too. I’m broken, a friend’s brother and another friend’s father died, my sister, my cousin & a friend’s 4 year old have been diagnosed with cancer.

I’m looking for the things to be furiously happy. I got to visit Vermont, I’m in my house.

I’m spending time trying to figure things out and get routines in place that I didn’t need when we were living with others. I’m starting an Etsy store and writing more. everything is settling down, so it’ll only go up from here.

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LOL Vacation


So we’ve been on vacation since last Thursday. It’s been an interesting week in Vermont. I’ve been so homesick, that I’m not looking forward to leaving.

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Busy, busy, busy

I can’t remember who linked to the above post, but it resonated. I tend to fill up my time with mindless exercises instead of doing anything that requires thought.

Then I wonder why time passes so quickly and what I did a week ago. I have so much I want to do, but I don’t take the time to do it.

I wonder why I don’t get anything accomplished.

This week as long as I think about it, as long as I remember, I’m going to be mindful of what I’m spending my time on.



So somehow, sometime, I managed to subscribe to a preppers site on Facebook. It’s got some interesting things that come across my feed as a result.

For some of it, I just roll my eyes and scroll past. Like the composting toilet, which is illegal in many areas anyway.

Sometimes it posts things that are interesting, like a link to an article about getting rid of spiders naturally. The problem I see is that some of these things will be difficult to find if something does happen.

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If you don’t like the heat

Get out of the kitchen.

But what happens when it’s 100+ outside and you’re trying to work in a house without ac?

I think I ended up making myself sick a week ago. I spent the week drinking extra water, and I’m still not feeling 100%. Then again, I haven’t been feeling 100% in a long time. I gained weight and I eat too much processed food at the grandparents house. I need to do better about eating veggies in the morning. I think I need to change a bit about what I’m eating at work.

I guess I just need to change things a little at a time until I get to feeling better.

To start with, I’m watching what I eat and adding a green smoothie every morning.

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Not my circus

I keep seeing a picture going around Facebook that says ‘When someone tries to pull you into their drama, remind yourself not my circus, not my monkeys.’

I always laugh at that, and try to remember when the drama happens at home. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the place to live, but sometimes I feel like I’m going to have a hole in my tongue with how hard I have to bite it around my sister in law.

There’s so much controversy on Facebook since the supreme court made their ruling. Here’s the thing, Christians are saying homosexuality is a sin according to the Bible. Ok, but how does gay marriage and marriage equality affect straight people? I don’t mean the baloney (autocorrect doesn’t like the spelling of balogna lol) about how it makes straight marriage mean less.

The Bible is against sex outside of marriage, but they’re not outlawing that, and that’s one of the 10 commandments! The Bible is against divorce, but that’s still legal. Yet, unlike divorce, gay marriage is supposedly an attack on the ‘sanctity of marriage.’ How are the other 2 not an attack on it? What does it matter what someone else does? You don’t have to agree just because you don’t prevent.

The Bible speaks of love. Why not love and let people answer for their own actions? We are called to look at our own sin first. Jesus did say to go to your brother about his sin, but He also said to let the one without sin should cast the first stone.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I know I’m not without sin, and I know for sure the Bible says we’re not blameless, no, not one.

This post has been more religious than my normal, but that’s because it’s the ones quoting the Bible that are the most vocal right now.

If you don’t agree with how someone lives their life, pray for them, be an example of God’s love. Don’t lecture them and drive them further away.

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