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   Suejeanne posted on Main Page The Lobby  I love to watch this - it puts a smile on my face - this is from Moscow in 2012 - a "flash mob" dancing and singing - "Puttin On The Ritz"
January 28 at 13:33 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thanks for the fun & smiles.
January 28 at 22:46 EST .

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   Suejeanne posted on Health & Diet  B-150 for Bursitis
Black Cherry Juice for Gout
Apple Cider Vinegar for middle-of-the-night leg cramps
Bob's Red Mill Ground Flax Seed for personal issues (or non-issues, as the case may be )

Hi, everyone - just thought I would give some health tips in case you have any of these things plaguing you and aren't able to get in to the doctor right away -

B-150 complex for bursitis

They have these at GNC and other vitamin stores (I go to GNC and stock up when they have BOGO )

you want to be sure to get B-150's - not B-50's, not even B-100's (though they might help in a pinch ) B-150's are a B-complex tablet that have the entire spectrum of the B-vitamins. Take ONE in the morning and ONE at night (like 6 am and 6 pm ) - drink lots of water all day and when you take the tablet - do this for four days and stop for a few days - resume and do again for 4 days if the bursitis didn't go away in the first round (it might even go away on the third day of the first round, but complete the round ). Don't overdo and take more than 1 twice a day

Bursitis means irritation of the bursa - it's part of the sympathetic nervous system - you might feel it in your shoulder blade area or anywhere along the path of the bursa, down to your forearm, perhaps it bothers you more when you do some little kind of movement or it really bothers you when you are in really cold air-conditioning - you find yourself squeezing your arm, trying to make the ache go away - maybe you haven't found out from your doctor yet that it is bursitis and when it hits you for the first time, you feel like you could have ten different dreadful awful things going on. Then you find out it is bursitis which is no big deal in itself but over time, it isn't good for your stomach and overall health to be taking a bunch of aspirin or Feldene - I know for myself that nothing really took the pain down and I did not want to get into pain pills -

maybe the first time you get it, you left the window open or somehow got a chill on your back or shoulder the night before, walking the dog - maybe when you were younger, you pulled something in that same arm/shoulder and when the weather turns cold, and there you are - so, get some nice hot packs too, wear a sweater and maybe try the B-150's

Black Cherry Juice for Gout

RW Knudsen makes "Just Black Cherry Juice" which was pretty good, available at most grocery stores, Whole Foods, Sprouts - but there is also Langer's, I believe - and perhaps others -

Of course you need to go to your doctor and get the proper medicine to treat the gout but if you just woke up this morning
December 15 at 23:21 EST .

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   Suejeanne  with the unmistakable symptoms of a gout flareup and you can't get into the doctor's office until tomorrow - or later - have someone run to the store and get some black cherry juice for you - it seems to take the horrible flaring pain out - then you need to go on a proper diet where you watch out for foods which cause the purines to build up in your system, then those crystals form and get jammed up in places like your big toe - women can get gout as well, after menopause -

Apple Cider Vinegar for middle-of-the-night leg cramps - about a tablespoon in a big glass of water

Bob's Red Mill Ground Flax Seed - I just get the less expensive one - $2.49 as opposed to about $5.49 for organic - about a 1/4 cup added to a half cup of Fiber One every morning at the same time (with milk added or water if you don't have any milk on hand ) - gradually, things will be jake - much better IMHO than Miralax or other things like that which I have seen my loved ones/friends try - such things seem to be a snare and a delusion because eventually they have some other effect and there you are back to square one again, or worse.

These are just my tips, given in the spirit of Merry Christmas - I am not a medical doctor and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express - just wanted to share things that might make things better for someone out there.
December 15 at 23:35 EST .

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   Suejeanne  about the B-150's for bursitis - just wanted to emphasize that if the bursitis goes away in the first round, then don't do a second round. You might have another flare-up down the road someday and you will have the B-150's on hand (you were out shoveling snow when you were supposed to let the kid down the street do it )
December 15 at 23:39 EST .

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   Suejeanne posted on Main Page The Lobby  Saw on the Drudge Report that Google Maps has "Trump Tower" as "Dump Tower" - so, went on Google Maps and entered the correction (if you have not done that before, find the location you want to correct on the map, click it and then enter the name/location ("Trump Tower" ) then down below, indicate what the mistake was ("Dump Tower" ). If anyone else would like to do that as well, go to Google Maps for Midtown Manhattan - Trump Tower is on 5th between 56th and 57th Streets )
November 27 at 00:43 EST .

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   Suejeanne posted on Main Page The Lobby  Affordable Care Act 2.0

This is what I would like to see: an implementation of the ideas Donald Trump shared about how to improve our nation’s health insurance system by making it more competitive, such as “removing the lines around the states” –

and agreeing all around, that the basic idea of making health more affordable is essentially what many people originally hoped Obamacare would be, that it would be not be a negative drain on the economy, actually making things worse overall –

let's put away the past approach and have no more of "we will have to pass it before we can read it" - that is not acceptable! But let's waste no time or energy in drawing lines in the sand against each other, let's just remove those lines around the states and do the other things that can be done to make the original concept workable

let’s not throw out the baby with the bath water, let’s rework the implementation -
the idea of making health care more affordable is beautiful and in our free-market system when competition is healthy, too, we all benefit –

it is a matter of HOW you implement it and doing it on the basis of a free market system is what will benefit more people than a socialistic approach –

let it be unencumbered by a socialistic agenda – socialistic is retrograde – free market is what is truly “progressive”, if we could use that word in a new way -

repeal the way the Affordable Care Act is implemented

replace it with Affordable Care Act 2.0 which implements the free market approach and makes it easier for groups/employers to offer health care

restore the original idea on which everyone can agree on – that people in catastrophic situations need help and that there has to a way to help those who cannot help themselves –

and pre-existing conditions need to be handled, too –

“Christian charity” is from the heart, merciful, for all who need it - helping those who cannot help themselves, putting yourself in the other guy’s shoes, bread cast upon waters . . . “there but for the grace of God go I”

and of course, make sure our veterans are NEVER put in harm’s way when they return home and have to deal with the VA

keep it simple

it doesn’t have to be known anymore as Obamacare nor does it have to be called Trumpcare –

just – simply – Affordable Care!
November 9 at 13:49 EST .

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   Kono  If you can figure out how to pull off more universal coverage without eliminating individual liberty, I'm listening. But the moment you make others responsible for paying my health insurance premiums, you also give them the right to tell me I can't drink a soda for lunch. Or the right to tell me I have to make achieving 120/80 BP a primary focus in my life. And I might have different priorities in what "pursuit of happiness" means to me.
November 10 at 19:33 EST .

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   Suejeanne posted on Main Page The Lobby  oops - I somehow posted my reply five times to Storm Center's discussion about the Bobbsey Twins - I beg your pardon! Did not mean to do that!
October 27 at 21:08 EST .

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   Safetydude  SJ,
If you will log back in and then go to your comments you will see a line under each one: "Delete this comment", click on it and wait a bit and it will go away. Do this for each comment you want to remove.
October 27 at 21:24 EST .

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   Suejeanne posted on Nostalgia  I went on here to ask out loud about bayberry candles - I wonder if anyone knows of a catalog nowadays where one can order these - my Mother used to always have them at Christmas time - a dear friend used to always send them to her - where can one buy real, made in America, bayberry candles - the pillar type (shorter pillar, about 5 to 6 inches high, about 3 inches in diameter ) - not in a glass jar, not anything except that beautiful shade of green we remember - thank you in advance!
October 27 at 18:54 EST .

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   Safetydude  You can start here:

Good luck.
October 27 at 21:25 EST .

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   Gram77  There is a possibility that they may be available at the Vermont Country Store. You can find lots of stuff there that we remember as kids.
November 3 at 17:17 EST .

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   Suejeanne posted on Main Page The Lobby  Now the "Deseret News" has come out with an editorial, strongly suggesting that Donald J. Trump should resign his candidacy - notwithstanding that millions of Americans voted for him in the primaries above all the other candidates -

so, basically, if Donald J. Trump is not our Republican candidate and November 8th is approaching pretty quickly, is the "Deseret News" all right with Hillary Clinton being elected?

When the "Deseret News" was founded way back in 1850, they made "Truth and Liberty" their motto -

well, I think they have forgotten their wonderful motto and have lost their way -

because with Hillary, we already know that truth is non-existent and if she becomes President, liberty will go away as well -
October 11 at 23:00 EST .

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   Balogreene  My Representative has said she will write in Pence. As if that would take the vote away from Hillary. Interestingly, Most of her Facebook replies are withdrawing support. She took over from an unabashed conservative (Frank Wolfe ), who would have stood with Trump, to beat Hillary.
October 12 at 01:10 EST .

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   Suejeanne posted on Main Page The Lobby  just saw that NBC said they are not going to fire Billy Bush

why not?

wasn't he even worse in that he was engaged in sexual harassment of TWO co-workers?

what is the workplace policy of NBC regarding sexual harassment?

I feel pretty sure that many of my fellow L-Dotters who have had jobs in the years since the Anita Hill accusations have attended "workshops" in their workplaces on this issue - they have a film, maybe two, showing various examples -

you get a workbook or handbook on the company policy - you sign a form confirming that you have been given all of the information and know the guidelines/penalties for not adhering to the policy -

so, we have seen all the upheaval at Fox News over Roger Ailes - what in the world is going on over at NBC that they allow Billy Bush to emerge unscathed?
October 9 at 14:50 EST .

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   MeiDei  Bush has been 'pruned' - on suspension for a while, replaced by Al Roker.
October 10 at 11:46 EST .

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   Suejeanne posted on Main Page The Lobby  Newlyweds Bill and Hillary Clinton had their honeymoon in Haiti OR was it Acapulco?

In recent years, I have heard or read various honeymoon stories- was it in Acapulco or Haiti?

Reading reports that the Clintons had their honeymoon in Haiti - that seemed odd to me because I did not remember reading that before and I think I read my share of Clinton books in the 1990's - maybe I missed the Clinton book that mentioned their honeymoon in Haiti.

Well, now with all that has come out about the Clintons, the Clinton Foundation and the help that Haitians were supposed to receive, plus the revelations in "Clinton Cash", I have wondered if it was really true that their honeymoon was in Haiti or was that part of the PR to sell the Haitians on how much the Clintons love their country and want to see it recovered and thriving. As in the excerpt below from the Washington Post, they felt that Haiti was their “special responsibility”.

In the article from the Washington Post in 2010, the writer talks at length about how the Clintons have loved Haiti so much, ever since their honeymoon in 1975.

(I also found an article from the Palm Beach Post in January 1993 which mentions the Clinton wedding trip to Acapulco. )

Here is an excerpt from the Washington Post article from 2010 - if the Clintons really didn't have a honeymoon in Haiti - then the whole premise of the Washington Post article is bogus - about how they had such sentiment for the place, how it made Hillary literally sick to think of places they visited on their honeymoon were now destroyed by the earthquake. Did the writer of the article not check other sources about where they had their honeymoon or was the writer just taking dictation from the Clintons?

Washington Post – by Philip Rucker – January 16, 2010 –

In the strange circle of life, it all comes back to Haiti.

When Bill Clinton married Hillary Rodham in 1975, a friend gave them a trip to Haiti. Since that honeymoon vacation, the Caribbean island nation has held a life-long allure for the couple, a place they found at once desperate and enchanting, pulling at their emotions throughout his presidency and in her maiden year as secretary of state.

With the world's attention now trained on the devastated Haitian capital, rebuilding the country will be a central part of Bill and Hillary Clinton's lives going forward. And for the 42nd president, the catastrophe offers the opportunity to fulfill whatever unrealized ambitions he has for the long-suffering nation.

"This is a personal thing for us," Bill Clinton said in a interview Thursday. He said he and his wife have "always felt a special responsibility" for Haiti and its 9 million people. "She has the same memories I do. She has the same concerns I do. We love the place."
October 5 at 04:01 EST .

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   StormCnter  According to this article, which also references the Clinton books, the couple had a delayed honeymoon in Acapulco and then a "second honeymoon" in Haiti two months later.
October 5 at 06:49 EST .

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   Suejeanne posted on Main Page The Lobby  It seems to me that the Clintons have relied upon the passage of time to diminish the numbers of people who remember their misdeeds, to cloud the memories of those who remain, to be of no interest to those too young to have known about any of it -

I was looking up that phrase of Hillary's, "I don't recall" which she has used so often over the years. When looking up the phrase "I don't recall" in newspapers, that phrase popped up a lot during the Watergate era - Richard Nixon reportedly told his crew about how to avoid a charge of perjury: "Say I don't recall. Say I don't remember. Perjury is an awful hard rap to prove."

So, we know that Hillary worked on the Watergate investigation - is it possible she thought that was a great excuse to use, if she was challenged on it, she could say that Nixon used it and if it was in a political context, well, the Republicans would be quivering in their boots because they wouldn't want people reminded about Watergate.

Now maybe the millennials don't care about Watergate - they just want to know the truth - they are informed about charitable giving, they go online to see what percentage of their contribution will actually help the cause - they have given money through gofundme, they have bravely gone to Costa Rica, Haiti and other places to assist victims of natural disasters, they went on walks for causes and were naturally infuriated when they found out it was a scam - they don't have any patience with charities flouting proper procedure and may demand a thorough and public examination of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.

When, "New York Times", are we going to see all the information about the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative?
October 2 at 01:30 EST .

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