Saturday, November 30, 2013

Black Friday: Stupid Human Tricks

Seriously people its just more crap you really don't need.... watch one of these jackasses pull out a taser. Did you happen to notice the baby stroller nearby? It seems one of them has procreated....





When historians discuss the destruction and downfall of the United States it's not going to be because of Obamacare, an out of control debt or a lawless president ignoring the Constitution. It is going to be because of the abject stupidity of enough people that makes this yearly beatdown over useless crap a common place event.



Elise

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Ari Lesser, the singer in the video, is an orthodox Jewish reggae singer. He made a bit of a name for himself with this rap song HERE calling out the hypocrites of the hate-Israel movement.

Meanwhile, the very talented Mr. Lesser,  in honor of Thanksgivukkah, made the following video...Oh yeah if you hadn't heard Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall at the same time this year. It won't happen again for another 79,000 years...so enjoy.





By the way, the scenes in the video are all from Jerusalem, Israel.



Lyrics by Ari Lesser

There's so much I'm grateful for
Today a cannot ask for more
I have my heart and soul and strength
This life is blessed so I give thanks

Give thanks to the Universal One
Give thanks for the moon and stars and sun
Give thanks for the Earth on which we live
Give thanks for the bounty she can give
Give thanks for tree and the fruit it grows
Give thanks for the cup that overflows
Give thanks for the food and drink and air
Give thanks there's more than enough to share
Give thanks for the extra we can spare
Give thanks for the clothes we have to wear
Give thanks for the comfort of our beds
Give thanks for the roofs above our heads

There's so much I'm grateful for
Today a cannot ask for more
I have my heart and soul and strength
This life is blessed so I give thanks

Give thanks to the Only Source Of All
Give thanks for the big and for the small
Give thanks for the low and the highest height
Give thanks for the dark and for the light
Give thanks for the times of joy and song
Give thanks for the pain the keeps us strong
Give thanks because we're still alive
Give thanks this moment has arrived
Give thanks our path has brought us here
Give thanks, we lived another year
Give thanks for the past we left behind
Give thanks for the future we will find

There's so much I'm grateful for
Today a cannot ask for more
I have my heart and soul and strength
This life is blessed so I give thanks

Give thanks to Infinite Most High
Give thanks no matter how or why
Give thanks in every time and place
Give thanks we're part of the human race
Give thanks for the people that we meet
Give thanks for the neighbors on our street
Give thanks for the teachers that we had
Give thanks for every mom and dad
Give thanks for the family that we got
Give thanks for the friends we like a lot
Give thanks for the ones who we hold dear
Give thanks that those we love are hear

There's so much I'm grateful for
Today a cannot ask for more
I have my heart and soul and strength
This life is blessed so I give thanks


So Happy Hanukkah, Happy Thanksgiving and most of all blessings and joy.


Elise

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Get It Started






Seriously gotta luv this guy. Christina, Jennifer and Shakira.........











Elise

Adam Levine Sexiest Man of the Year? Seriously? I Mean Seriously?

UUUUHHHH....NO....YUCK

More like he should be the feminized-metrosexual-classless jerk of the year. He looks like an underfed, cocaine addicted, stringbean who forgot how to say stop to a tattoo artist.

Society has been attempting to feminize males in education for decades now, which is having a detrimental enough effect on the future.

 It's September, so It's Time to "Talk" about Schools Failing Boys...Yet Again

"I was a teacher's aide when we first moved to New York City, while I studied for the Bar Exam. I had never been a parent before and was indoctrinated through my education and society in general, that boys needed to be trained to not be murderous, physical, dangerous beings. One day I caught two of my four-year-old charges playing cops and robbers. The boys had fashioned guns out of legos and were pretend shooting at each other in a "police fire fight." I promptly took the lego guns away and gave the boys time outs in their cubbies. I was determined to not let them think that violent behavior was the way things get done. I remember them crying as I lectured them about guns. They had no idea what they had done wrong. They were in truth, just being boys. (These boys are now probably close to thirty. And even though it was so long ago, my youthful-self-righteousness still bothers me at times.)

After Mr.GS was born, I decided that we needed to make sure that he had no preconceived notions about gender and that he was not socialized to think that girls could not do the same job as boys. So we subscribed to Parents Magazine's monthly infant toy club. Once a month we would get gender neutral toys for him and that way he would learn to not predetermine what someone is or who someone would be depending on their gender. We also did not buy him specifically "BOY" toys and brought a variety of gender neutral children's toys into the house."

Read the whole article HERE


But the feminization of men in the context of sexuality its just down right gross. Seriously, other than some gay men, why would anyone want to sleep with a feminized man?

So our society has gone from the manliness of John Wayne .....



to George Clooney.....



to Adam Levine. Now this? Really....




I say it again gross...simply gross.




Elise

Here at humanevents..."Adam Levine is what's wrong with the modern male"

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ordering in Food was Definitely Created by a Busy Woman

Yesterday was one of those days. I started it off by working out. Listen, I knew what was to come and realized that if I did not do my exercises I would never get around to working on that rather flabby butt of mine. So off I went to the basement for my hour of cardio and some 20 minutes of a free weight regime.

Then I proceeded with the rest of my day. I cleaned the bathrooms, the kitchen, mopped the ceiling (yes the ceiling, I will explain lower) and of course the floors. I use the swifter wet mop for the ceiling. I live in a 1950s style house with the level ceilings common in that era, not the 9 feet arched ceilings found in today's houses. So when there is alot of cooking, frying, steaming etc on the stove, there is bound to be residue on the ceiling. Hence it needs to be cleaned. Hence, I mop the ceiling. I used to climb up there with a bottle of Clorox and a sponge and wash it down. This is easier, with no chance of me failing off a ladder and breaking a vital part of my anatomy. I did Clorox and wipe down the kitchen walls however.

I then asked the hubby if he needed help with raking the leaves outside. You see, our vunderkinda were too busy to help their dad. They claimed they were doing homework or what they said was homework. But it looked strangely like they were playing on STEAM to me. Needlesstosay, I didn't want the hubby to have to deal with all the leaves himself...oh I have to add that apart from a few rakings of the driveway we have been the bad neighbors and not taken care of picking up our leaves in front of the house as yet. So there is enough leaves on our property to probably create one heck of a crash pillow for a Hollywood stuntperson.

I got assigned the task of leaf blower holder. Yep that little device that you see all the landscapers use instead of a rake to pile up the leaves became my property for a few hours. Well I guess technically it was my property anyway since we, the family own it. But you know what I mean. It's a hubby tool item, therefore, hubby property. But I was allowed to touch it after a quick lesson in how it works.

I decided that we needed to get rid of all the leaves in the street-gutter out front of the house. Figured if there was a huge rain storm that the leaves would clog up the street-drain and cause some kind of flooding. Not wanting to be sued by the neighbors, I started to get rid of those leaves. Meanwhile hubby raked the driveway.

By the way, holding that air machine while it goes at 150 miles an hour is alot of work on the female muscles. Now swinging it back and forth was really good for my obliques, but this morning the arms are a little achy.

Anyway, once I had finished being the supportive spouse it was time to come inside and shower so I wasn't taken away as a hazmat area. Meanwhile,  oldest vunderkinda had decided to luxuriate in a bath during my work ideal, so lo and behold there was very little hot water when it was my turn. Nope. I was none too pleased. But made up for the disappointment in another way.

I decided that I had earned a nice glass of sparkling wine. So at 5 pm, yes 5pm (at least I waited until the cocktail hour) I poured myself a little (medium sized...oh heck a really robust) glass of vino. That definitely put the bounce back into my step. But made it rather difficult to decide what to make for dinner, apart from the fact that I felt I had done enough for one day. Hence the idea to order in some Chinese take-out.

No, we don't order in very much. We do try to watch what we eat and maintain a healthy life style so ordering in food that you know is full of fat, salt and goodness knows what else to make it taste great is not the best way to go. And yes Chinese food is definitely not dietetic unless you do away with the white rice, the sauces, the soy sauce, the frying..well the stuff that actually makes it taste good. And yes I know that American-Chinese fair has very little resemblance to what they eat in China. Listen, the meal was so good and I ended up being so hungry I ate the entire dinner portion in one sitting. (usually the servings are so big they can last for a few meals). But I did have brown rice (yeah me).


And yes today I need a water pill...the food was salty (no, no MSG since I am allergic and if there was MSG my face would have gone numb, the chef just used too much salt for my body) and I am puffy. But I had fun and so did the hubby and the vunderkinda. But the best part of course, was that I didn't have to cook, or clean up, since the boys still have their dinner washing duties no matter who cooks the meal.

You know, sometimes you just have to say....order in.


Elise


P.S.Just so you don't think my life is so glamorous, when I got up to go to the bathroom at 4 in the morning (a post age 50 and menopause gift), I promptly stepped in a pile of doggie poo left behind by the bichon. So there I was, the order-in-lady of leisure, cleaning dog crap off the bottom of my foot and the floor in the early pre-dawn hours, using Clorox wipes of course. Sometimes the Universe is just a pain in the ass.



Friday, November 15, 2013

That World Famous Israeli Medical Disaster Team Helps Again, Now in the Philippines

This Israeli medical team became famous after the terrible Haiti disaster. They are now saving lives in the Philippines.

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Elise

Quantum physics proves that there is life after death....OH... OK

From the Daily Mail (online)




  • Robert Lanza claims the theory of biocentrism says death is an illusion
  • He said life creates the universe, and not the other way round
  • This means space and time don't exist in the linear fashion we think it does
  • He uses the famous double-split experiment to illustrate his point
  • And if space and time aren't linear, then death can't exist in 'any real sense' either


  • LANZA'S THEORY OF BIOCENTRISM AND THE AFTERLIFE

    Biocentrism is classed as the Theory of Everything and comes from the Greek for 'life centre'. It is the belief that life and biology are central to reality and that life creates the universe, not the other way round.  

    Lanza uses the example of the way we perceive the world around us. 

    A person sees a blue sky, and is told that the colour they are seeing is blue, but the cells in a person's brain could be changed to make the sky look green or red. 

    Our consciousness makes sense of the world, and can be altered to change this interpretation.

    The universe is a construct of our minds, claims Lanza
    By looking at the universe from a biocentric's point of view, this also means space and time don't behave in the hard and fast ways our consciousness tell us it does. 

    In summary, space and time are 'simply tools of our mind.'

    Once this theory about space and time being mental constructs is accepted, it means death and the idea of immortality exist in a world without spatial or linear boundaries. 

    Theoretical physicists believe that there is infinite number of universes with different variations of people, and situations taking place, simultaneously. 


    Lanza added that everything which can possibly happen is occurring at some point across these multiverses and this means death can't exist in 'any real sense' either.  


    Lanza, instead, said that when we die our life becomes a 'perennial flower that returns to bloom in the multiverse.'

    Read the whole article HERE It is very interesting.

    ********

    Life after death is generally part of a belief system. Of course religion has a different take on the afterlife than does Dr. Lanza, but at the same time it is all rather intriguing. Personally I don't believe in heaven or hell. I used to believe in reincarnation, but then I segued to Jung's theory of genetic memory to explain past lives. It's not exactly how Jung envisioned his thesis, however it worked for me. On the other hand, the idea that we are energy embarking on a different journey after we "die" is an interesting perspective.
    Would like to figure out where we go though, just so I know what to pack.





    Elise

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013

    The Thunder Rolls.....

    I was reminded of my favorite Garth Brooks songs recently....yes I like country music too, not just electronica and dance.





    Elise

    Saturday, November 9, 2013

    Donate a Coat- Winter is Near

    Just a reminder to those in the Northern part of the USA, winter is almost upon us and many people cannot afford proper winter clothing for themselves and their families. If you have an extra coat, or any kind of winter gear lying around please contact your local charity. There is a needy person out there who could use your help.

    I just received notice from Big Brothers Big Sisters organization that they are having a coat drive. I know Salvation Army always takes clothes; check with your local United Way; maybe there is a local community center that accepts old clothes; ask you church or synagogue where you can donate; in New York City there is always a coat drive.


    New York Cares Coat Drive




    Elise

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    Fall Back or Spring Ahead, it all Sucks

    I have been waking up at 4:45 every morning since Sunday. I know its only been three days but its becoming a big pain in the ass. I have even tried staying up til midnight, which according to my body is 1AM, so that maybe I would be tired enough to get a decent nights sleep. But nope, my damn body clock has decided that I need to get up at its perceived 6AM time.

    And no, don't tell me to go to bed at 11 or 10 so that maybe I would get my normal hours of sleep. I need to adjust to the new time. I need to let my system figure out that it needs to stay asleep a little while longer. My body clock like my hormonal clock needs to figure out this mess and up end itself so I can function. Hopefully the clock change comeuppance will resolve itself alot sooner than my ongoing and never ending hormonal fluctuations.

    Meanwhile, I am so tired right now that I am a cranky mess. Patience is wearing thin. Tolerance is out the window. A pot of coffee is not helping and neither is my toast and jam.

    It's a good thing my boys don't seem affected by the time change. Of course, they are also adults so they have to function on their own without my help even if they are sleep deprived. I'm just glad that they are sleeping. Two cranky young people being herded through the day by a very cranky menopausal mom would not make for a calm home environment.

    Its 8AM and I need a nap.

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    Elise