Sunday, September 27, 2015

SMIRK FOR THE DAY - POLITICS!




HEALTHY TIP - "SOME FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE BETTER FOR YOUR WAISTLINE"

Interesting article - here's an excerpt with a link to the complete article.  
 
"Eating more fruits — particularly berries, apples and pears — and nonstarchy vegetables, like soybeans and cauliflower, may help you lose weight over the long term, a new study suggests.

However, adding starchy vegetables like peas, potatoes and corn to your diet may not be as good for your waistline: People who increased their consumption of these vegetables gained weight over time, the study found."

Click HERE to read the complete article.  

Thursday, September 17, 2015

PEOPLE ARE SPRAY-PAINTING BLUE STRIPS ON CURBS, HERE'S WHY...

With all of the anti-cop sentiment being shoved out of the bowels of the mainstream media, there’s no doubt in my mind police morale is at an all time low, which is what makes this new initiative launched by a Texas man so unbelievably awesome.
Love this!

A Texas man has started a new initiative in his neighborhood to show support for police officers.

Anthony Welichko is calling it “The Safe Harbor Initiative.” As a sign of solidarity with police, Welichko spray painted a little blue strip on the curb in front of his San Antonio home, Mad World News reported.

The blue strip is meant to let officers know that the person occupying the home has their back and appreciates their service. Welichko took to Facebook to further explain the initiative.

He wrote:
“To all law enforcement who see this line, know that the residents of this home appreciate your service and dedication to keeping the peace. Know that when you enter the neighborhood and see these lines that you are not alone or without ‘back-up’. [sic] We do not need the media to make our voices of support for our police and emergency services heard (though it would be nice). Lastly, if you are in my neighborhood and mean to harm a member of law enforcement, know that decision may be hazardous you [sic] health as someone has that officers [sic] back!”

The post has been shared more than 61,000 times, with many people claiming they will join the initiative to show support for law enforcement.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - FREE TO CHOOSE



HAPPY BIRTHDAY - U. S. CONSTITUTION


Monday, September 14, 2015

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - MAXINE ON WORKING AND AGE


I KNEW THERE WAS A REASON WHY I FAITHFULLY TAKE VITAMIN D - "LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS LINKED TO FASTER MEMORY LOSS IN OLDER ADULTS"

Dear Readers:

This is one vitamin that I take faithfully.  Of course this study is related to older adults, but I have to wonder if it doesn't impact young adults also (if you get my drift).  Below is an excerpt from the article as well as a link to the entire article.  
"Older adults with low vitamin D levels - and that accounts for most of them - may lose their memories and thinking abilities faster than those with normal vitamin D levels, researchers say.

"'We were not particularly surprised by our findings because there is a recent and growing literature on the associations between vitamin D status and risk of Alzheimer's disease/dementia, cognitive decline, and brain atrophy,' Dr. Joshua W. Miller from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey told Reuters Health by email."

Click HERE to read the rest of the article.  

Thursday, September 10, 2015

ARTICLE - "10 'HEALTHY' FOODS THAT AREN'T REALLY HEALTHY"

Dear Readers:

Think that those juices and smoothies are really healthy?  Well, maybe not.  Here is an excerpt from the article:


"The health foods aisle has a way of making guys fat—and unhealthy—and understandably pretty ticked off. 

After all, isn't munching on (nasty-tasting) health foods supposed to be good for you?
If food manufacturers were really out to boost your health, yes. But their end goal isn't making consumers healthier. It's making money. And packaging foods as "healthy," "smart," and "natural" is an easy way to make a buck. Unfortunately, apart from suckering you into eating foods that really aren't any healthier than whatever it is you're trying to sub out, those healthy labels can make you overeat big time. In fact, in a 2015 Penn State study, researchers found that the more fitness-branded foods dieters bought, the more they ate and the less they exercised. So, potentially, your health-foods diet could pack more calories, fat, and ridiculously convoluted chemicals than your unhealthy diet ever did."

To read the complete article - click here
 

LAUGH FOR THE DAY - MAXINE ON THE SELECTION OF WINE


Monday, September 7, 2015

HISTORY LESSON...



HISTORY LESSON ON YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD - by L. Ron Gardner

Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (and some older ones) didn’t know this. It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it.  Be sure and show it to your family and friends. They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter whether you are Democrat or Republican.  Facts are Facts.

Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes.

Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION message was removed.

Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program.  His promises are in black, with updates in parenthesis.

1.) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary  [No longer voluntary].

2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program [Now 7.65% on the first $90,000, and 15% on the first $90,000 if you’re self-employed].

3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year [No longer tax deductible].

4.) That the money the participants put into the independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program [Under Johnson the money was moved to the General Fund and Spent], and

5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income [Under Clinton and Gore up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed].


Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month — and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of the money we paid to the Federal government to ‘put away’ — you may be interested in the following:

Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?

A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically controlled House and Senate.

Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

A: The Democratic Party.

Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?

A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the ‘tie-breaking’ deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the US.

AND MY FAVORITE:

Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?

A: That’s right! Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.  Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments!  The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!

Now, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!  If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be planted and maybe changes will evolve.  Maybe not though.  Some Democrats are awfully sure of what isn’t so — but it’s worth a try.  How many people can YOU send this to?

Actions speak louder than bumper stickers.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - THE GREATEST PLEASURE IN LIFE