Wednesday, February 27

On health and the care of the body

Because sometimes we forget that it's our body that connects us with the world and with others.

At Bloggers there are many people from all over the world that we can get in touch. I left a topic about health and some people are discussing it.
This is what I just wrote:

"I feel guilty because I should have payed close attention to my body but for two years I didn't.


I'm already getting better. The burning in my feet went away and that is very good.


Yes, We can live the most healthy life and end up in serious problems. It's like this with most people.
I think that God, if it was really him, was wrong in creating diseases.
Life is hard. And we have to cope with diseases that makes it harder.

How can someone keep living with members that had to be amputated is a mystery for me.
I don't know why I always feel sorry when I see someone having to live without legs or hands, arms that was there.

They are very strong! I remember a girl I saw 35, 36 years a girl walking with a mini-skirt and had part of her leg under the knees amputated.
Her image is printed in my mind. She was using crutches.
It seems to me she was learning and was in emotional pain.

Why? Why does she has to go through this? I know this is not the question to be done but... I ask...

Dunno... I pay attention in humans that are suffering. I remember many people I met that was in pain.

They have no idea I have them in my mind without knowing who they are.

I'm a little strange. lol

I hope you get better soon too. :)

I'm recovering. Yes. Today I can feel my feet so much better! I can feel them against the sole of the shoes.

This is great!!!!

I'll do all the exercises and more!
I'll never turn my back on my body again.

I'm glad you pay attention on your routine and don't forget to break it from time to time. :)"

TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF! Love yourself, your body no matter what!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 26

He is a commie and she, a lefty! Capitalism and democracy are safe words

Oh My God! What a terrible combination.
Please, how can it be that these words are still being used to put people in jail?
We remember the sixties and seventies and in my country "communist" was a word people
could not say aloud.
This is ridiculous. As if  "capitalist" assures us that no crime is committed and human rights are respected.
Capitalism and democracy are the two lethal words. It is under a capitalist democracy that US and allies
are committing the crimes against humanity in the name of humanitarian aid or safety.
This is hypocrisy.

Monday, February 25

Did you know that homeless people are human beings?

Spotted on a Los Angeles street corner.
It's amazing that we have to remember that people under certain circumstances are
HUMAN BEINGS. When someone is diagnosed a mental illness s/he loses humanity. This is appalling and criminal.

R.I.P. Emory!

Friday, February 22

Israel civil war? Haredim Jews vs Zionists

Israel’s Coming “Civil War”: The Haredi Jews Confront the Militarized Secular Zionist State
By Prof. James Petras
Global Research, February 21, 2013

Haredim and the Zionist Colonial State

Even before the forcible imposition (‘founding’) of the state of Israel , the Haredim were opposed to Zionism.  Today the vast majority of Haredim in Israel remain staunchly opposed to the Zionist state for religious, ethical and political reasons.  Haredi religious teaching claims that the Jewish people are bound by three oaths: (1) not to settle in Israel by using force or violence, (2) not to make war with other nations and (3) not to act as if the other nations of the world would persecute Israel .

Haredim opposed Israel ’s violent ethnic cleaning of over 850,000 Palestinians in the course of establishing the Israeli State and continues to oppose Israeli settlers’ violently land grabs against Palestinians.  Unlike other so-called ‘ultra-Orthodox’ sects, who support Zionist colonialism and bless the Israeli military, the Haredim maintain that militarism corrupts the spirit and that Zionists have transformed Jews from righteous followers of the Torah into rabid ethnocentric supporters of a militarist state.  For the Haredim, ‘state worship’, especially the waving of the Israeli flag in the temple, is a sacrilege comparable to the renegade Jews condemned by Moses for worshipping the Golden Calf.

The majority of Haredim boycott elections, organize their own schools (Yeshivas), encourage students to deepen their religious studies, emphasize community and family values (of a profoundly patriarchal sort) with numerous children and strongly reject the Zionist state’s efforts to conscript Haredi youth into their colonial occupation army, the so-called Israeli Defense (sic) Force (IDF).  All major Zionist political parties and the ruling colonial regime unite to demonize the Haredim, claiming they are shirking their patriotic military responsibilities. Via the mass media and public pronouncements Zionist politicians and the state incite Israeli hatred against the Haredim:  A study in 2006 claimed that over a third of Israeli Jews identified the Haredim as the most unpopular group in Israel .

The Haredim, on the other hand, have reason to fear and loath the secular militarist Zionist state and politicians:  They claim that after World War II in the Zionist-controlled relocation camps for refugee Jewish children in Teheran, the Jewish Agency imposed Zionist ideology and militarist anti-religious policies in order to cut Haredim children off from their spiritual roots.  According to one Haredim report many religious Jewish youth from Poland , mostly survivors of the Holocaust and Soviet Russia, were subjected to “unimaginable mental and physical cruelty with one goal in mind: (the) obliteration of Judaism”.  Given the Israeli drive today to harness a corrupted form of Judaism to serve colonial militarism, the Haredim have every reason to believe that the conscription of their sons and daughters will be accompanied by cruel, systematic Zionist brainwashing to ensure they make efficient (brutal) occupation soldiers.
(entire article here)

More about the Haredim here.

Arthrosis traumatic experience: all of a sudden I could not walk

I didn't know how incapacitating arthrosis is. I didn't even know about the disease.

I was  feeling this burning in my legs and the pain thinking that it was due to the disc herniation in the lower back I deal with for more than two decades.

I noticed that I am walking slower but only last week I realized I couldn't elevate my leg to climb a step to enter a shop. It was when I went straight to the hospital and discovered the new diagnosis: arthrosis.

I spent four hours at the hospital and when I had to climb the stairs to the X ray room I couldn't do it and someone brought a wheelchair.

I felt terrible and impaired. A woman touched the wheelchair and I looked at her in a very angry way because it was as if it she was touching me.

I always respected people in wheelchair and would never touch one. I never look at the person because I think they don't want us to intervene in their life.

I spent most of the time at the wheelchair with my face covered cause I didn't want to face others and I was extremely nervous. When there were only two persons I finally looked up.
It was when an old lady asked: "You don't walk, do you?" I looked at her and she repeated the question to my amazement. I said in a very loud voice: "I do walk! I do walk. I just have a problem now."

I did the rest of things out of the wheelchair. I walked and felt better.
Now I'm adjusting my life to the new symptoms and trying to find a physiotherapy and a good doctor.
I felt exasperating pain and I hope I have strength to cope with the limitations and improve my health.
It's being a hard time. People say I'm strong. Yes. We are all, aren't we?
Yes we are.

Lady Gaga is dealing with arthritis. I'm not a big fan of her, I even dislike her but I hope she gets better soon.
She had to cancel a show.

Mesmerizing stick horse acrobat

Thursday, February 21

Merck scientist admits vaccines contaminated with leukemia and cancer viruses

(Merck helped Nazis)
Merck vaccine scientist Dr. Maurice Hilleman admitted presence of SV40, AIDS and cancer viruses in vaccines
Thursday, September 15, 2011
by Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) One of the most prominent vaccine scientists in the history of the vaccine industry -- a Merck scientist -- made a recording where he openly admits that vaccines given to Americans were contaminated with leukemia and cancer viruses. In response, his colleagues (who are also recorded here) break out into laughter and seem to think it's hilarious. They then suggest that because these vaccines are first tested in Russia, they will help the U.S. win the Olympics because the Russian athletes will all be "loaded down with tumors." (Thus, they knew these vaccines caused cancer in humans.)

This isn't some conspiracy theory -- these are the words of a top Merck scientist who probably had no idea that his recording would be widely reviewed across the internet (which didn't even exist when he made this recording). He probably thought this would remain a secret forever. When asked why this didn't get out to the press, he replied "Obviously you don't go out, this is a scientific affair within the scientific community."
(read entire article)

"I never forget the patients I lost for drugs I prescribed"

Today I had a terrible reaction pf two medicines prescribed by a GP. I'm dealing with arthrosis and thou I was diagnosed this week I have already been prescribed four drugs. Today I was also diagnosed as having labyrinthitis. I was prescribed Labirin and Trental 400 mg.
I had numerous reactions and couldn't even feel my legs.

I don't know where to find a doctor. I can trust. Maybe I would have to listen: "Everyday I think about the 12 patients that took their lives because of drugs I prescribed." Never, that's too much to ask thou I'm sure that it's usual.

Of course it'll never happen and the title is fiction.

Sunday, February 17

Fashion and advertisement imposing behaviors and shaping characters

I always payed attention in advertisements and fashion in a very critical way and the fact that people buy without questioning any ideology fashioners and advertisers sell amazes me.

I was going to publish a post I did but decided to take a look on what others were thinking about this phenomenon and came across with this post at the blog Comu1000 by Judy Griffiths.
She is not updating but I hope she comes back because she has a very good collection of posts.
This is one of them:


"Dear readers,

The time has come for me to attempt to shine a light upon the generalised and stereotypical fortresses of ideology that advertising constructs itself behind. Through the construction of ideologies, advertisers create a paradigm that we as receivers of a text feel we need to accept and adhere to. It is a powerful marketing tool, influencing consumers to believe that they are a piece of the puzzle without giving them the time to consider whether they even want to be a part of the puzzle.

Take my first example here, Lamborghini Tractors. It may come as a surprise to some people that the luxury car brand Lamborghini manufactures tractors, but in fact that is how the brand began. The brand Lamborghini itself is an ideology that produces connotations aligned with luxury, reputation, prestige, design, style and expense. What this advertisement attempts to do is transfer this ideology onto its tractors. The woman in the picture aligns with the mainstream connotations of the Lamborghini brand, while she stands next to a farmer that represents the utility of the tractors.

In my second example, the fashion brand Sisley depicts a rather controversial image. The advertisement is built upon the fashion ideology, however also borrows ideology from the drug world. This advertisement constructs itself to lure receivers into a world of high fashion and drug abuse as though it is an elite world. As ideologies do, this advertisement orients viewers to accept this behaviour as fashionable without giving an option otherwise. The sender offers the receiver of this text to interprellate the role; the image offers the viewer an invitation into a very ‘exclusive’ world.

Ideologies assume a lot from us as consumers, and more often than not we are oblivious to the social relations that are pushed upon us; we allow ideologies to shape our thoughts and distort our opinions. It is important for us, as consumers, to step back from this stereotypical chaos and attempt to disengage with ideologies at times in order to make better informed decisions and opinions. So my question to you this week is: Do you think that you are easily influenced by ideologies constructed in advertising?"

Take care friends.

Saturday, February 16

Accurate news source! My kingdom for accurate news source!

Someone shared this piece at FB a while ago but I cannot find who is the author.
I decided to share it because this is the way we feel sometimes. Fortunately there are some good sources at the internet now, some of them at my sidebar

My kingdom for accurate news? Irony. Those who have a kingdom to trade are the liars that create fictitious news, false flag events and stage disasters that that kill innocent civilians to manipulate hearts and minds so that they can do whatever they want with the most evil intentions.

Information is power.

Diagnostic contest: the winner is... Arthrosis!

I went to the doctor yesterday. did the exams and ARTHROSIS  is the verdict.
Degenerative and chronic disease... blah. blah...

Is it a diagnosis or a life sentence?

Thursday, February 14

Fear of doctors: guilty as charged since they are protecting Big Pharma's interest not health

I'm having tinging and burning sensations in my feet and hands sometimes. I have read and watched some videos to inform myself about what I'm going to listen from the doctor.
I fear and hate physicians.

I have already spent one night at the hospital because of a pill prescribed in high doses: calcium.
Orthomolecular medicine can harm you too.
They wanted me to stay at the hospital another night so that I could do other exams after my everything was over. NO! Thank you.

I'm trying to find an old doctor. For the moment I'm using ice and doing some cope strategies to handle the pain.
It is hell when it burns.

Monday, February 11

Susan Sontag' Against Interpretation: Plato' mimetic theory of art

In the essay "Against Interpretation" Susan Sontag exposes Plato's mimetic theory in one paragraph in a very  simple way:

"t is at this point that the peculiar question of the value of art arose. For the mimetic theory, by its very terms, challenges art to justify itself.

Plato, who proposed the theory, seems to have done so in order to rule that the value of art is dubious. Since he considered ordinary material things as themselves mimetic objects, imitations of transcendent forms or structures, even the best painting of a bed would be only an "imitation of an imitation." For Plato, art is neither particularly useful (the painting of a bed is no good to sleep on), nor, in the strict sense, true. And Aristotle's arguments in defense of art do not really challenge Plato's view that all art is an elaborate trompe l'oeil, and therefore a lie. But he does dispute Plato's idea that art
is useless. Lie or no, art has a certain value according to Aristotle because it is a form of therapy. Art is useful, after all, Aristotle counters, medicinally useful in that it arouses and purges dangerous emotions.

In Plato and Aristotle, the mimetic theory of art goes hand in hand with the assumption that art is always figurative. But advocates of the mimetic theory need not close their eyes to decorative and abstract art. The fallacy that art is necessarily a "realism" can be modified or scrapped without ever moving outside the problems delimited by the mimetic theory."

I hope it helps. Sontag's book "Against Interpretation"  highlight the intrinsic values of art that doesn't need other discourses to be explained.

Sunday, February 10

Veterans' reality returning home is devastating

Unseen wounds
Leaving the war is half the battle. Leaving the war behind is the other. How everyday efforts can help veterans be civilians again.

POSTED: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 3:01 AM
David Sutherland

is a retired U.S. Army colonel and director of the Center for Military and Veterans Community Services (Dixon Center)

Paula J. Caplan

is a Harvard University psychologist and author of "When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans"

There's no mystery, but people talk as though there is. Some leaders in the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as some psychotherapists and other citizens, express puzzlement about why, in the last 11 years, the rates of suicides, family breakdown, substance abuse, and homelessness among war veterans have steadily risen.

VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki spoke recently about suicide without offering explanations beyond "some increased level of stress," scant improvement over a Defense Department press release titled "Uncertainty About Military Suicides Frustrates Services."

Is there really a mystery? Do we really not know why 22 veterans take their own lives every day - 70 percent among vets over age 50? Or why veterans are 50 percent more likely to end up without a home than other Americans? Why the divorce rate among military couples has increased 42 percent during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq? How it is that nearly two million veterans from all wars are substance abusers?

Based on our years of on-the-ground and clinical experiences, respectively, working with veterans, we believe there is no mystery. Four primary factors cause the emotional devastation and moral anguish that plague so many who have been to war.

First, war is vile. Imagine holding in your arms a 5-year-old girl shot in the face by an insurgent because her father served in the Iraqi police force. Or driving in a convoy, with children running playfully beside you, when a terrorist drives his pickup into the children, killing them all. The horror and barbarism are chilling: comrades die, innocents are maimed, local "friendly" forces betray you.

Contributing to veterans' suffering is the soul-crushing isolation most experience when they return home. Friends and family rarely know what these men and women have experienced, and many veterans hesitate to talk openly for fear of upsetting loved ones, facing harsh judgment, or simply not being understood. For many, the silence and isolation continue for decades

Increasing the isolation is the fact that people traumatized by war are often mislabeled as mentally ill. The "disorder" labels most often used - post-traumatic stress, major depressive, generalized anxiety, bipolar - further distance veterans from their communities. Civilians assume that they are unqualified to help, believing that only therapists have the needed tools. Nothing we propose precludes veterans from seeking help from a therapist. Anyone who is suffering deserves attention and care, and for some, that might include traditional approaches used by therapists. However, not all suffering constitutes a mental disorder, and our nation's knee-jerk reaction to call all war trauma "mental illness" ends up hurting veterans.

Finally, psychotropic drugs often intensify the veterans' suffering and isolation. Once labeled with a mental illness, veterans are routinely prescribed cocktails of psychiatric drugs that alter in troubling ways their emotions and cognition. Tragically, the kinds of harm the drugs can cause include precisely those that are increasing among service members and veterans: suicide, family breakdown, substance abuse, and homelessness. Many senior Defense officials have voiced their concern about the dangerous effects of these drugs.

There are many effective and nonpathologizing solutions to the epidemic problems destroying our war veterans. All of us - including the military, the VA, and mental-health professionals - must stop automatically labeling war veterans "mentally ill." Being shaken to the core by war is a deeply human reaction. Calling it mental disorder alienates veterans from themselves and their communities and causes moral anguish. It blinds civilians to veterans' pain and cuts civilians off from their common humanity with those who have gone to war.

There are low-risk ways that community leaders or any citizen can help veterans heal, primarily helping them create or connect, which in turn will help their communities. Unlike drugs, these do not have dangerous side effects, and they could not differ more from the isolation intensified by labeling and drugging. These options include involving veterans in mentoring, volunteering, meditation, promoting the arts, sports and recreation, nonprofit leadership, and political action, and providing them service animals for connection and comfort. The recent "A Better Welcome Home" conference at Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation featured several examples. (Visit for more information.)

Even something as simple as listening can make a difference. Veterans taking part in the Welcome Johnny and Jane Home project reported that having the chance to tell their stories was helpful and healing, according to a study conducted at the Harvard Kennedy School.

And citizens can speak up. Our military and political leadership need to hear that Americans care about our veterans and are willing to do their part to help. As our military men and women continue to return, scarred and battered, American communities must not isolate veterans. Avoid the misplaced labels of mental illness. Listen. Help veterans heal on their own terms and at their own speed. With the right community support, with deep connections, our veterans will truly come home.

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Friday, February 8

The Bumny Lady

The Bumny Lady is only seen in days of blue moon. She often changes to another city making it impossible to know where will be her next appearance be.
A man once claimed he had talked to her but he disappeared before telling what they talked.
She was never seen in a rural town.

Thursday, February 7

February, 7 Cymbalta's victim Traci Johnson death anniversary

She would be twenty eight years old if she had not volunteered to join Cymbalta's Eli-Lilly urinary incontinence clinical trial in early January, 2004 in a clinic at Indiana University Medical Center.

In February, 7 her body was found. She hung herself with a scarf from a shower rod at Eli-Lily's facilities.

She was a healthy woman who just joined the trial to make a little money.

R.I.P. Traci

First published in justAna.

Concurrent forces that move people

Title: Equidistant forces by Ana

Wednesday, February 6

Samuel Jackson and Wanda Sykes: on immigrants, homophobia and segregation

I t's harder to be gay than to be black... I didn't have to come out black..."
"I didn't had to sit down my parents and tell them about my blackness."

"If someone burgled my house and vacuumed ..." "I would be confused but would not call the cops."
Wanda Sykes

"He, (his grandpa), talked to me a lot, he told me a lot of stories about the south,
he gave me survival tools.
He taught me how to live in a segregated south how to survive in it."
Samuel Jackson at The Actor's Studio

Wanda is very funny at the video explaining to her family that she is black. Take a look.
Come on. Just click and watch! Laziness...

Tuesday, February 5

Good Morning, Vietnam!

Goooooooooooood Mooooooorning, World!
I wish we had an Andrian Cronauer transmitting to the world.
We are facing the same all over the world and we need someone to
make things more bearable.
Good Morning whatever you are.  Stay safe and be brave.

"Gooood moorning, Vietnam!"

"Alright, this is Adrian Cronauer. I'm on at 6:00 and again at 4:00. Hey, we'd like to welcome you to Vietnam, the country that is more stimulating than a strong cup of cappucino or an espresso enema.

That one's comin' right at you, but first, our fashion report from Special Forces Sgt. Ernest Lee Sincere.

"Thank you.
I think this fall, the discerning G.I. is gonna be wearing green in the jungle
Why? Because it matches with the green. I don't... The leaves, they fall upon the helmets, says yes to me."

Thank you. Here's a little news flash comin' your way right now.
(imitating teletype) We can't afford the teletype. Here it is, comin' for you right now. Quick news flash.
 Former President Eisenhower, actually cartoon character Elmer Fudd. He was quoted as saying:

 "Thank you, America. It was fun being President."

Also, Gina Lollobrigida has been declared the Italian National Mountain Range. Thank you, Gina. "Look out. Look, I don't see the sun anymore."

Monday, February 4

Are we responsible for what we really desire?

Do we need literature, philosophy, art, social sciences, craftsmanship, music, culture? NO!
We need money to buy all we want.
The rest is irrelevant. Compassion is also not important.
This is the morality in which we live and what is said we need to be.
Are we in control of our imaginary and in what we really aspire? Are we
responsible for what we really desire?
Can we create other subjectivities?

Image: Desire Obtain Cherish “Is This Illegal?” (photo © Birdma)

Friday, February 1

Astonishing Lavender fields In France

As today is the first day of the month I felt like sharing something beautiful;
These purple lines of lavenders are in France but they can also be found in New Zealand, Himachal Pradesh and California.
Have a great month!
I'll be back as soon as possible.
The photographers of these pictures are unknown.

Time to reload my battery

I'll stop blogging for a while because I have some
problems to solve and also because I need to regain energy. Be back as soon as I can.
Be at peace and take care.