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  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    oops..FL..Good morning.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    We're tripping over our own shoe strings in a state of frenzied avarice.

    Steve Hilton: Silicon Valley’s surveillance capitalism has resulted in Big Tech killing off human privacy
    2/10/2018

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/02/10/steve-hilton-silicon-valley-s-surveillance-capitalism-has-resulted-in-big-tech-killing-off-human-privacy.html

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    And much can be said in public forum, anyway.
    I'm still a little down about the young man that committed suicide, I'm still behind in my project.

    It snowed and we went without electricity part of the night.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    It's evident ..I'm distracted.
    Dana's tired face got to me as well.

  • DUDe DUDe

    Report: Rachel Brand, Justice Department’s No. 3, Official To Resign
    Brand was next in line of succession to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

    Brand’s resignation is the latest sign of turmoil at U.S. law enforcement agencies, which have come under sustained attack by Trump and his Republican allies in recent months. The Times reported that Brand will resign, citing two people briefed on her decision.

    News of her departure comes a week after Trump approved the release of a previously classified memo written by Republican lawmakers that portrayed the Russia investigation, initially handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and now headed by Mueller, as a product of political bias against Trump at the Justice Department and FBI.

    Trump also has criticized Sessions for recusing himself.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rachel-brand-to-resign_us_5a7e27cfe4b044b3821d6bbe

  • DUDe DUDe

    Dan Rather Calls Trump’s Defense Of Porter A ‘Heat-Seeking Missile’
    Rather wrote in a Facebook post that Trump, too, has been “credibly accused of assault.”

    After Porter left his job Wednesday in the wake of media reports of domestic abuse accusations by both of his ex-wives, Trump praised his work in the White House and wished him a “wonderful career.” Trump emphasized that Porter insists he is innocent and indicated in a tweet Porter may have been “falsely accused.”

    Rather wrote in a Facebook post that Trump’s support of Porter “reminds everyone” that Trump, too, has been “credibly accused of assault (by multiple women).” Twenty-one women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

    Rather also pointed out that, like Porter, there are several people in the White House still lacking security clearance — including Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

    Trump’s “incredible cocoon of privilege and ego … blinds him to the sheer horror of his statements in defense of Mr. Porter,” Rather said.

    “Debating whether credibly accused wife beaters should be allowed the honor … to serve in the White House isn’t democracy. It’s madness — and a moment of sadness for the country,” Rather concluded.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dan-rather-trump-porter_us_5a7f8f7ee4b08dfc9304c97f

  • DUDe DUDe

    So basically , what he is saying the MIC/Fat Donnie is beating up Afganistan to steal-mine rare Earth minerals to make more MIC stuff to kill..

    ——–

    Afghanistan: Time to Take the US to Court for War Crimes

    It Is Time the Afghan Villagers Take Legal Action Against the U.S., Its War Mongering Generals, Government, Leaders and Officials Responsible for War Crimes

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/02/10/afghanistan-time-to-take-the-us-to-court-for-war-crimes/

  • Suffering From Joint Pain? 5 Foods You Could Eat to Get Relief
    https://food.ndtv.com/health/suffering-from-joint-pain-5-foods-you-could-eat-to-get-relief-1721755

    I eat chickpea miso and beet kim chi instead of yogurt.

    I am also practicing tai chi and yoga.

    I am eating 1/3 cup raw lentils cooked and 1/4 cup millet or millet and amaranth soaked and dehydrated at 95 degrees and ground up and some walnuts or flax seeds or both for omega 3. No processed oils or fats.

  • Jebus Jebus

    God wakes up suddenly from a short nap to the sound of Angels on her Jesus phone. She reaches over and picks it up to see a text fom her Sun. It say's "Hurry!"

    A cockpit voice suddenly prompts in a howard stern voice, "Hands on the wheel!". God looks up just in time, say's, "What in the hell!", and swerves violently out of the way of an oncoming red roadster.

    Arriving on the front lawn to a circus of media, She gets out, say's. "Talk to the hand", and waves any other human advances unconscious.

    Door's fly open as she approaches the oval office. She storms in, performs another miracle, and freezes everyone into an intent state of listening. Sitting there, blinking, Donald thinks, "I knew it!. I'm Jesus!", as his hairpiece instantly bursts into flames and jumps into a water glass on the table.

    God smiles, floats over, robes flowing, puts her hands out wide and say's, "In the beginning I gave you opposable thumbs and told you only one fact ".

    "Don't touch the Earth I offer or you have no garden, the rest is on you". "That's all I said!".

    "Now, look at what you did to the water", "Look at what you did to the sky", "Look at what you did to your life". "Fix it yourself".

    • Jebus Jebus

      With that God soaks everyone in the room, turns, walks out to her 57 Chevy, gets in, roosts the lawn, and zips up into the sky.

      On the way past where humans have never been, she gently bumps a large commercial satellite forward one mile per hour and four inches from it's intended orbit.

      "I gave you one, good luck finding another one", she muses, as she heads out after that bright red roadster…

      • DUDe DUDe

        Not only will we not find another blue bio-diverse marble..but the lifeforms on it may not be compatible with our organisme..

        There is only one way to be sure of that and that is to evolve togheter..share DNA..as the whole lifeblob on this planet does..

        • ANYONE THAT THINKS FOR A MOMENT that we are going to mars should be examined for stupid tendencies…

          How gullible are ya? Way too gullible for me.

          Where's all the money disappearing to?

          It ain't mars folks…

          Wowsers…

          • Jebus Jebus

            Who said Mars?

            NASA Budgets for a Trip to the Moon, but Not While Trump Is President

            https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/11/science/nasa-budget-moon.html

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              trump is going to cancel the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem study? Industrialists can only sweep toxic waste under the rug so long before the whole earth has a warm stench.

              Trump really does represent the public…thats scary

              https://decadal.gsfc.nasa.gov/pace.html

              • irhologram

                Did you read the study? I'm not sure of the comparative value …the astronomical (pun intended) cost of new space programs to study, get this, the color of the ocean…rather than get down there in the water with…a…not so high flying sounding…common old… boats… to actually sample the health, and specific conditions affecting photoplanton.

                And we need launches from a space program to study clouds?…rather than use instrumentation/cameras/etc on durable, high atmosphere, weather balloons… that are already effective and last for years? The Navy is closely aligned with NASA. Would it not be more effecient to study the water on the water and rain cycles in the lower atmosphere, and then cross reference with the ISS? By the way, what IS the usefulness of the ISS, other than talk to kids and show how to float water bubbles ?

                Some of these programs sound great, Plankton, Aeorosol, Cloud, Ocean, Ecosystems from space? Oh, wow. But then, darn it, I think it through.

          • Jebus Jebus

            You know if we colonized Mars, we would have a red and a blue planet.

            So, we could all get along…

  • Jebus Jebus

    The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water – like Cape Town

    Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh.

    It shouldn't be a surprise, then, that Cape Town is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the other 11 cities most likely to run out of water.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-42982959

  • irhologram

    ++Clinton & deep state body count. Uranium 1 Rosatom CFO exec and 71 company members, including pilots just died in plane crash outside. Oscow. Why sabatoge inside Russia? Think. No jurisdiction. But if dots connect back, the deep state may get their war. Two birds with one stone. The CFO will not now be testifying RE: Uranium One sale, participated in not only by Clinton, but by a dozen others, including Mueller, who hand carried a Uranium Ore sample he displayed for Putin right out in the open on the Moscow airport tarmac.

    You may want to get serious abourt research and see who really was collaborating with Russia, even though proof is getting scarce.

  • irhologram

    Typo, outside Moscow.

  • irhologram

    Correction. The Uranium One Rosatom CFO's plane that crashed may have been a commercial flight.

  • DUDe DUDe

    Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Trump

    A week ago, men and women went to work at airports around the United States as they always do. They showered, got dressed, ate breakfast, perhaps dropped off their kids at school. Then they reported to their jobs as federal government employees, where, according to news reports, one of them handcuffed a 5-year-old child, separated him from his mother and detained him alone for several hours at Dulles airport.

    At least one other federal employee at Dulles reportedly detained a woman who was traveling with her two children, both U.S. citizens, for 20 hours without food. A relative says the mother was handcuffed (even when she went to the bathroom) and threatened with deportation to Somalia.

    At Kennedy Airport, still other federal employees detained and handcuffed a 65-year-old woman traveling from Qatar to visit her son, who is a U.S. citizen and serviceman stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. The woman was held for more than 33 hours, according to the New York Times, and denied use of a wheelchair.

    When we worry and wonder about authoritarian regimes that inflict cruelty on civilians, we often imagine tyrannical despots unilaterally advancing their sinister agendas. But no would-be autocrat can act alone. As a practical matter, he needs subordinates willing to carry out orders.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-airport-inhumanity-20170206-story.html

    • irhologram

      Since 911, the TSA monster loose in our airports gets more and more bad-ass. They loved trolling me to nearly miss flights because I wouldn't be irradiated/scanned back when I was traveling in 2009-2014. This callous attitude is an unchecked, growing culture of bullying. We need to put pressure on the TSA.

      David Pekoske was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Transportation Security Administration’s 7th administrator in August 2017. His workforce is approx. 60,000 employees, including the Federal Air Marshal Service, and is responsible for security operations at 450 airports throughout the United States and shared security for highways, railroads, ports, mass transit systems and pipelines. Under his leadership, TSA is working continuously to raise the security baseline for both aviation and surface transportation through close partnerships and alliances, and a robust homeland security network.

      Before joining the TSA, Pekoske was an executive in the government services industry where he led counterterrorism teams, security and intelligence support services to government agencies. Most notably, Pekoske served as the 26th Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.

      Pekoske is our pressure point. He is known for crisis management. Let's make one for him. Himself.

  • Don't cal em ordinary…

    Call em stupid and brainwashed.

    Ya know stupid people are way easier to control than smart people…

    Toss em a spaceship bedtime story and all is well…

    And eat that brain junk like candy, day after day, until you are so confused the nefarious could tell you shit is shineola…

    And I'll bet ya don't even know what shineola is…

    How predictable, no vitamin tablets required…

  • Code, I think we may have a cushion, the approval rating is still under 50%, so not everyone is represented…but the stench? I have often wondered what they will do with all the bodies lying about. The stench will choke a horse. Already you cannot breath the air in most cities, just wait until the oceans are choked from plastic's and dead things, oh-boy. Channel #6 in a bottle.

    having trouble posting…oooppppssss

  • Having a horrible time posting…being censored? comment to Code went into wrong spot after fighting 3 minutes to get it to post…very odd…

  • razzz razzz

    ROSATOM CFO listed among dead in Russian plane crash, a Uranium One player. Hillary will certainly name another bike rack in his honor.

    Found this link in comments at Blanch's YouTube channel.

    'CRITICAL! JEROME CORSI Q-Anon, U1, PFP, PLANE HIT? CIA! – ALEX JONES INFOWARS'
    https://youtu.be/DLacACcToPU?t=13m56s

  • irhologram

    Chatter is the dead-in-a-fiery plane explosion, Rosetom CFO was Hillary's Uranian One contact, yes, but ALSO, Steele's source for the dossier. Wording in the Sen. Grassley letter and other info last week was that the dossier source was from within Russia, that Steele had never met them, and that sources were friends of Hillary who came forward unsolicited by Steele. So…dead men carry no tales?

    Eye witnesses said there was an explosion, "a clap," the plane collapsed, there were sparks, it burst into flames, began breaking up, and disintegrated over a 1 km. area on the ground, with two bodies discovered and bodies/parts to be identified by DNA.

    Not sure how many, but other Rosetom employees may have been on the plane, too.

    Putin has called for an investigatory commission.

  • razzz razzz

    'Russian source behind fake Trump dossier killed in Russian plane crash, Rosatom CFO also dead'

    "…This Russian Buissnessman Sergei Millian who is a Russian source behind Hillary Clinton and the DNC’s paid for Russia/Trump dossier from Fusion GPS used by Obama to get a FISA warrant on Trump goes by another name, that name is Sergey Panchenko. Sergey Panchenko just happens to be one of the dead passengers in today’s Russian plane crash that has killed 71 people.

    Also dead in this plane crash is Ivanov Vyacheslav the CFO of Rosatom who is involved in Hillary’s Uranium One deal with Russia back in 2009 under Barack Obama. So it looks like this is officially a kill by the Hillary team/Deep State to cover tracks, but it’s already figured out…As the Russian source behind the fake Trump dossier who worked with Christopher Steele and Hillary Clinton to smear Trump is dead, and also the CFO of Rosatom also being killed in this plane crash in Russia today that left 71 dead…"
    https://www.puppetstringnews.com/blog/russian-source-behind-fake-trump-dossier-killed-in-russian-plane-crash-rosatom-cfo-also-dead

    Related:

    'Video: George Webb hints more than one person killed in Russian plane crash connected to Uranium One'
    https://www.puppetstringnews.com/blog/video-george-webb-hints-more-than-one-person-killed-in-russian-plane-crash-connected-to-uranium-one

  • razzz razzz

    'The Supreme Court Could Destroy the Economy in One Decision'

    "…The only solution for us would be to simply close up shop in the USA and move everything offshore. There would then be no way for individual states to demand we collect their taxes from a foreign country.

    When we moved to Florida, there was a mistake made in shifting our taxes on employees. The amount we failed to pay was $74. The penalty was $125 and then there was a late fee of $33. The tax owed with penalties and interest came to $236 on $74. Can you imagine simple mistakes by retailers can wipe them out! If the Supreme Court rules in favor of the States, all they care about is money. To hell with the economy. This is how the governments will destroy Western Civilization. There is never any consideration of reform. It is always scheming new ways to get more. They never solve the problem, so they constantly hunt for new ways to rob the people to pay their own salaries and pensions."
    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/taxes/the-supreme-court-could-destroy-the-economy-in-one-decision/

  • FaunaLord FaunaLord

    I woke up desperately worried, wondering if the last of my discernment capabilities have disappeared. I read some garbage and sighed a breath of relief, it had not.

    Later today, I'm going to take a carrot which is like other carrots. Except, this carrot is approved and produced in cooperation with the military and government subsidies. It's much like other carrots though, if woefully overvalued with its benefits overstated. But then, I've got marketing, I'm gonna give away a paltry amount of these carrots for free (trust me, we've done the math on what's sort of the ideal level of get this, "benevolence".

    This makes the carrot's perceived value more, which is really necessary in this case. Because the carrot is going to be used to trick lots of stupid fuckheads into buying such carrots. Then my carrot company will be worth $700b (i'm actually just a psycho/sociopath) and you'll have 5g in your carrot and also implants which are possibly linked to the military,government, AI augmentation (in this case you) in terms of software and hardware. Was it hard working and soft thinking or the other way around?

    Iow, stick it up your ass.

  • FDA ramps up warnings about kratom, calling unregulated herb an ‘opioid’

    “The agency now links the botanical substance, imported from Southeast Asia, to 44 deaths across the United States.”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/?utm_term=.7251cceab3ea

    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

      But then, the FDA is also perpetually worthless scum, so they probably forgot to mention the tramadol and other approved crap added to it.

    • Read real accounts of deaths related to kratom, the new 'dangerous opioid'

      “A coffee-like plant from southeast Asia was classified Tuesday as a dangerous opioid by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…..”
      http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-kratom-opioid-fda-death-examples-20180209-story.html

      “…Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Vermont, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia have banned kratom, along with at least three cities — Denver, San Diego and Sarasota, Florida. Legislation was considered last year in at least six other states — Florida, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina….

      ” The agency also cited a 10-fold increase in kratom-related calls to poison centers between 2010 and 2015 — from 26 calls to 263, out of roughly 2.2 million calls a year. And Gottlieb warned about the unknown risks of using kratom to treat opioid addiction, saying he fears some kratom may have been laced with opioids, and that the FDA needs to conduct more study on the plant’s potential benefits….”
      http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/sl-kratom-state-ban.html

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        read real accounts of people dying horrible deaths from Vit b-17 and why its illegal….everyone eating apricot pits should do prison time

        http://naturalsociety.com/vitamin-b17-treat-prevent-cancer-or-pure-poison/

        • If they cut out every plant that has B-17, there will be nothing left for animals or people to eat.

          I wonder why the Hunzas live longer than other people; their diet is rich in vitamin B-17. They never get cancer.

          Vitamin B17 Sources and Reasons To Not Skip Them
          https://food.ndtv.com/health/vitamin-b17-sources-and-why-you-must-not-skip-them-1679476

          Are you going to cut out all berries for example and lentils and othr legumes? What do you think cows eat?

          Are you going to start eating hemlock, which is a poison? Poisonous snake venom is natural also.

          • FaunaLord FaunaLord

            Yeah I had some vipera aspis. Remember laetrile is technically a poison too, or at least, results in a form of cyanide…and happiness.

            • FaunaLord FaunaLord

              Oh sorry I said laetrile. I meant amygdalin. Laetrile of course being a patented drug, derived from amygdalin.

              "Laetrile is the patented drug made from the natural compound amygdalin, found in the seeds of many fruits, such as apricot, plum and peach pits, apple seeds, and quince, as well as in almonds."

              How'd THAT happen?

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            where is your logic Anne?
            "If they cut out every plant that has B-17, there will be nothing left for animals or people to eat."

            Isnt it true that one must weigh benefits and risk? Or at least toxicity and/or potential for abuse? Why is the FDA criminalizing kratom which has been used forever in asia without incident?

            Coffee is not safe either…should they outlaw it? It was in fact outlawed at one time
            http://mentalfloss.com/article/12662/5-historical-attempts-ban-coffee

            You seem to support the FDA which is actually the enemy of natural healing modalities…why do you do it?

            They DID outlaw b-17 but of course they cant outlaw all food…much as they might like to.

            your argument is non sequitur. "Are you going to start eating hemlock, which is a poison? Poisonous snake venom is natural also." Didnt I post the study showing kratom is non toxic at normal doses? You ate apricot pits???!! what, are you going to eat hemlock and snake venom now? Eating raw apples?…next you will be injecting pure arsenic….

            You should SUPPORT freedom of natural treatment, not make it illegal

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      FDA is a tool for big pharma, everybody knows it. Plus they are control freaks with SWAT teams

      44 deaths? Even if it were so, its a fraction of deaths from OTC pain pills

      "As a whole, the data suggests the FDA is basing its warnings about kratom’s fatal harms on a patchwork of loosely sourced anecdotal reports that say very little about how the drug is responsible for the fatalities ― or even whether it is at all

      Almost all of the FDA’s cases involve subjects who were found to be on multiple substances at the time of their death, with the vast majority including either illicit or prescription drugs that carry well-known fatal risks.

      Just one of the FDA’s cases appears to involve the presence of kratom alone, though the report includes no information on the death apart from the subject’s age and ethnicity. The report shows the individual tested positive for high levels of mitragynine, but as in the rest of the cases, says nothing about how the substance was determined to have contributed to his death. "

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kratom-deaths-fda_us_5a7a3549e4b07af4e81eda8b

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      whats safer, kratom or hand sanitizer?

      265 calls vs 70,000 calls to poison control centers

      From 2011 to 2014, there were more than 70,000 calls to poison control centers across the U.S. for children ages 12 and under who ingested, inhaled or got hand sanitizer in their eyes,
      https://www.livescience.com/58090-hand-sanitizer-misuse-kids.html

      On the other hand, you can make a tidy little profit sending more people to prisons and assuring people only use pharmaceutical drugs. Capitalism in action

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        Where is the danger? Big Pharma. Guess thats why they need FDA SWAT team strong arms to protect their profits.

        "Most (91%) of unintentional poisoning deaths are a result of drug overdose – especially from opioid pain medications such as methadone, hydrocodone or oxycodone. Nearly 15,000 people died in 2008 " compare that to zero proven deaths from kratom. All the kratom deaths were associated with pharma drugs

        poison control statistics
        https://www.poison.org/poison-statistics-national

  • FaunaLord FaunaLord

    Personal experience with chronic pain and codeine, ibuprofen, paracetemol. Uhm. Worthless. Enough of it did blunt pain for a little while, initially, and enough ibuprofen does make you sleepy. Other than that (I discontinued usage fairly quickly), I actually found it to increase pain, shortly after starting usage meaning that dosages had to be upped for absolutely minimal relief and worse consequences..

    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

      Yeah, even just smoking weed is far superior.

    • I've been in constant pain for numerous reasons since 1989. But I never take anything for it because I want to stay alive as I discovered when I was dying of cancer and was all green all over which is a sign that cancer has spread throughout your body. I did once have an appointment with copies of all my medical records to see a pain management specialist but when I showed up for the appointment, he refused to see me. Oh well, life isn't easy for anyone.

      Still, people should be aware of the consequences of their choices.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    what is the reason for posting the FDA criminalization effort of natural herbs? You survived cancer because of herbs the FDA would have you incarcerated for. Even raw food draws the FDA SWAT team. Think twice where you put your allegiance.

    FDA gestapo
    http://www.cancertruth.net/the-fda-gestapo/#sthash.yma0Lfri.dpbs

    http://www.seattleorganicrestaurants.com/vegan-whole-food/Texas-SWAT-team-raids-organic-farm.php
    Texas SWAT team raids an organic farm and growing your own food is like printing your own money

  • Only 3 things matter across the globe, control them and you control life…they aren't morals, ethics or gawds…they are oil, guns and drugs.

  • 2 1/2 weeks ago I seriously hurt my fragile low-back. Went to the pain doc last week and he said the one thing he could not do is increase my med's. No wonder people seek out heroin and other junk. I have been on the same low dose for almost a year, he knows it doesn't begin to ease my pain but he has me over a barrel because he doesn't charge me for my visits. Not a dime. So what am I to do? I'll spend money I don't have and get a license for MM and smoke my way into oblivion. Can't drink, I know better with oxycodone so I'll go up in smoke. I am at wit's end, pissed-off and angry too. I know pot works, don't know anything about kartom so I'll stay away.

    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

      Well I'll try kratom later today and tell you about it, been smoking weed for like 20 years and obviously pretty heavy drinker too.

      • Okay…it sounds interesting but I hate buying stuff on-line. If I had a local dealer that would be different. I have thought of just drinking and smoking and getting rid of the oxycodone. I just might, I hate being held hostage and addicted at the same time. If I smoke enough I could ween myself off of it. That would be way kool. Is it a good idea to drink, smoke and use kartom too? Sounds risky to me.

        • FaunaLord FaunaLord

          Well I'm drinking a bit less these days. But who knows, sometimes I get the urge to drink 2 liters of wine in a few hours.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          Taffy, kratom can still be purchased at a smoke shop. Its not cheap. A rip off. The obvious solution is to grow it in your garden. With some diligence, you could obtain seeds or saplings. The safety is high and you may benefit from it if you get addicted to your regular pain medication. Smoking with kratom is ok, although marijuana is more powerful, a very powerful herb, so naturally small quantities would be used. Alcohol is by far the most dangerous and it may be advisable not to mix

          • Thanks Code…I have an apartment at an old folks section 8 housing unit so I can't do a garden. I guess MM is the answer if it is how you say more powerful than Kartom. I have a great history with MM so I'll trust it. Mixing it with drink never bothered me 🙂

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              Taffy, M is a more powerful substance per dose, but the K has a much higher pain reducing function. 7-hydroxymitragynine is about six times more potent than morphine.

              Many people dont like being stoned on pot. Kratom is a medicinal herb that can be used to modulate your use of pain or mood drugs

              Alcohol is far more dangerous with worse side effects.

              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                10 people die every hour from alcohol-related causes.

                Alcohol is America’s drug of choice. No other substance is abused more often in this country than alcohol. One in every 12 adults suffers from alcohol dependence. Over 17.5 million Americans are alcoholics, and according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, there are millions more who are at high-risk for becoming dependent on alcohol.

                "Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, incurable disease characterized by loss of control over alcohol and other sedatives.” as defined by The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

                unfortunately, the men in charge have decided you arent capable of making your own choices. Besides, the market must be controlled.

                • I was raised by a drunk. My history with drink is not good but at my age and the shape I'm in I'm not too worried of missing out on anything. I try to live as though everyday is a good day to die.

                  I don't mind the feel of being stoned, it helps my guitar playing too. And by the way, I got my whole album loaded into Sound Cloud so it is available for your listening pleasure on my website, hope you enjoy it 🙂

      • FaunaLord FaunaLord

        So, I'm going to try either red vein maeng da or borneo. It will be in powdered form, I assume it to be of reasonable quality and free of pharmaceutical garbage. I'm gonna take a stab in the dark here, I will be starting with a dosage of 30g immediately, a limited quantity no doubt, just take the edge off and analyze the subtleties.

        Very soon after I will increase dosage exponentially, and 30*30 is 900g, a more moderate dose. While doing this, I will make notes about the phasing and accumulative effects. In particular I will be considering the interaction with thc/cbd, alcohol and generally just being kickass.

        By then I'd think it'd be time to get serious.

      • FaunaLord FaunaLord

        First thing. I've been drinking a bit today (not that much, maybe like half a bottle of wine). Smoked some weed.

        Okay, so I just drank a little bit more than half a teaspoon's worth of red maeng da. I would guess around 1.5g. It's bitter. Not nice.

        • FaunaLord FaunaLord

          Oh yeah, also had some apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, honey, himalayan salt, milk thistle, tap water (thouugh somewhat dechlorinated), b12 supplement and some cod liver oil. I'm not too keen on the b12 and cod liver oil, though, but anyway. The b12 I've used for a while and it doesn't seem very useful.

          • FaunaLord FaunaLord

            Noticeably less discomfort after about 20 minutes.

            • FaunaLord FaunaLord

              Already beats the pain pills I've tried. Feel pretty relaxed too, nice sedating effect.

              • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                Very nice. Slight euphoria. Fuck, even my tinnitus and hum shit seems to be reduced somewhat.

                • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                  Yeah I think this'll take me home.

                  • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                    Okay so initially quite good. Unfortunately, it's about the time of day where my pain gets a bit more severe, so about 1.5-2g isn't exactly enoufg.

                    I would guess around 5-10g for more significant pain relief. Which is quite a lot, considering the price.

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      Had some more kratom, about half of that initial dose. Some more apple cider, wine and stuff, some more wine, some more weed.

                      Pretty good compared to usual.

                    • razzz razzz

                      You can see why the FDA is thinking about banning the stuff (Kratom), it works.

                      Non addicting no withdrawls. You may even get the urge to have sex again. Might experiment with varieties like the popular green to see what works best for you. If using bulk power maybe buy some capsules to put it in. Most people report back the results you did/had.

                      Now's your big chance to cutback overindulging in the myriad of supplements and drink before your liver gives out. Drink water to flush out.

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      Well in terms of supplements it's just b12, milk thistle (which is supposedly hepato-protective or something) and since irhologram mentioned it, some cod liver oil that happened to be here.

                      I do think the b12 is pointless though. Though, I don't eat meat or any "fortified" products.

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      So since the the pain is almost at about its worst level in the day (typically), I took some more kratom. If I had to guess, I would say I've taken about 3gs worth of kratom, maybe slightly less. Roughly the recommended starter dosage (according to the seller), though I didn't take it at once since the pain varies and at the time the pain wasn't so bad.

                      For mild pain it is good, but it's at the point now where the pain is pretty harsh and the kratom's effect is diminished to the point where it's becoming hard to justify. I'd have to use a lot more.

                      I'll probably try and sleep soon, maybe it'll have an effect on that.

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      Overall, I'd say, if you have moderate pain and you can comfortably get decent kratom, go for it, doesn't seem any worse than pharma garbage.

                      However, for severe pain, it is a bit more tricky, the pricing especially. I mean it does help, but not THAT much. Like if you are desperate for some relief and you can afford it, go for it.

                      If it was 1/4-1/2 the price, I would relatively comfortably recommend it (so far). I can get 100g for about $30-40, dunno about other places.

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      I do have to mention the tinnitus and hum thing though, it really is much less than usual. I dunno, BP related? But anyway, wasn't expecting that.

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      Of course, just after I type that, the hum returns with a vengeance. But yeah, for a solid 4 hours it was reduced quite a bit.

                    • razzz razzz

                      Users claim dosing 4 times a day. Check overdosing for the active ingredients.

                      'Mitragyna speciosa' [kratom]

                      "…The key psychoactive compounds in M. speciosa are mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine (7-HMG),[9] but there are more than 40 compounds in M. speciosa leaves,[18] including about 25 alkaloids other than mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine including ajmalicine, mitraphylline, mitragynine pseudoindoxyl, and Rhynchophylline.[27][28] Other active chemicals in M. speciosa include raubasine (best known from Rauvolfia serpentina) and Pausinystalia johimbe alkaloids such as corynantheidine.[29]

                      Mitragynine is about 60% of alkaloid extractions, while 7-hydroxymitragynine is about2%…"
                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitragyna_speciosa

                      https://purkratom.com/ Look at the powder for price comparisons. Slightly cheaper in large amounts.
                      At the bottom of the page lists hemp extract for certain pains.

                      Anyway, good luck.

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      Seems very similar in pricing to here.

                      R440 (about $37) for 100g red maeng da here.

                      $45 for 118g red maeng da (on that site you linked).

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      However, in terms of relative income and pricing on most other goods, I would say it is fairly cheap from that place (if you're american).

                      $45 shouldn't be that big a deal to americans, it could provide 2-4 weeks of relief (depending).

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      At 1kg from that site you mentioned, pricing is basically halved, and at that price I'd pretty much recommend it (so far).

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      Let's say, conservatively, 10 weeks of relief for $225 (red maeng da is supposed to be really good, relatively). I dunno if that's worth it to you.

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      So I had some more kratom again. Probably up to 4-5g. I gotta say, for severe pain (whatever this shit is I've got) it's not very effective at all.

                      Very nice initially (with mild pain), much less so with severe pain. I mean, I'm thinking I'd have to use like 15g of the stuff to sufficiently blunt this pain, which is starting to get stupid.

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      Oh in terms of other cognitive, mood, etc effects.

                      Initial euphoria (very slight) and relaxation even at low dosage, seemingly no increase or change after that.

                      Other than that, meh, fuckall that I can honestly mention. I think perhaps the pain is overriding most of that.

                    • razzz razzz

                      It's not a cureall. Just interferes with pain receptors plus a few other temporary side benefits without turning you into a zombie. Not really a sleep aid either.

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      I understand that, I pretty much got it for pain relief, and it is useful for that, if slightly underwhelming for more severe pain.

                      It did make me sleep a bit better than usual, 4 hours of pretty much uninterrupted sleep is a lot for me, these days.

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      So, next day, been awake for about 3 hours or so. Took about 1.5g bali gold maybe 45 minutes ago, dunno if it has something to do with yesterday's usage and still having some effects but I'm feeling quite tired.

                      More severe pain to start the day with than yesterday. So far, marginal effects.

                    • razzz razzz

                      Still try the green variety maybe your physiology will interact differently. Also, it pays to shop around and play beat the price.

                      I guess any temporary improvement helps esp. if side effects are bearable. Tiredness could be the body trying to the filter out a foreign substance like a hangover.

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      Yeah I'll try get a bunch of different varieties, to test the differences, personally I went with red maeng da because it seemed to be good for sedation/pain relief and generally considered quite potent, with longer duration than green/white strains (in general).

                      I don't care much about the very minimal euphoric (judging by what I've experienced so far) or even energizing effects.

                      Atm though, I only got the red maeng da and bali gold.

    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

      Well, you could always try not smoking the marijuana. I'm not sure of the effects though, probably not as effective (depending on how much you use) or immediate though (but longer duration).

      Unfortunately the sort of pain I experience isn't particularly relatable to yours, though it is pain.

    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

      Another thing I've used a fair bit recently is like really concentrated chilli, it's a bit of an extreme measure, since most people struggle handling a drop of the stuff, but I would swish it around in my mouth, good for about 20-30 minutes, chocolate bhut jolokia would last longer, but of course, not for everyone.

      And it's only when it's like "well you know, at this point, the pain is much I may as well overload"

  • FaunaLord FaunaLord

    I remember when I was a child (well, closer to baby). I'd puck like plums from a tree, or lemons or some shit. I understood trading or barter. I was shown money. What is this shit, I thought? I would often take these coins and paper pieces and trade them for sweets. Once I took a piece of paper and bought an ice cream. This paper was worth about 100x the ice cream was valued at it. Senseless. But at least I knew what the fuck was going on.

  • Yes, Deniers, Millions of Americans are Among the Poorest People in the World

    It's hard for people with wealth and power to admit all this. Because then they might feel obligated to do something about it.
    by
    Paul Buchheit

    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/02/12/yes-deniers-millions-americans-are-among-poorest-people-world

    66 years old, disabled buried under a mountain of debt I'll never be able to repay and my hourly income is $1.59. Poverty in America sucks, being poor in America sucks.

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      What do you think the wealthy and powerful could have done to have directed your life to a better outcome?

      Vietnam did a number on my mind, all the school years, I just figured I would be in a bag someday. I took to about 25/26 to realize it was not going to be about 'them, they, or it', it was going to be about me

      • FaunaLord FaunaLord

        Be less insecure? Less imposing? Less greedy? Not try and undermine any sort of ethical notion?

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        'What do you think the wealthy and powerful could have done to have directed your life to a better outcome?'

        Society is a system that we are unfortunately 100% a part of. The inequality is an obvious factor that affects the common and especially the poor.

        The rich have wealth that in truth belongs to the public.

        Say you have 1000 monkeys who exist on 1000 mango trees. If one monkey controls the access to fully half the mango trees that are the staple of the monkey clan, then the 999 monkeys have become half as capable of thriving. S The one rich monkey controls this because he has bands of strong arm monkeys that will viciously attack all who threaten the imbalanced situation, and they do it for a single mango. They LIKE to be strong arms.

        Now imagine the rich monkey starts charging rent and taxes. Half the monkeys…500 monkeys now only have one mango tree between them. Thats the wealth inequality in the U.S. now. Instead of one mango tree for each monkey, 500 monkeys are sharing one tree.

        Now a monkey is suffering and another comes by and says to him 'you dont have the right work ethic', or 'what do you expect the rich monkey to do', or 'dont judge him because after all he was smarter and deserves to own all the mango trees'. As humans, the greatest species on earth, we laugh at this silly situation of the monkeys. It could never happen to us

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wealth_inequality_in_the_United_States

        https://www.theguardian

      • A better outcome? The Second Bill of Rights as proposed by FDR in 1944, for starters. For me personally? Not much, I was born before anything used today helps those with my conditions/situations.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    Taffy, obviously if your 'wealth' was doubled, you could afford more care. If it was quadrupled you could afford to move, perhaps live by the water or hot springs or something. Thus society has a big effect on your wellbeing.

    The capitalist system takes half your potential wealth right off the bat. This is due to the normal flow of the market chain. Cut out the middle men and you would be twice as wealthy, broadly speaking. But when you add in all the other manipulations or 'leverage' tools of finance, half the public can only share 1 to 4% of the wealth. That means 97% of their potential wellbeing, or share of civilizations yield is taken from them. This is not due to a lack of work ethics, its a direct result of the capitalist, now globalist capitalism system.

    • If you look at the totality of me, society and our government is hell bent on trying to kill me. The mental anguish alone would drive most to drink and drugs, me? I'm too stupid and keep coming back for more. There is more on the about me pages on my site. I am well aware of what would happen if my lot were to change, even if it were only to double. I try not to go there too often, I get too depressed and hide under the covers. But thanks for speaking about it, few rarely do.

  • DUDe DUDe

    West Virginia Democratic Candidate Hauled From Legislative Hearing for Listing Off Corporate Donors to Fossil Fuel-Friendly Lawmakers

    Republican Delegate John Shott, who was overseeing the hearing, took offense at Lucas’s reading of publicly available campaign finance data, equating it to a personal attack.

    “Miss Lucas, we ask no personal comments be made,” he told her over his microphone.

    “This is not personal comments,” she replied.

    “It is a personal comment and I’m gonna call you out of order if you talk about individuals on the committee. So if you would just address the bill. If not, I’ll ask you to please step down,” he said to her.

    She continued to list off donors, her microphone was cut off, and legislative security was called to remove her from the chamber. Watch it below:

    https://theintercept.com/2018/02/12/lissa-lucas-west-virginia-democratic-candidate-removed-from-legislative-hearing-for-listing-off-corporate-donors-to-fossil-fuel-friendly-lawmakers/

  • DUDe DUDe

    Trump may be the most anti-women US President ever

    Donald Trump wants you to believe he has "great respect" for women, but his words and actions tell a far different story. In fact, Trump may be the most anti-women US president ever.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/11/opinions/trump-anti-women-opinion-obeidallah/index.html

  • DUDe DUDe

    U.S. Intelligence Shuts Down Damning Report on Whistleblower Retaliation
    A top watchdog investigated 190 cases of alleged retaliation against whistleblowers—and found that intelligence bureaucrats only once ruled in favor of the whistleblower.

    The nation’s top intelligence watchdog put the brakes on a report last year that uncovered whistleblower reprisal issues within America’s spy agencies, The Daily Beast has learned. The move concealed a finding that the agencies—including the CIA and the NSA—were failing to protect intelligence workers who report waste, fraud, abuse, or criminality up the chain of command.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/us-intelligence-shut-downs-damning-report-on-whistleblower-retaliation?ref=scroll

  • DUDe DUDe

    At the End of Year One, Trump Is Still Making Money Off of the Presidency

    There are a number of lawsuits charging that Trump is violating the Emoluments Clause. However, two of them were dismissed by a federal judge in December. The judge, US District Court Judge George Daniels, wrote in his decision that this was a constitutional issue to be decided by Congress.

    However, it is not just the Emoluments Clause that is at issue, when it comes to Trump's conflicts of interest. There is also the fact that Trump benefits from all the additional business attracted to the Trump Organization through the use of his corporate properties for governmental and personal purposes. Public Citizen, a consumer rights advocacy group, issued a report last week that found at least "64 trade groups, foreign governments, companies, charities and politicians hold events at Trump properties":

    "Donald Trump entered office with the most blatant and potentially corrupting conflicts of interest in the history of American politics, and things only got worse from there," said Robert Weissman, Public Citizen’s president….

    Corporate interests that have held or are planning to hold events at Trump-owned locations include the National Mining Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and GEO Group, a private prison company that benefited from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' reversal of an Obama-era decision to phase out private prisons and held its annual leadership conference at the…

  • DUDe DUDe

    Bannon Reportedly Considered Running For President in Case of Trump Impeachment

    Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, considered running for president should Donald Trump resign or be impeached — and even mulled launching a new political party — according to Joshua Green’s book Devil’s Bargain.

    Excerpts of the new edition of Green’s book on Bannon and Trump’s storming of the presidency were released by Politico, and report that the Breitbart chairman turned White House chief strategist told friends of his own presidential ambitions.

    https://www.mediaite.com/online/bannon-reportedly-considered-running-for-president-in-case-of-trump-impeachment/

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      https://www.popsugar.com/news/What-Order-Succession-Presidency-43553023

      1.Vice President Mike Pence
      2.Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
      3.Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch
      4.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
      5.Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin
      6.Secretary of Defense James Mattis
      7.Attorney General Jeff Sessions
      8.Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
      9.Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
      10.Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
      11.Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta
      12.Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price
      13.Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson
      14.Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao
      15.Secretary of Energy Rick Perry
      16.Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
      17.Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin
      18.Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly

      The only caveat here is that Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao isn't eligible since she was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and is therefore not a US-born citizen.

      Surprising what the fakenews dreams up.haha

  • DUDe DUDe

    Congress introduces record number of bills to prevent people from taking industry to court
    Congress races to protect industry from lawsuits.

    Industry-friendly lawmakers are waging a coordinated campaign with the Trump administration to strip Americans of their legal rights to use the courts to hold polluting companies and the government itself accountable for violations of bedrock environmental laws and other important public protections.

    Members of Congress have introduced more than 50 bills over the past year that would make it extremely difficult or impossible for people to seek justice in a court of law, according to an in-depth analysis by the Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law organization. The proposed bills are targeting laws related to environmental protection, public health, consumer rights, and civil liberties.

    https://thinkprogress.org/lawmakers-coordinate-with-trump-51e3094167d3/

  • DUDe DUDe

    New Bill in Alabama Would End Civil Forfeiture Once and For All
    Legislation Would Also Counter Federal Forfeiture Program Revived by Attorney General Jeff Sessions

    Late Tuesday, two Alabama lawmakers filed legislation that would completely eliminate the state’s civil forfeiture laws, which let the government take and keep property without ever filing criminal charges, and replace it with criminal forfeiture. Currently, 14 states only allow forfeiture after a criminal conviction in most or all forfeiture cases. Among those states, just three—North Carolina, New Mexico and Nebraska—have abolished civil forfeiture outright.

    “Civil forfeiture is an assault on America’s deeply cherished values of due process and private property rights,” noted Institute for Justice Senior Legislative Counsel Lee McGrath. “This bill will ensure that only convicted criminals—and not innocent Alabamians—lose their property to forfeiture. No one acquitted in criminal court should lose his or her cash, car, or home in civil court.”

    http://ij.org/press-release/new-bill-alabama-end-civil-forfeiture/

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    the rich leverage their wealth to pry 90% of yours right out of your bank account. Because there are a few steps involved and a big dose of rhetoric, the public cant see this direct pilfering, the magic force of leverage. Instead they cheer them on. "Save us, save us, kill the enemy, kill the enemy, give us work, give us work, regulate us for our safety, tell us what to do, police us for our good" they all chant while waving flags of their respective countries.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    10 Disadvantages to Capitalism
    https://listverse.com/2012/01/16/top-10-disadvantages-to-capitalism/

    They missed a few. Market forces often produce the lowest acceptable level of quality. They diminish diversity. Goods competing in the marketplace must pander to the mass which is often a very low standard compared to those who are studied in a field. Thus capitalism impedes advancement.

    The benefit of capitalism is that it allows the pooling of resources and subsequent accomplishment of large tasks, primarily mechanization of production. But the cost to the public is overwhelming and eventually the poverty stricken masses are controlled by militarization. As we speak, something on the order of 90% of the productivity yield of your country is denied you due to this monetary system

  • DUDe DUDe

    Donald Trump's incredible hypocrisy on the Democratic memo

    Remember that Trump was overheard telling Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-South Carolina, at the State of the Union that the Nunes memo would be released — even as the White House counsel and the national security team were still reviewing it. His mind was made up to release the Nunes memo no matter what the FBI and Justice Department — or anyone else — said. Because he believed it. Because it was good for him politically.
    To then hide behind the same FBI and Justice Department you ignored a week ago in order to slow — or stop — the release of a memo that tells a story Trump doesn't believe or like is the height of hypocrisy.
    It is also a step further down the road of politicizing and weaponizing intelligence information. The very fact that Nunes' memo was written — much less released — is hugely unprecedented. To then keep a competing memo from being released by citing the very people whose recommendation you ignored a week before is, even for this administration, stunning. And appalling.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/10/politics/donald-trump-democratic-memo/index.html

  • DUDe DUDe

    Mattis says Trump's parade request reflects 'affection' for troops

    In a rare on-camera appearance at the White House briefing, Mattis told reporters that the President's respect for the military was apparent in his request of a military parade.
    "We're all aware in this country of the President's affection and respect for the military," Mattis said. "We've been putting together some options. We'll send them up to the White House for decision."

    "The President's respect, his fondness for the military I think is reflected in him asking for these options," he added.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/07/politics/mattis-white-house-briefing-military-parade/index.html

  • DUDe DUDe

    Police Dept. Now Having Parents Label Their Autistic Kids So Cops Don’t Kill Them

    Police officers are making an attempt to keep from murdering innocent individuals who suffer from autism, by putting the burden on family members to ensure that their loved one with special needs is accompanied with a sticker.

    The car stickers, which were created by the Take Me Home Program, are free for local residents. They help to warn officers that they are dealing with a “special needs person” who “may not respond to verbal commands.” The new initiative was announced in a Facebook post from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office:

    https://www.activistpost.com/2018/02/police-dept-now-parents-label-autistic-kids-cops-dont-kill.html

    • I have to carry a special card in my wallet explaining my deafness so the authorities treat me right, I hope 🙁 The card also gives me a chance to explain my PTSD. When I lived in Phx it came in handy more times than I like recalling.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      man I need to get my autistic sticker pronto. At the rate of autism growth, everyone can have a legit autism card in about 20 years

      Specially trained autistic people will have nuclear facility management passes. Autistic doctors, lawyers, police and scientists will all have their respective autistic professional cards they wear around their necks

      • No you don't, it's no fun being branded.

        • DUDe DUDe

          Cops need full range training from armed guard to proffesional reader and de-escalation of every possible situation that can occur during the human lifes he is protecting..not this
          volunteer-concentration-guard-without-visible-moral-command-chain behaviour crap..

          • The Phoenix police dept. goes through special training covering my hearing issue because many stroke victims have it as well. So the first time I had to use my card I was entered into the system to alert officers in the future how to deal with my disabilities. I actually am glad to be in the system, I know I'm sorta safe. Since that first time the police have been more than polite towards me. Something that is very rare.

  • razzz razzz

    Just take some capsule cayenne (pepper) supplements.

    Saliva is best for gums and teeth so use some type of chewing gum to stimulate the ducts. Avoid dry mouth. You can spot treat problem teeth, bone and gum-lines with a Qtip using 1.23% fluoride gel (brand name 'Ionite' usually from a Florida seller).

    For a more gentle but effective mouthwash try 'Desert Essence' Tea Tree Oil Mouthwash. Replaces fluoride with calcium or at least that is the recent trend to avoid fluoride but that 1 minute fluoride spot treatment then rinse is bearable.

    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

      I just make some really strong chilli sauce from random chillis I have/get. The stronger the better, imo. Not so much for my teeth, but I figure it has some antibacterial/antiviral properties too. My teeth are ruined so it's kinda secondary at this point.

      I've managed to avoid really bad infections for quite some time though, with some moderate sodium use and fairly regular coconut oil usage.

      • razzz razzz

        The bacteria resulting in gum and bone disease is a precursor to heart disease, the resulting bacteria travels the blood stream to affect the heart. You can always get implants or get a full set of semi-permanent teeth called 4on4, where they install 4 implants in the both the top and bottom jaws then place a full set of teeth on them. Not the greatest thing but better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

        • FaunaLord FaunaLord

          I've had heart and respiratory, as well as bone and other issues for fuck knows how long, not even gonna bother with dentistry shit.

          • razzz razzz

            That 1%+ fluoride is actually a mouthwash rinse but risky due to it being fluoride. It will harden teeth esp. at the gum line, that is why it is better used as a spot treatment than a full mouth rinse.

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              mi paste is the superior solution to remineralizing teeth. People might want to make a note of it

              • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                Never heard of it. Checked it out…hmmm. I wouldn't use that, but hey.

                I remember something about a japanese guy making remineralizing/restorative black toothpaste with mica (iirc) and shit added to it (no fluoride)

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  I know MI paste has a bunch of unwanted ingredients. Maybe you can find a pure product for us? Thing is, it works. There must be a way to make your own

                  'Casein Phosphopeptide (CPP) are natural occurring molecules which are able to bind calcium and phosphate ions and stabilize Amorphous Calcium Phosphate'

                  • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                    Oh here's something I've used. Though, I cannot claim it to be remineralizing. I mentioned it in a "skin care" comparison long ago. It's a local toothpaste.

                    Ingredients: Aqua, sea salt,oryza sativa, xantham gum, sesamum indicum oil, mentha piperata oil, melaleuca oil, extracts of propolis, camelia sinesis, hydrastis canadensis, gingko biloba, echinicea.

                    Can't really say how useful it is since my teeth have been fucked for ages. But it's pretty salty (like no sweetness whatsoever), but pretty refreshing to use. That's all I can say.

                    • razzz razzz

                      A warm saltwater rinse will do about as much good. Baking soda is a decent toothpaste.

                      Stay away from strong acid washes like vinegar, eats the enamel right off your teeth as soda drinks will (use a straw to send it to the back of your throat if you have to have those kinds of beverages).

                    • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                      Well I dunno if it'll do about as much as good, not that I think saltwater rinses are bad, especially very calcium rich aquifer seasalt. If you're basically just avoiding infection, yeah, saltwater is great.

                      But I mean, that's a fair amount of extra stuff which makes it hard for me to say it's "about as good", since it's not just about teeth in your mouth, either. It could even be worse, who knows?

                      I didn't use it for very long, but it did seem fairly good compared to other toothpastes, even going by the ingredients alone.

                  • FaunaLord FaunaLord

                    And here's a patent for producing CPP.

                    https://www.google.com/patents/US4816398

                    I'm thinking there's probably a better way to attain what would be functionally similar.

  • razzz razzz

    Here it is cheaper and a red on sale too but I have no idea about legal selling and delivery.
    http://krakenkratom.com/kratom-powder-leaf-online

  • Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US:

    Opioid Addiction: 2016 Facts & Figures

    “…Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illicit drug heroin as well as the licit prescription pain relievers oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and others. 1
    .•
    “Opioids are chemically related and interact with opioid receptors on nerve cells in the brain and nervous system to produce pleasurable effects and relieve pain
    .•
    “Addiction is a primary, chronic and relapsing brain disease characterized by an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.2

    “Of the 20.5 million Americans 12 or older that had a substance use disorder in 2015, 2 million had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers and 591,000 had a substance use disorder involving heroin.3

    “It is estimated that 23% of individuals who use heroin develop opioid addiction.4

    “National Opioid Overdose Epidemic

    “Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 52,404 lethal drug overdoses in 2015. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2015….”
    https://www.asam.org/docs/default-source/advocacy/opioid-addiction-disease-facts-figures.pdf

  • FaunaLord FaunaLord

    I think I have discovered that there is enough taint in this world to mean that nothing of this world can help.

  • freebywill

    Phase-out of Luminant’s massive Big Brown coal plant starts today, signaling cleaner air for communities in Texas https://www.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2018/02/phase-out-luminant-s-massive-big-brown-coal-plant-starts-today-signaling

    DALLAS, Tex. – Luminant Energy phased out operations at its Big Brown coal plant in Freestone County today, ceasing electricity production at the nation’s largest source of sulfur dioxide in 2016 and one of the nation’s largest sources of mercury.

    Communities in North Texas, affected for decades by dirty air, have held Luminant accountable for its coal pollution through community organizing and legal challenges.

    Luminant announced in late 2017 that it would phase out its Big Brown coal plant along with its Sandow and Monticello power plants.

    Operations already ceased at the Sandow and Monticello coal plants in January of this year.

    In 2016, these three Luminant coal plants together emitted a total of 166 million pounds of sulfur dioxide, 24 million pounds of nitrogen oxide and 21 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution.

    That same year, organizers in Dallas secured clean air resolutions from the Dallas City Council and Dallas County Commissioners.

    Despite President Trump promising the resurgence of coal, since he was elected coal plants have been retiring at the rate of one every 19 days across the United States.

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