Random Thoughts 11-2-2014

Milk1A study came out this week that found that drinking milk really isn’t a good idea for adults. It found that women who drank one glasses of milk a day, or less, lived longer than those who drank three or more glasses a day. The dairy industry has convince women that they need milk to get calcium, but there are plenty of other ways to get calcium including almond milk. Some other good sources include green leafy vegetables like kale and collard greens, white beans, sesame seeds and salmon. You do not need to drink a lot of cow’s milk. They didn’t mention in the article I read if those studied drank real milk from cows, or the plastic crap found in supermarkets that’s made in milk factories, but I doubt that it would make too much difference. Milk simply isn’t for adults.


 

Some meaningless questions to ask about your spirit:

  • How old is my spirit?
  • How tall is my spirit?
  • How much does it weigh?
  • How fast can it move?

They are meaningless because they are all questions that deal with space and time and, since space and time have no meaning at all to a spirit, they mean nothing when talking about spirit. Continue reading “Random Thoughts 11-2-2014”

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Random Thoughts 10-19-2014

I’m glad that the Florida man who shot a teenager when they got into an argument over the teen’s loud music has been found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.


 

Ebola1I’m also glad to see that I’m not the only one shaking his head at the new boogieman in town, Ebola. While thousands die every day of cancer, malnutrition, heart disease, etc., etc. lets all freak out over something that has killed only one person in this country and even in Africa is responsible for only a very small percent of the deaths occurring there. I never know if I should cry or laugh when people let fears totally control them, especially irrational fears. Probably most are too young to remember the 1950’s when we were convinced by fear mongers and clever marketers to spend all our saving building bomb shelters in our basements and back yards? And billions were spent building such shelters in schools when the money could have been used to actually educate. Those shelters never got used, in case your wondering, except perhaps for teens making out as in the scene from the movie Grease. When a cruse ship has been prevented from docking in two ports because word got out that a health care worker who cared for an Ebola patient was on the ship, we have totally lost all reason.


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Random Thoughts 10-12-2014

GoldHotelOur annual convocation is finishing today, that is the day this will be posted (Oct. 12th) rather than the day I am writing it because I have to write the posts at least a day before they are posted. We spent one full day and one half day at Camp Galilee on the shore of Lake Tahoe and half a day at the Gold Hill Hotel near Virginia City, the oldest hotel still in operation in Nevada.


 

I am glad to see that my new home state of Nevada must now recognize same-sex marriages after the decision of the ninth district court. By the time this is posted some gay marriages will aready have occurred in Las Vegas. The first was actually a state senator who was (as far as we know) the first to pop the question after the news announcement. Now even gays can get married by an Elvis or Captain Kirk impersonator!


 

Still seeing more panicking over the Ebola Boogieman. I saw a video on line of an actual doctor who was strolling around the Atlanta airport in a hazmat suit claiming that the CDC is not doing enough to stop it. We should also be asking why this disease has not spreading to wealthier African countries where people are not starving. My concern about all this panic is that limited funds available for medical research and care are being directed to a disease that is still almost exclusive to three poor West African countries and, at this point, there is no reason to believe that it will become an epidemic here.


 

It really annoys me that the term “Health Care” is so ridiculously misused by the pharmaceutical marketing folks. It is not used for anything that actually makes you healthy, or keeps you healthy. Instead, it is used for any methods of treating the symptoms of illness or general poor health. As a result, real health care is now stuck with the somewhat awkward term “Wellness care”. But what is really annoying is that the “Health Insurance” I am forced to buy won’t even pay for any Wellness care. If I want to consult a nutritionist, get a massage at the spa, or join a gym, I am on my own. Taking care of my health, not covered. Only treatments for sickness is covered. So stupid!! That’s like a car dealer selling an auto maintenance plan that doesn’t cover oil changes, injector cleaning, belt changes, and other types of routine maintenance, but only covers actual breakdowns.


 

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The heart of men has been so made by God that, like a flint, contains a hidden fire which is evolved by music and harmony, and renders man beside himself with ecstasy. These harmonies are echos of that higher world of reality which we call the world of spirits.” ~Al-Ghazzali


 

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A sailboat on Lake Tahoe. I took this from Camp Galilee where some sessions of the Cosolargy annual Convocation were held this year.

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