Name Hack on Espeon.

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Funny Facebook Moment of the Week.

If you name your Eevee Sakura or Tamao they turn to Espeon and Umbreon now.

Andrea E. MenziesNaming my Eevee Sakura just got me my first Espeon! They are new with the last update. Also, you can buy top hats for your character! Pokemon Go is now a fashion show. They need some shoe updates super bad before it will really look like a me character.

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Lift up your hearts.

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Funny Facebook Moment of the Week.

The love you like an animal joke never gets old on Valentines.

Andrea E. Menzies But the KMFDM loving you again part is pretty funny too.

 

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Chris Dreher Ministry FTW

 


Gym updates.

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I started the Alli diet plan with diet cooking book and pills on November 15th. Here is my latest update: Poedaughter7 lost 1 lb since her last weigh-in! Poedaughter7’s lost 10.8 lbs so far. Poedaughter7 3 minutes ago has logged in for 20 days in a row! At the second month it started giving me about a pound of weight loss per week. Using a low fat non oil cooker, the low fat cook book, and the pills has gotten results when going to the gym alone has NOT been working. I had been going to Gold’s gym, and around the block jogging, working out 2 hours a day 5 days a week, and getting no results since 2014.


Cat in water.

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Facebook moment of the week:

Going to Petersburg or Fort Lee is a big NOPE for me. I do not accidentally avoid these places like the plague.

4You, Stacey LadyZen Gamboa, Jeff Roll and E Anne Brockett

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Andrea E. Menzies There is NO changing my thinking on this issue. I gave them a chance and they failed ultra-bitterly to be halfway civil. You are more likely to get a cat into water.

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Andrea E. Menzies On a related note I have mace and knives I keep for self defense in my purse. Anyone trying to drag me to the Petersburg or Fort Lee area will be sliced in the eye. There are strange stories that I liked living there and dealing with military people.  I completely hated it with every ounce of my soul, and I am fully sick of getting email about it at this point.

 


Long list.

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My local Facebook feed in the Virginia and DC area is a long list of people who got taken to jail in the DC protests. I’m sort of shocked at how much the main stream media is not reporting the fires, mace in the face of women, small children, and mass arrests of people.  People marching are not “a little angry at Trump” they are in full anger mode. The police are not “simply watching” the protest in an objective way.  Workers for Trump are doing a mass shut down of programs to help stop violence against women.

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Fear the weather.

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Funny Facebook post of the week.

I wanted to go to more protest this week. A few women’s groups at my night school college were getting together for a protest march. Unfortunately, inauguration is outside with rain in January in the Virginia cold. Who made it normal for the inauguration be outside in the coldest month? This is so not the Texas weather I am used to seeing. A famous quote is “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” the name sake of Virginia’s Tyler college. (http://study.com/academy/lesson/tippecanoe-and-tyler-too-meaning-history-significance.html) “William Henry Harrison became the ninth president of the United States, and he did so with a winning campaign slogan: ‘Tippecanoe and Tyler Too.'” Yet William Harrison “died 31 days into his term of complications from pneumonia, serving the shortest tenure in United States presidential history.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Harrison) due to not wearing a jacket in freezing inauguration weather. People should fear inaugration weather for it can kill.

Andrea E. Menzies
Yesterday at 1:11pm

Well, the protests will be huge this year.
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Andrea E. Menzies All the out-of-town protest people are making Virginia rich at this point.
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At doctor’s today as I am sick with the flu. No going to DC for the inauguration for me this weekend.

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Andrea E. Menzies A few women’s groups wanted me to help protest this week, but I got sick and DC has cold rain up there.


Well Behaved Women

Watching on Netflix the Frida Kahlo movie with Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas this week. The cover talks about her controversial political and sexual reputation in that she was a communist and openly bisexual.  Yet museums don’t avoid her artwork at all, and Netflix has about 12 full PBS specials on her.  Laurel Thatcher Ulrich once said the popular phrase “Well behaved women seldom make history.” Kahlo was high on the list of examples to that rule.

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Andrea E. Menzies From a time when art was given REAL value.

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Love me some dance.

Congratz to Rogue and Crew of the Cruxshadows…

Congratulations to Rogue and crew on the Cruxshadows reaching number 1 on the Deutsch Alternative Charts!

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Andrea E. Menzies I love me some Cruxshadows to dance to.

Back to school.

A funny Facebook post of the week.

I love my new Monday-Wednesday Tyler college night school classes, but getting the books will be hard to do this week.  In state residency for college in Virginia was not easy to get this year.  Now I have it and am at long last able to go to more classes.  In theory school is about a smart brain, hard work, and focus. Sadly in the USA it is often about having money for fees, books, and gas back and fourth from campus.

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Andrea E. Menzies Luck the ice melted enough to get to class today.
Christopher Colton Ingersoll
Christopher Colton Ingersoll Ever since the textbook people sued Kinko’s for making ‘course packets’ it’s been amazing how much money they rake in. The new digital textbooks are even worse; same price but they give you a password that expires after a year so you can’t even keep it
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Sam Nelson This is part of why I quit requiring textbooks in my classes ^_^

What is at risk now?

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     It is pretty hard not to notice that massive expense in healthcare and education in America is crippling normal people’s lives.  If the United States had even a tiny amount more sympathy for a socialized view of politics quality of life could improve .  I myself in the last ten years of my life have been tortured due to lack of healthcare and education funding, and I don’t come from one of the least educated families in the nation. In the United States the words “Communism” “Socialism” have gained dirty word status.  Saying them sometimes holds a feel in it’s social norm like shouting the “F” word in a library. However, this has been a recent invention of very wealthy corporate advertising agencies. As college students are feeling the burn of very expensive college classes this week the fight has become more real to my life.  The shadow of the Lavender Scare and the legacy of McCarthy Era trials has caused the United States to allow itself to become brain washed against understanding even modest communist or socialist views.

     Once Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment benefits, female voting, 40 hour weeks, union employment, and Social Security were all considered forms of “radical communism” by the government.  Now they are part of politics as usual.  The benefits are under attack by right wing advocates more than ever before this year. What is at risk now? This is from Webster dictionary online definition of Socialism: extensive state regulation, with limited state ownership, has been employed by democratically elected governments (as in Sweden and Denmark) in the belief that it produces a fair distribution of income without impairing “economic growth.”https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/socialism

     The United States would have free healthcare and higher education if it allowed for limited state ownership seen in elected governments like Sweden and Denmark.  A percent of people with top income in the United States would have a few less dollars if taxed, people without healthcare suffer death. Arguments that long waits accompany healthcare under socialism do not stand, but are shot down with the reality that without a list to be on death is the only other alternative. Many other countries with a far lower income in comparison to the United States already have socialized medicine and education.  “The fact that the US isn’t among the countries with universal healthcare and free college has been a topic of many heated political debates and complaints, especially among the Millennials faced with the prospect of repaying their student loans well into their adulthood. If they have a misfortune of getting hit with a major hospital bill as well, declaring a bankruptcy is often the only solution.” Insidermonkey.com states in it’s blog entry “11 countries with universal healthcare and free college” listing the countries as Sri Lanka, Brazil, Argentina, Luxembourg, Spain, Germany, Greece, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway declaring much of Europe a bastion of Universal Healthcare.  I have visited France, Spain, and Germany in my youth.  I have noticed people are not starving to death and miserable in the regions.  Yet the United States has the widespread public opinion that communist or socialist thought regarding healthcare or education must cause pain and sorrow.  When did this start?  

     On February 9, 1950 the US Senator Joseph McCarthy asserted that he had a list of over 50 communist party spy ring members who had infiltrated the State Department. Wealthy elite corporations gave massive advertising funding to foster mass media obsession with communist witch hunts.  Heavy coverage in Television and the newspapers followed this act. The phrase “fag” “fairy” and many other homosexual derogatory terms were heavily recorded in audio of his cross examination of suspected communists. In the groundbreaking novel The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. By David K. Johnson the depth of the anti-heterosexual oppression clearly represented in the McCarthy hearings is fully explored.  McCarthy asserts that gays and bisexuals, fearing exposure for their personal preferences could be blackmailed into revealing national secrets.  Therefore everyone even suspected of communism or homosexuality should be purged from all government jobs and blacklisted from most normal work. All people not living a heterosexual love life exclusively for breeding purposes were considered criminal. The corporate funded mass media supported him and this theory. After this point the suicide of Wyoming Senator Lester C. Hunt made the McCarthy’s support and popularity fade. On December 2, 1954, the Senate voted to censure Senator McCarthy by a vote of 67–22, making him one of the few senators ever to be disciplined by censure. Unfortunately the damage was done, and his media frenzied with countless corporate sponsored movies demonizing cartoonish communist supervillians, ironed a negative view of communist and socialist thought into public opinion.

We have The Lavender Scare and McCarthy era to thank for social injustice. Blind prejudice has convinced people to leave their views analyzed. Much like 80 hour work weeks, and lack of Social Security, unfunded healthcare and education allows wealthy corporations to profit.  The victimization should not continue.   


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