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November 26, 2017

Start Monday Morning with most Popular Meditation

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Thanks to everyone who liked the meditations we post and this one was by far and away the most popular.  Its the early morning short and powerful “start your day” meditation and after a four day holiday where a zillion turkeys were devoured and 20 million gallons of gravy were poured over 100 million pounds of mashed potatoes or spilled on the rug, where 6.5 pounds of string beans were eaten by kids who’s parents go by the “Just three bite” Rule, and where the biggest turkey in The United States of America is the Moron POTUS, who after the official count lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton.

So lets start this week and every morning with this meditation. When I wake up every morning the first thing I do is push the start button to play this meditation nd start my day with it.

Start your morning with this link

 We have nothing to add except American Airlines still sucks and we decided not to fly which is a good thing mainly because we were so contagious with fever that it probably would have spread through the air recycling system ruining the holiday for several passengers who would have been innocent by-standers.  After four straight days in bed and daily Reiki sessions were feeling pretty good.  Thanks to all the well wishes who sent all the cards and emails.  God Bless all of our followers and all of our soon to be followers, we plan to make this coming year interesting.

 

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November 23, 2017

American Airlines – In it for the MONEY

Well folks, everyday is a learning experience and today I learned that the once great airline, American Airlines which happens to be the first airline I ever flew and the only airline I ever trusted my son to fly alone on, now SUCKS, yes folks, AMERICAN AIRLINES SUCKS!

We are flying on American Airlines on November 24 from SFO to PHX and we hope we don’t meet because we were up all night with a fever and woke up this morning with a scratchy voice and a sore throat so bad we can’t remember one this bad.  We are also sweating like there is no tomorrow.

We tried to change the dates, but AA doesn’t allow changes.  So I asked if we cancel will we get a refund ?  NO!  We kind of figured this, but gave it a shot.  We thought maybe because we are a senior citizen they would understand that sometimes we get sick quickly and should not be flying and make adjustments. NO!  So all you BABY BOOMERS out there in cyber-land pay attention American Airlines only ares about the all mighty buck, not you or your needs.

If you are on this flight be sure to wave when you hear someone cough so deep they almost pass out. Be sure to keep clear and remember the only reason we are flying is because a large chunk of money will be lost by this senior citizen because AA will not refund the fare.

There is still time left and maybe, just maybe we might “EAT” the money that we sacrificed for over a year to save for this trip and not go. Ruining other travelers holiday is not something we would normally do nor wish to do.  An airplane is a known to be one of the worst germ infested places to be in and we might get worse.  Soon as the fever clears we will decide.

If we do decide to book another flight when we get well, you can bet your sweet bippy (Laugh-in) that it will NOT be American Airlines.  We would walk, run, trot, ride a bike, drive a car, truck, go cart, boat, prop plane, call Uber, Lyft, crawl, or call any other airline on this planet before AA.

We have nothing (COUGH) else to report at this time except to wish everyone except American Airlines a HAPPY THANKSGIVING. What are we thankful for? Everything that is and ever will be.

A special meditation for those who are afraid to fly “Overcome fear of flying on AA

November 9, 2017

Folks lets Remember all the shooting victims and pass Gun Control Laws


We rarely post something not on the positive side but we could not sit here and not say anything about all those innocent victims of shootings starting with way back with Sandy Hook.  Nothing has been said much over the last ninety days and today I turn on the TV and see that the GOP is more interested in getting a phony tax bill passed than GUN CONTROL laws.  So I want to show you why the GOP is not and will not go up against the NRA.  Below is a list of the top 10 Senate and House members that receive donations from the NRA.  The list comes from the NY Times and we invite you to go Google and get the entire list.  Most GOP members get donations and about a handful of DMS.  You will be amazed.  Now its not against the law to accept donations, but if you look at the amounts you will see why they (GOP)  don’t want to risk losing the huge amounts.

The first line on list is the member name and State.  The next line is what they said when the shooting event took place.  The third is the NRA Amount they have received.  The comments see to be a template for each time a shooting happens.

Senate Top 10  

1.  John McCain   Ariz.

“Cindy & I are praying for the victims of the terrible #LasVegasShooting & their families.”

$7,740,521 FROM THE N.R.A.

2.  Richard Burr   N.C.

“My heart is with the people of Las Vegas and their first responders today. This morning’s tragic violence has absolutely no place here in America.”

$6,986,620 FROM THE N.R.A.

3.  Roy Blunt     Mo.

“Saddened by the tragic loss of life in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with all of the families affected by this horrific attack.”

$4,551,146  FROM THE N.R.A.

4.  Thom Tillis    N.C.

“Susan and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to the families of the victims of this horrific and senseless tragedy in Las Vegas.”

$4,418,012   FROM THE N.R.A.

5.  Cory Gardner   Co.

“My family and I are praying for the families of those injured and killed in Las Vegas last night.”

$3,879,064  FROM THE N.R.A.

6.  Marco Rubio Fla.

“I’m praying for all the victims, their families, and our first responders in the #LasVegas #MandalayBay shooting.”

$3,303,355  FROM THE N.R.A.

7.  Joni Ernst     Iowa

“My prayers are with all of the victims in Las Vegas, and their loved ones affected by this senseless act of violence.”

$3,124,273  FROM THE N.R.A.

8. Rob Portman  Ohio

“Jane & I mourn the loss of innocent lives in this horrific attack in Las Vegas last night. We are praying for those taken from us, their families & all those injured in this attack.”

$3,061,941  FROM THE N.R.A.

9.  Todd Young  Ind.

“We must offer our full support to the victims and their families as our nation mourns.”

$2,896,732  FROM THE N.R.A.

10.  Bill Cassidy            La.

“Following closely the horrendous act of violence in Las Vegas. Our prayers are with those who were injured, killed and their families.”

$2,861,047  FROM THE N.R.A.

House  Top 10

1.  French Hill    Ark.

“Martha and I are praying for the families and victims of this senseless act of evil. […] We must continue to work together to stop this kind of terror.”

$1,089,477  FROM THE N.R.A.

2.  Ken Buck     Co.

“I’m praying for all of those impacted by the evil events in Las Vegas last night. Our country must stand together in support of the families of the victims and the community.”

$800,544  FROM THE N.R.A.

3.  David Young Iowa

“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and friends of the horrific and evil tragedy in Las Vegas.”

$707,662  FROM THE N.R.A.

4.  Mike Simpson   Idaho

“Though no words can heal our hurt, and no explanation will ever feel sufficient, I pray that all involved may find comfort as we process this devastating tragedy.”

$385,731  FROM THE N.R.A.

5. Greg Gianforte           Mont.

No statement released.

$344,630  FROM THE N.R.A.

6.  Don Young   Alaska

“Anne and I are praying for all those involved or impacted by this heinous act of violence.”

$245,720  FROM THE N.R.A.

7. Lloyd Smucker  Pa.

“Horrific act of violence in Las Vegas. Cindy and I pray for the victims, their families, and the first responders.”

$221,736  FROM THE N.R.A.

8.  Bruce Poliquin          Maine

“My thoughts are with all those effected in the horrifying attacks in Las Vegas. The nation is with you.”

$201,398  FROM THE N.R.A.

9.  Pete Sessions  Tex.

“My deepest sympathies are with all who were harmed by this horrific tragedy.”

$158,111  FROM THE N.R.A.

10.  Barbara Comstock   Va.

“I am heartbroken by the mass murder that took place last night in Las Vegas and I am praying for the victims, families, and first responders.”

$137,232  FROM THE N.R.A.

There are numerous articles posted on the web.  We go the above list from the NY Times, but this is the shot list. Just about every GOP Senator and House member gets NRA donations. A few Democrats.  Go to GOOGLE and search “NRA GOP DONATIONS”.  Then sort trough the hundreds of links.

We have nothing to add except to say to the folks out there “Call your state rep and tell him or her that you want gun control not phony tax plans.” To all the victims we are praying for the families and all concerned.

September 23, 2017

Orthostatic Hypotension in General

Medical Definition: Orthostatic Hypo-tension is defined as a decrease in systolic blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or a decrease in diastolic blood pressure of 10 mm Hg within three minutes of standing when compared with blood pressure from the sitting or supine position. is defined as a decrease in systolic blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or a decrease in diastolic blood pressure of 10 mm Hg within three minutes of standing when compared with blood pressure from the sitting or supine position. In laymen terms: Stand up from sitting position, blood pressure drops and heart beat increases causing dizziness which could lead to fainting.

When we were first diagnosed we reached a point where passing out was a weekly event, then after seeing neurologist that did the “table” test. They placed me on a table that tilted and hooked up a bunch of wires the tilted the table with the feet going down and the head be elevated. This created blood pressure and heart beat charts that concluded after a week of analysis that the patient had Orthostatic Hypo-tension. A preliminary teat was done at my primary doctor and this was done by nurse and I laid on the examine table and the nurse took my blood pressure and pulse. We waited two minutes and took the same readings which also showed high pulse and low blood pressure. Two table tests both came to same solution.

So what is the treatment for the cure?  There isn’t’ a cure but it can be managed.  Medication can take care of the dizziness but it’s not suggested because its a strong medication.  The best treatment is wearing compression stockings.

The doctor gave me the name of a medical store and the knee length stocking was $75.00!  I thought “No #$*&^% way am I paying $75.00 for stockings!” So I Googled it and low and behold just about every pharmacy in the universe carried knee length compression stocking for between $7.00 and $20.00″  They carry waist length also, but these are to warm to wear unless you work in a freezer where the temperature is below zero.

I started wearing the knee length stocking and now rarely do I get light headed and have not fainted.  I have talked to other people who say the parents have the same issue of light headed and after they get the stockings it basically goes away. When it gets hot in the house I do take them off because it gets uncomfortable in the heat, but then I get up slower and pay attention. If I get dizzy is sit back down and kick my feet back and forth to get the circulation going.

Then I found out that this is common for people who sit for long periods like office workers, pilots, truck drivers, etc. Most of the Uber drivers wear the stockings because they sit all day and they don’t get as tired.

Some of the Facebook people keep the stockings at work and put them on when the get to work. The Google folks not only put the stockings on but also have a special compression headgear they wear to keep the brain circulation going (rumor).

So for those folks out there where the older folks are having the dizzy issue try the stockings and see how great it works. If you sit all day doing your job, try it and see if you have more energy at the end of the day.

We have nothing to add at this time except to send out our prayers to all the hurricane victims.

January 23, 2017

Lincare – Respiratory Specialists – Consumer Alert

Filed under: Consumer — alaboutnothing @ 4:02 pm
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lincarelogoOne of the things that really “bugs” me is when a medical facility takes advantage of a patient looking to them for their help.  We have a list of issues and we are starting with this one today because even though it’s about one person’s issue, it might help others going through the same thing.

I have a sister that lives in Sedona AZ and she has a pulmonary issue that requires her being on oxygen.  A year and a half ago her doctor (Mayo Clinic PHX) put her in contact with Lincare so she could get a portable oxygen unit.  All the approvals have been done and Lincare sent a concentrator to her home for her to use while she waits for the portable unit to arrive.  They said about 6 weeks.  They said 6 weeks ONE and ONE HALF years ago.  Just today my sister talked with Dan, a District Manager and he said 6 weeks.  I asked, “Why don’t you go somewhere else?” Get this folks, when she signed up ONE and ONE HALF years ago they locked he into a 5 year contract.  This is supposed to protect her against them cancelling, but to me it looks like a really nice medical scam, which probably should be brought up to the MEDICARE folks.  If they are billing MEDICARE for the portable unit and not delivering, then the FEDS might want to talk with Dan and / or probably some higher up the corporate ladder.  (Lincare is billing MEDICARE monthly)

I told her to call a lawyer and maybe this will light a fire under their butt to get it done.  The biggest problem for my sister is the concentrator is too heavy to lug around and she will be traveling abroad soon and only the portable unit can be taken on an airplane.  She told Dan about this and he stuck with the 6 weeks anyway.

So we are reaching out to any of you out there in cyberland to take a few minutes and email the Lincare Media Department and see if they can help my sister out?

Lincare media dept email address:             < Click here for email address >

They might want a name, but how many Lincare customers live in Sedona AZ?  If there is more than one then they have a bigger problem than being reported here.

Please do mention this post if you choose.  We will be following up on this in the coming weeks or as long as it takes to get resolution.

Licacare Web Site Address:                     < Click here for Lincare web site >

Note that they have a mission statement and you might ask when they intend on living up to the mission statement?

If you are you are a lawyer that knows how to resolve this issue, please take a few minutes and post a comment with your name and phone number of email where you can be reached.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to say that the Uber Journal series will be updated later this week.

 Namaste

August 17, 2016

MAPIE – West Chicago Illinois — Employment Issue

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MAPAIThe following post (Below) was by one of my friends on Facebook and I have known her bother for more than 40 years.

My brother was recently diagnosed with cancer. The day before his treatment started he had a massive stoke, which left him with left-sided paralysis and has delayed his cancer treatment. His employer, Mapei in West Chicago, just sent him a letter denying his short-term disability, terminating his employment, and ending his insurance. If anybody can recommend legal aid or a lawyer that does pro bono work, please let me know. We want to know if this is legal.

I suggested filing a complaint with the EEOC (Federal) or any Illinois Department that deals with Employment issues.

If you are a lawyer that specializes in ILL Employment issues please leave a comment with your name and phone number where you can be reached.  I will pass all comments on to the folks needing the assistance.  If anyone out there in cyberland wants to suggest a specific possible solution, please leave a comment.

We have nothing to add except that this is total BS on MAPEI’s part and we need to do the right thing.  Corporate MAPEI is in Milan Italy and we are reaching out to them also.

July 7, 2016

A Sad Day for the United States of America

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The New Your City Protest and other protests where the shooting took place say it all.  We need some sort of change in this GREAT Country.  President Obama spoke about it today and seems to understand what the people of the USA but Congress and the US Senate are silent.  They are to busy playing politics to stop and listen to the American people they work for who are screaming for change.

Click here for NY City Protest article

We have nothing to add except that the families of the victims are in our prayers.

July 3, 2016

Sad day for Baghdad and the World

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Baghdad!

We have nothing to add except that Bangladesh, Istanbul, and Orlando is still remembered in our prayers.

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July 2, 2016

Sad day for Bangladesh and the World

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Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the folks from Dhaka Bangladesh !

 

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And our prayers and thoughts go out to all the folks from Istanbul !

We have nothing to add except that Orlando is still remembered in our prayers.

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June 29, 2016

A Sad Day for Turkey and the World

Filed under: Consumer — alaboutnothing @ 11:42 am
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Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the folks from Istanbul !

We have nothing to add except that Orlando is still remembered in our prayers.

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