Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America

As President Trump began to speak, it began to rain.  In the Bible, torrential rains are a curse.  Light, even rains are a blessing.

I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing;
and I will cause showers to come down in their season;
there shall be showers of blessing. – Ezekiel 34:26

The rain that fell on President Trump and the others in attendance today was light.  It was sweet.  It was cool, but not cold.  It was refreshing, almost as refreshing as the words uttered by our new President.

The rain was a blessing, as were the words spoken by Donald J Trump, 45th President of the United States of America:

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Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power.

And we are grateful to President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition.

They have been magnificent.

Thank you.

Today’s ceremony, however, has a very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have bore the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes starting right here and right now, because this moment is your moment.

It belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day.

This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families and good jobs for themselves.

These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists.

Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation.

An education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.

And the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one nation, and their pain is our pain.

Their dreams are our dreams, and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

For many decades we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military.

We’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own. And we’ve spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world. But that is the past, and now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our product, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.

Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never ever let you down.

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

We will bring back our jobs.

We will bring back our borders.

We will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams.

We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation.

We will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.

We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example.

We will shine for everyone to follow.

We will re-enforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.

When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable. There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights and heal our divisions. It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.

We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms and we all salute the same great American flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator.

So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

Together we will make America strong again, we will make America wealthy again, we will make America proud again, we will make America safe again.

And, yes, together we will make America great again.

Thank you.

God bless you.

And God bless America

~ ~ ~

Franklin Graham was one of three individuals who gave the closing prayer.  He shared an appropriate and relevant verse for our nation’s new leader:

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” – 1 Tim 2:1-4

Obamites Try Saving Obama’s Sinking Legacy

A blithering idiot recently said, “Last I checked, Obama did not bankrupt our country… We are not in a recession… We have strong job growth… and we have lower oil prices…. but yeah we have to constantly hear racist remarks, hes muslim, hes a terrorist… We are a LOT BETTER than we were in January 20 2009.”
Doubling the national debt from $9 trillion to more than $19 trillion constitutes bankruptcy. That happened THROUGHOUT Obama’s administration. That IS Obama’s legacy, along with countless other political and social gaffs that have resurrected racial tensions throughout America from their 1970s ashes, hobbled economic growth, and greatly harmed our nation as a whole.  Those of you who believe otherwise are living in a dream world, one measured not by facts, rational thought, sound reasoning and good judgement, but by how sweet-sounding you can make your idiotic rhetoric sound to one another.  You are, in every Biblical sense of the definition, fools.  You cannot save Obama’s sinking legacy with the same rhetoric that doomed you from the start.
 
We are NOT better than we were back in January 20,2009. In fact, we were poised to exit a relatively minor recession very quickly. Obama’s blitheringly idiotic and rather Keynesian economic policies GREATLY prolonged our recovery by filtering the people’s money via taxes through the highly inefficient and grossly sub-par rate of return (about 70% below the break-even point of 1.0) instead of allowing the people to keep those funds and use them as they saw fit, rebuilding their businesses, paying rent – whatever was needed. Those funds, injected directly into the economy by millions of consumers making good, economic choices right for them has always had a FAR greater and more positive effect on the nation’s economy as a whole than ANY government funded program, much less a government-funded “recovery.”
 
In fact, your comment underscores the primary problem of Demoncraps and Libtards: You always claim every positive thing as a victory for your cause without having the SLIGHTEST freaking clue as to its source, much less the nature of cause an effect. I’ll bet if you found a penny in the street, you’d say, “Thanks, Obama!” but if you stepped in poo you’d blame it on Bush and Trump.” It’s idiots like you that got us into our current and horrific brink of disaster mess by voting for other idiots like Obama and the Demoncrap half of Congress who haven’t the slightest clue about economics, much less how to turn a nation a strong world competitor-partner.
 
I don’t know of a nicer way to put it than to say, “You Demoncraps and libtards suck. You don’t have slightest clue as to what you’re talking about or what you’re doing. You’ve made a horrible mess of things, and anything positive that’s happened over the last eight years has occurred IN SPITE OF your idiotic gyrations, not because of them. It’s time for you to SHUT UP and use the next eight years to study REALITY for a change. You tried idealism, and look where it got us? Yeah. So shut up, already.”
 
Meanwhile, the economy — including both the stock market as well as a huge influx of new jobs — surged away from Obama’s sinking legacy immediately AFTER Trump won. Obama’s fudged low unemployment FAILS to count any of the unprecedented number (>50%) of non-employed workers throughout the United States. Read up on the BLS website for U1-U6. None of them count workers who have given up working for jobs, often moving in with friends or family, because there are no jobs or other options. NOW we have jobs. NOW they have options. AFTER Obama, in the TRUMP era.
 
No, Trump is no God. He’s certainly not perfect, either. But as a highly successful multi-corporate Chief Executive Officer, Trump has repeatedly demonstrated he has what it takes — including the smarts — to lead the Chief Executive Office of these United States by hiring the right collection of experts who are not cronies and who stand the greatest probability of actually fixing many of America’s many problems.
You had your chance with Obama.  He blew it.
It’s our turn, and if you would please, children, get and keep your God-damned fingers out of the pie.
In the meantime, here’s a little history lesson for the blithering idiots:

“Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Milton Friedman challenged the Keynesians over how monetary policy works. (John Maynard Keynes was dead, so did not directly argue the point.) Keynesians viewed stimulative monetary policy as helping the economy through lower interest rates, which increased spending by consumers and businesses.

“Friedman’s masterpiece study A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960 convinced him that they driver was money supply growth rather than interest rates.

“Friedman won the battle, and monetary policy was accepted by most economists as a money supply matter. During the recent recession, however some younger members of the profession [including Obama and his advisors] rediscovered old-fashioned Keynesianism.”

Source:  Conerly, B. (2012).  Keynes vs. Friedman at the Fed.  Forbes.  Retrieved from:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/billconerly/2012/03/08/keynes-vs-friedman-at-the-fed/#47d57e6016e4

True Peace from God

There’s a tremendous difference between peace and quiet.
 
Peace comes from God. It’s a condition much like joy, in that it’s more of a spiritual condition than an emotion, and can manifest itself even in the most turbulent times.
 
Quiet, on the other hand, is what happens when you escape the turbulence. You may find a dim reflection of peace, and wrongly believe it to be peace, but it’s not peace. It’s merely quiet. Meanwhile, those you left behind remain in the turbulence. Because you pulled away, neither you nor they will share in life’s journey.
 
“I want to talk with you today about a subject that touches every one of us. Loss. Sometimes we’re faced with things we think we just can’t handle. The death of a loved one. A father. A child. And we strive to find a reason behind it. When those reasons don’t make sense, we question God. We look up and we say, “God! How could you do this to us? How can you put so much on our plate?”
 
“But we’re not operating on God’s timetable, are we? We don’t understand God’s plan. How can we? Let me tell you: This is where faith comes in. Faith can help us see his message in our own lives. Perhaps this loss is there to teach us not to take the ones we love for granted, to cherish simple, mundane moments, to love others as fiercely, and as bravely, and as compassionately as we can. And in that love, human love, forgiving, relentless, unconditional love, you’ll find peace.”
 
Source: Chicago Fire, Season 3, Episode 18: “Forgiving, Relentless, Unconditional.” Chaplain’s speech at the end of the episode.
 
The kind of “peace” some religious factions are selling these days isn’t peace at all. It’s a lie. True, Godly peace transcends turmoil, trials, and tribulations. It’s right there with you in the thick of it. If you’ve found what you think as “peace” only after you’ve removed yourself from these normal attributes of life, you’re either fooling yourself or allowing yourself to be fooled, as that’s not peace. That’s merely quiet, and it’s a lonely one at that.
 
False peace is the easy way out. It’s the low road. There’s often an immediate release of tension, often accompanied by the false prophets peddling it saying, “There! You see?” as they lead you into blindness.
 
Doing right often requires us to take the hard road, or the “high road” as mentioned in English lore. It’s called the high road because it’s a lot harder to walk than the low road. Not only does it take more effort to reach — quite a climb, in fact — but the air is thinner once you get there, it’s usually more rocky and uneven, and you may not have as much company along the way. But it’s the right road, God’s “narrow path,” indeed the only path for those of us who call ourselves Christians.
 
True peace is from God. It empowers you to stay in the fight, “loving others as fiercely, and as bravely, and as compassionately as we can.” It builds. It restores. It never gives up hope, for true peace comes from God, and God is love. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – 1 Cor 13:4-8
 
Take the high road. Restore a relationship. No matter what’s behind, remember Paul: “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Cor 13:13-14

Separation of Church and State – Revisited

Ok, I’ve thought about it, and here’s what I think: First the Constitution specifically forbids any religious test (Article VI, Section 3). So, Jeff Sessions was wrong on that point. You cannot exclude any candidate for public office or government appointee on the basis of their religious beliefs (or lack thereof).
 
HOWEVER, “separation of church and state” is NOT found in the Constitution at all. It was a concept lifted from President Thomas Jefferson’s 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptist Church. What mudstream media fails to reveal is that the Danbury’s principle concerns involved governmental intrusion and meddling into the affairs of their church and the free exercise of their religion, hence Jefferson’s response:
 
“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.”
 
The part of the First Amendment germane to this conversation prohibits the feds from BOTH of the following:
 
(editing)
 
1. Respecting (giving preferential treatment to) an establishment (denomination) of religion. (vernacular of the day translated to modern English)
 
2. Prohibiting the free exercise of religion.
 
Between the First Amendment and Supreme Court decisions expand its scope to cover all jurisdictions throughout the United States, it is unlawful for any elected or appointed government official at the local, county, state, or federal level to either give preferential treatment of one religion over another, or prohibit the free exercise of any religion, INCLUDING RELIGIOUSLY MOTIVATED ACTIONS BY A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL.
 
The only two remaining exceptions involve preeminent rights and moral decency clauses, meaning that no one, including a religiously-minded government official, can trample on the rights of others.
 
The greatest mistake that people make on this issue involves assuming that this “wall of separation” is two-way. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Thomas Jefferson, the author of the “separation of church and state” phrase, routinely opened the doors of the U.S. Treasury to churchgoers during a period of rapid population growth in our nation’s capitol. Our Founding Fathers were men of deep religious conviction. Those who moved into government service let God and God’s word, the Bible, be their guide, the same as do many members within government do today. They opened each session, if not day in prayer, and we still do this today, not only in the federal government but throughout most local, county, and state governments, as well.
 
Remember that the next time you unlawfully propose that courthouses and legislative bodies remove the Ten Commandments from their walls. They do not administer the Ten Commandments. They administer the law, beginning with “the supreme Law of the Land” i.e. the U.S. Constitution (Article VI, Clause 2). The Ten Commandments are there to honor both the ultimate source of the law: The Lord (U.S. Constitution), God/Creator/Supreme Judge of the World (Declaration of Independence).
 
Now, you may not LIKE this, but like it or not, 70.6% of all U.S. citizens remain Christians. That’s down 10% in 30 years, but it’s actually been on a slight rise over the last decade. Freedom OF religion is NOT freedom “from” religion. That is reality, and all the atheistic / agnostic railing against this reality will not change it.
 
By the way, both atheism and agnosticism are on a slight decline per capita in developed countries, including the United States of America. 🙂

Got Murders and Violent Crime? ARM YOUR LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS. IT WORKS.

Letter to a message forum I frequent…

I can’t tell you how often I’ve logged in here over the last year only to see that no Hot Topics thread has been active since the last time I logged in, which, over the last year, has been of much longer duration (less than 1 in 5) since that of previous years (at least 4 in 5).

Not that I actually want a Hot Topics issue to rear its head every time I turn around, so, perhaps I should be grateful…

Regardless, the problems with crime that we continue to experience continue to be a problem for precisely the same reasons, at least partially:

A. By far, there’s not enough armed law-abiding citizens compared to the criminal population as a whole.(1)

Thankfully, I think a lot of these issues lost steam after Black’s judgment in Alamogordo. I think they lost more steam after Heller and McDonald. I think they lost even more steam after the 2012 election, where the American electorate made a significant switch, not only to having conservatives in both the House and Senate, but more towards that in many state governments, as well. That trend continued in 2016, to the point where we have the most conservative majority of elected and appointed representatives in each and every office throughout America ever except one: The top 1,000 most populous city mayors. Liberals still hold a majority in that area, almost certainly due to Bloomberg’s concentration effort (million$ if not billion$) in his Mayors against guns effort.

The most interesting this about that effort is that despite the fact that population size only correlates with gun violence across the top twenty to fifty cities, all 1,000 of them surged. Obviously, a lot of citizens of even the bottom half of that 1,000 list identify with the largest ones with the most problems.

Quite frankly, I don’t know why. If I lived it a big city, I would not EVER aspire to have anything to do with any of these categories:

Category 1: The Most Dangerous Cities in America ([URL=”http://www.kare11.com/news/the-most-dangerous-cities-in-america/328232115″]KARE 11, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, October 1, 2016[/URL]), by Violent Crimes per 1,000 and 2015 murders (strangely enough by violent crime, first, and only then by murder rate):

1. St. Louis, MO: 1,817 / 188
2. Detroit, MI: 1760 / 295
3. Birmingham, AL: 1,746 / 79
4. Memphis, TN: 1,740 / 135
5. Milwaukee, WI: 1,596 / 145
6. Rockford, IL: 1,583 / 19
7. Baltimore, MD: 1,536 / 344
8. Little Rock, AR: 1,485 / 32
9. Oakland, CA: 1,442.5 / 85
10. Kansas City, KS: 1,417 / 109

Category 2: The Most Dangerous Cities in the United States ([URL=”http://www.worldatlas.com/articles/most-dangerous-cities-in-the-united-states.html”]WorldAtlas, 2016[/URL]) (Violent Crimes per 100,000 people for cities with over 250,000 people):

1 Detroit, MI 1,988.63
2 Memphis, TN 1,740.51
3 Oakland, CA 1,685.39
4 St. Louis, MO 1,678.73
5 Milwaukee, WI 1,476.41
6 Baltimore, MD 1,338.54
7 Cleveland, OH 1,334.35
8 Stockton, CA 1,331.47
9 Indianapolis, IN 1,254.66
10 Kansas City, KS 1,251.45

This list roughly agrees with the previous one, so let’s proceed to the third, which measures MURDER ([URL=”https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/top-lists/highest-murder-rate-cities/”]Neighborhood Scout, 2016[/URL])

The countdown for the Top 30 Murder Capitals of America:

Rank City
30 Chicago Heights, IL
29 Baton Rouge, LA
28 Buffalo, NY
27 Hattiesburg, MS
26 East Chicago, IN
25 Birmingham, AL
24 Desert Hot Springs, CA
23 Compton, CA
22 Myrtle Beach, SC
21 Fort Pierce, FL
20 Harvey, IL
19 Bridgeton, NJ
18 Flint, MI
17 Rocky Mount, NC
16 Pine Bluff, AR
15 Petersburg, VA
14 Newark, NJ
13 Baltimore, MD
12 Harrisburg, PA
11 Jackson, MS
10 Wilmington, DE
9 Trenton, NJ
8 Riviera Beach, FL
7 New Orleans, LA
6 Camden, NJ
5 Detroit, MI
4 Gary, IN
3 St. Louis, MO
2 Chester, PA
1 East St. Louis, IL

No additional details given.

(1)This is a change from what I’ve previously said. However, I’ve since identified a very decided difference the ratio of (A) armed law-abiding citizens to (B) armed criminals with respect to both the per capita rate of violent crimes and murders. Thus, we can definitively state two near iron-clad axioms at this point:
1. States where the ratio of (A) armed law-abiding citizens to (B) armed criminals is higher will have a distinctively lower per capita rate of both violent crimes and murders.
2. States where the ratio of (A) armed law-abiding citizens to (B) armed criminals is lower will have a distinctively higher per capita rate of both violent crimes and murders.

Given the fact that these correlations are not only strong, but are using rates based not on everyone in the entire population, but those individuals in the population who are either actually using firearms to commit or to stop crimes, these statistics very strongly support, in Kennesaw, GA style, measures to adequately arm and fully train your average law-abiding citizen.

Melatonin and Sweet, Sweet Slumber

The problem with melatonin is that people take WAY TOO MUCH thinking that “more is better.”
 
The exact opposite is true. 300 micrograms (0.3 mg) was discovered to be a good starting point, with adverse, contraindicated effects by 600-900 ug (0.6 to 0.9 mg).
 
So why in the world are people taking 3 mg? 5 mg???
 
After Melatonin came on the market, those who marketed it quickly realized the masses were falling for the “more is better” philosophy. Since 1, 3, 5, and even higher amounts of Melatonin were still considered “safe” by the FDA and other agencies, but without regard for efficacy (effectiveness i.e. therapeutic value), and given the fact that its ingredients are ridiculously dirt cheap, most manufacturers piled on the ingredients with ZERO regard for efficacy (effectiveness i.e. therapeutic value).
 
Since I dived in on this early, and the fact that yes, I am a scientist, I correctly arrived at the logical conclusion behind the market’s errant ways, along with the industry testing, analysis, and correct therapeutic dose:
 
Up to 250 lbs: From 300 ug (0.3 mg) to 1,000 ug (1.0 mg)
 
Seriously, folks: Higher doses result in “vivid dreams” and LESS quality and duration of sleep.
 
Don’t buy into the bullshit. Follow the science!
 
PS: Science also says that since various forms of light interrupt both natural production of Melatonin as well as its use as a therapeutic agent, at least 20 minutes is required from dark to your body’s adjustment of dark, and that both diet and exercise play serious roles, you must also do the following
 
3 hours prior to going to sleep: Stop eating. No snacks. Water is fine. In fact, the more water at this point the better (within reason – 16 to 32 oz should do it).
 
No later than 10 hours prior to going to sleep: Head to the gym, and, WITHOUT OVERDOING IT, get a sold half hour of cardio with 10 min warmup and 5 min cool down, followed by a relatively easy round through the circuit weight machines. Do LESS than you think you can do, not more. 8 to 16 mild to moderate repetitions at each station, then repeat. Be comfortable. This is not about becoming a body building. This is about getting the blood flowing, the half-day precursor to getting a good night’s rest.
 
4 hours prior to going to sleep: Eat a relatively light dinner. Don’t starve yourself, but certainly don’t stuff. And no alcohol! It’s the number one contributor to insomnia.
 
1 hour prior to going to sleep: Stop guzzling the water. You’re certainly fully hydrated by now.
 
30 min prior to slumber: Take a leak, put a water bottle on the night stand, ditch ALL light-emitting electronic devices, including TVs, computers laptops, cell phones, etc. Turn off all lights except an equivalent 30 W (or even better, if you can read by it, a 15 W equivalent source). By “equivalent,” we’re talking “old watts,” as in incandescent. I cannot read a book in anything less than 15W You get the drift. Speaking of books, start reading one, and a BORING one at that. I don’t care how painful that is. Grow some discipline! What’s more painful: Reading a boring book or staying up all night?
 
10 min prior to slumber: Put the book down, take one 300 ug (0.3 mg) Melatonin, turn out the light and do not worry about falling asleep. Instead, just enjoy the rest and don’t worry about a thing.
 
If you have actually accomplished all these things without fooling yourself or trying to fool others, get up, keep the lights WAY low (nightlight, etc.), grab a small (I said “small”) glass of milk, sit down with a good book and a 15W equivalent (25W max) lamp and read.
 
No matter how good the book might be, the moment you first yawn, ditch the light and the book, and crash with a second 300 ug (0.3 mg) Melatonin.
 
BTW: Melatonin isn’t addictive, it is entirely natural, not only produced by your own body, but also found in many foods, and actually a necessary precursor to several vital endocrine and brain functions. It’s also been tested time and time again throughout the world, and no government that I’ve been able to find has banned or limited it in any way, so yes, it’s safe.
 

It’s also been proven to be more effective than more than 90% of all sleep medications when taken in combination with the nature-mimicking procedures I’ve outlined above.

Now, if you’d rather take your chances with what hasn’t worked for you recently, you’re not alone, but like most other insomniacs, you’re nothing thinking clearly, either.

Trust me:  Been there, done that.  It sucks.  Stop trying to overthink this and just follow my lead:


“It’s also been proven to be more effective than more than 90% of all sleep medications when taken in combination with the nature-mimicking procedures I’ve outlined above.” It’s also 100% natural.
Now, if you’d rather take your chances with either the very wicked rebound effects of Ambien or the rather fattening effects of other sleep meds…Pull a Nike and just do it.

Obama, ISIS and ISIL

Whenever Obama says “ISIL” he is doing it as a face-slap to Israel.
 
The “L” in ISIL stands for “Levant” which is an ancient term for the entire area, including Palestine and Israel. Because he is aligned with ISIS, he will NEVER say “ISIS.” It will always be “ISIL”.
 
FYI: “The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Islamic State (IS), and by its Arabic language acronym Daesh, is a Salafi jihadist unrecognized state and militant group that follows a fundamentalist, Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam. Its adoption of the name Islamic State and its idea of a caliphate have been widely criticized, with the United Nations, various governments, and mainstream Muslim groups rejecting its statehood.”
 
Also: “The Levant is an approximate historical geographical term referring to a large area in the eastern Mediterranean. In its widest historical sense, the Levant included all of the eastern Mediterranean with its islands, that is, it included all of the countries along the eastern Mediterranean shores, extending from Greece to Cyrenaica.”
 
Put simply, the Levant includes the following countries and regions:
– Cyprus
– Israel
– Iraq
– Jordan
– Lebanon
– Palestine
– Syria
– Turkey
 
The area includes a myriad of languages:
– Levantine Arabic
– Hebrew
– Aramaic
– Armenian
– Circassian
– Greek
– Kurdish
– Ladino
– Turkish
 
By continuing to use the term “ISIL,” Obama and the Mudstream Idia (Idiotic Media) is intentionally recognizing the claim ISIS makes over the entire Levant, rather than merely Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
 
When you get to the crux of the matter, Obama is backing the claim of ISIS over Israel, something NO Christian would EVER do.
 
Obama is NOT a Christian. He may not be Satan incarnate, but he’s certainly one of his deceived minions.