So… We need to vote for a Devil, again. The front runners for President are equally bad.

At the risk of being like REALLY wrong, I’m thinking Trump and Sanders are going to face off on this race. Both are rich old guys. and they appeal to extreme elements in there respective parties.

Trump at least has shown he will promote a conservative supreme court. Sanders will take us to a stronger version of socialism. These appeal to extremes in the voting ranks of the right and the left.

Socialism is not a bad word to some, due to the phrase Democratic Socialism. Purported to be a kinder and gentler government. Even though social programs mandated by government end up being expensive and taking individual choice away.

Those who follow a more Constitutional mindset, feel further work on improving the economy, and even more conservative SCOTUS will be the result of voting Conservative. Some see this as being a detriment to making the country kinder.

In the middle is everyone else, striving to pick something they want out of this election.

So… examine the history of the persons facing off, realize that they are being sponsored by particular groups, and entities that are vying for their vision of America as we go to our future.

Some want a set of services, even if the taxes go up. They want to have access to Universal Income, a much higher minimum wage, Abortion rights enshrined in a much broader way, in Federal law.

It extends to free college, and a health care system where government provides EVERYONE with basic coverage.

This group is likely to approach the Constitution under a flexible framework of interpretation.

Others want a free market solution to everything, when possible. These view taxation as an impediment to business, and an impediment to personal income growth.

Also they want the States to manage those things that are relegated to the States by the Constitution.

This group approaches the Constitution as a much more rigid document. Interpreted by the way language was used in the time of it’s writing.

Both of these Candidates are very fluid in their evolution, doublespeak for, do and say whatever it take to get into office.

Trump, while he has done some good, surprised me, actually, is a deal maker, and he will push Presidential powers in new ways even more than he already has.

Sanders is well known for his socialist leanings. He has a lot of appeal. Many view him as a change for good. He’s fairly direct with what he intends to do.

I challenge my readers to examine their past, warts and all. I challenge you to turn off mainstream MEDIA, and look at what these guys support, what they vote for, and their past affiliates.

Both of them are politicians, each one has a view of where America should be, as history rolls out.

Then CHOOSE, with disdain, usually, the one that might do less damage to your vision of our nation.

It really is over for the REPUBLIC

As much as we need Trump to bring some things into balance in govt, we have a serious problem now.

Trump continues to accomplish amazing feats of common sense and conservative empowerment in govt.

We now have a man much larger than the office of the President.

His die hard supporters are very willing to make him King. We need Trump’s policies, we need a return to American Exceptionalism.

We do not need a King.

We had grave concerns of peaceful transfer of administrations, as a new President was elected, under Obama.

The situation is even more grave as we consider the second term for Trump. His son is already being groomed for the President after Trump. We need to look at the charisma and highly divided politics of our time.

We are polarized and the Party is promoted at the expense of the Nation.

So… Now we are poised to either give in to govt nanny statism, or begin open rebellion to govt. It seems no middle ground exists.

You and I live in a post Constitutional Republic, we sold our rights as Citizens to be kept by hand outs from an ever more oppressive govt.

We actually set ourselves up for this by being poor stewards of our govt. We stopped paying attention when we heard we’re losing everything, we enjoy the ‘gifts’ of tax breaks, and social benefits, all paid by our massive deficets.

If Trump loses we can really see a civil struggle as the new President comes in. Trump winning will generate attacks on validity of the election process. Socialism is a very real possibility as young voters are not taught about the history of America.

The Party is promoted, lawsuits, backroom deals, false news and manipulation of the facts all conspire to injure our Republic.

They Trumped up the FEAR.

They trumped up the FEAR, poured in millions to flip Virginia to Democrat.

They are flooding the Media with with carefully crafted dialog.

They can not move America into a new version of Democracy, unless guns are out of YOUR hands.

Some body is going to be stupid at the VA. Rally.

The Dems want this, more than anything.

Then they will have another excuse to castigate gun ownership.

Yes, Virgina, there is a conspiracy to take our guns.

Each person at the Rally needs to call for calm, reason, and resolve.

Giving these people an excuse to be seen as protecting Citizens, by making laws against guns, is what the plan really is.

Trump Being Presidential

Mr. Trump continues to move and govern as if the Dems never impeached him.

THANKFULLY, our President has simply moved on to the next items on the list of things he must do as our leader.

I’m continually amazed at how brazen our Democratic brethren in Congress are.

Openly stating assertions that are not substantiated by the Truth.

Never giving credit for what he has accomplished.

Ignoring, or crediting others with our many improvements.

In jobs

In return of companies to the States.

In a stock market at record highs.

Abortion rates dropping

Much less chilling effect on speech from Muslim and LGBT political correctness silencing free speech.

Conservative SCOTUS.

Most people believe they are better off under Trump.

Exposure of the hypocrisy of the MEDIA.

There’s much more…

Thinking conservative Democrats are noticing, November will be notable.

No Clarity on Climate Change

While there is a clamor for govt to do something about climate change, we don’t really know what will happen.

Govt restricts and taxes, based on models that are tweaked, so the presenters of the models get more grant money.

Many scientists simply state the facts, with no comment on the opinions that they hold.

We can figure out that, since the 1800’s, the Earth is 1.5 degrees warmer. What part of that is from Human activity can’t be known.

None of the catastrophic predictions came even close to being true.

We do know that govt has jumped on the computer models, some proven to be falsified, to make laws restricting businesses and Citizens choices.

Climate Change is the excuse number one to tax us and curtail our choices for our own good.

So… Are we to trust studies slanted in order to receive grants?

Trust govt to examine the accuracy of data it has, for climate change?

You and I are skeptical, and with good reason. We have seen too much of the corruption of our govt, along with numerous conflicting studies.

There is genuine global warming, 1.5 degrees.

This, you and I can verify. What portion is human activity? What portion is the natural cycle of warming and cooling that runs in cycles amounting to thousands of years?

You and I don’t know, neither do they.

Yet we are taxed, and our activities curtailed by law with what is very often fraudulent ‘studies’.

Dems Not Winning, Trump is IMPEACHED, Dems Still Lose.

Impeach means to be accused, or charged with a wrong doing.

Then PROVING it is the next step.

Dems won’t submit the charges to Senate, because they won’t get the charges confirmed.

Trump gets even stronger support, many switch to Trump because of the nature of the proceedings.

Trump gets all this FREE newsfeed with his name all over it.

The Judiciary, at all levels is being transformed in to a very solid Conservative,Justice System.

Economy best in decades.

Highest employment levels in decades.

DOW never better.

Abortion rates lower.

Faith practices, in public sphere, with less interference.

Politicians more respectful of the power of voters.

Much more confidence in opening new businesses.

Think about this when you vote in November.

Life, has movement, processes oxygen, and metabolizes nutrients.

Life is distinguished from inanimate matter, by this and other evidence.

Science says if it moves and uses oxygen and metabolizes nutrients, it is ALIVE.

If we see a fossil of mold or lichen, we can determine if something has been alive in the past.

If such evidence was found in a rock from Mars, it would be the event of the century.

We would be excited at evidence of life outside our planet.

Legally, we find that the scientific evidence for life can be set aside, and if the moving, metabolizing structure is in a woman’s womb, it is not alive. The same structure, 20 minutes later, leaves the womb, and begins to cry, it is alive.

So since it is not LEGALLY alive, this structure can be removed. If the structure, removed from the womb shows signs of life, it can have the evidence of life extinguished.

So… Legal rulings determine what alive is.

Are we going to see other legal definitions of life, that also deny the scientific evidence for life?

At one time, the law said that Black People were not 100% human. At one time the law did not allow Women full rights of Citizens.

This was LEGAL, and our society functioned with these LEGAL definitions, to our detriment as a society.

Perhaps the legal definitions of life will more closely match the scientific definition of life.

Who among us will ignore the scientific evidence of life in the womb, and continue to terminate this life?

‘Well, it’s legal’, is a poor excuse to allow our society to continue to terminate pregnancies with abortion.

Trump letting impeachment be a screen for HIS agenda.

No one is paying attention, this time Trump is pushing conservative judges at all levels, while Dems beat the drum for impeachment.

The surface is get Trump, the reality is, Trump is getting THEM.

The back story is Trump is getting very conservative Judges into all levels of the judiciary.

The surface story is Impeach, Impeach, Impeach. The impeachment won’t happen, but the conservative judges will have lifetime appointments in many cases.

Overthinking the toilet

My water bill was 65 dollars each month before I went rural, with a septic system.

28 of those dollars was to treat the waste water. Which is basically treating it with massive chlorine then dumping into the river. If they screen out the solids, it is toxic waste, to be placed in a special toxic landfill.

Upon moving to our 7. 48 acre property with a tiny house and great garage on it, our septic system finished dying. We could pump 200 bucks every thirty days, or pay 3 to 4 grand for a shiny new system, complete with septic field.

The DIY system was a 8 x8 foot square, in the ground made of mortored cinder block,with a cement cap, draining to a series of perforated pipes in a gravel bed. Illegal and no one knew the previous owners did this in the late 70’s.

With spectacular difficulties, we dealt with digging lines, and expensive pumping, only to find the system needed to be replaced, 3 to 5 thousand dollars we could never get.

Looked at how some solved their situation, when the septic gives up the ghost.

In a single resident home, you get a cane chair, with the seat knocked out, the woods is your view during a hygiene event. Move the chair each day, and it’s no worse than having a pet you let out to do it’s business.

4 minors, and three adults, does not lend it’s self to this solution, ground water contamination is a real issue.

So… we pipe the grey water, to a handy ditch. anything not toilet water goes into the grey water discharge. The vegetation prevents run off and the greywater perks through the ground, ends up in a local culvert. This is linked to a series of ditches that drain rain water down the hillside.

What to do with the night soil, you know, the poop. After suggestions of pooping in a camping toilet, in a bag, then putting it out with the trash, and just pay to pump, I found a DIY composting toilet design.

My wife was not on board, and I was unable to solve the problem of thousands to replace the septic system.

So I had some water resistant 1/2 inch plywood, and made a box, to hold a five gallon bucket, for 20 bucks, add a toilet seat for 9 dollars, we had a composting toilet. I purchased pine shavings, you know, animal bedding, to cover between useses.

Gentlemen were expected to urinate outside, ladies peed in the bucket. all sollids went in the bucket, and covered with sufficient sawdust.

I was the mastermind behind the alternative hygiene management program, so it fell to me to empty, wash, and maintain the system.

For ten bucks each, I found three 55 gallon intact metal drums, they had clamping lids. I would empty the bucket, usually 1 time each day, sometimes more, as needed. Into the drum, layered with leaves from our property.

So for sixty dollars and 30 minutes, or less each day we had a composting toilet system.

Add three grey 5 gallon buckets, with lids, and you have around 80 bucks in it.

The bathroom was surprisingly low odor, earthy, like soil in a field.

It was not what we were used to, 200 dollars a month we did not have, for pumping a failed system.

It took a year to fill three 55 gallon drums, mostly because of evaporation, and a bacterial processing of the contents.

When I dumped the buckets in my field, no odor and it looked like peat moss. After two weeks there was no evidence of anything being dumped.

Now the answer to water issues, is increasingly composting toilets.

Toilets, water saving, use a little less than a gallon per flush, along with chemicals processing, we end up with serious ecological consequences.

Sure is convenient to pull a handle and away goes the waste. It is not convenient to learn how damaging all this is to the planet.

The composting toilet returns the elements to the Earth, without the damaging affects to ground water, we avoid the issues of contamination as well.

So.. not only do alternative toilets work, they close the loop in the cycle of returning organics to the Earth, and are very inexpensive.

We ended up with a small payment from an old retirement account, and put in a shining new septic system for 2800 dollars. works perfect, and we found the funds to do this after two years.

We do understand how useful the alternative toilet can be.

We do need local laws to change to allow them.

We do need the commercial offerings for composting toilets to be less expensive.

If you want to give it a try, it’s very doable. Maybe you can’t fix your septic system tight now, maybe you don’t want a septic system, maybe you need a composting toilet.

It’s different, and works very well.

Free Market working on access to health care

Can’t pay the premiums on my healthcare at work, and then pay the co-pays, and deductible.

It’s very expensive, and my boss is paying a lot of that as well.

So… I’m in good health, a Licensed Practical Nurse, so I can figure out when I’m sick.

100 bucks to see the Doc, and 80 bucks for the script to get the prescription med.

Right now I have Asthma symptoms, and for around 40 dollars, I can get this Physicians Assistant, or a Nurse Practitioner online and they take my interview and try me on something to treat my symptoms.

If I don’t get better, then I can empty the bank account on a local provider follow up.

This is Medicine LITE, you know, for simple stuff that the local guy would give the same care, just not at a 100 dollar note, only to have Doc say, ‘What’s wrong today, How may I help you?’

I am asking for real problems if I come up with caner or something needing surgery.

While I am happy to use Telemedicine, I also can tell you, it’s not for anything more than the easy stuff.

Look it up, not going to give a name, lot’s of people use this service.

Hospitals fighting against revealing discounts to insurers, patients might shop around for services.

We go for Medical Care, and we pay whatever they bill, it’s exorbitant and forcing us into bankruptcy.

I work as a nurse, private duty, special needs. A very basic medical plan for each week is 85 dollars, copays, high deductible, no payment for medicines.

We passed on a payment every week, to have the privileges of not being able to pay for medical, even with insurance.

So… we are cash pay, out of pocket payers.

We are very careful when we use the medical system, you know, we pay cash.

My wife has it better than some, her MD visit is 35 dollars, we pay cash for labs and x-rays.

We pay cash for several medicines. Our average costs run 140 dollars a month.

My health, pretty good at 62, I have ear infections at times. Can’t get antibiotic drops without a prescription.

100 bucks for a Nurse Practitioner to tell me what I already know, then 65 dollars to get the prescription filled.

For 7 to 10 days of ear drops, it’s 165 dollars.

So… I understand my ear infection, and even though it’s uncomfortable, I know it’s not very serious in my case.

I go online, hunt up some drops, that are available without prescription. My Spanish language bottle of Neomycin worked, so I’m good. 30 bucks, wait ten days for the drops.

So the money I save from paying insurance premiums, and ditching the medical appointment amounts to over 160 dollars I didn’t spend.

My wife has a bad heart and we know we are just one ER visit away from bankruptcy, if we pay the 85 dollars a week, and get in the hospital, we are bankrupt anyway.

Welcome to 2019, we can’t possibly afford the greatest medical technology in all of history.

I work 42 hrs a week, you know, full time?

Govt medical care is a poor answer to the problem, I can understand those who vote for it, and fight for Universal Health care.

Not my focus, right now.

We need a re think MINUTE CLINICS, and tiered care for less critical medical care. Ear infections, colds, and flu shots.

We need to re think some medicines as being over the counter, instead of an expensive prescription.

Individuals need to continue to promote their own health, by choices that help us to be healthy.

We need to educate ourselves on tested alternative ways to manage health, as in, proven medical trials.

Yes, publishing the costs up front, when you see a doctor, when you enter a hospital, when you have surgery.

For those who have significant health issues, kidney recipients, cancer treatment, special needs, and medically fragile, we have a disaster, just around the corner, even with medical insurance.

There is no such thing as preventive care when you cash pay, you just make your best decision and go with it.

The Elephant story, how do you eat an elephant? One spoonful at a time.

The Elephant is Healthcare Costs, transparency in revealing cost up front, can be a couple of bites out of this monster.