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Crazy things.

 

Friday I sent a message to my best friend from college to kind of jokingly (and also kind of not- but mostly jokingly) say something along the lines of “so…. your school hiring for next year?!??” knowing perfectly well that they wouldn’t be.

 

Except, for they are.

And she messaged me today, and we talked on the phone.

 

They’re going to need a pre k teacher for next year.

 

Catholic School. Kansas City. Friends. PERFECT, right?!?

 

It’s my dream job. It truly is. In a location that I would have given my left foot for when I decided I wanted to teach and that I loved KC. right?! Well… now it’s hard because it WOULD be a pay cut. And the cost of living would increase.

 

Although, pay cut is better than no job.

 

But I MIGHT have a job here. Doing something else.

 

OK- so… better-paying job here (that won’t have ANY pay increases for a few years) that I don’t enjoy. OR- a dream job in a city I love but having to live frugal…. and single-parent my children.

 

UGH- it’s tough. HELP! I suppose the only way I can decide is if I find more out and see if it’s even actually possible, correct??

 

ALSO- It’s a Catholic school. I was married, I’m divorced (six years now). And I don’t have an annulment. Do I HAVE to have an annulment, though, if I wasn’t married IN THE CHURCH? Like, the church didn’t recognize it at all. I wonder if that would hinder the chances of my getting the job there. I mean, by all means, I’ll get one and stuff--- I just don’t know if I have to or not.

 

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ugh.. This has been a real bad week. Ive been in south carolina for a while.. my grandfather is in bad health, and has been in the icu. 

 

I just got home today. I have a life to attend to, and I also have cats that I left (yes, I know its not the most important thing).. They decide to take him off life support in the middle of the 10 hour drive home. 

 

Tomorrow after I go to the dentist, I have to go back to south carolina. Another 10 hour drive back. 

 

I’m tired, and emotionally beaten. I wasnt the closest to my grandfather, but ive taken this kinda hard.. And I dont really think ive had time to grieve. 

 

More so, its really hard to see my dad upset.. Im trying to be there for him, in all the ways I can. 

 

I’m alone now, and I finally let it all out. Mindsay is helpful… I dont want to make a big scene or anything at home.. because its not really about me. But I feel like I can be a bit selfish here. 

 

I’m tired. I’m sad. I feel beaten.. And I dont really have a whole lotta folk to talk to, to be honest. Im kinda lonely. Its one of those times where I wish i made more of an effort to talk to people, and make long lasting friends. 

 

But, thats just not my nature. I’m socially apathetic, and people drain me. I think I’d drain other people too, as I have so many fucking weird problems. 

 

 

This all prolly sounds dark, and to be honest.. I’m in a pretty fucking dark place. But I’ll be alright eventually. I have a lot of regret at the moment as well. 

 

but right now I just dont want to do anything. I want a black hole to swallow me.. or I want to be another happy person for a second. 

 

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Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby's face, or love in the eyes of a woman.
Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain.
Give my blood to the teenager who was pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play.
Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine to exist from week to week.
Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk.
If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses, and all prejudice against my fellow man.
Give my sins to the devil.
Give my soul to God.
If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever. -- Robert N. Test
 

 

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This weekend was everything I needed...... And then some. 

 

I think that, if I stay here, I want the 2nd grade position. 

If I move, I think I'll try to find a preschool job. I don't know if I could change location AND grade level in the same year at this point in time. 

 

DAMN, my friend has some cute kids. They're the sweetest. I loved it.

 

The weather was ridiculously amazing for February in IA.. So, naturally, it was beers and visiting on the deck with the kids. 

Went shopping with Sienna and her oldest... And visited with her and her husband later on.

 

All around-- good times.

 

Also, manda and Katie played with my tinder while I was there. We concluded that ....if I want to get back into dating, I truly need to probably relocate. 😄 

 

I suppose we'll see.

 

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It Is About Time That We Had A President That Was Willing To Go To War With...

It Is About Time That We Had A President That Was Willing To Go To War With The Mainstream Media

 

Michael Snyder

Economic Collapse Blog

February 18, 2017

 

Thursday afternoon’s press conference was perhaps the most memorable moment of Donald Trump’s presidency so far. Trump’s blistering attack on the media was quite a spectacle, but the truth is that it was desperately needed.

 

For decades, the mainstream media has dominated political discourse in this country no matter who has been in control of the White House or Congress. They have become masters of guiding and shaping public opinion, and in recent years they have completely discarded any pretense of being “unbiased” or “objective”. These monolithic media organizations relentlessly push the progressive agenda of their owners (the global elite), and that is why the “news” always seems to be just about the same no matter which network it is coming from. Their monopoly is slowly being broken by the rise of the alternative media, but the truth is that most Americans still rely on just a handful of ultra-powerful media organizations for their news.

 

So when Trump brutally attacked the mainstream media at his press conference on Thursday, millions upon millions of Americans greatly rejoiced, because they finally got what was coming to them. And then on Friday, Trump posted a message to Twitter calling the New York Times, NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN “the enemy of the American people”…

 

After Donald Trump’s surprise election victory in November, many in the mainstream media started referring to the pro-Trump alternative media as “fake news”, but now Trump has totally turned that insult against them.

 

For weeks Trump has been referring to CNN as “fake news”, but on Friday he said that he was now going to refer to them as “very fake news”. The following exchange between Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta comes from the official White House website…

 

Q Just because of the attack of fake news and attacking our network, I just want to ask you, sir —

 

THE PRESIDENT: I’m changing it from fake news, though.

 

Q Doesn’t that undermine —

 

THE PRESIDENT: Very fake news now. (Laughter.)

 

We have never seen an exchange quite like that between a president of the United States and a prominent member of the mainstream media, but it was well overdue…

 

For eight years, the mainstream media gushed and fawned over Barack Obama because he supported the progressive agenda of the global elite, but now that Trump is in the White House virtually every story from the mainstream media is negative.

 

So when Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon refers to them as “the opposition party” he is right on target…

 

In a rare interview with The New York Times last month, Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon, the former chair of the far-right Breitbart News, called reporters the “opposition party” and said “the media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.” “They don’t understand this country,” Bannon said.

 

“They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”

 

At this point, the mainstream media is so desperate to portray Trump as a bad guy that they have resorted to a modern day version of McCarthyism. For decades, liberals always pointed to McCarthyism as one of the greatest examples of paranoia and intolerance in modern American history, but now they are doing the exact same thing to Trump…

 

A bizarre feature of the present confrontation is that the Democrats and liberals have relaunched McCarthyism, something they would have decried as a toxic episode in American political history until a few months ago. Just as Senator Joe McCarthy claimed in 1950 to have a list of communist infiltrators in the State Department, so any contact between a Trump supporter or official and a Russian is now being reported as suspicious and potentially treacherous. It is difficult to see where Trump is wrong when he tweeted that “the Democrats had to come up with a story as to why they lost the election, and so badly, so they made up a story – RUSSIA. Fake news!”

 

The reason why many of us constantly refer to the mainstream media as a single entity is because it really is very tightly controlled. You see, the truth is that more than 90 percent of the news, information and entertainment that Americans get through their televisions comes from just 6 giant media corporations. And of course those 6 enormous corporations are owned and controlled by the elite of the world.

 

The war for our society is a war for hearts and minds, and the reason why the elite have made so much progress is because most Americans allow thousands upon thousands of hours of “programming” to be constantly pumped into their heads.

 

The following numbers come directly from Nielsen, and they show how much news, information and entertainment average Americans consume through various methods each day…

 

Watching live television: 4 hours, 32 minutes

 

Watching time-shifted television: 30 minutes

 

Listening to the radio: 2 hours, 44 minutes

 

Using a smartphone: 1 hour, 33 minutes

 

Using Internet on a computer: 1 hour, 6 minutes

 

When you add the top two categories together, the average American consumes more than five hours of television every single day. And when you add all of those categories together, the average American is plugged into “the matrix” in some way for more than 10 hours a day. We are literally subjecting ourselves to a form of very powerful mind control, and the extraordinary power of the media is something that I addressed in my novel. There are some people that actually cannot stand complete silence because they have become so accustomed to having something “on” all the time. As a society, we are absolutely addicted to entertainment, but there is always an agenda behind that entertainment. This is something that I talked about in a previous article…

 

Virtually every television show, movie, song, book, news broadcast and talk show is trying to shape how you view reality. Whether you realize it or not, you are constantly being bombarded with messages about what is true and what is not, about what is right and what is wrong, and about what really matters and what is unimportant. Even leaving something out or ignoring something completely can send an extremely powerful message.

 

When Donald Trump said that the mainstream media is “the enemy of the American People”, he was 100 percent correct.

 

If our country is going to have a positive future, the immense power that these media corporations have over the general population must be broken.

 

It is about time that we had a president that was willing to go to war with the mainstream media, and I greatly applaud President Trump for the stand that he is taking.

 

 

 

 
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Swing High

Yesterday a friend invited me to a swingers party. I’ve never been to one, and neither has she, but we sort of first became friends because of our connection over our openness about sexuality. A few weeks ago while hanging out at my place we ended up watching this Netflix documentary about swingers. 

 

She’s a lesbian, she was engaged for a little over a year to a girl who she dated for a long time. She kept telling me that she wasn’t sexually satisfied in their relationship and really wanted to see if her fiance would be into opening up the relationship. But she “KNEW” her fiance wouldn’t be into it. I kept telling her that it sounded like a tough spot to be in, and if her girlfriend truly wasn’t down for that kind of thing, then the relationship probably wouldn’t end well – it might have a chance if their sex life was at least decent, but by the sounds of it it wasn’t decent at all. She wasn’t getting any satisfaction from it.

 

Anyway, that’s her personal story, so whatever. I didn’t see my friend, let’s call her T, for like a couple months, and when I saw her again she told me that she’d broken up with her fiance. They were close and she loved her but she realized that the sexual incompatibility wasn’t going to work out for either of them in the long run. Better sooner than later, I say. 

 

So she was already clearly open to this idea, then we watch this documentary, and now she’s found a Mardi Gras themed party that’s happening in our tiny little town out here (wow!). I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested. 

 

I’m so tempted. I’m so curious… and, I kinda like the idea of being with other people.

 

But sort of like T’s situation, I really don’t think Jeff would be down for it. Or maybe he would. I probably shouldn’t assume. Even if I DID want to bring it up with him, it’d have to be… very gently. Slowly. Warm him up to the idea. Then eventually let him know that I’m interested in seeing what this is all about. 

 

But I honestly don’t even know if I’d want to swing. I just … don’t want to rule it out as a possibility for something I might enjoy doing from time to time? 

 

I read something somewhere a while back that said that given the choice between having sex with the same person but in a different position each time the rest of your life, or having sex with a different person but in the same position (I think they specified missionary) the rest of your life, most men surveyed said they’d choose the latter. And most women said they’d choose the former. If that’s true… hey, Jeff can get a different booty once in a while, and so can I, while still having a strong relationship between the two of us. That sounds great.

 

But things don’t always go how you imagine, I know. 

 

Anyway… I honestly don’t think I’ll go with my friend. Even as an observer. Although it has occurred to me that I could tell Jeff that I’m going, AS AN OBSERVER, with a friend who trusts me and asked me to go with her since she knows I’m open minded and it’s her first time. I’d of course admit that I’m also curious about what it’s like. But I’d firmly promise not to participate. Maybe even invite him along…?? As an ‘observer’ or just to enjoy the party, sans sexual encounters. 

 

Anyway, I’m also not sure how he’d react even to that since he knows T is a lesbian, and I am pansexual. There’s nothing sexual between she and I, but I know Jeff still doesn’t fully understand my sexuality. He’s very traditionally-minded, midwestern white hetero male. He’s not been exposed to this kind of stuff a lot. He’s aware of it like a lot of people, but it’s kinda like… his mind hasn’t been exposed really to the mental space it takes to understand certain things. That takes exposure over time, and a little effort at times. 

 

To kind of veer onto a different topic… I have noticed how his going to school has changed him a bit, so I know that exposure and personal exploration make a huge difference in creating understanding. He seemed a little closed minded to me about socioeconomic and racial issues when we first met, but his second semester of college (which he started 2 years after we were dating), he took a class where he did a research project on the projects of Chicago. He learned a lot through his research about the intersection of poverty and racism, and now he speaks up a lot against racism and criticism of people living in poverty. He’s still got his racist stripes here and there… but I see the progress. We all have our things. And we can create understanding through stuff like exposing ourselves to the realities of how people live and how things are interconnected through our lives. 

 

Anyway, just had to get some thoughts out. 

 

Peace.

 

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