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Here I was, your humble writer and teller of Oregon tales,trying to get over a very bad sinus infection brought on by huge forest fires’ smoke, all over the Williamette Valley, and the rest of Oregon. I said to Caroline “at least I didn’t get bronchitis or pneumonia like the others did I?” She was coughing and hacking, and tried to reply; Carolyn had stopped smoking, but the atmosphere was still doing it! EVERYONE in the Valley was sick, or about to get sick, or had already been sick, or with ongoingly-sick.

I couldn’t get in to see the ear nose and throat doctor, his schedule was packed high for months, with people even worse off than me. The rumors were, everybody old, or even slightly fragile, or who had asthma, or even wheezed a little, was endingup in the hospital. But the hospitals were too crowded they didn’t have any room anymore!all this sick desperate humanity, trying to breathe, filled the doors wide, of the urgent care offices all over the county, and probably the rest of the state (from what I’ve heard.) It did one good thing:

it encouraged a lot of people who smoked, to stop. Why buy cigarettes, or cigars or a pipe,when the state itself was doing the smoking for you?

in the meantime, I was huddled over my bronchial steamer, and telling Carolyn she ought to get one;”I know,” she replied, slipping her hot chocolate drearily, “I tried, they’re all out, they have to reorder them they’re selling like barbecued chicken, or local brew!” “Well,” I commented, as we got ready to go out, facemasks in hand, “it’ll only be a short time until we probably switch over to oxygen tanks and those masks.”her dreary moan was very predictable.

as we slipped on our nose and mouth mask, trying to keep out some of the disreputable junk flying through the air, from all the forest fires, I tried to think back; didn’t people used to say that forest fires were predictable? Especially if we had huge drought, for many years, and then ended up with all whole spring and summer of 96° weather, and no water? And no rain? NEVER any rain, anymore, in a state that used to be reputable FOR RAIN! “THE RAIN STATE”.

I have been talking to some arborists, and they shook their heads; “yes, forest fires are predictable, and the state and the County and the federal government has screwed us over by ignoring and neglecting all the obvious signs. Having huge droughts for years, over all that forest land, which has been getting as dry as the fire tender, and then having all that hot weather, yes,= that does equal FOREST FIRES.” There’s no two ways about it, the state government has been ignoring it all, in hopes that it would just go away and disintegrate like fairy dust.

“maybe the government didn’t have money for it,” I asked the guys, the tree guys. “Also,” said one of the arborists, “environmentalists do not want any monkeying with public forest lands, not even to thin them out. And if the state doesn’t have any money, the environmentalists are not going to volunteer to do it either! Hey, we don’t get hired to do it! You’ve got trees yourself, you know if you don’t take care of them, they go to hell! Well, that’s what happened to all these forest fire lands; they definitely went to hell, nobody took any responsibility for them especially our state government!” There were nods of heads all around, they pretty much agreeed with that.

“one thing I don’t know about,” I said to Carolyn, back again to the present moment. “Are the lumber companies losing all their forest land also? Are there trees getting burned down like this?” “Gee,” she said, trying to drink some water, “I really don’t know. Didn’t ask those guys?” “No, I forgot to.” I said, trying to drink a cup of coffee for my nerves. “I completely forgot to ask, is this only the public forest land and parks and all those wonderful trees that we supposedly own, that are burning down? Are the lumber companies doing it also? Or did they take care of their forest land?”

we in our white breathing masks, carefully got into Carolyn’s old car, (her mother-in-law is probably going to buy her a new one, she just died, or something hopefully;) headed out to get something to eat. It sure seemed funny, trying to breathe, and eat at the same time.

Hopefully that would not be the way of the future, but the way the state was getting run, and the County, and the federal government, it looks like we would be investing in oxygen tanks and those facemasks, in the very near future. So maybe I should start looking into that equipment, and how much this junk will cost me..I mean, I don’t have to have a car, because I’m already getting enough gasoline right in my face from everybody else’s in Eugene, but I definitely have to be able to BREATHE.

And I don’t reckon on catching anymore diseases, they could put me in the hospital anytime soon, me being a senior and all, on all this cut and massacred Medicare I get.everybody in the newspaper would write in and say, “wow, why don’t you put us all on Medicare, we all deserve it.” there are the entitled, even though we seniors worked for many years, toiling day after day on the job, these guys come along and say “give us your Medicare! We don’t care if you earned it, we wanted it TOO.”.

well, I guess Obama care did give them our Medicare, directly. They have it now, and we seniors practically DON’T HAVE MEDICARE anymore!

that is just a side subject, but doesn’t it get you riled up? You work for years and years, put all those billions of dollars into the government, just to get a little Medicare out when you fall over and retire, and all these other people come along, crowd into your insurance, and yell at you, “HEY! Move over! We want your Medicare too!” And you feel like shoving them in front of a train in a crowded subway.

show me a politician who can enable me to do that, and I will vote for him next election.

in the meantime, I’m going to concentrate on trying to breathe, amid the smoky oxygen, from forest fires that should have been prevented, and weren’t, and swearing under my breath about who should’ve done it. – And didn’t give a rats ass.

But, it is it REALLY TRUE? Can this huge tide of forest fires, which will obviously get worse every year, because of our overly burning weather, can it be ALTERED? Can it be changed at all? Can any of it be prevented by human beings in Oregon? So far, the state of Washington can’t stop it, there fires, and good old California who’s got monstrous huge forest fires, haven’t been able to stop them either or prevent any of them. So then, are those people correct who say that, we in Oregon can prevent SOME of our forest fires? I really didn’t know.

I was getting such conflicting opinions, without any evidence to back them, that I felt split in half; some of the opinion said, yes we should’ve been able to prevent some of it, and on the other side they said, NO, we can’t prevent our horrible Oregon forest fires. It is the price of “world climate change”.WAS California able to stop any of theirs? it didn’t look like it.add to that, we weren’t getting any honest reactions from the state government, or from the federal government about this. And all the states with huge forest fires were running out of money to fight them!

As to information about this, we were getting censorship, as usual from the media and the government’s definitely weren’t going to tell you anything. It would have to be individual experts who would chime in, and give some kind of evidence to back their opinions. That’s why I’m posting this, on this blog; we sure would like to hear from you all, no matter what your opinion is, about these Oregon forest fire danger now. Is there anything we can do to lessen it, or avoid any of it? Is it just a case of MONEY again? Or is it a case of politics, private industry, and lies and whispers?

(Sandraminadotty, cough cough, in Eugene Oregon; don’t forget to vote wisely, in the next election, because we absolutely need somebody running this state, who knows the fucking hell what they are doing.) 🙂





“Among  the many beautiful   and healthy places in Eugene, Oregon, is the downtown Plaza, affectionately known as the Wayne Morse Memorial statue– Plaza. This picturesque and beautiful downtown area, is one of the most modern downtowns in all Oregon; featured with designer stores, a Barney’s, and many other upscale, department stores and unique gift centers, and tourist shops, only to be compared with the most illustrious areas of downtown San Francisco California, and Manhattan in New York City.”.

“since the Valley of Williamette, a pollen free and wonderful playground of organic, green,-carbon footprint – free niches, is such a healthy place to live, people flock here to compete for the real estate and the few houses that are on sale. Living in Eugene is considered only equal to living in Beverly Hills California, or the upper West side of New York City. Add to that, a beautiful vacation home on Lake Como, Italy, and you have some idea of the Williamette Valley, only it is still a small town, quiet and smog free, with no freeway or traffic jams,one of the healthiest and most upscale places in the United States, or even the world, to live or to vacation in.”

“the political and equal opportunity atmosphere of Eugene, is so Democratic, fair, and equalized to every political and cultural taste, that you could find any kind of person here. Mostly, the upper-middle-class, the middle class, and the very well-paid working people live here, in some of the most modern and well-equipped homes rivaling only the type that Bill Gates lives in. We are talking MODERN! We are talking INNOVATIVE!”

“Plans to build a whole light rail system, through the whole valley, are on the books and are approved by the voters, who have voted in one of the most unbiased and  democratic governments in all of Oregon, or even the United States. Similar to the very democratic voting system of Switzerland, voters have every opportunity, to have discussion and free choice on every subject and problem, any free ranging system of voter planning groups, meet every month, to decide how to pursue any subject or situation that comes up in the Valley”.

“One of the most free minded mayors, Mayor Kitty, is a delight and a refreshing change from the usual male demagogue;this very open and free spirited person, who is adored and loved by every voter in the Valley, for keeping taxes down, having built a wonderful school system, with every luxury and advantage, is a whiz and a wizard at financial planning, and works so well with all the many businesses and all the many industries all through the County, that many job seekers come here, because this area is so well equipped with industry, large businesses, many small and medium-sized businesses and industries, and a huge roster of jobs and employment opportunities, that makes Silicon Valley look pale in comparison.”

“in addition to industry and business, the fantastic GREEN and organically-grown farms of Lane County, keep the area filled with nutritious and very reasonably priced, healthy, foods. Lane County is a model of modern organic farming, and one of the most nutritious and delicious rosters of foods in the whole world.” “

There are no GMOs or unnaturally bred types of vegetables or fruit, or any type of produce in the whole valley. In addition to this, the air is so clean and pollen free, because this green and organic wonderland does not produce pollen or allergies to hassle the Oregon nose or sinuses. Bronchitis and pneumonia are virtually unknown here, and the huge spate of world renowned doctors, physicians , and nurse practitioners, are exceptional, and Microsoft employees from Seattle often come to this Valley, to seek some of the most advanced and easily obtained medical treatments known in the United States or even the rest of the world. ”

“Not that anyone needs a doctor here! People are too busy filling their happy hours with golf, tennis, every outdoor sport imaginable, hunting, fishing, river rafting, learning any possible craft or educational skill, literature or art, or cultural endeavor. Senior citizens have been known to set up housekeeping here, and wonder why they never came here in the first place. The area boasts no typical low class, or homeless population, as the high real estate values and love of industry, rule out any places for the underemployed, or those on the mercy of the state and social services. This valley is beloved by University of Oregon students, most of which are natives of Oregon, as the University of Oregon admission prices and rates for class have all been down by the wonderful management staff.,and the long-standing and adored president of the University.” – –

“Haven’t you gotten that thing done yet?” Asked Carolyn, as I labored over a cold computer, with hot and asthmatic breathing system, and I looked at the clock. “It’s not time yet for me to go to the doctor,” I said,. “This is a horrible sinus infection, I was hoping to miss it this time.” “Well, all my friends are getting bronchitis, pneumonia, sinus infections, and every infection you can think of this summer,” returned Carolyn, taking off her face mask, as she had just come in the door. I wondered if those things really work, and keep all the pollen out of your face and your lungs.. Probably not; years ago it used to be grass seed burning,  and all the pollution from the lumber mill, now it was the very worst bunch of allergies, to out do California.

“you still have a fever?” Asked Carolyn, putting her hand on my  forehead.”no, I think it’s come down a little,” I answered, trying to finish up the advertising that the city and County was hiring me to come up with, that would probably be put in national magazines, as an advertising section.”but my head still feels like a big bass drum, I have so much pain medication in me I can’t feel anything – no, that’s a lie I can feel all of it.”

Carolyn looked over my shoulder, at the text I was putting into the processor; she whistled loudly, right in my ear. Ouch! “Wow the city is really paying you to write all this garbage? Aren’t you afraid you’ll get caught by the FBI or the CIA, for terrorism in print? These are some of the biggest lies I’ve ever seen, and that’s even for Oregon! “No pollution, no pollen, no homeless, high rates of employment with big wages;” girl, you are one of the biggest shit – swappers I have ever seen in my life! You need to be working for the federal government, you’re so good! Are you sure you didn’t write Obama’s last and first election speeches? “Hope and change”?”

I grinned, proudly; “this is my favorite part; democratic and free, and equal exchange of political and cultural views ever seen in the US, and that is our Valley.” Oh and get this; “taxpayers have a choice about everything in the government, including the schools.” Don’t you think I’m some kind of wunderkind of bull shit?”

“I’m so surprised that you acquiesced to writing this stuff, for the local government,” said Carolyn puzzled, “I know that you hate their guts, just like all the rest of us. What made you decide to go over?”

“I didn’t really,” I said, deciding to quit and close up the processor for now; I was feeling nauseated and even the pain medication wasn’t staving off the sinus usual, when I got sick, I had to go through a drop-in clinic, because my regular doctors clinic was to full up; even the drop-in clinic was filled with new Obama care patients, who would never be able to get a full-time regular GP; there weren’t enough doctors to go around, but it didn’t matter. I expected to die very miserable, in this Valley, someday, probably on morphine.”I just didn’t have enough money, and I was desperate. It’s not like there’s any other jobs around here, that pay anything over eight dollars an hour. – Unless you are a doctor.or, one of the out of state or foreign University of Oregon students, the little wealthy buggers!”

“Or, you have to work for the local government,” finished Carolyn. “Maybe you should stick your head under a cold faucet. Oh, I found out there’s this new American wonder drug – aspirin! Isn’t that really advanced and miraculous of them?ASPIRIN! Who would’ve figured? that’s their great new wonder drug! you suppose it cures cancer too?”  “I wish it would cure asthma, I wish it would cure all the smog on River road,” I muttered, putting on my face mask, as we were preparing to go out into the open atmosphere.I wondered when we were going to have to start using oxygen tanks to go outside. Soon enough.maybe I wouldn’t get my annual, summer miserable sinus infection, if I started using oxygen tanks.

(Sandramina, rushing to the bathroom to throw up, and have diarrhea at the same time, in Lane County, Eugene, Oregon, during the summer infection – rush, trying to get a doctor, and wishing I were in the old frozen Alaska that used to be. Hooray for the Arctic! The old Arctic! May we have a fifth ice age, and not a new pollen – encrusted, smog – wholesome Valley of Willamette, Eugene, OE!)    🙂          : (         





there are those of us, who consider ourselves smarter than everyone else, more capable, and better at ruling towns, counties, states and countries better than others. In other words, we have very big egos. That pretty much nowadays describes everybody. Everyone thinks they know what to do, more than anyone else. So naturally we have columnists who write on “sex expertise, for gay and straight people” and “relationship and life advice for other people”. It’s bad enough we have to watch amateur TV shows, where some snide person decides you can’t sing, you can’t dance, and throws you off the show.  animal04.gif tedy bearanimal03.gif cutekittyanimal02.gif blakkat

as far as politics, we always select the guy who has the biggest mouth, and promises us the most, and tells us he can do better than anyone else. So, we elect the wrong people! We elect the people who promise us everything! Which of course is impossible. And we don’t want to hear from the other side “I can’t promise you everything, the government is overwhelmed, and we will have to cut a lot of it out, it in order for us to survive.” Somehow Germany did that, which explains why they are in better shape than the rest of the countries in the European union.maybe it’s because they like sauerkraut so well. emo03.gif wild clemenstn1.gif thakgiv

But try telling an American that!the last thing they want to hear is, “you have to start cutting back, you cannot have everything you want,or maybe everything you need, you’re going to have to tighten your belt and be frugal.” Frugal is a word that no one uses anymore, because everyone refuses to try it. In fact, it’s become a bad word, in a nation that desires everything to be possible, even if they can’t afford it, and it will break the government eventually.try electing honest people; it’s not possible, because the public doesn’t WANT honest politicians! They want politicians to tell them exactly what they want to hear!they don’t want to hear, that everything is screwed up, and they’re going to have to go through hell to fix it. fifawm66 053.gif  Old Guy em.

it reminds me of the way that most people approach life; reject reality. Just concentrate on what you want out of it, and that you deserve it, you’re going to get it, nobody’s going to stand in your way. However, life can cut down even Americans, to reality, and give them a really hard time because they’re not listening to it. For example, can you imagine an America where people can’t drive their cars as much as they want to anymore? Because gas is become too expensive? And they’re going to have to CHANGE what they expect, just like Europe has to take lots of public transportation. movie01.gif spaceman sml world

I won’t go into the financial ramifications of such an attitude. That you can BUY anything, and the government won’t fall on your head? That you can spend anything, and you won’t go broke? that business and big financial companies can be as crooked as they like, and no one will ever find out? There will never be any bad results?that EVERYBODY can afford a home? vote09052

So the denial of reality in modern-day life, is something that we understand has been going on for many many centuries, probably back into ancient times. However, I don’t think ancient times handled it exactly that way. Reality tended to  hit solidly in the head, from the time they woke up in the morning, about their status and situation in life, and if you didn’t pay attention to it, you were screwed from the beginning. That didn’t stop the crowds in Rome that wanted bread and circuses and expected them. So we are not the first civilization to screw ourselves up from wanting pink champagne, pixies and fairies, and fairyland, and to print as much money as we like, and still have it actually have any value. People have been doing this all through history. zombie09

But we’re only to speaking here, about the question that came to dear Abby in the newspaper recently. (That I will admit, right away that I am not a sage or genius, and I don’t know how to fix everything. That’s not what I’m saying.) However, it does give you an insight into the ways that society tends to lie to its people, for its own reasons. Somebody writes to” dear Abby:” and says,” dear Abby: do you think people can change?”of course dear Abby automatically says, “I assume you mean, change for the better. The answer is yes, of course people can change. With motivation, determination, and perseverance, people can accomplish almost anything they set their minds to.” vote12052

OH BOY! That last bit was a load of BS! But it’s not unusual, it comes from psychologists and psychiatrists every single day. “Of course you’re going to get better, of course you’re going to get cured or get well.” It’s that “people can accomplish almost anything they set their minds to.” You probably heard something like that from your folks; they probably told you, if they were like mine and like a lot of people’s, “you can be anybody and anything you want to, in life dear!” – – Which sets you up for pretty bad disappointment in life. vote07052.gif shark n ful

just watch that movie “fight club”, with Brad Pitt, and you’ll see what I mean. One of the reasons that the guys in the story, want a fight club, is they are so angry and exasperated, over getting lied to by society about the following message; “work hard, work long hours, do everything you’re supposed to do, be honest, be forthright, and you will eventually become the big boss.” But the characters in the movie have found out just the opposite; not everybody can be the big boss. In fact most people can’t!and careers and life have a lot more limits on them that we are told by society. And the guys in the movie, have to work so hard long hours, doing bull shit, to have fancy credit cards, and lots of credit, and even cars they don’t want, and pickup trucks they don’t want. And they’re very very angry about being lied to all this time.  bek009.gif   firey burning emoticon strip01.gif fight

it is definitely a “THING” of Americans and America, that we are all told, maybe when we graduate from something, “go forth and conquer the world, and succeed and become the divine, make lots of money, become accomplished, and become tops in your career.” Of course nobody mentions that everybody gets told that, and not very many people can do that, there is not really that much room at the top.that’s why there are much fewer billionaires, then there are the rest of us who are poor. happy_bouncing_____gift__by_snowsniffer-d599dec

Maybe people told you,you should not try to make a living off of art; but they don’t tell you the reason WHY. They don’t tell you the reason is, so few people make a living off of a creative job, that one in 6 billion can do it. How about those odds? They really don’t tell you that. You have to find out later, and also find out that you take it for granted, they mean that YOU can’t make a living off it, because you’re not good enough! Not the reason. You just assume that and they don’t tell you., Is because almost NOBODY makes a living off of it. And there are trillions and trillions of artists that are good. Look at the web, they’re all over the place.___i_don__t_know____worried_emoticon_by_classyretrogaga-d59a329super_original_hand_crank_by_twoohten-d599zqs

of course, also when we’re young, we don’t want to hear people tell us, we can’t do something. So we go out and try to do it anyway. Instead of looking at the statistics and investigating the facts, we listened to people in art school, and teachers of art, because they want to make money off of our illusions. avelineofunderland_support_sign_by_sugarislife28-d59a9ed

Which leads me to one of the first principles in life everyone should know; “we want to believe the lies we want to be true, not the real truth.”.maybe it sounds cruel, but it’s true. Especially society loves to lie to its members, and its members just lap it up.  evil_smile.gif hoppy

however, very important lying, in very important instances, can really fuck up your life. This is not one of those minor little white lies; like the one above, the politician promising the people in a democracy everything they want, and that nothing is impossible, and the politician is perfectly capable of doing it,   if you elect him, there are insidious ones that society just won’t let go of. 37.gif whitekitty

we’re talking about the one that dear Abby just recited: “yes, of course people can change. With motivation, determination, and perseverance, people can accomplish almost anything they set their minds to.” That is a very particularly American piece of crap.  cute_robot___free_avvie_by_r0se_designs-d4ki7adgif

In the first place, there are certain things about yourself, and about life that are impossible to change. And you have to look at that right now. You cannot change the age that you were born into, the financial and social matrix you were born into, your parents, your family, your talents, and all your physical attributes, including that part of your personality that is inherited from your parents.and it is true now, we’ve found out that personalities, are inherited to a great degree. Some people are just naturally more outgoing, and some people are always going to be more introverted. It goes with the inheritance of family. Some people are good at math, because everybody in their family has that kind of brain.or, everyone in your family is good at poetry or English, or writing. It’s just an inherited talent. Cream_and_Racoongirl_emoticon_by_zimpy222

So if you look at the statement that “of course people can change.” – That has to be explained.and it has to have some reality thrown at it. Changing your self is very very difficult, and very very limited. About the above circumstances, there’s not much you can change. For example, today in America, the statistics say that almost nobody changes their social and financial standing and moves to a higher one anymore. For what ever reasons, most of us are stuck in the one we are born into. We now have social and financial classes that are completely solidified.think of us, as becoming like England. your family comes from chambermaids, you are going to be a chambermaids. Hard to believe, but there it is.Kiwi___the_BIRD_by_Emotikonz

and I can hear you saying, “but what about the exceptions to the rule? Look at Jay Leno.” Yes let’s look at Jay Leno how many of him are there? There’s one.there is also only one David Letterman. And there was only one Johnny Carson. There were not a whole lot of Johnny Carsons, who all made good.I can promise you one thing, that if you want to become Jay Leno, you are going to have to pay a very big price, which involves, doing anything you have to do, no matter what it is, to become him. To have his job. The reason being, there are plenty of other people who would kill their mother, or dump a baby into a garbage pail, just so they could become Jay Leno.It has a VERY big price on it.and there’s no guarantee, that if you pay the price, that you’re going to get the prize after all. There are no guarantees in life.___fight____by_forestsofazarath

so the statement, “with motivation, determination, and perseverance,” does not include the very necessary things of “trickery, crookedness, lying, cheating, bribing, sleeping with, killing, marrying, and licking the boots of whoever you need to, to become the success.” I just love it where she says “people can accomplish almost anything they set their minds to.” Yes, I’m 67 years old, and of course if I go to very good doctors of fertility, I will be able to have a child at my age. I will also be able to strike it rich. I’ll be able to find a man, who’s very sexy and loves me and doesn’t care that I’m old. Not only that, even at this age, and from my bleak start, and the fact that I’m a woman, I can still run for president and become president of the United States.”Lycanthropy_by_Emotikonz

I just love that last one; no other woman who has ever run for her parties vice president or president, has ever been chosen by her political party,  to ever run for president! That’s because they are all run by MAN. MEN! And the one thing they fear, is women getting up in the world, going into politics, and having a chance rule as president. they are already scared to death of us,they won’t let us into very high paid blue-collar union jobs, how the heck do you think we are ever going to become president, unless we women organized, together, and conquered men in the United States, and took over the country!?_happyslap__by_tornadobeast 62.gif starwars fight

Yes, I’m talking about, women would have to make war against men, very effectively, and win, and be dominant over the male sex. That’s what it would take. Too bad we’re not going to do it.the reason that’s the only thing that would work is, that is pretty much the only thing that men understand.that’s how they work with each other, and that’s  how they understand us.the submissive sex, and they are the dominant one.that’s exactly how they all compete, and work with each other, they don’t like to cooperate. They don’t like to work side-by-side, they like to take over.Don__t_Git_In_by_Momma__G

Look at the way they manage all the nations.DOMINATE! Even the UN can’t get over it, they hate the Jews! WHY should they hate the Jews? Because there are lots of Jews influential in Hollywood? Even if that’s true, Hollywood is not the whole, they hate the Jews, and want to destroy them, because they need some small nation, to destroy, because it makes them feel better and look better..also, and I believe this to be true, the largest majority of Jews are pretty intelligent. Let’s face it, most of the world hates intelligent people. They consider us to be an alien species. They can’t do anything about putting up with the huge computer nerds, because they can’t trash them anymore.but boy, if they get a group of physicists in a room, most people are going to feel inferior, and shakefist(1)stupid, so they hate the physicists. “ALL SCIENTISTS ARE EVIL! Don’t believe them! Don’t believe what they say!”

. However we’ve got a long way from dear Abby’s little assertion that “people can change.” Is a very very mistaken, naïve, and a horribly simplistic statement. Try finding out, the statistics for how many alcoholics actually quit drinking. I know that a relative of mine, had the problem and asked their doctor, “what are my chances of quitting drinking?” And the doctor gave them the statistics of alcoholism. It was not good. Very few alcoholics quit _fart__remake_by_arriochdrinking. Most of them don’t. My relative was intelligent enough to go to AA, and do everything they had to, and they quit drinking. But apparently it’s not as common as we think. The relative was in the minority.DON_T_FART_by_Cinyke

just how hard is it actually to change things that you do? We’re not even talking about “changing your self.” Just your behavior. For example,you can tell by now, I am not very good at editing. And I have tried to change that in this blog! Over and over and over! So, am I ever going to be able to change that? I don’t know. For one thing I’m very verbose. When I latch onto a subject I tend to keep going..I even go back over this column, and try to cut out unnecessary things. But even cutting out stuff, I still have too big a column.that may be the reason, most professional novelists have their own editors, which edit their novel before it’s published. They can’t do it themselves.they just can’t cut up stuff and leave it out._fuckthis__by_crakaemotes

the next people you should probably talk to, and a lot of them, are psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and therapists. Depending on just how bad off someone is as a client or patient, ask them some of the ratios of change for the better that happen to their patients.if they’re honest with you, they’ll tell you that huge change in eagersomebody that has very extreme bad behavior, or very bad mental or emotional illness,is not very common.

However, it’s very possible that there is SOME CHANGE for the better. At least, there’s a tiny bit of chance. It depends on how strong the person is, and how determined, and even the situation they been born into, as far as how much support they have enabling them to get any better, and of course, how ill they are. Schizophrenics, for example most doctors give up on._mycandy__by_reusdesigns

In fact, personality disorders that are severe or, a lot of psychologists and psychiatrists won’t out right tell their patients, that they’re never going to change it.a lot of very bad personality disorders, especially if there is depression, I read, have about may be at the most 40% chance of getting better. And that’s only personality disorders. We’re not talking about the people who are in prison with very very severe illnesses, taking medication, who were so crazy they murder or are really bad criminals. People who murdered their parents.pedophiles. Rapists. Serial killers. Even regular criminals and crooks have an extremely hard time turning it around, outside, and living straighter lives. Even if they WANT to go straighter. If they have the tools, that helps a lot.Catching_Butterflies_by_spring_sky

It’s also like asking the question, “how many drug addicts can quit taking drugs? Permanently?” That should’ve been tackled by dear Abby, because that’s one of the most difficult of all. Along with personality changes, and other things like, be able to manage stress during your life, or being able to avoid falling into depressions. That’s because our brains are not made for easily being able to evolve, or change. Once we are programmed from very early in life, that is usually it. And then we have to put up with it, or live with it, or, if we can’t change ourselves, try to change, even a little bit, our behavior.stay completely away from the sugar. Stay completely away from women or kids. (Take medication to disable us.) Stay in prison, so we don’t murder anymore. Go to anger management classes, and then, if that doesn’t work, when we lose our temper and do ridiculously horrible things, they’ll put us back in stir again.beethoven_by_angelratdesigns

but changing a personality? dear Abby is being completely naïve and avoiding reality herself. Have you ever even tried to go on a diet successfully? Many people have, and many people have failed. Even if you lose the weight, there is a very high rate of recidivism, gaining all the weight back, including more. That part about “motivation, determination, and perseverance” being able to “accomplish almost anything” is one of the tackiest statements I’ve ever heard.__pyro___by_Tobasko

“almost anything”.well, I’d like to be a very cute baby pig, with wings and fly around._fly__by_KimRaiFan

Talk about dear Abby not facing reality? She was doing okay with “motivation,” because that seems to have a high chance of success, sometimes. But “almost anything”? Can I still have the baby at age 67? And all the other impossible questions I just wrote up  there? Oh, and I’m going to marry one of the Trump family and get filthy rich?and although I’ve had a lot of depression most of my life, I’m going to get rid of all of it by the time I die?

Oh my God, did I just hear the heavens tear apart, burst into flame, and go up in smoke?No_TV_No_Beer_make_Homer_crazy_by_ilaaaria

yes, I did.and I’m going to run for president, and be the first female president in the White House. – – After I make war on all men in the United states, and win, put most of them in chains, and make sure they don’t get out of them.super_smash_emotes_by_ville10-d38ms5r

and recently did I hear the words “hope and change”? – Being batted around, again?the worst of that, being the word “change” when the federal government and the political system is hopelessly gridlocked, and locked into a old refrigerator freezer.fantastic_tard_4_by_MenInASuitcase

Of course there’s room for change! I have plenty of nickels and dimes in my pocket!but what I really need, are $20 bills.I’m just saying, the next time you hear someone say, “OF COURSE people can change” you should determine just what it is you have to change, and just how big a price you’re willing to pay, and even if God will accept the payment or not. Because the next time I hear some politicians say, “hope and change,” I’m going to get out my shotgun, and make him duck.

QUACK! QUACK!! QUACK!.Wot_emotes_by_Droneguard

And you should take Dear Abby with a grain of salt.botherplz

(Sandraminadotty, musing away in lousy, hot, smoggy and damp miserable August weather, where we’re all getting infections,  bronchitus, illnesses from the bad air and allergies, (and the melting Arctic)  where i’ve gained back weight I’ve lost, and forgotten again to brush my bad teeth.  Eugene, oh so sick, oh so dealing with reality!!!HA HA HA HA!! “EUGENE AND REALITY!!!””  NO WAY!!   )  🙂   ..clovis-thecutestcat