Day 78 – Kicked Off Facebook

Well, I have been put in an infinite loop of trying to use my Facebook account. I wonder why.

A couple years ago my YouTube Channel was pulled – nothing outrageously political on there, but we did have videos of our hemp fields. Craziness.
I am so frustrated – I don’t use Facebook for me personally very much, but we do have a page for our store. I had tried the last 2 weeks to purchase advertising for the fresh pastries and breads that we were bringing in, and it said that our account had been disabled for advertising.

And then I tried to submit the form to ask WHY our account was disabled and it would not let me press the submit button – here’s the video.

I have now been logged out of the Facebook application on my phone and on all my computers. When I try to log in, it says it is sending a 6-digit code to my phone however I NEVER GET ONE. I haven’t for 2 weeks. I am locked out in and infinite loop. No recourse. No one to call and complain to. Shut down.

No code is sent to my phone. I have tried repeatedly.

Locked out. Shut up. It is happening to people who don’t agree with Tech Giant platforms. I think it is because I have always been a staunch liberal advocate for the Constitution and Food and Medicine Freedom. This is how they shut you up and make it impossible to grow your company. This is tyranny. And I don’t know how to fix it. Yet.

Day 73 of the New COVID Reality – It’s Getting Ugly Out There

You can feel the anger seething off of most people. Masked like a faceless victim – ruled by fear – the new God for those who refuse to ask questions, refuse to take personal responsibility, refuse to have dialogue or respectful conversation.

That seething hatred – I feel it every time I go to a store. It used to be fun to shop. It used to be fun to look around at things – at the grocery store, the nursery, the lumber-yard. It used to be fun to be a part of a capitalist society – but not anymore.

You have to be masked – so you can’t breathe or smell anything. Olfactory input is actually pretty important to the human species, and society is effectively obeying our masters to stop exploring the world with part of our senses.

You have to stand 6 feet apart – but in many retail settings it is literally impossible to pass people or shop that way, creating a constant barrage of internal questions about where you should stand, how you should move, and how you should properly comply. I needed eggs, but there were people hovering there, and I didn’t want to make them uncomfortable, so I went and hovered somewhere else waiting, but then in the meantime missed my chance to grab a container before another masked and faceless human entity swarmed in so that I continued this incredible f-ed up dance of not doing what I wanted and needed to do to make other people who could care less about me feel comfortable. Sad.

It is miserable shopping for flowers when you feel compelled to hurry and get out of there because all of the senior citizens (not all, but MANY) are glaring at you – I feel like they hate young people and would rather us not be “out and about” so they can shop without the chance of having exposure to us potential asymptomatic carriers of disease. I wish they understood that I am the one ensuring their 401K and Social Security.

It is all very uncomfortable. Very miserable. And if it is a sign of what is to come, it is time to close up shop and look into doing something different. At my store we want to offer people a beautiful shopping experience – it is hard to experience beauty when you are afraid, when you are masked and gloved. And now, according the “the experts” the best thing to do is to treat EVERYONE like they are infected . Sounds like a recipe for a disastrous and violent shopping experience.

Tank ain’t worried about none of this. My saving grace.

Day 40 – OBEY. Face Mask Usefulness

Well, it looks like everyone is now potentially an asymptomatic carrier of disease – so everyone must obey. Cover your f-ing face.

I kind of get it. Except that I am pretty sure this is our new reality. Which really sucks. This will be good for the people who don’t want to show their face though. I am contemplating my new outfits for fun fun grocery shopping so that I can comply effectively while rebelling.

Personally, and I don’t know $h!t, I think that keeping a face mask on for hours and hours at a time is going to be HORRIBLE for people’s health. By keeping a covering over your nose and mouth, you are effectively creating moisture and heat, which of course, is a great breeding ground for bacteria. I mean, not to sound like a complete and total crazy person, but our noses actually have ‘filters’ to help us live in a world with bacteria and viruses…which we have done for thousands of years up to this point.

Wow, I must sound like a witch. Burn her at the stake!

I wish we could have some discussion about facts – I wish we could investigate possibilities for continuing on both socially and economically. I wish we could have discussion about building immune systems and creating nutrient-dense food that would help us fuel better – so that we could feel better. But it is hard to have conversations with your mouth covered and your eyes closed. : (

Tank effectively social distancing. Impressive.

Day 32 of Coronavirus Contemplations & Insanity

Four Weeks AFTER the virus has been circulating.. NOW, NOW IS THE TIME FOR MORE!

HERETIC. I can already hear it. I am going to be one of THOSE people. I am going to be somebody that doesn’t completely FOLLOW and OBEY and STAY. I am going to be somebody that says something. A true liberal would listen, but I live in the Roaring Fork Valley – where it is dangerous to be classically liberal and allow ALL to speak and attempt to have common-sense conversations versus blindly living in fear.

At our (Tank and I) favorite off-leash dog park, they have decided to MAKE people use leashes (including out in the field where you rarely come into contact with anyone any day of the week). I was so enraged, I had to let this calm down in my head for a couple days.

First of all, if they wanted to have ANY type of f-ing impact, they should have done this A MONTH AGO. Not now. We are nearly 5 weeks in – and everyone in the Valley is going to the same TWO grocery stores. If you want to know where a “Super Spreader Event” is going to happen – it is going to be in the grocery stores – not in a f^c#ng FIELD away from all humanity.

Second of all, there are some pretty angry people that CANNOT STAND DOGS, and especially cannot stand them running free BEING DOGS off leash. These are a special category of people that I loathe because they feel it is their duty to take away the fun and freedom from people like ME. They hate joy (if they don’t like dogs, you know there is a deeper problem within their psyche – just sayin’), and they hate seeing SPONTANEOUS reactions from people and animals alike. They want you to CONFORM. LEASH. MASK. OBEY. F^C#!NG RIDICULOUS.

Are we really protecting our community by not allowing people to play sports while practicing social distancing? It IS possible to shoot hoops alone… it is also possible to hit a tennis ball on a wall by yourself. Are we really heroes for making people stay at home?

I want to be a good community member. I practice social distancing. I have taken a huge hit with my company. I am not actively complaining. I don’t judge others for how they are reacting. I want people to feel safe and stay healthy. I have not been to our 2 major grocery stores in 3 weeks, I hate how it feels in there with all of these masked people with sunglasses afraid of being around anyone even though these draconian measures were put into effect nearly 4 weeks after the COVID-19 virus started circulating in the Valley. I get their fear – I am not participating in that but respect peoples’ rights to.

I just want to live my life freely… as long as I am not hurting anyone else. I go to the dog park nearly every day. I rarely see anyone at the time we go. If we see someone I can easily stand 6 feet apart from them. I pay at least $16,000 in taxes to the State and local governments every year. I want to take my dog for an off-leash walk – THIS IS NOT HARMING ANYONE ELSE IF I DO NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH ANYONE ELSE. My head.

STAY HOME. Keep staying home. Just don’t look at the window and see people NOT staying home. Starbucks had a line this morning in Basalt… the good news is COFFEE IS ESSENTIAL AND NECESSARY REASON NOW I guess! And I agree!!

Day 28 of Coronavirus Contemplations & Rage

STAY.

Today, when I walked into a “local” small grocery store in Basalt I was stopped at the door (to the approximately 500 square foot space MAYBE) and told that I could not come in unless I had a mask and gloves. I am not sure why that set me off. I guess I really don’t want to hurt people, but at this point (about 30 days after all this started – to date there have been 39 cases and 2 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Pitkin County, Colorado) it seems like it is a bit overkill. Am I a bad or stupid person for thinking this? Thankfully I had my park gloves and some neck wrap thing in my truck. It was the second most unpleasant visit to date after accidentally going to Whole Foods during Senior Hour (because I ALWAYS go to the grocery store early).

While I was in there, an older gentleman came in and it is quite incredible how most of these people I have encountered treat me (someone pretty young and I THINK pretty healthy looking) like some carrier of disease. It really f^ck$ with your psyche. It really hurts because these are the people I work for – paying their social security and ensuring the stock market will hold their 401K. But right now, I am a potential Super Spreader I guess. I really don’t ever want to go to the grocery store again.

OBEY.

I am sad. And angry. Is this the “new normal”? Most people were a$$ho!es before, now we get to have a$$ho!ies with masks and sunglasses. I think it will be like keyboard warriors. People are more apt to show their horrible and sick nature when they can hide behind a screen, or a mask, or sunglasses.

Is it worth a fight? Is it worth a conversation (which in most cases would actually be an argument because people are so amazingly stuck on their own ideas and egos that they cannot even fathom LISTENING to someone else)?

Oh, and now that we are sterilizing everything and supposedly constantly and continuously ‘sanitizing’ our hands – does that make us more safe? Or actually more prone to disease? Isn’t there something to building immunity? Isn’t there something about letting your bacteria and immune system have SOME exposure to microbes and such because not ALL of them are scary and bad? Hmmm… for the next pandemic and crisis – I am thinking we should take a look at that. I am not sure who “we” are though. Me and Tank maybe. Great Danes cannot social distance. I build my immunity every day through Great Dane kisses.

This is how we roll down Highway 82. Tank is my navigator.

What Does Medicine Freedom Mean?

Medicine Freedom with That's Natural 1

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Tisha Casida, founder of That’s Natural and host of www.Rebellion.Life, speaks about what Medicine Freedom means, and how we must take responsibility for our actions when it comes to our Food and Medicine.  Having the freedom and ability to choose, means taking responsibility and asking questions about what we are consuming.  Tisha gives questions to ask about CBD products that you may be researching.  CBD is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol – one of over 85 cannabinoids found in the hemp, or cannabis, plant.  You can learn more about That’s Natural at www.ThatsNatural.info and see research and questions about CBD at Tisha’s company site: www.cbdoil.life.

Rick Simpson with Tisha Casida – Protecting Medicine Freedom

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Rick Simpson took some time to speak with Tisha Casida about cannabis, hemp, and the importance of standing up for individual’s right to consume this natural plant.  Rick Simpson is best known for teaching people how to create their own hemp oil (some also call it CBD Oil – this stands for Cannabidiol, one of over 85 cannabinoids or phytocannabinoids in hemp).  See more about our Peaceful Rebellion at www.Rebellion.Life

Government-Made Climate Change

Government-Made Climate Change

It doesn’t matter what you really believe about “climate change”, to realize that there are a lot of people (especially with their tentacles in government) that do believe in it and want to use the fear of such to control people and use forms of taxation and regulation to keep people on their knees.  I’ll just start with the assumption that you have to love people where they are, and understand that some people really are afraid of what climate change could do.  That is where I think we should acknowledge and question man-made climate change – because if “man” is creating this, it is certainly possible that government is a large part of it, because ‘government’ is made up of a lot of men and women who can contribute to the problem (and the solution).

When people start to throw out the research regarding the warming and rising of our oceans, and the ‘extreme’ changes in climate (all which should be questioned because of the amount of time humans have actually collected data, but this point will go ignored from people who believe they are right) – instead of blocking this energy and concern being thrown, I think we should embrace it.  Okay, yes – let’s say this is happening, let’s talk about some additional environmental and political factors that can affect this and human kind’s health and safety.

1. Radiation from Fukushima:  This is serious and continues to affect our world.  Radiation can have long-lasting and drastic effects on the health of all life – plant, animal, and human.  While we are discussing major changes in climate, we should address that radiation is a major cause of concern, and focus on potential solutions to fix the continued leakage from this disaster.

2. Government-Backed Experiments & Programs Affecting Space:  This one is a hard sell, but it really deserves a place at the argument table.  Programs like HAARP, where huge amounts of energy are strategically placed into our ionosphere, may affect our climate.  Maybe not – but we should be talking about what governments do to our land, sea, and skies, that does have effects on the weather.  This even includes cloud seeding, which has happened for many, many years.  Let’s at least talk about how this may impact our weather, climate, and ecosystem.  Some people will throw you into the ‘conspiracy-weirdo’ camp, but that’s okay, because the truth is – things like this exist and it is “governments” made of humans – men and women – who decide to do these things.  That is “man”, and problems from government ARE man-made.

3. Policies: Some politician recently got backlash for saying that California as a State helped create its climate change problems, which of course immediately set off people who believe in man-made climate change.  However, part of the problem truly is how government regulations “allow” people to use their resources.  Water storage is a big issue for all western States – and how water is stored and how water is allocated between agriculture and residential/commercial use – can absolutely affect micro-environments within a State and community.  Maybe this is not the complete problem, let’s acknowledge that, but it DOES play some part.  And that is a part that we can fix immediately!

The issue with most government solutions is that they are from the top-town and while those policies trickle down, they capture sediment that creates bureaucracy, corruption, and confusion.  To realize a healthier environment, policies must start from the ground up – just like planting a seed.  I think by mimicking nature – the very thing we wish to protect – we are much better off in not only succeeding, but also protecting people’s liberty.  When people come out to viscously attack their fellow man – by saying that climate change is man-made – we can enhance the argument by bringing in government(s) to this picture.  By agreeing that governments, who are made up of “man” contribute to the environmental problems that we face – we stop ourselves from attacking back (which is futile) and instead help find solutions to government – because we CAN control that.  This is much more effective at actually creating solutions, and for me, protecting individuals’ natural rights and the micro-economies that many of us depend upon for survival.

Saying Goodbye to the Monsters

Civil Flag

Unite States Civil Flag (For use in times of Peace)

 

Last night I finished the biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt by T.J. Stiles.  Over the past year and a half, I have read the biographies of George Washington, J.P. Morgan, and John D. Rockefeller (all by Ron Chernow).  In this same time period, I was given a book called “A Course in Miracles” by a very dear friend and fellow Ron Paul supporter.  And since beginning to really focus in on politics since 2009, as well as run for Congressional office in Colorado in 2012 and 2014 (and exploring a third in 2016), one thing has become very apparent to me.

I am saying goodbye to the monsters.  There are so many people who exist, who seek to raise fear and use fear as a tactic to stop you from achieving your dreams – or achieving anything for that matter.  Even people who claim to support the same things that you do – when I have stood up for that – they repeatedly tell me how scared I should be of this ominous force that seeks to destroy me.

For years and years I have been told to prepare for the next economic collapse – all while I take time and energy away from actually engaging in positive and productive actions that may stop me from ever being rampaged by such a catastrophic event in the first place.  By using this fear of a tragic event to come, these people who behave like monsters, lurch behind you, using facts and data to support something that is obviously very real – but not really any different than anything that has happened for hundreds and thousands of years.

After reading these truly wonderful biographies, I was astounded at how again and again – instances of politics (the attempted destruction of individual liberties, the use of force by government, the use of force by corporations, politicians being bought by various interests, the strengthening and weakening of the federal government over States’ rights) repeated.  Again and again.  What we are seeing today, is absolutely nothing new.  This is how we roll.  This is life.

You see, there are good times and there are bad times.  There are times of economic prosperity, and there are times of stagnation and depression.  There are times of achieving liberty and there are times of oppression.  History continues to repeat – and here we are in this present moment – this “holy instant” – and what do we do with it?  What do we do with RIGHT NOW?  Because the past is gone and the future is unknown, how are you going to take this holy instant and what will YOU do with it?

I am saying goodbye to the monsters.  I want to use my precious seconds on Earth, to love, to give peace, and to peacefully rebel against people who use fear to stop others from expressing themselves and living in liberty.  True liberty is taking off all of the shackles of fear away from your heart and your mind.  All of the bad, the disaster, the war, the pain, the evil – can you imagine yourself not feeding it anymore?  Can you imagine acknowledging something but not giving your heart and mind to it?  Can you imagine, instead, believing in goodness, peace, and kindness?  In your seconds, you have the choice for what you feed your mind.  I am no longer feeding these monsters of fear.

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