Open letter to Hillary Clinton


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Dear Mrs Clinton,
I am writing to you from Canada with some advice on how to win the election. As I see it, you are making one big mistake currently. As much as I loved your “delete your account “tweet among others directed at the orange one, you must remember that this is a presidential race and being the adult will serve you far better than letting yourself be sucked into childish taunts. Nobody thinks Trump’s tweets make him president material, not even Fox news.  You got lucky in that your opponent is an air headed douchbag full of hate , but remember that the American public is far less intelligent than people think.  The rest of the world is actively rooting for you, but we can’t vote for you. Please start leading by example. You may be surprised how many people will follow. People like to identify with those more intelligent than they are. There are republicans looking for a reason to vote for you.  Take the high road.  Show America how different  you are. No one wants to see their president get frustrated or angry at someone so stupid and orange No matter how much fun it may be to strike back, is losing worth it?

Sincerely, 
my little Canadian family

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A hairy problem, update


If you recall, I experienced some major hair loss in hospital. I actually lost approximately half the hair on my head? A friend recommended a product that worked for her during menopause called nioxin. I went out and bought a kit. 3 products, shampoo, conditioner and a foam that strips the testosterone from the equation and encourages hair growth. I happily paid  $50 for the kit of 3 full size products and I’m so happy I did. I now have back all the hair I lost and then some. My hair while shorter, to accommodate styling ease  ( what with only being able to use one hand ) is now thicker than ever before.  Best money I ever spent.

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On a related note, the coarse black hairs that sprouted on my tummy and upper thighs has fallen out entirely. I have no idea why, but am not bitching.

A long walk up that Hill


I am a lover of following politics in several countries, my own country, Canada, the folks across the pond in the British Isles and  our southern neighbours , the damned Yankees are the top 3. I have been surprisingly impressed with the results of elections in the UK, like London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, and at home, Justin Trudeau working out pretty well. Then this morning the USA gave the world a gift we thought we’d never see  … a woman nominee for the American presidency! If, and it’s a big if, Hillary wins , Americans will begin bragging like they invented women, when they should be embarrassed that it took so long. While she only spent 5 months in the office, even Canada has had a female leader. Twenty three years ago Kim Campbell was our Prime Minister.
But I digress, back to Hillary and the road ahead. You might think with this man as her opponent , that her win is a lock,  but you’d go broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public.

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Even the endorsement of this man might not help much.

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So, Democrats please ban together and show up for your party in November.
I have long dreamed of one day being able to proudly claim that both our countries are run by feminists.  In just a few short months, they could be.

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Women just remember that this is only the beginning, we need not rest on our laurels, but double our efforts worldwide.

The man, the myth, the legend


Seems like this blog is becoming eulogy – centric of late. 2016 is say goodbye to a legend year. The latest is a true legend both as a boxer and a human being. Mohammed Ali the boxer, while the record should speak for itself, if that’s what you know of him,you don’t know Ali. It was his offstage persona that made him much more fun to watch. Ali knew how to entertain better than some actors and musicians. In his personal life he fought for the right not to fight for his country and was sentenced to 5 years in prison, stripped of his title and made to stay out of the ring for 3 years. Thankfully, he did no jail time, as the US supreme Court overturned the decision 4 years later.
As much of a boxing fan that I am, there are many images I could post, but I believe this image captures the man.

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Dangers of opiates


Prince Died From Accidental Overdose of Opioid Painkiller http://nyti.ms/1RRwNyx

After 6 plus months of hospitalization, I have an education in pain killers, I never thought I’d have. I understand debilitating pain after my stroke severely intensified a rotator cuff tendinitis that was pre-existing. Unfortunately Tylenol affects me negatively, and doctors don’t want to give ibuprofen, so I allowed myself to be talked into trying morphine  … a horrid, out of control feeling, and finally dilaudid. Dilaudid is a powerful opiate, so you don’t need much. I was taking no more than 2 milligrams at one time, 2 to 3 times per day. Almost impossible to get addicted at that level. The weening off was easy. But that’s me,a control freak with trust issues regarding prescription drugs.
In my 3rd month at hospital, I was in a ward with 3 other women, one of whom was a nurse with a heavy addiction to more than 6 separate  pain killers including methadone ,that she was now getting free whenever she wanted.  Not to mention the 3 types of opiates she brought from home that they trusted her to mention when she took one (misplaced trust ). I counted her pain pill intake one day as 63. This is the kind of dangerous situation that is ripe for legal minds.
Since coming home, I have found the best pain killer for me is half of one gummy bear made with medical Marijuana. Takes away the pain completely and I still function well.
Message here ask what they want to give you for pain or sleep, research the potential dangers and decide for yourself if it’s worth the risk. Though
I’m still greatly saddened by the sudden  loss of such a musical genius , his beautiful music lives on.

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