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Friday, October 28, 2016

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"A person is not lonely if they don't mind being alone."
  
Forrest Caricofe

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BACK TO OUR HOUSE ON OTTOBINE ROAD....

CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY.... "and as he (Father) continued to drive he, 

just then, surprised us once again...."

and instead of taking the shortcut road if he turned to the right, he continued 

driving down State Route 257 after a slight curve to the left and the same to the

right. He passed a dead end road to the left where he would build a house, 

maybe 15 years later on, and as Father approach the straight-a-way while 

gunning the engine, we looked to our right. There was a sloped bank about 

three football fields distance and northeast from where we sitting in the car 

to a field where a church later on would be sitting and it would be called the 

Bridgewater Church of the Brethren. Father turned the ignition key off again 

to save gas for he had almost a mile to coast down the downward hill until the 

big car stopped at....

TO BE CONTINUED....


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"Cursing ain't so bad, I guess, unless you disobey God's 3rd Commandment."

Forrest Caricofe

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"Leaders who stand alone and who are absolutely loyal to their citizens, will 
  
always be a favorite of their people."

Forrest Caricofe

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WORLD

BBC News

Philippines Duterte: God told me to stop swearing

From the section Asia

"Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he has promised God he will clean 

up his famously vulgar language.

Arriving in his home city of Davao after a trip to Japan, Mr Duterte said God 

gave him an ultimatum on the plane.

"I heard a voice telling me to stop swearing or the plane will crash in mid-air, 

and so I promised to stop," he told reporters at the airport.

Mr Duterte's blunt speaking, often directed at the West, has contributed to his 

popularity at home.

He called President Barack Obama a "son of a whore", called the European 

Union "hypocritical", threatened to leave the UN and accepted comparisons 

to Hitler, saying he would gladly kill three million drug addicts.

All were responses to criticisms of his bloody war on drugs, that has seen 

thousands of alleged drug dealers and users killed by police and vigilante 

groups.

Mr Duterte said he had promised God he would not "express slang, cuss 

words and everything", and said a "promise to God is a promise to the Filipino 

people".

But he suggested his promise might have its limits. Whether he will stick to not 

swearing when talking about the US, EU or arch political foe Senator Leila de 

Lima, will depend on timing, local media quoted him as saying.

Like most Filipinos, Mr Duterte is Roman Catholic, although he has boasted 

about his womanising and called the Pope a "son of a whore" for causing 

traffic jams during his visit.

The president has spoken about being abused by an American priest as a 

child, saying that informed his political views.

He recently said that the Philippines wanted "a separation" from long-standing 

ally the US, and wanted American troops to leave the country, possibly within 

two years."


MY OPINION

I believe that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is one of the greatest leaders

in the world today. I wish that he could, some how, become President of the US

instead of what we have here today.


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"The government may tell you how to eat but it's up to you to follow thru."

Forrest Caricofe

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HEALTH

https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issu

September 2016

Curb Your Eating

"Help Your Brain Fight the Urge to Splurge

Ever tried to eat just one potato chip, or take just one bite of chocolate cake?

It may feel impossible. A little nibble triggers an urge to eat more. Some 

people feel driven to keep eating to the point where the food’s no longer 

enjoyable. You know the resulting weight gain will harm your health. So 

why do you keep eating when it’s not in your best interest?

Out-of-control behaviors around food can look and feel remarkably similar 

to an addiction to drugs and other substances. In fact, imaging studies have 

shown that addictive drugs can hijack the same brain pathways that control 

eating and pleasurable responses to foods. NIH-funded researchers are 

closely studying the biology of overeating to try to find new ways to help 

people curb these out-of-control behaviors.

“There’s an addictive element to foods—especially high-fat, high-sugar 

foods—that drives many of us to overeat,” says Dr. Nora Volkow, director 

of NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse. She’s been studying the brain’s 

role in drug addiction and obesity for more than 20 years. Volkow and 

other scientists have found that high-calorie foods, like addictive drugs, 

can trigger the brain’s reward system, releasing brain chemicals such as 

dopamine that make you feel terrific. So it’s natural to want more. In fact, 

wanting more helped early humans survive.

“Our brains are hardwired to respond positively to foods that have a high 

content of fat or sugar, because these foods helped our ancestors survive in 

an environment where food was scarce,” Volkow says. “In today’s society, 

though, highly rewarding foods are everywhere. And our brain’s reward 

system for foods is now a liability.”

Seeing, smelling, tasting, or even hearing certain cues—from food ads on

the radio to the smell of cinnamon buns in a shopping mall—can make us 

crave fattening foods when we’re not even hungry. Brain studies show that 

food cues can be especially strong in people who are obese or at risk for 

weight gain. In one NIH-funded study, volunteers who had a heightened 

brain response to a sip of a milkshake when they weren’t hungry were 

more likely to gain weight a year later.

While some brain areas drive us to seek sweets and fatty foods, other 

regions at the front of the brain can help us control our urges. We can 

help our “rational” brain regions take control by avoiding tasty 

temptations and developing healthy habits.

“Each of us should be aware if there are certain foods that we can’t stop 

eating once we start. Avoid having them at home. Don’t buy them or start 

eating them, because that might trigger binge eating,” Volkow says.

Make healthy eating a part of your everyday routine by swapping 

unhealthy habits with healthy ones. Eat fruit instead of cookies as a daily 

dessert, or have a mid-day snack of crunchy carrots instead of potato 

chips. Instead of walking directly to the refrigerator after work, take a 

walk through your neighborhood. Over time, healthy habits can become 

wired in your brain. You’ll do them without even thinking.

“Childhood and teen years are ideal times to develop healthy habits,” 

Volkow says. “Healthy eating habits will help protect them in the future 

against the diseases associated with obesity.”"

References

Basolateral amygdala response to food cues in the absence of hunger is 

associated with weight gain susceptibility. Sun X, Kroemer NB, Veldhuizen 

MG, et al. J Neurosci. 2015 May 20;35(20):7964-76. doi: 10.1523

/JNEUROSCI.3884-14.2015. PMID: 25995480.

Overlapping patterns of brain activation to food and cocaine cues in 

cocaine abusers: association to striatal D2/D3 receptors. Tomasi D, Wang 

GJ, Wang R, et al. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Jan;36(1):120-36. doi: 

10.1002/hbm.22617. Epub 2014 Aug 21. PMID: 25142207.

The addictive dimensionality of obesity. Volkow ND, Wang GJ, Tomasi D, 

Baler RD. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 May 1;73(9):811-8. doi: 10.1016/

j.biopsych.2012.12.020. Epub 2013 Jan 29. Review. PMID: 23374642.



VENGEANCE

nytimes.com

Excerpt from full article:

Warning of ISIS Plots Against West, U.S. Plans Assault on Raqqa

By HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITTOCT. 26, 2016

"WASHINGTON — The fight to retake Raqqa, the Syrian city that serves as 

the capital of the Islamic State, must begin soon — within weeks — to disrupt 

planning believed to be underway there to stage terrorist attacks on the 

West, senior Defense Department and military officials said on Wednesday.

Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the top American military commander in Iraq, 

declined to name a specific threat against Western targets emanating from 

Raqqa, but described a “sense of urgency.” He said it was imperative that 

operations to isolate the city begin soon to prevent attacks on the West that 

could be launched or planned from the militants’ capital.

In announcing that the fight to retake Raqqa is imminent, American officials 

are sweeping aside objections from Turkey and moving forward with plans 

to rely on a ground fighting force that includes Kurdish militia fighters in 

Syria. The Turkish government, which has become a complicated ally in 

the fight against the Islamic State, fears that aspirations for autonomy may 

spread among its own Kurdish population.

General Townsend stressed that Kurdish militia fighters would be a part of 

the ground force used to isolate Raqqa.

“We’re going to go with who can go, who’s willing to go soon,” General 

Townsend told reporters at the Pentagon during a video news briefing 

from Baghdad. “And then, once we get the initial isolation in position, we’ll 

look at how we prosecute the operation further.”

The politics of the matter have bedeviled American military planners trying 

to thread a needle through decades-old enmity between the Turks and the 

Kurds. Turkey regards the Syrian Kurdish fighters, known collectively as the 

Y.P.G., as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, the Kurdish rebel 

group that has sought autonomy from Turkey since the 1980s. Ankara has 

demanded that the Y.P.G. not take part in the fight to retake Raqqa.

But American military officials say the Y.P.G. personnel are the best fighters 

they have. “The facts are these,” General Townsend said. “The only force 

that is capable on any near-term timeline is the Syrian Democratic Forces, 

of which the Y.P.G. are a significant portion.”

While the Kurdish militia will make up the bulk of the operation, General 

Townsend said many of the more than 300 American Special Operations 

forces now in Syria would help recruit, train and equip local forces in and 

around Raqqa who are predominantly Syrian Arabs.

The impending operation is further complicated, some independent experts 

say, because neither the Turks nor the Syrian Kurds view the recapture of 

Raqqa as one of their top priorities — unlike Washington."


US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

POLITICO

Excerpt from full article:

Clinton’s homestretch cash advantage: $99 million

The Democratic nominee, along with her party and super PAC allies, has 

far more money to burn than Trump’s forces.

By KENNETH P. VOGEL and ISAAC ARNSDORF 10/28/16 

"Hillary Clinton’s forces had nearly 2 ½ times more cash to burn than 

Donald Trump’s team over the campaign’s final three weeks, according to a 

POLITICO analysis of reports filed Thursday night with the Federal Election 

Commission.

The reports, which cover the period from Oct. 1 to Oct. 19, show that Clinton’s 

campaign committee, its joint committees with the Democratic Party and the 

super PACs devoted to her finished the period with $172 million in the bank, 

compared to $73 million for Trump’s campaign, joint committees with the 

GOP and super PACs."

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/hillary-clinton-cash-advantage-

donald-trump-230434#ixzz4OMjKxhJI 


QUOTE (S) FOR THIS POST

"Liars are at a loss when lying because they have to remember what they said."

Forrest Caricofe

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newsmax.com

Headlines:

Campaign Plane Carrying Mike Pence Skids Off NY Airport Runway

Newt: 'Sign of Sickness' to Put Bill Clinton Back in White House

Biden Heads Hillary's 'Short List' for Secretary of State

Bill O'Reilly Challenges Trump on Election Rigging

RNC Disputes Report That Trump Raised $0 for GOP in October

Campaign Plane Carrying Mike Pence Skids Off Runway

Super PAC Tied to Harry Reid Targets Marco Rubio

Joe Lieberman in Viral Video for Hillary

RNC: Hillary's State Department Spent $5.4 Million on Stemware

Nikki Haley Voting for Trump on Policy, Not Personality

John Zogby: Trump Has 'Got to Get Out His Vote'

Dick Morris: Blue Collar Whites Swing Big Time to Trump

Quinnipiac: Hillary Ties Trump Iowa, Georgia, Surges in Va.

Trump: Texas Example of Election Rigging

Trump: Hacked Email Shows 'Outright Corrupt' Scheme With Clinton Foundation

Dick Morris: A Trump Win Is Possible

Dixie Strategies Poll: Trump Leading Hillary in Florida

NC Early Votes Suggest Hillary Leads by 6 Points

ABC Poll: Trump Edges Closer to Clinton

Breaking News at Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/#ixzz4ON2Vv2qs 


MY OPINION

I told you the other day that Newsmax is a conservative web site and is rooting

for Trump to win the Presidential election. 

In the above headlines is Newsmax lying? If they are that would be three that

are lying because Clinton and Trump are lying too. 

Bottom line, I will certainly will be glad when this election is over because I just 

don't like being lied to.


PAST US PRESIDENTS

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was an American politician who served as the 38th 

President of the United States from 1974 to 1977. Wikipedia

Born: July 14, 1913, Omaha, NE

Died: December 26, 2006, Rancho Mirage, CA

Vice president: Nelson Rockefeller (1974–1977)

Party: Republican Party

Presidential term: August 9, 1974 – January 20, 1977

Spouse: Betty Ford (m. 1948–2006)


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jimmy Carter

39th U.S. President

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr. is an American politician and author who served as 

the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. In 2002, he was awarded 

the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Carter Center. 

Born: October 1, 1924 (age 92), Plains, GA

Presidential term: January 20, 1977 – January 20, 1981

Vice president: Walter Mondale (1977–1981)

Party: Democratic Party

Spouse: Rosalynn Carter (m. 1946)

Children: Amy Carter, Donnel Carter, Jack Carter, James Carter

  
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"The weather like some people can be considered to be bipolar."
  
Forrest Caricofe

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Bipolar definition: having or relating to two poles or extremities.


IN THE FLOWER GARDEN WITH FORREST

Bill watching, me listening to the TV (4:46 AM 10/28/2016).

Forty-five degrees now with a high in the mid 60's today and some clouds

and it will be, according to the woman forecaster, in the 70's tomorrow,

and I don't like cold weather and I'm sure grateful for that.

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