“For those dumb enough to believe every sordid bit of gossip any fool tell ya, c’mere.”

“For those dumb enough to believe every sordid bit of gossip any fool tell ya, c’mere.

“For those dumb enough to believe every sordid bit of gossip any fool tell ya, c’mere.” she crooked her finger and beckoned the gossipmonger closer.

The women looked at each other.

“I gotta a bridge to nowhere I wanna sell ya.”

“I don’t want no bridge.” Her neighbor pouted.

“Apparently you do want to buy my bridge if you ain’t got no better sense than to be listening to her when she thinks exercising means running off at the mouth.”

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This is an excerpt from the book “The Sun Porch.” The story of a wise old woman who watches her community’s coming and going from her front porch and hands out solid advice.

It is not published yet.

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“Gaslighting” Is Merriam-Webster’s 2022 Word of the Year

I guess people finally talked about this so much until the dictionary decided to make it the word of the year.

We’ve discussed it a lot here because gaslighting often go hand in hand with gangstalking.

It’s not new, the younger generation is just now paying it attention. Once upon a time, not very long ago, you were deemed crazy and admitted to a mental institution if you openly said this was happening to you.

It’s said to be coined in “a 1938 play and 1944 Oscar-nominated film Gaslight, which portrays a husband’s plot to convince his wife that she’s losing her mind by telling her that the gaslights in their home, which dim when he’s in the attic doing dastardly deeds, are not fading at all.

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The Peaceful Village by Paulette Mahurin

During the German occupation of France, nestled in the lush, verdant countryside in the Haute-Vienne department of central France was the peaceful village of Oradour-sur-Glane. It was a community where villagers woke to the medley of nature’s songs, roosters crowing, birds chirping, cats purring, and cows plodding on their way out to pasture. The people who lived there loved the tranquil nature of their beautiful home, a tranquility that existed year-round. Even with the German occupation, Oradour-sur-Glane – the village with cafés, shops, and a commuter tram to Limoges – remained relatively untouched by the stress of the occupation.

While Oradour-sur-Glane enjoyed the lack of German presence, twenty-two kilometers to the northwest in Limoges, the Germans were reacting with increasing cruelty to organized attacks on their soldiers by the armed resistance organization Francs-Tireurs et Partisans (FTP). Headed by Amédé Fauré, the Limoges FTP was considered the most effective of the French Resistance groups. Fauré’s missions prompted the German military to kill and incarcerate in concentration camps anyone perceived as supporters or sympathizers of the Resistance.

Up until the middle of 1944, the German anti-partisan actions in France never rose to the level of brutality or number of civilian casualties that had occurred in eastern Europe. A little before the Allies landed in Normandy, all that changed, when German troops, and in particular the Waffen-SS, stationed on the Eastern Front were transferred to France. It was then that FTP’s increasing efforts to disrupt German communications and supply lines were met with disproportionate counter attacks, involving civilians. Fauré’s response was to target German officers. When he set his sights on two particular German officers, all hell broke loose.

Based on actual events as told by survivors, The Peaceful Village is the fictionalized story of the unfolding of the events that led up to one of the biggest World War II massacres on French soil. Much more than an account of Nazi brutality and the futility of war, this is a story of love.The love of family. The love of neighbor. The love of country. Compassion and courage burn from the pages as the villagers’ stories come alive. Written by the international bestselling author of The Seven Year Dress, Paulette Mahurin, this book pays homage to the villagers who lived and loved in Oradour-sur-Glane.

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Happy Shopping Black/Cyber Monday

Happy shopping Black/Cyber Monday that’s now called Cyber Monday.

One of the advantages of shopping on Black Monday rather than on Black Friday, there is no likelihood of someone bashing you in the head for the last big screen television or greatly discounted computer. That matters a lot, considering the later medical bill.

This salute is to those who makes a living by selling online.

Some people feed, clothe, and shelter their families by their online sales. Everything about Cyber Monday is not about the big corporations. It’s the small sellers day to come out of red too.

Everyone doesn’t have generational wealth to fall back upon. An excellent paying job, nor money passed to them by their families. Some people must pay mortgages, rent, car notes and etc and this is how they do it.

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First Code Blue Of The Season

I used to work with a group, a homeless coalition that went around scourging the streets and nearby wooded areas looking for homeless people to bring them into a shelter or hotel, or motel. This was done so that they would survive.

A Code Blue is when the temps gets extremely cold. The Department of Homeless Services has a policy called “Code Blue” for winter nights when the temperature drops to 32 degrees or below, including wind-chill, between 4:00 PM and 8:00 AM.

A Code Blue Weather Emergency notice is issued when the temperature drops to 32 degrees Fahrenheit or less between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m., including National Weather Service calculations for wind chill values. No one who is homeless and seeking shelter in most places during a Code Blue will be denied.

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Why I Haven’t Mentioned The Latest Headlines.

One of you all asked me why I haven’t mentioned many of the latest headlines?

Yes, I know of the latest current events. Everything from Pelosi’s husband’s injury to the Walmart berserker.

Why I haven’t mentioned any of them? Those in power and position to curb some of this insane, erratic behavior have ignored it for decades.

I know society had been warned for nearly four decades about these personalities and chose to overlook them or look the other way.

This kind of behavior can’t be continually overlook, excused, and expect it not to some day arrive at your door. Because of who was doing it. Most of it has been overlooked since the 1980’s.

You can’t keep catering to a groups of historically violent people and expect peace. That didn’t happened in Heaven so how on earth did we expect it to happen here?

If you look back over my posts for the last six years I have talked endless about these kinds of incidents. I’ve done a lot more than written on blogs about these things, but those in position always cater to whomever has the biggest wallet.

You see how this piece of metal is warped around this post? This is what happens when any society constantly allow the winds of discord to keep blowing through its land. It eventually destroys all within it, including you and yours.

Instead handling heavy issues we have become so engulf in pettiness that we are blind to our own future.

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Ancient Psychopaths: “How unnoble, ignoble, or innoble in reason”

Here is the post one of you all asked me to reblog. Thanks for the request. 🙂

The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Trail

The human mind is a wonderful thing. There nothing else quite like it. As the bard famously said, “How noble in reason” he elegantly cited exactly what the human mind is capable of:

“What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.” he goes further to distinguish humans. “the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?

Norman Bates (from Psycho), Leatherface, (from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and Buffalo Bill (from Silence of the Lambs) are three of the most iconic fictional horror characters of all time. They’re all loosely based on one man: Ed Gein. I used Ed Gein in “Meeting Sam.”

I write a lot of historical fiction and in…

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Leprosy: Ancient disease able to regenerate organs

People once believed it was caused by demons.

I never imagined leprosy to be good for anything other than a slow, painful death. But I guess science found a way to use it after all. Despite the animals results. All these ideas remain untested, on humans.

Animal experiments have uncovered the bacteria’s remarkable ability to almost double the size of livers by stimulating healthy growth.

It is a sneakily selfish act that gives the bacteria more tissue to infect.

But working out how they do it could lead to new age-defying therapies, the scientists say.

‘Promising results’

The hope is the approach can be harnessed for repairing the livers of people waiting for a transplant – or even to reverse some of the damage caused by ageing elsewhere in the body.

“The dream is to use the same bacterial strategy, to use the ingenuity of bacteria to generate new medicines for regeneration and repair,” Prof Rambukkana said.

“If you can harness that, you should be able to turn that mechanism into a jab you have every three months or something.”

All these ideas remain untested, however.

Dr Darius Widera, of the University of Reading, said: “Overall, the results could pave the way for new therapeutic approaches to the treatment of liver diseases such as cirrhosis.

“However, as the research has been done using armadillos as model animals, it is unclear if and how these promising results can translate to the biology of the human liver.

“Moreover, as the bacteria used in this study are disease-causing, substantial refinement of the methods would be required prior to clinical translation.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-63626239

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