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So my 82 year old mom who had a stroke 3 months ago is now home with her boyfriend.

And I noticed she does not look as well as she did in the rehab. The first day home she was saying, "I'm so tired" and yesterday I noticed a lethargy about her also. And one of the big problems I know is her boyfriend, who is 83, insists on keeping the AC off or at around 85 degrees all the time. It was 85 degrees when I went there yesterday.

And he fights me like a wild boar to keep it hot like that. I went to the AC thingy and tried to turn it on and could not get it on. He finally turned it on after yelling at me some nasty things like he always does.

So later on I noticed it was very hot again and I went toward the AC and it said 85 again so I made some comments and he said, "Don't touch that. You don't live here" So when I was trying to turn it on again he pushed me out of the way. My mother got right in between us, (even though she has a lot of trouble talking she knows what is going on).

I don't know how I can get him to stop heating up the house. He says he pays 1/2 the AC, (it is my Mom's house) so I called my brother who is POA and told him to have the boyfriend just pay the basic amount he is paying now for electric and then pay the rest with Mom's money and tell him he can't shut the AC off anymore, (Mom,boyfriend live in FL as do I)

I was wondering if I could call an agency that could check in on them and tell him he has to keep the air on for her health. It was different before she had the stroke. For one thing she was out and about all the time. Also now she is supposed to be doing her lessons for speech and from what I can tell she doesn't do them unless I am there.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I just wrote to a lawyer about this gift card I have for Hobby Lobby

First I called their corporate headquarters and told them I wanted my money back because of their abuse of women concerning blocking contraception. I got the CEO's assistant and he was very curt and told me they would not give the money back and then hung up on me.

In case anyone else wants to contact them and tell them what a bunch of shit asses they are, (or maybe don't use those words) And to tell them that you will never shop in their store and you will tell all your family and friends not to shop there. (And whoever else - you church?)

DAVID GREEN - Hobby Lobby

405-745-1110 - Wouldn't it be nice if their phones blew up?


We really can do something about this travesty if we try. I imagine they don't pay their female workers much so it would be hard for them to get contraception without health care. (more abortions you hobby lobby misogynists!)

Here is a link describing the reason these people do this things.


Here is my letter to the lawyer in case anyone wants to read it and see some of the points I made - not that I know they will contribute to his taking my case.

Hello Mr.

I am writing to you because I am furious that Hobby Lobby, who just got permission from the Supreme Court to deny its employers birth control coverage. I have a gift card that has a small amount of money on and I called the corporate office and spoke with his assistant. I was told that they would not give my money back and that was that.

I believe that should I find out a company is doing harm to its employees I have a right to not support that company and in this case it would be to get my money back from a gift card I got while bringing and an item to the store. Instead of giving my money back they gave me the gift care, (a practice that I also think it unfair since they are basically saying you can only spend that returned in their store)

I find their views on contraception misogynist, irresponsible and manipulative. I believe at the bottom of all these anti-contraception laws are men who don't like women in the workplace. Of course this highly religious company does not care that by not covering contraceptives that are only increasing the number of unwanted pregnancies and thus the number of abortions.

I would like to sue them for the amount they owe me on the card and hopefully it will get publicity and others will do the same, (or a class action suit). I believe there are not many people who do not want the gift card or maybe their purchases from Hobby Lobby now.

And I did not know about their desires for this ability to deny health care when I brought back the item that I received the gift card from. It was a few years ago.


I don't want to create any problems here. I have been attending a Kadampa Buddhist center

and I happened on to some videos that express a division between the Kadampa tradition and other Buddhist views.

Is anyone familiar with this and if so can you offer some understanding so I do not feel like my Buddhist center is wrong or not welcome by other traditions?

I have read one thing in Geshe Kelsang's book, (I am #1 of his books) that has upset me. I don't really think what he says is that important because I can always choose to not accept that belief. But the fact that I find something that really disagrees with me is disturbing. I had thought I found a great place to learn how to practice Buddhism and now I am all confused and don't want to be one of those who complain and then leave their centers because of disagreements between the Kadampa tradition and other traditions.

This is the video that I watched that upset me and I cannot find a way to resolve it in my mind.

OK So this is now a post about my jackass brother.

Background - Our mother had a stroke about 7 weeks ago. He came down to FL where me and my Mom live, (she with her boyfriend) and stayed a couple days when she was in the hospital. So he knows how bad she is.

She has expressive aphasia which means basically she forgot every single word she ever knew how to speak. She can understand what you are saying but cannot reply. Although she is in a rehab now and having intensive speech therapy she can now speak small sentences but it is very halting and she even gets confused playing solitaire, (which is one of the things I try and do with her after I saw the occupational therapist do)

Anyway, I have joined Strokenet.com I have looked all over the internet for therapies and treatments for her. I found one drug that they have found useful for stroke survivors and I told the nurse and she is now on it.

I found this video, (I will post the link after I find it here) where a man is speaking of a brand new therapy for people with this type of aphasia. Basically it is the idea that if someone speaks slowly the person with the aphasia will be able to follow them and speak almost like the person. It is quite amazing. I also found a study about this type of treatment and it showed that the people who had it made much greater strides than the others in the study.

So I tried to make a video by myself of just my lips reading a cook book and my camera video was broke. So I asked my brother, who I had already sent the link to the video to, to make some for her. He is a pastor, (the is the big hint) at a Presbyterian church and they know a lot of people so I thought he might know someone with a good video recorder and also because I feel like I am the one doing all the work trying to help our mother and he should do something for a frigging change.

So I sent him the link to the video AGAIN and asked him AGAIN if he would do this for our mother and I just got an email back from him. Here are some of the sentences from the email.

" I read a great deal (hours, every day). But I do not read (much) on my computer screen. And I almost never watch videos on the computer that last more than a minute or two." "

"That is simply my temperament. My not watching the videos is not a matter of indifference to you or mom. Nor is it a judgment on the content or message of the video"
My not watching the videos is not a matter of indifference to you or mom. Nor is it a judgment on the content or message of the video. I have a friend here at XXX Church who often sends me videos of sermons and other spiritual lectures he is excited about. And, I know I disappoint him when I do not watch them. The things he sends to me are on subjects on which I have some familiarity and expertise Ė yet I find no enthusiasm for interacting with them via a computer and/or video. Give me a book. Or, if the material is available on CD, give me a CD and I will listen to it while I drive. I am currently working on a series of lectures on the history of food while I drive. "

" So, please do not take things personally, or think that I am not interested in momís recovery, when I do not watch these videos on the computer. That is simply not a venue easily accessible to me"

OK so basically he is saying that the 5 minute video that I send and TOLD HIM was of a new treatment for the problem our mother is having is not in the proper format for his ass to use.

I feel like sending him the research abstract from PudMed on this type or therapy with the instructions, "Go to page, hit "Control P" then "Enter" and when a paper comes out of your printer take it out and read it you lousy self absorbed bullshit artist.

Another edit: I have been at the rehab almost every day since she has been there. I understand that he can't be there but for the love of God he can't do anything?

EDIT again: You don't have to watch the video. It is just an example of this type of therapy that I am trying to get my brother to understand so we can help our mother using it.

Here is the video - It is amazing what they are doing.

This is a video. But it is amazing and wonderful.

All you pro-death penalty people who say it's not about revenge or any other negative

reason have you ever seen the large groups of people who congregate outside of a jail when someone is to be executed who are cheering and having a grand old time that this person is going to die or has just died?

Are they there because they think that the murder rates is now going to go down and thus they cheer?

Are they there because this execution will make our country safer and thus they cheer?

Or are they just into revenge and like the idea of killing and use this barbaric practice to indulge themselves in something they would never do themselves?

If the death penalty does not make the homicide rate go down and indeed the evidence suggests that it causes the homicide rate to go up because it creates a society that condones murder. And if the death penalty causes the states to spend more money than they would if they person were just locked up for life. If it tortures the families of the criminals and if we are the last country in the civilized world to uphold it.

Why are these people cheering?

I really think it would be funny if the army decided it had to go somewhere and had to pass Bundy's

ranch on the way there. You know with tanks. The kind with big thingamajigs in the front that fire huge whatayacallits that blow things up.

I would just love to watch those idiots firing at those big assed tanks! Actually I think most of them would run home instead.

This may have been posted but there is now scientific studies with evidence that homophobia covers


regressed homosexuality and an authoritarian social system.

Is some homophobia self-phobia?

University of Rochester


Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates. The study is the first to document the role that both parenting and sexual orientation play in the formation of intense fear of homosexuals.

Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates.

The study is the first to document the role that both parenting and sexual orientation play in the formation of intense and visceral fear of homosexuals, including self-reported homophobic attitudes, discriminatory bias, implicit hostility towards gays, and endorsement of anti-gay policies. Conducted by a team from the University of Rochester, the University of Essex, England, and the University of California in Santa Barbara, the research will be published the April issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

"Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves," explains Netta Weinstein, a lecturer at the University of Essex and the study's lead author.


This is a couple years old but it is the first time I've seen it so I am assuming some other may have not seen it before either.

Obama Biden selfie.

I sent this letter to Rick Scott today. I think we should be asking simplistic questions and asking

for replies from these murderous governors who won't expand Medicaid. Here is my letter. I basically answered it myself but I asked him to answer it which I hope makes him squirm.

"There was a woman in the news today who could not get her prescriptions for her heart medicine and died.

I would like an answer as to why this woman died.

I know she was supposed to be on heart medicine and could not afford it. She made too much money to be on Medicaid and too little to be on the Affordable Care Act.

So I would like you to explain to me why this woman was unable to get her heart medicine and therefore died.

I would appreciate a prompt response."
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