DISABILITY

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HANDICAPPED SHORT-CUTS TO REMAIN AUTONOMOUS!

It has become increasingly more difficult for me to lift or remove larger, heaver containers of food from the refrigerator or elsewhere.  My solution was small plastic bags, such as sandwich or snack bags for small portions of food.  I have an aide that comes a few hours a day.  One of his jobs is to downsize portions of food, so they can be easily removed from the refrigerator.  I can’t stand, so my rollator is placed by the frig.  I can open the door & easily remove my portion of food, such as a sandwich or bag of fresh fruit.  I recycled small old water bottles for tea, orange juice, etc.  I plan to do the same with dinner meals.  Into a qt. freezer bag, I will put a steak, hamburger, or breast of chicken, etc. with a portion of frozen vegetables & any starch that can be frozen.  This enables me to be self sufficient at dinnertime, if I am by myself.  There isn’t the dance of upsetting the freezer to find some thing on bottom, which can’t be accomplished by me.  Therefore, just pull bag out of the freezer & voila dinner is already to prepare!  Try to make simple meals that can be combined, when help is available.  I like to prepare chicken stock with the works for

Casserole, pie, dumplings or just plain soup.  I do this often, then I have homemade food ready to just microwave or heat up.  Or a crockpot of pork & sauerkraut!  Mashed potatoes can be thrown in bags & portions frozen.  Try to think ahead!  The more you can do yourself, the less sodium, fat, calories, you get from processed food.  I know!  It seems easier to depend on a frozen dinner!  But at our age the amount of sodium in them can kill us!  SO GET COOKING!

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POLITICAL INTERNET TIDBITS

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 LETTER TO OBAMA

This letter was sent to the NY Times but they never acknowledged it.  (Big surprise!)  Since it hit the internet, however, it has had over 500,000 hits.  Keep it going. 

Lou Pritchett is one of corporate America‘s true living legends- an acclaimed author, dynamic teacher and one of the world’s highest rated speakers. Successful corporate executives everywhere recognize him as the foremost leader in change management. Lou changed the way America does business by creating an audacious concept that came to be known as “partnering.” Pritchett rose from soap salesman to Vice-President, Sales and Customer Development for Procter and Gamble and over the course of 36 years, made corporate history.
 
 
 AN OPEN LETTER TO
 PRESIDENT OBAMA
 
 Dear President Obama:
 
 You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me. 
 You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you.
 
 You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support. 

 You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.
 
 You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.
 
 You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don’t understand it at its core. 
 
 You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others. 

 You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.
 
 You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America ‘ crowd and deliver this message abroad.
 
 You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.

 You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.
 
 You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly capitalizing on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.
 
 You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.
 
 You scare me because you have begun to use ‘extortion’ tactics against certain banks and corporations.
 
 You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.
 
 You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.
 
 You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.
 
 You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do.
 
 You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O’Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.
 
 You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.
 
 Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.
 
 Lou Pritchett
 TRUE – CHECK:  http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/youscareme.asp

All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.  It’s happening right now.

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