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After A Week Of Flaky Internet, It Is Fixed

This has been a week of me taking my own medicine.  We had promised the Anger Management Pages would be up on our website last week.  I must admit that I have read them over, and over, and over….

I can proudly say:  They are up

While I was sitting around, reading about anger management mostly, my partner called.

After considering his offer for less than a minute, I called my suppliers, then called him back and told him to “come on by”.

That’s just how long it took me to make the decision that I would do it to my Children, if any were of that age now.  But you do what you want, and you should know that I gave him the chance.

I’d much rather them hate me for doing it, than me hating myself for not doing it….


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Corrupt LawMakers sell-out Our Elders

Corrupt LawMakers show their true colors again. They not only don’t care that Children are SEX OBJECTS FOR ADULTS, they have now shown that THEY CARE NOTHING FOR OUR ELDERS AND ELDER ABUSE.

Through obvious UNDER-THE-TABLE deals, CORRUPT CRONY LAWMAKERS SOLD OUR ELDERS FOR 30 PIECES OF SILVER to bottom feeders like Teddy Lichtschein and Eliezer Scheiner, operators of some of the most poorly rated nursing homes in Texas. Their small empire has amassed more than $800,000 in federal fines over the past three years.

From their headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y., Teddy Lichtschein and Eliezer Scheiner operate some of the most poorly rated nursing homes in Texas. Their small empire has amassed more than $800,000 in federal fines over the past three years.

Regulators reported numerous problems.  One patient who fractured his leg waited four days to have his broken bone treated.  Another resident, given food he could not chew, choked to death in his wheelchair.  An 80-year-old woman with rectal cancer screamed in agony for two weeks before attendants phoned her doctor.

Despite this record, Lichtschein and Scheiner have new partners in the nursing home trade: seven public agencies, which could position the Brooklyn duo for a taxpayer-funded windfall.

A special state program to attract additional federal Medicaid money will bring an extra $69 million to Texas nursing homes this year, with more to come next year.  It was supposed to be for government-owned homes.

Much of it, however, will go to a multitude of private operators — such as Lichtschein and Scheiner who were savvy enough to craft unusual licensing arrangements with governmental bodies.

In a development wholly unforeseen by state officials, the licenses of more than 300 privately owned nursing homes have changed hands within the past year. They are now held by public hospital districts and hospital authorities.

Some of these homes are hundreds of miles from the districts themselves. Many of them have been repeatedly cited for serious deficiencies.

Anger Management – Understanding Anger

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Understanding Anger

Tips and Techniques for Getting Anger Under Control

Do you have a short fuse or find yourself getting into frequent arguments and fights? Anger is a normal, healthy emotion, but when chronic, explosive anger spirals out of control, it can have serious consequences for your relationships, your health, and your state of mind.

With insight about the real reasons for your anger and these anger management tools, you can learn to keep your temper from hijacking your life.

Understanding Anger

The emotion of anger is neither good nor bad. It’s perfectly healthy and normal to feel angry when you’ve been mistreated or wronged. The feeling isn’t the problem—it’s what you do with it that makes a difference. Anger becomes a problem when it harms you or others.

If you have a hot temper, you may feel like it’s out of your hands and there’s little you can do to tame the beast. But you have more control over your anger than you think. You can learn to express your emotions without hurting others—and when you do, you’ll not only feel better, you’ll also be more likely to get your needs met.

Mastering the art of anger management takes work, but the more you practice, the easier it will get. And the payoff can be huge. Learning to control your anger and express it appropriately can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a healthier, more satisfying life.

Myths and Facts about Anger

Myth:  I shouldn’t “hold in” my anger.  It’s healthy to vent and let it out.

Fact:  While it’s true that suppressing and ignoring anger is unhealthy, venting is no better.  Anger is not something you have to “let out” in an aggressive way in order to avoid blowing up.  In fact, outbursts and tirades only fuel the fire and reinforce your anger problem.

Myth:  Anger, aggression, and intimidation help me earn respect and get what I want.

Fact:  True power doesn’t come from bullying others.  People may be afraid of you, but they won’t respect you if you can’t control yourself or handle opposing viewpoints.  Others will be more willing to listen to you and accommodate your needs if you communicate in a respectful way.

Myth:  I can’t help myself.  Anger isn’t something you can control.

Fact:  You can’t always control the situation you’re in or how it makes you feel, but you can control how you express your anger. And you can express your anger without being verbally or physically abusive.  Even if someone is pushing your buttons, you always have a choice about how to respond.

Myth:  Anger management is about learning to suppress your anger.

Fact:  Never getting angry is not a good goal.  Anger is normal, and it will come out regardless of how hard you try to suppress it. Anger management is all about becoming aware of your underlying feelings and needs and developing healthier ways to manage upset.  Rather than trying to suppress your anger, the goal is to express it in constructive ways.

Why anger management is important

You might think that venting your anger is healthy, that the people around you are too sensitive, that your anger is justified, or that you need to show your fury to get respect. But the truth is that anger is much more likely to damage your relationships, impair your judgment, get in the way of success, and have a negative impact on the way people see you.

  • Out-of-control anger hurts your physical health. Constantly operating at high levels of stress and tension is bad for your health. Chronic anger makes you more susceptible to heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, a weakened immune system, insomnia, and high blood pressure.
  • Out-of-control anger hurts your mental health. Chronic anger consumes huge amounts of mental energy and clouds your thinking, making it harder to concentrate, see the bigger picture, and enjoy life. It can also lead to stress, depression, and other mental health problems.
  • Out-of-control anger hurts your career. Constructive criticism, creative differences, and heated debate can be healthy. But lashing out only alienates your colleagues, supervisors, or clients and erodes their respect. What’s more, a bad reputation can follow you wherever you go, making it harder and harder to get ahead.
  • Out-of-control anger hurts your relationships with others. It causes lasting scars in the people you love most and gets in the way of your friendships and work relationships. Chronic, intense anger makes it hard for others to trust you, speak honestly, or feel comfortable—they never know what is going to set you off or what you will do. Explosive anger is especially damaging to children.

Source: helpguide.org

Rasputin???? Witch of Endor????

 No, Paul Harvey in 1965

NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! opened the doors for business on Google+ August 19, 2014.

I never expected to be here.  But you want to know what I never would have expected in a million years????


That is what keeps me awake at night.

This is for all our friends who do care, the rest of you need to listen to this also, while you go back to sniveling about racism, Mr Obama, Ferguson, your little issues that should have stayed behind closed doors, etc….

Elderly Good Samaritans Stop Christmas Day Robber

The Three Gentlemen stepped in to help a 68-year-old Woman.

Armed Robber
Larry S. Kent Jr

A 45-year-old Winter Haven man spent Christmas night behind bars courtesy of three good Samaritans who came to the rescue of a 68-year-old woman who was being robbed.

According to the Winter Haven Police Department, the crime in question took place around 5:45 p.m. as Valerie Melzer was returning to her vehicle after enjoying Christmas dinner with friends at a restaurant. When she approached the car, police said, Larry S. Kent Jr. ran up behind her and tried to snatch her purse. Melzer wasn’t such an easy target, Kent discovered.

Police say she began screaming and wouldn’t give up her purse. When they heard her screams, two of Mezler’s friends “sprang into action,” police wrote in an email to media. “At this time, Kent was dragging the victim at least 15 feet across the parking lot,” the email said. “The witnesses, 66 year-old Marvin Hotakainen and 73 year-old Paul Murray tackled Kent, pinning him to the ground while Melzer was able to break free.”

At this time, Patrick Cameron, 67, was leaving the restaurant and heard the commotion. When witnesses started yelling that Kent had a gun, “Cameron ran to assist holding Kent’s legs while Hotakainen and Murray held his upper body to the ground and retrieved the gun.” Kent’s weapon turned out to be a BB gun, but the men held him for special delivery to police officers anyway.

Melzer suffered minor cuts during the attack and was treated at the scene. Kent, however, had to take a side trip to Winter Haven Hospital for treatment of a broken rib and a few minor injuries, police noted. While making the pit stop, police found a clear baggie in Kent’s possession. That baggie contained .9 grams of methamphetamine, police said.

Kent was eventually booked into the Polk County Jail on robbery with a firearm, battery on a person 65 or older, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia charges. He was being held without bond Friday morning. Kent, police say, is no stranger to Florida law enforcement. He has been arrested 17 times in Polk County and has served 4 years in Florida State Prison for grand theft auto, forgery and grand theft convictions.