‘Teachers:’ Public Schools ‘Only Recognize’ Native Americans on Thanksgiving

Teachers, a TVLand comedy series set in a public elementary school, got oddly political in their Halloween episode (which, for some reason, aired on November 29) when they erroneously claimed that public schools don’t teach students about Native Americans. 

The episode “Nightmare on Fillmore Street” centered around something which, to be fair, is a bit of a nightmare: the internet being out. There were things in the episode that were even less funny, like the teacher’s thoughts about what constitutes an appropriate costume to wear in front of her class and the degree teachers rely on technology to teach.

It was the egregious falsehood that public schools don’t teach their students about Native Americans that was perhaps the most eyebrow-raising part of the episode, however. Has anyone affiliated with this show ever been in a public school, or are their kids in private schools and these writers are just making wild assumptions?

Rarely does one image tell it all like it does in this case (above) where Ms. Snap is dressed in the horrible costume while holding her tablet.

 

 

Ms. Snap: Pioneers were the first people to settle in the North American frontier.” Well, technically, it was the Native Americans, but in public school, we only recognize them at Thanksgiving. 
Student 1: Ms. Snap?
Ms. Snap: Yes? 
Student 1: What are you supposed to be? 
Ms. Snap: I’m sexy Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And I order you to pay attention to this lesson! Okay. “Most pioneers traveled West along the Oregon trail, but some traveled to… California. Which brings us to the most infamous 
tragedy of westward migration: The Donner Party.”  Ooh. Oops. Hold on. 
Student 2: What happened to the Donner Party? 
Ms. Snap: One second, guys. This won’t refresh. Um… No internet connection? Where are we, Botswana? No service either? Are you kidding me? 
Student 1: Is everything okay, Ms. Snap? 
Ms. Snap: No. We’ve lost wi-fi! 
Student 2: But what happened to the Donner Party? 
Ms. Snap: I don’t know, okay! I don’t know anything without Google!

The choice in Halloween costume for this scene cannot go undiscussed. While dressing as the Clinton-appointed Supreme Court Justice might seem empowering for the girls at the school, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is coming up on 85 years of age, so the sexy part is a little creepy, and also minimizes her accomplishments.

Especially in this atmosphere of women coming forward to share their stories of being treated as sexual objects rather than judged (no pun intended) on their talent, it’s fairly awkward to have a female teacher reducing a Supreme Court Justice to this. Teaching her students about Ginsburg’s work on the bench might end up being problematic, too, since that is bound to get political with the Ms. Snap’s choice of costume acting as a tacit endorsement of her work which supports abortion and limiting Second Amendment rights

There has been a lot of discussion of late regarding technology in the classroom and how much teachers should rely on it. We hear stories of teachers finding quizzes online and giving them to students without checking first to make sure they’re appropriate so, unfortunately, this scene isn’t too far-fetched. In fact, nearly every teacher in America finds materials through Google, according to a recent study

Maybe Teachers doesn’t realize that these materials certainly cover Native Americans, and not just at Thanksgiving. While some states are looking at making Native American education mandatory, most states haven’t established that level of control. Still, you would be hard-pressed to find a student who hasn’t been taught about Native Americans in America throughout the year.

Thanksgiving is actually the time of year many schools avoid that subject. Some teachers are actually skipping Thanksgiving stories entirely because they’re concerned that, no matter what they say, parents will be upset. This is part of a larger movement to skip historical education for fear of upsetting the feelings police of the left. 

Create a problem, then get mad about it. Sounds about right for the left. 

 

Source Article from https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/amelia-hamilton/2017/11/29/teachers-public-schools-only-recognize-native-americans-thanksgiving

Surprising Biblical Origins of Thanksgiving: Puritan Founders Saw Themselves as ‘New Hebrews’

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Sarah Silverman Rants About ‘Genocide and Racism’ in Thanksgiving

I shouldn’t have put it past Hulu’s I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman to ruin my Thanksgiving along with the rest of the nation’s. The latest episode of the series took time out of its day to remind us of the real meaning behind Thanksgiving: genocide and racism.

The November 23 episode opens with a monologue by Sarah Silverman discussing the meaning behind Thanksgiving. Although she mentions the things a good majority of the country thinks of when it comes to the national holiday, such as being with family and friends, she spends a majority of the time highlighting the nation’s history of “genocide and racism.”

More specifically, she refers to the day as, pardon the EXPLICIT LANGUAGE, the celebration of “the very first dinner between the pilgrims and the Native Americans they fucked over.” Reading liberal complaints about how the beginnings of the United States are built on bigotry is unfortunately starting to become just as much of a Thanksgiving tradition as turkey and pumpkin pie.

The only really funny part comes from the fact that she then tries to unironically defend this moral statement. She argues that you can still enjoy Thanksgiving (thanks for that approval, Sarah), just that we should be “mindful” of how it affects others. In other words, telling people “Happy Thanksgiving” could be offensive, but telling people that their beloved holiday celebration is based on genocide and racism while they are celebrating said beloved holiday is not. And she still thinks conservatives are the ones who need to learn to be more open-minded.

Is it really that hard to wish everyone a good holiday without dragging down people’s harmless traditions? For example: I hope all of you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with the people you love celebrating the things you are most thankful for every day of the year. That’s all you need.

Source Article from https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/lindsay-kornick/2017/11/26/sarah-silverman-show-spotlights-genocide-and-racism

Thanksgiving and beyond: 57 things I’m thankful for, including YOU – Health Ranger

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Thanksgiving is a time to express our gratitude for those things we honor and value in our lives. As I look over all the incredible abundance, health and friendship I’ve been so fortunate to cultivate and share throughout my life, I’m overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude toward others.

Here’s a list of 57 things I’m grateful for (in no particular order):

Thanksgiving thanks #1 -Thank you to Mother Nature for providing a vibrant, abundant world of food, nutrition and herbs that sustain life.

Thanksgiving thanks #2 – Thank you to all the holistic health practitioners and healing arts professionals who save lives and prevent suffering.

Thanksgiving thanks #3 – Thank you to all firefighters and emergency responders who put their lives on the line every day for the safety of others.

Thanksgiving thanks #4 – Thank you to all the homeschool moms and dads who take the time to raise their own children (rather than the state).

Thanksgiving thanks #5 – Thank you to all the men and women in blue who work dangerous jobs to help keep our communities safe.

Thanksgiving thanks #6 – I’m thankful that our nation’s Founding Fathers foresaw the importance of establishing the First Amendment.

Thanksgiving thanks #7 – Thank you to our nation’s cherished veterans who served their country. You deserve better health care!

Thanksgiving thanks #8 – A special thanks to all the holistic dentists who are getting the mercury out and restoring health to patients everywhere.

Thanksgiving thanks #9 – Thank you to all the organic farmers who work hard to grow and harvest clean food for the rest of us.

Thanksgiving thanks #10 – Thank you to Dr. Andrew Wakefield and other courageous whistleblowers of medicine who dare to tell the truth in a world ruled by corruption.

Thanksgiving thanks #11 – Thank you to all the elementary school teachers and mentors who work hard to teach children how to cope with the real world.

Thanksgiving thanks #12 – Thank you to my two favorite comedians — Richard Pryor and George Carlin — who taught me the freedom to question everything.

Thanksgiving thanks #13 – Thank you to all the chiropractors… you know more about nutrition, wellness and prevention than most conventional MDs.

Thanksgiving thanks #14 – I’m thankful that knowledge of natural medicine, herbs and healing foods is surging back into public consciousness.

Thanksgiving thanks #15 – Thank you to all our men and women in uniform who help keep America safe in a dangerous, unpredictable world.

Thanksgiving thanks #16 – I’m thankful for all the dedicated engineers and architects who help create the astonishing infrastructure of roads, buildings and bridges.

Thanksgiving thanks #17 – I’m thankful for the free market, and the fact that individual, decentralized economic decisions generate so much abundance and prosperity.

Thanksgiving thanks #18 – Thank you, Mother Nature, for providing amazing cancer cures that are hidden in everyday fruits, vegetables, herbs and seeds.

Thanksgiving thanks #19 – I’m thankful for consciousness and empathy so that we can perceive what others feel, and help others HEAL with love.

Thanksgiving thanks #20 – Thank you to all the long-haul truckers who work difficult hours, far from home, to deliver the goods.

Thanksgiving thanks #21 – Thank you to all the real journalists across the independent media who ask intelligent questions and practice critical thinking.

Thanksgiving thanks #22 – Thank you to our Founding Fathers for establishing the Electoral College; without it, we would all be ruled by urban mobs.

Thanksgiving thanks #23 – I’m thankful for all the naturopathic physicians who practice medicine by prioritizing patient wellness over pharma profits.

Thanksgiving thanks #24 – I’m thankful that we can still access CBD oil (cannabinoids) in the USA for the moment, and I hope natural medicine is LEGALIZED.

Thanksgiving thanks #25 – I’m thankful for all the EMTs who respond to accidents and emergencies with incredible courage and skill to save lives.

Thanksgiving thanks #26 – I’m thankful that, for the moment, we still have a chance to save America from socialism and tyranny. Keep fighting for liberty!

Thanksgiving thanks #27 – I’m thankful to my incredible parents who raised me with compassion, thinking skills and the courage to speak the truth.

Thanksgiving thanks #28 – Thank you to our ancestors who established the Second Amendment, without which we would be overrun by tyranny.

Thanksgiving thanks #29 – Thank you to all the moms and dads of autistic children who keep fighting for the truth about autism and vaccines.

Thanksgiving thanks #30 – Thank you to all the writers and bloggers who are writing about consciousness as a key to world change, such as Waking Times.

Thanksgiving thanks #31 – I’m thankful that our Founding Fathers structured America as a constitutional Republic rather than a “mob rule” democracy.

Thanksgiving thanks #32 – I’m thankful that advanced science equipment has now become so affordable that I can run my own food science laboratory: cwclabs.com

Thanksgiving thanks #33 – Thank you to the emergency room doctors and surgeons who save lives every day, even when some people seem determined to kill each other.

Thanksgiving thanks #34 – I’m thankful for the state of Texas, where business prospers and personal freedom remains strong. Don’t mess with TEXAS!

Thanksgiving thanks #35 – I’m thankful for all the clean food activists who shout the truth about GMOs, pesticides and heavy metals contamination.

Thanksgiving thanks #36 – I’m thankful for Ron Paul and Rand Paul, and we wish Rand a speedy recovery from the injuries inflicted upon him.

Thanksgiving thanks #37 – Thank you to all those who join me in daring to question the status quo, think for yourself, and seek innovative alternatives.

Thanksgiving thanks #38 – I’m thankful to all the brilliant programmers who specialize in encryption, privacy, P2P technologies and cryptocurrencies. Freedom!

Thanksgiving thanks #39 – I’m thankful for the school of Austrian economics and all the wisdom it has shared with humanity about liberty and prosperity.

Thanksgiving thanks #40 – I thank all the young moms who pursue adoption instead of abortion. All unborn children deserve a chance at LIFE. (Didn’t you?)

Thanksgiving thanks #41 – I thank Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for having the courage to question mercury in vaccines. WorldMercuryProject.org.

Thanksgiving thanks #42 – I thank all the women who have been victims of sex abuse and sexual misconduct for coming forward and NAMING those responsible!

Thanksgiving thanks #43 – I’m thankful to all our writers, researchers, programmers, designers and customer service personnel who dedicate their lives to our mission.

Thanksgiving thanks #44 – A special thanks to James O’Keefe, Jon Rappoport, Robert Scott Bell and all the other independent journalists who dare to tell the truth.

Thanksgiving thanks #45 – I’m thankful the universe has shown us the potential of fusion energy, which can ultimately replace nearly all fossil fuels.

Thanksgiving thanks #46 – I’m thankful to all the pastors and church organizers who continue to teach morality, ethics and spiritual growth for us all.

Thanksgiving thanks #48 – I’m thankful for Traditional Chinese Medicine which has documented secrets of holistic healing for over 4,000 years.

Thanksgiving thanks #49 – I’m thankful for the separation of powers into 3 branches; without it, we would already be living under a dictatorship.

Thanksgiving thanks #50 – I’m thankful for the body’s spontaneous self-healing abilities, without which we would all have died long ago.

Thanksgiving thanks #51 – I’m thankful for the advanced biological nanotechnology known as the “immune system.” The most advanced medicine in the world!

Thanksgiving thanks #52 – I’m thankful for G. Edward Griffin, a champion of personal liberty and economic freedom. A true trailblazer and American hero!

Thanksgiving thanks #53 – I’m thankful for our MOON, without which human life might not exist on Earth at all. But how did it form? Mystery…

Thanksgiving thanks #54 – I’m thankful for the Bill of Rights and urge all Americans to vigorously defend each of its tenants.

Thanksgiving thanks #55 – I’m thankful Jared Fogle got caught, and I’m thankful Corey Feldman has the courage to name names. Who’s next?

Thanksgiving thanks #56 – I’m thankful it’s legal in America to own firearms for self defense and community defense. Support 2A!

Thanksgiving thanks #57 – Thank you to God for love, life, consciousness, creation and free will. May we all be blessed each day of our lives.

– the Health Ranger

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Looking For The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal? Try This Roasted Vegetable Lasagna (Recipe)







I have to admit when I saw this recipe, my heart started pounding.

I won’t believe it if you say you’re looking at the image right now and NOT salivating… A LOT!

I’ve always said I’m all about simplicity, but once in a while recipes like this one deserve the time and effort needed to put them together.

I am a huge fan of roasted veggies, and when they intermingle beautifully with lasagna sheets and creamy, cheesy sauces in a richly delightful recipe like this one, my excitement just goes over the top!

I won’t go into further detail as to how AMAZING this tastes, because you just have to try it yourself (and come back to tell everyone else in the comments below).

The recipe is courtesy of forward.com, excerpted from Crossroads by Tal Ronnen with Scot Jones. (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2015. Photographs by Lisa Romerein.

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Serves 8-12

4 red or yellow bell peppers (about ¾ pound)
4 large zucchini (1½ pounds), sliced on a diagonal about ¼-inch thick
1 large Italian eggplant (about 1 pound), sliced into ¼-inch-thick rounds
1 large onion (about ½ pound), sliced into ¼-inch-thick rounds
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for coating the grill pan
6 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
3 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves stripped from the stems and chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 shallot, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Herb Ricotta (recipe follows)
2 cups Basil Pesto (recipe follows)
Puttanesca Sauce (recipe follows)
1 pound lasagna noodles, cooked in boiling salted water just until al dente, then drained, and rinsed (I use gluten-free)
10 ounces soy mozzarella, preferably Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet, shredded (4 cups)

1. Put each pepper directly on a gas burner over high heat and char, turning periodically with tongs, until the skin is wrinkled and blistered on all sides, about 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can roast the peppers using a broiler, turning them occasionally. Put the peppers into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let them steam for about 10 minutes to loosen the skins.

2. Pull out the cores of the peppers and remove the seeds. Pull off and discard the blackened skin. Dip your fingers in water as you work to keep the charred bits from sticking. Cut the roasted peppers into ½-inch-wide strips and put in a large mixing bowl, along with any juices that have collected. Add the sliced zucchini, eggplant, and onion, tossing to combine.

3. Combine the oil, basil, thyme, garlic, and shallot in a small bowl or measuring cup, season with salt and pepper, and whisk to blend. Pour the marinade over the vegetables, tossing to coat evenly. Set aside for 10 minutes so the vegetables can soak up the flavour.

4. Preheat an outdoor grill and coat with oil, or coat a grill pan with oil and put over medium-high heat. Alternatively, preheat the broiler.

5. Arrange the peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and onion on the grill or grill pan (if using a grill pan, you will have to do this in batches) and grill, turning the vegetables once, until they are tender and lightly browned and have released most of their moisture, about five minutes per side. Or, if using the broiler, arrange the vegetables in a single layer on two nonstick baking sheets and broil in two batches. Set the vegetables aside.

6. Mix together the herb ricotta and 1 cup of the basil pesto in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

7. Once you have the sauce ready, the vegetables grilled, and the filling made, you can start assembling the lasagna. Preheat the oven to 375°F.

8. Ladle about 1 cup of the sauce into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, to just cover the bottom. Slightly overlap six lasagna noodles crosswise so they completely cover the bottom of the dish, with no gaps. Top the noodles with one-third of the ricotta-pesto mixture, spreading it evenly with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle 1 cup of the soy mozzarella over the ricotta. Shingle one-third of the roasted peppers, zucchini, eggplant, and onion in an even layer on top. Repeat the process, layering sauce, lasagna noodles, ricotta-pesto, soy mozzarella, and vegetables two more times. Finally, top with the remaining six lasagna noodles and sauce.

9. Cover the lasagna with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until bubbly. Remove the foil and top the lasagna with the remaining 1 cup soy mozzarella. Bake for another 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Allow the lasagna to cool for 10 minutes before cutting into eight squares.

To serve: Divide the remaining 1 cup pesto among 8-12 plates, spreading it out with the back of a spoon. Set a lasagna square on top.

Herbed Ricotta

ricotta

Makes about 4 cups

We add fresh herbs to the almond ricotta to bring a little something extra to the pasta filling.

Also check out this Creamy-Dreamy Herb Cashew-Hemp Cheese

4 cups Kite Hill almond ricotta
6 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
4 fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 shallot, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Mash together the almond ricotta, basil, parsley, garlic, and shallot in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. The ricotta can be prepared in advance, covered, and refrigerated for up to five days before using it as a pasta filling; leftovers keep in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Basil Pesto

basilpesto

Makes 1 cup

Pesto, among the best-known sauces to come out of Italy, is simple to make, requires no cooking, and has only a few ingredients. Yet it adds the most delicious pop of colour and flavour to pastas, soups, and roasted vegetables.

2 cups fresh basil leaves
½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
¼ cup nutritional yeast flakes (see Note)
¼ cup pine nuts, toasted
4 garlic cloves, smashed
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

1. Combine the basil, parsley, nutritional yeast flakes, nuts, garlic, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes in a food processor and pulse until a paste forms, pushing down the basil and parsley as needed. With the motor running, pour in the oil in a steady stream, making sure it directly hits the blade (this is the best way to distribute the oil and emulsify it evenly and quickly). Transfer to a container. If you’re not going to use the pesto immediately, press a piece of plastic wrap against the surface to keep it from oxidizing.

Note on Nutritional Yeast FlakesNutritional yeast may not sound like the most appetizing ingredient, but it has a cheesy, nutty, savoury quality that gives any dish extra oomph. Just a tablespoon or two adds a creamy, salty richness to dips, soups, and sauces. Look for nutritional yeast flakes in the supplement section of the market or health food store. Be sure to select flakes instead of granules, which will deliver a bit of texture to whatever you add them to.

Puttanesca Sauce

putanesca

Makes 8 cups

Puttanesca is a robust old-school Italian red sauce made from pantry staples — olives, capers, and red pepper flakes.

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons tomato paste
6 cups Scoty’s Marinara Sauce (recipe follows) or store-bought sauce
1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved lengthwise
1/3 cup capers, drained
8 fresh basil leaves, cut into chiffonade
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Put a medium pot over medium heat and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, shallots, and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring, until the shallots are translucent, two to three minutes.

2. Pour in the wine and cook, stirring, for one to two minutes to evaporate some of the alcohol. Stir in the tomato paste and marinara sauce and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the olives, capers and basil, and season with salt and black pepper. Gently simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 30 minutes.

Scoty’s Marinara Sauce

Makes 6 cups

Two 28-ounce cans whole tomatoes, preferably San Marzano
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 carrot, finely grated (about ½ cup)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Pinch of baking soda
4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon Earth Balance butter stick

1. Working in batches, put the tomatoes, along with their juice, in a food processor or blender and puree just until semi-smooth; you want a little bit of chunky texture.

2. Put a medium pot over medium heat and add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic, and carrot, season with salt, black pepper and the red pepper flakes, and sauté until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.

3. Add the pureed tomatoes, stirring to combine, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until the sauce thickens, about 45 minutes. Season the sauce with more salt and black pepper, to taste. Remove from the heat, stir in the baking soda, making sure it dissolves, and add the basil and butter substitute.

Once cooled, the sauce can be refrigerated covered for up to three days or frozen for up to two months.


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No Thanks for Thanksgiving Under Trump

No Thanks for Thanksgiving Under Trump



by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)



One day there may be reason to give thanks. How can there be now with endless US wars raging, force-fed austerity on ordinary Americans, poverty the nation’s leading growth industry, real unemployment at Depression-era levels, police state laws destroying fundamental freedoms, and governance of, by and for the privileged few exclusively.



Super-rich Americans never had things better, benefitting from the greatest ever wealth transfer scheme from ordinary people to them. 



Trump’s tax cut scheme will hand them trillions more dollars if enacted into law – coming out of the pockets of low and middle-income households.



America is a plutocracy, not a democracy, run by sinister dark forces, presidents and key congressional leaders serving their interests.



The law of the land is consistently ignored when conflicting with the agenda of its ruling class.



Societies are judged by their freedom from poverty, racism, sexism, exploitation, imperialism, environmental devastation, commitment to social justice, and respect for the sovereign rights of all nations. America fails dismally on all counts.



Most US workers struggle to get by on part-time or temp jobs paying poverty wages – one missed paycheck from homelessness, hunger and deprivation, an uncaring nation doing nothing to help, pretending prosperity exists.



The nation was thirdworldized to benefit its privileged class. It’s the most inequitable of all developed ones.



A year ago at Thanksgiving, I wrote an open letter to Trump – post-election, pre-inauguration. You’ll have the power of your incumbency for good or ill, I said.



I hoped for improvement over dismal governance under the Clinton co-presidency, Bush/Cheney and Obama.



Instead, things are worse than ever. Trump’s latest outrages include destroying digital democracy by ending Net Neutrality, along with deporting 59,000 Haitians, given temporary protection after their country’s devastating 2010 earthquake – unwanted by the administration because they’re Black, not white Anglos.



A year ago, I asked if Trump’s promises were real or empty. Will history remember him as another dirty business as usual leader or a force for positive change?



Would he renounce perverse notions of American exceptionalism; the indispensable nation; US moral, ethical and cultural superiority; and its self-proclaimed right for dominion over planet earth, its resources and populations?



Would he drain the swamp instead of filling it to overflowing, restore honor to Washington, give working people a voice for the first time, improve their lives and welfare, serve all Americans equitably, not just its privileged few.



Would he end US imperial wars against nations threatening no one, beginning a new era of world peace and stability?



Would he normalize relations with Russia as promised, end illegal sanctions, work cooperatively with Putin, along with treating other independent world leaders respectfully?



Would he be a peacemaker, not warrior president? Would he favor disarmament instead of a continuing arms race? Would he save humanity from unthinkable nuclear war?



Would his tenure deliver historic change or hugely dangerous continuity?



History will judge him accordingly, I said. After 10 disastrous months in office, the verdict is in.



He failed on all counts, governing more deplorably than my worst fears – short of nuclear war perhaps yet to come.



On Thanksgiving day, privileged Americans have much to be thankful for, millions of ordinary ones paying the price for their bountiful blessings.



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10 highly intelligent questions to ask your relatives this Thanksgiving… (or not)

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Isn’t it fascinating how the mainstream media is instructing people what to ask their family members this Thanksgiving? As usual, the questions they pose are all about promoting a specific political narrative, such as asking your hosts whether they “own guns” (with the presumption being that it’s bad if they do).

To counter the complete idiocy of the mainstream media’s mind-numbing conversation starters, I’m proposing a much more useful list of eye-opening questions you might consider asking family members this Thanksgiving… or not, depending on how much you want to get along with them.

One disclaimer, though: Don’t blame me if this is the last Thanksgiving you have with some of your family members.

#1) Is there MSG in that turkey gravy?

The very best way to make friends at Thanksgiving is to start questioning all the ingredients in the food you’re being served. An easy target to go after is the MSG (monosodium glutamate) that’s found in nearly all “gravy” mixes. I put “gravy” in quotes because it’s not really gravy at all if it’s from a mix. Real gravy comes from animal grease and doesn’t need any MSG because it tastes awesome all by itself. While you’re at it, check the turkey stuffing ingredients, too, because those products often contain MSG or yeast extract, a “hidden” form of MSG. Bottom line? Real friends make gravy out of animal grease, not store-bought powdered mixes. That’s just fake gravy, which people eat when they’re watching the fake news (CNN).

#2) Do you believe biological sex is determined by genetics, or by wishful thinking?

This is a real conversation starter. You’ll quickly find out how many of your family members no longer believe in biological cause and effect. If they believe that sex or gender can be changed with a wish, ask them why a person can’t wish they were 30 years younger, or a different ethnicity, or even a Tibetan Snow Leopard. There’s a Caucasian man in America who literally believes he’s a Filipino woman. I hope he’s not at your Thanksgiving dinner.

#3) Are you seriously serving unfiltered TAP water?

Here’s a Thanksgiving day favorite: Take a sip of the crappy, unfiltered tap water you’re being served by your clueless host and experience the chlorine high notes. Then ask your host, loudly in front of everyone else, “Are you seriously serving unfiltered TAP water?” Follow this with a full explanation of the toxic cancer-causing chemicals found in tap water, and be sure to cover the fact that municipal water treatment facilities don’t remove birth control chemicals, pharmaceuticals or agricultural pesticides from the water supply. This will make you extremely popular and get you invited back for Christmas dinner, too!

#4) If you don’t yet own a gun, WHY NOT?

It’s a crazy, dangerous world. Self-defense is a fundamental divine right that’s reflected throughout nature. Possessing a weapon of self-defense is, in essence, a perfect reflection of Mother Nature and the natural world of plants, animals, insects and even bacteria. Make sure you explain to your host that even beetles, bacteria and bamboo plants have self-defense characteristics, and humans should too. If they tell you they don’t “believe” in guns, arrogantly explain that the laws of kinetic physics don’t require “belief” in order to function. This will win you even more friends than you ever thought possible.

#5) What do Charlie Rose, Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton, Louis C.K., Al Franken, Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey all have in common?

Aside from the fact that they all sexually harassed, abused or exploited women — or in some cases raped women — they all also happen to be left-wing liberals who publicly proclaimed their support for “women’s rights.” Nearly every one of them also supported Hillary Clinton for president. If you really want to bring out the love this Thanksgiving, bring up Hillary Clinton in the middle of, “Can you please pass the mashed potatoes?” Or, conversely, you can take a whack at Trump with a flippant remark such as, “Hey, did you notice the way this gravy spilled all over the mashed potatoes, it looks just like President Trump’s HAIR?”

#6) When family members describe how far they traveled to get there, remind them they’re all destroying the planet with climate change

In order to appease the climate alarmists, you must calculate the volume of carbon dioxide emitted by each family member as they drove or flew their way into town. Ask each person how many gallons of gas they burned, or how many miles they flew. Then insist they all purchase “carbon dioxide offset credits” which is, of course, exactly what world governments want to force nations to do. If they resist, remind them that if they don’t purchase offset credits, they are evil people who are destroying planet Earth. After all, that’s what the climate change people do.

#7) Bring some syringes and a vaccine vial, and demand everyone be vaccinated on site

To further win friends and influence people, bring a vaccine vial and some syringes, then demand that every person agree to be vaccinated on site, or else be labeled an “anti-vaxxer.” If they refuse to be vaccinated, scream at them relentlessly while labeling them, “ANTI-SCIENCE!” This is, of course, exactly what the vaccine industry does every day, usually in conjunction with the scientifically illiterate mainstream media. If your family members ask what the vaccine is for, just explain it’s for “Idiopathy,” which has a funny double meaning in medicine.

#8) If SHTF right now, what is your escape plan from this place?

A great way to put your relatives’ minds at ease is to start asking about their escape plans if a North Korean ICBM detonates an EMP weapon over America. You may have to educate your family members about EMP weapons, of course, since they probably don’t know anything about physics or electronics, but once you get through all that, ask them about their survival plans when the country’s power grid goes down. This is how you can turn a depressing Thanksgiving into a joy fest of love and uplifting hope.

#9) Ask everybody to disclose all the medications they’re taking, then remind them how medications don’t work

Here’s another amazing way to win friends: Ask people to name all the medications they’re taking, then explain why those medications don’t really work in the long run. Because people have a near-religious worship of their pharmaceuticals, this might get you kicked out onto the street, so you can always resort to the old what’s in the bathroom medicine cabinet trick to find out for yourself. Just remember: The more meds they’re on, the crazier they probably are to begin with, so use this approach only if you’re pretty sure you can overpower them in a mixed martial arts contest.

#10) Ask people what they want for Christmas, then condemn them as shallow “materialists”

Merely mentioning the word “Christmas” might get you disinvited from some households, but since you’re probably not going to win any popularity contests anyway, you might as well find out what people hope to acquire in terms of gifts. Whatever they tell you they want, condemn it as materialistic and shallow. Unless, of course, they say they want to “end climate change,” in which case you remind them how much fuel they burned to get there.

Lastly, to really get the conversation going, rustle up 15 – 20 illegal aliens — er, I mean undocumented immigrants — on your way to the gathering, then invite them all to the food table by demanding “NO BORDERS” for Thanksgiving dinner. This will very quickly determine how many progressives in your family actually believe what they are saying about no borders or boundaries.

Or you could say nothing and pretend to get along with incredibly uninformed people

Or, instead of all the above, you could laugh along with casual jokes, brain-dead political talk and senseless banter in the interests of getting along with people. After all, it’s Thanksgiving, and that’s a time to fake your way through the senseless conversation in the interests of peace and unity.

Obviously, much of what I’ve written here is offered in jest, but it’s very true that our readers tend to be the smartest people in any family gathering, so we all share this common experience of having to “downgrade” our conversation to the lowest common denominator in any given group. Sometimes, it’s a necessary thing for the sake of civility, but if you’re like most intelligent people, you can’t wait to get out of there and get back to work on the things that really matter.

As for myself, I’m fortunate to have a really tuned-in family who are all into prepping, holistic health and critical thinking. You can thank them for raising me with that same philosophy, by the way, which is an incredible gift compared to the dumbed-down upbringing too many children receive these days. I hope your family is as well-informed as mine, because that allows us to talk about prepping, holistic health, geopolitics and many other advanced subjects that run-of-the-mill audiences can’t fathom.

In any case, I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving, and be sure to participate in our Black Friday Deals at the Health Ranger Store to continue supporting our mission.

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Taking a plane ride this Thanksgiving? Avoid these 11 things to make your trip much more healthy and enjoyable

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As you know Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while tens of millions of Americans will be visiting family for the holiday, many will make the trip in an automobile.

However, a sizable portion of travelers will hop aboard a flight to see family hundreds or thousands of miles away. Those who choose air travel have additional health and comfort concerns those who stay on the ground won’t face.

As reported by Fox News Health, there are 11 things you can do or avoid on your upcoming flight and all future flights to make your visit much more enjoyable and safe. (Related: This Thanksgiving, let’s say ‘no thanks’ to the tyranny of the American Police State.)

  1. Don’t drink the water aboard the flight. As one flight attendant told Business Insider earlier this year, “Flight attendants will not drink hot water on the plane. They will not drink plain coffee, and they will not drink plain tea.” But why not? Because, a prior EPA study that found 1 in 8 planes could not pass water safety standards. The 2004 study is disputed by the airlines, but you really should just take bottled water on board with you to avoid any problems. Also, if onboard ice is made from tap water, skip that too.
  2. Lay off the Diet Coke. You should anyway, just because soda — diet or otherwise — is one of the unhealthiest foods you can consume. But if you have to have one, think twice before ordering: Flight attendants don’t like serving it because it takes too long to pour, thanks to its extreme foaming properties.
  3. Wear shoes at all times. Earlier this year Men’s Health talked to a pair of flight attendants who told the publication to never walk around without shoes. “Every bodily fluid has been on the floor,” one of them asserted. They also said flight attendants appreciate and accept tips.
  4. Get up and walk around. You don’t want to sit the entire flight, especially if it’s more than an hour or so. Aaron Day, M.D., a cardiology fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, says that sitting in a small airline seat can make it more difficult for blood to circulate from your legs to your heart, and this is especially true the older we get. If you can’t stand, then try at least stretching your legs during the flight.
  5. Just say no to alcohol. When you drink at altitude, you can feel much more intoxicated far more quickly because there is less oxygen than when you’re on the ground. Also, drinking too much could get you into trouble and you don’t need that on a flight to see family and friends, especially.
  6. Never eat directly off tray table. As much as ground crews try to keep planes clean between flights, they don’t often have time to concentrate on those drop down trays. In fact, they have been found to contain nearly 10 times more bacteria than the flush button in the lavatory. Yuck!
  7. Just avoid soda, period. Beverages that are carbonated can make you feel much more bloated, which can lead to uncomfortable cramping. Those are the last things you want to experience on a flight.
  8. Skip the unhealthy airline food. If you’re not really all that hungry, don’t partake in the food served during the flight. Eat something before you take off or bring along some healthy food or snacks with you. Chef Gordon Ramsey, after working for airlines for a decade, doesn’t ever eat airline food.
  9. Best to keep your feet and hair to yourself. As Fox News noted, this is just self-explanatory. It’ll make for a more enjoyable flight.
  10. Carry-on courtesy. Most everyone will need some overhead compartment space so minimize what you carry on board. Also, try to keep it close to you and make sure you keep hold of things you’re going to want or need during the flight (snacks, computer, reading material, etc.).
  11. Never be rude to your flight attendants. Almost nothing negative that happens on flights is their fault, so don’t take things out on them. They’re doing their best to make you comfy.

Read more of J.D. Heyes’ work at The National Sentinel.

Sources include:

FoxNews.com

NaturalNews.com

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