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Journey through the Universe-finding peace

journey universeMy journey through the Universe is everything a lifetime can bring. My journey continues with or without my consciousness-Keeping my mind, eyes and ears open will allow me to stay conscious. I will align my thoughts with everything my body feels and welcome all the sensations that come my way as I approach my next destination.

journey to peace

My journey is infinite. There are no limits to time and magnitude. I can elevate my consciousness so that my relationship to the Universe is intimate and magnificent. As it grows, so does the peace throughout the World

World War III- Rise

I have heard talk of World War III It is a long time coming. The third world war will be different than wars in the past. The people will rise up and take a stand against the governments of the world. We will no longer be pawns that exist only to serve the 1%. We will take down the governments of the world in peaceful movement and replace the constitutions and statutes with doctrines that clearly create peaceful societies whose primary purpose is to eliminate suffering and need. Societies will teach their children to love and play and share. Children will not accept bullies but rather will help the meek and mild.

Our society will exist to promote peace. We will create our nirvana and live forever.World War III

Peace and Prosperity during the war on common decency

Peace and prosperity are my primary goals every day. During the positive growth of the Obama administration it would make sense that many of us could hope for peace and prosperity even it we were not yet achieving it. We knew that as long as positive changes were being made, we could do so on our own at a personal level.

Many of us do not share the views of the current administration. We are angry because the most egregious person of in the world has seized control of our homeland. Many of us cannot imagine how we will live under the rule of a man as horrible as Hitler. I do not recall such an open resentment towards a president and his administration in my lifetime. I am happy to see that many of us are not going to accept the new administration, but rather object to it as long as we have to. Its like staying warm without a jacket.

We are at war. The enemy is not another country or another religion, but it is our own government. We are standing up and saying we are not going to accept this kind of archaic rule in our government. I am so proud to be part of a community that is planning a National Pride March on Washington. I will be there if humanly possible. It is something that I have to do.


Most important thing in a functional society is a well-informed public

functional societyAs John Oliver correctly pointed out Sunday night, folks are being fed what they want to hear and they’re eating it up like a starving person. The most important thing in a functional society is a well-informed public. What we have now is not only uninformed but misinformed masses. That’s something that should scare us all.

The most important thing in a functional society is a well-informed public. What we have now is not only uninformed but misinformed masses.

1. Read first. Then share. I myself am guilty of basing comments or even clicking share based on the headline. This is the worst thing any of us could do. Stop being lazy.

2. Check the source (and their sources). In the age of new media true and valid information comes from non-traditional sources but so does a lot of garbage. Any article that posts facts, figures or quotes should provide a source for that information. If there is no backup for their claims, move on.

3. Watch out for recycled stories. One thing that seems to be feeding into the misinformation problem is when old stories are being presented as happening now. Check the date on the story before you read on. You’ll be shocked to see how many are from another time and aren’t applicable to the current event you thought they were talking about.

4. If you care about facts, ignore the blatantly slanted. Having a slant or taking a position on a story is not wrong in itself. What is wrong is when these ideas are taken as unbiased fact. You can avoid all of this by simply avoiding those sites to start with. Any website with the words: Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Republican, etc. in the title are just advertising how slanted they are. That’s ok if you choose to live in your side’s bubble but please don’t have any delusions that these stories reflect the whole picture.

5. Google it. God (and Sergey) gave us Google for a reason. If you see a story that’s unbelievable or has no sources or even if it does, verify. See if the same facts are reported across multiple outlets. See if anyone disputes these facts. Read these pieces and then make up your mind.

If we could all take these simple steps our society would be a better place. We all have opinions and leanings. There is nothing wrong with that but could we at least all come from a starting point based on facts and reality?

The truth is, sharing illogical things begins to erode YOUR credibility and it makes you look foolish. Trust me, I speak from experience.

Now go share this, please. Be the well informed public. Be the functional society.

Through the process of reason we find our own truth


When will be our next National Day of Reason?

Awakening Reason is a forum for new ideas that are coming forth as a result of the new wave of spiritual evolution. We are realizing that we are responsible for our opinions. We must seek out our own truth through verification of actual facts. We fact find by illuminating what we hear and allowing others to verify or invalidate by their own fact finding. We are responsible for deciding, for ourselves, through reason, what our truth is.

Why don’t we all just know the definitive truth? We only know for sure the facts that we can personally verify. We know where we live, we know where we buy groceries. We know the prices of the things because we have read the price on the shelf and this fact has been verified by what we are charged at the register for this item. We can further verify this fact by researching the item through other sources or settle for the known information as fact. One person my settle for this price as fact, but another may, though ruthless scrutiny, find other information that may raise questions. Thus the process either continues or comes to an end.

The world has become too complex for any of us to know as a palpable fact how the actions of others are affecting our lives. It may be a matter of understanding why these actions affect us. In this case we have the responsibility of learning how and why these actions matter to us. It is more difficult to verify facts because nothing is physically ascertained. We must share what we here continuously to secure the truth. Sometimes we may never prove definitively if the actions of others affects us. We may have to rely on our opinion. The process continues.

I am reintroducing Awakening Reason, because once again there is a dire need for it. Please follow and contribute to Awakening Reason by participating in the ideas shared here. It is the responsibility of everyone that breathes to help educate the people who have not yet learned that they are responsible for their own truth. All comments to this site will be approved except spam and hate. There is no place on earth where either of them is appropriate.

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Orlando ISIS Attack-Over 50 killed Orlando Gay Club

Orlando ISIS Attack
Orlando shootings


Orlando ISIS Attack-An American-born man who’d pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 50 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando — the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the nation’s worst terror attack since 911, authorities said.

* The gunman, Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida, was interviewed by the FBI in 2013 and 2014 but was not found to be a threat, the FBI said.
* Mateen called 911 shortly before the attack to pledge allegiance to ISIS and mentioned the Boston Marathon bombers, according to a U.S. official.
* Orlando police shot and killed Mateen.
Mateen carried an assault rifle and a pistol into the packed Pulse club about 2 a.m. Friday and started shooting, killing 50 people and wounding at least 53, police said.

The Truth about Donald Trump and the Republican Party

TrumpThe Truth about Donald Trump and the Republican Party

Donald Trump and I have something in common: When right-wing radio host Hugh Hewitt asked the GOP front-runner about America’s nuclear triad at Tuesday night’s debate, neither of us had heard that phrase before.

But Donald Trump is running for president, and I’m not.

There’s another difference between us: I could glean from the context of Hewitt’s question that he was asking Trump what he would do to maintain our nuclear arsenal. (The triad refers to our land-, sea- and air-based systems for delivering nukes.) Trump had absolutely no idea what Hewitt was asking, and his answer was genuinely terrifying.

Trump has said a lot of scary (and racist) things on the campaign trail, from calling undocumented immigrants rapists to saying he’d ban Muslims from the country to urging supporters at his rallies to attack protesters.

But his answer Tuesday night was especially terrifying; it revealed what it means to put an ignorant blowhard with a head full of jagged rocks in charge of enough munitions to blow up the entire world several times over.

Let’s go through his answer. If you didn’t see it in real time, know that you should experience the stomach-churning terror you feel when you climb that first hill on an especially tall roller coaster.

First, Hewitt’s question:

“Mr. Trump, Dr. Carson just referenced the single most important job of the president, the command, the control and the care of our nuclear forces. And he mentioned the triad. The B-52s are older than I am. The missiles are old. The submarines are aging out. It’s an executive order. It’s a commander-in-chief decision.

“What’s your priority among our nuclear triad?”

No matter how little you know about the makeup of our nuclear forces, it’s clear Hewitt is suggesting the technologies we use to deliver a nuclear attack are too old, and asking Trump what his priority would be when it comes to maintaining them. Right? You’d have to be completely ignorant, an utter buffoon with the intelligence of an earthworm the other earthworms make fun of for being dumb not to get the gist of what Hewitt is asking here.

And yet.

This was Trump’s response:

“Well, first of all, I think we need somebody absolutely that we can trust, who is totally responsible, who really knows what he or she is doing. That is so powerful and so important.”

On the face of it, Trump’s first comments may seem reasonable. We do need someone we can trust, who is totally responsible, who knows what he or she is doing when it comes to taking charge of our nuclear arsenal. But this wasn’t an introduction to a fuller answer explaining why he knows what he’s doing (or what his plans are). To Trump, that was the substantive answer. Listen to Trump for 30 seconds at any of his rallies and you realize that’s the entirety of his thought process. “Make America Great Again” is a perfectly fine slogan if you have a plan to make America great again, but with Trump, the slogan is the entire agenda. There is no plan.

How do we know Trump is responsible enough to handle our nuclear arsenal? He went on:

“And one of the things that I’m frankly most proud of is that in 2003, 2004, I was totally against going into Iraq because you’re going to destabilize the Middle East. I called it. I called it very strongly. And it was very important.”

First of all, Trump is simply lying; he did not, in fact, strongly object to the Iraq War before it began. But even if he was against the Iraq War, that doesn’t qualify him to control and maintain the world’s largest collection of nuclear bombs. I opposed the war, marching with signs and everything. And please believe me when I tell you I have no business anywhere near a bomb with the power to evaporate a city.

Trump wasn’t done yet.

“But we have to be extremely vigilant and extremely careful when it comes to nuclear. Nuclear changes the whole ballgame. Frankly, I would have said get out of Syria; get out – if we didn’t have the power of weaponry today. The power is so massive that we can’t just leave areas that 50 years ago or 75 years ago we wouldn’t care. It was hand-to-hand combat.”

Yes, in 1940 soldiers only fought in hand-to-hand combat. The boxing-related deaths of World War II were truly devastating.

Again, Trump is right, in a childlike way. We do have to be careful with nuclear; it does change the whole ballgame. But these are generalities borne out of ignorance. In 145 words Trump has yet to approach anything remotely like an answer to Hewitt’s question. He hasn’t said what his priority would be when it comes to maintaining or upgrading our nukes. He hasn’t even said what his principles would be. But surely that’s coming soon, right?

You know what? Let’s just finish the exchange.

Trump: “The biggest problem this world has today is not President Obama with global warming, which is inconceivable, this is what he’s saying. The biggest problem we have is nuclear – nuclear proliferation and having some maniac, having some madman go out and get a nuclear weapon. That’s in my opinion, that is the single biggest problem that our country faces right now.”

Hewitt: “Of the three legs of the triad, though, do you have a priority? I want to go to Sen. Rubio after that and ask him.”

Trump: “I think – I think, for me, nuclear is just the power, the devastation is very important to me.”

The devastation is very important to him. That flailing nonsense is the best Trump can manage. A reasonably well-informed fifth grader could come up with something better.

The problem isn’t simply that Trump doesn’t have detailed plans to make sure our nuclear weapons are safely maintained. The problem is that he doesn’t understand even the most basic premise of a relatively simple question. He couldn’t muster a “I’ll make sure we have the most modern, best nuclear arsenal the world has ever seen,” because he didn’t know what he was being asked.

Imagine handing over the nuclear codes to a man with the comprehension skills of Donald J. Trump. Do you honestly believe he would understand the consequences of using them? Trump is obsessed with tough-guy machismo. How much provocation does he need to press that button?

Trump hasn’t walked back any of the racist, ignorant, stupid things he’s said over the course of the campaign, and he certainly won’t admit to making a mistake last night. But his inability to muster ten remotely sensible words about what he would do as president with the most destructive collection of weapons in the history of mankind should be an automatic disqualifier for the presidency.

This moment should be the beginning of the end for his campaign. Just like all the other moments should have been.

The end of Trumps Campaign

Abobe Creative Cloud becoming a device of time theft


Abobe Creative Cloud

is becoming a product that works just like a virus. You install it. It works great. Then you install the new version (CC 2015). That is where the fun begins. Now we have all kinds of malfunctions that are impossible to troubleshoot, but the techs still waist 30 minutes of your time just to tell you that you need to do a clean install. Simple process-you must uninstall all of your adobe products. It took me 15 minutes that I could not bill out. After that, you still have to delete a considerable list of registry files, hoping that this does not cause a major malfunction to your computer.

Then you have to install all your software again.

Adobe Creative Cloud

is a reasonably efficient product for a reasonable price. But not if it take up most of your day from time to time to fix the bugs that should have been fixed in house before distribution.

I was not successful contacting Adobe. As far as I know there is no email address to send such concerns.

I wrote to David Bleckner, an Adobe expert:

I respect your enthusiasm for Adobe products. They compose the support for what I love to do best-animation. I have been doing other work to and I must admit that since the upgrade, there have been some glitches.
I first realized this when I called support because I had questions about creating apps with InDesign. Seems I didn’t have all the tools that the tutorial was talking about. I was told I had to have a special account for that. Unacceptable. I spent months preparing for a product that I was unable to publish because by the time I was ready the rules had changed and I could not publish it without major revisions.
I tried to render a motion graphic recently and media encoder would not open. When I tried to export the file manually I got an error message. (If Adobe would make the message simple like, ‘#45 can’t connect to software’, then we could be clear about telling people like you how to help us. Leave out all the language that many of us do not understand, doesn’t that make sense?
I finally after several months, I had time to call customer support. After the usual 15 minutes of questions that they should have in their data base, spelling my name 5 times in order to get it right, and telling them, yes, I do have an active account!’, I explained my problem. After a half hour of what I believe was ‘guessing’, I was told that I had to do a clean install, and that I had to do it myself-here are the instructions, have a nice day.
So far I have not asked you a question. I have merely been telling you the truth about my experience with the 2015 upgrade. Here it is, the million dollar question. How can I justify Adobe as a quality product when they are clearly more interested in coming out with a new version of the software, rather than producing a quality product that works?
I think that most companies would comp customers a month or two after such a hassle as an apology for their mistakes which led to our loss of time and therefore income. Who do I contact about that?

Password Protection-protect us from providers!

Passwords should be something that you can remember. Current rules of password protection make requirements that make it difficult if not impossible to remember them all. Every site has different rules of password protection, so we can’t use the same password on all of my sites. I used to be able to get into all of my sites-banking, internet, email, fpl, and all of my password protected accounts. They all had the same password. I never had a problem with anyone getting into my account because they figured out my password. Now, according to our providers, we need special symbols and caps in our passwords to keep from getting hacked.

I want password protection from my providers!

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Affordable Care Act Restores Life

The Affordable Care Act is a healthcare solution that could help more people get the treatments that they have had to live without. I know. I have had sleep apnea, kidney stones, a pinched nerve in my foot, and a shoulder that dislocates in my sleep. I have lived with these conditions for several years.

Sleep apnea steals oxygen from me at night. The lack of oxygen causes lapses in memory. I do not remember most of what I learned in graduate school. I have a hard time remembering how to do things every day that I could do yesterday. The nerve in my foot causes a lot of pain when I wear shoes. Sometimes I have to take them off when I am sitting down to get relief from the pain. I don’t need to describe kidney stones. Either you know the pain or you do not. I dislocated my shoulder in high school. As I get older the joint has lost its integrity. It slips out doing everyday tasks like making the bed or sleeping. In addition to the physical pain, I feel helpless when it happens.

I do not feel helpless anymore. I have seen 4 specialists in the last month.. I got a shot of cortisone in my foot and felt immediate relief. I am having an MRI of my shoulder, foot and abdomen at the end of the week. Best of all, I am getting scheduled for a sleep study and will be receiving treatment soon after.

I will have a new life thanks to the Affordable Care Act. My hope is that more people will discover how easy it is to get healthcare now. I want people to hear this because all they hear are the republicans and other cynics who don’t need it because the government pays for all of their healthcare.

I hope that someday these people realize that the Affordable Care Act is doing the same thing for people who could not get health insurance as the governments of our country have been doing all along for their employees. I hope that they realize that their greed is not nearly as important as restoring the lives of people all over the country.

Obamacare and Medicare
The Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act
Affordable Care Act gives new life