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Score cards with a player’s statistics have value

In sports there are often collectable cards that include a summary of statistics about the player’s career and history of achievements.

In the modern world of political campaigns memes have begun to fill in for sports cards as small memorable collections of data. Comparing voting records and other details can give voters some idea of the candidates values and consistency in upholding them during changing political climates.

Yesterday I spent some time thinking about values as I was using a website template that included examples of values that a political candidate might want to support — I kept one as it was written and modified a few others on the list. It doesn’t seem like plagiarism to use words from a template if it is a business product that I purchased rather than an individual’s copyrighted work.

Values were already on my mind after reading and watching a variety of sources discuss the war on ‘terrorism’ that has been terrorizing the Middle East for over a decade in the near past and since the late 1800s over the long term. For more information on the history dating back to the late 1800s, read the book “Against Our Better Judgement,” by Alison Weir for more information on “The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel,” (the subtitle of the book, 2014, more information and a link for the book is available on the website IfAmericaKnew.org). It is heart breaking and sickening to read for anyone who loves our country as much as I do, and the news about the more recent war is also heart breaking as well as gut wrenching – literally. TMI – I had an IBS flair up that night and had physical intestinal pain while watching one of the documentaries.

Videos for more information about some of our world’s true heros:

More on the background of the current U.S. war on ‘terror’ and funding rebel terrorist forces (or leaving supplies behind that arm rebel terrorist forces – first rule of vacating a war zone, blow up any remaining equipment and arms that might fall into the wrong hands – criminal negligence to just leave it behind because it’s cheaper than shipping it back home.) The order of all of these links is in the reverse of how I read or viewed them and they are copies of Tweets I posted to the social media site Twitter:

As a political candidate for President of the United States, 2016, I would like to state clearly that I am not for funding rebel terrorists; or for inadvertently leaving supplies behind were terrorists are likely to seize them; or for bombing hospitals or civilian neighborhoods.

Equality of women and men and nations that support equality of women and men is what I value. Just because a nation doesn’t support corporate profit as more important than most other things does not mean they are not supportive of equal rights for humans.

Sixteen year old girls are fighting on the front lines of Syria against ISIL/Daesh terrorists that have been inadvertently or purposely supported by the U.S.. The Assad regime has not been proven to be a brutal dictatorship although that is how mainstream media has been reporting and Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction.

General Wesley Clark, a former Presidential candidate and NATO leader, reported that there was a U.S. goal to destroy seven countries in five years- we seem to have achieved it, whether we made the five year goal might be debatable but destruction of infrastructure and destruction of life and destabilization of surrounding countries and European countries due to the enormous influx of refugees also seems to have been achieved.Iu I’ll repeat the link in case you missed it:

My values include not funding terrorist organizations – to see more on what I value visit my 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign website: http://www.jenniferdepew.com/.

I value not terrorizing sixteen year old girls, or their families, no matter where they happen to have been born. Rebel mercenaries are rebel mercenaries, innocent citizens are innocent citizens even if they happen to live in rebel occupied territory or in a nation that is on a list of seven countries to be destroyed within five years.

In case you missed this one – it explains which Middle East nations and groups support equal rights and democratic elections more and who doesn’t:

My values, from my campaign/effective health care website:

  • Family first.
  • Protect the environment as it supports families and businesses.
  • Justice should prevail equally for all.
  • Helping others helps oneself.
  • Honesty is a virtue & truth matters.
  • Humility is a gift that heals by reducing stress levels.
  • Teamwork helps the whole team.

We as a nation need to recognize that blaming others for problems doesn’t help resolve the problems anymore than building a wall would keep out people with a plane ticket.

/Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and  the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes./

If elected President of the United States, I would also…

If elected President of the United States, I would also work towards changing…

  • tax structures and regulations that favor large businesses over small businesses,
  • and increasing Capital Gains taxes so that investing in employees would be a more valuable investment for businesses than investing in equipment,
  • and closing loopholes that make it easy for businesses and individuals to hide income from the IRS in off shore banks,
  • and I would work towards making an easier tax code in general based on percentage of income with fewer exclusions.

The last post already contained more than five to nine topics which might overtax the short term memory, (unintentional, gratuitous pun)., so I concluded it, but having opened the topic of what I would work towards changing it seemed important to add some of the other issues affecting our country and which affect the world because our economy and policies affect so much of the world.

  • I would also work towards decreasing spending on military, but in phases that address the unstable economies and terrorist organizations that have resulted from our nation’s “War on Terror.” Less war ultimately is likely to result in less terror and more peace; and less pollution. Bombs over other people’s neighborhoods still results in more pollution in the atmosphere and it does spread. Volatile chemicals evaporate from warmer regions of the world and condense and settle in colder regions so bombing the Middle East is ultimately poisoning the ground of colder regions in addition to poisoning the ground and air and people of the Middle East.
  • I would work towards providing effective nutrient based health interventions for helping reduce cancer and chronic disease risk. Pharmaceutical medications can be life saving but they also frequently contain toxic ingredients which have negative side effects for the patients using them and as waste products add to the pollution of our water supply.
  • I would work towards reducing the agencies and policies put in place by the Patriot Act and Homeland Security — they haven’t been proven to be cost effective or helped reduce mass killings.
  • I would work towards improving medication testing and adverse reaction reporting as psychiatric medication use has been linked directly to mass killings and suicides.
  • I would work towards a not-for-profit single payer health care system that encourages preventative health education and lifestyle changes as the first strategy for promoting wellness in patients. Private health care facilities would likely still exist for those who have the money to afford self pay health care but taking the profit motive out of standard health care would allow freedom to treat health issues with the cheapest possible solutions. Magnesium supplements and Epsom Salt baths are much cheaper and safer than medications such as Prilosec, Nexium and Zantac — which are physiologically used in place of magnesium, nature’s calcium channel blocker, but which have been proven to have negative health effects at least for some groups of patients.
  • I would work towards an increased use of genetic screening for the purposes of individualized dietary guidance. I could share which nutrients I need to bypass my genetic defect in the ability to make cannabinoids internally, but they wouldn’t necessarily help other people unless they had the same genetic anomaly as me.
  • I would work towards substance addiction being treated individually with genetic screening and lifestyle guidance for bypassing other people’s individual metabolic needs. Defects in the cannabinoid receptor system may affect cravings for opioids, food, and alcohol and to a lesser extant nicotine and cocaine.
  • I would work towards modifying the banking industry so that they aren’t allowed to loan out the same money to multiple debtors and then treat it as if more money was created when actually only more debt repayment cash streams were created.
  • I would work towards making a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court which created a new race of non-humans – the corporate people, can’t vote, don’t need to eat or breath pollution and therefore aren’t people or citizens and have no right to interfere with electing politicians or judges.
  • I would work towards a campaign system that is not funded by donations from individuals by establishing a forum for town hall meetings and debates and educational websites that allow all candidates an equal opportunity to address the voters. And to reduce the popularity contest aspect I would work towards outlawing campaign commercials from being allowed on television and other paid advertising media. I would work towards ending gerrymandering of districts and work towards improving access to vote by making mail in ballots more universally accessible and/or by making businesses allow workers to take time off from work to vote or by making the voting dates federal holidays, (that would only give government workers the day off though and would cost a lot).
  • I would work towards decreasing college loan interest rates but I am not supportive of “free” college tuition — we aren’t doing well enough with providing “free” education to grade school and high school students yet to suggest that as a nation we could provide free college educations too. And students who are just given access to college might not be as motivated to treat it as a business opportunity that affects the rest of their life – they may be more likely to treat it as a few more years to party. Making technical schools and career guidance more available is also important. A college education does not guarantee a job in the current market.
  • I would work towards making public education about educating the children as creative individuals rather than about passing standardized tests and punishing teachers for not getting the children to pass tests. Some children may need to focus on learning life skills and will never be able to pass all the tests — biology is a fact that can’t be changed by passing laws against it.
  • I would work towards expanding jobs within nations and work towards sensible global trade agreements. Sending raw chicken to nations such as China to then be processed by cheaper labor and then be shipped back to the U.S. for sale to consumers is a waste of gasoline and increases food safety risks due to the increased transit time and possibly due to unknown factory conditions or food processing additives. [http://www.newsweek.com/2014/10/10/curious-case-chinese-chicken-import-export-business-273699.html] Processing chicken is not a pleasant job but U.S. workers need work too.
  • I would work to decrease the use of “Temporary Workers” and to make regulations that make it safer for temporary workers as well as work to stop temporary immigration from being falsely claimed to be an opportunity for a guest worker to be able to bring their whole family to the U.S. as permanent citizens. Some changes have been made but congress has also blocked changes. The inexpensive workers are good for some businesses but also tend to bring wages down in general for the industries and areas in which they are allowed to work. [http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/11/us/rules-revised-for-h-2b-guest-worker-program.html?_r=0]
  • I do not support birthright citizenship it is being used as a vacation destination to give babies dual citizenship. Border patrols can’t keep out pregnant tourists with money for an airplane ticket. People who move here and establish residences and seek jobs and have children should have routes available to work towards their families becoming citizens but the ease of travel in this era has changed too much to support continuing automatic birthright citizenship – in my opinion and others. [http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-ed-birthright-citizenship-20141026-story.html]
  • I would read information about these issues that is written by non-partisan, non-corporate funded specialists and seek out specialists to work with who know more about the industries but who are not lobbyists for the industries.

That’s a few of the issues that I care about. I care about a lot of things. Litter pick-up and invasive plant control would be potential jobs that improve environmental and public health and the economy. Biodiversity helps keep insects like mosquitos healthier too. Spraying mosquitos with pesticides has been associated with an increased rate of autism. So do we want to reduce the risk of a few mosquito born diseases at the expense of an increased rate of autism — or do we want a healthier, more biodiverse environment in general?

Do we want to spend a quarter of million dollars per person who has cancer or prevent cancer in the first place? or help the patients recover with more cost effective treatments and lifestyle changes? Our national priorities have lasting impact on the whole world because we share the air and we share the water — with dragonflies and birds and bees, and the trees, as well as with each other.

Live, Work, Create.

Live, Work, Create — the subway, because — public transport matters, it saves gasoline.

 

/Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and  the information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes./