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Get to the Root!

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The goal of functional doctors is to find the root cause of peoples' health problems. It's too bad that no functional practitioners can deal with the root cause of the US national illness(es). At this point the system seems so corrupt, dysfunctional, and war hungry that it can't be salvaged...I wish we could wipe the slate clean and start over. None the less I think we're in for major changes due to our declining economy and loss of prestige and respect among most of the world.

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Album of the Week 2-10-24

Afternoon folks!

Here we go. Starting off we've got an album of acoustic blues from one of Leroy Carr's guitar accompanists, Bill Gaither, followed by a compilation of Chicago harmonica blues. After that, I've uploaded half of a compilation album of Albert King and Little Milton Campbell. Youtube had a site error the other night and I wasn't able to get Little Milton's side uploaded as I had planned, but I'll try to get it uploaded as soon as I can. After that, there's some blues rock with Johnny Winter And followed by a live album from Robin Trower. In the diversity department, there's an amusing solo album from Peter Stampfel, one of the founders of the Holy Modal Rounders. Finally, there's a single from King Curtis with Eric Clapton that never got much attention but should have.

Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - Feb 10, 2024

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

Happy Chinese New Year

Yang begins its annual rise as turning of the earth's Yin Yang cycles renews. The start of Chinese spring. Right on schedule my early yellow crocuses have began to bloom and green tips of daffodils are peeking out of the soil.

Yin Yang interrelationship and some of China's basic philosophy regarding energy was developed in northern China, where annual cycles of energy are easily noticed in 4 distinct seasons and changes in length of night and day. As Chinese civilization expanded and citizens migrated the Yin and Yang interrelationship was noticed in other aspects of the natural enviornment.

Open Thread - 02-09-24 - The Un-Immaculate Misconception

It's agonizingly apparent that We the People are not our government's constituency. Corporations and the rich are the true constituents. Our leaders are selected for them, not you and I. All of the current campaign rhetoric is hot air rising, meant to fill the balloon of hope, until it bursts shortly after the election into a limp plastic dose of reality. We're being fooled again.

Both Biden and Trump, if either are elected, will be lame duck presidents. When their four years are over, then what? The winner won't have to worry about re-election, that is IF there will be another election. Hell, We the People, may not make it through this election. That would make us all lame ducks. Quack, quack.


Open Thread - Thurs 08 Feb 2024 - Biden's Different, Right?

Biden's Different, Right?

Would 'you' (meaning a standard liberal, not the people here at C99%) be more upset about the genocide in Palestine, if Trump were president? Are 'you' upset by the administration's doing nearly nothing about the climate crisis? It would be worse if Trump were president, right? And healthcare? Nothing's been done there by Biden, despite the promises, so under Trump it would be worse? And all the money going to the military-industrial complex, Biden's definitely ramped that down compared to Trump, right? Biden's moved us back from the brink of nuclear war! What? He hasn't? Biden's freed Assange, right? /* sarcasm, sarcasm - these questions are all sarcasm */

A cartoon from the last election... fun times! (not). From the IndyStar.