On a holiday, we would get all cleaned up, dressed in our special holiday clothes and bundle into the family car. Off to visit the grandparents.
Going to the grandparents’ house was always a treat. What now is a quick 35-minute trip on freeways, once was a full blown 2 hour + drive over surface streets, snow and all. But we didn’t seem to mind. We didn’t have any of the latest gadgets to keep us busy. We talked. We laughed. And we told stories. Oh, the stories! My parents always made every car trip an adventure. Dad especially. He always had a vivid imagination combined with a dry sense of humor. Good old dad, the longer the trip, the more involved the story became. Everyone was placed in the story in varying roles. Mom was always the “top sergeant” though. Rules were made and enforced by her. (Dad idolized her all his life, and had great respect for her.) Myself and my brother were always added in as active characters usually in some type of discovery quest that always ended with an “enormous find” of some kind and a wonderfully happy ending. We used to be amazed how the story always came to a close when we turned onto the grandparent’s street. The meal was the climax of the event, sure, but the interactions before during and after are what sticks with you. I can still remember it all, even all the delicious smells of the feast about to happen.
In those times family was the most important thing in life.
Not just living with them and chatting, but really understanding them. Knowing them inside and out. And appreciating them for themselves. Liking the good, and laughing at the bad. There was bad of course. You can’t have good without bad. When you were bad, you were punished and most likely spanked. Everyone knew why and you learned your lesson and behaved afterwards, or got punished again.
Sometimes it was not the really bad traits, but funny ones. Like that one particular Uncle who couldn’t have the gravy boat until everyone else was done with it because there was nothing left in it when he was done. The cousin who always snitched an extra chocolate thinking no one was watching. Or the brother that had you steal the chocolate for him and claimed innocence when you were both caught.
But through all the episodes and family gatherings…
Like a prize fighter intent on pleasing his sponsors, California State Senator and Medical Doctor, Richard Pan is back to his parental-rights-stealing-ways.
Talk about Deja-Vu!
As if 2015’s Senate Bill 277; the stealing of parental rights for the right of pharmaceutical companies to forcibly inject poison into innocent school children (vaccinations), in exchange for Pharmaceutical Money and Vacations wasn’t enough; Senator Pan has set his sights on the State Ownership of ALL of California’s Children. Anyone noticing a theme here?
Introduced by Senator Pan on December 5, 2016, this is where Senate Bill 18 comes into play.
While the title of the bill seems innocuous, “Bill of Rights for Children and Youth in California,”this bill expands the California Bureaucracy’s endless control over your child.
There was an uproar several months ago when the US Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and there was a section in it (1021) that said, according to Wikipedia:
” includes the power to detain, via the Armed Forces, any person “who was part of or substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners”, and anyone who commits a “belligerent act” against the U.S. or its coalition allies in aid of such enemy forces, under the law of war, “without trial, until the end of the hostilities authorized by the [AUMF]”.Continue reading Yup, That’s My Kid…
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I want to thank all of the people who, after my interview on the George Noory Coast-to-Coast radio show last Wednesday, sent me all those nice emails. To those of you that sent me questions about where to get specific advanced health care, I say “I’ll try and get back to each of you separately…”
Well, it had to happen sooner or later. I’m going to be interviewed by George Noory for three hours late Wednesday Night, September 28th, 2005, starting at 11:00pm PST through 2:00AM PST on the 29th. I’ll have to take a nap ahead of time – so I can be my usual fire and brimstone self on the subject of health care.
I just couldn’t resist – George Noory has more listeners than I’ve got readers. I need to reach more people with my message about how bad North American health and dental care REALLY IS, and who’s trying to change it. George has millions of listeners, and I have only a few hundred thousand readers.
As George says on his website “Consumer advocate and health freedom fighter Tim Bolen will reveal the ways in which the medical and dental establishments are preventing and punishing innovation in their industries.”
You bet I will, George. Your listeners are in for a shock.