Bye Bye Microwave Oven

I did it!  I finally read my last negative story about microwave safety. I read my last story about Russia banning them and Good Housekeeping saying there is nothing wrong with them and debunking.com saying that anyone who thinks that eating microwaved food is a safety hazard is a conspiracy theorist and on and on yipyapyuk……  I took the damned thing and threw it to the curb!

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First of all the space it’s taking up is ridiculous.  Why do I have this giant electronic box taking up all this space in my kitchen to defrost frozen vegetables? To melt butter? to heat up left overs so they taste like crap?  Why?   I remember back int he 80’s when the Microwave oven was all the rage. I had just gotten married and we went to the store and got the biggest one we could find that had the most buttons to push with names of food on it like popcorn and baked potato and DEFROST…..omg –just the thought that I could defrost dinner in no time at all was enough to send me off into efficiency heaven!  Well, in the last 30 years I remember defrosting food a handful of times and the reason I didn’t do it was because it always sort of cooked the outside of whatever I was defrosting and made the meat or chicken so unappetizing and hard around the edges after I finally cooked whatever it was.

So after thinking about it I asked myself what did I use the microwave oven for?  Well, lets see -I microwaved popcorn for a long long time until I woke up from the dead and realized that the reason I felt sick after eating that garbage was because it was just that –garbage. I would feel actual constriction in my chest every time I ate it –but some how, after doing it for so many years, I think I forgot that you could actually take a handful of nice organic corn kernels and throw them into some virgin olive oil and get some nice fluff that wouldn’t contribute to an early death or a slow kill.  Here —The Food Babe will tell you every reason why this crap will kill you and it’s in the bag.

Ok, what else did I use it for? Heating the water for my morning tea.  That’s right –putting a cup of water in the microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds every single day was the reason I had this giant electronic box on my counter taking up precious space.  Nothing more nothing less.  I don’t cook frozen dinners….I usually only make fresh vegetables….I cook a lot of things that cook slowly on the stove or for hours in my oven…..and that is the key word –OVEN!  Ovens can heat, broil, bake , melt and even dehydrate!  I actually sliced up fresh vegetables from my garden last summer and I put them in my oven with olive oil and sea salt and cooked them on 200 degrees for like 5 hours and I got the most delicious dried vegetables you can imagine.  Ovens are great –get some nice cast iron pots and pans and find out how great your oven can be to you and how wonderful food can cook whether you think you have the time or not.  What does it take –5 minutes to boil some water? Get a nice cast iron teapot and it will take 2 minutes and 30 seconds and you don’t have to wonder why even your tea taste like dirty water.  As Nadia Arumugam from The Chew will tell you

“a proper cup of black tea must be made with water that’s come to a rolling boil. A kettle is designed to heat water evenly to 212 degrees Fahrenheit….But microwaves don’t heat water evenly, so the boiling process is difficult to control. Microwave ovens shoot tiny waves into the liquid at random locations, causing the water molecules at those points to vibrate rapidly. If the water isn’t heated for long enough, the result is isolated pockets of very hot or boiling water amid a larger body of water that’s cooler. Such water may misleadingly exhibit signs of boiling despite not being a uniform 212 degrees.”

There is a lot of controversy concerning the microwave oven.  A little girl did a school project showing how watering plants with regular tap water vs. water that was microwaved (and cooled) killed the plant over time.  There are now a myriad of videos showing this sort of thing and just as many debunking them. Snopes, of course, says it’s lies all lies (and if Snopes says something is true or false –that is all you need to fact check, correct? lol).  Mercola and Oz and the Health Ranger say microwaves are no good. The World Health Organization and the FDA say they are perfectly fine…..   Well, guess what –these days I tend to put my faith and trust in alternative science and not those government organizations that are supposed to be looking out for us lol…..  can you say Aspartame? GMO food?  Yeah, I trust the FDA to give me good advice :)

Anyway, whether it be for health concerns or not —I threw out my microwave oven and guess what….
LOOK AT ALL THE SPACE I HAVE!  Now I can use the counter space for rolling out dough for pie-making or cookies. I can sit down and read my cook books and have a cup of tea. I can organize my kitchen items and make room for canisters to put beans or flour…. the possibilities are endless!  I feel like the albatross in the room is on my curb and I’ve simplified my life for 2015.   I just don’t understand why I needed this machine in my life to begin with.  Marketing sure makes us do and get lots of things that we really don’t need and may actually end up being health concerns. Life is too short. Enjoy taking that few moments to boil your water and hear the kettle whistle….it’s the little things that bring joy.

Can’t wait to enjoy my new space and make some pie!

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UPDATE:  A friend of mine was kind enough to let us know that there is a usefulness to a microwave oven so read up on the following all you preppers! :

Milk Chicken? …..and Bone Broth Soup – 2 Meals for the price of one :)

Why is there a question mark in the title?  I realize that I’m spending more time in the “pursuit of clean food” portion of my blog than I am in the Life and Liberty –but perhaps my life of liberty has become clean food?  Anyway, the bottom line is I love to cook, I love finding new recipes and trying them out –and along the way I’m going to try things that perhaps may turn out great –or may turn out not so great –or even suck…..  so I’m sharing, learning and teaching at the same time.  I wish I could talk to Mrs. Ron Paul about this stuff dammit –her and her new gorgeous kitchen that Ron Paul bought her. Someone please tell her to unblock me on facebook!  (that’s another story for another time lol)

Well here goes with the Milk Chicken.  There are quite a few recipes for this on the net and basically they are all the same –but what I got at the end of this I blame on the cast iron Dutch oven that I talked about previously.  Turns out that my little chicken…..sort of melted into a creamy sagey melding of flavors that was almost too flavorful.

Here is the original recipe by chef Jamie Olivers

and here is what I made

1 Soy Free Organic Chicken from the “farm” 2.5 to 3 lbs

10 cloves of organic garlic, unpeeled

1 cinnamon stick stolen from my daughter the holistic massage therapist in training who has a cabinet with her potion ingredients in the basement –the recipe called for a 1/2 stick but I could not figure out how to cut it in half lol

2 1/3 cups of raw milk

1 handful of fresh organic sage (leaves taken off stems)

Zest from 1 lemon –the recipe called for two but I only had one

S&P, butter, olive oil –more milk and a little water at the end.

This was the chicken after I browned it and drowned it in the milk

 First I took the fresh chicken and fried that sucker up in olive oil and butter after I seasoned it with sea salt and pepper and kept turning it over in the cast iron frying pan until all the sides were nice and brown.

I transferred it to the red cast iron Dutch oven and pre-heated the oven to 375 degrees, threw all the ingredients above into the bottom of the pot, put the chicken in the center, and poured the milk over it!

That’s it.  Now I wait.  2 1/2 hours in the pot at 375 degrees….. lets see what comes out…..I’m going to make some mashed potatoes and pour that milk gravy right over it.

 

….or so I thought lol

What the hell is this??

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OK, so I checked out some pictures of other people trying this recipe and no one else’s looked like mine. Apparently that cast iron Dutch oven is like the terminator of food stuffs –put a chicken in and it disintegrates.  The chicken has the consistency of pulled pork –and that is not such a bad thing but it’s nothing like the recipe said it would be!

After forking off the chicken from the bone I was left with a bowl of bones (which I will use later for bone broth) and I found I had to add a bit of milk and filtered water to continue to cook the chicken on the stove top in order to scrape off some of the brown bits along the side which had a lot of the flavor –why let it go to waste?

Anyway –so now I have two meals for the price of one and it was probably the most flavorful chicken I’ve ever eaten.  It’s also healthy and all that garlic, which disintegrated, will probably stave off any disease for at least a week lol.  I served it with some nice organic, skin-on, mashed potatoes which I made with raw butter and raw sour cream and sea salt and cracked black pepper and I heated up some frozen organic peas from Trader Joe’s.

What pissed me off is that it’s really hard to get all the bones out –probably because it was a pretty small chicken –of course I did not get one bone in my plate but my husband did.  Murphy’s damned laws.  No cook ever wants the people they are serving to get the bones dammit.

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Anyway, it really was delicious but I probably won’t be making it again –there are just too many recipes in my future and unless something is so damned good that I need to eat it over and over, I usually try not to make the same thing twice.  So I’m giving this the one-time hat –not that I’ve ever judged anything by hats before or by how many times I’ll make them or will consider making them –but why the hell not? It’s a good idea! lol  This is nothing like my organic linzer tarts that I made for Christmas that I will make over and over again because they were like dying and going to buttery-raspberry-apricot heaven (and I have to make sure that I give them away because the ones that I didn’t give away are a permanent part of my fat ass right now lol)  –oh, here are those linzer tarts…..  I might not tell you how I made those or wait until next year lol

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UPDATE:

Remember part 2 of that chicken –the bone broth?
Well, I let it simmer on low all through the night and all day. About 18 hours.  I strained it –picked off the chicken pieces that were left and threw them in the broth.  Added whatever I could find in the house –so again, here we have Kitchen Sink Soup lol –maybe I should just name this blog “The Kitchen Sink”.

I added, fresh organic kale. Organic pinto beans.  Organic celery. Three large organic mushrooms –hell everything I use is organic so I’m going to stop saying that word and just assume it’s all organic.
Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, a little bit of apple cider vinegar, parsley, dill, lemon pepper, sea salt and cracked black pepper and left over black rice……. it’s simmering now.  This soup is so healthy we’re probably set with enough vitamins for the month of January with this soup alone :)
Going to eat it with some Kalamata Olive Sourdough bread and raw butter.  YUMMY!!!



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Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Clean Food

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Anyone Can Be A Great Cook With A Good Cast Iron Dutch Oven Pot

If you’re just getting married you might want to forego the crystal glasses that you may never use or the fine china service for 8 and opt for a good cast iron dutch oven pot.   A really good one can cost you around $250 or more.  I managed to find a great one at Marshall’s for $65 and I’ve been a great cook ever since :)  All it takes is good clean food, spices, and a little bit of love  –throw it all in the pot, turn the oven on, cover it and BAM!  Magic.  In my world it’s organic magic and no matter how much magic we eat we are losing weight at the Bowman’s ever since cutting out GMO’s and pesticides from our menu.  That’s right –we’ve got real butter, whole fat raw milk, cream, sour cream, raw cheese, soy free eggs and organic pasta as well as grass fed beef, organic pork and poultry and lamb day in and day out…. Kenny lost 25 lbs and I lost 18 lbs by eating good healthy whole food. <—NO DIETING!

Now for the pot…..mine is red and 7 quarts and I call this recipe below Kitchen Sink Pot Roast….. (in other words whatever you find in your fridge throw in the pot)

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1 Grass fed Beef Roast  –You choose the kind –you can get your grass fed meat from a variety of places. I recommend USWellnessMeats.com.  Reasonable, free shipping except for a $7.50 handling charge and you have to buy at least 7 lbs of food –not a hard thing to do, believe me. They deliver it safely in two days.  Amazing –the beef sausage is to die for.

Yukon Gold Potatoes, organic, with skin, quartered –I used about 6 small

2 large carrots, organic, with skin, sliced

1 small box mushrooms, organic, whole

1 beet, organic, peeled, cubed

1 Turnip, large, organic, peeled, cubed

Beef Broth, Organic, enough to cover everything

Red Wine –this wasn’t organic but I really need to go get some — use enough to satisfy you. Also, pour a glass for yourself :)

Kale, fresh, a handful

Garlic, organic

Shallots, organic

Lemon Juice, organic apple cider vinegar, Salt & Pepper < –these were my choices for flavor –you can add what you like.
No one should follow recipes to a t –it’s stressful and nothing is ever perfect. Remember, most recipes are someone else’s opinion.  Add your own stuff!  Make it your own!

Brown the meat on all sides in some olive oil with sauteed garlic, shallots and s&p.  There was no grease to throw out because there never is with grass fed beef.  Take out browned beef and set aside.  Add broth and wine and heat on low until you get all the brown bits of the meat off the bottom and sides of pot and  you also have some of that garlic and shallots floating around in it too.  Add all of the ingredients, whatever spices you desire and place the meat on top.  Cover and let simmer on stove for about 2 or 3 hours while your watching TV or yapping on Facebook. I might have stirred it once during that time.

When you are ready, take the cover off.  HOLY COW!  Did you cook that? It smells like heaven, the meat falls apart with your fork and all those beautiful juices blended together are completely organic and nutritious. I let it simmer on the stove for like 15 minutes more with no cover to naturally thicken the juices. I think it’s best to serve over rice so you don’t waste a drop of that yumminess and the rice sops up all the juices –I made black rice which is creamy, yummy and nutritious.  Some sourdough bread (sourdough bread is fermented and if you’re going to eat bread –this is probably the best kind) and raw butter –which I never refrigerate. I’m not dead yet lol

Kitchen Sink Pot Roast

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Black Rice

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YOU are a great cook!  Hurry, go and get a good dutch oven pot :) –ahem, Valentines Day is the next holiday on the hit parade –who needs jewelry when you can have this!!

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Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Clean Food

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Don’t Throw Out That Sour Raw Milk! — And Why You Should Be Drinking Raw Milk Instead of Dead Food

What do you do when your milk goes sour? You throw it out!  It’s awful, it smells and it’s enough to make you barf if you accidentally pour it into your coffee. “Pasteurized milk is dead food –there are no enzymes or probiotics present and the only thing you can do with it is throw it out.” says Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist.  But what do you do when raw milk goes sour?

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First of all, in most states raw milk is illegal, go figure. That is how the government seems to work –the good things are illegal and the foods that poison us are available in abundance.  I live in New York where raw milk is not illegal, though I must get it directly from the dairy farmer (this is about the only thing good about living in New York, lol) so I am lucky to have the choice of drinking raw milk. When raw milk goes sour, or clabbered, it is safe to drink. It is also nutritious because it is loaded with enzymes and probiotics.  When raw milk starts to sour, it simply means that beneficial bacteria called probiotics have started to use up the lactose (milk sugar) which causes the milk to no longer taste sweet.  Go ahead….drink it if you like but the list of creations you can make from soured raw milk is endless from kefir to yogurt to baking biscuits! –today I made quiche.

Since my house is already an organic/GMO free household I had a lot of the ingredients I needed hanging around in the cupboard when I noticed my milk had soured so quiche was the best choice for what to do with my chunky, gross looking, sour raw milk.  I probably could have taken the time to whip up a nice crust but I just didn’t want to.  It’s New Year’s day today and I didn’t think any stores would be open but when my husband and I took a drive around town to pick up a few things I saw that Wild By Nature was open and I was able to pick up an organic Wholley Wholesome pie crust, 2 for $4.50, which is pretty reasonable, and a bag each of organic spinach and organic broccoli rabe.  I like to use frozen spinach when making quiche because it makes my life easier –did you ever notice HOW MUCH fresh spinach you need to cook in order to equal a 10 oz. bag of frozen spinach?  Hey, I love to cook as organic and clean as possible but I also try to cut cost whenever possible –certain frozen organic vegetables, like spinach, are worth using. So with what I had hanging around the house, including my two cups of curdled milk, I managed to whip up a broccoli rabe and cheddar quiche and a spinach, mushroom and bacon quiche.

These ingredients are what I had in my house –you can make a quiche with whatever you find in yours. The bottom line is you need 4 eggs, a cup of cheese and a cup of sour milk –or you can use regular milk if you like as well but the purpose of this article was what to do with that awful looking raw milk in the fridge with all the nutrients and I would NOT recommend using sour pasteurized milk –throw that out in the garbage where it belongs!

Spinach, Mushroom & Bacon Quiche

Pie Crust (homemade or store bought if desired)

1 bag of organic frozen spinach 10oz or an equal amount of fresh if you are able to)

4 large mushrooms, sliced and sautéed in a little olive oil with garlic, green onions, and shallots

3 slices of bacon cooked and minced

1 cup of raw white cheddar cheese (use whatever cheese you can find in your fridge)

1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese

4 soy free organic eggs (this is my choice but regular eggs will do too)

1 cup of curdled raw milk

Sea salt and crushed black pepper

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees then place the pie crust in the oven to bake for 10 minutes.  Make sure to poke some holes in the bottom of that crust so that it won’t rise in the center and explode.

Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees.  After letting the pie crust cool a bit place the spinach (thawed and well drained) on the bottom of the pie crust. On top of the spinach layer the sliced mushrooms that have been sautéed in a little olive oil with the garlic, shallots and green onion. Next layer the freshly cooked and still warm bacon bits.  Lastly, layer the cup of cheese on top making sure to spread everything evenly on the bottom of the pie crust.  Then slowly pour in the 4 eggs and curdled milk that you previously whisked together. Pour it slowly and let it be absorbed by the mixture in the pie crust little by little. Sprinkle the top with some more Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper and place in oven to cook for 45 to 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and it is nicely browned on top.

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I made two quiches because I had two cups of curdled raw milk.  The other one had broccoli and cheddar –there were less ingredients but the broccoli took up a lot more space than the spinach.  I managed to use every drop of the egg/milk mixture in each quiche.  I was careful and there was no spillover in the oven!

Anyway, this will last in my fridge a few days and everyone will be able to grab a healthy organic lunch or snack that is filled with nutrients from curdled milk that ordinarily would have been poured down a drain.  That would have been sinful. Now I have a sinful duo of tasty quiche instead!!

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Spinach, Bacon & Mushroom, left
Broccoli Rabe & Cheddar, right

Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food

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To Begin Again…….

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Ben Swann gave me hope after watching this video this morning.  Ben always gives me hope. He’s young, good looking, honest and actually does investigative reporting.  He’s reachable –people can contact him with news or some injustice and he will look into it and make the calls and take the time in order to tell the world what is actually going on as opposed to what some corporate in-bed-with-our-government media entity wants us to think is going on.  And he’s not one of those opinion-pushers we see all over alternative media –he gives us actual truth and real news.  God Bless Ben Swann. He’s like the Ron Paul of the media.

So yes, he gives me hope and what he’s saying in this video reminds me of what just happened to me this past election cycle when I put myself out there and decided to Run for Office on a Liberty Platform –actually step up like the Liberty Candidates I’ve been shining a light on these past 5 years.   And as Ben says in this video I was “certainly in the fight”….I had to go out there and collect 3,000 signatures to get on the ballot.  My friends including my husband, Ken Bowman, my rock, were tenacious and we got 5,191 –enough to get on the ballot with a cushion…. yet we were sued by the GOP in my district who claimed that ALL of our signatures were fraudulently obtained and that we had 0 signatures.  We were on the ballot and off the ballot through frivolous lawsuits that took us all the way to the Fifth Level NY Supreme court –and we won just days before the election, but by that time, absentee ballots went out with and without my name.  News agencies ignored me believing I was no longer on the ballot.  My name was left off of sample ballots in both the one major newspaper on Long Island and in the actual polling places,  and in some instances (which I am still checking out),  people claimed they tried to find my name on the ballot to vote for me but I was not there.  They cost our campaign time and money.  They sucked the life out of us. They confused voters.  They won.  But NOT without a fight! And NOT without me getting the word out about issues that they just refuse to talk about like Big Pharma, Smart Meters and Industrial Hemp and GMO food –as well as the sucking-on-the-teat of the taxpayers with the high cost of legislation itself –the fact that we pay real good money in New York State to be enslaved by ridiculous, redundant laws.   The best part of this adventure was seeing how the local media, in conjunction with the political parties, does whatever it wants and gets away with it.  Local Fios1 puts out news on election night with 100% of the votes in saying I got 0 votes.  They know exactly what they’re doing.
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I have to come clean and admit that this election broke me.  I hated every moment of it from collecting signatures to asking for money to the constant self-promotion to getting physically ill before the debates and candidate nights.  I never aspired to be one of them, I just didn’t feel comfortable in the job.  When the lawsuits came I went through a myriad of emotions from dejected to elated whenever we got a win then back down again. This went on until just days before the election. This really did suck the wind out of my sails,and they knew this too –it’s what they plan will happen.  These people are professional vampires sucking the life out of any third party candidate that tries to infringe on their territory of power, taxpayer funded salaries, benefits and pensions as well as appointed jobs for their friends and families.  They don’t want ANY new meat involved in their little operation.  It’s like trying to join the mafia with good intentions.  I was pretty naive to think that I had a chance in hell.  And that was proved with 724 votes they say I received.  That adds up to the number 13 lol.  I was sad but Ben Swann just gave me hope for the rest of you…..

I wasn’t the only one fighting out there to have my voice heard –I just might have been the only one fighting that didn’t actually want to be a politician –I wanted to be the anti-politician and get in and repeal laws and nullify the entire federal government from our state.  And that wasn’t going to happen with some middle aged, loud mouthed trouble maker from Long Island who called out their game in the middle of a candidate meet & greet, was it?  Was anyone listening? Did anyone actually care?  Well if life really reflected the amazing people who I have met on facebook then I would have to say that people cared –then life would be a freedom loving place with people working in conjunction to live happy and healthy lives in a voluntary manner with a very small government never aggressing against another and having the ammo and God given right to protect themselves in their homes.  But that’s not the way it works out there in the world where only 40% of the registered voters are the ones making the choices for everyone else –and where a lot of those people who spend their days complaining from their armchair through their finger tips never actually went outside to vote because many no longer believe in the system.  I can’t say I blame them but –now what?

home Droves of people are angry and want to leave NY State or at least cut the lower half off.  On my journey to collect signatures I learned a lot about people….most have no clue what is actually going on with legislation until it directly affects them and even most Republicans I spoke to had no idea what the Safe Act was.  Most people who shunned me were those who say “I don’t like guns” and though they may have agreed with me on all the other issues –their opinion on whether they liked guns or not was the reason they voted for the “Republican who voted for the NY Safe Act” or the Republican turned Democrat who stated that “People have a perverse fascination with guns”.  Yet on my journey out there talking to voters did I ever hear –“I don’t like guns but I love the Constitution so I’m ok with you standing up for it.”

Most of the laws in NY State are there so as not to offend someone.  We live in the “offend-sive” state.  Someone doesn’t like something –a law is born.  And the incumbent I ran against is great at what he does. He’s down with creating laws and voting against our liberties even though his own party platform is supposed to stand up for the Constitution and that includes ALL the amendments –you’re not supposed to pick and choose when you have principles.  Well, unless it offends someone. And I think we saw in the news yesterday that back-room deals are what really guide how the elections will turn out.  It’s all pre-planned. Once in awhile we may encounter someone who is a real freedom loving individual who will fight for justice,  but you have to wonder what part of their soul they might have to give up in order to get in.

So I learned my lessons hard. I learned that I am not cut out to be in politics.  I AM, however, cut out to watch these guys and call them out and hand them information when they’re not doing the right thing or stand in front of their offices with a large sign so that other people know they are not doing the right thing.  Hell, I even learned how to do this in front of a camera. Words sometimes just seemed to fly out of my mouth because they were coming from my heart —and that only happens when I find I’m not trying to be one of them.  I learned that I just have to be myself and stand up for what I believe in rather than try and act like one of them to play their game which they would never “let” me win.

At the end of this experience I gave up two things that were very important to me.  I said good-bye to LibertyCandiates which I started on November 10, 2009 and ended on November 10, 2014 (I was shocked when I saw that I had opened that account on the very same day I closed it!). Five good years.  Why did I close it?  People stopped caring. People stopped donating to the candidates. People stopped paying attention.  It all stopped making sense when my committee of over 125 dwindled down to 2 to 5 people voting at a time if I was lucky.  Apathy killed Liberty Candidates.

The same can be said of Save Long Island –another organization I closed down. I ran it with my friend Ed Weaver and tried to awaken souls on Long Island to the issues affecting us.  The last event we ran had 5 people show up.  I knew people just didn’t care after the Save Long Island forum we threw in January.  We promoted it for 6 months prior and the best we could do was 250 attendees. That’s not enough.  We had speakers from every spectrum of the liberty movement from all over the country come together to talk about issues like vaccine safety to the 1st amendment to smart meters, GMO food, economics, common core education, Big Pharma and the constitution.  Billy Joel comes to sing and people pay thousands of dollars to listen but we try and tell people about issues that are affecting their families and their homes their pocket-books and bodies….and most people couldn’t find the money or time to attend.  It destroyed Ed and I –but we kept trudging on.  Right after the forum I had to go full steam ahead with my campaign and Ed was helping with my campaign, the website, brochures, etc.  We put our all into the next thing to awaken people, my campaign, and again very few showed up.  Don’t get me wrong –I am forever grateful to those that did believe in me, donated to me, lent me their bodies and time –this was the REAL grassroots and I have so many amazing people in my life who care and have given their all in trying to help me…. but in the end, that was not enough and they are just as dejected as I am.

So I give up on these things…on trying to awaken people through organizations or elections where they might actually have to show up and partake or do something –and instead I begin again…..  doing things where only I have to show up.  Because I know that I can count on me.  In the end we have to take a look inside of ourselves and see what drives us. We all have to be leaders for ourselves if we want to get anything done.  I’m tired of trying to awaken so many people by pointing out what’s wrong and trying to gather the troops in order to make it right. I’m pretty sure the troops are tired too.  I have it right with myself and my family and my friends.  So that’s what I’m doing, beginning again…..  starting from scratch.  And I’m hoping that if nothing else –maybe I awakened enough people who will start their own “Save Long Islands” or “Liberty Candidates” and invite me to their liberty awakening events –I just won’t be running them.  I’ve given up the reigns and I’m going to take a back seat and watch.  I believe that many of you out there are ready to step up and do your thing. I see it happening already. Maybe I helped to pave the way but I’ve done my fighting –Ben Swann says it’s time for the “win”.  Go and win!  I’ll write about it in this blog.  Invite me to the after party :)

NY Republicans vs. Gigi Bowman –Mother, Activist and Citizen

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You might know me.  You might have seen me this summer standing in front of Supermarkets with my loving husband asking for your signature to get on the ballot.  You may have seen me at every festival from Northport to Glen Cove. You may have seen me at the farmers markets handing out “Save the Bee” stickers and trying to awaken you to the issues of GMO food and Common Core Education.  You may have heard me talk about repealing the NY Safe Act and standing up for the Constitution.You may be one of the 5,191 signatures I received from people who after talking to me decided that I should be a choice on the ballot on November 4, 2014 –the 11th Anniversary of the day my daughter took her life due to Pharmaceutical medication she never should have been prescribed and the reason I do what I do -to save another parent the heartache I have lived through.
You may be one of the 5,191 people who spoke to me about their own children and big pharma or how your family is coping with the GMO food issue or the vaccine issue or the smart meter issue or the loss of liberty and the red light and speed cameras and your child dealing with Common Core and the countless other issues we’re all dealing with day after day on Long Island while paying the highest taxes in the country.  Yes, you may be one of those people who signed my petition and thanked me for running for office and wished me luck….or said to me “Sure, everyone has a right to be on the ballot” or “Everyone has a right to run for office”.  Maybe you are one of 5,191 people that I spoke to personally that WANTED ME TO BE ON THE BALLOT!
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And maybe, just maybe……. party politics is a disgrace in this country and it culminates in the District 5, Long Island, New York, Republican Party where they decided they didn’t want any competition from a woman who has stood on corners day after day, month after month for years holding signs and trying to awaken people to issues….they didn’t want competition from a woman who runs an organization, Save Long Island, that shows films and has speakers to talk about the very issues she planned on fighting the government for the very people who are being affected by them –who may have signed the petition to get me on the ballot….
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Not one, but THREE different people have been “used” by the Republican party to keep me off the ballot so that I don’t upset the apple cart known as NY Politics where there is no difference between Republicans or Democrats and where they work together to keep their cushy jobs with no term limits and lifetime benefits so that they can rub shoulders, attend luncheons, ribbon cuttings and parades and have “environmental photo contest” while our liberties keep being infringed upon because they all want to be the next “rock-star” and come up with the newest bill/law that will be sure to generate more money in their pockets and less in yours.But you signed my petition and you heard me out and you wanted me to be on the ballot……yet –the people in the Republican Party are saying you can’t have your way –as they say time and time again.
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Never forget who they are and what they do.  As your children get tortured by the corporations who fund these unethical immoral “suits” and your future on Long Island is looking bleaker and bleaker –remember that you took a moment to sign a petition to get a mother, an activist and an ordinary citizen on the ballot so that YOU could have a choice and that “party” politics would not have it because, in the end, they are not here for your best interest.  They are here to line their own pockets and proclaim their own power over …..YOU.
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Please Read This Than Ask Yourself Why You Just Walked Passed Me….

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Who are you? You are the apathetic who walk by when someone tries to talk to you or hand you information that might save your life or help your family or awaken you to issues you might do well to learn about. You are that person looking down to the street as you walk rather than have contact with another human who only wants to say hello or talk to you or tell you something important. You walk and talk or text on the phone and never look up, or you fake that you are on the phone so you don’t have to interact with other human beings. You do not smile. You are full of fear. You are afraid to speak or share or voice an opinion.

Who are you? You complain day after day that your taxes are too high, that you can’t afford to shop at the supermarket, that your children have diseases you never heard of when you were growing up, that you must work three jobs to pay the mortgage, food, taxes and the gas to get to work…. Yet, when you see someone standing on the street asking for a signature to sign a petition so they can get on the ballot and try and make some change –you walk by, shake your head, tremble and say “I’m not interested in politics” or “I don’t sign things” rather than help someone willing to stand up to those who have literally enslaved you.

Who are you? You just walk on by and refuse to take a chance on making a change in the world because you’d rather just keep everything safe and warm. Perhaps if you don’t pay attention things will get better and you won’t have to exert yourself or try. Maybe the price of milk will go down. Maybe this high fructose corn syrup won’t contribute to giving me cancer….. “who cares about the food, there is already enough to kill us –just breath the air!” you say…..but you do nothing about it to make the world a little better for your children….. the same children who are in debt the day they are born, that get injected with vaccines the day they are born, that are feeding on mother’s milk that shows signs of Glysophates (Round-up pesticide) the day they are born… Children that are being tortured in a Common school system that is run by a Corporation that cares only for profits not your child’s welfare…. Children that get labeled with ailments so that big pharma can sign up their customers from cradle to grave. Children that may never be able to have their own children since so much of the science today from vaccine to toxic chemicals in the air, the soil and our food show laboratory rats to become infertile….

Who are you? Someone who just walks on by and accepts every natural born right to be taken from you as if you deserved it –maybe you are so dejected or lulled by your television and reality shows that you haven’t taken a notice to the fact that you have the ability to fight back, right the wrongs, accept freedom FROM Government, nullify the laws thrust upon you or your children…..

But you don’t have to be this way. You can stand upright and begin to act in a fashion that will give your children the future that you hoped they would have when you decided to have them. You don’t have to take everything that is handed to you or to accept anything that doesn’t feel right about having to lose your rights day after day –everything from Government spying, to control of your food, speech, travel, property, health….the infringements on the right to protect yourself, the right to your health and food freedom, the right to think or speak or your right to an opinion….

Pick up your head. Stand up straight. Take charge of your life and the future of your children….

If you see someone standing on the street trying to awaken you to something –someone who has volunteered their time and life because they care –take their information and thank them.

If you see someone NEW is trying to run for office to give you a choice when you go to the polls to vote –sign their petition so you may have a choice and stop asking them what party they are in –stop keeping the divide alive.

If you see someone who cares enough to stand up for YOU and your rights……take a stand yourself by helping them –because in the end, if you don’t take a stand –there are plenty of people who want to make your decisions for you. Is that what you want?

Take action. Don’t just let life happen without you taking a part in it. Fight back. Stand up. Do something. Go outside and take your world back…..for your kids.

Who am I? I am running for NY State Senate. I am doing so because I want to take my world back for my kids. I’m out there trying to awaken you to the issues that we’re all facing right now and they are abundant –everything from the corporatization of our food system, our educational system, our right to bear arms and defend ourselves and our family, our health freedom, our freedom of speech our property rights and our personal liberty. I’m doing this because I know what it feels like to lose a child because of government intervention and corporatism. I can’t let my daughter have died in vain so I’m out there trying to save other parents from the horror. I still have children that I want to see have a future like I had when I was growing up. Unfortunately I am looking at a future for my children that includes the possibility of life-long debt, the inability to own a home or have a family, the possibility of not being able live on their own or own any personal property….. a world with sickness and a food system that has been completely compromised. A world of cancer and sickness and a life long addiction to pharmaceutical medication to stay alive.

Please step up. Stand up straight and take charge.

I know I am and I’m trying real hard to awaken you –so let me try and help. Please come and sign my petition if you see me standing in front of the library or the post office or the supermarket. You don’t have to vote for me….just give yourself a choice and you will have time to learn about me before you have to vote…
I am every man and ordinary citizen who is taking the initiative to do something about our future. I know I am not alone. Please sign the petition when someone asks you. Please take that information when someone hands it to you. Take a chance that there are good souls out there trying to take our country back. I know that I am one of them.

Thank you Sincerely,

Gigi Bowman
www.GigiBowmanforSenate.com