Please watch the video below to see how they tell you, on national TV that the vote does not count.
The only Solution I can think of:
Please watch the video below to see how they tell you, on national TV that the vote does not count.
The only Solution I can think of:
In a time when the elections are so volatile with people running for office in the Republican and Democrat Parties that may actually cause the house to burn…..I voted for Trump in the primary…
In a time when the elections are so volatile with people running for office in the Republican and Democrat Parties that may actually cause the house to burn…..I voted for Trump in the primary for that one purpose –to watch the fall of the GOP empire.
But for the General Election I think it’s time to choose an upstanding Candidate that people can feel proud to vote for when they look right then left and see nothing but Socialism or Fascism…..I am choosing Liberty.
And that is why I endorse Gary Johnson for President.
If you would like to know more about Gary Johnson or How to attend the Libertarian Convention in Orlando please see the links below:
Gary Johnson is a Peaceful Solution for Sanders & Trump Voters when they do not win their nominations http://gigibowman.com/2016/03/16/a-peaceful-solution-for-sanders-trump-voters/
What will you do when they don’t win? When you have finally witnessed the take-down of your selected candidate? When the Republican Party changes the rules once again to make sure that who you voted for doesn’t get the nomination? When the Democrat Party hangs the Bernie supporters out to dry in favor of Supervoters for Hillary? When you have FINALLY HAD ENOUGH….What will you do?
Will you kill each other? Will you rip down arenas and burn down parking lots? Will you scream and yell and hurt people who you feel betrayed you by physically abusing them or taking up arms?
That’s not going to work. All you’re going to get with that is a nice jail sentence and….forgotten. And we are a civilized people after all. We don’t want to hurt anyone or destroy the property of our country –we just want to live in a peaceful world knowing that there is a future for our children. We don’t want to end up living in places that look like Iraq or Syria….or quit our jobs to take up daily protest in front of the White House. We need to come up with something better. We can’t let them keep having their way and rigging the game. We count dammit!
So what’s the solution when you actually SEE FOR YOURSELF that the game is rigged and you don’t know exactly what to do? Well…..you render them useless. How? You turn the tables on them and make sure that they have nothing left except their own party boys in the backrooms…..
How are we going to do this? It’s simple. Change your party affiliation to NOTHING or Third Party or Independent. Don’t just do it matter-of-fact-ly either… Do it in droves! Do it in unison! Do it with house parties and voter card burning’s. Do it county by county and state by state! Do it all on the same day at the same time! Do it with your spouse and your children and your iphones and your instagrams and your twitter accounts and your determination to HURT THEM!
Simple…..just let them sit in wonder for the next 8 years who will vote for the stooges they hand pick and parade before you. Continue to vote….but not for them.
There are plenty of parties you can join but none of those parties have a place in Washington -high-horse- DC. You don’t see the Libertarian Party or Constitution Party or Socialist Party or Green Party Tee-Shirts being sold in their gift shops. They don’t acknowledge these parties. They give them the cold shoulder and a blind eye. They don’t invite them to the debates and they don’t acknowledge that they even exist….
But we can all change that. We can make real change and a real difference. We can all just walk away peacefully and treat them to a royal ass ramming by telling them to GO TO HELL WHERE THEY BELONG.
So when Bernie and The Donald don’t win their nominations….. you know what to do. I’ll be here to remind you. It’s going to be one hell of a party! LETS DO IT!
Libertarian Party <—The Only Party with Ballot Access in 50 States
Whatever the party…find the party that’s right for you. But walk away from the Republican Party and the Democrat Party. It’s time you did.
Make no mistake –Hillary is your next Master in Office. NOTHING will stop that from happening. It’s been a long time coming, and of course the GOP want to have insurance for the Clinton/Bush Globalist Agenda that’s been written into the future history books since before Orwell wrote 1984, so they have their little bobbleheads standing on the sidelines in all directions from Cruz to Rubio to Kasich to Romney –and even Condeleezza Rice is being thrown in for possible good measure (they tried to sell brother Jeb but you know how that went.) When Hillary takes the reigns it won’t be Communism or a Soft Socialism –it will be Slave vs. Master World Government and the monsters who have been controlling the strings for quite some time will be eating your children.
What’s to stop this from happening? Probably nothing….but I’m giving it one last shot. His name is Donald Trump and he hasn’t read the entire playbook. He had the nerve to actually step up and run for office because it’s the last notch in his belt…what else doesn’t he have? Besides an ego the size of a large mountain he’s been a very savvy businessman for quite a long time. Only thing is, he’s kind of green on the political front and I do understand that he keeps changing his mind, but before he ran for Governor of NY and people like Carl Paladino got in his ear and starting teaching him about the 2nd Amendment, he really didn’t know a hell of a lot about the Constitution –but he listens and learns and has brought up lots of things that seem to be the same reason that so many non-political people have woken up over the years and have been changed, including myself: Common Core, GMO food, mandatory vaccines, a huge deficit caused by the support of far off lands in a foreign policy run by a world wide police state –the USA, and a trade policy that gave away our jobs and is poisoning us with lead. But I digress, my point here, is that so many people are angry to the point where it can no longer be ignored and all this anger seems to have a savior in Donald Trump.
Is Donald Trump my savior? NO. Not by a long shot…..but I don’t believe we can be saved. Ron Paul was my one last hope and though this man woke up quite a few people including myself and the friends I hold dear, he did not have the following that Donald Trump has amassed due to 8 years of Obama.
So I’m voting for Donald Trump. Why? Make no mistake, I’m not voting for him for any other reason than I want to be one of the votes that projects him into the front runner of the GOP only to have it stolen from him by the bastards who are having orgies with the Clinton’s in the back room because they are scared to death if they don’t they will be completely and politically castrated. Hillary has a bigger penis than ALL of them and she is going to strap it on to reign in all her puppet master friends for the ultimate world takeover. Make no mistake we are going to war when Hillary takes office –and that war will be fought on American soil when she sells us out to the highest bidder because she won’t give a damn where she’s standing. This is WORLD GOVERNMENT and the plan is to have it all wrapped up by 2030. I am voting for Trump for one reason: he will lose the GOP nomination and one of the members of this elite club will be the new puppet of the month to make it look like a fight when they hand the crown over to Hillary
…..but here is the thing…..
The American people are angry and the American people just might be angry enough when their one great hope gets his nomination stolen from him at the RNC……. These people aren’t going to take it like the Ron Paul supporters did or the Barry Goldwater supporters did….these people are going to FIGHT BACK and burn the house down!~ And the house needs to burn if we ever want to get our country back from the clutches of the evil empire.
I’m voting to burn the fucking house down. This is our last chance to get that done. Let the war begin on our soil because if we don’t take back the power you just might be speaking a one world language, enjoying a one world religion and spending IMF money from your little plastic cards that may ration you if you try and take more than your share.
Donald Trump is the last thing standing between you and One World Government. Burn that House of Cards down before it’s too late.
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Sometimes life gives you exactly what you need. I have honestly spent a lot of time crying in the last few weeks because Kenny and I got it into our heads that we were going to just do it –Sell our new house, get an RV and just live free on the road.
I was looking around my house trying to figure out what I could and could not bring, and all of you who know me know that my life is a holiday and I’m not kidding when I say that. My home is like a store that changes the window with each holiday and I have had 56 years of collecting things which I proudly display, from vintage post cards to my painted furniture which I price so high so I don’t have to part with any of it. So when I tell you I kept crying and felt very confused and between dreams, I mean it.
Kenny and I just moved into our dream home. The perfect size, on the water, with a pool, in a beautiful neighborhood that’s NOT an HOA, with great neighbors. We have the Met’s Spring Training at Tradition Field a hop-skip-and-a-jump away, as well as the most beautiful Bathtub Beach and Tuesday Night Tacos, what more could anyone need? Oh, and we both, miraculously have decent jobs –Kenny is the cable guy (to the Met’s haha) and I am a substitute teacher at a local school. So there you have it. Kenny retired early in years so it’s not been easy since you’re not allowed to touch your money until you’re close to 60 and every time you do the Government gets a cut…he’s only 53 (yeah, I married a younger guy lol). Neither of us collect Social Security yet so our income is what he gets from his pension and though it’s very nice it’s not enough to stand alone as a salary so we were going to work from the road thinking I would sell on eBay and we would begin our up-and-coming new venture –selling Organic Gardening Devices for RVers, Apartment Dwellers and people with little place for a garden (but that’s a story for another time…..), also, I sell plantable seed paper and it is possible to do that from the road but no guarantee. We were spending days and nights picking out possible RV’s, went in person to see some for sale on craigslist, and even went to an RV show to get up-close-and-personal with some of those we fancied in YouTube’s which we watched deep into the night. We were planning our big adventure though all my tears….
And then suddenly, I met a man who gave me sage advice…. What’s amazing to me is that through our conversation, and I never asked his name, he had he said to me “They had even written an article about me before he hit the road, I was famous!”, and this morning I searched the internet and FOUND IT! (you gotta love the internet!)
It was our first time attending Met’s spring training at Tradition Field and as we drove up to the field we spied that there were lots of people and cars there before us. It was a beautiful, sunny day and we were excited. I remember looking around for a parking spot and the first thing I noticed was an RV which I remembered in my research to be a Class C and it was called a SunSkeeter –somehow when you’re looking for something you start to notice them everywhere 🙂 Lo and behold, while hanging out to get ready to watch the Met’s train, I met a weathered older man with a great smile sitting in what looked like his favorite camping chair. He started talking to me about how he was from Maine but he loved the Met’s and loved coming to spring training every year and that he lived on that RV over there….. The SunSkeeter.
So now I got all excited and started to ask him a million questions about what it was like living on the road and he proceeded to tell me his life story. Everything from having Cancer and two major surgeries right before hitting the road to how much he loved his cat that traveled with him. I kept asking questions and he kept answering….. Where does he stay? Is it expensive to live on the road? Does he boondock or stay at places where he pays a fee? and on and on…. He told me about his travels, where he had been and what his original purpose of going on the road was “to find the perfect retirement place to spend the rest of his life”.
I was taken aback by all his information. I told him our plan to sell the house we just moved to but that we were worried if our income was enough to sustain being on the road. I told him about our jobs and our home and how we had just moved here and that this was our first time ever at Spring Training. I told him our ages and how worried we were about whether or not we could actually afford to live month to month but that I was trying to figure out ways to make an income on the road….. and he looked at me and he said “The road it not what it used to be, it is a very dark place”. And I looked at him to ask why he said this….
He told me about how there are people who don’t mean well out there and how you have to protect yourself. He told me about the places where he stayed and how to work out places to stay and get showers and how he had met lots of wonderful people who respected him and gave him the things he needed when he asked, but still, underlying, there were people and places you had to worry about and that the road had changed since he first got on it in 2013.
Now the advice he gave me was something I never expected to hear. He told me that we should do it and that it was the best experience of his life and he was having a great time but that we should wait until we are older and are collecting Social Security so that we have a better income. But what he said after this really hit home…. He told me that we both had pretty decent jobs and were lucky to have them and that we sounded like we had a beautiful new home. But it was what he said next that really blew me away, he told me that he had been everywhere in this country, drove thousands of miles, crossed many things off his bucket list, and of all the places in the entire country that the best place to live was right where I was standing, Port St. Lucie/Fort Pierce. That it was the perfect place to live with the best of everything from fishing to weather to the people….and I should probably not want to leave it too quickly.
Sometimes….you get just exactly what you need. He dried up my tears and when I went back home I somehow appreciated it even more than I already had. Kenny too. Kenny and I still have this dream of living on the road –and after announcing what we were doing we learned that it was also the dream of so many of our friends!– but we’ll put it off for now…wait until we are older and more financially secure and perhaps by then I’ll be ready to give up my stuff. He also told me to start getting rid of my stuff little by little so it would not be so hard for me down the road to living on the road, so I’ve begun doing that and I have started going through my things and getting rid of some of my stuff on ebay.
I’m ever grateful to this man who had no name until I found him on the internet today. The man with the SunSkeeter with the lived-in smile and the sun-kissed skin in his comfortable camping chair who touched my life in so many ways 🙂 Thank you.
Of all the things to consider when taking it on the road, the one most important thing for me is being able to cook and eat right and not resort back to a poison, pre-packaged lifestyle, eating GMO’s or pesticide and herbicide infused food because I don’t have the facilities to prepare decent meals. Therefore, to me, that important part of this whole thing is the kitchen. For Kenny, I’m not actually sure what the most important part of the home on wheels is to him other than the adventure itself, but you can be sure it better have a roomy bathroom lol
So I’ve spent the last few days really researching what kind of home on the road will become my home and we’ve decided that we are most likely going to go for the fifth wheel over the Class A because there is more space and it’s more economical and the value won’t depreciate as much if we take care of it. We just have to worry that the vehicle that pulls it is safe and economical and lasts as long as possible with miles on the road so we’re going to be getting a heavy duty 1 ton diesel vehicle to pull this thing. The other factor is money. We don’t want to spend more than 1/2 of the cost of our home on both the vehicle and the fifth wheel so now we ponder new or used after we figure out what we actually want.
Kenny checking out a Class A Motor Home this past week
Having just moved from New York to Florida, I had to downsize my wardrobe because there was no longer a need for wool and flannel in the warmer climate. Now I will have to downsize yet again into a world with few nick-nacks and fewer clothes than I have now because there is something I won’t have on the road that I have a lot of here —closet space!
SO for me it’s all about a kitchen and a decent closet. Kenny and I looked at a Class A Motor home the other day and both of these things left a LOT to be desired. When I saw the size of the closet I would have to contend with on this motor home I almost fainted. When I saw the kid-sized stove it reminded me of a stove from a child’s playhouse. ~Not having it~ Especially when I’m so in love with the beautiful kitchen in my beautiful little house that I’ll be leaving…..lets just say I was having sleepless moments of heartache. So I came home and started web-researching our other choices and getting input from friends after my first blog-posting and I found out about fifth wheels and how much roomier they are and well, then I saw this….
and about that closet….
and the bathroom….
Well, anyway, it’s not looking that heartbreaking after all. I’ll let you in on what we decide and the road to get on the road as it all comes down…
So I’ll leave you until Friday when Kenny and I embark on our first RV show in Palm Springs. Like I said, it all comes down to what we can afford in the end. We’re doing this to live more free not to have more debt so we have to factor everything in.
So ladies……this isn’t looking to shabby now, is it? I can do this!
Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food
Ok….so Kenny retired, we moved from New York to Florida and bought the perfect little house on the water with a pool…..and yet we still have to keep working because he’s too young to touch his own money without giving the government their cut. And you wonder why I hate the government? Knowing full well they line their pockets with our tax $ so they can use it to make more for their pockets and killing women and children in far off lands so the war profiteers can become billionaires….. I could go on and on but really I just want to live my life so I’ll stop here.
So we’re doing this. We’re selling the house and making a decision on which way to go –Class A motor home or Fifth-wheel.
This is the beginning of the blog of my life on the road (for now, until Kenny is old enough to touch his own money without having to give SO MUCH OF IT TO THE GOVERNMENT).
So stay tuned. And anyway…..now I’ll be able to get on the road and visit all of you, my friends in Liberty. We’re excited. I’m scared. I have to give up all my earthly possessions and this is making me cry but I’ll be ok. I will. It’s just a new way of life…but life is short and really, this is going to be the adventure of our lives.
The journey begins now….
Class A or Fifth-Wheel? Give us your opinions and suggestions.
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How many of you “old folks” (before the days of social networking) ever went to a party in your youth that got out of hand? You know the kind….where the parents went away on vacation and three high schools worth of kids showed up from telephone tag and word of mouth?
I know I went to about 3 of those…..everything in the kitchen cabinets and refrigerator down to the mustard and ketchup were eaten. People having sex in every room. Drugs being dispensed throughout.
I went to one where one of my girlfriend thought she’d have a little party and 200 people showed up including guys pulling up on the lawn on their motorcycles. We were only high school kids. I was 15. This was the 70’s.
Today the kids have the ability to tweet, facebook, yik yak, snap chat and God knows what else and mobs can be formed in seconds. These sorts of parties are now a constant.
The kids today are no different than the kids were in the past –they just have more technology to “get the job done”.
I hate that people forget what they were like as kids and put down the youth of today as if they are xtra-specially bad. In fact, I think they’re not as bad as the kids I knew growing up. Most of my friends if they had grown up today would probably be in jail for all the shenanigans they did as kids.
I watched that video yesterday of the police officer and the kids and none of those kids was doing anything that deserved that sort of treatment. One was calling for her mama.
We paid for their cell phones. We gave them computers and the ability to want and need. We let them watch all that television and we showered them with everything life had to offer….. and now that they are here we want to call the police and blame them for being bad and wrong and rotten to the core and take none of the responsibility ourselves.
Let me tell you….the kids of today are more accommodating to one another. They are less racist and more empathetic. They have more empathy and they are more patient with one another.
There will ALWAYS be bad seeds…there will ALWAYS be those who are completely run a muck with ho sense of decency or conscience. I see this in adults too. As I always say, throw 16 kids on an island –some will lead, some will follow and some will kill.
What’s gotten worse?
The fact that packs can form in seconds because of technology.
The fact that we have put individuals in the spotlight in seconds by having websites where people can play out their greatest fantasy in celluloid in a minutia.
The fact that our government has gotten too big.
The fact that our police have become militarized.
The fact that we have a society that is completely distracted by reality tv to the point where it is the front page while on the back page where no one is paying attention we are being poisoned and enslaved by corporations in bed with our government and it seems as if there is no stopping this from happening…..
The kids of today have no future. They don’t have that same dream of being a homeowner or getting married and having a family or even a job. This has been stolen from them. I talk to kids in their twenties every day and many of them don’t even plan on having kids or even believe they will ever live on their own. Many teens have grown up way too fast and seen too much too early in life. Many have been drugged from the time they could walk and medication is a way of life. Many are the product of divorce or parent’s losing their homes and lives to bankers and market crashes.
Many are in debt and they haven’t even begun their lives yet….
It seems like doom and gloom all around. But it doesn’t have to be. Hold on to your family. Put restrictions on your kids. Teach them responsibility. Don’t give in to Big Pharma. Bring everything back home and closer to you. If you have young children and can afford to live less lavishly, home school them. Feed them healthy whole foods and stay away from the poisons that the government/corporations are feeding us to keep them wealthy.
Begin again….. have empathy…. stop blaming everyone else…..
I was born in 1959. For the most part I grew up with all the “new and improved” in life. The sixties and seventies were a time of ‘wonderful’ new inventions and conveniences so that people had more time for…..work? I’m not sure what the reason was but I grew up with the likes of the Pillsbury Dough Boy and the Kool-Aid Kid. Sweet N’Low and Twinkies. I had no idea until now that making biscuits was as easy as spending 10 minutes putting together some flour, buttermilk and baking soda. I didn’t realize until 55 years later that I could make my life more convenient by living longer and eating right rather than spending time going to the doctor –as I watch my parents, generation Y, make a social life out of doctor visits.
Why was it so hard for this generation that bore me to get vegetables from a market rather than opening a can? Why was a frozen TV dinner or pot pie turned into a nightly meal for most of my peers? Why did we stop putting butter on our bread and opt instead for a ‘crown’?
Taystee Cakes, My-T-Fine Pudding, Shake ‘n Bake, Cheez Whiz, Spaghetti O’s….. It took me until now to realize I could cook with real ingredients and whole food and make these same things from scratch in the same amount of time….. And I work, clean my house, paint furniture, fight the state, run for office, run organizations, food shop and play and watch TV and have time to write a blog too…. Was it worth all that ‘convenience’ to live on a daily regime of pills to keep you alive generation Y?
Now we not only have chemicals in our food but our entire food system is destroyed by a company that used the same ‘ingredients’ to kill the enemy in your war against the Vietnamese –the chosen enemy at the time to keep the military industrial complex alive and happy. Somehow in return for ‘convenience’ your children grew up on toxic chemicals with tiny marshmallows until their own children –our children today– live in a world diagnosed with acronyms and are prescribed more chemicals to ensure they are customers for life to the heads of the state of Big Pharma.
What happened? When did a biscuit become thirty something chemicals with some salt on top? When did the Pillsbury Dough Boy become the biggest balloon at the parade to the smiling faces of a generation of chemically poisoned children?
Well I’m here to tell you that you can do it. You can make biscuits. You can make biscuits that require only a few ingredients and it will take you the same amount of time as it does to pop open a can and separate the little disgusting chemically induced dough pieces and slide them into the oven.
2 Cups of Flour
2 tsp of Baking Powder
1/2 tsp of Baking Soda
1 tsp of Salt
1 stick of Butter
3/4 cup of Buttermilk
Pre-heat Oven to 425 degrees. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Cut 6 tablespoons of cold butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. Stir in buttermilk. Place dough by ice-cream scoop size lumps onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with a little melted butter. Bake 10 – 15 minutes until tops are golden.
(I used all organic ingredients and added fresh herbs – sage, rosemary and thyme)
Yeah, that’s real hard to do……
The dough boy needs to die off because he’s killing us and our kids. Foods of convenience –thank you for nothing generation Y. Why did you forego real food for chemicals in a box? Time for us to go back to basics.
Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food
I keep trying to step away from politics but it keeps sucking me back in when I least expect it. I was having fun zombie-ing out and watching my reality TV shows and shoving bonbons down my mouth while getting my nails done when along comes this little article in the local Huntingtonian newspaper that knocks my socks off….. Peter Nichols, who once ran for Huntington Town Council as a Libertarian, has decided to run for County Legislature in Suffolk’s 17th district…..and he’s running as a write-in candidate!
It’s not that there is no time to collect signatures or that he has no manpower behind him or that he doesn’t have enough donations –but, the most liberty minded libertarian I’ve ever met, has come to realize after doing it once before that going out there and using up all your time and energy and resources and the time and energy of your friends and family to collect signatures on a third party line is the most RIDICULOUS THING ANYONE COULD POSSIBLY DO!
The two party system on Long Island is filled with criminals in office with expendable lawyers and cash it seems (WAIT –is that expendable cash your taxpayer money?? Probably :)) and they go after anyone who runs third party by challenging their signatures. Peter knows this. I know this. They took me to the 5th level supreme court to waste my time, energy and dollars by challenging my 5,191 signatures during the 2014 State Senatorial race for 5th district. It’s what they do. It’s the game they play. The Republicans and Democrats tag team off of each other taking turns which third party candidates to go after. In all my years in the Libertarian party it’s been one candidate after another –out there spending their summer collecting signatures AFTER the Republicans and Democrats have done so, I might add, so that they can spend the second part of their summer in court trying to prove they didn’t commit fraud! It’s a vicious cycle and it’s not going to end as long as the people keep on voting for these scam artist. Third parties don’t have the donations and income in order to market themselves like the BIG TWO –especially when whatever donations they bring in ends up getting spent on frivolous lawsuits. Many of the lawyers and judges in these cases can do this in their sleep. It’s a ploy and a tactic to keep ordinary American citizens from joining the rat pack of American politics.
Peter is going to run as a write-in candidate and he’s not going to spend any time or money WASTING his time and money collecting any signatures. Imagine if the people in the 17th legislative district woke up and took a stand and made a statement that could possibly domino into something grand and great like taking our country back?? Something so simple as walking into the polling place on election day and writing in a candidates name rather than voting party line.
How many more articles in Newsday do we have to be subjected to giving us the skinny on yet another NY legislature or party boss getting arrested for fraud? Haven’t we seen enough of this? Aren’t we tired of paying taxes to line the pockets of these criminals who seem to be making more laws and rules that tip in their favor?
Here’s what you get if you write in Peter Nichols’ name…..a man who truly believes in freedom, liberty and small government. A man who doesn’t want to create any more laws to control your life or to generate more income for the mob squad running our government now. Take a stand on election day and stop voting for the reason’s we are the most expensive place to live in the country with the biggest criminals in office. Write-in your vote. Do the Write thing.
Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food
I thought I’d take a break from politics –remember? Well, my break includes working on the “Liberty” Documentary and co-organizing Libertyfest NYC 6. I have been staying away from trying to save my community or the “state” of legislature anywhere in this country (I’m not sure I care anymore John Bush 🙂 –I have instead been painting furniture and cooking organic and setting people up to purchase gold.
I have my heirloom seeds budding in the window sill and I’ve stenciled some flower pots while awaiting my full grown organic/non-gmo herbs to arrive so I can keep my grass-fed beef stews in good flavor. Going through my old furniture and freshening it up –lo and behold my inner Martha Stewart has arrived!
People keep emailing me and telling me all the things I should be doing and should be involved in but I sort of wish that people would just take the initiative themselves sometimes and realize that I’m kind of tired. It’s time for other things right now. Time to slow down and let someone else take the liberty reigns. Obviously I haven’t stopped caring about liberty and freedom and trying to spread the message or I wouldn’t be involved in liberty events and I still am….I just can’t deal anymore with party politics and people saying “it’s time for us to run candidates for local office…” because I tried that and mostly people are just full of shit. What’s the point in running candidates when no one at these coffee klatch meetings actually really does anything when someone finally does step up to run –then they actually have to stop master-debating and lifting their arm to fill their pie-hole with beer. I know I sound cynical and It’s because I am! After you’ve gone about as far as you can go and realize that people rather sit in a room on a sunny day and fight about by-laws then actually go outside to get the job done…… I mean, how many times do you have to be hit in the head with the same brick before you come to the final conclusion that you have wasted enough time doing the same thing over and over again….knowing the results will be the same few people doing all the work.
So we’re getting ready for spring at our house and skipping a lot of meetings we previously attended because I believed that rallying up the troops was going to bring us more liberty. Honestly, I don’t have anymore answers to anything. Just LIVE free as much as you can. Live each day to it’s fullest. Get your seeds in order. Get some sunshine….. and play some poker with your old friends and revisit your Inner Martha Stewart 🙂
Back in 2010 Ian Cioffi, all by himself, found a venue and started inviting people from the liberty movement to come down and rant –and rant they did. That was the day I discovered what a wonder Catherine Bleish was. She gave a speech that still gives me goosebumps. It was the day I realized anarchy had been born and that not everyone was buying into “voting” or “politics as usual” even though many of the speakers at the event were liberty candidates that had been endorsed through my organization and that many who were running for congress had flown across the country just to be at this “fest” which was one of the first of it’s kind….and may actually be the last of its kind.
In 2011, Libertyfest 2 went from a small venue to giant spectacle. Chris Cantwell was still wearing a suit and doing stand-up. 800 people showed up and it was one of the largest “fest” in the country –and certainly one of the most successful. There were 28 speakers and the all day event went into an after party that lasted till the wee hours of the night. The event was publicized for more than 6 months and it had no lack of every facet of liberty. Everyone from Tom Woods and Mike Church to Anarchist, Stefan Molyneux to Antiwar advocates like Scott Horton and truth tellers like Richard Gage. There was no lack of sponsors and vendors and everyone wanted to be part of standing up for liberty. Right before the 2012 presidential elections Ron Paul rEVolutionaries filled the room and RevPac headed by Gary Franchi and Tom Woods introduced the Plastic Man commercial at the event. Jordan Page provided the soundtrack for libertyfest once again. It was a time filled with optimism and hope for the future.
2012 and Libertyfest III moved into a smaller, more trendy venue –basically because it was realized that when you put a room full of libertarians together people just can’t stop talking and it was hard to hear the speakers in 2011. The date was also moved to October and it was a month before the 2012 election and there was a Solemnness to this event that had not been felt in the previous two “fest”. Rand Paul had endorsed Mitt Romney, Mitt was the Republican candidate and the parade of anarchist at libertyfest had grown larger. At this Libertyfest we had speakers who were now offering solutions since the hope of a Ron Paul election was no longer a possibility. Michael Boldin came in to speak about Nullification. Richard Mack came in to speak about States Rights. John Bush talked about sustainable living and Stefan Molyneux now had a following, triple of what he had at the libertyfest the year before. Times were changing fast. rEVOLutionaries were now exchanging their Ron Paul for President signs and waving “Free State” banners and Voluntarist badges on their shirts.
2013 saw no libertyfest because it had to be postponed due to conflicting events so in 2014 we saw Libertyfest 4 and 5. Libertyfest 4 showed that women were now stepping up to pave the way to liberty. All of the speakers were ladies of liberty and they had plenty to rant about. We saw a debate between sweetheart of liberty, Julie Borowski, and the feminist, Cathy Reisenwitz; rants from Josie Wales on the Police State and, Whistle-blower, Kristen Megan on Geo-Engineering. We had educational speeches on social media, a speech on the vaccine issue, a speech about moving to the Free State and finding liberty in our own lifetime and even I, NY State Senatorial Candidate, stepped up to the plate with a speech about why I was running for office.
Libertyfest 5 brought us to a new place. Liberty candidates were running for local office all over the country and it seemed a new wave of liberty-lovers had entered the scene which brought with it new speakers with fresh ideas telling us to stop preaching and to take action as well as those who were taking action by turning their past experiences into positive motivation like Adam Kokesh and his book, Freedom.
October 10 & 11, 2015 brings Libertyfest 6. The event is so huge it’s grown to 2 days and we’re going back to last year’s venue, The Warsaw, in the trendy area of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, because of the convenience to park and the Pierogies –Polish food and a great stage where you can hear the speakers, who could ask for anything more? The keynote speaker at this years event is Ben Swann. Ben, who came in through the Ron Paul rEVOution as one of the only advocates for truth in media, is bringing with him the optimism that we have now taken into our own hands. The liberty movement is no longer a movement about one man and hoping to get him elected so he could be our savior but instead the liberty movement has become about US, you and I, and how WE are taking our own personal liberty into our own hands and by doing so, amassing an army of more awake and aware beings who can stand together with us to fight an oppressive government that seems to be knocking on our doors to infringe on our speech, our internet, our amendments and our personal freedom.
Issues that will be spoken about at this 6th Libertyfest NYC range from those who give us the truths that need to be told like journalist and activist, Luke Rudkowski who founded We Are Change and Antiwar.com director, Angela Keaton to those who are awakening other’s through all forms of media like the art of Anthony Freda or the author, James Perloff, who’s book about the shadow government, will be featured in the upcoming film Shadowring.
We also have newcomers to liberty like Belle Knox, who made headlines when it was revealed that she was paying for her tuition at Duke University by doing porn and Michelle Ray, host of In Deep, Publishing editor at IJ Review, and Independent Social Media Consultant.
We also have lots of issues being spoken about this year –everything from Agenda 21 with Rosa Koire who through her website Democrats against UN Agenda 21 has reached people worldwide to bring awareness to how this issue is affecting our own communities to Ademo, founding member of CopBlock.org ,which brings awareness to the police state and how we can prevent abuse and corruption by law enforcement.
Check out the website lfnyc.com. Speakers are being added daily and with this amazing, long standing event lasting two full days, it’s turned into a Libertyfest like no other! Come for the learning experience and the chance to be informed, come for the camaraderie with those who are on the same page but most of all, come for the pierogies 😉
Sure, it was easy buying silver. I went to Porcfest and everyone was exchanging in silver. There were early-day quarters and dimes with pictures of past presidents being exchanged for bacon and there were beautiful minted silver circles being sold at long tables with Ron Paul’s face on them or pretty floral pictures of marijuana. Knowing that I might be buying something that could be used in exchange for bacon should the dollar crash….well; let’s just say I was hooked.
But GOLD? No way —I could not possibly afford to buy an ounce of Gold –not when it was at its highest or even its lowest. Hey, I live on Long Island –in case you haven’t heard it’s the most expensive place to live in the country. Buying gold was not even comprehensible…. and then, one day, my friend, Kristen Megan, gave me a gift and it was a Karatbar. I looked at it and it made no sense to me –what the hell is this? Upon further inspection I saw a little 24 Karat bar inside this credit card look-a-like and the first thing I wanted to do, being a girl, was rip it out of the card and put it on a chain and make a necklace out of it! Girls will be girls 🙂
But then I started reading about it and the next thing I knew I started to understand that this was my only way of buying gold affordably as well as not have to worry about how to store it –I mean, us women are pretty good with cards after all. We have our DSW card and our Hallmark Gold Crown card and our Macy’s and our Starbucks card too. When it comes to cards and storing them I’m an expert. So once again, I was hooked. I also realized that I could now buy gold for gifts because they make these nifty little cards for birthdays and holidays and what’s a better gift than Gold? How many Home Goods cards does one have to receive at a wedding shower? B-O-R-I-N-G –I’m going to give the gift of GOLD!!
The prices are not stable but what I buy today might be worth triple tomorrow (or it can go the other way as well) but as I see it, it’s win/win because if the price of gold goes down that low –I’m going to have necklaces and charm bracelets that have little gold bullions hanging from them at an affordable price 🙂 –a hell of a lot cheaper than I would pay at the jewelry store lol
Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food
The Daily Kos calls Agenda 21 a Hoax and Rosa Koire who is behind “Democrats against Agenda 21” a bunch of hoaxters….
Why is it that everything that even touches on overreach of government becomes a “Hoax” by the left? The SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) is also funded in part by the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) –but somehow this is never mentioned by those same people who like to call, every time you question something, a “conspiracy theory”.
We’re in pretty dangerous times. I think all you have to do is look at Obama’s Trade Agreement known as the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP, which has bi-partisan opposition to realize that NONE OF THIS is Conspiracy! The TPP is the monster and everything we have been fighting is tied into it. So why do we have Republicans fast tracking this? What the hell is going on?
If you don’t know what the TPP is find out. You can’t fight something if you have no idea what’s going on. That’s half our problem in this country –so many people are too worried about what Kanye West is saying or Kim Kardasian is exposing to look into what might be affecting your own families in the near future –everything from common core education to smart meters in your home to pesticides in the DNA of your food.
Well the good news is that there just may be a resurgence of Liberty. Lots of good stuff coming up to bring awareness to the issues. Through Film, Media, Art and Events you may be seeing a lot of the same names coming to a theater near you or a liberty event that’s in it’s 6th edition.
ShadowRing, due out in April, stars the author of The Shadows of Power, James Perloff whom the movie is based on. It also stars such liberty notables as Adam Kokesh who has his own resurgence of liberty taking place through his book Freedom which you can purchase on Amazon. Catherine Bleish, known as BitMom, author at Bitcoin magazine who also blogs for Sovereign Living, an organization run by her and her husband John Bush. Ben Swann, one of the foremost liberty journalist in the country and one of the few journalist you can trust to get the truth out through his internet publication, Truth in Media. Other notables in the film are Katherine Albrecht, Rosa Koire, Chuck Baldwin, Anthony Antonello, Jack Blood, Gigi Bowman, and G. Edward Griffin. These are names you have heard over and over again for years who have tried to awaken the world to loss of liberty but also offer tried and true solutions. Check out info about ShadowRing on Facebook.
Libertyfest NYC 6, coming in October, will be showcasing speakers, Ben Swann, Adam Kokesh, James Perloff, Gigi Bowman, Rosa Koire and other’s whom are appearing in the film, ShadowRing, mentioned above. Libertyfest will be also be presenting liberty notables like independent journalist and founder of We Are Change, Luke Rudkowski; Independent social media consultant, editor at IJ Review and Radio Host, Michelle Ray; Artist, Anthony Freda, the man behind another film due this year – Behind Truth Art; and filmmaker, entrepreneur and soon to be candidate for office, David Michael Lynch.
Check out the website to keep up with the announcements of more amazing speakers. This is sure to be an awe inspiring event that you may want to bring your friends and family to. It’s time for all of us to do our part to educate ourselves about the issues that are hitting us hard in every direction. It’s events like this that we really need more of in order to bring awareness and amass a larger army of awakened and aware to fight back the injustice taking place all around us.
Behind Truth Art, by filmmaker, John Massaria, is another film due out in 2015 and will star Anthony Freda who was recently asked to submit a piece of his “truth” artwork for the 9/11 Museum collection in NYC. What ensues after he submits the piece of art is very interesting. Many of the stars of this film are some of the same people listed above as well as many other’s in the liberty movement like Trend Forecaster, Gerald Celente and activist Kristen Meghan, former U.S. Airforce Whistleblower.j These two people who also spoke at an event I personally held in 2014 called the Save Long Island Forum. This event alone had eighteen speakers focusing on 18 issues like GMO food, Smart Meters, Loss of Constitutional rights and much much more. You can still see all the videos and speeches from that event at the website.
Liberty is on the rise and is evident by the number of those working hard to bring awareness to the issues affecting all of us. There are probably enough links in this blog piece to keep you busy for a few days and have you coming out of the rabbit hole a little bit more aware of who the enemy is and who is out there fighting for your rights.
Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food
Real Food. You can’t compare anything to it –but it will cost you! Growing up on My-T-Fine Chocolate Pudding I missed that taste but since I’m only eating clean food in my home these days I can’t bring myself to buy a box of powder called pudding that includes ingredients I abhor.
Sugar, Cornstarch, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Food Starch Modified, Salt, Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed and Soybean Oils, Artificial Flavors, Calcium Carrageenan (Texturizer), Artificial Color (Contains Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 40, Blue 1), Milk, Autolyzed Yeast Extract (Contains Glutamate), Soy Flour.
Yes, you’re adding your own milk –which in itself, if you’re not using raw milk, has its own set of poisons– but as far as I can see it’s just another processed food I grew up on that brought a fast and furious sweet tooth into my life and made me believe that I can eat anything I wanted within 10 minutes time by pouring it out of a box, adding milk and stirring.
I missed that taste of My-T-Fine pudding. I tried the organic version and that tasted like crap and I was about to relent and go buy a box of this childhood-in-a-box chocolate fairy dust powder when I came upon a recipe for real homemade, all natural ingredients, chocolate pudding….. and it cost me big time. When I say it cost me, it cost like $10 bucks to make 3 servings and a lot of time…… was it worth it? You betcha!
Chocolate pudding is a special treat. It’s not something you’re supposed to eat every day or every week –it’s something you make once in a blue moon like a chocolate cake for a birthday or blueberry muffins for a special Sunday treat. But growing up in the processed-food-world of my childhood I thought that pudding along with Twinkies, Tasty-cakes, Devil Dogs and Cheez-its were something to have on hand for nightly gorging in front of I Love Lucy reruns…. and I taught this to my kids when I went grocery shopping and made sure to pick up the packages of Oreo’s, Mallomars, Yodel’s and a Nestle’s Quik box of goodness to wash down with our antibiotic enhanced milk! But hey, the kids were drinking their milk and this made for good bones! “Got Milk?”
So today I bring you REAL chocolate pudding. The kind that cost $10 bucks to make, that I will not be making very often. The kind that I will savor every bite of and lick off my fingers too….. This yummy deliciousness is like dying and going to chocolate heaven.
(my ingredients are in parenthesis)
7 oz. Dark Chocolate (I used 2 organic Trader Joe’s Cocoa Bar’s at 3.5 oz each)
2 Cups of Whole Milk (mine was raw)
1 Cup of Heavy Cream (mine was raw)
3/4 cup of sugar (organic and I used less –about 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup of Cocoa (Cacao Powder Organic raw)
1/4 tsp salt (Mediterranean pink Sea Salt)
1/4 Cup Cornstarch (Organic Cornstarch)
1/4 Cup [1/2 Stick Butter] (Raw with Celtic Sea Salt)
3/4 tsp of vanilla extract (I didn’t use it because I forgot)
Chop chocolate into very fine pieces. Combine chocolate, 1 3/4 cup of milk, cream, sugar, cocoa & salt in a large sauce pan. Stir vigorously with a whisk over medium heat until mixture simmers and is smooth and thick. Stir the remaining 1/4 cup of milk with 1/4 cup of cornstarch together and whisk into the chocolate mixture. Simmer for a minute while whisking and scraping sides. Add butter and cook one minute more. Stir in vanilla. Makes 5 cups.
All I can say is enjoy. Lick your fingers, lick your spoon. Lick the pot and don’t do this too often! Not everything in life is meant to be indulged on a constant basis 🙂
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!
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!
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! :