The Ron Paul Revolution, Trump and I

by Gigi Bowman

I have to go back to this time period in my life because I keep getting criticized by people who call themselves libertarians or independents or by many of my brethren from the Ron Paul Revolution –that I am no longer for liberty because I am a Trump supporter.

How wrong you are….

You see, I was lured into the liberty movement by America Freedom to Fascism and 9/11 Truth and the death of my daughter of which today is the day she killed herself 16 years ago, but I digress….  Throughout those years I learned very deeply about the DEEP STATE from people like Alex Jones and Ron Paul and many independent journalist and kids with guts that went out there looking for the truth….  Ron Paul was a congressman for 20 years! He ran for President many times! But he DID NOT WIN…he never won. And nothing was going to save us from what was coming; what we knew was coming….

We ended up with 8 years of Obama and the smell of stench grew stronger –Fascism aka Corporatism was the norm, loss of privacy, expansion of the TSA, we got it all!  But we were also now privy to information like OpenSecrets.org and knew exactly who the deep state was and who was taking money from the military industrial complex and big agriculture and big pharma.  Many of my friends were running for office including myself on a LIBERTY platform. We were against the Fed and Corporatism. We wanted to see Industrial Hemp become legal and we wanted to see an end to wars…. and NONE Of that was going to happen if Hillary suddenly became President in 2016!  None of it! And we were ready for the most dangerous family in American history to take back the White House…. We had already been battered for 8 years with Obamacare and more endless wars and Monsanto poisoning our earth and getting a Protection Act and being head of the FDA and our heirloom seeds being sold down the toxic river (can you imagine this actually happened in those 8 years!!!!).  We used to laugh that our politicians should wear suits with the logos of the corporations they represent.  WE KNEW!  We were woke! And we knew what we were in for with 8 more years of Hillary…. we knew who she owed and what she had done and what she would do.  Clinton Cash.  The Clinton Foundation for Thievery etc…  WE KNEW!

And suddenly a miracle occurred. A man who wasn’t a politician and just a successful capitalist businessman won the White House instead….and we felt a reprieve…. like we could suddenly breathe again….

 

We knew he was far from perfect but he gave us hope and perhaps….some time, to fend off the cabal we had learned about and maybe get some of our own people into office and maybe take a step back for a little while……

He also promised many things, but we knew that people running for office will often tell you what you want to hear to get in…. yeah, we knew this all too well.  They lie, they cheat, they steal, and we trusted none of them….  But this man, he actually started to fight the deep state like he said he would, and the amazing thing was as these three years have gone by, what has managed to happen is that the deep state has been uncovered!  We saw the hate so deeply ingrained in ALL the political parties that they started to go after him by spying, running people against him, having daily media haunts and witch hunts towards him…  WE saw the three letter agencies that Ron Paul often said we needed to dissolve get uncovered for their crimes against America.  It’s been never ending for three long years and with every punch they threw we uncovered more and more of the corruption underneath.  We now KNOW exactly who the deep state is!!!  We know exactly who the media owes allegiance to!  We know exactly where the enemies lie….and it’s exactly what the Ron Paul Revolution had tried to do –awaken the masses! And so many many more are awakened now….and they can’t give credit to the man who stands in the White House today?

I see the liberty movement that I stood beside turning their back on our one moment of reprieve to criticize the one man who gave us room to breathe.  The liberty movement still singing the praises of a messiah who taught us everything yet who himself turns his back on our moments of reprieve by criticizing the man who managed to win, though he, himself, did not.

I know I’m grateful for these moments right now.  I know I’m happy to have this man give me a few more years of hope because I know all about the UN and agenda 2030 and globalist and what they’re after and the end of American Sovereignty being number 1 on the hit parade.  Yeah, I learned all that from Ron Paul…. who so disappoints me these days… You see, I’m actually happy and grateful for the little things in life that give me hope.  I’m not going to look for perfection when I have been given hope.

I honestly have no desire to be friends with or befriend anyone who is awake and aware and can still criticize rather than help to gather the troops with our last breath to save America from being just another country run by a handful of criminals who call themselves intellectuals and progressives and are looking to have a global government.

I know better, Ron Paul taught me….only Ron Paul has turned his back on these little moments of happiness and so many of the people I stood beside are just as ungrateful and petty because the man who won isn’t perfect –even though we know he’s essentially fighting all of our enemies alone in the best way he knows how.  Alone with WE THE PEOPLE….

Imagine if we all helped him?   No, instead the liberty movement continues to praise a party that let the likes of William Weld into the front door (and don’t you feel silly now lol)….

So please, next time you want to call me anti-liberty because I support Trump, go all the way and forget you ever knew me.  I’m a fighter, I’ve always been a fighter and I’m here for the country I love and have always loved.  That is my liberty –my freedom to fight the enemy with the one man who won against all odds.  I’m also fighting alongside someone who stood beside me in the liberty movement but who also understood that we had been given a reprieve…and she ran with it! Tracy Beanz even started her own company, UncoverDC.com so she could bring truth to media rather than the sold out legacy media that we watched die through the Ron Paul days and sell out today with unrelenting bias by completely taking the side of the enemies of America.  Tracy gives me hope.

I know that some of my brother’s and sisters are still with me and they have energy and conviction and knowledge ready to take on our fight for liberty with this little thread we have been able to pull when Donald J. Trump won the White House.

And Ron Paul…. you can take that to the bank.  Bet you do have a bank account too.  No man is perfect 🙂

 

By Gigi Bowman

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Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food

Wise Advice on Running for Office and Donating to Candidates

Salaries are not huge in Florida. As a substitute teacher I made $11.88 per hour which is actually not bad considering what full time teachers make in this state for all their hard work and the responsibility that goes with it…
So I got to thinking about candidates who are running for office. No, not the entrenched candidates –the ones who have been in there 10, 15, 20, 30 years…but the citizens that feel compelled to step up to run for office because they know there is something wrong, very wrong….and they want to help. The ones with passion and who are doing it for all the right reasons…I mean, no one put them up to it or made a deal with big money behind it to support them if they played along or followed the “agenda”…..
I’m talking about hard working citizens who love America and want to make sure the country doesn’t continue to be run by thugs and fascist and corporations…
My point is….
Most of the entrenched or put-upon candidates seem to get a treasure trove of big money from somewhere….usually it’s through some corporate sponsor or a PAC which has corporate money behind it. These people get thousands upon thousands or even millions of dollars in their coffers…..and for what? TV commercials to fool us? Ads in Newspapers we don’t read? Facebook ads that get lost in the mire? Oh wait…..what about those palm cards that come in the mail during election time…you know, the one’s that get thrown in the garbage and never read?
They spend money to get more and more big donors. They use it for travel expenses and hotel rooms and events to praise those that gave them the big money…. Funny though, no one pays the citizens that go door to door or do sign waves or give up their time to watch polling stations. It’s all a crazy game and it makes absolutely no sense.
Then once in awhile you get someone who wants to run for office because they give a damn and the people who donate to them make about $10, $12 or $15 an hour and if they are to give a $20 donation it’s 2 hours of labor before taxes. This is a “real” donation. One from the heart given by someone who probably could use that $20 to feed their family but they want to see America be Great Again 🙂
You can go to a place like OpenSecrets. Org and see who donated what to whom.   It’s a fascinating place. It gives the true story of who your legislator is working for….most times it’s not the people –not the citizens, but rather some corporation that wants favors for their “payment”. Someone like Big Pharma or Big Agriculture….
So to the candidates out there who are stepping up to run for office because they give a damn –relish in those $5 and $10 and $20 donations and appreciate that someone may have worked a few hours on your behalf.
And to the citizens who are giving donations, give wisely because you don’t want to give your hard earned money to some guy who lies to you and says they’ll do things like support your beliefs in the constitution and then as soon as they get elected they turn the other cheek and disregard everything they stood for (and sponsor the Pelosi gun law). Stop giving your hard earned money to these thieves in the night who don’t appreciate that you gave them an hour of hard labor….
And for goodness sake when you judge or choose a candidate to vote for, look at the amount of small donations they get by hard working citizens rather than the sum total –thinking that the more money a candidate makes the better they must be is archaic thinking!
I used to run ‘Liberty Candidates’ . com for 5 years (I closed it down in 2014 and decided to run for office myself.) I did it because I cared about these citizen candidates who I watched run for office because they gave a damn and I wanted to help to promote them and get them donations. In the end so few of them won. Why? Because people didn’t vote for them –sadly, people voted for the entrenched most of the time….
It’s our job to see who is running for office and to make a wise decision. It’s our job to get out there and vote and not to make the same mistakes over and over again. It’s our job!
This election season I’m giving my hard earned hours of work to Rich Williams who is running for St. Lucie County Sheriff against a man who has had the job for 19 years. I know that Rich was endorsed by good people like CSPOA and Sheriff Mack and The Republican Liberty Caucus and that the Constitution is of the utmost importance to him. He’s the man who I choose to give my hard earned money and time to. I also know that he appreciates me for it.
Find your citizen candidate and help support them in your locality or your state or your country….. WE are the change. WE can make the change and WE can be the change. Stop voting in the people who want to rule over you and instead vote in those who want to stand beside you.
If you would like to support Rich Williams check out his facebook page (richwilliamsslcsheriff/) for information on where you can talk to him, ask questions and donate your hard earned money. You don’t even have to live in his district to do that….you can support any citizen in this country that you so desire to…. but make sure that this person shares your values and that they appreciate your hours of work in order to support them.
Sincerely,
Gigi Bowman
Treasure Coast Republican Liberty Caucus

Gigi Bowman, Life Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food

I’m very disappointed in my fellow Conservatives & Republicans

Day after day on social networking I’ve come to notice a trend.  Group-think is the new Conservative view –the same view that the Conservatives condemn the Liberals for.

In this country we have primaries.  Sometimes our President endorses a candidate and sometimes he does not. Not all the candidates that have been endorsed by President Trump -whom I happen to LOVE with a capitol L- have been the best candidates and they have not all been the winners.  We do have people in this country who think for themselves –thank God.

In Florida we have a race for Governor with a dozen or so candidates.  Donald Trump endorsed Ron DeSantis and someone I admire very much, Ron Paul, endorsed Bob White.  My choice is Bob White. I like where he stands on the issues including jobs, education and corporatism in the Florida legislature.  These issues are very important to ME and I agree with him. So I took it upon myself to help his campaign and to try to awaken other people to the fact that he’s a pretty damned good candidate.  It’s a free country, we have a 1st Amendment and I am not an advocate for Group-think.  I thought my fellow Conservatives and Republicans were against this sort of thing as well since it’s what I see them faulting liberals with day after day on Facebook & Twitter –but it’s funny how it’s AOK when they do it or don’t agree with you.  In most places that’s called hypocrisy.  And I really hope that we are not resorting to that sort of thing.

Today I’ve been called stupid by a fellow Republican Conservative and Biker.  Yesterday I was verbally gang-hammered by Bikers for Trump. ALL BECAUSE I chose to think for myself and look at the candidates and make a decision of whom I agreed with the most and took it upon myself to help their campaign.

I could go on and on but I’m going to stop here.  If we don’t want to turn into the very people we protest against, why do we resort to acting like them when we don’t agree?  Name calling?  Vicious verbal attacks?  What’s next?

Lets try to be bigger than that.  We have primaries for a reason.  You can make your decisions during primary time and when the nominee is voted upon then we basically come together and work as one for the side we have chosen that is supposed to represent our values.

I’m so tired of being disappointed in my fellow American citizens. In every direction I look we’re at each other’s throats. Even those on the same side.

If, during primary time, you don’t like a candidate –then just ignore them…but to jump on the hate bandwagon and act the same towards those on your side as you act towards those who are diametrically opposite of your very core beliefs is really disheartening.

I’m a Conservative, A Republican with a side of libertarian. I love my President and my husband and I ride an Indian Motorcycle…..so I think I fit into the groups “Bikers for Trump” or “Trump Voters who Ride Motorcycles” and unless the name of the group is changed to Group-Think for Trump or Zombies With One Brain for Trump then there is no reason to attack me.

That is all.

And yes, this is me.  I’m a Real Woman and I am voting for Bob White.  This doesn’t mean that if you don’t vote for Bob White you’re not a real woman it just means that I’m a woman and I’m real.

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How to Host A Political Meet & Greet and Why You Should

 

Don’t you think in this political climate that you should take the time to meet your local, state & federal candidates?  That you should learn all you can about them since they will most likely be calling the shots on how much money is coming out of your paycheck, how clean your local environment is and what laws might be infringing on your liberties without your consent?

Well, I’m here to tell you that you can simply hold a political meet&greet at your home inviting your friends, family and neighbors and since Summer is almost here….what better time than right before the 2018 Primaries and Election?

Step by Step Instructions:

#1 Buy a Cocktail Shaker – That’s right….it’s called a cocktail party and all you need is a bottle of vodka, some ice, a fruity juice or if your taste run more to the exotic side try a bottle of Kahlua.

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or if you think you’ll get a big crowd than mix up a large batch of Sangria! You can go White and add some Red & blue berries to add a festive political touch 🙂 Try this recipe from Recipe Girl

#2 Make Some Munchies:  Now that you’ve figured out the beverages how about some finger sandwiches or perhaps a nice dip? In staying with our political theme there are lots of ideas right here, and it’s all healthy too!

#3 Create Invitations:  It doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming.  You can simply run to the store and buy a pack of invites or you can get creative and print a batch on your computer. But I suggest you make the “put in the mailbox” kind and not the ones generated on a computer and emailed because it’s not personal, it’s easy for people to ignore and it might get lost in spam or just a mass email delete.

Here is a great site on Lucid Press that shows you how to create your own invitations or you can simply take a walk over to your local Michael’s where they have an isle filled with every sort of stationary imaginable including blank cards, stickers and envelopes and you can print up some striking invitation that is sure to peek the interest of your neighbors or you can find stationary and just print a simple invite which can be folded and placed in your friendly neighborhood mailboxes.

#4 Call Gigi and Make arrangements to have a Meet & Greet with Bob White, Gubernatorial Candidate for Florida! Just drop me an email @ bowmancomputers@aol.com and let me know dates and times of availability and we’ll get Bob right to your door!

It’s important that you know who you’re voting for and if you want to meet the best man for the job than lets get this party started!

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Paul Endorses Bob White for Governor of Florida and so do I!

 

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I know I have good taste. I met Bob at a local Republican Meet & Greet and knew in my gut that he was the kind of man Florida needed.  A lot of people are at work behind the scenes with very deep pockets trying to turn Florida blue….from the anti-2nd Amendment democrats to those who would like nothing better than to turn Florida into the next Welfare state and take away all the wonderful freedoms it has to offer both economically and constitutionally –which is why I left the state of New York after running for NY State Senate when I realized how doomed I was if I continued to live there with it’s high taxes and abundant nanny laws.

So lo-and-behold a short time later guess who endorses Bob White?  None other than Ron Paul!  Ron Paul red-pilled me back in 2007. After finding out about this stalwart Congressman from Texas who was running for President I got on the Liberty train and started the Long Island Ron Paul meet-up and from there I started the organization Liberty Candidates where I would help to promote Candidates running for office on the platform of Liberty which was my way of helping to bring more like Ron Paul into the fold through the election process.  It was sort of a ‘draining of the swamp’ back in 2010 – 2014 through supporting candidates who were adept at following the Constitution.

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Well, this just proves to me that my instincts are good.  Before Ron Paul’s endorsement I jumped on board the Bob White Campaign trail as a a ground organizer for Saint Lucie, Martin, Indian River, Volusia and Brevard Counties.  We’re looking for leaders to step up and take action for this grass-roots campaign so if you’re looking to get involved with getting a Liberty Lover and Constitutionalist elected as Governor of the great state of Florida and to #KeepFloridaGreat then send me a note and we’ll get you started with a Tee-Shirt, business cards and bumper stickers.

We’re also looking for people to host meet-and-greets for their local friends, family & neighbors so if you are interested in doing so just message me with possible dates and we’ll work it out.

This is how you do it.  I worked for a campaign that managed to get a blimp in the air!  We can do this.  #WhoIsBobWhite?

http://bobforflorida.com/

 

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“Be The Media” Episode 3 Tonight at 8:00 PM with Special Guest Dottie Nelson….Down The Rabbit Hole We Go…

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Tracy Diaz, Gigi Bowman & Jenny Lee LaVertu return tonight for the first episode of the New Year 2017!

Tonight on “Be The Media”, we will be discussing all things “conspiracy” or in other words….the REAL NEWS!  Join us at 8:00 PM with special guest Dottie Nelson

Down the Rabbit Hole We go…..

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Live Show will begin at 8:00 PM Eastern Time. Click Here

False Flags, Fake News and the Death of the 1st Amendment

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In the last week we had a “shooter” at a pizza place being investigated by the people on social media –and we investigate because we see the dots and we connect them….why? Because we don’t see the media or journalist doing this or even talking about it. We haven’t even seen journalist go through Wikileaks or discuss them…. the only Wikileaks investigations have been by the people for the people. There have been some serious allegations and the amount of circumstantial evidence is overwhelming so by putting our heads together we take matters into our own hands and we connect dots.  This is nothing new…we’ve had to do this for many incidents that have happened in the USA including the shootings of Kennedy, his brother and Martin Luther King. We do this with how wars are started when we find out that we were lied to about weapons of mass destruction. We do this when 3 buildings come down and they only talk about 2 and we are told that it was done by 19 guys with box cutters and are told to shut up, sit still, be quiet.  But this is the United States of America and we are the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave!  So I have every right as a citizen to talk to people and to put my head together with my friends to figure things out…..  But now they want to stop that and our 1st Amendment is hanging by a thread because they have now labeled what we do, say and write –they have labeled any opinion but theirs “FAKE NEWS”
In the last day we have had another incident of a woman arrested for harassing a “Sandy Hook” parent.  They have labeled her the “Sandy Hook Denier” .   What are we to believe here?  Is this a big coincidence that in one week we have people being arrested for two incidents that The People of the United States of America have spent time discussing because they have been used to infringe on our Constitution? Because of what happened at Sandy Hook, which happened in the state right next to mine when I lived in New York, I ran for office. Why? Because days after Sandy Hook took place they rushed through an infringement on the 2nd Amendment called the NY Safe Act. So Sandy Hook truly affected us all in that state…..which is why there were so many citizen investigations. No one in the media seemed to be answering the questions and the more we watched the mainstream news, the less things seemed real. It was truly macabre what was happening.
A third incident now involves Megyn Kelly, a celebrinewswoman who says she’s received death threats and are saying a member of Trump’s transition team is partially responsible because through social media he sent a tweet which read “Megyn Kelly made a total fool out of herself tonight – attacking @realDonald Trump. Watch what happens to her after this election is over.”
So add this to the two shootings and suddenly there is a watchful eye all over social media and people are being shut down for trying to post YouTubes or information pertaining to anything related to what is suddenly deemed “fake news”.  And who gets to decide what “fake news” is?  Whatever the powers that be decide it is thereby infringing on the 1st Amendment.   This is beyond yelling “fire” in a movie theater. I’m pretty sure we all understand the difference before actually inciting riots and discussing our opinions on activity that directly affects our rights as citizens.
Shootings, Death Threats……they’ll show us, they’ll make sure this sort of thing doesn’t happen anymore!  They will take care of the problem!
Problem, Reaction, Solution….that’s how it works folks.  They call this sort of thing a False Flag and you can look them up throughout history.  They are a tool used to guide situations and they apparently work.  They are guiding our Constitution right out of existence.

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SO we must stay vigilant.  When they shut us down we start up again somewhere else. Never forget that we are Americans and we came here so that the government wouldn’t push us around.  Today they are doing the pushing by using the media, corporations and the people we vote into office.

No no no…..we must not give in.  We have one another and we don’t need anything but the ability to put our heads together to figure out ways to fight back.  This doesn’t have to include anything more than continuing to fight back with pen in hand.

Remember the White Rose Society……. and let that be our inspiration.

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I will leave you with this video of Alex Jones from a few weeks ago….He doesn’t have the answers and he’s quite honest about it. He has been harassed of late as being the leader of the “fake news”.  Support your “fake news” friends and citizen journalist.

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Bye Bye Bye Libertarian Party

Gary Johnson sucks as the spokesperson for the Libertarian Party. ANYONE –even Tony the Tiger off the Cereal Box– could have gotten as much press as Johnson/Weld is getting because people are looking for alternatives from Hillary and Trump…..so selling the soul of the Libertarian party was a waste of time.
The left controlled media would have given time to ANY Libertarian candidate this year and pushed them in the limelight in hopes of taking votes away from Trump (meanwhile Gary is out there making excuses for Hillary hoping to cash in on Bernie voters –appease appease appease). The Never Trumpers like Bill Kristol and Jeb Bush and John Kasich would have given credibility to ANY Libertarian candidate and given them press where and when they could just because they didn’t want Trump… oh, and the William Weld thing?  That was an inside job for sure….just ask Bill Kristol who he’s voting for.
But I imagine ANYONE who ran would be doing a better job getting the message out in a more refined way. And I can only imagine how great it would have been had we had anyone but Gary.  Austin Petersen and Larry Sharpe would most likely have been a wow team getting as much if not more POSITIVE press with many more Libertarians behind them rather than this divided party we see today with facebook pages like “Gary Johnson is a Neocon Shill Who Sold Out the Party” or “Libertarians against Gary Johnson and William Weld”.   Had we given the nomination to John McAfee I’m sure we would not only had mega-press but most likely a whole new crew of Libertarians from the world of gamers and nerds!  We might have had Libertarian Pokemon!
In this volatile year having Gary Johnson as the Presidential Candidate was the biggest mistake ever. The stupidity of this choice in a time when the Libertarian Party could have prevailed in spreading its message AND WON rather than just trying to win by diluting the message was the biggest mistake the Libertarian Party has ever made.
What a waste of time. Energy. Money. Hard work. Effort on the part of the people who have tried to make this party grow based on the message of Liberty. Now it’s a joke. Now it’s the third evil choice.

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Unlike many other people I know in the Liberty movement, I believe in voting. I believe that my voice is important and I have this one little vote to back it up.  Whether it’s actually counted or not I have no control over –though I have gone out of my way to make sure that it does by going out and collecting signatures for candidates when needed, by being a poll inspector and by being a poll watcher at different times in my life.  I’ve run for office. I’ve gone down to the BOE and counted votes. I’ve gone down the the Board of Elections and yelled. I’ve tried to walk the walk where I could.

In the last day though something has changed for me. I believe once again in the voting system. I believe that when ENOUGH people go out there and vote –whether it’s because they actually give a damn or because they are mad –either way, when ENOUGH people do it…..it may actually work?  I believe that happened with Donald Trump.  They tried to stop him but for whatever reason –whether it was what he was saying or the past 8 years of Obama or the fear of Hillary, he apparently brought about one of the highest voter counts in history and by a landslide, Trump won the nomination.  I’m shocked.  I said I would eat a hat if he got the nomination because I did not believe he would. I did not believe they would “let him have it”…..but with the highest voter turnout in history for a Republican Primary, Trump beat all odds to win the nomination.  He did it.  And I believe it happened because of the sheer number of voters. How can you steal that many unless you want to see some really angry voters!   How this will play out between the Democrats and Republicans in the elections in November is another story.  The Hillary camp are old school thieve masters and I don’t trust that this election will be fair.  In fact, I’m kind of scared it could turn into a civil war with all the divisiveness we have seen from the press it could only get worse I’m sure.

But anyway…..I’m going to be voting in this election and I’m going to be voting for Donald Trump.  Why?  Well, rather than give a grand statement I’m going to leave you with this speech from last night…..

Anyone who can bring up a child to be this smart, passionate, eloquent, down to earth, respectful and loving…..  can’t be all that bad.  And I can’t vote for a Libertarian Candidate with actual Libertarian values so this is my best choice.  Trump is a wild card and a gamble but I’d rather take my chances.

Now It’s Time to Put Up Someone Worth Voting For

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.

~Gigi Bowman

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 for Libertarian Presidential Nominee

National Libertarian Convention 

Gary Johnson On the Issues

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Gary Johnson is a Peaceful Solution for Sanders & Trump Voters when they do not win their nominations  https://gigibowman.com/2016/03/16/a-peaceful-solution-for-sanders-trump-voters/

Are Today’s Youth Any Worse Than YOU Were?

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?

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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.

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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.

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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…..

Dear Generation Y…..The Pillsbury Dough Boy and I

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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’?

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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.

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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.

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Recipe:

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……

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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

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Endorsement for Peter Nichols who is running Anti-Party –the kind of Party We Should All Be Supporting

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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

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Taking a Break from Saving the World –My Inner Martha Stewart returned.

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.  

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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!

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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.

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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 🙂

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Libertyfest NYC 6 – A Funeral for New York

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 😉


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Buying 1 Gram At A Time Is The Only Way I Can Afford to Do It…………. Buying Gold

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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!!

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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

So now I’m not only buying but I’m also selling —Need Gold? Because it’s affordable –and maybe one day I’ll actually own an entire ounce.  One gram at a time 🙂

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

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The Resurgence of the Liberty Movement through film, media, art and events

Rosa Koire will be in the film ShadowRing due out this April. Have you read her book, Behind the Green Mask?

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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.

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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.

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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 ChangeLuke 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.

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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.

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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

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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! :

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

Check out this interesting article on Milk

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

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