NEW HARMONY WATCH https://newharmonywatch.com As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thu, 24 Sep 2020 04:16:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://newharmonywatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-Copy-3-of-flowers-051-32x32.jpg NEW HARMONY WATCH https://newharmonywatch.com 32 32 OPEN LETTER TO SEN. MIKE BRAUN https://newharmonywatch.com/open-letter-to-sen-mike-braun-2/ https://newharmonywatch.com/open-letter-to-sen-mike-braun-2/#respond Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:42:28 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=16046

OPEN LETTER TO SEN MIKE BRAUN:
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Dear Sen.Braun, a lot of us dumb losers and suckers, us old soldiers, who have served and sacrificed in America’s wars to protect our American political process, are a little confused about something.
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Can you please help us understand, Sen Braun? WHY is ……………………

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……………………………… WHY is the Trump SCOTUS nomination different from Obama’s 2015 SCOTUS nomination?
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In 2015, the GOP Senate lock stepped to deny the American people an up or down Senate vote on Obama’s very well vetted and squeaky clean nominee. You told us, with a year to go until the 2016 election, the Senate had a duty to delay the SCOTUS process for that year, until after that 2016 presidential election was determined.
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But now, another SCOTUS seat has opened, and with next presidential election only forty days away, and Justice Ginsberg’s body not even cold yet, the GOP Senate is lock stepped in saying, you have a duty to rush a nominee through in just those forty days.
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How did the Senate’s “duty” change so radically and abruptly?
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In my mind, the unprecedented speed you propose, is not only unseemly and disrespectful to war vets who have tried to protect our process, but it also insures no real vetting of the nominee. So that, the lifetime appointment could well produce another tainted Justice like Brett Cavanaugh.
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Sen Braun, I’m positive, you have some good explanation, some rational reason for this. Some reason, that doesn’t reflect badly on your honor or the honor of the US Senate. But, I just can’t put my finger on what that reason could possibly BE? Help us old soldiers understand, Sen Braun. Explain to us where is the dignity, honor and patriotism, in what you are doing? Thanks Senator. 
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Trains vs Corrupt Politics https://newharmonywatch.com/trains-vs-corrupt-politics/ https://newharmonywatch.com/trains-vs-corrupt-politics/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2020 18:53:46 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=16016

BUFFOON LARRY BUCSHON IS THE PRODUCT OF GERRYMANDERING NOT OF DEMOCRACY

 

TRAINS vs CORRUPT POLITICS

 

My darling and mentally on the ball wife, Suzanne, just directed my attention to a news article concerning a new train in Europe. It’s powered by electricity created from hydrogen generated from the air. The train is noiseless, emits only water vapors, and can ………….

 

 

 

 

 

……………………………………………………….  can travel ninety miles per hour. Same technology is now used in Britain, South Korea and other democracies, for trains, trucks, construction equipment, and cars.

In Austria, a hydrogen train is set to travel on challenging alpine routes

Why can’t America do this? President Trump has withdrawn all American cooperation with other nations on such clean energy projects. It makes me cry for America. And especially for my home state of Indiana, which along with the old confederate states, takes the lead in resistance to scientific and economic progress.

If you want to advocate for reform of any sort, Indiana’s state government is a target rich environment. Pick a topic: race relations, public health, education, workplace safety, workers’ rights, ecology, voters’ rights, medical marijuana, gender and race equality, etc. etc. etc. Hoosier state government is on the wrong side of history on every single issue.

It’s not the people. Hoosiers aren’t bad people or stupid. In fact, Hoosiers are generally smart, honest, hardworking and compassionate. But, just like the old confederate states, Indiana has allowed corporate money to buy up our governor and and our state and national legislators. The corporate owned politicians have used Gerrymandering and “Good Ol’ Boy” back room deals, to steal Indiana from it’ citizens and establish a one party kleptocracy, where GOP controls everything in our state, with zero accountability to voters. That’s Indiana’s problem, write it down, because the first step to fixing a problem is identifying it.

While I’m crying for our situation, most of the world is laughing at us. Our one party kleptocracy has made Indiana the primary target for ignorant hick jokes. Indiana’s problems are gigantic, but there not insoluble. We can fix this, if we vote, explain the problem to people and keep the faith in restoring democracy.

Don’t lose heart. Remember the old Hoosier adage, an ant can eat a bale of hay, if he does it one bite at a time.

And, I suggest reading the OP/ED BY HOOSIER DAN COATS in the New York Times 

 

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN ENDORSES BIDEN https://newharmonywatch.com/scientific-american-endorses-biden/ https://newharmonywatch.com/scientific-american-endorses-biden/#respond Wed, 16 Sep 2020 22:29:56 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=15990 SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN magazine has just made its first political endorsement in its 175 year history. They endorsed Joe Biden for president, because Trump’s continual lying is …………

 

 

 

 

…………..destructive of the nation and impedes scientific advance.

Four Star Marine Corps General James Mattis, respected by Senators of both parties, who resigned as Trump’s Secretary of Defense, says after working side by side with Trump for two years, and I quote, “Trump has no moral compass.” He also compares Trump’s mental development to that of a fourth grader.

Ultra conservative evangelical Christian and Ex Hoosier Republican Senator from Indiana, Dan Coats, who resigned as Trump’s Director of National Intelligence, says of Trump, and I quote, “To him, a lie is not a lie. It’s just what he thinks. He doesn’t know the difference between the truth and a lie.”

Senator and Mrs Coats are life long friends of Mike Pence and his wife. Mrs Coats said in interviews with Journalist Bob Woodward, that in recent encounters with Mike Pence,  she has sensed that Pence is ashamed of himself for defending Trump’s lying and immorality.  This is reported in Woodward’s new book Rage.

Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, a practicing clinical psychologist, who has been around Donald Trump all of her life, says in her recent book, that Donald Trump’s chronic lying is caused by parental abuse inflicted by Trump’s father.

Trump’s older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, a retired federal judge, describes Trump in taped interviews as a chronic liar who has “no principles.” In one of the taped interviews, Trump’s older sister says, “His goddamned tweets and the lying, “oh, my God,  I’m talking too freely, but you know. The change of stories. The lack of preparation. The lying.”

Under Trump, America has lost all of our allies, emboldened our dangerous enemies and lost our credibility among nations. We’ve watched 185,000 Americans die of corona virus, while Trump lied to us, and discouraged masking and social distancing, which could have saved lives. Cold weather will facilitate the spread of the virus and things will get worse. Trump continues to mock science and discourage masking and social distancing.

Worst of all, Trump’s lies have intentionally divided Americans and caused us to hate one another.  If Trump is reelected, we’re sunk. Please ignore Trump’s propaganda urging you to ignore science, history and current events. Read up on what is going on around you, and cast an informed vote.

 

My factoids for this post are from Bob Woodward’s new book RAGE, which is based on taped interviews with Trump and his aides and Mary Trump’s book about her uncle Donald J Trump titled TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH     I highly recommend Woodward’s book, the book by Trump’s niece is sport of meh!

 

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INSPIRED BY AN ANT https://newharmonywatch.com/inspired-by-an-ant/ https://newharmonywatch.com/inspired-by-an-ant/#respond Mon, 14 Sep 2020 22:16:50 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=15971 DISCOURAGED BY TRUMPISM? BE INSPIRED BY AN ANT

My wife, Suzanne, just directed my attention to a NEWS ARTICLE  about a new sort of train in Europe. The train is powered by electricity created from hydrogen generated from the air.  The train’s engine is totally ……… 

 
…………………..totally silent, emits only water vapor, and can cruise at 90 MPH.  
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Same technology is now beginning to be used in Britain, South Korea and other democracies, for trains, trucks, construction equipment, and cars. Sadly, our anti science President, Donald J. Trump, has withdrawn all American cooperation with other nations on such clean energy projects. Bad MoJo from an anti science nit wit. 
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It makes me cry for America. And, especially for my home state of Indiana. Because Indiana, along with the old confederate states, takes the lead in resistance to scientific, economic and social progress. Gov Holcomb and his pal Jim “Jimmy Bob” Tomes of state senate and Wadesville militia group fame, have us locked down in the worst part of the 1850’s. 
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If you want to advocate for any progressive reforms of any sort at all, Indiana’s state government is a target rich environment. Pick a topic: race relations, public health, education, workplace safety, workers’ rights, ecology, voters’ rights, medical marijuana, gender and race equality, etc etc etc, Hoosier state government is on the wrong side of history on every single issue, you can name.
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It’s not the people of Indiana. Hoosiers aren’t bad people or stupid. In fact, Hoosiers are generally smart, hardworking and compassionate. But, like the old confederate states, which we mirror, Indiana has insane Gerrymandering that stifles democracy.  Gerrymandering has been forced on us by crooked GOP elected officials, who take money from corporations as a matter of course.
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The Gerrymandering has created a one party kleptocracy controlled by the corporations. That’s the problem, corporate money, crooked GOP politicians, one party kleptocracy. Write that down, because the first step to fixing a problem is identifying it, which I just did for you.
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While I’m crying for Indiana, the entire rest of the world is laughing at us. GOP corruption has made Indiana into a global punchline for jokes about ignorant rednecks. And, that’s another big problem, and I detest it. I am not ignorant, nor are most of the Hoosiers with whom I associate. 
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Indiana’s problems are indeed gigantic, but they’re not insoluble. We can fix this. But, we must vote, explain things to people and keep the faith in restoring democracy. And not get overwhelmed. When folks get overwhelmed, they lose hope. Don’t ever lose hope, always remember the old Hoosier adage, that a tiny little ant can eat a bale of hay, if he does it just one little bite at a time.

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TRUTH OR DARE? https://newharmonywatch.com/truth-or-dare/ https://newharmonywatch.com/truth-or-dare/#respond Sat, 12 Sep 2020 13:54:33 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=15858 TRUTH OR DARE?

 

Garden variety Trump supporters pretty readily admit that Donald J Trump is a pathological chronic liar. Why then, do they they continue to back him?  Their most common answer by far is ………….

 

 

 

 

 

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Trump cultists somehow, incredibly despite all evidence to the contrary, believe Donald Trump shares their religious beliefs on abortion. 

As an example, I have a cousin, who says, and I quote, she would happily watch Trump flush our entire nation down the toilet, if that would prevent even one abortion. That’s not logical. It’s not even sane. But, these fanatics are many, and Trump plays them like a finely tuned piano. 

This fixed determination to stop abortion, at any cost whatever, in spite of all laws or morals, frightens and alienates moderate pro abortion people, who might otherwise be willing to talk and make some compromises. There are sane, intelligent reasonable people, who oppose abortion, but they are drowned out by the excited clamor of the extremists, like my cousin. Anti abortion is no longer a debatable issue, it has been made a weapon of political war by the far right extremists, such as Jerry Falwell Jr and Trump. 

If you think Donald Trump and Falwell have moral compunction about abortion, or anything else, your wrong. They’re using their followers.  Both Trump and Falwell would gleefully switch sides on abortion, if that would empower them.  You can write that down as a natural fact.  

America can survive fighting over abortion, fighting over things is part of our system. But, what America can’t survive is abandoning truthfulness as a first principal. Our democratic republic system has no worse enemy than the chronic, brazen, in your face lying from the White House. Trump’s lying sets an example for his followers, he has made lying OK, so long as it advances Trumpism. It’s impossible to have a dialogue with Trump followers, because lying is their default response in any situations, where truth doesn’t match Trump’s teachings.  

Our problems will have to be worked out and solved without these Trump folks, because those, who don’t adhere to truth have no help to offer. Trump doctrine simply does not allow truth telling to interfere with politics. This is new to America. It’s straight out of totalitarian systems like Nazi Germany, Saudi Arabia or Iran, where disputing the Leader is heresy. And, it will destroy America. 

Our form of government needs truthfulness like fire needs oxygen. 

Our founders wrote over and over and over again, that they had created a system of government that required virtue to survive and function. Truthfulness is the primary virtue.  Without protecting and preserving truthfulness, we’re goners as a free republic. Please vote for truth, honor and national dignity, because if Trump wins again, it is all over for the United States as a functional republican government. 

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PAYROLL TAX TRAP FOR WORKERS https://newharmonywatch.com/payroll-tax-trap-for-workers/ https://newharmonywatch.com/payroll-tax-trap-for-workers/#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 21:06:07 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=15923 Trump’s Payroll tax deferment kicked in Sept first. So, temporarily, payroll tax which funds Social Security and Medicare, won’t be deducted from your paycheck. But, don’t spend that extra money yet though, because ……………………………..

 

 

 

 

…………………………….this is an election dirty trick. This is a tax deferment that must be repaid, not a tax cut that you can keep, like Trump gave himself and the other $Billionaires.

From Jan first 2021 through April thirtieth 2021, your paycheck will be significantly smaller than ever, because of double withholding to repay your deferment. When the smoke clears, you will have paid the same amount of payroll tax as you would have paid without the deferment, just in a more confusing, less convenient way, which benefits Pres Trump’s election chances.

Under Trump rule,$Billionaires and corporations get tax cuts, workers get razzle dazzle.

Trump pulled this off by executive order to get your vote, a majority Congress of either party wouldn’t touch such a scam with a ten-foot pole. If, this was really a tax cut, as Trump wants you to believe, it would destroy Social Security and Medicare, so you can sort of be glad Trump is lying on this one. Think I’m wrong?  Call Senator Mike Braun’s office at  (202) 224-4814. Ask Braun’s staff, whether or not workers will have to repay Trump’s payroll tax deferment, after the election?  Braun supported Trump on doing this, so the young staffers may tap dance a bit, but their final answer will be yes.

If, you don’t live in Indiana, call your own Senator or Congressman to ask about this. If you work for a paycheck, Trump is screwing you and laughing at you.

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RON’S A SUCKER AND A LOSER https://newharmonywatch.com/rons-a-sucker-and-a-loser/ https://newharmonywatch.com/rons-a-sucker-and-a-loser/#respond Sat, 05 Sep 2020 21:49:20 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=15902

RON ON RIGHT WITH TWO COMRADES IN ARMS HEATING C-RATIONS IN VIETNAM

Once again, US Sen Mike Braun (R-IN) has won my awed respect. A very disloyal group of Pres Trump’s senior Staff have tattled on President Trump for calling American combat soldiers, in a military cemetery, a bunch of STUPID LOSERS FOR SERVING IN COMBAT.  

Trump told his staffers and others, that if combat vets were smart, they would ………………..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

………………………… have avoided military service and stayed home to make money, like he did.

Good old Sen Mike Braun is backing Trump to the hilt on this. You have to admire Braun’s loyalty, since many less loyal Republicans are piling on to criticize our president for these remarks, but not good old Sen Braun.

I’m a stupid loser. I served eight years active duty Army and fifteen months in a combat unit in Vietnam. I concede to Trump and Braun, that my war service did somewhat impede my personal career development after the war. Trump has that spot on. I applaud Pres Trump, and my hat’s off to Sen Braun for backing up our president on this.    

The president has the right to do or say anything he wants, doesn’t he? He’s president, no limits. He should share these remarks on prime-time TV, so more disabled war vets and Gold Star mothers can know his position. President Trump spoke these words in private with senior staffers.

The staff members who tattled on Trump for insulting war vets have violated the president’s executive privilege by tattling on him. They should probably be jailed. Isn’t that in the constitution, somewhere? Isn’t there an “Anti Tattling on the President” clause somewhere in the Constitution? Trump certainly thinks there is.  In Trump’s view, he is the victim in this, not the dead US Marines in the cemetery in France. 

So, hooray for Trump’s patriotism and Braun’s unfailing loyalty to Trump. Braun has stuck with Trump regardless of what Trump does. And, I ask, isn’t unfailing loyalty to a president, no matter what crimes he commits, the primary duty of a US Senator?  Braun thinks so. I salute those great American heroes Trump and Braun with my war vet middle finger. Trump 2020 

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YOUNGER DRYAS FASTER HORSES https://newharmonywatch.com/younger-dryas-faster-horses/ https://newharmonywatch.com/younger-dryas-faster-horses/#respond Sat, 05 Sep 2020 01:30:27 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=15888 I’ve been reading about an event called the Younger Dryas Impact 

It seems that about 12,800 years ago, the earth and specifically North America was pelted by a group of asteroids or some pieces of an exploding comet or such space debris. This happened right at the tail end of ……………………..

 

 

 

 

………………………………………………… the earth’s most recent ice age. 

The earth, which had been warming up for a few thousand years, suddenly did a 180 and got cold again. This sudden climate change was caused partly by dust and smoke which obscured the sun for several hundred years. The impact started fires, that some scientists think burned off plant matter about 10% of the earth’s land surface, so the smoke would have been a big deal. Also, this was during an ice age and glaciers covered everything north of about Chicago. The impact threw up and melted enough fresh water from the glaciers, that the run off of the cold fresh water into the oceans stopped the action of the gulf streams for several hundred years and the northern hemisphere lost that source of warming. It got cold as Hell in the northern hemisphere for about a thousand years. 

During this thousand year cold spell, there was a vast extinction of mega fauna (BIG BEASTS) from North America and the Clovis Native American culture vanished. The Clovis people, you’ve probably heard of them, were the most advanced known culture in either North or South America at that time, and until just recently, science mistakenly thought they were the first human inhabitants of the two Americas.

But, at the Younger Dryas event, poof the Clovis people vanished. Either killed by the impact, burned up in the fires or frozen and starved in the centuries long smoke winter. Same with the North American mega fauna, and who knows what else, since most North American archaeological evidence was also destroyed in the cataclysm.  

I probably misunderstand some of this, but I get the basic drift, that it was a monster event, that changed life on earth forever. 

This gets me to thinking, this could happen again any day.  There were not so many people to worry about 12,800 years ago as there are now, but nature is no respecter of human life. The fact that North America and most of the world is teeming with humans makes nature absolutely zero difference. Mother Nature wouldn’t be any more concerned with killing off mankind, that she was about wiping out the dinosaurs. It is our human arrogance that makes us ignore that.

This has been on my mind a lot lately, and I was talking about it with my stepson. He surprised me by already knowing quite a lot about the Younger Dryas cataclysm. He is a store house of information. And he told me a story, that he said was brought to mind by man’s arrogance in not grasping that the Younger Dryas could easily happen again any day now.

The story my son told me was about a group of people at the beach one day. One of the group took off on a high speed jet ski and was, against all odds,  killed when he collided head on with a low flying duck. The other folks in the group were stunned and began to lament his incredible bad luck. One person said, God must have really wanted to get him, to bother to put that duck in just the wrong place at the wrong second. Another of the group commented, that this remark was pure human arrogance, how can you just automatically assume, that it wasn’t THE DUCK that God was after?  

 

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HOW TO VOTE BY MAIL IN INDIANA https://newharmonywatch.com/how-to-vote-by-mail-in-indiana/ https://newharmonywatch.com/how-to-vote-by-mail-in-indiana/#respond Sat, 29 Aug 2020 00:35:25 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=15837 INDIANA MAIL IN VOTING RULESINDIANA MAIL IN VOTING RULES

Lot’s of Hoosiers want to vote by mail in this years presidential election. Indiana has a complicated system for vote by mail, but I can tell you how to ………………………. 

 

 

 

 

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INDIANA ABSENTEE VOTING IS NOT STREAMLINED LIKE MOST OTHER STATES ARE. TO VOTE BY MAIL IN INDIANA YOU MUST ACT QUICKLY TO APPLY FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, THEN WAIT TO RECEIVE YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT, THEN FILL IT IN AND MAIL IT BACK.  NOT ROCKET SCIENCE, BUT YOU NEED TO WATCH YOUR STEP TO MAKE SURE YOUR VOTE IS COUNTED. THERE ARE LOTS OF PITFALLS.

HOW IT’S DONE. CALL YOUR COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE AND ASK FOR AN APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT. PHONE NUMBERS ARE BELOW. YOU MUST FILL OUT THE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION AND SEND IT BACK IMMEDIATELY TO YOUR COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE. THEN THEY WILL SEND YOU THE ABSENTEE BALLOT, WHICH YOU MUST FILL OUT AND MAIL BACK.

FOR APPLICATIONS IN POSEY COUNTY CALL 812 838 1339 IN VANDERBURG COUNTY Phone: (812) 435-5122 IN GIBSON COUNTY 812-385-2541

FOR COUNTIES OTHER THAN THOSE I LISTED , JUST GOOGLE THE NAME OF YOUR COUNTY ALONG WITH THE TERM “ELECTION OFFICE” OR CALL THE COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE IN YOUR COUNTY FOR HELP.

THERE IS A WAY TO REQUEST THE ABSENTEE BALLOT ON LINE, BUT AFTER STUDYING THIS ISSUE ALL DAY AND SPEAKING WITH ELECTION OFFICIALS IN THREE INDIANA COUNTIES, I DO NOT RECOMMENDED TRYING TO REQUEST YOUR MAIL IN BALLOT ONLINE.  CALLING YOUR COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE IS MY STRONG RECOMMENDATION.

IF YOU REQUEST YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT ONLINE, THE STATE SIMPLY TURNS AROUND AND SENDS THE APPLICATION BACK TO YOUR COUNTY’S ELECTION OFFICE, SO YOU HAVE JUST ADDED AN EXTRA LEVEL OF HANDLING YOUR REQUEST. AND THAT, JUST CREATES MORE CHANCES OF PROBLEMS.

PLUS, WHEN YOU CALL YOUR COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE, THEY PULL UP YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION RIGHT THEN WITH YOU ON THE PHONE WITH THEM, TO CHECK FOR ANY ERRORS IN YOUR INFORMATION. IF YOU REQUEST THE BALLOT ONLINE, YOU LOOSE THAT PERSONAL ASSISTANCE, AND IF THERE IS AN ERROR IN YOUR INFORMATION, IT MIGHT TAKE SO LONG TO CATCH IT, THAT IT CAN’T BE CORRECTED IN TIME FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED.

MY BEST ADVICE, IS TO CALL YOUR FRIENDLY HELPFUL COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE AT THE PHONE NUMBERS ABOVE AND YOU WILL GET QUICKER AND SURER SERVICE. I SPOKE WITH ELECTION OFFICIALS TODAY IN POSEY, GIBSON AND VANDERBURG COUNTIES. PEOPLE AT ALL THREE ELECTION OFFICES WERE FRIENDLY, POLITE, HELPFUL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE.

ONE THING THAT NEEDS TO BE TALKED ABOUT IS THAT INDIANA IS ONE OF ONLY EIGHT STATES THAT REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE AN EXCUSE FOR VOTING BY MAIL. THERE ARE  A LIST OF ACCEPTABLE EXCUSES ON THE APPLICATION AND YOU MUST MARK ONE.  THIS IS BALONEY!  YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO VOTE BY MAIL, JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT TO WITHOUT NEEDING AN EXCUSE. THAT IS ONE OF MANY THINGS THAT NEEDS CHANGING IN INDIANA, THINK ABOUT THAT WHEN YOU VOTE.

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MIND AND BODY https://newharmonywatch.com/mind-and-body/ https://newharmonywatch.com/mind-and-body/#respond Wed, 26 Aug 2020 19:35:27 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=15827 Mind and body are pretty damn closely connected. I have chronic knee pain. It sort of comes and goes, often it becomes mild enough to sort of forget it is there. But sometimes it rages up to a level of severity, I can only describe as elegantly excruciating. I just went through a two week plus siege of the E.E. level of pain. But, sometime during the night ………

 

 

 

 

…………………………………. the pain dropped off to the barely noticeable level. I woke up refreshed, realizing first that the pain had abated, and then that I  had been on a deep sleep for the first time in weeks.

After, I got up and had a cup of coffee, I also realized, that a deep mental depression I had been experiencing had also lifted. The world no longer seemed totally hopeless and, while not exactly personally joyful, I could see that joy did at least exist in the universe. It did not require rocket science for me to connect the two changes. The simple fact is, while not all emotional and mental depression is a direct result of physical pain, physical pain is one of the things that can throw a person into the dark uglies of depression. (I’m stealing the term dark uglies from our old drinking and fishing buddy Ernest Hemingway.)  

Once the pain lifted, I immediately felt better emotionally. That may seem pretty obvious to some, and I have always known, this connection exists, but I never witnessed such an immediate example of the tie between physical pain and depression. Anyhow, for anyone who might give a crap, I feel better in all respects. 

Disclaimer: A  little voice in the back of my mind is whispering over and over the term “terminal euphoria” to me, but I am going to ignore it and enjoy feeling good for a change.

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TRUMP vs US POSTAL SERVICE https://newharmonywatch.com/trump-vs-us-postal-service/ https://newharmonywatch.com/trump-vs-us-postal-service/#respond Mon, 17 Aug 2020 22:47:46 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=15812

 

Trump has frozen funding to the US Postal Service. Publicly stating that his goal is to slow down mail delivery, so that absentee ballots can’t be delivered within the legally mandated time limit to be counted in the November election. Trump has openly said, he’s doing ………………. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…………………doing this because absentee ballots, mostly from the elderly, sick, disabled and physically isolated always go heavily Democratic, and he wants to suppress that vote.  You can read or listen to video of Trump saying exactly this. Trump’s funding freeze has caused removal of many conveniently located blue mail drop boxes. It has already caused work force cuts within the USPS and removal of some mail sorting machines from USPS facilities. Trump, also says, no overtime is to be paid for the extra volume of election mail. Ask Sen Mike Braun, Trump’s biggest cheerleader about all this. (202) 224-4814  You can stop Trump’s election cheating and support military vets at the same time, since the USPS is America’s single biggest employer of military vets, bar none. And, most disabled war vets receive their meds from VA through the USPS.

 

All around America, concerned voters are buying extra stamps to help the USPS weather Trump’s attack. Money spent on stamps goes directly to the Postal Service, totally out of Trump’s reach. Stamps are always needed, and unlike money, today’s “Forever” stamps are inflation proof. These Forever Stamps can be used to mail letters forever at no extra cost, regardless of any future postal rate increases. Buy extra stamps today. Foil Trump, help the good Ol’ American Post Office and support military vets. All by spending money, you will be spending anyway. To buy stamps from the comfort of home, google the website for the US Postal Service. They also sell other mailing supplies and fun novelty items, there. Stamps make great gifts. 

Congress must act now to remove Mr. DeJoy and secure the funding that the USPS needs so that everyone can vote safely this November and have their vote counted.

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Evangelicals vs real Jesus https://newharmonywatch.com/evangelicals-vs-real-jesus/ https://newharmonywatch.com/evangelicals-vs-real-jesus/#respond Wed, 12 Aug 2020 20:10:23 +0000 https://newharmonywatch.com/?p=15762 JESUS IS WATCHING

Here’s a question for evangelicals. What happened to Jesus’s instructions about how to treat the least among us? Has that been repealed by Trump/Pence/Falwell/etc? 

Evangelicals contort the teachings of Jesus to use as political weapons. They’re an insult and embarrassment for real Christians.

Evangelicals are no more ………………. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

………………………………………………….. more a legitimate religion, than a flock of pigeons is.

Evangelicals are scam artist political hacks working for benefit of corporations and the uber wealthy. These evangelical are the same crowd, that Jesus drove out of the temple with a whip. My cat has a better claim to tax free status than the ultra partisan, corporate, fascist, evangelical crooks. 

Besides, Jesus’s injunction to give aid to the least of those among us, which evangelicals have thrown out, there are many other teachings of  Jesus, that evangelicals pervert and defile for political gain. 

Here are some examples: 

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted. …. Jesus

If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. …. Jesus

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. …. Jesus 

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work . ….Jesus

 I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. ….Jesus

Give to everyone who begs from you; and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. …. Jesus

That’s just some of what Jesus told us, but it provides some good examples of how Jesus wanted to teach us to live.

I have known quite a few ordinary, non political, non evangelical, Christians who actually observe and try to follow the teachings of Jesus. I have never known one single evangelical that did. I’m in my seventies, and every evangelical, I’ve ever met, has been a glory hog, a preener, a poser, a money grubber and without any compassion at all for other humans. Every evangelical of my wide acquaintance has been interested in two things only, gaining political/financial power and forcing other people to buckle under to their strident and unyielding social dictates.

Fie on evangelicals.

If, Jesus comes back, he will drive them out of the temple with a whip, again. And, as for me, I would rather trust in the decency and goodwill of giant rabid bats than evangelicals. They not only harm individuals, they are out to destroy our government and replace it with an Iranian style dictatorial theocracy.

This post is a little love kiss for Trump, Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and all the other phony parasite conmen who try to inflict evangelicalism on innocent Americans. 

Ron Nesler Posting From New Harmony, Indiana

 

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