Yesterday was Thanksgiving, a day when families and friends come together to share food, drink, laughs, memories, family fights or just about anything can happen. Giving thanks and gratitude for our food or harvest part of this special holidays meaning. A holiday rich in tradition and history.
My day was spent in a long family tradition of going to a relatives in the hills on Staten Island. I’ve gone to this home since I was a small child and am blessed to have shared many wonderful Thanksgiving’s there.
Rejoice! Yeah! No Traffic! Luckily, traffic was all going in the opposite direction. Since Staten Island is an island, bridges are the only way onto this New York island. Sitting in traffic can be a norm so cruising right there was smooth sailing. What a relief, that alone was truly joyous.
From this home in the hills, my favorite room at the back side of the house has an expansive window so you can view the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, some of New York, the Atlantic Ocean and other scenery. It’s a fabulous view from on Staten Island. My other favorite room is the library filled with lots and lots of books.
Staten Island was hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Looking straight out the window it just looks like scenery but beyond the mirage comes neighborhoods destroyed not viewed by the naked eye from this room. My relatives were blessed to be in the hills. They had between seven to twelve days with no electricity, that’s a long time plus some other minor damage. Some proclaimed how they never experienced anything as tragic as this event. Food, gas, electricity, heat and a roof over our heads are needed by everyone. Compassion is strongly felt for those who suffered most from Hurricane Sandy’s wrath.
Knowing many families just down the road were suffering is sad and tragic. It made this Thanksgiving all the more memorable in some ways, the devastation equally terrible in other areas of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, etc. People never truly understand an event until they experience or witness something firsthand.
An older Japanese man spoke of how you never know what will happen in your life. Yup, that is the truth! His home was destroyed, burnt to the ground during the war in Japan. His memories of planes flying with bombs and the destruction must have been terribly tragic. Seeing this local devastation from Hurricane Sandy, brought back his thoughts and memories to more difficult and sadder times in Japan.
When we relive old memories of grief, loss and trauma we experience triggers also called landmines. There are three types of triggers: 1.) Memory triggers – which are from any type of memory 2.) Time Triggers – are memories from special days or occasions, holidays or any other particular time event 3.) Sensory Triggers – a memory occurs from something sensory. An example of a sensory trigger could be the smell of perfume that reminds you of someone you loved whose now deceased.
Memories of absent or deceased loved ones come to the holiday dinner table too, to share in the meal. A toast or prayer, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, creamed spinach, a special cousin’s cheesecake and an assortment of other yummy goodies. I gobbled a bit too much, that second piece of cheesecake did me in.
With love and gratitude for being safe, warm and feed this Thanksgiving Holiday! Amen!
Hello reader do you have debt? Most Americans do, especially those living paycheck to paycheck or leveraged to the hilts. Credit cards our plastic savior for those purchases we want but cannot afford. Easy credit too for many, many years. You borrowed money from a bank or institution with the intent to pay the money back. Guess what, you were sucked in, we all were. Rights and laws are violated in droves, corruption in all its foulest glory.
But this recession and the banking derivative debacle revealed the total fraud of how debt is artificially created in the monetization process by The Federal Reserve, “The Fed.” The Fed waves their magic wand Abracadabra and $1.00 becomes $60.00 or $80.00 in this pull money out of the hat trick. Just this process alone has allowed the banks, The Fed and I believe it is used at the county and state levels to create money. Select groups benefitted tremendously on that fraud alone. This monetized debt, phony money was then lent out to borrowers such as yourself, a big fraud. How much interest have you paid?
This economic, banking and brokerage firm collapse also allowed how many billions of dollars in bailouts? These plotted and perpetrated fraud scams were created to not only harm Americans but to harm World Nations. Why? Not just for greed and money but to create the World Banking System.
The fraud and hype used to artificially create a real estate market bubble of inflated home prices would eventually collapse, this was inevitable. Fraud at the Inception exists in the debt structure and the poor lending practices including predatory lending, all intentional. How much money did American families pay in mortgage costs, down payments and payments plus other losses from this fraud?
The next ruse was to steal millions of American homes in these fraudulent foreclosures. The State of New York created a non-judicial foreclosure process to expedite these thefts. I am not sure how many states enacted a non-judicial foreclosure process with the U.S. Court system but I don’t doubt many others exist. These frauds aided and abetted not only the banks but the U.S. Court system, county and state governments. Countless crooked attorneys, judges and these administrative courts benefit from this debt collector part of the sham. A systematic breakdown from these scenarios arose from the U.S. Congress, other U.S. Government offices and especially U.S. Courts. All homeowners were bamboozled in one way or another, but still the frauds have gone on and on.
Let’s then add in the recession which caused job losses which brought more debt collectors into the scenario. Unfortunately arrests were made of those whom were unable to pay their debts in states where Debtors Prisons still exist. Now if you understood the kickback schemes with the prisons and the U.S. Courts, that’s another sham. Millions and millions of Americans harmed from these fraudulent tyrannical land grabs. It’s all about the land and stealing as much land as possible. This is U.S. Government terrorism.
The emotional trauma and stress to the lives of millions of families. Suicides, deaths, physical injuries, divorces, loss of homes, assets, livelihoods are all intentional acts. These are forms of genocide against American families. Forced impoverishment, poverty and homelessness too. Heinous!
I am court crime victim fully aware of the organized crime and major breakdown of all U.S. Government agencies under the Bush Administration. Having personally fought so many sociopaths and crooks plus a foreclosure filled with so many frauds, Americans must rely on themselves since no general assistance or protections exist.
Debt collector fraud by attorneys is rampant. When a bank sells off a debt it writes it off, another bank perk. These banks with the bailouts included have been paid out over and over again on the same fraudulently created debt. It’s astonishing!
Debt collectors have no right to your debt and they have no contract with you. The selling of the mortgages by the banks also broke contracts often leaving homeowners with a new bank as their service provider only. No contracts exist with any new lender. This scenario is just another big part of this fraud. I have used a Debt Collector letter to blow off many crooked debt collectors that sought to harass me for funds. The letter I use tells the debt collector to cease and desist plus reads sections cited under a U.S.C. code under a section of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. You may search online for information. Once this letter is sent to an attorney debt collector they usually head for the hills. The debt collector may sell the debt again but state, ” Do not sell this debt, No Contract Exists.” This debt collector letter is the best defense against these frauds. My own debts have been sold over and over again by attorney debt collectors but eventually it ends. Its better to respond then to allow an attorney debt collector to file a judgment against you, which can happen easily with a crooked judge. The one problem is your credit report will suffer from not paying any debt. But for me at least I no longer have any debt. This was never my plan, these events happened due to being a victim in a court crime.
So with all the fraud that exists and this rampant criminal activity do you believe all U.S. Debt should be forgiven? Yes, Yes, Yes, these frauds are immeasurable. It’s about time the American people get a break and many crooks that created, aided and benefitted from these frauds are arrested.
The American people need a U.S. backed dollar/currency and Treasury not a phony fraudulent Federal Reserve dollar. The American people not only deserve a break they deserve the truth with restitution for any foreclosure or crimes they encountered by the countless crooks running rampant in society from these frauds. Abracadabra! All U.S. Debt Is Forgiven!
Pets are so important because they give us unconditional love. They become a huge part of the family structure and can bring much joy. Not to say they can’t be pains at times too, but they still are our best buddies.
The other day after passing an animal shelter I thought why are so many people lined up at the door? I realized how after Hurricane Sandy many pets probably got lost and their families are searching for them. Ah, a more than likely reason for the long line. It’s terrible to lose or have destruction to your home but to have a family member or pet die or be lost only increases the trauma in this type of tragedy.
Some pets are so beloved to their owners that pet loss can cause tremendous pain and suffering for many years. The saying Man’s Best Friend has a very deep meaning.
As a bird owner, I myself was saddened over the death of my cockatiel bird Romeo this week. His mate Phoenix, sorry no Juliet and other pal Elvis are hanging in there, I can tell they wonder where he has gone. Phoenix is definitely looking for more of my attention, though she hasn’t mourned like I’ve heard some birds do. I think it’s because Elvis is around. These three birds have been the best buddies a girl could ever have asked for.
Over the last four years we all have driven so many miles together in the car, my bird trio are my merry squawking joyriders. Three cross-country trips alone! They must wonder where is she taking us next? This driving has been due to my nomad lifestyle the last few years. You got to do what you got to do. Going through a snow tunnel six to seven feet high had to be the topper in their journeys. If they could only talk.
Romeo loved to play tug of war with a paper towel. He was a mad dog bird, the most vocal and bickering of the three. If he saw food he hardly could contain himself from flying off the cage, a true vulture at heart. His cat call whistle a favorite. He’d hiss the most when placing a cover over the cage, he hated it. I never knew birds could be so smart.
As I told a friend about Romeo dying he informed me his cat Jake was missing or ran away over the last week. I hope Jake comes home because he is missed too!
Pets, our best buddies!
We miss and love you Romeo! R.I.P.
In memory to all the pets out there missed, loved or lost. May they find their ways home!