Government compensation

Just got through reading about the cost of the Tomahawk missiles the US just dropped on Syrians, some military and some civilians. The estimated cost of each missile varies between $1.4 million and 1.59 million dollars. Using an average, why doesn't the US give each of us $1.5 million dollars while letting the Syrians sort out their own problems?

While I am writing this half-jokingly, think about it. I live in poverty, can't get the basics when it comes to humane palliative care, and will soon pass from this Earth without anyone really missing me. Why not use government funds to ease me out of existence? I am really getting delusional from lack of sleep since we don't really care for our ex-military injured policing the rest of the world, much less those losing our lives to this pernicious foe.

Got to get some sleep!!!!!

Steve

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  • induced psychosis.... probably what voted Trump in the first place...oh what am I saying...h'es just a puppet......

    Now you need to get some sleep....old yoga trick.... lay flat on back and starting from your toes tell them to relax up to your arches of your feet up to your ankles up to calfs to your knees , thighs hips etc... I would tell my daughter to relax specific muscle groups when she cou'ln't sleep she was out by her stomach!

    Good luck Steve...Good luck Syrians....Good luck US....Good luck world

    God speed all of us

    AVB

  • Thanks AVB. Felt like I was really off then. Trump scares me and​ is going to be bad for the members here. Bet on that. As for the yoga trick, have tried it in the past and sadly I cannot concentrate sufficiently to make it work. I've been a might owl for 30 years. I believe the psychosis has passed for now and my stupidity appalls me.

    I agree that the world needs more blessings. Hope they arrive shortly.

    Thanks for the reality check.

    Steve

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  • When I can't sleep I drive a train through a very dark tunnel towards the pinprick of light!!

    Sometimes that works - but you may have to concentrate on the white dot!

    Hope it helps.

    Regards

    Jen xxx

  • cool...That;s what wakes me ...if the economy is good there's a train at around 4:30 am...one engineer was lovely in his beckoning of approach......others sounded like a boot stomping on your head.....We used to drive down the highway next to the Feather river in California(?) it had a longgggg tunnel not a train but the pin point of light was always afar off and ever closer.....It was such a long tunnel it had windows....no glass....just light your way.....

  • That's the one to think about! I used to travel to school on the train and there were 3-4 tunnels on way. Maybe that's where my thought comes from!

    Hugs

    Jen xxx

  • We don't have many trains in South Louisiana although I actually did drive a train for short distances when I worked for International Mud Company during the summer of 1980. Will try this trick shortly.

    Many thanks and goodnight.

    Peace and love,

    Steve

  • I do that yoga trick every night. I combine it with slow deep breaths. Breathe in for eight, hold for eight and let out slowly for eight. Sweet dream! Xx

  • Good for you....Its midnight and im tired but not sleepy....maybe I should get off this machine and do the eight count.....

  • Sounds good!! Other thing I do is a 'plank' under the blankets! Keep body in straight line, balance on toes and elbows for 30 secs! Good for tummy muscles and quite exhausting so I relax after and generally fall asleep!

    Hugs

    Jen xxx

  • I DO IT TOO

    LL JILL

    XXXXXX

  • Hey, Steve. Haven't heard from you in a while. How are you doing? (Like hell, probably, stupid question.) But really, how are you? Ec

  • Dear EC, Thanks for the inquiry. Actually, I am doing so well that I am beginning to wonder about my diagnosis. I have the distinctive imaging of my brain called the butterfly effect, yet I have thrown away my walker and only use my manual wheelchair within the confines of the facility per house rules. Otherwise I walk, albeit with a distinctive limp. But I am walking unaided every fay for miles and miles. What is the reason for this turnaround of three months? Don't know. Dt. Freiberg, my neorologist, can't explain it. No one here can either. They threw me out of the therapy group because they couldn't find anything that I couldn't do. I have not fallen since my first week here.

    Two things have happened. The first is that I made a conscious decision that I could handle the underlying physical pain well enough to work. To that end I have completed a state-mandated 120 hour study ciurse and intend to take the examination which would make me a licensed health and life insurance sales agent. I have three job offers awaiting me and the renumeration is great if you are willing to put in the hours and effort. The second event is a guardian angel named Lana, who I am going to marry at the end of August. I am horribly biased, but she is beautiful, smart, funny, abd is absolutely convinced she was placed on Earth for a higher purpise, and I am her higher purpose. I have enciyraged her to visit this site often so she is fully aware of the horrible consequences of caring for someone with this disease. I was very reluctant to propose but she is a good Catholic girl who wants to honor the traditions of our church. She is so special to me with her gentle bravery, understanding, patience, strength, and loyalty. I love her unconditionally, and since when does that happen at age 57? Anyways, she will enter our marriage with her eyes wide open, and I am selfish enough to take advantage of the opportunity to have someone marry me for me and not my money. I am flat broke and she us financially independent. None of it makes sense, and that is the best thing about the union.

    I was very distraught to learn that your sweetheart passed away. I am glad the circumstances were as benevolent as the disease allows, and hope you are miving through the grieving process well and with your usual grace. I miss everyone at the group, and intend to start contributing again soon. It is a matter of time management right now, however, and these next six weeks are especially crucial to bringing me back to as close to a normal life as possible. I am somewhat guilty about abandoning everyone, but would feel even guiltier about sharing my good firtune with people who struggle so greatly on a daily basis.

    Hope you are well. My telephone number us (504) 320-5452 should yiu ever feel like talking. Must end for niw, but give everyone my love and support. Thank you especially for drawing me into this extraordinary community of warriors. With much love and thanks, I remain

    Steve

  • Fantastic on so many levels! Wonderful news for you.

    Christine

  • Wonderful to hear such amazingly positive news! Never hesitate to share the good stuff, Steve. Everyone likes to know that good things are possible, and I'm sure we are all happy for you. You've been through enough! Congratulations and best wishes to you and your fiancee. Thanks for sharing. Ec

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