Fixing Social Security

 

Written By: Gary Wonning

Social Security was designed during the depression by Franklin Roosevelt so no one would ever collect anything. The retirement age was set at 65 when the normal life expectancy was only 64, thus it was only created as another revenue source for the government. The money only collected 2 percent interest and the program still didn’t do too badly until the mid-sixties when Lyndon Johnson and congress decided to raid the fund and start paying the government’s bills with our retirement money.

Discover what a personal retirement package could do for you, just do the math. Find a compound interest site online and figure for yourself how much money should be there for each of us if it had been invested at a conservative rate and left there to multiply over the years.

I used a conservative figure of investing $20 a week from the time I was 20 years old until I was 65, with a conservative interest rate of 7 %, I would have had enough money in the account to pay me more than I now receive from social security, and the principle would never be touched! The principle would be there until I passed on, it could then go to my heirs.

I know I probably couldn‘t have invested $20 a week when I was 20, at that time twenty dollars was half of my paycheck. Adjustments could have been made later in life to make up for the difference.

As it was, when I retired in 1994 and for several years before that, the combined contributions made by myself and my employer totaled almost $200 a week. Just think what a portion of that would have done for me if it had been invested privately. I would have had a lot larger retirement income and there would have been enough money to pay for my health care on top of it.

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The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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Our Country was Founded on the Belief in Personal Freedom

Our country wasn’t founded on socialist ideals.

Unlike Europe, we believe in individual freedom and freedom of choice. Our ancestors all migrated so they could practice not only religious freedom but freedom of choice in all areas of their life.

We as a country, or at one time we  believed in individual responsibility.

More and more people are losing the concept of this and more and more are letting the government make all of their life decisions.  Why would a normal thinking human being allow that to happen? This is the same government that couldn’t organize a two-car funeral.

No one can determine what is best for you, but yourself.  It would be bad enough if elected officials were determining our fate, but we are now beginning to have unelected bureaucrats in Washington run our lives.

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When it comes to healthcare the bureaucrats are deciding what is best for us instead of our doctor or ourselves.

When the government finally totally takes over our health care system, they will control one-sixth of our lives. Just with that one action alone. Is that what we really want?

We Americans are headed down a dangerous slope. The only way off the decline is for us to once again take control of our lives.

When it comes to health care, in many instances, we can heal ourselves. There are many natural cures that should and can be tried before resorting to unnatural and unhealthy prescription drugs. Because of the adverse side effects, both known and unknown, they should be avoided like the plague, if at all possible.

Proper diet and exercise would go a long way to prolonging our life. In today’s world, it is often difficult to find good nutritious food. Our soils have in many cases, the soil has been depleted and food processing takes many of the vitamins and nutrients out of our food supply.

Our only recourse it to take good vitamin and mineral supplements to replace the nutrients no longer available to us in our food supply.

If something is broken, like a leg, go to the doctor and get it fixed, for many other diseases, the are better alternatives than prescription medicine.

From what I have seen and heard, socialized medicine isn’t why Europeans are living longer if indeed they are.

Most countries with socialized medicine see long waiting lists for service and medicine, and that is already beginning to  happen in America.

In the final analysis, I don’t want the government to run my life, maybe you do. If you do there are plenty of countries where you can make that happen, it doesn’t need to be a reality in the United States.

If someone screws up my life, I want it to be me , not some bureaucrat in a far off office cubicle. I kind of like freedom, that’s why my ancestors moved here.

That’s a choice each individual needs to make for themselves.

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How I Used Thieves From Young Living To Save My Teeth and Gums

 

Several years ago I suffered a broken tooth crown a few days before we were scheduled to embark on a cruise.  The broken crown came about on a Thursday evening and we were leaving on Monday, there wasn’t much time to have the tooth extracted before we left.

To compound the situation, I hadn’t been to  a dentist in years and consequently had no dentist where I was currently residing.

Since retiring from my lifelong profession as a parcel redistribution specialist, I no longer had dental insurance. I had gone to the dentist faithfully for several years, but since there was never a problem I had quit going.

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Luckily, I was able to get in to see a dentist the next morning and during the examination, it was revealed I had periodontal disease, several of my teeth were loose and my gums were in serious need of repair.

The next step was to see a periodontist who wanted to do an $8,000  surgery to repair my gums, and  there was no guarantee the problem would resolve itself. It didn’t seem like a good option to me. The other option was to have all my teeth removed and replace with dentures. 

I didn’t like that option either.

I began doing what I should have been doing all along, flossing and brushing twice a day. I also bought a water pic and used it twice a day.

That helped a lot, but didn’t really heal my gums, it only delayed the inevitable.

Shortly after that I was introduced to Young Living and their super product , Thieves.

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Thieves is a miracle oil that can alleviate many medical issues.

Thieves is composed of oils the thieves used to rob dead people during the European plague centuries ago. The oils protected them from the diseases of the day so they could carry out their dastardly deeds.

I began using the oil, putting a few drops of it in my water pic and filling it with water. I also started using the Thieves toothpaste, within a short period of time, my gums healed and my teeth were no longer loose.

Will it last forever? Will I  ever need to replace my teeth with dentures? I don’t know, but it has been eight years and so far so good. 

I have preserved my teeth for eight years that I would have lost years ago and saved eight thousand dollars and the expense of having all my teeth extracted.

The total bill would have been over twenty thousand dollars, I’ll take that gamble any day of the week.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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    He has published several books about his adventures.

    For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Adrenal Fatigue

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There is a little-known disease that I feel a lot of people are suffering from, especially baby boomers. 

It doesn’t  show up on a standard physical we all take once we get on medicare or other health plans. It doesn’t rear it’s ugly head on a blood test. They only way it can be discovered is with a saliva test, or by muscle testing done by an alternative medicine provider. 

Because of the stress filled lives most people lead, sooner or later the adrenals give out and no longer will provide the adrenaline needed to perform our daily functions. 

The adrenals provide adrenaline so we can have the necessary energy to escape sudden danger or peril. In days of old, lives were a lot simpler and a bear or Indian attack only came occasionally.

In today’s world, we are constantly under stress, from morning to night every day of the week. This constant stress puts undue stress on the adrenals and after years of abuse they are no longer able to function properly. The result can be fatigue, loss of motivation, and many other symptoms.

Fortunately, adrenal fatigue is easy to cure. 

First on the agenda is getting proper rest. A restful sleep of eight hours does wonders, sleeping at the proper hours, 10 PM until 6 or 7 AM.

A proper diet, eliminating sugars, alcohol, and carbohydrates is a must.

Proper exercise. Moderate exercise three times a week will increase your stamina and eliminate toxins from the body.

I tried various herbs designed for this condition and they helped tremendously.  Stress Care from a company called NOW, helped me tremendously. 

But what helped the most were Essential Oils from Young Living

Rubbing a mixture of   Rosemary, Nutmeg, and Clove to my back over the adrenals provided the best help. I can now function normally if I maintain a lifestyle of someone over 50 instead of someone under 30.

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 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

baby boomers

Each generation from the beginning of our country has contributed to what our country has become. By the same token, no one is perfect. Consequently, each generation has done and will continue to perform acts that it would have been better if some other course of action was taken.
The baby boomers have contributed much and have been blamed for the decline of America. What is the true story?

 

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Adrenal Fatigue

Several years ago , my life became very stressful, many life changing events seemed to be happening at the same time, and not only was I working ten to twelve hours a day, but after I returned home for the day, I would spend a couple of hours on the phone with either attorneys or credit card companies.

After spending many years, like a lot of Americans in today’s society in stressful occupations, it began to take it’s toll. After that period of time passed, I felt as though I was completely burned out, I no longer had a desire to participate in today’s world, I felt like just coasting through life.

I never realized it at the time, I was still rather active for my age, and assumed what I was feeling was just a result of getting older. I didn’t feel sick ,just not as ambitious as I once was.

As I approached seventy, it seemed to get worse, and although when I went for a check up nothing showed up as if there was anything wrong with my health, I just needed more sleep and the slightest stress completely wore me out.

On day my chiropractor mentioned something about adrenal fatigue, something I had never heard of. He explained that when people lead stressful lives, the adrenals are continuously pumping out adrenaline to compensate. The adrenals control every function in our body and can become overworked.

With the stresses in today’s world, where there is always some kind of crisis, sooner or later the adrenals rebel and just won’t supply all the adrenaline that is needed to maintain our bodies in a normal manner.  Soon we begin to feel tired, aches and pains begin to surface and other physical symptoms can appear. It can happen gradually, so many times we never even notice we aren’t feeling good, and there are no acute symptoms, so what’s to worry?

On our chiropractor’s recommendation, we stopped at the health food store and bought some adrenal support pills on the way home. I figured it couldn’t hurt anything and they were only twenty bucks.

It was the first of December, so it was time to put up the Christmas decorations. After taking two of the pills , I headed out the door to perform my duties. Much to my surprise, twenty minutes later , I began to feel much better! It was almost instantly, I could feel my legs and body begin to change, the tiredness I didn’t even know I had was disappearing, soon I was feeling better than I had for 30 years, more energy, no subtle pain in my back and legs , it seemed my sinuses and allergies were even getting better.

I never realized how bad I had felt the last several years, I began to feel like I had the energy of a thirty year old, procrastination went out the window. I now have the energy to do many things I have been wanting to do for years, but never seemed to find the time.

So much for doctors, it’s time we decided to chart our own course and determine what measures we need to take to take care of our own health and not let some bureaucrat in Washington do it.

George Koritzer

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Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

You can also follow him on your Kindle.

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