Posted by: maboulette | March 23, 2017

Information on Fibromyalgia


For those of you that have a family member with fibromyalgia, it takes a lot to understand with a person who looks perfectly well.  All of the symptoms are of pain and fatigue and that is very hard for family members to understand.  Their mother or other family member looks perfectly well but they have widespread fatigue that leaves them tired most of the time. 


Chronic widespread pain and tenderness are not the only fibromyalgia symptoms.  Other symptoms may include:

  • Deep muscle pain and soreness;
  • Morning stiffness;
  • Flu-like aching;
  • Radiating pain;
  • Sensitivity to touch;
  • Problems sleeping;
  • Fatigue;
  • Difficulty thinking clearly, also known as “fibro fog”;
  • Difficulty performing everyday tasks;
  • Stress and anxiety;
  • Depression;
  • Migraine headaches.

The symptoms of fibromyalgia vary from person to person. The symptoms can be worse on some days than others. Fibromyalgia symptoms can also be affected by the level of stress or physical activity. All these factors contribute to making fibromyalgia a condition that is difficult to diagnose, as well as to cure.  Anti-depressions are often prescribed as well as medication to help with sleep.


If you have a family member with fibromyalgia it helps the more understanding the family can show.


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Whitehouse and Graham

Has the fundamental threat to democracy posed by the unhinged Donald Trump and his Russian conspiracy finally pushed the United States Senate into a post-partisan landscape? It’s rather hard to believe, but just look at the latest increases out of the Senate. Just look who’s suddenly raising whose name for cover, who’s suddenly making a point of standing next to whom, and you begin to see the cross-party power-play alliances that are now emerging.


And so this Democrat and Republican have united for a power play whose enthusiasms couldn’t be more clear: they know they will probably end up having to subpoena the evidence they seek. And when you start subpoenaing evidence about the president, you’re going to have to make the case to the American public that these extraordinarily moves are acceptable.


But these two give each other cover, you see. It’s why they keep citing each other’s names, to remind the public that this is bigger than either one of them. No one can allege Whitehouse of going after Trump for partisan reasons, so long as he keeps pointing out that he’s acting in concert with Graham. And no one can tell Graham to simply bow down to his own party’s leader in the White House, as long as he keeps pointing out that Whitehouse won’t back down even if he does. And they’re not the only such alliance.


Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein and Republican Senator Chuck Grassley are equally outraged that Trump’s DOJ won’t allow FBI Director James Comey to give them a answer on the total status of the Trump-Russia investigation, so they began calling for it jointly. They finally got their meeting with Comey. And afterward they appeared together before cameras for the sole purpose of appearing together before the cameras, because the entire briefing was classified and they knew there was nothing they could say about it anyway. But don’t mess with them, you see, because they’re together on this.


The thing about Senators is that, irrespective of party, they consider themselves important. And they’re right; there are only a fraction as many Senators as there are members of the House. It’s far harder to get elected to the Senate, and the term lasts three times as long. It’s set up that way for a reason. Senators are supposed to have power by intention. And when they have to forcibly invoke the furthest amount of their powers to take on a wholly uncooperative and corrupt Executive Branch, they’re going to rally together.


For now, even if it’s only temporary, the U.S. Senate is rapidly becoming one of those action hero sequels where the traditional rivals have to somberly team up with each other to stop a madman who’s a universally known danger. And history tells us that there are very few things more powerful in our government than the Senate during those brief windows when it’s united as one unified body.


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Posted by: maboulette | March 23, 2017

Calling President Trump Out for What He Really Is

Trump and Bible

President Trump made a great effort to attract the evangelical Christian community, and he seemed to have succeeded. But it appears that any evidence only submits that he is really an atheist.


Here is why:

  1. He showed undeniably no knowledge of the Bible.
  2. When he went to the National Day of Prayer all he could talk about was his former TV show.
  3. He has not attended worship since he has been in the White House nor has he attended services in Florida.
  4. But most obviously he does not believe in Heaven or a final judgment as described in the New Testament as his budget is a complete attack on all the things that Jesus suggested will get you into heaven.


Martin Luther, the German Luther of the reformation, said that atheists were often closer to God than those who profess faith. So this is not suggesting anything negative about being an atheist. This is merely a suggesting that one who has pretended to be such a devout Christian as Trump, needs to be called out for what he really is.

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Posted by: maboulette | March 22, 2017

Trump Throwing Everyone under The Bus

Stone and Trump

Just how poorly did Monday’s hearings before the House Intelligence Committee go for Donald Trump? After FBI Director James Comey stated that the FBI has an ongoing investigation into the role that Russia and the Trump campaign may have played in rigging the election, Trump used his spokesman to begin spinning all of his campaign advisers who are believed to be suspects in the investigation. Among them: Trump’s longtime friend Roger Stone.


By all accounts, Donald Trump and Roger Stone have been close personal friends for the better part of their lives. Stone served as an informal campaign adviser to Trump during the election. Stone also now admits that he had repeated contact with Guccifer 2.0, the Russian government hacker who stole emails from the Democratic National Committee and released them at a time which strategically benefited Donald Trump.


Roger Stone insists he committed no crime in the process of communicating with the Russian hacker, but the Senate Intelligence Committee instructed him this week not to destroy evidence, strongly suggesting he’s a target of their investigation. And after FBI Director Comey publicly exposed just how serious his agency’s investigation into the Trump campaign is, suddenly Trump wants to throw everyone under the bus. It wasn’t surprising to see hired hands like Michael Flynn and Carter Page go under that bus. But the inclusion of Roger Stone was stunning, considering that Stone recently published a book about the Trump campaign which includes a glowing quote from Trump on the front cover.


White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who states on Donald Trump’s behalf, wrote off Roger Stone and Carter Page as both having been nothing more than a campaign “hanger-on” in his briefing immediately after Comey’s testimony. Spicer also claimed that Trump has been sending cease and desist letters to Page and Stone.  Roger Stone has long tried to publicly position himself as having played a key role in getting Trump elected. Yet now Trump is publicly belittling one of his own closest lifelong friends by writing him off as a mere “hanger-on.” It’s a sign of just how systematically Trump feels the FBI walls closing in on himself.

Trump is throwing old friends under the best – that the kind of person he is!   If fact, nothing is his fault – all other people’s fault!


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Posted by: maboulette | March 22, 2017

Who else is Being Investigated in the Trump-Russia Probe


Only hours after FBI Director James Comey established on live national television that his agency is actively investigating Russia and the Donald Trump campaign for their roles in rigging the 2016 election, it turns out the probe is even wider than acknowledged. McClatchy is now confirming that the FBI is also investigating the activities of two far right news outlets with direct ties to the Trump administration, as part of its Trump-Russia probe.


Portion of the Russian government’s strategy for rigging the election involved using automated internet bots to spread pro-Trump news stories from sites like Breitbart and InfoWars in rapid fashion.  This helps those stories artificially go viral on social media, and giving Donald Trump a boost in the process. The FBI is investigating whether or not those news outlets were knowingly convoluted in this Russian government promotional process.


This hits close to home for Donald Trump on both counts. For the past several years, including the first half of the 2016 election cycle, Breitbart was run by Steve Bannon, who later took over Trump’s campaign and now serves as his White House Chief Strategist. InfoWars is run by Alex Jones, who serves as an informal Trump adviser. In a sign of just how little control Donald Trump now has over the exploding Trump-Russia investigation, the FBI is now investigating both news sites to determine whether they were conspirators in the effort to rig the election.


The often false stories published by sites like Breitbart and InfoWars are not necessarily a crime under the law. But if these sites did conspire with a hostile foreign government in an effort to influence the election, that would be a different matter. So this FBI investigation into these two sites (source: McClatchy) is a big deal – and yet another potential blow to Donald Trump.


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Posted by: maboulette | March 22, 2017

Superbugs and Extreme Resistant

resistant bacteria

Superbugs are now extremely resistant and on the rise thanks to the overuse of antibiotics. 


According to the experts, the age of antibiotic drugs is coming to an end. 


Experts have been warning about the implications of antibiotic resistance for years, but never before have their warnings been so emphatic.  


According to a landmark “Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report” published by the CDC in 2013, 2 million American adults and children become infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year, and at least 23,000 of them die as a direct result of those infections, and many more die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection. 


First used to treat serious infections in the 1940s, antibiotics have saved millions of lives and transformed modern medicine, but during the last 70 years, the overuse of antibiotics caused bacteria to develop resistance to it, making them stronger and deadlier.   


The truth is natural antibiotics have long been, and still are, humanity’s primary medicines. 


These natural antibiotics come from plants and foods that possess certain attributes that pharmaceuticals never can. 


The chemistry of natural antibiotics is highly complex — too complex for resistance to occur. 


Instead of a silver bullet in the form of a single chemical that are mass produced by the big pharma, natural antibiotics often contain hundreds to thousands of compounds, and have developed sophisticated responses to bacterial invasion over millions of years. 


Instead of taking antibiotics, try including these 6 natural antibiotics in your diet and watch how your health and immunity improve! 

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Posted by: maboulette | March 21, 2017

New Bishop Michael J. Boulette

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With all of the pomp and ceremony that two thousand years of history can muster, Monsignor Michael J. Boulette yesterday afternoon was ordained as the 14th Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Texas. 


Guarded by the Knights of Columbus in all their flowing capes, the new Bishop walked up the aisle at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church on Thousand Oaks past robed Priests and Bishops of all of the Dioceses of Texas to be officially ordained by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller.


The Archbishop says he may be the city’s 14th Auxiliary Bishop, but his history goes far deeper than that.

“We are coming from Peter through the Apostles to this moment,” he said.


Boulette is a graduate of St. Mary’s University, and a long time parish priest in San Antonio and in various parishes in the Hill Country.


He was presented with several symbols during the ordination, including;

  • Pectoral cross long worn by the late Archbishop Patrick Flores, who ordained Boulette a priest 40 years ago;
  • Miters crafted by the Cloistered Passionist Sisters of Mexico;
  • Crozier the new bishop will use was hand crafted from a Hill Country pecan tree which died during the recent drought;

All in honor of his long service in Kerrville and Ingram.


Bishop Boulette will fit in line with Pope Francis’ teachings of humility.  His episcopal ring cost $8.


The new Bishop’s mother 96 years of age and who he credits with instilling in him a love of Catholicism, was in attendance, along with his brother Peter and wife together with two nephews, two nieces and several great nephews, one who took his First Communion from his great uncle and new Bishop. 


Also attending were his officials chamberlains, Monsignor Lawrence Steubben and Father David Garcia. More than twenty bishops and archbishops also attended the ceremony.


Making Boulette a Bishop was a popular decision and one could tell by the way the attendees clapped and cheered as the new Bishop made his walk through the church giving his blessing to all.  St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church on Thousand Oaks in San Antonio has seating for 1500 and every seat was taken with people who came to see this popular priest become a Bishop.

Posted by: maboulette | March 21, 2017

What Is Hillary Up to With Her New Look

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Got this interesting email from ED KLEIN:

 On International Women’s Day earlier this month, Hillary Clinton wore a red pantsuit and bangs to give a speech at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Allure online headlined the event: “Hillary Clinton’s Haircut Is Taking the Internet by Storm.”

A week later, Hillary stopped traffic on New York’s Fifth Avenue as she came out of the Bergdorf Goodman hair salon, where she got a $600 dye job and a $600 haircut.

The bangs were gone and her hair was several shades lighter.

Experience tells us that when Hillary experiments with her hair style, she’s up to something. I reported on that “something” a month ago when I revealed that, as fanciful as it might seem, Hillary has plans to run again for president.

She hinted at those plans during a St. Patrick’s Day speech when she told a dinner crowd of 500 people in Scranton, Pennsylvania: “I am ready to come out of the woods.”

Meaning there aren’t going to be more walks in the woods near her home in Chappaqua, New York, because she’s gearing up to do battle with Donald Trump.

She doesn’t have to worry about competition from Barack Obama. Recently, the former president did a disappearing act on his Democratic colleagues and took off on a month-long vacation (without Michelle) at Marlon Brando’s luxurious resort in French Polynesia.

According to a source close to Hillary, she is putting together an entirely new staff to lead the opposition to Trump. She’s already brought back the irreplaceable Huma Abedin—the only person Hillary has decided to keep from the inner circle of her presidential campaign.

“She’s looking for speech writers and advance people,” said the source. “It’s real important to her that they be new blood. She believes the old guard failed her in the campaign.

“She says she is going to get back to work, high profile,” the source continued. “She wants to change her image—liven it up. She wants to reinvent herself. She’s working on putting together a war chest, getting a leased plane—the whole stuff of campaigning.

“She has many requests for interviews, appearances and speeches, and she’s weighing which ones to do. In the next months she is going to be all over the place, speaking up and raising hell.”


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It’s become clear that things in the nation’s capital are boiling down to this:

Leaders in Congress, intelligence, and law enforcement, are struggling to assure one man that an investigation he made-up never existed and that another investigation that he declines to accept is real.


The surreal dynamic reached its peak on Monday, as FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers established there’s no evidence to back up President Trump’s allegation that President Barack Obama ordered an illegally wiretap of Trump Tower. “I have no information that supports those tweets and we have looked carefully inside the FBI,” Comey said.


In a more volatile revelation, Comey also said the FBI was investigating probable links between the Trump campaign and Russian hacking in the 2016 election, an issue Trump tweeted just that morning was “made up” by Democrats to vindicate their loss in November.


The twin disclosures leave Trump alone.  That’s a problem for the president, but it has the potential to create issues that go far beyond.

“The president’s commentary about surveillance allegations and the Russian election meddling investigation is dangerous,” Matthew Waxman, a Columbia law professor who held national security positions under President George W. Bush, told NBC News.

Waxman listed a number of potential consequences:

  • Decomposing the relationship between the White House and intelligence community;
  • Interfering with government agencies’ usual work;
  • Exposing rifts with lawmakers in Congress;
  • and signifying to allies that Russian aggression is not taken seriously.

But the biggest issue might be Trump’s integrity.


For those keeping score on Trump’s wiretap claim, Monday’s hearing means it’s now his word against the

  • FBI;
  • NSA;
  • Department of Justice;
  • Top Republican and Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee;
  • Top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee;
  • former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

They all have said there’s no evidence to support his attack.

“Our credibility is shredding in front of us,” said retired Admiral James Stavridis, NBC analyst, in an interview with “Power Lunch.”


Growing outside the United States, the list of those troubled by Trump’s claims includes the British intelligence agency GCHQ, which Spicer and Trump linked into the story by citing Fox News commentator Andrew Napolitano’s suggestion that Obama ordered the agency to spy on his behalf.


On Monday, the NSA director joined GCHQ, which called the claim “utterly ridiculous” last week, in shooting down an assumption about its involvement. Rogers said Trump’s insinuation “clearly frustrates a key ally of ours.”


The president has not provided any persuasive evidence since lashing out at Obama on March 4 in a series of early-morning tweets. In a Fox interview last week, he defended himself by citing news reports that did not support his claim while loosely suggesting he might bring forth new evidence.

“I mean, let’s see whether or not I prove it,” he said at the time. “I just don’t choose to do it right now.”


This me-against-the-world fight seems to suit the president. Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Monday that Trump would not extract his wiretap accusations in spite of Comey’s testimony and that it was only “one in a series of hearings.”


The combination of a president with his own facts who also never backs down has created a feedback loop in which suspicious statements raise new questions which then generate false responses which foster even more questions.


There were several White House tweets during the hearing that stood on shaky ground. One tweeted clip said Comey “admits” that the Obama White House could unmask an American citizen under surveillance, when in fact he said they have to go through the NSA or FBI. Another tweeted clip said Comey “refuses to deny” he briefed Obama on calls between fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. But Comey was careful to tell lawmakers “It isn’t fair to draw conclusions simply because I say I can’t comment,” citing prohibitions against discussing ongoing investigations.

Trump’s still-unsubstantiated attack on Obama has drawn almost no support outside the White House and few Republicans are willing to adopt his live-and-let-live attitude toward Russia, which he only begrudgingly acknowledged was behind the campaign hacks in January.


This leaves President Trump all alone on an island of conspiracy theories.

Posted by: maboulette | March 20, 2017

The Wrong Person Is In the White House


The FBI is investigating whether President Donald Trump’s campaign associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James Comey said Monday in an extraordinary public confirmation of a probe the president has refused to acknowledge, dismissed as fake news and blamed on Democrats.


In a bruising five-hour session, the FBI director also knocked down Trump’s claim that his predecessor had wiretapped his New York skyscraper, an assertion that has distracted White House officials and frustrated fellow Republicans who acknowledge they’ve seen no evidence to support it.


The revelation of the investigation of possible collusion with Russians, and the first public confirmation of the wider probe that began last summer, came in a remarkable hearing by one branch of government examining serious allegations against another branch and the new president’s election campaign.


Tight-lipped for the most part, Comey refused to offer details on the scope, targets or timeline for the FBI investigation, which could shadow the White House for months, if not years. The director would not say whether the probe has turned up evidence that Trump associates may have schemed with Russians during a campaign marked by email hacking that investigators believe was aimed at helping the Republican defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.


Well, after all that – it still comes down to the wrong person living and working in the White House.   And that will never be fixed.

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