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Hello Everyone,

I just finished watching this documentary  that truly needs to be watched by everyone IMO.

It is extremly disturbing and will go against many religious belief systems, and make you take a look at what is happening in the world, but especially in the USA and how it relates to the world.

The film starts out around religion, then goes into the 911 issue, then money and control etc etc…and honestly if you are not at least wondering about how our lives are going to be in the future, and wondering how to take back control, I’d be surprised.

I’m not sure everyone will be able to even make it past the first part of the film as it truly goes against all we’ve been taught on a social/religious level, and for many our beliefs will be challenged, and in a manner that is very simple…and provable…but even then I’d challenge you to try and get thru the whole thing.

This is not a film for children, if I were to rate it I’d say 14 up…and then I’d be watching it with an adult if I was a teen.

If nothing else I hope this will get some people thinking, asking questions about what is truly going on in our world, and stop being so compliant with it all.

Anyhow here it is…I hope you will appreciate it by the time it’s done.





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Well here I am to bitch about another interesting difference between Canada and the USA…and this has to do with Banking Practices.

OK…now I’m talking about Chartered Banks, not Credit Unions, because there is a huge difference between the two…especially in Canada.

My mother has Banked with The Royal Bank for years up here in Canada…in fact I can safely say it has been 20 plus years.

Originally she opened the account in Alberta where we lived for most of my life, but when she came out to the Coast banking became interesting.

First I should mention that the Royal Bank does in-fact consider itself as having an inter branch banking policy, which most do…however putting that into action is harder then you think!!

This is crazy to me actually, but she wrote my husband, who is a USA citizen so does not have a bank account here, a check for 100.00…and when he went into a branch to cash it, they would not because the branch where her account is was not thiers…it is in another province…?

She wrote me a check out of a different bank account that was based somewhere else and again…I could not cash it because for some reason…inter branch banking does not exist unless you fit a certain criteria…in other words…she can go to the branch and take the money out…but not if I go with a check written on the account????

Also…trying to deposit money into her account is insane…they really give you a hard time, if they let you at all…that is put money into someones account…it’s so bizzar.

In the USA an inter branch banking system is just that..you can access your account in all ways from any branch of that particular institution…and they will gladly cash a check written off an account from someone who banks at any of thier branch’s…and they certainly will take cash and place it into someones account if you ask…no matter where the branch is.

What’s more…and this is killer to me…is that when I’ve gone in to cash a check written to me…and I’ve not had too much trouble because I still use the same last name…but they charge ME a fee to cash the check!!!

It’s so backwards up here…and really expensive to have a regular bank account…and that is why I bank at a credit union…they really do have branch to branch banking, and they will let my husband or anyone else deposit money, and as far as I know they don’t charge someone to cash a check!!

Anyhow…just one more thing against or should I say that is a pain about living here…in Canada…although it’s not all bad…



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Hello All…

My husband and I really like metal work, wrought iron work etc, especially when someone with a passion and truly artistic ability is behind it.

Well…about a year ago he found this wonderful site and we googled over the work that was being done, especially the fact that all of it was hand forged, no Lazar beams present…LOL.

Anyway…we recently found out that this small family owned company is not doing well…and honestly I think it would be a shame if they could not continue to work their passion.

So if anyone out there has a little energy, love or appreciation for their work, please send some of it out…and if you really like the stuff…maybe add a link to your own blogs etc .

I am a firm believer that when many people send positive supportive energy, whether thru prayer, meditation or by purchasing a piece to Adorne their own home, that that energy will find its way into anothers life, to help support them in many ways.

Anyhow…I do not know this person personally, and they have no idea I am sharing this information.

If nothing else I hope you all enjoy the art!!!




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Hi All,

Well after 6 years away from working for someone else…I’m working now for an appliance company, which is family owned and oporated.

Now I should mention that they have been expanding, and becoming a Family Corporate company, verses a basic partnership between two brothers.

Over 200 employees, and 8 stores that are around 15,000 sq ft – 30,000 sq ft. showrooms, which is very big!!!

The store I’m in is in the middle of transitioning, from a small mom and pop store, to a trail appliances store, which means that we are not in our 30,000 sq ft showroom yet, but will be within a couple of months…ok…it’s supposed to be ready in a month, but lets face it, when did everything go right on a construction site.

Anyhow…I’ve finished 1 and a half weeks of intense training, with another 4 to go…and even then I’ll not know much really…ok…I’ll have a good base…but it’s going out and helping customers that really teach’s a person the ins and outs of a product.

Although, I’ve found out some stuff that would blow your mind away…well it did ours (I have two other new people with me in the training course)!!!

For an example…did you know that fabric softener is a liquid plastic…this goes for softner sheets as well??

Did you know that it increases man made fiber materials flamibility rating by 90% (our trainer had it happen to him, a spark from his cig, and poof…he was a flame…or his robe was anyhow!!!)

Did you know that laundry detergent is not a soap???

There are so many things that just blew me away…and laundry practices etc that we do that are really bad for our machines and our clothing.

Anyhow, as time goes on, I think I’ll share with who ever wants to know some of the ins and outs of our appliances…it’s actually quite amazing.



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I’ve been really concentrating a lot of energy in the area of financial success and wellbeing lately, and one of the things that comes up as an alternative to living within our commercialized world using the capitalistic approach is the Trade and Barter system.

This system has intrigued me for many years now, and at times I’ve thought about joining different trade and barter systems, however all of the ones I’ve found so far are of course based in commerce, they cost money to join and maintain.

I guess it isn’t much money but it seems to be the opposite of what is being presented, and for that reason I have never done this system.

The idea of course is to trade and barter with others that have things you want and you give services or things for others.

You gain Barter Bucks or something of that nature when you provide a service for someone and then you use them when getting a service or thing from someone else.

I like the idea of it…and can see how useful it would be in many ways, however, how does one truly live in a trade and barter system all the way around???

I’ve read a couple of accounts of people that use this form in order to maintain their living, but those people typically are single, no others to be responsible for.

One day maybe I’ll find a good system to work with…it seems like such a good idea in general.

Just some thoughts….:)

Love Peace Joy Gratitude


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