it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. — Charles Darwin The Descent of Man
By Blue Bronc, a Trail Mix Contributor
During these days, as we start week eleven (or is it fifty), we must endure more going on in a day than took place in a year of the Obama administration. Rumour, innuendo, facts, false facts and a septic tank full of Russian spies are just what we have to ingest by lunch. After the White House press briefing all the real reporters need to spend four more hours trying to unwind the spin and present something reasonable a typical American might understand.
This is much faster than what we had to put up with under Nixon. The vote-loser sitting in the White House, when he is not golfing, is out-lying the previous winner of lies. Nixon lasted more than one term. Odds makers are starting to shorten the time for the guy with a dead orange rat on his head.
What can we do? Besides #resist? Other than read up on the Soviet/Russian KGB/SVR/FSB/GRU attacks on the world and America? Instead of lying awake at night in fear of being deported?
Cutting the cable is more survival than saving a hundred dollars a month. Putting timers on the television so the power is off during news hours will save replacing broken televisions. Renewing your Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Sling and whatever else streaming video is very good, and will make them more profitable, plus you can watch almost anything you want, besides the news.
Books can help. DVD’s really are good because you have no chance of watching or listening to the news. Vinyl records present great (or bad) music, plus the challenge of storing and cataloging them. Going for walks and playing with squirrels puts you in touch with nature.
Avoid stress eating. And, especially do not get sucked into drinking games based on stupid rantings of a loon.
There is much to do that will help reduce anxiety and fear. Increase your freedom and happiness. It just takes a little will power.
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