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By not carefully reading this email, I thought that I was donating to Stacey Abrams. In reality one half of my donation went to Kamala Harris, who I used to like.

This image below is a screen shot of the bottom part of a long email all about Ms. Abrams.

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Have we learned nothing?

Our Govt is trying to get another War going. Have we learned nothing?

Apparently.

War is Big Business. $716 Billion just this year alone. And they keep wanting more, more and more.

How about if we just pay $716 Billion to the leeches and stop killing and blowing things up? That would be an improvement. And or Military is one of the World’s Worst Polluters. And not just spreading uranium around people’s homelands.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/09/20/how-did-war-iraq-turn-out-codepinks-medea-benjamin-interrupts-trump-officials

More Rx info

It seemed to me that many folks will want to know this info posted at the bottom. Not just Cruisers.

My advice. As she says, "Try to leave no stone unturned." One place we tried when looking for my mom’s prescriptions was the exact same drug, from the same company, for 10% of the typical price.

Also, please stay Wise and Legal. Fresh is always better. Try not to stockpile drugs if possible. Store them the best way possible. Do not take drugs if simpler ways exist. (Disclaimer below!)

For example, I had my first Urinary Tract Infection, UTI, a few years ago. It was while I was on my boat alone in Turkey and just about to fly to Trinidad to meet Robn.

I went to the hospital here to confirm my self-diagnosis and was prescribed Cipro, painkillers, and some other stuff. It cost less than US$10, so I bought it, just in case.

As I recall, the manufacturer says to not use Cipro if anything else will work. It has that many possible side effects, and forms of collateral damage. And that was the manufacturer. I’m far more conservative on exposing myself to suspicious chemicals.

There are several things available in vitamin stores, and the like, that are based on cranberry juice. In the time available I was unable to find any in the small town, here in Turkey. Robin, however, got on the ball and Trinidad, and found two likely candidates, that would not interfere with one another, and bought both.

She met me at the airport, and I began my, and my considered opinion, much safer, treatment immediately. Within a day or so I was feeling great, but I continued the treatment until I ran out of the stuff. About a week, as I recall.

My study indicates that the active ingredient, that they think is the most beneficial, is D-Manose, and I now keep some of that on each boat.

I am NOT advocating that anyone ignore what a doctor tells them. I am NOT advocating that anyone do, not do anything that I seem to be doing. I am strongly advocating that you keep an open and suspicious mind and that you do your own homework, and suspiciously consider the alleged credentials of any source that you use. As they say, follow the money.

The American Medical Industry, taken as a whole, is rolling in dough. Your dough.

Based on years of research, my personal opinion as to minimize my exposure to toxins, both in the food I eat, and the chemicals that can get close to my body. Please plot your own course.

http://svmahi.com/2017/10/07/managing-prescriptions-while-cruising/

A VERY important speech if you like Democracy.

A VERY important speech if you like Democracy.

“How To Win A Grassroots Media Rebellion“ – Caitlin Johnstone At Ron Paul Institute Conference. (Yes. Even the smart Libertarians are joining us to take our govt back.)

RonPaulLibertyReport Published on Aug 29, 2018 The mainstream media and its partners in government want to silence any non-regime voices. Australian renegade blogger joins the Ron Paul Institute’s August 18th Washington conference to tell us how we can fight back!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=dFprL7aC0Vk&w=620&h=349

Good Info for Americans

I have not tried the site mentioned, but here is some potentially valuable info.

Here is some info that I think is valuable to any American. It is re-posted from a boating FaceBook group "Seven Seas Cruising Association" or SSCA.

Robert Watson Posted:

To be safe, best to take it with you. There are many meds that you can’t get in the Philippines, Indonesia, Micronesia… Many are inexpensive and usually available in the Philippines. But not all.

In many places across the Pacific, any prescription is valid, or even the labeled prescription bottle – so keep them. Even antibiotics.

If you are in the US, there is a very convenient, inexpensive way to get your meds.

Insurance companies won’t let you get more than a 90 day supply, and doctors aren’t used to prescribing more than that. Have your doctor write a 90 day prescription with 3 refills, and explain to them, and your pharmacist that you will be out of the country for a year.

Check out the GoodRx website or download the app. Some formulations and doses of the same drug are amazingly cheap. For some meds you can order the higher dose and split it in half for an even better saving. Also, they may have a better price on the tablet than the capsule, so ask your doctor to prescribe that.

Only one of my meds is less expensive in the Philippines, and some are not available.

(This won’t work for narcotics or meds with any abuse potential.)

GoodRx shows you a list of prices for your meds at different pharmacies in your area. Different areas have different prices, so if you travel in the US check prices at different places. Then simply take your phone “coupon” to your pharmacy. Be aware that they may not stock large numbers of all your meds.

There is also a mail-order option, but I didn’t try it.

I have only done the 6 month supply, and only for 8 months, but I can’t understand how it can be so amazingly cheap (some are $10 for a 6 month supply!).

If your medicine is not on the list, ask your doctor if there is a reasonable one to substitute.

Don’t believe me – check it out! No, I don’t get a kick-back, but I wish I did.

>>>>>>>

David Heath:

Many yrs ago, we were showing my mom how to comparison shop for meds in the USA. One of her drugs was $90 to $110 at most pharmacies, but either Costco, or Sams Club, I forget which, had it for $10!

We said that there must be some mistake, but it was the exact same drug.

Robert Watson:

GoodRx will direct you to those pharmacies, such as Walmart, also, so you can comparison shop.

Earthquake near Trinidad

I do not have detailed info yet. Robn is there and said all is OK with her boat. There was some damage to the Dockside Market (a small grocery, in the marina), or the piers, etc. The fuel dock is shut down while they test for leaks, etc. Robn said, “A friend timed it at 40 seconds long but may have stopped timing while still minor trembling – or maybe that was my (Robn’s) ‘earthquake legs’ thinking the ground was still moving! I was in laundry room then parking lot. Power out. Someone said shower stopped also.”

Robn’s boat is on the land.

It was the strongest quake that Robn has experienced. Someone said 7.3, but that was centered deep underground, about 70 miles away. Due to the geology, it appears that the part of Trinidad, where Robn and her boat are, felt the movement almost as bad as right over the quake.

I do not have news of other local damage or lack thereof.

I have recently arrived in Turkey and sadly arrived at the beginning of a many days long Holiday, where nearly everything is closed. I cannot get my cell phone SIM card, so no Internet at the boat, but I walk to an Internet Room about 1km away (0.6 miles). It is VERY popular with the local kids. There is loud music and dozens of kids shouting as they play the very violent video games. But, I can get online at a low cost.

More news as I have it.