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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

I thoroughly enjoyed your FUNNIES! Thank you, I needed that.

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LOL I did too!

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

Lately? Nothing has sounded good. Every time I go to the store I ask “what do you want me to make for dinner?” Nobody knows. Nobody cares. We’ve been like this since about a year after Covid. We never had Covid. We can taste food. We get hungry. But I know I eat about half of what I used to. The desire to eat is gone. It’s so weird because it’s all 4 of us. Tomorrow or Saturday I’m going to make chili. I’ll probably wind up giving most of it to my adult kids.

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Sometimes I've been stuck in a rut like that. I've noticed a similar loss of vibrancy all around. IS it in us or has the food been tainted somehow?

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

i think it's the air, the water and the food too. they're attacking us on every front.

lately i've been using more hot pepper, garlic, spices than ever. i don't think it's because my tolerance is getting higher, it's because everything is less flavorful. even when i buy fresh from the fruit stand.

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

Honestly if my stomach didn’t tell me to eat and my body didn’t feel sick with no food, I’d probably not eat. I open the refrigerator because my stomach tells me to eat and it’s lunch and I haven’t eaten all day. I will stare at it like a hungry teenager after school and then shut the door and walk away. It’s crazy.

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

I wonder that too. I see videos of people eating outside the United States talking about how much better the food tastes. The fruits are better. The bread is better. Even the chocolate is better. I never paid much attention until recently at just how much stuff is put in our food that has been banned as poisonous in other countries.

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When I last was back for 2 1/2 months my weight seemed to just steadily rise with no end in sight. That concerns me. Have they started adding more things in that make it harder to get real nutritious food?

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

Sneaking in that fake food they keep talking about? Maybe. Maybe it’s mental fatigue. Nothing has been right since Covid. The world is a very strange place right now. So maybe that’s what’s affecting me. But it wouldn’t surprise me at all if they had put something in our food.

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

I definitely feel that way, though for me I know that despite all the crap in our foods it’s more of stuck in a routine for us and with kids being picky and lingering stress over the last 3 years and what is to come. We have moments though when our schedule is not so busy and I can make something different or try something new. I think we all need some grounding to release the tension and just try to get back to baseline after all the craziness.

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

I thought it was because I am old....

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

Me too. That also crossed my mind. But then my twin 20 year granddaughters live with us and they’ve been the same way. Sleep is an issue too. Can’t fall asleep. Can’t stay asleep. And I’m already awake even though it was after 2 before I fell asleep.

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

I think a lot of us deep inside who know what has been going on for the past three years and what is planned for us...and that may include your grandaughters (kids sense things they cannot express, be sure of that) that we are all uneasy in our sleep...I am too....and maybe that is why we are not eating as much, or savoring things as much...but I know I cannot eat the quantity I used to....and I am not sure why....except maybe my subconscious is afraid of coming food shortages and is preparing me for it?? I don't know, but glad to know I am not the only one.

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I think you are far from the only one with worries about these things Duchess. MY experience during late 2021 and 2022 where my banks started shutting off my credit cards with no warning combined with lots of banking delays led to some hungry days. In retrospect I'm glad for the experience but I certainly hope it wasn't prophetic for the rest of us. Then again I've always tried to savor my days as there is no guarantee of another. I fear some rocky roads ahead as they maay well try to take us all with them...

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I'm surprised to read everyone's comments. I thought it was just me because I'm endlessly grieving and isolated. I think it's dampened my energy.

But we have to remember that no matter all the shit we're being bombarded with physically, we are also being bombarded with this relentless diabolical plan to take our world down. It's exhausting and depressing and it's going to affect your appetite, how could it not. We are also getting messages of fear from every direction.

(I've been listening to music today, singing loudly, drumming on my legs, laying in the sun, writing nonsense... talking to myself and being silly, Taking Back The Night! Laugh In The Face Of Monsters!!!!)

I've been eating much less too. I might just focus on hydrating at times when I really don't want to eat. I'll drink large jars of water with some lemon juice and maybe raw beet powder.

I have a green powder too to keep me hydrated and fed, when I don't feel like eating.

Or I'll make a smoothie with almond milk/cacao/a protein powder/peanut butter and coconut sugar.

I find if I'm told something is bad for me to eat I won't digest it well. Whether it is truly bad for me or not. That's just my experience.

Time For A Shitty Shitty Fuck Fuck Dance Party!!! (something someone wrote on my feed once)

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

I’m lucky to have grandkids who come over every week and keep me busy. One of them has introduced me to movies I probably would have never otherwise watched. His twin (both 17) will pop in from time to time now to chat and grab a snack. Two of the girls play sports and we watch them and the youngest boy is sweet and funny. The youngest granddaughter loves crafting so that can keep me busy. My 2 oldest are 20 and live with me. Both are on the autism spectrum. Although they are high functioning, there are still challenges. For example I took one to an ENT appointment for chronic tonsil stones and she had a mini meltdown and wanted a second opinion when the doctor said he couldn’t take out her tonsils because of tonsil stones. Yeah. Now we have to find a new ENT. I do think I need time away from them and time to be around people my age who are fun. But it’s hard to find people who aren’t as down as I am. Most people my age (65) are retired and mostly doing what they want. My life for the last 20 years has been a blur of doctors and therapists. I just need a break from all of the negative. Even if I turn everything off, there’s plenty of negative still living with me. It’s exhausting. 😔

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Oh Debbie, being a mom is hard and challenging in the best of times. I loved being a mom, my favorite thing ever. I'm shunned now, the past four years (for very complicated reasons). And I guess the upside is I get the freedom to just be me. No one to negotiate.

I'm sixty five too.

Pop over for a dance party!!! ❤️

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Anyway... dance party sounds fun. "Should I cool it or should I blow??"

Just to get us started...

B-52s - Rock Lobster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz65vonktMA

The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go (Live at Shea Stadium)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-cjjzNbg70

B-52s - Dance This Mess Around

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsb0HlSfUpg

The Young Adults - It's a Complex World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFIYXBfJUqE

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Great list Lucinda! Maybe I'll add something to it later. I like to get down to lots of different music. And sometimes the music that gets me really grooving have really dumb lyrics!!!

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That would be awesome! My one friend that I have is in Florida. I could go down there any time I wanted - except I can’t because one of the girls has too much emotional dis regulation to be left with anyone else. But thanks for letting me unload. It’s been a tough day. And I just accidentally grabbed the cinnamon instead of the chili powder so I have no idea if my pot of chili will be crap or not. 🤦🏻‍♀️🙄🤣

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I don't feel like you unloaded on me!

Maybe you could bring her to Florida with you. Maybe you could get a massage and bring her with you!

Cinnamon in chili could be yummy, add the chili too though. Makes me think of something I made with my ex once. A phyllo pastry with meat and cinnamon...

I know from emotional dis regulation. Sage Hanna banned me for 100 years which deleted me completely off her feed, where I visited the past almost two years. It brought up the pain of being shunned by my kids, I could barely stay in my body, super uncomfortable. What a whirlwind that was, complicated by other pieces as well.

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Could you find a part time care giver, even like a mother's helper just for her. Someone chill and easy to be with, that might take the pressure off you a bit?

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Sep 26, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

Elizabeth & DebbieB - This has been such a super stressful, dystopian time for everyone these past 3+ increasingly dysfunctional years.

Sorry to hear of both your distress & that you were banned by Sage Hana, Elizabeth. I've had a few run-ins with Sage too (don't know who the writer is?) but still value reading the stack most of the time.

What did Sage ban you for? (& that speaks to thin skin on SH's part) Lotsa stack writers just don't like to be contradicted or have any kind of criticism at all & my run-ins w/Sage involved the "no virus" issue & the refusal to explain her background, etc.(You can tell people who you are without revealing a real name & keeping confidentiality, tho.)

But re: shunning - over three years I've lost all of my good friends, my book club, my professional friends & lots of family cuz I refuse to shut-up & pretend that govt lies are the truth. So I know all the pains.

Some have said they're willing to be friends again, meet w/me or be around me if I don't talk about "certain stuff". But truth-telling is less negative to me than all the BS/lies & who wants to be a big fake-hole after all? Def some mind-swapping nanos in those clot-shots.

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I’m so sorry about your kids. Being told I could not see my grandkids over Covid (by the damn government, not my sons) was too much to handle. I pray you will be able to reconcile with them soon.

I did look up cinnamon in chili and it said it could be good if you don’t overdo it. I just keep adding in chili powder. I’m going to keep my mouth shut and see what happens. Lol

The oldest girls are not mine biologically. My husband and I took custody (guardianship) over them when they were 16 months old. Their mother was a meth addict and their dad was in prison. My oldest son had dated her for a while before she had the girls. They got back together after she had them and he wanted to marry her and raise the girls as his own. But she could not stay away from the drugs. So after a scary night where she disappointed with them right after one of them had open heart surgery, we fought for and won custody. Now mom is also on the spectrum. And her mother is just awful. So we kind of adopted her too. She kicked the drugs and eventually married. But they moved to Alabama. Her husband has MS and mental issues. But she is working and studying to be a medical encoder. But the girls have had a lot of upheaval and fear of abandonment weighs on them. So just leaving them behind with someone has never worked out. It’ll be fine. God always seems to sort these things out for me.

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Well, I cook alot with fresh veggies & fruits from the farmer's market & local organic store & for ideas I use my pinterest pins that I've saved over the years. I only save delish looking foods so it helps w/menu ideas & w/planning meals. But I wonder about the lack of appetite thing.

We don't have any problem with eating in my family but the world around us seems pretty dimmed so we hardly ever eat out. We gave up eating out in 2020 & after as I refused to wear a mask - ever- so that killed that. :-) Anyway, good, fresh food is vibrant life/sustenance to me.

Interested in the phenomenon you're describing though so maybe it's partly the effect of the oppressive governmental zeitgeist or the repetitive, authoritarian MSM news seeping into the air. I would think the duplicitous, evil MSM is even more of a real appetite killer for sure now.

Wonder if people around the world in other authoritarian countries lose their appetites too??

p.s. I refuse to watch any TV-MSM or read corp newspapers so stick to more reliable sources.

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

Raw fish. NO RAW FISH.

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LOL sushi is one of my favorites. I used to make a joke (it could be true) that I must have an iodine deficiency due to my deep love of especially ocean fish. In Ohio I knew a lot of people who were the exact opposite and couldn't stand seafood of any type...

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I forgot - but I love sushi too. But it's gotta be good sushi & not cheap grocery store stuff in the case which is sometimes tough. Funny that I didn't connect raw fish with sushi. HAH

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It's a great way to get parasites.

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me too, no raw 🐟

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I agree. Lately I can't even cook properly. Everything I used to make doesn't seem to turn out anymore. I literally could not make pancakes the other day - I threw them all out. I cook from scratch all the time and lately staple ingredients like flour just are not working anymore. I don't get it.

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Sep 23, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

Great stuff as always, some will be all over Reddit tonite!! : )

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Awesome! Sharing is caring...

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You had me at full retard ♥️

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Even though countless groups of humans around the world have traditionally eaten insects of many types from various specues of beetle grubs, to termite-, ant- and bee larvae, to pressed gnat cakes, to large grasshoppers, crickets, etc., and numerous non-insect arthropods like tarantulas, I personally have a thing about NOT deliberately eating those things!

However, we all eat them inadvertently since virtually ALL flour products contain some microscopic ground-up insect parts. And then there is the strictly accidental consumption. . . just the other day a fruit fly (I think) flew into my mouth and hit the back of my throat too far back to cough or spit it out again. So I had no realistic choice except to just swallow it. But it will be a "cold day in hell" before the likes of Klaus Schwab gets me to deliberately eat cricket meal or meal worms!!!! Let's see HIM eating them (and I would hope he chokes on them, too!). YOU can GO TO HELL, Schwab!!!!!!

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You are correct about the processing of foods leading to accidental insect fragments. I'm suspect of processed foods in general: I've been vegetariaan and even vegan for short periods and my daughter is vegetarian. I have a great deal of respect for traditional meals from traditional cultures eg many people in India are vegetarian and they have excellent recipes. But as a rule of thumb I limit intake of processed foods as much as I can. I'll pass on the cricket burgers too...

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

Anything the government says i must eat. Im done.

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Not trusting government recommendations on anything is a good start

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

Another great set Amy, thanks! Great way to start the day. As for food interests I used to eat everything but now that gluten is my kryptonite, I’m wary of trying things I don’t know what has been mixed in. I also try to avoid more seafood bottom feeders. Too much pollution anyhow. Have been curious about raw meats since watching Max Kane on the highwire I think a year ago, but haven’t worked up to it yet. Have not tried bugs, but I did not trust any of the sources when I was in china, Indonesia some years ago and had an opportunity.

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The bugs I've tried I knew exactly where they came from as I sometimes helped my mother in law harvest them from the forest. I'm becoming skeptical of not sure where it's sourced everything so I'll definitely pass on the Klaus Schwab endorsed cricket farm stuff. I had a bout of antibiotic resistent e coli which almost killed me some years ago which tied back into a shrimp farm in Asia. I still like shrimp but am very wary on unknown origins. I've even went trawling to help catch them a few times but there are no guarantees as everything is getting polluted. I think natural systems have better checks and balances though...

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

Speaking English may spread the virus...LOL!

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Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

Amy can we have 2 categories? Foods you have never eaten and foods you will never eat again?

I have never eaten octopus (they are smart and probably aliens who live int he ocean) and beets (the kind that lie bleeding on the plate). Dogs, bugs, and stuff like that.

Never again...horsemeat...too tough.

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That's a good way to divide it! Things I don't want to eat would include cats, dogs and monkeys. I don't think I'd want to try horse either. It just bothers me on companion animals that have been beloved by me and with monkeys they just seem too close up the evolutionary chain or something (I also am not planning to go cannibal: that just seems freaky and Satanic).

Beets have such strong pigments that they turn your pee red! I'm neutral on them they're okay. I'm okay with any fruit or vegetable.

For me it's just the sweets that I've had and don't like...

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There are some amazing sweets that are organic though & my daughter worked at a farmer's market selling Bread Alone organic breads & treats when she was younger/HS.

https://www.breadalone.com/story

Nothing like good, fresh organic sweets - muffins, croissants, cookies, cakes. etc. Yum.

Commercial stuff just tastes so rank & chemical-laden. & w/tons of synthetic sugar. Yuk.

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I still cook; it still seems to work. My grandmother used to complain that chickens didn’t taste good anymore (since the Great Depression or factory farming or something), but I haven’t noticed a similar change. But I buy from pretty small meat producers so something could be up with the big ones and I wouldn’t know.

I mostly use olive oil, preferably from California where I can trust it was made from olives. Seed oil is bad news and is the only thing I can think of that could ruin a pancake or so many diverse foods for someone.

I never drink diet soda though my husband has tons of it in the house. I adore salmon roe, sushi, and avocados. I eat a lot of cooked and smoked salmon as well.

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I loved smoked salmon. Sometimes my sister in law (her and her husband operate a sushi stand) gives us bags of salmon. It's too much to use easily but I do a quick preservation technique taking the deboned strips and mixing them with salt and a small amount of soy sauce. I let them dry out a bit sometimes over our fire as a cold smoking type of thing. They're delicious and stay good for days

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These funnies were hilarious, thank you . RIP to your relatives. 🙏

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Sep 22, 2023·edited Sep 22, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

Dad used to talk about onion and tangerine sandwiches being a good combo. I never tried it. Dad made oatmeal with wheat berries every Saturday morning, and he made sure to grow his rhubarb so Mom would make some rhubarb pies. Mom always thought he should be a more active (in my life) but in the end he was actually a good Dad. Christmas fruitcake was a weakness, but I loved watching Mom make it and then get mad at him for eating it all.

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My mom used to bake the best cherry rhubarb pies and if we could find rhubarb somewhere I'd love to have it again! Home baked and limited sugar added and a lot more tangy than sweet...that brings me back...

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Sep 26, 2023Liked by Amy Sukwan

Thanks for the laughs, guffaws & groans, Amy. Gotta say the US made the Taliban safe for Afghanistan.

(But we still have poor, starving folks & increasing numbers of US homeless so there's that trade-off.) And maybe you could do a compilation of anti-(so-called) covid memes/funnies if you haven't so far.

( Didn't check out your posts so will do that now to see if you've done scamdemic cartoons/memes. )

Kinda funny toon below ... altho there are no viruses & therefore no possible variants of a "no virus".

But I like the sarcasm, though.

> Covid variants band > https://theweek.com/cartoons/977789/editorial-cartoon-covid-variants

(Re: poll, I'm late to this table but only cake & spicy foods appeal to me - got that spicy & sweet tooth together - but want them to be organic & not riddled with mucho toxic chemicals or dyes. Hopefully.)

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Oh salmon roe is one of my favorites too!

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