Staying Healthy When Everyone Around You is Sick

Though I successfully managed to stave off the nasty cold my husband had for almost a week, Mademoiselle was not so lucky. Fortunately, this is the second cold and the first severe illness Mademoiselle has ever had in her entire 27 months of life in this world. Typically, when my children are sick I immediately quarantine and confine them to their rooms. I put them on lockdown. They are not allowed to leave their rooms for anything except in the case of a fire and to use the restroom. For days, I walk around with a can of Lysol and a bottle of bleach in hopes of keeping contagious germs at bay. I go through this ritual because I cannot afford to be sick and I wish to keep others in my household healthy as well.

While it is easy to quarantine a fifteen and a nine-year-old, quarantining an affectionate, headstrong two-year-old who thinks she’s grown is no easy feat. By allowing Mademoiselle to run freely about the house she puts us all at risk of getting sick, especially so since she does not yet understand the concept of covering her mouth when she coughs and she loves to hug and give kisses on the lips. Now that the hubby is in bed recovering from knee surgery, I must be vigilant in protecting myself from sickness.

To keep from getting sick, I have been eating lots of flu and cold fighting foods. The natural compounds found in foods like garlic, onions, honey, ginger, and the spicy cayenne pepper provide natural immune boosting properties. And so yesterday, I added cayenne pepper, a clove of raw garlic, and half of an onion chopped to a bowl of lentil and spinach soup. Keep in mind that garlic should be consumed raw and chopped for maximum benefit; red onions are recommended over yellow. I also have been making tea with boiling water, two tablespoons of grated ginger, juice from a lemon, and honey. I cannot forget about Rachel’s delicious and nutritious yogurt because of the probiotics (friendly bacteria), which is also good at fighting against colds and flu. This morning, after I drop the boys off at school, I will be going to Whole Foods Market to get some Echinacea and zinc to add to my arsenal of natural cold busting weapons.

Undercover Census Fraud Investigation

I got a job with the United States Census Bureau in New Jersey. With a hidden camera, I caught four Census supervisors encouraging enumerators to falsify information on their time sheets. Over the course of two days of training, I was paid for four hours of work I never did. I was told to take a 70-minute lunch break, was given an hour of travel time to drive for 10 minutes, and was told to leave work at 3:30 pm. I resigned prior to doing any data collection but confronted Census supervisors who assured me, “no one is going to be auditing that that level,” and “nobody is going to be questioning it except for you.” Another Census supervisor only said he’d adjust my pay after I gave him a letter recanting my hours.

As to whether this is an “isolated incident” or if there are more Census videos showing more waste, fraud, and corruption, we’ll let you take a wild guess.

 

Exposing corruption requires standing up to power because power hates sunlight. We should have known they would try and ruin the reputations of those who try and expose them. But in response, we are going to build an army of citizen investigators. There are hundreds more where I came from.  You have awakened a sleeping giant. And you can’t ruin us all. In fact, in the coming months you will see this army expanding into every state, every statehouse, every city council, every school board, and everywhere people are conspiring to keep themselves in power, practice favoritism, or line their pockets with tax dollars.

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This isn’t a political movement. This is a movement to clean up society through transparency and accountability. Corruption, dishonesty, waste, and secrecy are anathema to all Americans. I happen to love liberty but I will happily expose Democrats and Republicans, public and private sector… anyone who deserves it.

These days, Americans know that people in backrooms are taking advantage of their power. And they’re fed up with it. We are sunlight. All we’re going to do is continue to expose the truth, and then it’s up to democracy to decide the verdict. Have faith in Americans armed with the facts.

Every dishonest politician, bureaucrat, and business in America is now on notice. You are being watched.  Next time you try and take advantage of honest Americans, remember the person sitting in front of you just may have a camera or a microphone. America is watching. And if you’re cheating, stealing, or scamming, we will find you, we will film you, and we will make you an unwilling celebrity.…