ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

Somehow the racial injustice we all witnessed when the policemen in Minneapolis slowly took the breath away from a Black man named George Floyd sparked a worldwide reaction. But after several weeks the, at first, peaceful days of protest quickly turned into weeks of rioting and rampant destruction of public property.

Here is a link to my article that discusses how thee riots are actually harming the cause of the Blacks. my thought is that once a point has been made to the existing government, the next step should be negotiations for improvements, and not continual day-after-day destruction and chaos.Chaos breeds over-reaction, at some point, and not understanding and growth.

Health Supplements and Insurance Companies

DON’s WORLDThe question here is why can’t we Seniors get our Insurance companies to pay something on the many Health Supplements we end up using to save money?

Many of the Health Supplements that are sold over the counter today are actually formally produced copies of “old Home Remedies? And, these supplemental medications work very well.

Click on the link below and read my article on this problem that could save not only the patient , but also the insurance company a lot of money.

CoVid-19 and being a Three Time Loser

I actually hope this article will become “Old News” very quickly.

I call myself a 3-time Loser, not because I have a history of criminal convictions, but rather because I have a number of Health Issues that make me more susceptible to catching colds, the latest Flu, and other infectious diseases. And, to top these problems off, I am in my Seventies.

From what i see on the news channels, I am one of the people that is considered a very high risk of becoming infected with this CoVid-19 virus and not only catch it, but my probability of dying from it are very high.

I wrote an article on my Writer’s site that goes into more detail on tis and if you click on the link below, you will have a clearer understanding of my predicament and what i am doing to increase my odds of not catching it.

A 3-time Loser and CoVid-19

by Don Bobbitt, All Rights Reserved

 

Scoville Ratings for Hot Peppers

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I was in a conversation a few days ago and someone asked me which pepper was hotter than another.

There is a definitive comparison chart available called the Scoville Rating which lists hot peppers from around the world in comparative BTU strengths.

I remembered that I had written a post a while back about this and I grabbed my smartphone and after a few clicks there was my Post.

So, for posterity’s sake (and having a good storage place for the information) I decided to store the data here for future reference.

The SCOVILLE rating of HOT PEPPERS

1.5 to 2.0 MILLION

– Law enforcement Pepper Spray, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

850 Thousand to 1.5 Million

– Naga Viper Pepper, Infinity Chili,Bhut Jolokia chili pepper, Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper, Bedfordshire Super Naga, 7 Pod’s Chili

350 to 580 Thousand

– Red Savina Habanero

100 to 350 Thousand

–  Habanero chili, Scoth bonnet pepper, Datil Pepper, Rocoto,Piri Piri Nudungu, Madame Jeanette,Peruvian White Abanero, Jamacian hot pepper, Guyana Wiri Wiri, Fatalii,

50 to 100 Thousand

– Byadgi chilli, Bird’s eye chili (aka. Thai Chili Pepper), Malagueta pepper, Chiltepin pepper, Piri piri (African bird’s eye), Pequin pepper

30 to 50 Thousand

– Guntur chilli,Cayenne pepper, Ají pepper,Tabasco pepper, Cumari pepper (Capsicum Chinese), Katara (spicy)

10 to 23 Thousand

– Serrano pepper,Peter pepper, Aleppo pepper

3.5 to  8 Thousand

– Espelette pepper, Jalapeño pepper, Chipotle, Guajillo pepper, New Mexican varieties of Anaheim pepper, Hungarian wax pepper, Tabasco sauce

1 to 2.5 Thousand

– Anaheim pepper, Poblano pepper, Rocotillo pepper, Peppadew, Sriracha sauce

100 to 900

– Pimento, Peperoncini, Banana pepper

No significant heat

– Bell pepper,Cubanelle, Aji dulce

by Don Bobbitt, 2016

Political Rant – Pre-Existing Conditions not covered?

Every now and then I have to go into one of my Rants about the callous stupidity of our nations politicians.

This is one of those rants about these heartless and cruel politicians and their attempt at splitting people with Pre-Existing Medical Conditions away from the rest of the population, essentially condemning them to eventual poverty and becoming second class citizens, with health problems that will often lead to the depletion of any saving they have or worse, their deaths.

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How much Sugar and how many Calories are there in your favorite Wine?

Being someone who enjoys a good glass of wine, especially when served with a great meal, I often find myself involved in conversations about wines.

Probably the facts that I hear quoted, and argued about, most often are how many Calories are being consumed in a good glass of wine.

I do know some basic facts on wines and calories, but I also know that the right answer to this question is based on the Residual Sugar Content and thus the category of the wine being discussed.

So, simply put, the first thing you have to know as a wine drinker is  the sweetness category of your wine.

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Eat Cheap – Tips for the person who needs food but is short on money

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Bulk Buying,

Out of Date Foods,

Canned Foods,

Root Vegetables,

Dumpster Diving,

Hobo Soup, and more.

Sometimes, you can end up a little short on cash before your next paycheck, or you might just be out of a job and need to scrimp everywhere you can; and you still need to get decent healthy food for yourself, and maybe your family.

When this is the case you need to know how to save a lot of money on the food you do purchase by being a Smart and Savvy buyer.

Click below to read my article on HubPages

How to eat healthy when you are short on money!

by Don Bobbitt, 2014

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Lions Mane for Alzheimers patients?

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Lions Mane is a mushroom that grows naturally in some parts of the world.

This mushroom is a great source of Protein and has a flavor similar to Shrimp.

It is popularly sold in gourmet and herbal stores and it has properties that make it an interesting treatment for improving memory due to its purported neuroregenerative properties.

These properties make it an interesting tool for helping people with Alzheimers improve their memory as well as their mood.

Click below to read an article in the Huffington Post on this interesting Mushroom.

Lions Mane and Alzheimers

by Don Bobbitt, 2015

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I was just THINKIN’ #2 Dr. OZ says these are the very Best and very worst foods to eat.

Just Thinkin’

I know, I know. Ho Hum!
This is more of a trivia thing than any earth-moving news flash, but it is interesting and I want to share it with you,

The BEST FOOD- According to the famous and very popular Dr.OZ, of TV fame, the absolutely best food for everyone to eat is BROCCOLI.  According to the article, Broccoli had indoles.
Indoles are a class of plant based compound called phytonutrients.  Eating Broccoli aids in cleansing the Liver, and is so low in fats and high in fiber that so we should all be eating more Broccoli.

The WORST FOOD- And, of course, the worst culprit in our diets that should be eliminated, totally, is; FRENCH FRIES. Their only redeeming value is that they taste SO GOOD!. But, we should stop eating these greasy, tasty fat generators immediately.

SO, Eat more Broccoli and less French fries and you are taking at least a small step towards improving your health.

Nuff Said!

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Don Bobbitt