A toilet for the school in poopoh

October is that month in my life that brings me on the cusp of melancholy. Somehow I find myself cautiously tapping through the days, paying great attention not to be involved with conflicts, quarrels and debacles; for all such interferences tends to afflict me more during the late summer period. The richest harvest time of the year, when mind and body is required to concentrate on canning, preserving and taking in a rich array of the fruit of the year.

Psychologically this is a time to clear postponed dilemmas, solve delayed burdens and free the mind for a peaceful hibernating season ahead. Being, that I am a gregarious character, often surrounded by souls in need of help – I tend to have a heap of unsolved battles and a mind full of unshackled ideas that easily spook my mind. I’m not a procrastinator; rather consider myself too kind to reject taking on more duties than I can process. I do fall asleep content that my actions are from a core of good intentions.

I stride through the fall season with a sense of clearing postponed duties, solving old dilemmas and solution finding for ideas that bounce back as unchallenged. The New Years Solution – angst is never a January 1st point for me to activate digressive burdens from yesteryear; I start my springtime with a clear pallet for creative ideas and love new challenges that await me. But first, I’m cleaning out:

The old TCM TV show has been on the burner for too long. I will give it a forceful push and wish someone would pick up this brilliant idea for a cooking show; full of information, ideas and suggestions to sustain in a polluted world. How come nobody picks up this fantastic concept? I will post my TV shows from Asia on youtube in my home page: www.youtube.com/chefraphael

I managed with a few exceptions to keep my humble home to myself, but currently host a friend to support his efforts in building a sustainable business. It baffles me how many young kids take life for granted, lazy slackers, unmotivated peeps with an overly inflated attitude and the courtesy of pigeon clinging to a gutter… The world owes you nothing – but kindness is always rewarded. The ALC bike ride to raise money for the CA and SF AIDS foundation is lurking, training should start soon.

My mom’s reflections – after her second husband shed from earthly living – are odd: I experience her different from before; she probably has not changed much; I simply start “seeing” her. During the odd and sad dying scenario, her curious grieving – I established contact with my stepsister, a very pleasant connection which twists the uncomfortable spectacle of the last few weeks into a surprising embracement with a new soul. Turns out my Nanny frm childhood is in better standing with mom than myself… (this looks even to me like a jealous remark…) It does teach me, that as humans we tend to be most gullible when having to bow to etiquette of society rather than being free to react truthfully from within: I don’t think my mom is foremost sad about her partner passing – I think she is sincerely angered for being left alone, without having someone to care for that merely co-exist while silently accepting her egocentric nature. Now, a sub-renter in her house seemingly is taking advantage of this situation, causing conflict and obscurity – I stay distant; My logic and simple perspectives would only cause ruckus. It does hurt having to bite my tongue!

My TCM schoolbook is ready for printing and I experience writer-fears: What if I want to change something after I sign off the proof-of-print? I could daily sit down and change and change the manuscript… The graphic designer, though still unpaid, is moving from town – I’m coursed with half-invested entities; a sign that quality work is hard to come by, even when the economy screams for humbly adjusting ones attitude and giving more than just average American service. As it is late summer – I need to let go and accept that the current version is good and clearly could never satisfy me in the future: That’s what editions are for! All I need now is a sponsor to publish the darn thing: HELLO! (I could ask mom… joke)

I raised money for strangers with HIV, financed a new roof for my God children’s house and bought a motorbike for their dad. We are now building a most needed, first toilet for the school in PooPoh where 86 children have no access to a latrine! If anyone wants to donate a few bucks for this project, PLEASE: I will need to build a website www.PooPoh.com and create a fanclub for this jungle village on the ocean front in Indonesia. One dollar is equal ten through my hands…

I paid all my bills and ponder about a dive vacation. A time spent for myself. No responsibilities to care for another, not having to compromise ideas; a week for myself, with myself. I will not bring my computer, will not watch CNN and restrain from wondering if anyone out there can cope without me. I will let the last week of October slip passed me, quietly, undisturbed and sheepishly cheat myself a week of living on the brink of obsessing that October is the month that could trouble me…

The thought of this comforts me greatly. I will rejoin society with newfound energy, open arms to help others and energized to fatten-up mind and body for the next winter.

Chef Raphael

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"The pursuit of happiness doesn't apply to gay folks…"

This is Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s view, lecturing a quote of the Declaration of Independence after winning fourth place in Saturday’s Iowa Straw Poll.

Santorum, invited by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) paired up with the Family Research Council (FRC) and the Susan B. Anthony List to promote his nomination during their four-day tour in opposition to the legalization of gay marriage.

Within we have more confusion of history, personalized hate and ugly misrepresentation of basic principles in one nasty bundle of attempt to collect attention in the hope to become President of the United States. The witch-crafting O’Donnell, TV celebrity Palin and a poorly coached Bachmann just keep popping back up in the extreme bleachers of politics. Party switching Perry nor bickering Paul are candidates either. Republicans are stumbling over their own ideologies!

First off: The little gay “rights” there are, should not be a forefront topic in debacle about presidential credibility. It’s a sore topic in the eye of narrow-minded people and the cause for unkind negative emotions, especially when pinning quickly a sensitive opponent to their detestable perspective of citizens that are different. But heck they all are preaching to the choir which have moved even further extreme.

Read the FRC mission statement to understand why I am confused. As a valuable human being, at the age of eight I knew, I was gay. Today, gay kids would suddenly find themselves excluded by either of the above organizations. Unluckily born into a religious surrounding they might end up forced into gay rehabilitation at the Bachman “clinic”. The FRC stamps gays “by God, the author of life” – an imperfection. Family values for all – with the exceptions of gays and those not as “Christian” as this human-group created Council perceives creation to be.

Susan B Anthony, a woman’s right activist, strongly rejected the notion that groups should organize worships guided by priests to experience God. As a Quaker, teacher and agnostic she voiced her believe that woman should be considered an equal in all standards of American society, as should slaves, Natives and gays… In 1920 the 19th amendment finalized her fight and woman had the right to vote.

I understand why a lesser informed Michele Bachman hides behind strong characters of the past whilst defending her “secondary” standard as an obeying Christian housewife (to a gay-ish husband, nonetheless…) – But the merger of the extremely “non-gay” oriented Family Research Council to collaborate with a today’s not so liberal and not all inclusive Susan B Anthony List – is a stunning contortion of true historic reflection.

These two groups indeed conciliate and find common agreement of an all embracing perspective by supporting a candidate that could become the Leader of ALL US people (odd, ill, sad, poor, gay, past and future… and every other kind with not so Judeo-Christina values). Is it not ironic and shocking that their candidate limits his focus on gay marriage rights, the very idiom they have no compassion for.

I must ponder that we forget our own short history so quickly: Unable with Google to verify simple facts – i.e. the birth date of Elvis, or the views of Susan B Anthony. Not even the short-term history when Ohioans, the first state to adapt the gay marriage act, now “elected” Michele Bachman as their choice to represent the Republican party and their pressing gay issues.

I’m confident, the 2012 elections will not be a straw poll, an archaic word-choice for a way of voting in our all inclusive world-leading Nation, struggling to adapt to modernity. Gay is not a political topic. Work, productivity, China exports, US army contracts, education budget cuts, market corruption, famine within our borders and drug laws should lead political discussions.

We are fear and short-term pleasure addicts, sharing bagatelle past-facts on Face book and Twitter reducing our innate bias and once long-term views to short-worded emotionless expressions of risk-reduced messages, instead of communicating what we should fear in the future. Mainstream media selfishly narrows on details to create leading stories. Our broad thinking is reduced to text message sensations and ego boosting dopamine trips; distracted by fashion, live tv, pop and financial struggles.

I fear my peers that refuse to self-educate. Research, read, engages in philosophical debates. Hold back your strong opinions and open your eyes, ears and mind to multiple perspectives to gain an average and protective resource of ideas. Create theories, study true history. Your individual mind should be a flexible world controlled by your wisdom merely influenced with sparks of reactions and processed emotions. Knowledge leads to happiness.

The lazy tendency to gather in groups and repeat short-worded messages leaves nothing but an effluvium of poorly digested half-truth. American sanity has to start with our effort to embrace everyone, loud, confused, opinionated and hateful as a part of our liberal society. We must find amongst ourselves a leader who is distinguished by a virtue of recognizing and voicing the essence that holds a multi-colored, religiously diversified and sexually liberated or oppressed Nation in constraint. Someone with decorum.

For now, I don’t grip that the Republican party has anyone on the level of President Obama’s Ghandi-esq leadership and the possibility of any of the emerging candidates confronting him in a televised debate is entertaining spectacle at most. Candidates decorating themselves with feathers of what others have achieved while spewing negativity to portrait a “better self” are pretenders.

Rick Santorum stands corrected by his odd attempt to re-word my constitutional phrase: The pursuit of happiness IS our right!

chef Raphael

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Consulting chef Rapheal Gamon

To Whom This May Concern

I am available immediately to step into my next responsibility and assist with my expertise in rejuvenating Resort destinations, Spa businesses and boutique Hotels.

I successfully developed Spa concepts, created multi-level Restaurant forums and implemented team building strategies to strengthen service quality. I have assisted in the construction and finalization of F&B modifications, adjusted stressed businesses to adapt to the demanding requests of today’s travelers and my experience expands in brand recognition and targeted solution presentation to overcome modernization while in operations.

My forte is to refine the core mission of your entity through expanding the quality of service, train/motivate staff to achieve excellence in their duty and with my world-culinary pallet adapt to the specific requests to successfully model menu selection, service standard and Spa presentations for your local and foreign visitors.

I’m a diligent, meticulous mentor with a kind approach to problematic and my resume will reflect my gentile methodology; for I believe in enhancing the best in everyone.

My work as Consultant Chef/ Spa Concept developer has achieved excellence in Europe, US and South East Asia where I studied TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Through my curricular activities i.e. Scuba Dive Instructor and Spa Chef-Instructor – I present a broad expertise in enhancing and reviving any Hotel to their top achieving level of service.

Please feel free to consult with your specific questions; raphael@privatechef.com

Sincerely

Chef Raphael

Alfalfa & Sweet Beets(sugar beets)

A copy of this letter will be sent to President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack along with your comments:
Dear President Obama and Secretary Vilsack,
I urge that you halt the sale and planting of Monsanto’s recently approved Roundup Ready® GMO alfalfa and sugar beets until independent, peer-reviewed studies can be conducted to determine whether or not these products pose a threat to plant, animal and human health.
On January 17 of this year, Dr. Don Huber, an internationally recognized plant pathologist, wrote Secretary Vilsack an urgent letter warning of a credible threat to animal and human health and our food supply. The letter warned of a link between Roundup Ready GMO crops, the use of the herbicide Glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) and serious plant diseases and animal infertility and abortions.
Dr. Huber’s letter detailed the discovery of an organism previously unknown to science by a team of U.S. scientists that had been linked to alarming levels of infertility and spontaneous abortions in livestock. The organism has been found in high concentrations in Roundup Ready corn and soybean meal and distillers grain fed to these animals, resulting in infertility rates as high as 20% and spontaneous abortion rates as high as 45% in cattle herds.
Unfortunately, the administration and USDA have failed to heed this warning and properly respond, despite serious and credible concerns laid out in his letter. Rather than proceed with caution after receiving such alarming information, the Obama administration chose to bow to pressure from vested interests in the agriculture industry and fully deregulate Monsanto’s Roundup Ready® alfalfa and sugar beets less than 3 weeks after receiving Dr. Huber’s letter.
As a result of this failure to conduct due diligence, the decision to deregulate these crops should be reversed, and the White House and the USDA should impose a moratorium on the sale and planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa and sugar beet seeds until independent studies have been conducted documenting their safety.
Furthermore, the practice of allowing Monsanto and other companies to provide internal, corporate-funded studies, while interfering with and intimidating independent scientists and researchers, must end.
It is vital to the future of our democracy and the safety of American citizens that scientists and governmental agencies conduct and review independent scientific studies on the environmental, animal and human health implications of genetically modified crops and foods.

ALC 10 Aids Life Cycle(Aids Ride California)

Dear Friends

One evening at a private dinner party in 2005 I met Lou Rosenblate. Instantly we connected; discussed food, molecular gastronomy and the sensation for anything that stimulates our receptors in varied – or unusual combinations. Through Lou’s daily inspirations, I dived back behind the home stove, re-enacted old tricks and unfolded buried old recipe sheets hidden between cookbooks. “You’re the best…!”

He would encourage the devil in me (culinarially), showed up for dinners with new findings, recipes he clipped, stories of discoveries and openings. Foremost, he was a delightful dinner guest for a chef: He salivated, raved, aaah’d and complimented sauces and nuisances over pretty much everything I prepared for his delightful cravings. He would inquire every bit of food I had in a day, curios if I enjoyed or just ate. Lou never learned to cook with an odd adversity to baking.

One day he confessed he was HIV positive and since I had an extensive knowledge about health-food and Traditional Chinese Medicine he asked if I could help him with a healthy diet. Surprised, I found myself lacking sufficient knowledge but comforted him that his passion for food, regardless of calories or fat was a soul-pleasing aspect and mind-curing life-style. I promised to study the specifics first. “You do that, chef – you’re the best…!”

We planned a culinary trip to South Africa after my return from work in Asia. The planning of this seven-day trip required us to eat five times a day not to miss any of the spectacular restaurants and local specialties. It was all about food!

It was utterly shocking when I received a message from his twin sister that Lou had died in his sleep. Just like that. Dead at 48, gone. With that a friendship erased, a support vanished, meals uncooked; I boxed away cookbooks.

I still feel this awkward empty pain when thinking about him: When a market stores Quince Jelly next to aged cheese, when a food Magazine raves about Chilli laced Cheescake, a cocktail waiter entices Rum soaked Goosberries with Goatcheese or when someone asks if I’d tasted dark chocolate with bacon pieces… Yes, Lou introduced me to it. He was merely a gourmet connection and he still pops in my mind and shows his presence. Nobody should die nowadays of HIV infections: it’s absurd. But – people do. For weeks I was angry and confused.

I’m participating for the 2nd time in ALC 10 (Aids Ride California). To play along in the spirit of Lou’s obsession and because it’s funny as a chef to observe absurd realities – I will post daily a detailed list of my food and drink intake between June 4th – 11th 2011 to share with you what it takes to burn 5000 calories a day bicycling 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Our 7 day journey will raise money and awareness in support of Centers in both cities in their fight to end AIDS.
I rely on your generous support in raising at least $3000 to participate. Please, become a donor and within connected to a cause that will prevent future friendships and families from being early interrupted. There is still a general lack for compassion and much need for research and medicines.

We all share a common ground on earth, live in one short cycle of actions and must allow ourselves to make donations and share wealth, as this is direly needed in the midst of the political chaos and aid-strangulations we experience. Thank You from the bottom of my heart and in the name of Lou’s family and all his friends.

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You’re the best!

Chef Raphael Gamon www.AidsLifeCycle.org go to donation and JUST DO IT!

All this for steam

Nuclear Power for Steam

I was six years old when my father painted my body yellow with a huge biohazard sign across my little chest and dragged me to an anti-Nuclear-facility-demonstration in Switzerland, protesting the construction of the second AW (Atom Werk) in progress.

When in late April of 1986 the accident of Chernobyl scarred half of Europe into the reality of the risks of using the “power of the sun” as my father expressed; I was well educated in his views on my Plutonium Power Generation; He, as a professor for mathematics, physics and chemistry on the ETH (Swiss University for Science and Technology) had instilled a very strong perception on the ignorance of indeterminacy risk by generating energy through BWR (boiling water reactors).

So, I am a geek when it comes to this specific knowledge on Nuclear risk; indoctrinated from early childhood on. With the recent catastrophic development in Japan I have come to realize that I need to educate a very “blind” generation with simplicity and passion: Everyone should be very alert about the reality of the Fukushima Nuclear power plant catastrophe. Sorry, this is scary!

In 1967 the plans to build six Nuclear reactors in the Futabe District about 140 miles SE of Tokyo on an earthquake fault caused engineers to quit their respected jobs, frustrated that the Tokyo Electric Company and the conservative Government would not regard their warnings… The construction started in 1971. Yes, the plans are that old, the security is outdated and the population has expanded 240% in the surrounding area. Partially because there had not been an accident and foremost since real estate boomed in the late 80’s and compliance is a human trait.

All the signs were there: Today, Chernobyl caused over 1 million people to die painfully on cancer, we have over 20’000 people in an 300 mile area of ground zero living with Thyroid cancer and no farmland can produce vegetables beyond or above grounds that should be used for living consumption; Although people live in that area, grow food and are sickly and even infertile. Today, 40% of Northern Europe produces crop and produce that contains elements of radioactivity that is considered harmful (60 times above some dubious guidelines) to humans and certain products from Turkey, like Hazelnuts are sold worldwide, even so they are unsafe…

Back to Japan. We have six Nuclear reactors damaged. Three of them without shielding cover. Two of the cooling towers blown out by a hydrogen explosion and with it about 250 pieces of highly radioactive spent fuel-rods scattered all over the place. Also they are “old” rods, they still need to be cooled for about sixty years (we don’t really know, because we have no reference…) If you held one of these cladded twenty inch long and ½ inch wide rods next to your face you would die within minutes of radiation burns. Your skin would boil and fall off your face. Standing ten feet away you would die within days of inner organ burns, your eyes would dry out and your brain shrink and this old rods radiate in dangerous high measurement even 1 mile away to such an extreme, they can cause anyone to experience skin eruptions in month and years to come: internal damage equal to an AIDS patients dying of a whipped out immune system. Hey, I’m not trying to scare you, we know this for fact from Chernobyl. Google some pictures… So, twice, 250 pounds of these rods in each of the cooling roofs are blown all over the place… It’s a mess. Two towers missing, a third roof partially gone.

After the earthquake the electricity went out. The Tsunami took out four generators the size of a Midwest farm barn, usually assisting in an emergency supply of energy needed for the 3M L H2O pM (one million gallon of water per minute!) to keep the facilities running safely. About 30 tons of Nuclear waste needs to be cooled every year… Besides, it takes lot’s of water to cool the 500 lbs of active purified Uranium in the core of each facility to keep it from melting; a term used when a critical stage of heat is overstepped (we are not sure about this precise measurement either) the rods will burn, glow or melt uncontrollably and there is no stopping it… Not even salt water that was pumped directly from the ocean and washed back radioactive…

To date, 500 lbs in each of the six buildings are not cooled correctly; two of the cooling pools are pretty much exposed or empty and the Zirconium covered rods are evaporating, overheating, releasing a radioactive steam that can cause bone cancer, Typhoid cancer and all sorts of allergies for the next 600 years on earth. Okay, it eventually dilutes in the atmospheric region but some will rain down on fields and foremost oceans where it will be absorbed by plankton feeding crustaceans, feeding little fish, feeds big fish and is surely absorbed by us with no escape. It only takes 1/M of a gram to cause cancer in a human being. Five lbs of this yellow cake Plutonium is enough to cause cancer in all living species on earth. (That includes us…)

Right now we have 1000 lbs of activated Uranium leaking radioactive energy all over the place on Japan, spews variations of radiation traveling into the winds and cruising onwards Northern America and “falling out” (rain) onto the freshly sprouted farmlands. The energy released by each core is equal to 1000 Hiroshima bombs – not a mathematical matter we can ignore or brush aside as insignificant. Yes, it only took 5lbs to make the Nagasaki bomb.

I was furious about the oil spill in the golf of Mexico, but the catastrophic reality happening right now on Japan is by far the worst result caused by the greedy need for energy. A human notion we could play with the energies of the sun gone slightly wrong.

For the first six weeks we are in danger of Iodine 129 causing guaranteed Typhoid cancer, well that has nearly past (the EPA claims… but all private research levels are still alarmingly high and the energies released have not diminished), for the fact of fission radiation of Cesium – well, let’s look at it this way: Einstein estimated it would linger 600 years in ground water supplies and possibly harm any living organ in this time frame…

Strontium 90 however will cause radiation damage for at least 500 million years, but heck – who cares… That is a freaking long time and nobody will know, really…

As a Buddhist I have to end this “outburst” with a kind and encouraging note: Indeed, there are solutions that Nature offers us to cope with the never-ending pollution brought upon humanity by brilliant minds. We can adjust our intake, be it physically and mentally; it does require we become informed and don’t shy away from the information available. Self-promoting as it seems, I do teach courses in cooking and consuming healthy food that can boost our immune response and aids our abilities to cope in this short cycle of wondrous living.

Chef Raphael

Consultingn Chef Rapheal Gamon

To Whom This May Concern

I am available immediately to step into my next responsibility and assist with my expertise in rejuvenating Resort destinations, Spa businesses and boutique Hotels.

I successfully developed Spa concepts, created multi-level Restaurant forums and implemented team building strategies to strengthen service quality. I have assisted in the construction and finalization of F&B modifications, adjusted stressed businesses to adapt to the demanding requests of today’s travelers and my experience expands in brand recognition and targeted solution presentation to overcome modernization while in operations.

My forte is to refine the core mission of your entity through expanding the quality of service, train/motivate staff to achieve excellence in their duty and with my world-culinary pallet adapt to the specific requests to successfully model menu selection, service standard and Spa presentations for your local and foreign visitors.

I’m a diligent, meticulous mentor with a kind approach to problematic and my resume will reflect my gentile methodology; for I believe in enhancing the best in everyone.

My work as Consultant Chef/ Spa Concept developer has achieved excellence in Europe, US and South East Asia where I studied TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Through my curricular activities i.e. Scuba Dive Instructor and Spa Chef-Instructor – I present a broad expertise in enhancing and reviving any Hotel to their top achieving level of service.

Please feel free to consult with your specific questions; raphael@privatechef.com

Sincerely

Chef Raphael

new article published

A cure to your health woes?
By Elizabeth Mutambara on 10/05/2010

Pick up a toy, a dinner plate or even an electronic good and chances are you will see a ‘Made in China’ tag.

It shouldn’t surprise you though; after all, the Chinese people have been making and inventing things for a long time: paper, the compass, gunpowder and printing have all originated from China.

The Chinese also invented technologies that involve mechanics, hydraulics, and mathematics applied to things such as astronomy, agriculture, music theory, engineering, nautics, craftmanship and warfare.

They have also, for centuries, been practicing a form of traditional medicine based on the philosophical concept that the human body is a small universe with a set of complete and sophisticated interconnected systems that work in balance to maintain the healthy function of the body.

Chef Raphael Gamon (pictured) says that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) reduces not only the doctor visits and ailments, but it also reduces the medical bills.

TCM has been around for over 3000 years and integrates traditional herbs into cooking, which help supports a healthy diet and improve the way you feel.

“The food that we eat can make a major difference to our long-term health, if we learn to eat properly, which is where TCM comes into play,” Raphael says.

“Don’t worry, this isn’t going to bore on about cutting our meat and eating your veggies – TCM is about cooking for taste, for health and for enjoyment.”

And by eating certain foods, you help your body maintain that healthy function.

For example, consuming the Chinese yam is reportedly supposed to help balance your hormones and strengthen the stomach while red dates and goji berries are meant to increase your blood circulation.

“This is not hocus-pocus potions and remedies. It is an accepted form of cuisine that they have been enjoying tastefully in Asia since well before the USA was discovered,” Raphael says.

However, consuming certain Chinese herbal medicine involves a risk of allergic reactions (like most foods) and in rare cases, there may be poisoning.

Poisoning is usually due to introducing toxic herbs in your diet, which thankfully, are not available in most western countries.

Home Land Security?

I know this is going to be most provocative; but the deeper message intended is serious.

TSA has now implemented hundreds of their newest x-ray machines and before the years end we will have 1000+ of this radiation boxes in airports all over the United States. Growing up as a child the doctors would lay a heavy lead-belt on your groin to prevent the radiation from damaging your testicles; even now, radiologists as do current TSA employers “hide” behind protective barriers to prevent radiation damage to their bodies while claiming that the low rate of these rays are of no harm. Really?

Although the satirical notion that child molesters have a perfect opportunity to work for TSA and anyone into groping woman or men should be ecstatic about the newest level of results the past Bush administration has implemented with fear-tactical politics… I do recognize that a father must feel awkward and a mother irritated when their daughters and sons are being “padded” on the (TSA director quote) “…end of their torso…” We so happened to have a penis, testis (witness) or vagina on that “end”. That this is done with robber gloves or “…the back of the hand…” is of no soothing comfort when having a stranger uninvited reaching between my legs.

“You have a choice to travel without flying…” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano expresses. We all should take her up on this offer! That was a stupid and diminishing remark to enforce a piece of security implementation that ensures little overall security nor prevents any modern terrorist from being effective.

Whilst the lame-duck Senate is blocking nuclear arms treaty enabling truly dangerous people access to neglected archaic weapons her Homeland Security office aggressively campaigns on multiple media levels the need for security screening to prevent terrorist access to airports/aircrafts… should they acquire black market nukes.
I doubt they would carry that next to their dick…
Such propaganda to support the purchase of outdated screening machines works well – considering the average intelligence and lack of political participation is ranking us 19th in the world. Just compare: In face of Medi-Care reporting monthly 15’000 “accidental” death in US hospitals the little “damage” terrorists would add to the preventable death rate is laughable.

I have nothing against gays in the military, but any dude touching my junk while I’m hiolding my hands “straight” out sideways should send me roses the next day… What’s better: To have your naked images enjoyed by a junk of girsl or guys hidden in a video room laughing about the size of my prick, or a TSA prick checking the size of my junk while my friends twitter the image to the world? Either way I am exploited!

Let me “play” a little with this scenario on airports. Although the TSA claims that none of the clear naked images of scanned travelers will be stored or collected we have already over 1000 such images/video clips on the net proving their claim a lie. The accidental published secret documents of this TSA scanner indicates secular purposes; one of them to collect data i.e. height, weight and contour of people they (who?) find questionable. It is not surprising the Government would multi-task by implementing such x-ray computers – but the outdated excuse that this infringement of my privacy is to enhance my security – is going too far.

When I stand in line, in socks while witnessing the unhygienic undressing of other passangers (how can you walk barefoot in an airport?) – realizing the absurd lack of organization, knowing that any TSA employee with lesser education and background check could instantly add me to a terrorist watch list – enrages me. I should not care if he is gay when “padding” me down. Personally I ponder if they “reach” into the “pockets” of obese passengers, cause they could store explosive devises in the fold of their stomach skin? I watched a Buddhist monk calmly enduring the humiliating procedure while looking straight at a group of young travelers filming his strip-search on their i-phone; What was he thinking?

The bureaucrats in Washington, mostly traveling via private jets could impossibly imagine the psychological stress some parents endure when TSA employees fumble their off-springs. Today’s politician are poor representatives in fairly reflecting our concern, while protecting their endorsement… Terrorists have perfectly achieved what they intended; Americans now accept Government excused groping and storing of triple x images of their citizen. The abuse of these images has just not escalated to a concern of importance: Julia Roberts nude pic on twitter or the naked images of Brad Pitt’s kids on Facebook; already we have sexting of unimportant people=images circulating: It’s sexual exploitation, just TSA uses other words – like when they explain that they merely check the “end” of my torso. I would laugh, but this is just too sick. Have we really evolved to the level where parents now encourage their children: “…go ahead sweetie, let that man/woman touch you on your genitals, it’s for our security and quite alright…”

TSA not long ago adjusted to a national scandal having failed to properly back-ground check their employees. I’d like to know more about the people touching my sex! Government is calculating that once we are confronted with this security-check, halfway en route to our destination we would not share our disagreement. We can’t – we get arrested for refusing abuse… Indeed, as a Nation we are so egocentrically revoked from the notion that as a mass we have power; we fail to boykot flying: One day would force a change swiftly! Airlines could reject TSA from doing anything if they would realize serious loss of revenue.

I cannot gather a mass support but I encourage everyone to set their cellphones on “record” mode when approaching the TSA scanner and starts pushing the limits by recording TSA employees tapping (with the back of their hands…) children, nuns, politicians, celebs and grandmothers on breasts, penises and vaginas. Please, this is the only way to end this madness? Not? And if you capture the name of the molester; please publish it too! We can make a change!

VOTE

I should be writing about the newest recipes or the least stages of the school curriculum I wrote to teach TCM to chef students and nutritionists, but two weeks before the mid-term elections I cant resist to ponder about politics; a topic that is very present in my daily life these days.

The political pendulum is not stagnant. As soon Republicans dominate the upper and lower house the public reflection seems liberal and as it stands with a fragile Democratic majority running the Senate the peoples cry for conservatism is huge.

A new and insulting anti-Obama movie hits the theaters; possibly a Republican variation of a Michael Moore half-truths-entertainment; only more aggressive and equally confusing with overplayed facts and false claims.

The very odd reality of having seriously “off-the-track” characters running for both parties to be voted into Government positions is comical; From witchcraft to Nazi Sturmbandfuehrer the annoying adds and media propaganda are bombarding us with fact findings and word pickings that make a fair choice difficult. I understand that the burden on US citizen is strained with housing costs pressuring and socio economic status being compared and shifted, but I equally believe that the reasons that now ugly surface after this recession have been neglected for too long.

We have become apathetic to the need of producing American made goods, spoiled our children with food that borders on criminal intent, restricted the teachers to an excess that bullies can scare a few gentle souls to commit suicide, trusting the doctors to prescribe pharma synthetics to treat hypochondriac symptoms, maxed out every plastic card mailed from greedy banks and luring mega stores, offered our sons and daughters to liberalize or democratize lands that hate and disrespect what we stand for, stretched the limits of our first amendment by people that deserve no media attention and bonded to Arabia and China our need for wasteful products which further pollute body, land and spirit.

Now we turn on President Obama, because he should have cleared this mess in the two years he’s been in power, rescued us and made us rich, complacent and comfortable again – bring the soldiers back alive, reduce the debt, control the financial institutions, keep us healthy for a minimum of cost and give us a job that is easy and brings in lots of dough, so we can all re-purchase a house and gamble on Wallstreet… That’s just not going to happen!

Here is my recipe for the month: Get out of your depressive position, slim down your needs and lend a hand to swing this economy back into motion. Work a little more, use some extra money and spend it on American made product, shop in your neighborhood store, deal with your illness before you get sick and eat healthier; fresh farm produce to strengthen your immune system. Talk with your kids and your teacher, encourage them that you are in their support, help a neighbor in need, smile more, respect your first amendment and praise the fact you could… – that does not mean you should say it.

Foremost: VOTE this time and give your President some slack, he has done more than most of us did in these last two years!