Teachable Moments


We here pretty much believe in the general correctness of our world view.  We believe that we have facts and logic on our side.  We are willing to explain the situation to anybody.  All of these are fine things to have; but a key that often is required would be a teachable moment.

As people journey through life, they are trying some of this, and a bit of that, often driven by their world view.  Or perhaps by what their family, friends, or the media tell them that they should be doing.  And sometimes they realize that the results are not what they would like them to be.  Often, these results are all too easily blamed on others; but sometimes a moment of introspection arrives when they doubt their approach, their behavior, and their world view.

These moments are key.  These are times that they might be approached effectively.  This is when the red pill might be fruitfully dispensed.  But to be effective in dispensing it, one typically must be careful not to deliver it all at once.  Gradually explaining the situation, letting the other person respond with at last partial acknowledgement before moving on is key.  And an acknowledgement of understanding can be effective, for the red pill is a bitter pill to swallow.

And like with many medicines, regular usage over a period of time is often required for the patient to improve.  So, be willing, be able, and be there.

Commenter ideas will be appreciated.

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78 comments on “Teachable Moments
  1. Tarnished says:

    I love everything about this post.

    The only addition to include would be that it’s possible to meet/converse with those who can acknowledge the existence and overall truth of the RP while simultaneously accepting it affects them in very small quantities.

    A good example of this is Liz’s marriage, where it encompasses some aspects that are very true to RP thinking, but less so in others.

    It’s also incredibly important to remind ourselves that NAWALT and NAMALT apply, so that we can stick to generalizations.

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  2. Tarnished says:

    Awareness that one person’s life experiences may or may not align with your own worldview is also beneficial. Perhaps one could say “I wouldn’t handle the situation as you did…here’s what I’d do and why” or “I have yet to find a man/woman who acts as you just described…what was your take on their though process?”. Comprehending that someone’s life has led them down a different path does nothing to sully your own trail.

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  3. Farm Boy says:

    I love everything about this post.

    Much appreciated.

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  4. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    FArm Boy,
    I do have to apologize for taking your posts for granted. I have enjoyed them thoroughly.
    I have not had a “teachable monet” yet but, when I do, I think a spoonful at a time would be a good idea.

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  5. Farm Boy says:

    I have not had a “teachable moment” yet but, when I do

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  6. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    I liked that clip where he set a bear free from a trap without aenthesthetizing the bear. That’s bold!

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  7. Farm Boy says:

    Well then FuzzieWuzzieBear, find it, and bring it front and center.

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  8. Farm Boy says:

    Here it is.
    The bear is free.

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  9. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    The bear appears at the 1:05 mark and is released by 1:10.

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  10. Yoda says:

    Anakin few teachable moments there were.
    Same with Jar-Jar it was.
    But for different reasons it would be.

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  11. It is true that the soil must be ready for the seed to take root. There’s no harm in bouncing the red pill off someone (like my potential frivorce gal pals or recently frivorced guys) but if they resist or don’t seem to get it, I drop back, wait for another opening rather than bludgeon them with more and more “proof” of my worldview. I am surprised how often these little nuggets are grasped, and then followed up on. Not everyone will get it, or even agree what “it” is. You cannot force it. Individual results may vary.

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  12. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Bloom,
    You have a talent for this. You are persuasive and subtle.

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  13. Yoda says:

    FWB,

    Any bear training videos there are?

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  14. Farm Boy says:

    Here is one

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  15. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    Now, why would there be a need for training videos? Cubs spend three years with their Mamas, long enough to experience most events.
    However, I did see this on youtube. I don’t think it was meant to be taken seriously.

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  16. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I did not know that the California Maritime Academy had a training ship, the “Golden Bear”.

    Last night, on youtube I did see one of their “commercial” videos promoting a Maritime Academy in the Phillipines. This my portend the future in education. Men will have to go overseas.

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  17. @ fuzzie it’s easy w women, believe it or not, as they are always keen to talk about relationships, at least w other women. Of course they may seem to completely get it and then still do whatever silly thing they are doing which can be maddening.

    With guys it is more difficult because while they may agree w the red pill I think they might think it’s some sort of trick, they seem so shocked to hear a woman say it! Guys ironically seem to be more likely to whip out the blue pill party line in response. Not sure why this is?

    Either way I can kindof tell if someone is “getting it” or not and will continue or not based on that. And then sometimes I run across a red pill “natural” who seems to know as much or more about red pill philosophy even if they have never actually been exposed to red pill info. My friend who is a single gal in her 60s and is a designer who has lived all over the world, for example. Maybe she’s learned this from age and life experience?

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  18. Tarnished says:

    Of course they may seem to completely get it and then still do whatever silly thing they are doing which can be maddening.

    I don’t talk to many women throughout my day (97% male demographic), but the ones who are regular customers are typically Uber feminist, with a few traditionalists thrown in. It’s usually not worth it to talk about relationships with either group.

    Guys ironically seem to be more likely to whip out the blue pill party line in response. Not sure why this is?

    I’ve encountered the same, Bloom. Again it could be due to living in one of the areas of my state where the majority red meets the minority blue, but the men can also be pretty neatly divided into the feminist and traditional camps, with only a small number who are RP/MGTOW savvy. Both the fems and tradcons think women can do no wrong unless they literally murder someone, though obviously for different reasons. Whenever I try to subtly talk MGTOW with them, they either get very confused or upset. Tons of white knighting on behalf of all women going on, not just individuals they know (which would be fine, since some undoubtedly are NAWALTs). It’s sad, the amount of single guys in their 20s and 30s who have so much going for them, yet post on Facebook how miserable and worthless they feel without a girlfriend. A few have asked me out, and after gently turning them down, try to get them to realize MGTOW/singlehood isn’t a bad choice or a “loser” choice. It rarely works. In fact, a common attempted rebuttal is along the lines of “but I’d make sure you’d want for nothing!”…they already know that money and resources are what attracts most women.

    It is disturbing, the amount of men out there who have been indoctrinated to believe their lives are incomplete without a committed female partner. A great disservice has been done to men. Women had their fish-bicycle movement en masse decades ago…men are only starting.

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  19. Yoda says:

    Wonder if Moe’s “teachable moments” based on a club I do.

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  20. Yoda says:

    It’s sad, the amount of single guys in their 20s and 30s who have so much going for them, yet post on Facebook how miserable and worthless they feel without a girlfriend.

    Odd that post this they would.

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  21. Yoda says:

    a common attempted rebuttal is along the lines of “but I’d make sure you’d want for nothing!”…they already know that money and resources are what attracts most women.
    ,

    Depends on which stage the women are in.
    Confusing to men as they often understand this not.

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  22. Spawny Get says:

    I’d love to go clubbing with Jar-Jar

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  23. Liz says:

    “I’d love to go clubbing with Jar-Jar”

    Hit him over the head with a club, I hope you mean. 😛

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  24. Tarnished says:

    Is clubbing with Jar Jar anything like clubbing with seals?

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  25. Tarnished says:

    Odd that post this they would.

    Not really.
    Facebook has devolved into nothing but a meme amplifier, grievance airer and ego stroker for the most part.

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  26. Yoda says:

    Facebook has devolved

    Room to do this I thought they had not.

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  27. Yoda says:

    Both the fems and tradcons think women can do no wrong unless they literally murder someone, though obviously for different reasons

    An odd defacto alliance this is.
    Worth a post this might be.

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  28. Yoda says:

    I am surprised how often these little nuggets are grasped, and then followed up on.

    Perhaps shows the extent of the disconnect between world view and reality it would.
    The size of this gulf makes fertile ground it does.

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  29. missattempts says:

    People equate “their” viewpoint with their self. This is called “identification.”
    For example, the bru ha ha over the Confederate flag is a COMPLETE RED HERRING.
    A flag has no power to fire a gun and kill people. The mad man that killed the 9,
    would have done such in any event. His warped thinking was not based on the
    existence of a flag. The Southern folks that are offended that “their” flag is banned
    are also victims of “identification.” Their lives will go on without the flag.
    “Identification” CAN prove leathal. For example, THE SATANIC MEDIA BASTARDS
    are embarking on their plans to destroy Donald Trump and get their mistress Hillary
    into the White House. They will stop at no wicked thing to obtain their objectives.
    So an illegal immagrent killed a beautiful white woman out for stroll with her dad.
    Trump made note of that, so the immeadiate cries of “RACISM” started.
    These animals identify with their heard. Vile parasites that want to feed off America.
    They defend the acts of criminals because it’s “their” criminal. All a result of
    “identification.”

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  30. @ tarn I fall prey to that same “wishing to be part of a couple” stuff, too. I think it’s actually pretty “normal” to want that. Humans seem to be a pair up species, if for no other reason than we have young who have a long period of dependancy before they are adults. What’s not normal is the hostile environment which makes being part of a good pairing so dicey.

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  31. SFC Ton says:

    Women get the red pill because they drive the whole damn thing. They know be yourself and we like nice guys, let’s be friends is bullshit. They don’t want men to know what’s up because it would remove options from women. A woman’s main weapon is lies/ deceptions. The red pill removes her deception tactics. Women will talk red pill because they already know what’s the truth(ie makes them wet) and what is bullshit.

    Men are the target of all the blue pill propaganda/ deception operations. Women are th one’s who generate the propaganda/ deception.

    Want to really piss off a chick? Let her know you, as a man, see through her bullshit. That pisses them off more then banging their sister and bestie in a three way

    The left hates my flag because it is the polar opposite of everything progressives stand for. Sooooo basically good vs evil, traditions and stability vs lawlessness and feralness; mono ethnic culture’s vs govt officials covering up moslems rapping White girls in the name of diversity etc etc. If northern White men voted like Southron White men, none of the bullshit that is going on would be occurring

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  32. Tarnished says:

    Women will talk red pill because they already know what’s the truth(ie makes them wet) and what is bullshit.

    Is it possible there is such a large amount of cognitive dissonance between what Are vs Should be attracted to that a significant number of them believe what they say? It would explain the women who cry to each other that they “just can’t find a good, decent man” when anyone can see that the men they choose aren’t even close to good, decent men.

    *NAMALT applies, as some men can be deceitful as to their true personality as well.*

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  33. Liz says:

    Yes, the hoolah over the Confederate flag has nothing whatsoever to do with the Confederate flag. I’m pretty sure the next demand will be to declare Confederate symbols as hate speech by people wearing Che shirts holding the Vagina Monologues.

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  34. Liz says:

    The fact that this will probably work explains why they are the only ones who get to have nice things.

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  35. SFC Ton says:

    Just so Tarn; these things (women) are not complex, they are convoluted. Lying to themselves more then anyone else

    Yep, my flag has to go, they want us to rename schools, streets, pull down monuments etc yet the left celebrates negros who kill cops, amazon.com will carry all manner of books written by moslems, black panthers, feminist, marxist etc calling for the extermination of White folk etc etc world without end.

    It’s the symbol of pride for God fearing, Southron White men and we are the only men in any large sense of the word that oppose the left. That’s what they hate. Us and our opposition.

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  36. Yoda says:

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/07/gelerneter-on-fire.php

    Once upon a time we thought of appeasement as a particular approach to Hitler. We have long since come to see that it is a Weltanschauung, an entire philosophical worldview that teaches the blood-guilt of Western man, the moral bankruptcy of the West, and the outrageousness of Western civilization’s attempting to impose its values on anyone else. World War II and its aftermath clouded the issue, but self-hatred has long since reestablished itself as a dominant force in Europe and (less often and not yet decisively) the United States. It was a British idea originally; it was enthusiastically taken up by the French. Today (like so many other British ideas) it is believed more fervently in continental Europe than anywhere else.”

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  37. Yoda says:

    Quotable quote: “Students today are so ignorant that it’s hard to accept how ignorant they are. It’s hard to grasp that [the student] you’re talking to, who is bright, articulate, interested, doesn’t know who Beethoven was. Looking back at the history of the 20th Century [he] just sees a fog. Has [only] the vaguest idea of who Winston Churchill was or why he mattered. No image of Teddy Roosevelt. We have failed [them].”

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  38. Yoda says:

    What’s not normal is the hostile environment which makes being part of a good pairing so dicey.

    Odd this is.
    Alsmost as if on purpose it would be…

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  39. Yoda says:

    Teachable moments result they will,

    http://www.jammiewf.com/2015/obamas-daughter-scores-internship-with-notorious-sex-offender/

    Malia Obama has reportedly scored a gig many teens would gladly give up selfies to land: Summer intern for Lena Dunham.

    The first teen, who turned 17 on Independence Day, was spotted last week on the set of the popular HBO dramedy “Girls,” which is currently shooting its next season in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg.

    “She’s a fan, and she mentioned that to Lena [Dunham] when she came to the White House,” a source with knowledge told Us Weekly. “I’m not sure how long she’ll be interning for. It’s a bit of a trial thing for her. They’ve known each other and discussed for a while. Lena and her get along great.”

    Child abuse this would be?

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  40. SFC Ton says:

    yankees showed up here with that self hatred and lust for control. Think about the early colonies up north, how damn near every aspect of life had a set of rules to control humans/ human behaviour to form a utopia on earth. That heavy burden of laws and control stems from self hatred, lack of belief in some version of common goodness etc in most people

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  41. Yoda says:

    damn near every aspect of life had a set of rules to control humans/ human behaviour to form a utopia on earth.

    Still trying they are.

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  42. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    That link about our President’s kid working for Lena Dunham is a teachable moment. They, the Obamas, don’t care what we think about where their lotalties lie.
    He couldn’t run for a third term.

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  43. Yoda says:

    Effectively endorse “slut culture” they do.

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  44. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Bloom,
    It has been a long time since I read that post on online dating. I am still stratching my head at the disparity. Guys shouldn’t bother.

    Tarn,
    Baby seals???!!!

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  45. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    It would be good to see a post on how incentives for feminists and tradcons naturally align. Advantage given to women and damn the expense to anyone else.

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  46. Liz says:

    “He couldn’t run for a third term.”

    I really thought this about his second term too.

    (I desire to slap the average American voter in the face with my mitten)

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  47. SFC Ton says:

    Replace mitten with hatchet and I’m right there with you babydoll

    I would like to club baby seals for a season. Seems to me that’s the only ticket not punched on my evil White man score card and it pissess me off I have not yet reached maximum evilness on the progressive score card.

    Plus I bet they are yummy

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  48. Yoda says:

    I desire to slap the average American voter in the face

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  49. Yoda says:

    Want to really piss off a chick? Let her know you, as a man, see through her bullshit.

    Pissed off they are?
    Or confused they would be?

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  50. Tarnished says:

    Plus I bet they are yummy

    Taste like chicken they do?

    Pissed off they are?
    Or confused they would be?

    If they are manipulative women, they’d be pissed at anyone bringing their deceitful tactics to light.

    If they are more or less regular women, they’ll laugh and admit some of it, but play it off as being an exaggeration.

    If they are unicorns, they’ll be confused. The only exception is if they are very close to their male family or friends who have been hurt by the above 2 types.

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  51. SFC Ton says:

    No idea what they taste like but you can be sure anything that cute is
    Evil in hiding
    And yummy

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  52. theasdgamer says:

    A woman’s main weapon is lies/ deceptions.

    How can you know that a woman is lying? Her lips are moving. NAWALT.

    All women deceive–not all lie all the time. Even Mrs. Gamer deceives, though she is very careful not to lie directly. She still omits telling the whole truth. Last time Mrs. Gamer did this, it was to surprise me by coming home before I expected her home. I had told her to come home in a text message and she was complying. Mrs. Gamer is a unicorn.

    Was at a salsa club last Sat. night. One woman told me she didn’t have time to attend a salsa class–more like she is too experienced for it. A deception. Another woman lied about being a woman’s mother–it was playful lying. She probably lied about some other stuff, including having a fiance and looking for him on Craig’s List because she is intuitive. She was all over me when we danced, giggling frequently, and gave me hugs and a kiss…on the cheek.

    Last night I was at a dance lesson. The teacher, a woman, and I were the only people left. The woman turned down the lights “so that it would feel like a party”. Heh. It was a clear signal of interest. I pissed her off by talking about another woman, lol. (Talking about another woman will piss off a woman. It can cause Mrs. Gamer to go ape5h1t.)

    NB: Mrs. Gamer awakened me this morning for fun&games ™. There was a connection to what happened last night. I am used to having an abundance of options and Mrs. Gamer can sense it by my behavior. Young men need to know these things.

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  53. Liz says:

    “No idea what they taste like but you can be sure anything that cute is
    Evil in hiding
    And yummy”

    I that is why I still wear my shark deflecting frog helmet!
    (also, it hides the horns)

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  54. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz,
    Son’t worry. There is not enough meat on a kitten to be worth the trouble.

    About baby seals, I bet they taste like veal. Something my mother wouldn’t have in the house. It would make her father too sad.

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  55. Liz says:

    “I bet they taste like veal”

    I thought you’d be betting veal tastes like baby seal and not the other way around!
    When did a baby cow wander in your neck of the woods? You’re A BEAR!! 😛

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  56. Liz says:

    Random note to all:
    BTW, I have given up coffee for a while. It’s the second day. This is just a warning…my posts might stop making sense, or I might come across as passive aggressive.
    Just slap me if that happens.

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  57. Liz says:

    No coffee, no sugar, no wheat, no alcohol…
    over 48 hours now. Only 27 days and five hours left to go!

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  58. Tarnished says:

    Liz,

    I’ll make sure to use a fish…

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  59. Yoda says:

    New post there is.

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  60. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz,
    I don’t want to eat either! Now, beaver, that is something else again.

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  61. Tarnished says:

    Liz,

    No sugar or wheat at all…? Or do you mean heavily processed crappy high fructose wheat and sugar?

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  62. Liz says:

    Lol Tarn! 🙂
    Or I could hand you my mitten. But the fish is probably made of stronger stuff. 😛

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  63. Tarnished says:

    Does Ton have a beard?
    Manly masculine testosterone men have toothpick beards…

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  64. Liz says:

    “No sugar or wheat at all…? Or do you mean heavily processed crappy high fructose wheat and sugar?”

    No processed sugar, Tarn. I can have some types of fruit but not much.

    (this is all part of the anti-inflammation diet plan…for my skin primarily, we’ll see how it goes)

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  65. Sumo says:

    Does Ton have a beard?

    Ton’s beard is the stuff of legend.

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  66. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz,
    I feel for you. I could not give up coffee.

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  67. Tarnished says:

    I’d be fine giving up alcohol…I only have about 8oz a week. Can’t stand coffee so there’d be nothing for me to give up there, but don’t you dare take my tea, lol.

    If I gave up fruit and whole wheat, that’d be approximately 1/3 of my diet out the window. :/

    What kind of inflammation do you have, Liz (if you don’t mind me asking). One of my sisters used to have it bad on her cheeks and neck, I could ask her how she got it under control.

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  68. Liz says:

    “What kind of inflammation do you have, Liz”
    I have a wheat allergy, and my skin acts up when I eat that, so I know to avoid it (HAH! sometimes). I’m more trying to sort of ‘de tox’ and help my skin in general..youth, beauty, that sort of thing. 🙂

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  69. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz,
    I just came up with a simple solution. Eat more MICE!
    Your prt humans will appreciate it and not eat you.
    Mice are a good source of protein.

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  70. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It gets a little strange when humans eat mice.

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  71. Liz says:

    I have that book, ‘Never Cry Wolf’, Fuzzie. It was great. 🙂
    I had no idea they made it into a movie.

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  72. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz,
    That’s another to add to the netflix queue. Well reccommended.

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  73. Tarnished says:

    Liz,

    Awesome anti-inflammatory meal: bruschetta.

    Garlic, onions, tomatoes, and olive oil are all great for combating inflammation of various types (including skin). Just use potato or tapioca bread instead of wheat, and you’re set! Low-fat or 2% mozzarella should help you, too.

    If you have a ginger infused tea with it…all the better. 🙂

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  74. SFC Ton says:

    LOL I actually put my beard on the auction block; if my crew raised 10k for our charity I would have shaved. Thanks be they didn’t close

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