Simeon Schatz

Fascism: A Warning Review

Germany, Demokratie, Policy

I’ve known about Fascism for quite some time. Fortunately, Albright answered all the questions for me including her warning about the consequences of Fascism for our future.

She described it as a kind of authoritarian rule including complete control by the leader of a nation, appeal to ultranationalism, and electricity being based in the pioneer as opposed to lying with the taxpayers. She described Mussolini as taking huge amounts of money from corporations and banks while feigning concern about the working class. He put on a show for people, dispersed and marketed private products under his name, was a fantastic politician but had very little comprehension of diplomacy, rejected input from his advisors and watched his own judgment as the sole one. She described Hitler as answering questions with lies intended to reassure people, believing and saying that being a Barbarian was honorable, eliminating civil servants he saw as not true, taking charge of the arts and journalism, using mass media (radio in those days) to catch attention of the masses and making persecution of people who couldn’t defend themselves look like federal self defense.

Albright also discussed the character and exploits of a number of other Fascist leaning leaders such as Chavez, Erdogan, Putin, and the Kim dynasty. Last but not least comes Trump who has revealed the majority of the features and antics previously employed by Mussolini and Hitler. He seems more comfortable with them than with our allies with whom he tends to pick fights.

Albright sees Fascists and Fascist leaning leaders as invoking”America (or another nation ) Initial” as a method of justifying their inclination to do anything they please. They feel entitled to do what they want for no valid reason or simply make one up without a base. She sees their unpredictability as a character trait rather than as a way to accomplish anything productive.

How can they gain power? Fascist leaders appeal emotionally to individuals who feel disenfranchised from what they believe is owed them or people who feel fearful of the others, often cultural or political groups differing from theirs. Though this fervor is fanned by social networking, it existed long before computers and spread through personal appearances and using more conventional media.

We can learn how to ask pointed questions of people who claim to be acting in our best interest. We also have to reconnect with one another, understand each other’s fears and sense of loss in addition to beginning to work together as people and society to deal with these concerns.

I strongly recommend this book as a means to comprehend the actual challenges that face us and to help us learn to listen to each other to find mutually acceptable ways of approaching our struggles.

Guinea pigs

White, Guinea Pig, Perwuwianka

When you envision a guinea pig, you probably envision the normal short-haired American guinea pig. But what about people who have curly or long hair? Many people would probably just assume that their owners let them grow their hair out, but that is certainly not true. There are in fact several breeds of domesticated guinea pigs in the world. However, I will be going through the most popular ones now, which you may find at your neighborhood pet store.
Probably among the most common long-haired pig, the Abyssinian is a fantastic pet to have. This strain has swirls, which really make them ideal as a show pig. And yes, there are contests for guinea pigs.
But because of the nature of the Abyssinian’s hair, this sort of guinea pig is somewhat harder to look after. I wouldn’t suggest this for a child, unless someone more accountable is prepared to undertake the responsibilities of dressing.
This is the most common strain of them all, at least in North America. Therefore, the name”American.” However, the biggest reason why the American is the most popular one is not because it is extra cute or cuddly. It’s because it is the easiest one to look after, making them ideal for small children.
But if you have loads of time to dedicate to a pet, I’d suggest something more infrequent, like the Abyssinian.
This specific breed is like the Abyssinian. However, the one key difference is that it’s long straight hair rather than long curly hair. Of all of the various guinea pig strains, the Peruvian appears to have the longest hair. Combing the right hair is recommended daily to stop any tangles, which might lead to discomfort to your pet.
Also Known as the Sheltie, The Silkie guinea pig is like the Peruvian. The main distinction is the hair around the area of the head. The hair of the Silkie can be much softer than that of some other strains, which makes them great for entertaining small kids.
But of course I would not suggest this for a kid to look after. Make sure there’s a responsible person managing all of the grooming required to keep a healthy Silkie.
The Teddy guinea pig really looks like a stuffed animal, likely because of it is dense and short coat which you would see on a teddy bear. They do not have hair as soft and smooth as the Silkie, but they make great pets for children to take care of.
A distinctive feature found in just the Teddy is the”upturned nose,” making them resemble a stuffed animal more.
Unlike other strains of long-lived pigs, the Texel has long curly hair throughout the body. This implies, curly hair is evident on their backs and their bellies, making them popular for owners that wish to display their pet at contests.
Once more, I would only suggest that for responsible adults, and especially owners who would like to showcase their guinea pig.
Maybe the easiest to spot out, the White Crested includes a white spot on top of the mind. It looks like a white crown, thus the name. Aside from the specific mark, this strain is extremely much like the American. They’re basically American guinea pigs with a hint of creativity.
The brief hair requires minimal grooming and make them a favorite choice among children.

What to feed your boa

Emperor Snake, Boa, Snake, Boa Imperator

They are extremely big, with males measuring 6 to 8 ft and females measuring 8 to 10 feed.
There are numerous factors to take into account when feeding boa constrictors in captivity.
The dimensions of your boa will determine size and type of prey it can absorb. Young boas should eat infant or small young rats, or rabbits, whereas full-grown boas can consume huge rats, little chickens and compact rabbits that are frozen particularly for the purpose of feeding wildlife in captivity. Make sure that the size of the prey is not any bigger than the widest point of the boa’s midsection.
Never feed your boa live food as it might cause your snake to become competitive. In addition, the prey may escape or harm your boa. Never feed your snake crazy animals. Wild animals may carry bacteria or parasites. Simply feed your snake prey which were raised in sterile surroundings and fed organic diets which guarantee your pet won’t get contaminated with bacteria or parasites.
Prey animals are suspended when you get them. Dangle the prey before the snake with tongs. Ensure that you wash your hands after feeding your boa. To maintain your boa from inadvertently consuming substrate from its habitat, it is suggested that you transfer your boa into another container when feeding. Massive boas (6 months old and older) can graduate into pre-killed adult mice, rats, chicks and finally rabbits (1-2 times per month.) Remember don’t feed prey that is larger than the widest portion of the snake.
The size of the prey is obviously significant, but the frequency of feeding is just as important. You need to present your boa enough time to properly digest every meal before attempting to feed it . This works out to a feeding program to each 7 to 12 days.
Proper feeding your boa constrictor is quite important. Only feed prey that’s from a company who sells prey animals for reptiles in captivity. Bear in mind, be sure not to feed prey that is too big for your snake as it might choke.

Is it a flea allergy?

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For many pet owners, this is also the time when our cats and dogs can not stop scratching! Before you go changing your pet’s diet or running out for expensive supplements, you should think about when the aggravation began. The mid to late summer months are the height of flea season that may be an itchy scratchy nightmare for the cats and dogs with a flea allergy. Gremlin went through this, so I’ve been there! Here’s the way to tell if that’s what is going on.
Flea Allergy Dermatitis in Dogs The allergy is not to the fleas themselves, but their spit. This means the itchy reaction can happen after just one bite and can persist long after the flea is gone.
If you see your dog scratching, licking, and chewing at the base of their tail, haunches, under their legs, buttocks, and stomach, they might be experiencing a flea allergy. The chewing can cause dry scaly patches of skin and if left untreated can lead to open sores that are prone to infection. Some dogs will even have red bumps in the affected areas.
Just like dogs, many cats can be allergic to flea saliva. Cats have a similar scratching, licking, and chewing pattern as puppies and can develop a rash of small round bumps, called feline army dermatitis (due to the resemblance to millet seeds) over their back, neck, and face.
Even With a Monthly Preventative
You may think that your pet’s protected against fleas because of your stringent monthly preventative schedule, but not every preventative is created equally. There are numerous preventatives both over the counter and prescription. Many over the counter methods take days and a few even require the fleas to bite before killing them and since this is an allergy to their spit, this just won’t do.
Prescription methods are your best bet, but even there you’ll realize that some are better than others.Some work faster than others. For instance, based on Elanco, the manufacturers of Comfortis, Comfortis starts killing fleas within half an hour of government with an effective rate of 98-100% over four hours. Nexgard, the most popular preventative currently, needs 24 hours to kill 100% of fleas.
Besides speed, you and your vet should consider how the preventative targets fleas. The active ingredient in Comfortis (and one of these in Trifexis, also an Elanco brand) is Spinosad. This medication attacks the nervous system of the flea. Nexgard uses the ingredient, afoxolaner, which over-stimulates the nervous system of fleas. Sentinel, a fresh Gremlin knows and loves, uses lufenuron, which acts as a growth inhibitor, killing fleas in the egg and larvae stage. Sentinel’s belief is that if there are no baby fleas growing up to be blood-sucking adult fleas, there will not be a flea issue.
A Combination of Treatments
When you talk about treatment with your veterinarian, ask about a combination of remedies. In New Orleans, where the flea population is radically out of control, our vet (who I also worked for) advocated a Comfortis/Sentinel combo. This mixture kills adult fleas on your dog and controls any creatures they pick up out and about. I strongly recommend asking your vet about this as soon as possible if your dog is struggling this summer.
Treating Your Dwelling
You aren’t done yet. Carpets, rugs, wood, laminate, and tiled floors are all safe havens for flea eggs. You absolutely have to treat your home and yard if you are going to truly have an influence on your personal flea population.
For this, I recommend Fleabusters. It’s much easier than you might think to use and not at all toxic to your loved ones. Fleabusters is a borate powder which doesn’t poison or attack anything. And it does so very effectively.
The application process is rather easy. It’s a very fine powder which you spread around your flooring and yard (especially damp and shady areas). You’ll need to use a broom or foxtail brush to spread it around your floors surfaces. You are able to vacuum and sweep normally because it has a static property which helps it cling to any surface. After using this powder, you will notice more than your flea population diminishing! This stuff works on many household pests! We’re big fans!
A Tricky Problem Many times there will not be signs of fleas because of the preventative you’re giving, in which case you may be given a special diet or nutritional supplement.
For instance, once the biting and itching didn’t resolve itself after medications and supplements it was recommended to us that Gremlin start a drastic and lifelong steroid course! If your dog or cat is more than a year old and has been fine with their diet seemingly until today, then you need to bring up what you have read here!
Consider how few variables have changed on your dog’s life and make that a point. If you do wind up with a new diet or supplement that does not do the trick, consider a second opinion.

Whats the Deal With the Shutdown

Us Capitol, Washington Dc, Architecture

Nobody, wins, because of any government shutdown. Nevertheless, we’ve witnessed, three of them, in the previous calendar year, or so. If there’s absolutely no legitimate advantage, why does this continue to happen? Is it due to strong fundamentals, being fought ? Could it be based on the requirement, for a particular policy or policies, or the belief, one is fighting, for what is required and necessary? What ever happened to a willingness, to look for a compromise, or lodging, through win – win negotiations, with an effort to get around these wasteful, ineffective, inefficient, temper tantrums, and generating a meeting – of – the – minds, which really serves the public’s best interests? With that in mind, this guide will try to briefly examine, consider, review and talk about, why we’re being manipulated by our elected officials, instead of being represented and served.

1) is that a matter of principle? Does anybody, actually, think, this partial government shutdown, is a matter of principle? Doing this, has closed certain national parks, museums, facilities, rest rooms, and related maintenance, yet this folly, has seemingly, overlooked, serving the public. Since the great majority of security specialists, say, this Wall is inefficient and ineffective, too costly, and does not offer security, why is Mr. Trump, which makes such a major issue, over it? Could this be, about his campaign promise, as he says, to create this Wall, and, thus, fulfilling his core fans? Buteven if that were the case, the Wall, he promised, was presumed to be compensated for, by Mexico, while this conflict, is all about taxpayer funding, for this symbol!

2) Coverage: Beyond shutdowns have inconvenienced many, price much confusion, expenses, and displeasures, and haven’t served the best interests of the country, or its own citizens! Just like, when feuding countries, are speaking, they rarely fight wars, would not it make more sense, to find a meeting – of – the – minds, rather?

Before, shutdowns stopped because politicians recognized, it was more valuable, to finish them, but with the uncharacteristic, erratic behaviour, of President Donald Trump, you might not understand, exactly what the future, will bring?

Wake – up, America, and require legislation, which make punitive fines/ penalties, whenever they’re unwilling to act more responsibly, and allow any kind of shutdown. When public employees, government contractors, vacationers, etc, are punished, and nobody benefits, due to the equivalent of a temper tantrum, then, proclaim, you have had enough!

Ways to cook potatoes

Baked Potatoes, Potato Dish

It’s a favorite starch side dish to the cook of any family.

Potatoes are undoubtedly the tastiest when they’re made into chips. Why? Not only do they receive a crispy addictive flavor but they’re the easiest to make and eat. This could be the preferred for the family.

Baked potatoes require a little longer to cook but are worth the wait. You could also decide on various cuts to the potatoes. Wedges are the best because the exterior will be crispy and full of flavour when spices are inserted, and the interior will be hot and soft.

You could also drop a few potatoes into your stews, curries and broths. The starch is also quite useful if you accidentally place a bit too much salt to the sauce. Because potatoes are dull they soak up any extra salt that is not needed.

Have you ever attempted to create Gnocchi? It’s a great thing they’re easy to make. Firstly, you must boil potatoes in water until fully cooked and tender. As soon as you have this step finished you can roll small balls of the dough mix over a fork and there’s your professional Gnocchi.

Mashed potato is a beautiful side dish to get. The creamy goodness complements any major meal as it doesn’t have such a notable taste.

Stuff them. You can place cheese, mushrooms, beans or whatever you love within a baked potato. It becomes an entire meal on its own because of all of the other proteins and minerals used to make the dish.

Because they contain as much starch, it may drastically alter the flavour you planned for your own dishes. Soak them in water once you peel them and it will get rid of any unwanted starch.

This helps prevent burning and sticking and, finally, scrubbing those pans.

Be A Better Listener

Portrait, Face, Listen, Talk, See, Human
1) Passionate People Use A Lot Of Absolutes. Words like these can drive you mad if you hear them literally. They could derail a conversion very quickly. Do not listen to absolutes verbatim. If you do, you will wind up debating facts rather than communicating. Do not use them if you can help it.
Stop what you are doing when someone is talking to you. If you’re watching tv, turn it off out of respect for the person who is talking. This is a great way to show value to someone. Do it for children, your partner, your friends and your own parents. This provides a message that they are more important than what you’re watching or doing. Do it without sighing or making an aggravated expression.
3) Look At The Man Who Is Talking. Eye contact shows sincerity. It tells the person who’s talking that you’re listening and are engaged in the conversion. Eye contact shows that you are interested in what the person has to say.
Lean slightly forward to further communicate interest. Uncross your arms to demonstrate openness to what they must say as opposed to arms crossed that tends to be read as defensiveness.
A good listener is a rare person. A two ears and one mouth strategy helps you keep listening in your mind as a priority. It is better to be a good listener than to be a good speaker. Shy people may disagree that it is the truth.
6) You Don’t Have To Make Your Stage Right Now. Do not steal the conversation by jumping in too fast to make your own point. Be patient. Just listen. You’ll get your turn. You will have more information. You will have better understanding as well. If you’re angry, it may be a better idea to wait to make your point.
7) Do Not Retaliate. If the person says something you do not like that you don’t have to react. A smart person does not retaliate. They listen.
8) Women Are Never Upset For The Reason You Think. This one is for the guys. Women do not do it intentionally but they speak in a coded message. Everything you hear and what they say are often two different things. Men tend to hear that something has to be fixed, what they do is never good enough, griping, nagging or complaining. He basically hears that he’s doing a bad job and he gets a zero for his effort. He believes”a zero” is absurd and unappreciative. He in turn stops listening. It’s important that a man doesn’t hold this common but false conclusion. This is the reason teenage sons can not hear their mothers and why I will always have a job for a marriage therapist.

Why Should You Choose a Dog Walking Service?

Girl, Dog, Walk, Park, Color, Path
Well guess again. Dog walking services are more than common and are a useful source to any canine owner.
Busy Life
It does not have to be that way for your pooch. Dog walking services can help you manage your time and schedule effectively to make certain that your dog receives the attention it deserves. Your companion may have all the fun in the world as you’re at work or in the grocery store. Allowing your pooch to exercise when you’re not at home will ensure that he or she is calmer and quieter when you get back!
Professional Experience and Advice
So not only will your dog have the ideal amount of stimulation throughout the week, it will also be handled by a professional. That’s a reassuring thought for you as an owner. Professional dog walkers know what they’re doing. They will mold the walk to match your best friend’s physical need and needless to say, capabilities. As your dog walker builds a relationship with your pooch, he or she’ll have the ability to give you guidance about how to make your dog’s life more pleasurable at home. Dog walkers are a walking, resourceful database about puppies! Not just that, by analyzing your dog’s behavior, the dog walker can modify the work out to be able to best suit your dog. Tasks for your pooch will vary from walking, going to the park to socialize with other dogs, and sometimes even swimmingpool. Your dog will also be more social as he or she has been handled by someone else outside the family.
You love your dog and we know that. But just like when you’re happy about summer break being over and the kids going back to school, you get happy when you can have a few hours to yourself without the dog constantly wanting to play with you. Employing a dog walker will allow you to find some peace and quiet around your house. This is important to consider whether you have a younger and/or a more energetic dog. For those who have multiple puppy friends in your house, taking one out of the pack can also allow your other pooches to get some peace and quiet.
Overall, dog walking services are extremely convenient. They benefit both you, as an owner, and your dog. Your pooch will also be in secure and knowledgeable hands, while you enjoy your me-time.

Renovate Your Old Bathroom Into a Master Bathroom

Bathroom, Bath, Wc, Toilet, Sink, Mirror
TIPS FOR SELECTING AN EXPERIENCED AND RELIABLE BATHROOM REMODELING CONTRACTOR-
Half of the job is completed after you locate a reliable and trusted remodeling contractor. The process of remodeling the bathroom is quite complicated and challenging. You may follow the offered tips to make an effective decision.
It’s essential to do research on your part instead of depending solemnly on the layouts which the builder shows you. Visit nearby showrooms selling washroom supplies, checkout various showers, taps, tubs, its layout online and set your mind regarding what kind of technology that you want to get installed on your bathroom. After getting a general idea, get in touch with your contractor for getting an estimate of the cost.
Taking opinions from peers or neighbors does no harm, in fact, it is possible to take notes from their experiences and take precautions beforehand. Read the reviews online and you may contact the recent clients of the contractor and ask about their experience, quality of the services and work done by the contractor. These tips will assist you in choosing a trustworthy contractor who will satisfy all your expectations. The fee for contractors varies according to the work, location, time, etc, so keeping in mind these factors, choose an experienced individual for your renovation project.
Remodeling the bathroom is a challenging task due to the many hidden costs and difficulty pops-up that you might never expect. So, it is necessary to set the budget ahead that will cover the expense of such unexpected situations. Choose the accessories depending on your budget, because the contractor fees, delivery charges, plumber or electrician fee is also involved in remodeling the bathroom. Don’t expect all your expenses will get insured in the contract, there are few hidden expenses for which you have to pay separately from your pocket.
DO NOT FORGET TO ASK FOR INSURANCE OR BONDING-
This aspect is often overlooked, but it’s important to be on the safe side. A legitimate bathroom remodeling contractor won’t ever hesitate to share such information with their clients. The proof will enable you to check the trustworthiness of the contracting company. Another important thing to keep in mind is to verify the validity of the permit of the contracting firm. Check they have certificates from legal government institutions, such as the National Kitchen and Bath Association, etc.. For this purpose, you may employ the services of such agencies. Remodeling of the toilet is a costly work, be certain to get it done by experienced and qualified employees.
GET IT IN WRITING FROM THE CONTRACTOR-
Prior to making the final deal, scrutinize the contract to be certain it is legal and clearly defines the project plan, complete budget, a change-order clause (if any issue arises during the working period), guarantee period, etc.. Getting all these items in writing will serve as a proof in the future if any conflict arises between the customer and contractor.

Cheer Your Growing Children By These Kid’s Birthday Party Ideas At Home

Easter Cake, Marzipan
When life is a party!
One of the best memories from your youth is made on yours or your friend’s birthday celebration. Remember when you used to dress as your favorite cartoon character and go to someone’s house and pretend to have those super powers and attempt to scare away everyone? Remember when you used to dress as one of the fairy tale princesses and try to move make a change in this world with your magic spells. Well, nobody can take away these gorgeous memories from you and nothing in this world can match the experience and happiness you shared on these birthday parties while you were growing old. Do you wish to give your child the identical experience, the exact same joy you discovered in those little treasure hunt games? If so, then we want to assist you with your kids at home.
Affordable birthday party ideas
As this party is for small children who are 2 to 6 years old, you don’t really have to buy something really expensive for just one-time use. So, in order to have a cheap party at your home here are a few birthday party ideas for children.
The paper boat race: this cheap paper boat can be reached from some old newspapers and you can give it to every kind at the party and let them race in a small swimming pool.
Board games: there are usually so many board games available at one’s house and everyone loves to play with them, it will keep the kids busy and happy.
Indoor birthday celebration ideas:
With the weather turning so hot, you do not want your children to get sick. So here are a few indoor celebration ideas to add another suggestion for birthday party ideas at home.
A magic show: everybody loves magic, so to make the party interesting you can organize some magic show in your living room and all the children will enjoy some awesome magic tricks.
The water world: most of the children love to build and play with water and hence organizing a game involving making rain dance and ships and cars and all the other potential stuff will make the party enjoyable.
Straightforward birthday party ideas for 2-years older kids:
We’re very well aware that the majority of the children do not really know what’s going on around them, all they know of are the colours and some poems playing around. So, to have simple birthday party ideas for 2-year-old,
You have to narrow down all your options. So, here are some birthday party ideas for children:
Fancy dress
Filling colours into big shapes and characters
Balloon popping game at home.
When your kid turns 6 in winters:
Health is the significant element in winters you don’t want to become cold from outside, but the fun must not stop so here are a few indoor birthday party ideas for 6-year-old children to stop them from being assaulted with cold.
Storytelling
Inside camping
Superhero based birthday party theme
Writing competition
Party ideas for adults:
Kid’s birthday celebration ideas in the home can be appreciated by adults as well, as seeing their children laughing and playing is an incredible sight to watch.
Truth and dare game
Drinking game
Video games
So here were some of the party ideas in the home along with a few simple birthday celebration ideas for adults. At the end of the day these celebrations are totally incomplete without the birthday cake, so don’t forget to add sweetness to the party. And have the motif based birthday cake for children and for adults.