Category Archives: Positraction

Interesting way to start the week

POSITRACTION: A bald Cinderella


‘Wow, you look just like me!': Girl battling cancer meets bald Cinderella
Published December 11, 2014

2014 Dec 12 bald cinderella

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“She’s OK at the hospital. She’ll wear no hat at the hospital because other kids look just like her,” Harvey told ABC. “It’s more when she goes places where there are people that she knows, she gets more upset and she wants her hat on.”

Harvey wanted to do something special for her daughter— namely, to show her she wasn’t the only one who looks the way she does. So she contacted Gianna Nicole’s Heart of Hope, a group that works with families of children battling cancer. According to ABC, Heart of Hope was collaborating with photographer Alana Hubbard and Bella Princess, an event company that orchestrates princess-themed photo shoots and parties.

The organization created a surprise photo shoot for Isabella and Cinderella— a model dressed like a princess with a bald cap to help cast away Isabella’s insecurities.

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Nice when folks doing something special.

Now I’d have been more impressed if the model was truly bald.

But, it’s a start.

“Bon courage a vous tous”

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POSITRACTION: Dobri Dobrev “sneakily” begs for others


Murray, Paul F. [MC1967] posted on facebook

2014 Nov 30 begging

May 29, 2013 ·

98 year old Dobri Dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.

Though a well known fixture around several of the city’s churches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living instead off his monthly state pension of 80 euros

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[JR: I know I’d think “scam”. I have thought that. I hope I do better in the future.]

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POSITRACTION: The final harvest for friend


Farmers bring in final harvest for friend who died in accident
Discussion in ‘General Discussion’ started by stg58, Wednesday at 2:05 PM.

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When a fellow farmer died in an accident in his fields two years ago, Arthur Green was among dozens of farmers who gathered to bring in his final harvest.

On Wednesday many of those same farmers gathered at Green’s Racine County homestead to do the same for him.

Green, 64, was killed on Friday when heavy winds toppled a 51-foot auger onto him as he worked on his Yorkville dairy farm. A longtime member of the Racine County Fair Board and active in Four H., Green was well-known and respected among farmers in his county and beyond.

“Art would be the first guy to help anybody,” Kansasville farmer Eugene Mills said as he and others awaited their assignments outside the Green family’s modest home on Highway C. “We all know that this could happen to any one of us.”

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By days end, the army of semis is expected to transport some 35,000 bushels of grain to nearby DeYoung’s grain company, who closed for the day so he could take in the Green family’s crops exclusively.

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Not everything requires the Gooferment or coercion.

The “society” is voluntary cooperation.

Notice how peaceful this is.

Like an Amish barn raising.

Now if we didn’t have welfare and “welfare farmers” to pay for, imagine how much more could be done?

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POSITRACTION: A baby and climb


Uploaded on Oct 30, 2014
This hanging tool, discovered by The Grommet, is an infinitely handy hybrid: the functionality of a carabiner combined with a 360º hook.

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The heck with the product ad. Lister to what this lady did in a short amount of time.

Had a baby and then shortly after climbed Mount Ranier.


Even more how she just says it so matter of factly.

Humble strength.


Two things I’ll never do — baby and climb!

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POSITRACTION: Clostridium difficile treatment cheap and easy


October 28th, 2014 at 10:55 am
Frozen poop pills can help fight life-threatening intestinal infections

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The pills take the place of fecal transplants, which have gained credibility in recent years as a method of treating Clostridium difficile infection, but which require delivery by enema or a tube down the digestive system. Scientists say the pills, which contain filtered, healthy fecal matter, offer a cheap, convenient and safer way to “make the medicine go down.”

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In a small and preliminary trial, the pills cured the diarrhea symptoms in 19 out of 20 people with mild to moderate C. difficile infections. Each patient popped 30 of the pills over a two-day period, and their bowel movements fell from a median of 5 per day to 1 per day eight weeks later. Fourteen of the 20 patients were cured after the first two-day treatment, and five others — sicker than the rest — were cured after a second two-day, 30-pill treatment.

Further, not a single participant showed adverse side effects due to the pills. Researchers published their findings Saturday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Disgusting? Yup. Practical? Yup. Saves lives? Cheap? Yup. Easy? Yup!

So how will Big Pharma and the FDA keep this off the market?

Anyone, who has spent any time around old folks in hospitals or nursing homes, knows how bad this infection is.

Makes everyone unhappy. And, sometimes weakens and kills.

Infection control is … cumbersome. And, this isn’t Ebola, but it runs through hospitals and nursing homes like a wildfire.

My sainted aunt had it three or four times. It made her embarrassed, uncomfortable, and miserable.

(She’d have never taken the pills if she knew what was in it. But, I’d have looked her right in the eye and lied like a politician running for reelection!)


Hope this gets a speedy approval.

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POSITRACTION: Cat Finds Owner In Nursing Home


Cat Finds Owner Weeks After Being Sent To Nursing Home
Cherise Udell
October 23, 201410:11 am

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Cats are renown for finding their way back home even when separated by busy roads, rivers and hundreds of miles, but what is doubly remarkable about this story of feline tenacity is that the owner moved to a new home, an assisted care facility called Bramley House, and the cat still found her!

According to Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser, a local English newspaper, a few months ago when Nancy Cowen was moved by her family to the Bramley House, she was forced to leave behind her big grey and white fluffy feline, Cleo, whom she had rescued as stray eight years earlier. Nancy’s neighbors were happy to take Cleo, but it appears the cat was definitely not okay with this plan.

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“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

The abilities of this cat are uncanny. 

One has to wonder about the Grand Design that makes this possible.

Are we humans so egotistical to think that we “know it all”?

I read this story and just was in awe of the possibilities.

Feeling so enthused, I figured it was good to share.

If someone is playing a “practical” on us, then they got me good.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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POSITRACTION: The remains of WW2


Recovered remains of WWII airman to be buried with full military honors
Published October 26, 2014

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OAKLAND, Calif. –  A World War II airman whose remains were found more than 60 years after he was shot down over Germany will finally be laid to rest.

A burial with full military honors for Lt. William “Billy” Cook is set for Sunday at a cemetery in Oakland.
The 27-year-old airman and his five-man crew were on a Dec. 23, 1944, mission when they were shot down over Germany.

The crew and their bomber were not recovered until two years ago, when amateur historians found the crash site near the Germany-Belgium border.

An excavation of the site led to the identification of remains belonging to Cook.

He grew up in San Francisco and Alameda, and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

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“amateur historians”?

Excuse me?


What part of “leave no man behind” was forgotten?

The reason little L libertarians, and Moravians, and perhaps Quakers, are SO against war is that “We, The Sheeple” forget about the cost that the innocents pay. (By innocents, I include the young mostly men who believe the propagande and go to sacrifice their bodies for old not-wise men at home!)


Dona Nobis Pacem

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