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Skeptical Baby by spike83
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I loved it and as for originality.....what would you have the baby do...wear a baseball cap so people would think it was original???? T...

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Here's The Reason:

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 27, 2015, 10:14 AM


I  have written many times about things of the heart and emotions and have written with compassion I think that I don't see often in society anymore about caring for others. It runs in my mind that the reason for this isn't well understood by very many, and perhaps my comments will bring this into sharper focus.
This society we all live in, is simply masterful at making us FOCUS on the things of the outside world. When this happens of course we get lost in the worldly things connected to wealth, fame, power and cash and all the temporal issues that actually serve most of us the least, but do well to make others wealthy and in control of our lives.
It is the ARTS and music, literature, poems, photography, movies, ballet and dance all those beautiful expressive forms that speak to our inner being....our spirits if you will, and connect us to who we really are, as well as tear down the curtain of lies and define who this world really is.
This is why of course we can hear a piece of music that makes us cry without anyone saying a word or read a book that changes our lives forever or spend a lifetime studying the masters. When we cultivate those artistic skills we actually live longer....better adjusted, and able to have a clearer understanding of why we're here and what our mission in life is I believe. This accounts for why society continues to decline as increasingly our schools are withdrawing financial support to all the arts and things of beauty or our parents have no time left to support children, so we'll never see what's really going on.  Nor will we have to interrupt our busy lives making others rich anymore, in exchange for  the foolishness of practicing or producing something beautiful. We can't become good worker "bees" if we carry a fire in us to produce art or goodness in the world is my point. I know why it's been done and how it's been done, but I'm afraid I have no answers as to how to reverse this except for each one of us to pay little attention to what our leaders swear is the truth, an d more attention to what we know is in our hearts.



The Lies We Tell Ourselves.

Sat Nov 14, 2015, 2:05 PM


I often am so amazed at to what human beings can accomplish and the various talents they have. Perhaps one in a million can add large figures in their heads and recognize that April 15th, 1685 was a Tuesday, or play the piano from birth like Mozart. Some can see inventions that change the world in their heads and then go bring them into being while few others have anything near the courage to go to the moon. Such talent in the hands of a rare few.
The one thing I see that all human  beings are not only good at....but exceptionally good at...... is lying to themselves. We're all experts at this it seems. We do this far more often to ourselves than we ever would do to others in life.
We all seem to have this extraordinary ability to believe that starving people only exits in Africa or far away places. We honestly think that cruelty to animals occurs in isolated cases today in backward countries with no real government, when actually america and it's hunters and profiteers have wiped out whole species while we sit on the couch watching "Dancing With the Morons" and doing nothing as usual.

How great is it to think if I send my $9.99 a month to Mexican so called charities, that child abuse will end, when the truth is it occurs every second of every minute of everyday in our own neighborhoods. Kids have no parents because they work themselves to death, and no love or leadership as parents today want to be their "pals" instead of parents, simply because that's easier to do and far quicker.

It's really easier in life to delude ourselves and mask who we really are as we kill millions of people under the disguise of "freedom". And how great it must be to live in a rose colored world that the vets that come home are treated great or even with respect for that matter and our government or some group will take care of them. That's one mistake I wish I had never made but when your so young you have no brains most of the time. Most people exist with the thought  I'm not responsible for ANYTHING IN LIFE  and others will carry the load for all of us, because I have tweets to make now and no time for anyone else but myself.

Perhaps the greatest deceit going is thinking we'll never die or get ill, and life here on this planet will not change for me when actually we never know when our last breath is being inhaled. We've been brainwashed into thinking my future says there will be a good job for me if I put in the work and I'll surely be able to buy a home with an education, and what I think or say doesn't hurt anyone or if it does...that's THEIR problem. Another one I'm always amazed at is that God looks the other way when I purposefully hurt others and steal, lie or swindle them of everything they have. How about the rich go to heaven even though Jesus clearly says that's not close to being the truth, but still...the only thing we're concerned with today is having "ALL" the money and wealth while others continue to suffer everyday.
 

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Sept 2015 035 by arteater1
Sept 2015 035
Here they come...the invasion of the "Food snatchers". ANYTHING is their favorite food, and how they eat so much, so fast is a mystery to me. I figured out the reason for so fast, because if they don't gobble it down immediately then the rest of them will, so being a nice guy will get you starved to death in the duck family for sure. They will walk right into my house if I don't close the door because they KNOW food is in there some place. They're a beautiful bunch and so many have made it to this big already. Nice going little guys.
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Sept 2015 016 by arteater1
Sept 2015 016
This is one of the two strays that showed up at my front door and of course I have no choice but to care for them as he was not doing well either, but not as bad as the orange tabby. This one was just angry at the world, hungry and scratched up, and of course I relate to him and gave him the things money can buy along with the love from someone that cares. He's doing fine today, but I fear is a permanent house guest that my other animals don't care for much. He has a pretty good life now with food 3 times a day and health care as well. The cool thing about it is that once they get food and kindness and warmth...all the fighting and anger almost all goes away and they act like the perfect little pals.....well almost anyhow.

I'M TERRIBLY SORRY TO SAY THIS LITTLE ANGEL PASSED AWAY TODAY AS THE VET COULDN'T SAVE HIM FROM PNEUMONIA. OCTOBER 27TH 2015 (3:30PM) Angle was a extraordinary great cat that loved and had nothing but kindness in him and love for all. He is missed so much already I can't stop the tears from pouring out hour after hour.
May God bless you in heaven my little friend. You were a treasure in a world that is blind to what real treasure is my baby. Thanks for teaching me that too.
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Sept 2015 032 by arteater1
Sept 2015 032
Another 17 of my very best friends....This is the rest of the gang of 20 as I call them of stray animals that need food to help them out. This brood are some of the ones I take care of until the early days are over and they make it to a place where they have some strength and ability to fend for themselves. I rarely feed them today as they all made it to young adulthood and are doing well. Usually they have chicks and NONE make it at all until I intervene, and now this group almost all got through the worst times. They live behind me in the canals so they have plenty of food and water now.
These are also the ones that INVADE the cats food dishes push the cats out of the way and gobble everything up in 5 seconds while the poor stray cats are scared to touch them. I had to stand there at times chasing them away so the cats could feed themselves but it all worked out fine now.
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Here's The Reason:

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 27, 2015, 10:14 AM


I  have written many times about things of the heart and emotions and have written with compassion I think that I don't see often in society anymore about caring for others. It runs in my mind that the reason for this isn't well understood by very many, and perhaps my comments will bring this into sharper focus.
This society we all live in, is simply masterful at making us FOCUS on the things of the outside world. When this happens of course we get lost in the worldly things connected to wealth, fame, power and cash and all the temporal issues that actually serve most of us the least, but do well to make others wealthy and in control of our lives.
It is the ARTS and music, literature, poems, photography, movies, ballet and dance all those beautiful expressive forms that speak to our inner being....our spirits if you will, and connect us to who we really are, as well as tear down the curtain of lies and define who this world really is.
This is why of course we can hear a piece of music that makes us cry without anyone saying a word or read a book that changes our lives forever or spend a lifetime studying the masters. When we cultivate those artistic skills we actually live longer....better adjusted, and able to have a clearer understanding of why we're here and what our mission in life is I believe. This accounts for why society continues to decline as increasingly our schools are withdrawing financial support to all the arts and things of beauty or our parents have no time left to support children, so we'll never see what's really going on.  Nor will we have to interrupt our busy lives making others rich anymore, in exchange for  the foolishness of practicing or producing something beautiful. We can't become good worker "bees" if we carry a fire in us to produce art or goodness in the world is my point. I know why it's been done and how it's been done, but I'm afraid I have no answers as to how to reverse this except for each one of us to pay little attention to what our leaders swear is the truth, an d more attention to what we know is in our hearts.



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dennis law
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Dear God.....
So far today, I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy or grumpy, selfish, or over indulgent.....I've not punched anyone in the face or screamed at them or called them obscene names........... but........ in a few minutes, I'm going to get out of bed, and from then on, I'm probably going to need a lot more help.

Thank-you...Amen

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Beautyunleashed109 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you sooo much for the watch and favorites!! Much appreciated friend Added to my devWatch! Here's A Fav :givefav: 
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arteater1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Here's an other gift to you that I hope inspires  or lifts your spirits in some small way. Tears fell like rain the first time I viewed this one as I couldn't believe what I was hearing it was so beautiful and full of talent. Start it at 1 minute and 50 seconds in if you want to skip the talk but I liked listening to all of it at least once.
By the way these two are only 17 yeas old as that makes it even more spectacular to me. At 17 I was still trying to tie my shoes properly. :laughing:

To give you part of the story, they went on to win and sold tons of albums for Simon Cowell's recording company and are doing just fine I guess.

These two are amazing to me and give me hope that good people can make it in life even if it's not very common today.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsNlcr…

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Beautyunleashed109 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, I saw them sing a while back and they blew me out of the water as well as Susan Boyle. Its amazing how talented somebody is and other's only judge them by their book cover Gloomy Even though the boy confesses his self-esteem issues with his size...when he sung it was like he was telling his story from a different angle and pouring his heart out with his voice. I know when I was a kid I got bullied a lot so I can understand what he went through. 

Thank you soo much for sharing :LongStemRose: 
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arteater1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Susan Boyle was my first experience with that kind of show. I never have watched anything like that on T.V. but I do see some of the good ones on you-tube. Susan was just fantastic and I loved her doing so well. These are the things that make life worth living and bring so much beauty to this society. The world itself has always been beautiful to me but the people of this society have ruined almost everything they touch and make everything about money and profits that I'm not in the least concerned with, except for the fact that I have to eat.

I used to make about $2,500.00 a day when I was a manager and more than that with my 4-1-K going up about $10,000.00 a month too. Now I could care less about money and things and put all my value on love, kindness, helping others and all animals and generally trying to help those I come into contact with.

What was the code of that icon you wrote with the little guy under the rain cloud?? I liked that one and the colors also were nice.

YOU see, you hit the crux of the issue for me. I don't care how good a voice you have because many people have good voices, but it's the emotion you sing with and convey that makes it good for me. I love to see someone sing that actually has a tear sliding down the cheek. One of my favorite musicals is Les Miserable and have seen it about a dozen times. They emote nothing but emotion in that performance so I can watch it over and over and it never gets too old. I love "Little Shop Of Horrors" also a lot for that same reason.

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I never got bullied and never did that to anyone else either. In fact I would stop any of it I saw and tell them to do that to me. I learned from my f*** F*** step father to hate bullies.
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Sadova302b50 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2015
Thank you for the llama and watching.
Edit: And the fav too.
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kokakoka123 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Student Photographer
I am so sorry that I have not been able to answer things. I am so busy as all of my final projects seem to be due on the same day next week, so I am constantly working on something. Also the internet has been going out a lot as they try to work on it. I have copied all of your messages into a document though, and will be working on answering them, so if the replies don't come all at once then that's why.

I got your message and I am so sorry and will definitely be praying. I hope there will be a miracle. I will also be answering that one completely too if not today by tomorrow. I wish of course that none of this was happening, but I also wish I did not have so much work right now either as I would much rather be talking to you, as you have been such a wonderful and terrific friend over the years. 


I hope that you can still have a good day somehow. 
~Heather :heart:
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arteater1 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
My dear::: let it go and answer them when you're finished with the work is okay. As long as a prayer is traveling from this world to God...then that's the most you can really do.
I'm really scared this time as the V.A. that has totally screwed this whole thing up and can't give me the endoscopy until Dec 24th and that's it, then calls me today asking if I can do it tomorrow morning at 7:30 am!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so frigging angry I thought I was going to have a heart attack on the phone the care and some people are so pathetic there.
I can't get in now for 1 1/2 months and then they call in an emergency and it has to be in the next few hours. I CAN"T GO YOU INCOMPETENT ASSHOLES, as tomorrow I have the CAT. Scan with contrast and nuclear dye. Then they said that's okay it won't interfere and I told her she doesn't know what she's asking from me to get up at 5 am and travel 1 1/2 hours and then get put to sleep....

Then while still drugged up, go do blood tests and then get the CAT scan with MORE MEDICINE AND MORE INJECTIONS!!! 
Heather, a healthy person doesn't want to do all that in a row much less one that's sick.
They NOW SAID THE surgeon thinks something may be REALLY WRONG WAS HER EXACT words and that's why he's pushing for doing it fast now.That's what I've been telling you assholes to do for ONE WHOLE MONTH!
I DON"T WANT to hear that shit!! A telephone call person has no business scaring me like that in my opinion. I't s like I'm dying a little at a time from the care and not the disease or whatever it is. THEY will kill you with the stress and the doing nothing while the next week we have to do everything at once after you don't get any sleep then get up at 5 and then drive for 2 hours alone. I can't ask a friend to get up at 5 in the morning to help me for the next 13 HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!(counting 4 hours driving time)

This time Heather...they're getting to me........ and it's making a giant negative difference and hurting me in the process of scaring me to death and can't get help then all the world stops as it has to be done tomorrow early Am and I can't do it. I have to do one or two things a day because that's all the big tests I can take.
I'm dong my best, but I have to have physical and mental strength to survive this stuff and can't let them kill me with so many drugs all the same time! Why do I get it they don't??? YOU KNOW WHY....Because it isn't their body is the truth....it isn't them, so we don't care if you survive it or not!!! That's the real deal.

Do your work and get good grades and finish like the winner we both know you are... I'll pray again for you this very night and will keep it up like I said.

Nothing but love and kindness as always and I have so much to talk about and yet I feel like I'm running out of time. I truly hope my feelings are lying to me.

We'll talk sometime soon in the future. denn :heart:
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kokakoka123 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Student Photographer
I am sorry that replying has taken so long, I have been so busy with deadlines and then last week had laryngitis and now this weekend have a really bad cold. I'm not trying to make excuses, but I have been feeling terrible that I have not gotten back to you, although I am taking some time away from my work today to do so, as I will have most of next week off to finish my work. 

I can't believe that they would say that to you and then expect you to come in on such short notice. I have been praying that something good will happen out of all of this, and I hope something has since we last talked. Please let me know. 

I am going to start replying to your other messages now, I hope that you read this first as I will try to repeat myself too much in my replies about what has been going on. I've been staying up most nights until 3 in the morning working so my body being tired and then all the colds and flues going around are probably why I keep getting sick. 

Please keep me updated on what ended up happening and what else is going on. 

Give the girls hugs for me, 
Heather :heart:
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arteater1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
No...that's NOT the reason you keep getting sick and let me help you here. We can only get ONE (1) cold or flu at at a time and then we're immune to it for 7 to 10 years or longer. So your getting lots of things that normally a youth would automatically fend off with ease. It's the stress you feel with the work load and what you see as the negative out-come that I think could be the main problem. Testing is notoriously the time of illness for so many collage students when so many others never get touched by anything. We ALL come into contact with colds and flu everyday but our immune systems fight it off when pretty healthy. STRESS and worry is what lowers our defenses so much and lets them take over.
 Perhaps try to work on the positive thoughts and images in our head and take some vitamin-C when you first feel it coming on or pay for the Col-Eese", that does work if you get it when the first symptoms show or exposed to someone with the cold.

Heather...I'll say a word and forget it if you'll allow me. I don't agree with your reasons for not answering at all. I've been sicker than anything and yet still find time for my friends even if it's just an e-mail that we all can do if the other person means anything. To tell you the things I did in my note, and then no response for weeks at a time tells me the quality of friendship we have and honestly I thought it was stronger than that. If you had serious health problems I would have made time to contact you everyday to just simply provide some support for another good human being. Nothing could have stopped me.  Again...this is the way I see things, and it's so different than most of this world see's things, and it always leaves me saddened and empty. Sorry

As for the tests. The worst one came back as resolved and nothing visible with the second test to confirm the first. What comes to my mind is, what was the wrong evaluation.....the first test or the second? They are going to "guess" the second one is correct, but something is wrong for sure and they can't seem to figure it out so now I have to do a second upper endoscopy as well on the 18th of Dec. Like I told you, this can take MONTHS to just diagnose much less treat!!!!
The V.A. surgeon succeeded in scaring me to death with all his..."We'll OPEN YOU UP and take a look!" comments and his gruffness and un-sympathetic personality. Do you think for one crummy second that's the right kind of language to use to me??? Like your working on car or gardening? I just am hating this government medicine ordeal they put us through. It's enough to kill a sick person I swear to you, and I've had about enough already.
I'm going to give things like your prayers and God's intervention credit for the mass being gone and maybe that's a miracle. I was so excited and so happy when he told me and yet down again as the symptoms of pain in the stomach area have returned though not near as bad. Miracle? I say yes and thanks for your help as well. I need a miracle or two in life and honestly I have little else to hope for.

I have a good week or two of hard work and pretty good pay this week and next so I'm happy about that too.
The cats are wonderful and eating great as well and the stray brought her brother now, that looks just like the sister and it's the  orange cat I posted the image of. That new stray makes it four cats now again and the stray is just so skid-dish he won't let anyone come even close to him except he lets me about four feet away because I leave him food now as well. The sister is just all over me playing and rubbing next to me and is so friendly. Most animals have it so tough in life but hey...most human beings have it rough as well I guess so this world beats us all at times.....except for the magic gifted few that have a pathway in life of ease. Why...well that's the question isn't it, but i can narrow it down to two things; good parents and support as well as good genes passed down to the young. I missed out on both so I continue to struggle like so many others. Thanks to God, I've also had some great and beautiful times as well.
I wish you a giant dose of good times and happiness as well. denn :heart:
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DuoSmexyMaxwell Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw thank you so very much for the Watch :hug: If you go through my gallery you'll see all my other lovely animals I have helped through the years. I have helped four rats A Few cats of course some puppies. I call all dogs puppies I don't have all the animals I helped on here though. But the ones I do have you may find cute :)
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