Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Buy Aji And Wings Beautiful Native American Silverwork, Jewelry And Art

Wings has a gallery in Taos and an online store, Silverwork by Wings to sell his silver jewelry and other art. 

Purchases from Wings Silverworks will help them make a living the way they’d prefer, by selling Wings’ work as an exceptionally talented NDN silversmith and photographer.

Aji and Wings Autumn Update Oct 7 2016


The YouCaring fundraiser allows you to donate specifically to this cause.  You can also share the fundraiser via social networks by using the “Grab Our Widget” button (and other social media buttons) on that page.

Their Amazon wishlist mostly supports the health needs of their rescue animals and themselves, if that’s more your style. 

If you prefer, donate via PayPal at Aji’s blog, or at her Tumblr blog where she posts her own writing and photography.

Kosmail belinda ridgewood if you absolutely need to donate by mailing a paper check

And Tweet, share on Facebook, tip/rec/republish on Daily Kos, randomly email your friends about it, drop it into casual conversations.  

When you share, please link, to this YouCaring page, or embed the widget! This seems minor, but it is not!

Love, Peace And Justice

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Divestment From Fossil Fuel Industry, An Excellent Idea!

Attribution The Kids Guide To Global Warming Kidzworld
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World Movement To Divest From Fossil Fuels 
Institutions; immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies, and divest from direct ownership and any co-mingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.

Educational and religious institutions, city and state governments, and other institutions that serve the public good should divest from fossil fuels. 200 publicly-traded companies hold the vast majority of listed coal, oil and gas reserves. Those are the companies, to divest from. (See link above, for more info).

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Occupy The Pipeline 2012 (a little loud, you might want to turn your sound down).

Bill McKibben Do the Math at Rutgers Why Climate Change Matters and What You Can Do About It.

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NOAA Data sources are as varied as paleoclimatic samples to handwritten observations to satellite and radar imagery less than an hour old.

The Center has the primary mission of preserving these data for future generations as well as making them available to the public, business, industry, government, and researchers.

About NCDC NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center

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How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Peace And Justice,

Momentum on Fossil Fuel Divestment Grows As Harvard Professors, Desmond Tutu Call For Action
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the industry for its role in driving climate change. Meanwhile, nearly 100 members of the faculty at Harvard University released an open letter calling on the Ivy League school to sell off its interests in oil, gas and coal companies.

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♥Thank You, Occupiers♥
Occupy Wall Street NYC General Assembly Events

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe♥ US Gov't Immigration ☆ Civil Rights

♥We Are All The Children Of Immigrants♥

Totally Free-US Gov't Immigration Info DACA/DAPA And Cesar Chavez

♥Our Lady of Guadalupe♥
It's said; "If you have a question, ask Our Lady Of Guadalupe and she will tell you the answer." So I asked her; how I could help, the poor, starving, Mexican People  (and everyone, Immigrants, from everywhere).

Immigration Explorer  Select a foreign-born group to see how they settled across the United States.

Teen Immigrants Five American Stories

Immigration Stories of Yesterday and Today Ellis Island

They're Coming to America: Immigrants Past and Present In this lesson from Faces of America, students will explore the history of America - a nation of immigrants. Grades 5-7

Friday, August 5, 2016

Help For The Okiciyap Community Food Pantry/And A Links "Information-A-Thon" For Everyone.

Great Spirit, Give Us The Wisdom To Walk The True Path

About Okiciyap
Okiciyap is a food pantry and youth program on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.
Serving the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations.

It is a community organization working to improve life on the Cheyenne River Reservation.

Through collaborative partnerships with families, community, and agency resources, Okiciyap provides a continuum of supportive human services based on an individualized comprehensive assessment of family strengths and needs. 

Okiciyap is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization, so your contribution is tax deductible.
To Donate

Okiciyap Food Pantry

PO Box 172
225 W. Utah St
Isabel SD 57633
phone  605-466-2169

Super Indian Comics Facebook

Native News Online

Indianz.Com Internet News Resource

Native American (Lakota) Facts For Kids

Lakota Language

Lakota Sioux Nation Facebook

Find information in your state about incorporating your nonprofit organization and charitable activities.
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Incorporate Your Business/State Licenses

For Non-Profits

US Small Business Association
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About the SBA

SBA Office of Native American Affairs
Habitat For Humanity
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Habitat For Humanity Fact Sheet (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where Habitat For Humanity Builds United States & Canada

Tribal Governments

A-Z Index of US Government Departments and Agencies

How to Apply for Food Stamps

The SNAP Map/State Info The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) The federal Food Stamp Program, helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need for good health. Although SNAP is the national name, your state may use a different name.


Apply Online for Food Stamps

Gov't And Social Services Links For Our Marines♥ All Our ♥Troops And ♥Veterans

Jingle Dresses


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Lakota People's Law Project

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Oglala Lakota College

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Federal Financial Aid

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Get 2 Cents For Your School Or Charity
For Every, Drink Pouch, Cookie, Frito Lay Product, Candy Bar Wrapper, Empty Colgate Oral Care Product Etc. (See Brigades) You Send To TerraCycle.

TerraCycle Inc.
121 New York Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638
General Phone: 609.393.4252
Fax: 609.393.4259
TerraCycle Website
(I have no interests in this company. I just think it's a good thing for schools and charities everywhere and for the City of Trenton, New Jersey).

Natural Insect Repellent Plants And Pesticides

Mosquito Repellent Plants

Another really good thing is, Electronic Pest Repellers. But don't use them around pets because of the ultrasound waves are dangerous to animals. Info about how electronic pest repellers work

I Wish Everyone♥  Peace, Prosperity (In All Things), And Justice

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If you visit New Hampshire's White Mountains be sure to stop in at, Sister Crow's Native American Shop (Facebook) 

Sister Crow's Native American Shop 2627 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH 03860 
phone (603) 356-2444 

I have no interests in this business, Sister Crow, is just a nice lady and besides all the beautiful Native American merchandise, she also has, the freshest, best, all natural incense, and herbs, anywhere.

If you need a Cab in the Conway NH area-Call Fast Taxi 603-356-0000 Another great small business.
I have no interests in either of these businesses. Sister Crow and Katie; are both, just very nice, honest, ladies and small business owners.

7 Generations for Native Americans in Maine and New Hampshire

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Even More Political Activism Needed!  
On To; Electing, More And Better Democrats.

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The first time I registered to vote in 71'. I couldn't vote, because I didn't know how to find my polling place. So I'm sharing voting info with everyone. I felt it would be especially helpful, for first time voters.

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An Infinite Amount, Of Small Acts Of Rebellion 
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Contact California Governor Jerry Brown; Tell Him, No Gas Fracking In California. Especially, in the Beautiful Central Valley!
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Common sense dictates that gas fracking, and its promoters, are totally Crazy! chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing

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Great trough of central Calif, c.450 mi (720 km) long and c.50 mi (80 km) wide, between the Sierra Nevada and the Coast Ranges.

The Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers drain most of the valley before converging in a huge delta and flowing into San Francisco Bay; the delta is California's leading truck-farming and horticultural area. 

The Central Valley is California's agricultural heartland, although its urban and suburban areas have expanded dramatically since the 1970s. With its long growing season and fertile soil, the valley has the largest single concentration of fruit and nut farms and vineyards in the United States; cotton, grain, and vegetables are also grown.

They want to permanently; destroy the ground water all over this area; where, at least, 50% Of America's Produce Is Grown? What? Redding, Chico, Yuba City, Sacramento, Stockton, Porterville, Modesto,Turlock, Merced, Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield

 Fracking Destroys Forests In As Little As Two Days.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Just The Links Man. Well Almost! ♥Social Services Links For Civilians And Veterans♥

♥For All My Friends And Good People Everywhere♥ TerraCycle Nationwide Paid Recycling Program. HUD Helps Public Housing Residents Become Homeowners. And More Great Links.

Knowledge Is Power, Power To The People!

CityRoof  Contact The Homeless Social Network connects homeless people with each other, services, and people who care. 

President Obama is committed to making this the most open and participatory administration in history. That begins with taking your questions and comments, inviting you to join online events with White House officials, and giving you a way to engage with your government on the issues that matter the most.

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Get gently used computers for your school or 501(c) non-profit from the gov't.

The CFL program assists federal agencies to meet the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 12999, "Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for All Children in the Next Century". 

The EO directs agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to give highest preference to schools and nonprofit organizations, including community-based educational organizations, (schools and educational nonprofit organizations) with the transfer, through gift or donation, of computers and related peripheral equipment excess to their needs. 

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National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives Lawyer Referral Service 1-800-431-2804 Social Security Basics 

Established in 1979, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives is an association of over 4,000 attorneys and other advocates who represent Social Security and Supplemental Security Income claimants. 

NOSSCR members are committed to providing high quality representation for claimants, to maintaining a system of full and fair adjudication for every claimant, and to advocating for beneficial change in the disability determination and adjudication process. 

It might be harder to get approved without a lawyer. 
If you've been denied, keep applying. Everyone gets denied the first application. Your Social Security Disibility/SSI payments; will start accruing, from the date you first applied. The longer you wait the bigger the retroactive check will be, (for all the months you waited). 

I don't know if most people, can get approved for Social Security Disability, without a lawyer nowadays. A lawyer may be necessary at some point of the application process, and I think that if your original application gets denied the first or second time, having legal representation from there on, would be the smart, easy way. You get what you pay for, especially with the law! Legally, social security lawyers are only allowed, to take a fee of, about 16% and only after one is Approved and receives their retroactive check that pays them since the first date they applied. I think the fee is reasonable.

(See the Social Security Websites (above), or call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213, For more information about applying or how to obtain a SSDI/SSI, attorney). 

For Anyone currently on SS, SSDI and SSI Social Security Work Incentive Programs-Pass Plan, Ticket To Work And SCSEP 55 And Older Employment Training Worker Program. For anyone that qualifies financially. Stipend does not count as income against food stamps or public housing. 



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HUD's Mission; is to increase home ownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.

HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies, throughout the country that can provide advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.

There Is A Waiting List For HUD Programs, But if you never put your name on the lists, your name can't move to the top of the them.

What are housing choice vouchers?

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.


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The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) 
333 ½ Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Washington, DC 
e-mail: Emailnchv2@nchv.org 
Toll Free 800-VET-HELP 
Fax: 202-546-2063 Toll Free Fax: 888-233-8582 

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The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess program; assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. Is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. 

For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services, to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Vet Success Program

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1 800 273 TALK (8255)

To help those who may be struggling, the Department of Defense teamed up with the nonprofit organization, Screening for Mental Health, to launch Military Pathways (formerly the Mental Health Self-Assessment Program).

The program is available online and over the phone, Free Anonymous mental health and alcohol self-assessments for family members and service personnel in all branches.
The self-assessments are a series of questions that, when linked together, help create a picture of how an individual is feeling and whether they could benefit from talking to a health professional. 

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For Joe Brennan Marine, Vietnam Veteran. 
Thank A Vet For Your Freedom And Give Them A Hug Too!
Let's Show Our Veterans And Troops That We Really Care About Them.

Also , Car donation proceeds benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America Donate Your Car Frequently Asked Questions About Vehicle Donations 

I said, What? Oh no you don't; Archdiocese of Newark, Not without hearing from me!

 * Avarice

Newark (NJ)-Archdiocese in talks to sell now-closed Assumption church in Bayonne.

You gotta be kidding me! 

The Archdiocese; will never get what that land is really worth. It’s a buyer’s market and the land isn’t worth, as much as they think.

Real Estate wise; this is not the prime location; even, whatever amount the Archdiocese could get for the entire block, isn’t worth destroying this Parish. 

The property, wouldn't bring much for houses. Too close to a busy street. 

Average price of a new house in that neighborhood about $350,000 the most.

I would estimate on that block; a lot big enough for a house would go for about; the most; $200,000 ea.

I would estimate that there are 10 such lots from Ave C to Kennedy Blvd, but the area would have to be cleared of the Church Property.

Making a total sale value of the entire block land purchase wise, aprox $2,000,000.
Not such a large sum of money; to destroy a Parish, that has been in existence, over a 100 years and still thriving with over 1,700 active, Parishioners. 

What could buyers do with a property that has a building right in the center of all the lots, move it? That’s not practical or profitable.

So now it’s a broken parcel. Costs more to re-develop than the land is worth.
I wonder; who exactly, these prospective buyers are! Someone; looking for a good deal, no doubt!

* I could see the Archdiocese; maybe, selling off, the School building. That's fine. It’s old and of, no important distinction.

But not the Church, Rectory, parking lot and rest of the property. That's not acceptable.

* The Archdiocese should concentrate on selling or re-developing, St Joseph's Church instead. 

That's where the real money is. The Prime Location. Over on Ave E, by the Light Rail.

St Joseph's would probably make a beautiful office, or apartment building. It’s a property all ready for easy, re-development. With, way fewer up front demolition costs.

I’m really annoyed with the Archdiocese. This is a really stupid move!

To even consider; desecrating, beautiful Assumption Church, for a measly two, or even, three, million dollars. Like some business that isn't showing a profit.

Sure the buyers, are lined up. They see a bargain.

The people in Bayonne; may sometimes, act like sheep. They let you close the Church. With only, a little fight. “I would have Occupied”.

Never the less; if the Archdiocese were, to sell; our Beloved, Lady Of Assumption Church, they might get a surprise.

They; may find, that the Bayonne people, get really mad and organize, to get even.
Old Bayonne saying “don’t get mad, get even.”

* There’s a little thing; called, Eminent domain.

St Joseph’s and St Michael's Church; both fall into this eminent domain, category.
Being so close to the Bayonne Light Rail. They could be classified for, re-developed, to suit that need.

The Archdiocese; angering the people of Bayonne, is not a wise move. IMO.

Would it be worth it; to lose St Joseph’s and St Michael's, for what, the Assumption property is worth? 

* Note to: the Archdiocese; get what you can, while you can.

They’re willing to give you St Joseph’s (there’s no Parishioners there anymore) and give you, St Michael's too. (which; I would probably leave open, since its so small and it’s, economic to do so). Mt Carmel gets too crowded always.

* St Joseph’s is the prize. Huge building. big piece of land. Prime; location, to sell or re-develop. 

St Joseph’s is worth more than Assumption and St Michael's, Church’s, both, put together.

* My advice to the Archdiocese; take them both, but leave Assumption Church alone, and get out of town, while the getting, is good.

Lay off Assumption, Archbishop Myers!

Let the Parish, keep their Church and re-open it. 

Spend your time and resources; where you can make the most profit, while doing the least damage, to the Community.  

God is watching and so am I and I’m the ring-leader, of the troublemakers in Bayonne and Our Lady Of Assumption, is my Favorite Parish.

On My Mother’s side, I’m Irish Catholic and on my Father’s side, I’m a Rabbi’s Great-Granddaughter. As a descendant of Abraham, I have a hot-line to God, (the Covenant).

The Blessed Mother, told me what to tell you. Believe it, or not.

Please e-mail or call Archbishop Myers. 
Imagine if he got like, 10,000 e-mails!
Archdiocese of Newark-Contact​
171 CLIFTON AVENUE P.O. BOX 9500 NEWARK, NJ 07104 TEL | 973-497-4000   E-mail webmaster@rcan.org
Everyone can e-mail, the Archbishop. 
An e-mail is free and quick. 
Just say; it's on behalf of the Parishioners, of Our Lady Of Assumption Church.

Tell Archbishop Myers:
Do Not Sell And Re-Open, Our Lady Of Assumption Church!
That; the Parishioners, Love and need this Church very much!
I just e-mailed him.

I also called, left a voice mail. I can afford a 20 minute, long-distance phone call to help Our Lady of Assumption Church. They were so good to us when we were kids and always great friends.

Five Bayonne Catholic parishes to be consolidated into two, says Archdiocese of Newark

Parishioners March To Keep Bayonne, NJ Church Open 

Note to Archdiocese of Newark-Please, Do Not Sell, Assumption Church.
I understand why St Josephs and St Michael's  Churches were consolidated with Mt Carmel.

St Joseph's, no longer has a Roman Catholic Congregation and St Michael's is right across the street. Both are on the same block as Mt Carmel

Assumption is blocks away from Mt Carmel. All the way across town.

Mt Carmel is always crowded enough already; (standing room only on holidays). With the additional; Parishioners from St Joseph's, St Michael's and 1,700 more from Assumption. They wouldn't even all fit, in Mt Carmel Church! 

Great Feast every August. The best zeppoles, anywhere!

I Love OLA. They kept us crazy kids safe and off the streets for hours, at their dances (back in the 1960's) every Friday night. Putting up with our drunken antics.
Bayonne, needs this Church. It’s a brand new building practically. Guess maybe 35 years old. It’s a great design to be energy efficient, too.

Throw some solar panels on the back of that roof and it’s self containing energy wise.

It’s an architecturally beautiful, modern design but large enough on the inside. More like a Chapel. Quite beautiful inside too.

Our Lady Of Assumption Church-Bayonne, NJ

Saint Michael The Archangel, Protect Us In Battle!

Vaporizing 101

Alternate Title ⋆ Nothing's As Easy As It Looks. 
Information for anyone interested in vaporizing, but who, haven't got a clue about Vaporizers. 

Arizer V-Tower Vaporizer



Vaporizer (Inhalation Device)

I'll start with the (short version) then, anyone who has the interest or the time to read it can scroll down to my synopsis at the bottom of this post and enjoy my entire story and the many new, great links I found.

My HUD housing; $95 a month rent, apartment building went smoke free.

No one told me until a new manager was hired. Then; she threatened to evict me, even though smoking was allowed, five years ago when I moved in. They changed the rules. Apparently they're allowed to do this, or not?

In the end, I didn't get evicted.

I complied with their demand to not smoke on the property. Now; my Landlord, knows me personally, not just by reputation, joining the crowd, of those who love me. Of course, some others don't.

I went to Court. I gave the Building Owner a copy of the paid receipt for my vaporizer. We shook hands and building manager, even gave me a ride home.

Owner; coincidentally, also happens to be a Lawyer. (So convenient). I recognized him from around the buildings, town and the manager called him "Counselor".

It took a lot of effort, finding a vaporizer that works with loose tobacco and then figuring out, how to use it correctly (all in the middle of a hot as heck summer and an eviction threat drama), but I did it. I finally succeeded!

I wrote and gave the Building Owner: an 8 page statement about why they had no case legally. But, the owners had me at, smoking is a big fire hazard.

I live around mostly very elderly senior citizens who would be impossibly hard to evacuate.

Yeah; I wasn't touching this one, for sure.

I do not want to set any kind of legal precedent that people can smoke. Or not smoke, either.

But I did help set one precedent. One, that recognizes vaporizing as being allowed in all non-smoking residences. Even in Federally assisted, HUD Housing (where I live).

That's what is says on the legal paper the building owner and I signed. That vaporizing is allowed. So that's good.

For example; Medical Marijuana, Patients, cannot be refused permission to consume it, as it's a medicine.
But, building owners can prohibit smoking it.

I'm a Fireman's Daughter.

I hate cigarettes, I hate the ashes that fly all over the place.

I was starting to feel like Cinderella here.

I hated worrying all the time if I was setting the place on fire.

What I Learned

After over five months of researching; housing law, vaporizers, vaporizer pens, talking to, getting to know vaporizer retailers, having watched at least 20 video reviews, tutorials, read websites, warranties, guarantees, purchased and returned three pens, read numerous reviews and much more.

I found out that not all vaporizers are suitable for tobacco.

ie, The pens, are really made to use with cannabis and other light density herbs.

From my experience, the dry herb pens work, ok, for a light smoker. A person who smokes five to 10 cigarettes a day. (Like someone who wants to step out in a work situation and grab a quick 15-20 puffs, and doesn't want to smell like cigarettes afterward, who doesn't have the time, or want to smoke an entire cigarette). Besides cannabis, this is another use for the vaporizer pens.

Dry herb vaporizer pens will not work well for someone who constantly needs tobacco/nicotine vapor on demand, people who smoke a pack and a half a day.

Vaporizer pens usually run on batteries. The batteries stay charged, aprox one hour. More expensive pens have a battery charge of 3 hours.

Battery charge is  not long enough for a heavy, pack a day plus smoker. They all take 4 to 5 hours to re-charge and one has to press a button every time they want a couple of puffs.

They say the charge lasts for 1,000 puffs. That's with cannabis or the e-juice.

Not my experience with tobacco.


First of all; anyone wanting to vaporize should discuss it with their Doctor. Have a physical etc.

Especially with the liquid (e-juice) vaporizers.

For nicotine, the e-juice pens are the easiest to use but have caused allergic reactions to some people.

Because the e-juice liquid has glycerine and alcohol in it.

I can't use e-cigs or e-juice vaporizer pens because I'm seriously allergic to glycerine (I get boils). Good thing I didn't try them.

I don't even drink. I had my gallbladder removed in 2003 and am very allergic to any kind of alcohol and have many food allergies too.

There are lots of good, cheaper vaporizer pens for just cannabis. Almost any one will work with marijuana. Some of the less expensive dry herb pens, are really going to mostly combust the herb. That's ok too. At least there's no toxic paper and way less smell. 

I finally purchased, the Arizer V-Tower Vaporizer.

Arizer V-Tower Review The Daily Smoker-Amsterdam 2014(c)

The only cleaner I use is 2 broken up denture tablets. Cheap, and non toxic. No alcohol or chemicals. Other cleaners have isopropyl alcohol in them. I'm allergic. Wouldn't use that anyway.

I use hot water in a large food type container.

*You have to keep those little screens that fit in the elbow adapter (glass part on top) clean or you won't get any puffs.

Once in a while I use brillo to clean the bowl screens.

I scrape them with a paper clip. Then, I used the corner of a  piece of paper towel and kept twisting it in until all the gunk came off on it.

If the elbow screens aren't kept clean, no puffs can get through. If you can see light through the screen, it's ok. Not seeing anything, it needs cleaning.

Ignore the other screens in the herb bowl. Just cleaning solution works on them. I wouldn't even try to take them out.

I have 3 of the hoses with elbow adapters. They have to be cleaned all the time, I always have one soaking and drying.

I use two a day.  Switch,  after about 10 hours use.

If one is using the vaporizer for tobacco. It will get gunked up.

After cleaning I always soak the glass parts; in a couple of cap fulls of lemon juice and water, for about an hour. Works good, makes it taste nice and gets rid of any soapy, cleaner taste.

Vaporizing 411

For Medical Marijuana

Start Temperature 440f. Place bowl with herb, about 1/3 full on heating element. Let heat for about 30 seconds and puff.

Take a few puffs and lower the temperature down to 430f,  stir.

When visible vapor puffs stop, stir and more puffs and stir, till there's no more vapor.

Repeat and continue-until no more puffs. Up to 100 puffs per joint counted.

Vaporizing cannabis is easy. Grind the herb like for a joint, put in bowl, let heat for 1 minute and puff, big clouds of vapor (depending on how much cannabis you put in).

Tobacco has to be very dry-don't grind. Put about 1/2 bowl fill. Wait about 1 minute and puff. Vaporizes at about 445f.

Should get about 20 puffs. Stir occasionally and empty bowl scrape elbow screen with stirrer and refill.

Important; check your sellers warranties and return policies.

Read Instruction Manuel.

With the Arizer V Tower, There's an air vent at the bottom of the V Tower. Do Not Block The Air Flow.

For instance. Don't put the vaporizer on a tablecloth. I had that problem.

Puffing ever so slightly pulled the tablecloth over the air vent. I got rid of tablecloth and now I get good puffs.


Cloth pot holders

The glass bowl and adapter get hot. Too hot to touch. But not flammable. Still it will melt plastic.

Box anti-bacterial denture cleaner tablets

Large plastic food containers to soak and clean whip hoses, etc. $1/99 cent store.

A bottle of lemon juice.

The only tobacco I found that works is the "American Spirit Original Blend", powder blue package. It's a medium-light tobacco. Heavier tobaccos were too hard to vaporize.


It had gotten to the point that it became a choice between food and cigarettes anyway.

Food was winning.

Then my building going smoke free, pushed cigarettes way to the back of the line.

I'm sick of the smoke, the smell, the carcinogens, the whole thing.

Now I'm smoke free and I am; once again, the winner!

So now; I've been re-programmed as a non-smoker. (I still get my nicotine. I just vaporize it).

I could have Stockholm syndrome too. I get that a lot.

It worked out for me. I've been trying to quit smoking cigarettes for at least the past 20 years.

I buy a canister of American Spirit loose tobacco, for $32.95.

Compared to a carton of cigarettes that costs $58. Total of about $85 a week.

The canister should last at least a month or longer. It's over 5 1/4 ounces. 

I save; over $4,000 a year, vaporizing loose tobacco vs smoking factory manufactured cigarettes. Good reason to vaporize. 

There are a lot of discussion out there about smoking (combusting) cannabis, or vaporizing it?

IMO vaporizing it is better.

Vaporizing with tobacco, it's kind of like using an enclosed pipe. (Vaporizer review videos; showing people getting huge clouds of smoke, is, because they're smoking cannabis, not tobacco).

But, vaporizing with cannabis is what vaporizers were really meant for.

Vaporizers release significantly more  Cannabinoids from the marijuana without the need for combustion and without the waste, that comes with burning.

Combusted smoke contains up to 88% non-cannabinoid material where vaped weed is made up of 95% cannabinoids.

You get much more puffs vaporizing rather than combusitng cannabis. 75% more puffs. With combustion, you burn the herb. It's gone.

Vaporizing works like a convection oven. The heat; releases the oils, into a vapor.

With convection the vapor stays in the vaporizer hose, until you draw/puff on it.

In a vaporizer with heat control. You set the chamber for the amount of vapor you want by adjusting the temperature.

Also; you don't get lethargic, weak and the high is elevated to a stronger level.

I don't know if I'm doing it correctly or not, I usually, get good vapor at 445f with tobacco. About 430f for cannabis or other herbs.

I put it on a paper plate.


My HUD housing complex went smoke free. I moved in with smoking allowed. Now I've been told I am no longer allowed to smoke in the apt and on the property.

So, I had a building manager inspecting every couple of weeks. Every time; she would say; "I smell smoke, if I smell smoke the next time I'm here, I'm going to evict you."

I was like, "what"???

Well they did it, the Sheriff was at my door! Showed up on a fri night, at 5:30pm.

The property manager had given me a notice to quit 30 days previously.

My advice to anyone If a landlord gives you a "Notice To Quit", that's the 30 day notice of eviction

Lawyer up immediately!

In 30 days the Sheriff will be at your door with an eviction notice, then you'll have aprox 3 or 4 days to bring or overnight mail the court a completed form, called a "ticket to appear" which says you'll be at the hearing.

Also the landlord could file any place in the state he owns property. ie 60 miles away.

 So; besides returning the ticket to appear to the Court you could also have to send, what's called a "change of venue" request to be able to go to the Court in your immediate area. (mail overnight guaranteed mail $20 US Post Office, return receipt required).

If you don't return these forms to the court by the date on the summons, they will come and padlock your apartment, throw you out immediately and you'll have to fight to get your possessions.

You also; have to send your landlord copies of these forms, certified mail, return receipt requested too.

Oh yeah the forms are not included with the summons.

Always; in any legal situation, just get a Lawyer immediately.

Tricky part they pulled on me was, they filed in a town, 40 miles away.

I had a Seniors Lawyer, recommended by my local Seniors Center. They are a 501 funding is low and they are very busy. So she could only advise me and mediate a little. This was an easy case since I was complying. Not just as fast as property management wanted me to.

This Lawyer sent me the forms and talked the Senior Center Lady through showing me how to fill them out and send them.

It's not whether one knows they have a winning case or not, it's the technicalities of the law, that are, what trips one up.

You got to have a Lawyer! Unless you can't get a Lawyer, never pro se (do it yourself) a case.

Old saying; "He who acts as his own Lawyer, has a fool for a client."

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I also Googled quite a few "how to stop smoking" websites.

I heard that people who start vaporizing often are able to stop smoking tobacco completely.

I feel much better already.

Smoking is dirty and passe'.

Not having to worry; if I'm burning the apartment down when I go out, or to sleep at night, is "Priceless!"


Buying a vaporizer is a little investment up front, but saves a lot in the long run.

The V Tower works fabulously, with the tobacco.

Jonathan; at Vapor Nation Customer service, said sometimes it takes people a couple of days to learn how to use it.

I've got it working now. I'm, starting to get good puffs now. Secret is very dry tobacco. I don't even grind mine. Just break it up with my hand. Also important that, the elbow adapter and it's screen are kept clean.

I don't know if vaporizing would satisfy every tobacco user. I only smoked ultra-light cigarettes and they, were too strong for me. I couldn't breath half the time.

It took me a month or two in order to stop craving the other many chemicals in factory manufactured cigarettes.

I wanted to share this with everyone.

I also wanted to share this, honest vaporizer company. All the salespeople are so nice and helpful. We've become friends. I message them any questions I had and they always have the answer.

So; I wrote this for myself and to pass it along; to anyone who might have a need, or want to vaporize.

★★★★★Vapor Nation, Great Sales, Good Warranty.

A really cool company out in California. I got 20% off V Tower so it only cost $119.99 and had free shipping. I also got 5 free gifts.

Arizer is a good product. With Vapor Nations 20% off Summer Sale, V Tower kept me from getting evicted.

I would definitely purchase an extra Arizer Whip Kit $22.99. To keep one clean and use one.

Get a couple of spare Arizer whips.

They whips w/elbow adapter, alone are only $14.99 with always, 10% to 20% off and (free shipping). You'll need to have a clean one and so important, an extra elbow adapter.

The whip comes with the elbow adapter attached. Don't take it off.

I broke an adapter, trying to remove it. Only remove the round screen for cleaning. Turn the screen like a screw until it loosens up.

If the V Tower is used with tobacco, the whip/hose is going to get stained. Nothing will get rid of it. So no point in removing the elbow adapter to clean.

The elbow adapter is the only truly fragile glass part. Unless you drop the others on a stone floor or something.

Anyone interested should call VaporNation and ask questions. They will be happy to answer them.

What a task, finding a vaporizer that works with tobacco!

Now, I see what I've been inhaling all these years!

If people knew what was in cigarettes/tobacco, (or how addictive it is), they would never smoke.

There are over 7,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke.

Acetaldehyde: suspected carcinogen.
Acetone: irritant: can cause kidney and liver damage.
Acrolein: extremely toxic.
Acrylonitrile: suspected human carcinogen.
1-aminonaphthalene: causes cancer.
2-aminonaphthalene: causes bladder cancer.
Ammonia: raises blood pressure.
Benzene: carcinogen.
Benzo[a]pyrene: mutagenic and highly carcinogen 1,3-Butadiene: suspected carcinogen.
Butyraldehyde: damages the lining of nose and lungs.
Cadmium: a heavy metal and highly toxic
Carbon Monoxide: decreases heart and muscle function.
Catechol: causes respiratory tract irritation and dermatitis.
Chromium: heavy metal and carcinogen.
Cresol: causes upper respiratory, nasal and throat irritation.
Crotonaldehyde: thought to interfere with immune function.
Formaldehyde: carcinogen
Hydrogen Cyanide: lethal poison
Hydroquinone: affects central nervous system effects.
Isoprene: irritates skin, eyes and mucous membranes.
Lead: causes brain damage
Methyl Ethyl Ketone: depresses the central nervous system.
Nickel: causes bronchial asthma and is a known carcinogen.
Nicotine: increases in heart rate and blood pressure, addictive element
Nitric Oxide: Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and asthma 
NNN, NNK, and NAT: known or possible carcinogens       
Polonium - radioactive
Propionaldehyde: skin, eye and respiratory system irritant
Pyridine: causes eye and upper respiratory tract irritation
Quinoline: causes genetic damage and is a possible carcinogen
Resorcinol: skin and eye irritant
Styrene: carcinogen
Toluene: linked to permanent brain damage.

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Apparently; they, (property owners/landlords), can, change change the rules. The wording in my lease; is like "double talk," so I figured it, could mean, anything.

I listened to my friends who are way smarter than I when they said comply and vaporize. That fighting would be too much work.  That, Smokers don't get any sympathy.

Now; after having researched cigarette smoke and the poisons in it and not smoking for almost 2 years,
I do understand why non-smokers, (people with children, etc), don't want to be around cigarette smoke.

Since I no longer smoke, I can see the difference in the air in my apartment. It was a toxic cloud of cigarette smoke 24/7.

I do feel sorry for anyone who smokes.

It's a terrible, expensive, poisonous habit.

But vaporizing works.

I found the hardest part was kicking the chemicals contained in the factory made cigarettes.

With the vaporizer one only gets the nicotine.

Good and Plenty candy and red licorice helped me kick the factory cigarettes chemicals.

Now I'm fine with the vaporizer and wouldn't smoke a manufactured cigarette if they paid me.

They make me nauseous and dizzy, now that I realize, why I was always so nauseous and dizzy when I smoked.

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