Hey jackasses who think their associates degree… – JaredandTara Harmon-Moore

Hey jackasses who think their associates degree… – JaredandTara Harmon-Moore.

 

I’m all for protecting your children, but at the cost to whom? You think because Jenny McCarthy says it it must be true? Remember her the paid floozy for such hits as MTV’s “Singled out” and the chrome trailer hitch girl from the Parker and Stone classic  “Baseketball”. Apparently Appearing in Playboy multiple times, wrestling in the WWE , dating movie stars, and winning a Golden Raspberry for worst screenplay, coupled with with graduating from a liberal arts HIGH SCHOOL makes you expert enough to refute the CDC and multiple COLLEGE graduate Virologist. Come on people think for yourselves!!!

Mutant Fukushima Fruit & Vegetable Pictures Go Viral | RAW FOR BEAUTY

Look folks, if you aren’t growing your own food, or shopping the local farmers market, you are missing a great chance to learn a skill, support your neighbors in a productive fashion, and avoid someone else’s choice to make you glow in the dark–j

Mutant Fukushima Fruit & Vegetable Pictures Go Viral | RAW FOR BEAUTY.

 

Feed your mind the right things and your body will follow

Do you love yourself? Do you love your family and believe you are the best decision maker for them and not the government, state, city, school? Take minute and ask yourself, honestly, How in charge of your daily life and decisions are you? Do you allow the television to tell your children what they should wear, how they should act, what is socially acceptable, and most importantly what they should eat? How many times to you allow yourself to make poor diet decisions because there is a McDonalds every 100 yards, and its just easier, or you are to tired to cook?

Now I am not here to tell you how to live, but I can speak to what works for me. I’ve been through several very serious injuries in the past several years. PTSD, which debilitated me for almost a year,Torn bicep muscle, Broken back, and all at  one time in my right leg, a broken patellar punch defect with matching femoral head defect, partially torn medial collateral ligament tear, torn soleus muscle, and a concussion.

Physical activity decreases with injury, couple that with bad food choices and BAM! you are 25 lbs heavier almost over night.  What can you do to combat this? feed your mind. Ask yourself if all those freak post about Monsanto and home gardening are really wrong. What are the most productive food choices we can make that are good for us, chemical free, and fulfilling but most importantly healthy.

Yes I know the “Organic” label is expensive, do you have a porch and can get a hold of a couple of flower pots? can you add in a non chemically produced salad 3 times a week?

The video link below is very interesting, it is an ad, for which I have no ties to, but the cost info isn’t until the end. The historical documentation of how our food got to what it is today is worth the 20 minutes of your time as well as the illustrations.

Make your own decisions but know that if an animal won’t eat it, you probably shouldn’t either. Cavemen died from climate change, not paraben(chemical inmost all soaps, lotions and make up) based cancer and high-fructose corn syrup or processed sugar.

I eat no less than 2 8 oz probiotic (Kefir and Stonyfield organic Greek yogurt) servings a day, fruits and vegetables and go to the gym, we all get older and that can’t be changed but you set the bar for every day until the end. Don’t let your children lose to bad marketing, educate yourself, teach them to grow and enjoy tomatoes, cut out sodas, and enjoy this awesome planet we were given.  Oh!  a little secret, all the cool things are outside–j

http://keybiotics.com/video_toon.php

^very educational video on how our “food” got to where it is today

http://www.procapslabs.com/

^ 100% soluble, organic and solar produced vitamins.

My 4th floor balcony in Virginia, peppers(2 types), tomatoes, green beans and peas, I also grew potatoes in a separate container.

My message for Bubba, her friends, and their parents.

  • SO I talk about Legend and Monkeyhead, Bubba is my oldest, if there were a mirror of me at 19 it’s her. That said I see it and am unfortunately forced to watch her slip into the shitty social standards they permeate and define our current generation’s social ability, drive and standards. Below you find a selection from Bubba’s Facebook wall this evening. The names have been changed to protect the future victims, err i mean young disrespectful, littl jackno no no thats not it, misguided youth which obviously are trying to be cool and hip, regardless of past parental guidance to the contrary. If for some reason you read this and are a parent of one of the 3 below, please feel free to A. reeducate them on proper respect of their friends, the opposite sex and more importantly my daughter or 2. send them here to me so i can do it for you–j
    Jackwagon 1 Omg wow =-O
  • ^ Bubba  What??
  • Jackwagon 1 Your eyws are beautifull lol
  • Bubba Thank you
  • Jackwagon 1 My pleasure
  • Jack wagon 2: Fuckin whore Bubba
  • Jackwagon 1 Hey! Watch it!!! Lol
  • Jack wagon 2: Hahaha or what?
  • Jack wagon 2: Lol
  • Jackwagon 1 Idk cuz im not there lol
  • Jack wagon 2: Even if u were nothin would happen lol
  • Jackwagon 1 Depends how we aproach eachother bruh
  • Jack wagon 2: Very true
  • Bubba to jackwagon 1 calm down he’s kidding jackwagon 2 stop!!
  • Jack wagon 2: Hahahaha
  • Jackwagon 1 Ik we just talkin he seem cool lol
  • jackwagon 2 I just like givin people shit Bubba-Moore knows I love her lol she my little hooker
  • Bubba, to jackwagon 2 I love you 2 fucko!!
  • Jackwagon 1 Hahahahaha hell naww bruh
  • Jack wagon 2: He’ll na what?
  • Jackwagon 1 Your little hooker lol
  • Jack wagon 2: She is.. You think I was kidding bout that
  • Jackwagon 1 Yupp she dont seem like the type lol
  • Jack wagon 2: Haha she’s not it’s an inside joke
  • Bubba to jackwagon 2, we are in the same car if you wernt bigger then me I would hit you
  • Jack wagon 2: Hahaha queer

When Elite Parents Dominate Volunteers, Children Lose – NYTimes.com

When Elite Parents Dominate Volunteers, Children Lose – NYTimes.com.

Bullying is learned, not taught, not innate. Yes there is a pecking order, but most often than not it can be settled over a game of four square (do kids still play that) and lawyers aren’t required.

Having the “joy” of being the only dad at many of my daughters school functions, I understand the pressure the author felt. I know what it is to be made to feel less than, because I CAN afford the time to go to my daughters school functions. But a man at a school party must not have a job right? Half these mothers that have no life outside of the PTA live off of their husbands hard work and reputation, not the work they monetarily put into their households, gaining their social points by the outfits they where to pick their mini-mes up after school.

We live modestly and within our means, if it weren’t for a couple of ill timed injuries we’d be better off today than we are today but there is starting to be some money left at the end of the month instead of the other way around, our daughter can pretty much do what she wants, she doesn’t know that. But for those of us that grew up in a house of 7 and 3 bedrooms, or 4 and a trailer house we understand what it means to be enough, and the shame of not being able to invite everyone to your birthday party.

Parents they are kids, let them stay that way as long as they can, they don’t always need our “help”.

Your chance at making a difference is now.

Is this an expose of America or the cultures represented? I don’t care! If you see something like this and take the chance to intervene the possibility exists that you save someone from an embarrassing and potentially painful life event as well as you may run the risk of being embarrassed for being caught on film doing the right thing or you may also run the risk of someone trying to throw you a beating; let them! If you are on the side of right, you have done your part. If someone sees the humanity in you and through your actions they may become empowered to do the same, maybe for you or someone else one day. If you want a better world for yourselves and your family YOU have to build it, politicians and pop stars could care less about your needs, safety and happiness.–j

The dirty glass

SO tonight while I was making cheesecakes for work tomorrow, and grilling salmon i let my phone pick the music, and The Dropkick Murphys came on. This made me think back to about 4 years ago when Legend was driving me back home after my return from a wonderful work vacation…This song came on and Monkeyhead, who was 6 at the time, started singing along, perfectly. what a proud daddy moment! Listen not for nothing, but if you knew us and how we grow our future leader of the revolution/prisoner with no name, her singing just fits our family. We live hard (we being me), laugh hard, play hard, hate hard, and we love harder.

My wife Being Irish and me being redneck the cultural family beliefs are very similar, all good things that rednecks love, country music, whiskey and bar fights are all because Irish gave them to us, according to Legend. Really, per her family description, the Irish are like windex for the world’s problems. Its pretty cool when your 9-year-old tells you it’s not fair that you get to see the dropkicks, as we call them, and she has to go to bed. We aren’t anyones but our own measure of normal, but it works for us..hard.

The Early Years (Dropkick Murphys album)

The Early Years (Dropkick Murphys album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

It doesn’t have to be cold.

Since I am stationed 8 hours from home, I went to the movies last night, and saw Bad Grandpa, not the typical Johnny Knoxville shtick, but then you realize the kid is doing improve, its pretty good. That said, NOT FOR CHILDREN!!! Bubba is 18 she can do what she wants, but MonkeyHead is 10 and there is no way I or Legend would let her see this movie. As I left i was truly disappointing in my heart that parents chose this film as a bonding moment with there 6,7,8 and 10-year-old daughters..way to stay classy ‘Murica.

Every now and then we see that uplifting display of humanity that gives us hope, my post yesterday, gave me hope, the redneck justification system crushed my belief a little, then supposedly the Russian people brought it back again with the video below.

So here is your charge and on this Veterans day weekend, and it should be easy. Go thank someone for breathing, go help someone across the street, take a bowl of chili to the old man who lives on the corner, get out of your bubbles and teach your children, neighbors, and most importantly self, that good does exist in our world.

Veterans Day | Field of poppies

Veterans Day | Field of poppies (Photo credit: *Arielle*)

empowerment in the age of complacency

English: Royce Gracie

English: Royce Gracie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome back, if you have never read me before, let me fill you in a little bit. i am a 23 year veteran of the military, with multiple deployments where bad people prove their displeasure in Americans by shooting at them. I am married to Legend, my rock and we have MonkeyHead and Bubba, plus 4 dogs. Those girls are the light of my life and both are totally different people. Bubba is loud, outspoken, and has her daddy’s calm temper and quiet voice and personality. (<-sarcasm) MonkeyHead is introspective and a million times smarter than I am, she doesn’t believe in the victimization of woman, or the need to use sexual images to sell music. She has read all the Harry Potter books, except the last one, and the best way to punish her is to not let her read at night. She is also only ten, having standards, morals, and being an individual at the peak developmental phase for mean girls is not an easy road. Daddy’s answer is to choke them out, Legend does not agree, what we agree in is empowering our children to stand up for themselves and others, speak their mind and that the most important choices we make are the ones we make when no one is watching.

The Gracie family has been around for years since before UFC, Pride, or even Ken Shamrock. Confidence is key in life, if you don’t know how to instill that trait in your children, that is ok, find someone to help you. You ask Legend, I don’t know everything and am fast learning i can’t do it all my way, to many cracks in my foundation at an early age, and the mortar only covered them up, not filled them in. Don’t rest on the complacency a 60 inch tv can bring you, engage with your children, love them empower them, and find help somewhere besides Dr. Spock, he was wrong and our children today are paying that price.