Tomato Deception. Yes, seriously.

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So this weekend, with fall fast approaching in the north, I decided to go out for some farm-fresh tomatoes so I can cook them into a heavenly sauce and freeze fresh packets of summer for a long winter. I didn’t do this for a couple of years and I miss it.

I’ve noticed with our heavy rains this year, the tomatoes I’ve bought so far haven’t been the greatest. Everywhere I went, they are bruised, look beat up and just not appetizing. And the ones I ate? They were tough, and flavorless.  So I drove around to a few new places.   One farm that I entered had nice looking tomatoes for sale right out front in wooden baskets.  I figured I could work with those.   I went in to inquire about the cost of a half-a-bushel.  I was told that those wouldn’t be sold by the bushel, but they had “slicer” tomatoes in back that I could buy in bulk.

“Slicer?”  I thought that didn’t sound right.  Who grows “slicer” tomatoes?  I hadn’t heard of that before.

I went back and looked at the ones they wouldn’t sell me and I noticed the boxes they were sitting in were professionally printed boxes that had the correct name for each type they contained. That seemed odd.  I then went back inside and when I questioned the girl if they were grown on their farm, she told me no, they bought these tomatoes.

A FARM bought their tomatoes.

Hello!  I feel like I am living in an alternate reality sometimes. How does that make sense???

I was shocked.  I’m in farm fields for miles and miles and I want to buy tomatoes and they aren’t growing them. They are buying them!!  And its profitable for them to sell them?   Well, of course, it is!  They are selling them as if they were homegrown when they aren’t. I can guarantee dozens and dozens of unsuspecting customers paid for “farm” grown tomatoes and got greenhouse.

Just wow.

Unbelievable, isn’t it?

Next time you think you are getting farm-fresh — you might want to ask first where it was grown. I certainly will going forward!

Sean Spicer “Equally Involved”

I was watching TV last night when Sean Spicer’s press conference was discussed from earlier in the day.  When they posted the text of what he said, I about fell off my chair!

Can you see why?  I will share my thoughts in the comment section in the coming days.

Liars never realize their subconscious slips speak so loud and reveal so much.

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Family of Thieves (20/20)

Did you catch 20/20 this past weekend?  The show featured the story of the criminal Cabello family as they stole nearly $4 million in orchestrated bank-related heists.

Archie Cabello found a life of a crime was lucrative for him because he was able to out-smart the system time-and-time again, but finally after decades, the law caught up with him.

If you haven’t watched the story, I highly recommend it. It’s fascinating.

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In thinking about the whole story, a few thoughts ran through my mind, one of which was:  Do you really think Archie’s family turned on him?

Or was it part of his intelligent genius to have his family “save themselves” from a life of prison by talking and pointing the finger at him?

Wouldn’t that be the ultimate con gaming the system one last time?

Archie was certainly smart enough to save his wife and son, don’t you think?

I think they put on a big game in their dislike for one another, and what flagged me to this was the fact that Vincent, who supposedly turned Archie in (after the cops discovered their 100 credit cards) wouldn’t speak to the media about how “wronged he was” by his father.  If you are willing to go to the police and turn your father in, you’d be willing to talk about it. But Vincent had no interest. Neither did his wife.

It makes you go “Hmmm….”

Furthermore, I was surprised that the banks never hired a private investigator to put surveillance on the Cabello family to recover their money.  I mean why not pay someone to follow them 24/7?  It would be pennies compared to their losses.  The Cabellos had to get money from somewhere and they should have been easily able to track where the loot was, right?  The Cabellos did put a large portion of their money in a safe at a company after all. Archie and the family rarely worked so they had to get money from somewhere.  It seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it?

They still have $1.8M unaccounted for, and you know Vincent and Archie’s wife will have to access it at some point.

Surgeons Reveal Truth: Must Read!

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In my reading this morning, I found a great article that divulges the truth about many elements regarding surgery that you are unlikely to ever hear or read anywhere else again. These are true confessions from surgeons–directly.

Some of the elements I, myself, have personally discovered through experience, and thankfully didn’t get hurt because I caught the lies. In one situation, a doctor recommended an organ-removal surgery. She tried to scare me that I had a strong potential for cancer, which couldn’t be determined until after the surgery, and if I was her family member, she would schedule me immediately.

It was only after I got a second opinion, and did my homework that I was able to put the pieces together that this doctor was unskilled to do a less dramatic surgery because it was way more complex. It was scary to think that she was willing to take dramatic steps on my body that could have life-long side affects due to her lack of skill and know-how! And this doctor was rated very highly. It blew me away.

If you have 10 minutes to spare today, this is one article I can’t recommend strong enough that you read. I found it to be very true, very honest and revealing about what your surgeon is likely not going to tell you, but YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Here are some of the advice from this article, but don’t stop here–they explain each piece! There is so much more you can learn and it could possibly save you or your loved one’s life one day:

  • If your primary care doctor recommends another doctor, don’t assume it is because he or she is good
  • Some surgeons will not recommend procedures they don’t know how to do (as I stated above)
  • When going into surgery, do you know who your anesthesiologist will be? You should!
  • Mistakes are more common than you think

There are 50 tips in this article–don’t stop here!

Education is a vital tool in exposing liars. Liars hate educated people–take it from me. I know.

What do you think is the biggest myth BELIEVED in spotting liars?

There are many myths to spotting lies that are believed — from liars look up and to the right when they fib, or that they can’t look you in the eye.  Another one is liars are nervous, as if honest people being questioned wouldn’t be.

None of these are true.

What are some things you’ve heard people say they believe reveals a liar but you know are not true?

The myths perpetuated in the media, online, and on TV are everywhere.