The Rally to Restore Sanity – On Suggestation or Sugar Station

26 11 2010

This was the first blog we know of that began to explore the power of suggestion in a light-hearted way, and the first called, “Suggestation.”

Here at Suggestation, or Sugar Station (because every suggestion has its sugar) we have been on an ongoing – more or less off and on – Quest to find suggestions and ways that the power of suggestion can affect us. It is rare that we see someone else doing this, and when we see someone else doing this, we like to give a shout out!

Suggestation does not subscribe to or encourage any political party, any religion or creed, etc. for the power of suggestion cuts across all national boundaries.  It is human nature to be suggestible, we propose.  So why not take a moment to discover what is being suggested to us, 24/7?  Nor is this site promoted on FaceBook or anywhere else.  It started as a way to post links that I thought were somewhat interesting so I wouldn’t lose them on my computer.  Not a very grand beginning.

I’m just so tickled to give a shout out to John Stewart, Stephen Colbert and friends for coming up with the suggestion to stage a rally about … suggestion.

Thankfully, John Stewart, Stephen Colbert and others have caught on to the power of suggestion.  This was demonstrated big time in The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear held on the Mall in DC in 2010.  It can possibly lead to a “tipping point” where we can begin to begin to see how influenced we are by the constant alarms from the general media, while very serious problems in the country remain ignored.

Case in point. John Stewart’s speech at the end of the Rally, or at least, a portion of it.

Whatever one’s politics, Right or Left, or personal beliefs, East or West, one thing that unites us all is …(fill in the blank?)

Now, is that a suggestion or a suggestation?

🙂

Thank you for spending a moment here.

Signed,

Suggestation





Benefits of Cigarettes? Hazards of Cell phones?

14 11 2010

Here are suggestation we look at the suggestions without taking sides.  Well, that is the aim.

What are the suggestions active here?

Here is a link about the benefits of cigarette smoking, back in the day.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/opinion/14greene.html

And next, a link about the hazards of cellphones, found on the same day.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/business/14digi.html

Could the science on the hazards of cell phones be more substantive that the science on cigarettes ever was?

Consider.





How many passes

29 04 2010

In the spirit of Suggestation, this just in today —

Do Not Cheat. See This Video Only Once.

n the video you will see a group of basketball players, some in white and some in black passing two balls around. Your goal is to count how many times the ball is passed by those wearing white shirts. It‘s that simple. Remember, count just the passes of the ball by those wearing white.

Do not watch the video again.

VIDEO LINK

http://viscog.beckman.illinois.edu/grafs/demos/15.html

Check it out





Worried About Glen Beck?

9 11 2009

Why not, if that’s fun for you to worry about.  On Suggestation, let’s look at the suggestions around being worried about anything.  Or anybody out there in the Media.

Yay.  A delightful parody on the power of suggestion.  Jon Stewart at his best!

Anytime someone makes and effort to point out the suggestations, beyond particularly taking sides, and with humor, she or he gets a shout out.





The Pandemic, or the SUGGESTATION of the Pandemic

26 10 2009

On Suggestation, we look for the suggestions, and why not?  Here is an example.

National Emergency was declared because its feared that the Pandemic might overburden Health Care centers, or the suggestation of the Pandemic?  Remember, every suggestion carries it’s bit of sugar, and that’s why this blog is also called, Sugar Station.

Now, here is another point of view.  What’s useful here is that it shows that many Americans are waking up to questioning the whole idea of vaccinations in the first place.

Which way will you go?  The suggestation here is — to observe the suggestions on ALL sides.

Read on, and enjoy Suggestation!





Infant Dies after “Craniosacral” Therapy? Silly

5 08 2009

Silly, isn’t it?

So here is yet another article that sounds true.  Remember that  the point of Suggestaion or Sugar Station (because every suggestion carries its hit of sugar) is not to announce that something is right or wrong, good or bad, the point is to observe the suggestions and their affect.

And in this online blog, all these good people seem to be bent out of shape over something that no one has any idea about.  The only fact is, it seems, that there was a casualty, but even this is unclear.  Yes, it would be amusing, if not such a tragic and a dark subject, especially considering the current health care debate and that medical errors and hospital visits are the 8th and 11th leading causes of death in the USA, by recent conservative count.  Who would post this stuff?  What would be that private corporation’s private motivation? if not to plant a simple suggestation:   “Infant Dies After ‘Craniosacral’ Therapy” (Whatever that is!)

First of all, after a brief examination, you will find that no one can sift out the facts, or even if this unpronouncable “cranio-sounds-like-cranial” was involved at all, or if the alleged event ever even happened the way it was claimed to happen. First of all, what’s ‘cranio-sacral’?  Amazing the ways folks seek attention, isn’t it?  And all based on the power of suggestion. Of course, no one seems to notice that the infant died while in intensive care in…a hospital! (naturally)

Who knows?  This craniosacral might have been just the thing to actually save the infant, if we examine the many comments to the blog, WHILE in the intensive care unit. Alas, it’s the Elephant in the dark room.

(Remember, a suggestation is something that “sounds true”)

On the other hand, here is an article where the facts are quite clear.  Anyone can quickly get the rock bottom of this article if you can make it past the blue lights and red lights and the doctor’s confusion.  We all know that events such as this are truly tragic and unfortunate, and no matter the expertise of the medical community, or credential, or branch of medicine, such events carry on:  “Infant Dies When Heart Machine Accidentally Switched Off By Doctor.” What could have possibly saved this infant under the care of a .. hospital?  11th leading cause, ring a bell?  The point is that here there is no speculation or opinion, hearsay, about this very sad event and that nothing is vague, covered up, or obscured.  The fact of what happened in this other article here is clear as a bell.  And that you can trust your medical team without question.  (Without question?)

One would like to say we are having fun here, but these are dark subjects, even so, the point of this Blog has always been Sugar Station , suggestation, or fact?  What suggestions will you let feed on your energy today?

Experiment — Take a plain piece of paper.  Draw a line down the middle.  On one side, write down all the suggestions you hear in a day, anything that sounds true.  And on the other side, write down all the facts you hear.  You might find the side with suggestions considerably larger than the side with the facts!

There are countless examples but to post more here would be, well, depressing — if we keep buying into the suggestation.  We will leave you to sort this through on your own.  The moral? Shit happens.

One last suggestation? It’s Indpendence Day!  Of course, this is only a  suggestion…

Happy July 4th America!

Thank you.





Fact vs Fiction – Obama

28 07 2009

For anyone who’s been following this — it seems to come down to a matter of opinion versus fact.  This just in from a friend in California:

Detailed article with hot links at PolitiFAct.com — checks out fact vs fiction in politics. Whether you agree with some, all, or none of Obama’s policies, the suggestion is to pass this on to assist putting an end to this. (do it or don’t do it and do pay attention to the suggestation — if ya do or don’t, in the spirit of this blog) Rumor tactics have launched wars/assassinations/harm that has plagued our planet (and continue to date) prompted upon rumor alone.

Obama’s birth certificate: Final chapter

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2008/jun/27/obamas-birth-certificate-part-ii/

Where do opinion’s end and facts begin?

Looks like a birth certificate? End of argument, correct?  The document shows the fact of a birth certificate.

And wow, the Daily Show with John Stewart is rounding the bend — observe how this segment examines the power of suggestion among the media ‘shock talkers,including the Birther debate, in this hilarious segment called, So You Think You Can Douche (whatever that means?)

Thanks for your attention to the power of suggestion (and where one might be possibly identified with it 🙂