Rusty Carroll's life, and observations.

The legacy we have created together

At this time of year I always get feeling a little melancholy.

Christmas to me means Family!

As a child it was the family being together on Christmas morning, happy faces, but most of all just being a family. Going to visit the grandparents, and seeing all the relatives. It really wasn’t about the presents, it was being a family.

As we got older and had children of our own, it was again Christmas morning with all the smiling happy faces, and getting the rest of our family together to celebrate the day. I did my best to keep the going as long as I could.

Now it just my family, my three daughters, and their families. But it seems so hard to get us all together at the same time, it feels like we are all going different directions, and it saddens me at times.

I truly do love…

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I have observed the news media, the social media, and any other source that I can to be better informed of what is going on the world, and the U.S.A.

It is sad to see our wonderful country becoming even more divided, not just by the politicians, or the recent religious issues, but even the people posting hate on Social Media. It truly saddens me to see all of this hate going on, when will it stop?

I have observed many politicians saying “Boots on the ground now!”, or “What ever happened to shock and awe?” My question is to these people: How successful was that, what did we do, other than spending trillions, and costing the lives of thousands of people. Is everything better than it was prior to our previous response, did we really kill and destroy the right people? Well we did get Bin Laden didn’t we. But at what cost.

I wonder if there will ever be peace in the Middle East, they have never been at peace, they really do not know what it is, this region goes past biblical times, and because of all the fighting, they are still third world countries, and not improving their lives, or living conditions.

Just my opinion but just a response from the US military is not the answer, they hate us now, and this will make them hate us more. The response needs to be on a global level, all the leaders in the free world need to come up with a response with all of them involved, maybe that kind of response will force ISIS to realize they are fighting a losing battle.

We must stop being so divided, and spreading more hate, that is not the answer!


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I will discuss religious issues later, I just want it better than it is now, is that asking for too much?

As always Rusty Loves you!



I have Hereditary Peripheral Neuropathy, complicated by Type II Diabetes. Neuropathy comes in many forms, and causes, it can be caused by an illness, reaction to a drug, or complications from surgery. Diabetes has the worst effect on it.

Here is what it has done to me, I have almost no feeling any longer in my feet, it is slowly traveling up my legs, because of the damage to the peripheral nerves, it can be extremely painful at times, the worst is at night. It has affected my balance, my ability to walk long distance, I can’t do anything for long periods, walking, sitting, standing, laying down, reclining, and hiking is out of the question now. The pain is constant, it just varies in the degrees of how bad it is, but I am no longer pain free. I get uncontrollable leg spasms, and sometimes they are 10 times more painful than your average leg cramp (charlie horse).

One of the bad things about having this, is I look fine, it is so hurtful to get the dirty looks from people when I park in disabled parking, even though I do have a permit.

There is no cure for this, there are some drugs you can take, but to me the bad side effects, outweigh the benefits. Some things help like Alpha Lapoic Acid, an over the counter vitamin. I have made a personal decision not to take pain pills, too many side effects, and I do not want to be a zombie, or become addicted to them. Marijuana helps, but is still illegal in Utah. CBD hemp oil helps too, but it is expensive, and can only be ordered online.

This is something I have to live with the rest of my life. I am now disabled by my neuropathy; I worked very hard all my life, full time from the age of 16 until 2011, for 48 years. I paid into the government all that time, I now collect SSDI, believe me, I would much rather work than be on disability, besides that the pay is better.

So please understand when I am having a bad day, or I have to cancel plans at the last minute, it is not that I no longer care, it is just the way it is for me now. Don’t offer me remedies, believe me, I have tried them all. All the sold called Neuropathy centers are quacks, or just want to study a new drug on you that doesn’t work.

If they ever find a cure, I will be the first in line. Thanks for your understanding.

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Authorities have obtained a search warrant for a home near the field where a 12-year-old girl’s body was found in West Valley City early Friday morning.

Police said the girl’s parents flagged down officers at a West Valley City 7-Eleven and told them their daughter was missing.

Officers ended up finding the girl dead on farm property less than a mile from the family’s home near 3500 S. and 5200 W. in West Valley City.

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They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children.

Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives.

We don’t really need to go through all of the gory details, do we? We know all too well the atrocities of the African slave trade.

But are we talking about African slavery? King James VI and Charles I also led a continued effort to enslave the Irish. Britain’s Oliver Cromwell furthered…

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By Ann O’Neill


BOSTON (CNN) — [Breaking news update, posted at 3:31 p.m. ET]

A jury has sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on some counts.

[Previous story, posted at 2:50 p.m. ET]

Jurors have reached a decision in the penalty phase in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings and the further bloodshed that followed.

The jury deliberated for more than 14 hours over parts of three days before reaching its decision. They were tasked with deciding whether Tsarnaev should be sentenced to life in prison or death.

That decision is expected to be read in a federal court in Boston starting at 3 p.m.

Bill and Denise Richards, parents of the bombing’s littlest victim, 8-year-old Martin, took seats in the second row near the jury box.

The sentencing is the final chapter to a brutal, emotionally…

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Well it has been a while since I posted on my blog, not I guess I didn’t have much to say, but lately I have had to deal with government agencies to help my 87 year old father get all his affairs in order after moving back to Utah. He lived in Southern CA for 41 years.

I have discoverd that when you get old dealing with government agencies from the federal level on down is a disaster, and for the most part the employees working there don’t really care about your problems. You see I blame a lot of this on the GOP since I live in a GOP controlled state,dealing with the government here is just a bad if not worse. I do not see these changing until we as voters rise up and vote the correct individuals into office.

The last election the voters voted the GOP back in control, and I am really scared for our country, from what I have read and observed they are not for the middle class, the poor, or the people on Social Security. The first agenda announced by the GOP controlled congress was to cut SSDI payments by a whopping 20%! How does this even make sense to anyone with a reasonble level of intelligence?

I am trying not to ramble here but this reaally pisses me off, why do they insist on cutting funds to those who need it the most!
There are so many different soultions to fix Social Security, yet our congress continues to ignore them. Just a few examples;

Pay back the monies that the govenmnt took from Social Security in the 60’s, it was never the governments money to spend. Social Security is paid for by the employees and the employers not our government!
Take the with holding caps off of Social Security, everyone should pay into this program year round,not just the middle class and the poor. Statistics show if both of these were done, Social Security would remain solvent for an additional 75 years!


The more I read and hear, the more this just pisses my off, I could go on and on!

I would love to see more people will to stand up for our rights, what is so wrong with rasing the taxes on the rich? What is so wrong with making the NFL a multi billion dollar business pay taxes? What is so wrong with stopping the subsidies given to the oil companies? We can’t we reduce defense spending, by the way it is the most costly oart of our US government budget.

I will tell you the 1% in our country control the government and they won’t allow it!

Like I said I could go on and on, I will stopr for today with more to come.

Please remember to vote smart, with intelligence, some quality research, and make your voice heard.

As always Rusty loves you!

Peace out!