Scam Alert

Normally I wouldn’t post something like this but it is the holidays and I don’t want anyone to fall for it. This is for Clark County in Washington; please share.

Scam alert! Scammers are calling customers and threatening to disconnect power if the customer doesn’t pay. These scam calls are getting more and more sophisticated and convincing. Scammers are specifically targeting small businesses like bakeries, pubs and retailers and are telling people to pay their bill with a prepaid card, which is a sure sign of a scam. The calls even appear to be from Clark Public Utilities on caller I.D.. Please be on high alert and don’t fall for it!

If you receive a call threatening immediate disconnection if a payment isn’t made, hang up and call us back at 360-992-3000. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will happily check the status of your account for you.

Please be safe and help us spread the word to family and neighbors, especially the elderly and non-english speakers.


🍗 The One Most Important Thing to Remember This Thanksgiving

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is upon us again. How did this year fly by so quickly?

Tomorrow many of us in the U.S. will gather with loved ones to give thanks for all the blessings the universe has delivered unto us. Whether you’re grabbing one of many seats around a large family table, sitting down for a meaningful meal with a few close friends, or plan on spending the day by yourself, we would encourage you to set aside just a little bit of time to acknowledge and appreciate what – and who – you have in your lives.

This small act of self-reflection allows for a deeper appreciation of all the advantages and good fortune we enjoy in our daily lives. In recognizing the many blessings we share, we are also reminded that many people go without those same benefits we too often take for granted.

Thanksgiving is also a time for unity. Every morning we wake up and are confronted by an extremely divisive chapter in human history. But, despite what politicians and pundits may suggest, existence is not a competitive sport and life on Earth need not be played like a contentious zero-sum game. The human mind is capable of amazing things – let’s aim to use it to lift one another up as we search for abundance and meaning on this journey, rather than waste that tremendous gift engaging one another in battle.

Come tomorrow, you may find yourself seated across from someone with whom you disagree. We would challenge you, if only for just one short meal, to set aside your squabbles – however passionate about them you may be – and instead focus on what brings people together during the holiday season in the first place: our innate love for one another, our shared awe in the majesty of the human spirit, and the unassailable bond we all share as brothers and sisters. This Thanksgiving, let us be reminded of – and thankful for – the one truth of which we can always be certain: we are all children of the same universe.

In that spirit, we wish a most Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

In peace and love,

ULC & Rev. Jaime A.

Virtual Tools


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Support the VFW

Shop Amazon, Support the VFW Foundation:

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If you’re like me, you’re SOOOOO sick of news channels. Yes, all the big players are biased and have their own agenda – and this agenda is primarily to sow discord and get people angry, so we keep watching their news. At the same time, Facebook and YouTube are purging whatever news sources they don’t like (this happens on the right and left). There is an interesting thing that I am keeping an eye on called  ISEGORIA  (horrible name but great concept). They are going to create a block-chain based news network for independent news that will provide alternative sources of news. I recommend that you keep an eye on it too.

Speaking about bacteria

I want to talk more about your gut biome (the good bacteria in your gut). Scientists are finding more and more about how gut bacteria impacts your health. Here is an interesting  article  about how the traditional American diet causes decreased biodiversity in your gut bacteria, which is not good. But this  website  has a ton of information about how to strengthen your gut biome. Hint: fiber is good / sugar is bad. Fermented food is also good/fermented alcohol is bad. I’m going to try making some homemade sauerkraut  – I love sauerkraut! Have you made it before? Do you have any suggestions?

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Survival Distiller

I want to give you something to think about with your drinking water. If you have a reverse osmosis system and you’ve changed the membranes (filters), there is often a black or green slime on it, right? What is this? It’s bacteria. Or, to be more accurate, it’s a bacteria colony (not good). So, if your tap water is safe to drink, how do these bacteria contaminate your RO system, because tap water isn’t perfect? There can be times when a good dose of bacteria flows into your house. When it does, the bacteria gets trapped in your RO system and grows (your RO system does not kill the bacteria). It can grow out of control and can actually grow through your membrane and cause it to rupture. If this happens, numerous bacteria can get into your drinking water and can make you sick.

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