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Hello everyone! Thank you for reading and following along here at Nooz Buffet. For those who don’t know, two years after starting this blog, I wrote my first book, and then my second, and now, I just finished my third.

The links for the book website pages are below.

If you haven’t purchased Smorgasbord A Collection of Thoughts Experiences and Stories, or Smorgasbord 2 Catch Up and Relish, then you’re missing out on something special.

It’s un-categorize-able, and outside the box. It’s the first of its kind; as an author, my work is a faucet pouring out creativity everywhere, anywhere, and in any genre, while remaining grounded through real life stories.

Both books are available in paperback and e-book. Please, visit links for more information.

https://fultonbooks.com/books/?book=smorgasbord-2-catch-up-and-relish

https://fultonbooks.com/books/?book=smorgasbord

NOOZ NOW

October 2, 2022, Edition

Thank you for visiting Nooz Buffet, this is the October 2nd 2022 edition of Nooz Now, and I’m your host, Francis Joseph LaManna.

Right now, here on the eastern side of the U.S., it’s about 10:30 AM, and it’s cold and rainy. Honestly, it’s a perfect Sunday. Those who don’t have to go to work can crawl right back into bed, and not feel any guilt!

Let’s get into the news..

๐ŸŽผ: The latest in the world of Hip Hop has us older fans intrigued. It’s a blast from the past as Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre announced the release of their new album, Missionary. I guess we’re switching positions here going from doggy-style to missionary? Either way, the album drops next month and I think it’s incredible that Snoop and Dre are not only still at it, but collaborating like they’ve done so many times earlier in their careers.

Also, Coolio died. He was 59 years old.

๐Ÿ“บ: I know it’s an older movie, and I’ve seen it at least three times, but Encounter was just that good! I’m not talking about the movie released in 2021, I’m talking about the Encounter that came out in 2018 starring Luke Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson, and Tom Atkins. What I liked about it was this; they captured all the realistic aspects of a situation of this type. The government was going to extremes to contain what was going on and doing their best to prevent the news of an extraterrestrial intervention from reaching the public. I think it’s amazing how they were able to make this movie in an hour and a half and have it still make sense. Not only that, but they were able to wrap it up with an ending that was sufficient-without appearing rushed or leaving us hanging for more. When you think about the topic of human origin, you can’t help but feel the truth is some wild explanation, but like they say, the truth is stranger than fiction. Even if someone told us that our beginning is exactly what happened in Encounter, most people wouldn’t believe it because they can’t process something so far out of their scope or range of what’s real. And that’s exactly what makes this story so believable. I gave Encounter 5 out of 5 clapboards!

Movie: Encounter

Release Date: 12/09/2018

Starring: Luke Hemsworth, Anna Hutchinson, and Tom Atkins

Rating: ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽฌ๐ŸŽฌ

๐Ÿ’ฆ: Pennsylvania’s Lehigh River, for those who don’t know, feeds into the Delaware River. It’s hard to even report this but the water of the Lehigh River ranked in the top 34 containing chemicals linked to cancer. Also, the Lehigh River is ranked 9th, as in the 9th most polluted body of water in the country. C’mon people, let’s take care of our water.

๐ŸŒ’: Our Moon is 6.7 days old! It’s a waxing crescent now, but it will reach full illumination on October 9th. Currently, the moon is in the astrological sign of Capricorn, and Capricorn is in the second house. Consistency and not giving up are essential if you would like obtain objects of desire. The key here is not giving up. When you’re knocked down, you must get up, if you’re distracted, you must refocus, and if someone slows you down, you have to get back up to speed. Slow and steady progress is exactly what’s called for here, and Saturn reminds us to remain reserved when it comes to communication. Not everyone needs to know your business, and right now, it would probably be best for you not to say anything until you get whatever it is you want. In other words, don’t say, “I’m going to buy a house,” say, “I just bought a house.” Good energy often gets contaminated with negativity and envy. Did you ever notice whenever you share something you’re about to do, it doesn’t work out the way you want? Keep it to yourself until it’s over.

๐Ÿˆ: During the NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints, which took place in London, Lewis Cine, the Vikings Safety, was rushed to the hospital after suffering an injury to his lower left leg.

๐Ÿคฃ: IDK I think this is funny. For those who are into fashion, I’m starting to see this emergence of clothes that appear dirty, worn, and something like a peasant would wear around town in the 1400’s in Scotland while he was under the king’s rule. Yeah, so that’s what’s in now. French Peasant clothing from the 1400’s.

โšฝ: A soccer stadium in Indonesia erupted after Arema FC lost 3-2 to Persebaya Surabaya. This is being called one of the world’s worst stadium disasters of all time! 125 people died, and almost 400 were injured.

๐Ÿ’—: Did you ever feel like you loved someone, that you would never ever meet, but you just crushed on that person wishing you could meet them one day?โ˜บ I feel like that now but I won’t reveal who it is.. ๐Ÿ˜‰โค LMAO you’ll be like whaaaaat?

Alright everyone, enjoy the rest of your day. Thank you for visiting Nooz Buffet!

All Hallows’ Day

All Hallows’ Day, or All Saint’s Day is a feast day of the highest rank according to most churches in which all the saints are honored. That “Day,” on our calendar, is on the first of November. So, November 1st (11/1, or 111) is always All Saint’s Day, but the day of the week it falls on changes. This year it will be celebrated on Tuesday.

I digress here, but I was just thinking about the order of days revolving around All Saint’s Day when I was growing up. October 30th was Mischief Night, October 31st was Halloween, and All Saint’s Day was on November 1st, but for some reason, no one ever seemed to mention or make a big deal out of the day on 11/1. Maybe it’s because people don’t like mentioning or talking about the dead. IDK, but a little while ago I thought about this: What if at one time Mischief Night, in some weird or twisted society was about sacrificing the martyrs? It would make sense in the order according to days. Mischief Night would be sacrificing the martyrs, Halloween would be about dressing up as ghouls and ghosts to imitate the dead, and All Saint’s Day would be about honoring and remembering them.

Teresa of Avila with Halo; By Nheyob – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34473350

Anyway, what I really wanted to talk about here was the saints themselves. If you look at the pictures of saints, you’ll notice that disc or halo around their heads. That halo was drawn on purpose to reveal that persons closeness with God.

Yes, that’s true, and in a subtle way, it was reinforced in the Celestine Prophecy, a movie by James Redfield. It has been said, time and time again, we live in a modern world that’s designed to try to prevent men and women from connecting to source because without divine guidance, were lost and have to rely on man’s system. But, I would like for those who celebrate All Saint’s Day to keep something in mind, while we celebrate the saints of our past and ancient history, there are saints amongst us today that are living. A connection to God or source is something that can be achieved if one seeks it.

It’s interesting to note here the numerological and spiritual meaning behind the number 111. If you keep seeing 111, maybe as apart of an address or as a time on your clock, it is an indication that your guardian angels are trying communicate with you. I always believed 111 to mean new opportunities were on the horizon for you, or that a door was opening to give you a fresh start and a new beginning. Those in spiritual circles believe 111 represents the time of a spiritual awakening for the individual seeing it. As part of that awakening, the seer has an opportunity to begin shaping their reality.

If November 1st or 111 marks the beginning of a spiritual awakening, it seems perfect as it coincides with us honoring saints who have or had a connection to God. What better way to begin a spiritual quest than by honoring those who came before us?

Today is October 1st, and the Fall season arrived in September. We’re entering a unique time of the year filled with warmth. Enjoy everyone, and thank you for visiting Nooz Buffet.

Questions for Ingram Content; and some other thoughts

Someone told me a long time ago, anything that requires an initial investment is a scam. I’m not going to say the self-publishing book business is a scam, but..

My question for Ingram Content is this; How can I obtain a detailed-in depth copy of the sales report for my books? I’m an author, I’ve written three books now, and two are published. My books are print on demand through Ingram Content. If someone purchases my book, Ingram prints it and ships it. Ingram in turn, forwards their sales report to my publishing company who pays me a portion of the sale.

To be honest, it was a little upsetting to see sales showing up in 2022 that I would not be getting paid for because according to my publisher, those sales are actually old. Apparently, Amazon purchased a bunch of books in 2021, and I was paid for that sale. So all these new sales that are showing up are actually redistribution sales from Amazon’s original order.

If I can’t get a detailed sales report from my publishing company, then I should be able to get one from Ingram since all sales go through you (Ingram Content).

This is the business end self-publishing, there’s money involved, and when money is involved, you can never be too meticulous. As the author of these books, I think it’s only right for me to have at my fingertips, a complete and detailed report of sales because in a way, self-publishing is like going into business for yourself.

How would you feel if you opened a business and you didn’t have access to a specific version of your sales?

Enough about that, I hope someone from Ingram sees this post and decides to call me because I think I’ve called every number they have listed.

Flippin’ it

Without a doubt people change, but I must say, I find a lot of joy in understanding people, their personalities, and how they act in groups versus rolling solo. There’s a new kind of man out now, I call him Flipper. Flipper like to reverse things, or he likes flipping things. He’s quick. Watch out!

Flipper belongs to a group of middle aged men who at heart, are scared and cowardly, but you wouldn’t know this on the surface.

Flipper feels a little entitled, he thinks he can do whatever he wants, he acts like he’s the only person in the world and no one else exists, he’s fake, and his antics are childish.

His specialty is making good people look bad, and he’s exceptional at making a good calm person seem like an aggressor.

For example, Flipper walks his dog around the neighborhood, and he lets his dog shit and piss on everyone’s lawn. Never his own lawn though, only yours. One day, as Flipper is going through his usual routine, Mr. Goodman is sitting in his car watching him.

After his dog squats and Flipper begins to walk away, Mr. Goodman, cool and calm, gets out of his car and says, “Excuse me Sir, if your dog shit on that lawn, you’re obligated to pick it up.”

And that was all Flipper needed to hear. He’s huffing and puffing, walking in circles, and spinning out of control. He was extremely upset because someone finally caught up with him and called him out.

Instead of doing the right thing and carrying on, Flipper decides to pull his cell phone out of his pocket, and take pictures of the Mr. Goodman’s car, the car’s license plate, and even Mr. Goodman himself.

When Mr. Goodman asked Flipper why he was taking pictures Flipper said, “Because I don’t know what you’re going to do!”

Mr. Goodman: “I’m not going to do anything. All I’m saying is that if your dog shit on that lawn you should be considerate enough to pick it up.”

Flipper carried on while he was walking away and eventually he called the cops on Mr. Goodman. Of course Mr. Good man didn’t get in trouble, but this is how Flippers flip the script on a situation.

They’ll attack you and call you the agressor.

They’ll lie and call you a liar.

They hate everyone with different skin color, but they’ll call you a racist.

Flippers, they’re everywhere. Watch out.

Nooz Now

September 23, 2022 Edition

๐ŸŽ†I knew the 4-year anniversary for N.B. was coming up soon, but I wasn’t sure of the exact date. I’ve been celebrating the entire month of September, but today I received the congratulations notice from WordPress. So, there you go! September 23rd is our official anniversary date.

๐Ÿ†’Yesterday, was the first day of fall, and to be honest, you could feel a change in the atmosphere since at least a week ago here on the eastern side of the U.S. That heavy humid summer air finally broke and gave way for a much cooler and breezy feel. No complaints here! I welcome the Fall season with open arms.

โ™ŽHappy birthday to all the Libras. I used to say “happy birthday season,” but that phrase was overused and played out so fast. Now, I just say happy birthday, and it’s just as good. The sun entered Libra yesterday, and currently, it’s on the 1st degree. Libra is a cardinal air sign, and it’s the seventh sign of our zodiac, which means naturally, Libra is home in the 7th House.

Libra is widely known for its symbol, the Scales. The Scales symbolize balance and harmony. Venus, the Goddess of love and beauty is the ruling planet. 6 and 9 are lucky numbers for Libras, and Friday is their lucky day.

Popular Libras: Sean Connery, Jesse James, Cardi B, Rocky Marciano, Sophia Loren, Racquel Welch, Arnold Palmer, Will Smith, Bruce Springsteen, and Usher.

๐ŸˆIt’s only the 4th week of the 2022 college football season, but this weekend is important. First, we have the battle between two undefeated teams; (5)Clemson is traveling to (21)Wake Forest. You see the rankings there, and both teams are 3-0.

Next, 2-1 Florida will visit 3-0 Tennessee. Florida comes into this game ranked 20th, and Tennessee at number 11, and it’s obviously important for both teams to win this. The Volunteers would like to head into week five with four wins, and a win against the Gators will be quite impressive, but for Florida, it’s a must win. It’s hard to come back from a 2-2 start.

And finally, the Badgers are travelling to Ohio to play the undefeated Buckeyes. Wisconsin is 2-1, and Ohio State is 3-0 and ranked 3rd in the country. It’s a similar situation between these two Big Ten teams like the one we just talked about with Florida and Tennessee. Ohio State wants to continue winning, but Wisconsin needs a win to stay afloat in the conference.

This will be one of those weekends in college football that we’ll look back at six weeks from now and say, “Week 4 was pivotal.” It’s a make or break week and several teams are at the crossroad.

๐ŸŒ˜ Our beautiful satellite, the Moon, is lit at 5% tonight. It’s a waning crescent, and in two more days on the night of the 25th, we will have a brand-new moon in Virgo! You couldn’t ask for a better way to start the Fall. With new moon in the sign associated with wheat and the harvest, we’re right in sync!

๐Ÿ“—For those who weren’t aware, Smorgasbord 3 Prophecy and Poverty is complete. This is my third complete manuscript, and I’m still shopping for a publisher. I truly enjoyed writing this one, it’s 60,000 words, and by far, it was the most involving in terms of research. I will keep you in the loop with that, and if you haven’t picked up Smorgasbord A Collection of Thoughts Experiences and Stories, or Smorgasbord 2 Catch Up and Relish, then please do. Both are available in paperback and e-book form.

๐ŸŒŽYou’re going to love this. Lets go back to 2020. The American citizens were getting impatient during the Pandemic Lockdowns. Our economy was taking a hit as people were out of work, and small business owners were losing something they spent their entire lives building. The people had enough and took to the streets to protest. We were winning. People from all races and backgrounds were uniting as Americans and exposing the government overreach.

Then, all of a sudden in May, a man named George Floyd gets murdered by 3 police officers. Violence, rioting, and crime plagued the United States for almost the next seven months. Supposedly, that murder took place in Minneapolis, and I say supposedly because a lot of people expressed their opinion that George Floyd was never murdered. It was said, that that murder was a staged event perpetrated by the powers that be to regain control.

A lot of people will say bullshit, but for one, we were a nation that was finally coming together. We finally put aside our differences, united, and took aim at what our government was doing to us. United we stand, divided we fall, and we know the powers that be don’t want a unified America.

Well, two days ago, I watching the music video for Drop The World, a hip hop song by Lil Wayne and Eminem. I saw the video a thousand times. If you haven’t seen the video, there’s what looks a riot going on. A city is in shambles as people are running around frantically. There’s fire and chaos. People are looting and rioting as Bird Man looks down on the city from a safe spot high above the action. Anyway, I notice for the first time two days ago, while Lil Wayne is rapping in the street, the number 621 is displayed behind him. It’s real big too, you can’t miss it.

After doing my own research because I had a feeling, I discovered 621 is the area code for Minneapolis. That song came out in 2009. That was 11 years before the George Floyd riots began in Minneapolis.

So, if you don’t think George Floyd was used in some way to kick start a riot, on purpose, for the purpose of progressing an agenda by an establishment who brings order out of chaos, you might want to reconsider. It’s foreshadowing and predictive programming.

In the song, Lil Wayne said, “I know what they don’t want to tell you. I hope you’re heaven sent and you’re hell proof.

Aright, that about does it for this session of Nooz Now. Thanks for visiting, thanks for reading, and don’t forget to follow us!

As Lil Wayne would say, I’m gonna hop up in my spaceship and leave earth mother fucker! I’m gone!

๐Ÿคฃโค๐Ÿš€

The 2+2=5 People

When I first heard Alex Jones talking about this I thought it was funny. Seriously, I used to laugh, and I think it was because I was taking it literally.

Just recently, I finally understood. It doesn’t have anything to do with math. The “2+2=5 People” are the people who believe non-truths even though they know they’re not true.

And not only do they go along with and believe lies, but they’ll expect you to do the same.

That, in and of itself is funny, because it doesn’t make sense to normal people. Why would someone say something was true if it wasn’t?

That’s something you’re going to have to ask the person when you cross that bridge, but I’ll give you my opinion when it comes to money.

Usually, big companies that generate tons of revenue and employee tons of people, public or private sector, sold out at the top.

The people who head such business ventures already made agreements and sign contracts way before they employed people. Everything comes from the top down. If you get handed something to read and sign and it doesn’t make sense, isn’t true, or is against what you believe, well, what that basically says is they don’t care if it doesn’t make sense, isn’t true, or is against what you believe.

You sign it and move on if you want to keep your job and continue making money just like the “Head” did before he employed you.

And, there it is.

You just made $90,000 last year, congratulations! Do you like your job? Yes! Do you want to continue making that money and more soon? Hell Yeah!

If you add 2 and 2 does it equal 5?

Is that red door blue?

Suffocating Anxiety; Break Free

This is important, well, I think it is. When it comes to oxygen and breathing, I’m dead serious. Now, there can be many reasons for why we feel anxious or short of breath, but specifically, I’m addressing relationship suffocation.

When I say relationship, it isn’t necessarily referring to our boyfriends/girlfriends, or our husbands and wives. It can be, but a relationship can be any acquaintance, friend, or coworker we talk to and see daily or once in a while.

Just two days ago, there was a man I knew who was in a bad mood. He was having a bad day for whatever reason, and instead of figuring his problem out for himself by himself, he chose to be testy with me.

We’ve all been in that situation, and it’s not right. Not every day is going to be magnificent, some days are going to suck, and each one of us, individually, needs to realize when there’s an issue and do the best we can to work towards an outcome that promotes positive interaction again.

In other words, instead of taking your problems out on innocent people, go address the issues and people who are upsetting you.

A while ago, and I don’t talk about this much, but on several occasions, I experienced an immediate cutoff of oxygen. I’m not talking about a little anxiety where it’s hard to breath; this felt like someone snuck up behind me and put a plastic bag over my face. This was not a gradual reduction of oxygen, but rather, an immediate cutoff!

That was enough for me. I needed to get to the bottom of that issue and make sure it never happened again.

When it comes to relationships, as we’ve described, an open conversation is required if they’re responsible for your suffocating. After you work out everything with that person, you must:

Set Boundaries; be firm and don’t give an inch.

Take Back Your Privacy

Express Yourself; if someone else’s behavior is affecting you let them know.

Strive for Independence; not having to rely on people frees you from their control.

Be a Leader

Cut Off General Statements: If some say’s this sucks, don’t agree if you feel differently. It’s okay to have an opinion.

Nurture Yourself and Enjoy Your Time Alone

Take Time To Do Nothing

The most important thing is for you to tell yourself;

“I’m a person to!”

“I’m a human being and I have needs.”

“I deserve to be happy.”

We are not mind readers, you have to speak up if you have concerns, feel violated, or have been treated in a way you didn’t deserve. Start putting yourself first, and start making yourself and your life a priority.

People who come off as aggressive, loud, and obnoxious, are that way for a reason. Usually it’s because they’re afraid or insecure about something. When people are afraid they try to control, and it’s their controlling behavior that’s causing your suffocation because think about it..

If someone is controlling they’re overreaching, intrusive, and could care less about your boundaries, your privacy, and your opinions. Until these people resolve their personal issues, they’re always in some way going to be a drain on you, your life, and your energy.

Stand tall my friends.

Too Much Deception For Me

Yesterday, I was asked about my opinions concerning the war in the Ukraine, and I had to be honest. I tuned out a long time ago. There was actually a good story shaping up in the Ukraine, and I was on it from the beginning.

Remember when..

Volodymyr Zelenskiy was accusing former President Petro Poroshenko of running away from charges that I think involved treason, and Poroshenko was accusing new President, Zelenskiy, of silencing political opposition?

That’s what I was following, Ukraine was a nation divided, and things were getting interesting. And in all fairness, treason and silencing political opposition goes on all the time here in the United States, but we don’t push the issue far enough to divide the country into civil war or starting a new government.

Anyway, all of a sudden, Russia was on Ukraine’s border threatening to invade.

“Wow, how convenient was that,” I said to myself. “I guess the people of Ukraine are going to put their problems aside and unite to defend their country. What else can they do?”

That’s when I tuned out of the Ukraine/Russian situation. Again, this another situation the United States should not be involved in, and for the life of me, I can’t understand why American citizens are being forced to show support for the Ukraine.

I’ll tune back in when Russia leaves and the regularly scheduled show resumes.

BY THE WAY:

Ukrainian Flag
International Maritime Flag; Meaning: A Desire to Communicate

Purification

As the weather breaks,
and the scythe takes,
Let's see what this harvest makes.

Under pressure but alert as my body aches,
I'm up late and stay awake to catch these dirty snakes.

I have stake in the game, 
I put a stake in my claim,
I put nine in a frame,
And said no, I'm not the same.

I was built for the one, but I run the four-hunnit',
My life was never over, I just had to go and hunt it.
Still, I'm not quite there, but I'm looking at the summit,
And I'm not stopping-if the world ends and the stocks plummet;

Oh well. 

When it was hard to breath, I was given a life savor,
A life that's saved lives right to return the favor.
Thank you. 

Wax on wax off with the moons' phases,
There's a flow to keep when the sky changes.
Old Secrets-they survive on through the ages,
I treat my past like a scrap book and turn the pages.

Into this harvest I'll be grim like reaper,
My inner sun shines as the planets say to keep her. 

I guess it's time for me tighten up my belt,
Gods activating asteroids and Hera made her presence felt.
Her diadem shines as I watch the iron melt,
And the owl sees my card while I fold on the hand that's dealt. 

I'm excited man,
There's lead in the frying pan. 
It's God's plan.
Bear witness..

As the weather gets cold,
Behold,
There's no limit for the heat old lions hold.
Originality breaks the mold.  

Let us reap!

Let us keep,
Our harvest and pursue transformation,
Through the darkness of February,
The month of Purification.