The Impact of a Name

The following correspondence originally took place in the forum section of

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"What's in a name?"

“What’s in a name?”

GrimmRomance: The impact of a name: What does your name mean? Are you fond of it? Were you teased about it?

Rayn: My name is “Rayn.”

In Scandanavian, “Rayne” means “strong counselor,” and “mighty.”
In Scottish and Gaelic, “Rayne” means “field of good ground.”
In French and English, “Rayne” means “queen.”
In Israeli, “Rayne” means “song.”

Growing up with my name was definitely an experience all its own! In school, I was subject to both wonder and ridicule for bearing this title.

When introduced to new individuals, I often find myself repeating my name multiple times before it is properly received. It would seem that there is a certain degree of disbelieving one’s own ears when hearing a name such as mine. Ha ha! To me, possessing a unique name is definitely a character-building experience!

Discussing NYCs Nanny-State Effort to Ban Salt in Restaurants

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall…

Democratic Assemblyman and Control-Freak, Felix Ortiz

Democratic Assemblyman and Control-Freak, Felix Ortiz

Katherine C.: You’re a foodie, read this pile of shit:

Assemblyman Seeking to Ban all Salt in Restaurant Cooking:

Rayn: Thanx, Big Brother government! I knew you’d come through for the people. Removing all salt from our prepared food items is what we have ALL been asking for! Oh, wait! No, we haven’t. Hmmm… It would appear that this nonsense is just another tyrannical attempt for the state of New York to legally rob and steal from the same people they are duty-sworn to serve! “$1000 for each individual addition of salt”!? LOL! First, NY poli-trick-cians successfully pass a cigarette tax, then they try passing a “soda tax” in NYC, and now this! Believe me, this sort of oppression and theft will never end until we decidely take a stand against those that seek to enslave us with their unjust, unfair laws, based completely in PRE-CRIME! In this failed system of government, we are ALL GUILTY until PROVEN innocent!

Discussion on Tobacco and Cigarettes

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall

Shredded tobacco and mint leaves

Shredded tobacco and mint leaves

Earlene E.: Rayn, I heard it through the grapevine that one of the ingredients in cigarettes is whales vomit.

RaynDon’t forget about the ARSENIC (rat poison), CYANIDE, FORMALDEHYDE (embalming fluid), AMMONIA, ACETONE (nail polish remover), and about 586 other chemicals that were approved by the FDA for use in cigarettes, including “fragrances,” in an effort to lure non-smokers into their death-trap. Of course, not all brands carry these toxic ingredients, of course, but the vast majority do.

I’m not sure if you remember, but I actually used to work for the New York City Department of Health’s “Youth Tobacco Cessation Unit.” The FDA is responsible for this fiasco because they have deemed cigarettes to be neither a “food” or a “drug,” and therefore, there is no real end to what can make its way into a typical pack of cigarettes.

Check out some of the facts here:

Harmful Chemicals in Cigarettes:

Another interesting fact: 90% of all smokers started before the age of 18! (There is a reason for this, too.)

Here’s something else: inhalation of tobacco smoke affects the brain in a very similar way as so-called “anti-depressant” and “anti-anxiety” drugs do. However, besides being much more quick-acting (seconds vs. weeks) cigarettes are hundreds of times less likely to induce suicide, or homicide. In some ways, they can be considered a form of “self-medication,” or even the “poor man’s” anti-anxiety-depressant. (By the way, did you know that almost every single person that has “gone postal” and tried to massacre innocent people was on some form of anti-depressant? Hmmm… I wonder if there is a connection?). Anyways, read these articles to understand:

Brain’s Nicotine Receptors Also Target For Anti-Depressants:

Cigarettes Can be an Anti-Depressant:

Cigarettes wouldn’t be nearly as bad for people if companies did not insert all kinds of poisonous additives inside of them in an effort to get consumers addicted to their particular BRAND OF POISON. Native Americans smoked tobacco out of peace-pipes (no filter), and did not succumb to nicotine addiction. They were pictures of health until America engaged in full on addiction-warfare against them using alcohol (not to mention bio-warfare with government issued smallpox blankets for Reservations.)

Personally, I don’t condone smoking at all, and I advise anyone against engaging in the activity based on EXPERIENCE as a smoker. But, if you are going to do it anyway, at least buy a brand that 100% ADDITIVE-FREE natural brands, like “Natural America Spirits” (who even remove tobacco stems, and only use whole leaf) or even “Nat Shermans”. Once you get used to either of these brands, you will soon notice that you have much less “BRAND LOYALTY.” You will feel satisfied by ANY 100% NATURAL BRAND you smoke! What this really means is that cigarette companies don’t want you “hooked” on tobacco or the natural nicotine that is within – they want you to crave their particular formula of toxic additives!

I picked up the habit of smoking at 11 years old, after my first year of living in the NYC shelter system. Four years later, I was finally living in a real home, but still smoking. After a while, I quit for two years, but stressful situations brought me right back. I also quit again for about six months, but again, went back. So, to lessen the damage to my health, I began exclusively smoking Natural American Spirits (and the occasional Nat Sherman). Though they took a few packs to get used to, I found them to be a much more enjoyable smoking experience than any of the well-known death-brands out there. Apparently, I never even knew what REAL TOBACCO tasted like because it was being adulterated with fake flavors and fragrances from the “manufacturer” to make it more palatable to CHILDREN – the main customer of most major brands! (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

America Doesn’t Have Healthcare – Only Sick Care!

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall

"Sick Care vs. Health Care" (photo by

“Sick Care vs. Health Care” (photo by

Earlene E.: Hey, Rayn I’m on a mission: from 2/2/2010 to now, 14lbs lost :0)

Rayn: Congratulations, Earlene! I’m very happy for you!

Earlene E.: Thanks Rayn. I have you to thank for encouraging me to eat healthier, thanks again.

Rayn: Thank you, Earlene.

Earlene E.: I have to take an updated pic of my self now

Rayn: I give all credit unto the Father. He provides for his own! I was thrilled when Genaire told me that you were doing well! You are now a living witness to the many failures of “western medicine,” starting with the patented poison therapies that these “doctors” peddle. They don’t deal in cures, only treatment. We don’t have “healthcare” in America – we only have “sickcare.” (For example: that is why doctors cannot legally say that oranges cure scurvy – because the FDA says that only a “drug” can cure a “disease.” Ha! This pathetic charade must be put to an end!) Look into Codex Alimentarius, and you will see what the real End Game agenda is for the soulless, parasitic governments and corporations of the world!!! They would like to classify all vitamins and minerals as “drugs,” remove them from all foods, then provide them to us through a doctor’s prescription only after we become sick from malnutrition! So far, through the diligent efforts of just a FEW of the many countries who signed onto this monstrously evil idea, the sick, twisted sadistic fantasies of the COWARDS-THAT-BE have not been realized! And, the World Health Organization admits that at least 3 billion will die if and when this beast is made legal! As far as I’m concerned, I could care less if it actually happens or not, as it is THE THOUGHT THAT ALWAYS COUNTS! This is our tax dollars at work, no matter how you flip the coin! Check this article, and you can see what is being planned without our consent or authorization:

Codex Alimentarius: Population Control Under the Guise of Consumer Protection

Codex Threatens Health of Billions

Earlene E.Wow. One thing I don’t know if you’ve noticed. They have taken down plenty of grocery stores (A & P) and replaced them with Rite Aids. What is this? We are living off of pills as opposed to foods, when they should be replaced with whole food stores, instead.

Rayn: I haven’t been to the grocery store much at all lately due to transportation issues, but I agree with you. We shouldn’t have to scout for real food. Apparently, if you want food that is pesticide-free, hormone-free, toxin-free, and also non-irradiated and non-GMO, then you’re on your own… BUT, if you want to ingest PURE POISON, then: talk to your doctor about becoming a human lab-rat!