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Factoid | Thought 4 the Day
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1. Good News
Here's a good news story about "alternative energy" sources:|
Personally, I am not convinced that "atmospheric carbon will kill us all
unless harsh new taxes are imposed." First of all, the taxes don't solve any
problems. Second, if "global warming" is such a looming disaster then its
proponents should be talking about methane rather than carbon dioxide because
methane is something like 12 times more potent a greenhouse gas than is carbon
dioxide. And since trees are a major source of methane, the "solution" is to cut
down every tree on the planet. Does that make sense to you?
So why is that story good news?
- For one thing, our fossil fuel habit is excessively polluting the
planet. The devastation from this is far more of a threat than "global
warming" is and it's hitting us now. For example, all fish is contaminated
with mercury. Why? Because the sheer number of coal-fired generating
stations spewing mercury into our skies means that the oceans are now
contaminated with mercury and it concentrates in the food chain.
- For another thing, fossil fuels are becoming more expensive to obtain.
There's plenty of oil available, but getting to it is increasingly
expensive. To maintain our economies in anything like what we have now, we
will have to reduce our demand for fossil fuels.
- And the fracking thing, well, that's just a catastrophe waiting to
happen. It's only a matter of time. In Canada, they are playing the fracking
game at the world's third largest reservoir of fresh water. That's not
merely stupid or insane, it's downright evil.
Something will happen, and we all know that. Just look at the track record
of BP, which is still doing the same irresponsible things in Prudhoe Bay. BP
has good people working for it, but the management disregards their
expertise. Look into how they don't do "pigging" and you'll see an example.
Yet, BP continues to operate in North America as if it has always follows
good safety procedures and done what its highly qualified engineers advise.
IMO, we should allow BP to operate only after its entire management bunch is
replaced. All of them.
So technology that changes the game is a good thing. We can't win the current
game; it's basically a game of Russian roulette.
More good news, south of the border
Here in the USA with our fake "elections" we get a glimmer of hope from our
neighbor to the south. In Mexico, Morris the Cat won the mayoral race in Xalapa.
Like Chicago, it's a crime-ridden city run by corrupt politicians.
But in Xalapa, the people have sent a message that they don't approve of the
crime. Sure, the cat will spend most of its day sleeping instead of doing
anything useful for the city. But how is that any different from what they
already had? The difference is the cat won't be engaging in active criminal
scams. We need to follow that example here in the USA.
Going farther south, we find a bad news example with a silver lining.
Caracas, Venezuela, has some very extreme criminal protection laws. The natural
outcome, of course, is that criminals are safe when committing various violent
acts against law-abiding citizens.
Because only criminals have firearms, the potential victims can't shoot back.
That makes the victims pretty much fish in a barrel. The "criminals only" laws
were inflicted on the citizens last year, by Hugo Chavez. If you do a search on
the murder rates of Caracas, you find they were "soaring" in late 2012. No
And that's the silver lining. When criminal protection advocates advocate
protecting criminals from law-abiding citizens rather than the other way around,
we can point to the disastrous results in Caracas. Of course, there are
disastrous results any time such laws are passed.
Criminal protection advocates present all sorts of non-arguments, usually
trying to pass off their murder-increasing proposals as somehow "protecting" us.
Ask them to explain Caracas.
Back north, again
Here's some good news about manufacturing in the USA:
Be careful not to read too much into this. The source is part of the state-run
media, so no doubt there are misrepresentations. I think what can safely be
gleaned from this is there are bright spots in manufacturing. And no matter how
darkly you look at this, the evidence is clear that the lie "we don't make
anything here anymore" is a lie.
We don't have good data on actual
manufacturing output, because the "government" has decided to grossly skew the
data by doing such things as counting McDonald's hamburgers in the basket of
The single best thing that can be done for USA
manufacturing would be to abolish the nonFederal nonReserve. Why? Because the
nonFederal nonReserve has a very bad habit of counterfeiting money; over the
past few years, this inflation has been on the order of $50 trillion (that's 12
zeroes, not 9). The corrosive effect on USA manufacturers' being able to compete
internationally has been huge.
So as long as the nonFederal nonReserve
continues to inflate the currency (that is, debase it) on the breathtaking scale
of recent years, USA manufacturing will carry the cost of that while trying to
compete. Any news that USA manufacturing is rebounding is necessarily a lie. It
can't rebound with that burden any more than Michael Phelps can win Olympic gold
again if he swims with a 45lb Olympic weight plate strapped to his back.
2. Product Highlight
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before they fall apart? We offer two models of scanners that are specially
designed to scan books without damaging their spines.
Consider buying one and
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taking the tax write-off. Or if you have many books of your own to digitize, buy
a scanner to get that job done and then donate the books to your library and
take a write-off on that donation.
If you buy one of these for your business (or non-profit association, using
the association's funds), then it's a top-line expense rather than a deduction.
We have one scanner that's rated for 2,500 pages a day and another that's
rated for 8,000 pages a day. That's blazing fast, and these are built to last.
They have excellent resolution and accuracy, too.
3. Brainpower tip
This video provides the real story on the Zimmerman persecution:|
It's informative, but it also provides several generic brainpower lessons.
Some of them:
- Avoid sources of disinformation such as The New York Slimes.
- People with an agenda focus on the irrelevant and ignore the relevant,
giving you a grossly distorted account of things.
- We are no longer held captive by the lying state-run media. We can (and
should) find facts for ourselves.
- Look at original sources of information (several types are identified in
4. Finance tip
If you're tired of what poses as a federal "government" being mainly a tool of
the ultra-wealthy to steal egregiously from the rest of us, here's something written by
Charlie Reese. He was a journalist for 49 years, and this was his last column
The single largest expense most of us have is the federal
government. Yet, most of us get almost nothing back from it. Imagine having to
pay a huge mortgage but live in a refrigerator box; that's essentially our
relationship to the federal government.
545 vs. 300,000,000 People
-By Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then
campaign against them. Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the
Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high
taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
- You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.
- You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on
appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
- You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
- You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
- You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court
justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly,
legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that
plague this country.
- I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem
was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional
duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private,
- I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.
They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a
congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if
they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the
power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is
the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what
they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount
of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up
and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only
propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole
responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving
appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is
the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the
President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they
can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545
people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and
irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not
traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth
that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must
follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
- If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
- If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
- If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want
them in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement
plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire
and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can
reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom
they can take this power.
Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists
disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that
prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their
Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
5. Security tip
Thanks to Howard for this tip:
Opt out of PRISM, the NSA's global data surveillance program. Stop the
American government from spying on you by encrypting your communications and
ending your reliance on proprietary services. This is a very useful list.
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
I came across a slick huckster ad that made all kinds of promises about
"weight loss" and decided to see what the latest scam is all about. This one
did hit on something that many people overlook, and that's your liver
One reason your liver is important to body composition (fat/lean
ratio) is your liver metabolizes fat. If your liver is burdened with toxins
and disease, it can't do a very good job there. This is why detox
supplements are popular. It's also why 8-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney has
formulated his own. Yes, we sell Lee Haney's
supplement and a few others.
Using one of these is probably a good
idea, but let me recommend something else (see, I'm not trying to just sell
I did a search for foods that detoxify the liver. Among other
sources is a great one at
Global Healing Center lists 14 foods that detox the liver:
At age 51.
Click for more detail.
- Garlic. I eat a couple bulbs of this every week. Also potent
for many other health benefits.
- Grapefruit. Every once in a while, I like to eat a
grapefruit. My ex-wife ate one every day.
- Beets and carrots. I don't like beets, but I grow my own
- Green tea. I used to drink 3 cups daily. Also potent cancer
- Leafy green vegetables. This is the bulk of my diet (no pun
intended). I have mine raw, mostly.
- Avocados. The dip does not count.
- Apples. I eat a few of these each week.
- Olive oil. I use about a liter of this every month.
- Whole grains. I eat whole-grain oats and whole-grain rice,
among others. I don't eat wheat or corn.
- Cruciferous vegetables. Nary a day passes that I don't eat
- Lemons and limes. Great source of vitamin C, also.
- Walnuts. I like to add these to my shakes. Lately, a bit too
pricey for me.
- Cabbage. Daily, I eat kale, green or red cabbage, bok choy
and (Chinese cabbage).
- Turmeric. This is a spice I use copiously. When combined
with pepper, the already high cancer-fighting abilities of both
spices multiply each other.
Did you notice something about that list? Everything on there has
some other health benefit, in addition to cleansing your liver.
Several of these foods are powerfully anti-cancer. Walnuts are a
noted brain food; they even look like a brain. Many of these foods
also assist in fat loss beyond their effects on the liver.
The really big take-away from this discussion is that if you
simply choose the foods your body is meant to eat, you get multiple
health benefits. Plus, you look and feel better than the person who
chooses disease-causing concoctions in lieu of food. The taste of
real food is also hard to beat, and there's a natural reason for
Remember, poor food choices are poor choices. Period.
you consistently make smart food choices, you'll come across lists
of "foods good for" this or that health benefit and realize you're
already eating it. More importantly, you vastly reduce the chances
you'll face debilitating and protracted disease in your later years.
Eat right, and enjoy life more.
www.supplecity.com, you'll find plenty of informative, authoritative
articles on maintaining a lean, strong physique. It has nothing to
do with long workouts or impossible to maintain diets. In fact:|
- The best workouts are short and intense.
- A good diet contains far more flavors and satisfaction
than the typical American diet.
To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million
individual flowers. What amazing little creatures. It's really too bad that
people use RoundUp, which is killing off the world's bees. You can help by
boycotting this horrible product and letting others know.|
8. Thought for the Day
As noted previously, Will Rogers was brilliant. Here's another of his gems:|
"We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it
out of business?"
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