In this issue:
Good News | Product Highlight | Brainpower | Finances | Security | Health/Fitness |
Factoid | Thought 4 the Day
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1. Good News
Senator Dr. Elizabeth Warren is back on the war path. The
criminals are attempting to roll back legislation that was enacted after the
Goldman Sachs crime spree of 2008. The usual culprits, such as Harry Reid, are
involved in the treason. Since the Demopublicans didn't step up to support the
Honorable Dr. Warren (one of the very few in Congress who actually is
honorable), she reached out to the Republocrats. They aren't standing behind
their previous gum-flapping and joining her. However, she isn't deterred.
As reported in IEEE Spectrum (2014-10 issue) new type of microscope, using
microwaves, lets physicians actually see into the lungs. This is a huge leap
forward in medical diagnostics.
In its 2014-10 issue, IEEE Spectrum also reported on a new technique that
creates a "custom cardiology" virtual model of a particular person's heart. The
model is very sophisticated and extremely accurate. This opens all kinds of new
frontiers not only in medicine, but also in the arcane and unpopular field
called health care. Maybe if people could see their heart models, they would be
much more motivated to make smart lifestyle choices.
2. Product Highlight
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3. Brainpower tip
Have you noticed movie
anomalies? These are strange things that don't reflect reality.
Even if the story is about
a famous author, the actor can't type. In the movies, everyone using a
typewriter or keyboard finger pecks. In real life, writers and programmers
are nearly all touch typists. Why can’t these idiot actors at least take
Beavis Macon Teaches Typing?
People engage in
deep dialogue while one of them is driving a car. Not only that, the driver
turns his/her head completely sideways for extended periods. No eyes on the
road for 30 seconds or longer. And the danger is not just a matter of not seeing what's
coming. The natural tendency is for the hands to follow the eyes, so the car
would stop going straight.
Real people pay high
electric bills, so they do "crazy" things like close the refrigerator door.
In the movies, actors leave the door open for long periods that would drive
any normal wage earner batty with bill-angst. They also leave the water
running. How many scenes have you endured while the actors leave the shower
running just for the noise or they brush their teeth while the tap is at
full blast the whole time?
Characters walk their dogs
in public parks, but don't carry a doggy doo bag.
Many of the action heroes
or tough guys are really short. In real life, men of small stature tend to
be dismissed or seen as weak. It's the tall guys who intimidate folks, not
the pipsqueaks. CEOs, for example, are nearly always at least 6 feet tall
and there's a psychological reason for that. This stature, uh, shortcoming, isn't as ubiquitous as the
other issues but it's still more common than common sense would permit. I
have nothing against short people, I'm just saying it it's poor casting when
so many shorties are in these roles.
Nearly always, the
computer is a Mac. This was true even back when Mac had a mere 5% of the
computer market. In real life, the computer is nearly always a PC. Until
Dell fell a few years ago, if you saw a laptop at an airport, you were
nearly guaranteed to see a Dell logo on its lid. But in a movie, the lid
bore an apple on it.
The characters don't have the slightest grasp of commonly understood
topics. You have to listen to one character explain what, for example, a
hard drive is while the other characters complain about technical jargon.
This comes about because the elites in Hollywood tend to be ignorant and
assume the rest of us are also ignorant. Maybe if they'd get out more, they
would stop assuming their audiences are as clueless about reality as they
That's a quick list. There are
no doubt many more of these anomalies. I wonder why screen writers and directors
allow this sort of sloppiness? It really detracts from the experience of the
movie watcher, because these anomalies jump out and grab your attention. The
story should grab your attention, instead.
Yes, movies that are fiction do present fictional things. But it should be the
story that is fiction, not the representation of everyday things. The anomalies
above make as much sense as dressing all of the male actors in miniskirts.
While it may detract from your
enjoyment of today's sloppily-produced movies, try tracking the less obvious
anomalies while watching. This is a great brain exercise.
Here's an example. All the time, you see people eating pizza. But what if
they are doing that in a movie, and the actors look totally ripped and buff?
They didn't get that way eating pizza. Related to this example, you never see
this ripped, muscular actor lift weights. You might see him out for a jog, but
people don't get ripped and muscular from jogging (it actually has the opposite
4. Finance tip
5. Security tip
|In our previous issue, the tip was about getting our
misrepresentatives in CONgress to abolish the terrorist group known as the
Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths. That is paramount for our nation's
long-term viability, and it's paramount for the security of randomly
In true non-sequitor fashion, some readers of my
writing about abolishing this terrorist group claim I am somehow a tax
protester. I doubt any readers of this enewsletter are that logically
impaired, as from the e-mails you send me I gather you're a pretty smart
bunch. I also think all of you readers are smart enough to know that,
despite the fact the 1040 system is illegitimate, costly, and destructive,
you can't opt out of that system.
So I'm not going to waste your time explaining why you must file your
1040 and pay any taxes due. You already know that. Nor will I go into the
false savings aspect of tax cheating, which, yeah, you can probably get away
with if you're really careful about it but why take the risk?
If your name is Chuck Rangel or Tim Geithner, you can engage in all sorts
of tax cheating and outright tax evasion with no fear of reprisal. That's
because in our "no rule of law" system, the rules don't apply to some
people. They probably apply to you, though.
Now, here's a rule you might not be familiar with: Don't even associate
with people who play games with the 1040 system. Why is that? Because the
Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths has a long history of using "guilt by
association" to destroy people who did nothing wrong. So, sadly, you do not
have the right of free association. Some of our readers live in countries
that have an actual government, and they may have such a right. But people
under the jurisdiction of the Institute definitely do not.
The longer-term solution is, of course, to abolish the Institute. For the
near-term, be careful about whom you associate with. If you associate with a
tax protestor, the Institute will very likely label you as one also. You may
not mind that, but it does pose a security risk because the Reprobates are
not constrained by the law or any moral scruples.
Am I saying to live in fear? You betcha. Until we've made this country
safe from the Institute and the degenerates who "work" there, living in fear
is the only way. After all, the mission of the Institute is to subjugate the
population through terrorism and abuse. Be afraid. Be very afraid. And let
that fear motivate you to help end the threat. Bug your misrepresentative to
fix this problem.
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
It happens every year. Shortly
after Christmas, many people make a New Year's resolution to "lose weight."
Several readers have asked me for an easy way to do this.
Here's your answer. Find a
doctor who will amputate all of your limbs. You'll quickly lose a great deal
Now, if what you actually meant
was, "What food choices and exercise choices should I make to correct my
overly fat body composition" then I have an entirely different answer.
First, do you notice the
difference in the mindset?
One reason for this annual
resolution is the average American gains 10 lbs of body fat throughout the
year-end holiday season. Taking that back off in a safe manner requires
several months of good behavior. Making any real progress beyond just
getting back to where you started is an insurmountable problem for most
folks. They usually just keep getting fatter as they get older.
Personally, I make a point of not altering my food plan over the
holidays. Consequently, there is zero change in my body fat to lean mass
ratio. I find this a little disappointing because, even at my age, I want to
build additional muscle so I should get simultaneously heavier and leaner.
But alas, I am probably 25 years past my peak potential.
You need to work
on this issue all year. You won't be happy with your New Year's Resolution
because you will go through a great deal of self-denial (folks typically
starve themselves down, thus losing both lean mass and fat but mostly lean
mass) and misery only to give up.
It is much better to develop a food plan
that consists exclusively of tasty, nutrient-dense foods and excludes foods
that are calorie-dense/nutrient-sparse or even outright toxic. You aren't
"giving up" something, so much as you are simply choosing something else and
it's a smarter choice for which you will ultimately be happier.
focus on vegetables and fruits. Eliminate garbage such as meat, wheat, corn,
and soy. You will get plenty of protein from kale (very high in protein;
gorillas can live off kale alone) and eggs (I eat about 60 of these each
week) plus, if you're a hard training athlete, a protein supplement. An
ordinary person who isn't hard-training won't need the supplemental protein.
Do include uncontaminated grains, such as whole grain rice and whole oats.
For flours, replace wheat flour with oat flour. Other flours such as
garbanzo bean flour are also useful, but due to their low gluten content
they are more difficult to bake with than is oat flour.
don't think that watching television while walking on a treadmill
accomplishes much. It doesn't. There's a whole lot to be said about
exercise, such as the fact that the typical gym rat "workout" is
unproductive and all wrong. Here are some tips on how to do it right:
- Center your program on the large compound movements.
- Focus on hard muscle contractions.
- Keeping the muscle under tension is what matters, not how many reps
you can mindlessly crank out.
- Lee Haney says, "You want to stimulate, not annihilate, your
muscles." This means endless high-rep sets don't help you. If your
workout takes more than 30 minutes, you're probably overtraining.
- Lee Haney says, "You have to do your squats." This doesn't mean the
leg press or any other machine. There is science behind this.
- The whole-body circuit workout is possible only by sacrificing
intensity. Train a different muscle group in each session.
- Plan those sessions. Come up with at least three for upper body
(e.g., back/biceps, chest/triceps, shoulders). Know what you're going to
do for each one.
- Train more than three days a week. The most successful weight
trainers train six days each week. But keep in mind that some of those
sessions are only 15 minutes.
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.
Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy
Birthday. And you thought only CONgress could mindlessly waste money. How many
royalty payments have you made to these folks for the privilege of singing
"their" song on someone's birthday? Talk about an unenforceable copyright!
8. Thought for the Day
Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs. Buckle up, and ensure your
passengers do too.
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