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1. Good News
Item 1. Even the left-wing Tech Review is publishing the truth about
Hillary. From their 23AUG issue:
"A judge has ordered the U.S. State Department to release more of Hillary
Clinton's e-mails. A timetable is to be drawn up for the release of 14,900 new
documents—most of them thought to be e-mails and attachments sent to and from
Hillary Clinton. It could prove to be bad timing: the State Department may make
the files publicly available in October, just weeks before the presidential
FBI director James Comey has described Clinton’s use of a personal
e-mail server as “extremely careless,” though ultimately his bureau’s
investigation found that charges shouldn’t be brought against her. But her
opponents still aren’t satisfied: two GOP chairmen—Senator Ron Johnson and
Representative Lamar Smith—have this week issued subpoenas to the companies that
helped run Clinton’s e-mail systems. Johnson and Smith want to establish whether
the security measures used on the servers met government standards. Clinton
weathered the publishing of 30,000 e-mails remarkably well, but some will hope
that the next set, or else the results of the subpoenas, could catch her out."
The good news here is the timing could end this psychopath's ascendency to
the White House. Why so many Americans are still enthralled/delusional/whatever
and support her is a mystery mania that sociologists may be writing about 50
years from now.
Of course, the bad news is that in the "I don't want to make real choices"
mindset of "voters" the "alternative" would be a candidate who has also proven
himself to be a train wreck coming down the tracks.
Item 2. This fake "election" is Hillary's to lose. In the fake D v R
scam, she's running against a guy who can't stay on message, picked an awful
running mate, keeps changing his budget numbers dramatically, and keeps saying
outrageous things that alienate leaders of other countries (like his comment about the Philippines,
which resulted in our ambassador being deported).
On top of this, the presstitutes don't like him.
On the other hand, when asked what he thought of Obummercare, aka, the Patient
Predation and Job Destruction Act, he called it "A job killer." And his
assessment was proven correct before this scam officially went into effect as
employers panicked and laid off thousands of full-time workers.
I have no idea what Hillary
would have to do to lose this fake contest, since anyone still not repulsed by
her is delusional. That is, why anyone would vote for her in the first place is
a mystery due to her obvious unsuitability for the office.
Unless Gary Johnson's 13% increases to a Hillary-beating
lead, we will very likely see this criminal take office. That means the 2nd
Amendment is gone, the SC will be packed with law-hating radicals, the national
debt will get considerably worse, and leaders of other nations will write us off
as a failed state with a nuclear arsenal.
On the off chance France elects GW Bush, the USA will then be targeted in a
pre-emptive war. All nuclear, I'm sure. So let's hope he stays on his ranch in
I'm not sure we can weather 8 years of Hillary. Perhaps she will not be allowed
to "serve" the full term, but that kind of optimism was proven Quixotic under
our Muslim dictator. Or perhaps within a few months, she will begin serving her
first term not in the White House but in prison where she belongs.
On the off chance the banksters give this to Donald Trump
instead, it may not be so bad. Embarrassing, but not devastating. Still not what
I'd call good news. It would, however, be a massive improvement over the idiocy
we've had during the past 16 years.
The good news is in there somewhere. I'm just not sure where. Perhaps it's that
the banksters have truly gone too far this time, and this will end their reign.
That would be the best news for America since the Andrew Johnson was
semi-President and the banksters took over.
Item 3. We have many indications that the millennials realize their
twelve years in the failure factory of public "education" was a total rip-off.
And they are, on their own, taking steps to correct the deficiencies they've
been left with. A big plus on the good news front is they don't trust the system
the way older folks do. This could mean an end to Sky Net or The Matrix or
whatever you want to call it. And that would be awesome news, indeed.
Item 4. It's worth noting that millennials have entered into the
education field. They aren't taking that sitting down, either. Teachers are
bucking the system and teaching kids despite the mandates not to. These are the
unsung heroes of our age. If they succeed, the USA could move from dead last in
the brains area (among industrialized nations) to again taking a prominent
position. That would also be awesome news.
Item 5. Researchers may be close to finding a cure for the disease Obama
Supportitis. In clinical trials, brain transplants with snails doubled the IQs
of people with Stage III OS. Researchers caution that since people with Stage IV
and Stage V OS have no IQ, the procedure cannot double their IQ.
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3. Brainpower tip
Have you ever heard of the Law of Illogical Argument?|
It goes like this:
Anything is possible, if you don't know what you are talking about.
Spewing forth on a topic you don't know anything about sacrifices learning on
the twin altars of stupidity and ignorance. I am not saying that you, dear reader, do this.
But you no doubt encounter such spewers and probably wonder why they act that
way. What they usually have is a maladaptive behavior response to their own
insecurities. Rather than try to gain the basis for an intelligent conversation,
they use an array of dishonest techniques to "win" their imaginary "debate."
If you ask one of these spewers, "What's the last book you read on this
topic?" there isn't a last book. Or a first one. They are simply engaging in
mindless arguing. Having any clue about what they are arguing about is not
something that interests them.
In my encounters with such folks, I have found that in nearly every case
their illogical "arguments" are analogous to an attempt to disprove gravity. A
logical response to illogic is not going to set that person straight. A friend
and mentor is fond of saying, "You can't argue with irrationality." By this, he
means the irrational person cannot be persuaded by logic. Almost by definition.
What the spewer is telling you is emotion-based, not thinking-based. That is,
it's an emotion problem not a logic problem.
And the irrationality spewer tends to be inconsiderate of people who don't want to become contaminated by lies (e.g., made-up "facts" like
those spewed by the criminal protection advocates), misrepresentations,
mischaracterizations, non-sequitors, or any other sort of irrationality.
such people are often like a dog with a bone. They just won't let go of their
absurdities. What can you do?
The solution isn't to dissipate your brainpower or expose your mind to
contamination by engaging a spewer on the (non)merits of his position. This
person is mindlessly arguing to fill an emotional need, and you only exacerbate
the spewer's insecurities by addressing the substance (or lack thereof) of what
this person spewed.
No illogical argument is worth having. So don't argue.
The spewer of irrationality is like a dog that wants to be petted on the
head. Yes, a dog analogy again. My apologies to the typical dog, for appearing
to compare him/her to this sort of retard.
But the pat on the head thing is where your solution lies.
Lest you think this is demeaning to the spewer and not just to the dogs I
used for comparison, remember the spewer of irrationally demeaned himself by going into zero IQ mode.
response, if it satisfies that person's trigger for such braindeadness:
- Gets you
away from the stupidity itself, because you're directing your response
- Prevents the "stupidity slippery slope" effect from hitting.
- May help that person toward achieving mental health (because you're not
enabling the behavior).
- May take you off the target list for stupidity-spewing.
- Could help the spewer gain enough self-esteem to kick the habit.
What kind so of response does all this? Simply acknowledge something positive about the person, to give that person some
sort of validation (without validating the stupidity). Do not lend any credence to the absurdities.
Here are some examples. You
- Say, "Well, that is very interesting. I never thought of it that way
before." Leave out the fact this person didn't think, period. Then
immediately change the subject.
- Simply ignore the absurdity and change the subject. Use caution, here.
The person is seeking validation. If the person just dug himself into an
obvious and embarrassing hole, this is a great response. Otherwise, it can
come across as insulting.
- Say, "You seem to have a keen interest in this topic. May I recommend a book
to you? I can't recall the title right now, but I will get back to you on
- Say, "We're all entitled to our opinions, and that's an interesting one.
Let me ask you for your opinion on X." Note that spewers often
mischaracterize basic, easily verifiable facts as opinion so you do a double
validation here. For X, choose an unrelated topic. If the behavior repeats,
use one of the other responses above.
- Smile and nod knowingly. The spewer mistakes this for affirmation, yet
you didn't take the bait.
- If at the office, look astonished and say something like, "You make a
good point. I think now would be a great time to share it with Stan." You
pick Stan this time, because you picked Carl last time. You know Stan HATES
hearing this line of BS and will firmly put this fool in his place while you
come off as Mr. Nice Guy.
- Put your hand to your chin and say, "That is really deep. You are going
to put that in an editorial to the newspaper, right?" Now the fool will go
off and show everyone how ignorant he is. Other ignorati will give him the
approval he's seeking, and he's likely to leave you alone.
Now it is true that some spewers are simply obnoxious because hey argue just to
argue, no matter how absurd their arguments must be for them to continue. Mindlessly arguing is the
manifestation of something deeper than merely needing validation. Even if you
give them validation, they persist in the compulsive behavior.
You don't want to use up your brainpower throughout the day mulling over how
to make a response that gets them off your back. There just isn't one.
The only solution in this case
is to call the person out on his behavior and let him know that you find it
offensive. Of course, he'll want to argue about that too. Just keep repeating
yourself, at least for the first several statements he makes, in a calm voice
while speaking slowly. Something like, "Did you not hear me? I find arguing
If he continues to try to reel you in to his cesspool, ignore him. If he
isn't going to stop after four or five of those replies, he isn't going to stop.
Walk away, even if you have to make an excuse. I once heard a coworker use a
hilarious excuse, all in a neutral deadpan. He said, "Excuse me. I just heard
someone fart in the next aisle. I'd rather go over there and smell it than sit
here and listen to you."
I think he made his point, but this is not what I would advise for handling
this problem in the workplace. I think it's more effective to talk with your
boss about the obnoxious behavior, making sure you use these exact words:
"hostile work environment."
The person so obsessed with ignorance and stupidity that he compulsively
spews it at other people needs professional help, but is very unlikely to seek it. There
is nothing you can do to help, so don't waste your time or energy in the
Instead, invest your mental energy into people
who desire to learn from you (e.g., someone younger to mentor) and/or people who
can teach you. Or at the very least give you fair and honest conversation.
What I said about dealing with spewers may sound harsh, but let me quote from a
mentor who worked over 40 years in the mental health profession. "You can toss
them a rope, but don't let them pull you under."
4. Finance tip
This isn't a practical tip, but it's a sober assessment of where the USA is
today economically. We can fix this, but not until we all understand what the
The USA is mired in a deep economic Depression. The Indonesian
citizen who is illegally installed as our dictator has used his dictatorial
powers to massively increase government stealing, er, spending. This means money
goes from the economy to designated banks, businesses, and individuals--those
who sponsor him.
How much is he stealing? He's run trillion+ dollar deficits every year, and
those do not include the $49 trillion issued to the 5 largest banks between 2008
and 2012. The $49 trillion was created out of thin air, so is all counterfeit
which means our currency is debased by that amount proportionate to the amount
of dollars in circulation. As we are talking about 12 zeroes, it's not trivial.
Recall that during Bill Clinton's Presidency, there were multiple years with
a surplus. Yet the libtards delusionally claim that Soetoro is not at fault and
those $1.2 trillion deficits simply happened.
They conveniently ignore the fact that GW's outgoing budget for 2009 was a
$400 billion deficit and $250 billion of that was TARP money Congress added.
Soetoro bloated that out with another $800 in stealing before even taking
office, then said he inherited that $1.2 trillion deficit from Bush. The
libtards, predictably, believed this brazen lie because their IQs seldom are in
the high single digits.
Soetoro's deficits have piled up so fast that he has more than doubled the $9
trillion in staggering federal debt he started with. It's almost $20 trillion
now. This criminal belongs in the enemy combatant jail on Guantanamo, not in the
White House. It's a shame that neither our military nor our Justice Department
has done its job, or that's where he would be today.
I keep hoping some other country will invade the USA and liberate the
American people. But it's so toxic here that nobody wants this mess.
Beyond a certain level, the cost of carrying the national debt has a
deleterious effect on the economy. Jobs evaporate, and the welfare rolls swell.
Given our current GDP, that figure is probably around $2 trillion for the USA
and we are at nearly 10x that figure now.
The effects of this bloated debt are painfully obvious. Since Soetoro took
office, the number of people on permanent disability has more than doubled.
That's quite amazing, when you think about it. Why so many? Well, the number of
people in other assistance programs such as Food Stamps has also more than
doubled and now the state agencies in charge of these programs are randomly
kicking people out and denying benefits. They can't afford to pay for all of
People with no job and no money have to do things like rob the 711 stores run
by Pakistanis, break into homes where they are likely to get shot, or claim they
have disabling back pain or some other disability so they can collect disability
and at least be able to eat even though they must live on the street because
they can't afford rent on what disability pays.
We have tent cities surrounding most of our metropolitan areas, now. In
Kansas City alone, over 800 schoolchildren were homeless two years ago.
Those of us who are entrepreneurs or really good wage slaves can at least
find ways to make money, even if it means working absurdly long hours. But we
then have to deal with a rogue IRS that is fond of lying about things so they
can meet their revenue targets. They come after entrepreneurs and reliable wage
earners because we are the ones who have figured out how to survive this
Depression and we have money IRS can steal.
Anyhow, that's the situation from the failed state in which I live.
What's the solution? It's multi-pronged rather than simple. But speaking up
about the rampant crime is an essential part of the solution. The rampant crime
is the crux of the problem. If you are not already doing so, speak up about
anything the government is doing outside its powers as enumerated in the
Constitution. Those actions are, by definition, criminal.
5. Security tip
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
The question involves whether to follow my training tips "and end up
looking small" or to really pound the weights and get huge. This is a false
choice. And for several reasons.
Before getting into the answer, take a look at the right side of my upper
body. Notice it's muscular and
shredded, and you can even see the right rhomboid standing up. You see some
lower lat kicking in there, too; see how thick that is? Look at the back
muscles between them--very thick.
At 6 feet tall and barely over 150lbs, I don't strike people as
particularly big. Most guys my height outweigh me by 30lbs or more. Unless
they are bodybuilders, about 50lbs of that is due to body fat (yes, they
have 20lbs less muscle).
If they are body builders, they do have bigger muscles. They also have
thicker bones; my bones are unusually small due partly to childhood
illnesses. And they look smaller than they are because I have unusually long
distances between my insertion points. This means my muscles longer instead of
ball-shaped. But those longer insertions have huge advantages in athletics.
All top-ranked pro and amateur athletes have these longer insertions, and
that's no coincidence.
I don't train for volume (which comes mainly from capillarization), but
for strength. In martial arts, speed gives you a huge advantage. Using the
same power to move less weight gives you greater speed. When you have more
power and less weight, you are significantly quicker than the other guy.
The training methods I use do stimulate muscle fibers to grow, as is
evidenced in the photo. Note that I'm actually downclimbing, else my arms
would be straight.
Now, let me answer that question.
- First, my training tips don't make you small and really pounding the
weights does not make you huge. I didn't make up these training principles,
I learned them from people who know the science and/or whose livelihoods
depend on the results.
- Second, not everyone can get huge. And not everyone wants to. If you think
huge is the ultimate, take a look at Michael Phelps, Michael Jordon, or
Alexander Skarsgard (Tarzan, 2016). Or look on the cover of GQ, do those
guys look huge? Go to a bodybuilding show, and you'll notice it's not
the huge guys the women are hanging around. Jack LaLanne wasn't huge,
either. Still think huge should be your goal?
- Third, "lifting heavy" (as is commonly understood) is counterproductive.
The reason is most folks lift too heavy, and instead of focusing
on the muscle they wish to train they disperse the tension and weight through other
joints and muscles. They also use momentum so lose the muscle tension that
is required to stimulate growth. And perhaps worst, they damage their
joints, ligaments, and tendons.
That does not mean you should be doing light lifting. It means you
should using less weight than the momentum folks, and using it
correctly so the muscles actually work against more resistance. So in a
sense you are lifting "more heavy" than someone who's just tossing
weights up and down.
- Fourth, it does not follow that I owe my
fairly small size to lifting pansy weights and if only I'd do a real man's workout
I'd be a lot bigger. The reality is my workouts are much more
difficult than those of the typical gym rat. The rat may lift more, but he
is wasting his time by lifting poorly. How many guys do you see gasping for
air between sets of biceps curls, as I do?
Also, I take issue with the idea that I lift small weights; people
assume that after looking at my photos or at me. I guess it depends on
your definition, but doing curls with 55lb dumbbells or even 40lbs does
not strike me as using terribly light weights. Same for 320lb seated
calf raises. All done in ultra slow motion, which is tough. Really
- Watch any of the "small guy" trainers out there, such as Vince up in
Canada or Mike at Critical Bench, and what do you see? Powerful
physiques. And how do they train? Not using momentum, but actually
challenging the muscle they are targeting. These guys look good and will
continue to look good for decades to come.
Big or strong?
To get big, you need a lot of
contributing factors. In addition to developing strength, you must stimulate
your body to go into "capillarization" which means adding blood vessels;
this increases volume but not strength. And all that mass makes you slower.
If you want to get really big, you must spend
quite a bit of time in the gym pumping, unless you have freaky genetics or
are taking steroids.
If you want to get strong, you have to lift heavy but not in the sense
typically understood and practiced. If you are doing flyes to
build your chest, do your pecs somehow know how much weight you are holding?
Think about all the ways you can change the effective weight that they must
move. For example, try fyes with arms perfectly straight and then try with
them bent at nearly 90 degrees. Point made.
What matters is the
tension under which you put the muscle fibers of those pecs. To get this
tension into those fibers, you must lift slowly
when coming up and even slower when coming down. But that alone is not
enough. I make my rep speed variable, that is I decrease it as my body gains
mechanical advantage so the movement gets harder. This means I work the entire muscle body instead of
working it at one point and resting it at all other positions. This makes
the muscle stronger while also burning far more calories during that workout
and for days afterwards.
When you train
this way, you stimulate the adaptive response. Even in isolation exercises.
If you do biceps curls with the variable speed technique you will stimulate
greater testosterone production than the person doing a big compound
exercise using momentum and dispersion. Not because the squat isn't good
(it's fantastic), but because that person isn't doing it right. Doing squats
with the variable speed technique will of course out-T the curls.
about how much you lift or how big you are. If you want your best body, you
need to train in a way that maximizes the adaptive response. And I've just
told you a key to doing that.
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.
Kevin Brown spent tens of millions
of federal dollars covering up the theft of over $103 million, a theft he and
other federal employees conducted. Not one of those employees went to jail.
Brown, in fact, followed his disgraced boss (left due to a sex scandal) to take
the helm of the American Red Cross. Brown, being a criminal psychopath, left
there under "undisclosed circumstances" and took a high-level job at a financial
8. Thought for the Day
People with unhealthy
lifestyles aren't merely shortening their lives, they are spending their days
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