In this issue:
Good News |
Product Highlight | Brainpower | Finances | Security | Health/Fitness |
Factoid | Thought 4 the Day
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1. Good News
There is some evidence that the stupidity epidemic is retracting.
signs are such things as the decline in people subjecting themselves to
television and newspapers. One of the most telling signs is the flood of revelatory documentaries in recent years.
These show that the state-run
propaganda machine is increasingly losing its grip on people's minds.
One of the most
powerful documentaries to strike at the heart of the empire is The World According to Monsanto.
This provides some insight into what is arguably the world's most evil
corporation. It's a very thin argument to say it's not. Those familiar with the
crimes conducted by Goldman Sachs might be surprised to learn that bunch of
reprobates has been outdone by Monsanto. Yes, Monsanto is really that bad. The
good news is the opposition to Monsanto is growing. You can help. Don't buy
Roundup. Write to stores that sell it and explain why doing so is socially
irresponsible (look that up, if you need to). And don't forget, Monsanto is the
same company that polluted the entire world with PCBs even though they knew back
in 1937 these posed serious health risks. Now even penguins have PCBs in their
It's also heartening to see the protests against the World Tslave (trade)
Organization, the International Misery (money) Fund, and other supranational
crime organizations that use various extortionary tactics to erase national
sovereignty to further the aim of stealing and plundering. It was not all that
long ago when such illicit groups did their dirt unopposed by the masses. That
is changing. Good news!
2. Product Highlight
Mindconnection offers a wide variety of flatbed scanners. Some of them are
great for home use. Some are obviously way out of that price range, and are
meant for the business-level scanning needs. The ArtixScan 3200XL is one of the
Now, when I say these are way out of the home price range that doesn't mean
they are overpriced. Actually, the Microtek brand that we sell costs less than
comparable units sold by competitors.
The ArtixScan 3200 XL is a A3-size prepress scanner. It has 3200 dpi optical
resolution CCD, a tri-wavelength full color LED, absolute level scanning bed,
anti-dust designed body, plus professional image design software.
3. Brainpower tip
Do you ever feel under pressure because you're dealing with a problem you just
can't seem to solve? It may well be that sense of pressure is what's keeping you
from solving the problem.|
Similarly, the pressure of trying to remember
something can block recall. Have you ever not been able to remember something
during a phone conversation, and then it comes to you as soon as you hang up?
Here's one way around that emotional mental block thing. Write down a brief
description of the problem, then go do something else. Or, in a phone call, talk
about something else.
The act of writing allows you to get this issue off of your mental
scratchpad, while simultaneously stating the issue so your subconscious can more
easily work on it.
4. Finance tip
If you want to pass up the joys of using ethanol in your gas tank (those will be
covered in a moment), you can find ethanol-free gasoline here:|
Just change the state letters to your own.
Here are some reasons to buy ethanol-contaminated, er, I mean
- It raises food prices. This helps reduce the pain you feel from
inflation and (other) high taxes, similar to smacking your foot with a
hammer if you accidentally smashed your thumb.
- It helps get rid of those pesky rain forests.
- The runoff from the corn fields helps streams erupt with algal blooms.
The massive killoff of fish and other life is an, er, benefit.
- This product helps support ConAgra and Monsanto. Monsanto will need the
money, once enough people make enough noise to get bee-destroying RoundUp
off the market. ConAgra is helping many people experience the joys of adult
onset diabetes, osteoporosis, and early arthritis so they also deserve your
- Growing all that corn helps deplete aquifers more than three times
faster than if this insanity were stopped.
- If you have been resistant to buying a new car every five years, just be
sure to use ethanol. It destroys your fuel system and causes excess heat in
your cylinder heads. As a bonus, it lowers your gas mileage. You'll be so
disgusted with repair bills, lousy performance, and poor gas mileage that
you'll just want to replace the car. Think of the joys of managing another
$400 a month in unnecessary payments--it builds character!
5. Security tip
You've probably heard about the "two second following distance." Just as a
refresher, this means that under ideal conditions (e.g., dry pavement), allow
enough distance between your car and the one in front that it takes you two
seconds to pass a sign or other object once that car does.|
But what if you're
both stopped? Then does the distance matter? Yes, and here's one reason why.
Suppose someone pulls right up to your rear bumper but you're only a foot away
from the car in front of you. And the two are working together (this is a common
carjacking technique). You can't drive away to safety. You might shoot or fight
your way out, but why are you in that position to begin with?
Always leave yourself an out. And not just when driving a car.
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
Medical care and health care are different concepts in both theory and practice.
There are many reasons for this. And there are many reasons that MDs typically
avoid delving into health care. One reason in particular is worth contemplating.
And worth doing something about, at least where your personal needs are
Suppose you have a cartilage or ligament injury. To heal, that
structure needs nutrients. But it has a poor blood supply. Your doctor could
tell you to take L-Arginine, which is a vasodilator. But your doctor probably
won't even mention it. Hold that thought.
Here are some other things your doctor could tell you, to promote healing:
- Do compression and resistance exercises involving the affected area, being careful to stay below the threshold for adding damage.
- Don't drink coffee during this time, and don't drink sodas ever.
- Don't consume dairy products during this time.
- Drink at least a gallon of water daily, during this time.
- Eliminate all wheat and corn products from your diet, during this time.
The first bulleted item requires a high degree of familiarity with physical
training. That is relatively rare. So, this recommendation does not get made. If
a doctor told a typical patient to do this, healing would take a huge step
backward due to additional injury.
Now, what about that L-Arginine? Consider
- Because it's a vasodilator, you don't take it with decongestants. Nor do
you take it if you have bruises less than 48 hrs old. It's contraindicated
for several medications, too.
- How much is enough? That depends on a variety of circumstances, and
patient compliance with recommended dosages is normally poor.
- When do you take it? Taking it before bed, for example, isn't
- L-Arginine's effects are greatly ramped up when combined with exercise
done in a certain way. But you need to know how that's done and most people
aren't going to "get it" if merely told by a physician.
All of the other bulleted items that the doctor could have said are
health care. But health care practices conflict with how the typical
individual lives. The change is too radical to be accepted, and thus will
never happen. So health care is typically not worth the effort, resistance,
and noncompliance the physician faces. The medical system has resigned
itself to treating symptoms rather than people.
If people wanted to be
healthy, they would practice health care. But what they want is a pill or
procedure. The very word "patient," if you look up its etymology, describes
a passive person. The general attitude is the doctor does the work, and the
patient gets better. This contrasts with reality.
Recall all the hooplah
about the Patient Predation and Unaffordable Care Act rammed through the
CONgress. This illegal mis-legislation kept getting talked about as if it
had something to do with health. But it did not. There was nothing in that
bill, for example, ending grain subsidies. Yet the grain-based diet hugely
raises the risk factors for a long list of diseases. Add in the cultural
bias against health that underlies certain other choices people make, and
huge demand on the medical system is the only possible outcome. The
government can't make you healthy. That's your job. Most people do not get a
passing grade for competence in that job.
Think of how today's grocery stores are laid out. Aisle after aisle of
toxic crap. There's the chip aisle, the soda aisle, the frozen dinners
aisle, the mix in a box aisle, and so forth. Some stores have a tiny section
for "health food" and supplements, and you typically find less than 10% of
the store is occupied by the produce section. Think about how this
bassackwards layout is a mirror of the disease fetish that's embedded in our
If Americans (not sure about those in other countries) didn't
have such a disease fetish, then the supermarket would have a tiny section
of "disease food." There, the folks whose life ambition it is to develop
adult onset diabetes, prostate cancer, bowel cancer, osteoporosis, premature
aging, and all the other diseases now so highly prized in our "culture"
could go to that tiny section and buy the materials to make themselves sick.
But the bulk of the store, maybe 95%, would be devoted to people who make
sane food choices and actually don't want to be sick.
inflicting us with the Patient Predation and Unaffordable Care Act, any
effort toward improved health care would do something to help the food
co-ops, community gardens, and other efforts to healthy, sustainable food
sourcing. Not even a hint of such sanity in that bill. It wasn't about
health, it was about stealing.
Is there really a disease fetish in our
culture? Take a poll of people you know. Ask them to estimate how much of
their diet comes from fruits, vegetables, and beans. The responses will be
interesting. And you can correlate those directly to the health condition of
the people you ask. That's why for me, the number is 80% rather than the
While medical care is nearly all the job of the physician,
health care is mostly the job of the patient. This should be a collaborative
situation, not an either/or choice. The effects of quality medical care are
greatly enhanced when the patient is health-oriented.
Health is a
life-time choice, not one you make just when illness or pain forces you to
make better choices. The bad choices have a cumulative effect over time. The
best advice is don't ever make them. Then there's no accumulation of bad
choices. You still have an accumulation of things outside your control, such
as all the poisons dumped into the environment by Con Agra, Tyson, and other
large corporations that externalize their costs. Deliberately adding to this
is foolish, at best.
Medical care without health care can rarely address
underlying causes of illness. Those causes are nearly always something that
happens over time. You can be sedentary for a day, and your health isn't
affected. But do this year after year, and it will show. With diet, it's
similar but you really don't want to take a day to poison yourself.
Eliminate poison. If you poison yourself, there's no upside (being sedentary
for a day might be restful).
What about your mental/emotional diet? Same
principle: make good choices. You can choose to get angry at someone for a
perceived offense, thus flooding your body with stress hormones. Or, you can
decide that you will either ignore that slight or resolve it with that
person. Stewing over it or getting into a raging anger can produce only
You must take charge of your own health. Nobody
else will. Make good choices every day, and you'll be a happier, healthier
person. Maybe you'll be a source of motivation for someone else to do the
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.
There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins. There is plenty
of rubble in the economy, thanks to the stealing done by CONgress.|
8. Thought for the Day
The dumb crooks personally rob homes and businesses. The smart ones use their
employees in CONgress to rob them.|
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