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1. Good News
Happy Mother's Day. If your mom is still alive and well, that's good news.
Let her know how happy this makes you; there will come a day when you won't be
able to tell her that again.
It is good news that we are seeing dents in the
crime machine. Here's an example:
The master criminal Lois Lerner, who conspired with IRS executive Kevin Brown
to make $103 million "disappear" (and they both got by with this felony) has
finally gotten a slap on the wrist. She isn't serving life in prison as she
should, but at least CONgress showed a smidgen of backbone and voted her guilty
of Contempt of Congress. Symbolic, but at least better than the abject apathy we
are used to.
Outside the beltway, actual action against massive crime is
taking place. And that's really good news, because it means that citizens are
stepping into the void left by "our" corporation-owned CONgress, an insanely
criminal executive branch, and the fake "Supreme Court."
The outrage known as Obummercare (the Patient Predation and Unaffordable Job
Act, sometimes called the Job Destruction Act) is so offensive to law-abiding, thinking
people that it has spawned a massive resistance movement.
This Act is illegal
on several grounds. The "bought and paid for" Supreme Court ruling does not
confer legality, only complicity. Remember, this is the same corrupt, inept institution that
once ruled racial segregation to be Constitutional even though nowhere does the
Constitution say it protects the rights of some citizens but not the rights of
In an effort to restore law and order, at least in relation to this
scandalous scam, some citizens have founded
That is good news. It would have
been really good news if Obama, rather than Kathleen Sebelius, would have been
the one to leave office over this crime. Or if he, rather than millions of other
Americans, became jobless because of it (actual unemployment reached 51%, last
Of course, Sebelius should have been serving a prison sentence at the
time Obama appointed her head of HHS. It's ironic that Sebelius, of all people,
was appointed to that post given her psychopathy toward the poor in her own
state. Her sales tax theft move when she was the governor of Kansas "somehow"
escaped the attention of the state-run media at the time of her HHS
confirmation. That particular crime was hugely advantageous to the millionaires
who put her in office, and, as with most government crimes, added even more
burden to the poor.
Still, we take what we can get and
don't look the proverbial gift horse in the mouth. There are people who care
about the hugely damaging consequences of the rampant, destructive crime. And we are doing something about it.
Along those lines, this group is seeking to put an end to systematic terrorism
not only permitted but actually abetted by beltway criminals (politicians) misdirecting OUR money toward that end:
Because this crime
radiates outward to the rest of the world, ending it is an international
2. Product Highlight
We've featured the TLX, previously. But it's been updated since then. For
example, the speech to speech feature no longer requires a Wi-Fi connection (for
In fact, the speech translation function now encompasses 64
languages. That's the same upgrade for the LUX that we talked about in our last
The TLX differs from the LUX in a few ways, the most obvious being it's
actually a smart phone. It has, in fact, two SIM cards. And you can receive
calls for free in over 160 countries; no contract.
The SpeechGuard TLX translator can translate anything you say* or see, and
access many useful travel tools. Everything is preloaded on your TLX, no need to
worry about difficult setups or downloads.
- Smartphone Translator.
- Extreme durability: Completely waterproof, shock proof, and dustproof.
- Voice translator: Translates anything you say.*
- Travel guide: Packed with reviews, info, and images of international
- Photo translator: Snap a photo of almost anything and have it translated
to your language.
- Massive battery: Lasts for five days between charges. That's right, five
- Speech-based free-form translation.
- Wi-Fi, camera, browser, Skype.
- 6 x 2.9 x 1 in.
- Ruggedized and waterproof. You can take it to the beach and take it in
the water with you!
3. Brainpower tip
4. Finance tip
Normally when I write to members of CONgress about anything having to do with
our illegal 1040 system or the gangster psychopaths who run it, I choose as a
heading topic Civil Liberties, Crime, or Terrorism. Since I don't have those
headings here and since this particular criminal endeavor has a huge financial
impact on all of us (it so depresses the economy that simply eliminating it
would hugely boost the standard of living among the lowest 98% of earner while
vastly increasing federal revenue), I put it in this issue's finance column.|
Now, there is no moral, financial, or legal justification CONgress can give for
this situation without spewing abject lies. However, they don't admit to that.
So we have to enter their Alice in Wonderland world to play by the irrational
rules of their game.
There is a new hope, thanks to the fine folks at Repeal 16
www.repeal16.org. Below is a recent
update from them. Please try to put it to use, so that we may end the existence
of the world's largest and most damaging terrorist group.
The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed the first comprehensive tax
reform effort in 27 years. They deserve credit for their hard work and good
intentions, but it doesn’t go far enough.
It is time to radically redesign our tax system, and the place to start is
repealing the 16th Amendment. Repealing the 16th Amendment is not as far fetched
as it sounds. In fact, there’s a bill in Congress –
HJ Res. 104 – right now that does exactly that. The
bill was introduced by Congressman Jim Bridenstine and has over 10 co-sponsors.
These Congressmen represent people of all socio-economic backgrounds and states
from across the country.
We will always have taxes, but that doesn’t mean we need the IRS and the
Long before we had the NSA, the IRS was forcing every American to turn over
personal data. If you’re concerned about the NSA collecting your phone calls,
take a second to think about the IRS. Every April 15 you hand over to the IRS
data about how much money you make, where you make it, who you give it to, what
you spend it on, your children and dependents, and so on.
This is scary because the courts have given the IRS the authority to go into
the emails and bank accounts of every America. It can seize your property
– and then you have to go to court to prove your
There is effectively no oversight of the IRS. The agency writes its own
regulations, and then decides how to enforce them.
The IRS runs contrary to the Fourth Amendment protections against
unreasonable search and seizure, and the principle of separation of powers that
underlies our Constitution.
The first variation of the income tax was deemed unconstitutional.
Concentrating so much power in a single agency is a bad design. The IRS has
too much discretion over how tax law is enforced –
that discretion has been abused under multiple administrations, and both
parties. Politicians use the income tax system to extract campaign donations
from special interests in return for granting special favors through the tax
The 16th Amendment – the original charter for the
income tax – is a product of the Progressive Era, as
was another big idea of the time – Prohibition. And
as we did with Prohibition, it’s time to repeal the 16th Amendment. We didn’t
need to agree on how to regulate alcohol before repealing the 18th Amendment and
ending prohibition. There are many ways to fund the federal government without
income taxes, and we don’t need to agree on the solution before we address the
root problem – the 16th Amendment.
5. Security tip
This came from a cousin of mine. I think the stories are made up, but they do
illustrate some things to think about. Also, keep in mind that the biggest
thieves are the criminals in CONgress, the counterfeiters in the nonFederal
nonReserve, and the "freelance terrorists" in the IRS. But still, it's worth
taking measures to protect yourself from the minor league sort of criminals.|
1. LONG-TERM PARKING
Some people left their car in the long-term parking at San Jose while away,
and someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car's registration
in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people's home in Pebble
Beach and robbed it. So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term
parking, we should NOT leave the registration/insurance cards in it, nor your
remote garage door opener. This gives us something to think about with all our
new electronic technology.
Someone had their car broken into while they were at a football game. Their
car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the football stadium and
specially allotted to football fans. Things stolen from the car included a
garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently
mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house
had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The
thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house.
They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry
to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the football game, they knew
what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they
had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to
empty the house of its contents. Something to consider if you have a GPS - don't
put your home address in it... Put a nearby address (like a store or gas
station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else
would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.
3. CELL PHONES:
I never thought of this....... This lady has now changed her habit of how she
lists her names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag,
which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. Twenty
minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had
happened, hubby says, "I received your text asking about our Pin number and I've
replied a little while ago." When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff
told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the
stolen cell phone to text "hubby" in the contact list and got hold of the pin
number. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank
Moral of the lesson:
a. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your
contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mom,
B. And very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts,
CONFIRM by calling back.
C. Also, when you're being texted by friends or family to meet them
somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If
you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet "family and
friends" who text you.
4. PURSE IN THE GROCERY CART SCAM:
A lady went grocery-shopping at a local mall and left her purse sitting in
the children's seat of the cart while she reached something off a shelf... Wait
till you read the WHOLE story! Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the
store personnel. After returning home, she received a phone call from the Mall
Security to say that they had her wallet and that although there was no money in
it, it did still hold her personal papers.
She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by Mall Security
that they had not called her. By the time she returned home again, her house had
been broken into and burglarized. The thieves knew that by calling and saying
they were Mall Security, they could lure her out of her house long enough for
them to burglarize it.
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
Most adolescent boys fantasize about having big, oversized arms. Yet if you look
at the world's greatest athletes, you see arms that are definitely muscular but
not grotesquely oversized.
Think of Bruce Lee, Michael Jordan, and Chuck
At right, a photographer caught me in a 90 degree flex (just before the
biceps bunches up). You can see that if I continued pulling my arm toward me,
there wouldn't be a huge biceps peak like Arnold's.
You can also see that's no wimpy arm (not for a guy in his 50s, especially), and my forearm is quite thick relative
to my upper arm. It's not the biceps peak I'm after. For athletic purposes, the
not all that great.
And you're not going to get it naturally, anyhow. If you want those "Arnold arms," you'll need to lay out some bucks for some
illegal steroids.Lacking that, you can compromise your usable strength and
never stretch your biceps so that you get more of a ball in the middle (not how
Arnold did it). This will make you slow and prone to tendon problems.
I have very, very fast hands. I want to stay that way, so I "sacrifice" that
muscular ball for the kind of muscularity that Michael Jordan and Bruce Lee
How can you develop strong arms?|
Well, despite my steroids remark there is much we can learn from Arnold.
After all, lots of other guys took the same steroids but Arnold won the Mr.
Olympia seven times. And his arms are iconic.
One of his favorite exercises was the cheating barbell curl. I saw some videos
of this online, and will tell you right now that at least one shows a moron who
is rocking his hips and doing it all wrong. Find a trainer who can show you the
proper way, so you can actually benefit from this and not risk serious injury.
It is a great exercise for stimulating new muscle.
Arnold said, "The cheating barbell curl stands alone for building mass."
The key to doing it right is to kind of get under the curl, using your mid
and upper back. Don't swing the weight; don't use inertia at all. It's really a
squeezing motion, and it overloads your biceps more than you can do with strict
form curls. You have to pay strict attention to what the muscles are doing.
Don't count reps or in some other way reduce this to a robotic exercise. It's
all about focus.
Arnold also was fanatic about incline dumbbell curls, and the reason was he'd
do them on a bench with about a 45 degree angle to maximize the stretch. This
worked against the "build a big ball" goal somewhat, but it gave him more usable strength
and helped ensure the entire arm would develop. The results speak for
Lee Haney, eight-time Mr. Olympia, prefers (he still trains hard) barbell curls (using the special
biceps curl barbell, not a straight one). Note that there's a difference between
doing this as a hip swing thing and doing it as a way of fully contracting the
To get that biceps peak, Arnold's weapon of choice was the one-arm
concentration curl. You can see him do this in the movie Pumping Iron. Another
way to help develop this is to work the brachialis, which is underneath the
All of this for the biceps, which make up about a third of the arm's muscle mass
and which does not confer the striking power that Bruce Lee was so famous for.|
This brings us to the triceps.
Look at any of Arnold's major posing shots, and you will see his impressive
triceps. They added the thickness that made his arms so huge.
He really pioneered triceps development. His "secrets" to triceps building
are now standard fare. They include such isolation exercises as pushdowns, cable
pushdowns, press with the French curling bar, bent over extensions, and even the
close-grip bench press. Another popular exercise (though I don't know that
Arnold pioneered it) is the parallel bar dip.
Does it matter which exercises you do? Basically, no.
The key is to work all three heads of the triceps, using whichever exercises
it takes for you to do that.
The result is you get that horseshoe look, and you fill out your arms so they
just look bigger.
If you train the triceps properly, and if you make sure you stretch your
biceps, you will develop explosive power--the kind that really matters in
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.
Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end. It
can bring you the most trouble, or it can bring you bountiful blessings.|
8. Thought for the Day
Angry words, once spoken, can't be rewound and erased. Take care to choose your
words thoughtfully, and if you can't think then don't speak.
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