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1. Good News
Item 1. We have passed the threshold. After an 8-year run of
lawlessness and destruction, our evil dictator stepped down
on the 20th of last month. That's not news, but it sure is good.
Item 2. Amazingly, graphene is back with more good news. Now it's
being used as a temporary tattoo that monitors vital signs. Read the full story,
Item 3. The evil dictator who trashed our country for 8 years has, based
on documented academic performance, the IQ of a moron (about 70). President
Trump has, based on documented academic performance, an IQ well above the
threshold for genius.
In fact, the spread at which Trump is above genius is about the same spread by
which Soetoro is below normal intelligence. Not only that, Soetoro (according to
his own writings) is a rabid wealth-destroying socialist while Trump is the
epitome of a wealth-creating capitalist.
Trump's Inauguration was, by any measure, Liberation Day. We not only dodged a
bullet by the defeat of Hillary, we have gained a capable President. That is
very good news, considering how long it's been since that has happened and what
we just went through. The stench of Soetoro lingers, but Trump is draining the
Item 4. President Trump hit the ground running. While Barry Soetoro spent
his time after the election further damaging America with such stunts as
commuting a record number of prison sentences (more than his 11 predecessors
combined), trying to start a war with Russia, and spewing forth an insane number
of destructive Executive Orders, President-Elect Trump spent that same time
racking up a list of America-helping accomplishments.
Here is an item from the National Small Business Assocation:
http://www.nsba.biz/?p=12006, and I
have seen a whole lot more mentioned in other sources. All of this de-Obamafication
is a very positive development.
Since I ignore the mudstream media, I don't know if those libtards deigned to
mention these accomplishments. Do a Bing or Yahoo search and start reading!
There is hope for America, now. Six months ago, it looked like we were done for.
As our new President continues to repair the damage from Obamageddon, more and
more Americans will be returning to work. And that is very good news indeed. We
can thank Hillary Clinton for being so repulsive and losing the election so
badly. Her loss is our gain. Big time. And a big Thank You goes out to comrade
Harry Reid for rule changes he made when he was lording over the Senate; now the
opposition can use the new rules to walk right over the socialists.
Item 5. America's second major political party has good news. Watch the
Item 6. The desktop computer isn't being replaced by annoying difficult
to use "smart" phones, contrary to what the mudstream media spew:
Item7. Marsupial magistrates of the Tax "Court" can now be removed for
cause. Given the abysmal performance I have personally seen, the whole lot of
them qualify for removal. See the full story here:http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2017/02/tax-court-upholds-president-trumps-authority-to-fire-judges-.html
2. Product Highlight
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3. Brainpower tip
One key to being able to use your brainpower is that you relax. Being tense,
agitated, or fearful actually shuts off your higher mental functions. Most
people don't realize this, and so they get caught in a vicious cycle of reduced
mental functioning. They tense up when encountering a problem and because this
state lowers their effective IQ they have difficulty that ratchets up the
Note: Instilling fear in others is a time-tested means of controlling
Have you ever met an otherwise intelligent person who seems to go
stupid when in front of a computer? How about when in a meeting with the boss?
Why is it some smart people can't change a faucet or perform some other simple
Now, think of when you have clenched up when under pressure. How did you
perform? Not so well, right?
Now, think of something you're good at. How do you feel when you do it? I'll
bet you feel pretty good. And I'll bet if you started doing it while your head
or back hurt, that pain went away. You were not in a state of tension,
agitation, or fear.
Harry Houdini performed some amazing escapes. He did so by flawlessly
executing the tasks needed to effect each escape. What if he had panicked?
Going into this relaxed state is more difficult than being in this state and
just staying in it. Martial artists learn to "zone out" early in their training.
The teaching in most styles includes meditation. For example, Shotokan students
embrace a large imaginary ball while slowly breathing in, then slowly breathing
out. This purposeful breathing can be called upon during moments of stress to
provide instant inner calm.
If you work at maintaining a state of calmness and inner peace, positive
changes in your body chemistry will produce an overall IQ boost. That's right,
you're not just preventing the stress-induced IQ drop, you are raising your IQ.
Few of us can stay calm all the time, and of course we don't want to be
emotional zombies. The "trick" is to be normally calm and avoid letting minor
annoyances upset you. That is, don't sweat the small stuff.
If that feeling of getting upset starts coming on, shift your mental focus
away from the irritant.
For example, my feline companion likes to get underfoot. It's a little
dangerous and I don't like when she does that. But it is the nature of cats to
show affection this way. Rather than focus on what I don't like, I focus on the
fact she is showing affection. What happens is I radiate affection back at her,
and she stops feeling the need to be underfoot. This also illustrates the
principle "Accept what is" and the principle "Roll with it."
My change in focus allows me to stay more aware of her position relative to mine
and easily move around her.
Another example is I once had a boss who was a backstabber, liar, and moron.
In an effort to boost his performance appraisals, he was constantly taking
credit for work I did (it consisted of writing articles). Since getting angry at
him would only cause my own IQ to drop and thus the quality of my work to
diminish, I took each instance as a compliment.
My solution was to secretly provide HIS boss a copy of my work a full day
before I turned it in to MY boss with a note that I fully expected my boss to
take credit for the article. Just to make sure HIS boss wasn't colluding,
I did this same thing with the division VP (my boss' boss' boss). Shining light
on malfeasance and giving the bad guy rope to hang himself has always worked
well for me.
Every time my crummy, dishonest boss took credit for one of my articles, I
actually got happy about it. Because I knew that his boss knew about it but he
didn't know his boss knew about it. And the same, the next level up.
Eventually, my boss lost his job and so did his boss. I got a new
boss who was just wonderful. My solution illustrates the principle, "Stick 'em
where they breathe." Just make sure that when you shank them in the ribs,
they don't see it coming.
Another example is I was one of 4300 victims of Kevin Brown's Hoyt Fiasco.
Brown was a high level executive in the Institute of Reprobates and Sociopaths.
If you've been reading me for more than a few issues, it would not surprise you
that I became a special target of special abuse by this psychopath.
That's because I did things like report Brown and his cronies to each of the
535 members of Congress (yes, I wrote that many letters!). And I posted things
online, exposing Brown and his fellow felons. I was one of a handful of freedom
fighters Brown had not counted on having to deal with. Several of us are
engineers, not the kind of people against whom you wage a data war. We kept
Brown up at night, but he did not have that effect on us.
For 17 years, Brown and his criminal machinery violated my civil liberties in
very egregious and deliberate ways with the desired outcome of my committing
suicide just as several of his other victims had done. This is how Brown
defeated Bruce DeLotty and several other Hoyt Fiasco victims who stood up to him. He
did not defeat me. He couldn't rattle my cage hard enough or long enough to do
any real mental or psychological damage. The other engineers similarly survived
Brown's vicious attacks with Zen calmness that no doubt drove Brown batty.
Brown left the Institute after miring all of his victims in the Institute's
machinery. Then to distance himself while the Borg ground away at innocent
citizens, he left his job at the Institute. He followed his former Institute
boss Mark Everson to head up the Red Cross. Everson was kicked out due to a sex
scandal. Brown replaced him, and was ungraciously given the boot due to
"undisclosed circumstances." Since Brown made $103 million "disappear" by
abusing his Institute job and a leopard doesn't change its spots I am sure he
got caught stealing massively from the Red Cross.
Psychopaths are everywhere. They count on rattling your cage as a means of
reducing your mental ability and thus your ability to fight them. If you have problems staying calm, that's understandable. You have to work at
the Zen thing and make it both a core attitude and a lifestyle choice. Don't
fear people just because they are evil and powerful; they use your fear as their
primary weapon. Fight back by using inner calm as your primary weapon.
There's a saying in the martial arts. When fighting, you must combat two
enemies: The one in front of you and the one inside you. The one inside you is
the more powerful of the two. Give fear and anxiety the boot, and you'll not
only boost your IQ but be happier.
4. Finance tip
They say don't sweat the small things, but in personal finance those small
things often add up. Here are some small things that can cause you to "fritter
away" your money:|
- Impulse buying, justified because of the small price. Do this enough
times, and it totals out to a big price. Snacks are sold this way, and you
typically also will pay a big price in health.
- Buying something you don't need, just because it's on sale. Spending
$300 to save $50 still leaves you in the hole by $300 if you aren't going to
use what you bought.
- "Stocking up" on sale items. Some people buy multiples when they need
one. Sure, buy a few extra of things like engine oil or toilet paper because
you are going to use those up. But (if you are a typical homeowner) you
don't need five lawn sprinklers no matter how good a deal the store has; the
four extra ones are financial waste.
- Buying clothes because they are on sale. This almost guarantees you
won't wear them. Buy clothes because you like the way the look and feel and
because they fit with your existing wardrobe. When you get them home, try
them on again (away from the store's fluorescent lights); if you don't like
them, take them back rather than fill your closet.
- Spending money on fancy coffees. Sure, this is fine as an occasional
treat. But don't do it habitually.
- Feeding any kind of jukebox, slot machine, game, etc.
- Using vending machines, unless absolutely necessary.
- Paying for services you can easily live without; check your phone plan,
cable plan, etc.
- Regularly using the full-service car wash. Your car's going to get dirty
if you drive it. If you can't wash it at home and must go to a car wash, use
the full-service one only 10% of the time. Your car will be clean enough
using the cheaper washing system.
- Being less than discerning with your music or video collection. If
you're buying music or movies, invest only in ones you are sure you will
- Renewing subscriptions to magazines you no longer really enjoy or that
have violated your trust.
- Choosing the "cheap" version of a product rather than a quality one.
This means a much higher total cost of ownership. Tools, furniture, and
shoes are just a few of the areas where you "save money at great cost" by
choosing cheaply made versions. People who are properly guided on this
principle in their youth will own the same beautiful furniture for 60 years
or more. Buy it once, not over and over!
- Donations to charities, just because they appeal to your empathy. This
is a controversial area. If I gave $25 to every charity I consider worthy, I
wouldn't have any money left. You can give only so much. Figure out a way to
be at peace with this. Some people, for example, decide on three charities
per year and they support only those three. Next year, three different ones.
Others have a short list. Whatever, just have a plan.
5. Security tip
Last November, the USA had a real election for President for the first time
in over 100 years. The last time the criminals did not orchestrate a fake
election was in 1904. Yes, Ike was elected and re-elected but the criminals
picked him. They just miscalculated and had no idea what kind of man they
were dealing with. They figured this out too late to avoid nominating him,
so they stuck him with Nixon. Ike's response was to exclude Nixon from
So we (the people) won. That's good, but complacency can cancel the
victory. Lest we get too comfortable in the fight for freedom, let's
constantly remember that the criminals took power back from the people in
1908 and held onto it for over a century. As my 7th grade Civics teacher
told me, "The Revolution is a constant thing."
One way you can protect your security and that of the nation is by
totally boycotting the "mainstream media" propaganda machine and encouraging
others to do the same. Disgust with the propagandists is at an all-time
high, but we need to ensure their lies are not heard on any kind of major
forum ever again.
Some things you can do:
- When people mention what they heard "on the news" remind them they
are listening to the same people who hyped up Barry Soetoro in 2008.
Eight years and 633 recognized scandals later, we are left with an
additional ten trillion (12 zeroes!) of national debt. As Soetoro leaves
office, 70% of American children are officially "Hunger Insecure."
- If you subscribe to newspapers, cancel. These are, as Mark Twain
pointed out over a century ago, the means by which people become
misinformed rather than informed.
- Make a pact with yourself that you will no longer subject yourself
to the brainwashing known as "network television." The Communist News
Network, aka, CNN, is also a propaganda source. The term "television
news" is another way of saying "disinformation campaign." I stopped
watching television nearly 30 years ago and do not miss it one bit.
- Remember the celebrities who joined in the war against your
freedoms. Boycott their movies and write to the studios that employ
these terrible people to explain why you are encouraging others to also
In short, don't spend your money supporting people who consider you to be
less than pond scum. We as a people (here in the USA, at least) will be far
more secure when we stop making our enemies filthy rich. We keep giving them the
power to hurt us, and we need to stop doing that.
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
How can you lose fat rapidly or lose so much fat you look shredded? Without
losing muscle? I'll cover three areas. These are areas where people
typically go wrong, so don't skim over the material under the assumption you
already know it.
The three areas are:
Remember, people typically get these wrong. Read carefully.
Let's start with training. Do not go with treadmill running, aerobics,
cardio, or other things that people falsely assume are key to losing fat
while retaining muscle. These things actually take you the other direction,
as they introduce muscle catabolism while putting your body into fat-storing
Many people assume, falsely, that high reps will burn more fat. In fact,
the opposite is true. You are playing with a chemistry set. What you want is
to stimulate your endocrine system to go into fat-burning mode, and you do
that only with high-intensity training. This means low reps, not high reps.
A non-weight training method that burns fat is called High Intensity
Interval Training (HITT). Basically instead of jogging for a long time, you
engage in short bursts of running really hard. The weight training I'm
talking about follows this same principle.
Let's say you normally perform 12-rep sets of flyes. Back those down to 3
or 4 reps, but jack the intensity way up by using a heavier weight and
moving it at one-fourth your normal speed. You might not even need a heavier
weight at first; try just reducing your speed dramatically and you'll feel
the intensity go up.
Long sessions at the gym are going to stimulate cortisol production, and
this puts you in a fat-storing, muscle-consuming mode. So keep it short and
You don't need to starve yourself or go on a complex regimen. While you
could do carb-cycling and other methods that many body builders swear by,
those are not necessary. Don't cut back on carbs, don't cut back on fats,
and don't go low protein.
Simply reduce your portion size. Just a little. Maybe not even enough for
a calorie deficit (more about that, in a bit).
Top photo taken 16SEP2016, just days before 56th birthday;
bottom photo taken 3 days after 56th birthday
The key is "slight" reduction in portion size, else you will lose muscle.|
As an example, I keep some meals the same. No reduction in portion size. I
pick a couple of meals (remember, there are six per day) to make smaller. My
last meal of the day is a protein shake with raw oats. I reduce both the
amount of protein (just a little) and the amount of oats (quite a bit more,
typically by half).
I also do things such as buy smaller sweet potatoes when approaching a
photo shoot date and bigger sweet potatoes during the winter when I don't
want to be ripped (I want some fat to help me stay warm, and let my body fat
rise above 5%).
All of my portion reduction is "by eyeball." For some people, this just
does not work. If you are one of those people, then measure things out.
There is nothing wrong with measuring your portions. And if you think you
are good at "by eyeball" but "that fat sure is stubborn" then switch to
measuring your portions and you'll see it wasn't the "stubborn fat" that was
In fact, what often happens is people reduce in one area but they
compensate in another area so overall calorie intake remains the same. This
doesn't mean you're dishonest or undisciplined if you do this, it means your
brain is not letting you accurately see what's there. So another reason to
measure out your food. Basically, if you're stuck in your fat loss program
then measure your food and you'll correct the problem.
Another way I reduce calorie intake is I eliminate one item that often
goes with a particular meal. For example, if I normally toss down a handful
of nuts before meal number three I just won't eat those at all. This removes
about 300 calories, which is the equivalent of about a pound of fat every
In the winter, I add green or red cabbages to my diet. I taper this off
as a photo shoot date approaches.
What I don't do to lose fat is eliminate junk food. That's because my
junk food intake is already zero. All I'm doing is reducing, a little bit,
how much good food I consume so that my calorie surplus is less. I'm not
even trying to go into a calorie deficit.
Read the previous sentence again. A calorie deficit isn't necessary for
fat loss, contrary to what you may have heard or read. It can, if done
properly, get you there faster. But it's not necessary. A calorie deficit
can easily mean you lack the energy to engage in high-intensity exercise, so
it could actually impede your fat loss program. It's a fine line to walk,
and I find the whole thing too tricky. There's another way to tackle this
fat loss issue other than going into a calorie reduction. One element of
that is the training I already discussed. Another element is
supplementation, which I will discuss next.
If you use supplements correctly, you can maintain a slight calorie
surplus and still reduce body fat. First, understand that most fat loss
supplements are merely some caffeine-based concoction with all kinds of
useless ingredients thrown in with no logic to the formulation. Don't waste
your money. Some purported fat loss supplements, such as CLA, do zero for
fat loss (source: Lipids Magazine, the professional publication for people
with PhDs in this stuff).
Here is a good supplement program, and I say that based on the science:
- Coffee. Yes, have two or three cups of coffee in the morning. The
amount of caffeine is well within your body's tolerance and this
beverage has strong anti-cancer benefits. This is first on the list not
because it's the most effective (it's not), but because some coffee in
the morning is a good way to get your day going.
- L-Carnitine. This works extremely well. Buy a bottle of L-Carnitine
not combined with anything else, and follow the recommended dosage. You
can also try L-Carnitine combined with raspberry ketones and/or garcinia,
for an enhanced effect. Liquid L-Carnitine is also available, but
remember this is an amino ACID so you must brush your teeth after
consuming unless you enjoy visiting the dentist.
- Green coffee bean extract. This works in a different way from L-Carnitine,
and combining the two on the same fat loss plan works wonders. This
extract does contain some caffiene, so don't consume late in the day.
- Thermogenics. Don't buy a "thermogenic" supplement, because the
label is usually lying. What is really in there isn't a thermogenic per
se but massive doses of caffeine. Instead, add hot spices to your food.
I enjoy cayenne pepper (I buy it in bulk), habanera sauce, and of course
black pepper (I always consume black pepper with turmeric due to the
synergistic anti-cancer effect observed in the research labs).
Supplements to avoid:
- Whey protein. It's a very short chain molecule, so it's absorbed
quickly. Most of what is in the typical whey shake gets converted to
body fat. If you're really in love with whey, limit your intake to 10g
per serving and consume it only within one hour of a hard training
session or first thing in the morning.
- Any powdered shake that says "mass" on the label. The "mass" simply
means a huge dose of calories.
There you have it. My simple (and effective) program for getting
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.
Based on academic performance,
Barry Soetoro (aka, Barrack Hussein Obama, our former evil dictator) has an IQ
slightly above the moron level. Based on academic performance, President Trump
has an IQ well above the genius threshold. Just because criminals tend to be
stupid, that doesn't mean they aren't dangerous; remember "Obama" as a prime
example of very stupid AND very dangerous.|
8. Thought for the Day
Don't let mean, small-minded people intimidate you; out-think them and stick 'em
where they breathe.|
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