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Days of Infamy
- December 7, 1941
- September 11, 2001
- November 3, 2020
These are the three dates on which our country suffered devastating sneak
attacks by those who hate us.
- The bad news is these people have no morals and no principles
- The good news is these people have no morals and no principles. They
will turn on each other.
The political establishment never wanted Trump as POTUS, and they have all
undermined him for the past four years and in this election. The Fake News
system has done the same. So now we are back to having a socialist as POTUS,
unless Team Trump can still pull a rabbit out of the hat before the 20th. So it
will be much like the Obama years: record unemployment, racial unrest, crappy
foreign policy, loss of sovereignty for the USA, and lawlessness among the
The difference now is the criminals have blatantly demonstrated we will no
longer have elections. There are cultural degradations this time around, too. We
are powerless to stop it at its source, but I believe good people can stop it
downstream of there.
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3. Brainpower tip
Sometimes, I am absent-minded. I'll do something dumb as if I am really
distracted. What is going on? Alzheimer's? An intermittent case of libtarditis?
A loose connection in my brain? Stress from living in a country run by unelected
psychopaths who are destructive and crazy?|
This has been going on for decades, so it's
not Alzheimer's. The other factors are unlikely. Another indication it's not the Big A is I often juggle
different sequences of numbers or other disparate facts in my short-term memory
and correctly recall them as needed.
And there's the problem. Short-term memory is often referred to as your
"scratch pad." It's like RAM. Testing has shown that I have been blessed with a
prodigious amount of this, a nice big scratch pad. But sometimes I have so much
on it that the only available space is a tiny portion of it. So the way I
mismanage this resource makes me look brainpower-deficient at times. A person
with a below average scratch pad can manage it in such a way as to fully utilize
it for any given task.
This goes back to the "effective IQ" theory upon which I have expounded many
Having practiced martial arts at a high level for about four decades and
having been a climber for two decades, the problem isn't that I can't focus. I
definitely can do that. Notice the operative word "can". Focus is not automatic
for me. I have to consciously "erase the blackboard." Or at least reserve the
necessary space for what I am doing. Right now, I am having no problem writing
this column. In fact, I never get writer's block and when I am writing the words
often just flow without much effort on my part. When I sit down to write, I am
in a particular mindset. I know I must set my brain power dial to "High" and
think only on the subject at hand. When I fail to do this, thoughts swirl in my mind and it's as if I am
listening to music, carrying three conversations, watching a movie, and reading
a book all at the same time.
The most dangerous time in climbing is when you are
tying in. I've done it thousands of times and do it the same way every time.
That's the perfect recipe for making a mistake. This is a known problem among
climbers, which is why we have mandatory visual checks done a particular way.
I've done dumb things at this point, because something triggered a memory and
something else triggered a new line of thought all while I am still recovering
from a climb I just did while breathing is difficult due to the mandatory mask
rule. So my load is up while my capacity is down.
From what others tell me and from what I observe, this involuntary
multi-tasking is something that hampers all of us at one time or another and
some of us quite often. But there are people who never seem to go through this.
Is it because they have such an enormous scratch pad they can fill it with all
kinds of things? Or that they manage that limited resource well? It is probably
the latter. The fact remains we probably can't increase our scratch pad size but
we can definitely keep it clear of clutter.
It is a good practice to clear your mind before starting any task. Maybe if you do it
enough, this clearing will become a habit and then will happen all on its own. Find a method that works for you. It need not be meditation. And it need not
take long. If you can discipline yourself to do it just before starting any
task, you can avoid those absent-minded moments that arise from having no
scratchpad space left. I wish I could advise you on exactly what to do, but I am
still working on that myself.
4. Finance tip
What does the socialist conquest of the former United States of America mean
economically for those who are subjects of the oligopoly that replaced our
government? Well, the puppeteers who speak into Joe "Brainless" Biden's earpiece
have also instructed him to go about burning down the economy. It's already
happening in myriad ways. For example, cancelling the Keystone Pipeline will
destroy about 11,000 jobs directly related to that project. But the real problem
is this one of several measures aimed at our jugular. By reducing available
energy supplies and/or making them radically more expensive, our new rulers will
destroy not just thousands of jobs but millions of them.|
We already know how
this is going to go, because every socialist system in human history has brought
poverty, corruption, and great social disruption. This will be no different.
How do people survive when they are in this kind of system? The truth is,
many do not. Socialism is a fatal disease, and one that kills its victims in a
painful, distressful way. If you are a principled person and do not wish to turn
to a life of crime (for example, by becoming a member of Congress), there are
other things you can do. I'll give you some examples, but I want you to put your
noggin to work thinking of how you can reduce your overhead, reduce your debt,
increase your income, and make yourself indispensible at work. If you think hard
on those things, you will be well-prepared for the economic disaster that awaits
- Repair or repurpose old things. A stained or worn old shirt, for
example, can be cut into rags that work well in the kitchen. Old socks are
also good cleaning rags for the rest of the house.
- Downsize. Most people have too much stuff crammed into too big a house.
Start giving stuff away, just to make space. But don't fill the space back
- Practice health care. Medical expenses can be avoided completely by
practicing health care. Readers of this newsletter know what I mean when I
say "health care."
- Trade favors. Make an effort to know what your friends and neighbors
need or can do. Help each other out.
- Watch for sales. Normally, sales encourage people to buy things they
don't need. Make a list of things you usually buy and when they are on sale,
stock up. If there is something new you want, try to avoid paying full
price; look for a seasonal sale when it will be marked down. Or wait for a
newer model to come out and then buy this model (works great with
electronics, automobiles, etc.).
- Sharpen your mind. If you are rarely sleep-deprived and you are often
mentally stimulated, you have a huge advantage over coworkers. Most people
are sleep-deprived and get zero mental stimulation so their cognitive
abilities are atrophied.
- Be fully engaged in your work. Something like 70% of Americans (and
Europeans) hate their job. Among the remaining 30%, less than half are what
sociologists call "fully engaged." Give it your all. Think about each task,
how to improve it or even eliminate it. What is your "value ad?" Do you feel
lucky to have this job and thus a paycheck or are you under the illusion the
company owes you a living and you begrudgingly do some work for them?
5. Security tip
In January, the criminal class officially took power over what used to be
the federal government of the United States. They now own all three branches
and since elections have been permanently cancelled they will continue to do
so until some means of non-election removal is made possible or their system
collapses from within. It's probably going to be a while, my friends.|
you look at their agenda, we have very stormy weather ahead to say the
least. They intend to "crack down" on the following types of undesirable
- Middle class wage earners.
- Small business owners.
- Home owners.
- Landlords (and thus, indirectly, their tenants).
- People who own and operate automobiles
- People who own firearms, especially for such nefarious purposes as
protecting their family.
- People who have expressed a desire for the Rule of Law.
- Anyone who has advocated such heresy as the Bill of Rights, due
process, or even (gasp) lawful elections.
- People who might be characterized as "white".
- People who sympathize, befriend, or associate with people who might
be characterized as "white".
In short, unless you are a career criminal, terrorist, and/or able-bodied
person drawing welfare, you are a target. But you are especially a target if
you are a contributing member of society.
Some ways to protect yourself:
- End any subscriptions to legacy media. Being on their list is a
- Close all antisocial media accounts, especially Facebook and
- Periodically remove the SIM from your phone so it cannot be used to
track you all the time.
- File your 1040 taxes via paper. The terrorist group known as the IRS
uses "tax issues" as an excuse to attack and destroy people. One way to
protect yourself is to file via paper so they can't deny you filed,
rather than electronically so that they can deny you filed. An electronic
submission can easily be altered. Gee, how is it you somehow understated your
income by 50% and now owe $973,450.26 in back taxes, penalties, and
- Don't try to "unify" and "heal" with libtards, socialists, Trump
Derangement Syndrome victims, and other such mentally ill and dangerous
people. Keep a safe and respectful distance from them, same as you would
from a pack of wild hyenas.
- Make a point of constantly learning. Pick up new skills by taking on
a home improvement project (get the basics down before starting,
though), buy a book on a subject related to your career, look inside
your company for a need you could satisfy and approach your boss with a
pilot project idea, do crossword puzzles, commit to regular
participation in a sport or hobby that involves other people, offer to
teach others even if it's just remedial reading for adults (you will
still learn, just because someone can't read yet doesn't mean he can't
teach you while you tutor the reading), and be intellectually curious.
All of this will help you be more agile in the face of the coming
- Associate with other undesirable people, but focus on helping each
other instead of complaining about the damage the criminal class is
doing to our economy, our society, and what we thought were our
- TR used to advise to "Walk softly, but carry a big stick." What this
means is you keep a low profile rather than be loud, but when you have
the opportunity you strike hard using tools you developed for the
purpose. He didn't say "Walk softly and hit hard", he said carry a big
stick. Work on that stick. And stay quiet until you have to use it.
- Speak truth to power. This kind of goes against the previous point,
but it is important to do. If you have the misfortune, as I do, to be
unrepresented in Congress because you misrepresentative is a lying,
conniving, manipulative psychopath like Sharice Davids or Nancy Nutcase
Pelosi, you should be on their newsletter list. Sharice spews almost
verbatim the vitriolic lies that Nutcase does; I know because I get
newsletters from both of them. There's a central script writer. So what
I do is I write back about a specific lie and say something like, "You
have to know when you wrote this, it's a bald-faced lie. Did you write
it because you believe your readers are all stupid, or was there some
other reason?" The point of doing that is to create some negative
feedback and discomfort. These misrepresentatives are all
approval-seeking beings. Give them disapproval, and you blunt their
fangs at least a little bit.
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
The photos tell you something important about my credibility.
on 60th birthday, when these photos were taken:
Bodyfat: Unknown, but well below what the Tanita scale says
Max bench press: Unknown, but I do three sets of 12 reps with 150 lbs
to warm up on chest day
Training days per week: 6
Type of training: Split routine, heavy on supersets
Meals per day: 7 on training days, 6 on rest day
Percent of diet that is processed food: 0
Amount of meat, wheat, corn, or soy eaten annually: 0
Number of eggs eaten per day: Between 8 and 10
Cholesterol: In normal range, on low side
Last illness: 1971
Last workout missed: Spring of 1977
my climbing videos here:
Sometimes when I try to encourage others to eat a health-compatible diet or
to train consistently, they say something like, "Well, you have always been
that way so it's easy for you."|
That is not at all the case. I was very
puny even into my teen years. I had to make a decision to be
devoted to health and strength. I made that decision early in life and stuck
with it. Now
at age 60, I have strength, speed, stamina, flexibility, and disease immunity that most people
half my age don't have. Usually, they gave up that battle in their 20s.
What is the point of telling you this? I want you to understand that both
health and disease are the results of decisions made over time. Many people
think they "suddenly" came down with this or that. But why did Tom get that
flue or Samantha get adult onset diabetes? Why is Mike so sick in
retirement, when he was strong as an ox when he worked in the chemical plant
and didn't need all that PPE like the sissies he worked with?
A friend of mine has cancer so bad, he probably won't be here this time
next year. He used to kid me about my lifestyle, but also say things like "I
wish I could quit drinking" or "I love my sodas" or "I'm going to quit
smoking one of these days" along with the standard "I don't have time to
cook, lunch meat is fine" kind of stuff. Now he's very serious about health
care. But it's probably too late.
Once a condition reaches a certain point, no amount of health care can
fix it. If you practice poor ladder safety and the fall shatters your leg so
badly it has to be amputated, no amount of good ladder safety will bring it
back. Ladder safety could have prevented that.
My friend with cancer got a solicitation from a place that provides
"alternative therapy." Just pay them $40,000 and stay with them for 6 weeks.
You will be cured! No chemo, no radiation, no surgery. No cure either, as
this whole concept defies logic. I think a sentence of 40 years to life
should cure these predators, what do you think?
Many people who reach the "point of no return" believe some combination
of supplements or dietary discipline will restore the health they destroyed
and no medical intervention is needed. They are in the denial stage of the
grieving process. You cannot reverse Stage 4 cancer with health care. The
same dynamic is true of many other diseases. Health care can, at this point,
make you stronger so you can withstand your chemo better but it's not going
to cure you. It's like closing the barn door after the horse is not only out
but has been hit by a locomotive.
I blame the medical industry, in part, for confusing people over whether
they are healthy. The medical system tends to categorize people as healthy
if they are not diagnosed with a disease such as cancer or a condition such
as high blood pressure. The reality is the vast majority of people are
unhealthy. There's a term for this kind of illness: subclinical. Many
medical care professionals try to communicate this, but the patient hears
"healthy" or "no cancer" (today) and concludes it's fine to ignore health
How do you know if you are healthy or not? The answer does not come from
looking at lagging indicators. For example, if your engine seizes up that is
a lagging indicator you really needed an oil change. Badly. You drove for
25,000 miles on dirty oil, until finally the engine failed. Health is that
way. Lack of failure does not mean there's a success. It can, and often
does, mean a failure is imminent.
For good health to exist, certain requirements must be met. And they must
be met consistently over time. Look at what you put in your shopping cart at
the grocery store. There, you will see if you are even possibly healthy. If
you see any factory foods, then there is zero chance you are healthy. You
have vaccinated yourself against health.
Every bite you eat, every training session, every time you go to bed (or
delay that), you are making decisions about your health. One wrong decision,
and you diminish your health at least temporarily. Make a series of wrong
decisions, and the state of your health becomes measurably worse. Make them
long enough, and your health is permanently diminished.
Some decisions have far greater effect than others. For example, deciding
to vape means you are definitely going to damage your lungs. Depending upon
the vaping concoction and how many times you abuse your lungs this way, the
damage can be severe enough to kill you decades before you would otherwise
die. And it's a painful death. A long-time friend of mine died from vaping.
Such a waste of a talented, wonderful person's life. And what a horrible way
If you are now vaping or know someone who is,
try this experiment. Fill a large container with water. Now, have someone
else hold your head under that water until you let all your breath out. As
soon as you come up and gulp air, they shove you down again. Have them do
this until you pass out. Then repeat it twice. This is nothing, I repeat
nothing, compared to dying from (self-inflicted) pulmonary fibrosis. Would I
like to see the psychopaths behind the vaping scam locked up? No, I would
like to see them undergo the aforementioned exercise every day for 90 days.
Does it seem harsh? Well, think of a person taking twice that long to gasp
to death in the final stages of pulmonary fibrosis they would not have had
if not for vaping.
I believe in absolutely zero processed sugar, wheat, corn, and soy in my
diet. But what if you have a birthday party every year with a big German
Chocolate Cake? Well, you will take a temporary health hit from that cake
and overload your dopamine receptors. But if that cake is made right, this
can seem a small price to pay for the heavenly experience of eating it. The
problem is being disciplined to not eat more of it or make a regular thing
of this cake or other sweets. Once you open the door, it's hard to close.
And notice I mentioned dopamine. This is the "pleasure hormone" that is
targeted by drugs like cane sugar and heroine. Overstimulate its release
once, and you will almost certainly be addicted. So while it is
theoretically possible you have a genetic mutation that allows you to dabble
in extremely addictive hedonic substances, it is likely not the case.
Consistent adherence to health practices is how you have health. There is
no other way. If you are not consistently adhering to health practices, you
are not healthy. Period. And even if you do consistently adhere to health
practices, there are environmental and other issues that can nix your
health. You don't want to help those factors do that by deviating "once in a
while" or by assuming you have enough health you can do this or that "in
Until about my early 30s, it was normal to smoke in the workplace. As a
teen, I asked a
coworker not to smoke in the employee lounge since that was the only place
we were allowed to eat. He said, "Everybody has to die of something." I said
there's such a thing as a slow death, and I was watching him die slowly
right now. I told him he can't tie his shoes without breathing hard, and
then I walked out. Most people are in a slow death.
- By age 30, they have lost their energy. They take the lazy way out,
parking up close or sitting to watch the kids rather than play with
- By age 40, they have lost their vigor. They do less and less because
they can't do as much as they used to.
- By age 50, they have lost their strength and shape. They have
pancake butts, bird legs, and flabby arms
- By age 60, they have lost their pretense of health. They are on one
or two prescription medications; in five years, they will be on several
- By age 70, they have lost normal movement. Getting up and down is an
effort. In a few years, they will lose their mobility.
For those of use who practice health, this scenario never plays out. I am
60 and have none of these losses. I still train hard with weights, still
practice my martial arts, and still climb well above limits that most
climbers never get to. I do not have a genetic advantage and did not grow up
playing sports. A friend of mine is in his mid-70s, and he is still a
competitive athlete who trains hard regularly. At the competitions, he is
beating guys who are in their 20s and 30s. He hasn't suffered any of these
If you practice health now and have been getting pressure to "tone it
down a bit,' think about what I have said here. Never give in to that
pressure! If you have been mostly healthy but not all that consistent, I
hope you now have decided to change that to become totally healthy and
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.
100 years ago, the main causes of death in the western world were pathogenic.
That is, something invaded your body against your will so you got sick and died.
Today, the main causes of death are orochronogenic. That is, you willingly put
something bad in your mouth over time so you got sick and died. We largely
conquered pathogens through antibiotics and sanitation. The conquering of
orochronogenic disease occurs on an individual basis. But most individuals fail
to rise to the challenge, so they die from self-inflicted diseases and
8. Thought for the Day
Relish your thoughts throughout the day. And consider
yourself to be lucky that, unlike Joe Biden, you can actually have thoughts and
even express them in complete sentences.
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