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Test Your Covid IQ
Do you believe the socialists or do you believe the science? The socialists
say Covid-19 has been extremely deadly and is a major threat that justifies an
economic shutdown and other harsh measures. But check this out from the CDC:
Based on NVSS data, excess deaths have occurred every week in the United
States since March 2020. An estimated 299,028 more persons than expected have
died since January 26, 2020; approximately two thirds of these deaths were
attributed to COVID-19. A recent analysis of excess deaths from March through
July reported very similar findings, but that study did not include more recent
data through September (5).
Putting that in perspective:
- 2018: 2,839,205 deaths in USA
- 2019: 2,854,838 deaths in USA
That's about a 10% increase, with about 98% of those deaths occurring in
people with metabolic syndrome (per CDC data released in August, and it's
self-inflicted and totally optional) or with other severe health conditions such
as what you see among nursing home populations. That is, the deaths from
Covid-19 are statistically insignificant. According to the science.
1. Good News
- The ever-honest and hard-hitting Candace Owens is considering a run for
POTUS in 2024.
- The Socialist Party has been hemorrhaging entire demographics that were
loyal to its predecessor organization (the Democratic Party). All the
craziness, violence, duplicity, and deceit is really turning people off. And
now with an aggressive economic destruction and job elimination program
under way, the Socialist Party will be even more out of favor. The charade
elections have allowed the Socialist Party to get to where it is, but they
have so stretched credulity and violated the system that they are unlikely
to get away with it the next time.
- If Nutcase Nancy's maskless hair care doesn't end her career, this ought
to do the job:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaQU7yljBr8&feature=youtu.be. Our nation
without Nutcase Nancy in power? That would be good news for sure.
- Of course, we all know by now that the latest sham impeachment of
President Trump, like the first, was a flop. The good news behind that good
news is the socialists made a big spectacle of it and it backfired on them.
Traditional Democrats have been defecting from the Socialist Party ever
since the insurrection got violent this past summer. The more the Socialists
accuse their victims of insurrection, the more they alienate people they
- As George Soros enjoys his third term as POTUS via his sock puppet Joe
"Brainless" Biden, one of his priorities is to emulate the policy that all
socialist dictators (Hitler, Pol Pot, Hugo Chavez) have implemented prior to
sending their country into a social and financial abyss. Yep, disarming the
population. He can have Brainless sign into law any foolish "OSHA for
criminals" measure he wants, but it won't be followed in places like
Missouri. In that state, feds who violate the Second Amendment will be
arrested. Read the full story here:
- Socialism has claimed, amongst its victims, free speech in America. In
Poland, formerly behind the Iron Curtain, they are taking free speech very
seriously. Read the full story here:
2. Product Highlight
The XPOWER A-2 Airrow Pro Multi-use Electric Blower is a lightweight, compact,
and powerful air blower that includes 9 easy-to-use air flow nozzles for endless
applications. With over 500 watts of power, XPOWER A-2 is designed for frequent
and heavy-duty corporate, IT, home, and office uses. XPOWER A-2 is an
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and free your home or office of toxic inhalants. Powered only by electricity,
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another can of air again.
- For U.S. or countries with 120V/60Hz power standards.
- Weighs only 2.3 pounds.
- Multi-use: Dust and clean computers, laptops, car interiors, cameras,
medical equipment, model vehicles, and blinds.
- Dry wet surfaces and hard-to-reach places.
- Powerful, energy-efficient, and lightweight: 3/4 HP motor with 500
watts, 90 CFM airflow.
- Durable and safe: ABS rugged plastic housing, thermal protection, and
- Convenient features: Built-in 2-speed control, easy to change washable
filter, and 10 ft durable cord that can be nicely wrapped around the unit
for easy storage.
- Save money and the environment: Inexpensive and nontoxic.
- Unlike canned air dusters, the XPOWER A-2 Airrow PRO has no
fluorocarbons or dangerous inhalants/propellants.
- This is a onetime investment, so you will never need to buy canned air
Buy yours now.
3. Brainpower tip
Why are some people sharp and vibrant well into old age, while
others show a severe decline mentally as early as their 30s? Why do some people
enter adulthood with weak minds and never gain mental strength?|
For the same
reason some people are physically fit well into old age and for the same reason
some people enter adulthood physically strong and yet get stronger over the
That reason is exercise. Here are some exercises you can do for your brain:
- Work crossword puzzles. I do the ones in the AMAC magazine, the Mensa
Bulletin, and the Epoch Times. I also keep a crossword puzzle book in one
bathroom. I don't do these all the time, but it's enough to provide some
stimulation and entertainment.
- Work jigsaw puzzles. A neighbor used to keep a puzzle going on a table
for a few days until it was done, and do 2 or 3 per year. Some stimulation,
there. When her elderly mother mother moved in, they took turns adding a
piece as they'd walk by. And a puzzle was nearly always in progress.
- Use a jigsaw (and other tools). Build or modify something. I love my
jigsaw, partly because it allows me to make nice cutouts in doors (for cat
doors, both interior and exterior) and walls (to add return vents). But
there are so many things I can do with it. Having a nice collection of high
quality power tools gives most of us a new form of vision. We see new
- Ask for a "stretch me" assignment at work or come up with your own. It's
a great way to exercise your mind while also increasing your value to your
employer and to prospective employers.
- Do your own repairs, assuming you learn correct techniques first and
have the right tools, materials, and work space. Anything you do with your
hands helps build kinetic intelligence.
- If you don't have a hobby, consider starting one.
- Use online resources to learn a language or take a history course (even
if you design your own) or engage in some other form of study.
- Avoid conversations about the weather, sports teams, and other pointless
blather. Find smart interesting people with whom to have smart, interesting
- Become a process improver. Take some task you do at home, and think
about how to do it more safely, more efficiently, more accurately, and/or
with less mess. It is amazing what you can come up with. Using some input
from my significant other, I was able to reduce my cookie baking time by
about half through a series of process improvements and step reductions over
the course of a year. You can apply this at work, and get so much done you
will amaze your boss.
- Commit yourself to a complicated sport. For me, climbing fills the bill.
I have to solve a three-dimensional puzzle in real time, changing my
solution based in kinetic feedback. It's a very brain-intensive sport.
- Become a (non-violent) freedom fighter. Work at crafting a clear,
concise letter with solid arguments in defense of our former country or some
aspect of it such as voting or freedom or rule of law. Send it to your
misrepresentative in the House and to your two senators. If you've got video
skills, consider writing a script for a video doing something similar and
start your own YouTube channel.
- Try a different weapon. Most people have a single caliber of pistol. If
you have a .38 and have become comfortable with it, rent a .22 or a .44
caliber and now you have a whole new shooting experience for your brain to
adjust to. Why rent instead of just swap with someone else? Well, you can do
that also. In fact, negotiating that is another way to exercise your brain!
- Volunteer to teach. Perhaps you can teach a music class at an assisted
living center or perhaps you can teach self-defense at a shelter for
battered women. Teaching can be a mental challenge.
- Form a group to work on some big social problem, such as the stupidity
epidemic or the rise in the number of people who have come down with
libtarditis (related conditions, so why not tackle both?).
- Buy a college textbook and pretend you are taking a class. Or buy an SAT
preparation book and work all the exercises.
The more different ways you challenge your mind, the stronger it will become.
As a bonus, these challenges tend to be very enjoyable.
4. Finance tip
Do you remember those horrible years of record unemployment, rampant job loss,
pointless wars, massive waste, and a flurry of executive orders expressly
designed to damage the economy? Well, they're ba-a-a-ck!|
This time, the game
is a little different. Under the Soetoro reign of error, there was the
counterforce (most of the time) of the House of Representatives and (all of the
time) of the Senate. These were not always effective, but they helped get us
through the gauntlet of aggressive attacks on our economy and our society.
Today, both the House and the Senate are ruled by radical socialists. They
"cancel" anyone who does not agree with them. The Supreme Court, under Chief (in)Justice
Roberts, may as well not exist for all the good it does. Elections no longer
exist, because as 2020 proved the Socialists can fabricate as many votes as they
need and their candidate for POTUS does not even have to campaign.
This is a bleak scenario. Will it change after the mid-term elections in
2022? Not likely, since there now is no mechanism for holding "elected"
criminals accountable. But even if it did, two years is a long time. Look at the
damage George Soros, now in his third term (after a four year break) using his
sock puppet Joe "Brainless" Biden has managed to do in his first two weeks.
We can choose to complain about this and engage in wishful thinking that this
will soon pass, but a more prudent approach is to dig in and protect yourself.
The inflation tax is the single largest tax most people pay, partly because
it taxes all existing dollar-based assets not just income or expenditures (it
taxes those, also). So let's start there. How do you protect yourself against
inflation? First, for those who do not have a firm understanding of economics,
let us define inflation. It is the devaluation in currency caused by increasing
the money supply against the basket of goods and services produced by the
economy, or it is the devaluation in currency caused by not shrinking the money
supply against shrinkage in the basket of goods and services produced by the
The socialists have gone on a spending spree, which means they will also have
to go on a stealing (taxing) spree. Inflation will occur as they "print more
money" but it would happen anyhow because the basket of goods and services
produced by the economy will shrink significantly due to sharply higher energy
prices, more idiotic regulations (instead of good regulations), and a further
eroding of our culture (unable to get productive workers).
You can't fight inflation directly, but you can reduce its effects. Some
- Barter. Start your own small circle of people to barter with. Instead of
paying to have your pet stay in a pet hotel while you are away on yet
another job interview, have your neighbor watch your pet in exchange for
your dusting and vacuuming their house. Or cleaning their toilets or
whatever they would find helpful. Or even watching their pet. Don't keep
track of who owes whom or try to make "equal" exchanges. Just reach an
agreement to help each other out.
- Fix. Rather than spend money to replace something, can you fix it? If
you know how to use JB Weld, for example, you can save significant money
- Repurpose. I save my old plastic coffee "cans" because they come in very
handy. For example, I bought a 75 lb bag of garbonzo bean flour and needed a
way to store the flour free from moisture and pests. Where do I keep all
these "cans" as they accumulate? In an old clothes hamper that I had glued
back together many times in 30+ years. I bought a new hamper and use the old
one for storing plastic tubs such as those coffee comes in.
- Ask for discounts. Most people never do this. I have found that if I ask
for a small discount (relative to the total price), the seller usually
agrees. I saved $100 on my new washing machine simply by asking, "Do you
think you could get the manufacturer to drop your cost by $50 and then you
pitch in another $50? If you can make that happen, I will buy today."
- Shop on eBay. The vast majority of people shop on Amazon, mostly due to
the convenience. Amazon charges fairly high fees to its sellers. But eBay
charges significantly lower fees and provides advantages Amazon cannot. It
is dominated by small sellers to whom you can make an offer. The system is
set up so sellers can automatically accept or reject offers based on the
dollar amount they enter into the listing. So an item is $99 and the seller
sets it up to accept an offer of $95. You make that offer, you get that
- Take care of your things. Put them away when not in use. Treat them with
kindness. For example, never touch the paint on your car with your bare
hands; this damages the paint. Door handles are there for a reason, use
those instead of te door frame. Rotate your tires (this is easy to do
yourself), and you nearly double their useful life. Clean tools before
putting them away. Dry knives right away, preserving their edges longer.
- Check your furnace filter once per week. Put it on your calendar, and
just do it. Replacing your furnace blower involves a service call and an
expensive motor, and the total can be rather ghastly. The thing is, that
motor should never fail. The only reason these fail is they overheat due to
the dirty furnace filter.
- Think about ways to reduce your overhead and your various financial
obligations. The less money you "must" lay out each month, the less
financial stress you will have.
For a longer-term solution, you will have to get involved in efforts to fight
socialism. That's a dangerous path, but for those of us with honor it is the
5. Security tip
Recent research revealed an amazing fact. Not all criminals are part of the
government! Who woulda thunk? Private enterprise criminals don't have the
resources or the immunity that government criminals do. And therein lies one
key to helping protect society from these folks while also protecting
yourself. You can thwart them and report them. Think about ways to do both.|
Here are some more tips:
- Obviously, being firearm proficient is a primary security measure.
Worried about having to replace that expensive carpeting after
dispatching an intruder? The good news is in most encounters, the
law-abiding citizen never fires a shot. I have personally been in that
situation. I held five perps at gunpoint until the police arrived.
- Use cameras on your exterior of your home, especially the front door
area. Get a system that works with your smart phone, if you want
convenience. You can use the footage on the SD card of the central unit
to help the police catch the criminal. Many perps look directly at a
camera, they simply cannot help it!
- Replace builder-grade doors and locks with better versions. Nobody
is going to kick through a fiberglass door, and such a door has great
thermal properties. Have a pro install it and beef up the jamb while
- Have packages delivered to a secure pickup location, not your home.
UPS offers a free program, check it out at
- Avoid filling out surveys. These not only waste your time, they
often mine you for information about yourself.
- Use NoMoRobo or a similar service to block most con artists from
calling you. Sure, you won't fall for their line of crap but the fact
they can reach you at all is a security risk.
- Use camera covers on your laptop and smartphone when not in use. The
inexpensive stick-on versions work well.
- Work on your defensive driving skills. If you haven't taken a
course, either do that or obtain training via video or textbook. A great
tip here, is this. Always make sure you can see where the tires of the
car in front of you touch the pavement. If you can't see that, you are
too close. Easy to get carjacked that way, plus you can't pull out if
there's any other kind of emergency.
- Carry a pig sticker or other weapon in your car and have it readily
available for quick deployment. If someone reaches in or forces you out,
use deadly force.
- Don't have your children or pets on antisocial media, doing so just
advertises great treasures you would do nearly anything not to lose.
- If someone cuts you off in traffic or behaves badly in some other
way, you are not going to convert that person into an excellent driver
by making rude gestures. But you could unleash a total maniac on
yourself. Memorize the license plate, then pull over and call 911 to
report this person. Pulling over means they are continuing on and you
are safely behind, plus you can focus on the call without endangering
- Keep your drive and walkways shoveled in winter, and your grass
mowed and trimmed in summer. This shows that whoever lives at your place
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:
As an extreme athlete, I am often at the limits of my lung power. And I've
seen what happens when lungs are allowed to atrophy or to be compromised by
chemical attack. Death by emphysema, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, or
similar affliction is painful and terrifying. But it's also bad to be
gasping for breath just to do simple things.|
Here are some tips for having
- Don't smoke. This seems obvious, but remember that a cigar,
cigarette, or joint does not have an onboard computer that takes input
from cameras and other sensors to determine who is actually smoking it.
Nor is there a means for it to render itself harmful only to the one
smoking it. Thus, "secondhand smoke" is the same as firsthand smoke.
Don't even go where people smoke.
- Don't vape. There is no control over what goes into vaping liquids,
and generally they cause severe damage to the lungs.
- Don't cook food on high heat, especially indoors. This rules out
popping popcorn indoors. Always use a cooking oil appropriate for the
temperature. Many people believe that using olive oil to pop popcorn is
healthy, but it is very unhealthy because of that oil's low flashpoint.
Peanut oil has a sufficient flashpoint, or you can use a reasonable
amount of organic butter.
- Wear the necessary PPE and vent properly when working with silica
dust (or any dust, including sawdust), varnishes, and other things that
can (and will) permanently gunk up your lungs.
- If wearing a mask to comply with the Covid panic, make a point of
breathing through your nose. Your nose has an electrostatic filter and a
preheating chamber. Your mouth does not. Mouth-breathing during the Covid
panic mask requirement is making many people sick.
- Change PPE often, change your mask/gaiter every couple of hours.
- Don't use standard laundry detergents. These are full of toxic
chemicals. If you could not safely drink your laundry detergent, it is
too toxic for washing your clothes, bedding and towels.
- Eliminate standard cleaning products from your home, especially
those containing chlorine bleach. I have vinegar and baking soda, not
this other stuff.
- If you have a cat, don't use scented litter. The perfume is toxic to
you and to your cat. To eliminate odor, feed your cat only products that
contain no corn or wheat. These two poisons the the primary ingredient
in most products falsely sold as "cat food". If your cat is eating
suitable food and still has smelly stool or urine, your pet is sick and
needs veterinary care. Yet another reason not to cover up one stench
- Go through your home, office, automobile, and other spaces where you
breathe to find and remove all perfumes / fragrances.
- If you buy some new plastic item of any size, let it sit in the
garage or outdoors to emit toxic fumes for a few days before you bring
it into the house.
- Don't buy particle board furniture. Not only is it of low quality,
it emits formaldehyde (very bad for your lungs).
- When using paints and varnishes, take seriously the need to
ventilate. Plan the job properly and do it quickly, then get out of
there. If ventilation is not going to be quite adequate, purchase a
charcoal canister respirator and wear that during the work. You can find
these at any home center and at most hardware stores.
- If grinding metal, always don a paper respirator (or better) before
doing the work.
- When fueling your automobile, avoid breathing in the fumes. They
contain several powerful carcinogens plus other chemicals that do not
play nice with lung tissue.
Increasing pulmonary capacity
- Engage in HIIT, regularly. This stands for High Intensity Interval
Training. I'm a climber and this sport pushes my lung demands to the red
line, forcing them to adapt. Gasping is common among climbers just
coming off a hard problem. Very, very taxing because the fuel burn is
massive. I also train with weights 6 days per week and do sets back to
back without rest. For example, dumbbell presses followed immediately by
French curls. Talk about a heart rate jumper! Another HIIT activity I do
is a long set of slow side kicks, alternating sides. These work the core
pretty hard and get my heart rate up.
- Set aside time to breathe deeply. Inhale slowly through your nose
until you can't inhale further, hold for a bit, then exhale. Repeat
- Engage in exercises that expand the rib cage. Posture exercises,
dumbbell flyes (done Arnold's way), and certain back exercises do this.
The list is by no means exhaustive. I hope it helps you to breathe well.
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.
Big corporations sell factory processed "food". People who eat it get sick, when
they would otherwise be healthy. The answer the socialists had to this problem
was to make it mandatory to buy expensive insurance for expensive treatments
(medical care) for the diseases and conditions caused by eating these poisons.
Insurance doesn't prevent the illness. But the growers of produce don't have a
lobby nearly as powerful as the insurance lobby is, or actual food would be
subsidized with the same money now being wasted on insurance and preventable
treatments for preventable illness.|
8. Thought for the Day
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is
where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station. This appears to be the
thinking of many people. They stay busy, but don't get any real work done. Dare
to be different!
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