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Good News | Product Highlight | Brainpower | Finances | Security | Health/Fitness |
Factoid | Thought 4 the Day
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More Stupidity Ahead
The stupidity movement seems unstoppable. And that assessment will likely
hold true for the foreseeable future, but don't let the rampant stupidity get you down. Just brace yourself for it, and try to
enjoy your non-stupid friends, relatives, and associates. Every time you feel
the bite of stupidity in your life, just think of how happy you are to know your
non-stupid uncle Jim or your non-stupid wife Jane. Or others in your life who
aren't stupid. Are you lucky enough to have a boss who isn't stupid? Let that
person know you appreciate it, because many people do have a stupid boss (for
Harris has a stupid boss).
1. Good News
- The cancel culture movement, in which only irrational, delusional,
ignorant, stupid people are allowed to speak publicly, has created a
backlash among those who are rational, realistic, informed, and intelligent.
And actually, we are the majority. We are the ones without whom this society
would not function at all. And we've had enough of being trashed for the
"crime" of expressing ourselves in a calm and intelligent manner
or asking for some sanity.
- The rapid pace of socialist attacks on our economy, education system,
and society have roused millions of Americans from complacency. We are
living through an amplified version of Obama's "Destroy America" policies, and those
of us with measurable IQs
are seeing the immediate consequences. In a practical sense, this means
nothing because we do not have elections in this country (we have rigged
farsical ones to justify the predetermined outcome). But it will spur more and
more people to reject the anti-American legacy media, Facebook, and the
other purveyors of disinformation, incivility, stupidity, and social unrest. And that will help restore the Rule of
Law in our criminal-run country.
- A judge in Mississippi ordered a new election after massive fraud was
discovered. Read the full story here:
. If the SCOTUS had an honorable man as the Chief Justice, this would have
happened in 2020 and we would not now be staring into the abyss created by a
mentally retarded socialist who has dementia. With the
"proof in the pudding" ala Biden's vicious attacks on our liberty, national
security, economy, and our culture, a re-do at this time would put Trump
back in office and cause the Socialists to lose their House and Senate
majorities. And perhaps this development in Mississippi will put enough of a
dent in the election corruption machine that the Socialists are totally
routed in 2022.
The socialists/reactionaries/morons can do a lot of damage in the next two years, similar
to how termites can do permanent structural damage to a home if left alone
in the walls for two years. That does not mean it is hopeless. In the
People's Republic of California, Comrade Newsom is already on his way out to
to widespread disgust with the damage he has inflicted. If it can happen in a place that far gone, it can happen
anywhere. Chins up!
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
inexpensive and permanent alternative to canned air dusters.
By using the A-2 Airrow Pro, you eliminate the cost of canned air dusters,
and free your home or office of toxic inhalants. Powered only by electricity,
the Airrow Pro has no dangerous fluorocarbons and other deadly propellants. With
just one A-2 Airrow Pro handheld electric duster, you will never need to buy
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
Let's suppose you set two human brains on a table. One is from a person with an
hour a day television habit. The other is from a person with an hour a day
reading habit. A competent medical examiner can tell you which brain belongs to
which person. Yes, they are that different. And not just different. The brain of
the reader is a better, faster, stronger brain.|
How much television is too
much and how much reading is enough? That's a person choice, and the answer
depends on how much better you want your brain to be. And generally, people do
one or the other. It's worth noting that the ratio of television watchers to
readers is growing. That means the percentage of smart people in the population
is shrinking. Do your part to personally help it grow. Develop the reading
If you already have this habit, then share your love of it with others
and encourage them to switch from television watching to reading for just one
month. If they do that, it's unlikely they will go back to watching television.
4. Finance tip
The skilled trades shortage continues to worsen. And those with the skills can
command a premium (ask a plumber for a price quote, you'll see). While some jobs
are best left to a pro due to the complexity and others are best left to a pro
due to the need for speed (for example, you may not want to spend the next 12
weekends painting the walls in your house), many jobs are worth doing yourself
if you are qualified. And therein lies the rub.|
The typical DIY job is
botched. Not because the person didn't care, but because the person didn't know.
There are tools and techniques that you have to know about for the job to come
out right. My recommendation is that you focus on the maintenance jobs and learn
to do them very well before you tackle any projects that require skill. Here are
- Furnace filter changes. Check these each week.
- Light fixture / fan fixture cleaning and relamping. Make sure these are
clean, inspect monthly.
- Cleaning the seals on the dishwasher. If you use a good detergent, this
step won't be necessary. I recommend 7th Generation gel.
- Cleaning the filter in the dishwasher. Pull it out, clean it, clean
where it goes, then put it back.
- The cleaning and filter checking recommended for your clothes washer.
- Clean the dryer vent filter before and after use. Every month or so,
stick a vacuum nozzle in there too (clean upstream and downstream of the
- Pull your refrigerator out, shut it off, and clean the condenser coils.
If you set your refrigerator on a plastic desk mat, you will not mar your
vinyl floor when you roll it back and forth.
- Prevent drain clogs by using hair catchers. But pull those out
periodically; pour baking soda and then vinegar down the drain to clean it.
Wait a half hour, then flush with a gallon of hot water.
- Keep faucet aerators clean. Unscrew the aerator, drop into a coffee mug
1/4 full of vinegar, and retrieve it 10 minutes later. Run faucet to push
out residue before reinstalling aerator.
- Pour some vinegar into the toilet tank once a week. This helps keep the
jets clean and prevent bowl stains, plus it reduces calcium buildup in the
valve and around the flapper face.
- Check your toilet for IRS agents. Flush as needed.
- Pull the hair, fibers, etc., off your vacuum cleaner rollers. Take
assemblies apart and clean them. You should do this quarterly, but more
often if you keep finding huge amounts of hair.
- Flush your water heater per the recommended interval.
- Clean your air conditioner condenser coil. Ask your HVAC tech to show
you how, most people do it incorrectly.
So what about those projects? Here are some types you should not do unless
you are specifically trained:
- Building envelope work such as window replacement, door replacement,
siding, or roofing.
- Electrical work. Please, please do not do this without being qualified.
- Plumbing, aside from replacing toilet kits or faucets. But don't attempt
either of these jobs unless you have local shutoff valves that work
- Replacing linoleum, tile, carpet, or other flooring.
- Pouring a driveway or sidewalk.
- Building a porch or patio.
- Adding a room onto your home.
- Building a fence.
You may not have thought of these, but a person with intermediate skills
can readily do them:
- Replacing / rekeying door locks.
- Replacing weather stripping on doors and windows (be sure to buy the
- Installing cat doors (if you are comfortable with your jigsaw, else
- Varnishing kitchen cabinets in place (be sure to wear the correct
PPE and to ventilate).
- Painting a room (visit a paint center and look at the tools used for
this work, then buy a book or watch some videos so you can avoid the
- Replacing the fill valve or drain valve on your dishwasher.
The maintenance, if done correctly, will allow you to avoid thousands
of dollars of repair bills each decade and maybe thousands in a given
year. Handling a few smaller jobs yourself saves money but also gives
you a feeling of satisfaction. If you can do a bigger job, your cost
savings may not be as valuable as your time savings.
5. Security tip
Any defensive driving course will teach you that when you stop behind
another car (for example, at a red light) make sure you can see where that
car's tires touch the ground. If you can't see that, you are too close. One
of the reasons for this rule of defensive driving is it's a primary defense
against car jacking when two cars are used. You pull up behind one
conspirator, then the other pulls up behind you. You are trapped between
A similar technique is used by morbidly obese people. One land whale
positions himself in the middle of a grocery store aisle so it is impossible
to pass him. This 300+ pound person then waddles at an excruciatingly slow
pace. Being polite, you don't want to push or shout. So you move fairly
close and gently say, "Excuse me, please." That's when the land whale stops
and slowly turns, as if he must have a conversation with you about this. Now
an accomplice comes at you from behind. With any luck, this will be a quick,
slender accomplice who steals something from you and then runs the other way
(if you are foolish enough to carry a wallet in your back pocket, that's
what just went missing). A third accomplice blocks you from going after the
thief, the same way the first one blocked your progress down the aisle and
A more hazardous scenario is the accomplices also is a land whale and you
are crushed between them. This second scenario is more likely in a very
crowded place, for example in a line at the airport.
One reason so-called "body blocking" succeeds right now is because the
victim doesn't expect it. The technique is unusual and the surprise factor
is huge. The solution is to have a surprise of your own. Thwart their plan
by using the same concept defensive driving courses teach. That is, don't
let yourself get blocked in.
Before I go down a grocery store aisle, I assess it. Is there an extra
wide person waddling down the middle? Is someone blocking it with a cart?
Does anything or anyone pose a threat of blocking me in? If yes, I skip that
aisle and come back later or I go around and get my item from the other side
of the "road block".
With Covid-19, it might seem this technique is not being used because of
the 2 meter distance rule. But as we sane people keep telling the gun ban
nuts, criminals don't follow the rules. With Covid-19, people are wearing
masks and behaving more fearfully. Even if your cry for help could be heard
through your three-layer mask, nobody is going to come to your rescue. Now
one thing I like about the grocery store is nearly every aisle is a weapons
arsenal. That skinny kid running off with your wallet? Nail him in his back
with that jar of spaghetti sauce just to your left. If you've got a decent
pitching arm, you'll drop him. Two obese people try to play the crush game
with you? Mightily smite the one on his collar bone with that jar of peanut
butter, then turn and kneecap the other one with it. Or avoid this
altogether by scoping things out and avoiding traps.
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:
Over the years, people have expressed thoughts or questions similar to the
"I realize there is no such thing as 'toned'. You are either
physically fit or you are not. The problem is so many things come up and I
can't find a way to avoid missing workouts. And sometimes, I just don't feel
like doing them. What do you suggest? Is it really true you have not missed
a workout since 1977? I suppose if you worked long hours, that wouldn't be
Here is my answer:
Congratulations on understanding that you need a complete program, not
some wimpy check-off-the-box make-believe workout routine.
I have not been blessed with an easy schedule. On the contrary, I have
worked long hours most of my adult life. In my 20s, I usually worked 12
hours/day, 6 days per week. The pace slackened in my late-30s for a few
years, but it's been pretty much 60 to 65 hours per week since then
(sometimes more). Neither this nor anything else has caused me to miss a
workout. Yes, that includes injuries (I work around them), travel (I plan
ahead), and sickness (I don't have it).
Many people rely on will power. This guarantees failure, because you are
making the decision each time, which radically increases the number of times
"no" is possible. Each of us has a limited amount of will power. Once you
use it up, you have to wait a long time for that battery to recharge. If you
are tapping your willpower all day long and then find you don't have enough
of it left to stick to your program, then you need to remove will power from
Make the decision once. Then schedule your training sessions. One reason
early in the morning is a good time is nothing is likely to "come up" or
detract you. Having your own equipment at home, even if it's just a set of
bands, makes this easy. If you have to go to a gym, you have one more
barrier and much more rigmarole between you and success.
If you have a job, do you need to decide each morning to go to work? No,
you decided when you took that job that you would show up. Apply this
mentality to your training schedule.
This willpower thing also applies to food choices. I don't skip meals,
they are scheduled and I eat on schedule. I have all meals prepared or at
least planned ahead of time. Portions and contents are already set, so no
need to exert will power to "resist" overeating or eating something that
will make me fat, stupid, lazy, or sick. I have no processed grains in my
house, because I never buy them. No meat, wheat, corn, or soy to "resist"
because they aren't there. Over 50 years ago, I made the decision to take
"you are what you eat" to heart and let it guide me in my food choices. I
don't have to make that decision several times each day. That's about
120,000 bad decisions I could not have possibly made because I removed the
repetition from my life. Am I ever tempted? No, especially after so many
decades of success (all due to making a single decision, not 120,000 of
Sticking to my training program for the past 44 years seems easy from my
perspective today. That's because I made the decision once and didn't put
myself in the position of having to fight for it with that puny weapon we
call willpower. Peer pressure, criticism, naysayers, time pressure, family
responsibilities, relocations (I have lived in 14 different states and twice
in three of them), and travel have all been no problem. In most cases, I did
not have to choose between two important things; I simply made things work
and did both.
It does not take special genes, special circumstances, or extreme
willpower to stick to a nutrition and training plan. It takes only the
decision that you will do it and the promise to yourself you won't ever
second-guess that decision. The second-guessing is what causes people to
skip workouts, skip meals, or replace nutritious food with
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.
Kamala Harris could be POTUS for the next 16 years. Joe "Brainless" Biden is
clearly unfit for the office. Once the charade has been played for what the
socialists deem an appropriate time, he will be removed from office. She will
serve out his remaining (nearly) 4 years. Then she will be "elected" in 2024,
and "re-elected" 4 years later if her bosses are happy with her abuse of office.
Then in the next fake election, she will run again as VP with yet another unfit
running mate and "serve" those 4 years also. That's a total of almost 16 years.|
Not bad for someone who failed miserably as Attorney General and then came in
dead last in her own party's primary.
8. Thought for the Day
"I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted
paychecks." If this is you, those paychecks are in jeopardy and probably much
smaller than they should be. Find something you love, and do it with all your
heart. That is the way to be happy. Not slogging through a job you don't enjoy.
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