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1. Good News
- The legislators of Idaho have decided that school children deserve as
much protection as Nancy Pelosi gets, rather than being "fish in a barrel".
Read the full story here:
- The socialist takeover of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial
branches is arguably the greatest tragedy to befall this nation. With it
comes Cancel Culture and other forms of bullying. But take heart, there are
50 states and most of them are free states (free states are ones that,
unlike the People's Republic of California, still have the Rule of Law and
the protection of civil liberties). In the fake election that gave us our
sham President, Donald Trump officially had 74 million supporters. But Trump
supporters are not the only people who want America to be a healthy
republic. The vast majority of Americans reject the radical socialism, and
as these whackos go deeper down the rabbit hole the more they alienate the
people they seek to subjugate. Stay alert for opportunities to do your part.
- Increasingly, freedom-robbed Americans are understanding that while we
are denied the power of voting in elections due to massive fraud, we are not
denied the power of voting with our dollars. Look for non-socialist
alternatives to socialism-spewing organizations. AMAC instead of AARP, for
example. Use Duck Duck Go instead of Google for search. Drop your Facebook
account, it was never good for you anyhow. Do you use cartridge razors? All
of the cartridge razor companies gave massive donations to violent socialist
groups last year, which is why I switched to double-edged safety razors last
year (ones not sold by Gillette, Dollar Shave Club, Harry's, etc.). Take
time to look at your purchases. I mean of everything. If you bought from a
socialism-backing company, find a replacement that respects your liberties
instead. This is how we will take back America. Each time one of these
enemies of liberty shrivels up due to their victims refusing to buy from
them, that will be good news.
- The socialist city of Portland reports a 2,000% increase in homicide
since defunding the police. While this is not good news for the victims,
this example may serve as a potent weapon for us defenders in the War
Against America. The libtards, Antifa, Black Lives (don't) Matter, and other
lying SOBs with delusions of adequate intelligence have a big weakness in
their propaganda. Namely, it gets people killed. In this particular case,
both President Harris and Chancellor Pelosi are in a tough spot because if
they must choose between publicly supporting the increased death toll or
publicly supporting the police. Chancellor Pelosi many times spewed the
drummed up Covid numbers as "evidence" that President Trump was harming
America. It will be interesting to see what spin The Evil One puts on the
death toll from accommodations made to her own radical base.
- The Executive Branch and Legislative Branch are owned by the socialists
thanks to their excellence at election fraud. There's no explanation for the
Chief (in)Justice, the man who disgraces the black robe by wearing it, John
Roberts. So one might think with all three branches corrupted there is no
rule of law in the USA. The good news is there are still the lower courts
and there are plenty of sane judges. Also, President Trump appointed dozens
of federal judges. So we sane people can still have small victories. For
example, Mad Maxine (Waters) recently suffered a defeat in court. She and
other bullies have led the way for socialists to engage in attacking sane
people with slander, libel, and other forms of reputation damage. It's part
of "Cancel Culture". Mad Maxine tried to get a judge to dismiss a defamation
suit brought by Joe Collins, one of her many victims. The judge refused to
dismiss, and it's going to trial. This is good news. Let us hope it's the
front edge of a wave that is going to wash over the socialist regime and
cleanse it from our nation permanently. That would be very good news for
every decent American citizen and probably for all of Western civilization.
- It has been noted that if you turn the barbed-wire around on Nancy's
wall to face the other direction, you will solve 99% of the problems this
nation has. Such a simple solution! The catch is it has to be done while the
criminals are "in session". As a bonus, you save on the cost of trials and
then transportation to Ft Leavenworth. A wall around this cesspool in the
District of Corruption has long been needed and now we have one. They just
need to turn the barbed wire so it's facing the right way.
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3. Brainpower tip
People waste a lot of time and mental energy engaged in pointless arguments. I
don't mean arguments along the line of having a discussion in which you politely
debate and are actually delighted when you learn something new from the other
person. These kinds of arguments are invigorating, and all the emotional energy
is neutral or positive.|
No, I am talking about arguments in which people want
to hammer their position into the other person--usually without facts or logic.
These kinds of arguments are draining, and the emotional energy is negative.
People who have nothing to add or don't know what they are talking about like to
start these kinds of arguments. It's a maladaptive behavior pattern in response
to feeling inadequate. It's not based on reality, and the irrationality is
usually obvious. If you get pulled into one of these, you are likely to
experience an emotion-triggered IQ drop of 30 or more points and it could last
for hours. I believe this is one reason we have libtards; in their circles
there's a lot of bullying so they get successive IQ drops in too short a time
and this drives that IQ number into the negative range. The negative energy from
libtards, if you haven't noticed, is orders of magnitude greater than the
positive energy that normal people put out at baseline.
My friend Howard Jacks (RIP) used to say, "You can't reason with
irrationality." When a normal encounters a libtard or other irrational, you're
at a decision point. Do you treat this person like a normal person and attempt
to have an intelligent discussion? No, that will only frustrate you. And that
frustration will lower your IQ for a while.
Now, I am not suggesting you live in an echo chamber and avoid people who
disagree with you. I am suggesting you don't get dragged into a mind-numbing
argument with an irrational person. Right now, irrational people seem to have
the public megaphone; they inflict "cancel culture" and other means of silencing
Back in my heyday of martial arts, I met another martial artist whose primary
strategy was deflection. Not blocking, but deflection. He would move into the
opponent and use both arms to deflect his opponent's arms to one side. I taught
this technique to my students a few years later, and one of them took second
place in the Dallas Citywide Open Style Tournament. He had studied with me only
six months, no previous martial arts training. That's how powerful deflection
The same strategy used verbally can keep you from being dragged into an
argument with an irrational. Develop a few deflection sentences and use them.
- I'm glad you brought that up. But before I can discuss it, I will need
to study the subject more. So I can't talk about it right now. I hope you
- I see your point. That does sound good. I can also see you have not yet
thought out where the money will come from to pay for that. Could you please
study that aspect and get back to me in a couple of months?
- You are obviously very passionate about this. I have found that passion
is usually a substitute for reason. Let's table this and discuss something
If the person persists, you may have to be less equivocal. Or even brutally
honest. I have said things like this (maybe you won't want to use these):
- What I am hearing from you is a cry for help. You are severely
brainwashed and it really bothers you. What will help you is to stop
repeating the nonsense that's been drilled into you. Do you think you could
- Would you like me to recommend some books on the subject so you can
learn the basic facts about it, or shall we move on to a different subject?
- Let me be clear. You are not equipped to debate this with me. Your
entire premise is based on ignorance and your approach is based on deceit.
Shall I go on, or do you get the point?
- Clearly, there is a vast gulf between us in knowledge, intellect, and
integrity. Which of these three would you like me to help you improve?
- Stop talking to me. [or, alternatively, Stop e-mailing me].
- You are obviously looking for someone who likes to waste time with
stupid arguments. I am not that person. Find someone else.
I think that silently enduring libtard spewings is a bad practice. Sure, if
it's your boss or a customer or someone else who can inflict retribution for the
"crime" of not agreeing with them you may just have to put up with it. But
generally, you need to fight back. The libtards are aggressively attacking every
aspect of our culture and meeting scant resistance. When we good people do
nothing, then evil will flourish. Just as it is flourishing now.
You can use deflection to let them know you aren't buying what they are
selling while also letting them know you aren't going to let them drag you into
an irrational argument. You have a brain to protect, theirs is already too far
gone to save. So deflect rather than engage in toe-to-toe punch-trading.
4. Finance tip
Since taking over the federal government via dishonest and illegal means, the
morally bankrupt socialists have wasted no time in attacking the economy. One
result of this will be massive tax increases, in the form of currency
devaluation. This taxation tactic is also known as "inflation".|
something you can stop, but you can offset its effects through sharp financial
management. For example, if you plan on moving from your current home then
downsize 25%. This seems like a huge drop, but most people who go this route
actually have more space once they rid themselves of the junk they have
accumulated. Give it away if you are too busy to sell it, or offer it on various
online platforms such as eBay, Craigslist, and NextDoor. If you can do the
latter, this is "found money" and what's great about it is you don't owe any
income tax on the proceeds of merely selling your personal possessions. If you
have an online business, you will need to set up personal accounts or this will
be taxable business revenue.
Mutual funds are another place for "found money" for many in the middle
class. Look at the five year performance of any funds you have. Close the lowest
performing one and move the proceeds into one or two of the others.
If you own bonds or bond funds, liquidate them entirely. Bonds do not
generate wealth, they are "loan" rather than "own" types of "investments". Bonds
guarantee your principle will lose value over time (which is why I put
"investments" in quotes). During inflationary times, and we are in an
accelerating inflationary situation right now, the loss from bonds can be huge.
Some financial advisors recommend having most of your assets in bonds if you are
retired, and this is really stupid advice (think about it). Others advise having
some of your portfolio in bonds to "protect" you from the market. This is also
stupid advice, especially right now.
You may read in financial magazines or newsletters how stock mutual funds are
a rip-off because of the management fees and you should just buy individual
stocks. This is also stupid advice. To get any traction with individual stocks
and to have enough diversification to protect your nest egg, you are generally
starting at close to one million dollars. And you will need to devote
considerable time to researching and picking good companies. Unless you have the
time and money to play with individual stocks, mutual funds with a good
five-year and ten-year record are the way to go.
Once you start looking for "found money" you will find plenty of it. How many
subscriptions do you have? If you have a newspaper subscription, cancel it (the
paper is full of propaganda and you are far better off without it--exception,
The Epoch Times). Look at your magazine subscriptions. Are you really excited
about each issue, or is it a chore to go through it? Does the magazine have any
real value? What about cable, phone, and other subscriptions, what can you cut?
You can save hugely on vet bills, if you are presently feeding your cat or
dog "foods" based on corn or wheat. If you have those, throw them in the garbage
and replace them with foods suitable for cats and dogs. Similarly, you can save
hugely on prescriptions, missed work, over the counter remedies, and medical
bills by eating food suitable for humans (this does not include wheat, corn,
soy, or various processed sugars).
What about clothing? If you can fix small problems like a torn hem or missing
button, you can avoid replacing that item for perhaps years.
One place where people really waste money is on paper towels. These do have
their uses, but if you are buying more than one roll per quarter for a family of
four you are probably using them to do jobs better suited for rewashable cloth
rags. What, you don't have any cloth rags? Look in your drawers or closets for a
couple of T-shirts you don't wear. Cut them up into strips and cut the strips
into cloth rags. Or failing that, you can buy rags or even new cloth "wipers".
If you are eating off paper plates regularly, there's another place you can find
Having observed other people for six decades, I am pretty sure the typical
household can gain at least $4,000 per year in "found money". Even more if you
downsize, because maintenance, utilities, property taxes, and other expenses are
While doing all this, don't forget to strengthen your income side. One way is
to reduce vulnerability if you hold a job or own a business. If you hold a job,
make sure you are fully engaged. Your bosses will notice this, because you will
stand out among the other employees. If you own a business, make sure it's not
the case that the business is running you.
5. Security tip
As we discovered in the American Civil War (2016 - 2020, including armed
insurrection in the summer of 2020), people who are extremely stupid can
also be extremely dangerous. Very few of these criminals were even arrested.
They are still out there (in more ways than one) and that means they still
pose a threat. Adding to the security issues is the army of "cancel culture"
morons who, unable to be persuasive in a fair debate, resort to vicious
The "cancel culture" morons are more of a threat than the armed
insurrectionists. Here is why. The armed insurrectionists got by with murder
and mayhem in cities run by socialist mayors. They did not even attempt
their murder and mayhem in cities where the mayors have measurable IQs. But
the "cancel culture" morons are not limited by geography. And they do not
quit. It's almost as if they were trained by the world's most feared
terrorist organization (which, for those who do not know, is the IRS). They
use the same tactics of social isolation (going after the victim's family
and friends), financial devastation (causing you to lose your job and then
be unhireable elsewhere), character assassination, overwhelming libel and
slander attacks, and various tactics that show zero human compassion.
Right now, we live in a time when our basic human rights are unprotected
by the federal, state, and local governments. Any gang of libtards can
attack a person and get away with it. So in this case, an ounce of
prevention is worth a megaton of cure.
Now is not the time to engage in a frontal assault with these crazies.
You have to fight them with finesse, or they will destroy you. Some people
advise to keep a low profile and wait this thing out. That advice is what
led to the extermination of 6 million Jews. Instead, we must stand firm. But
that does not mean we should antagonize these crazies. Instead, you deflect.
When a crazy person starts on you about "reparations" or white privilege
or some other racist crap, you might feel like letting them know just how
insane that is. This just makes them even more hysterical.
- Crazy: You need to deny your white privilege.
- You: I grew up poor and worked my way through college. I wore hand
me downs as a kid. So are you saying I was privileged to be poor and
wear hand me downs? Or are you saying you decided I am white but my
parents are not?
- Crazy: We should pay reparations to the descendants of slaves.
- You (if "white"): My ancestors did not arrive in the USA until decades after
slavery was abolished. So do I get reparations too? (this also works if
you are "black").
- You (if "black"): That's already been done through countless failed
programs. I haven't let this issue define me or limit me, I am happy
with my success. Are you saying you can have no accomplishments or
success on your own?
- You (if "Asian"): I guess I don't fit on your color chart. Can you
explain to me why that is?
- Crazy: We should let illegal immigrants vote, because that is good
- You: OK, I am visualizing a group of 10 white men and 1 black man
about to vote on whether to lynch the black man. That is democracy. Are
you saying democracy is good?
- Crazy: Socialism is good, capitalism is bad.
- You: The NAZIs were socialists, that's what the Z in the acronym
stands for. Then there was Pol Pot, the great famine in China thanks to
Mao's socialist policies, and another in the USSR thanks their socialist
policies. In fact, not a single country has benefitted from socialism.
In the Nordic countries, they are reversing socialism now after seeing
how it has eroded their work ethic and damaged their society. Now, help
me to understand how capitalism is worse than these examples.
What you've done in these examples is totally redefine the debate. You
have given the crazy person no real pushback, you've pushed the crazy person
sideways. BTW, this tactic works great in physical combat; a student of mine
used the sideways push to take second place in the Dallas Citywide Open
Style Martial Arts Tournament after studying with me for only 6 months.
Direct attacks create a direct response. So use a flanking move, which in a
war of words means moving the argument away from the script the moron is
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:
How strong are your legs? Most men my age aren't doing well in that
department, even if they work out. This is usually due to decades of
When these "decades of neglect" men turn 75, they are usually using a
cane or even a walker. They have usually lost their independence, so they
are using that cane or walker in a nursing home. Many women my age also have
profound atrophy of their leg muscles and are on that same path to misery.
This does not have to be. Men can prevent themselves from having "pancake
butt" and "bird legs" in middle age. Women can prevent themselves from having "saggy butt"
and "thunder thighs" in middle age. Both can have strong legs, and thus keep their
independence even late into old age.
Many people believe that a daily walk is all they need to protect
themselves from progressive weakness of the legs. Walking does not provide
that protection. Only the adaptive response does, and only when it is
stimulated in all of the muscles of the legs, back, and abdomen. Why not
just the legs? Because the legs do not function in isolation. Weak abs or a
weak back will also cost you your mobility.
The chain of power
- Abs. Don't do sit-ups; these work the hip flexors. Crunches, leg
raises, hanging leg raises, and many other exercises for the core can
help you develop powerful abdominals. Go online to see what these are,
and design your own ab workout. Here is one good source:
- Back. In looking at my picture at right, the first thing people
notice is the definition. But look at the edges of those lat muscles and
you see thick slabs of muscle. I do exercises that target the lats in
different ways. For example, I do four sets of each of three different
kinds of pulldowns. And that's just with the pulldown
bar--there's more. Again, go online and see what the exercises are.
- Glutes. I do several exercises to specifically target these. Plus I
climb (really hard on the glutes), plus I practice side kicks in slow
motion 2 or 3 times per week.
- Hamstrings. Most men neglect these. As a martial artist, I need
these to be strong not just for balance but also for hook kicks and
such. As a climber, I do heel hooks and those use the hams. In addition
to doing squats, I specifically target the hamstrings with hamstring curls.
There are other exercises you can do with or without equipment, but you
have got to work those hamstrings hard.
- Quads. Even for gym rats, this is often the only leg part that gets
serious training. Even then, it's usually 3 sets of a leg press exercise
or a 3 sets of poorly done back squats. I do multiple exercises to hit
these; see if you can pick them out from the ones listed below.
Here is my "leg day" program (where there is a / between two
exercises it means a set of the second one immediately follows a set of the
first one without rest):
- Front squats. 4 sets.
- Hamstring curls / Leg extensions. 4 sets of 12.
- Adductor floor exercise / Abductor floor exercise. 4 sets of 12.
- Bench pistols. 4 sets.
- Step-ups for butt. 3 sets.
- Sissy squats / Reverse leg raise butt-ups. 4 sets.
- Pelvic thrusts with butt squeeze/ Deep squats. 3 sets.
Calves. All of the preceding work I do every other Monday. I alternate
Mondays with work on my calves (plus bench pistols). I use a calf machine and load my calves with 330 lbs. I
can't do 12 reps with this, but you have to overload calves to stimulate
growth so heavy weight is key. I might do 8 to 10 sets, the last few with
only 3 or 4 reps. I follow this with
standing calf raises that have my toes on the beam of my Roman chair; it's
two inches thick. The movement is heel to the floor then full extension of
the foot to maximize contraction of the calf. I alternate these with a glute
exercise, typically unweighted reverse leg curls (these also hit the
Will I avoid the walker at age 75? You can safely bet on that. I will
still be climbing, a sport that is very demanding physically. Here's a video
from a couple of years ago, showing a heel hook:
I will still
be gardening, raking by hand, squatting to pull weeds by hand, shoveling,
mowing, and doing all those other chores that my strong legs will let me do
(and get stronger because I do them).
And running up and down the stairs in my home. If you do not already have a
system or program in place for preventing progressive weakness of the legs,
make a point of developing one now.
Weights are only one way
While my recommendations are based on training with weights, that's not
the only way. My aunt is 85 and quite mobile. She built those legs hiking
steep hills and climbing up and down the stairs in her home. My sister won't
have anything to do with weight training, but she makes a point of hitting
the stairs with the specific intention of challenging her legs. Neither her
solution nor our aunt's is what I would consider to be ideal, but it's hard
to ignore the fact our aunt is 85 and still mobile.
Then there was my neighbor who gave up skiing at age 87; that was a
mistake because only 16 years later she died.
My program may inspire some readers who are not already preventing
progressive leg weakness. If so, that's great. But if it seems
like too much commitment, you can do like my aunt or my sister. Find
something that makes your legs burn and do it on a regular basis. That
burning sensation is a sign you're triggering the adaptive response. If you
can stay mobile until 103 like my neighbor, that would be wonderful. She
never needed a walker, and this was not due to luck.
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.
Despite a sign that says to keep away from the edge, every year there are people
who walk up to the edge of the Grand Canyon. They then look down, which causes a
balance problem due to some trick of mind and vision, and over they go. Between
2008 and2016, a large percentage of these people had Obama stickers on their
8. Thought for the Day
If you have to lie to support your position, you have made
the ultimate argument against it. (Nancy Pelosi, please take note).
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