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1. Good News: Where the Intel is Good
Defending against socialism|
- Earlier this month, Republican John Duarte flipped a House seat. Duarte
narrowly beat socialist Adam Gray 50.2% to 49.8% and Adam Gray
conceded. The district has not elected a Republican since 1974. Nominal
Democrats outnumber Republicans 42% to 24% in the district, so why the win?
Because not all Democrats are socialists and in the People's Republic of
California the insanity has gone beyond the definition of absurd. For
example, they want to ban the sale natural gas furnaces by 2030. Yet,
natural gas is the cleanest energy source available today. It has a smaller
carbon footprint than solar and no lithium must be mined to use it.
Note also, to extract the metals used in the batteries for solar or wind,
sulfuric acid must be used. Nearly all of our sulfur is a byproduct of
refining oil (that's why Sulphur, LA, smells like sulfur and hence the
name); do you see the problem, here? If we close refineries due to not using
as much oil, we won't have a means of making the batteries that are
essential to intermittent (ignorantly called "green") power sources. As the
communist countries on our leftwing coast continue to disable their
economies and dismantle their societies with such foolishness, they will
- Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) announced on 09 DEC she is switching
from Democrat to Independent. Readers may recall in a (much earlier) post I
noted she is a liberal but not a libtard or a socialist. She has liberal
values and rightfully stands up for them. But she also stands up against
foolishness like ending the filibuster, and for that she was abused badly by
many in the Democrat Party. This now moves the party-based voting balance from 51-49 to
50-49 and brings the GOP one seat closer to having the Senate Majority
Leader. Here's a video of Senator Sinema, about her switch:
It will take one more switch to R or two more switches to I for the
balance to be what it was before the 2022 election. If the Republicans can
think critically for a moment, they will oust "Turtle" as their Senate
leader so the repulsiveness factor is greatly reduced. Many swing voters
don't want the Ds to control the Senate, but voted D to ensure McConnell is
not in charge.
- On 10 DEC, the socialist propaganda outlet known as "The New York Times"
underwent an employee strike. Striking employees asked readers not to use
NYT digital, either. Let's hope this is a permanent breaking of habit for
NYT addicts. Perhaps this will be enough to put that rag out of business,
striking another blow for intelligence and another for freedom at the same
- Undo the coup? While Brainless and his Moron Squad have spent the last
two years aggressively destroying our economy and other parts of society,
sane people have pursued a legal remedy to the coup. The Supreme Court has
agreed to hear the case. Given the mountain of evidence collected since the
coup, there is a fair chance our elected President will resume office. This
is good news for Americans, because it would remove an excessively
destructive administration. It is good news even for libtards, but also for
the political scene in general because if the 2020 election is properly
called then Trump will be ineligible to run in 2024. He would serve less
than half of his remaining term, so it is unclear as to how he would be
"made whole". Certainly, the nation itself cannot be "made whole" from the
"ravages of the retards" so he will just have to suck it up. In Germany,
they recently arrested the people behind an attempted coup. In the USA, the
coupsters weren't even indicted. And they probably never will be.
...and maybe in his second term Trump will behave in a more mature fashion.
His critics, of course, won't.
- The Iowa House election flipped Republican after a hand count:
If hand counts had been done in the states that swung Biden after the polls
* We would not now have a retarded pedophile as POTUS
* We would not have rampant inflation
* We would have far lower CO2 emissions
* We would still be a net energy exporter
* We would not have abandoned Afghanistan so stupidly
* We would not have "built back better" the Taliban
* We would not be mired down in Ukraine
* The Senate would not have been split 50/50 with a whacko VP getting the
* Nutcase Nancy would not have had two more years as Speaker
... and more than a dozen gut-punch crises would not have happened.
Do you have any doubt that election integrity is extremely important?
The ongoing Covid scam
Fraudster Fauci has been deposed. This modern Mengle belongs on death row in a high
security prison, just as any other mass murderer does. Yet he is currently drawing the highest salary of all
federal employees. Let's hope the investigation removes him from office and
then from society. Let's hope this
serves as a warning to other psychopaths that they cannot act with
Quite a few videos, here. Each one is worth watching. You don't have to watch
them all at once. Maybe copy into a list and make a "movie night" of watching
https://twitter.com/i/status/1598761447437262848 (Senator Rand Paul goes
off on Josef Mengle, er, Josef Fauci, er, His Eminence the Pyschopath)
(Society of Actuaries data).
https://twitter.com/i/status/1601305482165391363 (Australian Senator
Malcolm Roberts). "We've been had...We are going to hound you down, you
people who are guilty."
https://twitter.com/i/status/1600897324200464402 (The spike protein is
cardio-toxic and causes heart inflammation -- multiple sources show this).
"Let that sink in".
(One of the most poorly efficacious, worst side effect profile, most
https://twitter.com/i/status/1601897106075164679 (Huge chunk of data
missing from VAERS).
https://twitter.com/i/status/1601897106075164679 (The unvaxxed are the
best part of society)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5hb_8T5GQs (0British MP calls for a halt
to the "Covid vaccines")
(Treatments for Corona virus pandemic already identified and totally proven
long before CV-19)
(Ivermectin halted Covid in Mexico and Japan)
(America is ashamed of how this White House is treating our soldiers)
- Tell me again why we need to defund the police? Is this what the cop
- Sanctioned child abuse? You decide:
- Among the people Time Magazine is considering as Person of the Year is
Chinese President (Mafia Boss) Xi Jinping. The Chinese people are growing
increasingly fed up with the oppression, barbarism, and mistreatment meted
out by Jinping and his fellow sociopaths in the Chinese Party. These whackos
have pushed a very patient people to their limit. We may see then end of the
Chinese Communist Party as a result.
- The eco-terrorists have now decided that domestic cats and dogs
contribute too much to global warming. They are saying that people need to
kill their pets to save the planet. They have actually started a push to get
"no pet" legislation passed. Organizations like PETA and HSUS will help
"kill the bill" in the House if a national one gets passed by the
communist-controlled Senate. Brainless will never be able to sign it.
So it will have to pass in nut zones like California and Oregon, but it
won't pass in any of the 36 free states. Where it does pass, do these
imbeciles really believe that a family will surrender a member of the family
to be hauled off and "euthanized"? (You can bet Fluffy will not be humanely
executed). No, what is going to happen is the police will refuse to
participate and that will leave eco-terrorists to go door to door. All of
them will be killed. Kind of makes me want to move to Oregon and wait for
them to come a knocking....
- There is hope for humanity. Watch this talent show performance:
2. Product Highlight
The Rocket Pen is a life-changer for students and adults with reading
difficulties. Scan words or lines from any screen (e.g., tablet, smart phone,
computer) or printed material, and it not only reads to you but provides word
definitions, word breakdown, and more to teach you to read (by "you" we mean the
person you buy this for). The Rocket Pen Reader gives the reading-challenged
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Watch this demo video:
Main features and benefits:
- Allows students or adults with reading difficulties to gain independence
and reading fluency without stigma.
- Reading tutor functions include spelling, syllabication (how the word is
"built"), and one word displayed in big font.
- Syllables break for each word.
- Direct lookup of phrasal verbs and idiomatic expressions (for example,
get ahead, get along, keep on, keep off, look forward to).
- Uses colors for the different fields, to improve the understanding of
the dictionary definition.
- You scan, it reads to you.
- Scans lines of text or individual words from almost any surface, not
just paper. It can read the text on a computer, tablet, or phone.
- Hear individual words or even multiple lines of text read aloud in natural voice.
- Completely self-contained, no computer or Wi-Fi required.
- Comes ready to use, no setup process (but customization can easily be
- Full 1.9 inch color touch screen, and simple physical buttons for
screenless scan and read.
- Multiple built-in dictionaries to search definitions including the New
Oxford American Dictionary with Oxford Thesaurus of English (Americanized),
Oxford American Children’s Dictionary with Oxford American Children’s
Thesaurus, and English to Spanish dictionary.
- Built-in speaker automatically mutes when earbuds are used,
automatically unmutes when they aren't.
- Meets FCC, ROHS, and CE standards.
- Package includes ReaderPen, USB charging cable, Quick Start Guide, and
The Rocket Pen Reader is an affordable, powerful reading assistant and reading
tutor that erases the barriers created by dyslexia and other reading problems.
It can be used privately in the classroom, avoiding stigma, thanks to the
earbuds included in the kit (it can alternatively be used without earbuds).|
How it teaches reading
Before the early 1980s, public schools relied on phonics to teach reading.
This allowed any student to "sound out" a new, unfamiliar word and also
recognize its root and thereby often grasp its meaning even without a
dictionary. Then schools switched to the "Look See" method, which treated words
as individual pictograms to memorize. The results were dismal, plummeting the
USA from the top of the literacy ranks to the bottom among industrialized
The Rocket Pen puts phonics back in.
It also adds a context-driven dictionary and a context-driven thesaurus, both
powerful tools for improving reading skills. See the reading tutor functions in
the chart below.
It is the answer
The Rocket Pen Reader is the answer for helping the reading-challenged in the
classroom, special needs classes, home-schooling, and adult education. Because
of its mobile-friendly design, you can carry it with you and use it anywhere.
Not only does it read to you, it helps you learn to read (for example, by
showing you the syllable breakdown and the definition). It is super easy to use,
no need to watch a dozen videos to figure out what to do.
Based on the highly
successful ReadingPen 2 and vastly superior to the cPen Reader Pen, the
RocketPen is the latest generation in a reading tutor scanning pen. It is a
quantum leap or two beyond anything else on the market. This amazing device
retails for $499, sells for $399 on Amazon and Walmart.com, but is on sale
now for a limited time only via our eBay store at only $379!
It beats the competition
Compare the Rocket Pen to the competition. The winner here is obvious:
Words appear in large font
Scans phones, tablets, etc.
Scans blocks of text
Simple physical buttons
Ergonomic for kids
English and Spanish
Auto trigger upon contact
Easy menu navigation
Manufacturer experience, yrs
Reading Tutor Functions
New Oxford American
Oxford American Children’s
New Oxford American
Oxford American Children’s
Syllablication / word breakdown
Hear word spelled out
See word spelled out
Part of speech
Quick Define feature
3. Brainpower tip
IQ is a essentially a measure of how well and how fast you process information.
But what if you never got the information in the first place? Anything times
zero is still zero.|
From this we can also see that people who are mistaken in
what they think they know can actually have a negative IQ. I don't mean people
who, on the whole, are well-read and knowledgeable but get a few things wrong.
And actually, who doesn't get a few things wrong?
I mean people whose misunderstanding of a subject is profound. Such people
also lack the cognitive skill to differentiate fact from fiction, which means
they lack basic reasoning skills. So even if you gave them the knowledge, they
would still be unable to understand and apply it. Or if you:
- Gave them the knowledge but got a detail wrong, they would be unable to
spot and correct the error. Example: I sent a climbing invitation for Sunday
(when we always climb) but had the date (9th) for Monday.
- Left out a detail, they would be unable to fill the gap.
- Explained it in a certain context, they would not be able to apply it in
a relevant context, exclude it from an irrelevant context, or modify it to
suit a changed context.
- Gave them the basics, they would extrapolate those into something absurd
and believe they understand.
Flip these weaknesses around to describe a more empowered individual.
Example: My climbing buddy knew I meant the 8th. He let me know about my error,
and clarified this was Sunday. Another
example, you supply Facts A, B, and C and that person can correctly deduce Fact
Reasoning ability can be exercised and strengthened, and knowledge can be
acquired. Here are some tips:
- Read, read, read.
- Work with your hands. Many scholarly types eschew this, but they are
wrong. The human hand is a marvel, and it is arguably what most
distinguishes us from other animals. There's a lot of connection between
hand and brain, too.
- Seek challenges and take them on. One of the things that attracted me to
plant maintenance (something I did for a few years) is the sheer amount of
reasoning ability it takes to do that job as an A player. It takes
exceptional reasoning ability to determine why a production line is losing
$630,000 per hour and how to most effectively solve that problem ASAP. And it
takes even more reasoning ability to explain the problem and the solution to
an executive who lacks technical expertise.
- Redesign a work area with the goal of making it more efficient. If you
work with your hands and have a garage or workshop at your disposal, this is
a brain builder for you to do.
- Get a challenging hobby or sport. Buddy up with people who do the same.
- Buddy up with people who build and repair things. Work together on
problems. It's amazing what you can learn from seeing someone else reason
out a solution in a way that differs from yours.
To protect yourself from having a negative IQ, you need to
avoid what I call "anti-knowledge". For example, the absurdities spewed by the
mudstream media are like mud thrown at a fine painting. After exposure to this,
you start mixing their BS with reality and pretty soon you don't really know
anything. Libtards do this to an extreme. What is the BS source that libtards use the most, to know less than nothing? The New York Times. The entire
circulation of this propaganda paper consists of libtards. Those who weren't
libtards when they first subscribed became libtards. And they may not even be
aware of it. That's how bad it is.
Anti-knowledge sources are everywhere. Another example is a
cat poison known as "Fancy Feast". Any non-psychopath who reads the ingredients
will never, ever, feed this to any cat or any other animal. But instead of
reading the ingredients, people read "Cat Food" on the container and falsely
conclude they are buying cat food. What they believe they know about this
product is no knowledge at all; a common rock sitting on the street knows more
about Fancy Feast than the person with the anti-knowledge does. This person may
be natively smart, but see how anti-knowledge leads to stupid actions? We are
all vulnerable to this!
This anti-knowledge concept is hard for many people to
grasp. So let's try another example.
Suppose a doctor offered you a vaccine for some contagious
disease. He says it's safe and effective. So you get the shot and three days
later die suddenly from myocarditis. The embalmer finds massive fibrous clots in
your veins. What went wrong? The doctor gave you anti-knowledge and you accepted
it as true. What you should have done, instead:
Asked to see the insert. You would have noticed, in
this particular example, the entire thing is blank (these inserts are
newspaper size or larger), except for lettering that says, "This space
intentionally left blank."
Asked how exactly it works. You would have learned it's
not a vaccine (something that stimulates the body to produce an antigen to a
specific pathogen), but instead is an experimental medication authorized
under emergency use even though the emergency has passed. What it does is
stimulate the body to produce a spike protein (rub a fingernail back and
forth across your eyeball to get an idea of what this does to blood vessels,
heart tissue, and brain cells) in the hopes the body will then produce an
antigen to the spike protein.
Assessed your risk of infection and then of serious
consequences. Your risk of infection is hard to determine, and it's mostly a
matter of exposure. If you avoid crowds, the risk is lower than if you
don't. If you're in reasonably good health and supplement with Vitamin D and
Zinc, you have no risk of serious consequences and thus no reason to
vaccinate regardless of your risk of infection.
Because of anti-knowledge spewed by Big Pharma and their
lackeys in government, the lamestream media, and social media, millions of
people have received what was for them a lethal injection. And people who love
their cats are poisoning them to (painful) death. Anti-knowledge is worse than
no knowledge at all.
4. Finance tip
Many people are complaining about inflation without an understanding of what it
is. They are complaining about the general increase of prices or the specific
increase of price of specific items. This perspective assumes inflation is the
result of some mysterious force rather than the inevitable consequence of stupid
Inflation results from an increase in the supply of money relative
to the supply of goods. That is its only cause. When we economists say
"inflation", we mean a swelling (inflating) of the supply of money relative to
the supply of goods and services. The effect is that each unit of money (e.g.,
dollar) has less buying power than it did when the ratio of money to goods was
smaller. In short, it is a debauching of our currency.
People talk about the government's "printing money", which is an outdated
view of what money is. At one time, most money was all printed or coined. Some
existed as credit. For example, there are 100 dollars existing in your town. You
buy a $2 bag of oats for your horse, on credit. You didn't hand over $2, the
shopkeeper created that on a ledger so now there is a total of 102 dollars in
your town. We create money every time we use a credit card, take out a loan,
make a loan, buy something on time, or sign a note.
This form of fiat money is based mostly on easing commerce, so it tracks
nicely with the supply of goods and services.
Now, enter government. Specifically, the federal government. It should, in
theory, provide services that society needs. The cost of government under this
theory is restrained. The money supply won't grow in an uncontrolled fashion,
especially if money is extracted from the productive sector to pay for the
services. Where we get into trouble is when government oversteps its
Constitutional restraints and creates one illegal program and agency after
another, swelling its obligations. Then the government must borrow to cover the
spending. But it cannot borrow enough when the spending passes a certain point.
Those trillion dollar budget deficits that started with the Barry Soetoro (aka
Obama) misadministration are way, WAY past that point (in fairness to the
demo-socialists, GOP icon Reagan started the trend).
solution is for the Federal Reserve to create an electronic entry that "prints"
the needed funds. Now the government can pay its bills with money that was
created out of thin air. But this thin air creation of 100s of billions of dollars every
month means a severe dilution of the power of each dollar already in
circulation. In short, it's a stealth way to tax everyone who holds any assets
valued in dollars.
So with this ultra-heavy tax, which greatly outstrips the 1040 tax in terms
of wealth extracted from individuals, comes a great financial loss that must be
made up somehow. And businesses attempt to make up for it by shrinking containers of products
raising the prices of your goods or services, giving their employees "generous"
raises that leave them with less than was taken by inflation, etc.
What you have to understand is any large increase in inflation, which is a
major input to prices, is a direct consequence of socialist, utopian, harebrained
schemes passed by Congress, enacted by federal agencies, or ordered by the
President. This informs you as to what the solution is.
Your single largest cost as an American (or Australian, or Canadian, etc.) is
taxation. In the USA (and several other countries), the single largest tax you
pay is inflation. The only way to keep that tax from going up is to keep federal
spending from increasing. For decades, the National Taxpayers Union has
published the spending records of members of Congress. It should be no surprise
that, while Republicans (and especially RINOs) are big spenders, they look
downright miserly compared to Democrats. This, despite the fact Senator William
Proxmire of Golden Fleece fame was a Democrat.
We know the "elections" are rigged due to corruption like mail in voting
abuse, and we know Big Tech, the lamestream media, and other bad actors spew
disinformation to sway people to vote for big-spending Democrats and
big-spending RINOs. Even among Republican Senators, there is a willful ignorance
that is astounding; this body re-elected Mitch McConnell as its leader. Insane!
But one thing you can do is in conversation voice your objection to big spending
in general and specific big spending politicians in particular (ones your
audience may have the chance to vote for or against).
Another thing you can do is write to your (mis)representative in Congress to
deep six a specific spending bill and to deep six spending bills for anything
that we do not absolutely need. This does have an effect, but only when enough
people write short, rational letters in a business-like manner. Go to your (mis)presentative's
site to submit the letter. In my own case, I don't have a representative in
Congress because Sharice Davids believes it is her job to propangandize Nutcase
Nancy's communist utopia to us in contravention of the US Constitution and in
contravention of the public interest. So I write to Marjorie Taylor Green and I
have told her of my plight and also donated to her campaign. Maybe I could have
picked someone less controversial, but I think mediocre is not sufficient. I
want a fire-brand who actually cares about America and acts that way.
Think of what you personally can do once a month to help fight the "money
grows on trees" spending attitudes and to inform members of Congress they work
for the people not for the corporations that want to fleece us. Most of the
money spent by the federal government is simply wasted or is a wealth transfer
to large corporations (and often a wealth transfer from small ones). There is plenty of room
to reduce spending, enough that we can have a net surplus. If they abolished the
1040 system, which has a massively dampening effect on the economy due to
compliance costs, the economy would grow significantly. I remind loyal readers
that the compliance costs of this bad system are, per most estimates, about 15
to 19 times what the IRS brings in. Get rid of the 1040, and the revenue from
all other federal taxes grows dramatically because the economy does.
What specifically can the government do to intelligently cut spending? Under Reagan, the Grace Commission
compiled a report of where to cut. When Bill Clinton was POTUS, he and Newt
Gingrich worked together to reduce waste and fraud. They so reduced spending
that the family that owned the Debt Clock in NYC took it down. Al Gore became an
expert on the Grace Report. I think that is why the Dems ostracized him. If
Trump gets back his Presidency as a result of the SCOTUS properly reviewing the
2020 election scam per the upcoming case, he should bring Al Gore onboard immediately. Many
Republicans would think that's crazy, but it worked before (economically) and this
time it would be a positive political move.
For your own financial health, don't rely on third parties such as the SCOTUS
to fix things. Be an advocate yourself. Oppose spending generally, and really
oppose stupid spending.
5. Security tip
It is now beyond dispute that the immunity reduction jab falsely marketed as
a "vaccine" for Covid-19 is not safe or effective. It is also beyond dispute
that a reasonably healthy person would have no need for a Covid vaccine in
the first place, if there were such a thing. Well, there is a vaccine--it's
called the produce department. And you can amp up its protection power by
getting 5X the RDA of vitamin D and 2X the RDA of zinc.|
facts, there is immense pressure on the unjabbed to get jabbed. Whether due
to a desire to reduce the human population or just sell something dangerous
with no liability and rake in trillions, it's hard to say. But the pressure
is immense. Now, consider all the lies that have been told (and are still
being told) to cajole people into subjecting themselves to this toxin. The
lies originate with Big Pharma, their CDC lackeys, their FDA lackeys, and
the administration of Brainless Biden. The same Biden who stood alone in
objecting to sending Seal Team Six to take out Osama Bin Biden, er, Osama
The security question we all must ask is why any rational person would
trust anything said by Big Pharma and the unelected government officials who
act as their propaganda and enforcement arm. They certainly do not have my
I received the polio vaccine once. No boosters. I remain polio-free. I
received the tetanus vaccine once. I've had the booster twice, though you're
supposed to have it every 10 years. I've had no boosters for any of my
childhood vaccines (not many in those days), and yet have remained
disease-free for 52 years. Not so much as a cold.
The cat who owns me has had vaccines every year except during 2021 when I
decided the Covid-related hassle wasn't worth going through. She is legally
required to get the rabies vaccine. In 2022, she got that and three other
vaccines. I balked at four vaccines, but the vet assured me there was no
problem. The vet was wrong. My kitty was lethargic and miserable for over a
week. She is done with vaccines, except for the legally mandated rabies one.
Why should I take her to a frightening trip to the vet to be injected with
medications that even the vet doesn't understand? Like me, she has a
super-clean diet. Most cats subsist on corn, wheat, sugar, and rancid seed
oils (see the ingredients of Fancy Feast, for example--that poison should
never be fed to any living creature). So most cats have extremely foul scat,
allergen-reeking dander, bloating, endocrine dysfunction, pre-diabetes,
gingivitis, impaired kidney function, and a few other things. My cat has
none of these problems.
My body is pathogen-proof, so why would hers be any different?
Many people get an annual flu shot. Though mandated by many employers for
medical workers, this is another example of something dangerous that is not
necessary. If you have a correct diet, you don't need a flu vaccine. And you
don't need to visit a doctor for "checkups". I would say eye exams, dental
exams, and chiropractic, plus any exams indicated by your personal medical
history. But don't go to the drug dealer to see if you need any drugs;
that's essentially what a doctor's "checkup" is.
Am I anti-vax? No, I am anti over-vax. There's no need to get the same
vaccines every year, if they work once they work for a very long time. What
does a vaccine do? It stimulates the body to produce the antigens specific
to the pathogen of the vaccine. Once the "blueprint" has been made, it is
there. The vaccine may "wear off" in the sense that the body stops making
those antigens and they eventually go away. But if that pathogen appears,
the body already has something to destroy it with. It's a matter of ramping
up fast enough to destroy it in time. Normally, this time factor is never an
issue. But if, for example, you get a tick bite that results in a bacterial
infection you are going to need an antibiotic because those invaders already
got a headstart via bypassing your first, second, and third lines of
If you practice health care religiously enough that your body is in peak
condition, you are effectively "vaccinated" against pathogens. But not in
all cases. So don't blindly get vaccines (or antibiotics), make an informed
decision on a case by case basis. And therein lies one big problem, getting
informed. If you ask for the "insert" that comes with a Covid "vaccine" you
will see each page says "Left intentionally blank". Right there, you have a
big warning not to allow someone to inject you with this.
But now you may be thinking, "Shouldn't this be in the health and fitness
tips section?". Considering how many people have been dropping dead from the
Covid shots, no. It's a matter of security.
If you need convincing on that score, here's a one hour documentary (one
of many information sources) that you should view and then share with as
many people as possible:
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
The photos tell you something important about my credibility in this area.
when these photos were taken, 2 days past my 62nd birthday:
Weight: 148.8lbs (a bit more than the Age 60 shoot, and I am
leaner for this one)
Bodyfat: Unknown, but well below what the Tanita scale says
Quads: 20.5 (an increase of half an inch since the Age 60
Max bench press: Unknown, but I do 4 sets of 10 reps with 150 lbs
to warm up on chest day
Max squat: Unknown, but I do 4 sets of 8 reps of front
squats with 90lbs to start Leg Day
Cholesterol: In normal range, on low side
Testosterone: Above the upper limit of the normal range
Last illness: 1971
Last workout missed: Spring of 1977
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
Some cool climbing videos:
all of my climbing videos here:
Do you have health insurance? If you answered yes, you are probably
thinking of medical insurance instead. I am not aware of any financial
product that is actually health insurance.
Medical insurance plans are
based on the idea that most people fail to practice health care. They
provide payments to medical people who will ensure you get drugged, cut, or
radiated to treat a condition resulting from that failure. And then you are
likely to need continued treatments to treat you for the "side" effects of
those treatments. Once you get on this not so merry go round, it is hard to
get off it.
That is not to say all medical professionals or medical
treatments have nothing to do with health care. I am talking about insurance
generally. There are some pre-paid plans that are called insurance, such as
eye care insurance and dental insurance that, if used properly, are actually
health care. With modern eye exams, a ridiculous number of adverse health
conditions can be identified. Most people don't know this, and they will get
an eye exam only if they start to feel a need for glasses.
the dentist. No reason to go unless you have a toothache, right? As with eye
exams, dental exams reveal adverse health conditions. These include adult
onset diabetes and several kinds of oral cancers. A fact that has been
"debunked" by "experts" who know better is there's a strong connection
between heart disease and conditions a dentist can see in an oral exam.
While the dentist can't give a definitive diagnosis (thus the "debunking"),
there's an actionable diagnosis all the same. Most dental "insurance" plans
permit two exams per year, usually with some out of pocket expense. I think
I paid a staggering $4.17 for my most recent exam. If my dentist had
detected an oral cancer during that exam, (medical) treatment for it would
not have required any aggressive measures due to the principle of "early
detection and early intervention means less intervention needed."
have a business, you can expense dental insurance. If you don't have a
business, then dental insurance probably won't make sense for you unless you
have a lot of crowns and/or fillings. How can you make an accurate
assessment of whether dental insurance makes sense for you? A good dental
office has a person dedicated to working with insurance companies. That
person can consult with your dentist to estimate your future dental costs
and advise you on whether the insurance makes sense for you. If you are on a
processed food diet, though, you don't need that advice because your oral
flora and fauna are messed up and your teeth are routinely exposed to excess
acid; get the insurance. BTW, if you are on such a diet you have chronic
inflammation so either ask your dentist about a periodontal care plan or
change your diet.
Chiropractic is another health care / treatment
crossover. The insurance game there is similar to the dental one. I don't
have insurance to cover chiropractic. I use a prepaid plan that gives me a
discounted visit rate and I go for regular visits. Going only when your back
hurts is medical care, and it can become expensive. Going for regular visits
is health care, and if you follow your chiropractor's advice you nearly
eliminate any risk of needing medical care (once you are in the healthy
It is irrational, at best, to see medical insurance as somehow
guaranteeing your health. Not even health care can guarantee your health,
but it comes awfully close. Here is a synopsis of my plan for health care:
- Eat six small meals consisting mostly of super foods. Do no eat
meat, wheat, corn, or soy (meat is OK if you can get non-factory farmed
meat but good luck with that). No seed oils or processed sugars.
- Train with a split routine that focuses on a different muscle group
in each session. It is not possible to do this with fewer than four
sessions a week; five is more typical.
- Keep a very clean, uncluttered home and office. Same with your car.
- Get the recommended checkups on your eyes and oral cavity. Why do I
say oral cavity instead of teeth? Because it's the soft tissues that
matter the most--gums, palate, etc. Flossing (gums) is hugely more
beneficial than just brushing (teeth), though you should do both.
- Engage in a sport or athletic activity that is challenging.
- Engage in mental activities that are challenging.
- Ignore the mainstream news. It's always negative and rarely correct.
- Have discussions, but don't have arguments. Discussions are mutually
rewarding, arguments are charged with negative emotions.
- Treat your friends like special treasures. If they are really your
friends, they are really special treasures. Even more so your spouse,
kids, and other close family members.
- Ensure you go to bed early enough that you get adequate sleep. If
you need an alarm clock, you aren't going to bed early enough.
- Read, read, read.
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.
Marjorie Taylor Green (MTG) had received multiple death threats plus had other
credible reasons (such as repeated vandalism of a sign outside her office) to
fear for her safety. Yet, the Speaker of the House (Nutcase Nancy) forbade the
Sergeant At Arms from assigning a security detail to MTG. At about the same
time, a socialist who panicked because MTG pulled her face diaper down in the
Tunnel (passageway under Capitol Building) falsely claimed MTG threatened her.
There were security cameras and no evidence of any threat was found. Yet, the
socialist received a security detail based on her hysterics.|
There are many
conclusions you can draw from this.
8. Thought for the Day
Treating others based on your ideology rather than their value as a person
demeans you more than it demeans them. (Take note, Madam Speaker).
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