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1. Good News: Where the Intel is Good
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absurdities spewed by our socialist media. I already know what you think
about that. No worries, it aint gonna happen.
Defending against socialism
Socialism is an economic system in which the government controls the
means of production and distribution, and the results have always been
disastrous. Implementing socialism requires the loss of personal freedom,
personal security, personal opportunity, and government accountability.
Communism is socialism without property rights.
A primary weapon of the socialists today is "wokeism". They use this to
divide people but also to brain-deaden people, under the (well-established
and empirically proven)
theory that only naive people want socialism. The "woke" need to wake
up and understand their delusional views are being amped up and forced onto
everyone else in an effort to divide us so we can't or won't stand up to the
mental illness we call "socialism". What does "woke" mean, and where did it come from? It's actually a short
way of saying, "My bwain is bwoke." Anybody who is "woke" clearly has a
- On 02 JUN, YouTube ended its blackout of content that questions the
legitimacy of the 2020 POTUS election. This is way late, but better than
never. Did they do this out of a crisis of conscience, since the fact the
election was stolen and Biden was not actually elected so obvious and so
beyond being debatable that it's immoral to support the narrative? Or are
they doing it because Biden's policies have so damaged the economy and small
businesses in particular (the core of YouTube revenue) that they don't want
such a travesty to repeat in 2024?
- The Communist News Network continues to suffer from extremely low
ratings. The Board recently fired a bunch of top execs, but guess what they
did not do? They did not say, "Gee, Americans are boycotting our message of
hatred, exclusion, stupidity, and communism. Maybe we should try producing
acceptable content." There's also the Trump Derangement Syndrome and Covid
scam narrative they've been pushing at a nation where the majority of
Americans approve of President Trump's job performance and stated very
clearly in 2020 that we wanted him back for a second term (that's what
elections are about). Note to CNN: The constant insults to the intelligence
of the majority really don't help ratings.
- Tucker Carlson, who was ejected from Fox News for the offense of
accurately reporting the news instead of repeating the false narrative,
landed at Twitter. He debuted on Tuesday the 6th of June and rocketed past
90 million views the following day.
- Hundreds of absentee ballots from the 2020 "election" were found in a
storage unit. Watch the video:
https://youtu.be/OffgP7kyVGE. This is just one county. Think of all the
others. Donald Trump won his second term. The socialists massively defrauded
the election, installing in his place an America-hating retard they could
manipulate into destroying this country. The degree of destruction has been
severe and it continues. Will we have an election in 2024 and stop it?
- Senator Grassley on the Biden Crime Family:
- Target went way overboard with its LGBTQTXWYZ merchandising, leaving
matters of taste and decorum completely out of it. This earned them a severe
backlash from sane people, and in an effort to avoid extinction Target
removed the most offensive of these offensive items (the ones aimed at
little kids). This sparked outrage from the radical victimhood trannies, who
then did what they always do. Bully and intimidate. They made bomb threats,
which resulted in the evacuations of many Target stores. Had Target simply
snubbed these deranged people to begin with, the company would have been far
The New York state legislature passed a bill to provide slavery
reparations, even though:
- There were no cotton plantations in New York. Ever.
- The vast majority of "black" people in New York are descendents of
people who came to the USA AFTER Emancipation or they are first
generation immigrants (and thus were never slaves or ancestors of same).
- The vast majority of "white" people in New York are descendents of
people who came to the USA AFTER Emancipation or they are first
generation immigrants (and thus were never slave owners or ancestors of
- Reparations have been paid out for generations, already. It's called
- Nobody who is a descendant of slaves is harmed by that fact (except
maybe emotionally, but it was 150 years+ in the past).
- There is no rational way to determine who pays the reparations and
who receives them.
The ongoing Covid scam
- The FDA revoked authorization for the Johnson & Johnson "Covid
vaccine". Yay! Only three more non-vaccines to go! Oddly enough, this
revocation was at the behest of Janssen, the J&J subsidiary that makes
this dangerous and ineffective "vaccine". Could it be the execs actually
have compassion or scruples? Or are they smart enough to see there's a
strong possibility that because of the underlying fraud the government's
protection from prosecution and other liability is likely to fail in
- What is the underlying fraud that allows a court to set aside the
government protections for makers of the "Covid vaccines?" There are
actually many. The most obvious one is you can't make an effective
vaccine against a rapidly mutating virus. By the time you have the
vaccine, you are fighting a different virus. This is why we don't have a
vaccine against HIV, despite 40 years of fairly intense research into
it. Another fraud is the prerelease trials showed the medication wasn't
safe and was of negligible effectiveness. These are only two of a MUCH
longer list of frauds.
Covid versus face diapers
Amazingly, some people still drive around wearing masks. They even go
into banks with them on (that should be prohibited). I used the word
"amazingly" because this behavior shows an amazing degree of ignorance,
irrationality, and self-deception. Here are some facts on masks
- The masks do not cover the eyes (a virus infection vector).
Therefore, wearing a mask is pointless.
- The mask will not stop a particle smaller than .300 microns. A virus
is 0.070 microns. Therefore wearing a mask is pointless.
- The medium is only "up to" 95% effective, which could mean 10%
effective. Which means even if the Covid virus somehow grew to 5x its
size, wearing a mask would be pointless.
- The sides, top, bottom, and back provide no seal. Therefore, wearing
a mask is pointless.
- The lattice fabric of a mask becomes a breeding ground for bacteria,
unless the mask is changed frequently. This is commonly known among
medical professionals, nothing new there.
- Wearing a mask does slow exhalation enough that CO2 piles up in the
intake air. This has been proven. So wearing a mask makes you stupid and
thus more likely to keep wearing it.
So we have now established that it is correct to assert that wearing a
mask to protect yourself from Covid is as pointless as putting a screen door
on a submarine. This was shown to be the case early in the Covid scam mania.
The disinformation people attempted to counter this with the assertion that
Covid resides in the saliva, even though:
- The Covid test doesn't have anything to do with saliva, they go WAY
up your nose with the swab.
- Automotive windshield wipers are not on the inside, which they would
have to be if the saliva cloud argument had any basis in reality.
- The saliva argument is also countered by simply realizing that if
the virus is riding along with the saliva, only the saliva will be
stopped and the virus will continue right on through. Saliva is not
- The saliva argument is self-defeating because it requires saliva to
trap the virus, and that trapping would mean the virus stays in the
saliva rather than being transmissible.
It's basically a splash guard. A mask offers the wearer zero protection
against Covid, but it can help reduce the volume of transmission FROM the
wearer if the wearer ordinarily ejects saliva via sneezing, spitting, etc.,
because it will block most of the outbound saliva. It will not stop Covid
from entering or exiting around the mask or via the eyes or via the skin or
via the clothes the person donned (mask wearing assumes everyone gets
dressed in a "clean room" after having their hair and skin sanitized). Nor
does an N95 mask stop Covid from going through it. Wearing a mask to stop
Covid is like putting garlic in a hairnet to prevent it from stinking up
your refrigerator; you need a sealed container, instead.
To achieve what mask-morons are assuming a mask will do, you need to
correctly wear a full-blown hazmat suit. Those are extremely expensive (I
had lesser protection going into a nuclear reactor containment with the
reactor at 5% power) and extremely uncomfortable. There is also a definite
way they must be put on, and even if you wear one you will go out in public
with your Covid cooties all over the outside so you STILL will not stop
transmission. Same thing when you come home with other people's Covid
cooties on the outside and take it off without taking it off in a special,
very expensive chamber and in a very particular way (for example, you roll
it off rather than slide it off).
In short, wearing a mask to inhibit Covid transmission is idiotic. I am
well past feeling inhibited about telling a mask-moron that diapering their
face offers zero protection against Covid. Wearing a mask to stop Covid is
like wearing a T-shirt that says, "I'm with Stupid" except the "with" isn't
there. Might someone have another reason for masking up? Before Covid-mania,
you just did not see people wearing masks, so there's your answer.
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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These features were added with the latest release:
- Has dictionary lockout and ExamRead feature, so it doubles as an exam
- Left-hand user mode.
- Scan left to right mode.
- Fast shutdown.
- Selectable voices for playback of scanned text.
- Selectable UI language: English (default) or Spanish.
Other 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
Giving yourself time to think is one of the most effective ways to boost your
effective IQ. Not everything needs to be done right away, but people often act
as if it does. So they skip right past planning and go into action.|
person who is owned by a home, I do many upgrade, repair, maintenance, and add
projects. These tend to come out really well. That's not because I have some
great skill backed by decades of experience in whatever I am doing. My skill
level is probably "intermediate +" (journeyman) and often the project is
something I have never encountered before. It's because I take the time to think
it out before doing it.
An example is the climbing wall I built before the Covid scam. Once I decided
to do the project, I cogitated on it for months. I kept picturing it in my mind,
drawing it on paper, and generally thinking about how I would use it. I looked
at climbing gym walls and talked to a few of my climbing pals about the project.
Those discussions added complexity, taking me away from my simple original
concept to one where I have an adjustable wall that is basically on a gimbal. I
built a prototype and worked the bugs out over one year (the year the Covid scam
started), then built the final wall. I wasn't able to work out all the bugs, so
I tapped the massive parallel processing network known as "my friends". My
long-time friend (and mentor) Mike in Florida told me how to solve the
instability problem, for example.
Another example is the ceiling light in my kitchen. The house was built in
1986. The original light was a common construction for the time. A large box
recessed into the ceiling, two fluorescent fixtures mounted to the ceiling, and
2-inch trim used to make a sort of ceiling grid to hold two pieces of 2ft by 4ft
cheap plastic diffuser lenses. Recently, one side stopped working. I tried
replacing the lamps, no dice. It had to be the ballast. If you're going to
replace one ballast, you should replace the other. Why not replace both with
I could not find a direct replacement that would allow me to swap out the
fluorescent fixtures for LED. What I did find was a troffer LED made exactly for
overhead residential kitchen lights, it replaces the whole shebang. There were
two problems to sort:
- Will I be able to maneuver the new fixtures up into an opening designed
for flimsy, much thinner lenses? Yep, just barely.
- Will I be able to wire these, given the fact the fixtures block access?
Yes, by building a custom wiring harness from materials on hand, leaving one
fixture entirely out, connecting the other fixture and installing the
harness to the power wiring and that fixture, putting the other fixture in
and using a small board to cant it upwards on one side, and making the final
I hadn't allowed myself time to think this through, mainly because I didn't
know what I would be working with. I got this installed and it functioned
perfectly. But there were two problems:
- Taking a fixture out again to, say replace a failed one, requires a
certain sequence. Nobody else would know that sequence, and I might forget.
- It doesn't meet Code because the connections are not inside boxes and I
didn't use strain reliefs on the fixture boxes.
The lights worked and the installation was safe. I could have left them alone
and been fine. My first thought that making it Code-compliant would require
adding a jumper to the incoming power cable because that cable was too short to
work with. I would also have to add a jumper to each of the lights. That would
introduce nine more connections, plus require adding three junction boxes to a
very tight space. They probably wouldn't fit.
What I had was safer and more energy-efficient (all connections produce some
heat). And since the box the lights go into was built with 1x4s, I had only 4
inches of height in which to work and in that space there had to be room to
angle the fixtures up through the grid openings and into place. It was already
very tricky to get one up.
But I allowed myself to think about it for a couple of days. Then I came up
with a Code-compliant solution. I went back to Home Depot and spent another $33
on parts. Rather than install junction boxes and connect all those wires, why
not make each fixture cord-connected? I could run the power cable into a 2x4 box
in which I would mount a receptacle. There was just enough room, if I could
mount the box sideways and attach it via one side. At Home Depot, I found an
adjustable box. What's adjustable is there's a mounting clamp that slides along
in the box. You can position the box a couple of inches behind the spot where
you want it, drive the screws fairly tight, then pull the box forward. I mounted
it jammed against the ceiling of that space, and jammed against the wall as
well. Then I tried the fixture for that bay (I left the other fixture in place.
I could easily get it in and out.
The way I oriented these, they face different directions so the side with the
junction box is in the middle of the box built into the ceiling. That way, you can "easily" work on one
by lifting the other.
I had also bought 2 garbage disposal power cords that were 5 feet long. These
come with a built-in strain relief, but it's a large plastic thing that would
take up too much space and make it more difficult to remove or install the
fixtures. So using a vice and a screwdriver, I removed it. I used a standard
1/2p-inch knockout strain relief in its place and faced the screws so they would
be accessible even if the fixture is overhead (not really necessary, but a nice
touch). Now all of the connections for that fixture were inside the fixture's
built-in junction box.
While that fixture was still out, I cord-connected the other one while it was
in place. This was a bit trickier, I just wanted to see if it could be done. It
did require using a snub screwdriver for the junction box, but I bought a set of
those many years ago so was able to do that. I put the other fixture in place.
Now the problem is how to plug them in. Remember the fixture blocks your
access. So I lifted up the fixture that I had earlier removed, and dragged the
other fixture's power cord into the opening. I lifted up the other fixture, and
dragged the power cord to where the other one was exiting and shoved it through
a bit. Now, recall these are 5-ft cords. The fixtures are 4 ft, and the
receptacle is very close to the edge of the fixture I had removed. So it was a
simple matter of snaking these cords along under the fixtures and then lifting
the far end of the one I hadn't removed to plug them in. Then I jostled the
fixture to push the cord up over it where it was previously sitting on the cord.
An inexperienced inspector might say this isn't Code compliant because I used
cords in the ceiling. That rule, however, applies to suspended ceilings. This is
not a suspended ceiling, it's a box built into the ceiling and is effectively
recessed lighting not true troffer lighting. There's no danger that rats or
other vermin will gnaw on the SO cord, and then of course the nonmetallic
sheathed cable doesn't exactly provide rodent protection and it's used
throughout the house (it's how power is brought into that space, too). The same
inspector might complain about the lack of a faceplate on the receptacle. But
it's not "readily accessible"; there's no danger a toddler will bring a 6 ft
ladder into the kitchen, lift the one lighting fixture, and jam a hair pin into
At first, I didn't have time to think this job through. I wasn't familiar
with the fixtures and didn't know what to expect. I also didn't want to wait a
few days without that overhead light. So I did a first pass that was safe but
far from optimal. Once I had time to think it through, I was able to make it not
only Code-compliant buy highly practical for replacing a fixture if needed. How
would that go? A person goes up on a ladder and pops a fixture up on one side.
No wires, hmm, try the other side. Or if that person starts from the middle,
s/he will see these have power cords. It's easy enough to follow them back and
find the receptacle. A reasonably smart person would realize that all you have
to do is take the cord off the old one and attach it to the new one and you're
I like elegant solutions, but they usually take time to develop. Give
yourself that time, and you will be amazed at what you're capable of.
4. Finance tip
5. Security tip
Here's a video about the Daniel Perry situation (thanks for providing the
Worried that you might suffer a similar fate, just for saving the life of
an innocent person and inadvertently killing or injuring a violent criminal?
You have to remember this happened in a communist country, a place where
OSHA for Violent Offenders (aka, "gun control") is part of the value system.
In one of the 36 free states, you do not have your life ruined for taking
heroic action to save someone from a violent offender.
Why any person continues to live in 24 communist countries that are part
of our union, I have no idea. It can't be that they are too poor to move,
because millions of impoverished illegal immigrants cross into Texas and
Arizona every year. Your first line of defense against this kind of insanity is to "not be
there". Yeah, you may have to give up friends and a great job. You may have
to move far from relatives. But how much risk are you willing to accept to
avoid those difficulties?
Socialist state example
If a band of drugged out crazies breaks into my house at midnight, I
won't go to jail for defending myself with lethal force because I live in
Kansas. Contrast this to what happened in the People's Republic of Illinois.
A single father awoke to sounds in his two-year old daughter's room. Some
dude was kidnapping her. The father tried to stop the guy, and got a knife
stuck into his chest. The guy then decided to exit through a window (not
sure why not the door), and had one leg out the window when the father
grabbed the other leg that was still inside. The father began stabbing the
kidnapper, who began screaming and punching back. Neighbors called the cops,
who arrived to find the father passed out and bleeding from a chest wound.
His daughter was next to him, and the kidnapper lay dead across the window
The father was taken to the ER, and lived. So did his daughter, thanks to
his refusal to let a knife in the chest stop him from rescuing her. But
because this was in the PRI, where violent offenders have special protection
status, the father was indicted for murder. The DA ruled it was not
self-defense because the kidnapper was halfway out of the house. Nevermind
that the problem is he was halfway out of the house with the little girl! So
the father went to prison. The National Rifle Association ponied up for an
appeal, even though no firearms were involved. The appeal took some years,
but finally succeeded.
Excessive force is just the right amount!
When confronted by a violent person, I have always used excessive force.
It's not a dance. It's not a sparring match. It's a threat. And that's how
you should treat it.
If you're in a bank, where (inexplicably) people are allowed to wear masks,
and some mask-wearing person waves a gun around saying it's a robbery, what
do you do? Stand there and trust this obviously unhinged person not to shoot
you? Or do you move out of his line of sight and stab him in the side of the
neck as hard as you can with the ink pen in your hand? Or maybe you grab his
wrist with one hand, reach over with your other hand to grab one of his
fingers, and break it? At that point, you may as well
pull the gun out of his damaged hand and beat him unconscious with it.
least safe thing you can do is be passive. Attack with no warning, and
attack hard. This has always worked for me, and I have been in some gnarly
If you see some old lady being robbed in a store parking lot, do you just
smile and wave because you don't want to be arrested for daring to upset
violent criminals? Or do you go after those m--f--rs and take them out? It
depends on your skill set, I suppose. But if there are a lot of people
around, you can look two or three of them in the eye and shout, "We need to
stop this. Now." Use a shopping cart and ram the perp's legs from the side?
If you're big enough, pick it up and swing it like a bat at him (you'd be
surprised how easy this actually is to do, you just have to put your hips
into it). This would really hurt upon impact. In fact, it would probably
kill on impact. It would not kill that innocent old lady, it would kill her
attacker (who would have gone on to continue attacking innocent people).
I don't worry about the safety of violent offenders, partly because I
live in a state where these predators are not given a special status above
everybody else. Of course, if you live in a state where these predators are
not given a special status above everybody else, you also live in a state
where your Constitutional right to bear arms is not infringed. That means
you can carry a firearm and not have to harm anybody.
Texas vs. Illinois
When I lived in Texas, I held off 5 knife-wielding illegal immigrant
Mexicans who were robbing my next door neighbor. I had my Smith & Wesson
Speed Six (same revolver issued by many police departments for years). It's
a snub-nosed revolver, but it's a .38 caliber so it's still sending a
message. None of those Mexicans understood English, but "somehow" they
understood what I wanted them to understand. Six bullets, only 5 of you. The
police arrived and carted those boys off. Nobody was hurt. The officers
thanked me for holding the perps there for them. I asked if they needed to
see my firearm and they said there was no need.
If this had occurred in the People's Republic of Illinois, I probably
would not have had a gun with me in the first place. I'd have come out there with
my aluminum baseball bat. I would have broken the leader's arm
and then hit him again. Hard. The other guys would have scattered, except
maybe the number two guy in the pecking order. Would he have managed
to stab me, or would I have broken both his kneecaps first? But suppose I
did have a Speed Six in that situation, despite Illinois "law". I'd have been arrested on multiple
firearms violations. The perps would have successfully sued me for
"emotional trauma", because in the People's Republic of Illinois
violent criminals have more value and more rights than do the people they
attack. This kind of lunacy is one reason I don't live in
Don't be unprepared
Now, if you're a couch potato you can disregard all of the "attack them"
advice I just gave. You'll just get yourself hurt, because you physically
are not up to the task. But if you set your mind to it you can be prepared.
A rather doughy man with no fighting skills wanted to compete in a large
open style martial arts tournament. He came to me with six months to
prepare. Six months later, he wasn't doughy anymore. He took second place in
There's no reason not to have decent physical conditioning
and some well-honed fighting moves. If you need to work on it, do so. And if
you live in a communist country, then flee. Move to one of the 36 free
states, where your life is considered to be of some actual value.
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:
For the vast majority of us, some kind of rigorous physical training regimen
is a requirement for a healthy body both now and into old age. That's
because the vast majority of us don't have jobs that routinely require hard
physical exertion. And among those who do have such jobs, muscle imbalances
are common. Avoiding the cane/wheelchair/nursing home path to your exit from
life should be enough motivation for anybody.|
Here are some objections
people raise to avoid having such a program:
- It takes a lot of expensive equipment, none of which I have room for
anyhow. Reality: You can use zero equipment, and do just calisthenics
and other body weight exercises. You can add inexpensive equipment such
as bands or a couple pairs of dumbbells or kettlebells.
- I don't have time to go to the gym. Reality: You do not have to go
to a gym. I've had my own home gym, in a fairly small area, for decades.
I have an Olympic weight bench, Olympic weights, weight tree, dumbbells,
dumbbell rack, lat pulldown attachment, chinning bar, bands, and other
- I really don't know what to do. Reality: You can find tutorials on
YouTube, you can hire a trainer, or you can consult any number of
weight-training books (these often come free with weight equipment,
- The problem is I would have to buy all new clothes due to packing on
muscle. Reality: This isn't likely, unless you train specifically for
hypertrophy or are very large (fat) or very small (atrophied) to begin
- If I ever quit, the muscle will turn to fat. Reality: This simply
does not happen. The muscle withers away, and you get fatter because you
aren't stimulating the adaptive response that raises testosterone and
thus burns fat. You may also be eating way too much; just have smaller
- That look is not appealing to me. Reality: Having erect posture with
muscles properly balanced is actually an appealing look. You can choose
to train only for strength (this will produce some moderate size
increase) or for hypertrophy. Either way, your body will look how your
body is intended to look.
- Pushing weights would make me tired all the time. Reality: You do go
through recovery, but when you have a split routine it's only one muscle
group that is "tired". The exception is Leg Day, which is systemically
exhausting just because it involves your largest muscles and takes so
- I've been fine up to this point, I don't see a reason to start.
Reality: Take a basic fitness test, and you'll change your view.
- It takes too much time. There are other things I want to do in life.
Reality: Having a strong, healthy body makes you more efficient. You
will actually have much more time than the person who doesn't train,
partly because you will outlive that person but also partly because you
are more physically capable when it comes to doing things. Think about
- The training program isn't the issue, my issue is I'd need to buy
protein powders and all those supplements. Reality: No, you don't need
those things. They can help you reach your goals, but you can
successfully train without them.
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.
When you tell people that their hard work and sacrifice mean nothing, you tell
them not to work hard and sacrifice. This is the core message of socialism, and
the main reason it is always a colossal failure wherever it is tried. The
Brainless (mis)administration has been acting on this belief (that hard work and
sacrifice mean nothing), and look at the horrible results in only two years.|
8. Thought for the Day
During his commencement speech at Howard University, Brainless said that
"white supremacy" is "the most dangerous terrorist threat" to this country. His
view is not even remotely reflected in the crime statistics, and very few people
even know any white supremacists. Given how devastating Brainless' policies have
been to people of color, what idea do you think he was really trying to plant in
the minds of the students? How about, "You're black so you're a victim rather
than a person with the freedom to achieve great things."
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