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1. Good News: Where the Intel is Good
The America Last Campaign
Yesterday, I did an online search for "Canadian wildfires" and was
astounded at the information. They have, for example, 556 fires that are
officially "out of control". Plus all the other fires. The map makes it look
like the entire country is ablaze. Nearly all of the "lower 48" USA is
covered in the smoke from this fire, but it's not normal smoke. As smoke
travels, the heavier particles drop out and the finer ones remain (the same
is true of water flow). So now we have all these fine particles, plus
aerosolized plastic, poison oak, poison sumac, poison ivy, etc. that over
300 million occupants of the former "United States of America" (as it was
known before the coup) are breathing.
Just how bad are these particles? I have HEPA (.300 microns) filters
throughout my home. I also have a .100 micron electrostatic furnace filter.
My home is an allergy haven. But these smoke particles are present in my
home anyhow. I can't smell them, but I suffer their effect. It's important
to note this smoke is a combination of chemical irritants, ultra-fine
particles, and other irritants. Taking an antihistamine won't alleviate the
suffering. On the flipside, if you don't have a strong mucosal response, it
means your immune system is leaving you open to what is basically a chemical
What is the response from the Brainless administration? They want to
divert even MORE of our resources to our illegitimate and counterproductive
interference in the Russia / Ukraine conflict. Those Canadians can burn to
death and those USA citizens can choke all day.
The hatred of America that so profoundly colors every perception and
decision on the left has brought us to this point. Economically devastated,
socially torn, and now a major health threat. Don't confuse "major health
threat" with Covid, which was a scam intended to induce people to undergo an
experimental gene therapy with hugely adverse effects and no efficacy. The
fires are an actual health threat of huge proportion, but because they can't
be marketed to push some dangerous population reduction drug that brings in
billions for Big Pharma they do not get the attention of the Brainless
We need to get our country back. Speak truth to libtards between now and
the next fake election, and lobby your county election board to enact
measures that will limit election fraud. We cannot survive another four
years of this, and we may not survive this four if things keep going like
The Hate for Humans Campaign
The Brainless administration has come out with new rules that will put
air conditioning systems out of the reach of most Americans. But to "help"
us, they have come up with regulations that could save Americans a whopping
$4 a year on their electric bill. The problem with that "assistance" is
ceiling fans will more than triple in price and the retooling (and related)
costs will put the majority of ceiling fan manufacturers (all of which are
small businesses) out of business. This means millions of Americans will
have neither AC nor fans, even though almost nobody lives in a house
designed to cope without one or the other in hot summer months.
This, like the Covid scam, is a population reduction measure.
The typical ceiling fan lasts about eight years. I have four such fans
that are all over 30 years old. The secret to that is to keep the motor and
blades clean. I have an A2 blower for that purpose. A leaf blower (low
setting) also works well, as does the blower mode of a vacuum cleaner (what
I used before I had the A2). A damp microfiber cloth is good for cleaning
the blades, but it won't clean the motor; for that, you need air some
Clean the fans once a month, or if you have a rigorous air cleaning
system then once per quarter (I have a HEPA+ central filter plus HEPA
filters distributed in my house so not a lot of dust even gets on my fans).
If you do this in a bedroom, be sure to remove your pillows before starting
so they aren't covered in dust. Don't forget to clean your walls of dust
while you are at it. I like to shut the air returns, blow all the surfaces,
and exit the room. The dust and cobwebs will settle in less than 15 minutes,
after which they can be vacuumed up. Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe the
dust from surfaces, shake your bedding outside, and vacuum what remains.
Given the direction this HfHC is going, you can expect to save about
$1500 by doing the monthly or quarterly maintenance. If you don't want to do
that maintenance, how about sending me $1500 instead of giving it to the
Another tip on ceiling fans. Don't flip them on and off, this causes the
motor to overheat and dramatically shortens its life. If you accidentally
turn it on, let it run for ten minutes so the motor can dissipate the heat
generated by the inrush current it needed to start. If you just shut it
right back off, there's no cooling and the varnish that insulates the
windings will degrade because of the heat. Same principle applies to all
motors, keep this in mind when using your vacuum cleaner.
Defending Against Socialism/Communism
Covid isn't the disease we need to worry about. Socialism is the disease
we need to worry about.
- The Brainless administration's new budget doubles the budget deficit to
$2 trillion per year. Remember, the budget is always much less than actual
spending because there are off-budget expenditures and because the
exceptions are made to the planned spending. Also remember that the deficit
is the difference between rosy projections of income and actual spending.
Even with a balanced budget, the national debt will grow. The current
situation is worse than merely unsustainable. We all need to strongly speak
out against this gut shot to our economy. Contact your misrepresentative in
Congress today. Else, debt slavery, which is a core component of communism,
will be the central issue in all of our lives. And that's not good.
- Various boycotts continue to bring down "woke" companies. It is now to
the point that we sane people get taken at least somewhat seriously when we
raise an objection to companies that are woke but not YET under a boycott.
Use the contact form and/or call Customer Service to register your
disapproval over some or another woke action or policy. And use the phrase
"Go woke, go broke" in every correspondence.
- Bidenomics, an economic plan aimed squarely at devastating the economy,
is a raging success. Credit card debt has zoomed past $1 trillion, credit
card loan defaults are at a 10 year high, car loan faults are at a 10 year
high, mortgage defaults are of epic proportions and rent defaults are not
far behind, inflation is the highest it's ever been since the 1913 creation
of the Federal Reserve, energy costs (adjusted for inflation) are among the
highest of all time, and the sharp increase in food costs means millions of
Americans cannot afford to buy enough food. Adding to this success is the
fact that small businesses are folding left and right.
- In Pelosiland, aka, San Francisco, a criminal-coddling mecca of
socialism and stupidity, the District Attorney advocated public safety by
holding violent offenders accountable. Here's a video posted on (what I
consider) a leftwing news outlet:
- From Blabber Buzz: "In a significant ruling on Friday, the Fifth Circuit
Court of Appeals upheld a previous court decision, asserting that the Biden
Administration had infringed upon the First Amendment." The lawsuit was
initiated by then-Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, Louisiana's AG,
and five private plaintiffs earlier this year. Attorneys General from
other states are taking notice.
Unfortunately, the most we can hope for as a result of this ruling is less
heavy-handed censorship of the truth. It's not going to lead to the felony
trials that would result in the death penalty for the Covid scam-mongers
(Mr. Fauci, Ersatz-President Biden, the heads of the CDC, the heads of the
FDA, Mark Zuckerberg, and the executives of the legacy media companies (CNN,
New York times, MSNBC, etc.). All of these leftwing conspirators are guilty
of capital crimes. In a fair and just world, they would have been hung after
a trial in Nuremberg two years ago.
- Nutcase Nancy, who has inflicted the nation with her "America last"
insanity and her blatant communism as a member of Congress for decades,
announced she plans to once again use her LGBTQ constituency to secure yet
another term in Congress. The old bat is 83 now, isn't enough enough? How
Nutcase stays in office: Her Congressional District is totally within San
Francisco, and she panders to a loud fringe group that advocates for her.
Part of her pandering is to use her influence to get our tax dollars
transferred to these people and their screwball causes. The rest of the
country has paid dearly for this, and not just in terms of those wealth
It helps Nutcase that she is one of the most egregious liars in human
history. She manipulates the undiscerning by telling them what they want to
hear and mostly making it up out of thin air. The balance consists of gross
exaggerations, misrepresentations, leaps of logic, and other types of
deception. I subscribe to her newsletter, and each issue is simply shocking.
She was booed off the stage at a Liberalfest in New York. So even East Coast
liberals can't stomach her. We can fight Nutcase by writing to her and
asking her to move to Cuba. Just go to her website and drop the old bat a
line! You'll also need a valid address, you can use this one for Walmart:
1400 Hilltop Mall Road | Richmond, CA 94806. Or look up a hotel or The UPS
Store and use their address.
- During her term as Mayor, Lori Lightfoot transformed Chicago from a
cesspool of crime to an extreme cesspool of crime. She did this by various
means, including defunding the police, pushing hard with the Illinois
violent criminal OSHA program (disarming their potential victims, which is
actually a felony called "accessory to murder"), praising violent groups
such as Black Lives Manipulated, enforcing the "dress like a bank robber"
mandates, and just about anything else that can make Chicagoans dramatically
less safe. Recently, a Chicago news crew was robbed while reporting on a
string of robberies in the city.
Lightfoot, who was "elected" (put into place by corrupt communist power
brokers, an Illinois tradition that goes back many decades) cannot be
prosecuted for her crimes against Chicago because "elected" officials are
exempt from accountability under the theory the "voters" hold them
accountable by voting them out of office after the damage has been done.
These people are even protected from social shaming, for the most part. What
we can do is hold Chicago up as an example of how a single communist, in the
right political position, can make one of our nation's five murder capitals
far worse than it already was. What's that about murder capitals? If you
remove those five cities from our homicide statistics, the USA has the
lowest homicide rate among all industrialized nations. And all five of those
cities have extreme "gun control" laws that are clearly designed to make
violent assault of innocent citizens safe to commit.
- Mitt "RINO" Romney has decided not to seek re-election. Perhaps a
Republican will take his seat, thus aiding in the struggle against
Corporate Immorality Alert!
The Ongoing Covid Scam: Tidbits
Dr. Janci Lindsay testifies about the gene therapy that has been falsely
marketed as a vaccine, and how harmful it is. You will have no doubt
that malice was involved.
Masktards and imbecility outlets like the CDC and the Mayo Clinic still
promote masks as somehow appropriate for protecting against Covid. This
just tells you stay the f*** away from the Mayo Clinic and don't trust
anything from the CDC. Here is a video (thanks to my 45+ year friend
Greg for this) that settles any questions on this non-issue:
. It's also on (communism-promoting, far leftwing) Facebook, which
usually sides with the narrative instead of the science.
Dr. John Littell, a Florida physician who spoke the truth about the
Covid "vaccines" had been stripped of his medical license for the
"crime" of honoring the hippocratic oath. And also of actually
practicing medicine instead of parroting the deadly narrative. His
license was recently reinstated. Meanwhile, Mr. Fauci and other
misinformation spreaders have yet to be censored or punished in any way.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1610315820433014784 The Covid jab is
having the intended effect (death to young people). Where is law
https://twitter.com/i/status/1703544942004478251 Cancer Genomics
expert Dr. Phillip Buckhaults testifies to the SC Senate on the DNA
contamination found in mRNA COVID "vaccines".
https://twitter.com/i/status/1703733037249511653 Dr. David
Martin on the criminal cartel WHO.
Mr. Fauci and a commentator on the Communist News Network display idiocy
in the extreme:
Faux President Brainless Biden showed even more idiocy not long after
this sad display of idiocy. His wife tested positive for Covid-19. The
test has an 80% false positive rating, and Covid-19 has been extinct for
over three years. Any person with two functioning brain cells would not
have taken the test in the first place, and failing that would not have
believed the results. It's like testing for a dodo bird (long extinct)
and getting a positive, the test is just wrong. His response? To wear a
mask indoors and around people. How the latter has anything
reality-based to do with the former cannot be explained. Update: By
08SEP, Brainless was observed disregarding the CDC's idiotic advice to
wear a dustmask in response to a biohazard. If even he can see how
stupid mask-wearing is, nobody else has an excuse.
It's also worth noting that in the past year his economic policies have
killed more Americans than Covid-19 has. This is not hard to figure that
out, since the economic devastation has been extreme and people who are
homeless and penniless have a low rate of survival while as noted
already Covid-19 has been extinct for over three years.
A Maryland school is forcing kids to wear face diapers because three
kids tested positive for the Covid test that has an 80% false positive
rate. The school made no mention of doing anything useful, such as
removing sugary snacks from the meal offerings, providing D3 tablets, or
holding a class session outdoors to give the kids additional sunlight.
The mask measure is as useful as deciding on an underwear color and
mandating that. This kind of stupidity tells us quite a bit about the
quality of "education", since incredibly stupid people are in charge of
that system. It's time for parents to take their kids out of that
school. What if no kids attended there one week from today? That would
send a clear message.
If establishments you do business with have a no fireams sign on the
door, ask if they will also post a no mask sign. Someone wearing a face
covering presents multiple hazards, including the spreading of disease.
Ask that they implement the mask ban policy in the interests of public
health. If they say it's a Covid issue, point out that the mask doesn't
cover the eyes and the pores in the fabric are four times the size of
the virus. Or just laugh at them and see how that works.
On 08 SEP, the City Council of Huntington Beach, CA (in Orange County, a
freedom enclave in the People's Republic of California) passed an
ordinance banning all future mandates for face diapers and clot shots.
You can expect other municipalities to follow this excellent example.
And you can expect human-haters in the PRC state government to challenge
the ordinance by fiat and intimidation before possibly trying to sue the
On the last Friday of August, a federal appeals court in Louisiana ruled
that the Farsical Disinformation Association (FDA) had overstepped its
boundaries by ruling that three doctors could not use Ivermectin
off-label to treat their Covid patients. This is a major breakthrough
for Big Pharma victims. Allowing doctors to practice medicine in
response to Covid will cost Big Pharma billions of dollars and set the
Bill Gates Population Reduction Program back considerably, so we can
expect a major pushback against this major pushback. But we outnumber
the psychopaths and we have lately been using our numbers to our
advantage in this fight.
On the first Sunday of September, Israel's Ministry of Health issued a
directive requiring all hospitals to resume testing new patients upon
admission [source: Frontline News]. The problem is the test has an 80%
false positive rate so the results obtained are worse than useless.
Even if someone actually has Covid, doctors (both in Israel and the USA)
are barred from administering medical aid such as prescribing
medications with a proven track record of nipping Covid. They are even
barred from ensuring patients have adequate levels of D3, K2, C, zinc,
and magnesium (a strategy that has a decades long record of
strengthening the immune system such that viruses are no challenge for
it). They are supposed to tell patients to wear masks (which increase
the spread of Covid), stay indoors (sunlight destroys viruses almost
instantly), use hand sanitizers (which remove the protective oil from
the skin, making it much less of a barrier to a virus), and get a
swab jammed way up their nose (a practice almost certainly to cause an
wound through which viruses can enter by the billions). However, they
will be allowed (pressured) to submit patients to an experimental gene
therapy that weakens their immune system, increases their all-cause
mortality (in the aggregate), causes massive clotting, causes brain
damage, causes heart damage, and causes many other adverse effects. This
has to be malice, not mere stupidity.
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 (over twice the size of what the cPen uses) 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
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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
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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
It's a topsy-turvy world. Misinformation sources such as the New York Times,
CDC, Mr. Fauci, FDA, and CNN have the backing of big media, big government, big
Pharma, and the stupiderati. People who speak the truth are not only called
misinformation spreaders, but are treated with hostility that is often well past
vicious. It's Orwell's 1984, and we are living in it.|
How do you know what's
real and what's not? How do you prevent the misinformation spreaders from
gas-lighting you? How do you keep your intellect intact? Your sanity?
There are many successful approaches. You may already have one that works
well for you. I prefer to use a battery of techniques, picking what's relevant
for a given situation. As a metaphor, yes, I own a hammer but I have many other
tools as well and when I need to perform a task I pick the tool that's right for
that particular task.
Here are some tools you can use:
- The smell test. This is a clever way of saying to look for the obvious.
When Mr. Fauci said a dust mask would protect against a virus, that
absurdity did not pass the smell test.
- Ask for examples. Someone says thousands of people are dying from Covid?
Ask them to name someone who had the symptoms (asymptomatic Covid is a lie),
wasn't in a nursing home, and died. They can't.
- Do the math. Politicians are noted for their "optimistic" math. Run the
- Look at all inputs to a system. This is why we know a coal-powered car
- Look at all of the outputs of a system. What is actually being produced?
How much of that is usable versus byproducts and waste? What is harmful
versus what is beneficial?
- Consider all likely effects, not just the target effect. If we put
unrealistic demands on water use for dishwashers, will people simply eat
from dirty dishes? Would you? What other options might a sane person pursue?
- Consider the source. Many people will quote a medical doctor to back
some claim about health care. But medical doctors do not get trained in
health care. We can see this demonstrated in the huge sleep deprivation
inflicted on interns. No health care system would permit such a thing.
- Consider the messenger. Most people simply parrot something out of a
need for approval. But that doesn't make it true. Listen carefully to people
who weigh things carefully; ask the others how they arrived at that
- Get the data. This isn't always easy. But get what data you can. Often,
you don't need all that much to show a belief is wrong or to show it's
- Check the pressure. If you feel like you're being threatened, bullied,
or pressured in some other way to accept something as true, then it's almost
certainly false. Obverse if you are pressured into denying something is
- Check your ego. Don't let yourself get caught up in "being right." The
best kind of argument is the one you learn something from, and typically
that means the other person "wins". More often, you were rational and they
persuaded you by using facts and logic. And these situations don't really
feel like an argument because it's about learning not about being right.
- Think "what if" questions. A buddy says he dumps used motor oil in the
culvert. By the time it's diluted in the river, there isn't much pollution.
But "what if" half a dozen other people did it? What if everybody did it?
- Think "old school". When Mr. Fauci and his fellow criminals were hawking
the unsafe and ineffective clot shot and saying incredibly stupid things
about wearing face diapers, a reasoning person could quickly bypass that by
considering the old school solutions. I remember taking zinc lozenges as a
kid, during flu season. It turns out that zinc can really help a person zap
Covid. Other solutions? High doses of vitamin C, high doses of D3, drink
plenty of fluids, get at least 3X the RDA of magnesium, have little or no
processed food, get plenty of sleep, and get fresh air outside. This all
worked "back then" and it all works now.
- Think in a non-linear way. It's not always a straight shot from A to B.
Sometimes, you need to use an arc in your approach. This is a main
difference between toe to toe fighting styles and fighting styles that
actually work in the real world. Allow your mind to chew on the idea, to
associate with related and even unrelated concepts. I have come up with some
excellent designs using this approach, and it also works well for filtering
BS from reality. It allows you to form a mosaic of sorts, and things that
don't belong stand out.
- Draw it on paper. Try to represent things on paper. You can use
different shapes to represent different things and different sizes of those
shapes to represent relative magnitudes. Or use a numerical approach;
algebraically manipulation can provide keen insights. Toss in some calculus,
and you can see even more. Though I mention this last, it's often a
first-used technique for engineers. We seem to speak this language by
default, when it comes to getting a complex idea across. You may notice that
libtards never use this technique, and that's because what they say simply
doesn't add up.
4. Finance tip
Whatever figures the government publishes about the inflation rate, call BS on
Since the coup, the money supply has increased 83%. Meanwhile, actual
output has dropped due to a slew of factors such as the "Covid shutdown", supply
chain interruption, energy constriction, government-sponsored looting and
pillaging, massive increases in economically damaging regulations, and health
damage to the workforce from the immunity reduction clot shots. So even if the
money supply had not grown by even one cent, we would have inflation. To nearly
double in three years is mind-boggling. Looking at this massive increase in the
money supply along with a significant drop in economic output, we can
confidently say the inflation rate is at least 83% and maybe over 100% (meaning
the value of the dollar is half what it was before the coup). It's not
completely reflected in prices (that takes time), this year only three models of
new car cost less than $20K.
Remember I said to call BS on the government figures? I just showed you that
inflation is close to 100% (dollar is worth half as much) over the past three
years. They claim inflation is 19%, which means they are off by a factor of 5.
Try being that far off when you file your 1040, you'll go to prison and never
get out. Anything else they may say should be assumed to be false, because it is
likely very far from the truth.
This (nearly) 100% rate of inflation means all of us pay a (nearly) 50% tax on our income,
in addition to what we pay via Social Security and the 1040 tax. No wonder
consumer credit card debt passed $1 trillion and is still soaring. No wonder
credit card defaults are at record levels, people are defaulting on their
mortgages, and millions of renters are behind on their rent.
But don't let this trick you into saving money at great cost. The lowest
price is not usually the least expensive.
Oil change example
Recently, I changed my car's engine oil and filter, which cost me just over $65.
Granted, it was Mobil One full synthetic and a K&N filter. But still, this was
sticker shock. My last oil change cost half as much. I griped about this to a
neighbor, who said he took his car to X (I forget the name of the place) and
they did it for him for $49.95.
He got ripped off, here is why:
- The shop used either the old paraffin-based oil (which doesn't lubricate
nearly as well) or a synthetic blend (which negates the primary benefit of
synthetic, that being the molecules are all the same size).
- The shop used a cheap filter, if they even bothered to replace his old
one. Many oil change places don't change the filter, even if they say they
- A good mechanic will wipe the filter boss surface and oil the
replacement filter seal before installing the new filter. Oil change places
rarely hire good mechanics.
- It is rare, if ever, that a shop will allow the pan to drain until
hardly any of the old oil drips out. I let mine drip for at least half an
hour (while I go off and do something else).
Had this shop used the oil and filter I used, they would have charged $99.95
- Rarely check for leaks.
- Don't start the engine, look for leaks, then come back an hour later to
check the oil level. Of course, you could drive home from the shop and check
it yourself after an hour.
- May cross-thread or overtighten your pan plug.
- Typically overtighten the filter.
- Typically do not do a full fluid check at the same time. I check the
power steering, brake master cylinder, windshield washer tank, and radiator
overflow tank. This is one of the things I do while the oil is dripping out
of the pan.
Avoid false economy
It is not always false economy to pay somebody to do a job that you can do
yourself, but it usually is. The oil change example is a case in point. But of
course, you need the skills and tools to do the job properly or you will really
hemorrhage money. In my teens, we had a neighbor who saved money by changing his
own oil. He didn't have the methodology that is taught to mechanics, so he left
the pan plug out and consequently there was no oil in the pan. His wife drove
the car off the next day, and the engine seized. There are several checksums a
trained mechanic performs to prevent this and other problems. The same guy, a
couple of years later, didn't count his oil cans before starting and put in only
three quarts instead of five. The next day he set out with a boat in two for a
weekend at the lake. His engine seized.
Another case in point is preparing meals versus home delivery of meals or
similar services. If you are organized, it doesn't take much time to shop for
groceries. If you aren't completely stupid, you are capable of making many
different kinds of simple, tasty, nutritious meals. If you don't know how to do
anything in the kitchen, well there is YouTube. Look at whatever you are buying
now that is already prepared for you and learn how to make it yourself. Try to
make as many things from scratch as you can. Many things don't take much time at
all. I make my own baking powder using cream of tartar, potato starch, and
baking soda. Three ingredients, and I'm done in just a few minutes. I spend less
than half as much and don't get the aluminum that is in all major brands.
Again, you need the skills and tools. The difference between this example and
the oil change in that regard is with food you can "take baby steps" and add to
your skill base over time.
I get a sense of satisfaction from doing my own maintenance and repairs on my
car, computers, house, and even my body. And I save a ton of money while
ensuring the work is done to high standards. Not always perfect, but certainly a
yeoman's job at the very least.
With the Brainless administration doing more and more to ensure we have less
and less, it's wise to have more than a little self-sufficiency. Having the
right tools and the skill to use them is never a bad idea.
5. Security tip
Here's some info I got from Midwest Computer Solutions in Indiana.|
support scams are schemes where cybercriminals impersonate legitimate tech
support agents or companies to gain access to your computer or personal
information. They use various tactics, such as phone calls, pop-up ads, or
emails, to deceive individuals into believing that their device has a
critical issue that requires immediate attention."
The article goes on to list four red flags. There are actually many more
than four. The scan often goes like this:
- A robo dialer calls you. he call often has your area code on Caller
ID along with a person's name you don't recognize or the name of a
city--that's when you hang up or ignore the call in the first place.
- If you make the mistake of picking up, you say hello and there's
silence before you hear someone pick up. That's when you hang up.
- If you haven't yet hung up, the caller then addresses you in a
Pakistani or Indian accent. That's when you hang up.
- If you haven't yet hung up, the scammer tells you they are with
Microsoft Support or some other oxymoronic organization. That's when you
- If you haven't yet hung up, the scammer then starts pressuring you
as if there's some emergency. That's when you hang up.
- On and on this goes, until they have milked you for all kinds of
identity information, a credit card number, a password, etc. But if they
can get you to download and run a "troubleshooting app" they don't have
to ask for those things because their bot will simply steal them. That's
when it's too late to hang up.
How do you defend yourself? Read the last sentence in bullets 2, 3, 4,
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
when this photo was taken, 10 days before my 63rd birthday:
Weight: 152.6 lbs, which is more than the 148.8lbs from the
2022 shoot. I am also leaner for this one (notice the striations in my left
Bodyfat: Unknown, but well below what the Tanita scale says
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
Number of eggs eaten per day: Between 7 and 10
Percent of diet that is processed food: 0
Amount of meat, wheat, corn, or soy eaten annually: 0
Number of clot shots received: 0.
all of my climbing videos here:
https://tinyurl.com/ClimbingSigChannel. Some cool climbing videos:
Update from last eNL: The anomaly on my abdomen is a lipoma ("complex fatty
cyst" as they put it). It's very small, but too large to be Joe Biden's
You've noticed the new pic. Yes, those are striations on my
right pec. The lipoma is tiny and sits right on top of an ab "bar" so is
hard to see.
Do I fast?
Often when people see my physique detail such as shoulder striations or
they assume I do regular fasting to get those cuts. Another reason people
assume I do some kind of fasting is I do not get sick, they've come to
associate wellness with things like fasting. As if food makes you sick or
not eating improves your health.
The reality is I do not skip meals, workouts, or sleeping time. Skipping
meals puts unnecessary stress on the body, interrupts peristalsis (the "food
conveyor belt"), puts you into ketosis (with the bad breath that comes with
it), and has other bad effects.
Fasting vs. meal skipping
Notice that I changed from "fasting" to "meal skipping" here. The reason
is not all fasting involves skipping meals, but for most people it is the
same thing. Some people will do "low protein fasting" and if you use this
strategically it's beneficial. When I prepare for a photoshoot, I "fast"
from specific fats (for example, avocados) to reduce my total fat intake
because fat is twice as caloric per unit of weight as carbs or protein. I
also "fast" from protein shakes; I have fewer of them and they are only 1/4
the normal size. I also will skip a sweet potato two or three times a week,
"fasting" from those to reduce total calories. But in no case am I skipping
Once we are into cold weather, I do the opposite of fasting. I bake
non-toxic pumpkin pies (no wheat, no sugar, unhomogenized Amish milk,
organic pumpkin, organic eggs, organic butter, etc. and they are mostly
protein) and I like to put organic, non-heated honey on it. Yes, each jar of
honey is a calorie bomb; my "solution" is to bake more pies on which to
spread the honey over more time. Hey, if it works.... And I will have the
pie in lieu of my usual omelet or in lieu of my usual breakfast.
Meal skipping almost always goes in the negative column when it comes to
health, bogus claims to the contrary. One bogus claim is it cleanses your
colon. It doesn't cleanse your colon, it actually has the opposite effect.
There can be good reasons to skip a meal, but those reasons would require
unusual circumstances. Some medical procedures, for example, might require
total fasting for X time. But do you really need those procedures? I refuse
to take the fasting sugar blood test, because it makes no sense for me when
I already do the things that cause the reading to be good. In other words, I
look at the inputs and don't need the test to tell me I am doing them right.
And the same goes for the colonoscopy; I don't get one because I eat
eggplant every day and I do not eat hydrogenated oils or seed oils.
When I had the ultrasound on my abdominal anomaly, they at first told me
it required an eight hour fast of food and liquids. I told them then it's
not going to happen. We worked out an agreement to a 5.5 hour fast. I could
accommodate it with 2.5 hrs less to deal with. I set an alarm to get me up
at 0200, at which time I ate my normal 0530 meal minus the coffee. I went
back to bed and fell asleep within minutes. My scan was scheduled for 0800.
I arrived for my scan at 0740 and was on my way home at 0755. I had my
normal 0900 omelet (with that missing coffee).
Good reasons not to skip
Here are some of the advantages of not skipping meals:
- You optimize nutrient absorption by spreading it across the day.
Consider vitamin C, as an example. It's water soluble and you can absorb
only so much at a time. You can uptake 5 or 6 times as much useful C by
simply spreading your intake across the day.
- Spreading meal input across the day limits the peak loading on your
liver, kidneys, and pancreas by spreading digestion across the day.
- You condition your stomach to be smaller.
- It improves bowel regularity.
- You get continual colon cleansing, as opposed to fasting where
things will sit and ferment until more fiber comes down the pipe.
- There is less stress on your bladder.
- You eliminate the starvation response, thus you burn more calories
while at rest.
- You eliminate the starvation response, thus you don't get cravings
that add huge amounts of calories that just get stored as fat.
- Your body can absorb only so much protein at a time, and because
your body cannot store protein it converts the excess to fat. Cutting
your meals in half to get six into a day means you eliminate this
problem unless you are over supplementing protein. Most people do not
count plants as protein sources, but every plant has the same 20 amino
acids as meat. You might be surprised at how much protein you do eat.
- Your "healthy gut" biota don't enter a weak state in which they can
be overwhelmed by "sick gut" biota.
- Fluctuations in your energy level are greatly reduced.
- The endocrine disruption that results from trying to process too
many carbs at once is eliminated. Carbs aren't bad, you need them. The
problem is when you get too many at one time and your insulin level goes
way up (this drives testosterone way down, and has other bad effects).
When I say "carbs" I do not mean processed junk.
- The normal short-term nutrient deficiencies arising from skipping
meals are eliminated. In fasting, whether intermittent or some other
type, you will experience deficiencies in some nutrients.
- A whole food diet is satisfying in many ways, and emotionally
- Meals allow for natural breaks in your day. This improves your
productivity and while also reducing fatigue.
- If you train hard, you should always be recovering from something.
You need nutrients to recover, and by not skipping meals you get them.
- If you train hard, you need the caloric input so you can train hard
enough to get the adaptive response. Not skipping meals means you go at
this with an adequately full tank.
- Eating on a regular schedule helps set your circadian rhythm. You
sleep better when you don't skip meals.
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.
Mr. Fauci originally said a .300 aperture mask won't stop a .070 wide virus.
Then he said it would. Now he says it's an individual thing. Perhaps it's time
for this "doctor" to take a third grade math class. He is not alone in spewing
absurdities about masking, but that doesn't make his absurdities any less
8. Thought for the Day
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
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