Wednesday, July 27, 2011

When will Obama crack in Public

Mychal Massie
At a time when many Americans can barely afford Burger King and a movie, Obama boasts of spending a billion dollars on his re-election campaign. Questioned at a recent appearance about the spiraling fuel costs, Obama said, "Get used to it" – and with an insouciant grin and chortle, he told another person at the event, who complained about the effect high fuel prices were having on his family, to "get a more fuel-efficient car."

The Obamas behave as if they were sharecroppers living in a trailer and hit the Powerball, but instead of getting new tires for their trailer and a new pickup truck, they moved to Washington. And instead of making possum pie, with goats and chickens in the front yard, they're spending and living large at taxpayer expense – opulent vacations, gala balls, resplendent dinners and exclusive command performances at the White House, grand date nights, golf, basketball, more golf, exclusive resorts and still more golf.

Expensive, ill-fitting and ill-chosen wigs and fashions hardly befit the first lady of the United States. The Obamas have behaved in every way but presidential – which is why it's so offensive when we hear Obama say, in order "to restore fiscal responsibility, we all need to share in the sacrifice – but we don't have to sacrifice the America we believe in."

The American people have been sacrificing; it is he and his family who are behaving as if they've never had two nickels to rub together – and now, having hit the mother lode, they're going to spend away their feelings of inadequacy at the taxpayers' expense.

Why do modern liberals think and act as they do? Find out in Dr. Lyle Rossiter's book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness."

Obama continues to exhibit behavior that, at best, can be described as mobocratic and, at worst, reveals a deeply damaged individual. In a February 2010 column, I asked, "Is Obama unraveling?" I wrote that it was beginning to appear the growing mistrust of him and contempt for his policies was beginning to have a destabilizing effect on him.

At that time, I wrote that not having things go one's way can be a bitter pill, but reasonable people don't behave as he was behaving. He had insulted Republicans at their luncheon, where he had been an invited guest. I had speculated that was, in part, what had led him to falsely accuse Supreme Court justices before Congress, the nation and the world, during the 2010 State of the Union address.

It appeared, at that time, as if he were "fraying around the emotional edges." That behavior has not abated – it has become more pronounced. While addressing the nation, after being forced to explain the validity of his unilateral aggression with Libya, America witnessed a petulant individual scowling and scolding the public for daring to insist he explain his actions.

But during an afternoon speech to address the budget/debt, he took his scornful, unstable despotic behavior to depths that should give the nation cause for concern. Displaying a dark psychopathy more representative of an episode of "The Tudors" television series, he invited Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to sit in the front row during his speech and then proceeded to berate both Ryan and Ryan's budget-cutting plan. Even liberal Democrats were put off by the act. MSNBC's Joe Scarborough questioned the sanity of Obama's actions.

Today, criticism is coming from all sides. A senior Democrat lawmaker said, "I have been very disappointed in [Obama], to the point where I'm embarrassed that I endorsed him. It's so bad that some of us are thinking, is there some way we can replace him? How do you get rid of this guy?" ("Democrats' Disgust with Obama," The Daily Beast, April 15, 2011)

Steve McCann wrote: Obama's speech "was chock full of lies, deceit and crass fear-mongering. It must be said that [he] is the most dishonest, deceitful and mendacious person in a position of power I have ever witnessed" ("The Mendacity of Barack Obama,", April 15, 2011).

McCann continued: "[His] performance was the culmination of four years of outright lies and narcissism that have been largely ignored by the media, including some in the conservative press and political class who are loath to call [him] what he is in the bluntest of terms: a liar and a fraud. That he relies on his skin color to intimidate, either outright or by insinuation [against] those who oppose his radical agenda only add to his audacity. It is apparent that he has gotten away with his character flaws his entire life, aided and abetted by sycophants around him. …"

With these being among the kinder rebukes being directed at Obama, and with people becoming less intimidated by his willingness to use race as a bludgeon, with falling poll numbers in every meaningful category and an increasingly aggressive tea-party opposition – how much longer before he cracks completely?

The coming months of political life are not going to be pleasant for Obama. Possessed by a self-perceived palatine mindset, that in his mind places him above criticism, how long before he cracks in public? Can America risk a man with a documented track record of lying and misrepresenting truth as a basic way of life, who is becoming increasingly more contumelious?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Type 2 Sugar Diabetes

The best article on the internet about diabetes:

It's the disease that's becoming more and more prevalent among westernized cultures. Diabetes, along with the obesity epidemic that's fueling it, is growing rampant and the numbers behind the illness are almost too large to wrap your mind around. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 25.8 million people have diabetes in the United States. That's approximately 8.3% of the population. But that's not the disturbing part. The real kicker is another 79 million people in the U.S. are at risk for developing diabetes and are classified as having prediabetes

For the whole article

Here's more about IMCL:

Insulin resistance is common in obesity [10,11], as evidenced by low rates of whole-body glucose uptake during euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamping [12]. Weight loss has been shown to improve insulin-mediated glucose disposal by enhancing both oxidation and storage of glucose in skeletal muscle [13,14,15]. The mechanisms whereby weight loss, by diet or surgery, improves insulin resistance are incompletely understood. Recently, attention has focused on the content, localization, and composition of fat within skeletal muscle as determinants of insulin resistance. Several studies have reported an inverse relationship between insulin action and the fatty-acid composition of skeletal muscle phospholipids [16], muscle triglyceride levels [17,18,19,20], and saturated fatty acids in muscle triglycerides [21]. Less information is available on the localization, intracellular or interfibrillar, of lipids in human skeletal muscle and its specific impact on insulin action. Muscle attenuation on computed tomography scans, believed to reflect intramuscle lipid content, has been reported to be accentuated in obese women [22] and to be reciprocally related to insulin sensitivity [20]. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy has been validated against a chemical extraction method and used to establish a reciprocal relationship between intramyocellular lipid accumulation and insulin sensitivity in healthy individuals [23]. The accuracy of this approach in obese patients or obese patients with diabetes has not been established, however. By quantitative histochemistry, Phillips et al. [18] found an inverse relationship between intracellular lipids in the gastrocnemius of nondiabetic women and muscle glycogen synthase activity but not insulin sensitivity. In another ex vivo study using histochemistry, lipid accumulation was demonstrated within muscle fibers of the vastus lateralis in obese individuals [24].

The relation of intramyocellular fat depots to total body fat and their physiological regulation are not well known. In rats fed a high-fat diet, acute dietary lipid withdrawal is associated with an improvement of muscle insulin resistance [25]. Likewise, reducing tissue lipid availability in rats by peroxisome proliferator–activated receptor- agonism has been reported to enhance insulin sensitivity [26]. On these grounds, it has been hypothesized that selective depletion of intracellular fat depots in skeletal muscle is the key metabolic change that leads to reversal of insulin resistance independent of fat mass (FM) loss

In this video link below, Dr Furhman explains how his article was denied for publication in a diabetes magazine:

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Public Edu and The Internet

Below is a link about using the internet to facilitate all learners in school. It turns education on its head. Instead of doing homework at home and listening to the lecture at school, the kids watch the videos on the internet at home and the teacher at school helps them with their homework.


For years, teachers like Thordarson have complained about the frustrations of teaching to the “middle” of the class. They stand at the whiteboard, trying to get 25 or more students to learn the same stuff at the same pace. And, of course, it never really works: Advanced kids get bored and tune out, lagging ones get lost and tune out, and pretty soon half the class isn’t paying attention.

The result is that Thordarson’s students move at their own pace. Those who are struggling get surgically targeted guidance, while advanced kids like Carpenter rocket far ahead; once they’re answering questions without making mistakes, Khan’s site automatically recommends new topics to move on to. Over half the class is now tackling subjects like algebra and geometric formulas. And even the less precocious kids are improving: Only 3 percent of her students were classified as average or lower in end-of-year tests, down from 13 percent at midyear.

Click here for the whole article

Here's a link to Khan's Academy

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ron Paul, America Will Default

Excellent video. Ron Paul, speaking in the House of Representatives, that America will default on its debt.

Watch Ron Paul's short five minute speech about America defaulting on its debt. How we default is not by not sending out the checks, but through creating such massive inflation, that the checks won't buy anything.

He says that our debt for this year alone is not $1.6 trillion, but in reality $5 trillion. For one year! Ron Paul can be doing one of two things, either lying or telling the truth.

People who I greatly admire say Ron Paul is not the man for president. But these are desperate times. If we don't do something dramatic, we're setting ourselves up for destruction. Ron Paul is the most serious person I see that deals with America's most important problem, debt. Even crazy Islamofascism, Iran's nuclear weapons, sad to say, play a less important role than the path we're taking with America's debt.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Law Of Sacrifice

From the Art of Manliness

What Is Sacrifice?

When we hear the word sacrifice, we often think of completely selfless acts in which someone does something for another entirely for the other person’s benefit. The image of a soldier sacrificing his life for his comrades frequently comes to mind.

But sacrifice isn’t purely altruistic. The best definition of sacrifice is this: “To forfeit something for something else considered to have a greater value.” (American Heritage Dictionary, emphasis mine). Sacrifice does not mean giving up something for nothing; it means giving up one thing for something else we believe is worth more.

Click on "Law of Sacrifice" to read the whole article.

Friday, July 15, 2011

About Money

This is a quote from Tim the Realist. I never looked at it this way, but I think it's brilliant.

Money is the one thing that we can send through time. By saving money, you are in effect sending it through time to your future self. By borrowing money, you are receiving money sent back through time from your future self, who will have to pay for it. The amount of money you can send through time depends on the amount of cash you currently have to send forward (save), and your current credit rating determines how much your future self can send back to you today.

Make $1,000,000 Per Day

Figuratively speaking of course.

This is how I make my $1,000,000 per day. And the more I do it, the easier it gets. In fact it becomes set on auto-pilot. And that is to eat nothing but healthy foods all day long. Read a few of my past posts to get an idea of what are healthy foods. And by the way, the healthiest food to eat is salad. Make a big batch that will last for 4 or 5 days, and store it in the refrigerator.

So why do I consider eating healthy like making a million dollars a day? Because everyday is like putting money into a health account that will pay dividends in the future. Not only do I hope that this diet will help me live longer, but that while I'm alive, I'll live an active vigorous life into my old age.

One million dollars sounds like an exaggeration I know. But think of old billionaires and how they would give up their billions to experience good health. As far as I'm concerned, $1,000,000 per day is an exaggeration the other way. Eating healthy is worth way more than $1 mill/day.

I'm always amazed at how much sickness I see around me. Our bodies yearn for great health. If two microscopic cells can create you and I, don't you think our bodies with the proper nutrition can give us excellent health? But there's our culture and there is reason. For the vast majority, culture will always win out over reason.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Duplicate an object using a 3D Printer

This is crazy


A month ago I posted this, saying how fantastic it was to make a tool strictly from a printer. And I said elsewhere, in 5-10 years, this would be looked upon as quaint.

Lo and behold, less than a month later, an airplane, except for the motor, is built from a printer.

Here's another cool article

This comment from Bill Watkins at

I expect the growth of three-dimensional printers to be something like what we saw with copy machines. The first copy machine I used was in a drug store, and it was coin operated. Then, the banks made them available to customers. Today, we all have at least one in our home and one at the office.

The day will come when three-dimensional printers will be ubiquitous. You will download instructions for products from some company like Amazon. Then you will produce your good, without the need for an industrial building or a brick and mortar retailer. Producers of products that can’t be printed will print parts, reducing the demand for other producers, inventories, and shipping

Netanyahu Offers Help

Why does Israel and America want to help freedom loving countries and China/Russia want to sell death to Iran? It's because some countries are based on moral values while others are amoral.

The Perfect Diet

It's called the EFFO Diet.

What does EFFO stand for? Eat Fiber Foods Only.

Or do this: Look at what most people eat in developed countries and do the opposite. Ninety percent of food eaten contains no fiber, and ten percent contains fiber. Eat ninety percent fiber and ten percent crap.

Fiber can be found in vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.
Fiber can't be found eating meats, dairy, and processed foods.

Some call me a vegan because I eat no meat or dairy. I call myself EFFO Man.

Eating bad foods is part of our culture. Even when we think we're doing good, we're still doing harm to our bodies. For example, eating a salad--the salad is good, but after the dairy/oil based dressing is applied, the harm benefits outweigh the health benefits. Same goes for a baked potato. After the butter and sour cream is applied, it also becomes more detrimental than beneficial. And drinking that diet coke is not going to make you any healthier.

Think EFFO. And SSS--soups, salads and shakes. It becomes an enjoyable way to partake of the most healthy diet on the planet.

What makes it a healthy diet? Lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol/LDL, lower A1c, and lower HSCRP. And a lower body weight isn't a bad marker either. These are the true measures of health and they are easily quantifiable.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lt. Dan Band

I wish I could go to a movie theatre and watch a movie like this:

The Lt Dan Band Movie.

But the good thing is, you can watch this movie right now on your computer for $3.99. It's an uplifting movie with Lt Dan giving his support to the troops, those who gave their lives on 911, and even the children of Iraq.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Upton Sinclair-The Fasting Cure

Many are familiar with Upton Sinclair's great book The Jungle.

But a little know fact is that Upton Sinclair was a believer in fasting.

Here's a free Google book by Upton Sinclair, titled The Fasting Cure.

Rip Esselstyn--The Engine 2 Diet

I'm passionate about nutrition. But most books about nutrition are full of BS. Many half truths that cause way more damage than help. Is there a right way to eat? How dare you say there are foods that are good for you, and foods that are dangerous to your health?

The fact is, there is a right diet. And Rip Esselstyn's book, The Engine 2 Diet, is jammed packed with solid information on what are the right foods to eat. And he backs it up with numbers. Numbers that he says that we should all know--what is our cholesterol level, HDL, LDL, triglycerides (blood fats), and glucose sugar level. These numbers don't lie and these are the numbers we should hold dear.

I highly recommend reading Rip Esselstyn's book. While reading his book, he talks about his famous father, Dr Caldwell Esselstyn. Read his book too-How To Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. Learn how Dr Esselstyn took a group of people who either were given up for dead, or refused heart surgery and see how they stopped their heart disease dead in their tracks.

Luigi Cornaro, Italian Nobleman

Luigi Cornaro-Author of The Temperate Life or How To Live 100 Years--Lived from 1464-1566.

This is an introduction written by Hereward Carrington

by Hereward Carrington
to Cornaro's Discourses on a Sober and Temperate Life

This famous work, by Louis Cornaro, The Temperate Life, (sometimes titled, How to Live 100 Years), has been translated into many different languages. Yet it is hardly known to anyone today. But it is one of the greatest books on Hygiene ever written, and Health Research is certainly to be congratulated in having made this reprint of it, thereby bringing it before the reading public.

Cornaro was a Venetian nobleman, four of his ancestors having been Doges of the "Serene Republic." He was born in 1464, and lived to the age of 102, dying in 1566. Like the majority of young gallants of his day, Louis Cornaro lived a reckless and dissipated life, the result being that he completely broke-down, at the age of forty, and was given-up by his physicians to die. He was indeed a physical wreck!

Taking matters into his own hands, however, Cornaro decided to reform his life, and see what the results would be. He simplified his diet and cut down on the quantity of food to the barest minimum. Within a few days he began to see the difference, and at the end of a year found himself completely restored to health. Seeing this, he continued this simple and abstemious life for the rest of his life. He limited himself to twelve ounces of solid food daily and fourteen ounces of wine. (If the modern Hygienist should raise his eyebrows at this, he should remember that wine, in the Latin countries, is very light, and is drunk by them at meals, just as we drink water. It is taken as a matter-of-course. Fourteen ounces is a comparatively small amount.)

Cornaro's book, "La Vita Sobria," consists of four "Discourses," the first being written at the age of eighty-three, the second at eighty-six, the third at ninety-one, and the fourth at ninety-five. To the end of his life Cornaro continued to lead an active and useful existence, devoting much of his time and energy to the spreading of these doctrines and in attempts to spread the knowledge of dietetic reform. It is safe to say that, since his work was published, many thousands have regained health and prolonged their lives by reason of his teachings.

While these are fully set forth in the treatise which follows, I cannot refrain from quoting a few brief passages, which illustrate how "modern" many of his views were, and how true a "Hygienist" he really was. Take the following sentences, for example:". . . . And there is no doubt that if the one so advised were to act accordingly, he would avoid all sickness in the future; because a well-regulated life removes the causes of disease. Thus, for the remainder of his days, he would have no further need either of doctors or of medicines."
"Should he, when ill, continue to eat the same amount as when in health, he would surely die; while, were he to eat more, he would die all the sooner. For his natural powers, already oppressed with sickness, would thereby be burdened beyond endurance, having had forced upon them a quantity of food greater than they could support under the circumstances. A reduced quantity, is, in my opinion, all that is required to sustain the individual."

And again:
". . . . I accustomed myself to the habit of never fully satisfying my appetite, either with eating or drinking always leaving the table when able to take more. In this I acted according to the Proverb: Not to satiate one's self with food is the science of health."
How in accordance with our modern teachings!

Various editions of Cornaro's work have appeared in English translations. One of the earliest of these, editions, it seems, was issued in 1842, under the editorial supervision of Dr. John Burdell: another edition, undated, was published by the Crowell Company, and still another by the Health Culture Co., of New York in 1916. Meanwhile a little-known edition was issued in 1903, by William F. Butler, of Milwaukee. The latest to see the light of day is an English version, published in 1951, by the "Health for All Publishing Company."

Addison, writing in "The Spectator," (October 13, 1711), paid a glowing tribute to Cornaro; and so did Lord Bacon, in his "History of Life and Death." and Sir William Temple, in his "Health and Long Life," (16th cent.), while on August 10, 1817, Bartholomeo Gamba, a noted author in his day, delivered an address before the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, which consisted of a Eulogy of Louis Cornaro. Cornaro's sumptuous palace still stands in Padua, and may be visited by any tourist who is sufficiently interested to do so. Cornaro was the Administrator of the Bishopric of Padua for many years, under Cardinal Pisani. It is said that, in Italy, his work is still considered one of the ''classics."

It is evident, therefore, that Cornaro's influence has been long and enduring, and it is high time that modern health reformers should realize this and estimate him at his true worth. No one in the Middle Ages exerted so great an influence.

Cornaro emphasizes several points in his Treatise which are perhaps too often overlooked by the modern health enthusiast. He points out, first of all, that mere prolongation of life is in itself useless unless that life is healthy and contented. A long life full of disease and misery is worse than no life at all. The object of health should be, rather, to enable us to forget the body, and to carry on our interests and life-activities without impediment or interference, because of sickness or debility, thus permitting the free and full use of our faculties and talents. In short, we should DO something with our lives, besides merely living them; and the object of health is to insure this possibility, making a useful and constructive life possible. Health, then, is merely a means to an end, rather than an end in itself. (But, of course, until health is attained, it must be our primary object to attain it!)

This point-of-view was endorsed and indeed emphasized by both Bacon and Temple, the latter writing:
"The two great blessings of life are, in my opinion, health and good humor; and none contribute more to one another. Without health, all will allow life to be but a burden; and the several conditions of fortune to be all wearisome, dull, or disagreeable, without good humor . . . The vigor of the mind decays with that of the body, and not only humor and invention, but even judgment and resolution, change and languish with ill-constitution of body and of health. . . "

"That which I call temperance is a regular and simple diet, limited by every man's experience of his own easy digestion, and thereby proportioning, as near as well as can be, the daily repairs to the daily decays of our wasting bodies
"In the course of common life, a man must either often exercise, or rest, or take physic, or be sick; and the choice seems left to everyone as he likes. The first two are the best methods and means of preserving health . . . 'Tis true, physicians must be in danger of losing their credit with the vulgar if they should often tell a patient he has no need of physic, and prescribe only rules of diet or common use; most people would think they had lost their fee. But the first excellence of a physician's skill and care is discovered by resolving whether it be best in the case to administer any physic or none to trust to nature or to art; and the next, to give such prescriptions as, if they do no good, may be sure to do no harm."

Bacon, again, writes in much the same strain. He says:
"To preserve long life, the body of man must be considered . . . . Age is nothing of itself, being only the measure of time . . . . A pythagorian diet according to strict rules, and always exactly equal as that of Cornaro seemeth to be very effectual for long life. If there were anything eminent in the Spartans, that was to be imputed to the parsimony of their diet. . . . Certainly this is without all question: diet, well ordered, bears the greatest part in the prolongation of life. . . ."

"Hope is the most beneficial of all the affections, and cloth much for the prolongation of life, if it be not too often frustrated, but entertaineth the fancy with an expectation of good; therefore they which fix and propound to themselves some end as the mark and scope of their life and continually and by degrees go forward in the same, are, for the most part, long-lived."

Yet there are some who contend that "psychosomatic medicine" and the teachings of "new thought" and "applied psychology" are really new!

Cornaro was indeed a pioneer, and if there are some today who may think that there is nothing essentially novel in what he said, we must remember that, in his day, science, as we understand it, was almost an unknown factor; physiology had hardly been born and psychology undreamed of. Our knowledge of fasting, dietetics, food combinations, organic foods, etc., all came into being almost within the memory of men yet living - though many of the essentials were propounded by the great health reformers of the last century. (See The Fasting Story and The History of Natural Hygiene, both published by Health Research). Today we have a wealth of material to draw upon, as well as vast experience and the means of disseminating this knowledge. But when Cornaro wrote, none of this was in being. It is all the more remarkable, therefore, that he was enabled to write as he did, for the whys and hows of this method were not discovered until centuries later!

Cornaro himself, it seems, never actually fasted - merely reducing the quantity of food which he ate to an absolute minimum. The consequence was that it took him nearly a year to regain full health, whereas he could probably have achieved the same result within a month, had he taken more drastic measures. However, he did ultimately attain a state of excellent health, and for the ensuing sixty-odd years he maintained it by reason of his abstemious life. There is no reason why anyone could not do likewise!

Indeed, there is every reason why a man today should not do even better, for the things which constituted the basis of Cornaro's diet would be spurned by the modern Hygienist. Bread, eggs and the lighter meats were his staple foods, and practically no mention is made anywhere of fruits, salads, etc., which play so important a role in the reformed diet of today. Many of these were doubtless unknown and unprocurable when he lived, so that we should profit by the quality of the food we eat no less than by the quantity. But the mere fact that Cornaro regained and maintained his health, on his diet, shows us how important a factor the restriction of quantity is, and indicates that this is, in all probability, the most important single factor in the preservation of health and longevity . .

Cornaro's book was one of the first I read when I began my reading on Natural Hygiene, and the fact that I am writing this introduction to the book now is something of a thrill. I presume that Health Research asked me to write this prefactory material because they know that I am now long past seventy myself, and am one of the few surviving early health reformers . . . I suppose I am one of the few people living today who can truthfully say that he has never had a serious illness in his life, and never been inside a hospital, save as a visitor! But there is no reason why practically everyone could not say the same thing; the maintenance of health is such an easy matter that it seems almost odd that anyone should become ill! And if anyone asks how this desirable condition is to be brought about, one cannot do better than refer him to Cornaro's book, supplementing this by up-to-date advice and information on dietetics and general hygiene. There can be no doubt that a vital, healthy human race would result in consequence, - instead of the miserable and disease-ridden humanity that we see everywhere about us! Cornaro's great work should prove an important factor in achieving this desirable result. It is with this hope that the book is sent-forth on its mission!


Mike's thoughts:

Luigi Cornaro lived in the 1400s-1500s. I wonder, how badly could his fellow countrymen be eating? Surely they didn't have access to processed food, our hormone fat beef and our dairy.

And as Hereward Carrington states, Cornaro's diet was not the ideal hygenist diet. I think it is mainly Cornaro's consistent exercise of undereating is the reason he prospered.