The Chris Abraham Show
By Chris Abraham
tl:dr: Just a 52-year-old cisgender white male mansplaining his own self-importance. But good.
Full Summary: The musings of Chris Abraham as he aspires to know the world and himself while getting healthy, losing weight, becoming fit, and running his small business while living in South Arlington, Virginia. Walk with him a while and see what's up.
Full Summary: The musings of Chris Abraham as he aspires to know the world and himself while getting healthy, losing weight, becoming fit, and running his small business while living in South Arlington, Virginia. Walk with him a while and see what's up.
The Rittenhouse verdict was more about legal precedent and upholding and reënforcing gun laws than about Kyle Rittenhouse S3E6 ChrisCast
The Chris Abraham Show • By Chris Abraham • Nov 24, 2021
So this is what feeling full feels like so this is satiety thank you to the Carnivore diet for satiel healing baby it's good for me
The focus of the carnivore diet is fat and high protein. Both keep you feeling full for a long time and help reduce overeating, potentially leading to weight loss. Sensory specific satiety is a sensory hedonic phenomenon that refers to the declining satisfaction generated by the consumption of a certain type of food, and the consequent renewal in appetite resulting from the exposure to a new flavour or food. If someone's stomach feels full, it may feel as though they have eaten too much food. The stomach itself may feel tight, stretched, or uncomfortably heavy. Depending on the cause, this symptom may occur alongside others, such as: a bloated or distended stomach. On a carnivore diet, you can eat red meat, poultry, fish, and eggs. The diet excludes all produce, as well as grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Dairy is sometimes allowed. Overeating occurs when an individual consumes more calories in relation to the energy that is expended via physical activity or expelled via excretion, leading to weight gain and often obesity. Overeating is the defining characteristic of binge eating disorder. Food addiction (FA) is loosely defined as hedonic eating behavior involving the consumption of highly palatable foods (ie, foods high in salt, fat, and sugar) in quantities beyond homeostatic energy requirements. FA shares some common symptomology with other pathological eating disorders, such as binge eating. The so-called keto flu is a group of symptoms that may appear two to seven days after starting a ketogenic diet. Headache, foggy brain, fatigue, irritability, nausea, difficulty sleeping, and constipation are just some of the symptoms of this condition, which is not recognized by medicine. The carnivore diet can significantly reduce markers of systemic inflammation (like C-reactive protein and IL-6). This is likely due to a few factors such as: The removal of potentially irritating plant-based foods that you may be sensitive to will immediately decrease inflammation levels. The carnivore diet does two things at once: It infuses the gut with the gut-healing benefits of bone broth while also eliminating harder-to-digest vegetables, legumes, grains, and nuts and seeds. In other words, it still allows a person to get beneficial nutrients while giving the gut a break from working so hard.
October 26, 2022
My trials and travails with executive function disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Executive dysfunction is a term used to describe the range of cognitive, behavioral, and emotional difficulties which often occur as a result of another disorder or a traumatic brain injury. Individuals with executive dysfunction struggle with planning, problem-solving, organization, and time management. People with executive function issues may have the following symptoms: trouble managing emotions or impulses. problems with starting, organizing, planning, or completing tasks. trouble listening or paying attention. short-term memory issues. inability to multitask or balance tasks. socially inappropriate behavior. Common signs and symptoms of EFD in adults include: Forgetting to complete tasks Inability to keep track of personal items like keys and cell phones Trouble following conversations Losing train of thought Difficulty remembering steps in a multi-step processes Inability to remember names Often late Problems breaking big projects into steps Trouble meeting deadlines Unable to multitask Difficulty remembering abbreviations and acronyms People may experience: Behavioral: aggression, excitability, fidgeting, hyperactivity, impulsivity, irritability, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of words or actions Cognitive: absent-mindedness, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, problem paying attention, or short attention span Mood: anger, anxiety, boredom, excitement, or mood swings Also common: depression or learning disability These, and other common manifestations of EFD may be apparent at home: You have something you want to ask your friend, but she is on the phone and you must wait a few minutes before asking. By the time she is finished, you completely forget what you wanted to ask. When you are talking with a friend, you find it difficult to follow the conversation, forgetting what your friend said just moments before. When you are completing a task with several steps, such as getting the trash, taking it outside, and then putting a new bag in the trash can, you usually forget the last step. When you read something, you usually end up going back to re-read the prior section because you can’t remember it. You constantly misplace your cell phone. You feel like you waste time every day looking for your phone and other misplaced items like keys or glasses. You have difficulty finding a work-life balance. When you try to take on personal activities, it’s hard to figure out how much time to spend on what. Symptoms of Executive Dysfunction at Work Adderall can help increase your ability to pay attention, stay focused on an activity, and control behavior problems. It may also help you to organize your tasks and improve listening skills.This drug is also used to treat a certain sleeping disorder (narcolepsy) to help you stay awake during the day.
October 22, 2022
The lifestyle of the squalid feral honey badger who lives in a high rise pigsty but has cleaners
People with ADHD who have a hard time keeping things tidy usually aren't being lazy or thoughtless. They have trouble with a group of skills needed to tackle cleanup tasks and stay organized. These skills are known as executive function. ADHD and Messiness It's important to note that not every person with ADHD will experience tendencies toward messiness or disorganization in their space. And for Messiness and ADHD · Tips for getting organized · ADHD treatment "We offer professional cleaning services exclusively for apartments and condos at budget friendly rates. We are the Apartment Cleaning or Condo Cleaning of choice in the Washington DC - Arlington, VA - College Park, MD area. Our focus is on quality and efficiency. We work in teams (cleankeeper teams) to get more done in less time. With more than 15 years of experience in the cleaning industry, we are proud to show off our skills." One study, The Art of Thought, by Graham Wallas is often quoted when studying creative minds. The study attempts to put order to the creative mind and figure out what makes it tick by assigning 4 stages to the creative process and combining it with 3 super-factors of personality. It’s funny because the study albeit lengthy and fastidious, is quite messy (after all it was done by a creative). It seems no matter how we handle the subject of creativity, we get our hands dirty. So how can we possibly bring order to the messy minds of creators? A new paper offers some hope. Psychologists Guillaume Furst, Paolo Ghisletta and Todd Lubart present an integrative model of creativity and personality that is deeply grounded in past research on the personality of creative people. Which brings us back to the beginning of this article. Creativity involves many different stages. Those who are capable of reaching the heights of human creative expression are those who have the capacity for all of these characteristics and behaviors within themselves and are flexibly able to switch back and forth between them depending on the stage of the creative process, and what's most adaptive in the moment. I told you creativity is messy.
October 19, 2022
Moderate exercise done daily delivers exponential benefits in fitness and health compound interest.
The core idea of daily adaptation seems so obvious to me that it should not have to be stated. It goes against the grain for a competitive rower and rowing coach to advocate “moderate” rather than competitive rowing. Exercising every day seems extreme rather than moderate to many people. And rowing on a machine is not perceived as fun. D.P. Ordway, Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better: A Guide to Moderate Exercise One reason was to overcome the many misconceptions about rowing and healthy exercise. Many people mistakenly think rowing is not for everyone because it has to be strenuous and is inaccessible. The common idea of limiting exercise to three days per week also must be reconsidered. These two misconceptions bracket what this book is about. D.P. Ordway, Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better: A Guide to Moderate Exercise This book is based on a simple, self-evident truth: Your body adapts to how it is stimulated every day by tuning itself to do more of the same, only better. D.P. Ordway, Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better: A Guide to Moderate Exercise Your body is designed to be used more actively than occurs in the average, sedentary modern lifestyle. A simple conclusion follows from these two fundamental notions: A daily routine of breathing more deeply with moderate exercise will stimulate your body to develop greater fitness and energy. D.P. Ordway, Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better: A Guide to Moderate Exercise The worst bad habit is not to exercise. The most important good habit to develop is to exercise every day. D.P. Ordway, Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better: A Guide to Moderate Exercise The body responds daily to the activity it experiences whether we exercise it or not. For example, my body responds not only to the weight-lifting I do on Monday but also to my sitting at my desk, in airports, in the car, and in front of the computer and television on Tuesday through Thursday. D.P. Ordway, Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better: A Guide to Moderate Exercise The plan I set forth here is simple: Start rowing today on an indoor rowing machine. Do it easily, without pushing. And then continue to do it moderately every day, to the extent you can. D.P. Ordway, Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better: A Guide to Moderate Exercise Every day that you engage in exercise that safely and effectively causes you to breathe more deeply (but still comfortably) for thirty to forty-five minutes or more, your body will reward you with better lung power. Better lung power is the foundation of better fitness and that translates into yet more effective exercise. It is a cycle you will learn to use to your benefit. D.P. Ordway, Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better: A Guide to Moderate Exercise Keep in mind that every day you skip, every day you do not engage in some exercise that causes you to breathe more deeply, you are instructing your lungs to become less efficient. The body does not coast; it declines without positive stimulus. D.P. Ordway, Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better: A Guide to Moderate Exercise
October 18, 2022
For the portion of the carnivore and carnivore-adjacent communities that don't rely on salt, the primary perspective for omitting it from your diet is that additional salt is not needed beyond the trace amounts already found in meat. Because of a resulting decrease in insulin levels, reducing carbohydrates to the amounts recommended by the ketogenic diet that contribute to exhaustion or lightheadedness due to the high sodium loss. You'll need to incorporate extra sodium into your diet to counter this. Since Atkins is a naturally diuretic diet, you don't need to avoid salt to minimize water retention. The symptoms can be the result of an electrolyte imbalance caused by losing minerals along with fluid. Low sodium levels can become problematic when your kidneys dump too much of it. This is one reason people experience side effects on low carb diets, such as lightheadedness, fatigue, headaches, leg cramps, and even constipation (6). The best way to avoid this issue is to add more sodium to your diet. You'll need to incorporate extra sodium into your diet to counter this. Most ketogenic diet specialists suggest that followers should aim to eat two to four grams of sodium (2000-4000 mg) a day. Note that the minimum daily sodium concentration (RDA) for regular diets is 2300 mg An extra half-teaspoon of salt can be enough for optimal blood flow. The Fix – Moderate salt on a carnivore diet, keeping your intake to ½ of a teaspoon of salt, going higher in the case of added exercise or the induction period.
October 15, 2022
LMNT and Redmond's got what Carnivore Diets crave. It's got electrolytes! (Audio Fixed)
Joe Bowers : For the last time, I'm pretty sure what's killing the crops is this Brawndo stuff. Secretary of State : But Brawndo's got what plants crave. It's got electrolytes. What does Lmnt drink do? A tasty electrolyte drink mix that is formulated to help anyone with their electrolyte needs and is perfectly suited to folks following a keto, low-carb, or paleo diet. Products are automatically delivered on your schedule. Re-Lyte Boost Lemon Lime 254 grams Redmond Re-Lyte Boost is a clean energy drink that leaves you feeling focused and invigorated without giving you the jitters or causing you to crash. It gives you an amazing lift through an optimal blend of electrolytes, B-vitamins, green tea extract, beetroot extract, ginseng, Rhodiola rosea, and ashwagandha. The idea behind adding salt and other trace minerals to your diet comes from the biological breakdown of essential vitamin and mineral minimum requirements that you need. Sodium is “one of the body's electrolytes, which are minerals that the body needs in relatively large amounts. Electrolytes carry an electric charge when dissolved in body fluids such as blood. Most of the body’s sodium is located in blood and in the fluid around cells. Sodium helps the body keep fluids in a normal balance…[and] plays a key role in normal nerve and muscle function.” Your body, and more specifically your kidneys, are particularly evolved to maintain a proper level of salt (homeostasis), and can filter out any excess sodium intake as needed. Salt can also be particularly advantageous for those transitioning onto a carnivore diet to help reduce common negative side effects, with the most prominent one being known as “Keto Flu” or “Carnivore Flu.” This happens when your body transitions from carbohydrates as the main source of fuel and has to learn to transition to fat as the main source of fuel and energy. During this time, your body experiences three primary changes; water and sodium flushing, increased cortisol levels, and a potential decrease in T3 thyroid hormones. Common symptoms during this “flu” include headaches, cramping, brain fog, fatigue, and insomnia for up to 30 days during the energy source transition. Supplementing with high quality electrolytes and salt (options linked further below) can help during this transition time onto a carnivore or carnivore-adjacent diet. The positive effects of over consuming salt may include: Meeting the minimum daily sodium and electrolyte biological needs Easing the transition onto a carnivore diet Adding salt to taste to enhance the palatability of meat
October 14, 2022
Day Six of Eternity and Forever for Operation Slow Row and my Slow Rowing journey journal of health and strength and discovery
The secret to slow jogging and slow rowing is the power-10 and power pieces Summary: let your slow-flag fly, for sure, when you slow jog and slow row; however, please feel free to add power-10s and other high-intensity pieces to your slow, long, steady-state everyday slow jogs and slow rows. Located in BlogRow Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better is a book about slow rowing for a better life for life According to D.P. Ordway, our not doing anything physical is as much of a shock to our physiological and neurological systems as is running, cycling, and doing CrossFit; however, it's the wrong sort of shock. D.P. believes that we all should have a baseline of activity every single day and that should be at least 45-minutes every single day on a Concept2 Indoor Rower. I thought that was my idea but it's not! Located in BlogI am working towards sixty-minutes of slow rowing every day for the rest of my life I am finally doing it. After I burnt out my knees by going from zero to forty-five minutes of spin class in a day and then every day, I allowed myself to recover and now I am slowly building myself back up to committing sixty-minutes every evening to Maffetone rowing on my Concept2 indoor rower. Located in BlogSlow, slow, slow I row gently on the erg It's already December 5th, 2015, and I am only 36,948 meters in towards the 200 kilometers that I fully intend to collect between first thing 26 November. Located in BlogSlow steady extended exercise is actually a type of breathing therapy I have always been a terrible breather. I am a breath holder. I blame growing up in Hawaii and spending all my extra time freediving. That said, I have been thinking about oxygenation since the age of Coronavirus and since I started using a home ventilator, called a CPAP, and I think slow, steady, aerobic, exercise is another form of therapeutic breathing. Located in BlogFall Team Challenge day two of 30 I have fallen off the horse big time. In fact, in Reddit's Fitness subreddit, redditors are so sick of people like me. I've had a terrible failure to launch. Located in BlogMy new year's resolutions Happy new year everyone! It’s 2018 and I am actually putting together a list of my own personal new year’s resolutions: slow jog, slow row, kick box, bell-swing, push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and, finally, some weight-training. Located in BlogThe biggest health mista
October 07, 2022
Slow slow slow you row daily on the erg (fixed audio)
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October 04, 2022
I wear a spanx girdle every day in the form of a rowing unisuit
Rowing unisuits from Boathouse are the official unisuits worn by the US Rowing National and Olympic athletes, so there’s no question about these being the best unis in the industry. Ultra-light and extremely comfortable, our rowing unis are made from special stretchable, non-restrictive fabric that moves in sync with your body and gives you full range of movement at all times. Available in a wide range of sizes to ensure the perfect fit. Our premium rowing apparel is customizable, so you add team logos and colors, or just let your creativity loose and make sure you look as good as you row. What matters when you’re on the water? Comfort, focus, and being able to put every ounce of power into each stroke. With rowing unisuits from Boathouse.com, you’ll have the specialized apparel you need to train and compete at the highest level. Like all of our world-class athleticwear, our rowing uniforms are engineered with the modern athlete in mind. We know what you expect, and our rowing suits deliver. This unsuit will quickly become your favourite. Weighing in at only 146 grams which is the lightest unisuit of its kind. It will stick with you on all of your hard training days by form fitting to all the right areas while keeping you feeling and looking cool. After training in this uni we promise you won't want to wear anything else. The classic men's reflective blade unisuit is designed so you can move with precision. JL's original "V-Front" waistline visually elongates the torso allowing for a proper and flattering fit Tank style top with armholes that are cut with plenty of room for the lats and the pecks you work so hard on during the winter The torsos are cut long to ensure total comfort Spanx, Inc. is an American underwear maker focusing on shaping briefs and leggings, founded in Atlanta, Georgia. The company manufactures mainly pantyhose and other underwear for women and, since 2010, produces male underwear as well. Spanx specializes in foundation garments intended to make people appear thinner. A girdle is a form-fitting foundation garment that encircles the lower torso, extending below the hips, and worn often to shape or for support. It may be worn for aesthetic or medical reasons. In sports or medical treatment, a girdle may be worn as a compression garment. A wrestling singlet is a one-piece, tight-fitting, uniform, usually made of spandex/lycra, or nylon, used in amateur wrestling. The uniform is tight-fitting so as not to get grasped accidentally by one's opponent, and allows the referee to see each wrestler's body clearly when awarding points or a pin. A group of friends graduate from the halls of Georgetown University into lives that revolve around sex, paychecks, and career aspirations. Kirby waits tables to pay for law school. His roommate Kevin struggles at a D.C. newspaper as he lusts after the stylish Jules. Jules may be an object of adoration and envy, but secretly she has problems of her own. Demure Wendy is in love with Billy—a sax player and an irresponsible drunk. Alex wants it all: a career in politics and the appearance of a traditional home life. Alex's girlfriend, Leslie, is an ambitious architect who doesn't know about his infidelity, but his new allegiance to the Republican Party is already enough to put her off marriage.
September 29, 2022
Has the carnivore diet fixed my creaky knees?
A rowing machine used to simulate the action of rowing a boat can provide a great cardiovascular and strength workout for people with arthritis — working both your upper and lower body. First, rowing and resistance training are known as some of the best exercises for knee issues. This machine offers both! In addition to being some of the best exercise machine types overall, the Ski-Row has more customization options than most other machines making it even more ideal. Rowing machines burn fat, build muscle and can help rehab knees. Rowing machines provide excellent workouts. Total fasting induces within a few days a substantial reduction of joint pain, swelling, morning stiffness, and other arthritic symptoms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This remission subsides slowly after discontinuation of fasting. The carnivore diet not only cuts out inflammation boosting foods like sugar, refined oils, and simple carbohydrates – it also actively decreases inflammation. Some research links red and processed meat to inflammation, which may increase arthritis symptoms. For example, diets heavy in processed and red meats demonstrate high levels of inflammatory markers like interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP), and homocysteine ( 5 , 6 ). Being in ketosis helps reduce inflammation, but it can also help you ease pain related to: Decreased nervous system activity. The nervous system is responsible for pain perception by the brain, which can be relieved with a healthier nervous system. Increased adenosine levels. Carnivore Diet can treat depression, anxiety, arthritis, obesity, diabetes, and more After trying multiple diets, Mikhaila noticed that after eliminating all foods except for meat, all of her arthritis symptoms disappeared in addition to her rashes and depression. Mikhaila credits the carnivore diet as having cured her from her autoimmune disease. Now I only eat beef, salt, and drink water. Same with my parents. It sounds extreme but this was the only thing that made the depression completely lift, and autoimmune symptoms go away again. I’ve been eating like this since December 2017. I will never go back. I’ve never felt like this before and it’s amazing.
September 27, 2022
State of the Union: Doctor Prescribed Carnivore Diet and Slow Rowing for the next three months
Shawn Baker’s Carnivore Diet is a revolutionary, paradigm-breaking nutritional strategy that takes contemporary dietary theory and dumps it on its head. It breaks just about all the “rules” and delivers outstanding results. ... Google Books What is a carnivores diet? You eat only meat, fish, eggs and some animal products; you exclude all other food groups — including vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. The carnivore diet boasts weight loss, improved mood, as well as blood sugar regulation. Neither bicycling nor running give your knees the sort of full range-of-motion they need to warm up and lubricate. Only rowing—either indoor erging or rowing on the water—offers a combination of the aerobic load of the a bike and the therapeutic strengthening offered by leg presses, leg extensions, and squats. Summary: let your slow-flag fly, for sure, when you slow jog and slow row; however, please feel free to add power-10s and other high-intensity pieces to your slow, long, steady-state everyday slow jogs and slow rows. According to D.P. Ordway, our not doing anything physical is as much of a shock to our physiological and neurological systems as is running, cycling, and doing CrossFit; however, it's the wrong sort of shock. D.P. believes that we all should have a baseline of activity every single day and that should be at least 45-minutes every single day on a Concept2 Indoor Rower. I thought that was my idea but it's not! Mr. Ordway has written two entire books on what I was calling Slow Rowing, Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better, which I am reading, and A Row a Day for a Year: Set a Goal—Track Your Progress which I just bought and placed into my Kindle queue. I think I have a mantra: slowness. I've always been strong and slow. Even my stroke when I am slow rowing is always slow. I have always been a terrible breather. I am a breath holder. I blame growing up in Hawaii and spending all my extra time freediving. That said, I have been thinking about oxygenation since the age of Coronavirus and since I started using a home ventilator, called a CPAP, and I think slow, steady, aerobic, exercise is another form of therapeutic breathing. I am finally doing it. After I burnt out my knees by going from zero to forty-five minutes of spin class in a day and then every day, I allowed myself to recover and now I am slowly building myself back up to committing sixty-minutes every evening to Maffetone rowing on my Concept2 indoor rower.
September 26, 2022
Watching Martha's Vineyard freak out about airlifted refugees is chef's kiss!
DeSantis, Fox News, and the Martha's Vineyard 'Stunt' On Tuesday, Venezuelan migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for engaging in a duplicitous scheme to relocate them — a trip which was filmed and sent to Fox News as an exclusive. DeSantis admitted to his involvement in the scheme, but argued none of the travelers were forced to go. The attorneys representing the 48 people on those flights, however, claim that they were deceived into boarding — enticed with promises of jobs, housing, and cash assistance that never appeared. Philip Bump, national correspondent for The Washington Post, suggests that this was a made-for-Fox event, and explains how the flights fit into a broader strategy DeSantis has been crafting for years. This is a segment from our September 23rd, 2022 program, Case Closed?. Via On the Media: Listen | WNYC Studios | Podcasts
September 24, 2022
I don't think America's remotely close to Civil War, you thin-skinned wusses!
niOn January 6, 2021, Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot during the 2021 United States Capitol attack. She was part of a mob of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump who breached the United States Capitol building seeking to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election. The Reichstag fire (German: Reichstagsbrand, listen (help·info)) was an arson attack on the Reichstag building, home of the German parliament in Berlin, on Monday 27 February 1933, precisely four weeks after Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany. Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch "council communist", was the apparent culprit; however, Hitler attributed the fire to Communist agitators. He used it as a pretext to claim that Communists were plotting against the German government, and induced President Paul von Hindenburg to issue the Reichstag Fire Decree suspending civil liberties, and pursue a "ruthless confrontation" with the Communists. This made the fire pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany. Born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, to poor immigrant parents, Al Capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in American history. In 1920 during the height of Prohibition, Capone’s multi-million dollar Chicago operation in bootlegging, prostitution and gambling dominated the organized crime scene. Capone was responsible for many brutal acts of violence, mainly against other gangsters. The most famous of these was the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929, in which he ordered the assassination of seven rivals. Urban terrorism has returned to Western Europe, with its perpetrators this time taking aim at new targets and pledging to strengthen cross-border cooperation. National government and NATO officials are not panicking. ``We'll cope,'' says one investigator here. But concern clearly runs deep in government and military circles, as well as among the public at large. Today's terrorists, mostly claiming to fight for leftist causes, have struck where their forerunners caused havoc a decade ago, mainly in West Germany and Italy. But they have also hit out in countries previously spared organized terror, such as France and Belgium.
September 23, 2022
Universities are free for smart people but mediocre minds pay full price for a seat at the table
Universities are free for smart people but mediocre minds pay full price for a seat at the table
September 22, 2022
Run, row, walk, bike, spin every single day but do it low and slow and long long long for duration!
Slow Jogging: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Have Fun with Science-Based, Natural Running review: The simplest and easiest road to health and longevity. Here are my favorite quotes from Slow Jogging: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Have Fun with Science-Based, Natural Running by Hiroaki Tanaka: When I read Slow Jogging, Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Have Fun with Science-Based, Natural Running by Hiroaki Tanaka, there were some amazing quotes that I wrote down. Here are my favorites. How about you? Slow jogging, slow rowing, and the slow walking of the treadmill desk owner: I think I have a mantra: slowness. I've always been strong and slow. Even my stroke when I am slow rowing is always slow. Some great books for slow jogging, slow running, and heart rate aerobic training: While it all started with my discovery of Slow Jogging by Hiroaki Tanaka, it's expanded to Slow Running by Chris Bore and The Maffetone Method by Dr. Philip Maffetone. And, of course, there is also the incredibly-useful book, Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better, by Dustin Ordway, which also suggests consistent, persistent, daily exercise with a twist: there's no such thing as too slow as long as you do it every day. Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better is a book about slow rowing for a better life for life: According to D.P. Ordway, our not doing anything physical is as much of a shock to our physiological and neurological systems as is running, cycling, and doing CrossFit; however, it's the wrong sort of shock. D.P. believes that we all should have a baseline of activity every single day and that should be at least 45-minutes every single day on a Concept2 Indoor Rower. I thought that was my idea but it's not!
September 21, 2022
My cardiologist approved three months of the carnivore diet for me... tomorrow's my first day.
The carnivore diet might seem like just the ticket if you love meat enough to eat it for every meal (hello, Ron Swanson). In this diet plan, you do just that: eat meat or animal products for every meal. Unlike keto, which limits carbs to a certain number per day, the carnivore diet aims for zero carbs per day. You eat only meat, fish, eggs and some animal products; you exclude all other food groups — including vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. The carnivore diet boasts weight loss, improved mood, as well as blood sugar regulation. It was founded on the belief that high-carb diets are the cause of chronic disease. However, there are drawbacks to eating nothing but animal protein and zero carbs. Carbs get a bad rap. When you digest carbs, your body turns them into glucose to be used for energy. But if you’re not exercising regularly to burn those carbs, they can quickly turn into fat. Therefore, too many carbs can pack on the pounds quickly. “Carbohydrates are your body’s preferred energy source — what it’s accustomed to using for energy,” says Patton. “But if you don’t eat carbs, your next resort is burning fat. And that comes from burning fat in foods you eat or your own body fat.” She says people tend to feel good once they’re off carbs because they don’t have any wild swings in blood sugar, and eating meat is not as inflammatory. But she warns: Too much animal fat can cause inflammation too. According to Patton, the absence of carbohydrates is what leads to the weight loss associated with the carnivore diet, but carbs are your body’s preferred energy source. And you can have some serious side effects living off a meat-only diet. According to D.P. Ordway, our not doing anything physical is as much of a shock to our physiological and neurological systems as is running, cycling, and doing CrossFit; however, it's the wrong sort of shock. D.P. believes that we all should have a baseline of activity every single day and that should be at least 45-minutes every single day on a Concept2 Indoor Rower. I thought that was my idea but it's not! You all know how obsessed I am with slow jogging, right? I even fell in love with the book, Slow Jogging: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Have Fun with Science-Based, Natural Running, by Hiroaki Tanaka and Magdalena Jackowska. Mr. Ordway has written two entire books on what I was calling Slow Rowing, Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better, which I am reading, and A Row a Day for a Year: Set a Goal—Track Your Progress which I just bought and placed into my Kindle queue.
September 20, 2022
How does our cultural enculturation come across and how does my cultural enculturation come across?
Decoding Emotions via Hidden Brain We like to think that all humans are born with the same core emotions: anger, fear, joy, sadness and disgust. But what if that's not true? This week, psychologist Batja Mesquita offers a different model of emotions — one that can help us to better understand our own feelings and ... "We like to think that all humans are born with the same core emotions: anger, fear, joy, sadness and disgust. But what if that’s not true? This week, psychologist Batja Mesquita offers a different model of emotions — one that can help us to better understand our own feelings and those of the people around us. Books: Between Us: How Cultures Create Emotions, by Batja Mesquita, 2022. Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language, by Eva Hoffman, 1989. Research: Emotion Semantics Show Both Cultural Variation and Universal Structure, by Joshua Conrad Jackson et al., Science, 2019. Emotions in Collectivist and Individualist Contexts, by Batia Mesquita, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2001. Cultural Variations in Emotions: A Review, by Batja Mesquita and Nico Frijda, Psychological Bulletin, 1992." Hidden Brain : NPR Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world-– and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain's host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships. The “hidden brain” is a term Shankar created to describe a range of influences that manipulate us without our awareness. Some aspects of the hidden brain have to do with mental shortcuts or heuristics, others are related to errors in the way memory and attention work. Some deal with social dynamics and relationships. Shankar Vedantam - NPR Shankar Vedantam is the host and creator of Hidden Brain. The Hidden Brain podcast receives more than three million downloads per week. The Hidden Brain radio show is distributed by NPR and featured on nearly 400 public radio stations around the United States.
September 18, 2022
Even in the best of times Europe is expensive and people are obsessed with conserving resources and funds—especially Berliners who are militant about it
Scholars of German history, literature and cultural studies have created a long and rich scholarly tradition analysing the adoration of ‘nature’ in German Romantic, nationalist, Heimat, youth, and Lebensreform movements. Political scientists have also produced a voluminous literature on the origins and significance of Germany's Green Party and the ‘post-material’ values of the post-1968 generation. Germany is also well-known for its commitment to sustainable industrial development, as evidenced by one of Europe's best records in recycling, the regulation of industrial emissions and nature conservation. Yet ‘environmental history’, at least this field as understood among its North American practitioners, has remained underdeveloped among German historians until very recently. Franz-Joseph Brüggemeier's pioneering studies of air and water pollution control in the Ruhr area were part of a growing interest in Umweltgeschichte in Germany during the 1980s and early 1990s, but these did not immediately spawn a new generation of imitators. German environmental history has begun to mature rapidly in the first decade of the twenty-first century, however, spurred on by Mark Cioc's The Rhine: An Ecobiography, which introduced readers to a new kind of ‘history from below’ in which water, floodplains, forests and fish are active agents of political, economic and social transformation. David Blackbourn's prize-winning The Conquest of Nature, a magisterial survey of river canalization and wetland reclamation from Frederick the Great to the Federal Republic, stands out as one of the most influential books on German history published in 2006. It was the subject of a German Studies Association forum that engaged geographers, historians of technology and German historians in a fruitful conversation. The relationship between ecology, economy and culture remains at the centre of these and other new works, as well as contentious debates about the uncomfortable association between early twentieth-century nature conservation (Naturschutz) and National Socialist Blood and Soil policies, especially in occupied Poland during World War II. German History has invited five scholars to discuss the state of this new field: Dorothee Brantz (Centre for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin), Bernhard Gissibl (University of Mannheim), Paul Warde (University of East Anglia, UK), Verena Winiwarter (Klagenfurt University, IFF, Austria, and former President of the European Society for Environmental History), and Thomas Zeller (University of Maryland, USA). Thomas Lekan (University of South Carolina, USA) formulated the questions.
September 17, 2022
The final season of The Good Fight is out and you should see it and I have committed an entire episode to the Paramount+ tour de force
Premise. A year after the series finale of The Good Wife, an enormous financial scam destroys the reputation of young lawyer Maia Rindell and wipes out the savings of her mentor, Diane Lockhart. The Good Fight is an American legal drama produced for CBS's streaming service CBS All Access. It is the platform's first original scripted series. The series, created by Robert King, Michelle King, and Phil Alden Robinson, is a spin-off and standalone sequel to The Good Wife, which was created by the Kings. On July 20, 2021, Paramount+ renewed the series for a sixth season. On May 27, 2022, it was announced that the sixth season will be the series' last; it premiered on September 8, 2022. As of September 15, 2022, 52 episodes of The Good Fight have been released. The Good Fight: Julianna Margulies Won't Return as Alicia Florrick. The Good Fight is set to return for its sixth season on Paramount+ sometime in the summer of 2022. You can see new photos of Braugher in the upcoming season of the popular series as well as read its official description down below. As it were, The Good Fight films in Brooklyn, in the borough's northernmost neighborhood of Greenpoint. Filming takes place at Broadway Stages, according to The Cinemaholic, which notes that giant posters of the Chicago skyline and other such props help The Good Fight pass off Greenpoint for Chicago. The Good Fight, a law series starring Christine Baranski, Audra McDonald, and Cush Jumbo is available to stream now. Watch it on Prime Video, Paramount Plus or The Roku Channel on your Roku device. The Good Fight season 6 will be the show's last. The series is a spinoff of The Good Wife, which was created by Robert and Michelle King for CBS in 2009 and proceeded to run for seven seasons through 2016. Fighting the good fight of faith involves running from sin and pursing things such as righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fighting the good fight of faith is about making a choice – a choice to pursue God's will and a life of faith on a daily basis.
September 17, 2022
If you're morbidly obese simply walking around for hours is more like farmer carrying a couple 24kg kettlebells than it is just going for a walk so walking is an amazing workout for all of us!
For people who have morbid obesity, walking may be difficult. But it's doable with assistance. Even walking slowly will burn additional calories when you're carrying extra weight, because you're exerting more energy to move your body. Is it good for obese people to walk? Yes walking is an excellent form of exercise for both obese and non-obese clients. Studies show that people who walk 10,000 or more steps a day are significantly healthier and have lower BMI's than people who walk less than 10,000 steps a day. Even light walking in speeds of 1 to 2 miles per hour shows significant health benefits. Over time, increasing amounts of light physical activity may improve aerobic capacity and ultimately reduce mortality. Obese clients seeking weight loss are encouraged to progressively strive to accumulate 10,000–13,000 steps per day, including at least 10 minutes of stepping at a moderate to vigorous intensity. Walking, water exercise and stationary biking are all low-impact cardio options that are easy on the joints, which is an important consideration if you have a lot of weight to lose. By starting with a few minutes, a few times a day, you can quickly build endurance to try longer workouts as you become more fit. The farmer's walk, also called the farmer's carry, is a strength and conditioning exercise in which you hold a heavy load in each hand while walking for a designated distance. This whole body exercise hits most of the major muscle groups while providing an excellent cardiovascular stimulus.
September 14, 2022
Entitlement, defiance, and uppitiness are highways to death on the streets because everyone drives like maniacs all the time on everything everywhere amen
1A Segment: The Pandemic Saw A Spike In Traffic Deaths. What’s Being Done To Stop It? "When cities shut down at the start of the pandemic, streets were emptier. There was more speeding, more drinking and driving, and less seatbelt-wearing. Deaths and serious injuries spiked for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike." "And it didn’t stop once cities reopened. The first half of 2021 had the largest six-month jump in traffic fatalities on record. City leaders and advocates hope the infrastructure bill will help strengthen safety policies." "What’s causing this spike in traffic deaths and what’s being done to stop it?" GUESTS Laura Bliss Reporter, Bloomberg CityLab Calvin Gladney CEO, Smart Growth America Lewis Leff Transportation Safety Officer, City of Austin Transportation Department Jonathan Adkins Executive director, Governors Highway Safety Association Tips to Survive City Riding on Bikeshare Tips to Survive City Riding on Bikeshare My 7-year love affair with a Surly Steamroller A helmet doesn’t protect you — until you crash Keep your indignant rage in check Assume drivers can’t or don’t see you Assume every taxi intends to kill you During rush hour, assume everyone is channeling the Hulk After 4 p.m., assume all drivers, pedestrians, and riders are drunk Picture every pedestrian as a deer-in-the-headlights Assume every driver is both texting and daydreaming Assume every parked car has a driver Follow the laws of physics Turn your head Always have an escape strategy Always cover the brakes Set up your turns and follow-throughs Keep your eyes up Your body is better suspension than the suspension Your saddle is too low: Finally, you’re driving me crazy
September 13, 2022
My memories of a September 11, 2001, off the top of my bad memory head. 9/11 memories.
My memories of a September 11, 2001, off the top of my bad memory head. 9/11 memories.
September 11, 2022
Edinburgh, Scotland, is bloody well pronounced Edinburruh!
Come on everyone!
September 10, 2022
Might be about moving to Ciudad de México at some point or maybe it's about Digital Nomads but you should probably skip this train wreck... progress not perfection, I guess...
2007 Google Apps Case Study: Abraham Harrison manages a successful virtual business using Google Apps Premier Edition Mexico City is the densely populated, high-altitude capital of Mexico. It's known for its Templo Mayor (a 13th-century Aztec temple), the baroque Catedral Metropolitana de México of the Spanish conquistadors and the Palacio Nacional, which houses historic murals by Diego Rivera. All of these are situated in and around the Plaza de la Constitución, the massive main square also known as the Zócalo. Digital nomads are people who live in a nomadic way while working remotely using technology and the internet. It was 1996! "The technology uses a regulated but unlicensed portion of the radio spectrum shared by cordless phones, wireless local area networks and video monitoring systems. Metricom expects to introduce it into Washington, D.C., before the end of the year and then expand it to other urban areas." Via NTY Ricochet was one of the first wireless Internet access services in the United States, before Wi-Fi, 3G, and other technologies were available to the general public. It was developed and first offered by Metricom Incorporated, which shut down in 2001. As an international destination, Mexico City attracts expats and digital nomads from all over the world. Mexico City is a very friendly place, so you'll have no trouble meeting interesting people, especially others in one of the numerous co-working spaces. Mexico is always a favorite destination for digital nomads for its amazing weather, beautiful vistas, and affordable living costs. The nation also has favorable policies which allow citizens from other countries to visit and work remotely from almost anywhere they like inside of the country. Upwork Global Inc., formerly Elance-oDesk, is an American freelancing platform headquartered in Santa Clara and San Francisco, California. The company was formed in 2013 as Elance-oDesk, after the merger of Elance Inc. and oDesk Corp. The merged company subsequently rebranded to Upwork in 2015. Speakeasy, Inc. was a broadband internet service provider and voice over IP carrier based in Seattle, Washington, United States. In late 1999, the company expanded to a national level, offering DSL services throughout the United States. The Speakeasy backbone consisted of a dedicated fiber ring that circled the continental United States with major points of presence (i.e. POPs) in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington D.C., New York, and Chicago.
September 10, 2022
The Queen is Dead! Long Live the King!
Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen God save the queen The fascist regime They made you a moron A potential H bomb God save the queen She's not a human being and There's no future And England's dreaming Don't be told what you want Don't be told what you need There's no future No future No future for you God save the queen We mean it man We love our queen God saves God save the queen 'Cause tourists are money And our figurehead Is not what she seems Oh God save history God save your mad parade Oh Lord God have mercy All crimes are paid Oh when there's no future How can there be sin We're the flowers In the dustbin We're the poison In your human machine We're the future Your future God save the queen We mean it man We love our queen God saves God save the queen We mean it man There's no future In England's dreaming God save the queen No future No future No future for you No future No future No future for me No future No future No future for you Contact Chris Abraham Business Inquiry: email@example.com Mobile/SMS: +1 202-352-5051 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Work: email@example.com Twitter: @chrisabraham Facebook: facebook.com/chrisabraham LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/chrisabraham Instagram: instagram.com/chrisabraham Blog: chrisabraham.com/blog Gerris Corp: gerr.is Schedule a Call Feel free to self-schedule a 15-minute call with me. Newsletter Subscribe to my newsletter
September 09, 2022
Garmin Body Battery and Fitbit Readiness: Do I Feel Good and they Report it So or Do I Feel Good Because They Report It So? I Do Not Know!
Body Battery is a feature that uses a combination of heart rate variability, stress, and activity to estimate a user's energy reserves throughout the day. It records and displays a number from 1-100 that represents the individual's energy level. Daily Readiness Score uses your Fitbit data to assess whether you're ready to work out or should prioritize recovery. Over time, it will help you understand how your activity levels, sleep patterns and heart rate variability from previous days contribute to how energized you feel today. Simple fasting and meal tracker app is the easiest way to keep track of your eating habits, get personalized insights about your health, and make your daily fasting routine better. Benefit from the most popular, healthy, and effective weight-loss method, trusted by hundreds of millions adopters worldwide! With the Olympus WS-853 digital recorder you make clean, clear recordings of classroom lectures, business meetings, or conferences — even if you're a beginner. The recorder features two built-in condenser microphones for capturing voices with clarity. A low-cut filter helps ensure clear recordings even in settings with background noise such as wind. Contact Chris Abraham Business Inquiry: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile/SMS: +1 202-352-5051 Email: email@example.com Work: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @chrisabraham Facebook: facebook.com/chrisabraham LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/chrisabraham Instagram: instagram.com/chrisabraham Blog: chrisabraham.com/blog Gerris Corp: gerr.is Schedule a Call Feel free to self-schedule a 15-minute call with me. Newsletter Subscribe to my newsletter
September 08, 2022
Sentimentally sharing the DC intrigue unpublished spy novel audiobook chapters I recorded in 2005
If you want to read Hill Mole yourself, check it out at https://hillmole.com
January 05, 2022
If you want to unite America you'll need The Cluetrain Manifesto because what you're doing ain't working! S3E10
The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual on Amazon on Kindle Cluetrain Online The Cluetrain Manifesto on Wikipedia A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter, ...and getting smarter faster than most companies. These markets are conversations. Their members communicate in language that is natural, open, honest, direct, funny and often shocking. Whether explaining or complaining, joking or serious, the human voice is unmistakably genuine. It can't be faked. Most corporations, on the other hand, only know how to talk in the soothing, humorless monotone of the mission statement, marketing brochure, and your-call-is-important-to-us busy signal. Same old tone, same old lies. No wonder networked markets have no respect for companies unable or unwilling to speak as they do. But learning to speak in a human voice is not some trick, nor will corporations convince us they are human with lip service about "listening to customers." They will only sound human when they empower real human beings to speak on their behalf. While many such people already work for companies today, most companies ignore their ability to deliver genuine knowledge, opting instead to crank out sterile happytalk that insults the intelligence of markets literally too smart to buy it. However, employees are getting hyperlinked even as markets are. Companies need to listen carefully to both. Mostly, they need to get out of the way so intranetworked employees can converse directly with internetworked markets. Corporate firewalls have kept smart employees in and smart markets out. It's going to cause real pain to tear those walls down. But the result will be a new kind of conversation. And it will be the most exciting conversation business has ever engaged in. Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers From the creator of the number one business blog comes a powerful exploration of how, and why, businesses had better be blogging: Naked Conversations. According to experts Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, blogs offer businesses something that has long been lacking in their communication with customers -- meaningful dialogue. Devoid of corporate-speak and empty promises, business blogs can humanize communication, bringing companies and their constituencies together in a way that improves both image and bottom line.
December 03, 2021
Dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty intermittent fasting (IF) for health and longevity but extremely dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty dirty S3E9
LMNT Keto Electrolyte Powder Packets | Paleo Hydration Powder | No Sugar, No Artificial Ingredients | Raw Unflavored | 30 Stick Packs My dirty adapted sustainable one-meal-a-day (OMAD) diet tl;dr: my intermittent fasting golden ticket is a one-meal-a-day framework that doesn’t chase making calories or macros. Sometimes my daily calories will be 800 and sometimes 2,000, and that’s OK. It’s Working Both my cardiologist and my primary are pleased with my progress. My most recent labs clear me on diabetes and all my other labs are within normal ranges. I will tell you what I have been doing. I will also admit all of my foibles. I'll be as honest as possible. Three-In-One This won’t be a very long post because it’s very simple. So, tl;dr: I only eat one meal a day, whether it meets either my macros or my calorie count. It’s never perfect and I fail and fallback and overeat all the time—but I force myself to track all my mistakes on MyFitnessPal and I always rejigger my Zero IF app to reflect my adapted eating windows and fasting windows. If I am going to cheat, I want to cheat transparently. I sometimes feel like I am three distinct people: my id, who binges and suffers from extreme gluttony; my ego, who generally stays pretty silent; and my superego, who is incessantly trying to steer this bi-articulated bus that is me. So, while my id is being a dick and insisting on eating whole bags of chips and dip, my superego is desperately trying to minimize damage and soberly try to enforce accountability by not allowing my ego to hide behind not tracking everything into the calorie and fasting logs. One Meal, That’s It One meal, and that’s it. It can be a large meal, it can be a salad, it can be a restaurant meal, or it can be a carefully prepared nutrition-dense and macros-perfect bespoke meal I made a home. One eating period, that’s it. Never Be Chasing Calories I will never chase calories. Today’s one-meal was probably ~900 calories. So, today will be a calorie-restricted day. Not intentionally, but it’s OK to under-eat one whole day. Tomorrow, it might be 1,500-2,000 calories. I had been a little obsessed with making sure I get up to 1,500 calories-a-day, but it’s not worth it, especially since everyone generally underestimates rather than overestimates calories. So, who knows? And, as I said before, science and medicine and even hallowed pseudoscience shows clearly that it’s way healthier, over the course of your life, to miss a few meals than it is to overeat. If quality longevity is what I risk, I am in! To repeat, most people develop a sort of limiter after eating high protein, low carb for a while but I don’t seem to have a quality seity setting. I don’t have a working fullness gauge. So, I need to do it in emulation. So, that’s why I have such short eating windows. I am allowing time to replace fullness.
November 30, 2021
The only things that could make salt-of-the-earth Americans riot are massive hikes in the price of gas and beer S3E8 (this episode is terrible, the worst!)
An expert explains how fuel prices, bad weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors are pushing food prices to historic levels. The real average price of food has been increasing since the year 2000. Can Americans be convinced to eat less meat? AT THANKSGIVING Americans express gratitude for family, the harvest… and a big, juicy turkey. Americans consume the most meat per person, but that’s not good for the planet. Could they cut back? The Economist’s Jon Fasman and his sons prepare the Thanksgiving turkey. We go back to a nationwide contest to find the perfect chicken. And Caroline Bushnell from The Good Food Institute discusses how to wean Americans off meat. John Prideaux hosts with Charlotte Howard and Jon Fasman. Runtime: 39 min temperance movement, movement dedicated to promoting moderation and, more often, complete abstinence in the use of intoxicating liquor (see alcohol consumption). ... Some temperance advocates, notably Carry Nation, worked to great effect outside the organized movement. Prohibition is the act or practice of forbidding something by law; more particularly the term refers to the banning of the manufacture, storage (whether in barrels or in bottles), transportation, sale, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. 3 reasons why gas prices are so high right now Riots, white supremacy, and accelerationism
November 27, 2021
Happy Thanksgiving and Walking is maybe the best thing you can do for your physical, emotional, and cognitive health so do lots of it S3E7 ChrisCast
Book: In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration Kindle Edition by Shane O'Mara In this “wonderful” (John Brandon, Forbes) book, neuroscientist Shane O’Mara invites us to marvel at the benefits walking confers on our bodies and brains, and to appreciate the advantages of this uniquely human skill. From walking’s evolutionary origins, traced back millions of years to life forms on the ocean floor, to new findings from cutting-edge research, he reveals how the brain and nervous system give us the ability to balance, weave through a crowded city, and run our “inner GPS” system. Walking is good for our muscles and posture;?it helps to protect and repair organs and can slow or turn back the aging of our brains. With our minds in motion we think more creatively, our mood improves, and stress levels fall. Walking together to achieve a shared purpose is also a social glue that has contributed to our survival as a species. As our lives become increasingly sedentary, O’Mara makes the case that we must start walking again—whether it’s up a mountain, down to the park, or simply to school and work. In Praise of Walking illuminates the joys, health benefits, and mechanics of walking, and reminds us to get out of our chairs and discover a happier, healthier, more creative self. 1A: The Joys And Benefits Of Walking With No Destination (Rebroadcast) When the country shut down last April, many didn’t know what to do with themselves. Most Americans had never been homebound with no exit in sight. But some people found a way to feel less trapped through an activity right under their noses: walking. Walking has a range of health benefits, from boosting your mood to sharpening your perception of the world. Freelance journalist Jessica Remo writes: The pandemic slowed my life down, and the minutia became more interesting. Walks were indulgent — a way to fill up on novelty and nature, away from phones and screens. For this month’s Scientific Method, we’re talking about what walking does for our brains, our emotional health, and even our sense of community. GUESTS Shane O’Mara author, “In Praise of Walking: The New Science of How We Walk and Why It’s Good for Us.” Jessica Remo freelance writer; walking enthusiast. Beth Collier nature-allied psychotherapist
November 25, 2021
The Rittenhouse verdict was more about legal precedent and upholding and reënforcing gun laws than about Kyle Rittenhouse S3E6 ChrisCast
Self-defense as a Legal Defense in Virginia Understanding Virginia's Self-Defense Laws In Virginia, the laws regarding self-defense and the use of deadly (lethal) force are based primarily on the decisions from court cases and are, therefore, common law. In a self-defense situation, Virginia is a “stand-your-ground” state. Here are some of the ways you can defend yourself legally. It is legal to use force to defend yourself against another person in any location, including in your home, in your yard, at work, at a store, or in church. You may use deadly force if: Someone attacks you and… The attack is not the result of your misconduct and… You reasonably fear that you, or another innocent party, are in imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm from the attacker. If an attack is a result of your own misconduct, you must retreat and let the attacker know that you do not want to fight. If the attacker continues anyway, you may then use force to stop them. You may use force against a trespasser if the trespasser refuses to leave after being ordered to go. However, the force involved may not endanger human life or cause great bodily harm. It is also illegal to brandish a deadly weapon to defend your personal property.
November 24, 2021
Guns are becoming forever easier to buy, to sell. to own, to carry, to use, and to carry concealed in most American States since 1986 until today S3E5
What is the difference between constitutional carry and concealed carry? In the United States, the phrase "constitutional carry," also called permitless carry, means that someone can carry a concealed handgun without a license or permit. ... All non-residents must have a permit to carry a concealed handgun. Texas was the sixth state to enact so-called constitutional carry laws this year. Utah's new law came into effect in early May. Montana followed on June 1, Iowa and Tennessee on July 1 and Arkansas in late August. Oklahoma, South Dakota and Kentucky had already done away with all carry permit requirements in 2019. For many decades, Vermont was the only state with these types of laws, which is why the practice is sometimes also referred to as “Vermont carry”. In 2011, Wyoming was the first state to enact or re-introduce similar laws. Throughout the U.S., there are nine states requiring permits for open and concealed carry. Another five (plus Washington D.C.) require permits for concealed carry and prohibit the open carry of most guns. 15 states allow the open carry of guns without a permit while requiring one for concealed carry (no states do it the other way around). Texas recently became the 21st state which does not require permits for the open or concealed carry of firearms. The law change went into effect on September 1, 2021. Texas was the sixth state to enact so-called constitutional carry laws this year. Utah's new law came into effect in early May. Montana followed on June 1, Iowa and Tennessee on July 1 and Arkansas in late August. Oklahoma, South Dakota and Kentucky had already done away with all carry permit requirements in 2019.
November 24, 2021
[Update] Are popular American heroes vigilantes? America's entire history is built on vigilantism and the idea of vigilante justice, vengeance, and revenge S3E4
The definition of a rebel is a person who stands up to or defies authority. An example of a rebel is a person involved in a political uprising. An example of a rebel is a teenager who is defying his parents. To be a rebel against the established government of one's country. A freedom fighter is a person engaged in a resistance movement against what they believe to be an oppressive and illegitimate government. Domestic terrorism or homegrown terrorism is a form of terrorism in which victims "within a country are targeted by a perpetrator with the same citizenship" as the victims. There are many definitions of terrorism, and none of them are universally accepted. International terrorism: Violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups who are inspired by, or associated with, designated foreign terrorist organizations or nations (state-sponsored). Domestic terrorism: Violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature. Vigilantism /vɪdʒɪˈlæntɪzəm/ is the act of enforcement, investigation or punishment of perceived offenses without legal authority. A vigilante is a practitioner of vigilantism. Vigilantism /vɪdʒɪˈlæntɪzəm/ is the act of enforcement, investigation or punishment of perceived offenses without legal authority. A vigilante (from Spanish, Italian and Portuguese “vigilante”) is a practitioner of vigilantism. Revenge is committing a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance, be it real or perceived. Francis Bacon described revenge as a kind of "wild justice" that "does... offend the law [and] putteth the law out of office." Vengeance is a desire for revenge—retaliation against or punishment of someone for some kind of harm that they caused or wrongdoing that they did (whether real or perceived). It can also be used as an even more intense synonym for revenge. A vigilante has to take the offensive against a lawbreaker to be considered a vigilante. Although not technically defined as this, a superhero is a person who uses their abilities, usually superhuman ones, to protect people. Vigilante justice: Behavior that resembles or matches that of vigilantes. Vigilante justice often describes the actions of a single person or group of people who claim to enforce the law but lack the legal authority to do so. However, the term can also describe a general state of disarray or lawlessness, in which competing groups of people all claim to enforce the law in a given area.
November 22, 2021
Critical Race Theory (CRT) is for sure being used as a pedagogical framework in K-12 schools for reinterpreting history, art, and culture S3E3
Critical race theory is a framework of analysis grounded in critical theory and an academic movement of civil-rights scholars and activists who seek to examine the intersection of race and law in the United States and to challenge mainstream American liberal approaches to racial justice. Deconstruction is an approach to understanding the relationship between text and meaning. It was originated by the philosopher Jacques Derrida, who defined the term variously throughout his career. Pedagogy, most commonly understood as the approach to teaching, is the theory and practice of learning, and how this process influences, and is influenced by, the social, political and psychological development of learners. Deconstruction is a method of critical analysis of philosophical and literary language which emphasizes the internal workings of language and conceptual systems, the relational quality of meaning, and the assumptions implicit in forms of expression. In the context of the theory of Leninist revolutionary struggle, vanguardism involves a strategy whereby the most class-conscious and politically "advanced" sections of the proletariat or working class, described as the revolutionary vanguard, form organizations in order to draw larger sections of the working class towards revolutionary politics and serve as manifestations of proletarian political power opposed to the bourgeois. Jacques Derrida was an Algerian-born French philosopher best known for developing a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction, which he analyzed in numerous texts, and developed in the context of phenomenology. He is one of the major figures associated with post-structuralism and postmodern philosophy. Hélène Cixous is a professor, French feminist writer, poet, playwright, philosopher, literary critic and rhetorician. Cixous is best known for her article "The Laugh of the Medusa", which established her as one of the early thinkers in post-structural feminism. Postmodern philosophy is a philosophical movement that arose in the second half of the 20th century as a critical response to assumptions allegedly present in modernist philosophical ideas regarding culture, identity, history, or language that were developed during the 18th-century Enlightenment. "il n'y a pas de hors-texte" ("nothing exists outside of text") is a dictum by Jacques Derrida first recorded in Of Grammatology in 1967. It is translated as "there is nothing outside the text," or alternatively as "there is no outside the text", "there is no outside to the text" or "there is no outside-the-text". Audre Lorde was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. She was a self-described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet," who "dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia. "For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. And this fact is only threatening to those women who still define the master's house as their only source of support." —Audre Lorde
November 17, 2021
Almost everything I know about legal gun self defense in light of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial S3E2 ChrisCast with Chris Abraham
First: The only sure way to win in a violent confrontation is to avoid the confrontation altogether. Second: A gun is a tool of Last Resort. It is not to be used to resolve petty arguments etc, it is only to protect innocent life that is in imminent and immediate jeopardy. You have not been deputized and don't have an obligation to put yourself in harm's way to stop petty criminals. Let the police do their job, and you do yours! It is good to help others and protect life but learn where to draw the line. Depending on what research you believe, average deadly confrontations occur in 3-10 feet or less. Consistently putting that target out to 15 meters (45 feet) is impractical and probably not a great use of your training time or resources. The law is up for interpretation. Only after the incident occurs, through the paradigms of two arguing attorneys in consideration of presented evidence, does a jury of 12 peers decides your fate. Justice is blind, as they say. Learn your gun laws. Gray Man Theory: The Art Of Blending In During Disaster. The gray man theory is a way of disappearing into the crowd so you can move unnoticed when disaster strikes. The idea is that you can conceal your preparedness by blending in with the crowd before or during an emergency. Shooting to wound refers to attempts to use a firearm to harm someone without killing them. It is controversial since the unpredictable nature of firearm wounds could result in the wound failing to incapacitate the target; it may accidentally kill or miss the target, the latter presents a risk of unintended casualties. Limbs are one main area often targeted when shooting to wound. However, limbs are smaller and can be moved faster and more radically than the torso, so the option of shooting to wound is generally viewed with skepticism by law enforcement in the United States. “Printing” refers to what the act of the gun physically imprinting its outline on the clothing is colloquially called (example). For example, a “printing” law would make handgun imprinting illegal. “Printing” is like hiding behind a curtain and anyone being able to tell the shape in the curtain was a person. Hollow point bullets are a more expensive round and best used for self defense situations, and loaded in your Every Day Carry (EDC) defense weapon. They are also best as your home defense weapon. Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) rounds are best used for range shooting since they are much less expensive. Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) and Hollow Point (HP) are the designations for the two most common types of ammunition fired from metallic cartridge firearms. Full metal jacket ammo is typically used for target shooting and plinking while hollow point ammo is considered the gold standard for self-defense. As ridiculous as it may sound, someone spotting you by seeing the outline of a handgun under your shirt — printing — or when your cover garment rides up to show a part of the firearm can be construed as brandishing. You shoot to STOP THE THREAT is about all I can tell you. If you do find yourself in a defensive shooting you will shoot to stop the threat, that may be two shots, it may be ten.
November 16, 2021
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September 14, 2021
A 9/11 fever dream
"The events of September 11, 2001, became the hinge on which all of recent American history would turn, rewriting global alliances, reorganizing the U.S. government, and even changing the feel of daily life, as security checkpoints and magnetometers proliferated inside buildings and protective bollards sprouted like kudzu along America’s streets." "As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday, I cannot escape this sad conclusion: The United States—as both a government and a nation—got nearly everything about our response wrong, on the big issues and the little ones. The GWOT yielded two crucial triumphs: The core al-Qaeda group never again attacked the American homeland, and bin Laden, its leader, was hunted down and killed in a stunningly successful secret mission a decade after the attacks. But the U.S. defined its goals far more expansively, and by almost any other measure, the War on Terror has weakened the nation—leaving Americans more afraid, less free, more morally compromised, and more alone in the world. A day that initially created an unparalleled sense of unity among Americans has become the backdrop for ever-widening political polarization. The nation’s failures began in the first hours of the attacks and continue to the present day. Seeing how and when we went wrong is easy in hindsight. What’s much harder to understand is how—if at all—we can make things right." "The most telling part of September 11, 2001, was the interval between the first plane crash at the World Trade Center, at 8:46 a.m., and the second, at 9:03. In those 17 minutes, the nation’s sheer innocence was on display. The aftermath of the first crash was live on the nation’s televisions by 8:49 a.m. Though horrified, many Americans who saw those images still went on about their morning. In New York, the commuter-ferry captain Peter Johansen recalled how, afterward, he docked at the Wall Street Terminal and every single one of his passengers got off and walked into Lower Manhattan, even as papers and debris rained down from the damaged North Tower." "The world suddenly looked scary to ordinary citizens—and even worse behind the closed doors of intelligence briefings. The careful sifting of intelligence that our nation’s leaders rely on to make decisions fell apart. After the critique that federal law enforcement and spy agencies had “failed to connect the dots” took hold, everyone shared everything—every tip seemed to be treated as fact. James Comey, who served as deputy attorney general during some of the frantic post-9/11 era, told me in 2009 that he had been horrified by the unverified intelligence landing each day on the president’s desk. “When I started, I believed that a giant fire hose of information came in the ground floor of the U.S. government and then, as it went up, floor by floor, was whittled down until at the very top the president could drink from the cool, small stream of a water fountain,” Comey said. “I was shocked to find that after 9/11 the fire hose was just being passed up floor by floor. The fire hose every morning hit the FBI director, the attorney general, and then the president.”" "Before 9/11, the United States had a considered, constitutional, and proven playbook for targeting terrorists: They were arrested anywhere in the world they could be caught, tried in regular federal courts, and, if convicted, sent to federal prison. The mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing? Arrested in Pakistan. The 1998 embassy bombers? Caught in Kenya, South Africa, and elsewhere. In Sweden on the very morning of 9/11, FBI agents had arrested an al-Qaeda plotter connected to the attack on the USS Cole. The hunt for the plotters of and accomplices to the new attacks could have been similarly handled in civilian courts, whose civil-liberties protections would have shown the world how even the worst evils met with reasoned justice under the law."
September 11, 2021
My memories of 9/11 after 20 years
Memories of 911, 15 years on Every couple years I try to share my own personal memories of September 11th as a 31-year-old resident of Washington, DC. Located in BlogWhy I Don't Have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post 9-11 There is a study I heard reported this morning on NPR that explored the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on New Yorkers and then on the rest of the nation. My memories of 9/11 The entire world came together to love and support us after the terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001. Upon Arrival at the Grotto on 9/11 Upon returning to the Grotto, my pad, I joined Kate and Isa on the blue Ikea loveseat. They were hunched over, squinting at the little Sony 19" TV with all their might. The room was dark. Kate told me my mom had called to tell me what was going on. When she called, Kate and Isa had turned on the TV. Neither of them watches. Only my obsessive NPR-listening kept me informed as returned from Michelle's. Normalish I just drove out to Target on rt 1. The car's batts were acting funny, so I wanted to get a charge on, so I went to Target so that I could buy a can opener and some laundry detergernt and dishwashing machine liquid. Chez Michelle A year ago this morning at 0719, 11 September 2001, I woke up with Michelle. Michelle had recently moved out of our shared apartment and into her new condo in the Chandra Levy building in deepest, darkest Dupont, Washington, DC, US. Collecting My Family on 9/11 When I realized the import of what was going on, I called Michelle Nolan, my recent Ex, and told her that I was jumping into the Jeep and dashing back over to Dupont so that I could collect her from her 10th floor condo, right up the street from the State Department and relatively close to the Executive Branch. And she lives in a Studio apartment, one wall of which is glass. And she lives with our dog Suzi. My memories of 9/11 on September 11 I repost my own personal experiences of the morning and day of September 11, 2001, as a resident of Washington, DC. I did not personally experience any loss or any personal danger on that day. It's simply my experience. My memories of 9/11 16-years later The entire world came together to love and support us after the terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001--sixteen-years ago today. Contact Chris Abraham · Mobile/SMS: +1 202-352-5051 · Email: email@example.com · Twitter: @chrisabraham · Instagram: instagram.com/chrisabraham
September 10, 2021
More than 335,000 Afghan civilians—so many women and so many girls—have been killed in the fighting since 2001 (or, Chris' rant about the senseless senselessness of the Afghan War) S2E29
Via The New Yorker, The Other Afghan Women: "In the countryside, the endless killing of civilians turned women against the occupiers who claimed to be helping them." Via Cost of War "the vast majority of people killed are civilians. More than 335,000 civilians have been killed in the fighting since 2001." Via Afghanistan: Record number of women and children killed or wounded: "Women and children made up close to half of all these civilian casualties at 46 percent, according to the report. 32 percent were children, with 468 killed and 1,214 wounded. Fourteen percent of civilian casualties were women, with 219 killed and 508 wounded." How many people have died in the Afghanistan war? The U.S. has paid US$100,000 in a “death gratuity” to the survivors of each of the service members killed in the Afghanistan war, totaling $245.5 billion. More than 46,000 civilians have been killed by all sides in the Afghanistan conflict. These are the direct deaths from bombs, bullets, blasts and fire. Research by Brown University estimates losses in the Afghan security forces at 69,000. It puts the number of civilians and militants killed at about 51,000 each. More than 3,500 coalition soldiers have died since 2001 - about two-thirds of them Americans. More than 20,000 US soldiers have been injured. About 241,000 people have been killed in the Afghanistan and Pakistan war zone since 2001. More than 71,000 of those killed have been civilians. The Genius of Sun Tzu from The Art of War, Waging War: "A speedy victory is the main object in war. If this is long in coming, weapons are blunted and morale depressed. If troops are attacking cities, their strength will be exhausted. When the army engages in protracted campaigns, the resources of the state will fall short. When your weapons are dulled and ardor dampened, your strength exhausted and treasure spent, the chieftains of the neighboring states will take advantage of your crisis to act. In that case, no man, however wise, will be able to avert the disastrous consequences that ensue. Thus, while we have heard of stupid haste in war, we have not yet seen a clever operation that was prolonged. for there has never been a protracted war which benefited a country. Therefore, those unable to understand the evils inherent in employing troops are equally unable to understand the advantageous ways of doing so." "There are five points in which victory may be predicted: 1. He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious. 2. He who understands how to fight in accordance with the strength of antagonistic forces will be victorious. 3. He whose ranks are united in purpose will be victorious. 4. He who is well prepared and lies in wait for an enemy who is not well prepared will be victorious. 5. He whose generals are able and not interfered with by the sovereign will be victorious." "It is in these five matters that the way to victory is known." "Therefore, I say: Know your enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated. When you are ignorant of the enemy but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy and of yourself, you are sure to be defeated in every battle."
September 07, 2021
My new health kick is taking my cast iron kettlebell for a long walk every morning from 0730-Noon for health, strength, and socializing S2E28
The kettlebell swing strengthens your core, glutes, hamstrings, quads, back, delts and arms. Research shows that kettlebell swings improves balance and posture, even for elite athletes. When you use a kettlebell, you naturally learn what good posture feels like. The Official RKC, Military-Grade Kettlebell—Durable, Resilient and Perfectly Designed to Give You Years of Explosive Gains in Strength, Endurance and Power Dragon Door's 10kg/22lb RKC Kettlebell is an Excellent Choice for Young Adults or Women Who Want to Quickly Transform their Physical Shape. For those of you who are not familiar with the RKC, “RKC” stands for “Russian Kettlebell Challenge”, and the RKC is a School of Strength. RKC Instructors, as administered by Dragon Door and Chief Instructor Pavel Tsatsouline, are the gold standard of kettlebell instructors. Dragon Door make the absolute best kettlebells around. The shape and grip and finish is superior to any I've tried. Cast Iron Kettlebells are made out of iron and range widely in size, depending on weight. They have a curved handle that can also vary widely in width as well as diameter. The cast-iron kettlebell is solid, with no hollow space. Cast iron kettlebells are seen in the industry as the most 'classic' style. This is because they are typically moulded from a single piece of metal. Due to this, the cast iron kettlebell is affordable and offers the best value for money. The kettlebell is a cast iron or cast steel ball with a handle attached to the top. It is used to perform many types of exercises, including ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. They are also the primary equipment used in the weight lifting sport of kettlebell lifting. The HARD STYLE kettlebell school favors fast, short burst of energy, lifting as much weight as possible in as little time as is necessary. By generating intense tension in the muscles, hard style kettlebell athletes see impressive results in short periods of time. Domke shoulder bags are highly durable bags, with specialized compartments for transporting cameras and camera equipment. Domke's waterproof or water-resistant bags are designed for photographers, journalists, reporters, and many other professionals who carry camera gear. Made in USA, “proudly,” as the company says, Domke has been the photographer's choice of camera bags since 1976. Now you can have a special edition, in the popular F2 and F-5XB models. A loaded march is a relatively fast march over distance carrying a load and is a common military exercise. A loaded march is known as a forced foot march in the US Army. What does it mean to go rucking? The definition can be as simple as walking around with a backpack on a hike or as difficult as moving fast with all your military gear, loaded for bear, over rugged terrain, infiltrating to your objective. But the terms ruck, hump, or forced march, all really mean getting your gear from A to B in a backpack. Rucking is an excellent outdoor cardio workout if you hate to run, but still want to get the caloric burn that comes with running. In fact, you can burn about as many calories rucking as jogging. Research shows you can burn around 40-50% more calories than walking. Walking is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. ... Unlike some other forms of exercise, walking is free and doesn't require any special equipment or training.
August 30, 2021
Healthy, svelte, fit, slender, tight, people don't eat food, they dose food—they treat food as medicine that can heal or OD S2E27
'Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food', often ascribed to Hippocrates (400 BC), and used to emphasize the importance of nutrition to prevent or cure disease. "There's no question people can take things a long way toward reversing diabetes, reversing hypertension, even preventing cancer by food choices," Nadeau says. "We really want to link food and medicine, and not just give away food," says Dr. Rita Nguyen, the hospital's medical director of Healthy Food Initiatives. "We want people to understand what they're eating, how to prepare it, the role food plays in their lives." A food dose is the amount of any food or beverage consumed that is associated with or leads to a specific health outcome. For example, how many apples must you eat to reduce the risk of a given disease? As nouns the difference between portion and dose is that portion is an allocated amount while dose is a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time. As verbs the difference between portion and dose is that portion is to divide into amounts, as for allocation to specific purposes while dose is to administer a dose. Dosage is a related term of portion. As nouns the difference between dosage and portion is that dosage is the administration of a medication etc, in a measured amount; dosing while portion is portion. Dose (noun) the measured quantity of a therapeutic agent to be taken at one time, a portion of a substance added during a process. Dose (verb) to give a dose to, especially: to give medicine to; to divide into doses: dose a medicine; to treat with an application or agent. In the big picture, says Dr. Richard Afable, CEO and president of St. Joseph Hoag Health, medical institutions across the state are starting to make a philosophical switch to becoming a health organization, not just a health care organization. Nadeau is part of a small revolution brewing across California. The food-as-medicine movement has been around for decades, but it's making inroads as physicians and medical institutions make food a formal part of treatment, rather than relying solely on medications. By prescribing nutritional changes or launching programs such as "Shop with Your Doc," they're trying to prevent, limit or even reverse disease by changing what patients eat. Research shows that dietary habits influence disease risk. While certain foods may trigger chronic health conditions, others offer strong medicinal and protective qualities. Thus, many people argue that food is medicine. Yet, diet alone cannot and should not replace medicine in all circumstances. That sentiment echoes the tenets of the Therapeutic Food Pantry program at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, which completed its pilot phase and is about to expand on an ongoing basis to five clinic sites throughout the city. The program will offer patients several bags of food prescribed for their condition, along with intensive training in how to cook it. “Diet truly is medicine, not just prevention, not just health promotion — literally treatment and reversal of disease,” says Katz. In the same vein, healthy plant-based diets that are higher in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, including the Mediterranean diet are linked to numerous protective benefits.
August 30, 2021
My IF diet report AND it's not how much slender people eat on a daily basis, it's how little. It's surprising! They forget to eat—routinely! S2E26
I only hit 350 pounds because I was stuffing myself like a French foie gras goose This is a blog confession that is only a surprise to me: I eat too often and too much. I stuff myself like a prize Christmas goose, like a blue-ribbon hog. Chonky Honky I could fool myself by making delicious and healthy meals on my French carbon steel pans using raw, whole, meats, vegetables, oils, herbs, and spices, only to consume an entire skillet of savory vegetable compote. I was sitting in Idido's Cafe and Social House and a tall, skinny, guy was rewarding himself with a brick of breakfast crumbcake. Upon leaving, he noted that the heavy, sweet, cake, topped with big sugary crumbles, took him four days to finish. I Have Experienced Extreme Portion Creep Over My Life of Eating Let me make this simple and clear: when I was a kid, a snack-sized bag of potato chips and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was a complete lunch. Then, in my 20s, lunch out came with the single-serve bag of chips that you get at cafeterias and the local Subway. Recently, I would have picked up a full bag of potato chips and down them over one afternoon or lunch. America's going through a sort of inflation right now and I get it: lunch for me, over the last couple of years, could consist of a submarine sandwich and a full bag of chips. Yeah. The entire concept of portion was completely out of proportion to what a single serving is for breakfast—four over-easy eggs and five slices of bacon—or lunch—two tuna sandwiches and some fries or chips—to an afternoon snack—a bag of kettle chips and a pot of kimchi—and dinner—a double bacon cheeseburger with everything and fries from Bob & Edith's diner. If pizza, a whole pizza; if a sub, a whole sub; if a delicious pan of fresh veggies and chicken pan-fried in olive oil, then the whole pan. You can't outrun the fork. It's true. Now. I am following a strict 23:1 one-meal-a-day intermittent fasting diet with an important caveat: I will not stuff myself like a prize Thanksgiving turkey during that hour-long window. I will aspire to not consume more than 1,500 calories a day and will be comfortable with 1,100-1,300/calories if it makes more sense for me to not have to gorge myself to make the calories. There's always tomorrow. it's not my last meal; it's not my final meal. There will be food tomorrow. Contact Chris Abraham Mobile/SMS: +1 202-352-5051 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @chrisabraham Facebook: facebook.com/chrisabraham LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/chrisabraham Instagram: instagram.com/chrisabraham Blog: chrisabraham.com/blog
August 28, 2021
Afghanistan: from Saving Pagan Babies to Saving Muslim Ladies S2E25
Via 1492 or 2021, it’s still "civilizing the savages" It’s pretty easy to reframe America’s uninvited invasion, occupation, and nation-building of Afghanistan. In order to prove just how imperial our having been in Afghanistan for the last 20-years, rebuilding the country in our own image, is, please do the following thought experiment. Please release your imagination and walk with me for a bit… Just replace George W Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden with Hernán Cortés, Francisco Pizarro, Christopher Columbus, and Pope Alexander VI; replace US Armed Forces with conquistadors; and replace Afghanis—women, girls, boys, elders—with Aztecs, Mayans, Amerindians, Mapuche people; then, replace soul-savings, civilizing, modernizing, and enculturating, with…. the same words. Does that make more sense as to why supporting the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan in order to save them from themselves is perfectly analogous to supporting the British colonization of the Americas in order to modernize and civilize the American Indians? A reminder, we were at war with Afghanistan during which at least 240,000 Afghans have died, many of them civilians—over the last 20-years; and, how many of those Afghans were women and girls? I called this article The war in Afghanistan was a long Khan because: I thought of it and it made me feel pleased with myself and clever This isn’t Afghanistan’s first rodeo: they’ve suffered through long-term occupation by empires so often it’s a cliché trope While occupied cities in Vietnam adapted to French and American occupation by feigning love for Joe, the Vietnamese never really loved Joe, only appeased Joe for reasons of survival during a massively chaotic and terrible war (note all the friendly villagers who routinely blew up their friend Joe in the streets). South Vietnam invited America to help defend against the North; and, more relevantly, the Soviet troops were invited by the official Afghan authorities to help combat the Mujahideen. America wasn’t invited to Afghanistan. Sometimes, the city-based leadership intelligentsia of a country can often be at odds with the will of the people. Local Hawaiians hate their occupier any more than it pays their rent; Okinawans openly hate their occupiers, though what’re you going to do; I know that all of Islam is apoplectic about the mere existence of Riyadh Air Base in Saudi Arabia. People never really fall in love with their oppressor, their occupier, or their hostage-taker. The power dynamic isn’t fair. When you are poor and desperate and your occupier offers you a job, you take that job and milk that job for as long as it doesn’t get you killed and as long as it lasts. Even someone who is beguiled by Stockholm Syndrome eventually snaps out of it—generally violently and without a lot of compassion and empathy. Even HR knows: a subordinate employee cannot give full consent to a relationship with a superior when their job, income, reputation, and life depend on the fickle whims of their boss. There were never only 80,000 Taliban fighters, there were 380,000 Afghani fighters, 300,000 of which were being trained, funded, paid, and supplied by their American invaders and occupiers until the moment we, the USA, left, which was always inevitable.
August 25, 2021
Always acknowledge everyone you meet in the street and cafe and elevator and the cars and on trails for a much better life amen S2E24 ChrisCast
A nod down with your head indicates respect and mutual deference. You do this with strangers to indicate your humility and non-agressiveness. With friends, you nod up to show your happiness at seeing and greeting them. They have brightened your day and you nod up to show that you are uplifted by seeing them. Some guys seem to do it consciously as a way of communicating regard, diffusing tension, or simply saying hello without needing to stop and chat. Others may do it without even thinking about it, almost as a reflex. Nodding can also be used as a form of nonverbal greeting or acknowledgement of another's presence; in this context, it is essentially an especially mild form of bowing, with just enough movement to show a degree of respect without additional formality. In the simplest terms, an upward nod means a casual “hey” or “what's up”. Downward means “Hello, I see that you exist, but we aren't cool enough for anything more than that”. An unspoken rule about the nod is that it is rarely followed by any verbal exchange. Nodding your head in greeting is a sign of respect, whereas lifting your chin is a sign of familiarity. Nodding the head is like deference to an equal or greater (alpha male). Lifting your chin exposes your neck (vulnerability) which shows you are comfortable with them when vulnerable. When we greet others from a distance, we give them a slight head nod or we raise our eyebrows very briefly, the latter resulting in an expression known as the ‘eyebrow flash’. In an ‘eyebrow flash’, the eyebrows rise rapidly for a split second and then drop again. The purpose of the ‘eyebrow flash’ is to draw attention to one’s face so that other facial expressions of communication can be exchanged. The ‘eyebrow flash’ is used around the world as a long-distance greeting signal except in Japan where it is considered improper and impolite. Culture can, and often does, modify the meaning our conscious body language gestures and facial expressions. Eyebrow flash is, without doubt, a conscious facial expression that we choose to give only to the people we know. In linguistics, code-switching or language alternation occurs when a speaker alternates between two or more languages, or language varieties, in the context of a single conversation or situation. Kill Haole Day is the term for alleged bullying incidents that occurred in most Hawaii schools, when non-white students would harass and attack white students. The incidents saw their height in the late 1970s. I usually look most people in the eye and smile as I walk past them, usually get a smile back. Going to your question, it's perfectly normal to make eye contact, it's a natural thing to do, kind of like a quick glance before crossing the street. So what do you do when you're actually walking toward someone? “It seems disingenuous to avoid any eye contact if you know someone,” said Riggio. “There are simple nonverbal cues that can indicate recognition, and that can include brief eye contact with a brief and slight smile and slight nod. How do you do? Fine! A friendly greetin'. How do you do? Say it when you're meetin'. How do you do? With everyone repeatin': Pretty good, sure as you're born.
July 31, 2021
Fat bastard special: working towards dropping an adult man worth of extra weight using cardiologist-recommended 18:6 intermittent fasting S2E23
Morbid obesity is a condition in which you have a body mass index (BMI) higher than 35. BMI is used to estimate body fat and can help determine if you are at a healthy body weight for your size. BMI is not a perfect measurement but it does help give a general idea of ideal weight ranges for height. Adults with a BMI of 30 to 39.9 are considered obese. Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. Anyone more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms) overweight is considered morbidly obese. These ranges of BMI are used to describe levels of risk: Overweight (not obese), if BMI is 25.0 to 29.9. Class 1 (low-risk) obesity, if BMI is 30.0 to 34.9. Class 2 (moderate-risk) obesity, if BMI is 35.0 to 39.9. Class 3 (high-risk) obesity, if BMI is equal to or greater than 40.0. Intermittent fasting, also known as intermittent energy restriction, is an umbrella term for various meal timing schedules that cycle between voluntary fasting and non-fasting over a given period. Methods of intermittent fasting include alternate-day fasting, periodic fasting, and daily time-restricted feeding. What happens to your body when you fast 18 6? “Evidence is accumulating that eating in a six-hour period and fasting for 18 hours can trigger a metabolic switch from glucose-based to ketone-based energy, with increased stress resistance, increased longevity, and a decreased incidence of diseases." The study found that both an 18-hour and 20-hour fasting window worked equally well for weight loss by helping participants eat less without counting calories. With 19:5, you fast for 19 hours a day and have an eating window of five hours. Researchers say intermittent fasting diet can affect the way body burns and stores fat and energy. Researchers are touting a diet that involves fasting for 18 hours each day as a way to stop getting overweight and reducing the chances of contracting everything from cancer to diabetes and heart disease. Experts suggest that a person needs to follow the basic rules for at least 10 weeks to witness some positive results. Following the diet properly for this period of time will help you shed 3 to 5 kilos of weight (depending on your BMR). Mobile/SMS: +1 202-352-5051 Email: email@example.com Work: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @chrisabraham Facebook: facebook.com/chrisabraham LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/chrisabraham Instagram: instagram.com/chrisabraham Blog: chrisabraham.com/blog
July 29, 2021
You're not sleeping as long or as well as you think and it's because time in bed is not actual time slept (plus CPAPs rule!) S2E22
Sleep duration is based on time asleep and does not include restless or awake time. A sleep study is a test that records the activity of the body during sleep. There are five main types of sleep studies that use different methods to test for different sleep characteristics and disorders. What is sleep apnea? A potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Risk factors include age and obesity. It's more common in men. Symptoms include snoring loudly and feeling tired even after a full night's sleep. Treatment often includes lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, and the use of a breathing assistance device at night, such as a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. If you have trouble breathing, a BiPap machine can help push air into your lungs. You wear a mask or nasal plugs that are connected to the ventilator. The machine supplies pressurized air into your airways. It is called “positive pressure ventilation” because the device helps open your lungs with this air pressure. What is the difference between BiPAP and CPAP? While CPAP generally delivers a single pressure, BiPAP delivers two: an inhale pressure and an exhale pressure. These two pressures are known as inhalation positive airway pressure (IPAP) and exhalation positive airway pressure (EPAP). A BiPAP isn't the only type of ventilator that uses positive pressure to help you breathe. Another common breathing device is the continuous positive airway pressure machine, or CPAP. Both deliver air pressure when you breathe in and breathe out. But a BiPAP delivers higher air pressure when you breathe in. When is Snoring Dangerous? Loud snoring can be a serious sleep disorder. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a blockage that stops breathing and disturbs sleep. If any of these symptoms occur with loud snoring, speak to your doctor for further evaluation. The standard in the literature is that healthy sleepers spend more than 90% of the time in bed asleep, so if you're in bed for eight hours, a healthy sleeper might actually sleep for only about 7.2 hours. 8.5 hours of sleep is the new eight hours. Mobile/SMS: +1 202-352-5051 Email: email@example.com Work: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @chrisabraham Facebook: facebook.com/chrisabraham LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/chrisabraham Instagram: instagram.com/chrisabraham Blog: chrisabraham.com/blog
July 29, 2021
We all want play dates, we all want a nice chat, we all want a friend so maybe use your Gumby or Heavy Recon Kit Bag to make one S2E21
Gumby & Pokey 6" Bendable Figure Set Gumby Rubber Toy Hill People Gear Heavy Recon Kit Bag Hill People Gear Attaché Asics Novablast Running Shoes Domke F-6 Idido's Coffee and Social House The Lost Generation (génération perdue) A literary salon, on the other hand, is a collection of like-minded individuals who gather to explore intellectual topics together, often sharing their own writing. At a book club, the members are focused on a single book; at a literary salon, the gathering focuses on general literature and concepts. The 7 Steps to Hosting a Successful Literary Salon How to Make Friends as a Middle-Aged Man, Even If the Idea Makes You Feel Weird
July 25, 2021
Why is 'Satellites' by Rebecca Curtis featured fiction in The New Yorker? S2E20
Why is 'Satellites' by Rebecca Curtis featured fiction in The New Yorker? on chrisa.substack.com via Chris Abraham. If you want to read this short story, check it out here: Fiction July 12 & 19, 2021 Issue Satellites By Rebecca Curtis July 5, 2021. If you want to listen to the short story, check it out there: The Writer’s Voice: Fiction from the Magazine Rebecca Curtis Reads “Satellites” With Deborah Treisman July 6, 2021. Quotes from Satellites by Rebecca Curtis that make me wonder why this short story is featured in The New Yorker instead of in an adventure or romance novel from Gold Eagle or Harlequin. I'll let you be the judge. “Satellites,” by Rebecca Curtis, is so basic and seems to be a short story interpretation of an Instagram Story, rife will brand names and wealth and buff dudes and ex-wives and tech money hyper-fit nerd billionaire ex-bankers. It's got all of it in there. An opening sentence of a short story, especially, is supposed to be amazing. Here's the first paragraph . . . be inspired! Incipit! One day last July, my husband’s friend Tony Tarantino—a tall, good-looking, rib-eye-and-Scotch-loving, thrice-divorced, AB-negative Trump enthusiast—drove up from Virginia Beach to the Jersey shore to visit my husband, a retired banker, at his hulking nine-bedroom, eight-bath Tudor in the town of Coda-by-the-Sea, and after we’d all been chatting, sans masks, on the porch for a while, right after Tony enjoyed an organic, grass-fed “marrow burger” I’d picked up for him from Cavé, the excellent local paleo restaurant, his cell phone rang. He said, Hello . . . ?, then frowned and hung up. He blushed as he placed his phone on the table next to his mai tai. Does this sound like a featured-fiction issue of The New Yorker or Hallmark Channel fan fiction? I didn't need to scroll much further to find this: Tony’s wife was in Virginia, in the house he had bought for her. She was new—his fourth—a curvy Irish redhead, twenty years his junior, named Sinead. A paramedic. They’d lived together for a number of years, and Sinead had been pushing for marriage and babies. To please her, Tony had reluctantly consented to marriage. He loved her. More important, he said, they agreed philosophically, talked endlessly, and had fun in bed. She hadn’t come to Coda because she was shy. She couldn’t visit us, she’d said, because she’d never met us. One cheap way to write includes dropping brand names as shorthand for where someone is in their prestige and taste. This is just lazy writing. Please tell me if this heralded short story that just dropped in my favorite magazine of my entire young life, The New Yorker, gets any better. And good luck to Rebecca Curtis, who is extremely beautiful and, I am sure, extremely talented. I, too, blame COVID-19 for this short story. I assume Rebecca Curtis and all her editors were Covid-drunk the entire time and, maybe, this is the direct result of a Pfizer vaccination side-effect. I surely might be mistaken. My taste in fiction might be extremely old-fashioned. If so, I might be an old, but I am not a Boomer. I am still "only" 51.
July 16, 2021
The average age of the combat soldier was twenty-six in Vietnam he was nineteen S2E19
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June 28, 2021
Killing the Earth softly with prepackaged grocery store salad bowls in order to lose 70 kilos
“As you would with meat and poultry, don't let bagged lettuce stay out of the fridge for too long, because bacteria multiply at room temperature,” says James E. Rogers, Ph. ... If even a few leaves look damaged, slimy, or bruised, don't eat any of the greens in that package. In terms of health, the benefits of eating a healthy salad definitely outweigh the risks. Being able to pick up a premade salad bowl at the deli when you're on the run or stocking your fridge with fresh greens that are ready to eat makes it that much more likely that you'll make the healthy choice. Not all salads are healthy or nutritious. It depends on what is in the salad. It is OK to add small amounts of dressing and toppings, however, if you overdo it with high-fat add-ins, your salad may cause you to exceed your daily calorie needs and contribute to weight gain. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, eating a salad a day will also increase the level of powerful antioxidants in your blood. The basis of any salad, leafy greens, offer a huge nutritional benefit. Among the best of the super greens group are: kale, spinach, beet greens, watercress and Romaine lettuce. A salad and water diet can help you to lose weight and support your health. However, it is important to eat more than just salads. You should create a well-balanced meal plan to provide your body with essential nutrients. Eating Salads for a Month and Weight Loss. Eating just salads for a month may lead to weight loss, but it isn't the only way to lose weight. Eating a balanced, varied diet is recommended for overall health and long-term weight loss success. Keep these tips in mind if you are planning to eat more salads for weight loss. Grocery store food is typically sold in glass, metal, plastic or paperboard containers, and often comes encased in multiple layers. Those containers are then placed into plastic or paper grocery bags. Processed food often has multiple layers of packaging; for example, a food item might be placed in a tray, covered in paper or plastic wrap, placed into a paperboard box and then, often, covered again in plastic wrap. People think a few salad leaves on their plate is healthy, whereas it can be more damaging for people to think they are getting nutrition when there’s next to no value in lots of prebagged salads. Only dark green leaves, like rocket or spinach, contain any notable amounts of nutrition.
June 27, 2021
Dr. Stephen A. Gaeta, M.D., PhD, doesn't need to see me or my heart for a full year, inshallah!
An irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. The heart's upper chambers (atria) beat out of coordination with the lower chambers (ventricles). This condition may have no symptoms, but when symptoms do appear they include palpitations, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Treatments include drugs, electrical shock (cardioversion), and minimally invasive surgery (ablation). Tikosyn: This medication is used to treat certain types of serious (possibly fatal) irregular heartbeat (such as atrial fibrillation/flutter). It is used to restore normal heart rhythm and maintain a regular, steady heartbeat. Dofetilide is known as an anti-arrhythmic drug. Cardioversion is a procedure used to return an abnormal heartbeat to a normal rhythm. This procedure is used when the heart is beating very fast or irregular. This is called an arrhythmia. Arrhythmias can cause problems such as fainting, stroke, heart attack, and even sudden cardiac death. Cardioversion is a medical procedure by which an abnormally fast heart rate or other cardiac arrhythmia is converted to a normal rhythm using electricity or drugs. Wikipedia People also search for: Catheter ablation, Defibrillation, Ablation, MORE Tachycardia refers to a heart rate that's too fast. How that's defined may depend on your age and physical condition. Generally speaking, for adults, a heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute (BPM) is considered too fast. Heart failure can occur if the heart cannot pump (systolic) or fill (diastolic) adequately. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, swollen legs, and rapid heartbeat. Treatments can include eating less salt, limiting fluid intake, and taking prescription medications. In some cases a defibrillator or pacemaker may be implanted.
June 26, 2021
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for an Entrepreneur to enter into the kingdom of Wikipedia
A person is presumed to be notable if they have received significant coverage in reliable secondary sources that are independent of the subject. Notability criteria may need to be met for a person to be included in a stand-alone list. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. One does not have to be generally famous in order to have a Wikipedia page, one has to be Notable. That also means significant. Significance is a lower standard than notability. While the inclusion of reliable secondary sources may itself be an indication of significance, not including any sources is entirely irrelevant to an assessment under these speedy deletion criteria. On Wikipedia, notability is a test used by editors to decide whether a given topic warrants its own article. Information on Wikipedia must be verifiable; if no reliable, independent sources can be found on a topic, then it should not have a separate article. Wikipedia's concept of notability applies this basic standard to avoid indiscriminate inclusion of topics. Article and list topics must be notable, or "worthy of notice". Determining notability does not necessarily depend on things such as fame, importance, or popularity—although those may enhance the acceptability of a subject that meets the guidelines explained below. For Wikipedia's policies regarding content, see Neutral point of view, Verifiability, No original research, What Wikipedia is not, and Biographies of living persons.
June 25, 2021
My next attempt at an Eye of the Tiger Summer
Just do it might be the most important bit of advice that anyone has given anybody. Thanks, Nike. It turns out that letting a charging watch, a misplaced logbook, piece of tech, or GPS is the best way to get in your own way, fitness- and health-wise. I always assumed he just "picked them up;" however, after knowing him since he and I were both 18, I know for a fact that he works extremely hard at not only learning them but also becoming fluent to the point of adopting regional and local dialects. For example, being able to speak deep urban Berliner or Hochdeutch. On the call, he told me, "I learn languages overnight the way skinny people lose weight overnight." I was also inspired by YouTube celebrity Michelle Khare as she records all of her I Trained Like series of videos. I keep on forgetting how much your very own clay can be molded in such a short while; also, imaging how much change one can make with a more longer-term, incremental, training pursued with purpose and everydayness. I learned that this is a real, concrete, and humbling way this AM. Instead of making sure I could find my log and get all funny about counting swings and jotting them down onto a pad or into an app, I just started swinging my kettlebells before my morning shower.
June 21, 2021
I was a teenage Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 skeptic and then got the J&J jab anyway
The J&J/Janssen vaccine was 66.3% effective in clinical trials (efficacy) at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people who had no evidence of prior infection 2 weeks after receiving the vaccine. People had the most protection 2 weeks after getting vaccinated. Skepticism about vaccines in general and specifically how quickly the COVID-19 vaccines have been developed have some taking a cautious view of the shots that could bring an end to the pandemic, according to Louisville-area physicians. “Patients often ask ‘are you going to get it?’,” said Steven Patton M.D., a family medicine physician with Norton Community Medical Associates – Preston. His answer is, “Of course.” But he recognizes that many don’t understand how it went through development and clinical trials so fast. “I think that’s a lot of the hesitance. A lot of people are talking about that,” Dr. Patton said Dr. Patton notes that during a normal drug development effort, the drug makers don’t share information while working independently. “Whereas this one, we were able to get the strain of the virus quickly, and then we were able to share our data of what we’ve learned from each other,” he said. COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
June 20, 2021
Oy My Lumbago! Sciatica is Kicking My Butt
I have been calling the first one sciatica: "lower back and buttocks pain and tingling, numbness and some weakness that originates in the lower back and travel through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg" and the second one has been described fascial adhesion. The fascia is a thin sheath of fibrous tissue enclosing a muscle or other organ. I have barely needed to know about all of these things because I have always been super-strong and resilient. I have also been generally much better at stretching before and after I ran or lifted, rowed, or sculled. Myofascial release (MFR) is what I am all about now. My muscles are still strong and quick-to-respond but adding kettlebells swings -- maybe even the unique all-day-long stresses of the Get Fit, Get Fierce with Kettlebell Swings by Don Fitch which seems simpler and more gentle than I had thought: 90-seconds of kettlebell swings followed by an hour of rest, all day long. Well, I had started by trying to use a foam roller to to smooth out my aching body but when your mobility is a little limited by injury and extra weight, I didn't use that heavy, solid, black foam roller nearly as much as I should.
June 20, 2021
Eight quick reviews of Netflix shows and movies I decided to review for you S2E12 [Fixed Audio]
Thunder Force: Funny and worth watching. I liked the teen girls better than the adult superheroes. I hate it when nice people make asses out of themselves for comedic value when they're funny enough not to play the fat card. Melissa McCarthy as Lydia Berman and Octavia Spencer as Emily Stanton? What a waste of talent from both of them. The entire movie should have been made with Tai Leshaun as Teen Emily and Mia Kaplan as Teen Lydia. That would have been much better. Those girls are funny and can act! The Blacklist: I hate this show. I love this show. I hate to love this show. I love to hate this show. I am obsessed with Megan Boone as Agent Elizabeth Keen and her beautiful imperfection. I am obsessed with James Spader as Red in this. And, I watch it for Hisham Tawfiq as Dembe. Everyone else is fungible, though Aram and Samar really work for it. Also, Ryan Eggold as Tom Keen is pretty keen. Country Comfort: Season 1: I loved this show. Katharine McPhee is an angel and this show tugs heartstrings in a very honest, lovely, funny, kid-friendly, and family-friendly way. I don't even know what it's about. It doesn't matter. It's country, it's sexy, it's funny, and it's filled with music and cameos. Lupin: Part 1: Is Lupin a spy, a thief, a murderer, an assassin, a hero? It's hard to know. Lupin is directed like a Young Adult series but it's deadly and violently serious. That said, Omar Sy as Assane Diop is a goofy dreamboat, I'm in love with Ludivine Sagnier as Claire, and Etan Simon as Raoul holds his own with his own sort of swag and style all his own. Superbe! The Crew: Season 1: This is a terrible show and I hate-watched the first season. And I really love Kevin James. Might be really popular with the NASCAR kids. The Magicians: This is how much I love The Magicians: I bought the book and read it and the audiobook and listened to it. And I am working through the second book. Lost me a little. Also, season 3 episode 5 A Life in the Day is burnt into my brain and my heart and I loved it so much. It's the one in which Quin and Eliot live an entire life together while making a magic mosaic. Amazing. It's about an elite and exclusive witch and wizardry school, but debaucherous. An actually gay and fabulous Harry Potter. Worn Stories: Limited Series: This series is such a breath of fresh air. Very cool, intimate, and simple. I literally laughed and cried. It's about people and an outfit, a piece, or a way of dress, and it's very sweet and emotional and compelling. It's soft-core clothes porn. Ginny & Georgia: Season 1: This series is anti-Gilmore Girls, for sure. All the sweetness and happiness is the result of unintended consequences and good luck and good hearts; however, it's a really rough ride and filled with darkness I can't reveal for reasons of spoilage. This show amazed me. Antonia Gentry as Ginny is a gorgeous chameleon and Brianne Howey as Georgia is this generation's Julia Roberts, just darker and more complex.
April 19, 2021
Ramble rumble ramble rumble ramble rumble ramble rumble ramble rumble ramble rumble ramble rumble ramble rumble S2E11
Definition of rambling 1: proceeding without a specific goal, purpose, or direction: such as a: wandering about from one place to anothera rambling walk b: straying from subject to subjecta rambling essay/discussion/discoursea rambling talkerHis text is at times repetitious and rambling.— Robert Howard c: stretching, spreading, or growing in a winding or irregular waya rambling streamrambling roses 2: large and informally designeda rambling farmhouse… blue-tinged shots give the sinister prison … the air of a rambling edifice out of Dickens.— Celia Wren Definition of rumbling 1: RUMBLE 2: general but unofficial talk or opinion often of dissatisfaction —usually used in pluralrumblings of political trouble— Anthony Burgess
April 08, 2021
What if Donald J. Trump was actually an asset of the Democrats and has been playing the role of GOP Heel to Joe Biden's DNC Face since the beginning: a thought experiment S2E10
Is Donald Trump a Democratic secret agent? - BBC News Donald Trump CPAC speech: Is he a Democratic secret agent ... Is Donald Trump a Democratic secret agent? : politics - Reddit In professional wrestling, a face is a heroic, "good guy" or "fan favorite" wrestler, booked by the promotion with the aim of being cheered by fans. Traditionally, they wrestle within the rules and avoid cheating while behaving positively towards the referee and the audience. In professional wrestling, a heel is a wrestler who portrays a villain, "bad guy" or "rulebreaker" and acts as an antagonist to the faces, who are the heroic protagonist or "good guy" characters. Could Donald Trump be a secret double-agent, sent by Democrats to destroy their party from within? Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who has borne the brunt of more than a few Trump barbs, seems to think there's a possibility. "Maybe Donald negotiated a deal with his buddy Hillary Clinton," Mr Bush tweeted this week, after Mr Trump cited a poll showing his supporters would stick with him if he left the Republican Party. "Continuing this path will put her in the White House." The New York billionaire has a spotty political history, at best. He was a Republican, then he was a pro-choice Democrat, and now he's a fire-breathing, anti-immigration populist conservative. Could this latest iteration of Mr Trump's political brand be just a ruse, the elaborate cover for a liberal saboteur who has spent the past year setting explosives that threaten the unity of the party he pledged to support? "If Donald Trump were a Democratic mole placed in the Republican Party to disrupt things, how would his behaviour be any different?" asked conservative political commentator George Will in July. "I don't think it would be." "Mr Trump has a close friendship with Bill and Hillary Clinton," he said. "They were at his last wedding. He has contributed to the Clintons' foundation. He has contributed to Mrs Clinton's Senate campaigns. All of this is very suspicious." Also suspicious - for those predisposed to suspicion, at least - is a "mystery" phone call between Mr Trump and Bill Clinton in May, less than a month before the real-estate tycoon tossed his hat into the presidential ring. "Clinton encouraged Trump's efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party and offered his own views of the political landscape," the Washington Post reported at the time. "Trump didn't jump into this race because of his deep abiding love for America, or his being a Republican or caring about conservatism," he writes. "Trump jumped into this race because BILL CLINTON urged him to."
January 31, 2021
Cry me a river: I'm happily and gladly retired from dating and pursuing meaningful love relationships: what's that all about (crazy, right?) S2E9
Chris Abraham as Quoted in The Atlantic — Chris Abraham https://chrisabraham.com/blog/chris-abraham-as-quoted-in-the-atlantic?searchterm=The+Atlantic Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass - Cry Me A River - Live 1975 Now You Say You're Lonely, You Cried A Long Night Through. Well, You Can Cry My A River, Cry Me A River: I Cried A River Over You. And Now You Say You're Sorry, For Bein' So Untrue. Well, You Can Cry Me A River, Cry Me A River: I Cried A River Over You. You Drove Me, Nearly Drove Me Out Of My Head, While You Never Shed A Tear.| Remember, I Remember All That You Said. Told Me Love Was Too Plebian, Told Me You Were Through With Me. An' Now You Say You Love Me, Just To Prove You Do, Come On An' Cry Me A River, Cry Me A River, I Cried A River Over You. I Cried A River Over You. I Cried A River Over You. I Cried A River Over You. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo9RPk3FXMY
January 30, 2021
Beware the Americans who catch you in a big lie today, they might audit all the stories you've ever told all the way back for more big lies S2E8
Well, That Was Some Weird Sh*t https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/episodes/on-the-media-some-weird January 22, 2021 On this week’s show, we take a deep breath. Plus, journalists reflect on the deep damage done to our information ecosystem and how we can begin to repair it. And, Brooke and Bob take a journey through 20 years of OTM. 1. Brooke and Bob on the (short-lived) reprieve following the 45th president's departure, and McKay Coppins [@mckaycoppins], staff writer at The Atlantic, on how the environment for "elite" journalists has changed in the past four years. Listen. 2. Yamiche Alcindor [@Yamiche], White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, Jay Rosen [@jayrosen_nyu], media critic and journalism professor at New York University, and Karen Attiah [@KarenAttiah], global opinions editor at the Washington Post, on what they've learned as journalists from the Trump era, and what comes next. Listen. 3. Bob and Brooke reflect on more than a thousand shows together, and twenty years of On the Media. Listen.
January 23, 2021
We live in a post-shame America and shame and humiliation cannot and do not work to command and control Americans any longer (suicide Is painless) S2E7
"Suicide Is Painless" is a song written by Johnny Mandel (music) and Michael Altman (lyrics). It was the theme song for both the movie and TV series M*A*S*H. YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i70_u7T8hq8 "The song was written specifically for Ken Prymus, the actor playing Private Seidman, who sang it during the faux-suicide of Walter "Painless Pole" Waldowski (John Schuck) in the film's "Last Supper" scene. Director Robert Altman had two stipulations about the song for Mandel: it had to be called "Suicide Is Painless" and it had to be the "stupidest song ever written". Altman attempted to write the lyrics himself, but upon finding it too difficult for his 45-year-old brain to write "stupid enough," he gave the task to his 14-year-old-son Michael, who wrote the lyrics in five minutes." Suicide Is Painless Through early morning fog I see Visions of the things to be The pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see That suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please I try to find a way to make All our little joys relate Without that ever-present hate But now I know that it's too late, and That suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please The game of life is hard to play I'm gonna lose it anyway The losing card I'll someday lay So this is all I have to say That suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please The only way to win is cheat And lay it down before I'm beat And to another give my seat For that's the only painless feat That suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please The sword of time will pierce our skins It doesn't hurt when it begins But as it works its way on in The pain grows stronger watch it grin, but That suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please A brave man once requested me To answer questions that are key Is it to be or not to be And I replied 'Oh, why ask me?' That suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please 'Cause suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please And you can do the same thing if you please
January 13, 2021
January 6th might be this generation's September 11th except it's breaking America apart instead of bringing it together, united (you're tearing me apart, Lisa!) S2E6
Watch Johnny (aka Tommy Wiseau) go all ape shit on his girlfriend in this classic scene from the film "The Room:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM7qNm_Mmrw "In the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, liberals and conservatives flew American flags outside their homes and let them flutter from their car antennas. A Republican president spoke kindly and reassuringly at a mosque. Lawmakers from both parties sang “God Bless America” — together — on the steps of the Capitol." '“America is united,” President George W. Bush proclaimed a decade ago after the horror that terrorists wrought. And it felt that way. Not Republicans. Not Democrats. Just Americans clinging to one another as we coped with the attacks on our freedom, on our security, on our way of life. We mourned together, raged together, resolved together.' 'After Sept. 11, signs of newfound unity seemed to well up everywhere, from the homes where American flags appeared virtually overnight to the Capitol steps where lawmakers pushed aside party lines to sing "God Bless America" together.' "In the days following 9/11, there were no political parties posturing against one another to put their own spin on the events of that day- only Americans serving the United States of America and turning all our hearts and minds to God in prayer. I marvel at the unity and prayerful spirit of our nation in a time of war. As I read the stories of heroes and grieve with the shattered loved ones left behind, I am inspired by those who went on to build lives of hope. Tragedy paused our busy lives and we united as Americans against an unseen enemy which threatened our freedom and our very existence." 'So we should pause today to remember these attacks on American soil, and to remember the sense of unity we felt as a nation in the immediate aftermath of what has come to be known simply as 9/11. Four in five Americans spontaneously displayed the U.S. flag in the following days, one poll found. Some 150 members of Congress from both parties gathered on the Capitol steps and sang “God Bless America.”' "Seventeen years ago today, 9/11 brought America together. Our diverse nation flew the American flag, donated blood and gathered for candlelight vigils together. On the steps of the Capitol, Republicans and Democrats in Congress sang “God Bless America” as one voice. We also tightened the rules of our country dramatically. Soon after they sang, Congress introduced strict measures and initiated monitoring as means of protection. Officials passed 48 pieces of legislation, created over 260 new government organizations and spent over $600 billion on homeland security from 2001 to 2011. The Patriot Act, hurriedly drafted and signed a month after the attacks by 98 out of 100 senators, authorized unprecedented scrutiny of Americans. The Transportation Security Administration launched elaborate security requirements and pre-screening processes at airports."
January 12, 2021
How much anti-cancer chemotherapy can America endure before it kills Her—and what would sprout up in Her place? S2E5
The video I mentioned wherein Chris Hayes talks about the members of the political class who were threatened by white supremacists: Must-See New Video Shows Capitol Riot Was Way Worse Than We Thought | All In | MSNBC "We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order, a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations." -GEORGE H. W. BUSH, speech from the Oval office, Jan. 16, 1991 Domestic terrorism: Violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature. The 2021 storming of the United States Capitol was a riot and violent attack against the United States Congress on January 6, 2021, carried out by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election. The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of the United States Congress that was signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. USA PATRIOT is a backronym that stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism. Political class, or political elite is a concept in comparative political science originally developed by Italian political theorist Gaetano Mosca. It refers to the relatively small group of activists that is highly aware and active in politics, and from whom the national leadership is largely drawn. Class conflict, also referred to as class struggle and class warfare, is the political tension and economic antagonism that exists in society consequent to socio-economic competition among the social classes or between rich and poor. In the United States there has long been a conflict between the working class majority and the professional class. The conflict goes back to the workers revolution and age of unionized labor in the late nineteenth century. In the 1960s, tensions between classes flared up again. The student protestors, many of whom had deferments and were therefore exempt from fighting in the Vietnam War, were generally the youth of the professional middle class. Though the student protestors envisioned solidarity with the working class as a means of opposing "establishment" policies with regard to war, race, and other social issues, the student protestors' lack of support for the Vietnam War, as well as generalized antipathy toward youthful rebellion, alienated the working classes. Social class in the United States refers to the idea of grouping Americans by some measure of social status, typically economic, however it could also refer to social status or location. The idea that American society can be divided into social classes is disputed, and there are many competing class systems. Domestic terrorism or homegrown terrorism is a form of terrorism in which victims "within a country are targeted by a perpetrator with the same citizenship" as the victims. There are many definitions of terrorism, and none of them are universally accepted.
January 11, 2021
American democracy does not have a glass jaw. Does it? And if you got a glass jaw, you should watch your mouth cause I'll break your face, have your ass running S2E4
You shouldn't throw stones if you live in a glass house And if you got a glass jaw, you should watch your mouth Cause I'll break your face, have your ass running 50 Cent - Patiently Waiting GlassJaw: 1.) Someone who can't take a punch. Glass jaw (noun) a weak jaw that is easily broken, especially as an indication of a fighter's vulnerability to an opponent's punches. Glass jaw (plural glass jaws) (chiefly boxing) A fighting vulnerability where one is easily knocked out via a single hard blow to the chin or jaw (due to lack of conditioning, insufficient training or damage from past cerebral concussions). Metaphorically, a vulnerability of that sort. Glass Jaw is the redemption story of Travis Austin, a one time champion boxer who goes to prison and loses everything. After his release, he experiences the trials and tribulations of redeeming his reputation, his belt, and his true love. A glass jaw is a term, used in combat sport, to describe a limited 'ability' to absorb blows to the jaw or chin. It's a significant disadvantage, but the likes of Amir Khan and Wladimir Klitschko have managed to become champions despite supposedly weak mandibles. Afib (Atrial fibrillation) An irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. Tachycardia: A rapid heartbeat that may be regular or irregular, but is out of proportion to age and level of exertion or activity. A fast heart rate can have causes that aren't due to underlying disease. Examples include exercise, fear, anxiety, stress, anger, or love. Heart failure can occur if the heart cannot pump (systolic) or fill (diastolic) adequately. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, swollen legs, and rapid heartbeat. A chronic condition in which the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should. High blood pressure: a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Usually hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90, and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120. Cardioversion is a medical procedure by which an abnormally fast heart rate or other cardiac arrhythmia is converted to a normal rhythm using electricity or drugs. Dofetilide: Brand name: Tikosyn: Description: Antiarrhythmic: It can treat an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Edema: Swelling can have causes that aren't due to underlying disease. Examples include muscle injury, prolonged standing, or eating large amounts of salt. Pulmonary edema is usually caused by a heart condition. Other causes include pneumonia, exposure to certain toxins and drugs, and being at high elevations.
January 04, 2021
Shame, Fear, and Authority are no longer the powerful, reliable, or effective command and control tools they once were to steer countries or peoples in the Internet age
Shame: (noun) a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior. (verb) (of a person, action, or situation) make (someone) feel ashamed. Command and control: term can refer to the influence an attacker has over a compromised computer system that they control. For example, a valid usage of the term is to say that attackers use "command and control infrastructure" to issue "command and control instructions" to their victims. Advanced analysis of command and control methodologies can be used to identify attackers, associate attacks, and disrupt ongoing malicious activity. Winning hearts and minds is a concept occasionally expressed in the resolution of war, insurgency, and other conflicts, in which one side seeks to prevail not by the use of superior force, but by making emotional or intellectual appeals to sway supporters of the other side. A debunker is a person or organization that exposes or discredits claims believed to be false, exaggerated, or pretentious. Now, about 13.1 percent of U.S. adults have an advanced degree, up from 8.6 percent in 2000. These findings come from the U.S. Census Bureau's Educational Attainment in the United States: 2018 table package that uses data from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement. In the fields of sociology and political science, authority is the legitimate power that a person or a group of persons consensually possess and practice over other people. In a civil state, authority is made formal by way of a judicial branch and an executive branch of government. A shame campaign is a tactic in which particular individuals are singled out because of their behavior or suspected crimes, often by marking them publicly, such as Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. In the Philippines, Alfredo Lim popularized such tactics during his term as mayor of Manila. Fear tactics or scare tactics: emphasizing the worst dangers of drug. use in order to create fear and anxiety, in. hopes that the fear alone will prevent or stop risky behaviors. Fear: (noun) an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. (verb) be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening.
January 01, 2021
Why have none of my friends ever heard of Zwift or Zwifting or Zwalking or Zwalker or Watopia or any of the fun online world of Cycling and Running online?
Zwift is a massively multiplayer online cycling and running physical training program that enables users to interact, train and compete in a virtual world. The company responsible for Zwift, Zwift Inc., was cofounded by Jon Mayfield, Eric Min, Scott Barger and Alarik Myrin in California, United States, in 2014. Now that you are ready to get started with Zwift, there are a couple basic things you need to start running. Some of this might be a bit overwhelming, but don't worry, we are here to help! First—you'll need a treadmill. This is what you'll need to run on while you're connected to Zwift. In some cases, it will also give us the info we need to make you move in-game and let you run with Zwifters all around the world. Second—you'll need a footpod, connected shoe, or treadmill sensor. We’ll help you figure out what works best with Zwift. If you have a treadmill that transmits directly to Zwift via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)—sometimes called a smart treadmill—you won’t need a footpod, connect shoe, or treadmill sensor. For a list of smart treadmills that we support, check out this article. Third—but definitely not least, you will need a Device to run Zwift on. We support a ton of different devices. To sum it all up, here is a simplified list of what you need: A treadmill The Zwift RunPod is one of the easiest ways to get up and running on Zwift. For information on how to set up your runpod, check out this article. A footpod, smart shoe, or treadmill sensor A Device to run Zwift on. If you are looking to move beyond a basic setup, think about adding a Heart Rate Monitors to boost your Zwift experience.
December 31, 2020
The State of My Health is Sound
Normal sinus rhythm is defined as the rhythm of a healthy heart. It means the electrical impulse from your sinus node is being properly transmitted. In adults, normal sinus rhythm usually accompanies a heart rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute. However, normal heart rates vary from person to person. Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body's tissues. Although edema can affect any part of your body, you may notice it more in your hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs. Atrial fibrillation (Afib): An irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. The heart's upper chambers (atria) beat out of coordination with the lower chambers (ventricles). This condition may have no symptoms, but when symptoms do appear they include palpitations, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Treatments include drugs, electrical shock (cardioversion), and minimally invasive surgery (ablation). Tachycardia: A rapid heartbeat that may be regular or irregular, but is out of proportion to age and level of exertion or activity. Cardioversion is a medical procedure by which an abnormally fast heart rate or other cardiac arrhythmia is converted to a normal rhythm using electricity or drugs. Heart failure can occur if the heart cannot pump (systolic) or fill (diastolic) adequately. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, swollen legs, and rapid heartbeat. Don Fitch's deceptively easy Get Fit, Get Fierce with Kettlebell Swings ebook Get Strong: The Natural, No-Sweat, Whole-Body Approach to Stronger Muscles and Bones Pavel Tsatsouline's Kettlebell Simple & Sinister method The Maffetone Method: The Holistic, Low-Stress, No-Pain Way to Exceptional Fitness: The Holistic, Low-stress, No-pain Way to Exceptional Fitness by Philip Maffetone on my Kindle Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better, by Dustin Ordway The Maffetone Method by Dr. Philip Maffetone Slow Jogging by Hiroaki Tanaka Slow Running by Chris Bore
December 30, 2020
Hypocrisy in the Time of Corona: often he who criticises others reveals what he himself lacks; I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said
Yes, I am fully are that I am ending the first season of my podcast ripely, by being the biggest hypocrite of them all. King of the hypocrites. I am duly aware and fully willing. Enjoy! Hypocrisy is the practice of engaging in the same behavior or activity for which one criticizes another or the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform. In moral psychology, it is the failure to follow one's own expressed moral rules and principles. A hypocrite is a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion; a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings. In the Bible, hypocrisy is a Simulation; a feigning to be what one is not; or dissimulation, a concealment of one's real character or motives. More generally, hypocrisy is simulation, or the assuming of a false appearance of virtue or religion; a deceitful show of a good character, in morals or religion; a counterfeiting of religion. A double standard is the application of different sets of principles for situations that are, in principle, the same. It is often used to describe treatment whereby one group is given more latitude than another. Split personality: Multiple personality disorder, a neurosis in which the personality becomes dissociated into two or more distinct parts each of which becomes dominant and controls behavior from time to time to the exclusion of the other parts. A modern name for this condition is dissociative identity disorder. The idea of doubleness is at the core of duplicity. Duplicity comes from a Latin word meaning "double" or "twofold," and its original meaning in English has to do with a kind of deception in which you intentionally hide your true feelings or intentions behind false words or actions. A black market, underground economy or shadow economy, is a clandestine market or series of transactions that has some aspect of illegality or is characterized by some form of noncompliant behavior with an institutional set of rules. If the rule defines the set of goods and services whose production and distribution is prohibited by law, non-compliance with the rule constitutes a black market trade since the transaction itself is illegal. Parties engaging in the production or distribution of prohibited goods and services are members of the illegal economy. Examples include the drug trade, prostitution (where prohibited), illegal currency transactions and human trafficking. Violations of the tax code involving income tax evasion constitute membership in the unreported economy. Because tax evasion or participation in a black market activity is illegal, participants will attempt to hide their behavior from the government or regulatory authority. Cash usage is the preferred medium of exchange in illegal transactions since cash usage does not leave a footprint. Common motives for operating in black markets are to trade contraband, avoid taxes and regulations, or skirt price controls or rationing. Typically the totality of such activity is referred to with the definite article as a complement to the official economies, by market for such goods and services, e.g. "the black market in bush meat".
December 27, 2020
You keep using that word Democracy. I do not think it means what you think it means. Inconceivable! UPDATED! #49
Noam Chomsky argues that "U.S. democratic rhetoric and undemocratic substance have a long history," and the United States only supports democracy "if and only if it conforms to U.S. economic and strategic objectives." "Some critics have also argued that the U.S. has used democracy to justify military intervention abroad." "Polling data in the Arab world suggests that Arab public opinion largely rejects the assertion that U.S. democracy assistance is helpful." 'Critical perspectives on U.S. democracy promotion often stress that praise heaped on projects funded by the American government tends to be exaggerated. This criticism is rooted in democracy and governance indicators that show illiberalism in the Arab world has actually increased in some cases, due in part to short-term stability considerations that trump top-down democracy promotion and the failure of bottom-up projects to address the ability of Arab regimes to act as "veto-players".' 'The more serious criticism of American DG work in the region is that it can lead to more harm than good. "Dishonest" democratization involving superficial political liberalization can serve as a facade for continued authoritarianism and repression of civil society, and even help reinforce and stabilize autocratic regimes. By praising disingenuous reforms, the United States runs the risk of further entrenching authoritarianism in the region.' 'By focusing on funding civil society organizations, foreign donors can create dependency "at the expense of building a domestic democratic movement" and open NGOs up to criticism from their compatriots, not least from the state, which can use foreign funding as justification for cracking down on activists and democracy proponents, such as Saad Eddin Ibrahim and Ayman Nour in Egypt.' 'Furthermore, regimes have proven adept at co-opting and neutralizing many civil society organizations, which calls into question the assumption that support for civil society should "be equated with support for democratization, given that civil society has also played a role in normalizing authoritarianism in the postindependence period."' "According to Mitchell, the projects USAID pursues are built on a discourse subservient to American political and economic interests and can potentially do more harm than good for Egyptians." "America was sharply criticized for seemingly applying a double standard in the 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections – encouraging free and fair elections, only to withdraw aid and diplomatically boycott the new government when Hamas emerged the victor." "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." — Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride, on Vizzini's use of the word "inconceivable". "You fell victim to one of the classic blunders — the most famous of which is, “Never get involved in a land war in Asia” — but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line”!
December 01, 2020
You can spin the same old tales to fresh new audiences; the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house #48
"Audre Lorde's most famous essay, "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House," is included in Sister Outsider. Lorde questions the scope and ability for change to be instigated when examining problems through a racist, patriarchal lens. She insists that women see differences between other women not as something to be tolerated, but something that is necessary to generate power and to actively "be" in the world. This will create a community that embraces differences, which will ultimately lead to liberation. Lorde elucidates, "Divide and conquer, in our world, must become define and empower." Also, one must educate themselves about the oppression of others because expecting a marginalized group to educate the oppressors is the continuation of racist, patriarchal thought. She explains that this is a major tool utilized by oppressors to keep the oppressed occupied with the master's concerns. She concludes that to bring about real change, we cannot work within the racist, patriarchal framework because change brought about in that will not remain." "Audre Lorde was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. She was a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet, ” who dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and homophobia." "The term feminism can be used to describe a political, cultural or economic movement aimed at establishing equal rights and legal protection for women. ... The first feminist wave was in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the second was in the 1960s and 1970s, and the third extends from the 1990s to the present." "Climate change includes both the global warming driven by human emissions of greenhouse gases, and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns." "The FBI defines eco-terrorism as the use or threatened use of violence of a criminal nature against innocent victims or property by an environmentally-oriented, subnational group for environmental-political reasons, or aimed at an audience beyond the target, often of a symbolic nature." "The Weather Underground Organization, commonly known as the Weather Underground, was a radical left militant organization active in the late 1960s and 1970s, founded on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan. It was originally called the Weathermen." "The Black Liberation Army was an underground Black Power revolutionary organization that operated in the United States from 1970 to 1981." "Global warming is a gradual increase in the overall temperature of the earth's atmosphere generally attributed to the greenhouse effect caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, chlorofluorocarbons, and other pollutants." "Feminism is a range of social movements, political movements, and ideologies that aim to define and establish the political, economic, personal, and social equality of the sexes." "The civil rights movement in the United States was a decades-long struggle by African Americans and their like-minded allies to end institutionalized racial discrimination, disenfranchisement and racial segregation in the United States." "The Black Arts Movement was an African American-led art movement, active during the 1960s and 1970s. Through activism and art, BAM created new cultural institutions and conveyed a message of black pride." "Gay pride or LGBT pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements."
November 30, 2020
Eclipse Tricks: You have angered the gods! Of science! We shall therefore exterminate you! Extinction event! Extinction event! Extinction event! #47
"Christopher Columbus, in an effort to induce the natives of Jamaica to continue provisioning him and his hungry men, successfully intimidated the natives by correctly predicting a total lunar eclipse for 1 March 1504." "In an interesting postscript to this story, in 1889, Mark Twain, likely influenced by The Eclipse Trick, wrote the novel, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court." In it, his main character, Hank Morgan, used a gambit similar to Columbus. Morgan is about to be burned at the stake, so he "predicts" a solar eclipse he knows will occur, and in the process, claimed power over the sun. He gladly offers to return the sun to the sky in return for his freedom and a position as "perpetual minister and executive" to the king. The only problem with this story is that on the date that Mark Twain quoted — June 21, 528 — no such eclipse took place. In fact, the moon was three days past full." Via Space.com "H. Rider Haggard used an altered version of the real story of the rescue of Columbus in his novel King Solomon's Mines (first published 1885), where hero Allan Quatermain and his companions recruit supporters for their cause from the local tribe by predicting a lunar eclipse. (In early editions, this was a solar eclipse; Haggard changed it after realising that his description of a solar eclipse was not realistic)" "In Mark Twain's 1889 novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, the protagonist, Hank Morgan, a time-travelling 19th-century resident of Hartford, Connecticut, escapes being burned at the stake by predicting a solar eclipse in early medieval England during the time of the legendary King Arthur. Bolesław Prus' historical novel, Pharaoh, written in 1894–95, also uses this trope." "A similar plot also features in The Adventures of Tintin comic, Prisoners of the Sun, first published between 1946 and 1948." "The Guatemalan writer Augusto Monterroso used a similar plot in his short novel El eclipse, published in 1959 in Obras completas (y otros cuentos), but with an opposite ending, sarcastic and anticolonialist."
November 29, 2020
Is there any extreme you would not go to to remove Trump from office? That's what I thought. You'd do anything, wouldn't you! #46
"Derived from cases of color revolution it is found that the order for color revolution to occur or be able succeed, there are four criteria which must be satisfied. Firstly, their incumbent leader of the regimes must be very unpopular and face the so-called ‘lame-duck syndrome’. Secondly, the anti-regimes forces are enforced by mass-media and foreign influences. Thirdly, the revolution must not be ideological; it must be for the sake of better national integration, freedom, democracy and economic development. Most importantly, the demand for such improvement should be massive among the population. Lastly, the anti-regime forces should also be motivated by the grievances on the corrupted government which is supported by a foreign state which the people do not desire. The anti-regime forces that happened in post-Soviet countries can only be transformed into a successful color revolution if these criteria are fulfilled." 'For those readers who may be unfamiliar with the term “Color Revolution”, it refers to what has now become the standard technique for promoting “regime change” in targeted nations.' "Scholars witnessed a ‘bulldozer revolution’ in Serbia in 2000, a ‘rose revolution’ in Georgia in 2003, an ‘orange revolution’ in Ukraine in December 2004 and then a ‘tulip’ revolution in Kyrgyzstan in early 2005. Besides these four revolutions, such political upheavals also impacted other post-Soviet countries with related and connected anti-regime’s reactions and movements." "It's alleged that Skinny Joey Merlino manufactured more than 300,000 ballots for Joe Biden, and then transported them in nondescript cardboard boxes to a backroom at the Philadelphia Convention Center. From there, the ballots were scanned into ballot boxes and were then co-located with actual election ballots being prepared for processing, according to an associate who was made familiar with the operation." "Since Scytl and Clarity ultimately provide the software and analytics for elections across America, this means that many American elections are run, counted, and controlled by an overseas company. Another company, SGO Smartmatic, headquartered in London, plays a role similar to Scytl's vis- -vis American elections. There's more at the Bad Kitty thread, and you really should work your way through it." "Today, a gentleman called into the Rush Limbaugh Show and asked guest host Michael Knowles why DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Christopher Krebs is lying about HAMMER and SCORECARD while highly-respected U.S. Air Force General Thomas McInerney (Ret.) and super attorney Sidney Powell have publicly and repeatedly expressed alarm about HAMMER and SCORECARD." "Sidney Powell just said they have evidence that HAMMER and SCORECARD were used to change voting numbers." "As the Daily Beast explains it, it refers to a “deep-state supercomputer” named “Hammer” and a computer software named “Scorecard” that some people believe were used to alter the ballot count in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden and to the detriment of President Donald Trump. To be clear, there is no evidence that hammer and scorecard is true. According to Daily Beast, Dennis Montgomery, a “former intelligence contractor and self-proclaimed whistleblower” claims he created hammer and scorecard. Daily Beast reports that, in the wake of 9/11, Montgomery received millions of dollars in government after claiming to be able to develop software to spot hidden terrorist messages in news broadcasts, which many think was a hoax. He also claimed to be a “confidential information” for former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, according to Daily Beast."
November 22, 2020
Wait, do you want to "make the world a better place" for us—or for you? What does "making the world better" actually mean? #45
Milana Aleksandrovna Vayntrub is an Uzbekistan-born American actress, comedian, and activist. She came to prominence for her appearances in AT&T television commercials as saleswoman Lily Adams from 2013 to 2016, and again in 2020. Millions of refugees seek the one thing you might be taking for granted: a home. The #CantDoNothing movement provides simple ways for you to help. CantDoNothing.org Animism is the belief that objects, places, and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence. Potentially, animism perceives all things—animals, plants, rocks, rivers, weather systems, human handiwork, and perhaps even words—as animated and alive. The Stolen Generations (also known as Stolen Children) were the children of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent who were removed from their families by the Australian federal and state government agencies and church missions, under acts of their respective parliaments. As Louis La Rose (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska) testified: "I think the cruelest trick that the white man has ever done to Indian children is to take them into adoption court, erase all of their records and send them off to some nebulous family ... residing in a white community and he goes back to the reservation and he has absolutely no idea who his relatives are, and they effectively make him a non-person and I think ... they destroy him." Science is nothing like religion. But many people blindly keep repeating that it is. Thus, “Science is the new religion” is the new religion. N.B. philosophers sit on land, without a map, thinking about what it means to have a map, or whether the sea is actually liquid land, or the land is liquid sea. "those who are scientists, or who pretend to be scientists, cling to the mantle of a kind of religious authority. And as anyone who has tried to comment on religion has discovered, there is no such thing as criticism. There is only blasphemy." via Henry Gee is a senior editor of Nature. He is on Twitter at HenryGeeBooks and his book The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution is published on 21 October by the University of Chicago Press Ganesha, also spelled Ganesh, also called Ganapati, elephant-headed Hindu god of beginnings, who is traditionally worshipped before any major enterprise and is the patron of intellectuals, bankers, scribes, and authors. ... Like a rat and like an elephant, Ganesha is a remover of obstacles. Krishna, Sanskrit Kṛṣṇa, one of the most widely revered and most popular of all Indian divinities, worshipped as the eighth incarnation (avatar, or avatara) of the Hindu god Vishnu and also as a supreme god in his own right. Santería, also known as Regla de Ocha, Regla Lucumí, or Lucumí, is an African diasporic religion that developed in Cuba between the 16th and 19th centuries. It arose through a process of syncretism between the traditional Yoruba religion of West Africa and the Roman Catholic form of Christianity.
November 21, 2020
Eight months sober though does it count if you probably suffer from gluttony and not from alcoholism? #44
Gluttony (Latin: gula, derived from the Latin gluttire meaning "to gulp down or swallow") means over-indulgence and over-consumption of food, drink, or wealth items, particularly as status symbols. In Christianity, it is considered a sin if the excessive desire for food causes it to be withheld from the needy. Called one of the seven deadly sins, gluttony is characterized by a limitless appetite for food and drink and overindulgence to the point where one is no longer eating just to live, but rather living to eat. An alcoholic is someone who has a physical and mental dependence on alcohol. We here at Castle Craig view alcoholism as a brain disease. Alcoholism is a serious psychological illness defined as the inability to stop drinking despite potential or actual, negative consequences. A person who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously. a person with a remarkably great desire or capacity for something: a glutton for work; a glutton for punishment. Noun. 1. SYNONYMS. gourmand, gourmandizer, overeater, gorger, binge eater, big eater. informal pig, greedy pig, hog, gutbucket, gobbler, guzzler. “These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren” (Proverbs 6:16-19)
November 20, 2020
Heretofore I was an outdoor dog; going forward, I am an indoor dog: my life in my Winter kennel #43
Sometimes people ask if we have an "outside dog" for them. ... There are a lot of reasons to make your dog an inside/outside dog: a dog who gets to come inside to spend time with the family and sleeps indoors at night, and gets exercise and fresh air outdoors when you walk and play together. A home gym is a small convenient spot in someones home. This can replace going to a public gym for workouts. Most home gyms have practical equipment. ... These type of gyms are usually located in the garage, or a spare room in a house. A Japanese futon mattress is a slim, foldable, and rectangular cushion that's filled with just enough cotton batting to provide comfortable support. They're traditionally used in concert with a tatami mat to keep the futon mattress off the floor. Futon (布団) is the Japanese traditional st