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Random Topics / Re: burning poo
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:28:38 PM »
Burning poo is not always feasible in an urban setting or in a forest that is prone to wild fires. As a sufferer of IBS, I have much experience with this situation, and there are better options than some leaky beer box.

In some wilderness areas and wild life refuges, especially where the ground is too hard to dig a cat hole, the forest ranger advises the following, once for each poo or as needed:

large ziplock back
cup of cat litter
a section of newspaper.

You lay out the paper, spread the kitty litter, poop on it, fold it up, and seal it in the plastic bag. It must be packed out and can be disposed of in the trash or composted if available. If you don't have a bag and leave it on the ground, no animal will eat it. That is not an issue. I've seen areas that are peppered with human poo in various stages of decomposition, from stinky fresh/fly covered to fossilized. The toilet paper people leave lying around is a big issue, however. It does not decompose quickly and can last for years in desert areas like Death Valley or Joshua Tree. Burn the paper or pack it out.

In the city, discretion is important. Setting it on fire will attract unwanted attention. When out on a walk or jogging and explosive diarrhea strikes, you do whatever it takes. Shop keepers won't let you use their toilets if you don't buy anything. MacDonalds and Burger King are the only exceptions that I know of. Instead, if you can, find a bucket or a plastic bag. Nowadays, I carry a plastic bag for emergencies. Hide behind a bush, crap in a dark doorway, an abandoned building or car, or squat between parked cars. (If you are spotted, most people won't say anything. They make a face and pretend they didn't see you.) Then clean yourself and run. Toss the bag in the trash.

If and when you soil yourself, wash your underpants and sullied outer pants as soon as possible. If it sets for more than a few hours, the odor will never wash out.

Random Topics / Re: Apothecary Organization
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:05:51 PM »
ps. if two bottles look alike but one has something that should never be taken internally while the other is a food item, one gets wrapped in red tape.

Random Topics / Re: Apothecary Organization
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:30:52 PM »
My strategy is to reduce the amount I take. I only keep tried-and-proven medications and supplements. Everything else got thrown away.

My parents believed in vitamins, so I took vitamins in college. Then I quit when I realized they were bogus, except for a few uncommon ones and in cases involving malnutrition-related vitamin deficiencies (eg the kid who got scurvy for living off peanut butter sandwiches all semester). Same with homeopathy - debunked. The one vitamin I still take daily stays in the kitchen, but I'm not going to continue after the bottle runs out. I don't notice any difference with or without it.

The sodium bicarb and tooth powder stays in the kitchen. Also in the kitchen are alcoholic beverages , which are helpful sometimes for sickness. A hot toddy (high quality whisky or brandy), for example, helps sore throat and seems to improve recovery time and reduce severity of colds, for me at least. Caffeinated beverages are in the kitchen too. Caffeine is an excellent mood-enhancer, but my only problem with caffeine, however, is that it gives me an irresistible urge to sleep. The antihistamines and allergy meds are every where, including on my night table, because I might wake up in the middle of the night and need something fast.

The painkillers, aspirin, ibuprofen, codeine, morphine, tramadol, etc. live in the bathroom on a shelf. Digital scale and syringes sit in my studio because I use them to make ink and load ink cartridges, but when people see it, they think it's for dope. They're kind of a conversation piece.

I get warts sometimes, but I've never found medicine that worked. Duck tape works sometimes, but even then, I end up cutting out the wart with an Exacto knife or drilling a hole in it with an 18 gage needle (kills it every time).

Facial moisturizer is by the door on a table next to a mirror. You should never leave the house without facial moisturizer.

Random Topics / Re: Sustainable Dieting and Health (Naps, Diet, Exercise)
« on: February 10, 2018, 02:35:17 PM »
Health problems can make fitness and weight control a lot harder, so I understand your frustration with the ovarian cysts, especially with how slow medical science is to deal with it. No flu here, but there has been snow and ice as well as flooding of the gym all last week, so no running or bike riding in ice and slop. I've only done yoga and door pull-ups.

There aren't many fat people where I live, so I look at yoga and muscle magazine for inspiration. Also, it's motivating when I go mountain climbing with 70 year olds who have taken care of themselves all their lives.

Jackstar is right about refined sugars. Biochemically, sugars like sucrose are the easiest to digest and absorb ... and they turn to fat easily. Raw sugar is better for you. it has molasses in it as well as trace elements of calcium, potassium, and iron. it costs more metabolically to break down afik - your body absorbs fewer calories by weight -- it's also slower to digest. But the flavor is different, and some people don't like it. It is similar with honey. Both put less load on your pancreas when you eat them.

The puréed sardines are delicious. Puréed salmon is good too.

It's good to know you are seeing results.  Because you are really applying yourself, much more than I feel I would.

Polycystic ovary syndrome makes obesity.

I find aversion therapy works a lot better for me than looking at slender models or imagining being slim.  Googling disgustingly obese women or pounds of fat/lard does motivate me.

I thought about what Jackstar said about white sugar.  I had already switched to unrefined sweeteners, but was still occasionally eating manufactured sweets, which include refined, devitalized sugar.  A few weeks ago, I decided to try to stop refined manufactured sugars, although right now I might make a couple exceptions like coffee creamer.  If I want to have something sweet, I will shop in the health food section.  It costs a lot more and there won't be as much variety, let alone gluten free as I need.  But, maybe getting some bakers unsweetened chocolate and adding my own unrefined sweetener can help reduce the cycle of refined sugar in my body during dessert or treat times.  Because there is chromium in real cane sugar to regulate blood sugar/digestion, and molasses and honey have nutrients.

I'm glad I read your posts, Robert, because an ice cream binge had been building.  I wonder why manufacturers don't produce u sweetened products and let us add our own sweeteners.  I tried an unsweetened ice cream product once, but it turned out that it was just whey,not cream, and it was awful.

For me, it's important to face my sweet tooth, as well as allow myself to grow into appreciating healthier tastes.  The less sweets you have, the sweeter fruit and even regular food tastes.

You'd think by now doctors would have made strides on polycystic ovary syndrome.  It was well-known before the nineties.

Same with pancreas issues.  The pancreas' function has beenfor a very long time.

But doctors and big pharma put on a deer-in-the-headlights look and claim PCOS is relatively newly discovered, and that research on the pancreas is not possible.

Well, it's very important not to carry too much weight.  One form of aversion therapy is to visit a retirement home and notice how well the slender people do for themselves, while the obese ones are frequently struggling, and calling ambulances.  I'm getting older and very concerned about this.  But there is so much pressure on women to be thin just because men like it, that the attitude can create defiance in women, too.

Today's fun thing is coffee with creamer, ginger paste from a tube, and a dash of pepper.  Best chai I ever had, with no complex ingredients!!  A simple fun thing.  Sometimes I sweeten my own creamer with healthier sweeteners, but lately it's been hard to find unsweetened liquid creamer (lactose intolerant) and even if I can find almond or soy creamer, they out price me.

Everyone I know has had a very bad flu for weeks, some with laryngitis, and I'm hearing of many hospitalizations for breathing problems in my circles.  I'm starting to feel better.

Politics / Re: Hillary Clinton...someone get the hook
« on: February 10, 2018, 10:53:34 AM »
But I didn't call you a name or insult you. I presented you with facts that contradict what you're saying. That's what offends you, snowflake. ;D
You are a rude person, and you presented no facts. Only insults, name calling, and nonsense. And you flat-out lie. I appreciate an intelligent and respectful debate, but from what I've read of your posts, I don't expect that from you. This is a problem with social media in general. Nasty, loud-mouths throw around childish insults any time somebody says something that goes against their little internet echo chamber. I'm done with you. I will not be responding to or even acknowledging any of your future comments.

What's with the screen name "Doctor MD MD?" You must think that makes yourself sound smart and authoritative ... Don't bother responding. I won't read it.

Politics / Re: Hillary Clinton...someone get the hook
« on: February 09, 2018, 05:14:41 PM »
Not the Greeks! If you weren't an ignoramus you'd know that. Read up, son! Read up!  ;D
Do you have a medical degree? Have you even been to college? I'm not going to argue with an MD-wannabe.

I don't appreciate your little insults. If you want to argue with me, present some facts. Do a real debate, not this childish name calling.

Politics / Re: Hillary Clinton...someone get the hook
« on: February 09, 2018, 05:05:12 PM »
...Christian monks developed the logic that became the basis of scientific investigation.
Where do you think the Christian monks got the information? 
Anyway, no use arguing with someone who thinks they know it all but has neglected to read half of history.
Indeed. Bye.

Politics / Re: Hillary Clinton...someone get the hook
« on: February 09, 2018, 04:49:09 PM »
It's here where I became aware that you're full of shit and I didn't need to read anymore. If you actually knew what you were talking about you'd know that science, in it's early days, was just what was called natural philosophy. Hence, no Western philosophy, no science. You dig? ::)
You might want to review your history. Natural philosophy is just an archaic term. The ancient Greeks invented empiricism and the prototype of the modern scientific method. Aristotle is credited with developing it, but he was only explaining and improving upon the ideas of earlier philosophers. Everything since then has been refinements.

Politics / Re: Hillary Clinton
« on: February 09, 2018, 10:50:51 AM »
""That's a good summary of it. Many of those influential humanities and philosophy professors of the 1950s, especially postmodernists like Sartre, openly admired Stalin and Mao and borrowed their ideas. This was one way some of the ideas of totalitarian-style communism (Mao and Stalin's brand of Communism) spread to the West, by postmodernism. And the Western media  and marketing figured out how to make money. For example, in the 1950s, Sartre was kind of a celebrity. And American women were all wearing black turtlenecks, Sartre's favorite outfit, and doubtless, makers of black turtlenecks made money off that fashion.... however, I doubt they (the women who copied Sartre's black turtleneck) understood his philosophy.

I agree that it is not just the left. It's human nature. Both major American political parties are broken, each in their own way. One thing that the failure of communism shows is that you can't legislate human nature. 

Politics / Re: Hillary Clinton...someone get the hook
« on: February 09, 2018, 08:08:43 AM »
All of these are good points.

I'm not sure how many people are aware of when and where this form of linguistic and cultural degeneration started. For people who haven't read philosophy, since the time of Plato, philosophy and humanities subjects in general have been played out. From Aristotle to the present, philosophers  and, now, University Humanities Professors had only one option - to elaborate on Plato or to make up a bunch of crap. Nothing new or innovative has been done in those fields since 300 BCE. (I'm not saying philosophy is not important. Philosophy teaches how to ask good questions. It's just that it has been a mature field for 2000 years.)

Idle hands are the Devil's playthings.

So, to create jobs for themselves, to give themselves a sense of purpose, and to convince the public that they had an important mission, Humanities Professors beginning especially in the 1950s created a movement called Postmodernism. if you don't know what it is, it's just a bunch nonsense decorated with hand waving and big impressive words engineered to confuse the reader.

In France, academic frauds like Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault (died of AIDS and made a career of condemning the very scientific institutions that could have saved his life) are some of worst perpetrators. They came up with "cultural relativism," moral relativism, and from that, "political correctness." American Humanities Professors, who traditionally find inspiration among European philosophers, welcomed their ideas, latched onto them, and built upon them, (even though they give no indication of fully understanding them or their implications.) They told us Western language, culture, and science is hateful and oppressive. They went on to redefine words and to tell us we were bigots who deserved to be treated like Nazis for saying certain words and thinking certain thoughts. 50 l

Being the followers they are, the Democratic Party hopped onto that bandwagon, institutionalized those ideas, and wove them into the Identity Politics the Clintons use today .
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It’s been going on for decades with so-called “offensive” terms. What’s acceptable today will be “offensive” tomorrow. Not because it’s offensive, but because of the left’s constant need to claim to be victims. It’s a way for them to try to empower themselves by trying to control the weak minded who are constantly on the defense, backtracking, begging for forgiveness, because someone was “offended”. It’s all part of political correctness. It’s easy to counter, you ignore their fake offense taken and mock them.

Just a few examples:
Oriental, Asian.
Colored, Afro-American, African american, Black.
Red man, Indians, native Americans, indigenous peoples.
Ghetto, inner cities.

The left also does it with identity other terms, constantly watering down the language, changing definitions, creating new words, all to keep people on the defensive, backtracking.

Fireman, mailman, male, female, gender neutral. It.
KKK, white supremacist, Nazi, neo-Nazi, white nationalist.
Right, right wing, ultra right wing, neo-con, alt-right.
Liberal, progressive.
Stewardess, flight attendant.
Secretary, executive assistant, Vice President of blah blah.

Currently the left is trying to redefine libertarian. It’s hilarious to watch ignorant big government liberals claim to be libertarian. We can watch the evolution of the term everyday on Bill Maher.

Fascism is another term the left is in the process of manipulating. Take the leftwing militant fascist group, Antifa(anti-fascist).

Another term the left is in the process of redefining is science. “Consensus” is now endlessly used to defend the left’s version of science. Consensus has no place in science. The 2 words have completely opposite meanings. In time leftwing academia will force science to evolve to include consensus. All for the “greater good”. You know, global cooling, warming, climate change, climate disruption.

The right aren’t the ones constantly coming up with new definitions. The right doesn’t control media or education where these new terms and definitions magically appear everyday. What will we be offended by tomorrow? We certainly know who will take offense from shining light on the existence of this redefinition of words. Who are the ones who are always offended?

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: February 09, 2018, 06:31:52 AM »
Unlike many dogs, felines are private about suffering. They hide whenever they are sick or injured. It can be hard to know something is wrong until it's severe.

This morning's guest was a train wreck. His whole story took only 5 minutes to tell. The rest of the time, he just shut up about his topic.

Then he would go on about military paperwork.  "My military discharge paper, DD Form 90210, says I was trained in Morse Code and in the use of a specific kind of radio. I don't know Morse Code and I don't know how to operate that specific radio. Therefore, I learned Morse Code during my '20 year blink out' while sitting in the Marine Corp officer's office, but like my memories, they wiped that knowledge."

The few times he mentioned something more about his missing 20 years, he would blurt out something that made no sense, and then Heather or a caller would catch him in the lie. And Heather was trying hard to be gentle with him and not embarrass him for being an idiot.

Worse, he spent more time talking about the Betty and Barney Hill abduction story and his high school drinking buddy with whom he claims to have seen a triangular ufo hundreds of feet across. They took an oath of secrecy. This was 1978. the USA was crazy about UFOs. EVerybody and their grandma was claiming to see them. They were on television daily in TV shows like "In Search Of." No 17 year old boy is going to keep something like that secret.

I got the feeling that he "dangled a carrot on a stick" to get onto the show, and when it was time to deliver, he had no material. He didn't even have a good story. 

Random Topics / Re: Horrible movies that YOU like.
« on: February 06, 2018, 02:50:26 PM »
I'm a fan of B-movies like Beast Master and some of the MST3K movies as well.

As for modern horrible movies that I like, I like a lot of the Fast and Furious movies, especially the first several. It got me into working on motorcycles. I don't own a single car, but I have a stable of motorcycles I like to tinker with, thanks to the movies.

I'm trying to listen to a recording of the latest broadcast with Tom Delong or whatever the spelling is, but there is a deal-breaking problem.  Every 30 seconds or so, RHC smacks his lips!!! The sound is just ghastly. To add icing to the cake, in between smacks, I can hear his saliva clicking in his mouth. This is not acceptable, and as a "former CNN freelancer" and an alleged CNN science adviser, RHC's delivery boggles my mind.  I cannot get past RHC's voice. RHC needs to stop making these little yet blood-curdling sounds and turn down the high frequency gain on his mic. I cannot take it.

Random Topics / Re: Sustainable Dieting and Health (Naps, Diet, Exercise)
« on: February 06, 2018, 07:59:43 AM »
Ultimately it is an input/output deal, I think. And, aside from poisons/contaminants, fat and alcohol are the most efficient but, why in excess, could be a problem.
All true.

After 5 weeks of trying to lose weight, I finally notice a difference. I'm halfway there. I've lost about 2 inches on my waist/ gut. Two more inches and it will be normal.

Basically, I've been running a 500 kCal/day deficit (I'm not an expert at counting. the real number could be way off.) which translates to about a pound a week. For food, I've followed advice given here and eaten more protein from sources such as puréed sardines. I've reduced carbs and sugar. I've increased vegetables such as carrots and spinach. I like the spoonful of vinegar trick too. I've discovered that I was having an allergic reaction (swollen face and eyelids, lupus-like rash across face) to the frozen microwave dinners taht I've been eating. No idea what was setting it off, so I quit eating it.  For exercise, yoga and cardio 5-6 days per week;  heavy weights lifting until failure 3 days per week. My endurance and strength have improved during the last 5 weeks, so I'm doubtless losing more fat than muscle. Maybe another month, and I can stop restricting calories. I appreciate the advice people have given.

The iPod, IPhone, IPad, were 3 of the most invoative electronics products in history. Total industry changers. Apple lost its innovation when Jobs died. Since it’s been a lot of game playing, and fake mandatory “upgrades” to operating systems etc... The same types of  “upgrades” Microsoft has been living off of for 20 years. This cancerous game has been saturating SillyCon valley nearing a decade. Continuous hardware innovation out of China is whats carrying the load.
I agree that Microsoft and others have been playing the same game with mandatory upgrades and obsolescence. That will hurt their share prices.

I hope nobody is getting burned by the crypto currency crash. In theory, Bitcoin and the others could be ZEROED, much like the Beany Babies. There is literally nothing giving them value, and the only thing propping up their price, I fear, is the time it takes to solve a blockchain and process all of the SELL orders that have doubtless piled up in the ledgers.

It's Steve Job's fault. Steve Jobs wove Planned Obsolescence into Apple Corp's business model, essentially transforming it from a company that made useful computers for hackers to a company that makes fancy electrical baubles for the bourgeois. All of that iCrap sold really well, and the stock price went way way up and became bloated.

When Apple got caught secretly crippling older I-Phones' performance speed, and the story broke, the public finally caught on. Apple is cheating them and has been cheating the public for decades with similar, less well-known dirty tricks. Some institutional investors lost confidence in Apple corp and sold large positions. The price dropped, and it triggered a larger market correction.

Anyway, Apple stock was one of the major contributors to the crash. Other stocks were and still are over valued. In the coming weeks, value investors and buy-and-hold investors should be looking for some terrific buying opportunities.

Random Topics / Re: Sex Pig Harvey Weinstein
« on: February 05, 2018, 01:15:32 PM »
LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest on Saturday night of the prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.

The announcement of the arrests was made over Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned satellite network whose broadcasts are officially approved. Prince Alwaleed’s arrest is sure to send shock waves both through the kingdom and the world’s major financial centers.

He controls the investment firm Kingdom Holding and is one of the world’s richest men, owning or having owned major stakes in 21st Century Fox, Citigroup, Apple, Twitter and many other well-known companies. The prince also controls satellite television networks watched across the Arab world.
I usually don't look toward Saudi Arabia as a model of justice, but at the end of the year, the new crown prince made an anti-corruption sweep and had more than a dozen of the wealthiest Saudis arrested. All the untold billions of dollars of Weinstein and Clinton money wouldn't protect them from receiving justice in Saudi Arabia.

Random Topics / Re: Sex Pig Harvey Weinstein
« on: February 05, 2018, 12:24:10 PM »
So, even today in these supposedly "enlightened" times of social justice, there are still two sets of laws: one for the rich and one for the not so rich, the peasants and gym instructors.
Because he’s a “producer” and not a “gymnastics instructor”?

Random Topics / Re: Sex Pig Harvey Weinstein
« on: February 05, 2018, 12:10:27 PM »
How come Weinstein isn't in jail? If a single person builds up enough accusations, I tend to think they are guilty of a portion of the alleged rapes. Statistically, how could it be possible that more than 100 women are lying or confused about Weinstein's actions? So, a public figure who has only one accusation his or her whole life is less likely to be guilty.  It is a fact that false accusations happen. But somebody like a Weinstein - or a Clinton - both of whom have more than 10 women accusing them, are guilty as hell.

Is it simply a case of being "too big to jail?" If Weinstein goes to prison, Clinton will have to go too.

Random Topics / Re: Things Never to Say to Your Girlfriend!
« on: February 04, 2018, 06:56:09 AM »
Be very careful how you respond when she says, "Do you think she's pretty?"

Random Topics / Re: Sustainable Dieting and Health (Naps, Diet, Exercise)
« on: February 03, 2018, 05:00:41 PM »
Glad you're feeling better!  It's great when clothes fit better.  I'm surprised at that 7000 calorie info.
Thanks. I'm exercising again and trying keep up an average of a 400 kCal per day calorie deficit. 

The physiology of weight loss is surprisingly complicated.  It is virtually impossible to spot focus the weight loss on belly fat, for example. For the body will digest its own muscle before it burns the fat. Also, some foods are thought of as being "negative calorie" foods. Your body burns energy to digest them, and their calories are not as readily available. An example would be the difference between drinking a Coke and eating a carrot. The coke digests fast, and most of the sugar that is not burned immediately can turn into fat. With the carrot, it digests slowly and less efficiently. Still, the weight loss obeys the law of conservation of energy. When calories out exceeds calories in, you will lose weight. It's physically impossible not to, unless you're severely constipated or something. I've never seen a fat expert-level marathon runner, so, I'm trying to look at it like that.

Millions of people who fail at losing weight become confused about the physics of it and the laws of conservation of energy and mass. They've convinced themselves that they magically violate the laws of physics.They have even invented something called "Fat Logic" to explain their failure, and they  have tons of pseudoscience websites and books trying to blame the laws of physics or bad genes or whatever for their failure to get fit.  Their reasoning is even worse than those bogus websites claiming microwaving food is harmful.

 I've looked at a couple of websites like that, and they all fail at having a basic understanding of chemistry, just like the Fat Logic crowd.

Random Topics / Re: Sustainable Dieting and Health (Naps, Diet, Exercise)
« on: February 02, 2018, 01:29:01 PM »
Yes, one pound of fat is 3500 calories, technically, according to the laws of physics. However, weight loss experts report that it doesn't work out like that: 3500 cal per pound. Instead, they report that in practice, it generally comes out to one pound of fat for 7000 cal. That said, everybody is different, but everybody will lose weight when in a calorie deficit long enough. Some people just lose fat faster. There aren't any fat people in a famine or a concentration camp.

The problem is that the body wants to keep the fat, especially gut fat. The body burns muscle before it burns the fat. It will do anything to avoid losing the fat. So, in practice, you may end up losing  muscle (3500 cal worth) along with that pound of fat. To minimize muscle loss, experts advise exercise along with the diet.

I have a desk job, but I'm trying things to avoid sitting for too long. I have tried the yoga ball. It's good for a change. Also stand at my keyboard in a yoga horse stance so I'm just as low as I would be if I were sitting in a chair. I get up and take lots of breaks.

I have in fact tried the sardines in a blender. It's terrific with hot sauce and some herbs and spices and sauces. Then spread it on toast. Great appetizer.

Is not one pound 3500 calories?
Once I got fish poisoning into my bloodstream just from handling raw fish.  So, if raw fish is in the mouth, could a person get fish posoning into their bloodstream through the mucous membrane or any little cut or gum problem area?!

I lost a full day because of that migraine. I went around all day today thinking it was Thursday. The bloating is gone. Went to doctor and pharmacist and got a triptan and Tramadol. Seems like my clothes fit a little better than they did this time last month.

Random Topics / Re: Sustainable Dieting and Health (Naps, Diet, Exercise)
« on: January 31, 2018, 04:30:49 PM »
The oregano is worth looking at.  There are 2 things making my stomach fat. The main one is visceral fat. But the second one is bloating. The bloating happens every time I get a migraine. Basically, the migraine shuts down my stomach and makes it bloat. Along with it comes nausea and vomiting. It's not uncommon to go along with migraines. The bloating lasts as long as the migraine, up to sevearl days.

Random Topics / Re: Sustainable Dieting and Health (Naps, Diet, Exercise)
« on: January 31, 2018, 02:42:55 PM »
No, but I started taking a probiotic this month. It has lactobacillus rhamnosus and bifidobacterium. I eat a little yogurt and certain cheeses that don't set off my dairy sensitivity.

In hindsight, I think my stomach is bloated today and yesterday because I have a migraine. It's not so bad right now because I've been taking heavy medication to kill the pain, but the bloating is still here.

Random Topics / Re: Sustainable Dieting and Health (Naps, Diet, Exercise)
« on: January 31, 2018, 02:22:07 PM »
It's not a parasite. I'm familiar with the symptoms of common parasites found in contaminated fish and meat. Stomach and intestinal parasites generally cause extreme fatigue, pain, tenderness nausea, pooping out bits of worms and other fun symptoms that I don't have. Fish tapeworms or anisakisosis have such symptoms. The raw fish is sushi. As long as you get it from a reputable sushi restaurant, there is minimal risk. Same with the raw meat. For example, steak tartare is popular at restaurants. It is raw ground meat, either beef or horse, with a raw egg yolk added. Contaminated meat is virtually unheard of from good restaurants and good butchers.

I think the gut is because it simply takes a long time to lose fat, and losing visceral belly fat is the most difficult area to lose fat. I just went over the math, counting what I have eaten versus what I have burned. Progress is slow because my calorie deficit is very moderate. I'm eating an average of 300 kCal per day fewer than I burn. It's been one month, and in one month, I've burned around 9000 more kCal than I have eaten. Assuming a deficit of 7000 kCal translates to the loss of one pound of fat, I calculate that I have lost barely more than 1 pound of fat since I started one month ago.

My progress is slow, but it is sustainable compaired to a crash diet.

Politics / Re: Hillary Clinton...someone get the hook
« on: January 30, 2018, 12:04:32 PM »
Maybe so? But that is the definition of a cuckold, for centuries. Why we tear down Western Culture by language is beyond me (Not really Gramsci, etc...)
I suspect it's a combination of worsening vocabulary of the populace and the Political Correctness movement.

Radio and Podcasts / Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« on: January 30, 2018, 12:02:06 PM »
I tried to listen this morning but the guest was hard to hear. I don't know if there was a technical problem with his line or if his mouth was full of marbles or something, but  I couldn't make anything out of it.

Random Topics / Re: Sustainable Dieting and Health (Naps, Diet, Exercise)
« on: January 30, 2018, 11:51:44 AM »
I still have the disgusting gut. It's been one month since I noticed it, and I've been trying to get rid of it since then. Exercise and diet.

Stomach fat or visceral fat is the fat that is beneath the stomach muscles. It builds up around the internal organs. Research shows that it at least doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke, especially in men.

For me, getting in shape is a matter of life and death. My father had a gut, and he had his first heart attack at the age of 40. His brother, also overweight, had his first heart attack at 41. By 45, he had triple bypass heart surgery. Two grand parents died of heart attacks.

""The neighborhood vegetable store sells carrots that are already super clean. There is no visible dirt and no need to scrape. I think they're hydroponic or something. Scrubbing is good enough, and I haven't gotten food poisoning yet. They're in a bin at the store, and I pick out the best ones.

I'm going to try the thing with taking a tablespoon of vinegar.

Other than that, I don't cook, so unless I eat at a restaurant, I eat mostly raw food. I can't eat cooked carrots. They're yucky. They must be raw. I'm only buying vegetables that I can eat raw. I eat raw fish and raw meat too. The butcher across the street from me has a good reputation. Same with raw eggs,but I only eat the yolks.

I went for a 2 hour bike ride today along some canals and outside of town. I definitely have more energy now. I think my resting metabolism has increased. I feel it in the form of body heat. I don't feel cold any more either. It's winter, I don't turn on the heater, and I leave a window open. the heat from the flat beneath mine rises through the floor and heats mine enough.

Random Topics / Re: Sustainable Dieting and Health (Naps, Diet, Exercise)
« on: January 29, 2018, 02:28:05 PM »
My favorite gym is flooded. I do pull-ups on the playground part of it during the day because children are in school and nobody is there. The adult part of the gym with weights is under water too but couldn't get a photo because police have blocked off the area.

Hour bike ride. Did pull-ups at home on a door frame with my fingertips. Plan to do 20 minutes of yoga before bed.

When I cannot resist snakcing, I've been forcing myself to eat vegetables instead of cake and icecream. Eating a couple of carrots every day. The carrots at the corner vegetable store look very clean. I can't stand to peel them because it is messy. Instead, I scrub them hard, and eat them with skins and dirt. Psychologically, they are much easier to eat when I don't bother to peel them.

Politics / Re: Hillary Clinton
« on: January 29, 2018, 01:08:37 PM »
The reason she's still making public appearances is because she needs to stay politically relevant. The reason she needs to stay politically relevant is because she intends to see to it that her choice of democratic candidate gets in the Whitehouse in 2020 or 2024. It so happens that Chelsea is being groomed for a presidential bid.

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