Thursday, August 18, 2016

Could learning languages and listening to over-dubbed audio could h elp with hearing loss? - #hearingloss #health #aging #fitness #languages

I can't much about this yet, but I'm going to look into it further.
There are hints. For example, language instruction may help with
learning&listening skills. For the hardware minded, you need an audio
compressor to make quality over-dubs. Language and has been studied
mainly in children. The subject is pregnant with intimation, but nothing
substantive. According to this article, the ability to learn languages
does not decline with age.

http://bit.ly/2bMdwGU

The article contains a reference regarding accommodations to
hearing-impaired language learners.

The idea that learning could affect hearing probably violates certain
dogmas. For age-related hearing loss, there are reasons to believe that
learning could help.

Of course, all of these arguments could also apply to training on a new
musical instrument. Here is a example of the kind of thing I'm
talking about from the article.

The development of the receptive skills (particularly listening)
before the productive skills may have much to offer the older
learner.

Tantalizing that language or musical training could reverse the early
onset stage. The idea is that the rudiments of age-related hearing
loss could be present in the brain before symptoms appear. Such mild
cases might be reversed by cognitive training, like language or musical
instrument learning.

http://bit.ly/2blG3ON

Unlike languages, there is already much evidence that musical training
can help For many of us, the idea that hearing and listening skills can
be cultivated is the most tantalizing. We really need an anti-aging
strategy for our ears.

Regards,
proclus
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Friday, June 3, 2016

Resveratrol and minoxidil synergistic?

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I'm giving my first go with the minoxidil. As a longevity enthusiast, it
is a fascinating experience. Current model predicts that minoxidil and
flavonoids may have convergent effects, due to related effects on
vascularization. Perhaps no surprise then, I seem to be responding well
to the minoxidil, possibly good response appearing in the first 30
days. I should have another look at the literature. I would not be
surprised to see a synergistic response combining with flavonoids. I'm
responding well in my mid-50's, I only have mildly thinning male
pattern. My BP is good, but higher than I want. Minoxidil helps w/that.

Here is something. flavonoids may interfere with minoxidil metabolism.
That would explain it.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11780759

Don't worry, I'm keeping an eye on BP, and other contra-indications.

People always associate hair growth with the snake oil. It sadly impedes
the research somewhat. There are some reports that apple polyphenols
are a good minoxidil replacement. I can't yet tell if this is serious.

The French have something that is maybe worth a look.
http://www.biovea.com/fr/

It looks like the European supplement community is combining minoxidil
and resveratrol. No surprise. This all impinges on the MAOB inhibitor
story. Wow! Minoxidil adverse reports are rare. No surprise I can't find
any problems with combining minoxidil and flavonoids.

Almost no research about this. This is interesting.
http://1.usa.gov/1RTjNrW There is

In this article, Hesperidin affects potassium current. Minoxidil also does this.
http://1.usa.gov/1VClj8P

I'll give further reports, if I learn anything
more about this.

Regards,
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Monday, October 26, 2015

Android TV sticks

Lately, I've been indulging my inner AV tech, among other things. The
latest generation of Android TV sticks makes this more interesting. If
you like network technology, you are bound to enjoy these small marvels.
It is bound to make an impression on your friends.

There are many plans for these devices, and they are regularly updated.
The Android TV stick technology is still young and evolving. If you want
a head start on a clever new technology, time is running out. Get
started soon. Fortunately, money is not much of an obstacle. If you have
fast wireless & good TV, you have what you need to get started for less
than $40. There are now many channels. Some people literally "cut the
cord", and use their TV for nothing but wireless access. Personally, I
like wires. You should see all my wires. I'll keep them.

There are FOSS projects for Android TV sticks, notably Kodi/XBMC, and
lots of new books for beginners. If you are into arcane TV&movie genres,
this is where the technology shines. There's likely a channel for you,
and even free access. There's still lots of room for technology adepts
to have some fun and impress their friends. OTOH, you don't have to be a
gear head. Major vendors are providing plug and play Android TV sticks
for the masses. But, if you like doing things like side-loading
non-vendor software and rooting Androids, you are going to have tons of
fun.

If you brick the stick, hey, You're only out $40. It's almost
irresistible. Most of the sticks coming out now are quad core, and they
they are getting much faster. If you want to use it as a computer, it is
there.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

#ProLife - We now have a chance of victory.

http://www.operationrescue.org/ Operation Rescue \u2014 Stop Abortion Now!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_pro-life_movement \u2026 United States pro-life movement - Wikipedia, the free ...
http://prolifeaction.org/about/ About the Pro-Life Action League
http://studentsforlife.org/prolifefacts/abortion-facts/ \u2026 Abortion Facts | Students for Life

Seems to me that young people are avoiding pregnancy more. Maybe they don't want an abortion?

Johnston's Archive gets high marks for data and graphs. - statistics and other data http://bit.ly/1J1mGYz
Operation Rescue has a great data and graphs page. - Abortions In America http://bit.ly/1CI1GEO

Sadly, abortion rates may be falling only because people are having less children. The counter-argument is that the general public has a less favorable view of abortion than they have had in years. Second Amendment Foundation has an unparalleled data and graphs archive. We could really use something like that for the pro life community. With so many women having abortions, why don't we know more about outcomes. A human life is taken, and we have so much trouble studying the societal effect. We cannot be content with over 1 million abortions every year. It's time for a big change. If someone knows of other great pro life activism data that I haven't mentioned, please let me know.

http://www.nrlc.org/ National Right to Life | The nation's oldest & largest pro-life ...
http://www.mdrtl.org/ Maryland Right to Life
The Family: A Proclamation to the World http://bit.ly/1RAeROY
http://www.prolife.com/ Pro-Life America http://prolifeaction.org/
Pro-Life Action League https://prolifeacrossamerica.org/baby-developmental-facts/ \u2026
Baby Developmental Facts - Prolife Across America

I really am signing up for all the action lists. Go to all the websites, study the data, & sign up for email alerts and activism.

http://studentsforlife.org/prolifefacts/abortion-facts/ \u2026 Students for Life's great compilation of risks. Breathe of fresh air!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Always a little resistance, eh? Here is unbroken link. #lds #mormon #sharegoodness #ldsconf #tcot #freemasons #ccot #byui #byu

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Radical Mutant RMs have alot of fun. Discussion files are back online.
http://proclus.tripod.com/radical/discussionkey.html

#lds #mormon #sharegoodness #ldsconf #tcot #freemasons #ccot #byui #byu



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Mutant RMs and Radical Mormons discussion archives are back online. #lds #mormon #sharegoodness #ldsconf #tcot #freemasons #ccot #byui #byu

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Those who have been following me for a long time may know about Mutant
RMs and Radical Mormons. The discussion archives are back online.

Radical Mutant RMs have alot of fun. Discussion files are back online. http://pr
oclus.tripod.com/radical/discussionkey.html
#lds #mormon #sharegoodness #ldsnf #tcot


The Radical Mormon: editor, contributors, and links
http://proclus.tripod.com/radical/editor.html
#lds #mormon #sharegoodness #ldsconf #tcot #freemasons #ccot #byui #byu


Regards,
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Can biochemical synergy explain higher recuperative powers? - #aging #biking #carfree #cataracts #diet #exercise #fitness #flavonoid #food #health #lifespan #longevity #maculardegeneration #nutrition #polyphenol #running #sunscreen #sunscreen. #workout



All of this started several years ago with some 20 mile bike rides.
Don't be distressed to start small and work up to it. If you exercise
for hours in the sunshine, sunscreen is must. Don't forget it. It is
always sad to see these exceptional athletes with skin cancer. Use it.
I don't think that food interventions are sufficient against UV rays. No
doubt, some foods increase the risk of sunburn.

BTW, this looks like a good test for vision problems.
http://bit.ly/1MM4YHf There are some examples of what can go wrong with
the test here -> http://bit.ly/1BjAr31 There must be many other types
of vision tests people can do online. This is a great topic!

Here is the current state of my polyphenol and flavonoid diet recommendations.
http://bit.ly/1j83XJu The idea is to accelerate athletic progress by
improving recuperation times. More work is needed in this area. I'd be
delighted to hear any suggestions. Improved recuperation could explain
so much that is hard to understand about high athleticism. It is
necessary to heal faster, in order to do what many accomplished athletes
are doing. It is reasonable to think about higher recuperative powers,
because the effects of beneficial diet and exercise are additive. We may
soon discover synergy between longevity nutrition and high athleticism.
Synergy, not in the fluffy magical sense, but in the biochemical sense.
The real synergy. It is difficult for me to explain the gum line result
without resort to biochemical synergy. http://bit.ly/1CYipiF

Regards,
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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Increase METs level for longevity - #fitness #running #exercise #health #workout #biking #nutrition #aging #longevity #fitfam #lifespan #gym #pollen #pets #asthma #allergy #allergies #survival #diet #run #healthyliving #fitnessfriday #fasting #carfree #angina #Intervals

I've been pointing out much data about METs lately. Intervals are likely
the best way to increase your METs level.

Here is a good Mayo Clinic article about it.
http://buff.ly/1yZ2MEU

MassGen:Decreased red blood cell clearance appears to predict
development and worsening of serious diseases http://bit.ly/1Dazgwy

Frontiers | Red blood cells in sports: Effects of exercise and
training on oxygen supply by red blood cells http://bit.ly/1Gf8JCX

Overall, athletes have a larger and younger population of RBCs. Based on
the MassGen article, this could be a disease avoidance strategy.
Mitochondrial and RBC counts do not improve significantly overnight.

I've presented some strategies for improving RBC and mitochondria
counts in this
article.
http://proclus.tumblr.com/post/103683212002/lets-bone-up-for-winter-fitness-running

It seems clear that a decrease in RBC turnover is related directly to
inactivity, so get moving.

Here is a related article for the ladies. - Iron status and
exercise http://bit.ly/1ID0C3o

The theory is cold adaptation and physical activity boosts mitochondrial
and RBC counts, leading to enhanced performance.

Here is another related article. Cold temperatures, strength,
and aerobic capacity http://bit.ly/1HDlfxf

High athleticism is a good strategy for turning over those old, broken
RBCs.

Treadmill Performance Predicts Mortality- Google Search
http://bit.ly/17XXVMY

We really did need a new formula. Yale nomogram is givning me zero CVD
risk. If you have no angina and you workout in the high athletic range,
then Yale nomogram predicts no CVD risk.

This table is very handy, and provides many correlations.
http://buff.ly/1Iwr1CZ

There are many ways to scale your workout to these tables. Pulse rate
and calories per hour are quite useful. There are many great web
calculators and graphs to help get at these numbers. If you are running
or biking up steep hills, use a stair calorie calculator. Another great
trick is to use the Google bike maps to obtain changes in altitude.

Why be satisfied with single digit risk, when you can reduce it to near
zero? The FIT treadmill test graphs are still behind a paywall, but the
Yale nomogram will be adequate in the interim.


http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.nejm.org/na101/home/literatum/publisher/mms/journals/content/nejm/1991/nejm_1991.325.issue-12/nejm199109193251204/production/images/medium/nejm199109193251204_f1.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199109193251204&h=348&w=500&tbnid=Olx2QdYff73kvM:&zoom=1&docid=sqogIvpVnp73QM&itg=1&ei=75c6VemvKuqIsQSGgoHIDQ&tbm=isch&ved=0CC8QMygTMBM

If you have no angina, draw a line from "None" to your METs level to
obtain CVD risk. If you exceed the max, use a ruler to extrapolate to
your value. ;-)

One of the most fascinating thing about the FIT equation is the
possibility of predicting future longevity. Such extrapolations are
expected to be accurate within a range of about 20 years. When used as
a lower limit, the predictive power is much higher. Coming advances
favor longer lifespan. Research indicates higher METs levels correlate
with lower rates of death from ALL CAUSES.

Longevity nutrition is the key to pushing the lifespan envelope at this
time. The benefit of diverse approaches can add together. The benefit
longevity nutrition adds to the benefit of athletic training.

BTW, here is a good article about allergy and asthma prevention.

First step on allergies: Clean up the indoor atmosphere
http://bsun.md/1Hy2gWQ

Now is the right time for more spring cleaning, which is also healthy
work. Another way to beat allergies is to go out for a big workout.



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Thursday, April 23, 2015

RT: US #drone strikes kill US, Italian hostages in #Pakistan - #syria #isis #ypg #is #iran #tcot #pjnet #kurdistan #iraq #yemen #kobane

RT: US #drone strikes kill US, Italian hostages in #Pakistan - #syria #isis #ypg #is #iran
#kurdistan #iraq #yemen #kobane

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Good morning all. Michael L. Love March 2015

Good morning all.

Michael L. Love March 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Longevity and risk - #fitness #health #aging #lifespan #airtravel #longevity #germanwings #biking #wellness #running #nutrition #healtth #carfree

People who get immersed in the longevity pursuit inevitably must consider risk and death rates. Here is my contribution to that genre. I'm looking at death rates today. I was stunned to learn that bad nutrition causes about as many deaths as violence does. One of the most deadly things people can do is to get in their cars and drive down the street.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD)  kills more people than cancer, though the total is comparable for each. Wikipedia has some older statistics where the cardiovascular (CV) risk is much higher than cancer, http://t.co/u7tm1a3VU7 . Falls are another major cause of death. It is known that you can substantially reduce the risk of falling with balance and agility exercises. Some claim that the police kill many more people than the crooks. According to the CDC report, this is a dubious claim. Looks like Wikipedia table has problems wrt. infectious diseases; a major cause of death. Check CDC pdf. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_06.pdf . The 2010 CDC report has a particular interpretation. I'm sure someone has an explanation for this. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_04.pdf .  It is not always clear that newer data is better data. The wine gets better with age, as they say ;-). Wikipedia stops at 5% risk. If 95% of your cohort dies before you, you are sure to get A grade, but you will be just as dead. ;-)

It is distressing that after 40 years of explanations, people still don't know that you can reduce your CV risk to near zero, and that the risk of many other causes of death go down commensurately with CV risk. WHO has a chart that puts it all into stark perspective. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310/en/ . A problem with risk assessments is that they fail to account for the consistent application of beneficial behaviors. We are lumped in with those doing unwise things year after year. For example, a good driver does not substantially increase his risk of causing an accident by driving more, just as non-smokers do not accrue risk of dying from a smoking-related illness by adding more non-smoking years. If you are making wise choices, you should not base your risk assessment on the unwise choices of other people. About 50% of people die of CVD, cancer, or related problems, but you can reduce this risk to near zero. Why wouldn't people want this?

The motor and air travel industries achieve their impressive statistics by reducing risk for large groups of people. If you are a bad pilot or driver, you have destroyed the advantage of those great statistics. OTOH, the industry has defined the risk very narrowly to get their great statistics. Industry statistics do not take into account the health consequences of air travel, such as radiation and bad layovers. Consider the contrast with bicycling, which enhances your health in countless ways. Air travel does the opposite of that. Similar arguments can be made for motor travel. My advice is to drive sparingly to maintain ability, avoid air travel altogether, and find more healthful ways to get around, like biking or running.

Regards,
proclus
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Why do #vaccination workers get killed South Asia? Because the US used fake #vaccines on people there. #measles #is #iraq #isil #isis #tcot

Why do #vaccination workers get killed South Asia? Because the US used fake #vaccines on people there. #measles #is #iraq #isil #isis #tcot

Monday, January 26, 2015

30 years of the longevity pursuit. - #biking #running #fitness #exercise #carfree #nutrition #lifespan #parsley #longevity #diet #fasting #aging

For years, I’ve considered parsley flavonoid to be my top find, but the additive effects of running could vastly overshadow that. It’s fortunate, when one thing builds upon another. Without a lifelong habit of biking, the running would have been more difficult. Biking and bicycle commuting are the foundation of the whole thing, something I learned on my LDS mission.
Michael L. Love: A personal statement
http://bit.ly/SfAep0
This Mormon upbringing gave me a familiarity with fasting and its benefits, which preceded much of the research. I also decided on the life sciences path on my mission.The reason was explicit. I was interested in longevity.
Hi I’m Michael L. Love | Mormon | 1X8C - http://Mormon.org
http://www.mormon.org/me/1x8c
It is necessary to have many beneficial things already in place to observe the additive benefit of running.
Most people who know me would likely agree that I’ve given my life to this work. Fortunately, it is a pleasant undertaking. Longevity, nutrition, fitness: Who doesn’t want these? After 30 years of this, it is great to see it all panning out so well. Some might consider it a selfish undertaking, but not so. I’ll eagerly continue to share all of the beneficial tips. Sharing longevity tips is likely a great way to leave a lasting impact.
Running-induced gum line improvements and implications -
http://bit.ly/1tdi9My
Let’s bone up for winter.
http://bit.ly/1voloQ7

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Let’s bone up for winter. - #fitness #running #biking #exercise #nutrition #carfree #lifespan #fasting #longevity


The caveat of the cold adaptation training is to avoid actual hypothermia and frostbite. If you are training in the cold, you should look up the symptoms of these problems, so that you can avoid them. One solution for me is to workout near the train lines. If you need to bail, the nice warm train is not far. Bicyclers can include a blanket or additional warm clothes in the panniers. If you are running in the near athletic range, adding a light pack for cold weather is also probably a good idea. Essentially, if you have proven to yourself that you can run 10 miles every day, then adding a light pack is no big deal.
High athleticism creates diagnostic dilemmas, so in order to avoid unnecessary problems, going to the doctor should be a last resort. Try detraining before going to the doctor. One example of a diagnostic dilemma results from the fact that muscular types are sometimes misdiagnosed as obese. Another might be the presence of low levels of heart proteins, like cardiac troponin T (cTnT) in the blood, or small abberations in the ECG. Essentially, sick people are under alot of strain, and that strain sometimes looks mistakenly like the strain of healthful physical activity.
This study looks at the biomarkers of both skeletal and cardiac muscle damage. http://1.usa.gov/1xHe1oU
All of us who are working out near the high athletic level are probably aware that it is not unusual to find muscle protein in the blood. We tell people that physical activity results in beneficial cardiovascular adaptations. Let's keep it consistent. There is almost no coronary disease in age under 40, but they get cTnT in the blood too. cTnT levels correlate with training level. If you are well-conditioned, don't worry about low-level cTnT in the blood.
More cold weather training notes http://bit.ly/11ycqDI
There must be a way to show that cTnT release predicts beneficial adaptation in the heart muscle. The problem is that we are so often studying disease instead of health and fitness. If you have a known heart condition, caveats obviously apply, but using low-level cTnT as a diagnostic tool would lead to too many dilemmas wrt. physical activity, IMHO. The problem would be compounded by similar dilemmas surrounding the BMI calculation. Many athletes sometimes keep mild symptoms to themselves, such as mild syncope or paresthesia, and the reason is obvious. Medical dilemmas lead to errors, and erring on the side of caution can harm people who are trying to do the right thing.
BTW, I can't wait to try my gel Cumulus running shoes. Wow! 6+ miles on the hills planned for Saturday, and lap time continues to improve. This is great progress. I only wish I could run much more! Time will tell. experience was indispensable. Many people would find the discomfort unbearable, but the pain is transient and mild, and the knees and quads recover quickly. The benefit is clear in the improved running capacity.
Regarding training advice\u2013 http://bit.ly/1sVwSdx
Here are the experiments. You can prove it to yourself. http://bit.ly/1ubxjeL
Are athletic training improvements coupled to longevity improvements? http://bit.ly/1qlIfsZ
Athletic improvements remind a person about the reasons they are trying to live healthy. Exuberance is implicit in the process. A lap for me is 1.5 miles around the lake. I'm loving it. I should have started running laps around Druid Hill Park lake years ago. Running in the hills is a big thrill!
Using this training schedule, I've cut 4 minutes off my lap time. Improvement continues http://asics.tv/1xsEvGQ
When I get tired of the level path around the lake, hills and fields are just up the road. I love this place, Druid Hill Park. There are also dirt roads, shale stone trails, dirt trails, curbs, and circuit training stations, and lots of deer. The view is great, especially from the dam. You can see the whole city. All, to say nothing of Baltimore Zoo, which is right in the middle of the park. Light rail stops dot the path to the northwest ridges, the Jones Falls Trail. It is runner's paradise.
Biking v. running  http://bit.ly/1qGurGB
Every time I hear the word "run" or "running" now, my ears perk up. It is so common in metaphor and parlance. When the body begins to acquire new capacity, it craves for more and more. I'm looking forward to my run today. I've been running off and on over the years, always to a false start. This time it is different. I'm making the best progress that I've ever made, thanks to fasting and a great training schedule. It is expected that within a month or two, I'll be attaining to speeds that I only ever dreamed of. Don't worry about the competition tho. My legs are rather short, and my feet have supination. ;-)
My first century ride, 112 miles http://bit.ly/1ApeBGs
Liberty reservoir, PrettyBoy, etc, via bicycle - http://bit.ly/YO4z3J
After running in the hills the first time, I detrained for almost a week. The resulting recovery was a tremendous confidence builder. The detraining regimen is indispensable, but once you demonstrate recovery, get back to the training schedule. Distance is currently up to 6 miles. Calf strains are long gone,& I'm getting larger calf diameter. IMHO, if this trend continues, it will be another example of the beneficial effect of flavonoids and other polyphenols on muscle wear&tear.
Once I demonstrated that I could century ride on a bicycle reliably, running was the obvious next step for me. I hit the hills even harder this week, and I recovered more quickly as well. I'm really looking forward to pushing into the athletic range, in order to see if the benefits continue to accrue. The training schedule is friend. I would gladly run much too far without it. It occurs to me that failure in young athletes often results from failure adhere to a scientific training schedule. Another big pitfall is the temptation to set aside the diet that gave them success. Athletes who are successful in their youth probably learned exceptional nutrition skills from their mothers, and they should stick with that.
Assumption: perceived hunger level is a valid measure. http://bit.ly/1zRYAsa
More Interval Fasting Notes http://bit.ly/1vFF8kg
Birds, bats, and bicycles - http://bit.ly/1AfLHGV
The model is that cold weather training promotes propagation of the mitochondria, but... In my view, the nutrition recommendations are more important. http://bit.ly/1vFHgIN It's also useful to think of cold weather training in the same way as fasting: something that burns calories w/o any physical exertion. Fasting produces a larger caloric benefit, but cold weather training might also help. So, if you are minding the nutrition recomendations, here are the cold weather training recs....
Scroll thru this blog roll for 2 winter bicycling articles. http://bit.ly/1pogMoS
Cold temperatures, strength, & aerobic capacity http://bit.ly/1HDlfxf
BTW, this is one great motivation to run. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epinephrine - Be sure and scroll down to the phenethylamines link. It's an eye opener.
Anyone who thinks of adding mitochondrial capacity also needs to think of boosting RBC count. It appears that the flavonoids and other polyphenols improve mitochondrial count, but they also protect the mitochondria from damage. Cold weather training and fasting are ways to push those benefits farther, and they may help with the RBC count too. Sub-freezing weather is returning. I should be able to report about the added foot protection soon. I bought some winter boots for riding and hiking. I'm hoping for a large increase in the winter bicycling range, commensurate with the increase in RBC and mitochondrial counts.
Some organizations are loathe to give up their heavy weather secrets. Other agencies may withhold crucial information for reasons that are not in the benefit of others, or guide people into unfruitful paths. Over-competitive types are often all too happy to take advantage of our weaknesses. I recommend finding better associates. Ultimately, we take responsibility for our own training. Good luck with yours.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Athletic

I'm burning 1000 calories on average per day with running, biking, and strength training. In addition, I commute daily to work on my bicycle for a normal aerobic workout shedule. Part of the overall number is Saturday bicycling. I burn several thousand calories with century-level rides on the bike. Guess that makes me athletic. I'll be taking up swimming soon.

Funny, I will still need fasting to lose the table muscle. Must be a healthy eating gene in my family. :-)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Stop the U.S. Bombing of Syria! Thursday, 12 Noon, White House

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12 Noon at the White House

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ANSWER COALITION STATEMENT ON THE U.S. BOMBING OF SYRIA

The U.S. bombing of Syria has begun.

We in the ANSWER Coalition oppose this war and are calling for demonstrations to oppose the bombing of Syria and Iraq from September 23 through September 28. Click here to see a growing list of demonstrations nationwide. This war, like the earlier ones, is being sold on the basis of misinformation and fear. The United States is a major part of the problem and cannot be the solution to the current crisis in Syria and Iraq.

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This new aggression is loaded with irony. The Pentagon spokesperson says that the bombing is directed against the self-named Islamic State (ISIS) forces that have gained control over large swaths of Syria and Iraq. But it was precisely the arms transfers and funding of ISIS by the U.S. government's principal allies in the region, especially Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, that have allowed the Islamic state to grow strong in its struggle to topple the secular Syrian government led by Bashar Al-Assad.

We, in the U.S. anti-war movement, are exposing the fundamental truth that the Obama administration conceals from the people: The so-called Islamic State or ISIS wouldn't exist today as a major force either in Syria or Iraq if it wasn't for the U.S. military aggression that smashed the secular, nationalist governments in Iraq in 2003 and Libya in 2011, followed by the U.S. government's catastrophic support for the armed opposition against the similarly organized government in Syria.

The U.S. bombing of Syrian territory is taking place without the consent of the Syrian government. It is one more U.S. violation of international law and Syrian sovereignty. The Syrian government had offered to cooperate with the United States in a joint military struggle against the reactionary forces of ISIS. That offer has, however, been immediately and categorically rejected by all in the U.S. ruling class political circles who have already announced that the Syrian government must be destroyed. Obama and the Pentagon and the CIA and, last and least, the bribed and corrupted talking heads in Congress are determined to use the attack against the Islamic State as a pretext to carry out regime change in Syria by military means even though the Syrian government has been the most effective military force in struggling against the so-called Islamic State.

The real objectives of U.S. imperialism are to locate permanent Pentagon military bases in Iraq, Syria and the entire resource-rich region of the Middle East. This is the goal: the projection of permanent imperial power and domination in a region that contains two-thirds of the world's oil reserves.

For the past 24 years, the United States has relentlessly bombed Iraq and now it is bombing Syria. Neither Iraq nor Syria has ever attacked the United States or its people. This enduring war against previously colonized peoples is justified with shifting and changing rationales. But it is illegal. It is an expression of modern-day imperialism. It is causing chaos and destruction in the targeted countries. And ultimately it will fail to satisfy its objectives because it is based on the fantasies of those who have become drunk on that now-familiar toxic combination of unbridled arrogance and military power.

The majority of people of the United States oppose this endless war in Iraq and now Syria. It is not in their interest. At any moment this or that poll will announce that the American people favor military action of some sort. This is paper-thin propaganda. If the country and its people were actually threatened, the Commander in Chief would not have to go on national TV and promise the people that this war will involve "no boots on the ground." There is no clearer indication that the motivation for the new imperial war is not just flimsy but false.

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<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 21.1111px;"><strong>Thursday, September 25<br />12 Noon at the White House</strong></span></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 21.1111px;"><strong></strong></span><strong><span style="font-size: 120%;">Protest initiated by ANSWER Coalition and CODEPINK</span></strong></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img src="http://www2.answercoalition.org/images/content/pagebuilder/syria-strike.jpg" border="0" alt="Syria Strike Sept. 2014" width="690" height="388" /><br /></strong><span style="font-size: 100%;"><em id="yui_3_16_0_1_1411482129958_138215">First U.S. airstrikes in Syria killed 8 civilians, including 3 children</em></span><strong><br /></strong></p>
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<td style="text-align: right;"><em><span style="font-size: 90%;">People have been taking to the streets across the <br />United States for over a year to oppose a new war in <br />Syria. The above photo was taken at a demonstration <br />on&nbsp; Aug. 30, 2013</span></em></td>
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<p>The U.S. bombing of Syria has begun.</p>
<p>We in the ANSWER Coalition oppose this war and are calling for
demonstrations to oppose the bombing of Syria and Iraq from September 23 through September 28. <a href="http://www2.answercoalition.org/site/R?i=C3X1rsZN_nu5HctNx7BEmQ">Click here to see a growing list of demonstrations nationwide.</a> This war, like the earlier
ones, is being sold on the basis of misinformation and fear. The United
States is a major part of the problem and cannot be the solution to the
current crisis in Syria and Iraq.</p>
<p>This new aggression is loaded with irony. The Pentagon
spokesperson says that the bombing is directed against the self-named Islamic
State (ISIS) forces that have gained control over large swaths of Syria and
Iraq. But it was precisely the arms transfers and funding of ISIS by the U.S. government's
principal allies in the region, especially Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar, that
have allowed the Islamic state to grow strong in its struggle to topple the
secular Syrian government led by Bashar Al-Assad.&nbsp; </p>
<p>We, in the U.S. anti-war movement, are exposing the fundamental truth that the Obama administration conceals from the people: The so-called Islamic State or ISIS
wouldn't exist today as a major force either in Syria or Iraq if it wasn't for the
U.S. military aggression that smashed the secular, nationalist governments in
Iraq in 2003 and Libya in 2011, followed by the U.S. government's catastrophic support for the
armed opposition against the similarly organized government in Syria. </p>
<p>The U.S. bombing of Syrian territory is taking place without
the consent of the Syrian government. It is one more U.S. violation of
international law and Syrian sovereignty. The Syrian government had offered to
cooperate with the United States in a joint military struggle against the
reactionary forces of ISIS. That offer has, however, been immediately and
categorically rejected by all in the U.S. ruling class political circles who
have already announced that the Syrian government must be destroyed. Obama and
the Pentagon and the CIA and, last and least, the bribed and corrupted talking
heads in Congress are determined to use the attack against the Islamic State as
a pretext to carry out regime change in Syria by military means even though the
Syrian government has been the most effective military force in struggling
against the so-called Islamic State. </p>
<p>The real objectives of U.S. imperialism are to locate
permanent Pentagon military bases in Iraq, Syria and the entire resource-rich
region of the Middle East. This is the goal: the projection of permanent
imperial power and domination in a region that contains two-thirds of the world&rsquo;s
oil reserves.</p>
<p>For the past 24 years, the United States has
relentlessly bombed Iraq and now it is bombing Syria. Neither Iraq nor Syria has
ever attacked the United States or its people. This enduring war against
previously colonized peoples is justified with shifting and changing
rationales. But it is illegal. It is an expression of modern-day imperialism.
It is causing chaos and destruction in the targeted countries. And ultimately
it will fail to satisfy its objectives because it is based on the fantasies of
those who have become drunk on that now-familiar toxic combination of unbridled
arrogance and military power.</p>
<p>The majority of people of the United States oppose this
endless war in Iraq and now Syria. It is not in their interest. At any moment
this or that poll will announce that the American people favor military action
of some sort. This is paper-thin propaganda. If the country and its people were
actually threatened, the Commander in Chief would not have to go on national TV
and promise the people that this war will involve &ldquo;no boots on the ground.&rdquo;
There is no clearer indication that the motivation for the new imperial war is
not just flimsy but false.</p>
<p><strong><a href="http://www2.answercoalition.org/site/R?i=rc1Yg32DeWwDmmCMLLfzdQ">Click here to see a growing list of demonstrations nationwide.</a></strong></p>
<p>Demonstrations will be taking place nationwide to oppose the bombing of Syria and Iraq from September 23 through September 28. A list of demonstrations will be available soon at <a href="http://www2.answercoalition.org/site/R?i=DmxECF_Gf5HdK2zehM-E-A" target="_blank">AnswerCoalition.org</a>. Please send in details of planned demonstrations to <a href="mailto:info@answercoalition.org" target="_blank">info@answercoalition.org</a>.</p>
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

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