Wild Weekend Conspiracy Theory

ufoimageAs the weekend approaches, and many parts of the country expected to be buried under snow and dangerous road conditions, I’d like to offer a couple of videos to help you pass the time.  This post is media-heavy; bear with me.  I’ll get to those in a minute.

Growing up during the Cold War Era we were the idea of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), which posited that the USSR and the USA had enough nukes to kill everyone on the planet 1,000 times over.  If either one “pushed the button” then the other would also push the button and the world ends.  Clearly no one would push the button – that would be madness.  Movies were made:

songs were written where Sting croons that he “hopes the Russians love their children too.”

You sort of grimly accepted as truth the MAD was real, that everyone could be killed a thousand times over.  Living in upstate New York near General Electric you’d go along with the idea that we were 27th (or 17th or 5th) on “the list.”   This pretty much ensured that we were toast.  We would not be participating in the Mad Max post apocalyptic world.  Periodically we would be reminded of this when our radio waves or TV screens were interrupted with

We’d have these drills in school where we were supposed to get under our desks and bend over, placing our heads between our knees.  I’m not sure what they did in other parts of the USA, but since we knew we were high on the list we would add “and kiss your ass goodbye.”

So that’s how I grew up.  I have a friend that is always trying to get me to pay attention to how money is handled in the world.  This is a smart person and I listened.  I’d follow a link and be intrigued but inevitably the theory would “go too far” and the author would lose me.  There might be facts but I would dismiss them as the baby was thrown out with the bath water.  Then I read The Day After Roswell.  This book answered a couple questions I had for a long time.  How did we make a jump from transistors and TV to computers?  Why do we need to kill everyone on earth over one thousand times?  Couldn’t we just kill everyone 10 times?  Surely 100 each would do the trick.  The author was the one that facilitated getting pieces of the downed UFO to companies for reverse engineering.   So, I turned a corner in terms of what I’m open to believing.  It never changed my life.  It’s not something that comes up much.  You’ll hear about Steven Hawking saying maybe we shouldn’t be broadcasting signals out into the universe because you don’t know who might answer, but you don’t think much about it. Recently however, I’ve seen two documentaries that I stumbled upon following a Steven Hawking / UFO rabbit hole.  More after the click… Continue reading “Wild Weekend Conspiracy Theory”

You Are What You Eat

banana-shrub-301663_1280In 2015 I made changes.  I read some books that scared the shit out of me and woke me up.  I read Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, and my eyes opened to just how bad my diet was.  That book also showed just how little we as individuals should rely upon and trust the information put out by the government.


Note: Over the past five years or so I have gradually extricated myself from involvement in politics.  When I was laying in the ICU watching Meet the Press I set off my monitors.  The doctor came in and ordered the TV shut off.  I almost shouted at the doctor, and might have started lecturing about how important it was to be informed about politics, when I was struck with the absurdity of telling the person charged with keeping me alive what was important.  I had also seen people on Facebook lose there minds in the shouting and echo-chamber madness that seems to become a person’s whole life, or how they become defined.  I’ll glance at a blog now and again, but I monitor myself very carefully to ensure I don’t get engaged or go down a rabbit hole that in the end is only frustrating.  I’m sure that  I’ll address this at another time.


Having given that caveat I’m still compelled to say how disturbed I am with the misinformation that our government puts out, the lack of controls on what reaches our shelves as consumers, and the horrific influence that corporations have upon both of those areas.  Buyer BEWARE is a vast understatement when it comes to the food and medicines you put in your body.

When I lose weight it’s in all the areas where I can’t afford a decrease (my gaunt face, or my needed ass padding) while I have a belly that I can’t exercise away.  I started looking at books (The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life and The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich), websites and listening to podcasts on a wide variety of topics.  I’ve changed to a gluten free diet and begun paying a great deal of attention to food sensitivities.  That diet is my own form of a modified Atkin’s diet  and a ketogenic diet.  I have butter in my coffee every morning.  How_To_Make_Bulletproof_Coffee_3b4288cd-a4ff-43f2-bff7-3a34ba242d4c_grandeI do a four and a half day fast every other month.   I’ll be talking about many of these topics in detail in upcoming posts.  Leave me a comment if any of these areas have you curious and I will prioritize accordingly.  The bottom line for me was that by the end of 2015 I had lost much (unofficially 40 pounds or more) of my belly, had more energy and felt better than I had in years.

My learning about all of this is still in the infant stage.  I listen to podcasts and read blogs that you can see off to the right in my links/blogroll list.  There is an unbelievable amount of information out there, and if you have a specific condition or syndrome I encourage you to investigate how modifying your diet might help you decrease or cope with symptoms.  I’m going to illustrate this by adding a TEDx talk you should see in its entirety.  I’ll have much more to say after you watch:

You may or may not have been as disturbed as I was by the annoying red box that kept popping up while I was watching the story.  I’ve heard Dr. Whals on Dave Asprey’s podcast and loved the information that was presented.  I looked on the YouTube site and read some of the comments.  Did TedX sell out?  Dr Wahls feels strongly about that question and answers it here.  I encourage you to read the response and decide for yourself.  I have extreme respect for the TED series, but if they are going to allow sponsors like Monsanto or Big Pharma influence and sensor their content they become another useless mouthpiece for the propaganda machines that value the dollar and are invested in keeping people sick.

Perhaps you’re thinking that I’m exaggerating.  If you’ve made it this far then please click and read the following link and then feel free to comment on how I’ve lost it.

Source: Top Foods to Avoid Until 2018 (And Maybe Forever)

Blog Reboot

January 2016

The material below this post is a compilation of posts that have appeared over time in a variety of different places.  I’ve shut down my other blogs and I’m putting my attention here in just one place.  A year from now this won’t matter.  Right now however the older posts are scattered and have quite a bit of overlap, that I’m going to have to edit.  The site itself needs organization.  I need to find a look I like and set up menus and add widgits and most importantly a donation cup so you can buy me coffee.

It no longer made sense for me to have a disability blog, a relationship blog, a historical exploits blog.  I’m writing because I’m returning to my first love.  I’m blogging because I need to make sense of the wild ride I’ve had and why I’m still here.

When I make mistakes I make them in very big ways.  Therefore the lessons learned can be equally valuable.  Maybe by retelling some of my epic exploits and colossal mistakes I can share a few laughs.  It would be even better if someone could read something here and then avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made.  One can hope.

If by chance I begin coming across as a hero in this story please remind me how far that is from the truth.  The people that are the heroes in my story are the friends and family who continue to love and support me despite the fact that I’m not a hero.  The real heroes are the ones who for any length of time have stood by me and loved me even though I have taken them for granted and wronged them over and over.  So for my first lesson I hope you can figure out that it’s best to make it as easy as possible for the people who love you.

They are crazy.