- The stupid war against terrorism http://bit.ly/QvGbbE
I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama titled "Help the Progressive Caucus Limit the Iraq-Syria war".
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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. :-)
The US has made the world a more dangerous place today. US airstrikes make more terrorist attacks, not less. The US is deliberately provoking #ISIS into attacking Americans. We've been watching US militarism for a long time. You know these #airstrikes are just the beginning. Fight them now.
The first thing to do is to disengage from US consumerism. Shun their media and their products. Sell your car and buy a #bicycle. It is really about self-reliance. Why should you depend on US mass-murderers for your #food, clothing, media, etc. US #MSM has been consistently lying to us. Pull the plug! War tax resistance is not for everyone. We should find ways to pay less taxes without attracting US attention.
Sadly, war resistance takes time, and we can expect the worst from the US. IMHO, the US is planning a #disaster. Prepare for it. It is possible to prep& #bugout with a #bicycle trailer or a hand dolly, which don't require gasoline. Resist the US by opting out. If you can't sell your car, then use it less. Motor culture is a non-stop invitation to the degrading US media and advertising culture, which is a major source of our problems. You can see this when you drive. US commericial imagery is just about everywhere. You can shun this unhelpful invitation by driving less or stopping altogether.
Flying is worse than driving, so motor transportation may be best for long trips. The airports have been the major venues for the violation of our rights, and they are also primary targets. My advice is to stop flying altogether.
Another development is that Americans are under attack from within, so take this into account in your preparations. Buy a water filter&disengage from the chemical& #gmo culture which is rotting our brains and sapping our #strength. #Fitness training is crucial, and focus on healthy #diet. Avoid medicalization and pharma products. Avoid the mall like the plague. The US is dropping bombs on innocent women and children, so be creative, and think of your own strategies.
If you want more ideas, then check the following article and links. It is just a starting point.
The stupid war against terrorism
Some may deride these efforts as small and insignificant, but if we all do our part, we can make the difference that we are looking for. Let's roll.
When people stop lying for Obama, we will be far better off. The deaths of innocent people clearly means nothing to these goons in DC. Am I the only one who feels we walked right into their trap? Ravi Grivois-Shah @RGrivoisShah · 4h Michael L. Love retweeted So they show and we show What a world. joseph granda @grandaart · 4h Michael L. Love retweeted They kill a handful of Americans so we send air strikes to a handful of their CITIES?! Alex Dean Radford @AlexDeanRadford · 12h Michael L. Love retweeted People should vote out the lapdogs that supported traitorous Obama. Obama has fundamentally breached the faith of the people who elected him to office. His supporters should be voted out. It is crucial to disavow the criminal actions of US gov, and disengage from their media, their products, and their politics. We must fundamentally undermine the incentives that led to barbaric US aggression. They claim falsely that the majority of Americans support their actions…. We must let our discontent ring out! We must melt their ears! WE DO NOT SUPPORT BLOODY US ACTIONS!
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Thursday, September 25
Protest initiated by ANSWER Coalition and CODEPINK
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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.
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.
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 AnswerCoalition.org. Please send in details of planned demonstrations to email@example.com.
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We need to hear less about minimum exercise requirements and more about how more exercise is better. Every wonder why aerobic capacity seems to be not transferable from one sport to another. People need to consider the range. It's really a misconception, but non-transferable capacity is consistent with most people's experience. Why? I know of no theory that could possibly explain why capacity doesn't transfer between sports. Now you have probably surmised that I have discovered the answer to this conundrum. I think I have the reason. Advanced aerobic training is required to create a capacity that is transferable to other sports. This is observable in the triathletes. The failure to realize this resides in the common misconception that there is a minimum amount of necessary exercise. This is false. As a result of this misconception, people's musculature is under-developed, and they falsely perceive that aerobic capacity isn't transferred. More exercise is almost always better.
People can explain why Obama's account is not banned, when he says he is going to wrongfully drop bombs on people. #syria #isis #iraq
Michael L. Love
Flickr image broken now. Perhaps it was my mention that this photo breaks facial recognition software. Lobes Pikchur http://pikchurimages.s3.amazonaws.com/pic_af0Z_l.jpg Personally, I think it may be discrimination against people with glasses. ;-) BTW, if you are interested in the address of the Pikchur feed, here it is. I try to keep it current. http://pikchur.com/people/proclus
If you are like me, you are hungry most of the time, and well able to eat a sufficient amount of food to produce the effect of obesity.
Sorry to report that this may be somwhat of a bad edit. The information is important, but I wish I had more time with this draft. Urgent need to post key info. More later.
Clearly, losing weight should not be the goal for everyone. Want to extend your life? Avoid too much sitting. – [Harv Womens Health Watch. 2014] – PubMed – NCBI http://1.usa.gov/1qc7EFM Some evidence that physical activity and fasting (CR) are similarly linked to longevity. – NCBI http://1.usa.gov/1qywgr5
We should consider the problem that enhanced longevity has not been the aim of training research. Much room for improvement. Much more work can be done, because strength and endurance capacity improvements are linked to enhanced longevity. The cohort of athletic types is now sufficiently large to produce meaningful longevity data. Much of the work is already done. We have excruciatingly detailed data on how to produce strength improvements,but not much on related longevity improvements. Why? It may not be necessary to conduct a protracted longevity study to get the answers we are looking for.
I think what is needed is a focus on best practices among those who are already engaged in life extension. Comparing to the general population is of limited utility, because this method cannot identify best practices. Perhaps the calorie utilization of a fasting person is a better baseline. It is easy to measure.
It can get a little nutty when people go buy a 1000 calorie super meal after burning a couple hundred at the gym. It could literally take you hours of intense to burn off that super size meal. I'm thinking of winding down the tweets, but I'll say this. I've been a dedicated bicycle commuter for over 30 years… Virtually nothing has opened my eyes to exercise and metabolism like the did. I'm not going back. I'd imagine that first time marathon runners have a similar feeling…. Burning several times the necessary daily calories in a single run makes a lasting impression. There is someone who told you that too much is unhealthful. They were trying to deceive you.
Some have said that I'm not a real deep thinker ;-). Others say that talking too much about is actually counter-productive. These days I'm more suspicious. Maybe we should be talking about more instead of less. Is it bragging or encouragement? Some say you shouldn't bother running many miles, if you are too slow. These days we know that is probably bad advice. The idea is that more people will benefit from if we talk about it more. It's not just for athletes. It is time to hear from the people whose ideas were classified by US gov. Enough of the secrets! We should no longer tolerate that research is funded by the people who want to keep the results to themselves. Sadly I had to tell one woman that she could not lose any weight by stair climbing alone. Let's turn on the lights! I've just had it with the BS factory. info is for everyone, not just professional athletes. I did 2 trips in 3 days. 2 days later I'm back to normal, better than normal. Why can't we communicate this? One problem is abit of collusion between highly competitive people and other people who are looking for any excuse to avoid working out. People aggregate to the minimum requirements and get sub-standard results as expected. The whole minimum requirements concept is deceptive. More produces better results. This is what we should be teaching. So who is pushing the minimum requirements meme? US MSM. Is anyone left who is surprised that they are lying to us? They will have their elite athlete rock stars tho. What would happen to all those pharma consumers, if people exercised more than the minimum requirements? It is time to apply information sharing to training research.
Looks like the photos got left out. Here they are.
More photos from Lineboro and Manchester Maryland from my second century ride.
Here are some more photos from Lineboro and Manchester Maryland from my second century ride. In addition I have some more notes regarding the biochemistry of training fatigue.
Seems to me that much of the discomfort of endurance training comes from benzoate derivatives binding to TRPV1 channels. As the exercise proceeds metabolic end produces, like these benzoate derivatives, build up in the system. I had suspected this TRPV1 effect, but became more convinced when the halbanero jack cheese tasted much hotter after my workouts. It very likely that this TRPV1 effect explains some of the burning sensations that people feel during training. Try it out, and see what you think.
The prediction is that the burning sensations are the same feelings associated with habanero peppers, only perhaps not as severe. The effect of these benzoate derivatives would also go farther to explain the heartburn sensations that are sometimes associated with exercise and physical training. Many of these benzoate derivatives are likely similar enough in structure to capsaicin to bind to the TRPVI channel. Many athletes avoid peppers for these reasons, but another strategy would load the system with capsaicin in an attempt to elicit the response that reduces TRPV1 receptors leading to fatigue reduction.
I’m now convinced that metabolic end products like these contribute the lion’s share of longevity increase that we see in endurance athletes. Many athletic types complain about these metabolic end products, but a favorable balance of these compounds also likely explains enhanced endurance. Analogously, monarch butterflies travel thousands of miles, and their bodies are full of “toxin”.
IMHO, substantial longevity gains are available to people who make life extension the goal, instead of winning the race. Here are some related articles.
Are athletic training improvements coupled to longevity improvements? http://bit.ly/1AF2Cof
The sound of a bat could make you run faster. ;-)
Birds, bats, and bicycles http://bit.ly/XvZldc
Regarding training advice http://bit.ly/1sVwSdx
Constant harping on minimal exercise requirements produces one adverse effect. As a result of this over-emphasis on minimal requirements, people don’t exercise enough. In what other arena do we accept advice from people who are not very experienced?
The notion is unfortunately almost trite. Fatigue produces chemical compounds that help the body resist fatigue and extend life. Many of the most crucial of these beneficial compounds are retained in the body long after the workout is over. It is the same reason we sometimes favor the vegetables that have been stressed, the stunted colorful corn, ugly tomatoes, and astringent berries. These plants all have similar natural compounds as are produced by human exercise fatigue. By understanding that fatigue biochemistry is very much like CR memetics, flavonoids, and other polyphenols, we can make better use of our training regimens to advance longevity.
I've been thinking that swimmer's ear results primarily from excess ear wax. If I could beat that, I'd likely be in the water. Maybe a nice long fast will help with the ear wax and swimmer's ear. I'm planning one for this winter. If true, then more endurance may also help with ear wax, swimmer's ear issue.
Health problems associated with heavy training have been blown way out of proportion. Endurance athletes tend to be long lived. A theory can be proposed because an increase in capacity is associated with more longevity. Exercise is like CR and fasting. OTOH, a medical loss of capacity is associated with bad outcomes. This is also in the folk wisdom. A feeble handshake is associated with dire prospects. The theory predicts that a measured loss of hand strength is associated with bad outcomes. The kick is in the obverse. An increase in strength or endurance is a predictor of a longer life. It's not the scaler. Endurance changes yield a larger change in life expectancy than strength changes, but they are both valuable. A change in capacity is the predictor of outcomes. Strength and endurance changes are easily measurable. If the theory is true, then strength & endurance monitoring is life expectancy monitoring.
It appears that CR-memetics, like flavonoids and other polyphenols speed acquisition of strength and endurance capacity. This observation supports the theory and implies that changes in athletic capacity are indeed coupled to changes in expected longevity. It also supports the notion that CR, memesis, and improved athleticism combine to improve longevity. Use them all together to get a better result. Athletic improvements may translate directly to a longer lifespan. If you are dubious about this theory, check the literature for grip strength correlates. It is an easy test. My test will be the swimmer's ear. I'm expecting improvement.
Some best gains came on bicycle vacations, where I rode long distances every day. Just add more recovery days at the end. I have no doubt that big strength gains can come from working out on consecutive days,but more rest days are also needed If you have a setback, no worries. Muscle loss is easy to recover, so push the limit.
People should consider that Americans may receive bad advice masquerading as good advice. The problem is expected to worsen. For example, if the US economy is under attack, then Americans may receive unwise financial advice. People who are angry with the US government may direct their anger at the American people. US governmental agencies may fail in their obligation to protect Americans. Areas of possible attacks include bad advice regarding child-bearing, exercise, fitness, food, health, & nutrition. Capital investment may withheld and withdrawn as an attack on the US economy. People may be directed into unprofitable and diversionary schemes. Fortunately, the situation is not all gloom&doom, and a person can prepare for these adversities…. Prepping, financial preparation, and the acquisition of as much knowledge as possible are counter-measures. We need not just guns, but strong, healthy, knowledgeable, well-prepared people behind every blade of grass. Are you really going to spend the rest of your life as a tool, being manipulated by every black flag on TV? All of these problems are expected to get worse now, so get prepared for it, while you still can. Get trained now.