MacNotes

Well I just went out and purchased a Time Capsule and it's working just fine & dandy. Time Machine is doing its thing backing up. This is quite cool. Any and all Mac computers in the house (two currently) will fully back up their drives automatically, completely, wirelessly, in the background. I have an AirPort Extreme Base Station, purchased months ago on the assumption that the USB drive one can plug into it would work…Read More

Land of the Free Update

Good news for conservative, law & order Republicans: New High in U.S. Prison Numbers With more than 2.3 million people behind bars, the United States leads the world in both the number and percentage of residents it incarcerates, leaving far-more-populous China a distant second, according to a study by the nonpartisan Pew Center on the States. Got that? We've more people in jail than China, which has over four times our population (more than a…Read More

The IF Life

Here's another blog for you intermittent fasters out there. Just started, looks really well done. Into my RSS reader it has gone. Oh, I found out from Chris.Read More

Recession?

Bush says no. So what? He's no better at predicting the future than anyone else. There is a formal definition of the thing: two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. We haven't yet posted a negative quarter. Now, setting aside all the shenanigans that comprise the broad makeup of our rather fascistic economy, by which I mean lip-service is given to the concept of "private" property but the State overseas and regulates virtually everything, do…Read More

What You’re Up Against, Again

Everybody knows that "good cholesterol" is good, right? Well, actually, none of you probably know that. You've heard it reported, your doctor has told you so, and so you believe that "good cholesterol" is actually good. Pay attention, because that's not a trivial distinction and it has broad implications in all manner of knowledge. So, on the heals of my summary of the Cholesterol Con, there's this: High Levels of "Good" Cholesterol May Be a…Read More

Billy Notes

Coupla posts I'd been intending to getting to. First, this cite of H.L. Menken on Public Enemy Number One. Note: the "police officers" you see today are of the same character makeup as those Good Germans who -- as Billy himself puts it -- "didn't listen to their own conscience as they loaded Jews into cattle cars." Go read the whole cite, but here's the essential: What the common man longs for in this world,…Read More

What You’re Up Against

I think I touched on this earlier, but Michael Eades has a good one about how you simply cannot trust the media to accurately report the findings from diet studies. It's bad enough that so many of the studies are flawed with selection bias, but even when a study is honesty done and its finding sound, you can't get honest reporting on it.Read More

Land of the Free Update

Here's a guy determined to get himself fined $2,500 and potentially subject himself to jail time in Illinois because he audaciously claims that his business belongs to him, and that smoking is allowed. What nerve. Freedom comes with responsibilities, you know. (Balko link)Read More

A Path In Pictures

This was me, tipping the scale at about 230. For perspective, I was 165 when I graduated high school. Normal adult weight would probably be around 175 without doing anything to build lean muscle. You'll notice how lean, trim, and lovely is my wife Bea, with whom I celebrate seven years of marriage, tomorrow. One reason I've delayed publishing photos of my progress is differences in perception. I write a lot about this, so my…Read More

Cholesterol Con

For those following along with me on this exercise, diet, fasting journey, it should be quite apparent that my diet has shifted considerably since I began this in May '07, to where now I am quite comfortable eating a diet very high in saturated fat mainly from animal sources (coconut oil would be an exception). But how did that happen? Did I do a lot of research on it and decide it was the best…Read More

The Scrofacracy: Public Enemy Number One

First, to preclude the emails. Second, a little "Law & Order," complete with a pool of blood. The World's Most Important Blogger has the details. Next up, something I was going to blog the other day when I first saw it, but didn't get to it. Here, the Scrofacracy, numbering seven "men" and "women," rape the female victim of an assault in a jail cell. They go about it real pro, latex gloves and all.…Read More

This Should Be Easy

If you want to follow along (see comments). Do you grasp the ignominy of it all? Americans; and the greatest political statement you can make for yourself is to go into a pathetically flimsy booth once every two to four years and have your one in 300,000,000th say in your own affairs. Disgraceful.Read More

Like I Said Back When I Said It…

...Fuck Obama and His Stupid Bitch. I meant it. And here's the latest from Michelle Obama, the stupid bitch. “Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation and that you move out of your comfort zone. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to…Read More

Quick Links

Just a couple of tidbits. From Chris at Conditioning Research, eat lots of eggs. They're really good for you and it's probably because of the cholesterol. I know (heresy). And from Peter the veterinarian at Hyperlipid, higher fat, primarily of the saturated variety (animals baby!) does lots of good things. Here was a funny recent quote from Peter. "Are all these experts wrong, as well as the expert advisory panels on cardiovascular disease?" Yes! A…Read More

The Clintons

If you're into that sort of thing, a pretty interesting commentary by Martin McPhillips on Hillary's apparent demise. That was via Beck, who delivers on insight of his own.Read More

Shopping

Here's a picture of my latest run to Trader Joe's. The emphasis is meats with a high percentage of animal-fat content. Trader Joe's is good because you can get a lot of that sort of thing uncured, as are the kielbasa, beef franks, and chicken sausages. Same with bacon, but I already had two packages in the frige. Pate is an excellent food for 70-80% of cals from fat. To the right is prosciutto, with…Read More

Liquid Fat Bomb

I don't do this very often, but here's my recipe for a liquid high-fat breakfast, which I just consumed. - 4 oz heavy cream / 480 fat cals, 0 protein, 0 carb - 4-5 oz canned coconut milk / 300 fat cals, 0 protein, trace carb - 1 whole large Omega-3 egg / 45 fat cals, 25 protein, trace carb - 1 packet of Splenda sweetener / zero - Tbsp vanilla extract / probably a…Read More

Better Safe Than Sorry

...all the travel documents were in order. That's right, and it was "the job" of the Borderbots to make sure. No life is as important as "the system," not even a baby's with a heart condition. All hail the system. Stay calm, relax. (Balko)Read More