Blog Marathon Called Off Due Extreme Temperatures, Diuresis, Ketosis, Loss of Appetite

Post #7 of my 12th Anniversary Blogging Marathon, post #4,265 of my dozen years of daily blogging. This will count for my last post touted as a “blog marathon.” Seven posts in three days is way above average, but nothing at all like the 12 posts I did the first time, or 20 posts the last time. I’ve been defeated, so no feats for me! Last week I did a laudatory post on chronic but mild…Read More

Understanding Paradigms and Narratives is the Key to Enlightenment.

Post #6 of my 12th Anniversary Blogging Marathon, post #4,263 of my dozen years of daily blogging. I doubt Robert Bidonatto has any clue of who I am, in terms of when I took some note of his writing back in USENET in 1994-96, on alt.pholosophy.objectivism and later, humanities.pholosopy.objectivism. These days, he appears to be doing well. I recently got wind of his Faceboof outlet, and I’m anxious to read his two books: HUNTER: A Dylan Hunter…Read More

While Girls Are Out Shopping For More Shoes, Here’s Two Things Guys Must Have On Black Friday

Post #5 of my 12th Anniversary Blogging Marathon, post #4,262 of my dozen years of daily blogging. Go audacious or go home! Guys, everybody is out shopping for the latest deals. Why? Because they have a tough time selling all that crap normally. But if you don’t tell the laddies that this is a liquidation sale, they won’t be any the wiser and you just go ahead and smile when they come back home with a…Read More

A Ridiculously Short Anti-Shopper’s Guide to Black Friday

Post #4 of my 12th Anniversary Blogging Marathon, post #4,261 of my dozen years of daily blogging. Some may have noticed that I have a handful of “Black Friday” images in the banner rotation of about 100. When I checked email this morning, the lion’s share were from every merchant list I must have managed to get on in the last 20 years on the Internet. Like my cell phone number from 1993, I still have…Read More

Reflections On Food, Paleo, and The Revolution

Post #3 of my 12th Anniversary Blogging Marathon, post #4,260 of my dozen years of daily blogging. We used to laugh uproariously and poke fun at the articles and authors tagging Paleo as a fad. “Well, it’s a 2 million year old fad, then.” HaHaHa. There were right; they are right. It is. I’m not sure it started out that way. I certainly wasn’t trying to make it so, but rather, was participating in what seemed…Read More

Free Flight, Bird of Prey and Space Tourism Coming Soon

Post #2 of my 12th Anniversary Blogging Marathon, post #4,259 of my dozen years of daily blogging. Well I’ve given away the theme. But rather than one of my now-&-then, watch me fly a hang glider, I have three interesting instances to cover. Let’s get the hang-gliding out of the way, first. Saw it this morning. Guy on a rigid-wing Atos in Montecucco, Italy, having a blast flying backwards in the strong laminar ridge life and probably,…Read More

Happy Thanksgiving. A Celebration Of The Ensuing Bounty From Abandoning Communism

Post #1 of my 12th Anniversary Blogging Marathon, post #4,258 of my dozen years of daily blogging. The idea of communal-style living has captivated audiences ever since people began accumulating assets. It’s rather intuitive. In any population, there exists a spectrum of very capable people down to complete wastes of flesh. It happens. It’s mother nature, and mother nature usually improves the genetic stock by allowing the least capable to perish. Human society, while laudably compassionate,…Read More

12th Year Anniversary Blog Marathon Begins Tomorrow

I’ve done it twice before. the first time was way back in 2008, when I pumped out 12 posts on December 31, 2008. Two years ago, I did 20 posts in three days, beginning with Black Friday. This time, I think I’ll begin tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, in honor of all people “home alone” for Thanksgiving as I’ll be myself, this year. Then, I’ll continue into Black Friday and perhaps even Saturday, until Bea returns from…Read More

Accidental Cold Adaptation For Fun

I recently blogged about this topic here. It was actually a bomb of a post (it happens). Little to no interest, which kinda mystified me, since it has been such a big deal in times past. But it also happens that I sometimes miss the mark in blogging what might interest me, but not correspond elsewhere (it happens). Stalwart I am, I’m going to try again, a bit different angle, more experience, and some pics. And,…Read More

“Terrorism is to do with everything except Islam.”

There are two essential errors of thought that stand in the way of eradicating terrorism—or, simply relegating it to the back of the bus, as just part of the low-level, incidental evil that will probably always measurably unsettle humanity. The idea that’s it’s somehow not ideologically tied primarily to the religion of Islam. Hand wringing over collateral death and destruction, leading to the tying of hands in terms of effective and lasting action. I aim…Read More

How Stupid American Foreign Policy Still Isn’t Responsible For Muslim Radicalization

It’s the philosophy, stupid. And women. Now, I know some are asking ‘what in the fuck is anarchist, State-hater Richard doing?’ Simple. I’m picking a side and setting aside a side, for now, because as I opined previously, Anarchism is a political philosophy for civilized people, inapplicable in large measure, now. In other words, we have an organized and determined anti-civilization that presently requires utterly obliteration and destruction—without mercy or pity; without reservation, or purposes of evasion—and…Read More

Brigitte Gabriel: “The peaceful majority were irrelevant.”

“Those who know history are doomed to watch others repeat it.” Over and over, in less than 5 minutes, watch Brigitte Gabriel cite five documented historical references to explain why the peaceful majority were always irrelevant, utterly laying waste to the fucking bla-bla of some abjectly moronic law student in her fancy hijab. No need to add anything to that. …Along the same lines, a commenter from yesterday emailed this article, thinking he was making…Read More

The Walking Dead And The Metaphysics of ISIS

Further to my previous post, So Europe, Paris; America: What Now? there was part of the underlying idea that I set aside for later; i.e., for now. It’s a conflation of our ethics with their metaphysics. Recall from your general understanding of philosophy, if you have one, that the hierarchy flows from metaphysics (the study of the given; reality), to epistemology (the study of knowledge of reality), to ethics (the study of moral right &…Read More

So Europe, Paris; America: What Now?

When is enough enough, and it’s time to just let “God sort it out,” as they say? There is precedent. Amongst rolling my eyes all morning at everyone changing their Facebook profile photos to overlay the Tricolore, or The Eiffel Tower bastardized into a “peace” sign, I was looking for something that actually spoke some meaning and distinction to the issue. Robert Bidinotto delivered: SO, LET ME SEE. Months ago, after the terrorist attack in Paris…Read More

Dog Pile: I Must Rant About The Waa Waa Babies Of Yale, et al

Let’s begin with a distinction. In common Internet context, a written rant—a proper one—is something that minimally rests upon some rational foundation of commonly understood and generally accepted ideas or principles, those ideas and/or principles being disregarded or ignored, and the reasons for ridiculing a wanton disregard or ignorance of common sense or common propriety are delivered passionately, with purposeful offense, and with the intention of being utterly devastating to the targets—such that as many…Read More

Why Your Health Practitioner May Be Confused About Copper Overload

It’s another post by The Duck Dodgers, this in advance of a subsequent post that continues to explore the governmental policy of food enrichment or fortification in general, and iron in particular. As we prepare to explore how mineral imbalances exacerbated by iron fortification and/or high meat intakes may promote chronic disease and inflammtion, we wanted to set the record straight about copper—a mineral that is absolutely essential for maintaining iron homeostasis. Copper may be…Read More

Revisiting Cold Therapy With Ray Cronise: Extreme But Acute Vs. Mild But Chronic

I had never known what it was really like to be really damn chilled to the bone all the time, in nearly 55 years of life. Until the last few weeks, and it’s been 24/7. TL;DR: adaptation is very remarkably doable. I say “doable,” rather than “easy,” because while it might strike one as easy because it just seems to happen, the process is really only fairly described as doable, because there will be discomfort.…Read More

My uBiome Gut Test Results: How Well Does My Gut Function?

Out of the six uBiome gut samples I took before, during, and after a 12-day Elixa Probiotics ( regimen (posts here, here, and here) I’ve received the results on five of them. One sample was damaged in shipment (the final test, 2 weeks from completing the course) and uBiome has sent a replacement. Still waiting on results from American Gut (one of which was taken from exactly the same poop sample as the uBiome kit…Read More

“Doctors hate her: a local mom discovers how to lose weight effortlessly with this one trick.”

The title is tongue-in-cheek, lifted from the second commenter. Read on. It’s pretty good. James is up first. The Potato Diet, and Elixa, has completely cured the chronic diarrhea I’ve had for many years. I started the Potato Diet about four weeks ago and it was slowly alleviating the problem. Today is Day 12 of the 24-day protocol of Elixa and the diarrhea has disappeared. Like, you know, gone, man. Vamoosed. Adios, muhfug. And I’m…Read More

Potato “Only” Diet Hack Tip: Bone Broth or Stock For Potato Diet Soup

As with my last tip on making potatoes more palatable and easy to use by roasting or grilling them, this is something that can be used anytime, not just for a bland potato hack. Some people are fine doing the potato and only potato thing, in fact at least a couple of folks, because of that prior post, put in 5 days or so potatoes only, not even any seasoning, and seemed to be fine.…Read More