Thursday, October 30, 2014

How to Prevent Back Pain in Four Easy Steps

Short Answer: You stand up wrong

Longer Answer:

There are many explanations for why so many people in our society have low back pain; the most popular is that all the time spent sitting is “killing” (some people say “ruining”) your low back. A related meme/theme is that you need to practice better posture when sitting and/or standing.

The remedy is said to be standing more, with some even proposing the “standing desk”.

Well, that just smacks of the same condescending, Puritanical BS as the “lazy gluttons” explanation for the Obesity Epidemic – it is the blamer indulging himself in feeling superior.

I say the problem isn't how much time you spend sitting, it's how you stand up from a sitting position.

How You Stand Up

  1. You are sitting all the way back in the chair (or couch), your back supported by the back of the chair.
  2. You lean forward from where you are – the weight of your body behind your feet – and , with your back extended, pull/push your way up into a standing position.

Every time you get up that way, you hurt your low back by making it do work in the extended position.

How You Should Stand Up

  1. You are sitting all the way back in the chair (or couch), your back supported by the back of the chair.
  2. You use your hands and feet to scoot your rear end to the edge of the chair.
  3. Inhale as you pull your feet back to you (if necessary) and lean forward
  4. Exhale as you stand straight up in one swift, fluid motion

The Operative Principle

The operative principle here is to get the weight of your torso directly over your heels before you stand up. Also, try to minimize the time spent between the sitting and standing positions.

In this way, you stop damaging your low back every time you get up from a sitting position, thereby giving your back a chance to heal.

Try it today, and you could start seeing results as early as immediately, all for the low low price of zero dollars!

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Ferguson FAQ

Q: Did 6' tall, 300 pound Mike Brown have the right to violently rob a convenience store?
A: No.

Q: Did the QuickTrip have the right to report to the police that they had been robbed.
A; Yes.

Q: Did the police have the right to investigate the claim by the QT that they had been robbed?
A: Yes.

Q: Did MB have the right to physically attack the police officer for daring to investigate his (MB's) robbery of the QT?
A: No.

Q: Did the police officer have the right to kill his attacker in self defense?
A: Of course, all humans have that right.

Q: Did the protestors have a right to riot?
A: No.

Q: Why did the protestors riot?
A: Because White and Black Liberals (SJW) have institutionalized the doctrine that the distribution of inherited qualities is equal between the races, leaving White racism as the only explanation for the disparity of outcomes.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Carlos Castaneda and The Flinch

Carlos Castaneda was a man who wrote a series of novels in the genre "Magical Realism", in which he was taught the secrets of life by a Mexican Indian (Yaqui) shaman named Juan Matus.

Some of the things Juan taught Carlos:

  • A man who wants to become Impeccable sets before himself an obstacle that is almost insurmountable, so as to force himself to become impeccable to overcome it
  • Become aware of how you are leaking energy, so you can stop doing that
  • Normal people, when they encounter a Petty Tyrant, piss and moan, and wish the tyrant was not so petty. When a Man Of Knowledge encounters a Petty Tyrant, he (the Man Of Knowledge, not the Petty Tyrant) rejoices, glad of the gift the Universe has given him - the opportunity to practice Discipline
  • Discipline is not about getting up at five AM and splashing water on your face. Discipline is being able to look at what reality actually turns out to be - as that may differ from what you wanted or expected - without flinching

More:

Carlos' books, or   http://www.prismagems.com/castaneda/

and

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13159280-the-flinch

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Huff Post: Do We Ever Outgrow Our Lust For Bad Boys?

My comment doesn't seem to be going through on Huff Post"s Do We Ever Outgrow Our Lust For Bad Boys?

So, I will put it here. Commenter mikeholloway said:

"What puzzles me is why so many women insist on being puzzled about it. You're a primate. Primate females are attracted to alpha males. The only thing to be puzzled about is why human females, supposedly intelligent, don't use this knowledge to their advantage and find a nice, intelligent, and lonely man sitting at home and terminally depressed. Save that sucker and they'll be your slave for life. "


My response:

Because attraction isn't a choice. The bad boy - in addition to the bad stuff - treats himself with respect, always, everywhere, with everyone.

Instead of trying to convince women to feel attraction for "nice guys", we need to teach those nice guys to treat themselves with respect. (e.g., Showing up to the first date with candy and flowers, and then taking her to an expensive restaurant is not treating yourself with respect. What has she done for him at that point in the relationship to deserve him doing so much for her?)

If you don't treat yourself with respect, she can't feel respect for you; if she can't feel respect for you, she can't feel attraction for you. Attraction is not a choice. Appreciation is not attraction.

If you weren't "born Alpha", don't give up; like Led Zeppelin said, it's never too late to change the road you're on.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Obama : Time's Man of the Year 2012

Has murdered over 100 children by proxy with drones.

Refuses to bring the Bush Admin criminals to justice for their treason and other crimes.

Signed NDAA into law (look it up if you don't know).

Campaigned in 2008 on "Change"; actually carried on Bush's policies, actions, and personnel.

Continues expanding War of USA Dominating the Whole Planet (trade name: War on Terror).

Named Monsanto lawyer to oversee food safety.

Refuses to let "temporary" Bush tax cuts expire (imposing fiscal discipline on US Gov gave us best job market since post-WW2 period back in the 1990's).

TRILLIONS in PROVEN fraud on Wall Street; no criminal prosecutions.

HSBC now known to have been blatantly laundering drug $ for Mexican cartels - you know, the people that chop the heads off any law enforcement that won't take their bribes; no criminal prosecutions.

Obama's big "health care reform" did not reform the health care at all; instead just a big protection and expansion of the fraud-riddled Medical Business.



Feel free to add more facts of this guy's evil..

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Newtown Shooting, Guns, and Laws

Civilization requires government, which requires taxes to fund the enforcement of the laws and regulations, and to fund the providing of services. The clear majority of Americans support this, but we have been told that "we" can't afford it. Aren't we the most affluent nation in the world?


The culture of leaving people to fend for themselves is Evil and must be destroyed. No more "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" fantasies. No more portraying those who want laws and regs and services - aka CIVILIZATION - as terrorists who hate freedom.

America is not Magic. Truth limits freedom.

We don't need Prohibition for guns; we need a culture of truth and greatness to replace the culture of lying, cheating, and stealing.

UPDATE  Jan 9, 2013

This article has made me really wonder what actually happened in Newtown:

The Sandy Hook Massacre: Unanswered Questions and Missing Information, by Professor James Tracy
http://memoryholeblog.com/2012/12/24/the-sandy-hook-massacre-unanswered-questions-and-missing-information/

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Stop Fluoridating Water Now

Do you eat your soap? Do you drink your shampoo?

No? Oh, so you can tell the difference between topical application and ingestion.

To apply fluoride topically to the teeth and gums, and then spit it out - as in brushing with fluoride toothpaste - has been shown to reduce the incidence of cavities.

However, the ingestion of fluoride has not been proven to reduce cavities, has no benefit for human health, and has been known for over 50 years to be toxic. See The Fluoride Deception for extreme documentation.