Wednesday, March 14, 2018

If you haven't seen Stephen Colbert's "Our Cartoon President" yet...just listen to the theme song, born out of the irony of it all

🎼Donald Trump is our President. 🎶Yes he is our President. We elected him President. 🎶We made him President.🎶....Yes. We did it.🎶  Sigh.Sob. (The Sigh and Sob are mine 😥😪)

To see the cartoon, look at the right sidebar while viewing the song...several links to click on...

Heads Up: Popular protein powders found to contain mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium

The Clean Label Project recently tested 134 of America's best selling animal-derived and plant-based protein powders for heavy metals, pesticides, BPA/BPS, residual solvents, mycotoxins, melamine and antibiotics residues.

Many popular protein powders had significant levels of contaminants and overall, plant-based protein powders had higher levels of contaminants than those made from animal sources, containing on average twice as much lead and measurably higher amounts of other contaminants. 

Based on these findings, two servings per day of protein powder could put you way above what is considered an "acceptable level" of contaminant exposure.

Another surprise, organic protein powders had higher levels of heavy metals, on average, than non-organic. What!?

To see the full results of this shocking study, the worst offenders, and what I recommend, check out today's post.

Read the article here

To your life and health!


Thursday, March 08, 2018

Amazing technology from the 1770s--a clockwork doll that can write

Click on "The Writer Automaton, Switzerland" next to the picture for a 4 minute video – amazing…

This is technology from the past, a stunning work from the 1770s!

BBC  Documentary
A 240-year-old doll that can write; a clockwork creation by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, a Swiss watch-maker.
This 4-minute video-clip will fascinate just about all the engineers, artists, clock-makers, doll-makers, computer- programmers, wannabe inventors, and basically anyone out there who likes to tinker!
Enjoy - it is truly amazing! Remember, this was built in the 1770s.

A 240 year old doll that can write, a clockwork creation by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, a Swiss watchmaker. The doll is able to write any custom text up to 40 characters.


Sunday, March 04, 2018

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Intriguing article in Psychology Today: The Myth of Death

For anyone curious about life/death/science/the universe and how we all fit into the scheme of things, this is a thoughtful short article presenting interesting facts to consider:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Remember the story of Walter Mitty? Well, he's our President now...

Trump Has Conned Even Himself

by P.M. Carpenter | February 28, 2018 

In the mind of President Walter Mitty, he has passed the test. "You don't know" about your grit "until you test it," he said to the nation's governors yesterday at a White House gathering. So test it he did — in his mind. "I really believe I'd run in" and … tackle the shooter? … "even if I didn't have a weapon," he assured them. There, in the State Dining Room, stood the Hollywood personas of Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone, all in one presidential package.

But again, this heroism had to play out strictly in President Mitty's mind, since in real life, Cadet Bone Spurs has been somewhat less than courageous. During the Vietnam war, he requested and received five deferments from the draft, one for that eponymous ailment — although, notes the Washington Post, "the problem was not severe enough to prevent him from playing sports such as football, tennis and golf." In those troubled times, Master Mitty possessed his own idea of valor, telling radio host Howard Stern, years later, that averting sexually transmitted diseases was his "personal Vietnam…. I feel like a great and very brave soldier." He also once told Stern of his bold reaction to the sight of an octogenarian falling and bleeding at a Mar-a-Lago event: "I said, 'Oh my God, that's disgusting,' and I turned away. I didn't want to touch him."

At a 2016 campaign stop in Dayton, Ohio, a man jumped a barrier and charged in Trump's direction, whereupon Trump "looked nervously behind him and grabbed and started to duck behind his lectern." Trump then transformed into Mitty, telling the crowd, "I was ready for him, but it's much easier if the cops do it."

Such daring was again on display yesterday, and not only in Mitty's stirring revelation that in Parkland, Florida he would have "run in," weaponless, and done, well, something or other. Mitty lectured the cowardly governors, "You guys — half of you are so afraid of the N.R.A. There's nothing to be afraid of. And you know what? If they're not with you, we have to fight them every once in a while." Indeed, Trump showed them how it is done. In his White House remarks, he promptly "dropped any mention of raising the age required to purchase a rifle to 21 from 18," since the N.R.A. opposes the measure.

He also characteristically removed himself from any sane leadership (i.e., he only advocated the truly crackpot notion of arming first grade teachers with 9mm Berettas.) In its place, he promised the governors that the "great people" at the N.R.A. (such as the clinically paranoid Wayne LaPierre and slitheringly vile Dana Loesch) would "do something" about mitigating America's mass slaughters incurred, in large part, by the N.R.A.'s incurable insanity. In addition, Trump "is waiting to see what Congress comes up with," as spokesharpy Sarah Huckabee Sanders related.

He did, however, propose one sensible idea. As the NY Times reports, "Trump lamented a period in history when he said mentally unstable people who had not yet committed a crime could be committed to a mental hospital if it were clear they were acting like a 'boiler ready to explode.'" This stimulated my memory banks. Did I not once ponder his boiler instability? I delved into my archives, and yes, there it was, from June of last year: "His state of mind? Look again at the above portrait. There you will see a trollish neurotic and bloated windbag that's about to blow." Preemptive institutionalization? I'd say he was on to something — at least for one American.

In the meantime, President Mitty is free to run loose, recounting his imaginary exploits of gallantry and grit. We always think there is no way this tormented imbecile can drag himself any lower, or degrade the United States's image any sharper. But, he always finds a way.


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Never Again Gains Momentum

Me Too and Never Again are going to change our world for the better. Just wait till November at the polls!

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