Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lets wrap up this Bundy thing shall we? A lesson in Hypocrisy

Lately on the news has been nothing but the Clyve Bundy Patriot standoff.

Constantly we are bombarded by two sides of this, one side saying he is a welfare leach, the other side claiming he is a Patriot standing up to an Abusive big brother, so lets sum this up.

For over 100 years the Bundy Family has used Public land to make a living.

In 1993 Bundy figures out he can now make more of a living by not paying the Government whom he decides he despises and no longer wants to deal with.

The Big Evil Government takes Bundy to court several times all the while letting Bundys Cattle roam about on Public land, to date Bundy owes an estimated six hundred thousand just in grazing fees alone. Not counting money profited by using public land as he sells his cattle fed and watered on the Government land he hates.

The Big Evil Government decides they want their money so begin to round up the squatters cattle, who throws a fit and goes ot the news claiming they are violating his freedom, he was there first.

Militia groups hear this and are furious, right wing programs join in stating "Bundy was there before the feds" and now people are up in arms. Apparently everyone forgets who was there before the Bundy Family ever dreamed of setting foot on the land, do they even count?

Back to the story at hand.
After watching a ten minute clip on the Internet created by the Federal Government on Computers Made in China they begin to rally.

They gather their supplies filling water jugs from Government sourced water, then removing the food held to standards by the FDA into the Toilet which goes into a Federally Regulated Cesspool for safe treatment.

They then jump in their American owned au but largely foriegn built automobiles built to Federal Government standards and drive on Roads created by the Government for ease in transportation, they have had enough of the Governments nonsense!

Now they arrive at the ranch to stand beside their Welfare hero who opens his arms gracefully, and why not, he has made millions by being a Patriot, and hell, he wears a cowboy hat!

Ok I can continue but I hope by this time you realize the absolute absurdity of this entire fiasco.

Bundy has had his day in court, he lost, and is now making claims which while honest, bare no real meaning to the case at hand nor how wrong he actually is.

I truly feel a bit depressed over this all, I cannot believe that Humans can be so short sighted and poorly educated.

Sorry folks, I am by no means a BLM fan, but they have point of fact catered to the Rancher for decades, Bundy is one who benefited from that catering.

There are far, far more important issues in the world, let this moron go to Prison where he belongs and lets start dealing with real problems shall we?

Like why Americans are so eager to kill other Americans over a Constitution they themselves have never read, and those that have do not understand, and why on earth they hate a government which provides them with so much?

Why Liberalism is not what you think it is.

False, first off Liberal and Conservative is not necessarily merely Republican or Democrat it is a base belief system which constantly is switching between the two parties and on Ideas in general. Conservatism are people a bit more steadfast in their ways cautious of change.
The Republican Party was actually founded by people who were tired of Slavery who came primarily from the Democrat and Wig Parties. They Freed the slaves while the Democratic Party fought tooth and nail to keep them. The Democrats so would go on to be called the Dixiecrat and would found the KKK. The first black people to hold Elected office came from the Republican Party. It is to note that the Democratic Party also elected the Longest Senator in history who incidentally was a Grand Dragoon of the KKK, Mr Byrd.
The first President to even eat dinner with a Black man in office would be Teddy Roosevelt who incidentally was a Republican. It caused great outrage at the time.
The Womans movement was little different, spearheaded By women often belonging to alternative parties it again would be passed by Republicans.
The Civil Rights Legislation would be rammed thru by a Democrat president who absolutely loathed blacks, it would pass nearly completely on a party line of Republican votes with a few northern Democrats siding with it as well.
Democrats passed "Under God" to be placed in your Pledge of Allegiance as well as on your Money.

Friday, April 4, 2014

A Milestone in excercise, and why you can do it too.

Yesterday evening my new Mountain bike turned 300 miles in just under a year ownership. Now mind you I have another Mountain bike but this was my primary ride last year. What makes this significant is the fact that last year I suffered a blow to my health as my lungs were not processing Co2 properly and I ended up with asthmatic conditions for the first time in my life.
Doctors would place my on an Inhaler and tell me to netty pot to help alievate the new post nasal drip causing bronchial spasms and making life difficult.
I had to give up my normal favorite climbs early in the year as at first my lips would go number and I would simply would want to lay down and go to sleep. Then I found out my problem got over my issues with medication and accepted the Inhaler and my life started moving slowly forward.
I have always been athletic so having any kind of a set back drives me nuts and certainly gave me respect for those who have lived with lung problems their entire life. All I knew was I did not care if I fell over I would keep going foward and die in the saddle, I refuse to be the sit on the couch looking out the window dreaming while I degraded type of a person.
So I pushed on, coughing up mucus on each ride with my nose burning like crazy. Soon my lung problems would transfer to a new ailment and I would discover some of my numbness in my face and legs was actually abnormally low testosterone previously misdiagnosed as thyroid disease. I did my research and used the bundle of information on the internet to force the proper testing to get the treatment which would help.
So you understand Testosterone treatment therapy is not like you think, some people simply quit producing enough testosterone based on environmental conditions, stress and fighters from simply to many blows to the brain, which is where the signals come from to produce the T. With treatment I am now at what would be a Low normal someone not athletic would probably have. I am ok with that and I feel much better and I am going forward. A new obstical came forth as a new study suggests that TRT therapy also results in a 27 percent increase in the potential for Heart attack or Strokes.
I have always felt that Medication is something you need to be without if possible but if all the tables are turned and you have no other choice, by all means take advantage of modern medicine.
I have been tapering away from TRT only using it sporadically and trying to increase my levels simply by doing the proper exercises as well as changing my diet completely. The numbness is back but I will hopefully live with it, if not I will go back and take the risks. Atrophy is not an option in my life.
I have always ate fairly decent, better than most people but I am changing it into a 1 percenter where I eat as well as only a very select few people. I force myself to exercise vigorously 5 days a week with no more excuses that being my priority. The result is my Inhaler is almost non existent now and I rarely ever use it, hopefully the later will be said for TRT as well.
So yesterday was a milestone that surprised the hell out of me, five to 14 miles at a time I racked up 300 miles on a single bike,pushing foward knowing only it had to help me.
We would ride 14 miles yesterday with 7 miles of my front brake squeaking, which it has done for hte last 30 miles and I thought little of it, I turned the bike upside down when a friend had a breakdown, I would spin the front wheel and it would stop short of a complete revolution, my front brake was not lightly dragging, it was severely dragging lol.
The next 7 miles would be downhill with only peddling to keep my freezing extremities working in good order until I found the comfort of my home.
I guess in all this long winded bs I am saying that there have been a few people with true disabilities who have inspired me. And damn it, even if you think you cannot, with practice you can. I started riding seriously in 2010 pushing my bike up a hill I can now ride up easily.
It comes with patience and determination. Whatever your fitness goal make it a priority in your life, if you are overweight ignore the comments, I still get the occasional billowing hillbilly yelling out a passing car window "Training is over Lance" and I tune them out.
You can only go forward in life, going backwards is simply not acceptable.