Monday, September 29, 2014

Dirty tricks. black markets for your stolen credit cards

Krebs has been repeatedly attacked by the users and operators of these forums. 

In July 2013, he foiled a coordinated effort to get him arrested for a package of heroin sent to his home.

In a post on the black market site Lampeduza Republic earlier this year, an administrator decided to target Krebs by laying out a long list of websites where users could open credit cards and take out bank loans in Krebs's name as part of an effort to wreck the journalist's credit score. 

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Inventor of World Wide Web warns of threat to internet - Yahoo News

I agree. Magna Carta needed!

London (AFP) - The British inventor of the World Wide Web warned on Saturday that the freedom of the internet is under threat by governments and corporations interested in controlling the web.

Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist who invented the web 25 years ago, called for a bill of rights that would guarantee the independence of the internet and ensure users' privacy.

"If a company can control your access to the internet, if they can control which websites they go to, then they have tremendous control over your life," Berners-Lee said at the London "Web We Want" festival on the future of the internet.

"If a Government can block you going to, for example, the opposition's political pages, then they can give you a blinkered view of reality to keep themselves in power."

"Suddenly the power to abuse the open internet has become so tempting both for government and big companies."

Berners-Lee, 59, is director of the World Wide Web Consortium, a body which develops guidelines for the development of the internet.

He called for an internet version of the "Magna Carta", the 13th century English charter credited with guaranteeing basic rights and freedoms.;_ylt=AwrTWf2ygCdUCj8AYlfQtDMD

Sunday, September 28, 2014

autoimmune disease: brain, bowel, joints, etc.

Very complicated. I think the root cause is an interaction of genes,
diet, exercise, gut microbes, chemicals, sleep. Fairly complicated. Must
avoid gluten, sugar, chemicals, and other inflammatory attackers of the
gut that allows leakage of crap into the bloodstream. Use Kefir,
sauerkraut, vegetables of all kinds, etc. This is an excellent radio
program decades running on PBS 6AM Saturdays.

Show 962: Taming the Beast in the Belly (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
Inflammatory bowel disease can be devastating, but it is treatable.

More than a million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease
(IBD). Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are usually considered
autoimmune conditions, although it is not necessarily clear what may
trigger the immune system to attack the lining of the digestive tract.

Find out about the symptoms of IBD and how it is distinguished from IBS,
irritable bowel syndrome. What role do microbiota play in this
condition, and is this bowel flora amenable to changes? How could
prebiotics, probiotics or fecal transplants help?

We will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory bowel
disease and find out how physicians could tailor treatment for each
individual patient. We take your calls.

Guest: R. Balfour Sartor, MD, is the Midgett Distinguished Professor of
Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology at the UNC School of Medicine in
Chapel Hill, NC, and Director of the UNC Multidisciplinary Center for
IBD Research and Treatment. He is co-director of the Center for
Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease, and was formerly chief medical
advisor of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. The website is

The podcast of this program will be available the Monday after the
broadcast date. The show can be streamed online from this site and
podcasts can be downloaded for free for four weeks after the date of
broadcast. After that time has passed, digital downloads are available
for $2.99. CDs may be purchased at any time after broadcast for $9.99.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Japan Emperor warned against war. Self destructive

I walked and waded 60 miles this week and drove 222 miles. I prefer
walking. Great fall weather.

Rich 1% push emperors around, even gods on white horses.

Middle east wars boost profits for the military industrial complex that
builds equipment for both sides of the war. USA taxpayer pay for both
sides of the war. $1 trillion cash lost overseas. Many trillions more in
demand deposits and derivatives.

Wars are getting cheaper due to deflation. So more and more wars are
coming -- affordable recreation for news junkies delivered free on the
internet, TV, radio.

MATSUE, Japan — Before Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Emperor Hirohito
criticized plans to go to war with the United States as
"self-destructive" and opposed an alliance with Nazi Germany, though he
did little to stop the war that Japan waged in his name, according to
the long-awaited official history of his reign released on Tuesday.

The 12,000-page history of Hirohito, who was emperor from 1926 to 1989,
including during World War II, also shows him exulting over the
victories of his armies in China.

Despite its length and some new details, the report contains little that
will surprise historians or challenge the established view that Hirohito
had little say in Japan's decision to go to war, according to the
Japanese news media, which had first access to the report. It also
confirms the dominant view that Hirohito was reluctant to go to war with
the United States.

The most controversial aspect of the report appears to be the fact that
it took the Imperial Household Agency almost a quarter of a century to
release its official history of Hirohito, who died in 1989 at age 87.
The agency, which manages the affairs of the imperial family, explained
the delay by saying it took time to put together the 61-volume history
from 3,152 documents and records, some of them never previously made public.

Emperor Hirohito of Japan, whose official history was released on
Tuesday, saluted during a 1937 military review in Tokyo.CreditAssociated

The delay is also widely attributed to the sensitivity of the subject in
Japan, which has not fully come to terms with its actions during the war
or with Hirohito's responsibility for it.

While Hirohito was revered as a living god by Japan's soldiers and
citizens, most historians portray him as largely a powerless figurehead.
At the same time, the emperor was criticized for letting himself be used
as a spiritual symbol for Japanese militarism, presiding over the
meetings of political and military leaders at which decisions to go to
war were made, and reviewing military parades atop his white horse.

The official history was released at a time of renewed focus, both
within Japan and among its neighbors, on how Japan's wartime behavior
should be remembered. In Japan, nationalists have grown more outspoken
in demanding more positive portrayals of Japan's actions, saying that
Japan's empire-building was not so different from that of Western
nations. At the same time, China and South Korea, two victims of
Japanese imperial ambitions in the early 20th century, have accused
Japan of trying to whitewash the darker episodes of its past.

While the agency's official history of Hirohito was long awaited by
scholars, it failed to contain some hoped-for material, such as records
of several meetings between the emperor and Gen. Douglas MacArthur, the
commander of the American-led occupation forces after the war, who
decided against putting Hirohito on trial as a war criminal. Instead, it
contained information only about the two leaders' first meeting, on
Sept. 27, 1945, that had already been made public in the past, according
to the news agency Kyodo News.

In delving into Hirohito's views of the war, the report said that in the
time before the Japanese Navy's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec.
7, 1941, he said that Japan had no chance of winning a war with the
United States, Kyodo reported. "It is nothing less than a
self-destructive war," the emperor was quoted as saying on July 31, 1941.

The discussion was part of a broader debate that started in the 1930s
about whether Japan, a fast-expanding colonial empire, should be gearing
up for a possible future war with the United States in the Pacific or
the Soviet Union on the Asian mainland.

In 1939, the emperor also criticized the army minister at the time for
wanting to strengthen ties with Nazi Germany, according to Kyodo, which
said the emperor favored greater cooperation with the United States.
Japan eventually joined the Axis alliance with Germany and Italy.

The official history is currently available only for limited viewing by
the public, though the Imperial Household Agency plans to publish it in
stages over the next five years, Kyodo said.

CDC report predicts 1.4 million cases of Ebola

CDC Fox News may just be wanting more tax money for the medical industrial complex extension into Africa. 

But 1,000,000 negro victims is probable if the exponential growth is not slowed soon. 

More victims makes it easier for the disease to spread to other countries including USA.  Obama has not shut down travel from Africa. So ebola may come soon and spread thru our population.  A diseased population makes it easier for other diseases to invade too. Breakdown of social order that allows dictators to seize control.  Poorer urban areas are at greater risk. 

Prepare a self sufficient retreat away from population centers.  Your own food water heat power....

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report Tuesday predicting as many as 550,000 to 1.4 million cases of the Ebola virus in Liberia and Sierra Leone alone, by the end of January. 

The CDC calculations are based, in part, on assumptions that cases have been dramatically underreported. Other projections haven't made the same kind of attempt to quantify illnesses that may have been missed in official counts. 

CDC scientists conclude there may be as many as 21,000 reported and unreported cases in just those two countries as soon as the end of this month.

"The model shows — and I don't think this has been shown by other modeling tools out there — that a surge now can break the back of the epidemic. It also shows that there are severe costs of delay," CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden 

The agency's numbers seem "somewhat pessimistic" and do not account for infection control efforts already underway, said Dr. Richard Wenzel, a Virginia Commonwealth University scientist who formerly led the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

Separately, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned in a new report that the number of people infected with the Ebola virus could reach 20,000 by the beginning of November if efforts to contain the outbreak are not accelerated. 

The outbreak has killed around 2,800 people in five West African countries this year. An estimated 5,800 people have been infected with the virus, which has no known cure. The WHO has repeatedly said that the actual number of infections and deaths is almost certainly higher than the official figures. 

The report, published six months after the first cases were reported, is far more pessimistic than an earlier survey published last month, in which the WHO suggested that the number of cases could reach 20,000 by the middle of next year. According to The New York Times, the report also raises the possibility that the outbreak will cause Ebola to become endemic in West Africa. 

The WHO said Monday that the Ebola outbreak was "pretty much contained" in Nigeria and Senegal. However, the death rate among infected is currently at around 70 percent in the other three countries touched by the infection: Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Of those three, Liberia has reported the most Ebola cases, at just over 3,000. 

The epidemic has overwhelmed the healthcare systems of all three countries, which rank among the world's poorest. There aren't enough hospital beds, health workers or even soap and water.

Last week, the U.S. announced it would build more than a dozen medical centers in Liberia and send 3,000 troops to help. Britain and France have also pledged to build treatment centers in Sierra Leone and Guinea and the World Bank and UNICEF have sent more than $1 million worth of supplies to the region.

"We're beginning to see some signs in the response that gives us hope this increase in cases won't happen," Christopher Dye, WHO's director of strategy and study co-author, told the Associated Press. "This is a bit like weather forecasting. We can do it a few days in advance, but looking a few weeks or months ahead is very difficult."

Other outside experts questioned the WHO's projections and said Ebola's spread would ultimately be slowed not only by containment measures but by changes in people's behavior.

"It's a big assumption that nothing will change in the current outbreak response," said Dr. Armand Sprecher, an infectious diseases specialist at Doctors Without Borders.

"Ebola outbreaks usually end when people stop touching the sick," he said. "The outbreak is not going to end tomorrow but there are things we can do to reduce the case count."

Local health officials have launched campaigns to educate people about the symptoms of Ebola and not to touch the sick or the dead. Previous Ebola outbreaks have been in other areas of Africa; this is the first to hit West Africa.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ozarks Obama boom continues? Human Anatomy.

Dear Professor Kaufman,

Great Fall Weather. Hi near 80, Lo near 50, fairly sunny the past few
days. Last week it rained over 3 inches in one hourwhile I was driving
to class. I was worried about getting stuck in a big park in the middle
of Springfield. But I found a parking place, waited 30 minutes in the
car, and walked to class without an umbrella as the sun came out.
I am starting to think Missouri Ozarks are the best place I have ever
lived except for Cambridge Massachusetts. Very cleanenvironment and not
so much of a financial ripoff on everything. Gasoline less than $3 and
my summer electric bill $29 usually the peak season for bills. Students
around here are friendly, clean-cut, and white. The opposite of San
Francisco State -- inner city ghetto people, gay, sick, and addicted. I
have no desire to go back to California.

I highly recommend people who have time to take a class in human
anatomy. Quite complicated but one learns how things fit together and
what it is that is hurting, and often why. Yesterday we studied
ruptured spleens and kidneys. And gallstones and kidney stones. How all
these organs work together is amazing. Makes me want to avoid injuries
and not overstress the body.

I like my math class much better than anatomy. I am not into blood and

I notice Wall Street Journal and many writers hinting that they think
the Obama boom may be on its last legs. Smart money probably already
pulling out. QE is winding down and interest rates are probably headed
up. So assetprices may be ready to fall. What usually happens is that
they fall much faster than they went up. Fear takes over. It is easy to
sell. A crash cannot be ruled out. More likely a slow deflation in
stock prices.

I am assuming NO catastrophe such as Ebola epidemic escapes from dark
Africa. Or big California earthquake or mega-drought. Or riots, race
war, nuke,... The mid east wars may help the economy. Blow up a bunch
of aging bombs and equipment. Buy new bombs and equipment!

I attach some graphs showing the good performance of the stock market in
recent years.

Ebola a threat to global security

Watch carefully. Scenario for California 2915?  

At least 373 healthcare providers have contracted Ebola and 208 have died of the virus, which is spread through contact with bodily fluids. 

Many of their colleagues are now too afraid to work. 

Patients, too, are staying away. More people are dying in Liberia of common and treatable ailments than of Ebola, Ban said last week.

The World Bank has warned of a "potentially catastrophic blow" to the economies of the most affected countries. 

Trade, transport and other services have been disrupted. 

Food prices are rising. In Lofa County, once Liberia's breadbasket, fields are lying fallow. Nearly 170 farmers and their family members have died of Ebola in that county alone, according to the WHO.

Fear and confusion about the virus have led to outbreaks of violence. 

Last week, eight members of a delegation sent to a remote village in Guinea to educate people about Ebola were attacked and killed, their bodies thrown into latrines.

Obama, at U.N., calls Ebola a threat to global security

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

10 Similarities: Sugar, Junk Food, Drugs

$1 / 5 lbs. of sugar or flour. Obama deflated the price of sugar and flour to cause more addiction to benefit Negro drug dealers and Mexican gangs and drug cartels and the police state prison industrial complex. 

Satanic Rich 1% want a sick and addicted population that is easier to control. Or dead. 

Obama care deflates their health and wealth. Or kills them before they can collect social security money that is better spent on bombs. 

Banks launder cash to ISIS ISIL.  And Swap bank derivatives to enemies.

The truth is… sugar and highly processed junk foods can be addictive, just like drugs.

Not only are the behavioral symptoms the same, but the biology also happens to agree.

Here are 10 disturbing similarities between sugar, junk food and abusive drugs.

1. Junk Foods Flood The Brain With Dopamine

Our brains are hardwired to want to perform certain behaviors.

Mostly, these are behaviors that are important for our survival… such as eating.

When we eat, a brain hormone calleddopamine is released in an area of the brain called the reward system (12).

We interpret this dopamine signal as "pleasure" and the programming in our brain changes to make us want to perform that behavior again.

This is one of the ways the brain evolved to help us navigate through our natural environment, motivating us to do things that helped our species survive.

This is actually a good thing… without dopamine, life would be miserable.

But the problem is that some modern things can function as "superstimuli" – they flood our brains with dopamine, way more than we were ever exposed to throughout evolution.

This can lead to these brain pathways being "hijacked" by the intense dopamine signal.

A great example of this is the drug cocaine… when people take it, it floods the brain with dopamine, and the brain changes its programming to want to take cocaine again, and again, and again (3).

The dopamine pathways that are supposed to guide people towards survival have now been taken over by the new stimulus, which releases more dopamine and is a much stronger behavioral reinforcer than anything in the natural environment (4).

But here's where it gets really interesting… sugar and highly processed junk foods can have thesame effect as drugs of abuse (5).

They also function as "superstimuli" – they flood the brain with much more dopamine than we would get by eating real food, like an apple or an egg (6).

Numerous studies have shown this to be true. Junk foods and sugar flood the reward system with dopamine, particularly a brain area called theNucleus accumbens, which is strongly implicated in addiction (7).

Sugar also has some effects on opioidpathways within the brain, the same system manipulated by drugs like heroin and morphine (8910).

This is why highly processed, sugar-laden foods can make (some) people lose control over their consumption. They hijack the same brain pathways as drugs of abuse.

Bottom Line: Studies have shown that sugar and junk foods flood the reward system in the brain with dopamine, stimulating the same areas as drugs of abuse like cocaine.

2. Junk Foods Can Lead to Powerful Cravings

Woman Sneaking a Cupcake

Cravings are a powerful feeling.

People often confuse them with hunger… but the two are not the same thing.

Hunger is caused by various complex physiological signals that involve the body's need for energy and nutrients (11).

However, people often get cravings despite having just finished a fulfilling, nutritious meal.

This is because cravings are not about satisfying your body's need for energy, instead it is your brain calling for "reward."

In other words, your brain drives you towards that dopamine/opioid signal (1213).

Getting this sort of need for a highly rewarding food, even when the body is nourished (and perhaps even too wellnourished), is absolutely not natural and has nothing to do with real hunger.

Cravings for junk foods are actually very similar to cravings for drugs, cigarettes and other addictive substances. The obsessive nature and thought processes are identical.

Bottom Line: Cravings are a common symptom when it comes to both junk foods and addictive drugs, and have very little to do with actual hunger.

3. Imaging Studies Have Shown That Junk Foods Light up the Same Brain Areas as Drugs of Abuse

Illuminated Human Brain

Tracking activity in the brain is difficult, but not impossible.

Researchers often use devices calledfunctional MRI scanners to sense changes in blood flow in specific areas in the brain.

Because the blood flow is directly tied to the activation of neurons, they can use these devices to measure which areas in the brain are being activated.

Using such devices, studies have shown that both food and drug cues activate the same brain regions, and that the same areas are activated when people crave either junk food or drugs (1415).

Bottom Line: Scientists have used functional MRI (fMRI) scanners to show that the same brain regions are activated in response to cues and cravings for both junk foods and drugs.

4. A Tolerance to The "Rewarding" Effects Builds up

When the brain gets flooded with dopamine, a protective mechanism ensues.

Man Drinking Wine and Stuffing Himself With Pasta

The brain starts reducing its number of dopamine receptors in order to keep things balanced.

This is called "downregulation" and is the reason we develop a tolerance.

This is a well known feature of drugs of abuse. People need progressively larger and larger doses because the brain reduces its number of receptors (1617).

There is some evidence that the same applies to junk food. This is the reason why food addicts sometimes end up eating huge amounts in a sitting (18,1920).

This also implies that people who are addicted to junk food don't necessarily get any more pleasure from eating… because their brain cuts back on dopamine receptors in response to the repeated overstimulation.

Tolerance is one of the hallmarks of addiction. It is common to all drugs of abuse… and applies to sugar and junk food as well.

Bottom Line: When the brain's reward system is repeatedly overstimulated, it responds by reducing its number of receptors. This leads to tolerance, one of the hallmarks of addiction.

5. Many People Binge on Junk Foods

Teenage girl eating junk food

When addicts become tolerant to the effects of a drug, they start increasing the dosage.

Instead of 1 pill, they take 2… or 10.

Because there are now fewer receptors in the brain, a larger dose is needed to reach the same effect

This is the reason why some peoplebinge on junk food.

Binge eating is a well known feature of food addiction, as well as other eating disorders that share common symptoms with drug abuse (21).

There are also numerous studies in rats showing that they will binge on highly palatable junk food, just like they would binge on addictive drugs (2223).

Bottom Line: Binge eating is a common symptom of food addiction. It is caused by tolerance, making the brain need a larger dose than before to reach the same effect.

6. Cross-Sensitization: Lab Animals Can Switch From Drugs to Sugar, and Vice Versa


Cross-sensitization is one feature of addictive substances.

It involves being able to "switch" easily from one addiction to another.

Studies have shown that lab animals that have become dependant on sugar can easily switch to amphetamine or cocaine (2425).

This fact is another strong argument for the case that sugar, and junk foods in general, are in fact addictive.

Bottom Line: Studies have shown that addicted rats can switch between sugar, amphetamine and cocaine. This is called "cross-sensitization" and is one feature of addictive substances.

7. Drugs That Fight Addiction Are Being Used For Weight Loss

Overweight Woman Holding a Scale With Thumbs up

Another argument for the addictive nature of junk food, is that the same drugs that fight addiction also tend to help people lose weight.

A good example is the drug Contrave, which recently gained FDA approval as a weight loss drug.

This drug is actually a combination of two other drugs:

  • Bupropion: Also known as wellbutrin, this is an anti-depressant that has been shown to be effective against nicotine addiction (26).
  • Naltrexone: This is a drug often used to treat alcoholism and addiction to opiates, including morphine and heroin (27).

The fact that the same types of drugs can help people eat fewer calories and lose weight implies that food shares some of the same biological pathways as narcotics.

Bottom Line: Drugs that are used to fight addictions such as smoking, alcoholism and heroin addiction, are also effective for weight loss. This indicates that food affects the brain in similar ways as these drugs of abuse.

8. Abstaining Can Lead to Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms are another key feature of addiction.

Female Dieter With Duct Tape Over Mouth

This is when addicted individuals experience adverse symptoms when they stop ingesting the substance they are addicted to.

A prominent example is caffeinewithdrawal. A lot of people who are addicted to caffeine get headaches, feel tired and become irritable if they abstain from coffee for long periods of time.

There is some evidence that this applies to junk food as well.

Rats that are made dependant on sugar experience clear withdrawal symptoms when the sugar is removed, or when they are given a drug that blocks the effects of sugar in the brain.

These symptoms include teeth chattering, head shakes and forepaw tremor, similar to the withdrawal symptoms experienced from opiate addiction (2829).

Bottom Line: There is plenty of evidence in rats that abstaining from sugar and junk food can lead to clear withdrawal symptoms.

9. Junk Foods Are Seriously Harmful to Physical Health

Junk Food

Junk foods are unhealthy… there is no doubt about it.

They are high in harmful ingredients like sugar, refined wheat and refined oils.

At the same time, they contain very low amounts of healthy ingredients like fiber, protein and micronutrients.

Junk food makes people eat more than they're supposed to and the ingredients in them (like the sugar and refined carbs) are strongly linked to heart disease, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes (30313233,34).

This is not controversial and is basically common knowledge. Everyone knows that junk food is unhealthy.

But even if people are armed with this knowledge, they still eat junk food, in excessive quantities, despite knowing better.

This is common with drugs of abuse. Addicts know that the drugs are causing them physical harm, but they take them anyway.

Bottom Line: It is common knowledge that junk foods are harmful, but many people are still unable to control their consumption.

10. Food Addiction Symptoms Satisfy The Official Medical Criteria For Addiction

Young Woman Feels Bad About Eating Junk Food, Smaller

There is no easy way of measuring addiction.

There is no blood test, breathalyzer or urine test that can determine if someone is addicted.

Instead, the diagnosis is based on a set of behavioral symptoms.

The official criteria used by medical professionals is called DSM-V.

If you look at their criteria for "Substance Use Disorder," you can see resemblance to many food-related behaviors.

For example… being unable to cut back despite wanting to (ever tried to set rules about cheat meals/days?), cravings and urges to use the substance, continuing to use despite physical problems (weight gain is a physical problem).

Any of this sound familiar? These are classic symptoms of addiction.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

drug smuggling operation at LAX

Ban foreign flights. Stop foreign drugs. Stop ebola. Stop terrorists. Fire TSA workers. Protect USA. Save tax money. 

Naral Richardson, 32, of South Los Angeles, pleaded guilty in March to a drug-trafficking conspiracy count, admitting that he used his contacts at LAX to facilitate and profit from five "pass-throughs" of drugs at the airport. 

He facilitated the movement of about 45 kilograms of cocaine, 4 kilograms of methamphetamine and 22 kilograms of marijuana through security screening checkpoints over a six-month period

"routinely allowed high-volume drug traffickers to pass drugs through his security screening lane for as much as $1,000 per pass-through," 

TSA screener sentenced for role in drug smuggling operation at LAX

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Smart People use Dumb Phones. $3 gasoline. 78 degrees.

Temperature 72 low last night, 78 high today. Beautiful sunny. Gasoline
is below $3 everywhere. At the lake I saw 3 maxed out new Corvettes
from Indiana, and a brand new Black Ferrari. I would rather have a
horse and some acres.

3 people I know had their phones hacked last week.I recommend a dumb
phone only
Smart phones cause cancer more than dumb phones.
Smart phone batteries do not last as long.
Smart phones are more fragile, break, more expensive, need data plans.
Smart phones can be hacked more easily and steal your money, data,
privacy, contacts, information,...

I rarely turn my dumb phone on. I just use my free google voice phone.
It converts messages to emails that I can read (or click listen if I
need to hear). If somebody wants to talk to me I just go over and talk
with them in person.

Why Some Smart Business Moguls Still Use 'Dumb Phones'

When it comes to consumer technology, many people are used to coveting
the newest and shiniest gadget. So it may come as a surprise that a
number of top executives and dealmakers are still clinging to ancient
mobile phones. Of these outmoded mobiles, one stands out as the clear
favorite. By all appearances, it's the Nokia 6310, a model that was
discontinued more than six years ago. Among its devotees, according to
the Financial Times, are Martin Schulz, the president of the European
Union's parliament; retail mogul Philip Green; and Julian Dunkerton,
chief executive of clothing company SuperGroup, which is publicly traded
on the London Stock Exchange and has a market capitalization of more
than $1.6 billion. Why would global leaders hang on to obsolete
technology, especially in the high-flying, status-conscious set they
move in? For one thing, old Nokias were built to last: They are hard to
damage (no touchscreen to worry about) and have a long battery life.
Also, being less connected can actually be an advantage, improving your
focus on what's important. With the Nokia 6310, "I'm not bombarded with
emails every minute, allowing me to deal with the crucial stuff," And
it turns out, an old "dumb phone" can actually serve as a status symbol.
It signals to associates that you can't be bothered to check email every
10 minutes. Other people actually like the retro aesthetics. If you
feel the urge to go back to the future, you would do well to check
online marketplaces. A search of eBay turns up a number of Nokia 6310
phones for sale, with "buy it now" prices ranging from $44 to $64. Not a
bad price for a decent phone

Fwd: Military Service.


My father's older brother AJ, was a flight engineer WWII  24 bombing missions over Japan but did not drop the nukes.  At 6'3" and over 300 pounds he stood out in the occupation forces.  He was also an early advisor in Vietnam.  He got the highest rank enlisted but was diagnosed with diabetes, too fat, so he resigned.  He went on a diet and exercise regime and lost below 200 pounds and became healthy, produced 4 daughters and worked in the military industrial complex Silicon Valley.  He ate too much steak, lobsters, and French Wine so eventually got cancer.  

My surname is Scots-Irish we defeated England for USA independence, and the Romans had to build Hadrian's wall to keep us from overrunning England.  My great-great grandfather was buried under table rock lake, moved to Bentonville.

I was born in an Air Force town (Cannon AFB NM) and grew up just out of sight of the SAC base Roswell NM.   I went to college in San Diego where the only ROTC program was Air Force.  I wanted to be a marine and was starting to be a professional boxer but decided to study and get my degree.  I talked to AJ a lot about the time I joined up.  He had post-traumatic stress but did not let it bother him too much.  

Both sides of my family were heavily military and still are.  My brother went to Iraq and Afghanistan  to teach firearms even though he was retired.  

My father was in most of the WWII battles in the Pacific until his ship hit a mine in Korea about the time WWII ended.  With the tallest mast, it attracted a lot of kamikaze attention in those battles

One or more sisters were in the Waves or Wacs and all brothers-in-law in the military.  My mother worked on a base in uniform but I think a civilian nurse.  Not sure. 

Burl, my father's brother in-law former New Mexico heavyweight boxing champion, survived the Bataan death march and 6 years slave labor, nearly starved down to 90 pounds.  He was never the same but produced 3 daughters and 1 grand-daughter went to Stanford and is a top notch medical doctor.  He was very funny, smart, friendly.

Most of the above lived in San Diego when I was there.  My uncle AJ lived on the hillside overlooking the bay in a house removed to build the I-5 freeway.  Moved to a different hillside.  Then to Silicon Valley.

Dan was in the Navy, I think.  Don't know his rank.  His wife Mary Ella got asthma in the Ozarks so my grandparents moved to New Mexico to save her life.  

My mother had 6 brothers in the wars:

Clifford, killed and buried in Presidio San Francisco where his Swedish grandfather lived.  Was the oldest, smartest, and strongest.  I visited his grave circa 1989.  I lived in the greater San Francisco Bay area for over 30 years where my father's ship was nearly sunk by 2 torpedoes Jap submarine sees the darkened ship against SF skyline.  

Wilbur, career Navy big shot, hair went white in one week as he planned the Anzio amphibious landing in Italy.  teacher and preacher. Bartlesville OK

James, Army front line foot soldier landed in Normandy and fought all his way to Berlin.  Joplin MO

William, career Navy reserves high rank officer.  Wichita KS

Charles, Navy, was too valuable to send into battle, mathematics, built ships in Richmond California.  

Robert, enlisted Army, shot in Korea, bullet went right down his back and tore his uniform but he was not injured much.  Los Angeles, got rich, sort of in movies, and produced 20 children.  

Most of these half Swedish brothers taught industrial arts or math.  Later became preachers.  

Eat Kale for protein calcium vision

Maybe this is why I like it so much. I can feel benefits. Grow your own free!


One cup of kale contains just around 30 calories but will provide you with seven times the daily recommended amount of vitamin K, twice the amount of vitamin A and a day's worth of vitamin C, plus much more.

Kale Dubbed the 'New Beef'

Kale has a 3:1 carbohydrate-to-protein ratio – an exceptionally high amount of protein for any vegetable, and one reason why it has recently been acclaimed as the "new beef."

Surprisingly, like meat, kale contains all nine essential amino acids needed to form the proteins within your body: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, valine – plus, nine other non-essential ones for a total of 18.

Further, the amino acids in kale are easier to extract by your body compared to those in meat. 

When consuming a steak, for instance, your body has to expend great metabolic resources to break down the massive, highly complex, and intricately folded protein structures within mammalian flesh back down into their constituent amino acids.

Then, later, these extracted amino acids must be reassembled back into the same, highly complex, intricately folded and refolded human proteins from which your body is made. 

This is a time-consuming, energy-intensive process, with many metabolic waste products released in the process.

Kale, on the other hand, is easier for your body to use, yet can be considered "meaty" and worthy of being considered as a main course in any meal (and you can try out numerous recipes in which kale is the star player below).

If You Want to Flood Your Body with Antioxidants, Vitamins, and Minerals, You'll Want to Eat Kale

Many people have difficulty consuming enough vitamins and minerals, but this becomes simple if you eat kale regularly. 

Most notably, one cup of kale contains over 10,000 IUs of vitamin A, most of which is delivered the form of natural beta-carotene, as well as significant amounts of vitamin K.

And as far as calcium is concerned, one cup of kale will give you 90 milligrams in a highly bioavailable form. 

One calcium bioavailability study found that calcium from kale was 25% better absorbed than calcium from milk.1

Kale is also an excellent source of magnesium, and as a cruciferous vegetable has many of the same cancer-fighting properties as broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. And, kale is loaded with both lutein and zeaxanthin at over 26 mg combined, per serving.

Of all the carotenoids, only zeaxanthin and lutein are found in your retina, which has the highest concentration of fatty acids of any tissue in your body. 

This is because your retina is a highly light- and oxygen-rich environment, and it needs a large supply of free radical scavengers to prevent oxidative damage there.

Your body concentrates zeaxanthin and lutein in your retina to perform this duty, and consuming these antioxidants may help to ward of eye problems like age-related macular degeneration. What else do you gain when you eat kale?

  • Anti-inflammatory properties that may help prevent arthritis, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases
  • Plant-based omega-3 fats for building cell membranes, protecting against heart disease and stroke, and regulating blood clotting
  • Cancer-fighting sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol
  • An impressive number of beneficial flavonoids, including 32 phenolic compounds and three hydroxycinamic acids to help support healthy cholesterol levels and scavenge free radicals

Curly Kale to Dinosaur Kale: What's the Difference?

There are multiple varieties of kale, which descended from wild cabbage. 

The oldest variety is curly kale, which has ruffled leaves, a deep-green color and a bitter, pungent flavor. 

More "recent" varieties are ornamental kale, Russian, and dinosaur kale, the latter of which has blue-green leaves and a more delicate taste than curly kale.

When choosing kale, look for firm, fresh deeply colored leaves with hardy stems. 

Avoid leaves that are brown or yellow or that contain holes. Kale with smaller leaves tends to be more tender and milder than larger-leaved kale. 

Choose organic varieties (or grow your own) and store it in your refrigerator (unwashed) in a plastic storage bag (remove as much air as you can). Ideally, eat kale as soon as you can, because the longer it sits the more bitter the flavor becomes.3

9 Tasty Kale Recipes

If you avoid kale because of its bitter taste, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the recipes that follow. Posted by,4 these recipes