Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sardines for Victory in the War for your Mind

Eat 1 can of Sardines per day which has a 7:1 ratio.  
Omega 3:6 need to be 1:1 ratio.
Sheeple eat about 1:14 thus stupidity, Autism, Alzheimer, Arthritis, Allergies, Asthma, Anxiety, Depression, Shootings, Inflammation, Cancer, etc. 
Vegetable oil is far too cheap, deflated by government support to oilseed (especially soy) farming.  Deliberate?
In all processed foods soy is 1:7 so avoid getting more soy oil than sardine oil to normalize your ratio.  
Sardine deficiency the 6th leading cause of death especially breast cancer and prostate cancer.  
I like sardines and flaxseeds but am still very unbalanced due to nuts.  
My Sami ancestors drank Reindeer milk which was balanced.
My Sioux ancestors ate Bison which were balanced.
White trash get sick for stealing land and killing Bison.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Germans, universities, health

Most good universities are in counties and states where the most common ancestry is German.  
Such as Texas, Florida, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Maryland.
Also health is better in those counties - sound mind in a sound body.  
A good college education can help preserve health, and a culture of health. 
Can't work hard and be upbeat when sick.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Attitude is contagious.  

50% dead. Study Medicine. Plague is coming

People are weaker nowadays and the germs are getting stronger due to antibiotics and multicultural world trade.
It is only a matter of time before major SHTF.
Science is learning more but the sheeple are getting stupider.
Most of the population is already sick with modern chronic diseases that are preventable.
Mental and physical ailments reinforce each other and are often caused by the same chemicals and germs that are combing to produce super germs.

Build your strength and teach others.
Study biology, cooking, exercise, and medicine.  
Design an optimal diet and exercise plan.
San Francisco Bay area is great, and Los Angeles has 3 of the top few colleges.
You can start anywhere that is convenient but the harder colleges you will learn more.

It killed some 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia. According to medieval historian Philip Daileader in 2007:

The trend of recent research is pointing to a figure more like 45–50% of the European population dying during a four-year period. There is a fair amount of geographic variation.

 In Mediterranean Europe, areas such as Italy, the south of France and Spain, where plague ran for about four years consecutively, it was probably closer to 75–80% of the population. 

In Germany and England ... it was probably closer to 20%.

The most widely accepted estimate for the Middle East, including Iraq, Iran and Syria, during this time, is for a death rate of about a third.

The Black Death killed about 40% of Egypt's population.

 Half of Paris's population of 100,000 people died. 

In Italy, Florence's population was reduced from 110–120 thousand inhabitants in 1338 down to 50 thousand in 1351. 

At least 60% of Hamburg's and Bremen's population perished,[57] and a similar percentage of Londoners may have died from the disease as well.[48] 

Interestingly while contemporary reports account of mass burial pits being created in response to the large numbers of dead, recent scientific investigations of a burial pit in Central London found well-preserved individuals to be buried in isolated, evenly spaced graves, suggesting at least some pre-planning and Christian burials at this time.[58]

 Before 1350, there were about 170,000 settlements in Germany, and this was reduced by nearly 40,000 by 1450.[59] 

In 1348, the plague spread so rapidly that before any physicians or government authorities had time to reflect upon its origins, about a third of the European population had already perished. In crowded cities, it was not uncommon for as much as 50% of the population to die. 

The disease bypassed some areas, and the most isolated areas were less vulnerable to contagion. 

Monks and priests were especially hard hit since they cared for the Black Death's victims.[60]


See also: Black Death Jewish persecutions

Inspired by the Black Death, The Dance of Death or Danse Macabre, an allegory on the universality of death, is a common painting motif in the late medieval period.

Renewed religious fervor and fanaticism bloomed in the wake of the Black Death. Some Europeans targeted "various groups such as Jews, friars, foreigners, beggars, pilgrims",[61]lepers[61][62] and Romani, thinking that they were to blame for the crisis. Lepers, and other individuals with skin diseases such as acne or psoriasis, were singled out and exterminated throughout Europe.

Because 14th-century healers were at a loss to explain the cause, Europeans turned to astrological forces, earthquakes, and the poisoning of wells by Jews as possible reasons for the plague's emergence.[33] 

The governments of Europe had no apparent response to the crisis because no one knew its cause or how it spread. 

The mechanism of infection and transmission of diseases was little understood in the 14th century; many people believed only God's anger could produce such horrific displays.

There were many attacks against Jewish communities.[63] In August 1349, the Jewish communities of Mainz and Cologne were exterminated. 

In February of that same year, the citizens of Strasbourg murdered 2,000 Jews.[63] By 1351, 60 major and 150 smaller Jewish communities were destroyed.[64]


Main article: Second plague pandemic

The Great Plague of London, in 1665, killed up to 100,000 people

The plague repeatedly returned to haunt Europe and the Mediterranean throughout the 14th to 17th centuries.

 the plague was present somewhere in Europe in every year between 1346 and 1671.

The Second Pandemic was particularly widespread in the following years: 1360–63; 1374; 1400; 1438–39; 1456–57; 1464–66; 1481–85; 1500–03; 1518–31; 1544–48; 1563–66; 1573–88; 1596–99; 1602–11; 1623–40; 1644–54; and 1664–67. 

Subsequent outbreaks, though severe, marked the retreat from most of Europe (18th century) and northern Africa (19th century).

According to Geoffrey Parker, "France alone lost almost a million people to the plague in the epidemic of 1628–31."

In England, in the absence of census figures, historians propose a range of preincident population figures from as high as 7 million to as low as 4 million in 1300,[69] and a postincident population figure as low as 2 million.[70] By the end of 1350, the Black Death subsided, but it never really died out in England. Over the next few hundred years, further outbreaks occurred in 1361–62, 1369, 1379–83, 1389–93, and throughout the first half of the 15th century.[71] An outbreak in 1471 took as much as 10–15% of the population, while the death rate of the plague of 1479–80 could have been as high as 20%.[72] The most general outbreaks in Tudor and Stuart England seem to have begun in 1498, 1535, 1543, 1563, 1589, 1603, 1625, and 1636, and ended with the Great Plague of London in 1665.[73]

Plague Riot in Moscow in 1771: During the course of the city's plague, between 50 and 100 thousand people died, 1⁄6 to 1⁄3 of its population.

In 1466, perhaps 40,000 people died of the plague in Paris.

During the 16th and 17th centuries, the plague was present in Paris around 30 per cent of the time.

 The Black Death ravaged Europe for three years before it continued on into Russia, where the disease was present somewhere in the country 25 times between 1350 to 1490.

 Plague epidemics ravaged London in 1563, 1593, 1603, 1625, 1636, and 1665, reducing its population by 10 to 30% during those years.

 Over 10% of Amsterdam's population died in 1623–25, and again in 1635–36, 1655, and 1664.

Plague occurred in Venice 22 times between 1361 and 1528.

 The plague of 1576–77 killed 50,000 in Venice, almost a third of the population.

Late outbreaks in central Europe included the Italian Plague of 1629–1631, which is associated with troop movements during the Thirty Years' War, and the Great Plague of Viennain 1679. 

Over 60% of Norway's population died in 1348–50.

The last plague outbreak ravaged Oslo in 1654.

In the first half of the 17th century, a plague claimed some 1.7 million victims in Italy, or about 14% of the population.

 In 1656, the plague killed about half of Naples' 300,000 inhabitants.

 More than 1.25 million deaths resulted from the extreme incidence of plague in 17th-century Spain.

 The plague of 1649 probably reduced the population of Seville by half.

 In 1709–13, a plague epidemic that followed the Great Northern War (1700–21, Sweden v. Russia and allies) killed about 100,000 in Sweden,and 300,000 in Prussia.

 The plague killed two-thirds of the inhabitants of Helsinki, and claimed a third of Stockholm's population. Europe's last major epidemic occurred in 1720 in Marseille.

Worldwide distribution of plague-infected animals 1998

The Black Death ravaged much of the Islamic world.[92] Plague was present in at least one location in the Islamic world virtually every year between 1500 and 1850.[93] Plague repeatedly struck the cities of North Africa. Algiers lost 30 to 50 thousand inhabitants to it in 1620–21, and again in 1654–57, 1665, 1691, and 1740–42.[94] Plague remained a major event in Ottomansociety until the second quarter of the 19th century. Between 1701 and 1750, thirty-seven larger and smaller epidemics were recorded in Constantinople, and an additional thirty-one between 1751 and 1800.[95] Baghdad has suffered severely from visitations of the plague, and sometimes two-thirds of its population has been wiped out.[96]

Third plague pandemic

Main article: Third plague pandemic

The Third plague pandemic (1855–1859) started in China in the middle of the 19th century, spreading to all inhabited continents and killing 10 million people in India alone.[97] Twelve plague outbreaks in Australia in 1900–25 resulted in well over 1,000 deaths, chiefly in Sydney. This led to the establishment of a Public Health Department there which undertook some leading-edge research on plague transmission from rat fleas to humans via the bacillus Yersinia pestis.[98]

The first North American plague epidemic was the San Francisco plague of 1900–04, followed by another outbreak in 1907–08.

From 1944 through 1993, 362 cases of human plague were reported in the United States; approximately 90% occurred in four western states: Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico.

 Plague was confirmed in the United States from 9 western states during 1995. Currently, 5 to 15 people in the United States are estimated to catch the disease each year—typically in western states.

Friday, November 27, 2015

States of Freedom. Live free or Die NH

Freedom from taxes.  Starve the beast.
Sleep in South Dakota 1 night and get your drivers license and plates there, and use a mail forwarding service.
Many billionaires do so because of the zero income tax rates.
Travel to the best weather of each season.
Live in an RV or SUV - park close to where you want to be.  

Buy property in Arkansas that has the lowest property tax rates and many pristine scenic areas.

"live free or die"  New Hampshire state motto for 200 years, on their license plates.
No income tax. No sales tax.
Has 1 Ivy League University and is close to other Boston elite universities.
Ski.  Beach.  Mild summers.

Obesity is easy to measure.  Freedom is very difficult to define and measure.  This website did an amazing amount of data collecting work.  You can adjust for what freedoms you deem most important.  I don't like freedom to smoke tobacco or marijuana unless those are organic and grown by prisoners to support prisons so taxes don't have to be high, and alcohol should be sold in state stores as in New Hampshire, etc.  Freedom to get fat and sick and support Obamacare is a negative.  The healthiest and smartest states such as Minnesota are not the most free according to the rankings.  May be other important goals in life.  New Hampshire has much smaller population than Massachusetts that is less free by most rankings.  

Other groups get different rankings: Americans' assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure.  The research shows that citizens of countries including France, Uruguay, and Costa Rica now feel that they enjoy more personal freedom than Americans.   their Prosperity Index aims to measure aspects of prosperity that typical gross domestic product measurements don't include, such as entrepreneurship and opportunity, education, and social capital.

Is biometrics the future of secure payments?

Criminals can cut off your fingers to steal money from your bank account.

Biometrics is not needed for security in my new system.

Banks should not collect biometric data.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

2 dead girls. Social problems in the low population areas

I talked to this girl about an hour 2 years ago when they were in high school.  Seemed like nice girls.  Teen deaths are quite common around here, often involving autos, guns, or drugs.  Humboldt County California is worse.  I read the Senior thesis of one survivor who went to Berkeley as to how many of her high school classmates were dead.    She got into biking, exercise, and got into a good college.  I cut out a long newspaper article about her.  I had seen many articles here and in Humboldt on dead teens.  

The video on the site shows the obesity problem here too.  Sugar flour is the starter drug - lights up the same parts of the brain as heroin.  Then attacks the brain and body.  Dementia Autism Allergies and other health problems begins at birth or before.  Shows up as low IQ or low motivation so they don't go to college.  If they were studying in college and getting to bed before midnight this accident would not have happened.   Junk food often is combined with tobacco and drugs that make the problem worse.  

I never saw these problems in San Francisco or other big cities where people have to work hard to pay rent and college loans.  It is more a problem of the poor less populated areas where people are lazier and work less.  SHTF blogs TV talk radio are helping to exterminate the sheeple by scaring them away from the big cities and enjoy Paris Hilton simple life.  Jump from the frying pan into the fire. Kill yourself and maybe the future generations too.  (Exodus 34:6-7)-yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations."

Skyler Hinojosa, 19, and Kristina Russell, 18, had just graduated from Forsyth High School last spring.   Sometime after midnight, early Wednesday, they were driving in a 2004 Chrysler Sebring down Forsyth-Taneyville Road when they missed a curve, drove through some trees and landed upside down in Swan Creek. That's where Curtis Linkous spotted the car around 9 a.m. Wednesday.  In March, another vehicle went off the road here, and neighbors say they remember several episodes of cars nearly ending up in the water.


Internet lets you move to a better location than a university slum. One author moved to UCB finance department.

Full pdf at National Bureau of Economic Research link:

We study the location-specific component in research productivity of economics and finance faculty who have ever been affiliated with the top 25 universities in the last three decades.

We find that there was a positive effect of being affiliated with an elite university in the 1970s;

this effect weakened in the 1980s and

disappeared in the 1990s.

We decompose this university fixed effect and find that its decline is due to the reduced importance of physical access to productive research colleagues.

We also find that salaries increased the most where the estimated externality dropped the most, consistent with the hypothesis that the de-localization of this externality makes it more difficult for universities to appropriate any rent.

Our results shed some light on the potential effects of the internet revolution on knowledge-based industries.

During the internet boom in the 1990s the possibility that traditional teaching would be replaced with Web-based classrooms was considered a sufficiently serious threat that most major universities devised an "internet strategy".

Ten years later, much of this debate has subsided and traditional classroom teaching is expected to continue its dominance in the foreseeable future.

Surprisingly, a similar debate has not taken place about how the internet could modify the other production process taking place in universities: namely, research.

A compelling case can be made that the internet and the concomitant decline in communication costs have changed the localized nature of research interaction.

While collaboration across universities was common before the advent of the internet, local interaction was very important.

Communication at a distance was costly, both from a monetary and a technical point of view. Large datasets, for instance, were hard to move from computer to computer, and it was extremely tedious to share regression results at a distance. All this, of course, has changed. How did these changes modify the nature of the production of academic research? Did local interaction become less important? If so, how does this decline affect the value added of elite universities and hence their competitive edge? These questions are important not only for academia but also for all knowledge-based production.

How has the internet, for instance, modified the competitive advantage of Silicon Valley in the software industry?

This paper attempts to answer these questions by examining research productivity in top economics and finance departments over the last three decades. Using the academic setting has several advantages. Individual output is measurable (number of pages published in academic journals), and it is possible, while labor intensive, to trace who is where over a long period. These conditions allow us to determine whether location plays a role in individual productivity in a knowledge-based industry. We do so by tracing people's moves across universities.

We find that in the 1970s, residence in an elite university had a sizeable impact on individual productivity. During that time, a random economic faculty member moving from a non-top 25 university to Harvard would see her productivity increase by 2.1 American Economic Review (AER) impact-equivalent pages per year, which is tantamount to almost doubling her research productivity. In the 1990s this effect all but disappeared.

And the disappearance is not just a Harvard phenomenon.

Of the top 25 economics departments studied, 17 (5) had a significantly positive (negative) impact on productivity in the 1970s.

By the 1990s only 2 (9) had a significantly positive (negative) effect.

The corresponding numbers for finance are 16 (3) and 4 (7).

These results do not seem to stem from endogenous selection inherent in location decisions. We carefully consider four selection stories -- quasi-retirement, non- promotion, complementarities, and tournaments. The patterns of post-move changes in productivity do not support any of these selection stories. Nevertheless, we formally address possible selection bias in faculty moves by estimating a two-stage selection model. We use a logit model to estimate the probability of moving as a function of age, and a conditional logit model to estimate the probability of being at each location (given a move) as a function of the desirability of each location for individual faculty. The desirability is captured by the distance to the individual's origin (defined as the location of the alma mater undergraduate university), and the relative productivity difference to incumbent faculty. Using the predicted unconditional probability of being at a location as an instrument for the university indicators, the results remain materially the same.

The declining university effects on productivity over the last three decades may not be necessarily due to advances in information technology. A simpler explanation is that other universities are catching up, in terms of quality of the faculty, to the top academic universities. Our data tell a different story; the difference in average individual faculty productivity between the top 25 universities and the rest has increased (not decreased) in the last three decades.

Another possible explanation is that a sudden shift in the production frontier created a first mover advantage in the 1970s, which slowly eroded in the subsequent two decades. While this explanation is plausible for finance, which really took off as a separate field in the 1960s, this cannot be true for economics because it was a well- established discipline four decades ago.

Rejecting these alternatives, we test some implications of the internet-based explanation. The most direct implication is that the externality of having better research colleagues declined over the sample period. Indeed, this is what we find. We measure colleagues' quality with their average past productivity. In the 1970s, faculty who work with better colleagues are more productive, consistent with Laband and Tollison (2000). This effect diminishes in the 1980s and vanishes in the 1990s. In contrast, the role of cultural norms in a department, as measured by the percentage of non-productive colleagues in a department, retains a persistent negative effect on the university's impact on individual productivity.

We find that during the same period co-authorship at a distance rises steadily perhaps due to the reduced importance of physical proximity. Among all articles published in the top 41 journals written by scholars residing at a top 25 school, the percentage of co-authored papers with colleagues in a non-elite school has nearly doubled, from about 32% in the beginning of the 1970s to 61% by 2004, suggesting that it has become much easier for authors at non-elite universities to access scholars at elite universities.

The de-localization of the externality produced by more productive researchers has important implications in academia. First, it makes the position of leading universities less stable. While in the 1970s it was difficult for less prestigious universities to compete on an equal footing with top institutions, which were able to offer to new recruits the positive externality associated with productive colleagues, this is not true anymore. De- localization of production externalities renders faculty more mobile, making it easier for a new place to attract away the most talented researchers with higher salary. And this is the second important effect. When this externality was localized, universities could more easily appropriate the rents.

Today, with the universal access to knowledge, faculty should be able to capture more of the benefits from the externalities. We find evidence consistent with this prediction in the average salaries at different institutions: Between the 1970s and the 1990s, faculty salaries have increased the most at universities where the estimated externality drops the most.

These results have important implications outside of academia as well. Traditionally, physical access to the firm was important for knowledge-based production. If – as the faculty productivity data seem to show – improvements in communication technology have made low-cost access at a distance possible for production purposes, then firms have lost a powerful instrument to regulate and control the accumulation and utilization of knowledge. Appropriating the return to investment in research and development will become more difficult and firms' boundaries will become fuzzier.

The implications extend far beyond what we document here. A firm's inability to contain externalities inside the firm may shift the foci of migration to a more dispersed paradigm and may extend the role of outsourcing well beyond what we experience today. Governments may be compelled to react to the changing meaning of proximity and of firm boundaries through regulatory changes on matters concerning labor, competition, and industry.

Sioux Gold. Rent due Native Americans

All Gold should be confiscated and permanently buried in the huge pit in South Dakota where much of it was stolen from my Sioux ancestors near where my oldest 5 uncles were born.   As a downpayment for 500 years rent owed to Native Americans.  Custer was killed by a native American woman.  

The Homestake Mine was a deep underground gold mine located in Lead, South Dakota. Until it closed in 2002 it was the largest and deepest gold mine in North America. 

The mine produced more than 40,000,000 troy ounces of gold during its lifetime.

Today, Fort Knox holdings are 147,341,858 ounces. 

Rumors and poorly documented reports of gold in the Black Hills go back to the early 19th century. In the 1860s, Roman Catholic missionary Father De Smet is reported to have seen Sioux Indians carrying gold which they told him came from the Black Hills.

Prior to the Gold Rush, the Black Hills were used by Native Americans (primarily bands of Sioux but others also ranged through the area). 

The United States government recognized the Black Hills as belonging to the Sioux by the Treaty of Laramie in 1868. Despite being within Indian territory, and therefore off-limits, white Americans were increasingly interested in the gold-mining possibilities of the Black Hills.

Prospectors found gold in 1874 near present-day Custer, South Dakota, but the deposit turned out to be small. The large placer gold deposits of Deadwood Gulch were discovered in November 1875, and in 1876, thousands of gold-seekers flocked to the new town of Deadwood, although it was still within Indian land.

The Black Hills Gold Rush began in 1874. The first arrivals were a force of one thousand men led by George Armstrong Custer to investigate reports that the area contained gold, even though the land was owned by the Sioux. 

 when the miners stumbled across Deadwood and Whitewood Creeks in the northern Black Hills. For the initial discoverers, each spade of earth revealed a veritable fortune in gold.

a mass gold rush which in turn antagonised the Sioux Indians who had been promised protection of their sacred land through Treaties made by the US government,  and who were later to kill Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in the Great Sioux War of 1876-77 between themselves and the United States.

The Great Sioux War of 1876, also known as the Black Hills War, was a series of battles and negotiations which occurred between 1876 and 1877 involving the Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyenne against the United States. As gold was discovered in the Black Hills, settlers began to encroach onto Native American lands, while pressure was mounted by the federal government for the natives to remain on the Sioux reservation.

In 1874, the government dispatched the Custer Expedition to examine the Black Hills. The Lakota were alarmed at his expedition. Before Custer's column had returned to Fort Abraham Lincoln, news of their discovery of gold was telegraphed nationally.

 The presence of valuable mineral resources was confirmed the following year by the Newton-Jenney Geological Expedition. Prospectors, motivated by the economic panic of 1873, began to trickle into the Black Hills in violation of the Fort Laramie Treaty. This trickle turned into a flood as thousands of miners invaded the Hills before the gold rush was over. Organized groups came from states as far away as New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Initially, the United States Army "struggled" to keep miners out of the region. In December 1874, for example, a group of miners led by John Gordon from Sioux City, Iowa, managed to evade Army patrols and reached the Black Hills, where they spent three months before the Army decided to eject them. Such evictions, however, increased political pressure on the Grant Administration to secure the Black Hills from the Lakota.
In May 1875, Sioux delegations headed by Spotted Tail, Red Cloud, and Lone Horn traveled to Washington, D.C. in an eleventh-hour attempt to persuade President Ulysses S. Grant to honor existing treaties and stem the flow of miners into their territories. They met with Grant, Secretary of the Interior Columbus Delano, and Commissioner of Indian Affairs Edward Smith. The US leaders said that the Congress wanted to pay the tribes $25,000 for the land and have them relocate to Indian Territory (in present-day Oklahoma). The delegates refused to sign a new treaty with these stipulations. Spotted Tail said, "You speak of another country, but it is not my country; it does not concern me, and I want nothing to do with it. I was not born there ... If it is such a good country, you ought to send the white men now in our country there and let us alone."[8] Although the chiefs were unsuccessful in finding a peaceful solution, they did not join Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull in the warfare that followed.

That fall, a US commission was sent to each of the Indian agencies to hold councils with the Lakota. They hoped to gain the people's approval and thereby bring pressure on the Lakota leaders to sign a new treaty. The government's attempt to secure the Black Hills failed. While the Black Hills were at the center of the growing crisis, Lakota resentment was growing over expanding US interests in other portions of Lakota territory. For instance, the government proposed that the route of the Northern Pacific Railroad would cross through the last of the great buffalo hunting grounds. In addition, the US Army had carried out several devastating attacks on Cheyenne camps before 1876.

The Battle of the Little Bighorn, known to Lakota as the Battle of the Greasy Grass, and commonly referred to as Custer's Last Stand, was an armed engagement between combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle, which occurred June 25–26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory, was the most prominent action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.

The fight was an overwhelming victory for the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho, led by several major war leaders, including Crazy Horse and Chief Gall, inspired by the visions of Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake). The U.S. 7th Cavalry, including the Custer Battalion, a force of 700 men led by George Armstrong Custer, suffered a severe defeat. Five of the 7th Cavalry's twelve companies were annihilated; Custer was killed, as were two of his brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law. The total U.S. casualty count, including scouts, was 268 dead and 55 injured.

Public response to the Great Sioux War varied at the time. The battle, and Custer's actions in particular, have been studied extensively by historians.

By almost all accounts, the Lakota annihilated Custer's force within an hour of engagement.

 David Humphreys Miller, who between 1935 and 1955 interviewed the last Lakota survivors of the battle, wrote that the Custer fight lasted less than one-half hour.

 Other Native accounts said the fighting lasted only "as long as it takes a hungry man to eat a meal." 

The Lakota asserted that Crazy Horse personally led one of the large groups of warriors who overwhelmed the cavalrymen in a surprise charge from the northeast, causing a breakdown in the command structure and panic among the troops.

In June 2005 at a public meeting, the Northern Cheyenne broke more than 100 years of silence about the battle. Storytellers said that according to their oral tradition, Buffalo Calf Road Woman, a Northern Cheyenne heroine of the Battle of the Rosebud, struck the final blow against Custer, which knocked him off his horse before he died

Custer developed a strong reputation during the Civil War. He fought in the first major engagement, the First Battle of Bull Run. His association with several important officers helped his career, as did his success as a highly effective cavalry commander. Custer was eventually promoted to the temporary rank (brevet) of major general and promoted major general of Volunteers.

After the Civil War, Custer was dispatched to the west to fight in the American Indian Wars and appointed lieutenant colonel of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment where he and all his men were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876 fighting against a coalition of Native American tribes. The battle is popularly known in American history as "Custer's Last Stand." Custer and his men were defeated so decisively at the Little Bighorn that it has overshadowed all of his prior achievements.

Custer's ancestors, Paulus and Gertrude Küster, emigrated to North America around 1693 from the Rhineland in Germany, 

Custer has been called a "media personality", and he valued good public relations in addition to using the print media of his era effectively. He frequently invited journalists to accompany his campaigns (one, Associated Press reporter Mark Kellogg, died at the Little Bighorn), and their favorable reporting contributed to his high reputation, which lasted well into the 20th century. He paid attention to his image; after being promoted to brigadier general in the Civil War, Custer sported a uniform that included shiny cavalry boots, tight olive-colored corduroy trousers, a wide-brimmed slouch hat, tight hussar jacket of black velveteen with silver piping on the sleeves, a sailor shirt with silver stars on his collar, and a red cravat. He wore his hair in long ringlets liberally sprinkled with cinnamon-scented hair oil.  Later, in his campaigns against the Indians, Custer wore a buckskins outfit, along with his familiar red tie.

The scattered Sioux and Cheyenne feasted and celebrated during July with no threat from soldiers. After their celebrations, many of the Indians slipped back to the reservation. Soon, the number of warriors who still remained at large and hostile amounted to only about 600.  Both Crook and Terry remained immobile for seven weeks after the Bighorn battle, awaiting reinforcements and unwilling to venture out against the Indians until they had at least 2,000 men. Crook and Terry finally took the field against the Indians in August. General Nelson A. Miles took command of the effort in October 1876.  In May 1877, Sitting Bull escaped to Canada. Within days, Crazy Horse surrendered at Fort Robinson. The Great Sioux War ended on May 7 with Miles' defeat of a remaining band of Miniconjou Sioux.

As for the Black Hills, the Commission structured an arrangement in which the Sioux would cede the land to United States or the government would cease to supply rations to the reservations.

 Threatened with starvation, the Indians ceded Paha Sapa to the United States, but the Sioux never accepted the legitimacy of the transaction.

 After lobbying Congress to create a forum to decide their claim, and subsequent litigation spanning 40 years, the United States Supreme Court in the 1980 decision United States v. Sioux Nation of Indians acknowledged the United States had taken the Black Hills without just compensation. 

The Sioux refused the money offered, and continue to insist on their right to occupy the land.

renounce wealth. Return Gold to Native Americans

Sell everything you own and bury fiat coins in the desert.

Return gold to Native Americans from whom it was stolen.  

Sleep off the grid on a mat in People's Park Berkeley:

the bishops pledged "to try to live according to the ordinary manner of our people in all that concerns housing, food, means of transport."

"We renounce forever the appearance and the substance of wealth, especially in symbols made of precious metals," 

A half-century ago, 40 bishops from around the world gathered in an ancient Roman church and signed a pledge to forsake worldly goods and live like the neediest among their flock.

The bishops' all but forgotten pledge, known as the Pact of the Catacombs, has gained new resonance with Pope Francis' vision of a church for the poor.

.. most of us learned about it by word of mouth," he says.

By signing the Pact of the Catacombs, the bishops pledged "to try to live according to the ordinary manner of our people in all that concerns housing, food, means of transport."

"We renounce forever the appearance and the substance of wealth, especially in clothing ... and symbols made of precious metals," 

Within a few months, some 500 bishops had signed the pact.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bees from South Dakota Big Sioux River north of where my grandparents were born

Adee Honey Farms, the nation's largest honey producer based in Bruce, S.D.  In late August, Adee's bee hives are loaded onto a flatbed truck and covered with a special net to keep them in place for the long drive. They'll end up in Bakersfield, California.  The more that consumers want almonds, the more the almond producers need bees. That one crop now requires the services of a third of all the honeybees in the United States.  Those bees are getting harder to come by since colony collapse disorder started taking its toll in 2005. Almond producers are paying significantly more than they did in the 1990s to ensure that they will have enough pollinators.
Almonds are by far the crop that needs the most bees, but many other crops also need bees to do their pollinating. From Bakersfield, the Miller Honey bees work in California cherry and apple orchards, then in spring flower gardens. Block's bees have traveled to Maine to pollinate wild blueberries, or sometimes to cranberry bogs in Wisconsin. Adee bees go to Texas or Mississippi to pollinate trees.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Get Rich, Smart and Healthy Berkeley People's Park Telegraph Avenue

I saw a Jew beggar in Harvard Square all the time with a basket he put forward every time somebody walked by, every 10 seconds?  He collected a lot of money.  Sometimes I saw him back in the alley wrestling with the weight of all that money.  I would guess he did not pay taxes on it and probably made more money than most professors at Harvard.    He was there even on cold nights, heavy beard, lots of hair wrapped up into a beanie, old dark green wool sweaters and coats, sort of tattered and dirty but not too bad.  The costume.  

Lots of beggars in Berkeley too.  Lots of rich college students everywhere giving beggars money, and often fancy meals to go.    Every fiat coin buried is a coin that cannot be used for terrorism, drugs, usury, Obamacare, or other evil purpose.

Berkeley has huge parks all over starting at sea level and up over 1000 foot elevation, miles and miles of forests and grazing areas for large herds of cattle.  No shortage of places to sleep.  People's park is the most convenient to the university, coffee shops, and restaurants.   Some residents have lived in the park for decades.  They would have lots of tips for other survivalists off the grid.  

Telegraph Avenue is mostly restaurants and bars and coffee shops.  Similar all over downtown and north side.   Lots of intellectuals engaged in interesting discussions.   You could easily spend 3 hours talking at each meal and the rest of the time talking in the coffee shops.  Extensive library system and over 1000 seminars each week.  Then the main activity, classes.   It is not hard to find a group working on any worthwhile problem.  Anything like Accounting, Medicine, Engineering, etc. pays very well and are important fields that USA needs to do better on. 

It takes 10 years to learn to cook healthy food correctly.  Not worth the effort.  Just use the many restaurants in Berkeley.  Let them do the work.   Many students, faculty, etc.  are smart, picky, and know what is healthy so restaurants have evolved to serve that market.  Or some cooks such as Alice Waters Chez Panisse have lead the trend.  "In 2001, Gourmet magazine named Chez Panisse the Best Restaurant in America.  From 2002 to 2008 it was ranked by Restaurant magazine as one of the top 50 restaurants in the world, and was ranked number 12 in 2003.    In 2007, Alice Waters won Restaurant Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award, and was cited as one of the most influential figures in American cooking over the past 50 years

Monday, November 16, 2015

Berkeley Islam: Zaytuna college vs UCB Near East Studies

Have fun while working, retiring, learning, studying,…   Live in a tent in People's Park Berkeley - has sand volleyball courts and smart rich teen girls in tight white shorts walking thru the park 24x7.  Great Restaurants and weather.  Study Islam across the street (Dwight Way) at the Baptist Seminary, a very nice set of immaculate ivy old brick buildings.   Get a job with the FBI.  Seems a little pricey to me — similar tuition as UCB engineering!   Maybe just talk to the students and professors over lunch and enjoy the great weather and festive atmosphere.  

Better yet, for those preoccupied with middle east Jews and Muslims study at   Berkeley's Near Eastern Studies Department, founded in 1894, is one of the oldest and most distinguished such departments in the country. The Department offers both general instruction and specialized training in Archaeology, Art History, Assyriology, Egyptology, Iranian Studies, Judaic and Islamic Studies, Comparative Semitics, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.   The Department offers a wide variety of courses to supplement such related fields as classics, linguistics, history, political science, comparative literature, anthropology, and art history. Near Eastern Studies is one of the leaders in the Digital Humanities movement on campus.

Zaytuna College is housed in Berkeley's Baptist Seminary of the West on Dwight Way.

The college, which is charging annual fees of $11,000, has its genesis in the Zaytuna Institute, an Islamic seminary founded by Shaykh Hamza  in Hayward in 1996.

Speaking about the motivation for launching the college, Dr Bazian: "The Muslim community in the United States is growing. As such, it is increasingly needing an institution of higher learning."

The Bay Area has a significant Muslim community. Zaytuna College estimates 300,000 to 500,000 Muslims live in the region, and that there are more than 50 mosques and dozens of organizations that "reflect the greater Bay Area's characteristics of tolerance and activism".

On its website, Zaytuna describes Berkeley as "a center for American intellectual and spiritual life" and speaks of being able to take advantage of the area's "long tradition of political and social justice activism",  as well as the city's "abundant cultural attractions".

the new college has already received wide media coverage. Reza Aslan suggested its launch could be "the next Muslim controversy".  California Magazine looks at how the arrival of the college signals an increased interest in Islamic studies generally. 

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Re: #1 Journalism University of Missouri: "Craig B Hulet 11 4 15" - Learn what is actually going on, IT IS WORTH YOUR TIME !

All quality trained professionals have seen mistakes made by non-professionals.
Be a professional, get training.
Be a 1% producer, not a 99% consumer.

Sheeple consume news oblivious to what they are consuming.
The "grass" "news" is put out there for them to consume.
They don't know how news is put together, how it is manipulating them, just that they like to consume it.
Shepherds produce the news, run the media.
Hulet and other talking heads are pawns in the game run by the media.
It takes good training to understand how and why this is done.
I wrote a long series of emails on this 10 years ago.

As I told the hot Jew girl living upstairs when I was a college Junior that news was a waste of time for most people who cannot impact anything and that people should concentrate on getting a good education so they will be in a better position to control at least some small piece of what is going on. No use to fret over what you can do nothing about.

I would recommend avoiding all news media until you can be productive in a profession that has some control over what is happening in some sector of the economy.

For media wannabes Missouri is a great choice. For Finance New York City is a great choice. For politics, Washington DC is a good choice. For health San Francisco is a great choice. For TV movies music Hollywood Los Angeles is a great choice. For SHTF EMP CME electronics cyber Illinois Purdue Michigan is a great choice. For any field you need to go to reasonably ranked university, starting with a bachelors degree. Much knowledge does not filter down to the lower ranked universities. Nowadays there is no excuse for not being educated because the university system has huge resources so that somebody who really wants to learn can find a pathway to the needed knowledge and skills. The harder classes almost always have lots of vacancies. Sheeple take easy classes at easy colleges and don't learn much.

Plus everybody needs basic training on how to avoid deflation of health and wealth. That requires some college level classes in science and business -- more than what is required for a bachelors degree.

Older people can do brain work better if they exercise enough to grow their brain. They have better work habits and less distractions.

I have always been astonished in important seminars, meetings, classes, trade shows that almost nobody shows up. The top 1% run the economy and government because nobody else does anything. Only a few percent even notice what is going on. This was called apathy back in the 1960s. The rich 1% win because of apathy of the 99% poor sheeple. Evil can easily triumph if good men do nothing. Those with good intentions and functioning brain should sell everything, move into their SUV and drive to where they can do their best work.

> On Nov 5, 2015, at 2:16 PM, Ron wrote:
> Having worked as a licensed professional investigator I prefer obtaining information from honest sources preferably first hand accounts who are oriented 3x and not from those "producing the news."

Saturday, November 14, 2015

neighbors at war

Neighbors At War is a critical examination of the modern Homeowners Association movement, and how it has robbed 62 million Americans of their civil rights as outlined in the U.S. Constitution. Homeowners often move into these planned communities and unwittingly sign documents that control their behavior in a multitude of ways. Failing to abide by these 'personality and private behavior' controls has cost thousands of homeowners their homes, their life savings and their peace of mind. While HOAs were theoretically created to protect property values, there is incredible incentive for HOA board officers to "go rogue" and unnecessarily abuse fellow homeowners. When that happens, neighborhoods are torn apart, property values plummet and lives are ruined. Another national scandal is the amount of financial corruption of HOA board members. In one American city, federal indictments of dozens of well-known public figures show what happens when HOAs go out of control.

Fight terrorists bury $$$$ avoid camgrounds

Fight ISIS, terrorism, drugs, inflation,…
Move to San Francisco.
Work for Twitter Facebook to earn lots of $$$ 
Bury high powered $ coins in the desert where they cannot be used by terrorists, druggists, bankers, big government, 
Eat vegetarian Chinese food for long life, strong immune system,…
Breathe clean air!  
Be first in line for vaccines in the coming plague.
You can't bury lots of $$$ if you are dead.

I don't see any application for tents, toxic trailers, RVs, campgrounds, or houses.
They will slow you down and stick out like a sore thumb - maybe get you arrested or suicided. 
Live under the radar in your SUV - nobody will ever know. 
Work all the time for more $$$.
Make use of the vast system of streets, parking lots, and educational facilities for learning, parking, sleeping, showers, libraries.  
Never use Twitter or Facebook but it is ok to work there.
Read in the library to avoid getting tracked - instead get free access to amazing quantities of information. 
Always take at least 1 class per semester.

Gorgeous fall weather here, bright sun, hi 70s, lo humidity, colorful foliage like walking thru golden canyons.
Empty campgrounds everywhere - crowds come in the summer when it is hot and humid.
But not much work gets done in campgrounds - many are sick demented old farts in toxic trailers talking too much eating junk food rarely exercising.

Friday, November 13, 2015

SHTF by NYU Professor Martin Blaser microbes

The only SHTF crisis to prepare for helps prevent other SHTF crises.  I was aware of antibiotic resistance and such in high school.  It has gotten worse and worse since then.  #1 reason I am vegetarian.  Move to San Francisco or New York City to learn more

*Starred Review* You share your body with a vast population of microorganisms. Ten trillion human cells coexist with 100 trillion bacterial cells. The human microbiome—an elaborate ecology of microbes on us and within us—plays a major role in health, especially immunity and metabolism. But this collection of mostly pacifistic and beneficial species of bacteria that coevolved with human beings is increasingly endangered—by excessive use of antibiotics in humans and farm animals, overutilization of antiseptics and sanitizers, and the rising rate of cesarean sections. Blaser, an infectious-disease expert and researcher at NYU, is convinced that the swelling number of people with obesity, asthma, and esophageal reflux is a consequence of disrupting the microbiome. He warns that even short-term use of unnecessary antibiotics in children can have long-term implications. Antibiotics have been available for almost 70 years and have saved countless lives. Surprisingly, however, around 70 percent of antibiotics in use are allotted to livestock to promote growth and fatten them up. Human microecology is complex, even paradoxical: the bacteria Helicobacter pylori can make folks ill (ulcers and stomach cancer) and keep them well (protection against GERD, asthma, and esophageal cancer). Blaser's Missing Microbes is a masterful work of preventive health and superb science writing. --Tony Miksanek
A critically important and startling look at the harmful effects of overusing antibiotics, from the field's leading expert 
Tracing one scientist's journey toward understanding the crucial importance of the microbiome, this revolutionary book will take readers to the forefront of trail-blazing research while revealing the damage that overuse of antibiotics is doing to our health: contributing to the rise of obesity, asthma, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer. InMissing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human microbiome where for hundreds of thousands of years bacterial and human cells have existed in a peaceful symbiosis that is responsible for the health and equilibrium of our body. Now, this invisible eden is being irrevocably damaged by some of our most revered medical advances―antibiotics―threatening the extinction of our irreplaceable microbes with terrible health consequences. Taking us into both the lab and deep into the fields where these troubling effects can be witnessed firsthand, Blaser not only provides cutting edge evidence for the adverse effects of antibiotics, he tells us what we can do to avoid even more catastrophic health problems in the future.

"The weight of evidence behind Dr. Blaser's cautions about antibiotics is overwhelming." ―The New York Times

"Unlike some books on medicine and microbes, Dr. Blaser's doesn't stir up fears of exotic diseases or pandemic 'superbugs' resistant to all known drugs. He focuses on a simpler but more profound concern: the damage that modern life inflicts on the vast number of microbes that all of us, even healthy people, carry inside us at all times." ―The Wall Street Journal

"Missing Microbes presents a surprisingly clear perspective on a complex problem." ―Philadelphia Inquirer

"In Missing Microbes, Martin Blaser sounds [an] alarm. He patiently and thoroughly builds a compelling case that the threat of antibiotic overuse goes far beyond resistant infections." ―Nature

"Readable and challenging, Missing Microbes provides a stimulus with which to probe existing dogma." ―Science

"Blaser presents a sensible plan for reclaiming our microbial balance and avoiding calamity both as a society...and on an individual level." ―Discover

"Missing Microbes blazes a new trail." ―The Huffington Post

"An engrossing examination of the relatively unheralded yet dominant form of life on Earth." ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Blaser's Missing Microbes is a masterful work of preventative health and superb science writing." ―Booklist (starred review)

"Credit Blaser for displaying the wonders and importance of a vast underworld we are jeopardizing but cannot live without." ―Kirkus

"Missing Microbes adds a new frontier towards understanding vastly underappreciated key contributions of the human microbiome to health and human disease. As a world leader in defining the microbiome, Dr. Blaser explains how disturbing its natural balance is affecting common conditions such as obesity and diabetes, long thought of as primarily nutrition and lifestyle related problems. Blaser's carefully and convincingly written book outlines new dimensions that need to be considered in fighting a number of common diseases and in promoting health and well-being." ―Richard Deckelbaum, Director, Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University

"In a world that turns to antibiotics for every infection of the ear, sinuses, or skin, Dr. Blaser makes even the most nervous parent think twice about giving her child these ubiquitous drugs. Dr. Blaser contends that the excessive use of antibiotics--especially in children--is at the root of our most serious emerging modern maladies, from asthma and food allergies to obesity and certain cancers. He walks us through the science behind his theories and examines the duality of microbes, both as essential agents of good health and perpetrators of sickness. At a time when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is campaigning for more judicious use of antibiotics, Dr. Blaser delivers a thoughtful, well-written and compelling case for why doctors need to be more cautious about prescribing these medications and why consumers should consider alternatives before taking them." ―Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, Commissioner of Health, New York

"Dr. Blaser's credibility as a world class scientist and physician makes this exploration of our body's microbial world particularly provocative. Missing Microbeswill make you rethink some fundamental ideas about infection. Blaser's gift is to write clearly and to take the reader on a fascinating journey through the paradoxes and insights about the teeming world within us." ―Abraham Verghese MD, author of Cutting for Stone

"I have often wondered why kids today seem to have such a high incidence of asthma, ear infections, allergies, reflux esophagitis and so many other conditions that I rarely saw growing up. This mystery has been solved by the pioneering work of Dr. Marty Blaser and is communicated brilliantly in Missing Microbes. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of this book to your own health, the health of your children and grandchildren and to the health of our country. Missing Microbes is truly a must read." ―Arthur Agatston, author of The South Beach Diet

"We live today in a world of modern plagues, defined by the alarming rise of asthma, diabetes, obesity, food allergies, and metabolic disorders. This is no accident, argues Dr. Blaser, the renowned medical researcher: the common link being the destruction of vital bacteria through the overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics.Missing Microbes is science writing at its very best--crisply argued and beautifully written, with stunning insights about the human microbiome and workable solutions to an urgent global crisis." ―David M. Oshinsky, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Polio: An American Story

"Why is it that you are fat, your son has asthma, and your 13-year-old daughter is six feet tall? Dr. Blaser says your bodies are missing vital, beneficial bacteria and I guarantee that after reading this book you will agree. Take a pass on the antibiotics and read Missing Microbes." ―Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize winning writer and Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations

About the Author

Dr. Martin Blaser has studied the role of bacteria in human disease for over 30 years. He is the director of the Human Microbiome Program at NYU. He founded the Bellevue Literary Review and has been written about in newspapers including The New YorkerNatureThe New York Times,The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His more than 100 media appearances include The Today Show, GMA, NPR, the BBC, The O'Reilly Factor, and CNN. He lives in New York City.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

SUV for Survival. Library


You are right.  SUV is ideal for survivalists.  Solid steel container that will not collapse in earthquakes, 200mph hurricanes, faraday cage in lightning storms, etc.   Drive fast to the best air, water, Chinese food, libraries, jobs needed for long life.     Sleep is very important - must be completely black and soundproof at night.    Walk to the library to read free genuine paper books, journals, newspapers where you cannot be tracked!  Work at Facebook to learn how tracking is done.  Ironically 1992 I sat in San Francisco my sunny morning room reading newspapers realizing how easy it would be to track readers on the internet to serve ads that they would prefer to see instead of the worthless ads that cluttered the pages in the Chronicle and other papers that I got back then.   I did not see the mass surveillance system we have today that is hurtful not helpful.  

SUV can park incognito almost everywhere in USA.   SUVs ubiquitous.   I have lived in several of the the most densely packed urban areas in the USA often parking on the street, sometimes for weeks at a time, and have gotten towed and ticked dozens of times with little consequence.  If I were living in the vehicle it would be easy to avoid tickets.   Read the parking signs carefully.    Dangerous areas such as Berkeley I sometimes park across from the Police station overnight but have to check out of hotel and move vehicle before 10AM to avoid a parking ticket.    I much prefer San Francisco, more upscale, huge clean safe quiet areas with little or no parking regulations.  

I am ready to roll.  I already have older Ford Explorer, heavily tinted windows, no chemical new car smell, and older sleeping bag from my sailboat, and a deluxe air bed, and hitch to pull RV or boat if needed.  I need organic sheepskins and a wood wire system to build cozy pocket bed in the back.  Fold down back seat maybe could be completely removed for more space but it does provide massive insulation.   Sheepskins need to come off the windows when driving the freeways to get the best visibility so some kind of wood / wire frame is needed when parked.    New V-6 engine runs great and gets over 22MPG around town.  Gasoline has dropped below $2 again yesterday.  I got cheap ethanol mixture last week for $1.86 when gas was running $2.07 in the tourist trap county.   Bush Obama Rip-off

Use the massive USA freeway road and parking systems.

Use the massive USA educational system to learn how nature works and find the defects in human systems.  Get rich on fixes to these systems.

Use the massive USA economy to acquire as much fiat money as possible and bury it in the desert.

Joe, what you really need is a SUV....big enough [after folding down rear seats] for a comfortable bed !  
Make sure the seats can fold flush. (Good, safe sleep IS important) 
A regular pick up truck [as pix below] with a truck-bed will not do ! 
Go the extra mile [SUV] and have a strong metal cabin over the entire truck, made for it ! 
The truck-bed is too dangerous to sleep in. 
People can kill you in many ways.
Have all your windows tinted on your SUV ! 
You don't need to worry about poor gas mileage if you just 'move around' !

Peace, Lothar

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

64 thunderbird. fight drugs, banks, terrorists, liberal government spending, ...

Withdraw Sacagawea dollar coins from banks and bury in the desert.  
Buried money cannot be sent to the middle east or spent on drugs, etc.
Every $1 taken out of the banks shrinks the money supply $10 and shrinks derivatives by $100.
If enough people buried their money that would be a "run on the banks" that would bankrupt the banks.
Banks rupture spilling out money - that is why they call it bankrupt.
Bank run is the nightmare - everybody runs to the bank to withdraw the money.

Sell your house and bury that money.
Convert all assets to fiat money and bury it.
Move to San Francisco or New York City and get the best job you can find and bury that money.
Live in your SUV as frugally as possible so you can bury as much money as possible.

Enjoy life eating healthy Chinese food and exercise breathing fresh air.
Live longer to make more money so you can bury more money. 
Bury money, not yourself - you have to live longer to make this strategy work better.

Multiplier effect of high powered money.  Fractional reserve banking.  Free Reserves. Excess reserves. etc.
Covered in freshman and again in junior economics classes

Big veterans parade today with lots of fancy old cars.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I cured arthritis

I had a bout of hand arthritis in spring / early summer after eating red meat (beef). 
I backed off on the red meat and the pain reduced.
Then I added back red meat and the pain came back - painful. 
Then I quit red meat for 4 months - total vegan - and the pain is totally gone, for weeks now.
So now I will try a third time adding in red meat to make sure that is the problem.  

Red meat has lots of iron that is inflammatory.
Insect bite diseases can cause iron sensitivity.  
It may have been infective Bartonella related disease from mosquito bites or other tick Lyme type disease.
We had rains and floods and mosquitos and I got bit 5 times unusual ring around bites in early summer.
Such diseases can cause a heart transplant, disability, or death.

Disease can go out of control easily.
Always live near a high-ranked medical college such as in San Francisco UCSF or Los Angeles UCLA
Human body is very complicated.

Lower leg and foot is not so complicated as other parts.
I was on a cane for 2 weeks after badminton sprain.
I figured out the exact muscle.
It is a ballet tippy-toe muscle connects to big to get up there.
I never used that muscle in any sport so it was weak and easy to sprain.
Badminton you hit the birdie as hard as possible as it is coming straight down over your head.
I slammed down on big toe while stepping backward to hit the birdie correctly.
Too much pressure on big toe, weak muscle, so it strained.  
Big bruise inside ankle where the tendon snakes around to big to connection.  

old versus new cars

I am sorry to be so erratic but I am learning.  I went to Lowes and Home Depot buying appliances, glues, paints, and stuff to fix up condo to sell so I can move into a vehicle.  I read the labels and it is amazing what terrible stuff they put into home building materials.  Nobody knows what all these chemicals do to the DNA, to the brain or any part of the body.  However, some have been proven to cause cancer and other adverse effects and often that even appears on the label.    Sell houses and buy a vehicle with good air circulation!  Drive to places with clean air!

Old cars have less chemicals because they have leaked out (no "new car" smell).  Also the old pickups did not even have upholstery on roofs, doors, etc.  depending on model.   Plus, as you mention you would probably be safer in CME EMP electrical SHTF.   However, old vehicles often lacked safety features.  And they used older steel and materials that are not as good as what is used today.  So they break down, unreliable.  Also  Old cars might attract more attention.

However, if you are staying in San Francisco (and many people would benefit from that) you don't care about reliability.  I could easily live along the beach and drive 1 or 2 miles to vary my location so as not to attract attention.   In that case I would look into an old pickup.    The beach is the low rent neighborhood lined with abandoned vehicles rusting away.    Huge "ocean beach" with great sidewalks, bike paths, and joggers on the beach.  7 miles long.  

But if you travel a lot the old truck would not work so well.  It will break down, be dangerous.  So then some sort of a VW Jetta or pickup would work better.  Maybe some older vehicle could be made safe and useful for lots of use.  But may cost more and still not work as well.    Diesel does not explode in crashes so easily.  Maybe can find a small racing fuel tank.   Not sure what happens in lightning.  Earthquakes will not collapse a vehicle unless you park under a brick building.  

I was walking with healthy Vietnam veteran beautiful day high in the 70s after night in the 30s.  Central latitudes are great in the fall and spring.  Northern latitudes are great in the summer.  Southern latitudes are great in the winter.   I believe travel can be healthy and worth the trouble and risk.  Maybe.  Many jobs require lots of travel.  Tax savings often require travel (live in low property tax state, shop in low sales tax state, pay income tax in zero income tax state).  

Also each climate has different pests and diseases.  By moving you can pick a less toxic environment for whatever season it is.  Around here the bugs and snakes are going into hibernation.  In zero tax South Dakota Wyoming they have even shorter activity cycle.  But you can fall on ice in winter.  Go to Florida in the winter to stay safe.   Drink Orange Juice and walk on the beach.   

I was wading in the lake today in the sun and short sleeves.  People get a lot more exercise in areas where the weather is good, and eat better and are more healthy.   Rich people travel more so can get more exercise and food.  In Boston they were always taking winter vacations in the Caribbean.  

Even in California, the north can be unpleasant in the winter and the south can be unpleasant in the summer.  I experienced this a lot.   It is much worse, magnified on the east coast and central states.  

For my current work project, computer security,  I find good potential partners in Kansas City, Florida, Illinois, Arkansas, Berkeley, and Silicon Valley.  I need a lot of geographical flexibility.    So I am thinking of a smallish pickup such as the below so I can go where I have to go.   (simple Toyota Tacoma 1980s was real popular with survivalists but not sure about their electronic vulnerabilities).


I love your informative E mails but with all respect is there an overall theme?  Last week you were encouraging the use of high tech VW vans in a SHTF scenario vs my recommendation of preelectronics vehicles such as a WW2 Jeep. Now you are coming full circle and recommending tearing all electronics out of vehicles? 

Solar Ford Auto San Francisco Lifestyle Chronicle newspaper article

Live off the grid in San Francisco in a Ford with a solar panel on the roof.  Walk everywhere in that small city or take bus.  Save the planet while treating yourself to the best food, weather, lifestyle, jobs that money can buy.  

Take a plug-in hybrid car, slap solar cells on the roof, and park it under a big magnifying glass to focus sunlight.

Don't be a dead sheeple Get rid of wifi iPad cell phones computers.

Get off the grid. Sell electronics on ebay. Strip electronics out of vehicles. Read the science behind the research quoted in this article. I lived near major electricity lines 3 decades ago and read some of the research and then moved. Much worse now.

Scores of Scientists Raise Alarm About the Long-Term Health Effects of Cellphones

Are government officials doing enough to protect us from the potential long-term health effects of wearable devices and cellphones? Maybe not.

A letter released today, signed by 195 scientists from 39 countries, calls on the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO), and national governments to develop stricter controls on these and other products that create electromagnetic fields (EMF).

"Based on peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices," reads the letter, whose signatories have collectively published more than 2,000 peer-reviewed papers on the subject.

"The various agencies setting safety standards have failed to impose sufficient guidelines to protect the general public, particularly children who are more vulnerable to the effects of EMF."

For decades, some scientists have questioned the safety of EMF, but their concerns take on a heightened significance in the age of ubiquitous wifi routers, the Internet of Things, and the advent of wearable technologies like the Apple Watch and Fitbit devices, which remain in close contact with the body for extended periods.

low-quality and industry-funded studies tended not to associate cellphone use with a heightened risk of tumors, while high-quality and foundation- or public-funded studies usually found the opposite result. "This is very much like studying tobacco back in the 1950s," he says. "The industry has co-opted many researchers."

In 2011, Moskowitz consulted for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors after it voted to pass the nation's first right-to-know cellphone ordinance.

The law would have forced retailers to warn consumers about potentially dangerous radiation levels emitted by cell phones