LOL props to Barney for sharing. Aaaaaaannnnndddd your true story of the day comin' at ya. In college, my roomate and I were rapping about something or other while eating and I said, hey does anyone have any condiments? LOL and she goes "OMG what a GREAT idea! Condoms! And Mints! They should totally sell those, so we can have a mint after using condoms!" lmfao. So my other friends and I had to break it to her that I was referring to ketchup or mustard. Hahahahahaha. But she may have been onto something there...Condom-mint anyone? Billion dollar idea...
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Cake = out Fish = in, fishes to knishes, that is...LOVE this truck...I'd rather be Phishing...(soon enough, 6/16 WOO) In the meantime, there's this, compliments of PHISH. Loving Cup style...
"I'm the man, from the mountain, won't you come on up? I'm the plow man in the valley, with a face full of mud, yes, I am stumblin', and I know my car won't start, yes i am fumblin' and I know I play a bad guitar, give a little drink from your lovin' cup. Just one drink, and I fall down drunk...I see your face dancing in the flame, I see your mouth kissing me again, what a beautiful buzz, ahhhh what a beautiful buzz..."
LOL omfg a DOUBLE DOSE of Call me Maybe Comin' at ya. Cause that's the kinda day it is. Shouts out to Takei for this piece of awesomeness. "Word Up" lol. Get obsessed, with this song. And change your life already, will ya? And call me? Maybe?
Bloomberg is Saving YOU from YOURSELF People. Jesus. Help him help you...To NOT be a fat ass. NYT: To Gulp or to Sip? Debating a Crackdown on Sugary Drinks
Seriously? This is what we're debating? With the majority of America considered officially: a fat ass, people REALLY have a problem with limiting the number of calories and sugar in your drink to below the 5,000 line? Help Bloomberg, help you, to be a smaller fat ass. And drop the soda habit like it's hot. Cause these days, it's not so coolio 2 b 500 pounds overweight...just saying...
To Gulp or to Sip? Debating a Crackdown on Big Sugary Drinks
By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
Published: June 01, 2012
Gas guzzlers, McMansions, Walmart, Costco: If one thing is certain about American consumer culture it is that bigger is better, especially if it is cheaper.
So more than a few New Yorkers took it especially hard Thursday when they learned that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg wanted to take away their plus-size sodas in restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums, arenas and mobile food carts, as a way, he said, of fighting obesity.
Patrick Piatt, 48, and Linda Perez, 46, who were eating at a McDonald's on 125th Street in Harlem, said they got more value by buying a 20-ounce lemonade, which would be four ounces too many once the new rules take effect. "For him to dictate, he's outstepping his bounds," Ms. Perez said. Mr. Piatt said that Mr. Bloomberg was looking down on them: "This is a man who has two standards. One for him and one for everyone else."
Another diner, Monica Dauphine, 44, who was sharing a 32-ounce Sprite, gave the mayor credit for his good intentions, but said: "You can't force it. It's like dictatorship. I'm sorry, but if you want to be obese, you want to be obese."
Reaction to the proposal came from many fronts on Thursday, falling along two general tracks. The idea was either sound health policy rooted in research, or a perfect illustration of a supersize government gone too far.
Some health experts said there might be some correlation between restrictions on soft drinks - many locales, including New York, already ban or limit them from schools - and a leveling off, or in some places even a decline, in childhood obesity. But one researcher whose work was cited by City Hall in defense of the policy said in an interview Thursday that he did not think it would work.
At least two candidates for next year's mayoral race also came out against the proposal Thursday, to varying degrees. Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, said that by limiting personal choice, rather than promoting knowledge, "It seems to me to be more on the punitive side of things." And William C. Thompson Jr., the former city comptroller who lost to Mr. Bloomberg in 2009, released a statement saying, "This move does nothing to teach people about positive nutritional values and sounds more like parlor talk than real solutions for the obesity epidemic."
The proposed ban - the first in the nation - would prohibit the sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces, though consumers would not be prohibited from getting refills or multiple servings. It would apply to virtually an entire gamut of drinks including energy drinks and iced teas, but not to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy drinks and alcoholic beverages, or to beverages sold in groceries or convenience stores. It would take effect in March 2013, after public hearings.
Anticipating the reaction, the mayor's office released a long list of statements from supportive groups, like the United Way, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Obesity Society, some of whom longingly noted the bygone days of the six-ounce bottle. Kelly D. Brownell, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, said in an interview that he understood how consumers might feel, because, "of course, Americans love value."
But he hastened to add that he was on the mayor's side, and that portion control was critical to calorie control. Research, he said, shows that though people believe they will eat just until they have satiated their hunger, in reality, "when people are served more, they consume more."
Dr. Brownell believes people will quickly become conditioned to the 16-ounce limit and not feel cheated. "You'll set a new norm," he said. "Just like everybody in the country used to smoke, and there's a new norm now."
LOL we all have them. Props to "sometimes you have to say fuck you" for sharing. Hysterical.
...yet you know exactly what you are going to do in a zombie apocalypse. Lmao. Also true. I know where I'm going...to Mexico. Got my duct tape and flamethrower emergency zombie kit ready to go. And if zombie apocalypse is upon us, I stop, drop and roll (confuses the shit outta them) down to Mexico. Cause if I'm gonna get my face eaten off, it may as well be sunny. LOL
What are YOUR plans for zombie Apocalypse (that may or may not be now upon us)? Please comment below.
In the meantime, there's this to occupy ourselves with. Rob Zombie Style...
LOL YOU'RE DAILY DOSE OF CALL ME MAYBE comin' at ya. Catch it. And change your life, like it changed mine. (tho not necessarily for the better...)
Shouts out to Monica for sharing this gem! LOL
Friday, June 1, 2012
Near death experiences for everyone involved when we get together. Like us now? Not so much? LOL oh well...Bone Thugs contemplates death. Meet them at the crossroads...post hanging with us. See below.
PS. Welcome to the blog party, Guam! We hope youz enjoy your stay. You're welcome back anytime, if I have anything to say about it...which I DO, cause it's my blog. :)
OMFG THIS JUST IN: We Can ALL Relax Now That: CDC Denies Existence Of Zombies Despite Cannibal Incidents
Zombie Apocalypse: CDC Denies Existence Of Zombies Despite Cannibal Incidents (thank GOD...one less thing to keep us up at night...tho I'm not entirely convinced zombies don't exist...)
Germans ease austerity pace for Spain, markets in turmoil
(Reuters) - EU paymaster Germany softened its drive for austerity across the euro zone on Friday (Cause it BITES...so does reality), agreeing to allow Spain more time to cut its deficit while its battles a deepening bank crisis, capital flight and recession.
Irish voters appeared to have backed a European budget discipline treaty in a referendum, a widely expected result which removed one political risk for the troubled currency area but left several bigger ones.
Investors stampeded (HIT PANIC BUTTON, sell sell sell...also called that one) to safe-haven U.S. and German government bonds amid growing worries over Spain's parlous finances and debt-stricken Greece's uncertain future in the single currency area. <MKTS/GLOB>
Asked about a European Commission call to grant Spain more time to reduce its deficit, a German Finance Ministry spokesman said Berlin understood Madrid's difficulties in trying to cut its shortfall to 3 percent of gross domestic product in 2013.
"We support Spain in its efforts to implement the necessary measures. But we also recognise that because of negative economic developments it will be difficult for Spain to reach its goals," spokesman Johannes Blankenheim told a news briefing.
Asked if that meant Madrid should be given more time, he replied: "I think that's what I've been saying. (But who knows really...)
Until now, Germany has taken a hard line with countries missing agreed deficit targets (until they realized austerity bites), worried that accepting failure would weaken the commitment to consolidate and hit market confidence.
But German officials close to Merkel have told Reuters in recent weeks that there is a recognition that some budget goals now look unrealistic and need adjusting to reflect unexpected economic weakness.
New French President Francois Hollande, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, U.S. and IMF officials have called for an easing of the austerity (it bites, remember?) drive to refocus on efforts to get the European economy moving.
In Dublin, Irish European Affairs Minister Lucinda Creighton said she was "very, very confident", based on early counts, that Irish voters had approved the fiscal discipline compact in the only plebiscite on the treaty in the 17-nation euro area.
The pact, meant to enforce EU deficit cutting rules more strictly to prevent a repetition of the sovereign debt crisis, was set to pass by a margin of 57 to 43 percent, an official of the junior governing Labour party said. Referendum opponents conceded defeat.
Financial markets are more worried about accelerating capital flight from Spain (we went from Greece to Spain...no turning back now...buckle your seat belts...until they recap: BUMPY RIDE), which is resisting pressure to seek international assistance for its banks, and about a repeat general election inGreece on June 17 that could lead to that country becoming the first to leave the euro area.
In another day of market turmoil (AKA: Shit hitting fan), German bond yields fell to all-time lows, with investors effectively paying Berlin to park their money in its coffers at negative real interest rates while the borrowing costs of Spain and Italy are again becoming prohibitive. <GVD/EUR>
The risk premium investors demand to hold Spanish 10-year debt rather than German bonds rose on Friday to its highest since the launch of the euro at 546 basis points.
Spain revealed on Thursday that investors had moved a record net 66.4 billion euros ($82 billion) out of the country in March alone, before the sudden nationalisation of ailing lender Bankia (BKIA.MC), its fourth-largest bank.
Spanish Treasury Minister Cristobal Montoro sought to sooth markets (there there) by reporting that the country's autonomous regions had balanced their budgets in the first three months and were on track to meet their 2012 deficit target of 1.5 percent of GDP.
The cabinet delayed plans (procrastination station, next stop) to adopt a new mechanism to ease their funding problems and boost their liquidity positions but Montoro said he hoped (hope springs eternal) to present the measure next week. (ha! yeah, why do something to actually address the problem today when we can wait till next week? May as well enjoy our weekends, after all...)
Overspending by the regions has been a big factor in the country's fiscal problems, along with mountains of debt owed to savings banks after a property bubble burst.
The European Union's top economic official said the euro zone faced a choice between degenerating or strengthening, keeping up pressure on the region's leaders to take more radical steps to overcome the debt crisis.
"We face either a gradual degeneration of the euro area or a strengthening of Europe's basis, that is the economic union," EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said in a speech in Helsinki. (AHA! Very telling, thanks very much for clarifying. Straight talk, compliments of EU commissioner...keeping it real...real something)
The European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund have stepped up pressure on euro- zone leaders to adopt bolder steps, such as a banking union and a joint deposit guarantee, to ensure the euro zone's survival. (all good idears)
But Germany, keen to limit liabilities to its own taxpayers, has so far resisted such moves. Greater flexibility on deficit reduction targets costs Berlin nothing. (VE PAY NOTHING and WANT EVERYTHING. GOT THAT?)
Whelp, it's official shit hitting fan times two today. Did youz heed my warning and short the shit outta the market? If not, I bet you wish you did. But it's not too late, cause this shit storm is only getting bigger till Europe ACTUALLY DOES SOMETHING besides speak vaguely about potential options that may or may not be implemented sometime in this lifetime. Sooooooo....Austerity still bites. And so does reality. See below for more details.
Fountains of Youth: Compliments of Doc Mercola: Ignore THIS and Deadly Disease Could Sneak Up on You Like A NINJA...Address it and Live Longer (and Prosper)
By Dr. Mercola (Props dude! Good article)
You've heard of mind hacks for being more efficient in the office and tech hacks for keeping your computer humming.So if you've been wondering if somebody will ever come up with some tricks for living a longer, happier, healthier life, there's good news: Best Health Degrees.com has a colorful way of telling it like it is, beginning with chronic inflammationi.Chronic inflammation is the source of many diseases, including cancer, obesity, and heart disease, which essentially makes it the leading cause of death in the U.S.To address that issue, Best Health offers a range of strategies that will help you live a longer, healthier life. To see the graphic, please refer to the source below. Here, I will expound on some of the key points.
The Importance of Combating Chronic Inflammation
Inflammation is a normal and beneficial process that occurs when your body's white blood cells and chemicals protect you from foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses.You actually need some level of inflammation in your body to stay healthy, however it's also possible, and increasingly common, for the inflammatory response to get out of hand. If your immune system mistakenly triggers an inflammatory response when no threat is present, it can lead to excess inflammation in your body, a condition linked to asthma, allergies, autoimmune disease, heart disease, cancer and other diseases, depending on which organs the inflammation is impacting.Unfortunately, chronic inflammation typically will not produce symptoms until actual loss of function occurs somewhere. This is because chronic inflammation is low-grade and systemic, often silently damaging your tissues over an extended period of time. This process can go on for years without you noticing, until a disease suddenly sets in.Diet accounts for about 80 percent of the health benefits you reap from a healthful lifestyle, and keeping inflammation in check is a major part of these benefits. It's important to realize that dietary components can either trigger or prevent inflammation from taking root in your body. For example, whereas trans fats and sugar, particularly fructose, will increase inflammation, eating healthy fats such as animal-based omega-3 fats found in krill oil, or the essential fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA) will help to reduce them.If you have not already addressed your diet, this would be the best place to start, regardless of whether you're experiencing symptoms of chronic inflammation or not. To help you get started, I suggest following my free Optimized Nutrition Plan, which starts at the beginner phase and systematically guides you step-by-step to the advanced level.But diet is not the only component that will have a profound impact on your health and longevity. It's really about addressing your total lifestyle. Below, I will discuss a few of the components I believe have the greatest impact. All of these components affect chronic inflammation, but they also have other health ramifications.
Optimizing Your Insulin Levels is Paramount for a Long, Healthy Life
Having high insulin levels is a surefire way to speed up your aging process. According to Dr. Ron Rosedale, if there's a single marker for lifespan, it would be insulin, specifically insulin sensitivity. Insulin resistance is the basis of virtually ALL of chronic diseases of aging, and one of the primary reasons for this is because it promotes chronic inflammation throughout your body.Unfortunately, many health care practitioners are still ignorant of the profound influence that insulin has on health. Please understand that a firm appreciation of insulin's role is one of the most important things you can do to optimize your health and outlive the naysayers. The two most important elements for normalizing your insulin levels and avoiding insulin resistance are:
- Avoiding sugar/fructose and grains (remember that beverages play a paramount role here, as high fructose corn syrup from soda is one of the primary sources of calories in the US)
- Regular exerciseFor an excellent, in-depth review of just how damaging sugar (especially fructose) is to your health, please watch this lecture by Dr. Lustig if you haven't done so already. It's a shocking eye-opener that explains the many intricacies of how sugar affects your body.
Using Grounding to Address Inflammation
Another simple lifestyle strategy that can help prevent chronic inflammation is grounding or earthing. Stated in the simplest terms possible, earthing is simply walking barefoot; grounding your body to the Earth. Your skin in general is a very good conductor, so you can connect any part of your skin to the Earth, but if you compare various parts there is one that is especially potent, and that's right in the middle of the ball of your foot; a point known to acupuncturists as Kidney 1 (K1). It's a well-known point that conductively connects to all of the acupuncture meridians and essentially connects to every nook and cranny of your body. By looking at what happens during grounding, the answer to why chronic inflammation is so prevalent, and what is needed to prevent it, is becoming better understood.When you're grounded there's a transfer of free electrons from the Earth into your body. And these free electrons are probably the most potent antioxidants known to man. These antioxidants are responsible for the clinical observations from grounding experiments, such as beneficial changes in heart rate, decreased skin resistance, and decreased levels of inflammation.Furthermore, researchers have also discovered that grounding thins your blood, making it less viscous. This discovery can have a profound impact on cardiovascular disease, which is now the number one killer in the world. Virtually every aspect of cardiovascular disease has been correlated with elevated blood viscosity. It turns out that when you ground to the earth, your zeta potential quickly rises, which means your red blood cells have more charge on their surface, which forces them apart from each other.This action causes your blood to thin and flow easier. It also causes your blood pressure to drop. By repelling each other, your red blood cells are also less inclined to stick together and form a clot. Additionally, if your zeta potential is high, which grounding can facilitate, you not only decrease your heart disease risk but also your risk of multi-infarct dementias, where you start losing brain tissue due to micro-clotting in your brain.To learn more, please see my interview with Dr. Oschman, who is widely recognized as an authority in the biophysics of energy medicine.
Chronic Stress and Lack of Relaxation Takes a Heavy Toll on Your Health
The classic definition of stress is "any real or imagined threat, and your body's response to it." Celebrations and tragedies alike can cause a stress response in your body. Some stress is unavoidable. Some mild forms of stress can even be helpful in some situations. But a stressor becomes a problem when:
- Your response to it is negative.
- Your feelings and emotions are inappropriate for the circumstances.
- Your response lasts an excessively long time.
- You're feeling continuously overwhelmed, overpowered or overworked.It's important to realize that all your feelings create physiological changes. Your skin, heart rate, digestion and assimilation of food, joints, muscle energy levels, the hair on your head, and countless cells and systems you don't even know about change with every emotion. For example, feeling chronically stressed:
Dramatically decreases blood flow to your digestive system Decreases your metabolism Decreases enzymatic output in your gut by as much as 20,000-fold Causes excretion of nutrients, such as water-soluble vitamins, calcium, micro- and macrominerals Raises triglycerides Raises cholesterol Decreases beneficial gut flora populations, which can weaken your immune function Raises cortisol levels Raises insulin levelsWhile you cannot eliminate stress entirely, you can work to provide your body with tools to compensate for the bioelectrical short-circuiting caused by it. I prefer The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), but there are many other energy psychology tools out there to choose from. Other helpful strategies that can help you deal with stress and unwind each day, include:
- Exercise. Studies have shown that during exercise, tranquilizing chemicals (endorphins) are released in your brain. Exercise is a natural way to bring your body pleasurable relaxation and rejuvenation.
- Proper sleep
- Meditation (with or without the additional aid of brain wave synchronization technology)