Jan 102013
 
Obama, Executive Orders, Debt Ceiling, Gun-Control

By-Passer in Chief

I thought Bush was a bad president but Obama’s desire to rule by Executive Order is scary. Glad the House of Representatives is held by the opposing party. I hope they have the cojones to stand up to the President.

I would never have voted for Newt Gingrich for President, but as the voice of the loyal opposition he is superb.


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Jan 092013
 

Trust Me, I'm Lying.
Ryan Holiday.
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It’s hard to browse the Internet when you are haunted by the words of A. J. Daulerio, the editor of the popular sports blog Deadspin: “It’s all professional wrestling.”

Headlines & stories are not designed to inform but to garner clicks and shares. Pandering to your audience is the new normal.


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Jan 092013
 

In my previous discussions I have attributed motives to the Brady Campaign that they do not admit. They are smart. They hope to dupe us. Feinstein admitted to wanting to ban all guns back in 1994 in the video I posted earlier. The democrats and Handgun Inc (now Brady) learned their lesson. Now all they want are ‘reasonable’ gun control measures. Name 1 that is ‘reasonable’. Will they promise no more after these? No. Why? Because there will be another shooting after any new law is passed, so they will propose more laws “for the children”, and then more, until finally all the guns will be banned. We will end up like England where the violent crimes per capita is much higher than in the US (but at least they are not using guns).

Sarah Brady recently said, “I don’t know exactly what measures need to be taken….” but does that stop the gun control crowd from proposing a ban a certain class of weapons that are responsible for only a small percentage of the crime statistics quoted? No. If we want to stop all the gun-related homicides & suicides what needs to be done? If all that is left are 2-shot deringers then there will still be gun related homicides & suicides. Those will have to go, too. I really don’t understand how this is not obvious. If the goal is to stop gun violence, I don’t think there is any solution yet they are unwilling to state the obvious. Why? Politics, aka duplicity.

When you hear anyone proposing so-called ‘sensible’ gun control, ask them how it will work to reduce the violence. If they say “Its a good start” then you have your answer to what their end goal is.

It is not about guns, it is about freedom. Any ‘reasonable’ laws that ban the sale of a certain type of gun that doesn’t include confiscation of similar weapons now is just restricting the rights of our kids & grandkids in a way we are not willing to impose on ourselves, in other words, incrementalism. I don’t believe banning a certain class of sport-utility weapons will have any more impact on gun violence than would calling Humvees and Expeditions “assault vehicles” and banning them would decrease the number of children killed in car accidents. Such a law does not reduce the number of guns either in the hands of criminals or law abiding citizens.

What is incredible is that the mere threat of banning these sports-utility weapons has driven gun sales through the roof. The Brady Campain and their fellow gun-ophobes have actually caused the number of guns in circulation to jump to an all time high with many gun sellers seeing record sales.

Jan 082013
 

The Glycemic Load Diet.
Rob Thompson MD.

The bottom line is that refined carbohydrades are unnatural foods that behave unnaturally in our bodies. It's not surprising that the more of these "bad carbs" wwe eat, the fatter and more diabetic we get.

The reason low-carb diets cause weight loss is not that they restrict carbohydrates in general. In fact, the more fruits and vegetables people consume, the less likely they are to be overweight. Low-carb diets work because they eliminate refined carbohydrates--flour products, potatoes, rice, and sugar.

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I joke that I am more vegetarian than some vegetarians I know. Having removed meat from their diet, they now eat more carbs. Instead of being vegetarians, maybe they are carbotarians! On the other hand, rather than increasing the amount of protein that I eat, I have tried to replaced the refined carbs in my diet with more vegies.

Once I get down to my ‘goal weight,’ I don’t plan on reintroducing the ‘bad carbs’ into my diet. This is not a short-term weight-loss diet but a lifesyle diet. I now know that I am insulin resistant, that my body is allergic to refined carbs, and that to reintroduce them would mean that I would put back on every pound I have been able to shed.


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Jan 082013
 

We Are Better Than This In a discussion about the gun control issue, I was challenged to show anywhere the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence proposed banning all guns. I already knew they had not made such a sweeping proposal but I went back to their facebook page to quote what they were actually proposing.

Amazingly, I could not find any proposals to reduce gun violence. They harp on ‘sensible’ and ‘responsible’ gun control with trite phrases like ‘we are better than this’ yet no concrete proposals. Sure, they link to articles written by others but nothing concrete from them.

Am I missing something? Can you find any concrete proposals from the Brady Campaign on how we are supposed to reduce gun violence or do they just repeat ‘feel good’ phrases asking us to be ‘reasonable’ and ‘be better’?


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Jan 062013
 

States that honor an Oregon Conceal Carry License

States that honor an Oregon Conceal Carry License

I have had my Washington Concealed Pistol License (CPL) for over 10 years and decided it was time to get a conceal carry license for Oregon as well. According to USACarry.com, my Washington CPL is currently recognized by 25 other states but our neighbor to the south, Oregon, is not one of them. Oregon, unlike almost ever other state, does not recognize concealed weapons permits from any other state. So, to carry a pistol either in the car or on your person, you must have a conceal carry license from Oregon.

We travel extensively through Oregon both on our way from eastern Washington to the Oregon and Washington coast and to visit family down in Boise, Idaho. We also enjoy camping and hiking in many Oregon State Parks as well as the numerous scenic areas in northeastern Oregon. Without an Oregon conceal carry license, before crossing the state line I must make sure to store my pistol in the trunk so as not to get in trouble if I happen to get pulled over for a faulty tail light or whatnot.

Oregon is a ‘shall issue’ state for Oregon residents only. ‘Shall Issue’ means that the local sheriff will (must) issue a conceal carry license to those who meet the Oregon conceal carry licensing requirements. To receive a non-resident license, applicants must either 1) own or lease property in Oregon or 2) be a resident of one of the four states contiguous to Oregon; California, Nevada, Idaho, and Washington. Non-resident applicants must meet the same requirements as Oregon residents plus submit a letter addressed to the sheriff explaining why they ‘need’ to carry concealed in the sheriff’s county. Oregon law says the sheriff ‘may issue’ conceal carry licenses to qualified non-residents at his discretion. If the sheriff is a proponent of the Second Amendment then you have a good chance of having your license approved, if the sheriff does not believe in the right for citizens to keep and bear arms, then you had better apply in a different county.

The sheriff offices do not allow you to submit an conceal carry application by mail and most require non-residents to set an appointment to bring in the application. When calling my nearby sheriff’s office, I was only able to leave a voice mail and did not get a call back that day. I ended up sending an email and was pleasantly surprised to get a response within the hour with a date and time, even though it was 6 weeks in the future. If you plan on getting an Oregon conceal carry license, don’t wait till you have taken the class to set your appointment.


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Jan 042013
 

The Glycemic Load Diet.
Rob Thompson MD.
... the next time you see a supersize meal in McDonald's or Burger King, ask yourself how much of what you are looking at is meat and dairy product and how much is bun, french fries, and soft drink -- that is, how much is fat, and how much is starch and sugar? Fast food isn't so much fatty as it is starchy and sugary.
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Sitting down at the fast food joint, you usually have a small piece of meat sandwiched between two huge buns, a boat load of potatoes, and a large drink (maybe diet to make it less unhealthy). Even at the mexican joints, you are encouraged to eat your fill of chips before a meal.

When I do go to a hamburger place I have asked for my burger to be lettuce-wrapped, bypassing the bun altogether but usually just drop in to the local grocery store for a baked chicken breast.


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