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General Discussion / Re: Baby bump update
« on: September 14, 2011, 12:46:39 AM »
Wow! I disappear for a year to come back and read this first. Uplifting, Congratulations   8)

General Discussion / Re: Its my time to evolve!
« on: May 26, 2010, 01:05:39 PM »
I have found myself falling off track a bit.  :'(

Time to pick myself up and brush my shoulders off   ;D

General Discussion / Re: Its my time to evolve!
« on: May 16, 2010, 03:26:34 PM »
My dinner last night. Spicy stir fried bell pepper shrimp salad. Turned out very tasty  ;D

General Discussion / Re: Its my time to evolve!
« on: May 16, 2010, 03:23:22 PM »
Not as scary as you might think. I just kept reminding myself that people jump thousands of times a day without any problems. Maybe a couple get killed a year but the odds are still very good.  I would say its something that everybody should do at least once just for the experience.

General Discussion / Re: Its my time to evolve!
« on: May 12, 2010, 10:31:54 PM »
I turned 30 today  ;D

I decided that the best way to celebrate would be to jump out of a plane at 13,500 feet.

I have wondered the same thing myself. My cat kills small animals (ie lizards and bugs) that it does not intend to eat. It apears to hunt them and kill them for the sport of it. I think humans have the same animal instinct as other mammals to hunt for sport. Even though I do not need to hunt for food I feel the need to be able to hunt effectivly. I may need to hunt to feed myself someday and it requires practice to be an efficent hunter.
This is one of the many reasons I enjoy sport fishing.

Philosophy / Re: Quotes you love
« on: April 29, 2010, 08:27:36 AM »
He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man. -- Samuel Johnson

Philosophy / Re: Quotes you love
« on: April 28, 2010, 10:13:21 AM »
Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
-- Ralph Marston

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
-- Dale Carnegie

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
-- Dalai Lama

Add some photos! / Re: Humorous Images
« on: April 27, 2010, 01:10:50 PM »
Could a company get away with this add in America today?

Philosophy / Re: Quotes you love
« on: April 27, 2010, 10:38:39 AM »
Your lives are in the hands of men no smarter than you or I, many of them incompetent boobs. I know this because I worked alongside them, gone bowling with them, watched them pass me over for promotions time and again. -- Homer Simpson

America's health care system is second only to Japan... Canada, Sweden, Great Britain, ... well all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky stars we don't live in Paraguay! -- Homer Simpson

Food & Diet / Re: An argument for Milk...
« on: April 27, 2010, 10:01:05 AM »
I myself have found cutting dairy out of my diet to be very positive. I no longer have gas on a daily basis. This result is enough for me to avoid dairy from now on as I feel so much better without it.

Philosophy / Re: Dark Green Religion
« on: April 27, 2010, 09:09:54 AM »
Interesting stuff   ;D

Thank you for the link.

General Discussion / Re: Its my time to evolve!
« on: April 26, 2010, 11:38:27 AM »
Very Nice!  ;D

General Discussion / Re: I LOVE THIS WAY OF LIFE...
« on: April 25, 2010, 09:59:22 AM »
Make it happen captain! Sounds like a good idea to me.  :)

Food & Diet / Re: The McDonald's Burger
« on: April 25, 2010, 09:58:04 AM »
Yes I see your point. It is very hard to defend the way McDonald's promotes and markets there product.  But I do not think they are doing anything "evil" as I do not believe in evil. In the end whether it is right or wrong we live in a world that is ruled by the the fittest. As an animal like all animals in nature we are no exception to this rule. The strong will prey on the weak and the weak will ultimately pay for there weakness be the payment in poverty or death . Unlike other animals we are dealing with same species predators that do not want to consume us but rather they want us to consume them. They use there preys ignorance as a tool to manipulate there weaknesses. Now I am not saying there is any honor in preying on the weak but McDonald's is doing nothing different than any other major corporation.  Look at Pepsi and Coca Cola they have been marketing unhealthy products to children for years and I have yet to see them attacked as openly McDonald's. I could fill this page with corporations who are guilty of the same type of marketing to sell unhealthy products to people. I do think children are unfortunate victims of many things. This includes corporate greed but the greatest injustice a child can receive is being born to an unfit parent. Unfortunately people who are unfit to have children are far more likely to have children and in many cases several. I believe this to be a much larger problem then the marketing of unhealthy food. I guess one could argue that this is the circle of life. Natures way of providing for the fittest if you will. The hawk must have prey and they prey must reproduce in large numbers to avoid total extinction. I know people do not like to think of themselves as just another animal. People like to think we are different but if you look at the evidence you will see we are just as wild and instinctive as any animal but our intelligence makes our methods far more complex.

The strong will never stop feeding on the weak.The weak will never stop reproducing. This will never end.
Right or wrong? This question is irrelevant for the weak and unasked by the strong.  This is the world we live in and all we can do to protect from this is to make sure we ourselves and our own children are not to weak.

General Discussion / Re: I LOVE THIS WAY OF LIFE...
« on: April 24, 2010, 11:22:09 PM »
I love to hear these success stories. Very motivational  ;D

Good luck to you.

Food & Diet / Re: The McDonald's Burger
« on: April 24, 2010, 11:15:19 PM »
The fries don't degrade because they were dessicated during deep frying.  All the moisture was driven out. A thin cut fry cooks differently than a large thick fry. This is why thin fries are crispy in the middle. The larger fries retained more moisture during cooking. This is why they are soft so they rot rather quickly. A thin dehydrated fry will last practically forever unless they get wet, the same as any other dried fruit or vegetable. Not only are they void of water but they are also salted. Salt will adsorb moister in the air. By placing the salted dehydrated fries fries a the glass jar you are creating a perfect environment to store dehydrated food.  As for the burgers the moister in the bread is trapped by the jars and creates a humid environment. The warm and wet environment promotes mold. Its like a mold incubator.

I have 2 plain burgers from McDonald's that I am going to do my own experiment with.  One is in the fridge in a storage container. (Like the so called 12 year old unpreserved burger) The other is out in the open air. (On a shelf in my garage. I will let you know how this turns out. I am only interested in seeing the results of a non bias test. I do not feel that the creator of super size me is unbiased.  In fact I think he was just out to make a quick buck. But who can blame him for that? If you only eat fast food from any chain or even made your own fresh fast food style meals (Cheese burgers fries and coke) you would get the same results. A big fat gut and poor health! I do not think eating McDonald's in moderation is any worse than other other food chain. McDonald's is not killing people. People are killing themselves with there inability to control there eating habits.

Food & Diet / Re: The McDonald's Burger
« on: April 23, 2010, 03:12:17 PM »
I am not sure that there was "nothing" done to the burger to preserve it. I think she is keeping it well refrigerated in a container designed to preserve food. This along with the high sodium levels this should preserve the burger and many other foods very well. I am going to buy a McDonald's burger on my way home. I am going to leave it out at room temperature and see what happens. I will post photo's of the results.

I case you don't know. I am a very sceptical person when it comes to anything that may have personnel motives. This includes religion and hamburgers be the claims pro or con.

General Discussion / Re: Its my time to evolve!
« on: April 23, 2010, 10:50:28 AM »
Sound like a good excuse to eat PIZZA!  ;D I have not had a single slice since living like a cave man but one of my favorite things use to be a slice of peperoni pizza and a cold beer. OH god! I just drooled all over my keyboard.

General Discussion / Re: Video Games are Educational!!
« on: April 23, 2010, 10:46:27 AM »
I am with you on this. I have well over 75 games but I have not been playing them very much lately.
I think this may change with the release of Alan Wake in May.  ;D

General Discussion / Re: first week done!!!
« on: April 23, 2010, 10:44:01 AM »
I am very happy to hear you are doing so well. Keep it up  ;D

Philosophy / Re: Science Vs Faith
« on: April 23, 2010, 10:42:47 AM »
Humans depend on life to have some sort of meaning, without meaning then we feel hopeless.

This is what I find strange. Why does life have to have a meaning? Let's imagine for a moment that we had proof that there was no consciousness beyond this life. Would that really change anything? Many people believe that only humans have "SOULS" and the rest of the life on this planet just dies. If this is the case is it not more tragic when a non human animal loses its life? I would rationalize that the life without a soul is more valuable being the only life it will ever have. I would go so far as to say that there is no loss in death and no meaning in life if you are just to be reborn again. Life would be as pointless as dieing in a video game. (Oops I'm dead. Its a good thing I have infinite lives)

I would like to offer up a simple but effective example.
(Lets imagine that cars were free so they have no physical worth just practical)
If you were given a car and you knew it was the only car you were ever going to own would you not take great care of it? Conversely if you were given a new car every time the previous car could no longer operate would you service it regularly?


The Voting Booth / Re: Calling all caffeine addicts.
« on: April 20, 2010, 11:17:06 PM »
I have been on graveyard and swing shift for several years and Melatonin has worked very well for me. Of course working night hours is said to reduce Melatonin production so I think I was deficient to begin with.

Some interesting info -

General Discussion / Re: Its my time to evolve!
« on: April 19, 2010, 08:27:27 PM »
Before Paleo diet   

BMI - 27.4
WHTR - 50.7
BODY FAT - 17.8
BMR - 1997

5 weeks into the diet

BMI - 24.2
WHTR - 47.9
BODY FAT - 16.5
BMR - 1854

General Discussion / Re: Video Games are Educational!!
« on: April 19, 2010, 07:30:22 PM »
I am currently losing myself in Final Fantasy XIII.  ;D

Its hard not to love a series that lets the creators imaginations runs so wild.

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