BLM 'Activists' Celebrated as Trump Supporter Was Killed | RealClearPolitics

I'm seeing a frequent narrative by some people on the left where they claim that the protests are peaceful and that all the violence is coming from white supremacists.  They further blame Trump for the violence, saying that he encourages it.   However, that is contradicted by months of video of the protestors being violent.  There is also very little evidence for white supremacists being involved at all.

I think that this qualifies as gaslighting.  Who are you going to believe, Leftists, or your lying eyes?


Saturated fat and dairy

The other day I saw an article saying that if you want to live longer, avoid saturated fat in meat and dairy. Today I also saw an article saying that we should ditch dairy because of the saturated fat. Fair enough. I'm down with that. However, today I see articles, as I have many times, saying that there is no evidence that saturated fat causes heart disease, cholesterol really isn't bad for us, and dairy is good for us.

This frustrates me a little bit.

I will err on the side of caution and buy skim milk, lower my saturated fat intake, and eat more plant-based foods as I am already doing.

Best wishes,

John Coffey


Obesity Linked With Higher Risk for Coronavirus Complications – May Spell Problems for COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID case percentage compared to population

Bartholomew County has 1,025 positive cases compared to a population of 83,779, which is 1.2%. However, the county was in the news today as having one of the most increasing number of cases in the state. The state of Indiana has 89,359 cases compared to a population of 6.732 million, which is 1.3%.

The United States has 5,992,468 cases with a population of 328.2 million, which is 1.8%.

The world has 24,281,199 cases with a population of 7.8 Billion, which is 0.3%.

Since I have many friends in Utah, the state of Utah has 50,174 cases with a population of 3,282,120, which is 1.5%.


COVID-19 is not a Hoax

From: Albert Nelms
Date: Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 12:44 PM
Subject: COVID-19 is not a Hoax

People who firmly believe COVID-19 is a hoax seem to be in the news daily as they die from the virus. Sad.



To Live Longer, Healthier, Avoid Saturated Fat in Meat and Dairy

It seems like there is much contradictory information about what constitutes a healthy diet.


A Radical New Model of the Brain Illuminates Its Wiring | WIRED

"The brain literally is a network," agrees Olaf Sporns, a professor of psychological and brain sciences at Indiana University. "It's not a metaphor. I'm not comparing apples and oranges. I think this is literally what it is."

Death from the outdoors....

From: Larry Trout

It's a disease more usually associated with the densely-packed cities of Europe in the middle ages, but health officials have confirmed a case of plague at South Lake Tahoe—the first in California in five years. The infected person is reportedly recovering at home. "Human cases of plague are extremely rare but can be very serious," El Dorado County Public Health Officer Dr. Nancy Williams said, according to CNN. Health officials believe the South Lake Tahoe resident may have been bitten by an infected flea while walking a dog along on Tahoe's south shore. The last reported human cases of plague in California were in 2015 when two people were exposed to infected rodents or their fleas in Yosemite National Park. Both recovered. Plague can successfully be treated with antibiotics, and, according to the CDC, treatment has lowered mortality rates to approximately 11 percent, with antibiotics working best if given within 24 hours of the first symptoms


The disease is spread by contact with fresh water contaminated with the parasites.[5] These parasites are released from infected freshwater snails.[5] The disease is especially common among children in developing countries, as they are more likely to play in contaminated water.

Schistosomiasis affected about 252 million people worldwide in 2015.[6] An estimated 4,400 to 200,000 people die from it each year.[7][8] The disease is most commonly found in Africa, Asia, and South America.[5] Around 700 million people, in more than 70 countries, live in areas where the disease is common.[7][11] In tropical countries, schistosomiasis is second only to malaria among parasitic diseases with the greatest economic impact.

Infected individuals release Schistosoma eggs into water via their fecal material or urine.[28] After larvae hatch from these eggs, the larvae infect a very specific type of freshwater snail. For example, in S. haematobium and S. intercalatum it is snails of the genus Bulinus, in S. mansoni it is Biomphalaria, and in S. japonicum it is Oncomelania.[29] The Schistosoma larvae undergo the next phase of their lifecycles in these snails, spending their time reproducing and developing. Once this step has been completed, the parasite leaves the snail and enters the water column. The parasite can live in the water for only 48 hours without a mammalian host. Once a host has been found, the worm enters its blood vessels. For several weeks, the worm remains in the vessels, continuing its development into its adult phase. When maturity is reached, mating occurs and eggs are produced. Eggs enter the bladder/intestine and are excreted through urine and feces and the process repeats. If the eggs do not get excreted, they can become engrained in the body tissues and cause a variety of problems such as immune reactions and organ damage.[citation needed]

Humans encounter larvae of the Schistosoma parasite when they enter contaminated water while bathing, playing, swimming, washing, fishing, or walking through the water



Debunking Michelle Obama's Claim About Trump, Biden & "Empathy"


Google's Friendliest Smartphone - Pixel 4a

Maybe because of competition, we are entering an era of cheaper mid-range phones that have some really good specs.  The new iPhone SE has top-notch internals and camera with a 4.7" screen.   However, I prefer my 5.5" screen on my iPhone 6s+.

This low-cost Google phone has a 5.8" screen.


Sweden: Lockdown Facts Fauci Won’t Tell You

I don't have an opinion on this one way or the other.  I just present it for information purposes.

The population density of Sweeden is about 1/3 less than the United States, but both are tiny compared to the population density of New York City.



Power outage/Transformer blowing up?

A major storm front moved across Indiana in a southeastern direction, causing property damage across the state and about 50,000 people to lose power.

On Monday nights I run online the Greenwood Chess Club that I started five years ago. We are not meeting in person because of the pandemic.

While I was playing chess online, I noticed that it was storming outside and at 8:35 PM my power went out. This was accompanied by a very loud buzzing sound that had me worried. The first thing I did was to text the guy I had been playing to tell him that my power went out.

The power toggled on and off, again with the troubling loud buzzing. I decided to investigate. The power came back on. I opened my garage and stepped outside. This time I saw what looked like a huge electrical spark above my neighbor's house accompanied by that loud buzzing sound again, but this looked like nothing I had ever seen before. It was obviously an electrical spark, but it looked more like an orange vertical bar. (Electrical sparks cause the electrons to be stripped off of air molecules, which turns the air into the 4th state of matter, called Plasma. When you see an electrical spark, what you are really seeing is the plasma emit light. You can't actually see electricity.) I figured that this had to be a transformer in the process of blowing up. Maybe it was on fire, which might explain why the spark was orange in color, although I'm not sure that this is a good explanation. Maybe the chemicals in the transformer caused the spark to look orange.

This looked scary. My first thought was that I did not want this to burn down my neighbor's house and then take mine with it. There were people in the street watching this strange sight, and I yelled at them and asked if they had called 9-11. They said that they had. One of the neighbors yelled that there was a tree on fire, but I couldn't see this from my vantage point. Then immediately the power went off again and I was relieved because the situation looked very dangerous. Very shortly fire trucks drove by, so I thought thank goodness the Fire Department is here, but they just kept on driving. In the middle of a thunderstorm, they probably had other problems to deal with.

I was not inclined to get any closer to investigate, especially since it was still storming outside. There was a huge crack of lightning close by which convinced me to seek shelter back in the house.

So I mostly sat in the dark texting my friends about what happened until the power came back on 2 hours and 20 minutes later.

Best wishes,

John Coffey



He Predicted a Trump Win in 2016. What's His Forecast For 2020? | NYT Op...

From: Albert Nelms 

This is very informative, concise, and interesting. Well worth your time.

Get Free Coffee at Panera Bread

I've been getting free coffee for about 3 weeks.  I need to cancel the coffee subscription by the end of September in order not to be charged.

Portland Protesters attack a pickup

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 10:02 AM Larry Trout wrote:
Protesters attack a pickup and ram a pickup with a motorcycle, then throw it in front of a truck to prevent it from leaving...

The night before....


Germans protest masks and social distancing

Maybe this was all predictable. If you were writing a novel about a pandemic, you could not a write better story. There are many unknowns, which causes uncertainty and agitation. We can't even agree on the death rate of the disease, because the numbers people come up with are all over the place. There are a great many numbers that seem way optimistic. I have seen multiple people, some of which I know, claim that they would not take the vaccine when and if it becomes available. People are protesting having to wear masks and social distance. I regularly see people claim that wearing a mask is a sign that you have been brainwashed. Some scientists are saying that it is safe for children to return to school, while others are saying the opposite. In parts of the country, some teachers are saying that they won't teach if the schools reopen.

The problem is that nobody is on the same page.  I thought that a crisis like this would bring us together, but it is more like it split us apart.

I do not consider wearing a face mask an infringement on my freedom. It is the equivalent of wearing a hard hat at a construction site. The danger is real, and we have to act accordingly. Masks provide a small amount of protection for us, which is far better than not wearing a mask, and a greater protection for others.





This disease is not done with us yet. Almost exactly 1% of the state has been infected. The number of cases has doubled since the beginning of June. Does that mean that 2% will be infected by the beginning of October? I don't know, but two months ago we were having 500 new cases per day, and now it is closer to a thousand.

I don't know why, but the death rate in Utah compared to Indiana is several times less.

We can beat this disease by having everyone wear a mask in public and take precautions. This is not like the flu. COVID-19 attacks your organs and your heart. Be careful.



Fwd: Man Grows Member on Arm

There seem to be other articles to back this up.

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From: Albert Nelms

Ikr? It sounds like a hoax, but CNN says it's real. Lol


Riots, Not Protests: The Media Is Gaslighting You