Wednesday, November 28, 2018

My Two Cents

Nobody could have predicted this man was righteous and impulsive.
At this point, I would put him on a suicide watch.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

True Grace

Christine Blasey-Ford will donate the excess money from her GoFundMe account to charities that support sexual violence survivors.
The money she has spent, has been on security- to protect her from violent men.

Go figure.

Bad Hombres

Video shows explosion at border agent's gender-reveal party that sparked Arizona wildfire 

1.  Ladies, stop this bullshit.   You are the only one obsessed with your fetus.

2.  These are the geniuses that are hired to work on the Southern border.  I am way more afraid of them than the people they say they are protecting me from.

More Discipline

New Proud Boy Rules: Less Fighting, Less Wanking
The Proud Boys have new rules: the far-right outfit is trying to escape its violent rep with new prohibitions on fedoras, cargo shorts, head punches, crystal meth, and masturbating.
Yeah the cargo shorts and fedoras aren't the problem. 
And prohibiting irrelevant things only distracts attention from and perpetuates the cranial pathology and insensitivity to pain that makes them enjoy being wounded.

Amphetamines are an historical and effective respiratory treatment, but will eventually fuck up your face.  Destroys your nose and cranial nerves, dehydrates your mouth, and eventually causes rotten teeth, mouth breathing, and sleep deprivation.   Meth use predictably leads to Hysterical Apnea- panic reactions and sexual obsession.

Orgasm activates your facial nerves and is a pleasant way to drain your cranial sinuses and lymph nodes.  
For that reason, we ladies would appreciate it if they would drink less and snort less and shower and wank more.  (In their mom's basement where we can't see them.)  As often as necessary to keep them off the streets until their heads are working properly.

Thanks boys. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Microbes in the News

The Science Is Clear: Dirty Farm Water Is Making Us Sick
For more than a decade, it’s been clear that there’s a gaping hole in American food safety: Growers aren’t required to test their irrigation water for pathogens such as E. coli. As a result, contaminated water can end up on fruits and vegetables.
After several high-profile disease outbreaks linked to food, Congress in 2011 ordered a fix, and produce growers this year would have begun testing their water under rules crafted by the Obama administration’s Food and Drug Administration.
But six months before people were sickened by the contaminated romaine, President Donald Trump’s FDA – responding to pressure from the farm industry and Trump’s order to eliminate regulations – shelved the water-testing rules for at least four years.

Yes the people who voted for this no-regulation bullshit are also the ones who demand we come over on holidays and thank Jesus for our healthy and bountiful food.
I always silently say thanks to the migrant farm workers and food safety inspectors instead.

Sunday, November 25, 2018


While I am reminiscing... How I spent the last lame duck session:
Feeling like my hair was on fire.   Not kidding.

Right after Thanksgiving 2016 my skin got so dehydrated from living here that my scalp rebelled.
I had been coloring my hair since 1980.  I put the solution on my head as usual and took a shower and tried to blow it dry.   My head started itching immediately, and within a couple hours all my hair follicles were blisters and my entire scalp puffed up like a biscuit.   I got a dent on the side of my head where my glasses arms were too tight.

I immediately cut off about 8 inches.  And tried everything  I could think of.   Oils, salves, took antihistamines....  most of them just made it worse.
It itched so bad it made me insane.   I couldn't sleep in any position.
I ended up getting a fleece hat, soaking it and my hair, and walking around with a wet head for a week. 
Totally serious.

 A couple months later I figured out the aloe/olive oil mix.
That helped a lot, but I never colored my hair again.
And it grew back in white.

I became a White Walker during the transition.
And obsessed with dehydration.
Go figure.

Words Matter

Man wearing no pants attacks manager, dies at Houston restaurant
Officers say the man was “in crisis” when he entered the restaurant and began throwing garbage cans and chairs. He also jumped up on the counter.
The scared employees called 911 and evacuated the restaurant, but the man followed them, allegedly assaulting a female manager.
When officers arrived, they were able to get the suspect in handcuffs, but then, he collapsed (and died).
The words "in crisis" are used by mental health professionals to create plausible deniability.  Nobody could possibly have predicted...

This man was obviously suffering from Septic Delirium, and if it were described as such people might be aware of this threat to society.  The symptoms might be noticed and this man could have been treated sooner and possibly avoided this altogether.  And if not, his dignity could be restored because his body would be inspected at autopsy for the fulminating abscess which made him insane.   Currently, teeth are only examined cursorily, and nobody analyzes the relationship between sepsis and crime.

Yeah, it's bad.   I once tore the blinds out of my windows and wanted to set the house on fire because I ordered the wrong ones.
I made myself sit on the floor and rock back and forth for three days instead.
Because I wanted to live long enough to know why.

Now I know.  This is why.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Things I have been reading

Rare microbes lead scientists to discover new branch on the tree of life

Navigating our thoughts: Fundamental principles of thinking

This experiment shows that all our memories are tagged with a geospacial location.
I believe the internet may be screwing with this type of memory.
I used to remember exactly where I had read something.  Could remember where it was written on a page in a certain book.   Now everything is digital and disconnected from a unique location.

Drink Coffee—Unless You Are Genetically Disposed to Prefer Tea

What Happens When a Bad-Tempered, Distractible Doofus Runs an Empire?
Not that one.

Priests are fielding more requests than ever for help with demonic possession
The stories all involve projectile vomiting and other gastrointestinal problems.  Symptoms of septic delirium. Go figure.

Stripping the linchpins from the life-making machine reaffirms its seminal evolution
Terrible title.  These researchers took all the magnesium out of ribosomes and replaced it with iron.   And they still worked!  Amazing stuff.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Darwin Award Nominee

Another righteous impulsive maniac who had no respect for the concept of consent.

American 'Preacher' Killed by Isolated Tribe After Illegally Traveling to Remote Island

Thursday, November 22, 2018


This year I am thankful for Karen and Georgia, who built a space where I am normal.

Feast of the Decimation

“By God’s visitation, reigned a wonderful plague,” King James’ patent for the region noted in 1620, “that had led to the utter Destruction, Devastation, and Depopulation of that whole territory.”

Let us celebrate the violent hemorrhagic deaths of millions by joining together and eating sedative amounts of carbohydrates, suppressing our immune systems, and exchanging our current batch of microbes...

That seems appropriate.

(pro tip-  stop at a pharmacy on your way to gramma's- zinc lozenges will activate your immune system and protect your salivary glands and mucous tissues and even raise your orexin levels via the vagus nerve in your lower jaw... )

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Here's a Nightmare for You

You Snooze, You Lose: Insurers Make The Old Adage Literally True
Last March, Tony Schmidt discovered something unsettling about the machine that helps him breathe at night. Without his knowledge, it was spying on him.
From his bedside, the device was tracking when he was using it and sending the information not just to his doctor, but to the maker of the machine, to the medical supply company that provided it and to his health insurer.

You don't get to choose your obsession

Sorry, Feminists, Men Are Better at Scrabble

Sorry Feminists – Men Are Better at Murder

Friday, November 16, 2018

Okay, I'll play

Chronic Nasal and Oropharyngeal Infections
#Zombies in 5 Words

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Excellent Documentation of the Obvious

Low-carb diets cause people to burn more calories
Over the 20 weeks, total energy expenditure was significantly greater on the low-carbohydrate diet versus the high-carbohydrate diet. At the same average body weight, participants who consumed the low-carb diet burned about 250 kilocalories a day more than those on the high-carb diet.

"If this difference persists—and we saw no drop-off during the 20 weeks of our study—the effect would translate into about a 20-pound weight loss after three years, with no change in calorie intake," says Ebbeling.

In people with the highest insulin secretion at baseline, the difference in calorie expenditure between the low- and high-carb diets was even greater, about 400 kilocalories per day, consistent with what the Carbohydrate-Insulin Model would predict. Ghrelin, a hormone thought to reduce calorie burning, was significantly lower on the low- versus high-carb diet.
Anyone who has done a ketogenic diet knows this intuitively.  You just feel like you have more energy being produced.

But that's different than documenting it.  

A big Thank You to this research team.

State of the Insanity

A man stood up and shouted, “Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!” during a Baltimore performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” last night. Audience members started running. “I’ll be honest, I was waiting to hear a gunshot. I thought, ‘Here we go,’” one said.

This is what terrorists call Winning.

Monday, November 12, 2018


Dereliction of the most solemn duty.
Honoring the dead is one of the oldest human traditions.
Glorifying the sacrifice of those who died in battle is one thing men in every civilization have always agreed on.
That was flat out oppositional defiance.  

He is abjectly unfit to represent a great, brave, brilliant and generous society such as ours.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Another Historical Anniversary

It has been 100 years since the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.
An epidemic spread worldwide by soldiers.
An infection that killed vast swaths of people, and changed the genetics of the world forever.

The 1918 flu changed human evolution.   Yes it did.

H1N1 flu is so deadly is because it creates a greater amount of lung damage and activates the immune system more.   It's like getting a horrible rash inside your throat and lungs and intestines.
The flu virus usually resolves in a few days.
But by then the bacterial infections have had a chance to get into the mix.
Especially strep and staph, because the immune system response to those is dampened by the flu virus and subsequent endotoxemia.

The people who died had the strongest immune systems, young men mostly.
They were overwhelmed by the immune molecules, went septic, and drowned in their own lungs.

The people who survived had less robust immune systems.
They were my generation's grandparents.

People with less acute immune reactions are more likely to harbor chronic non-fatal illnesses.
That is most of us.

The evolutionary arc of the microbe/immune interface tends to create chronic debilitating illnesses from acute and lethal germs.

That is the lesson of this story.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Hear the Echoes

It's the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.
That's what we call it.  They called it the War to End All Wars.

It was a point in history when people with really bad teeth (read: alcoholic Northern Europeans) first got access to weapons of long range and mass destruction.

They moved fast and broke things.
They lost an entire generation of men in Europe.
They told us to Never Forget.

America is losing our young people to the same battle in slow motion.
Very sick people with insanely powerful weapons.
In our streets.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Girls will be Girls

A researcher friend of mine once sent me this comment in an email-
I still can't get over the difference in male and female mice. 
No joke, males will bite each other and you can't mix and match boys in cages unless they have been together their whole lives. Even then, they fight. 
Females you can mix and match til the cows come home and the worse thing that happens is you get one girl who grooms the others so much they're all naked. You can tell who she is cause she's the only one without bald patches.

Boys will be Boys

The Thousand Oaks shooter's high school track coach alleges that the killer sexually assaulted her. She also says school officials pressured her to keep quiet as not to ruin his career in the Marines.
... Colell says she doesn’t believe this is just a case of PTSD. She says Long had issues long before he was ever a Marine.
Throughout history, men have asserted that all they need is some discipline to control their impulsive behavior.

So they have made a number of institutions where they put those guys in close quarters with a bunch of other impulsive guys with respiratory infections and sleep and alcohol disorders, and feed them high carb food and minimal dentistry for a few years.  They create the perfect environment for breeding chronic non-fatal illnesses.

And then everyone wonders why their erratic behavior accelerates when they get out of jail or the army and stop showering and brushing their teeth.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

See the Punkocracy

This Guy.
He has clearly been overproducing cortisol for decades.
Effin Ay.

He's so obsessed, he offered to be Trump's hatchet man.
And he thinks that's gonna work out well for him.
Impulsive men are easily manipulated.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sciency Stuff

Your Baby Might Not Have Enough of a Critical Gut Bacteria
Bifidobacteria is crucial for an infant's immune health. A new screening test might help identify the problem before it’s too late.

Neanderthals Breathed With Powerful Lungs, 3-D Reconstruction Shows
The new study has found that Neanderthals’ chests were not larger in volume than those of modern humans, contrary to popular belief

How Facial Botox Changes Your Brain—Literally
Unintended neurological consequences make the cosmetic procedure far from benign

The Pentagon’s Push to Program Soldiers’ Brains
The military wants future super-soldiers to control robots with their thoughts. 

The House Science Committee Is Back in Democrat's Control: What That Means for Science

New device improves balance in veterans with Gulf War Illness

How a trippy 1980s video effect might help to explain consciousness

Current Experiments


I learned a new word: It's the study of the effect of skin on mood and behavior.
I think that's a greatly underappreciated topic, and I am going to study it more.

Anyhow, this is one thing I have found that is fascinating.
The area in back of your ears still contains a lot of vestigial nerves from back in our evolution when our ancestors could move their ears around to focus on the direction of a sound.
They still seem to have an effect on your state of attention.  And that area seems to be prone to and sensitive to dehydration.
Try this- put some water on your fingers and wet the back of your ears.   The back of the cartilage and also the hairless skin of your scalp that is adjacent to it.

I find that my environmental awareness sharpens immediately.    It's fascinating.

Dental Hack

I have never had a toothbrush that really fit my tiny mouth.  Even the small heads wouldn't navigate the inside surfaces of my lower teeth.
So I cut one in half, on an angle, and now I can get every crevice.
I just used some cuticle scissors.   It took a few minutes, but was totally worth it.
I have used it a few weeks, and although I have to hold it a bit differently, I am way happier.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Women's Work

State of the Insanity

I have hundreds of links like this in a document called Maniacs.
This one went straight to the top.

Man run over with lawn mower while trying to kill son with chain saw

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Just Thinking

Maybe there is a viable use for botox injections.
Maybe we could shoot it into some hysterical guys faces.

Intravenous ketamine and an infraorbital nerve block.
Calm them down long enough to get their mouths and noses back in working order.

I like it.

Well Yes

I absolutely believe that.
This ain't rocket surgery.

Wisconsin Man Claims He Would Shoot His Liberal Sister in The Face for Trump

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Post Halloween Advice

Target does not play music in their stores.
If you are like me and hate The Little Drummer Boy enough to rearrange your life,  you should try shopping for all your non-hardware needs in their store until January first.