What did you do today?

Help Support House Repair Talk:

zannej

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2014
Messages
2,443
Reaction score
785
I went with my brother for his doctor's appointment. The doctor said he'd have his clerk try to find a new foot doctor for him that will accept his insurance. It also turns out the pharmacy never filled one of his prescriptions that was supposed to help lower his sugar levels. That is probably part of why he hasn't been feeling as well lately. He also weighed in at 300lbs (but his boots probably weigh about 5lbs and his phone with case weighs 1lb).

He recommended cutting back on sugars/carbs and getting more exercise.

Stopped by to see our friend. He finally found his sewer line. It was not in either of the spots the guy with the dowsing rod found. It turned out to be where they thought the gas line was. It's clay pipe. He broke a hole in the top and ran a snake through to clear the drain. It will flush again, but he still needs to put a cleanout on it & his body was sore.

It took a lot of digging and cutting of tree roots (auger couldn't get through the roots so he had to use a chainsaw). He sent his ex to the store with his $ to get him a Monster energy drink. She went to Circle K & bought herself some candy & cigarettes, then went to McDonalds and bought herself food & a drink but didn't get anything for him. Then she mouthed off to him when he got mad at her. He's told her she has to pay for her own cigarettes but she decided to take advantage of him because in her schizophrenic mind they had a conversation where they worked things out & are a couple again. I missed it, but he chewed her out in front of all the other house guests and said they are not a couple and are not even friends. He said he barely tolerates her & she's only allowed to stay there out of his kindness & he's tired of people walking all over him. Ever since the other girl (the pregnant teen with the 1-yr old child), his ex hasn't been cleaning or doing anything. He didn't realize she wasn't really doing much before but she was lying to him and taking credit for the other girl cleaning. The other girl cleaned more when she was gone but bc the ex makes a lot of messes, she didn't feel like cleaning up after her & she's getting along further in her pregnancy so it's harder for her. The ex convinced him to kick the other girl out by lying to him about her.

There's also a guy the ex invited over who is technically a fugitive. He's got a warrant out for his arrest-- but apparently the local cops didn't care. They picked him up for something and dropped him off at my friend's house without my friend's permission. I'm going to go over tomorrow to see if I can help him with anything.
 

Spicoli43

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2020
Messages
236
Reaction score
135
Location
Montana
That's what concerns me about concealed carry, not that I would change it. People with short fuses can be also carrying so I guess it is up to all of us to be civil, and watchful as well.
Yeah, people with short fuses are in every town, just like drugs are in every town. The thing that separates places like Chicago, which bans normal people from protecting themselves, and Montana or Wyoming where everybody is armed is the amount of shootings.

Everybody knows there is 30 something shootings or more in Chicago every week, mostly gang related. The Montana legislature just passed Concealed carry throughout the State, no permit required, and the Governor signed it into law. (Before, you could carry in the County without a permit, not in the City). I don't know of any shootings thus far in 2021 in the State.

The simple fact is that here, everybody knows you're armed, and it completely defeats the argument that more guns cause more shootings. It's patently false. If somebody is in a bad mood and gets in somebody's face, they will probably get a knuckle sandwich, but they won't get shot.
 

Eddie_T

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2015
Messages
333
Reaction score
175
I only have personal knowledge of one shooting where the guys knew each other and their argument ended up with one shooting the other. One could be significant if you happen to be the one.
 

Flyover

Trying not to screw things up worse
Joined
Jan 6, 2017
Messages
785
Reaction score
521
Location
Oh Hah
I think I read somewhere most shootings are where one person knows the other.

Comparing Chicago to Montana isn't apples to apples at all of course (different density, different demographics, different geography, etc.) but still cool to hear Montana is upholding people's rights in a time when many other places are quietly ratcheting them down.

I heard about a class at the University of Iowa or Iowa State University or something (names of schools....ugh) where they're teaching how to 3d print your own gun (probably just some of the parts, pretty sure other parts have to be metal or else the gun blows up in your hand), as part of a gunsmithing thing. My sense was this was not part of a university curriculum, more like one of those "offerings for the community" colleges sometimes put out. Still people got super angry but the school stood by the student group organizing the class (it's a 2a student group of some kind), and affirmed there was nothing illegal and that the student group had gone through the proper registration process or whatever. It was nice to see some backbone from a university for a change.
 

Eddie_T

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2015
Messages
333
Reaction score
175
A friend in TN carries because he rides Harleys and most if not all the other riders are carrying. BTW the altercation I mentioned in my post above was between two riders from his group. The news didn't say if the one killed was carrying.
 

oldognewtrick

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Jul 26, 2009
Messages
11,696
Reaction score
1,833
Location
Nashville, TN
TN is in the process of removing the license requirement to carry a firearm. I don't have a problem with requiring a class to carry concealed. It teaches you gun safety and also the legal repercussions that will happen if or when you are in a position to defend yourself in a situation of threat. Personally, I feel if you are going to carry a weapon, you should be similar with the workings of that weapon, and practice with it.
 

Eddie_T

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2015
Messages
333
Reaction score
175
What defies logic is a state that requires a class for concealed carry and not for open carry. I don't complain as it could backfire on me and require me to attend a class. Once gun is in hand it's hard to prove whether the carry was concealed or open.
 

oldognewtrick

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Jul 26, 2009
Messages
11,696
Reaction score
1,833
Location
Nashville, TN
What defies logic is a state that requires a class for concealed carry and not for open carry. I don't complain as it could backfire on me and require me to attend a class.
I'm of the opinion that open carry puts a bullseye on you for being first out when stuff hits the fan.
 

Eddie_T

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2015
Messages
333
Reaction score
175
I was editing to add a sentence while you were posting
Once gun is in hand it's hard to prove whether the carry was concealed or open.
My mouse gun carry can be altered as circumstances dictate.
 

femgroup

Active Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2020
Messages
29
Reaction score
13
+1 to this.

Humans evolved in many different places where different kinds of foods and food preparation methods were available to them and their ancestors. A few thousand years is plenty of time for differentiated digestive traits to evolve, and this is indeed what we see: people from northern Europe produce lactase throughout adulthood, unlike people most everywhere else; the Inuit are able to survive on extremely high-fat diets that would probably make most other people very sick; Mediterranean people respond very differently, in a metabolic sense, to red wine than East Asians; and so on.

It's funny, I rarely see genetic background mentioned in discussions of diet, but it seems obvious as a first step, doesn't it?
Interesting to see someone write this, as i have imagined and supported these ideas since i was a kid. My mom told me i was crazy, and when i would say something to friends they would respond___huh? So in my life, the only person that has to hear this is my wife of 40+ years.

With that preface, I dont have a theory, i have an observation: The only 'fat' people from China that i see are the people from Hong Kong. Kenyans who are known for their lean bodies, appear to be fatter in their urban areas. Same with Nigerians, etc.

Culprit? Could it be the European diet (English and French for instance)? The English diet is heavy in fats and doesn't appear to be overbearing in their population, but the leading protein in Coastal Africa is fish. They eat fish for breakfast, lunch, dinner and throughout the day. Fresh, dried, smoked____every which way but fried. Not too heavy on potatoes, but very heavy on yams, and 'groundnuts'. Leafy greens and plantains seem to lead in vegetables and so on.

American blacks, forced to change their diet profile after taken from Africa, seem to not tolerate some of these changes very well. Now a lot of it today has to do with convenience foods, general trends toward lack of activity and the like, but i wonder how much of this has led to hormonal changes in people (particularly women), especially when you see folks with the HUGE weight gains.

It used to somewhat of a joke for women to blame weight gain on 'hormones', but an associate of mine that is endocrinologist, says it's no joke. There are large amounts of our population that have hormonal issues, especially thyroid issues.

Anyway, just an observation. i expect (and probably will receive) some blowback, but I am in no position to defend anything here, except it's what i think i see.

Apologies for the small "i's", but there is something wrong with my keyboard, and i didnt have the heart to go back and make corrections.
 

Spicoli43

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2020
Messages
236
Reaction score
135
Location
Montana
Fat is caused by the obvious... Inflammatory foods like Wheat, Grains, Pasta, Deep Fried, Fast and Processed Foods, Soda, Commercial Salad Dressing, Trans Fats, Margarine, Oils like Sunflower, Soy, Safflower, Corn, Canola, Grain fed Meats like Omaha Steaks, Costco, Supermarkets etc.. They don't just cause Body Fat, they also cause Inflammation in the body, Gut Dysbiosis, Cardiac problems, Liver and Kidney problems, etc.

Anti - Inflammatory foods like Grass Fed Meat, Lemons, Limes, Berries, Avocados, Green Tea, Cruciferous vegetables, Turmeric, Wild Caught Fish (NOT Costco Farmed), Bone Broth, Vegetable Broth, Apple Cider Vinegar, Ginger, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fermented Vegetables, Coconut Oil, Spices, Green Onions / Chives etc. can turn the process around and provide relief to people suffering from Inflammation, which correlates with the 150 plus known Auto - Immune diseases.

People typically have that realization of what they can and cannot eat or drink when they try an elimination diet. When I did my first Paleo experiment, I learned that getting rid of the best foods I loved was the key. Out were Beans, Cheese, Rice, Bread, Beer, everything Fast and processed. I ditched Sugar as well, only relying on Raisins and Blueberries for the body's requirement for Sugar. It took about 3 weeks until my body didn't ask for the Raisins anymore, my belly was completely gone, and I didn't crave a single thing I mentioned.

I was too busy working to have time to think about the food other than prepping it, which was new, so the Psychological impact of eating the crappy food was taken care of in the background without me thinking about it.

The diet didn't last long because Football season rolled around, I caved into a Pizza and a Six pack and that was that. I didn't care though, because I had figured out what worked for ME. I figured out I can do that diet over and over and stay on it forever if I wish. I also figured out if I break MY rules, it doesn't work. If I eliminate everything but Cheese, I might as well have the whole Enchilada because my gut is the same size as if I had.

Lots of people jump on those mainstream diets like Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers etc. because they have "Dieticians" on staff. That doesn't mean a bleeping thing. Either the so called experts were born yesterday and don't know anything about how food impacts health and weight, or they are simply there to sell the programs. I speak about ME and figuring out MY plan, but it doesn't matter who you are, It's nearly impossible to eat the Jenny Craig dinner of addictive chemicals that is the same thing as the Walmart freezer section, just less of it, and keep the weight off. It's incredibly unlikely because of the addictive chemicals.
 

zannej

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2014
Messages
2,443
Reaction score
785
Hormonal issues and insulin resistance do affect weight gain as well. There's a doctor who did a Ted talk where he spoke about how he was eating healthy, exercising, and doing everything right but he was gaining weight. He had his blood checked & found he was insulin resistant and it was causing the weight gain. Cutting out carbs & other things didn't do anything for him. He had to take medicine to make the insulin work.
 

Spicoli43

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2020
Messages
236
Reaction score
135
Location
Montana
Hormonal issues and insulin resistance do affect weight gain as well. There's a doctor who did a Ted talk where he spoke about how he was eating healthy, exercising, and doing everything right but he was gaining weight. He had his blood checked & found he was insulin resistant and it was causing the weight gain. Cutting out carbs & other things didn't do anything for him. He had to take medicine to make the insulin work.
Yes, but he didn't need drugs.
 

BuzzLOL

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2015
Messages
151
Reaction score
72
Fat is caused by the obvious... Inflammatory foods like Wheat...
diets like Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers
Wheat is only inflammatory if you have celiac sprue... which I don't...
Weight Watchers Diet is identical to the 1,000 Calorie Diet... which is why it works... of course, the 1,000 Calorie Diet doesn't lighten your wallet as much...
 

BuzzLOL

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2015
Messages
151
Reaction score
72
TN is in the process of removing the license requirement to carry a firearm. I don't have a problem with requiring a class to carry concealed. It teaches you gun safety and also the legal repercussions that will happen if or when you are in a position to defend yourself in a situation of threat.
When I was young, firearms safety was taught in elementary school and we were given pamphlets on it to take home for reference. When in high school, you stood by the side of the road with gun in hand and the school bus took you to school for Gun Club Day... no one was ever hurt...
There shouldn't be repercussions for defending yourself... but we all know the Democrats have now made the world insane... and they protect illegal drug sales and abusing drugs...
 

BuzzLOL

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2015
Messages
151
Reaction score
72
I think I read somewhere most shootings are where one person knows the other.
how to 3d print your own gun (probably just some of the parts, pretty sure other parts have to be metal or else the gun blows up in your hand), as part of a gunsmithing thing.
Drug addiction murders/shootings of 1 or 2 people usually the person knows the other person... unless a stray bullet kills a baby in its crib or something...
In mass murdering, an addiction such as religion addiction takes away a person's conscience and they gleefully murder as many people as possible they don't even know as in religious terrorism and religion-fueled-wars...

The Democrats ferociously tried to outlaw 3D printed guns, but, as I recall, SCOTUS blocked them... metal can also be 3D Printed now...

ADDICTIONS are the biggest threat to the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Russia, China and all the world !!!
++++ The Six Big ADDICTIONS to AVOID like the PLAGUE !!! ++++
1. DRUG ADDICTION including alcohol addiction/alcoholics and nicotine addiction/smokers
2. RELIGION ADDICTION/PSYCHOSIS psychotic religics, evil theists, mass murdering religious terrorists, lying clergy
3. HOMOSEXUALITY ADDICTION (most homosexics admit they have an addiction, tend to murder each other over jealousy of who gets to use who's holes, can be cured/self-cured)
4. OBESITY ADDICTION (fat)
5. COUCH POTATO/SLOTH ADDICTION (lazy)
6. GREED ADDICTION (think EvilBushJr.'s unneeded wars for bigger oil profits)
 

Spicoli43

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2020
Messages
236
Reaction score
135
Location
Montana
Wheat is only inflammatory if you have celiac sprue... which I don't...
Weight Watchers Diet is identical to the 1,000 Calorie Diet... which is why it works... of course, the 1,000 Calorie Diet doesn't lighten your wallet as much...
Wheat and grains are by definition inflammatory. Celiac wasn't a household term 15 years ago. Not everybody has the same level of inflammation or is as impacted by it as others, but it happens to everyone. Some have non Celiac sensitivity.

I have never seen any success stories with the diet plans that people buy. (Except the paid actors on the commercials and in print, some of them that not only lost weight, but also had reformed facial features, grew teeth, changed their eye color)
 

Spicoli43

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2020
Messages
236
Reaction score
135
Location
Montana
Corn is a grain so it's inflammatory?
I did a report on celiac sprue 40 years ago...
Corn is loaded in carbs, right? Carbs convert to sugar, right? What does sugar do? Massively promote inflammation. 40 years ago has nothing to do with anything. Science doesn't change, just the understanding of how food works with the body.

The American Heart Association still puts it's logo feces on bread with grains, when the exact opposite is true. Grains promote inflammation, which is NOT the way to a healthy Heart. The AHA was an unknown entity in the 50's when Proctor and Gamble bought and paid for them to promote Crisco as healthy.
 

Latest posts

Top