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Misc stuff about life.This one goes to eleven...

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1 hour ago, MiKro said:

Well off to see another Wizard, I mean Doctor. LOL!!!

Remember to walk out of the room without turning your back on them, because that's when they put the curse on you.

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2 hours ago, MiKro said:

Well off to see another Wizard, I mean Doctor. LOL!!!

 

best of luck Mike- I didnt want to say this before as you are obviously going thru worse than I-but  I am just now getting better from having pains in my leg- I did something to my back-popped a disc out hitting that sciatic nerve-  have been going to Chiropractor for last 4 weeks to get straight again-get that nerve disc back in place-  trying anything to avoid dealing with surgery. I am walking straight- walking better but it takes time. I feel like i have lost 4 weeks of my life. 

and it sucks.

and its miserable. I feel for you. Hope it all turns out better. 

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I'm going to have to pause my house renovation a few more days while I raise my conex a few feet. Summer is coming and I need to get in my box. I miss it anyway.

 

I have to raise it so I can redo the plumbing properly.

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So I sit and wait for info ( 5 hours now ). My son in law is in the ER. Think he may have had a heart attack. Dammit, 4 hrs away and I can do nothing but wait.  Again, I am tired of shit raining down on my family.

God if you are there, please give us a break. Politely asking!

Another day in my world.

Thanks for letting me vent my friends. :)

MK

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Hi all, he did not have a heart attack thank God. He did have a severe anxiety attack that appeared like a heart attack. One thing is, it scared him. He is overweight and eats the wrong foods. Something tells me he will be changing his routine soon. His Dad died from a major heart attack when he was 50. So he knows he must do something or follow that DNA.

Thanks for the prayers.

MK

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That's sort of an epidemic in America these days. Almost 100% of our food tastes so good we want to eat it even when we aren't hungry. Add to that the fact that companies research how to make their products craveable, so that we buy and eat it even when it's not that good(looking at you, Kraft).

 

Then, on top of that, our "News" is designed to stress us out and create a constant state of near-panic. Even if you don't WATCH the "News", the commercials for it are designed to make you panic, full of insinuations and half-truths.

 

These are the reasons I was forced to only watch Netflix/Amazon and the reason any time I need to get into shape I'm forced to eat only eggs and meat.

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As I suspected, looks like a blown ring on the third cylinder (bottom right) judging by the oily gunk

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This thing is taking time to strip

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58 minutes ago, ScottR said:

Just like some women I've known....

SR

I always thought I was a master of bra removal until I tried to remove one from a girl with *ahem* "generous" chesticles.

 

That thing was like cracking a safe. I ended up having to drop the straps off her shoulders and pull it down to her waist where things were "slimmer" to get those hooks to cooperate.

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10 hours ago, Norris said:

As I suspected, looks like a blown ring on the third cylinder (bottom right) judging by the oily gunk

 

5 hours ago, ScottR said:

Just like some women I've known....

SR

 

Errrrrrr

What?

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Raised my conex about a foot today.I still need more. It needs to at least be the same height as my mobile home.

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It's Thursday!!! How do I know that? Because tomorrow is Friday. :)

mk

Now It's Friday!! How do I know that? It's trash day!!! LMAO!!!

Yes I'm bored as hell.

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On 3/8/2018 at 7:25 PM, MiKro said:

 

Yes I'm bored as hell.

I'm sore as hell. Getting back in shape is difficult, so I bought some NO3 to help speed the process. It works by dilating blood vessels and increasing blood flow, so you use more of your potential strength while working out(at least, that's what it feels like).

 

The downside is of course after a couple of weeks of that combined with calorie restriction I am incredibly fatigued. It's working though. I'm about hafway to my goal.

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My son is a competing bodybuilder (no steroids) and his diet was brutally spartan.

Weren't nitrates (NO3) popular in the gay club scene back in the 80s? :popcorn: :lol:

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6 minutes ago, Prostheta said:

 

Weren't nitrates (NO3) popular in the gay club scene back in the 80s? :popcorn: :lol:

I don't think so, but I'm no expert. I can't see how Nitric Oxide would do anything to improve sex of any kind. You sure the "nitrates" you speak of aren't something else? L-arginine is all this is. It's an amino acid. Though, in the 90s they called it NO3, now they just call it N.O. or Nitro. I wonder if they changed the formula? It seems less effective, but I figured that was due to my age.

 

I first started using it pre-workout in my 30s. All it does is boost blood flow.

 

But yes, my diet is only eggs and those 100 calorie packs of lunchmeat lunchmeat. For the last two weeks I've been averaging 1200 calories/day. Building muscle is easy, but building muscle and shedding fat at the same time is tough.

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Well, I found this(along with some other info)

 

https://www.livestrong.com/article/491796-benefits-of-l-arginine-and-l-citrulline/

 

Apparently the increased blood flow can help with mild erectile disfunction and decrease heart strain, as well as muscle recovery...so maybe it is/was big in the gay community.

 

All I can say is it's a staple in bodybuilding. Probably the most recommended supplement to increase the speed of muscle growth and recovery.

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Ah, that's NO and not NO3.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrovasodilator

I'm certainly not the expert at anything other than humourous insinuation, Mike.

How are you preparing the eggs? Francis tells me that the proteins in eggs are best being denatured through cooking than being eaten raw, as this gives the proteins a far higher level of bioavailability. Raw eggs are a myth. He was shedding weight on his diet and going for muscle tone and form rather than simple bulk.

My beast boy.

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I go back and forth with the eggs. Sometimes scrambled, sometimes over medium.

 

I'm not going for anywhere near that size. Think Matt Murdock from Netflix. I want muscle tone and energy rather than huge muscles. Your son is doing it very well though. I respect good form like that more than the typical meathead that can't run a block.

https://www.bodybuilding.com/store/cellucor/no3-black-chrome.html

You're getting me and Mike confused again though.

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For the most part, I think that keeping your metabolism balanced and running is better than anything else. Slow it down, your body starts stashing and using little.

Yeah, my son knows what he's doing and has a lot of good support from his team and trainers. As a family, we're all super hard working in our own fields. You only get out what you put in.

A couple of his teammates patrons! :thumb:

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1 hour ago, Prostheta said:

As a family, we're all super hard working in our own fields. You only get out what you put in.

 

I think most Americans seem to have given up on that. I mean yeah, it still holds true on getting/staying in shape and somewhat in our careers, but over here it seems like the higher we rise the more the Government takes. Just the fact that we are only allowed to contribute $5k/year to our own retirement fund without having it taxed and then the SS we've been paying into our entire lives is constantly under attack and called a "handout" by almost half our politicians is pretty demoralizing. We can't get healthcare without insurance, which goes up the older you get until you can no longer afford it and has so many exclusions it's worthless anyway.

 

It seems like our system is designed to make sure we all die broke. The yoke of tyranny gets heavier every year. I wish I had seen the writing on the wall when I was younger, because I could have immigrated to Canada or somewhere similar where they value their citizens.

 

Anyway. I'm surrounded by people who are angry all the time and they don't know who to blame, so they blame "the left" for everything instead of recognizing that a strong Country needs a strong citizenship, and that citizenship should have guarantees like knowing that if we put in our years in our fields and do our part that we will have healthcare and retirement and not have those things called "entitlement programs".

 

The only things I actually can control are diet and exercise. Ah well...such is life when you are stuck in a declining civilization.

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Have you seen the government recently? If you're not hereditarily-rich or a super owner of some kind, you're not allowed to earn more. After all, those guys want to keep people from following them up the ladder. You're left with poor healthcare systems, education designed to keep you stupid and pliant. The works. If the population was educated and enabled, those people would no longer exist because the populace wouldn't allow them to. At current, only a fraction of that populace has the political willingness to challenge the incumbent OwnersOfAll and that simply isn't enough. Yes, it is designed that way Wes. I was very disappointed that socialism wasn't given a fair chance at success when the Democrats pushed Clinton instead of Sanders. What kind of world would we be living in if that had happened? Certainly, one where a broad base of human requirements were being met; education and healthcare for all, a drive against poverty and homelessness, etc.

Here in Finland, you are only homeless if you make an effort to be. The state doesn't allow you to not have money, food, access to healthcare or a roof over your head. Our taxes are broadly similar to those of the middle classes in the US resulting in a very compressed society (few poor, few rich) where the bell curve is very very wide. With a population of 5,5 million we're an interesting experiment in socialism, and it isn't 100% perfect but it is far more human-friendly than the US has been to its population and people don't tend to fall through the (widening) cracks as much.

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Socialism is pretty much a dirty word in America. People my age and older( the people in charge) for the most part equate Socialism with the failed U.S.S.R , which wasn't even truly socialist. Combine that with a distrust of the Government we already have and you have a severe uphill climb to convince Americans of the merits of a non-capitalist society. The opponents of such a system point to Countries that are dirt poor in resources, like Venezuela , and insist it's a failed system. They never mention Finland, Canada, Australia, Sweden, etc who all have different degrees of social programs and are very successful.

 

Truth is, all we need is a non-corrupt healthcare and retirement system. A National Healthcare system and the restructuring of SS to ACTUALLY be an untouchable retirement system instead of a bank for our government to steal from is all we really need. Sanders had some great ideas.

 

Instead, we got forced insurance. Insurance is nothing but Socialism with a middle man in place to increase the cost to the citizenship while lowering the ability of Doctors and Hospitals to stay afloat.

 

But try to explain that to the average American and they think you are crazy. By definition, forcing people to buy insurance is a more expensive form of healthcare than actual straight up National Healthcare. Our Doctors get all their best techniques from other Countries like Switzerland, yet the propaganda machine convinces our citizenry that social healthcare results in stagnation of medical expertise.

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