Sunday, June 18, 2017

Yoqi Yga and Qigong

This is a very nice Qigong channel on youtube:
Yoqi Yoga and Qigong
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq6iAv6Ydn5-ccJ5Nm6Mcdg

It is similar to Lee Holden's style with nice scenery.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

b bOUNDER Workouts

Bernadette Giorgi has a few b bOUNDER classes already on Facebook and will be adding more.

Come join the Jump into June challenge!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/833531036748768/

QVC will be featuring their replenished stock of b bOUNDERs
Saturday 6/17
http://www.qvc.com/b-bounder-Trampoline-Rebounder-with-Balance-Barre-and-DVD.product.F11730.html

I have been having a bloat problem with my new diet because of lots of raw veggies and the number one exercise recommended for bloat is bouncing!


(The diet suggested by Bernadette is very similar to the one I am following.)

ETA on 6/16:
Low carb flu is completely over.
A teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in green tea after a gassy meal has prevented bloating.
My body has adjusted to eating mostly fruits and veggies and I have lost about 10 pounds and over an inch off my waist.
Feet feel completely different with less tingling and more sensations.
Energy and mood levels are better through-out the day.
Still Tinnitus and random aches and twinges.

One benefit I did not expect is that food tastes better.
Maybe the nerves to my taste buds needed regeneration LOL

Friday, June 9, 2017

Stress

Stress is not just a killer, shortening our lives, it can ruin the feeling of well-being daily.
We cannot change other people but we can change how our they affect our health.
I am refocusing on my own physical and mental health.

The traditional medical community added to my stress but luckily, I found an alternative health professional who is helping me heal.

Finding enjoyable ways of moving with music kept my muscles strong in spite of pain.
Now I am finding the energy to keep moving through-out the day.

TheRUMP definitely created loads of stress:
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/could-stress-trump-presidency-make-americans-sick-n769441?cid=sm_npd_ms_fb_ma

Monday, June 5, 2017

Mystery Diseases

Some diseases or unhealthy conditions are mysteries, including peripheral neuropathy.

I had 127 tests done and the results show inflammation and allergic reactions but no pollutant or food sources of either were identified.
My blood sugar and cortisol were slightly high.
Triglycerides, A1C, and Vitamin D levels have improved since last July after cutting back on refined carbs.
Omega3 fatty acids are too low and lipids/Cholesterol too high so now have new supplements added to my regimen.
Thyroid is fine.

An anti-inflammatory diet, supplements, and treatments to improve circulation are already decreasing the discomfort of peripheral neuropathy.   As I feel better physically, I feel better mentally and emotionally.  The fear of living with progressive pain has been alleviated.

This alternative treatment is expensive but worth every penny because traditional medicine was doing nothing for me but adding to my stress.  Cannot put a price on feeling well.



Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Turning Point

After a week of the *low carb flu* (headache, brain fog, and moodiness),  I have finally turned the corner and am feeling darn good on a food plan that restricts refined carbs, dairy, and grain (gluten).
Besides eating mostly fruits and veggies, I am on fancy supplements as part of my treatment with Dr. Brian Anderson.  Also I have received 3 of the 24 treatments scheduled in his facility.

My energy level is through the roof and painful twinges are less common.
Peripheral Tingling is down a bit but not the Tinnitus.
Moodiness has been replaced with Euphoria.

As much as I may miss more variety in food, I do not miss the pain, fatigue, and hopelessness.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Pungra Fit and Fuzion Fitness Chair on Youtube

The Pungra Fit Channel on youtube is wonderful.

https://www.youtube.com/user/dopungra/videos


This morning I finally tried the rest of the 25 minute routine posted on April 30.
There were lots of jumping moves that were great on the bungee and a few cardio spikes.   Much more fun than most walking workouts and more do-able than most dance workouts.

I will be trying them all!



Also try Fuzion Fitness Chair routines like this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4XW74W9t4o




or

video


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Therapy Visit #2

Before my treatment,
a gal took 6 tubes of blood and also urine.
(our medical insurance covers these tests)

Today I had the hydro bed added to my treatment and loved it
and was given a bunch of supplements and ointments*
(and an African violet to welcome me as a new patient)

He said my calves were much looser.
I have not had a real cramp since my first treatment Monday.
Next week will only be one day Wednesday because of the holiday



*
a liquid that is loaded with over 400 nutrients one capful a day
An herbal supplement pill to take once a day
a Magnesium powder recommended at night
an ointment to go on any sore muscles, joints, etc
a pump bottle that relieves pain through the skin applied either in the inner elbow or behind a knee for absorption
(this pump will definitely be in my pocketbook for my next trip to Atlantic City because the nights have been full of cramps there)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Peripheral Neuropathy

This past week, I was evaluated by Brian Anderson DC who specializes in reversing the progression of peripheral neuropathy.  I will be starting my actual treatment next week.  The hardest part will be adhering to a strict anti-inflammatory diet.  This has been the only hope I have been given about reversing the condition which has been ruining my feeling of well-being for the past 5 or more years.

Traditional medicine offered me nothing and actually may have damaged my nerves with Lipitor.

....... Stayed tuned.


ETA:
I had my first treatment Monday 5/22.
First I stood on a vibrating platform which is supposed to help everything especially fast twitch fibers.  Eventually this vibrating massage will become a workout.

Then I sat on a cushioned chair while disks were applied to the feet and lower back to stimulate circulation while I breathed in oxygen through nasal prongs (I am oxygen deficient because of small red blood cells).
Last I had heat therapy then all sorts of vibrating and rolling therapies to stimulate circulation and break up tight spots.
When done I felt really loose and light.

The only thing I found uncomfortable was lying face down on the therapy table which was not designed for large breasts.

I am determined to follow the anti-inflammatory diet which excludes sugar/refined carbs, gluten, and diary.  Soon my blood will be tested for allergies and other markers to determine which foods to avoid and which supplements to take.

The treatment is expensive which makes me (and my husband) more determined to do it 100% for the best results.  He usually sabotages all of my attempts to eat healthier.
A nice side benefit is finally losing some weight!

Monday, May 8, 2017

BollyX Beta

BollyX is offering free streaming!
You are not even asked for any credit card or paypal info.

If you use this link to sign in, more videos will be unlocked:
https://bod.bollyx.com/referral?rid=MTM1OA%3D%3D

I love this kind of cardio and music.
Besides being free, their site streams videos on my new tablet.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Great Youtube Bouncing WO

This routine is great and FREE!

https://youtu.be/BzBR2zWx_Ck



I also edited it to music only because German cuing was not needed:
video




Also I just got a new toy: an RCA Viking PRO 10.1 2-in-1 from HSN and recorded a short tune while following a Sister Fitness video in our den on the 48 inch PROBounce.  


video

Here is a clip showing the bounce on the b bOUNDER:
video
I just could not position the camera and b bounder to get the whole thing in landscape so it starts showing the lower body bounce on the mat then switches to showing more upper body.

The PROBounce is much springier but the b bOUNDER enables more side-to-side action and the barre gave me security for the crossover jacks.   The jacks were much more intense because the upperbody was used.





Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mind and Body Can Heal

I love this video!

video

and I love the nurses and the patient!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Videos Stored on Google Drive

GoogleDrive does not convert files for playing like youtube does so many video files may not play (or open) while on GoogleDrive.

GoogleDrive can be used for storing video files and sharing links to the files.

All files are downloadable (ignore the virus warning on my videos LOL).

To Download from the title screen, right click and scroll down to *download*.

To Download from the video screen, click on the download icon in the upper right corner.

Most of my file formats are mp4, avi, or wmv.
If you do not have a player for any of these,
download the free VLC media player for whichever device you are using.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html





Thursday, April 27, 2017

Enjoy the Show

Seth Meyers explained why TheRUMP voters would vote for him again in spite of his fake news, mental disorders, tweets, stupidity, and incompetence:

They know he is all bluster and they like the status quo.
In other words, they do not want him to do anything but bluster.
The bluster is entertaining for many and comedians never run out of material.
What good is a soap opera or reality TV show or a *news* program without a villain?

The US economy is still steadily heading in the right direction thanks to the previous POTUS.
Why in the world do anything catastrophic to it??????

Enjoy the show or vote to change the channel.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A New Sub Recommendation

I just did a Lekfit ITS (In The Studio) which offered rebounding and TA-like upper body.
It had no cuing and decent music.
Visually easier to follow than streamed classes because just Lauren with a mirror.
There are other videos with cuing too.

There is a free trial but I may actually subscribe down the road after more videos are added, especially if the streaming runs smoothly.

https://lekfit.vhx.tv/

https://lekfit.vhx.tv/browse

ETA:
a free Amy Dixon 8 minute cardio on FaceBook from Bowflex:
https://www.facebook.com/Bowflex/videos/10155352436018938/

a free vimeo channel The Bradford Method with some Trampoline Barre
https://vimeo.com/bradfordmethod

#1 https://vimeo.com/89949342
#2 https://vimeo.com/92725344

CoffeyFit on youtube has a new Raw series:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Coffeyfit


Pungra Fit on youtube!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrEBE72Y3rb7AcGK-DvneRw

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RUMP vs RUMP

When it comes to The RUMP,  he is his own worse enemy.
The more he rants on Twitter, the more he demonstrates his ignorance and incompetence.

Ossoff received more votes than predicted in spite of and probably thanks to The RUMP's Tweets and robocalls even though The RUMP is spewing his alternate facts and giving himself the credit for Ossoff not getting over the 50% needed to avoid a run off.
Ossoff was predicted from polls to get 42% and perhaps, up to 46% from undecided but thanks to The RUMP got 48%.  Also the district had been recently gerrymandered by the GOP so some who expected to vote for Ossoff, could not.
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/5-takeaways-from-the-georgia-6-special-election-results/
http://www.salon.com/2017/04/18/jon-ossoff-has-been-gerrymandered-to-defeat-georgia-republican-admits-his-district-was-not-drawn-for-democrats-to-win/

Why demand more aircraft carriers if his administration cannot keep track of the ones the US already have?
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-carrier-idUSKBN17L03J

Why demand we buy American and hire American when products sold by The RUMP brand, including his red hats, are made outside of the US and many of his properties need visas for workers?
http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/18/news/ivanka-trump-trademarks/

Why congratulate Turkey for weakening their position as a Democracy?
(because he has businesses there!)


His ignorance and incompetency are reflected by all of his efforts as are his Conflict of Interests:

Why allow the coal industry to pollute our country when the coal industry is dead and not going to be revived? (The RUMP earns $$ from the oil industry)

Why build an expensive wall when we have 2 huge coasts less protected by a reduced Coast Guard?

Why give tax credits to the wealthier for healthcare and remove the subsidies from the less wealthy? (coal miners have received many benefits through the ACA)

Why give lower taxes to the wealthier who already do not pay their fair share, especially when he has no transparency with his own tax returns?

Why have a Muslim ban only for countries where his businesses are not located?

This list is never-ending but The RUMP is an even bigger Ass than expected and has no clue what the US taxpayers want, especially those who voted for him.  For example, his war against Mexico will hurt Iowa's corn commodity.
The GOP has no clue what US taxpayers want and gerrymandering districts can go just so far.

Grassroots movements, Town Halls, and protests will not be ignored at the polls and all frustrated taxpayers will benefit from The RUMP's Conflict of Interests, lies, ignorance and incompetence.

and this is all about finances without even including all of the people being harmed by The RUMP hate rhetoric and GOP unfair social services reductions.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Nuisance Phone Calls

It is obvious *Do Not Call* does nothing for stopping nuisance phone calls.
I usually just let the answering machine screen our calls but when my husband is out shopping, I usually do answer.  Running to the phone to answer a nuisance call has really become annoying as well as inconvenient.  I have considered dropping our landline altogether but our son does not have a mobile phone anymore and really do not want to give out our mobile numbers or have them on all of the time.

I finally took some action and figured out how to block phone numbers with our Landline FIOS Digital phone service:

https://www.verizon.com/support/residential/phone/homephone/general+support/fios+voice+service/ad/129036.htm

I have blocked all of the  numbers from the incoming call list for the past week, some of which had called several times in spite of being reported to *Do Not Call*.

Our phone may not ring at all for days or even weeks! LOL


Friday, April 7, 2017

POTDS Bannon or POTUS Trump?

Now that rump has pivoted away from the alt-right by demoting the President of the Divided States Bannon and giving a damn about Syrian kids, the big question becomes .....

will President Bannon regain control as POTDS
or
will rump try to become the POTUS and listen to more reliable advisers

Only Time will tell.

Maybe he will care about the surviving Syrian refugees
Maybe not

Maybe he will care about the American born children who face losing a deported parent
Maybe not

Maybe he will care about pollution affecting unborn fetuses and children
Maybe not


RUMP is RUMP
and only cares about himself
The sudden caring about Syrian babies was just an excuse to order the air strike in an attempt to reverse his tailspin in polls.
His old Tweets suggesting Obama would do likewise are proof.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Edited File to Share

The original 5 minute Miracle Mile from the Walk at Home Channel can be found on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAXKIcC-zC0

I really enjoyed the music I added to this file so will share the edited file so others can see how a free youtube video can be transformed into something special

video
Optional tip:
you can play any music you enjoy while doing any workout muted

Monday, April 3, 2017

Why RUMP Lies

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-ed-why-trump-lies/
is part 2 of the LA Times series

copied and pasted from the article:
In the months ahead, Trump will bring his embrace of alternative facts on the nation’s behalf into talks with China, North Korea or any number of powers with interests counter to ours and that constitute an existential threat. 

Most of his claims against Mexico are lies.
He demands an expensive Wall to separate us from Mexico buts cuts the Coast Guard budget which protects our coasts from drugs and illegal immigrants.  

His conflicts of interests are never-ending.
He cuts the budget on many social services like school meals and meal on wheels while the taxpayers pay to feed his family at his restaurants.

His tax plan will benefit the wealthy while his budget will cut benefits for the poor and middle class.

He lies about ObamaCare which makes medical insurance more affordable for the poor (expanded medicaid) and middle class (subsidies) and ignores how RyanCare will only make health insurance more affordable to those who earn the most money (tax credits).

The list goes on and on.
He is a domestic terrorist in spreading hate and lies and destroying our environment.

next in this LA Times series:
http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-ed-trumps-authoritarian-vision/
http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-ed-trumps-war-on-journalism/

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Our Dishonest President

Our Dishonest President
http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-ed-our-dishonest-president/
this article is the first of a series by LA Times


Copied and pasted excerpts:

Trump’s shocking lack of respect for those fundamental rules and institutions on which our government is based. Since Jan. 20, he has repeatedly disparaged and challenged those entities that have threatened his agenda, stoking public distrust of essential institutions in a way that undermines faith in American democracy. He has questioned the qualifications of judges and the integrity of their decisions, rather than acknowledging that even the president must submit to the rule of law. He has clashed with his own intelligence agencies, demeaned government workers and questioned the credibility of the electoral system and the Federal Reserve. He has lashed out at journalists, declaring them “enemies of the people,” rather than defending the importance of a critical, independent free press. His contempt for the rule of law and the norms of government are palpable.

His utter lack of regard for truth. Whether it is the easily disprovable boasts about the size of his inauguration crowd or his unsubstantiated assertion that Barack Obama bugged Trump Tower, the new president regularly muddies the waters of fact and fiction. It’s difficult to know whether he actually can’t distinguish the real from the unreal — or whether he intentionally conflates the two to befuddle voters, deflect criticism and undermine the very idea of objective truth. Whatever the explanation, he is encouraging Americans to reject facts, to disrespect science, documents, nonpartisanship and the mainstream media — and instead to simply take positions on the basis of ideology and preconceived notions. This is a recipe for a divided country in which differences grow deeper and rational compromise becomes impossible.

His scary willingness to repeat alt-right conspiracy theories, racist memes and crackpot, out-of-the-mainstream ideas. Again, it is not clear whether he believes them or merely uses them. But to cling to disproven “alternative” facts; to retweet racists; to make unverifiable or false statements about rigged elections and fraudulent voters; to buy into discredited conspiracy theories first floated on fringe websites and in supermarket tabloids — these are all of a piece with the Barack Obama birther claptrap that Trump was peddling years ago and which brought him to political prominence. It is deeply alarming that a president would lend the credibility of his office to ideas that have been rightly rejected by politicians from both major political parties.
for our country to survive:
those who oppose the new president’s reckless and heartless agenda must make their voices heard. Protesters must raise their banners. Voters must turn out for elections. Members of Congress — including and especially Republicans — must find the political courage to stand up to Trump. Courts must safeguard the Constitution. State legislators must pass laws to protect their citizens and their policies from federal meddling. All of us who are in the business of holding leaders accountable must redouble our efforts to defend the truth from his cynical assaults.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

VLC Tip

If you are playing a video file with black borders and would like the video to fill the whole screen:

open the file with the VLC media player,
click on *Video*
then *Crop*
then *16:9*

To get rid of the labels
click on *Video* again
then click on *Fullscreen*
(ESC to leave Fullscreen)

Friday, March 31, 2017

The GOP Helped Russia!

Obviously, Russian propaganda and hacking affected the campaigns and elections. 
For decades, the GOP had their anti-Clinton witch hunts so the GOP embraced anything negative about Clinton.
The GOP were fine with how tRUMP used and abused fake news when aimed at Clinton, no matter the source, enabling the most corrupt and incompetent POTUS and Congress.

Russia was able to damage our credibility, moral compass, and physical environment because the GOP welcomed the Russian influence.   tRUMP and GOP leaders ignored our professional Intelligence community because they appreciated Russia's help. 

2018 and 2020 can not get here soon enough for a HUGE backlash to put the US in the right direction again and drain the DC Swamp.

Karma can be a bitch.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Truth 101

Fitstix Fusion

Changing the soundtrack can make an old OOP workout feel new again


Fitstix Fusion MU newer by POMBarb

This workout is loaded with unique moves.

ObamaCare is the Law of the Land

I will never understand why Ryan and Trump supported a healthcare plan that only helped the rich instead of making healthcare more affordable for everyone and was not supported by the medical community.
Obviously, Trump did not understand or try to understand any of it.
Ryan?  just giddy with power?
The GOP plan had an approval rating of 17%
Have no clue why even that 17% would be there if they can read.
Then again some on ObamaCare still do not realize it is the ACA (Affordable Care Act).

Thanks mostly to their protesting constituents, the GOP House could not get it passed and ObamaCare will not be repealed and replaced.  Our Aspie son will continue to receive NJ Family HealthCare instead of having no medical insurance or having to pay a small fortune to stay covered. Now that ObamaCare is hanging around, insurance companies should try to participate.  I have no clue if the GOP governors who refused to participate can change their policies for the good of their constituents.

Imagine if the POTUS and Congress had been elected according to competency and policy instead of empty promises and propaganda.
Politicians need to put their constituents first before party and ego.  Their constituents elect them and are their employers, paying taxes towards their salaries.
No huge tax cuts for the rich.
No budget cuts for social services, environmental protection, and education.
Improved Infrastructure to provide jobs and to take care of America first instead of a wasteful Wall or more nuclear bombs.
Put the People ahead of their Egos or look for a new career.

Friday, March 24, 2017

B Bounder

(Note: this wonderful product sold out within 5 days on QVC.
More have been ordered and should be available in June.)


Crazy me,
I just received a 5th springless rebounder LOL



http://bbounder.com/
http://www.bernadettegiorgi.com/b-bounder-qvc/
http://www.qvc.com/b-bounder-Trampoline-Rebounder-with-Balance-Barre-and-DVD.product.F11730.html

video


This one is the B Bounder.
It is rectangular 57 by 441/2 inches and has a barre for the 57 inch side.
The mat is attached by wide elastic bands, not bungee cords.
The bounce is less springy than my other bungees but the upper body pushing on the barre has a higher intensity effect with less lower body impact.
The barre and wide mat enable some trickier moves like vigorous skaters.

QVC sells it and it was designed by Bernadette Giorgi who made some nice ballet inspired videos.
However, there is no warranty from Giorgi.

The mat does have some cosmetic defects (creases and puckers) but otherwise it seems like a solid piece of equipment.  The barre side legs must be attached or it can tip.  No tools are needed for assembly.  Assembly was easy except for the last barre part so I would suggest lubrication if just reversing  the part does not work.  In fact, lubricating the legs and barre ends would make putting it together easier and taking it apart easier plus eliminate any noise from the parts rubbing against one another.

Overall, I am a very satisfied customer and find it very reasonably priced.
I would actually prefer the B Bounder over my pricier JumpSports because of its larger space and barre but still prefer my Hexagon which is no longer sold by AliExpress and ironically was my cheapest bungee purchase.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Subscription Rants and a RAVE

I just want to warn subscription customers to keep an eye on any subscriptions that were cancelled.
I had unsubscribed during a free trial with GROKKER and received an email confirming the cancellation.
I have since been billed for two more months.
On my account it says invalid expiration date so someone probably made an error when entering the expiration date.
They are supposed to respond within 24 hours but I still have not heard from them today which is the second business day since I first contacted them about this matter.

ETA: GROKKER is giving me a refund but are claiming I had subscribed again although I did not.  There was no way for me to know my account was still active plus no way to cancel again when I checked my account after I saw my credit card bill so there was a glitch on their end.
Bottomline, check you credit card/paypal accounts.

I had also cancelled my Sister Fitness subscription because they seemed to have alot of glitches and I got tired of policing their monthly offerings.

Last but not least, a RAVE for www.gethealthyutv.com
I first got their streaming annual Premium subscription at a very reasonable price ($6) then a few days later accepted their special email offer ($20) for an annual Gold subscription.
The Gold includes several downloadable files and access to their LIVE Classes.
A new Live Class is added each week and I really enjoy them!
Although I can cancel at any time, I have decided to keep the subscription for the Live Classes.
Fitness friends have told me UTV will send an email a month before the current annual subscription expires before it is automatically renewed so I have a few weeks notice to cancel if the renewal price seems too expensive.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Another Bungee Option

video



http://www.qvc.com/b-bounder-Trampoline-Rebounder-with-Balance-Barre-and-DVD.product.F11730.html?orderId=476551183&itemId=221142101&sc=CRT

This model looks great and very reasonably priced.
If I were not as happy with my bungees as I already am,
I would cave.

ETA:
I caved LOL
the handlebar, shape, and size were just too tempting,
especially if it truly folds easily

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Liar-in-Chief

Thanks to our POTDS and his personality disorders,
one by one he is alienating all other countries, except maybe Russia.
Allies like Mexico, Australia, and the UK are now cautious about any diplomatic relations with this very flawed individual,

His obsession with alternate facts makes him an unreliable leader.
He has no credibility left and other countries are very aware of his flaws.
None of the intelligence professionals or leaders from other countries will trust his judgement which has made our country much more vulnerable to future terrorist activity.
His bullying attitude and focus on military strength makes him a threat to world peace.

His tweet which preceded Tillerson's meeting with China made diplomacy much more difficult for Tillerson.

His meeting with Merkel did not go well in spite of her phenomenal effort to remain diplomatic.
German journalists asked questions which would have been ignored if asked by American journalists and rump's responses to these questions confirmed his flaws and poor judgement.

What will happen when there is a real crisis instead of these ridiculous self-inflicted conflicts?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

GOP Health Plan

For the apathetic who have medical insurance through their employer: 

the GOP health plan repeals the employer mandate, causing many families covered by their employers' group plans to lose coverage.

For those who appreciate the ACA, you will lose the subsidies which were higher for those who earn less and those who earn more will get higher tax credits instead.  Those receiving extended medicaid may also lose that benefit completely.

With many losing benefits or not able to afford a decent plan, the insurance companies will have to charge more since less money will be incoming from the Federal government.

In other words, the rich will be richer and the poor and middle class will be poorer, especially the sicker and/or older poor and middle class.

The rural non-college educated who voted for the cult will probably get the worse end of the deal,
Making America Greater for the White Rich Right.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Large Hexagon Bungee

My favorite bungee has been the large hexagon I had imported from China by AliExpress.  Unfortunately it is no longer available.  

There is an inexpensive *UpperBounce Hexagon* sold at many retail places online at various prices with mostly good reviews.  However it does look smaller than mine.  
If I didn't already have so many rebounders, I would give it a try LOL


Do a search for it to see all of the retailers.
My only hesitation about this product is that WayFair was selling a similar one around the time I got my Chinese import and the price was much cheaper with some comparatively bad reviews.  Maybe this is an improved product?  I would try to buy it from a retailer that offers refunds.

Review and Assembly tip:
I love the size of this product! I had researched several other bungee mini trampolines and they were extremely expensive! at FIRST it was very difficult to stretch and assemble the bungee cords around the trampoline (the rest was super easy to assemble). Then I got an idea to use a regular hammer instead of the tool that comes with the package. My 16 y/o son was able to do all of it by himself in no time, once we started using the hammer!!! With the left hand hold the cord and then use the hammer with the right hand to stretch it over the frame and loop over the knob! It was a game changer! Now I'm looking forward to having a lot of great workouts while having fun!


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

UTV

I recently caved on a special annual Premium subscription offer from UTV for just $6.

http://go.gethealthyutv.com/C7206/


I liked alot of the Chris Freytag workouts so when another offer arrived by email a few days later for a $20 annual Gold subscription, I caved again.  Gold members have access to their LIVE streams and also receive some Premium videos that are unlocked for downloading.

This morning I really enjoyed their most recent LIVE class which was a very unique kettlebell routine.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

audio options for workouts


(these tips work on my Windows laptops)
I use power speakers from long gone PCs on my laptops.

2 different tricks that sometimes work when the voice is too loud or has too much *whooing* or unnecessary screaming and the music is too soft.

(1) Turning down the balance of the right speaker
(or may be the left on other setups)

(2) using the speaker enhancement option for voice cancellation

(worse comes to worse, I replace the audio altogether LOL)

with the video playing,
right click on the speaker icon lower right corner to go to volume mixer
then click on the speaker icon:

for (1)  click on levels then balance and lower the right speaker

for (2)  click on enhancements and check voice cancellation

(you can leave either adjustment opened so you can easily change or reverse the choices when done working out)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The American Psyche

Definition of Psyche:
soul or spirit

rump's bullying, hate rhetoric. propaganda, and lies have ruined the American Psyche as well as ruining our credibility with our allies.

He has created problems where there were none or escalated smaller problems.
He has ignored other growing problems like the rise in hate crimes.
His *changes* have not benefited anyone and most have been harmed emotionally if not physically.

We need infrastructure before a wall.
We need civil rights instead of partisan politics.
We need respect for one another and political correctness to keep civility and empathy.

Why repeal the Affordable Care Act if it benefits 20 million?
Why rip apart families?
Why cause unnecessary chaos and expenses?

Speaking of expenses:
Supporting his many residences and travel costs while cutting services like PBS and environment protection is just stupidity.




Monday, February 20, 2017

New Download Tip

To download a file from vk.com just put a m.(dot) in front of the vk.com to go to their mobile site then play the video and right click for the option to save.

The download is slow and may need resuming but all other methods with browser extensions have the same issues.

Pants on Fire

a video is worth a billion words:

video


video

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Leader of the Free World?

Our barely elected POTDS chose to do an extended press conference and campaign rally for his core group of mostly ignorant supporters instead of cementing ties with our world allies at a NATO conference.  He is making no effort to unite our country and the world.  His ideology shifts from minute to minute.  His staff delivers conflicting messages because nobody can predict exactly what this madman will actually say or do, let alone think from minute to minute.
Anyone who supports this madman has given up their free will and conscience.
They must exchange their thoughts and feelings for his.
They choose to ignore facts and reality for his alternate reality.
They choose dishonesty and hate over truth and empathy.

His current focus is trashing reality and the real news media.
This behavior disappoints the voters who tried to give him the benefit of doubt by ignoring his personality disorder.  He lives in a bizarre reality and demands anyone not his enemy to join him there.  Remember that this is the madman who told the terminally ill to just focus on staying alive long enough to vote for him with no empathy for their plight.

The campaign is over but he continues to lie, spew hate rhetoric, and behave like a cult leader instead of the Leader of the Free World.  Nobody is allowed to disagree with him or they become an enemy.

His favorability  rating never increased and never will.
His erratic behavior enabled by the GOP has energized the cognizant majority into action.
The opposition to the GOP is growing much faster than the Tea Party did after Obama's victories .

World leaders do not trust him so his negotiating ability is compromised.
Even Russia no longer celebrates his victory
The GOP is finding it harder to ignore his behavior and a few are staring to put our country ahead of their party.

Meanwhile, thanks to the ignorance that elected him, we are burdened with the expense of defending him and his family and all of their residencies and trips for the rest of their lives.
We may be burdened with his ridiculous *Wall*.
The GOP will cut all they can to lower budget expenditures.
The Middle Class has no security as far as medical insurance, medicare, social security and education.
Women are seeing their civil rights threatened.
All minorities are seeing their civil rights threatened
.
The World is seeing Earth's environment threatened.

Meanwhile, the psyche of our country and the world has been damaged indefinitely.
All of our children and future generations will suffer thanks to the ignorance of this cult and the greedy GOP.
History will give him the dishonor of doing more damage to our world than Hitler if our species survives.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

IRS

To eliminate voter fraud and voter suppression,
why not have the IRS expanded to become in charge of Federal elections.
Each US citizen should have a ballot on their tax returns.
Tax payers are paying for the federal salaries and policies and should have the power to choose.
There can be a simplified form for those who do not have to file taxes.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Downloading Videos

http://neverendingplateau.blogspot.com/2016/11/current-favorite-video-downloading.html
has some more downloading tips

I am updating what I currently use to download most videos on different Browsers because some coding has changed.

Firefox add-ons:
Video Download Helper
NetVideo Hunter

Opera Extensions:
Flash Video Downloader
Grab Any Media

ChromeExtensions:
Flash Video Downloader

for youtube, I still use Freemake Video Downloader or Converter which needs to be carefully installed always choosing custom options to exclude any unwanted items

The combination of savefrom nethelper and tamper monkey may not be available anymore but still works decently on Chrome and Opera.  The Opera Add-on Chameleon can still enable the savefrom nethelper on both browsers:
http://en.savefrom.net/savefrom-helper-for-google-chrome.php


here is how to add Flash Video Downloader to Chrome:
  • upper right corner of Chrome drop down menu
  • click on *more tools*
  • click on *extensions*
  • scroll down to *get more extensions*
  • in the search box, type Flash Video Downloader
  • after it is installed, when you want to record a video, play the video and click on the blue download arrow in the upper right corner and choose the file size you want to download

People Can Change

In my college years during Viet Nam, I leaned towards being very establishment .
I trusted the establishment, resented protests and actually liked Nixon!
I worked for the FBI in DC and had alot of respect for their methods.
(Comey ruined that for me).

Along the way, the Clintons changed my ideology. I resented how the GOP would not listen to Hillary's health insurance plans. Then the GOP attitude towards gay rights made me switch my voter registration from GOP to Dem.

Now I am horrified by the GOP. It took this one sociopath to destroy decades of faith in our executive branch and to expose how many deplorables and bullies exist in our country. Maybe having a gay son made me more involved than I would have been but I remember being really turned off by my mother;s worship of Rush Limbaugh long before son came out. Now I am obsessed with the downward turn of the psyche of our country which went from great to totally disappointing and worrisome.

President-Of-The-Divided-States (POTDS) does not have the temperament to unite us, only divide us
He is driven by revenge, bullying and winning with no remorse.
The So-Called-Ruler-Of-The-United-States (SCROTUS) shows more loyalty to Putin than the Amercians who did not vote for him.

Cannot depend on the GOP to man-up and stop this craziness.
They sold their soul, assuming they ever had one.

Monday, February 13, 2017

YIKES Stephen Miller!

Trying to figure out who is the craziest in the SCROTUS cult between Pence, Priebus, Conway, Spicer, Flynn, Bannon, and now Miller. All of the surrogates in this cult of lies, anger and hate embrace an alternate reality.

After they get done damaging our country, it will become quite a challenge to make America great again. Hopefully the GOP will wake up and join the majority of cognizant people resisting this fascism before too much damage is done to our psyche and environment.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

a MUST READ

This article really hits home:

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/andrew-sullivan-the-madness-of-king-donald.html

(I must copy and paste some of it)

He delights in constantly provoking and surprising you, so that his monstrous ego can be perennially fed. And because he is also mentally unstable, forever lashing out in manic spasms of pain and anger, you live each day with some measure of trepidation. What will he come out with next? Somehow, he is never in control of himself and yet he is always in control of you."

Conspiracy Theories and Fake News

The GOP, Rump campaign, and Alt-Right conspiracy theorists flooded America with propaganda and fake news.  

The GOP had been witch hunting Clinton since her husband campaigned for POTUS but ignored all of Rump's conflicts of interests, lies, and bullying.  Many Sanders supporters did not vote for Clinton because of the DNC hack which exposed strategy discussion against Sanders.  ALL campaigns do oppositional research!  Even Sanders ignored the email private server, knowing it was a GOP red herring.
Rump's Birtherism was an attempt to undermine Obama.
He paid people to attend his announcement of his intention to run.
He used hate rhetoric to divide the country and continues to view anyone who did not vote for him as an enemy.

The GOP made a huge fuss over Clinton's private email server BUT Flynn was in communications with Russia during the campaign affecting its outcome and after the election was undermining actions being taken against Russia.   Rump, Spicer, Pence, Bannon, and Priebus used whatever propaganda the Russian-Flynn connection produced and continue to lie, calling it all fake news.  They are still trying to undermine the media and keep spreading fake news to distract Americans from the real news. 
They claim protesters are being paid and all negative polls are fake. 

The GOP leadership tried to ignore and even bury these treasonous actions as well as rump's many personality disorders.  Meanwhile, the dossier exposing this stuff is getting more credible. IMHO this is much more criminal than Water-gate. Flynn loved chanting *Lock Her Up* at rallies. When will the real Americans *Lock Him Up*? Him being Flynn and everyone involved in the cover-ups. 

The FBI Director remained more concerned about Hillary's emails and now a rump puppet is AG.

The GOP is working towards more voter suppression while exaggerating voter fraud. .
(the new AG is all in)
Rump advised his supporters to vote more than once, intimidate minority voters at the polls, and even told terminally ill voters to hang on till after they voted with no sign of empathy for their condition.
Most of his closest staff were registered in more than one state.

A Conspiracy Theory which may become exposed as true:
Donald Trump Jr said money was rolling in from Russia in 2013.
His Daddy married a woman from Slovenia who was raised under U.S.S.R. domination and was previously working in the US without the proper visa and lied on her website.  
She ignores all proof of his infidelities and tolerates his bullying and mood swings. 
Putin may be meeting Rump in Slovenia.
Connect the dots yourself.

This insanity has to stop!
Where are the investigations??????? 
Support the media trying to expose the truth.
They are our last line of defense.

*Eastern European countries freed from Soviet domination but not part of the U.S.S.R. are Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Albania and Yugoslavia  Slovenia used to be part of Yugoslavia.