Tags: Amanda Fox, chelation therapy, Exercise, weight loss
Amanda Fox recently posted a valuable message about exercise and fat-control.
Her posting debunks the many sales pitches that exploit the desire for an effortless fix.
For example, she warns against cleansing. (I used to have a healthy coworker who suddenly became convinced (probably by a sales person) that chelation would remove all of the toxic chemicals from his body, and make him even healthier. He was enthusiastic when he told us about his treatments. A few months later he was dead.)
Amanda also includes an astounding YouTube video.
You already knew that “if it sounds too good to be true, it isn’t true”, and “use or lose”. But it is good to be reminded. Attention and knowledge are not the same thing. That is why sermons and other refreshers serve a useful purpose.
Consider this posting to be a footnote to Amanda’s.
‘No pain, no gain’ is a standard cliche about exercise.
It is false.
Pain is your body warning you of immediate danger. During exercise it means “Stop, to avoid damage.”
The correct statement is ‘No strain, no gain – indeed, no staying even as good as you are now’. The essential thing is frequent effort, frequently pushing yourself slightly beyond what you can now do.
It might seem that the mild soreness after exercise confirms ‘No pain, no gain’. But soreness is a mild ache, not a sharp pain, and it comes after exercise, not during it. Sharp pain has no redeeming value.
The mild post-exercise ache does. It makes you like yourself.
Tags: Alex Navalny, Pussy Riot, Putin, Russia, Russia's enemy, Segei Magnitsky
For criticizing Putin, Alexei Navalny is being prosecuted on spurious charges of fraud and embezzlement.
This is a favorite tactic for Putin and his cronies. They use it against anyone who criticizes them, including those who expose theft by officials. It was previously used against Sergei Magnitsky (see below).
Navalny isn’t a perfect human being, but he is honest, and he is trying to benefit his country, not himself.
Not only is Putin and Co. Russia’s greatest enemy, it is very nearly Russia’s only enemy.
Recent actions by the Russian Parliament are evidence that responsibility for the imprisonment, judicial injustice, torture and death of Sergei Magnitsky, and for covering up those criminal acts, reaches much higher than was supposed before. By approving and protecting those responsible, Putin becomes a party to their crimes.
Putin and his cronies do not love the Russian people, they despise them. They regard the Russian people as unfit to identify abuses, or to propose solutions, or to govern themselves.
Putin is not the protector of Russia, he is the protector of those who pillage Russia
An example is Putin’s protection of those who persecuted Sergei Magnitsky, and then fostered Magnitsky’s death.
Magnitsky’s only ‘crime’ was to expose those who had pillaged Russia. But corrupt officials charged him with some crime he had never committed, and a corrupt judge convicted him of that imaginary crime. As noted above, that has become the standard trick in Russia for persecuting anyone who is inconvenient for those in power.
Putin never asked for an investigation. When a few of the criminals were chastized by the Sergei Magnitsky Act in the US, Putin was not pleased to see the the culpable being punished. Instead, he whined about the US legislation, and pushed a bill that ostensibly punished the US, but whose main effect was to hurt Russian orphans.
His response proved that Putin’s priority was to protect those who pillaged Russia, and that he cared nothing for the true patriots who exposed the pillaging.
That made Putin an accessory to the crime.
That erased all doubt. Russia is ruled by a criminal mafia, and Putin is a member of that mafia.
While Putin remains in power, Russia cannot breathe.
Russia does not need to be defended against a dragon. It needs to be defended against a pit of vipers.
De-fang Putin and his viper cronies, and Russia will unclench, stretch out, and breathe.