Friday, August 28, 2009

Dangerous Hicks Beer Cans of Death Stunt Bike jump

Simply amazing. Pure genius all the way. I am not sure if these guys are acting or if they are serious, regardless there great.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Quarantine or $1000 a day fine for refusing the vaccine

Some states like Massachusetts have raced to put legislation on their books to jail and fine anyone who does not obey orders regarding an epidemic, a flu epidemic, and a potential flu epidemic at that.

Let's see...

* Terrorism exists (incredibly rare as it is) - so the logical solution is to treat all Americans like potential criminals and shred the Bill of Rights

* Carbon exists (it's essential to life and part of human respiration) - so the logical thing is to tax it and treat it like a planet threatening toxin.

* Flu comes and goes - so the logical thing is to require everyone to submit to injections (the more the merrier) with imprisonment being the penalty for declining.

More money for the crooks in government and their private sector friends, less freedom for citizens. And the US news media band plays on...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday morning pics...

What a beautiful, humid, vibrantly yellow morning.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Oh Know I have Orthorexia nervosa!

Healthy food obsession sparks rise in new eating disorder

Fixation with healthy eating can be sign of serious psychological disorder

Young woman eating bowl of salad

Orthorexia nervosa sufferers like to focus on 'righteous' eating and have rigid rules about avoiding certain foods. Photograph: Getty

Eating disorder charities are reporting a rise in the number of people suffering from a serious psychological condition characterised by an obsession with healthy eating.

The condition, orthorexia nervosa, affects equal numbers of men and women, but sufferers tend to be aged over 30, middle-class and well-educated.

The condition was named by a Californian doctor, Steven Bratman, in 1997, and is described as a "fixation on righteous eating". Until a few years ago, there were so few sufferers that doctors usually included them under the catch-all label of "Ednos" – eating disorders not otherwise recognised. Now, experts say, orthorexics take up such a significant proportion of the Ednos group that they should be treated separately.

"I am definitely seeing significantly more orthorexics than just a few years ago," said Ursula Philpot, chair of the British Dietetic Association's mental health group. "Other eating disorders focus on quantity of food but orthorexics can be overweight or look normal. They are solely concerned with the quality of the food they put in their bodies, refining and restricting their diets according to their personal understanding of which foods are truly 'pure'."

Orthorexics commonly have rigid rules around eating. Refusing to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soya, corn and dairy foods is just the start of their diet restrictions. Any foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain artificial additives are also out.

The obsession about which foods are "good" and which are "bad" means orthorexics can end up malnourished. Their dietary restrictions commonly cause sufferers to feel proud of their "virtuous" behaviour even if it means that eating becomes so stressful their personal relationships can come under pressure and they become socially isolated.

"The issues underlying orthorexia are often the same as anorexia and the two conditions can overlap but orthorexia is very definitely a distinct disorder," said Philpot. "Those most susceptible are middle-class, well-educated people who read about food scares in the papers, research them on the internet, and have the time and money to source what they believe to be purer alternatives."

Deanne Jade, founder of the National Centre for Eating Disorders, said: "There is a fine line between people who think they are taking care of themselves by manipulating their diet and those who have orthorexia. I see people around me who have no idea they have this disorder. I see it in my practice and I see it among my friends and colleagues."

Jade believes the condition is on the increase because "modern society has lost its way with food". She said: "It's everywhere, from the people who think it's normal if their friends stop eating entire food groups, to the trainers in the gym who [promote] certain foods to enhance performance, to the proliferation of nutritionists, dieticians and naturopaths [who believe in curing problems through entirely natural methods such as sunlight and massage].

"And just look in the bookshops – all the diets that advise eating according to your blood type or metabolic rate. This is all grist for the mill to those looking for proof to confirm or encourage their anxieties around food."

So a person can go to Micky D's everyday and stuff their face full of burgers and fries and believe that said food has no detremental affect on their health all the while suffering innumerable ill side effects from a poor diet. Or you can watch what you eat follow strict guidelines have no health issues, no bulching waste line and boundless energy and then be diagnosed as the one with the mental illness. WTF!!! Don't worry I am sure big Pharma will have a drug to treat Orthorexia nervosa by years end. Joey

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Garden and Foraging update...

Green beans post harvest pre-canning.

Post canning pre-digestion! We have canned about 30 quarts to date.

Squash! One of dozens. Every meal has some form of squash included.

Onions. This pile is only a small representation of what we actually harvested.

Black beauties! 2009 will go down as a stellar berry year. Black raspberries mid summer, black berries and elderberries now. Hopefully we have picked enough to satiate are berry desire through winter.

Apples are all but non existent this year. Late freeze, to much rain, not enough bees, are all reasons that I have heard for the lack of apples. Pears on the other hand are doing pretty well. I have been keeping my eyes on a couple trees in town and when the time is right I shall strike. Handy fruit picker in hand I will descend upon said pear trees under cover of darkness and stealthily pilfer those verdant beauties of there succulent goodies. Or I will just ring some door bells and ask permission.

Peace, Joey.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Huckleberry w/extensions...

Dry fork road to Spruce Knob, to Judy Springs, up Bear Hunter(almost unrideable due to equestrian damage), to Allegheny trail, up through Grouse Management area back to camp. Followed by a little picnic and beer. "Fellas it doesn't get much better than this".

Ride can be seen here...

Peace, Joey.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

From David Icke



The bailouts were instigated by Boy Bush Treasury Secretary, Henry 'Hank' Paulson, who was chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs before he joined the government in 2006. As one article said: 'The Secretary of the Treasury, who used to be the Goldman CEO, just spent $85 billion to buy a failing insurance giant that happened to owe his former firm a lot of money. Does that smell right to you?'

No, it's crooked, because Paulson is crooked, a man spawned by a company that is based on crooked and controlled by the Rothschilds who could have invented the word.

Paulson appointed former Goldman Sachs vice-president, Neel Kashkari, to decide who got the bailout money as head of the Office of Financial Stability. Kashkari, in turn, appointed Reuben Jeffery, a Managing Partner at Goldman Sachs, as interim chief investment officer.

Other important players in the Treasury were Dan Jester, Steve Shafran, Edward C Forst, and Robert K Steel, all Goldman people. Goldman executives at the key New York Federal Reserve Bank were also involved in the bailout discussions, including Stephen Friedman (Rothschild Zionist), the head of the board of governors.

Bill Clinton's Treasury Secretary, Robert Rubin (Rothschild Zionist), who did so much to prepare the ground for the collapse of 2008, was CEO at Goldman Sachs. Rubin, the Co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, was also named in Obama's interim team.

Two of Rubin's 'protégés', Timothy Geithner (Rothschild Zionist) and Larry Summers (Rothschild Zionist), were appointed by Obama to decide his economic policy. Goldman Sachs paid Summers $135,000 for a single day's 'appearance' in 2008. Geithner, a former executive of Kissinger Associates and member of the Council on Foreign Relations, appointed Goldman Sachs lobbyist, Mark Patterson, as his chief of staff at the Treasury.

Who was the biggest single private donor to Obama's election campaign? Goldman Sachs.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday #12...

Monday Night hike pic.

Mandi and I headed up to Cheat Mountain yesterday to do some riding. The trails on Cheat are some of the most technically treacherous trails is WV. Slippery rocks, lots of giant root formations and some nice big drops. If you are in to technically challenging trails and do not mind hitting the deck a time or ten give me holler and we can go ride on Cheat.

Peace, JOEY.