Ah, but this is what he said today

Ah, but this is what he said today. Tomorrow he will likely mouth something completely different. Trump has a habit of forgetting what he said from day to day. It is these inconsistencies that make him dangerous in the Oval Office.
“On Wednesday Trump repeatedly embraced a series of gun control measures, telling a group of lawmakers at the White House to pursue bills that have been opposed for years by the vast majority of the Republican Party and the National Rifle Association.
"In a remarkable televised meeting in the Cabinet Room, the president appeared to stun giddy Democrats and stone-faced Republicans by calling for comprehensive gun control that would expand background checks, keep guns from the mentally ill, secure schools and restrict gun sales from some young adults.
"To the surprise of many in the room, Trump urged the bipartisan lawmakers to start with a bipartisan bill put forward in 2013 by Senators Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, a Democrat, and Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania, a Republican. That bill died months after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., after intense Republican opposition."
If you want to visit more places in the world, a Thailand Cambodia Vietnam itinerary will make you really happy.
Besides this, if you still want to explore Asia, a Thailand Cambodia Vietnam tour package will be an ideal choice for you.
However, if these places are too familiar to you, let’s take Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap boat with family to make your trip more exciting.

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Ep. 167 of Pop Rocket Podcast is about our PROBLEMATIC FAVES. Can you guess mine? Or is everything I like problematic? Plus some shout-outs to non-problematic faves, like the Diep Tran episode of Smart Mouth podcast (Gai’s gateway to “Supersize Go”). Listen here on Spotify, on iTunes, or on your other favorite podcatchers.

I’m teaching our undergrads to program in BASIC again today

I’m teaching our undergrads to program in BASIC again today. If you too feel that your students will not have a fully rounded education without experiencing what programming (for the whole family!) was like in the 1980s, feel free to use my lesson plan for a 90 minute workshop, complete with a worksheet, readings and recommended YouTube videos: http://jilltxt.net/?p=4254.

Pomegranate juice can reverse atherosclerosis and increase testosterone 24% in 2 weeks?!, Our testosterone levels will start to drop ~0

Pomegranate juice can reverse atherosclerosis and increase testosterone 24% in 2 weeks?!
Our testosterone levels will start to drop ~0.4% per year after our early twenties, leading to lower energy levels, strength and libido – no fun.
Atherosclerotic streak buildup can be detected in 5 year olds, and is a slowly accumulating disease in all of us, LDL particle count being the most robust marker AFAIK, oxidized LDL particle count might be an even better one.
But pomegranate juice can reverse both these trends? Seems to good to be true, but the studies agree – am I missing something? Why aren’t everyone drinking it? I’ve only done a surface level analysis so far, but interested to hear from someone who has looked into this more closely. Dosage in all the studies is ~240ml or 8 fl.oz/day – about 2 glasses.
Testosterone studies
1. Testosterone boost in male rats 20% after 7 weeks https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18222572
2. Testosterone boost in men and women 24% after 2 weeks https://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0028/ea0028p313
3. Testosterone boost in post menopausal women 21% after 3 weeks (apple juice no effect) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26327495
Artheroslecrosis and Ox LDL studies
1 year reversal of atherosclerotic plaque buildup due to reducing LDL oxidation
4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15158307
(multiple studies agree and it has also been shown in mice).
5. Cardiovascular events in hemodialysis patients reduced more than placebo (~50%) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3975840/
It’s also being looked at for neuroinflammation and possible dementia risk reduction as I believe one of the main polyphenols crossed the blood brain barrier.
Cost in Europe 3.35 eur/liter, so 0.9 eur/day with the typical 8 oz or 240 ml daily dose of pomegranate juice not from concentrate. It’s possible supplementation of the extracts could cost less and give the same or better effects, but keep in mind only 5 out of 27 supps tested in one study had the full compliment of phenols https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf9010017 Life Extension foundation passed

This week Pop Rocket Podcast goes to THERAPY with clinical psychologist (and one of my nearest and dearest pals), Dr

This week Pop Rocket Podcast goes to THERAPY with clinical psychologist (and one of my nearest and dearest pals), Dr. Megan Auster-Rosen, PsyD. Find out which fictional representations of TV therapy are most accurate or egregious, and who’s the fastest at whipping out the DSM. Plus, our all-abouts and jams (NBC’s RISE is a new problematic interest, if not quite a fave of mine). Listen here at MaximumFun.org, on iTunes, Spotify or your other favorite pod-catchers. http://www.maximumfun.org/…/pop-rocket-ep-168-therapy-treat…

What a glorious week on Pop Rocket Podcast! We brought Tav Nyong’o in to talk BLACK PANTHER, Afro-fabulousness and double consciousness

What a glorious week on Pop Rocket Podcast! We brought Tav Nyong’o in to talk BLACK PANTHER, Afro-fabulousness and double consciousness. Our all-abouts include Heathers, Ugly Delicious and two different #metoo stories from Brendan Fraser and Monica Lewinsky. Plus some amazing jams fr. Ella Jenkins, MeShell NdegeOCello, Janelle Monae and Frank Ocean. We also bid farewell to our producer, Christian Dueñas. Listen at this link or through your fave podcatchers: http://www.maximumfun.org/…/pop-rocket-episode-164-wakanda-…

I first heard about RAICES last week, and immediately gave them money

I first heard about RAICES last week, and immediately gave them money. Since then, I’ve tried to learn more about exactly who they are, what they’re doing, and how they compare to other organizations in Texas doing similar work. RAICES is legit, I’m now satisfactorily convinced that there’s no better organization (and there are definitely worse organizations) to give your money to. So, hit that donate button.
I will note: RAICES is small and young and growing extremely fast, and I doubt that it will be able to absorb the current influx of cash without one or two growing pains. Don’t let that stop you from giving, this is no time for seeking perfection. Besides, bail funds are pretty simple things. This is not rocket science, it’s just incredibly important work, day in and day out.

I found out that the sunshine in New Mexico could do almost anything with one: make one well if one felt ill, or change a dark mood and lighten it

“I found out that the sunshine in New Mexico could do almost anything with one: make one well if one felt ill, or change a dark mood and lighten it. It entered into one’s deepest places and melted the thick, slow densities. It made one feel good. That is, alive.”
― Mabel Dodge Luhan
Birthday Blessings, Mabel Luhan Dodge, — writer, arts patron, social progressive, accidental feminist, and Taos, NM visionary, b. February 26, 1879 (one week before Russian mystic, Peter Ouspenksy)
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25 years ago, I was wandering around Taos, NM in my first trip to the state and ambled down a winding road/driveway just on the edge of the small-ish main district
I like to knock around town in a new inviting location and follow the wisdom of my feet which often know more than I do.
That driveway took me to a retreat complex that had a very distinct "vibe" I liked — casual, creative, subtly Bohemian, well-maintained but kind of rambling — a kind of place that knew its charms well enough not to advertise.
I swear I felt spirits there. As I explored, I started to learn more about this Mabel Dodge Luhan Retreat and Guest Center.
I discovered that indeed compelling spirits had inhabited the place, such as of D.H. Lawrence, Ansel Adams, Willa Cather, Robinson Jeffers, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mary Hunter Austin, Jean Toomer (Gurdieff pupil), Aldous Huxley, and a number of other influential artists and poets had been hosted by Mabel Dodge Luhan. Indeed, they were there.
My kinda joint.
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Mabel was a socialite who became an art patron in Italy to endure a loveless marriage.
Upon leaving that marriage, with the specific encouragements of Gertrude Stein and her husband, she took it upon herself to reinvent herself and her life, leaving behind the dereliction of a loveless childhood and marriages.
A third husband told her to strike out for New Mexico, which she did, and then fell in love with Tony Luhan, a Native American, whom she eventually married — remaining so for the duration of her life.
It was on Tony’s advice that she bought the 12-acre property, and together they created a working sanctuary for the artistic "mover-shakers" and "Bohemians" of the times. The rest is proverbial history.
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MDL was characterized exuberantly in the film, Georgia O’Keeffe, starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons. She had a tremendous influence on O’Keeffe’s being able to re-invent herself away from the clutches of Alfred Stieglitz.
She had Pisces Sun conjunct Mercury — good for inspired writing, and those planets were in a harmonious relationship (by sextile) to a Neptune/Moon conjunction in Taurus — perfect for the inspired, sensual enclave under the New Mexico sky.
Though not a stated feminist, she broke nearly every mold that Victorian Society would have placed on her, and she did it consciously.
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If you want to visit more places in the world, a Thailand Cambodia Vietnam itinerary will make you really happy.

This week on Pop Rocket Podcast, we tell you how to survive A QUIET PLACE (and its Filson-esque whiteness)

This week on Pop Rocket Podcast, we tell you how to survive A QUIET PLACE (and its Filson-esque whiteness). I’m all about Janelle Monáe’s sapphic fantasia, PYNK and its reverberations with Peaches’ orgiastic worlds. Guy and Wynter get into BEYCHELLA, and special guest, Riley Silverman lets us know why BLOCKERS is worth your while. Plus our latest jams. Listen here, on Spotify, on iTunes, or on your other favorite pod platforms.

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