Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Thrill of Discussing Mature Topics with Children

In talking about an article I came across, one AGW true believer punctuated his immaturity by starting most of his posts with “liar liar pants on fire” and ending with “You are stupid.”  It didn’t help his public image by having an avatar of a semi-nude girl.

That is when you realize you are a philosopher debating with a clown.  I’m not getting full of myself by calling myself a “philosopher” because compared to this guy, I’m awesome.

But let’s not waste any time on that.  The article was about a graph comparing CO2 levels and changes in temperature.  It showed that there is no correlation.  Too bad they didn’t go with absolute temperatures rather than deltas.

 

 

Another Judicial Decision Ignored by White House

Original Article

Despite a Supreme Court Ruling that the EPA does not have the power, BHO says it does…

President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming.

Dieting

In early May I went to the doctor to get my prescriptions refilled.

The shocker:  I weighed 320 pounds!!!  One way or another, I could not live with that.

First thing I did was cut out all the junk I  had been eating.  I would eat two of those Hostess-like desserts a day.  I was eating 1 a week.  Then it the “what the heck” factor kicked in and BLUUP!

Also, the bottled green tea.  Those little puppies are deceiving.  Green tea’s gotta be good for you, right?  Well, it turns out that they are pretty much as bad for you as Pepsi.  Just like candy bars in a bottle.  They have as many calories as a full meal.  So, you have a choice: a bottle of green tea or a meal…

Once that had stabilized in my life (3 weeks of dropping 500 calories every 4 days), I got serious.

I chose the Mifflin-St Jeor method of determining calories.  It takes into account age, weight, height.  I then factor in activity level and fast loss versus easy loss.

At first, I said I was “sedentary.”  But then I found out that was for folks who are essentially bed-ridden.  I had my calorie in-take too low.  I tallied my weight as 314 pounds on 6/3.  307 on 6/10.  Too fast.

Now, on 8/1, I’m hovering around 290 pounds.  The 30 pound mark!