Monday, June 18, 2012

apocalypse pantry

APOCALYPSE PANTRY
I understand that “one size fits all” is both easier and fits our true nature as worthless lazy pukes, but when possible it should be avoided.  It can lead to all kinds of problems.  For instance, when a doctor only thinks in terms of drugs to mask symptoms ( and, yes, I understand all the pressures to conform, from malpractice to licensing requirements to paying back school costs ) you usually have an acceptable success rate with just the occasional overreaction and deadly reactions.  When a central bank can only react to any crisis with more debt backed by government you have such shenanigans as the Greek election quit possibly being rigged as everyone runs around panicking that anyone other than Iceland reject the MegaBanker control ( Iceland was the horse that got out before anyone realized the darn gate was open.  Luckily for the bankers the entire population there is something like that of Pasadena California so no harm done to their bottom line ).  And when self appointed nutritionalists like the hump stick Bloomberg decide all people are better off with no transfats, no sodas and all fiber diets, you can be sure that this is a very poor exercise in One Size Fits All.  Sure, if you look around, some folks are grotesquely deformed genetically by getting fat off corn syrup drinks.  Take genetically modified grains such as corn and soy, which were never properly tested for safety either to ingest or grow, and add that to organisms already modified by pollution and you are sure to get some bizarre results like Pear People, or maladies like butthole cancer.  But not everyone is effected the same.  Some folks can eat putrid foul pretend food most of their lives and only show adverse effects at the end of life.  If we didn’t have the screwed up health care system like we do, it wouldn’t become other peoples problems financially ( either go 100% free market, no controls and no welfare for competition driven low cost or go 100% socialist to get low cost from lack of profit both from the universities and the hospitals.  Stop using the worst of both worlds ).
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The medical establishment is horrid about using one size fits all.  When I was in my mid twenties and still dating a very nice girl who would one day be possessed by the devil herself ( for those dumbasses who insist God is a women, I argue rather that the devil is female.  Who really gets emotional about every three weeks ) and turn vicious and evil, before I sent her through flight school so she could leave me for a fellow pilot and then acted as though she wasn’t being paid anything to fly, I would visit her in the hospital where she worked as a nurse.  In the cafeteria was the standard food pyramid chart.  And under the fruit and vegetable group was a picture big as day of an ear of corn.  Oh.  My.  God.  Corn is a friggin grain.  And here are the people in charge of feeding hospital patients telling us it is a veggie.  How many other moronic “facts” do they lord over us ignorant peons.  I didn’t trust the majority of medical professionals before that.  Afterwards, I realized if I wanted to stay alive I’d better avoid them.  Sure, traumatic injuries they excel at.  Anything else, I’ll take my chances with my own education.  When these fools try to tell me I must get most of my calories from whole grains and produce, I grit my teeth and try not to scream until I vomit blood.  Unless you are growing your own organically, you are just eating foul flavored water sacks.  Corporate industrial agriculture is using depleted soil that has no nutrients in it.  What kinds of nutrition are you getting, really?  Not as much as they are hyping.  Which brings me to the main point.  They are also full of crap when it comes to body fat.  Your body evolved  to keep fat as a famine fighter ( for females it also served as a storage device for feeding a fetus ).  The morons teaching low body fat and near zero fat consumption are in effect trying to kill you come the collapse.
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Nobody would suggest that you wear so much surplus calories ( your first line apocalypse pantry ) that you wheeze and lurch and fall down when the zombies come to eat your brains.  Yet, to insist that we all keep a figure like an eighteen year old military recruit is equally silly.  You need to carry around a reasonable amount of surplus body fat.  Come the Hunger Games, you can initially eat minimally and still have enough calories to get around with full energy.  Most of you love fantasizing about bug out bags.  You bulk up at the gym, manfully screaming at each other “ONE MORE SET.  LIFT IT!  LIFT IT!  FEEL THE BURN!  NO PAIN, NO GAIN!!!” Then you make up a BOB that weighs a hundred pounds.  Mainly food as your five percent body fat physique must be fed MRE’s all day long or you will pass out.  How about just carrying around a modest size bowling ball ( if you can’t see your weenie, you are too fat ) as a spare calorie deposit?  Take two or three Top Ramen packets a day to munch on.  Your pack will be much less heavy and you can both move faster and need less calories to lug such a heavy pack.  And of course, since one size doesn’t fit all, beware some of us can’t do this, needing constant intake during high energy activities or they become weak.  Try this out first before making it a strategy. 
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Variety is the spice of life, and variety assures species survival.  Some of us will be better served by being somewhat fat rather than Mighty Warrior Lean And Mean Fighting Machine.
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3 comments:

  1. I mostly ignore whatever the Sick Care Cartel says about diet anymore. Remember when they said that eggs were deadly? And that butter was bad but man-made trans-fats(the old margarine) was the 'healthy' choice? They were also wrong about a high cabohydrate diet. Wrong about salt in the diet, and wrong about beer and wine consumption. Wrong about dairy and wrong about red meat.

    Yet they will praise people who wreck their bodies by running a marathon on the weekend. If you run marathons on the weekend, don't wonder why when you need knee and hip replacement surgery.

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  2. HFCS is just sugar. Your body converts 100% of the carbohydrates you eat into sugar (glucose) and it is what powers your muscles and brain, without it you die. Obesity is genetic you get it from your parents not from soft drinks. The cancer rate for most cancers is the same throughout the world and hasn't changed significantly in history. It is also mostly genetic and in general a disease of old age. The typical diet eaten in the West may be too high in calories but in general it is a healthy diet and not the cause of disease or health issues. There are some genetic diseases like diabetes, which can be improved by a specific diet but absent any of these diseases the Western diet will not make you unhealthy.

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  3. Still waiting for your review of the Hunger Games. Although I almost always wait until a movie is out on Netflix.

    Here is a good 'survival' movie recommendation for you, Jim: Open Water 2 (which had nothing to do with Open Water 1). It is strangely different from any other 'survival' movie I have ever seen. It showcases how different people will react when TSHTF in their own circumstances. It is also a little disturbing psychologically. It does contain a little bit of (bare naked) tits-n-ass, if that helps pique your interest.

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