Wise, Good and Honest

Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; (D&C 98:10)

Friday, May 27, 2016

How to rebut climate hysteria in a few easy steps

From "How to rebut climate hysteria in a few easy steps"

It’s lonely being a “climate skeptic.” At social gatherings, you’re likely to be the lone outcast if you say you “don’t believe in catastrophic global warming.” Of course, what you really mean is, you don’t believe that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are driving contemporary warming. Regardless, it’s not the sort of thing people want to hear at parties. However, listed below are some possible responses to typical climate statements and questions that may pop up.
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Judge Trump by his Actions


From this FB comment

Stop judging Trump by what you hear and instead judge him by his actions:
Trump is pro-Choice
Trump is pro-Socialized Medicine
Trump is pro-eminent domain
Trump is pro-Amnesty
Trump is pro-same sex marriage
Trump is in favor of Obama’s transgender bathroom decree
Trump hires illegals to work at his businesses
Trump outsources American jobs to foreign countries
Trump has been pro gun control
Trump said he would put muslims in his cabinet
Trump didn't know the name of the worlds most wanted terrorist
Trump has no legal experience
Trump got 2 wives from Socialist/communist countries
Trump has connections with the mafia
Trump voted for Obama and praised him for doing a great job
Trump donated $1000's to Clinton's campaign
Trump consulted with Bill Clinton prior to announcing his bid for POTUS
Trump donated to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid campaigns
Trump has been/is party to 169 federal lawsuits including fraud, racketeering, money laundering
Trump has failed 6 businesses and filed bankruptcy 4 times
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Links regarding Trump’s record:
Trump has changed parties at least 5 times since the 80's, http://www.washingtontimes.com/news...
His own staff has left him
http://www.xojane.com/issues/stepha...
Trump has been/is party to 169 federal lawsuits including fraud, racketeering, money laundering
http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/we-...
Disrespectful and unprofessional
- Veterans and military http://www.theguardian.com/commenti...
- Mexicans
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news...
- Females
https://mic.com/articles/124411/don...
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slat...
https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump...
http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/...
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.../18-real-things-donald...
- Government officials
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVB...
- Foreign dignitaries
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box...
- His hand/member?!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAL...
- Insults everyone
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box...
He is for anyone using any bathroom they feel like
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/23/u...
He has been pro gay marriage in the past
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...
He hires illegals
http://thinkprogress.org/immigratio...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...
He outsources his jobs to foreign countries
https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...
Trump has been pro-gun control (but flip flopped recently to accomodate the R’s)
http://reason.com/blog/2016/02/18/d...
https://mobile.twitter.com/realDona...
He has serious connections with the mafia
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-m...
Voted for Obama
http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/...
Gave money to Hillary Clinton’s campaign
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-m...
Doesn’t regret giving money to Hillary
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiep...
Consulted with Clinton just before announcing his prez run
https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...
Donates to Democrats
https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...
Donated to the Clinton Foundation
http://www.mintpressnews.com/donald...
Media promoted him, not his great character
http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf...
He favored the economic stimulus plan
https://www.buzzfeed.com/ilanbenmei...
He favored the automobile industry bailouts
http://www.unitedliberty.org/articl...
He favored the bank bailouts
http://www.politifact.com/.../did-donald-trump-support.../
He favors eminant domain abuse
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...
He favored the assault-weapons ban and now he says he doesn’t
http://downtrend.com/.../donald-trump-cant-explain-why-he...
He considers himself a Christian but finds no need to ever ask for God’s forgiveness
http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-on-god-i-dont-like...
He considered himself “very pro-choice,” even partial birth abortions! But now he says he's pro-life and hates abortions even though his sister who is a Pro-abortion including partial birth abortion “would make a great SCOUS judge”
http://www.nationalreview.com/.../trump-praises-his...
He once said he was “very liberal”
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/.../the-many-ways-in.../
He said “I liked the 0bamacare mandate”
http://www.redstate.com/.../donald-trump-says-supports.../
He will abolish 0bamacare aka socialized medicine and adopt “universal health care” aka socialized medicine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPJfKdp3bDs
He's against illegal immigration but believes in a touch back policy even though he criticized Republican Mitt Romney’s immigration policy.
http://www.breitbart.com/.../trump-romneys-self.../
He's against muslim refugees entering this country and Islam is a problem and yet he would consider a Muslim in his cabinet.
http://www.cnn.com/.../donald-trump-muslims.../index.html
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Don...
He claims his position on banning Muslim refugees first but Ted Cruz introduced this bill last year in November
http://www.chicagotribune.com/.../ct-ted-cruz-refugees...
Trump claims it was his idea of the wall before anyone else but that’s not the truth
http://www.americanthinker.com/.../did_donald_trump_get...
He used hyperbole on Cruz’s eligibility when Cruz was surging in the polls which threaten his lead while he said he was perfectly eligible later
http://therightscoop.com/heres-the-video-of-trump-saying.../
He calls Cruz a liar during the debates but when the facts are checked he himself was either ignorant of the facts or flat out lied again
http://soshable.com/trump-lies-about-cruz-it-gets.../
He said he's against amnesty but he financed those most of the gang of 8 guys.
http://www.redstate.com/.../11/donald-trump-financed-gang-8/
Trump claims the wall and immigration are his biggest reason he should be elected but while Ted Cruz was fighting for the wall and no amnesty in Congress trump was posing for pics with illegals from the dream act
https://www.buzzfeed.com/.../that-time-donald-trump-had-a...

Taking President Trump seriously

From "Taking President Trump seriously"

I have a lot of friends on social media, and one of the consistent themes I have found is that almost nobody takes Donald Trump seriously. By this I mean that they have not really stopped to contemplate what a President Trump would mean. What would President Trump actually do? And how different would he be from the other Republicans candidates we have seen lately, including Mitt Romney?
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Friday, May 20, 2016

Good and Bad Exercises for Low Back Pain

From "Low Back Pain: What Can You Do?", Reviewed by Ross Brakeville, DPT on October 03, 2014

Lower Back Pain: How Exercise Helps

You may feel like resting, but moving is good for your back. Exercises for lower back pain can strengthen back, stomach, and leg muscles. They help support your spine, relieving back pain. Always ask your health care professional before doing any exercise for back pain. Depending on the cause and intensity of your pain, some exercises may not be recommended and can be harmful




Avoid: Toe Touches

Exercise is good for low back pain -- but not all exercises are beneficial. Any mild discomfort felt at the start of these exercises should disappear as muscles become stronger. But if pain is more than mild and lasts more than 15 minutes during exercise, patients should stop exercising and contact a doctor. Some exercises may aggravate pain. Standing toe touches, for example, put greater stress on the disks and ligaments in your spine. They can also overstretch lower back muscles and hamstrings.



Try: Partial Crunches

Some exercises can aggravate back pain and should be avoided when you have acute low back pain. Partial crunches can help strengthen your back and stomach muscles. Lie with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Cross arms over your chest or put hands behind your neck. Tighten stomach muscles and raise your shoulders off the floor.  Breathe out as you raise your shoulders. Don't lead with your elbows or use arms to pull your neck off the floor. Hold for a second, then slowly lower back down. Repeat 8 to 12 times. Proper form prevents excessive stress on your low back. Your feet, tailbone, and lower back should remain in contact with the mat at all times.


Avoid: Sit-ups

Although you might think sit-ups can strengthen your core or abdominal muscles, most people tend to use muscles in the hips when doing sit-ups. Sit-ups may also put a lot of pressure on the discs in your spine.


Try: Hamstring Stretches

Lie on your back and bend one knee. Loop a towel under the ball of your foot. Straighten your knee and slowly pull back on the towel. You should feel a gentle stretch down the back of your leg. Hold for at least 15 to 30 seconds. Do 2 to 4 times for each leg.


Avoid: Leg Lifts

Leg lifts are sometimes suggested as an exercise to "strengthen your core" or abdominal muscles. Exercising to restore strength to your lower back can be very helpful in relieving pain yet  lifting both legs together while lying on your back is very demanding on your core.  If weak, this exercise can make back pain worse. Instead, try lying on your back with one leg straight and the other leg bent at the knee. Keeping your lower back flat on floor. Slowly lift the straight  leg up about 6 inches and hold briefly. Lower leg slowly. Repeat 10 times, then switch legs.


Try: Wall Sits

Stand 10 to 12 inches from the wall, then lean back until your back is flat against the wall. Slowly slide down until your knees are slightly bent, pressing your lower back into the wall. Hold for a count of 10, then carefully slide back up the wall. Repeat 8 to 12 times.



Try: Press-up Back Extensions

Lie on your stomach with your hands under your shoulders. Push with your hands so your shoulders begin to lift off the floor. If it's comfortable for you, put your elbows on the floor directly under your shoulders and hold this position for several seconds.


Try: Bird Dog

Start on your hands and knees, and tighten your stomach muscles. Lift and extend one leg behind you. Keep hips level. Hold for 5 seconds, and then switch to the other leg. Repeat 8 to 12 times for each leg, and try to lengthen the time you hold each lift. Try lifting and extending your opposite arm for each repetition. This exercise is a great way to learn how to stabilize the low back during movement of the arms and legs. While doing this exercise don't let the lower back muscles sag. Only raise the limbs to heights where the low back position can be maintained.



Try: Knee to Chest

Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Bring one knee to your chest, keeping the other foot flat on the floor. Keep your lower back pressed to the floor, and hold for 15 to 30 seconds. Then lower your knee and repeat with the other leg. Do this 2 to 4 times for each leg.


Try: Pelvic Tilts

Lie on your back with knees bent, feet flat on floor. Tighten your stomach by contracting it as though you were preparing for a punch. You’ll feel your back pressing into the floor, and your hips and pelvis rocking back. Hold for 10 seconds while breathing in and out smoothly. Repeat 8 to 12 times.


Try: Bridging

Lie on your back with knees bent and just your heels on the floor. Push your heels into the floor, squeeze your buttocks, and lift your hips off the floor until shoulders, hips, and knees are in a straight line. Hold about 6 seconds, and then slowly lower hips to the floor and rest for 10 seconds. Repeat 8 to 12 times. Avoid arching your lower back as your hips move upward. Avoid overarching by tightening your abdominal muscles prior and throughout the lift.


Lifting Weights May Help

Done properly, lifting weights doesn't usually hurt your back. In fact, it may help relieve chronic back pain. But when you have acute (sudden) back pain, putting extra stress on back muscles and ligaments could raise risk of further injury. Ask your doctor whether you should lift weights, and which exercises to avoid.


Try: Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic exercise strengthens your lungs, heart, and blood vessels and can help you lose weight. Walking, swimming, and biking may all help reduce back pain. Start with short sessions and build up over time. If your back is hurting, try swimming, where the water supports your body. Avoid any strokes that twist your body.


Try: Some Pilates Moves

Pilates combines stretching, strengthening, and core abdominal exercises. Under the instruction of an experienced teacher, it may help some people with back pain. Be sure to tell your teacher about your back pain, because you may need to skip some moves.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Trump Almost Never Mentions the Constitution, Liberty or Freedom

"I searched the transcripts of 50 of Trump’s campaign speeches. He (almost) never mentions the Constitution, Liberty or Freedom"

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A pure, Trump-style populism is inherently in tension with constitutional conservatism. The Constitution is a device for frustrating popular enthusiasms, as are federalism, checks and balances, and the rule of law. It’s why impassioned factions usually have very little patience for these things, and why they are so central to checking government and protecting individual rights. ("Just because Obama disregards the Constitution doesn’t mean conservatives should", Rich Lowry, Dec 23, 2015)