I spent one amazing summer in Mexico….I lived on beans and tequila…..I was once asked how long a good tequila hangover last and I replies……about 30 years….why? I spent many days praying to the porcelain god……but that is a story for another day……
There is nothing better than a good shot of a good quality tequila or a perfect Margarita……there are other beverages that tequila is used for but are there other uses for the fine drink?
The answer is yes in deedy……..(thanx to The Week Magazine)…….
1. Synthetic bauble
In 2008, a team of scientists in Mexico discovered that when the heated vapor from an 80-proof tequila blanco was combined with a silicon or stainless steel substrate, it resulted in the formation of diamond films. These films can be used in commercial applications, such as electrical insulators, or to create one big fake diamond. Who knew that spending $50 on a bottle of Don Julio was such a wise investment?
2. Alternative energy source
Keeping with the science theme: In 2011, researchers at England’s University of Oxford suggested that we may one day be gassing up our cars with tequila. They identified agave, the plant from which tequila is produced, as a potential biofuel source — and a particularly attractive one, as the plant itself is not consumed by humans and can thrive in desert climates.
3. Cold remedy
“Plenty of liquids” is a well-known remedy for getting oneself out from under the weather. But expanding that definition to include a kicked-up shot of tequila makes a day laid out on the couch sound much more appealing. In the 1930s, doctors in Mexico recommended the following concoction to fight off a cold:
.5 ounce of tequila blanco
.5 ounce of agave nectar (to eliminate bacteria and soothe sore throats)
.5 ounce of fresh lime juice (for Vitamin C)
4. Weight-loss supplement
Scientists have long promoted the potential benefits of the agave plant for its ability to help dissolve fats and lower cholesterol. The bad news? These properties get a bit diluted when the plant is distilled into alcohol. Even more so when its whipped into a sugary margarita.
5. Sleep aid
Take three or more shots of tequila and you’re bound to pass out. A single shot can have the same effect — just not in that drunken stupor kind of way. Relaxation is one of the positive side effects of tequila drinking; a small amount (1 to 1.5 ounces) before bedtime can help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly. (But maybe don’t make a habit of it.)
6. Colon cleanser
Too much of a good thing may not bring a welcome turn of events for your liver… but your colon will thank you! Researchers at Mexico’s University of Guadalajara have identified the blue agave as a potentially helpful source for delivering drugs to the colon in order to treat colitis, IBS, Crohn’s disease, and even cancer.
7. Diabetes preventative
If Ernest Hemingway had known about the healing properties of tequila, his signature drink might have been a margarita instead of a daiquiri. In 2010, experiments conducted at Mexico’s Polytechnic Institute of Guanajuato revealed that the agave plant (which is high in fructans, a fructose polymer) could stimulate the GLP-1 hormone, aiding in increased insulin production.
There you have it…..but there is NOTHING better than a good quality shot of tequila with a lime chaser……
Warning: This post will be insulting to those people that are running in fear from the government….if you are offended then I have succeeded in my effort!
I swear that I want to stop writing about the gun debate, but the NRA twats will not let it go! And I feel that I most set the record straight because the NRA or FUX or the whack-a-doo0dles will not….someone most tell it like it is……why not me? I would go quietly into the night if the pea brain, moronic dipsticks on the Right would just shout the Hell up…….but…..NO!
We all know that the background checks bill was defeated because the Repubs were jumping on the talking point that it would create a regisdtry of gun owners and that somehow would lessen our ability to acquire the types of guns that we desperately need to protect ourselves and our families…..and we know that then the government would waltz in a take all our beloved forearms from us leaving us at the mercy of said government…….is that about what they are all bitching about?
I have two things to say on that front…..first, for you mental deficient that live in Wayne’s (LaPierre) World………………. THERE IS NO ONE COMING FOR YOUR GUNS! Especially someone from the government!
Second, the Boston bombers had a shoot out with the cops….recall that? Well, the handgun used is in the possession of the FBI and thet are tracking it to see where it leads….(think about that for a moment)
Third, I have asked this question before and got little response….either they are too stupid to know of what I speak or they are just fucking lazy……so to help out I will say it once again…please pay attention so that I do not have to repeat myself needlessly……I am guessing that all you law abiding gun freaks bought your firearms legally…….you went to Academy or Wal-Mart or whatever, a licensed firearms dealer……and when you dropped your wad of cash unto the counter you had to fill out an ATF Form 4473…..and on the this form your put your name address and section B of said form the type of gun, handgun, rifle, etc is filled in…..the serial number, maker, caliber, all the important stuff….and once the sale is made the form is submitted….
How do you think that the FBI and PDs run ballistic checks that tells gun, caliber and….listen closely…..OWNER! You got that you slow witted twat? You are on record!
Guess what you bubble brains…..there is already a registry….how else could the gun to tracked?
Are you people paying attention?
There is already a registry and if you have bought a gun legally then you are already on it!
So let the NRA keep fanning that piece of bullshit…….the only people that this pack of asshats is helping or protecting is the gun industry….they are making sure that they get their pound of flesh from the people and you people keep falling for one con job after another by the NRA. By the way……your AR-15 is as worthless as tits on a boar against a Cobra….if you think that the government that you are so afraid of will come light to take your guns….then you are a bigger idiot than I first thought!
In case you missed it earlier……There is NO one coming for your guns!
Continuing the break in my weekend protocol……
We still have the back and forth over guns…..all the drama of those “traitors” that voted against background checks……the media cannot let this go…..and of course the gun nuts are fighting everything tooth and nail……and they have found a new slogan to help fight…..”Lefties are suffering from hoplophobia”…….a psychological disorder that is a morbid fear of guns…….sounds all shrinky, right?
The problem is it is……..bullshit!
The Daily Caller discounted the experiences of some victims of gun violence who have promoted stronger gun laws by claiming they suffer from “hoplophobia,” a fake psychological disorder defined by the gun rights movement as “the morbid fear of guns.”
This baseless attack found in the featured article of Daily Caller’s “Guns and Gear” section is the latest salvo from a conservative media that have launched vicious attacks on survivors of gun violence who support reforms to current gun laws.
The Daily Caller article purported to examine “hoplophobia” as an actual psychological condition, asking, “Is America required to accept psychological acting out as a legitimate form of legislative discourse?” However this “disorder” is not recognized by the American Psychiatric Association and instead is a term coined by the late National Rifle Association board member and famed shooting instructor Jeff Cooper.
It is not a legitimate disorder! It is the NRA playing games and making up bullshit because they cannot handle the truth so lies are needed to make the uninformed more pliable.
This is why there is NO logical debate on gun violence…….the opposition will sink to any low to make the debate stall…..LIES are their best weapons……and the sad part is that the American people do NOTHING………they repeat lies…..and believe lies…..all in the name of the Constitution….a document they so love but have NO idea what it is all about……
I will break protocol today…I usually try to post on anything but politics on the weekends….
I was not going to write any more about the dastardly act of terror in Boston……..but then I started hearing all the conspiracies and the bigots take to the airways to spread their unsubstantiated reports of bullsh*t………
Has anyone noticed that the crack pots on the Right are sure that these whack-a-doodle bombers were radicalized by Islamist……apparently they have info that the authorities are unaware of or they are just making this crap up…..my guess is the latter….people like Beck, Alex Jones, Drudge and a wealth of uninformed mind numbing asshats on the Right…..my fav bullsh*t report states that the bomb was set off by the FBI and these kids were just the patsy they needed……
From the information that I have seen….barring the lunatic fringe on both sides of the political insane rooms…….my opinion is that they were amateurs.
One, the Chechen separatists have NO argument with the US….only with the imperialism of Russia….if they would have trained someone then the destruction would have been within the borders of Russia.
Two, the technique of acquiring the 3 pounds of black powder is pure amateurish….there is an easier and more effective way to acquire the needed substance…..and this way would not involve crossing state lines to buy it….and it is totally legal……
Three, there were no plans for escape….if they were suicide bombers then they would not need one (this was never in their plan)….but if they were professional trained terrorist that wanted to strike again they would have had a better plan……
Four, there are more effective ways to build a Claymore like device and could have been made easier and cheaper (pressure cookers are not cheap)……
From the information available on ‘real’ sites these guys were rank amateurs that were looking for attention and 15 minutes of fame….from the way they went about the whole episode was taken off of some lunatic fringe website….I do not believe there was any training other than maybe some video on a site……these were stupid teenagers that were looking for a thrill…..
Please, before some asshat tries to claim that I am defending terrorists….I am not! I am defending NO one….these types need to be put away for a very long time never to breath the air of freedom again….Until more information comes to light, to assume these 2 men were anything but rank amateurs is disingenuous……and nothing more than fear mongering and spewing hate and racism…….and anyone that takes those Right asshats seriously without more proof are MORONS!
Do I need to repeat that?
We have all witnessed what has happened in Syria over the last year or so………and soon the Allies will start removing their troops from Afghanistan and as so many have reported…..they are not capable of protecting the fragile democracy that we have created for them…….and it has been hinted that after the withdrawal will coming a return of a Taleban led government……but how accurate is that prediction?
(Newser) – Afghanistan is in danger of descending into civil war after coalition forces end their frontline role next year, and the UK government’s strategy appears to be simply to withdraw and hope for the best, a group of British lawmakers warns. A report from a cross-party defense committee warns that coalition forces’ failure to reduce violence does not bode well for Afghanistan’s future, and the government has done little to counter the perception that the pullout is basically “withdrawal through fatigue,” the Guardian reports.
The committee said an Afghan-led peace deal with the Taliban is key to securing the country’s future, as are free elections and efforts to combat corruption and the drug trade, the BBC reports. The lawmakers expressed concern that not enough was being done to train and equip Afghan forces before the pullout. “We hope that Afghanistan can become a secure, prosperous, and flourishing country but we are concerned that Afghanistan could descend into civil war within a few years,” the report concludes.
A civil war…..much like what is happening in Syria and yet another breeding ground for AQ and its ilk…….there will be enough weapons lying around to fuel such a war……and there are enough corrupt government officials around to make the case for a regime change……….and then there will be the lack of America ‘enforcers’ on the ground….to me it sounds like a breeding ground….as always I ask my readers……what are your thoughts?
O’Donnell Tears Into WH Press Corps: They Think ‘Their Questions Are More Important Than The President’s Answer’ | MediaitePosted: 2 May 2013
My readers know that I have little respect for the MSM, the corporate media……I think press conferences and interviews are worthless because all it is is a chance to echo talking points without answering questions….O’Donnell tore into the media recently…I could not agree more…….
From time to time I look at the right wing sites just to see what is their big story of the day……….and we have a doozy going on……..
Has anyone else noticed that our Right wing counterparts write only what is the daily talking points on Drudge, Breibet, WorldNetDaily, et al?……and this week’s “big” scoop is a rehash of the Benghazi debacle….who knew what and why……..the big “news” is…….
At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News has learned.
Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.
Toensing declined to name her client. She also refused to say whether the individual was on the ground in Benghazi on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, when terrorist attacks on two U.S. installations in the Libyan city killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.
Let me see if I have this right? We have unnamed officials and unnamed people giving unsubstantiated accusations, about right? Just the type of information the fanatics can run with for a couple of weeks…….
FUX News and the others are screaming about this story….but yet a real news outlet has nothing about it (at least for now) but I expect the longer the Repubs keep regurgitating the Right wing conspiracies….we will hear it reported there also…..so far this is a theory that is perpetrated by the right…….
Back when this was a real story I asked a couple of questions……why would an ambassador go to a consulate in a danger zone without security……a covert meeting is my first guess. The embassy has mercenaries…..oh my bad… security consultants at their disposal and could have been used if needed…….it is that simple. One thing….the ambassador would not go in light unless it was a meeting that no attention needed to be drawn…….if it were mot important he would have sent the political affairs officer.
I know…I said a couple of questions…..Was the new ambassador so naive that he could not grasp the danger of venturing into a danger zone? I do not believe this one but it is a possibility.
So why the concern now?
An excellent question! The best answer is Hilary Clinton.
To me it looks like the GOP and the right wing whack-a-doodles are concerned that she will run for president and if she runs will win…..so they are doing their best to set up a narrative that can be carried over into a campaign, if needed.
Yes, sports fans….it is that simple……try to cut Hilary off at the knees before she can get a campaign in full swing……it is fun watching the panic set in……..
I will agree that there is probably more to this story than we may ever be made aware of……but anything to bring down the Obama administration? Doubtful!
College of Political Knowledge
I have been watching the actions of our Congress both Senate and House, since the Clinton days and have seen just how dysfunctional the institution really is, at least in the near past…….the partisanship has made the organization a non-workable endeavor……its approval rating is dismal…..its bill success rate is in the toilet…….and most of the players appear to be nothing short of clowns in a circus……..
The next question should be….how can we as a nation find a way for our legislative branch to function more efficiently? Or is it possible at all to make it an institution worth saving?
One idea that was floated during the founding era, especially by Franklin, was a unicameral legislative system as opposed to what we have now, bicameral……
Franklin wrote Queries and Remarks Respecting Alterations in the Constitution of Pennsylvania to record his opposition to bicameralism.
The Combinations of Civil Society are not like those of a Set of Merchants, who club [combine] their Property in different Proportions for Building and Freighting a Ship, and may therefore have some Right to vote in the Disposition of the Voyage in greater or less Degree according to their respective Contributions; but the important ends of Civil Society, and the personal Securities of Life and Liberty, these remain the same in every Member of the society; and the poorest continues to have an equal Claim to them with the most opulent [wealthy], whatever Difference Time, Chance, or Industry may occasion in their Circumstances. On these Considerations, I am sorry to See the Signs this Paper I have been considering [the proposed Pennsylvania Constitution] affords, of a Disposition among some of our People to commence an Aristocracy, by giving the Rich a predominancy [superior power] in Government, a Choice peculiar to themselves in one half the Legislature to be proudly called the UPPER House, and the other Branch, chosen by the Majority of the People, degraded by the denomination [name] of the LOWER; and giving to this Upper a Permanency of four Years, and but two to the lower.
Franklin felt that every member of society should have an equal say in the legislative branch of government. He disagreed with the theory of bicameralism that favored one chamber for the wealthy and another chamber for the rest of society. (version can be found on Yahoo Answers)……….
There are benefits to unicameralism…..can almost hear the butts slamming shut!
1. No Duplication of Work-
Law making is done through a process. If there is one house the process is followed once only. There is no repetition of the same process. So time is saved, money is saved and energy as well.
2. No Hindrance-
The people’s will is reflected in the single chamber and there is no check on progressive legislation by any reactionary or conservative second chamber. If the legislature is bicameral in nature there will be differences in the outlook of the two houses.
3. Singleness of Purpose-
When the legislature consists of only one house, singleness of purpose will be maintained. Hence, there will be no confusion in the law making process. Benjamin Franklin said: “Legislative body divided into two branches is like a carriage drawn by one horse in front and one behind pulling in opposite direction.”
4. No Divided Responsibility-
It adds to the quality and dignity of the legislators by avoiding conflict between two chambers. The single chamber is responsible for all legislative matters. There is no divided responsibility as is found in a bicameral legislature.
5. More Representative and less Expensive-
The unicameral legislature can be composed of members who are the true representatives of the people. The composition can be simple. Because it is unicameral, double expenditure for maintenance of two houses is not necessary.
The benefits sound too good to be true…….it would streamline the process and as stated it would be less expensive, something we all should aspire to in these days of looming austerity……so I return to the beginning question……Could one house be better than two?
Any day now I expect the Prez to approve the Keystone XL deal. Do you know why it is called Keystone XL? (Pause here for the Google search)………there is already a Keystone pipeline…….the XL is for the expansion to make it LARGER. As a matter of fact the existing Keystone is in the news as I type………
Newser) – Ten surviving “oiled ducks” and two dead ones have turned up following a pipeline leak in Arkansas, Exxon Mobil says. “I’m an animal lover, a wildlife lover, as probably most of the people here are,” says a local judge. “We don’t like to see that.” The air around the town of Mayflower smells like oil, the AP reports, and two front lawns have been soaked by the stuff. An Exxon rep says there’s “no indication” of health dangers, but the spill’s cause remains a mystery as Exxon workers clean up.
The company was fined in 2010 for a failure to inspect another part of the Pegasus oil line often enough, Reuters notes. As of yesterday, the company still hadn’t dug up the ground around the leak. Meanwhile, the disruption of the line, which runs from Patoka, Illinois, to Nederland, Texas, continued to fuel debate over the Keystone XL pipeline. The Pegasus line transported oil similar to what the Keystone pipeline would carry, Bloomberg notes, and there’s controversy over whether this diluted bitumen is more corrosive than regular crude. Last year saw 364 US pipeline spills totaling 54,000 barrels. National Geographic has more photos of the latest spill.
That’s right, sports fans….the disaster occurring in Arkansas is part of the existing Keystone pipeline…….it is oil from the sands of Alberta that is polluting central Arkansas……got that?
The pipeline will hire many construction workers, if approved……but once finished those jobs will be gone. The oil flowing through the completed pipeline does NOT belong to the US…..it is Canadian oil…..and the Canadians will sell it to the highest bidder….it will NOT make the US independent.
The political line is that the US will be the number one oil producing country in the world by 2020……the truth is that the oil companies will be the producers not the country…….it is a political game to claim otherwise…it is disingenuous…..
Then we have people like Pickens that is pushing nat gas……and is saying that this will make us more independent…….the truth there is that nat gas will fluctuate in price like oil and the will be no cheaper than any other form of fossil fuel……again the country will not be producing the gas…….companies will and companies will trade it, like oil, in the spot markets…..
As always…..there is only one way for the country to profit from oil production…..and NO one likes it……but if you want cheaper oil then there is only one way to achieve the price decrease…….
People of my age will recall the song from the drug days of Jefferson Airplane (ask me where that name came from sometime) but this is about the sex blow-up dolls like Nikki the Greek Goddess (49.95 plus shipping and handling)…….and of course I had to know where did these inflatable lovers originate……you may be surprised……
The Nazis invented the worst thing ever: the assembly-line death factory. But they also invented something else, perhaps the only legacy of theirs that endures to this very day. During World War II, Hitler’s war machine created the world’s first sex doll: Borghild.
The “field-hygienic project” was an initiative of Himmler, who regarded the doll as a “counterbalance” to the sexual drive of his storm troopers. In one of his letters, he mentions the “unnecessary losses” the Wehrmacht had suffered in France, inflicted by street prostitutes. “The greatest danger in Paris are the wide-spread and uncontrolled whores, picking up clients in bars, dance halls and other places. It is our duty to prevent soldiers from risking their health, just for the sake of a quick adventure”. One assumes Himmler also wanted to stop any racial dilution of the great German army.
The world’s first sex doll – or “gynoid” – was built in 1941 by a team of craftsmen from Germany’s Hygiene Museum in Dresden. The project was supervised by a famous technician, Franz Tschakert. He was the “father of the woman of glass”, which happened to be the sensation of the 1930s International Hygiene Exhibition.
Between June 1940 – 1941, IG Farben had already developed a number of ”skin-friendly polymers” for the SS. Their special characteristics: high-tensile strength and elasticity.
Now I have given you the most useless information that you could possibly be exposed to in this life……do tell what thoughts are racing around your brain.