Monthly Archives: July 2012

ECONOMICS: Nassim Taleb On QE2 & Newish Book

Logical views and possible solutions from the author of FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS and THE BLACK SWAN.


HEALTH VIEW: 801010 Open & Available To Anyone

Dr. D welcomes you to try 801010. Not just for super-athletes anymore. 🙂

NEWS: Ever Wonder Why Mainstream Journalism Is So Stale?

This NY Times web article describes how mainstream journalists are pre-edited by political campaigns that require “quote approval”.


I hate monthly bills and I’m always looking to pay as little as I can for cell service. This lead me to VirginMobile. Unfortunately my Rumor Touch II(I HATE touch screens) is dying a miserable death (did I mention that I hate touch screens?) but I’m still on their $25 unlimited texting & data plan with 300 minutes of talk time. Unfortunately, VM has bumped the plan to $35 and if I switch up phones I’ll be paying the new rate. So I decided to take my old Razr V3 to the mall to get it unlocked. Mall cell kiosks will do it for $25 but a quick search revealed that you can get a thoroughly used Razr V3, unlocked on Ebay for $20. So I pulled the trigger as I need a quad band phone that takes international SIM cards when traveling.  So maybe I’ll be going back to the Razr and complimenting it with a slider tablet for web on the go. Yes, the Rumor Touch was just a feature phone but what exactly am I missing? I still dig the Razr –it’s a classic and have you ever tried to use a touch screen phone (even one with a slider keypad) when the touch no longer works? It’s a talk-to-the-screen-cause-the-OS-ain’t-listenin’ moment. To be continued…

Mets Seasonal Affective Disorder

See the great Mets blog  loge13 for those who miss Shea.

HISTORY: Great Nation Cycle –Anonymous Quote

This quote is legend.  You’ve probably seen it before. What stage is the USA in??? What stage are other countries in?

Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.

TRAVEL LINK: Packing A Carry-on For One Bag Travel

I’ve used this packing method which I first discovered on the YouTube channel but this vid shows another take on it. It’s an amazing method and allows me to use one carry-on bag even for long trips. 🙂

HEALTH LINK: Help Your Teeth With Baking Soda

This is a great video on keeping your teeth healthy with the use of baking soda. I’ve tried it and it has helped. NOTE: Never brush your teeth directly with dry baking soda. Always dilute the baking soda with water until it turns into a paste or use Arm & Hammer tooth paste. You can rinse every day with baking soda but consider only brushing with it once or twice a week as it can be harsh on the enamel. 🙂