What is Indiana like?

We are now Hoosiers,  Indiana is great.

The traffic is light but slow.   Everyone is overly friendly and they call us Hun, or Darlin.   The land is flat and mostly planted with corn.

The rent is about half of what it costs in Los Angeles.   Gas is about a dollar a gallon cheaper.

To buy a watermelon,  you stop at this big barn like structure along the road to work (31).   There is no one around so you pick out a nice big one from the table there. The sign says $5,  you find a 5 in your wallet.   Another sign directs you to push the money through the slot so it falls into the barn on the other side of the wall.   (It is just a slot,  not like a vending machine that would grab the bill and pull it).

It is getting cold here.  A couple mornings there has been a little frost on the car.

We have neighbors on each side.  One has waved to me and the other stopped to talk to me and introduce himself.

Indiana is much like home.  Only about 5 hours further south.



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Cancer Prevention


Since Dad became ill I have been investigating cancer treatment and I believe the truth is that you can add B17 to your diet and avoid cancer.  Further people could be cured by the purified medicinal form which is not legal in the USA but is available in other countries including Mexico and Germany.


One of the quotes from the book is a  cancer doctor asking about how one other doctor cured his cancer.  He was asking because his wife was sick with it.  The doc that had been cured with B17 asked him “why don’t you give her chemo-therapy” (being a sarcastic … because that is the treatment the cancer doc usually gave his patients).  The cancer doc responded that “he would never give a friend or family chemo treatment.”

I was ready to die rather than submit to chemo in 2005 when they thought I had bone cancer.  Death is truly better than chemo.   People survive disease in spite of chemo and radiation,  not because of it.   But the book indicates B17 actually helps quite a lot with the pain anyway…

Here is a video with the short version of the book “World without Cancer”.  http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4312930190281243507

Suggest you add fresh  apricots to your diet,  and this is important,  ya gotta crack the pit like a nut and eat what is inside the pit.  It looks kind of like an almond.  It tastes a little bitter.  10 or 12 a day will not hurt you.  You may read some places that they are toxic but I have eaten them myself and they are not toxic or harmful.  Also there is a little country where that is about all they eat and they are fine there,  no cancer.


Look here for more info.




Apple seeds also contain B17.  Probably best to eat the seeds along with the fleshy part of the apple as I don’t know how many of those would be too many.  As long as you eat them with the rest of the apple you could not eat too many.



The book is called “world without cancer” and can be found on Amazon here.


Or Abebooks.com here  http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?isbn=0912986190&sts=t&x=57&y=18

Be healthy,





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California Ballot Proposals 2012

There are two proposals on the ballot for tomorrow.

Prop 29,  the tobacco tax, pretends to take money from evil smokers to help them by spending the money on curing cancer.   Big tobacco is spending millions to defeat it.   For myself,  the issues are bigger government and higher taxes.  Does not matter what is being taxed.  NO ON 29.

Prop 28 pretends to REDUCE the time that career politicians can spend in office.   In fact it INCREASES the time they can spend in the SAME OFFICE.  At present,  they have to win a DIFFERENT OFFICE in the other house to reach 14 years.  If this passes they can do all of 12 years in the same office or house.   Those guys are so sneaky.   NO ON 28.

Almost always the safe thing to do is vote no on proposals.   Always big money and sneaky people behind them.


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What is California like?

There are two things that stand out in California at the present time, traffic and the costs.

People say,  we pay for the good weather in increased costs.    The weather is always dry and sunny.   Sometimes too warm.   Always need air conditioning.   The saving grace of California is the good weather.

The traffic is nuts.  When driving at rush hour,  in the big city,  trying to pull out onto a busy road,  that is what it is like, in the middle of the night, in the parking lot of a closed business anywhere in California.   Matters not where you drive,  or when you drive. The traffic is always way beyond bad.   Get in the car at the grocery store, way out in the back 40, get ready to pull out, here comes a car…unbelievable.

The cost of everything is about double, or worse.  Rent is double. Car insurance is more than double.  Gas is $1 a gallon higher than the rest of the country.    Taxes are among the highest of all the states.

The only thing where the costs are lower is college.   College costs here are subsidized by the state so they remain low,  hence the sky high taxes.  They get ya one way or the other.

I think I could put up with quite a bit of weather for a break in rent and taxes.





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Dad watch

Dad is sick in the hospital.   Family is taking turns watching him overnight.  I have watch tonight.  He has been sleeping a lot.

Brother Rick was here.  He was showing him photos on the computer.  It would get him talking,  telling old stories.

Not much that we can do,  just be with him.  Be there in case he needs something.

Off duty section went home at 2000.  Now just Dad and I.  He woke up about 2010.   Did some arm stretching,  some shoulder massage and ate a big cup of ice cream.   Nurse turned him in the bed and gave him the night night meds.  I think he is going to sleep.



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This came on the email from Jaynie.  John Cleese is a hoot.  I really miss the 80′s and Monty Python.


The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Libya , Egypt and Syria and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved”. Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross”.

The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance”. The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.

The Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let’s get the Bastards”. They don’t have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.

The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from “Run” to “Hide”. The only two higher levels in France are “Collaborate” and “Surrender”. The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France ‘s white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country’s military capability.

Italy has increased the alert level from “Shout Loudly and Excitedly” to “Elaborate Military Posturing”. Two more levels remain: “Ineffective Combat Operations” and “Change Sides”.

The Germans have increased their alert state from “Disdainful Arrogance” to “Dress in Uniforms and Sing Marching Songs”. They also have two higher levels: “Invade a Neighbour” and “Lose”.

Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels .

The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from “No worries” to “She’ll be right, Mate”. Two more escalation levels remain: “Crikey! I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!” and “The barbie is cancelled”. So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.

– John Cleese – British writer, actor and tall person.
A final thought: ” Greece is collapsing, the Iranians are getting aggressive, and Rome is in disarray. Welcome back to 430 BC.”

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BANNED! from Above Top Secret

There used to be a kind of activity where using dialup one would connect, to an electronic bulletin board and post news and responses to news.  The modern bulletin boards are sites like http://www.abovetopsecret.com/ .

I did get interested and spend some time,  maybe too much time posting there.  Looking at my own blog it looks as if I was absent from November 2011 to now,  and that is mostly where I was.

It is fun and maybe addictive.  They have these moderators that will police the place, they remove posts, even ban members from posting for various violations of the rules.  The rules are all written down but there are so many, and subject to interpretation it is pretty much impossible to post very much without breaking a few rules.  There were even posts that were removed because they linked to a site that was unfriendly to ATS.  And also the posts that are removed, are removed.  No one can benefit from seeing what not to do,  because they remove the whole post and put up a big label indicating the kind of sin that was committed.

Really it is just the same stories over and over.  Nibiru and Obama.  Blurry photos of aliens.  The best posts are when people write about their own personal issues or experience and we get to comment, offer help or advice.

I was eventually banned from posting for making fun of the moderators. So I guess I will start posting back at my own website and they will have to create content without me.  Wifey thinks I was spending too much time there any way.

Leo Laporte  always says everyone should have their own website. Where they have control over the content.  This is true,  you never know where someone else will take your stuff on their site.

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Free online courses at http://www.khanacademy.org/

One of the wonders of the internet is free knowledge.

It is surprisingly easy to find out almost anything you need to know,  anything you want to learn about.  If you are not hung up on a diploma, or a title,  you could gather more knowledge and expertise than those with the fancy degrees and titles.

Heard on C2C with George Noory.  http://www.coasttocoastam.com/


A free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

Site is here  http://www.khanacademy.org/






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Circuit Simulator for Linux Qucs

Continuing to adapt and overcome using Linux rather than windows the free circuit simulator that goes with is called Qucs.  Using it is fairly easy,  seems just like the more common and expensive windows based simulators.  Here is a screen shot.

Qucs circuit simulator

Remembering the windows based programs they usually had some kind of limitation such as only a certain few number of elements or even not including very common components unless you buy additional component libraries at additional cost.

Results page also shows available sources

This one has all kinds of components with it, IR power components, opamps, 1N diodes, 2N transistors, all kinds of sources, filters, everything!

And Qucs is FREE.  Yup, free.  It’s cool, try it.

One way to get it is to install a linux program such as Ubuntu (again free).  Ubuntu can be found here  http://www.ubuntu.com/


Once you have Ubuntu up and running visit the applications store and search for circuit simulators or Qucs.  Select and install,  easy squeezy.



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Escape Eats Tires

Replaced the original tires on the Ford Escape.  Searching the internet it is obvious that they have a design issue but no one at Ford will acknowledge the problem.  So I am writing what I know about it here in hopes it will be easy to find.

My experience is this, the Continental tires are NOISY,  and wear unevenly.  The Michelin tires seem to be the fix.  Also important to rotate them with every oil change,  does not help with the original Continentals though.

Our 2010 Escape has Michelin Cross Terrain tires on it, original from the factory and they have been good tires.  Last week, Ford put  new Michelin Latitudes on the 2008 Escape.  They are soooooo quiet.  What a  difference.  If you have the old Continental tires get rid of them and buy Michelin.

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