• Re: Fiber And More

    From George Pope@1:153/757 to Mike Powell on Sun Mar 27 00:21:46 2022
    We do have organic products, is there no such thing as organic wheat?

    I've not sesen where organic mus mean "no GMO"; only if tyjhery say "no GMO" asre they requiret9o have none, as far as I know.

    Last I heard, it was illegal to label food as "contains no GMO" due to a trade agreement the two of our countries share.

    The first thing I thought of was chickpea flour. Some of my favorite
    dishes are made with chickpeas and their flour.

    Yup, that's the one I've had some VERY tasty naan made from -- easy enough to size them to sandwich size, if I want.

    If I want the sponginess of wheat bread,I can buy some straight gluten to dry, grind, & mix into the chickpea flour.

    Unless the bad DNA affects the gluten as badly as the rest of the wheat.

    I think bran is unaffected, so hopefully the gluten is, too.

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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Tue Mar 29 12:41:26 2022
    I tell folks if you don't vote in an election...whether it's for taxes
    or millage, or people involved...you have no right to complain about the outcome.

    That depends -- if tyhey did the researcyh & wor to understabd the cabdidates, parties & issues, & then chose staying home because of a lack of "No Confidence" option on the ballots, I might allow it, without criticism. I'd prefer they actually chose to work on election day at the polling stations, so as to prove they have an interest in the process. I tend to vote in early polls, then work the full day (16+ hour day for $250 or so)

    When they know someone is there who will stay involved, they're a bit
    more likely to behave themselves, so to speak...and get the work done, instead of just collecting a paycheck. Before elections, they give us the thumbs up...afterwards, they give us "the bird". :P

    My country's leader's father, qwhen he was PM, has literally done that twice, out here in the west, yet people keep electing the piece of poo, & then elected his son based on pretty much only his last name--he's never done anything of worth for the country or for anyone, that I could find!

    & now he seems to be more concerned with advancing the CCP than in doing his job to make Canada as great as it can be.

    Apathy Error: Strike any key, or none for that matter. <G>

    It is like that: "Pause, or strike any key to speed it up"

    & telephone voicejails (computerized answering menu system) do the same to allow oldbies & their dialup phones to connect with an operator, in spite of not having a mobile or other push button phone)

    When you're diabetic, as you know, you need to watch your sugar intake.
    My A1C has never been below 5.4, and never above 6.1 -- when I was in the
    ER the other night (heart rate had dropped to 44...they think it was a bad reading from the pulse oximeter), the sugar was 110...right in the middle of the normal range. I'm most likely to become type 2 diabetic, although my BMI (body mass index) has me as "obese class II".

    A1C is the blood sugar level?
    So you went from under 6.1 to a hundred and ten?! & that's a normal reading? I thought 7 was the maximum for healthy?

    My BMI was over 50 somewhere, but I've lost 60 pounds since then & it's still high, but the term "morbidly" has dropped from my descriptor as "obese" -- I'll hopefully be done my Phase One on Wednesday(300 even), then I'm going to speed it up for the next 50#, & maybe 100, & see what I'll do there -- likely hold between 180 & 220, as that's healthy for my 6 foot frame!

    Even at morbidly(deathly) obese, people didn't see it - they might describe me as "getting a bit overweight," if they saw me standing.

    I saw it, though -- & most importantly, I felt it as I drag my mighty carcass up the stairs every night with only one fully working leg doing the work.

    If I can reduce this extra strain on my heart, hopefuly, my average BP (tested weekly now) will drop to normal without the meds I take daily, to keep my heart from exploding or otherwise retiring, from overwork.

    Health is all we got, at times -- it's important to do our part to keep everuything going.

    Monsanto is evil, as are those in power who are partnered with them &
    raking in millions a day by monopolizing and controlling critical food
    supplies.
    There are a bunch of lawsuits out there right now for various things.

    Yup, & they laugh, as they bring in 5 $600/hour lawyers against the country farmer's one volunteer(pro bono) lawyer, & a whacjk of scientific evidende thyat says, simply that there was Monsanto DNA found growing in his field -- the judges rarewly sdes beyond that & have to aghree, the man had patented product in his possession, & look at the nicve men from Monsanto,. not forcing it to become a criminal issue & arrest/imprisonment, so yes, we'll award Monsanto 50% of the man's shrinking acreage, all his remaining cash-on-hand, after legal feesfor the community lawyer to go beyond his mandates in a trial. (mainly they only do cpimselling, advisements, letters, small claims court, & free defense lawyer for criminal charges. They'll offer the defendant some fee choices to help him in court against Mnonsanto.

    Then M's lawyers send this lawyer 500+ letters & faxes & phone calls a day, as he has to log all as a minimum charge for the firm he's in. Itt's pure evil harrassmnemt, & bullying.

    One lawyer up here won his case, as ghe was bright enough to fire his lawyer before he was broke, & simply point out that he's not responsible to prevent wind & bees from carrying Monsanto pollen into his cornfield -- that's Monsanto's job t protect their patented product/species.

    But he was still. bankrupt from this & that's Monsanto's goal (if he'd lost, he would be out Monsanto's court costs in hiring 5+ high-end lawyers & several scientific experts to testify); with today's problems for farmers, that would easily bankrupt most -- other farmers see this destrtruction & run before they get to court, accepting any offer to settle eve though it's still going to hurt them financially. But they won't be utterly bankrupt.

    Too many pols are monetarily corrupted by this corporation to grow a set & stand up to this assault on decent farmers everywhere. Shut the /blanks/ down, outright!

    Buy all the seeds the monks in Turkey's mountains have to sell & only grow REAL wheat from now on & corn - I don't have a source for pure corn yet, but the wheat is good up there.

    We cabn't be dependent on factory involvement in our basic food needs. We've ben eating non-GMO for 20,000+ yeasrs & our bodies have adapted to this; who knows the long long term damage by modifying our diet to be all non-natural?

    I can't afford pure organic stuff, but I try for healthiest as we can afford.

    If we had the room & space, I'd go for growing our own wheat, making flour from it, & having decent bread only.

    With so many farmers quitting, due to the high costs, that's going to
    mean less food overall. Many folks who go out to eat waste so much food
    that it's pathetic. I remember seeing a sign at a buffet that noted "take
    all you want, but eat all you take".

    The Japanees AUYCE I like, has a rule: anything you can't eat will be packaged up for take out & charged at full alas carte prices (not cheap); when the former big boss was in, he'd waive it or charge me a token $2 for even $30 worth of leftovers to take home! I'm more careful now & able to plan my re- ordering to be within the limits of all at the table.(a few pieces of sashimi for the pets is okay, though)

    I don't spend as much time on Facebook as I used to...mainly on there now

    Same. Used to be 10+ hurs daily, now it's about 2 hours weekly, & even that's too much, IMO.

    for my ham radio traffic net groups. My internet was out for 4 1/2 hours Tuesday afternoon and evening, so I couldn't browse the web or do email (except minimally through my smartphone), and could only do BBS things via the host console. But, I just logged on to do QWK Mail (always), then some minor file section and bulletin updating, and very few doorgames. While I
    am on Twitter and Skype, both are used very sparingly.

    After one long power outage a couple years ago, I bought external battery charging packs, enough for every device & we keep these at 100% load, for emergencies -- as Hydro(electricity) tells you, while in their voicejail, to check info on outages at www. somewhere you can't get to if you have no electricity! &, to save hours on hold, I'm happy to go to the site (now bookmarked on my phone)

    I can pop into Defacedbook to communicate with family & friends, & update neighbours on what I find out.

    & read books I've downloaded, clear email on my phone, & otherwise occupy myself until we have lights again. I can even use UberEats to order food from a farther out restaurant that's still ful.ly operational (usually charge $2-3 more for distance, but that's ok, to get hot food when we have no stove)

    I can easily do the math to figure it out -- but I'll save that for
    when I draw up our contracts. I'm just chattimg now.
    Most kids nowadays are lost above a count of 10 fingers and toes, if
    they don't have some sort of calculator. I can do a lot of calculations
    in my head, but I'll never be as fast as my late father was. He was the comptroller for the local Swift Independent Packing Company office in
    town for many years...it was that job that transferred us from Miami,
    Florida to Little Rock, Arkansas 45 years ago.

    I could always do up to 3 figure arithmetic, even some thing random like 482*93 in my head, often faster than someone else could put it into a calculator & get the answer, just to see the answer I called out was fully correct!

    I'vbe taught uy son to do the same; not to those ranges yetm, but he's improving quickly & knows the value of doing it your head, to save finding paper or calculator (I preferred paper+pen as my backup calculator)

    Saw a scene in a sitcom yesterday:
    Missy: Can I borrow your calculator? Sheldon: I'm using it
    Missy: No, you'rter jnotk you're playing a game. Sheldon: *points tyo head* Yes, & that's how I'm currently using it.

    In schol I was the walking Calculator, Dictionary, Thesaurus, Textbooks(every one we'd had to date), & Encyclopedia -- it worked for me, as I was innately lazy (but intelligently so, aka "efficient")

    So a 10% holder would get over $330bn on exit. Even Kevin O'Leary
    would have his pants tighten on hearing that!)
    But, they take none of that with them when they die. Everyone came
    into this world as naked and broke as I did, and they're going out the
    same way.

    Yup, but I've learned if you need someone's time or expertise/etc, the best thing to offer him is what he wants (in Kevin'd case it's fast easy money, guarasnteed to be 2X+ his investment)

    I would offer him 80% of a company's new earnings afdter he takes over, & using

    newdiretdcions he's implemented, as I don't bneed to have hundreds of billions -- I need billoins, yes, to do akll the projects to help others I want to.

    I spent the important learning parts of my life walking up the road with nothing but 50c or so in my pocket -- I'm happy to end it the same way. . .

    I dropped all my "friends", and while folks can "message me", I don't
    have a "friends list", per se...and don't even post on my timeline.

    I prefer to have a bunch of people I actually know as "friends" on Facebook, as I can interact some with people I like, & usually their friends are not too far awry from their & my core values.. . It reduces the amount of garbage I see when I do go in & scroll through my timeline for a bit.

    I've installed an ezxtension(FBP) that hasdonec wonders to organise my timeline in ways that work to MY enjoyment (noe of that manipulation the owners do to do illegal psychological xperiments on us with)

    Now it shows my stuff in chronological order, with actual friends' content showing first.

    It's your exhaust pipe and exit ramp. :P

    Yup. & it does a fine job, usually, in that capacity -- I do the occasional audio test to confirm it's in working order.

    I told my wife one night that "my head was so far up my butt, that I
    could see my throat". Without missing a beat, and grinning wryly, she
    said "That's why your eyes are so brown!!". <ZING!!>

    Nice one! *time-travel High-Five with Janice*

    Since I rarely drink carbonated beverages in any form any more, and have given up chocolate, caffeine, and candy, I haven't had a kidney stone in
    over 2 years, and my heart rate (with medication) is half of what it was
    when I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation last summer.

    I'm the same re sodas, but I do drink a lot of caoffee -- as a medicine, not as a simple beverage. I don't eat candy -- any I get, winnds up in my kids' mouths before I can blink!

    I ti8hnk that's what I'm atrisk for -- mny doc said if I go into any tachycardia(fast fluttering pulse/heartbeat) I'm to call 911 without delay.

    Yup; mine has the female rinse, but that's it -- the rest of the water
    features are for the back cargo doors. (scrub, rinse, massage, enema) &
    there's a warm air dryer for all.
    I wish I could afford one...but right now, finances are tighter than a
    frog's butt underwater.

    And that's water-tight!

    I saved up, a bit at a time, with the goal in mind of getting one of those funky toilet, modern, powered seats. Not cheap, 'tis true, but I knew it was what I needed (& it was); I had the guy throw in the initial installation for free (he had to commission & pay the plumber himself.); We know how to move it to a new location, if & when needed -- I'm not, at $1,200, leaving it behind -- we kept the original plain seat to put back on.

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-6
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)
  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to George Pope on Wed Mar 30 02:33:00 2022
    George,

    A1C is the blood sugar level?

    I think it's 2 different terms, but related to a diabetic diagnosis.

    So you went from under 6.1 to a hundred and ten?! & that's a normal reading? I thought 7 was the maximum for healthy?

    The threshold for type 2 is 6.4 on the A1C -- your blood sugar can be elevated, especially after eating. There is a new way you get get your
    blood sugar and A1C readings, via a smartphone app (DexGo, I think),
    that doesn't require you to prick your finger. Obviously, you have to
    have a presciption for it...but it saves money on lancets, alchohol
    swabs, etc. Like so many other health issues, many with diabetes don't
    even know they have it.

    Health is all we got, at times -- it's important to do our part to keep
    everuything going.

    I just got out of the hospital for the 4th time since last summer...all related to atrial fibrillation. Yet so far, I don't need any ablation
    surgery. But, when you have sinus tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and respiratory palpitations, it's time to call the ambulance (that was my
    case this past Sunday).

    Yup, & they laugh, as they bring in 5 $600/hour lawyers against the country farmer's one volunteer(pro bono) lawyer, & a whacjk of
    scientific evidende thyat says, simply that there was Monsanto DNA
    found growing in his field -- the judges rarewly sdes beyond that &
    have to aghree, the man had patented product in his possession, & look
    at the nicve men from Monsanto,. not forcing it to become a criminal issue & arrest/imprisonment, so yes, we'll award Monsanto 50% of the man's shrinking acreage, all his remaining cash-on-hand, after legal feesfor the community lawyer to go beyond his mandates in a trial.

    There are so many attorneys ads on TV offering for you call them to become part of a class action suit.

    Too many pols are monetarily corrupted by this corporation to grow a
    set & stand up to this assault on decent farmers everywhere. Shut the /blanks/ down, outright!

    I can't afford pure organic stuff, but I try for healthiest as we can afford.

    The young lady friend I know is a vegetarian (that from her parents).
    Well, I can respect her view on that, but I think of this tagline:

    How can you eat one of God's Creatures?? In a sandwich. :P

    The Japanees AYCE I like, has a rule: anything you can't eat will be packaged up for take out & charged at full alas carte prices (not
    cheap); when the former big boss was in, he'd waive it or charge me a token $2 for even $30 worth of leftovers to take home! I'm more
    careful now & able to plan my re- ordering to be within the limits of
    all at the table.(a few pieces of sashimi for the pets is okay,
    though)

    I rarely go out to eat anymore...buffets or otherwise. I can't afford it.
    I think my wallet and bank account will have the heart attack and stroke
    for all the medical visits in the last 9 months.

    After one long power outage a couple years ago, I bought external
    battery charging packs, enough for every device & we keep these at
    100% load, for emergencies -- as Hydro(electricity) tells you, while
    in their voicejail, to check info on outages at www. somewhere you
    can't get to if you have no electricity! &, to save hours on hold, I'm happy to go to the site (now bookmarked on my phone)

    I forgot to take the plug in charger for my phone to the hospital, so
    my phone was off most of the time.

    Nature and a nightmare woke me, but I'm having a hard time staying awake
    to finish this QWK packet before strong thunderstorms arrive later this morning.

    I could always do up to 3 figure arithmetic, even some thing random
    like 482*93 in my head, often faster than someone else could put it
    into a calculator & get the answer, just to see the answer I called out was fully correct!

    Peppermint Patty (from Peanuts) is asleep in the classroom, and as he
    head lops back, she suddenly wakes up, and screams "I'M AWAKE!! THE ANSWER
    IS 12!!" <G>

    Saw a scene in a sitcom yesterday:
    Missy: Can I borrow your calculator? Sheldon: I'm using it
    Missy: No, you'rter jnotk you're playing a game. Sheldon: *points tyo head* Yes, & that's how I'm currently using it.

    There was an episode of "The Big Bang Theory" one night (my brother
    loves that show...I rarely watch TV anymore), where Sheldon is telling
    this guy "you can't make me change my mind about my decision". Well, the
    guy pulls out to beautiful large turquoise balls that Sheldon starts to
    drool over. <G>

    I prefer to have a bunch of people I actually know as "friends" on Facebook, as I can interact some with people I like, & usually their friends are not too far awry from their & my core values.. . It reduces the amount of garbage I see when I do go in & scroll through my
    timeline for a bit.

    I can send them a quickie message if needed.

    Yup. & it does a fine job, usually, in that capacity -- I do the occasional audio test to confirm it's in working order.

    Remember...July is National Baked Bean Month <frap!> :P

    I told my wife one night that "my head was so far up my butt, that I
    could see my throat". Without missing a beat, and grinning wryly, she
    said "That's why your eyes are so brown!!". <ZING!!>

    Nice one! *time-travel High-Five with Janice*

    She put me in my place more than once...and got me fat on humble pie
    and salted crow. :P

    I'm the same re sodas, but I do drink a lot of caoffee -- as a
    medicine, not as a simple beverage. I don't eat candy -- any I get,
    winnds up in my kids' mouths before I can blink!

    They tried to give me coffee and breakfast Tuesday morning while I
    was still in the hospital...and I declined it. The portion of tea was
    much smaller, and I preferred that...I'm trying to avoid caffeine.

    I ti8hnk that's what I'm atrisk for -- mny doc said if I go into any tachycardia(fast fluttering pulse/heartbeat) I'm to call 911 without delay.

    That's what I had this past Sunday...heart rate of 144. But, I have no
    idea what set it off. That's why the BBS was down for 2 days.

    I wish I could afford one...but right now, finances are tighter than a frog's butt underwater.

    And that's water-tight!

    What was your first clue??

    Daryl

    ... Newspaper Headline: "Air Head Fired."
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  • From George Pope@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Thu Apr 7 09:38:02 2022
    George,
    A1C is the blood sugar level?
    I think it's 2 different terms, but related to a diabetic diagnosis.

    Ok, I dno't understand it, but that's a good thing, I'm sure.

    So you went from under 6.1 to a hundred and ten?! & that's a normal
    reading? I thought 7 was the maximum for healthy?
    The threshold for type 2 is 6.4 on the A1C -- your blood sugar can be elevated, especially after eating. There is a new way you get get your
    blood sugar and A1C readings, via a smartphone app (DexGo, I think),
    that doesn't require you to prick your finger. Obviously, you have to
    have a presciption for it...but it saves money on lancets, alchohol
    swabs, etc. Like so many other health issues, many with diabetes don't
    even know they have it.

    I'm, I guess, "pre-Diabetic"; my doc mnitors my gl;ucose levels via a quarterly blood test I go for (non-fasting, as she's working with a baseline, rather than an absolute); Fasting is fine, but onyl if I can get the first appointments in the morning (my lab merxtdoor used t open at 06h00 & take you on a first come , first served, but now it's appointment-only, beginning at 07h00. :P

    I seem to be dong well enough, on average, & since I'm an average type guy, that works for me! I've lost 60lbs in the past year, within my planned schedule, now I'm doubling the rate of loss & going after the next 80 to my final/preferred weight of 220. (I'm 6' tall, so me being 300 doesn't look terrible right now, but Iu'm mnore concerned with health & ease of climbling stairs than how my looks affects others--only my wife gets an opinion on that.)

    Ooh, nice, Leonard Cohen just popped on the radio, singing the full "Hallelujah"

    Health is all we got, at times -- it's important to do our part to keep
    everuything going.
    I just got out of the hospital for the 4th time since last summer...all related to atrial fibrillation. Yet so far, I don't need any ablation surgery. But, when you have sinus tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and respiratory palpitations, it's time to call the ambulance (that was my
    case this past Sunday).

    No doubt! Glad you did -- don't want to lose you, mate!

    The young lady friend I know is a vegetarian (that from her parents).
    Well, I can respect her view on that, but I think of this tagline:
    How can you eat one of God's Creatures?? In a sandwich. :P

    Or "right next to the mashed potatoes."; I'll takeeither -- a sandwich or a meat & potatoes platter.

    I rarely go out to eat anymore...buffets or otherwise. I can't afford it.
    I think my wallet and bank account will have the heart attack and stroke
    for all the medical visits in the last 9 months.

    I've cut back on my eating out, evemn though Im fortunate to never have medical costs, except for the odd medication not covered by our government health insurance plan(GHIP).

    I forgot to take the plug in charger for my phone to the hospital, so
    my phone was off most of the time.

    Happens to me all the time, unless my daughter accompanes me, t hen seh rem,em,bers to grab a couple for us both, & if my phone is on charge, she can updater my wife for me.

    Nature and a nightmare woke me, but I'm having a hard time staying awake
    to finish this QWK packet before strong thunderstorms arrive later this morning.

    Don't fight sleep.
    (unless you're driving)

    I could always do up to 3 figure arithmetic, even some thing random
    like 482*93 in my head, often faster than someone else could put it
    into a calculator & get the answer, just to see the answer I called out
    was fully correct!
    Peppermint Patty (from Peanuts) is asleep in the classroom, and as he
    head lops back, she suddenly wakes up, and screams "I'M AWAKE!! THE ANSWER
    IS 12!!" <G>

    Was it 12?

    There was an episode of "The Big Bang Theory" one night (my brother
    loves that show...I rarely watch TV anymore), where Sheldon is telling
    this guy "you can't make me change my mind about my decision". Well, the
    guy pulls out to beautiful large turquoise balls that Sheldon starts to
    drool over. <G>

    Sheldon loved anything of comic hero memorabilia.

    Remember...July is National Baked Bean Month <frap!> :P

    Never had real baked neans, I'm suire -- just the rare can of some thing -- but not even those any more; I do buy refried black beans in the can, to make my Saturday morning breakfast bean dip. (I keep it simple -- adding just a tad of beef bouillion, & a tsp of habanero sauce)

    Nice one! *time-travel High-Five with Janice*
    She put me in my place more than once...and got me fat on humble pie
    and salted crow. :P

    My wife's been getting me fat on her homecooking!

    That's what I had this past Sunday...heart rate of 144. But, I have no
    idea what set it off. That's why the BBS was down for 2 days.

    Not a problem -- you need to take care of yourself first, always!

    ... Newspaper Headline: "Air Head Fired."

    I can sort of figure out thestory on this one, buit I'm still hoping the air in his head was mostly hydrogen & oxygen, instead of nitrogen, & there was a beautiful & sudden kaboom moment! *LOL*

    "My kaboom -- where's the kaboom?" --Marvin the Martian

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-6
    * Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)