Thursday, March 28, 2019

Are You A Wandering Generality

Quote by Zig Ziglar
By Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, March 27, 2019
NOTE:  Anything in BLUE and Underlined is an active link to an Internet Web Site

To all the would-be Socialists, not just in America, but around the world, I have one question to ask you.  How many ALLIED (meaning on our side) soldiers, sailors and civilians were killed as a result of World War II?  I doubt they teach this information in any of our schools unless you take a specific World History Course written honestly.  

The Answer from the Internet:  World War 2 was split into two sides, the Allies (UK, USA and others) and Axis (Germany Italy and Japan) Of those killed, 61 million were on the Allied side and 11 million were on the Axis side, so the losses where massive. It is important to note that not all the deaths were soldiers and sailors, lots of civilians, Jews, Women and Children were also killed.

Next question:  Of the 61 Million casualties how many were Russian, yes Russia was eventually considered as one of the Allied forces in case you were unaware.  The answer:  World War II fatalities of the Soviet Union from all related causes numbered more than 20,000,000, both civilian and military, although the exact figures are disputed. The number 20 million was considered official during the Soviet era.

Have you ever heard the term, “turn in one’s grave?”  Or “turning over in one’s grave?”  Where do you suppose that term originated or why it was said?  Again from the Internet:

Turn in one's grave
Turn in one's grave is an idiom to describe an extreme level of shock or an intense level of surprise and is expressed as the vicarious sentiment of a deceased person. This hyperbolic figure of speech is used to describe the upset, disgust, horror or anger of a deceased person if he or she were alive to hear of a certain news story, action or idea—especially a negative one.

For the record, I was seriously impacted by reading the book I just finished, Lefthanded Soldiers  by Gary Eby. I could not recommend it enough. At 74 I felt that there was not much I could do to "right the ship" in regards to where our country is headed. Well, thanks to the book, I am immediately changing my tack/course.  I will no longer sit on the sidelines and watch the parade of NIMRODS pass by.

Again for the record.  The term NIMROD is not just some made up word, it has meaning.  Internet definition:  In American slang, the word nimrod is used as a derogatory term. If someone is called a nimrod, this means they are assumed to be of low intelligence and silly or foolish.

We all have choices in life.  The most important by far are you can choose to LEAD, you can choose to FOLLOW or you can SIT ALONG SIDE OF THE ROAD AND THROW ROCKS AT THE LEADERS PASSING YOU BUY. 

 I am putting everyone on notice that if the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, better known as AOC, and of course Bernie Sanders think I am going to just sit back and accept a Socialist Government, think again!  In fact this is why our Founding Fathers created the Second Amendment to prevent such foolishness from happening against the will of the People!

Think again of the 60 MILLION people who lost their lives fighting Socialism (Germany and Italy) and fighting a religious belief far worse than Socialism, the people of Japan.  Does anyone think that if the phrase “turn over in one’s grave” were actually possible that most if not all of the 60 MILLION dead souls would be turning over in their graves watching these Nimrods trying to implement Socialism, the very system they died fighting against?

Socialism is evil!  Just look around the world.  People who have supported Socialism in one way or another all thought the same thing.  THEIR VERSION OF SOCIALSM WILL WORK!  It will NOT work and it has NEVER worked.  Just look at the oil rich country of Venezuela whose leader Nicol├ís Maduro has taken a country that should be prosperous and has destroyed it!  PERIOD!  The people of Venezuela are starving!  Why?  Maduro is going to make Socialism work no matter how many people will die because of his insane policies.

To the likes of AOC and Sanders, it is time for another history lesson.  NAZI stands for National SOCIALIST Workers Party.  USSR, surprise, stands for Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics.  Italy?  National FACIST Party which was one in the same as Nazi Germany.  As for a 1930s and 1940s Japan, they could be likened to Radical Islam of today where they would do anything and everything for “their version of God” or in the case of Japan their Emperor.  Again, it made no difference to any of these “leaders” how many of their people died because of their flawed beliefs and their thirst for power.

SOCIALISM is built on the premise that only a certain number of “elites” within a socialist country know what is best for their people and their people’s desires simply do not matter.  Everything is done for the country’s leadership, flawed as it may be.  The elites then use the power of the military and police to enforce these flawed policies and the leader insures that of all the people within their respective countries, the military and police are “fed.”  By “fed” I mean they are taken care of because they are the enforcers within those countries.  Failure to feed the enforcers will ultimately result in the enforcers turning on its leadership.  Given enough time that will happen anyway because Socialism is a system that is unsustainable.

Before you can understand the ramifications of Socialism you MUST understand the American political spectrum.  If you were to draw a horizontal line - at the far end to the right you have a small number of Far Right Extremists.  At a center point you have a small group of people who consider themselves to be “moderates.”  A moderate simply means that they lack sufficient principles to stand for anything of substance and shift their allegiance with the blowing political winds.  Then at the far left of this line you have a small number of Far Left Extremists.  Moving from the Center to the Far left, the keen observer can’t help but notice that the line passes through the “Democratic Party.”  That becomes the “Liberal Party.”  The Liberal Party eventually becomes the “Progressive Party.”  The Progressive Party eventually converts into the Socialist Party and then ultimately the NAZI/FACIST Party.  All of these lead to Communism; a complete take over!  My advice to anyone NOT paying attention is to PAY ATTENTION.  These are mere words but words mean things and the things that these words mean, describe a country in chaos or soon to be in chaos.  Eventually you will be unable to turn the clock back to enjoy the fruits and opportunities America routinely has provided for hundreds of years that few if any throughout the world have but all want.  Even though the world wants what we have, there are those in power who want to take it all away from us and those people are people like AOC, Sanders, Waters, Harris, Clinton, et al.

You don’t have to believe me and many won’t.  In fact I already anticipate the attacks on what I have written and that is okay because what you think of me is none of my business.  I have done my research, have you?  For most people I seriously doubt it.  That is how countries change by keeping the citizens in the dark on matters that matter.  These people are like mushrooms; they ARE kept in the DARK and fed BULL SHIT!  That is how mushrooms thrive!  Are you a mushroom?

Let’s go back to 1963.  The Communist Party USA made the decision that they would NEVER be able to take over America militarily.  They instead devised 45 Communist Party USA objectives and they were patient, very patient.  I challenge you to review these 45 objectives and then you tell me if they have already been achieved or not.  I believe they HAVE been achieved.  Where can you find them?  Here is a link.   Here are just a few of my favorites. 

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.   DONE!

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.   DONE!

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.  DONE!

18. Gain control of all student newspapers. DONE!

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack. DONE!

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions. DONE!

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. DONE!

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."  DONE!


Please do not take my word for any of these things.  With the Internet you can check them out in a second!  The question is WILL YOU; I made it easy for you by providing the links to some critical stites?  Or will you continue to be a modern day Mushroom and believe what you have either always believed or believe what you have been taught to believe?

·         Agenda 21 for Dummies:

 ·         Agenda 30 (not necessarily written for Dummies):

 ·         The Bilderberg Group for Dummies:

Several people have claimed THEY were the one who coined the phrase Useful Idiot.  Suffice it to say, the one thing these people all have in common is that they were all Communists.  Last question, ARE YOU A USEFUL IDIOT? 

Useful Idiot Definition:

A propagandist for a cause of whose goals they ARE NOT FULLY AWARE and who is USED CYNICALLY by the LEADERS OF THE CAUSE.

Another more modern way of stating is comes from none other than Zig Ziglar who asked:

Are you a meaningful specific
or are you a wandering generality?

Great question!  Well?  Which one are you?

Friday, March 15, 2019

Diabetes and Dexcom and Sugar

By Jim "Gymbeaux" Brown, March 15, 2019

This will be a long post because it contains a previous post originally uploaded in January of 2019 regarding sugar content in foods.

I was prescribed and received a DEXCOM Blood Sugar Monitoring Device and have been using it for several months.  This is what I discovered.

It was awkward affixing the Sensor device on my stomach area but after the second one was put in place, it became almost second nature to affix the next one.  The Sensor must be replaced every 7 days.  The Sensor takes the place of the well known "finger prick" to read your Blood Sugar.  The Sensor sends your blood sugar reading to a receiver also provided EVERY 5 MINUTES.  It did not take very long to reach the point I am not even aware that I am wearing it; that surprised me.

Why is this so important to me?  When I use to take a finger prick to read my blood sugar, it was like taking an old fashion Polaroid snap shot.  It read the Blood Sugar at that very second in time.  What it did NOT tell you was whether your blood sugar had been rising to this point in time or was it decreasing to this point in time.  That is when I discovered knowing which direction your Blood Sugar was going was VERY important.  For example.  Let's say your Finger Prick Blood Sugar reading was 100, a good reading and you took your insulin as directed by your doctor.  If the Blood Sugar was falling, taking insulin could prove to be very dangerous because it would lower your Blood Sugar levels to a very concerning level.  If on the other had your Blood Sugar was rising at the 100 reading, taking more insulin may be the right choice.

I hope the above makes sense to you.  The DEXCOM device has sent me a warning during the middle of my sleep to let me know my Blood Sugar level is dangerously low (or high, but mostly low).  That is when I have a decision to make by either eating or drinking something with a lot of sugar for a low reading or taking insulin for a high reading.  I would not have known I was in trouble until I awoke the next morning.  If the Blood Sugar was a very low reading a lot of bad things could happen before I awoke, if I woke up at all.

My doctor also can see my readings because she has a connection that she can tap into.  Our follow up appointments are very different because of the DEXCOM readings and the history it provides.

If you have Diabetes, please check out the DEXCOM device to see if it is for you.  You can obtain the information by gong to their web site at  I hope you check it out and I hope you read the following Nugget originally posted in January of 2019.


If you want to make a difference in your life of Diabetes, check it out.  You deserve it!

Would You Knowingly 

Feed This To Your Children

By Jim “Gymbeaux” Brown, May 17, 2017
Modified January 7, 2019

GYMBEAUX NOTE:  I originally wrote this Nugget and posted it in May of 2017.  I have slightly modified it by adding additional information.  I feel so strongly about this subject that a great many people have consciously or unconsciously ignored.  THIS IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

This Nugget is about ingestion of Sugar; it took me over 70 years to understand it.  Do not be misled by that statement because I did not study Sugar for all those years, I just ate my way into becoming a Diabetic instead.  Think about that for a moment.   The following is one definition of Sugar as found on the Internet:


1a :  a sweet crystallizable material that consists wholly or essentially of sucrose, is colorless or white when pure tending to brown when less refined, is obtained commercially from sugarcane or sugar beet and less extensively from sorghum, maples, and palms, and is important as a source of dietary carbohydrate and as a sweetener and preservative of other foods  b :  any of various water-soluble compounds that vary widely in sweetness, include the monosaccharides and oligosaccharides, and typically are optically active
Here is a link to an easily understand description of how sugars enter the body:
The following is a definition of converting grams into teaspoons from the Internet:  “This important bit of information is your key to converting grams into teaspoons. Four grams of sugar is equal to one teaspoon. To be precise, 4.2 grams equals a teaspoon, but the nutritional folks round this number up to four grams.”  Actually it rounds it DOWN to 4 grams, not up to 4 grams. 
What does this mean to someone like me a non-scientist and someone who has not done a lot of research on the subject?  I had some time to kill at a supermarket near the checkout counter.   There were several coolers near the counter containing all sorts of soft drinks.  I looked at the newest bottle of Coke with the Green label and the word “Life” on it suggesting that somehow this Coke might be better for you than the regular bottle of Coke.  The Life Coke listed 45 grams of sugar according to the label.  The “regular” bottle contained 65 grams of sugar.  The bottles were 20 ounce bottles and were meant or designed that one person would drink from the bottle as compared to a 2 liter bottle that typically is dispensed by the glass.  Here is a photo of the label:

Sugars, 65 Grams!  Using the definition from above, 4 grams of sugar equals 1 teaspoon, I did the math for you, 65 grams of sugars (plural) equates to 15.47 teaspoons of sugars.  I was shocked to discover these numbers because frankly, I grew up learning about ounces and gallons, not grams and liters.  Labels like this previously did not exist as I was growing up.  To me, 65 grams was no big deal primarily because I did not have a reference point for what a gram actually represented.  But when I saw the equivalence of 65 grams of sugar meant eating over 15 teaspoons of sugar, it sickened me.  I looked further.  3 teaspoons equals 1 tablespoon which most of us are even more familiar with.  Back to the math.  15.47 teaspoons of sugar is the same as eating 5.15 tablespoons of sugars.  Would you intentionally do that if you knew what you were about to do?  Would you intentionally feed or allow your children to scoff down 5 tablespoons of sugar?  I think not!

I am not picking on Coke products; I am trying to make a point.  I love Snicker Bars, who doesn’t. But how many sugars are there in a Snickers Bar?  Look for yourself:

May be difficult to read; it says 30 grams.  This label comes from a Snickers Bar that weighs 2 ounces or 58.7 grams (there is that word again).  Back to the math.  30 grams of sugars equals 7.14 teaspoons of sugar or 2.38 tablespoons of sugar.  Would you feed your children 2.3 tablespoons of sugar?
On behalf of the people my age who probably did not grow up learning about grams and liters, I wish these companies would speak English or at least the English I can understand.  Would you drink a coke if it said this is equivalent to eating 5.14 tablespoons of sugar?  Or a Snickers Bar if you knew you would be eating 2.3 tablespoons of sugar.  I think not!

Why do all the nutritional labels use grams and liters?  Is it to intentionally make it impossible to understand the contents of the product?  Or is it just 2017 and while the world understands grams and liters, only the younger Americans might, with the emphasis on the word might, understand the contents of the product.

Here is the solution!  Whenever you see any product that you are about to buy, look at the Nutritional Label and more specifically look at the sugars indicated and MULTIPLY THAT NUMBER BY 4 and then think of TEASPOONS OF RAW SUGAR.  Knowing that ingestion of a lot of sugar is probably not in your best interest, would you intentionally put that much raw sugar into your mouth?  Probably not, but in the case of the product you are considering purchasing, the raw sugars are disguised as good tasting Coke or a fabulous tasting Snickers Bar meaning the Nutritional Label is probably ignored as I did for years and years.

Disclaimer:  I am not a doctor nor pretend to be one.  Before you make changes to your diet, check with a doctor who should know about these things.
Having said that, you do the math, especially when you consider your children – 4 grams of sugars EQUAL 1 teaspoon of sugars.  12 grams of sugars EQUALS 1 tablespoon of sugar.  Would you intentionally give your children that many teaspoons or that many tablespoons of raw sugar to eat?  If not, why would you give them products that do?  Asked he who is now a Diabetic and takes insulin daily.

Final note.  Check the boxes of breakfast cereals on the shelves before you randomly put them into your shopping cart.  For example, Raisin Brand, sounds like it would be good for you, right?  Wrong!  Check the sugars. 

From the Internet:  One cup of Post Raisin Bran has 190 calories. This cereal also has 1 g of fat, no cholesterol, 250 mg of sodium, 320 mg of potassium, 46 g of carbohydrates with 8 g of dietary fiber, 19 g of sugar, 19 g of other carbohydrates and 5 g of protein. Keep in mind that cereals with added fruit have higher sugar content, as the fructose or fruit sugar, must also be taken into consideration. In comparison, Post Bran Flakes, a cereal similar to Raisin Bran, but without the raisins, has 5 g of sugar per ¾ cup serving.

Therefore when you think you are eating a healthy breakfast cereal, you are actually downing 19 grams of sugar or 4.75 teaspoons of sugar or about 1.5 tablespoons of sugar.
Even worse, how many children add raw sugar atop their bowls of cereal that already have a significant amount of sugar in them?  Look around.  How many obese children do you see every day?  A lot more than there should be.  Could it possibly be related to their sugar intake both consciously and unconsciously?  My money would be on YES!