Crap Medicine Is Given To Old Ladies For Osteoporosis

Are we to believe everything that we’re told from the experts about osteoporosis? Is the diet important when it comes to bone health? Is the medicine safe that the doctor gave me for osteoporosis? There are different views on the topic and these will be discussed. Let’s talk about the crap medicine given to old ladies for osteoporosis.

Do Bone Scan Tests Tell Us Anything?

“Besides looking for broken bones, X rays are now being used to screen for osteoporosis. That might be a good idea – if we had a test that could be relied upon to deliver an accurate result. The problem is, as many medical experts agree, that even the latest techniques in bone scanning should be interpreted with caution, since changes in bone mass may not signify anything.” [1]

The author of “What Doctors Don’t Tell You” further expands this sentiment in chapter two named Diagnostic Excess. As she properly notes, even room temperature can throw the reading off; as much as 6 percent.

Two different cell groups have different purposes, and the bones are constantly in a state of reconstruction.

In the end, there are just too many variables in bone structure to accurately predict what will happen to patients.

Is Nutrition Significant To Bone Health?

The views are varied on this topic also. According to best selling author, Joel Fuhrman, M.D., nutrition is an important factor. His best selling book called “Eat To Live” explains the role of nutrition concerning osteoporosis.

Dr. Fuhrman argues that dairy is not our best food for bone health. His controversial argument implies that vegetables and fruits are better suited for the task, offering an adequate supply of calcium in the daily diet. A calcium chart is provided in the book, detailing which vegetables are loaded with calcium.

The author explains that the problem is “high urinary calcium excretion,” and a sufficient exercise program is needed to protect against osteoporosis. And even a high level of calcium may not prevent the disease, according to the author.[2]

Osteoporosis and coronary heart disease are strongly associated with lower levels of Vitamin K2.

Is That Pill Really Safe For Your Patients?

If you go to the family metro doctor, he may offer you Fosomax, commonly known as Alendronate Sodium. You may be told to take one tablet per week for three months. The good doctor will not tell you the adverse effects from the medicine.

Let’s apply some common sense here. These pills contain sodium, or salt. How can salt be good for the bones or heart? I’m not an expert, but my mind tells me that salt does not sound right.

If you read about the side effects you will be horrified. The side effects include: esophagus problems, severe jaw problems, unusual thigh bone fractures, bone or muscle pain, low calcium levels, etc. And you’re asking my mother to ingest this horrible crap?

Have you ever heard of Osteonecrosis of the jaw?


1. What Doctors Don’t Tell You, Lynne McTaggart, p. 28
2. Eat To Live, Joel Fuhrman, M.D., p. 106


Fleet Week In Baltimore

You can bet your DUF6 that the big buzz was in Baltimore this past week. Why hex yeah, climb aboard the NS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered merchant ship. This was at a cost of $46.9 million, including a $28.3 million nuclear reactor and fuel core, all funded by United States government agencies. It’s Fleet Week in Baltimore.

The first Fleet Week was held in San Diego, California, during the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition.

With a program of $22.5 billion you get the “21st Century Destroyer”. Commissioned on October 15, 2016, the Navy debuts the futuristic USS Zumwalt, a one of a kind stealth marvel with the low radar profile. Can less really be more?

If it’s noise that you’re after you’d better speak up pal, because the Blue Angels are drowning you out. Yes, I’ve seen them in action also.


There’s A Chuck-will’s-widow Outside My Window

It was a warm spring night when I was browsing on the computer, and then suddenly an unfamiliar but very warm song penetrated my ears, as well as my psyche. The unbroken melodic sounds were very relaxing, yet somehow unsettling at the same time. The notes were very similar to the mark of a whip-poor-will, but not exactly the same. Upon doing my usual YouTube classic sound reference move, I soon guessed that it was a Chuck-will’s-widow.

One legend claims that a whip-poor-will can sense a soul departing or a death in the neighborhood. A Native American legend believes that the haunting song of the species is a death omen.

And the sound that I heard after midnight was hauntingly beautiful. Is there a Ghost House nearby?

The Road Not Taken is a poetic classic that we may have misunderstood. This popular Robert Frost classic is incredibly popular by all standards.

“In the middle of the poem it becomes very clear that the two roads that the speaker is confronting are actually the same, or at least interchangeable.” This is explained by David Orr, poetry columnist for The New York Times. He says Americans have the poem all wrong.

Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.

Does it really matter which road that I take? ‘The Road Not Taken’ may be the same as a dozen other choices in life. Nothing is simple in life.

I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

Or maybe I just wanted to accentuate my individualism.


Expletive Vs Explicative

We all make mistakes when it comes to language, because none of us are perfect. The expletive is explicative of the nature of it. It’s so easy to fit one word into a sentence and get it wrong. Today we focus on expletive vs. explicative. What’s the difference?

Expletive Vs Explicative

1. Expletive — an interjectory word or expression, frequently profane. (Noun. Source:
2. Explicative — explanatory. (Adjective. Source:

Expletive refers to an expression, which usually involves curse words. It’s a polite way of saying that the user is employing profanity in the dialogue.

Explicative is another cool version of explain. It sounds intellectual doesn’t it?


Declassified: Recovery of the K-129

If you happen to be a member of Amazon Prime, be sure to catch a documentary named Azorian: The Raising Of The K-129. You will not be disappointed. I promise. It’s a most interesting true story about the Soviet submarine K-129: Sank on March 8, 1968, approximately 1,560 nautical miles northwest of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean with all hands. All 98 crewmen perished.

The United States has done a magnificent job of keeping the incident quiet for decades, and this is probably one of the best kept secrets of the century.

The Day She Sank: The Soviet K-129

Carrying the hull number 722 on her final deployment, she sank on March 8, 1968. The K-129 sank about 3 miles in the deep blue ocean, situated northwest of Hawaii.

“It was one of four mysterious submarine disappearances in 1968; the others being the Israeli submarine INS Dakar, the French submarine Minerve (S647) and the US submarine USS Scorpion (SSN-589).”

Project Azorian: The United States Intelligence Agency Secretly Wants To Recover The K-129

Here’s the kicker. The sub was carrying a nuclear missile (R-21, also known as NATO SS-N-5 Serb), and the CIA wanted to extract the details, including cryptological documents and equipment.

Project Azorian was one of the most complex, expensive, and secretive intelligence operations during the the Cold War era with a price tag of about $800 million ($3.8 billion in 2016 dollars).” Some have claimed that the project was a waste of taxpayer dollars.

GSF Explorer — a deep-sea drillship platform initially built to recover the sunken Soviet submarine K-129

The Hunt for Red October was based on this story. “Hughes Glomar Explorer (HGE), as the ship was called at the time, was built between 1973 and 1974, by Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Co.” On June 20, 1974 she set sail.

Spoiler Alert

In July of 1974, the ship did recover a portion of K-129, a mechanical failure was the reason for losing the main section of the sub.


Power Plant Conversion: To Retrofit Or Rebuild

The coal-fired power plants owned by energy companies are converting from coal to natural gas, and it’s no secret they have been for some time now. This trend is developing behind the scenes and is worthy of discussion. The conversions or ‘retrofits’ seem to be more expensive than to replace the whole operation. Although there are several other factors to consider, the main argument implies that natural gas produces nearly 45% fewer carbon dioxide emissions than coal, and this is the agenda that the government seems to be pushing forward.

A 2010 study stated the following:

The electricity industry can theoretically switch to natural gas either by retrofitting existing coal-fired units to burn natural gas or by closing the coal plants and building new gas-fired plants. Aspen’s research uncovers no instances of coal plant retrofits to natural gas and, in fact, virtually all of the public references to conversion of coal to natural gas or repowering turn out instead to be replacements.

However, natural gas is not without problems and is not a perfect solution, as the so called experts would have you believe. “The radiative forcing of methane is 72 times that of carbon dioxide (averaged over 20 years) or 25 times that of carbon dioxide (averaged over 100 years).” Fracking has increased 35% since 2005.

Methane is extremely flammable and may form explosive mixtures with air. It is also an asphyxiant and may displace oxygen in an enclosed space. Methane is the main component of natural gas.

Other names for methane:

Marsh Gas
Natural Gas
Carbon tetrahydride
Hydrogen carbide


Oil Consumption As An Economic Indicator

It may not be clear to many of us, but oil consumption could be an economic indicator that is important to us. Let’s look at some of the data available to us. One list based on different yearly estimates, lists the ranking of the top 10 in order: United States, China, Japan, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Germany, South Korea and Canada.

“In 2010, world energy consumption of refined products increased 3.8%; which was the first increase since 2004.”

And if we observe the statistics, the trends will reveal that “Asia accounted for more than 40% of the overall increase in consumption.” It is clear that China is growing, as “demand for refined products surged by 12% due to increasing needs.”

Where are the trends pointing to in the next 5 years? “In the next five years, almost half of global oil demand growth will come from China, and this trend is set to continue to 2040, as oil demand from the transportation sector is growing strongly in countries such as China and India.”

The International Energy Agency Report for 2016 indicates the following:

“For 2016, the IEA Oil Market Report forecasts worldwide average demand of nearly 96 million barrels of oil and liquid fuels per day – that works out to more than 35 billion barrels a year. Production breached 97 million barrels per day in late 2015.”

Oil Consumption by state will show that the top 5 states are Texas, California, Florida, New York, and Louisiana.