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I Am Skeptical As To The ‘Validity Of The Fibromyalgia Blood Test — The So Called “FM/a”.

by Anura Guruge


I only heard of this test, “FM/a“, via a radio commercial, this week. I was immediately intrigued. As some of you may know, I know a fair amount about Fibromyalgia given that my ‘Central Pain’ book deals with it in much detail.

What worried me about this test is that we now know that fibromyalgia is a central nervous system disorder. I didn’t think we had any tests that could detect such disorders.

This test claims to test immune system imbalances. I, at least for now, am skeptical.

This test is supposed to ‘rule out’ other diseases. I am not sure I buy that.

The folks promoting this test — for MONEY, of course — have EXTENDED what was the original SCOPE of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia was about distributed, widespread pain. These folks have extended this to include symptoms of DEPRESSION as well. Given the EXTENDED scope a lot of folks — mainly women (alas) — will fall into the ‘dragnet’. I am sure that MOST in this vulnerable group will LIKE to be told they have fibromyalgia. To them it would be a relief, a vindication. I know. I have LIVED with ‘fibromyalgia’ — though I do NOT have it.

There used to be the 11-point DEFINITIVE TEST for fibromyalgia. That has now been DEBUNKED. Even the original creator of it, a supposed doctor, has admitted that he was wrong. Tens of millions of American women were told they had fibromyalgia based on that 11-point test. Well the test was FAKE.

So ….

I am not convinced.

Check out my book. You can read it for free in many places. SMILE.



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We Would NOT Be Here IF Our Early Ancestors Had Been Vegans.

by Anura Guruge


I have nothing against vegans & vegetarians. I actually admire & envy them for their discipline, commitment & virtue. There was a time I wanted to be a vegetarian. Animal conservation is one of my deepest & long-held passions. So, there was a time, way, way back when I felt that I could not be as committed to animal conservation if I continued to eat meat & wear leather.

I am also a REALIST.

I realized very quickly that I could never be a vegetarian, let alone a vegan. Definitely, definitely NOT a vegan. Not meat. Not eggs. Not cakes. Not chocolates. CHEESE. Yes, Cheese. I love cheese. I can live for days on cheese. That said, I no longer eat much cheese! SMILE. I have cut back. Cheese was ONE of my poisons; why I constantly struggle with my weight. Now I only eat cheese every 4th day. 3 days WITHOUT cheese, then a day with cheese & then 3 days of absenteeism. Still need to lose weight, but it helps.

So, this post is not a dig at vegans. One of my BEST friends has been a strict vegan for nearly a year — & he has done real good. But, he is a better man that I (which is NOT difficult).

The only point I want to make is that WE would not be here if our ancestors were vegans. Ditto if they had all been gay. Simple, valid observation & point.

We are WE because of our unique & superior brains — much of that having to do with the size of our brain compared to the size of our body. We have BIG brains.

Meat helped our brains grow.

Maybe they might have grown without meat — BUT we will never know. Our ancestors ate meat with relish. Our brain size started increasing as they started eating meat. Was NOT a coincidence. You get more ‘energy’ from meat than from an equal weight of ‘salad’. Irrefutable.

Just an observation. Just wanted to make sure you had thought about it.


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‘Central Pain Syndrome’ (CPS) — I Got THIS e-Mail About My CPS Book.

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Every once in a while I get an e-mail like this or someone leaves a review.

This is what makes it ALL WORTHWHILE.

I write to share knowledge with others. E-mails like this make me happy. SMILE.

This is the book she is talking about. It is available in PRINT & as an Apple, Android or Kindle eBook.


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‘Samsung Watch 3’ Group On Facebook — Go Ahead & Join.

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Given the number of ‘Garmin‘ groups on Facebook — & I belong to many of them — I was surprised that there was NONE for the ‘Samsung Watch 3‘ which was announced yesterday.

The ‘Samsung Watch 3‘ has potential. NO, I haven’t got one yet. SMILE. But, I probably will in a few weeks after I double-, triple-check the reviews.

Many features that appeal to I. EKG & AMOLED display for a start.

I will, of course, keep you posted. IF you are interested PLEASE joint the group. It is FREE (for now). SMILE.


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Ransomware Attacks On Big Companies Getting Out-Of-Hand: ‘Garmin’ 10-Days Ago, Now ‘Canon’!

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Wow, these — i.e., ‘Garmin‘ & ‘Canon‘ — are multi-Billion dollar companies.

This has got totally out of hand.

I think we are heading towards a BIG MELTDOWN ahead of the November 3, 2020, U.S. Presidential Election.

I think these ‘hacker groups’ are a FRONT for STATE-SPONSORED attacks!

This is not good. This is NOT going to end well for US!


 

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‘HD Seal & Stripe’ (Central NH): Outstanding — Responsive, Good Price, Good Job, Great Attitude.

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BEFORE & AFTER


They, led by ‘Hal’ work HARD & Well


‘Hal’ is responsive. He is ALWAYS checking for messages!

Hal, in the middle, checking his phone — for messages.


Absolutely AMAZING. From first contact to getting driveway sealed — 5-days!

Yes, 5-days. 5-days.

A mutual friend, ‘Heath England‘ of ‘Autofinders‘ (Laconia, NH), gave me his contact info. last Friday — i.e., July 31, 2020.

I called him right away. He asked me to text him my info. I did. He said he will come by & give me an estimate as soon as possible.

He texted me Sunday afternoon. Sunday afternoon. He was here within the hour. Sunday afternoon. Wow. I was impressed. I like folks who work hard.

His price was DECENT. Very decent. Nothing to quibble about. I was HAPPY. I accepted it on the spot.

He said he will try & get it done within 2-weeks. I pressed him. SMILE. I have been trying to get this driveway paved since mid-June.

He texted me Monday & said ‘Wednesday’. But, then we had the storm coming.

He texted again this morning, Wednesday, to say he will be around this afternoon.

He was. Well, the pictures tell the story.

They were GOOD. I was impressed.

I gave him a nice ‘tip’ PLUS went to Hannaford & bought all three of them ‘drinks’ for when they were finished. I was that happy. SMILE.


This was a great relief. I had been screwed by ‘Sunday Paving & Sealing’ in Wolfeboro! Forget Sundays. I couldn’t get any sense — let alone any work — Monday to Friday. Stark contrast from HD. I had ACCEPTED an estimate from ‘Sunday Paving & Sealing’ on June 23. They said ‘within a month’. Well on July 30 I was still waiting. They then said, ‘September’. That is when I went looking again, & luckily, thanks to Heath, came across ‘Hal’. I am so happy.


Total, unreserved RECOMMENDATION — HD Seal & Stripe.

Great folks. Great attitude.

Good work. Good price. Good work ethic.


 

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What Am I Thinking: How Many People Who Visit ‘Maine’ WONDER Where The Name Comes From?

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Yes, I started THINKING about it on my last trip to Maine, last week.

Yes, in the past it had briefly crossed my mind & I think I kind of assumed that it had to do with ‘MAIN’ — in some form.

But, the other day I really wanted to make sure. So, I went looking.

As you can see from the image above that there are NOW 3 theories. I, however, favor #2 — the French connection.

What do YOU think?

I am GLAD I found the Wikipedia entry. Otherwise I would have wasted my time putting that list together — when I do have other things to do.


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What IF Garmin Supposed Ransomware Attack Is A DISGUISED Hack From China (Or Google)?

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Click to ENLARGE & skim. From ‘Google News’.


Click image to access my post from 4-days ago.


I was at least 4-hours AHEAD of the pack. As soon as I heard that Garmin had been down for a ‘few’ hours I suspected a HACK. It was much, much later that others cottoned onto this & the rumors of the ransomware surfaced.

I am, however, still NOT convinced.

Being the professional cynic that I am (& a pioneering hacker from the early the 1970s) I have doubts.

What if the supposed ransomware is BUT a ruse to cover up a MASSIVE hack. Yes, the files & data has been encrypted per ransomware, BUT what if they sucked up all the data beforehand.

I am convinced, rightly or wrongly, that we are headed for a major cyber war with China. I think China is trying out their technology & tactics all over the place, Australia in particular. I have a theory that this could be China trying it out on a medium size US company — though I think many of the Garmin servers are in Europe.

Then again, it might be Google! Remember they are in the process of buying up FitBit. Plus, they are HUNGRY for fitness/health data. By hacking Garmin they get access to millions of active users!

Think about it.

P.S., I am a Garmin shareholder, & yes, I sold some of my GRMN shares today, on the news. SMILE.


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What Am I Thinking: Are The Cyber Attacks In Australia, A Dress Rehearsal By China, For The U.S. Pre-Election?

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Click to ENLARGE & study. From ‘Google News’. Google as I have shown …


Not sure how many of you have been following this, i.e., MASSIVE cyber attacks in Australia that the Australian GOVERNMENT believes is from China, STATE-SPONSORED at that.

OK?

Scary?

I thought last week’s Twitter hack was related. It still could prove to be so. They are clever enough to provide some convenient red herrings to throw us off course.

So, what I am THINKING.

Is this just a DRESS REHEARSAL?

Real target is the U.S., pre-election.

Biden, just yesterday, said that he has had security briefings that intimate that China & Russia plan to interfere with the election. See below.

This worries I.

I think the Chinese have had it up to their eye-teeth with the US.

They have the resources. This could get UGLY with all of us as helpless pawns.

Have YOU thought about this?

Should you?


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