The report released Monday revealed the 41 year old pro-golfer had the following in his system when he was found asleep in his car on the side of the road while the lights were on and turning signal was flashing:  Ambien, Xanax, Dilaudid, Vicodin and Delta-9 carboxy THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

Woods had undergone spinal fusion surgery weeks prior.

Vicodin is a narcotic made of hydrocodone and acetaminophen.  It is used for pain and most commonly prescribed post-operatively.

Dilaudid is hydromorphone, a stronger narcotic.

Xanax is a benzodiazepine used for sedation, relaxation and to lower anxiety.

Ambien is a hypnotic type of sedative used for sleep and works within 15 minutes of ingestion.

Delta-9 carboxy THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

None of these medications are to be used while driving. Additionally none should ever be used in combination. The respiratory depression of one narcotic combined with the sedative effect of the benzodiazepine or hypnotic could cause death.

Woods entered a plea of not guilty to DUI, as alcohol was not involved and a mixture of medications was to blame, but it's been reported a deal was made among prosecutors including a lesser charge of reckless driving and a stint in a “diversion program.”

Last month Woods stated he completed a private intensive program on his own. On Monday he stated, “Recently, I had been trying on my own to treat my back pain and a sleep disorder, including insomnia, but I realize now it was a mistake to do this without medical assistance.”

Polypharmacy, or taking multiple medications at the same time, can increase the risk of serious adverse events if the drugs act synergistically or mask side effects of one another.

Many overdoses occurring with pain pills may not always be a quantity issue with the narcotic but rather a mixture of the narcotic with another medication such as those taken by Tiger Woods.  He was lucky to still be alive when found as were those pedestrians or drivers on the street that evening.

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“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act!”-George Orwell

What a last couple of weeks it has been, America!

The Communists are doing their best to stir up domestic insurrection from Charlottesville to the tearing down of national statutes.

Our neutered, stand-by president posted the following on Twitter:

“Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statutes and monuments.”

“…Can’t change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson- who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish.”

…the beauty is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!”

Wow, the former plant and foreign criminal Barack Hussein Obama is being pointed to as the responsible party for the present turmoil while the current president acts as if he is not the Commander and Chief.

All the while, the media is keeping you diverted from the statue of KKK member Robert Byrd and friend of Hillary Clinton which stands in the halls of Congress, and Vladimir Lenin’s statute in Seattle, Washington.

They are telling on themselves America.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ1cbhnmVHo

And to think that these people are busy at work calling you law-abiding American citizens everything in the book from haters to right wing extremists to racists, which is a word create by Leon Trotsky under the murderous regime of Joseph Stalin to browbeat those who stood against their lawlessness (Revelation 12:10).

All the while, they are accusing you of what they are guilty of!

Just ask propaganda minister under Adolph Hitler, Joseph Goebbels.

“Accuse the other side of which you are guilty.”

Let me tell you from firsthand experience as to how this works from engaging in thousands of speaking events: High school assemblies, colleges, tea parties, radio, television etc.

They are attempting to demonize (Luke 23:1) anyone that tells the truth, which exposes them for who they are (John 15:22).

What Americans are not paying attention to is that the fact that they are now dealing with what the school system in this country has raised up! (Luke 7:35)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifnJEFRvYus

In speaking to high school assemblies across the country, I would take the time to show them their history while teaching them the Constitution of the United States.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr8LGLopiGw

I was kicked out of a high school for exposing the murder of the innocent (Proverbs 6:17), namely, the abortion industry's trail of blood money.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfxLIcLCKsw&t=10s

I was kicked out of a high school for simply bringing the message to Florida’s immoral and indoctrinated school system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CanU1GfZ_vw

All the while, they were rewarding me “evil for good, and hatred for my love” (Psalm 109:5).

Jesus said, “These things I command you, that ye love one another.  If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you” (John 15:12-13).

And boy, oh boy, do they hate! Since when did hate ever tell the truth? Love does that.

Remember Cain and Abel?

“Therefore we are not to be as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.  Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.” -1 John 3:12-13

We have been commanded to love our brethren…

“Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.” -Leviticus 19:7

Remember what 2 Chronicles 19:10 says?

“And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the LORD, and so wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.”

Why do they hate the Christians?

Jesus said, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.” (John 7:7)

We know that God is love (1 John 4:8).

And we know that love rejoiceth not in iniquity, which is lawlessness (1 John 3:4; 1 Corinthians 13:6).

In Romans 12:9, it tells us to,

“Let love be without dissimulation (a hiding under a false appearance). Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.”

And why?

Because love works no ill (Romans 13:10), and it owes our brothers and sisters the truth which makes men free (John 8:32).

You see, “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)

 

Nor are we to,

“Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.  For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” (Romans 13:8-10)

So, when they speak out against God’s truth, know then and there that you are dealing with those who do not understand love.

“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” -Revelation 12:17

Ending on a positive, while the media is doing its best to demonize American Christian patriots, what is it the students in the high schools got out of my message?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xRj9Ou7Tuc

This is why the enemy within is attacking.  Because the truth, like a lion, will not only defend itself (Matthew 16:17-19), but it will also take to the enemy’s territory to dispossess (Exodus 23).

Then again, who is asking for permission from the devil to obey The Lord? (Isaiah 56)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fQNbL2AKgM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eXhZHpe8Z4

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A few months ago I wrote about how sports fans can save more than 50 percent on their cable and internet bills without missing their favorite teams’ games. Much of the savings came in the form of cutting cable and switching to online streaming services like MLB.TV and NHL.TV -- both operated by BAMTech.

Well, Disney is now the majority owner of BAMTech. So instead of enticing cable-cutting sports fans to re-enter the cable fray, ESPN will rely upon a stand-alone streaming service it intends to launch early in 2018.

The move to streaming is a big one for the “worldwide leader in sports,” as ESPN has long depended on cable subscribers paying $9 per month for its four channels -- ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the SEC Network. But the network has lost 10 million subscribers to cable-cutting since 2010. That’s over $1 billion in lost revenue, which resulted in the termination of around 100 online journalists and television personalities.

ESPN executives hope to maximize revenue by meeting the needs of both cable-subscribing and cable-cutting sports fans, and apparently they know who’s who.

ESPN’s acquisition of majority ownership in BAMTech gives them access to the cable-cutting sports fans it’s lost, who are generally fans of sports not often televised nationally. ESPN will now get 75 percent of revenues from MLB.TV, NHL.TV and MLS Live, the Major League Soccer streaming service.

Also available via the ESPN streaming service will be the typical collegiate games available on the WatchESPN app, but not those televised on cable channels. Grand Slam tennis matches will also be streaming live.

Monday Night Football will still require a cable subscription, though. But if you live in the market of your favorite NFL team, a $25 digital antenna will get you most of their games in HD. Watching the NBA will also require either a cable subscription or NBA League Pass.

So what does this all mean for cable-cutting sports fans? Nothing really. It just means the majority of their money is going to ESPN rather than BAMTech. And while ESPN could roll MLB.TV, NHL.TV and MLS Live into its one streaming service and require customers to pay for all three streaming services, that’s likely a recipe to lose even more subscribers.

The real potential of the streaming services to ESPN is the advertising potential. If you’ve ever watched a game on MLB.TV, NHL.TV or MLS Live, you’re likely familiar with the “Commercial break is in progress” screen. This screen will likely appear less and less given Disney’s fat Rolodex of advertisers.

So not only will ESPN take back some of the 10 million cable-cutting sports fans it’s lost since 2010 via streaming services, it will also profit from filling the plethora of commercial breaks that have gone unfilled since the advent of sports streaming services. It should be a big win for Disney, and shouldn’t cost cable-cutting sports fans a penny more -- unless they see something advertised they just have to have.

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During Saturday’s wild game between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers, Fox Sports North color commentator Torii Hunter revealed that if he got three hits in a game he’d wear the same dirty underwear in the following game. That probably doesn’t surprise most baseball fans given the long-standing superstitions associated with the game and its players.


 

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Buster Olney discovered that former Minnesota Twin Justin Morneau visited the same Jimmy John’s restaurant on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul, Minn. and ordered the Turkey Tom with no sprouts before every home game, washing it down with a red or orange slurpee mixed in equal parts with Mountain Dew. Pregame meal rituals hardly scratch the surface of superstition in baseball, though.

Some baseball superstitions are practiced by just about every player of the game, whether it be in little league or the Major Leagues, for no reason and with no reasonable explanation offered. Why baseball players avoid stepping on the baselines when taking the field is inexplicable. There’s no story of its origination. It’s such an old superstition it’s prehistoric in baseball years.

A reasonable explanation for not stepping on the baselines would be so you can see them, so there are no questions as to whether a ball is fair or foul, or whether a runner is inside the baseline. Preservation of the game’s playing field and its beauty is a logical reason for avoiding the baselines, much like replacing divots and raking sand traps on a golf course. But there’s no reason required for superstition to arise, except that acknowledging and engaging in the superstition resulted in a desired outcome.

A more likely explanation for the baseline avoidance superstition is that a player used it to explain his uncharacteristic or sudden success to his teammates, either jokingly or seriously. The player might not have known why he was hitting. If he hasn’t made any adjustments, the failures of opposing pitchers could be entirely responsible for his success. But you can’t tell your teammates the reason you’re hitting is because opposing pitchers -- those same opposing pitchers your teammates see -- aren’t any good. So you say, “I haven’t been stepping on the baselines when I take the field. Maybe that’s it.”

Eventually, a desperate teammate sinking into a slump will think, “It can’t hurt, right? Hell, it’s not even going out of my way. It’s not like I have to bunny hop over the baseline. Nobody has to know.” Since all baseball players go through periods of desperation, other teammates adopt the superstition in the same way, having told no one until their fortunes improve, and they’re asked to explain their success. Before the game is over everyone on the team is hopping over the baseline in unison as they take the field.

Why So Superstitious?

Superstitions provide an illusion of certainty in a most uncertain game. How uncertain? There are 18 symbols used to describe the outcome of a plate appearance when keeping score of a baseball game. Even without considering the nearly 300 pitches thrown in a nine-inning, Major League Baseball game and the possible outcomes of each pitch, the number of possible outcomes for every plate appearance is indicative of the immense uncertainty of baseball and why so many of its players adopt superstitions.

The average number of plate appearances per baseball game ranges from three to five per player, so if nine players from each team get four plate appearances each, that’s 72 opportunities for any one of 18 things to happen. So the total number of possible outcomes for every plate appearance in a nine-inning baseball game is somewhere between octovigintillion and novemvigintillion -- or 2.397 with the decimal point moved 90 digits to the right.

Thinking of sports as video games further explains baseball’s uncertainty and the penchant for players to adopt superstitions. If we were to consider the code used to write a basketball video game, the user’s input to pass to a teammate would trigger a question or series of questions the computer answers with either true or false. That question might simply be, “Is teammate X open to receive a pass?” If the teammate is open, the answer is true, and the pass is completed. On a shot, if the user doesn’t execute the input properly, the answer from the computer to whether the shot is true or false will be false, and the shot missed.

A baseball video game is also dependent on the user’s ability to amass “true” answers, but the degree to which those answers are true determines which of the 18 possible outcomes occurs during each plate appearance. The questions answered by the computer that would result in a home run, for instance, might be: “Swing timing? Truest. Swing location? Truest? Point of contact? Truest. Swing result? Home run.” For a ground ball to the second baseman by a left handed hitter, the questions and answers might read: “Swing timing? Early. Swing location? High. Point of contact? Out in front. Swing result? 4-3.

You can make or miss a pass or shot in basketball, soccer and hockey. You can swing and miss in baseball, or swing and hit the ball in or out of play, for an out or a hit, or an extra-base hit, or a home run. Or you can do nothing at all and still end up on first base. And that’s just considering what you can do when you’re at-bat. There are even more opportunities for inexplicable outcomes while in the field.

Pitchers are the most susceptible to inexplicable outcomes, though, which is why they tend to be the most superstitious of all athletes. Mark “The Bird” Fidrych had to throw to the same catcher every time he pitched -- a superstition that’s now a common tactic taken by MLB teams. Turk Wendell is probably the most superstitious athlete of all time. He ate black licorice during games, performed a kangaroo hop when he completed an inning, brushed his teeth between innings, wore number 99 in honor of Charlie Sheen’s Major League character Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn, and demanded his salary ended in 99. A contemporary example would be Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana, who smells the baseball deeply before towing the rubber.

Pitchers are more likely to adopt superstitions because having an unreasonable explanation for inexplicable outcomes can be healthier than searching for a reasonable explanation. Flares, seeing-eye singles and the dreaded broken-bat blooper can turn a well-executed pitch into an inexplicable outcome. There’s likely nothing more frustrating for players and fans than a pitcher making a good pitch and getting the desired result only to see the ball land softly between three defenders for a hit. You and he are probably thinking the same thing: “Shake it off. That’s just dumb luck. Throw another one just like that.”

But there’s rarely just one inexplicable outcome with which a pitcher has to deal per game. So when the pitcher breaks another bat that results in another hit, and then soft contact results in another hit, and another, he’ll eventually attempt to explain the inexplicable outcomes in an effort to stop them -- unless he already knows the reason for the outcomes -- however ridiculous that reason might be.

“If you believe you're playing well because you're getting laid, or because you're not getting laid, or because you wear women's underwear, then you are!” -- Crash Davis, Bull Durham

Likely the most famous, fictitious instance of baseball superstition, Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh starts wearing garters and begins pitching like a big leaguer. In his first start sporting the lingerie, he’s more worried about whether he’s queer for enjoying the “sexy” feel of the underwear than he is about his pitching. It’s a perfect example of how superstition plays a pivotal role in getting a player’s mind off the game so he can resort to more basic instincts and the athletic ability that got him to the big leagues in the first place. “Don’t think, just throw.”

Fan Superstitions

Athletes aren’t the only ones looking for answers to explain inexplicable outcomes. Fans want answers, too, and generally go looking for them in the same manner as athletes who don’t subscribe to superstition. They blame themselves.

It’s all rather vain. We sports fans want to feel important. We want to feel like we’re part of the game and play a role in its outcome, even from the couch in our living room. So when the team loses it’s because we did something wrong as spectators. We wore the wrong clothes, sat in the wrong seat, ate the wrong food, drank the wrong drink or watched with the wrong crowd. The same superstitions players employ in an effort to get through the game are the same ones adopted by fans to do the same. If fans didn’t take sports so seriously, there’d be less superstition. But fans are fanatical.

As a fan, I subscribe to multiple superstitions. If my team wins, I wear the same hat until they lose, and then I change it. When football season starts, I’ll pull out my Minnesota Vikings Randy Moss jersey and wear it during the game. If the Vikings win, the jersey remains unwashed, hanging in the closet awaiting the next game when it will be donned again. The jersey doesn’t get washed until a Vikings loss occurs, which also requires me to don the Daunte Culpepper jersey. A losing streak forces me to break out my favorite Warren Moon t-shirt, and if the Vikings lose three in a row, the oversized, reversible Cris Carter jersey gets some air. Another loss and I flip the jersey inside out for next week. During March Madness, I wear the same jersey/t-shirt combination for every Duke game and don’t wash either until the Blue Devils are eliminated. So in 2015 and 2010 the ensemble was worn for six games before seeing the washing machine. I do make a point of taking off those clothes as soon after the game as possible to preserve some semblance of cleanliness.

There’s a new superstition I’m considering. On Sunday, Aug. 6 (published Monday), I pitched five trades my Minnesota Twins could have made in June to save their July. The Twins didn’t lose again until Saturday, Aug. 12, when I made the mistake of tweeting that watching the Twins was like watching that montage of the winning streak in Little Big League. They had erased a 5-0 first-inning deficit only to lose 12-11 via a walkoff home run by Justin Upton. Naturally, I blamed myself.

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Hello Neo-Nazis,

I heard you were planning a peaceful rally to “Unite the Right” in Charlottesville, Va. in response to the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. I take it you guys are never going to get over that loss in the Civil War since it’s been 152 years, and you’re still waving Confederate flags like you want a rematch. Judging by your militia-like presence and how many people your kind killed (3) and injured (34) in the Battle for Charlottesville, it seems you’re ready to secede all over again.

Quick question: Do most Americans bring guns to peaceful protests or is that something specific to Neo-Nazis? Oh, a podcast not associated with the organization recommended people bring what they need for their self defense. Scared white people are so quick to pick up a gun, including cops. Oh I can understand the dangers involved with preaching white supremacy. Maybe rethink your position and you won’t have to worry so much. I’m telling you, I think it would be good for you.

Anyways, do you prefer Neo-Nazis or white supremacists? Neither is appealing, but neither are your beliefs. Oh, you prefer white nationalists? Sure, because it reveals the least about you and your kind. Nice attempt at rebranding, but I’m going to stick with Neo-Nazis. Calling you white nationalists is a disservice to nationalists who happen to be white.

Why are you so angry, Neo-Nazis? What is it about your Whiteneck (again, calling you Redneck would be a disservice to fine Rednecks all over America), white-collar life that’s so difficult it warrants protest? Is it the 30-minute commute through immigrant traffic from your gentrified community in the suburbs to the office everyday? Is it the eight-hours per day you spend alone in your cubicle with your thoughts? I guess I can understand how that could be a pretty dark experience. Speaking of dark, are you angry because you can’t get a quick lunch anywhere without it being prepared by brown hands? That’s it, isn’t it?

Oh, you were protesting immigration policy? Well at least you have an issue other than world domination. I suppose you’re pissed about American jobs going to immigrants, right? I can understand that, but the unemployment rate of white people at least 16 years of age is just 3.7 percent. The black unemployment rate is almost twice that. What’s that you said? One white American without a job is one too many?

I think I know where you’re going with this. You want to ship out all the undocumented immigrants holding jobs and replace them with documented, white Americans. I trust there are enough able-bodied, white people to fill the roughly 8 million jobs that will be vacated in the service, construction, sales, finance, transportation and agriculture industries? Well, if there are 211,460,626 white Americans of all ages, 3.7 percent of that leaves us over 175,000 jobs left to fill, and probably a lot more unless we’re ready to depend on child labor. I don’t suppose you’d be willing to give any of these jobs to brown people. Of course -- depends on the job. We wouldn’t want your white hands getting too dirty.

You guys didn’t hesitate to get your collective hands dirty in Charlottesville. Oh, don’t play dumb with me! You all went out looking for a fight. That’s your M.O. -- to instigate violence and make the opposition look as intolerant as you. It had all the makings of a Ku Klux Klan lynching. Torches were lit, guns were locked and loaded -- the only thing missing were the hoods. Yeah, you’re probably right. Hoods would have been in bad taste. But attacking a crowd of protesters with a vehicle, killing a civilian and injuring 15 others wasn’t in bad taste. What’s that? The terrorist wasn’t a member of your organization? Well he was clearly on your side. I notice you didn’t bother to say Vanguard America regrets the actions of the lone terrorist in your statement. I guess there’s no reason for damage control when the only press you get is bad press. No such thing you say? Well, there’s bad press and worse press. Your white supremacy rally was responsible for the death of a white woman. It couldn’t have gone much worse.

Oh, you think your message was heard loud and clear, huh? Yeah, I guess that message of hate was delivered pretty clearly. You know, if you have a problem with brown people, there are places in this very country with very small minority populations. You’d probably like Idaho. Why should you have to move? Because you’re the one with the problem. The brown people don’t have a problem with you. Well, they didn’t have a problem with you. Again, something, anything covering your face would have been intelligent. You’re scared for your life? Ha. You sound like those cops who murder unarmed civilians. I don’t feel sorry for you, and I doubt any of your kind will get much sympathy from anyone who isn’t a white supremacist.

Oh, I won’t be surprised by an uprising in support of your cause. America is chalk full of hateful white people. I’d love for someone to explain the reason for the hate, though. What is it about brown people that you dislike so much? Everything, huh. I suppose you think brown kids are taking white kids’ spots in colleges because of affirmative action. You know that was meant to level the playing field, right? Why did it need leveling? Um, slavery. I understand that you never kept slaves, but your kind did, and as a result, black people were and still are at a societal disadvantage. So you do your best to level the playing field.

When do we stop carrying them? Well, how long did they carry your ancestors? 245 years of free labor that resulted in close to 100-percent of your ancestors’ economy over that time, which means we still have 93 years before we match the time their ancestors were forced to work without pay, and we’ll likely never make up for the wages withheld. The nearly four million slaves in the South were worth $3.5 billion in 1860. That’s more than Oprah Winfrey’s net worth. You don’t make up for 245 years of slavery by increasing diversity at colleges where black people are again put at a disadvantage due to tuition costs. You think they leave college with the same debt as white students? You know, black men make 73 cents on a white man’s dollar, and the racial wage gap hasn’t changed in 35 years, right? That’s just music to your ears, isn’t it?

When you hear about the Apalachee Massacre of 1,000 Indians and the enslavement of 2,000 more in 1704, are you thinking, “Now that’s progress?” You are? How? Because white men took what was rightfully theirs, huh. So if inhabited land belongs to white men, what isn’t rightfully theirs? Nothing? How in the world do your kind end up so entitled? How does one become a Neo-Nazi? I mean, was it passed down from your parents like all other dogmatic doctrines or did you just stumble into it drunkenly? Little of both? Interesting. So Neo-Nazis are very welcoming of their own kind and made you feel at home. Was their an initiation process? Yes? Can you describe it? No? Oh, you don’t want your organization to be confused with a gang. Pretty sure that won’t be a problem. Gangs have principles.

My biggest problem with your kind is your parading as if you’re a proud American when you are entirely un-American. I realize your kind exercised its First Amendment right to assemble but failed to do so peaceably, and that’s not even my problem. You choose to blanket yourself in the Constitution of the United States but ignore this country’s Declaration of Independence. You don’t get to pick and choose which document works best for you. You can’t actively work to deprive Americans of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness because you don’t think they’re your equal. THEY ARE YOUR EQUAL IN THIS COUNTRY. If you don’t like it, you can get the hell out, because that’s never going to change. Frankly, you and your kind should be the first ones deported. Even illegal immigrants recognize and respect that all Americans are created equal, which already makes them more American than you.

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God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. – Daniel Webster 1834

This past week, I received an email from a radio show listener in response to what President Donald Trump promised that he would do and what it is that he has actually done. This listener simply was telling me not to “bear false witness” with the President’s accomplishments, which in fact, have not been fulfilled.

I thought that Americans were raised to know that actions speak a lot louder than words (1 John 3:18).

Apparently not!

If you remember right, President Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail to bring forth the “rule of law,” as well as promised to ask his Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor to look into Hillary Clinton’s long list of crimes.

Donald Trump did say that, did he not? Why, yes he did!

https://youtu.be/Nm9kdV0CK_o

However, immediately after winning the White House, he tells the American people that they owe Hillary Clinton a major debt of gratitude for her service to this country. That is the opposite of what he promised to do if he were to win office.

https://youtu.be/dmZydhEKFY4

We continue to watch the crimes of the Clinton crime family come to the surface (Luke 12:2).

Mr. “It is going to be soooo easy” acts as if he does not have the power to enforce the law?

Now, the neutered President is acting as if he did not have the power to prosecute corruption when it comes to the Clintons, or any other corrupt politician. He recently stated:

“Hillary Clinton can illegally get the questions to the debate and delete 33,000 emails, but my son is being scorned by the Fake News media?”

Really?

Here is the kicker.  The second part of this email that was sent to me stated that secularist and radio show host Mark Levin said last week on his show that President Trump cannot force the DOJ to prosecute Hillary.

Isn’t it interesting that they want to believe that they can, at will, send your boys over to fight unconstitutional wars on their behalf, to clean out some “monstrous dictator” in some third world country who is filling the coffers of the military industrial complex, but the President cannot deal with corruption within? These actors are simply protecting their own, period!

I’m humored at the willful ignorance of the American people that forsake their own mercies (Jonah 2:4) by straining at the gnat and swallowing the big camel.

It reminds me of Marcus Cicero who said,

“Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have rejoiced in their loss of freedom who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.”

Our Forefathers countered this ignorance with statements like:

“If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” – Samuel Adams

Maybe Mark Levin just happened to overlook The United States Constitution where it clearly states:

Article 2, Section 4

The President, Vice President and ALL civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Or maybe Mark Levin didn’t take the time to seek out the definition of the word treason?

TREASON is the highest crime of a civil nature of which a man can be guilty. Its signification is different in different countries. In general, it is the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance, or of betraying the state into the hands of a foreign power. -Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

When you look again to the founding documents, namely the Constitution, you will find that treason is a highlighted crime.

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

Some might say that the good thing is, we still have Trey Gowdy, Jason Chaffetz and Daryl Issa!

They are doing such a good job prosecuting corruption within their own ranks that we still have Harry Reid, Barrack Hussein Obama, Eric Holder, Diane Feinstein, Loretta Lynch, Maxine Waters, Susan Rice, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton and list goes on and on and on and on (Exodus 23:8).

The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again expecting to reap a different result (Galatians 6:7).

Don’t forget that the likes of Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, etc. feed the unconstitutional narrative of the liberals vs. conservatives, left vs. the right, the Democrats vs. Republicans.  The way they get away with this and hang on to their jobs is to simply omit reference to God, His moral Law and the Constitution of the United States (Mark 3:25).

Instead of taking responsibility and educating the American people, they simply play the self-elevated professors of Herod’s corrupt governmental indoctrination (Mark 8:15).

They are simply getting you to ask the wrong questions without giving you the right answers, making void the commandments of God through the tradition of carnal and reprobate men (Mark 7:13).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYzSEBx12LM

Maybe those who have not taken the time to look to history need to start looking and understanding that Republics (Rule of Law not of men or of the opinions of men) have been destroyed for the lack of impeachment and consequence within when it comes to representatives in their governments.

Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government. – James Madison

With that said, how did our Forefathers deal with corruption within?

Benedict Arnold was thought to be a patriot.  Yet, when exposed, he was found to be a man that committed high treason against his own country.

In July 1780, Arnold sought and obtained command of the fort at West Point. He had already begun a year-long correspondence with General Henry Clinton (of all the names) in New York through Major Andre and was closely involved with Beverley Robinson, a prominent loyalist (Loyal to the British crown) in command of a loyalist regiment. Arnold offered to hand the fort over to the British for close to $3 million dollars in 2017 dollars and a brigadier’s commission.

He chose West Point for its strategic importance. The Americans had been using its position to prevent British ships from moving Northward from New York City up the Hudson and connecting British forces in Canada-a move that would have split the north from the south. His plans were thwarted when Andre was captured September 23, 1780 with a pass signed by Arnold. Andre was carrying documents that disclosed the plot and which incriminated Arnold.  Andre was later hanged as a spy.    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCWFvLGqqt4

America, do as The Lord commands!

“Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate:” -Amos 5:15

If Americans truly want their country back, they are going to have to teach evil people to fear the consequences of their actions!

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GenCon. Sixty thousand attendees. Several thousand unique role playing games, table top board games and PC and console computer games. Several hundred vendors & dealers from all over the world running free demos of their games and selling more bloody games than you can shake a stick at. GenCon is the largest tabletop game convention in the world and this year marks its fiftieth anniversary. 

But it wasn’t always the behemoth game convention it is today. In fact, Gen Con’s origin story is quite humble. And it all starts with the father of Dungeons and Dragons himself -- Mr. Gary Gygax. 

 

Gen Con 0 - 1967 - Location: The home of Gary Gygax, Lake Geneva, WI. Approx. Attendance: 12

 

Gary Gygax is the co-creator of the well known role playing game, Dungeons and Dragons but a few years before he helped write D&D, he was known in the small, but fierce, miniature tactical war gaming scene. I don’t want to get bogged down detailing too much Gygax history, instead I want to focus more on the history of GenCon. But they do intertwine. Here is an excellent piece detailing Gygax’s life and the history of D&D -- Wired’s, Dungeon Master: The Life and Legacy of Gary Gygax.

 

GenCon, was named after Lake Geneva, where Gygax lived. To my understanding there are no known pictures of GenCon O where Gygax invited some friends over to his pad, and they played miniature tactical war-games. For those unfamiliar with the idea -- a game involving two six sided dice and a whole bunch of miniature soldiers. Players took turns moving the miniatures closer to the opposing player and then using dice rolls to determine if a soldier “hit” or “missed” with its attack. This process repeats until one side has no soldiers left.

 



The following year Gygax decided to shell out fifty bucks and rent a room in his hometown’s Horticultural Hall, charging folks $1 to attend. The first official GenCon was born! Gygax made just enough money from attendance to cover the cost of renting the hall.

 

(GenCon 1, 1968)

 

From then on GenCon increased in attendance -- almost every year. There was a dip in attendance here and there but for the most part, a steady incline. Through word of mouth, people came from all over WI and then from near by states -- to game. For almost the entire first decade of GenCon it was at the Horticultural Hall in Lake Geneva, but once or twice was held elsewhere.

 

It wasn’t until Gygax and Dave Arneson co-create Dungeons & Dragons, that the convention really took off. D&D wasn’t a typical miniature tactical war game. It had a lot of similar aspects - you roll dice to determine specific outcomes and there was a lot of strategy involved in the combat but there was a huge, important distinction between the two -- in D&D you got to create and play -- a character. You could create an elf, or a dwarf or you could become a warrior or a rogue or a magic user. And the more times you played your character, the tougher that character became! This idea of "a character" and the advancement of your character become the core of all role playing games to follow. 

 

Gygax formed Tactical Studies Rules (TSR, inc) to publish the smash hit D&D, modules for D&D, supplemental material and even a magazine about D&D called, "The Dragon" -- later changed to "Dragon."  D&D sold out again and again and again. And more people kept coming to Gary Gygax’s GenCon to play D&D. GenCon quickly outgrew the Horticultural Hall and for several years was run at the University of Wisconsin, Parkside. The attendance of the convention had grown to two, sometimes three thousand people. And not just to play D&D, there were other role playing games (RPG) that appeared -- Boot Hill (a western RPG co-created by Gygax), Champions (super hero RPG), Gamma World (post apocalyptic RPG), Star Frontiers (Space opera RPG), Top Secret (spy thriller RPG) and many others.  (Yes, I've played them all!). 

 

But D&D was always the largest, the most well know and, sadly, the most targeted. Religious organizations all over the country spoke out against D&D claiming it was the work of the devil and that it taught children how to cast magic spells and consort with demons and / or would possess your child. Fear mongering, religious silliness, all of it. 

 

Dave Arneson, co-creator of D&D had a charming response to the controversy: “Invite parents to play. They’re going to be so bored. They will understand that anything this nerdy can’t possible lead to devil possession.”

 

Dave Arneson for the win. 

 

But the bad publicity only got more kids interested and in the mid eighties D&D was so popular the number of folks attending the premiere D&D convention in the country, GenCon, doubled.

 

The University of Wisconsin, Parkside was unable to house so many attendees. A new venue had to be found. STAT!

 

Gen Con 18 - 1985 - Location: MECCA (Milwaukee Exposition & Convention Center & Arena), Milwaukee, WI. Approx. Attendance: 5000

 

Throughout its early years GenCon expanded into other states - GenCon South (FL), GenCon East (NJ), GenCon West (CA) and even to other continents but none of them lasted more than a few years. GenCon Midwest kept growing.

 

Enter MECCA. An actual convention center for a convention that started, figuratively speaking, in Gary Gygax’s basement. Now, with room to expand at the MECCA, attendance rapidly doubled from five to ten thousand.

 

By 1992, GenCon’s twenty-fifth birthday, I had finally heard about it. I had been gaming since kindergarten -- approx. 1978. I started with D&D, then moved on to the superhero role playing game, Champions, and then later in high school was introduced to the horror themed role playing game, Call of Cthulhu -- based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.

 

By 1993 I was attending GenCon. From that point on, year after year, friends and I would make the drive to beer scented Milwaukee for a week of games. It was glorious. Attendance at the con was now fifteen to twenty thousand strong. Then, in 1997 a company called, Wizard’s of the Coast bought GenCon from TSR.

 

By then, Gary Gygax was old and very ill and had not been in charge of TSR for a long time. So, he really had nothing more to do with the convention he created. 

 

Wizard’s of the Coast was the company that created the extremely popular customizable card game, Magic: The Gathering. In 1999, Hasbro bought Wizard’s of the Coast. So now the multinational toy and board game company that created the iconic Monopoly board game, owned GenCon. BUT THEN -- in 2002, Peter Adkison, former CEO of Wizard’s of the Coast, buys GenCon from Hasbro. So the convention is back in the hands of a gamer. A very, very rich gamer. (Adkison continues to own GenCon). 

 

The convention continued to grow and by 2002 it was clear that Milwaukee no longer had the hotel capacity to house the twenty-five or thirty thousand attendees.

 

It was time for GenCon to move. Again.

 

Gen Con 36 - 2003 - Location: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN. Approx. Attendance: 25000.

 

GenCon moved to Indianapolis. The very same city home of the Indy 500, which boasts one hundred thousand attendees so, of course the city should be easily able to absorb GenCon’s "meager" thirty thousand gamers. And then GenCon expanded. Suddenly it was not only at the Indy Convention Center, it’s was also at all the surrounding hotels and halls and expo centers and every single scrap of open building space within a several block radius of the ICC.

 

GenCon Indy quickly went from thirty thousand attendees to forty and now sixty. Every August, sixty thousand gamers descend on Indy for one week to hang out with other gamers and play games. Sixty thousand people have put tens of billions of dollars, possibly more, into the Indy economy. 

 

And it’s all because Gary Gygax started GenCon 0 in 1968. In his basement.

 

Gen Con 50 - 2017 - Location: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN. Estimated Attendance: 65000.

 

Which brings me to the end. I am packing and will be off to GenCon soon. I have games to play. I have friends to see. Friends from other states that I only get to visit with once a year, at GenCon. In fact it’s safe to say that the overwhelming majority of friends I have is because Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created D&D.

 

Most of the long term friends I have -- I met at gaming halls, or game conventions, or game days in the basement of a VFW, or in the gaming section at a bookstore or at an actual game store. Perhaps role playing games would have evolved, without Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. Perhaps they would have evolved another way from other people. 

 

It’s very likely. But, it doesn’t matter because it did evolve from Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson and Dungeons and Dragons. And it's because of those three names that I’m a gamer. And that’s why I’m going to GenCon. 

 

Gary Gygax died in 2008, Mr. Arneson in 2009, both from complications of cancer. I never met either one. But their legacy lives on. D&D is now in its fifth edition. It's published in dozens of languages all over the world. And it will be heavily featured this year at GenCon 50. 

 

And I will be there, at GenCon -- where it will be just me -- and sixty five thousand of my closest friends. 

 

Mr. Gygax, Mr. Arneson -- rest in peace. 

 

And thank you, for the imagination. And the stories. And the memories -- past and future. 

 

Comcast’s cable television, telephone, and internet arm, Xfinity, has entered the mobile phone leasing industry. You can now lease a smartphone from Xfinity Mobile.

The move likely comes as no surprise to Xfinity customers, who provide 16 million public wifi hotspots available to every other Xfinity customer in the United States. And it makes sense for Xfinity to take advantage of its network of public wifi hotspots made available by its customers for their customers.

While there were plenty of complaints from customers whose rented wireless routers were used by the company to broadcast public signals to other Xfinity customers, Xfinity allows customers to disable the public signal, despite how difficult the process might have been in the past. Customers who don’t disable the public signals are basically sharing internet bandwidth for which they pay with their fellow Xfinity customers -- a socialized hotspot network, if you will.  

When you connect to a public Xfinity wifi hotspot for the first time, you’ll be asked to enter your Xfinity email and password to verify that you are a member of the Xfinity party. Your mobile device will then connect to every Xfinity wifi hotspot within range automatically (unless you deactivate auto-connect). This helps Xfinity customers use less data and save money, which was exactly what the Xfinity customer service representative echoed.

“Our plans are designed specifically to save you money,” he said. And I believe him because Xfinity Mobile offers a single gigabyte of data for just $12. It’s website states you could save anywhere from $40 per month when you switch from T-Mobile and $90 per month when switching from AT&T with their $12 per gigabyte of data plan.

According to 20SomethingFinance.com’s Jan. 2017 report, only Freedom Pop offers a cheaper mobile data plan (it’s free up to 500 texts, 200 minutes and 500 MB). Republic Wireless plans start at $15 per month for unlimited talk and text but no mobile data. Republic offers 1 GB of mobile data for $20 per month.

Xfinity Mobile is going to reap the benefits of people pinching pennies due to rising costs for rent, energy and transportation, prescription drugs and health insurance, and cable and internet services. Hell, the newly appointed Republican head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, doesn’t think people need high-speed internet service anymore because mobile data is good enough, making it more expensive for rural America to get online.

Xfinity is attempting to take advantage of a market that’s been underserved -- the poor. Even poor people need to get online, and while many have access to public wifi hotspots made available through their municipality, library or McDonald’s, not all of them have high-speed access to the internet at all times in their own homes. Xfinity Mobile can give them that without a $50-per-month internet bill or $100-per-month cable bill.

Editor’s Note:

I didn’t have much of a choice when it came to internet service providers in my area. Xfinity was the only provider in my area that offered upload and download speeds that would allow me to do what I need to do everyday.

I had a terrible experience having Xfinity internet installed. While I bought my own modem and router, and had the self-installation kit sent to my house, no one bothered to check and see if my cable line was internet ready or capable of receiving a signal. It took weeks to get setup, but Xfinity made it right.

It’s going to be difficult for me to pass up on this deal now that I’m an Xfinity customer. While you can’t bring your own phone to Xfinity Mobile yet, I’m probably due for an upgrade, and since I don’t pay a mobile carrier currently, I’m in the perfect situation to be an early adopter.

I don’t even need to make calls or send texts. There are apps for that. But what I’d really like is to be able to use Google Maps with or without an Xfinity wifi hotspot. Hotspots are hard to come by when you’re driving in traffic at 70 miles per hour, and the last thing I want is for anyone to be fumbling with their phone while driving.

One gigabyte of data per month would be just enough to use my smartphone as a GPS and occasionally check email without wifi. That’s all I need, and I’m willing to pay $144 per year for something that cost me $540 per year with StraightTalk Wireless before I dumped them. I was paying $600 per year with Verizon Wireless before that, so mobile data is becoming more available to low-income Americans thanks to Xfinity Mobile.

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The CDC reports 3.4 million Americans suffer from epilepsy based on their 2015 data.  This number rose from 2.3 million in 2010.  470,000 of these cases are children.

 

According to their website, the CDC reports 1.2% of the population suffers from “active epilepsy.”  Active epilepsy is defined in adults as those having one or more seizures in the past year and requiring medication daily to control them. In children it means they currently have a seizure disorder.

 

The exact explanation for the rise in cases is unclear, however population growth and improved testing has been cited.

 

What is a seizure?

 

A seizure occurs when there is abnormal electrical activity in the brain. If the electricity doesn’t conduct properly, brain function gets disrupted. This could lead to convulsions  (involuntary jerking movements), loss of muscle tone, changes in senses such as vision, hearing and smell, loss of bladder control, loss of consciousness and sometimes stroke, brain damage and death.

 

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Epilepsy and seizures can be caused by a multitude of factors including genetics, brain trauma, tumors, infection, damage during birth, and stroke.

Can cell phones cause seizures?

 

Data has been limited linking seizure activity to cell phone use. However, some studies have found a modest link.

 

In 2016, Kouchaki et al tested mobile phone radiation in mice and concluded “continued and prolonged contact with the mobile phone radiation might increase the risk of seizure attacks and should be limited.”

 

Also in 2016, a study published in Epilepsy and Behavior by Tatum et al found texting to induce a “new type of brain rhythm.”

 

In 2013, Cinar et al examined the effects of electromagnetic waves (EMWs) on humans and suggested the following, “acute exposure to EMW may facilitate epileptic seizures, which may be independent of EMW exposure time. This information might be important for patients with epilepsy. Further studies are needed.”

 

In 2006, Ferreri et al found mobile phone “emissions” to increase human brain excitability, implying this could affect those with epilepsy.

 

More research therefore needs to be done investigating why epilepsy cases are on the rise and if cell phone radiation plays any role.

 

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You’ll know when you’re seriously taking your nutrition seriously. Instead of simply logging what you eat and drink and monitoring your calories burned on the MyPlate app, you’ll be playing it like a game -- plugging in different snacks and meal combinations ahead of time -- chasing the perfect day of macronutrient consumption.

 

I’ve been using the MyPlate app by Livestrong for over three months now, and since I’m finally meeting my daily protein goal of 142 grams pretty regularly, I’m turning my focus to managing what percentage of my calories come from protein, fats and carbohydrates -- the macronutrients, or macros if you want to sound cool.

 

The MyPlate app uses recommendations for macronutrient consumption taken from The Zone Diet, which is 40 percent of your calories from carbohydrates, 30 percent from protein and 30 percent from fats. Achieving the perfect day of macronutrient consumption takes careful planning and is even harder than eating a gram of protein for each pound of your body weight.

 

The closest thing to a perfect day of macronutrient consumption I’ve managed was 39 percent of calories from carbohydrates, 33 percent from fats and 29 percent from protein. Those meals consisted of the following:

Breakfast (600-700 calories)

Shredded Beef and Bean Chili Cheese Sandwich

Slow cook some boneless beef cuts on low-to-medium heat with a can of kidney beans, a can of chili beans and a can of whole tomatoes. Add tomato paste. I add a bit of Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce and a squeeze of mustard as well. Spice it up with chili powder, cayenne and black pepper. Cook for eight hours or until the beef is falling apart.

 

Pour a cup of chili over a sliced hamburger bun like an open-faced sandwich. Sprinkle shredded cheddar over the chili. You can add a fried egg to make the shredded beef and bean chili and egg breakfast sandwich and boost your protein consumption further.

Chocolate Whey Protein Milkshake

Blend four ounces of 2% milk with one scoop of Super Advanced Whey Protein (either chocolate or vanilla), a third cup of strawberries, half a banana, and half a peach, or apple, or orange -- whatever you want. You can even blend vegetables.

 

Whey is the best way to reach your daily protein goals without breaking the bank or eating too much tuna or eggs. Plus, mixing whey with milk adds slower-acting casein protein and healthy fats. Adding juice adds more carbs, but a splash of orange juice with your milkshake is actually fantastic. If I’m already using an orange I hold the orange juice, though.

 

Macronutrient Breakdown: 35 percent carbs, 39 percent protein and 26 percent fats. This is an ideal breakfast given the caloric intake and macronutrient breakdown. There’s even room for more carbohydrates and fats, which you could get from adding a fried egg and a few more fruits to the smoothie.

Snack (60 calories)

Newman’s Own High-Protein Pretzels

While 18 pretzels result in 22 grams of carbohydrates consumed, Newman’s Own High-Protein Pretzels also carry 5 grams of protein per serving. Plus, all profits go to charity, and the pretzels are delicious despite their lack of salt and overall healthiness. I generally only eat half a serving after my big breakfast.

Lunch (500-600 calories)

Tuna Cottage Cheese Half Sandwich

The easiest way to cut carbs is to make sandwiches with one slice of bread instead of two. Open a can of white tuna in water and drain it. Stir in a tablespoon or two of cottage cheese instead of mayonnaise, salad dressing or Miracle Whip. You’ll cut down on the fat, and it’s a nice little protein boost to an already high-protein lunch. Mix in some chopped onion and celery if you like, and add salt and pepper to taste. I sprinkle a bit of shredded cheddar cheese on the tuna, and use a teaspoon or so of Durkee’s Famous Sauce (because a tablespoon is 80 calories) and a tablespoon of spicy brown mustard on my bread.

Chicken and Rice Soup

Bring four cans of reduced sodium chicken broth to a boil and add chopped carrots, onion and celery. After the vegetables are cooked thoroughly, add two cans of chicken breast and two cups of rice. Season with salt and pepper to taste, or add a few teaspoons of Frank’s Red Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce if you like it spicy.

 

I don’t usually have a glass of 2% milk with lunch, but I did on this day.

 

Macronutrient Breakdown: 59 percent carbs, 25 percent protein, 16 percent fats. While this lunch isn’t close to macronutrient consumption perfection, it keeps your protein consumption consistent and made up for the carbohydrates I didn’t eat for breakfast. Ideally, you would attempt to keep your macronutrient goals consistent for each meal, but that’s an even more difficult game to win and requires even more planning.

Snack (160 calories)

Planter’s Honey Roasted Peanuts

A serving of 39 Planter’s Honey Roasted Peanuts is 13 grams of fat, but fats are better than carbs when you’re turning your body into a fat-burning machine. Those 39 peanuts also carry seven grams of protein and seven grams of carbs with them, making them the ideal snack to make you feel full without packing on carbs.

Dinner (120-250 calories)

Baked Garlic Chicken Thighs

Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare chicken thighs by washing and removing the skin. Lightly grease a deep pan with extra virgin olive oil and finely chop some garlic. Place the chicken thighs in the pan and then flip them, just to get oil on both sides. Then sprinkle garlic over each side, along with any other spices you’d like to use. Bake to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.   

 

Macronutrient Breakdown: 0 percent carbs, 33 percent protein and 67 percent fats. Again, this meal hardly meets the macronutrient goals of 40 percent carbs, 30 percent protein and 30 percent fats. But it does make up for my carb-heavy, fat-light lunch. I’ll usually eat this with a side of green beans or other vegetable to get some carbs into the mix. You can even slice up the chicken and add it to an alfredo sauce to eat over whole grain pasta if you want to work in more carbs.

Snack (200-250 calories)

Chocolate Casein Protein Milkshake

Whey protein is digested and absorbed by muscles quickly, whereas casein protein will continue to feed your muscles all night while you sleep, leaving you more refreshed in the morning. That’s why cottage cheese or a glass of milk are recommended before bed. The casein proteins in dairy products make for the best way to help your muscles recover and continue burning fat while you sleep.

 

Don’t use acidic fruits in your evening protein shake or you’ll subject yourself to potential heartburn that could keep you up all night. Stick to strawberries and bananas -- no oranges.

 

As you can see, The Zone Diet requires careful planning, and chasing the perfect day of macronutrient consumption starts with figuring out the right foods to consume. Once you narrow those down, you can mix and match in order to consume 40 percent of your calories from carbs, 30 percent from protein and 30 percent from fats at every meal.

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