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The Great Blood Glucose Meter Conspiracy (GBGMC)

If you are on insulin or other medications, don’t do anything stupid based on what I’m about to propose. Consult your doctor. Okay. What if your glucose meter is lying … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to build a personal offline doomsday survival archive

I listened to a pitch on “darkestdays.info” about survival after a massive solar storm, comet, super volcano, nuclear war or other man-made EMP destroys our power grid and electronics. I … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Citizenfour’ wins Oscar for best documentary

Revealing state secrets have turned into Oscar acclaim for the makers of the Edward Snowden documentary “Citizenfour.” Laura Poitras’ film documents her initial meeting in Hong Kong with Snowden, as … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to send an encrypted private email

This is how to use insecure email providers like Google and Yahoo to send secure encrypted messages. If you’d like to upgrade your email security, here’s how. First, get the … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Camel milk for diabetes (or impaired fasting glucose)

I tried some raw US camel milk yesterday (about 1 pint around 6 pm) and this morning had my first normal blood sugar in a while 87, as compared to … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chinese Actress Accepts Proposal By Drone

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Zhang Ziyi has accepted a marriage proposal delivered by drone. The Chinese actress was celebrating her birthday on Saturday when the white unmanned aircraft flew … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

What to do About the Eight Million Tons Of Plastic Garbage Dumped in Oceans Every Year

The equivalent of five grocery bags full of plastic rubbish on every foot of every nation’s coastline around the globe is how much plastic debris is being dumped into the … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment
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