To anyone who worries about “chemtrails” poisoning us…


Now I am not one to shower kudos on Joe Rogan. I have never been that much of a fan of his comedy, but that’s just my taste. But I didn’t know that he had a radio show.  Anyway, sometimes even people that you don’t like can be allies in the infinite quest to get the real truth “out there.”

Now I have known since I was a teenager what causes those wispy trails across the sky that not coincidentally follow behind jet aircraft of all types. But apparently there is some confusion among people in all walks of life as to what they are.

Some imaginative people apparently believe that a shadowy government program (HAARP?) is using military and commercial aircraft to spray metal and chemical particulates into the sky above us. Now the purpose of these airborne contaminants varies depending on who you talk to. End-of-the-world bunker salesman seem to think it’s for the purpose of mind control and/or population control. Anti-GMO/Factory farm opponents sometimes make the claim that Monsanto claims to need additional luminescence in the sky to maximize yields from their latest crop of GMO seeds.  Others see it as a cynical ploy to either mitigate or justify Global Warming, depending on which side of the “debate” you are on. Regardless of the nefarious government schemes that might actually be currently in the works, the HAARP-Chemtrails theory is just plain untrue. They are called contrails.

Take it away, Joe…
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The Power of the Placebo (video)

The Power of the Placebo

This BBC Documentary delves into the well-known Placebo Effect. When an inert pill, or treatment is given, often for a study or a trial, any improvement in symptoms within the control group (the placebo group) is usually written off with the dismissive phrase ‘placebo effect.’ But the subject of this documentary is the study of the effectiveness of the placebo effect itself.

The doc starts out with a group of competitive cyclists, participating in what they think is a study of a legal performance-enhancing substance.  Turns out the majority of the control group surpassed their own baseline performance while taking the placebo. We learn in this documentary that there are many fields of medicine and healing sciences that benefit from our own brain and bodies’ internal pharmacy. One of the more compelling insights was that placebos work even when the subject of the experiment knows that they are getting the placebo.

As more people come to realize the power of this information, will we all adjust to the new paradigm? Or will we be able to fool our way to good health? Since all of these miracles depend on the brain, a healthier brain will be more responsive to the effects of “real drugs” and placebos.

But the most puzzling and disturbing thing about learning this is remembering that pretty much all clinical trials and research involves the double-blind test—using placebos as control. So if we can’t be sure that the placebo is ineffective, does that to some degree  invalidate the positive test results for the actual drugs?

Given the number of harmful, sometimes fatal side effects of real pharmaceuticals, maybe  doctors should only prescribe placebos.

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A Favorite Movie Quote

Every now and then, you gotta say

what the fuck.

What the fuck gives you freedom,

Freedom gives you opportunity,

Opportunity makes your future.

What the fuck.

If you can’t say it,
You can’t do it

-Curtis Armstrong to Tom Cruise
in Risky Business

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The Elevator Speech-that I will finish someday

Just to get  the formalities out-of-the-way, this is the first blog post on my new blog, after all,  doesn’t everyone who loses their job start a blog? That’s not the reason why I started this one, however.

Last Christmas, I decided I would tell a few good friends about my dream project. I wanted to build a recording studio, but at the same time I thought about some of the people I have met recently, and what they do for a living and decided to take the advice of one of them and “dream bigger.” It is that germ of an idea that I will attempt to explain as briefly as I can in this my first blog post on The Waterkin Studio WordPress site.

The basic idea: I want to design and build a multimedia, multi-discipline art and performance venue that offers classes in various artistic media, recording and rehearsal studios, meeting spaces, dance studios and a (medium to large) performance venue.

This is not something I want to do by myself to prove some kind of point, like how great I am at raising money or starting a business. I know this entails starting a business and raising money, but I want to co-create a space with the creative people in my community to serve the entire community. I want to create a fluid, multi-use space with the proper equipment and facilities that is commensurate to the level of quality and talent present in the San Diego area. It will be a business, because every new business plays a hand in the economic vitality of the community. It will create, or encourage the creation of jobs, not a lot of jobs, but good jobs that pay very well.

Whether this project is funded by a KickStarter-type crowd funding campaign, or it is funded by myself and a few others, or if it evolves into a corporation or a non-profit is not my concern at this point. Whatever business model eventually shakes out of the other end of the project, my primary focus is to make as many types of creative projects possible as is feasible under the typical constraints of budget, schedule and human interaction.

This was a little heavy for a blog post, but it is an easier read than the current state of the project proposal. But it was necessary, because the project is more important than the blog, ultimately, and this blog is the only place where the Waterkin Studio exists, at least for the time being.

In time, this WordPress blog will be replaced with a proper website that will be the virtual home of the Waterkin Studio until the project takes a more let’s say, tangible form.

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Why LifeVantage?

People often say that the big fat opportunities come only once in a lifetime, maybe a few times in a lifetime for the lucky few. I have been offered a number of those kinds of opportunities in my life, and for one reason or another, I opted out of them, or didn’t see the big picture at the time and acted more conservatively than I should have or just missed out. The most notable one that comes to mind was the chance to buy a nice little chunk of Apple stock in 1984. My broker at the time (yes, I had a broker in 1984, I am that old) advised that it was too risky an investment and to stay away from wild speculation. I was just a kid in my twenties, what did I know?

There were other such opportunities, over the years, but after that one I stayed out of the stock market, for the most part. But at some point several years ago, I made a promise to myself that if I ever found myself staring another one of those opportunities in the face, that I would grab hold of it, and make the most I can of it. I am aware that some people I know automatically equate network marketing companies with scams, and there is little I can do to persuade someone who is convinced of this perception and closed minded, so I won’t bother.

LifeVantage has exactly what I was looking for in a home based business. The company is solid, and the product lives up to its claims. It is consumable and patented. Its potential for growth is unprecedented. LifeVantage is poised to disrupt several industries and markets.

This kind of opportunity is not for everyone and I am only interested in sharing it with those who want to take it seriously. You can mock me if you are someone who needs to mock others, but that doesn’t change the fact that Protandim is positioned to become a part of practically everyone’s lives in the future. The best investment anyone can make is in themselves and their health, and the health of their loved ones. Take a look at what the company has to offer and decide to at least give Protandim a try. If it makes you feel better, as it did for me, it only makes sense to share it with people you care about.


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