Well, it's the next morning and there's still many mosquito larva left. I'm not sure what the fish are doing, and if they're getting their food from somewhere else (Plankton? Algae?), or if they just can't see the larva or what, but I'm thinking I'm going to head towards wally world tonight to get a fishnet (With a tight weave) and I'm going to maintain the pond myself. The fish might die without food, but they might be dead already, I don't know.
And, while having lunch yesterday, I noticed a sensation like I suddenly lost consciousness but it went away as soon as it came. I realized at that exact moment that cardiac arrest is a quick, painless death. Anyway, why do I mention this? Well, I don't know the statistics exactly, but something like 50% of all heart attacks result in cardiac arrest within a month or two, so if I did have such an event in the days following when the police kicked me off my property (That severe chest pain I was barely awake for), it's not entirely unlikely I could experience such an event. Anyway, yesterday, it seemed like I lost my breath as if my diaphragm stopped working, but it seems exceedingly likely t/o be a throat/nasal blockage of some sort, because my breathing didn't seem abnormal immediately after/before. But, when it happens, you're like "oh, shit, here it is... lol", which I was, so I was a little panicky, felt the blood pumping and my left temple started pulsing. Anyway, kind of interesting that it was the left temple pulsing and not both of them, since the carotid arteries branch off of the aortic arch in the same area. That might suggest a blockage of some sort in the right carotid, and various phenomena has been suggesting that as a possibility. So, maybe this left hand numbness during the peak of performance is really a stroke phenomenon of sorts. Will I ever go purchae a dopplar echocardiogram and scan my carotids? lol, yeah, I just don't know what the point of that would be. I personally can't do much about it. Even if I got surgery, the 10 year survival rates of endoarchteromies(?) isn't that high (43%), due to extensive underlying atherosclerosis suggesting problems usually arise elsewhere (heart,etc.).
And, i know some people are thinking... man, you're reading way too much into all the little things and assuming the absolute worst... lol... but I will you have you know that stroke/heart problems go together like peanuts and chocolate. The first thing a doctor should do on discovering carotid stenosis is a careful cardiological exam.
That reminds me, I need to get my cocoa going. Been 2 days without that.
http://news.heart.org/study-patients-re ... ac-arrest/
Thematically, patients reported feeling like they were dragged through water, seeing plants and animals, seeing golden light, seeing family members and having deja vu experiences.
I'm guessing that's what happened immediately after they suddenly fainted.
Anyway, I'm feeling a bit happier with some pet fish. Yep, I think I'm going to set up that fox proof fence and get me some animals. Thinking some egg laying chickens and some bunnies and a small dog, I will be surrounded by cuteness, lol. Discovered that a fox proof fence should have an angled top with an angled submerged bottom, to deter jumping over and digging under (They'll dig right at the fence line, so angling it in should discourage them.). I noticed that the kind of fence my neighbor has is a little bit too large of a pattern for fox deterrence. Could somewhat explain his frustration with the foxes.
Now how to install the bottom part underneath the ground is something that eludes me. I would think you'd have to weld on some metal bars at the bottom of the fence posts and then attach the fencing to the metal bars. But, I don't know how to weld... I guess maybe that's an important skill out here... Seems like I commonly see that, farmers and welding. Even metal fabrication, seeing a bunch of those kind of shops in the area.
And, my spending has been feeling a bit too spendy this week. In regard to the tornado project, that's understandable. In regard to food, I just need to start subsisting off some starches, just need to figure out how to do it right. I should probably add some fat, but I'm just not sure what kind of fat to add to sweet potatos and how to add it.
Anyway, in regard to antibiotic fats, I've been meaning to look into olive oil and ... something else.
Twenty-six subjects each received VCO or VOO. Of those on VCO, 20 were positive for SA colonies at baseline versus 12 on VOO. Post intervention, only 1 (5%) VCO subject remained positive versus 6 (50%) of those on VOO. Relative risk for VCO was 0.10, significantly superior to that for VOO (10:1, p = .0028; 95% CI, 0.01-0.73); thus, the number needed to treat was 2.2. For the O-SSI, the difference was not significant at baseline (p = .15) but was significantly different post treatment (p = .004); this was reduced for both oils (p < .005) but was greater with VCO.
SA = staph aureus
VOO = virgin olive oil
VCO = virgin coconut oil
So, it appears that virgin olive oil does have antibiotic activity. Would help explain the association with good health in the historical greek diet (Along with regular consumption of garlic). However, this paper does tell that coconut oil is a more potent antibiotic, would be suggestive of why the tropical islanders are so healthy in comparison to every "healthy" culture, regardless of other antibiotic consumption, like vitamin C fruits (most tropical fruits are high in vitamin C) and cocoa/coffee. (Looking more carefully at the paper, it looks like VCO went from 20 to 1 with SA, and VOO went from 12 to 6 with SA. So, olive oil reduced staph aureus infected people by 50%, and coconut oil reduced staph aureus infected people by 95%. That's a pretty big difference.)
Thinking maybe I'll try integrating some coconut oil into my diet. I tried integrating coconuts, but didn't seem to keep me satiated. I think I would have to shred the coconut and store the shreddings to make it a viable addition directly from coconuts (It appears a certain counter-top machine is typically used to shred coconut meat in southeast asia). Otherwise, I'm buying coconut oil, lol.
To keep my activity levels up, I'm starting to walk a minimum of 1200 feet or so every time I need to take a whizz. It's basically from my RV to the property back and forth 4x.
And, to maintain the pond of mosquito larva.
1) Get larva.
2) Put into 5 gallon bucket.
3) Repeat until clean.
4) Dump bucket on the ground.
That's how I'm going to do it, yes. I think some mosquitos have already hatched recently, seems like they're hovering around the pond. Will have to kill every single mosquito I see (I'll probably wear gloves), and then scoop all the larva up and throw them on the ground, yes. This pond is handy to have, it provides water for my moat and it potentially could provide water for my rain barrels for greenhouse temperature control and watering needs during dry weeks. Just that the mosquitos need to die. And, it looks some mosquito planted its offspring in my moat. Gosh, will these suckers ever stop? lol. Seems like I need to maintain all my bodies of water. Think maybe I'll just poison my moats, soap and all that. Should help deter future mosquito egg laying.
And the yahoo censors are in full force. Wow, they delete the most unoffensive of comments of mine. Clearly showing political and "their corporate friends" bias. I replied, "It's not stupid if you use it to generate income and you have a viable escape plan.", and *bam*, deleted. What the hell? Jeez, I swear yahoo doesn't want anybody thinking they have a way out from the shackles of their financial overlord corporate friends, lol. Don't they realize this is one of the key reasons for the USA's ultrahigh economic inequality compared to other western nations? It's not like Africa where economic inequality is so high thanks to widespread destitute poverty and low income opportunities, there's a plenty of good income opportunities here, it's so high precisely because of the parasitic financial structure of the American economy in terms of mortgages, loans, real estate regulations,etc. and the purchased laws and courts of the land (Or, possibly, inept laws created by naive politicians but I'd like to think that they aren't stupid, but more often, purchased.). You'd remove those non-productive leeches from the American economy and you'd see a far more equitable economy on par with the top Western nations like Germany.
And, no, that's not what I did. I actually used my navy and business earnings to purchase everything, but it's not a bad idea if one has a viable plan. I would be particularly understanding if you were previously unemployed young one during the great recession, had the understanding of the role of those people in the great recession and their role in exactly the inequality of America in other ways, and felt some contempt towards, and furthermore understood that they never really own anything... they either borrow or take it from someone else. About 90% of it is taken from someone else through what is essentially money printing. A 20 year prison sentence for the common joe, a way to make money for the privileged leeches allowed to it.
And I've been ignoring one side of my business for a little bit too long. Wow.. and it's not really one of those kind of businesses that /should/ be ignored... I promise to get back to it today. It's just that those people frustrate me sometimes. Not usually, but it's consistent enough to deter me when I feel like I'm in a position where I could afford to avoid it.
Well, this week wasn't a bad week to ignore the business. What good timing.
Update: Poisoning the moat with orange soap did the trick. All the larva are dead.
You know, it's interesting that I seem to have right-side blockage issues and I also have a broken/disjointed right jaw. I'd wonder if they are linked somehow. it does seem like the carotid forks into the external/internal arteries right below the jaw, so it is plausible that a broken/disjointed jaw might impair local circulation and promote local arthersclerotic development. I don't know if that's actually possible, but it seems like if the jaw is abnormally low due to being disconnected, it could possibly compress the vessel against the muscle tissue, reduciing bloodflow. It might be coincidental.
It's kind of weird, I feel compelled to go for a jog, and then I do (About 1/4 mile), my body feels a bit calmer, but then I don't feel hungry for like another 8-10 hours. (I tried doing my jog at 11 a.m. today so that I would be hungry by dinner, but man, this thing seems to stretching it all the way to 10 at this rate, lol.)
update: got the fish net and boy, my appetite seemed huge, probably from all the walking today. I ate 5 apples with peanuts but after the 5th apple, I started getting that familiar left lower jaw burning pain I used to get quite often a year or two ago and some years before then. I had long suspected it was of cardiac origin but I didn't know why/how, but with my new understanding of the food/bacteria/heart link, I highly suspected bacteria so I downed some apple cider vinegar (A potent antibacterial) and *bam* no more burning jaw pain. So, this tells me that peanuts isn't really a potent antibacterial like coconuts probably are.
Anyway, binge eating is bad for bacteria as is "large serving sizes", especially if one is binging on carbs. They say gluttony is one of the deadly sins, and bacteria is the reason why. Wise use of antibacterials can help stave off symptoms and probably help minimize damage.
So excessive short-term fruit consumption probably has the same weakness as excessive short-term wine consumption -> bacteria explosion. At least that seems true of apples, probably true of similar fruits, like bananas. Don't know so much about limes and blueberries.
So, looking back, it looks probable that I have arthersclerosis due to historical binge eating patterns with the refined carbs and carbs in general. Meh, at least I know what aggravates it now, so I have a good idea of what to avoid and what dietary strategies are best to use.