Tuesday, June 13, 2017

13 June 17 - 1153 EDT


"It's always a sin to be a glutton."

Forrest Caricofe

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**Yesterday. Besides publishing my story (blog), I did little else because of what I told 

you yesterday. If you didn't read it I'll just give you a short summary, you needing to go 

back to my June 12 story (blog) to read the details.

I drove to Wooster and went to the following places: Dr. Kwok's office, Bell Stores gas 

station for gas for the Honda, Rite Aid, Sav-A-Lot and Drug Mart were I purchased a 75 

foot long water hose which will enable me to more efficiently water the flower beds and 

the yard.

After coming back to the house, I drove to Orrville to Rite Aid where we get our 

prescription medications.

After all that driving I came back to the house and watered the flower beds and the yard

to include using the new water and nozzle that cut my watering time in half.

And then into the house to shower and dress. I then ate 2 hot dogs and items from my 

mini-fridge along with my pills nightly pills. 

**Today. The forecasted weather calls for a high and low temperatures of 88° and 67° and 

scattered thunderstorms. If today is like yesterday with no rain, high temperatures, and 

low humidity, the soil will almost be dry by 2:00 PM even though I soaked the plants last

evening. An ideal rain would be a farmer's rain with day long sprinkles upon the earth, but

I'll just have to wait awhile for that.

And, again today, I'll try to place a subscriber icon (button) on 

I have videos on YouTube that are waiting for me to process before publishing and I need 

to complete at least 2 of these videos today. 

I also have the discounted plants that are still not planted and I hope to that today.

I'm having my usual Orleans sardine sandwich with 100% whole wheat bread, mustard, 3

slices of roma tomatoes and a pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt (contains at least 81 minerals

that are in the human body and sold at Walmart).

I now take my pills with my sardine sandwich every morning.  The prescription 

medications I'm now taking in the morning are Depakote (Drop-a-Coat), Metoprolol 

(Marco Polo), Lisinopril (Listen to April) and the Miracle Pill of the Centuary I told you 

about, Turmeric Curcumin.

At night before I go to bed I take Drop-a-Coat and Turmeric Curcumin again. 

The others are Pravastatin (Prepare for Satan) and Seroquel (Sarah Palin).

Sarah Palin helps me to get the 6 or so hours of sleep I need. It's like (1)"Lying Here with 

Linda on my Mind." "No, Forrest,"" it's "Lying Here with Sarah on your Mind." "Yes, your're

right, thanks."

(1) Conway Twitty.


5:22 AM 6/13/2017 EDT. One-third of world now overweight, with US leading the way.

CNN - ‎17 hours ago‎ .

"(CNN) More than 2 billion adults and children globally are overweight or obese and suffer 

health problems because of their weight, a new study reports." 

**I've weighed about 175 pounds all my life except for childhood, high school (165 

pounds), military basic training (200 pounds), some years ago (155 pounds) and now (208

pounds). I know the reason for my weight gain. Last summer when working in the flower 

beds and the yard, I expended 3000 to 4000 calories and ate 3000 to 4000 calories. No 

weight gain. But in the starting of fall and the time through winter and early spring I 

continued to eat 3000 to 4000 calories and to expend only 2000 to 3000 calories. My 

present weight, like I said, is 208 pounds. My plan is to expend the same calories as I did 

last summer, 3000 to 4000 calories and eat only about 1500 calories that is a ideal calorie

intake for a male. 

From: after I used their caculator:

"Your Weight is at 63rd percentile compared to others of same Height and Age.

If you are at 50th percentile, you are close to the average weight.

At 90th percentile, your weight is greater than 90% of others.

At 20th percentile, then 80% of others weigh more than you.

( Compared to American's weights )."

I'm marginally overweight at an average of 6 foot tall, male, age 74 and a BMI of 28.2.


"Obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated so much body fat that it might 

have a negative effect on their health.

If a person's body weight is at least 20% higher than it should be, he or she is considered 

obese. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered 

overweight (my BMI is 28.2 so I'm overweight and not obese). If your BMI is 30 or over 

you are considered obese.  

What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?

The body mass index (BMI) is a statistical measurement derived from your height and 

weight. Although it is considered to be a useful way to estimate healthy body weight, it 

does not measure the percentage of body fat. The BMI measurement can sometimes be 

misleading - a muscleman may have a high BMI but have much less fat than an unfit 

person whose BMI is lower. However, in general, the BMI measurement can be a useful 

indicator for the 'average person'."


Proverbs 23:20-21 ESV (English Standard Version).

"Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the 

glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags."

Romans 14:15 ESV 

"For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what 

you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died."

Philippians 3:19 ESV 

"Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with 

minds set on earthly things."

Proverbs 23:2 ESV 

"And put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite."


"Allah says: “O children of Adam, take your adornment to every mosque. Eat and drink, but 

be not excessive. Indeed, He does not like those who commit excess.” [Sûrah al-A`râf: 31]

It is established that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Indeed, Satan runs in the son 

of Adam in the way that blood circulates.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî] 

There is no doubt that blood is born of what we eat and drink Therefore, when we eat and 

drink, we broaden the avenues for Satan. This is why it has been said: “Constrict his 

avenues with hunger.”

When Satan’s paths are hindered, the heart is inspired to do the good deeds that open the 

doors of Paradise. It finds it easy to abandon the sins that open the doors of Hell. 

In Ramadan, the devils are chained and their strength and power is diminished. They 

cannot achieve in Ramadan what they are capable of achieving at other times of the year. 

However, we cannot say that the devils have died or have been slain. They have merely 

been chained. A chained devil can still get up to some mischief, but not as much as usual. 

The power of these devils is diminished according to how completely we observe our fasts. 

A person whose fasts are observed in the best, most complete possible manner repels the 

power of Satan far more than a person whose fasts are deficient. 

There is a clear correlation between abstinence from food and drink and this other ruling 

that is founded on it.

Luqmân said to his son: “O my son! If the stomach is full, one’s mental processes go to 

sleep, one’s wisdom is dulled, and one’s limbs refrain from worship.”

`Umar observed: “Whoever eats a lot finds no pleasure in the remembrance of Allah.”

`Umar also said: “If you have a paunch, then consider yourself chronically ill.”


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"There are two historic classifications of Hindu texts: Shruti – that which is heard, and 

Smriti – that which is remembered."

What does Shruti and Smriti say about overeating?

I could not find yet a answer to my question form above, but I'll tell you when I do.

For right now I'm a sinner.


*7:59 AM 6/13/2017 EDT. 

Donald Trump's Cabinet members, ranked by their over-the-top praise of Trump

CNN - ‎12 hours ago. Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Updated 1:55 AM ET, 

Tue June 13, 2017.

Story highlights:

"Trump sat silently as each member of his Cabinet lavished praise on him

Those ranked required Senate confirmation, plus Vice President Mike Pence

(CNN)President Donald Trump held a super weird Cabinet meeting Monday afternoon. In it, 

he sat silently as each member of his Cabinet lavished praise on him. Seriously.

I wrote about the whole thing here. But -- with the help of super intern Liz Stark, who 

graduated college Saturday and was at work Monday morning(!) -- I went through the 

transcript and ranked the Cabinet members by just how obsequious their encomiums to 

Trump actually were.

Before we go any further, an important note: The people on this list are those who 

required Senate confirmation plus Vice President Mike Pence. So, no White House chief of 

staff Reince Priebus who deserves honorable mention for this gem: "We thank you for the 

opportunity and the blessing that you've given us to serve your agenda and the American 


To the rankings!

23. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

"I actually arrived back this morning at 1 o'clock from Italy and the G-7 summit focused on 

the environment. And our message there was the United States is going to be focused on 

growth and protecting the environment. And it was received well."

I admire Pruitt slickly getting the whole I-work-super-hard-and-super-late thing into a 

short statement. But, this was WAY short on direct praise for the President. Do better, 


22. Defense Secretary James Mattis

"Mr. President, it's an honor to represent the men and women of the Department of 

Defense. And we are grateful for the sacrifices our people are making in order to 

strengthen our military so our diplomats always negotiate from a position of strength. 

Thank you."

A nice sentiment. But nary a word of direct praise for Trump's commitment to the military.

21. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

"In the five months that I've been at the job, we have gone a long way to facilitate the -- 

improve the legal movement of people and commerce across our borders, yet at the same 

time, we have gone a long way to safeguarding our borders, particularly the southern 

border, working with all of our partners to the south."

A clear appeal to Trump's ego by citing the gains made across the southern border. But, 

heavier on policy than praise, to be honest.

20. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

"First of all, I apologize for being late to work. I got bogged down in that swamp that 

you've been trying to drain."

I am going to use this excuse the next time I miss a TV hit. (Related: I am on TV and, 

therefore, a big deal. Many leather-bound books.)

19. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

"Thank you for the honor to serve the country. It's a great privilege you've given me."

"Great privilege?" Good. But not great.

18. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon

"I've been traveling around the country, and what I'm continuing to hear is this renewed 

optimism from small businesses."

This started out with promise. A better ending to this sentence would have been "and 

people are crediting it all to you."

17. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

"It's a joy to be working with the people that I have inherited, and we are going to provide 

-- continue to provide you with the very best intelligence we can, so you can formulate 

policies to deal with these issues."

"Joy" got my hopes up. But I wound up, ultimately, disappointed.

16. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

"Mr. President, as your SEAL on your staff ... it's an honor to be your steward of our public 

lands and the generator of energy dominance (ph). I am deeply honored."

As a general life rule, I am not in the business of messing with SEALs.

15. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

"It's a privilege to serve, to serve the students of this country, and to work to ensure that 

every child has an equal opportunity to get a great education, and therefore a great 


You had me at "privilege to serve."

14. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

"Mr. President, thank you for the opportunity to help fix the trade deficit and other things. 

The other countries are gradually getting used to the (inaudible) the free rides are 

somewhat over with. They're not happy with this, but I think (inaudible) growing 

recognition that (inaudible) have a chance to help you live up to your campaign promises."

"Live up to campaign promises" is music to Trump's ears.

13. Energy Secretary Rick Perry

"America is not stepping back, but we're stepping into place and sending some messages, 

that we're still going to be leaders in the world when it comes to the climate, but we're not 

going to be held hostage to some executive order that was ill thought out. And so, my hat's 

off to you for taking that stance and presenting a clear message around the world that 

America's going to continue to lead in the area of energy."

Affirming Trump's decision on the Paris climate accord will endear Perry to Trump. But he 

missed a real opportunity to say "my cowboy hat's off to you."

12. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson

"Mr. President, its been a great honor to -- to work with you. Thank you for your strong 

support of HUD and for all the others around this table that I've worked with."

Reminder: Donald Trump once compared Ben Carson's "pathology" to a child molester.

11. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta

"I am privileged to be here. Deeply honored, and I want to thank you for being -- your 

commitment to the American workers."

"Deeply honored" > "great honor." Take note, Dr. Carson.

10. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin

"Mr. President, thank you for your support and commitment to honoring our responsibility 

to America's veterans. I know that this is personally very important to you."

This was already good but the "personally very important" line turned it up to 11.

9. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley

"It's a new day at the United Nations. You know, we now have a very strong voice. People 

know what the United States is for, they know what we're against, and they see us leading 

across the board. And so, I think the international community knows we're back."

Haley isn't always on the Trump message. But she was today!

8. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin

"It was a great honor traveling with you around the country for the last year and an even 

greater honor to be here serving on your Cabinet."

Not sure if you guys know this but Mnuchin traveled around the country with the President 

for a whole year. Beat that!

7. CIA Director Mike Pompeo

"Mr. President, it's an honor to serve as your CIA director. It's an incredible privilege to 

lead the men and women who are providing intelligence so that we can do the national 

security mission. And in the finest traditions of the CIA, I'm not going to share a d*mn 

thing in front of the media."

This one had a lot: a) "honor to serve" b) "incredible privilege" and c) media bashing!

6. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

"Mr. President, last week was a great (inaudible). It was infrastructure week. Thank you so 

much for coming over to the Department of Transportation. Hundreds and hundreds of 

people were just so thrilled, hanging out, watching (inaudible) ceremony. "

People loved you. [Inaudible]. All of them.

5. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

"We are receiving, as you know -- I'm not sure the rest of you fully understand -- the 

support of law enforcement all over America. They have been very frustrated. They are so 

thrilled that we have a new idea that we're going to support them and work together to 

properly, lawfully fight the rising crime that we are seeing. ... The response is fabulous 

around the country."

You don't even KNOW how much people love you, Mr. President.

4. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney

"Thanks for the kind words about the budget. You're absolutely right: We are going to be 

able to take care of the people who really need it. And at the same time, with your 

direction, we were able to also focus on the forgotten man and woman who are the folks 

who are paying those taxes."

Thanks for being absolutely right, Mr. President. And the "forgotten man and woman" line 

was just the cherry on the top there, Mick.

3. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue

"I want to congratulate you on the men and women you've placed around this table. ... 

This is the team you've assembled that's working hand in glove with -- for the men and 

women of America, and I want to -- I want to thank you for that. These are -- are great 

team members and we're on your team."

Check out the new guy!

2. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price

"Mr. President, what an incredible honor it is to lead the Department of Health and Human 

Services at this pivotal time under your leadership. I can't thank you enough for the 

privileges you've given me and the leadership that you've shown. It seems like there's an 

international flair to the messages that are being delivered. I had the opportunity to 

represent the United States at the G-20 Health Summit in Berlin and at the World Health 

Assembly in Geneva. And I can't tell you how excited and enthusiastic folks are about the 

United States leadership as it relates to global health security."

Incredible! Honor! Leadership! Privileges! Excited! Enthusiastic!

1. Vice President Mike Pence

"It is just the greatest privilege of my life is to serve as the -- as vice president to the 

President who's keeping his word to the American people and assembling a team that's 

bringing real change, real prosperity, real strength back to our nation."

Still. The. Champ."

My analysis: Liberal CNN, liberal analysist and smart a*# to boot, harsh analysis against 

a conservative White House.

**The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena 129-120 

in Oakland last night to win the NBA Championship ending the Cavaliers chance of a 2nd 

straight championship. 

I'm going to change the phrase that Yogi Berra popularized from "it ain't over until it's 

over" to "it's over when it's over, it's (1)"Oh, It's Crying Time Again" in Cleveland.""

The crying time I'm referring to is the almost World Series Championship of last year and 

the poor, poor Cleveland Browns.

(1) "Ray Charles - Crying Time - YouTube.

Video of a song named crying time again▶ 2:59.

Mar 17, 2011 - Uploaded by David Kostic.

The Best from "Ray Charles" 1966 Lyric: Oh, it's cryin' time again, you're ... It reminds me 

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