Sleep Supplements That Work

Uncategorized Sep 09, 2018

Americans are not sleeping enough. Not by a long shot and it's killing us.

I've been having sleep issues for much of my adult life. Having done reams of research, there are not a lot of useful answers out there. Recently I have discovered that most sleep issues seem to be the result of a combination of issues. The first issue is hormones and the interaction between them and the nervous system. Basically, we are way over stimulated by bad lifestyles, bad nutrition, electric lights, and a myriad of screens we watch all the time. This really screws up the hormone cascade that triggers and regulates sleep. 

The second thing I have discovered is that minerals, especially combined with gelatin and amino acids, specifically the blend you find in bone broth, have a profound effect on sleep quality. Additionally, the use of fulvic and humic minerals has really been a game changer for me. I have to also remind my audience that Magnesium oil and zinc gluconate are as always amazing, but...

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Rifle Recommendations

kit rifle Sep 09, 2018

The most significant purchase a citizen-soldier makes is his rifle. The modern battle rifle is to the American citizen-soldier what the katana was to the Samurai. His life depends on it. And like swords, there are so many confusing factors to consider in the rifle market today. The average citizen-soldier is not a "gun nut" and has no real understanding of these many factors. This is unfortunate and I would hope that all citizen-soldiers will become gun nuts in the near future. Understanding your equipment is critical to success.

Like out kit list, this list is basic. However, I don't think there will be an "advanced list" because that's not really how it works. "Advanced" in the firearms world really refers to skill and accessories for specific mission sets. There isn't any sort of advanced or special rifle you might buy. 

The key to a good rifle is accuracy and reliability. Accuracy is an interesting issue. It depends on the quality of the rifle to include the mechanical...

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American Defence Basic Kit List

kit Sep 08, 2018

Every American citizen, especially the men, age 16 and above, should own, properly maintain, and be proficient in the use of the following military equipment. The reason is simple. All American citizens are by their very citizenship, considered to be members of the militia. The American militia system is one whereby the people own their own arms and equipment, assemble and train regularly, and stand ready to answer the call of their civic leaders or act unilaterally to local emergencies. 

This kit (a set of articles or equipment needed for a specific purpose) list is the bare bones basics for an infantry unit. It is exactly what I would want my militiamen, soldiers or Marines to have in the beginning if I were tasked to raise a unit. When we were masters of this equipment, we could explore other options. There are certainly other items to consider depending a great deal on circumstance and specialty.

It must be remembered that this kit list is a functional and rational one,...

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We're Leaving...

culture Aug 12, 2018

Dear friends,

The time has come for us to depart a place most foul and repulsive. I speak of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and the rest. It's strange how much those places feel like the insanity of colonial America under the British just prior to the Revolutionary War. The pressure placed on one to say and do what others demand. And all of it in violation of common sense, common decency, rationality, and antithetical to all that we hold dear. 

Social media is in general toxic and unnatural even before we consider the more recent transgressions of the large tech companies. We are continuing to live in a false virtual world that bears no resemblance to the real world. Relationships are being destroyed, communities are falling apart, and the civility that once defined our nation is gone. I sit in restaurants and watch couples never speak as they both stare at their smart phones, rarely exchanging a word. I have watched as civil discourse has disappeared. And I have...

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The New SOF PFT

sof pft Jul 02, 2018

This post is the first in a series of posts regarding the new American Defence Special Operations Forces Physical Fitness Test (SOF PFT). 

The details surrounding the SOF PFT will be flushed out in new posts each day this week. This will include detailed rationale and analysis, FAQs and more.

The least you need to know is this: The SOF PFT is the most comprehensive evaluation of combat fitness ever developed. It is 100% functional, combat arms specific, and multi-dimensional; addressing the psychological, technical, tactical, and physical development domains. It also addresses the three domains of human movement (locomotion, body control & object manipulation). It also addresses energy system development. Furthermore, it encourages competition and innovation. Lastly, the standards set are significant enough to require proper training programs to max the test and poor training programs will fail to pass the minimum standards. Finally, the test will evolve over time. This is...

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The Truth About Motivation (Part 2)

psychology Oct 26, 2017

In part one of this article series I addressed what I would consider to be the dark, cold, hard truth about bout motivation. The fact that you just have to pick you damn self up and move the fuck out to the sound of gunfire because life is suffering and the only way to make it better is to take action. That’s all true. But there is another side to this issue of motivation and it’s well worth knowing. In fact, your life may just depend on it.

It’s important to understand that the survival side of motivation is pretty dull. It’s not really moving toward something, it’s just not dying. But not dying isn’t exactly living or even worth living for. In this regard humans have a unique psychological character that does make life worth living and great deeds worth doing. Humans have creative imaginations and a penchant for what we call art or aesthetics.

Aesthetics philosophically tell us how the world can be or it helps us to remember what it was,...

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The Truth About Motivation (Part 1)

Uncategorized Sep 03, 2017

Does motivation actually exist? If you’re looking for motivation, you might want to stop. I know that sounds strange, but bear with me for a moment.

The root word of motivation is motive, meaning something (such as a need or desire) that causes a person to act. The Latin origin of the word is movere, meaning “to act”. The suffix of “ation” means action or process (hibernation); the result of an action or process (accumulation); or state or quality (exhilaration). That means that motivation is the reason for action. This all seems pretty simple and straightforward.

But the problem is that we can have a million reasons to act, and yet we don’t. I would know because I’m the former master of this problem. Motivation is the reason to act, but not the action itself. What’s holding you back?

In psychology, there is the concept of static and dynamic ideas. Static ideas are those ideas that occur like, “I should go work out.”...

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