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Arthur Levin Quote

Quote of the day:

"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.

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Hello, Colorado!

Well, here I am for my first full day in Colorado Springs. From my office, I can see the Air Force academy stadium, and light planes are constantly taking off & landing for glider training for our next generation of budding pilots.

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Colorado Springs

So I'm headed to a data center in Colorado Springs for the next ten days (Dec 11-20). During that time, I'll be staying at a nice hotel with a gym, but I gotta ask: what do you do to stay in shape while traveling? In particular, how do you handle all the eating out?

I think my suite has a kitchen. If it doesn't, wow, this is going to be a rough week for sticking to my eating plan :)

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The Big 3 Bailout

So this picture captures the feeling of the average American citizen toward the Big 3 auto-maker bailout (note: language alert!):

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Obama Citizenship Appeal Rejected by SCOTUS

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal that Barack Obama was not a natural-born citizen due to his dual British-American citizenship at the time of his birth. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/12/08/scotus-rejects-appeal-qu... . In sum, he was born on American soil, to an American mother, despite a father who was a British subject.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from me to you! I know it's been a bit quiet around here lately. I have a whole boatload of blog ideas that I plan to unleash this coming Monday. Think of this as the calm before the storm...

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Not one of THOSE kind

We all know THOSE kind of Christians. Yeah. This lady lets us know in no uncertain terms that she's not one of THOSE kinds of Chrisians.

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Low-Carbers Beware the Breathalyzer

A well-known side-effect of a low-carbohydrate way of eating is the production of "ketone bodies" by the liver as a by-product of metabolizing fat to fuel the process of converting proteins into glucose to provide the body's daily carbohydrate needs. Muscles, organs, and the brain all lap up the ketones as an energy source, and even function more efficiently on ketones than glucose. In fact, the human heart functions much more efficiently on ketones than on glucose, and this increase in efficiency is part of the reason a low-carbohydrate diet can be successfully used to treat those with heart problems.

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The Fat Transition

As I've blogged about quite a bit recently, I'm in the process of losing a substantial amount of weight. The day I measured myself at 251 pounds on the big shipping scale at work was the day I decided to do what I knew I could to bring the weight down.

But I'm slowly realizing that the plan one embraces to change one's weight really does need to keep changing as the weight comes off.

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Why do we want to kill our Presidents?

Last night, I got into a discussion regarding the President-Elect Obama with my father-in-law. He mentioned that some elementary-school children in his home town made local news by chanting "Assassinate Obama" on the bus.

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