Wednesday, December 01, 2004


Lake Ella, Tallahassee, where I walk around the lake a lot.


I had an event yesterday, that I thought about for hours! This one of those "what can ya say" things!

I have an acquaintance who follows some of the "gardejeffian" and the "Tao"
spiritual path. He talks a lot about "overcoming illusions".

Yesterday, he continued his ideas about the CR diet and the optimum ways to prolong life. Calorie Restriction, and its CR followers all believe that by eating only half as much they will live many many more years. This friend also recommended strongly, very strongly, that I read his favorite Health book...

"Fantastic Voyage : Live Long Enough to Live Forever"

Product Description:.....From http://www.Amazon.com

One of the most respected scientists and futurists in America teams up with an expert on human longevity, to show how we can tap today's revolution in biotechnology and nanotechnology to virtually live forever.

Startling discoveries in the areas of genomics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology are occurring every day. The rewards of this research, some of it as spectacular as what was once thought of as science fiction, are practically in our grasp. Already it is possible to analyze our individual genetic makeups and evaluate our predisposition for breast cancer or other deadly diseases on a case-by-case basis. And once we've isolated these genes, the ability to repress or enhance them through biotechnology is just around the corner. Soon, for example, it will be feasible for 10% of our red blood cells to be replaced by artificial cells, radically extending our life expectancy and enhancing our physical and even mental abilities beyond what is humanly possible today. In Fantastic Voyage, Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman will show us how amazingly advanced we are in our medical technology, and how incredibly far each of us can go toward living as long as we dare imagine.
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For the second day, now, I listened to his enthusiastic talk about health and longevity.
Then we walked out of the Coffee shop and he lit up his
CLOVE CIGARETTE!!
I suddenly realized that he smokes these about one or two of them an hour!

One of the leading causes of death in young men in Indonesia, the synergy of the cloves and of the tobacco deliver a whammy punch to the lungs!

Interesting!!
---here is a man who is otherwise healthy, about 35 years old who smokes a lot of clove cigarettes and is into health and longevity!! *and* in "dispelling illusions"
about life, about politics, about religion, about REALITY!!

oh what should I tell him, sports fans??

I have chosen what to do, what to say....
"say, friend", I would tell him...."I know a way to increase your health and longevity
by 10%, right off of the bat"!

"how", he might reply.
"simple: take up smoking cigarettes, the Camel brand might be the best as it is one of the strongest out there for nicotine"!
"but oh freestone, did you Know that I smoke, surely you know that"!
"friend, notice that I said....Smoke a cigarette, *NOT* smoke a clove cigarette": if you want to increase your longevity by 30%, quit any kind of smokings!".

I wonder how many blind spots that we all have: that I have, and that I Do Not Even Have A Clue About?! Here is a man who is into health and long livingness but nearly chain smokes clove cigarettes! I cannot even stand to be near him when he lights up! But then again, he might be one of those people who NEED nictotine as a kind of "hormonal replacement"! I have heard of these people, people who might die young if it were not for smoking!

Hits me a bit hard: what can I believe in *anyone*, who writes or tells me that "this is so, that is so"!

like: "the hurricane season is now over, thank goodness, a sigh of relief", I read in the paper, here in FLORIDA, the other day, I think that the "season" ends on November 30th.
They can rant about the Season being "over" all that they want to, but this here bulletin from the weather service tells it like it is....
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WTNT31 KNHC 010813
TCPAT1
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM OTTO ADVISORY NUMBER 3
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

4 AM EST WED DEC 01 2004

...LATE-SEASON STORM OVER CENTRAL NORTH ATLANTIC
NO THREAT TO LAND...

AT 4 AM EST...0900Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM OTTO WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 31.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 50.7 WEST OR ABOUT 825
MILES...1330 KM...EAST OF BERMUDA.

OTTO IS DRIFTIN SLOWLY TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 2 MPH... 4 KM/HR...AND
A SLOW SOUTHEASTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 50 MPH... 85 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT
24 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES
...280 KM FROM THE CENTER.


REPEATING THE 4 AM EST POSITION...31.9 N... 50.7 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...EAST NEAR 2 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS... 50 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 993 MB.