Why Hillary doesn’t even deserve to be on the ballot!

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With the mainstream media sold out to Hillary Clinton it is time for the American people to unite behind a candidate that will Make America Great Again!!!

As I look back at the past several months it is hard to understand why Hillary is not in jail let alone a part of the election.

I decided to put together a compilation of articles that ANY reasonable person should consider before November 8th:

From Whitewater to Benghazi

Bill Clinton’s Cheating

Summary of FBI Report on Hillary Clinton Email

Hillary’s Email Defense is Laughable

Foreign Governments Gave MILLIONS to Clinton Foundation

Clinton Foundation Fails Tax Audit

Does Hillary Have Parkinson’s Disease?

Hillary Clinton does not care about the American people!  It is time we take the country back from Barrack Obama and the mainstream media!

The tipping point in American politics

img_0216A “tipping point” is defined as the critical point in an evolving situation that leads to a new and irreversible development.

I believe that we have reached a tipping point in America.  If you have been following any of the events over the past several months you have seen evidence of just how far we have tipped.  From the blatant disrespect of the law that has occurred with respect to Hillary Clinton and her illegal email practices to the string of murders and riots that seem to be happening several times a week recently.

The current political establishment refuses to take any ownership for any of the current issues and it sickens me to my very core.

In my opinion the only way for us to reverse this trend is to rid Washington of the current administration and bring in a change agent in Donald Trump.  We do not need another four year of Obama in Hillary Clinton.

It is time to take our country back!!!!

Twitter is trying to help @HillaryClinton

I came across something interesting this morning as I was catching up on my pro-Trump tweets.  When I was trying to add #CrookedHillary, which has undoubtedly been used millions of times by now, I noticed it was not offered up as a suggestion.  As you can see below it was NEVER offered up as a suggestion even when I spelled it out to the second to last letter.

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In the past I have read stories about Google doing the same kind of thing when searching for things like “Hillary Health”…

The mainstream media and other Hillary supporters such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter need to understand that we see what you are doing but it only makes the Trump supporters more determined.

It would great if you leveled the playing field but we understand that it is not in your best interest to do so….

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HILLARY IS DONE

IMG_0176It may turn out that the FBI, in not prosecuting Hillary, may have caused more issues for the Democrats than if she was indicted.

Based upon this story in the Washington Post, Director Comey single handedly proved, without doubt, that Hillary is a lying fool…

Here are the very specific facts from FBI Director James B. Comey and how they stack up against Clinton’s explanations.

Did Clinton send or receive classified material using her private setup?

What Clinton said:

March 10, 2015: “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email.”

July 2, 2016: “Let me repeat what I have repeated for many months now. I never received nor sent any material that was marked classified.”

What Comey said:

“These [classified] chains involved Secretary Clinton both sending e-mails about those matters and receiving e-mails from others about the same matters. There is evidence to support a conclusion that any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position, or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters, should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation.
“None of these e-mails should have been on any kind of unclassified system, but their presence is especially concerning because all of these e-mails were housed on unclassified personal servers not even supported by full-time security staff, like those found at Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government — or even with a commercial service like Gmail.”

Were the emails classified at the time they were sent, or were they deemed classified only later by government bureaucrats?

What Clinton said:

March 9, 2016: “What you are talking about is retroactive classification. And the reason that happens is when somebody asks or when you are asked to make information public, I asked all my emails to be made public. Then all the rest of the government gets to weigh in.”

What Comey said:

“From the group of 30,000 e-mails returned to the State Department, 110 e-mails in 52 e-mail chains have been determined by the owning agency to contain classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those chains contained information that was Top Secret at the time they were sent; 36 chains contained Secret information at the time; and eight contained Confidential information, which is the lowest level of classification.

Separate from those, about 2,000 additional e-mails were up-classified to make them Confidential; the information in those had not been classified at the time the e-mails were sent.”

Did the emails contain markings demonstrating that they contained classified material?

What Clinton said:

From Clinton campaign’s “facts about Hillary Clinton’s emails” website: “No information in Clinton’s emails was marked classified at the time she sent or received them.”

What Comey said:

“Only a very small number of the e-mails containing classified information bore markings indicating the presence of classified information. But even if information is not marked ‘classified’ in an e-mail, participants who know or should know that the subject matter is classified are still obligated to protect it.”

Was the server ever hacked or otherwise subject to foreign intrusion?

What Clinton said:

March 10, 2015: “There were no security breaches.”

Campaign fact sheet: “There is no evidence there was ever a breach.”

What Comey said:

“We did not find direct evidence that Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail domain, in its various configurations since 2009, was successfully hacked. But, given the nature of the system and of the actors potentially involved, we assess that we would be unlikely to see such direct evidence.

We do assess that hostile actors gained access to the private commercial e-mail accounts of people with whom Secretary Clinton was in regular contact from her personal account. We also assess that Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail domain was both known by a large number of people and readily apparent. She also used her personal e-mail extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related e-mails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries. Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account.”

Did Clinton turn over all of her work-related correspondence?

What Clinton said:

August 8, 2015, court filing: “I, Hillary Rodham Clinton, declare under penalty of perjury that the following is true and correct . . . I have directed all my e-mails on clintonemail.com in my custody that were or potentially were federal records be provided to the Department of State and on information and belief, this has been done.”

What Comey said:

“The FBI also discovered several thousand work-related e-mails that were not in the group of 30,000 that were returned by Secretary Clinton to State in 2014. . . . I should add here that we found no evidence that any of the additional work-related e-mails were intentionally deleted in an effort to conceal them.”

How thoroughly was Clinton’s correspondence reviewed to determine which emails were work-related and which were purely personal and could be deleted?

What Clinton said:

Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill to Time Magazine, March 14, 2015: “Every one of the more than 60,000 emails were read. Period.”

What Comey said:

“The lawyers doing the sorting for Secretary Clinton in 2014 did not individually read the content of all of her e-mails, as we did for those available to us; instead, they relied on header information and used search terms to try to find all work-related e-mails among the reportedly more than 60,000 total e-mails remaining on Secretary Clinton’s personal system in 2014.”

Was the FBI conducting a criminal investigation?

What Clinton said:

Feb. 4, 2016: “This is a security review that was requested. It is being carried out. It will be resolved.”

Clinton campaign fact sheet: “As the Department of Justice and Inspectors General made clear, the IGs made a security referral. This was not criminal in nature as misreported by some in the press. The Department of Justice is now seeking assurances about the storage of materials related to Clinton’s email account.”

What Comey said:

“The investigation began as a referral from the Intelligence Community Inspector General in connection with Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal e-mail server during her time as Secretary of State. The referral focused on whether classified information was transmitted on that personal system.

“Our investigation looked at whether there is evidence classified information was improperly stored or transmitted on that personal system, in violation of a federal statute making it a felony to mishandle classified information either intentionally or in a grossly negligent way, or a second statute making it a misdemeanor to knowingly remove classified information from appropriate systems or storage facilities.”

What conclusion should be drawn about the decision to use a private server?
What Clinton said:

March 9, 2016: “It wasn’t the best choice. I made a mistake. It was not prohibited. It was not in any way disallowed. And as I have said and as now has come out, my predecessors did the same thing and many other people in the government.”

What Comey said:

“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”

Is it “We the People” or “We the Government”?

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So, there you have it!  Is anyone really surprised?

Even though the FBI did their best work and found several instances of Hillary’s wrongdoing they refused the prosecute.

Here are the facts that have come out in the FBI investigation taken from this article:

From FBI Director James Comey:

“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” he said.

Comey said that, of the 30,000 or so Clinton emails provided by the State Department, 110 messages in 52 email chains were determined to have contained classified information at the time they were sent or received.

Eight of those email chains contained information that was top secret at the time they were sent or received, the FBI reported; 36 of the email chains contained secret information at the time; and eight contained lesser confidential information.

Part of the investigation dealt with whether foreign adversaries tried to hack Clinton’s private email system, Comey said. In recent years, the Chinese and Russian governments are among those who have been accused of prying into American secrets.

It is possible that “hostile actors” were able to access Clinton’s personal email account, Comey said, but there was no “direct evidence.”

Comey said the evidence supports the conclusion that “any reasonable person in Secretary Clinton’s position or in the position of those government employees with whom she was corresponding about these matters should have known that an unclassified system was no place for that conversation.”

It certainly makes you wonder if there was any pressure from the White House.  Actually, it does not make me wonder at all…

Now, it seems, the only way that “We the People” can take our government back is to stand up for our rights and not let Hillary and her First Lady, Bill, back in the White House…

Big Surprise – Hillary Broke the Law

According to an article I just read at www.countercurrents.org it appears that Hillary has broken at least six laws by housing her illegal server in her New York home.  I guess we will see if the FBI and DOJ have the guts to indict her.  If not, it will mark the beginning of the end for our country.

You can find the entire article here:

Hillary Clinton’s Email Operation Violated At Least Six U.S. Criminal Laws 

I BELIEVE HILLARY WILL BE INDICTED

IMG_0171I have been following this story for months and have read every article I could find that has been published by media on both sides.  I sincerely believe that if the system works the way it was designed then Hillary is just plain guilty.  Negligence, or down right stupidity, on her part is not a valid defense for what she has done.

As noted in a Washington Post article, when interviewed by MSNBC yesterday following her questioning, she said she was “pleased to have the opportunity to assist the department in bringing its review (emphasis added) to a conclusion.”  What she still does not get is this was not a “review” but a criminal investigation.

There have been numerous articles written that show Hillary had indeed email documents that were marked “classified” in at least some portion of the document.  There were other documents that specifically called out the names of CIA operatives that were later released to the public with the names removed but  noted with a classification that essentially lets everyone know that those names were that of CIA personnel.

Based upon the many reports of hacking being attempted on her server any reasonable person has to assume that she was indeed hacked.

I could, and probably still will, publish a story with links to all of the evidence.

I eagerly await the release of the FBI’s “criminal investigation”.

It is time to get this country back in order!

 

Tip of the Day – Wear ID

This tip sounds pretty basic but you would be surprised at the number of people that I know, and ride with, that do not wear ID when they ride. Not only does this provide your basic identification but more importantly it will include other important information such as allergy or other possible life-saving medical information. It can also prevent delays in treatment if you are hospitalized.

In my book this is one of those better safe than sorry things…

Love, live, and ride.

dean

Tip of the Day – Get Your Mind Right

Saw a tweet the other day and thought it was awesome:

Your fitness is 100% mental.  Your body won’t go where your mind doesn’t push it.  Get you mind RIGHT!

That is what it is all about!

Love, live, and ride.

Dean

Politics and Religion to name a couple…

IMG_0169I’M BACK!

So it has been awhile since I have actively blogged.  Unfortunately, for several reasons, I have not been on my bike much over the last couple of years so there has not been much to share there.  I have instead decided to blog about anything that comes to mind rather than just cycling.

Topics like politics and religion will definitely be on the table because I have a lot of opinions and God knows there is enough material in politics alone to keep me busy for a long long time.  Since I am very much into technology you will see a fair amount of blogging related to that topic as well.

Stay tuned and buckle up!

Glad to be back…

Tip of the Day – Duct Tape is my Friend

Bicycle tires are made to withstand a lot of torture and rarely do you have a problem, other than a flat tire.  But every once in a while you unavoidably ride over something and cut your tire.  At this point you have four logical choices:

  1. Change or repair the tube, see article here, ride on, and hope for the best.
  2. Call your wife and have her pick you up; this is embarrassing for a seasoned cyclist.
  3.  Finish the walk home after trying #1 above.
  4. Use duct tape on the inside of the tire to temporarily fix the slice, change your tube, and ride on.
For me #4 is the correct answer here; I keep about a four-inch piece of duct tape with me.  I have also heard of people using a $1 bill or the wrapper from an energy bar.  I still like the duct tape option the best , through, and suggest you throw some in your saddle bag right now so you don’t forget.
Love, ride, and live.

Tip of the Day – Drink Chocolate Milk

Chocolate milk is a great post-workout recovery drink.

There it is.  Sweet and simple, just like chocolate milk!

Here is a good article if you want to read all the details.

Tip of the Day – Hack Life

Maybe I am dating myself here but does anyone remember the show MacGyver?  He could do just about anything with just about anything. There is a site called www.lifehacker.com that I would classify as a virtual MacGyver.  Check it out; it is one of my favorites.

Love, live, and ride.

 

Group Riding 101

Bike Race Finish

Just some miscellaneous group riding tips shared by one of my fellow group riders:

Riding through tunnels — Ever wonder how the pros handle riding into a tunnel in the Giro or Tour of Swiss.  The transition from light to dark creates sight problems as you may guess.  Close one eye for some moments prior to entering the tunnel.  The eye will dilate and you will be able to see in the lower light conditions of the tunnel.  Ok this is useless for us,  but I’ll bet you never heard it before.  

Half wheeling — When riding “two up” each rider is responsible to stay even with the other.  The slower rider sets the pace.  If the bike next to you slows, then you slow to stay even.  It’s not cool to ride faster and faster to keep your wheel just ahead of the bike next to you.  If you are pulling away it’s your responsibility to slow.  It’s not the other rider’s responsibility to speed up.  Going faster and faster and faster will break the peloton.

Riding on the “tops” of the bars — I often see riders ride with their palms on the tops.  It is comfortable but if you hit a pot hole that you did not see, you might loose control, crash and take us all out.  Keep one thumb (or both) hooked below the top of the bar.

Intersections — The first rider (s) have responsibility for the safety of the bunch.  If you see traffic, make a judgment on whether or not the entire group and make it.  If the group can’t make it (with plenty of clearance) then stop.  Use hand signals.

Flat Tires —  If the group is resolved to stop for flats it can mean several stops when we are a large group.  To me stopping for flats should be reserved to small group rides, say less than 11.  When a flat occurs raise your hand so bikes can ride around you as you slow.  Stay on your line.  Don’t pull off until the group has passed you and it’s clear behind.  Right hand up means rear flat, left hand up means front flat (follows brake controls).  Only the rider with the flat should raise their hand so others know who flatted and can make their way safely around them.  Do not sit up and point at the guy with the flat tire.  Let him or her identify themselves.

Inflate the night before — If you inflate your tires the night before you ride, you will know if you have a slow leak.  Just a quick hardness check by pressing the thumb straight into the tread is enough prior to your ride.  Riding at pressures from 90 ~ 110 psi are negligible in terms of rolling resistance and if your pressure is falling from say 110 to 90 within 24 hours you should be investigating a slow leak.  When you find a slow leak it’s typically a shard that has penetrated the tire casing and wears a small puncture into the tube.  When you take apart the tire, feel the inside of the casing all the way around with your thumb for shards that have penetrated the case.  Be careful because if the shard is glass they can worsen your day.  If you are changing tires at home, use talc between the tube and tire.  This lowers friction between the tire and tube and helps the tire roll better.  It also makes it easier to change the tube because it does not stick to the inside of the tire.

Live, love, and ride.

Dean

The Medicine Man

I remember when I was in grade school and we used to toss the medicine ball to each other in gym class.  I never thought they were good for anything except knocking your friend down when he wasn’t looking!  Fast forward 35 years…

In my third, and final, installment of “Hard to the Core” I wanted to explore yet another ball that can help you strengthen your core and make you better on the bike.  The medicine ball, as pictured above, comes in different weights and sizes, and is a great tool for training.

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Tip of the Day – It Burns

After a long uphill climb make sure you don’t go down the other side without pedaling.  As you climb the hill, lactic acid will build up in your muscles and can contribute to muscle soreness. By pedaling lightly while coasting downhill you can help remove the lactic acid.

Love, ride, and live.

Tip of the Day – Drink Pickle Juice

Yes, you read that right, drink pickle juice.  I have read several articles lately that state pickle juice is key to elimination of cramps during strenuous activity in hot weather.

Pickle juice is a natural source of sodium and other electrolytes which helps replace sodium losses from sweat and even helps retain water in the body therefore eliminating cramping.

There is even a company called Pickle Juice Sport that sells it by the bottle like any other sports drink.

I think it is worth a try this summer since I do have a history of cramping up.  I’ll let you know if it works.

Love, live, and ride.

Fix That Squeak!!

Your bike, like your car, will give you thousands and thousands of quality miles but it needs some TLC too.

If you have ever had a squeak while riding, like I have, I know it drives you crazy!!

A friend of mine forwarded me a great article he found on Bicycling.com devoted to silencing those little noises.  I give all of the credit to the original writer.

Here you go:  Silence a Noisy Bike

Love, ride, and live.

Tip of the Day – Have a Shake on Me

Protein shakes are obviously a great source of protein but can also be a great mid-morning snack or even as a meal replacement in a pinch.

Here are a couple of great recipes:

Chocolate Coffee Shake
Mix 2 scoops of Milk Chocolate Protein
1 cup of skim milk
5 ice cubes
1 cup of water
1 spoonful of instant coffee!

Meal Replacement Shake
1 cup dry measure oatmeal, cooked in water and cooled
2 scoops vanilla protein
3 dashes cinnamon
1/8 c sugar free maple syrup
1 tbsp flaxseed oil or natural peanut butter
1.5 cups water or low-fat milk

Enjoy!

Love, live, and ride.

 

Is It Time for a Chain(ge)? Part II

Yesterday’s mission of evaluating and removing our chain was like climbing up Alp d’Huez in your biggest gear.  Today we will be  going down the back side of the mountain so we should just be able to coast.  Remember, though, as I mentioned here, to make sure you pedal during your descent in order to purge the lactic acid from your muscles so you’re not sore tomorrow.

OK, enough of the fluff.  Let’s get to the good stuff.

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Is it Time for a Chain(ge)? Part I

You have trained your heart out every third day, if you’re lucky, for months to get to this point.  The crowd is screaming your name, or maybe that’s just the voices in your head.  You are sprinting down the final straightaway, like a rabbit being chased by a fox, about to claim your first yellow jersey; within a millisecond your dreams evaporate.  The rest of your group pass you by as you slow to a crawl and make the agonizing 50 foot walk to the finish line.

A million questions come to mind as you realize your chain has broken:

  • Did Bryan sabotage my bike?  No, I don’t think so.
  • Am I really strong enough to break my chain?  Definitely not.
  • Should I fire my mechanic?  Oh wait, that’s me!
  • What if only……?

Tip of the Day – Food Journal

I have read and been told by several people that one of the best ways to eat better is to log everything you eat for a week.  This practice gives you a better idea of what you are eating when and will help you to better understand exactly how much you are eating.  Once you see the list I can almost guarantee you will start eating somewhat better in a hurry.

More details here.

Dean

Tip of the Day – Drink Water, Lose Weight

Study shows that drinking 2-8 oz. glasses of water before meals can help in weight loss.  See the full story here.

Also, if you need a snack during the day try celery or carrots.  The only down side here is that they are not as quiet as eating a donut but will sure help you get up that hill faster.

Tip of the Day – Lower Your Gear

cadence, tip of the dayAs an add-on to my post from January 11th,  here is another reason to get in the habit of pedaling at a faster cadence (80-85 rpm):

Low cadence can increase the pressure on your knees and lead to injuries such as biker’s knee. Shift to lower gears and faster revolutions to get more exercise with less stress on your knees.

Love, live, and ride.

Dean