Ethan Explains Killing Cancer

Ethan Explains Killing Cancer

What are the best approaches for killing cancer? We all want to destroy this scourge and Vice President Joe Biden is leading a “moonshot” to get it.

But where she we focus and how much money should we spend? It’s always about the money. Which leads me to “pinkwashing.” The phenomenon every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month when everything is pink. But how much of that fundraised money goes to research and treatment? Not enough.

Further, now we have conflicting information on mammograms and when they should be done.

I suggest we need to focus more on WHY we have such high rates of cancer to prevent it in the first place, and that doesn’t just mean slather on toxic sunscreens.

The second prong is treatment and I think the “moonshot” has it right by focusing on DNA and immunotherapy.

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Ethan Explains Stop Sexting

How many times do we have to hear stories of people’s naked pictures getting out and them being angry about it? Worse yet, a child who feels their life is ruined because they sexted someone who then shared the picture, like was reporting in the Washington Post again yesterday.

We must teach our children that any picture they don’t want everyone to see should never be taken in the first place. The way technology works now, it is possible that the picture(s) or sexts will make it to people who were not the intended recipient. People are not all wonderful and perfect and sometimes do mean things. Even though states like California, and 33 others, have revenge porn laws, those won’t protect you as they only punish after the damage has occurred.

What are you teaching your children?

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Ethan Explains Corrupt Politics

Ethan Explains Corrupt Politics

We are in full swing of the election season and the headlines continue to highlight mostly Clinton scandals plus now the latest Trump scandal in Florida. That’s right, Donald Trump apparently gave money improperly to the Attorney General of Florida, at least according to CNN and others.

Money corrupts just like power corrupts. Yet I keep hearing that your beloved corrupt politician is okay because he or she is better than the other. NO! Corruption is wrong and we need to stop voting for people who we know are corrupt. That is the only way to begin righting our system back in favor of We The People.

But Citizens United is the problem, you say. Yes, that is true. As is the stranglehold unions have because they spend union dues on buying influence. I suggest that only individuals with a social security number, legal citizens, should be allowed to contribute to political campaigns.

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Ethan Explains Space Race Problem

Ethan Explains Space Race Problem

So many of us have dreamt of going into space. Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Paul Allen are all in the private space race game as it is no longer exclusively the domain of government entities. Yesterday, Musk’s SpaceX suffered a big setback with the massive explosion of one of its rockets yesterday in Florida. Worse yet, it had a Facebook Internet satellite payload on it, which perished atop the rocket.

Since rockets are just massive explosions that we attempt to harness and direct, why are we still using them as propulsion into space? Why aren’t these billionaire pioneers moving away from that 20th century technology? Especially since it is obviously and inherently dangerous. Why not work on developing the 21st century space elevator using cutting-edge materials like the breakthrough futuristic material graphene?

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Ethan Explains Tax Money Waste

When a government employee lies on their timesheet, that is theft. Theft of our money. Well, some US Patent Office employees just got caught lying on their timesheets to the tune of ~300,000 hours totaling $18.3 million. That’s a lot of waste. Of my money and yours.

Government waste and fraud is always a problem, whether it’s military waste (read my book), Medicare fraud, Social Security fraud, or any number of ways people bilk our government, it is all wrong. Especially by employees.

Should we prosecute vigorously to deter future offenders or just wave our hands in disgust and say that the government wastes so much that this is just a drop in the bucket?

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Ethan Explains America Invades Cuba

Ethan Explains America Invades Cuba

President Obama ended the embargo of Cuba and now JetBlue has started regularly scheduled flights. I remember seeing glamorous pictures of Havana from the 1950s and always wanted to go, but couldn’t because of the nearly world-ending, Cold War Era Cuban Missile Crisis.

Whether you agreed with the ending of the embargo, now we can go, Still no freedom of the press, freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, or releasing political prisoners. You know, basic platforms of United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Since the President didn’t directly negotiate for change in Cuba will a flood of American tourists create the change that so many seek?

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Better Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lower Carb, Lower Glycemic, Gluten-Free

Better Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lower Carb, Lower Glycemic, Gluten-Free

I am always working to make better tasting and healthier cookies for my family. Who doesn’t want a delicious snack that satisfies a sweet tooth while being packed with nutrition?

These peanut butter, chocolate chip cookies are my best ones yet. New to these from my earlier recipes is the substitution of Ghee for butter and the addition of powerful medium chain triglycerides from coconut oil, plus delicious peanut butter.

New Ingredients

Ghee

Ghee has been used in Indian cuisine for ages. It has a much higher smoke point than butter (485°F for ghee versus 302°F for butter) and has a long list of healthier attributes. According to The Times of India, “Lab studies have shown ghee to reduce cholesterol both in the serum and intestine. It does it by triggering an increased secretion of biliary lipids. Ghee is also good for nerves and brain. It helps control eye pressure and is beneficial to glaucoma patients. Ghee is most notably said to stimulate the secretion of stomach acids to help with digestion, while other fats, such as butter and oils, slow down the digestive process and can sit heavy in the stomach. Ghee is rich with antioxidants and acts as an aid in the absorption of vitamins and minerals from other foods, serving to strengthen the immune system. A high concentration of butyric acid, a fatty acid that contains anti-viral properties, is believed to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors.”

Medium Chain Triglycerides

Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) are something new to my cooking repertoire. My wife and I have used coconut oil before but not filtered MCT. According to the Cleveland Clinic Wellness, “They have been shown to lower weight, and to decrease metabolic syndrome, abdominal obesity, and inflammatory markers. They decrease appetite when taken with or before a meal and are quite palatable. MCTs, when taken during pregnancy, prevented obesity for children later in life. MCTs decrease triglyceride cholesterol levels and raise HDL (healthy) cholesterol, which causes the total cholesterol value to rise as well, but for a good reason. MCTs have an unusual chemical structure that allows the body to digest them easily. Absorbed intact, they are taken straight to the liver and used directly for energy. In this way, they are processed more like carbohydrates than like other fats.”

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter has been a favorite of mine since a childhood involving piles of PB&J sandwiches. Peanut butter is filling, relatively high fiber and protein, delicious, but has other beneficial attributes with which you might not be familiar. According to Prevention, “A serving of peanut butter has 3 mg of the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, 49 mg of bone-building magnesium, 208 mg of muscle-friendly potassium, and 0.17 mg of immunity-boosting vitamin B6. Research shows that eating peanuts can decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions. One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that consuming 1 ounce of nuts or peanut butter (about 2 tablespoons) at least 5 days a week can lower the risk of developing diabetes by almost 30%.”

Now back to the peanut butter, chocolate chip cookies.

Ingredients:

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put everything in the mixing bowl except the butter. Then warm the ghee until liquid (I do it in a microwave safe ceramic dish) and pour over the ingredients in the bowl. Run the mixer blending thoroughly until it starts forming a nice dough ball. Put in refrigerator for a few minutes if you find the mixture too sticky to work with. Line a cookie sheet (or two) with parchment paper or butter the cookie sheet. I use a tablespoon and a half per cookie from a melon baller style cookie scoop. Bake for 13 minutes or brown to your liking. Move the cookies to a cooling rack for a couple of minutes and enjoy!

This recipe takes me about 15  minutes to prep and about 10 minutes for clean up in the kitchen. Makes 40-45 cookies, depending on size.

These are sweet and delicious and my family wipes them out quickly without feeling heavy or gross and they have minimal effect on blood sugars as all of the ingredients are no or low glycemic.

Nutrition Data

Calories Fat (g) Tot Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g)
Whey 500 8 6 0 6 100
Almond 320 28 12 6 2 12
Peanut Butter 752 64 24 8 12 32
Sweetener 0 0 64 0 0 0
MCT Oil 126 14 0 0 0 0
Ghee 784 91 0 0 0 0
Baking Soda 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vanilla 19 0 1 0 1 0
Pecans 290 30 6 5 2 5
Walnuts 392 39 8 4 2 9
Choc. chips 140 10 16 4 12 2
Egg 72 5 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 3395 289 137 27 37 166
Per cookie 77 7 3 1 1 4

Assume 44 cookies per batch, data from labels and websites

Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookie
Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ethan Explains Curated News Problems

Ethan Explains Curated News Problems

The Internet was supposed to let information be free for everyone to access and review. That has turned out not to necessarily be the case since we want others to do the work for us: curated news.

So now we have human bias entering in new ways where we thought we were getting news. See the Facebook trending scandal, the Twitter censorship issues, and my story in the video about Apple News.

Many supposed news sites I see people link to on social media are not news sites, but biased blogs to get you to think or see things a very specific way. As a liberal do you link to Think Progress, Raw Story, or Occupy Democrats. If you are conservative are you always linking to World News Daily, Young Conservatives, or Breitbart? Try reading other points of view and occasionally go to actual news sources for news, not just places with an axe to grind for political points.

Where do you turn for news and why are you limiting yourself to sites that confirm your bias? All news is curated news in some form, but too many today have a purpose in their bias.

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Ethan Explains Robotic Drone Delivery

Ethan Explains Robotic Drone Delivery

Are you ready to have robotic drones flying and buzzing overhead, freeing up our streets, so we can have rapid and efficient delivery? We know Amazon and Google have been working on this for awhile now.

And beating them to the punch is Domino’s Pizza in New Zealand who demonstrated a drone delivering pizza. They plan to begin service before the end of this year! How about that, hot and fresh pizza dropping down from the sky? Sounds like the weather forecast is cloudy with a chance of pizza.

Are you ready for our robotic overlords to descend from the skies while pushing out low-skill workers in the name of efficiency and cost-effectiveness?

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Ethan Explains EpiPen Hypocrisy

Ethan Explains EpiPen Hypocrisy

Mylan, the maker of the life saving EpiPen, has jacked the price from $100 per pair to over $500 per pair. Yes, the EpiPen that people with severe allergies must carry and change out once per year if not used.

The problem is the CEO, Heather Bresch, got a nice salary raise from just over $2 million per year to $18 million per year in that same time.

Further, she is the daughter of Democrat Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia.

Do as I say, not as I do. And now Mylan is backpedaling.

Our leaders are ripping us off and not leading by example. This is just the latest outrage.

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