Saturday, August 5, 2017

Different Types of Genius

This picture comes from the article Six Interesting Musical Facts About Albert Einstein. Seeing this article modified what I was going to write about.

Albert Einstein nicknamed his violin Lina. “As a little girl,” Einstein’s second wife Elsa once remarked, “I fell in love with Albert because he played Mozart so beautifully on the violin. He also plays the piano. Music helps him when he is thinking about his theories. He goes to his study, comes back, strikes a few chords on the piano, jots something down, returns to his study.”

The article above tells about how the musician in his family was his mother. The mother of Alexis has a PhD in music (among other things) and taught her and her twin brother to play piano. As talked about in previous posts, Alexis is a super genius. She could have gone to college at age 12, but her parents did want her going at such a young age.

She did skip some grades and is in her fourth and last year of medical school at age 22. Most people go to medical school at the ages of 23 to 27. Also Alexis is very proficient at playing the piano, organ, violin and other musical instruments. Her father is a medical doctor.

This is going to have a link to an article by Alexis about children playing with dangerous toys and the part that schools should take in controlling them. Also it will have a link to a story of when Alexis was a little girl and did a cartwheel on the roof of her house because her twin brother asked her to.

Here are some coincidences of Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory and Alexis. Sheldon Cooper also has an opposite sex twin. I saw the one introducing her. She mentioned how she had her legs wrapped around Sheldon's neck for 9 months. In September they will have a TV show with Sheldon growing up in Texas as a young boy. Also Sheldon does not drink coffee and neither does Alexis.

So while Albert Einstein was growing up and going to school he seemed just like an average student. Before I forget, here is a link to a recent article by Alexis about kids playing with recent toys. Fidget Spinners Maybe Dangerous. Also her most recent posts are about bullying so they are a must read. Here is the other article, Rooftop Gymnastics. This is great blog post. It is so real.

Now it is my turn. I, like Einstein, showed nothing spectacular in school. After my mother gave birth to me, 2 years later she gave birth to my brother. Her mother was with her every step of the way. So she asked her mother why my brother had so many problems as a baby. She said my brother was a perfectly normal baby.

She said that I was not a normal baby. I apparently skipped over some things that normal babies go threw. When I was in my crib, there was a sign on it that said "Keep me off of my stomach." When I was on my stomach, I would try to crawl and I was too young for my knees to tolerate that. Also I was born in a busy NYC hospital but was the only baby boy.

My mother would take my brother and I to the library every 3 weeks so it was entirely free. We would each leave with about 10 books. My brother and mother read only fiction. I read only non-fiction because I wanted to know things. My uncle was a PhD in chemistry so I wanted to be a chemist also. So I read the simpler books on chemistry until I got up to this current one. I was nine years old and in fourth grade.

So I was reading it outside in front of my house. My college neighbor got home and wanted to know what I was doing with his book. I told him that I borrowed it from the library and showed him the card holder in the back. He told me that he had the same book for college chemistry and many people find it challenging. He learned that I was reading it for the fun of it.

So then he asked me where I was in reading it. I showed him. He asked me some questions to see if I understood what I read. He asked to speak to my mother so I got her. He said that he was freaked out since college students struggle to understand this and I am reading it for entertainment. His world was turned upside down. Now my mother told our relatives about it. She wondered what it all meant with being such an unusual baby and also my Hebrew name that I got from my great grandfather being Tsadik which means saint or righteous one.

Wikipedia says:
Since the late 17th Century, in Hasidic Judaism, the institution of the mystical tzadik as a Divine channel assumed central importance, combining popularization of (hands-on) Jewish mysticism with social movement for the first time.[1] Adapting former Kabbalistic theosophical terminology, Hasidic thought internalised mystical experience, emphasising deveikut attachment to its Rebbe leadership, who embody and channel the Divine flow of blessing to the world.[2]
Kabbalah describes an extension of Moses in each generation, alternately identified with the Tzadik of the generation, and the potential Messiah of the generation. In Hasidism, each person's soul essence relates to the level of Moses.
I was not bullied since people knew that I was a pugilist. Now there was a guy who was bullied terribly. He did not kill himself. He is the most famous living person in the world today. He is the only person that is CEO of 2 billion dollar companies. Full time he is a rocket scientist and in his spare time he has a company that people invested $50 billion into making it bigger than GM or Ford. That is Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX.

As far as being a pugilist or fighter see How a 6 Year-Old Girl Saves Mother's Life. It tells about how Alexis saved her mother's life and it also tells how at age 16 I fought in the junior division of the Northeast United States Regional Karate Championship and won second place.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Latest Natural Health News: Alexis Stars in the Musical Grease

Latest Natural Health News: Alexis Stars in the Musical Grease: Alexis as a little girl. Her hair was curly and wild at this time. Great story about medical student starring in Grease as a favor to the dean of her college. Also has an entertaining story about my high school French teacher.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Alexis Stars in the Musical Grease

Alexis as a little girl. Her hair was curly and wild at this time.

I had not used this picture before because it could not be copied as a picture so I had to copy the whole page and go to Paint and crop this picture. It is also on the home page of her blog. I have already mentioned that she is super genius and that she is 22 and in her third year of medical school. Her father is a medical doctor and her mother has a few PhD degrees. She may get a PhD in music like her mother when she finishes medical school. Her mother has a PhD in psychology and teaching.

She also gets 100s on her exams. She also plays a few musical instruments. Also she sings and dances in plays. The woman that was going to star in Grease had to drop out and they no longer have understudies. "In theater, an understudy, referred to in opera as cover or covering, is a performer who learns the lines and blocking or choreography of a regular actor or actress in a play. Should the regular actor or actress be unable to appear on stage because of illness, emergencies or death, the understudy takes over the part."

So the dean of the medical school knew that Alexis could learn parts very quickly so he got Alexis to do it. She did not have the time but it is great having the dean of a medical school owing you a big favor. Now there are many things that went on and you can read her own words on them but I have something to emphasize.

Being a super genius she rarely needs advice from anyone. On this post she follows my advice! You can see the previous post and the following post to get a more complete view of this fascinating story. She is a great writer and has written many posts in her blog since age 15. Here is the part where she mentions me. During this story is another story of her uncle buying her a violin.
The end is in sight. I have three more performances, including one tonight. I have been told that the saxes will not play on a particular one of my solos. I will follow Chuck's advice. I'll tell the director to tell the orchestra conductor that if the saxes play, I will wait for them to stop before I begin singing, and if they start playing after I begin singing, I'll stop and kill time by bantering with the audience. I would tell this to the conductor myself except that he would never listen to me, and my words would fall on deaf ears.
This Cannot Go on Forever, and It Won't

Here is a picture of Alexis with her new violin. She wrote the following under it. This is the picture my Uncle Jerry took that he thinks he's going to sell a stock photo or something  similar and have it plastered all over the  web,  He had to take the shot from the back because I have a bruise on my cheek from a change-of-scenes accident and didn't have any of the sort of makeup that practically covers corpses'  defects. My standard lightweight cosmetics didn't make a dent in the discoloration.

I don't see what is so great about the picture, anyway. To me, it's reminiscent of Lunette, a clown on an old children's TV program, The Big Comfy Couch. The sofa was made extra large in order to make Lunette  appear as  small as a child. At least there was a purpose for that. It was a TV show. Here we're not filming a TV show. The extra large bench only serves  to make me look ridiculously small and thin. I guarantee that I am not anorexic nor am I proud of my overly thin body dimensions in this photo. I'm merely overworked and undernourished. The professional photographer used angles well  to make me look much healthier in the photo shoot yesterday.

I have more to write but this place is a good place to stop for now. I feel that this picture is beautiful and magical. Here is what she wrote on the next post about this part of the story that I gave the advice on.
At the introduction to one of my songs, "Hopelessly Devoted to You" [not my favorite song by any stretch even before the saxes ruined it for me] the saxes began to wail away even though they had been told not to play at all on the song. I'm moderately certain that they were not overtly defying the director, but were instead following the orders of the "orchestra" conductor.

This time I was prepared. I had a basket hidden just off-stage on the side on which I was situated. In were yarn and knitting needles. I was to sit on a stool as I sang this song. When the saxes stared with their cacophony [a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds], I called to another actor to bring out my basket. I sat there on the stool smiling and doing the best imitation of knitting I could come up with (I know the very rudimentary basics, as in "knit one, pearl two," or that sort of thing, but if what I knitted had to actually look like anything, I'd be up a creek).
I commented on how it was going to be a nice sweater for Danny. When the Kenickie character walked onto the stage, I pulled all the yard out of the basket and held it up to his back as though I was fitting the sweater for someone, which looked rather stupid since it was 95% loose yarn. Then I had him hold his hands out while I would the yearn around them.
I am back to add more to this post. Here an interesting thing that happened to me in high school all year. Not only does I want Alexis to read it, but it should be on the internet to read. I will call it The French Teacher. I had a very attractive French teacher that was voted the most attractive teacher of the school. I had her for the sophomore year. Nothing interesting happened.

Then I had her for the junior year. I guess there was something she liked about me. I guess she could tell that I was attracted to her. She was married and I was age 16. This was the age of consent in Pennsylvania which means that I was considered an adult as far as matters of the heart.

There was desk in the front for her. Sometimes she would sit on the desk and teach. She never taught sitting behind her desk. She would wear a nice dress and heels or sexy boots. There was an aisle down the middle and I has the seat on the aisle in front. So did someone else but they were on the teacher's left side. So she tried it and decided the best place to teach class sitting on my desk! She never sat on anyone else's desk.

Now the desk was not separate from the chair like her desk. The desk was part of the chair and she could not sit on it unless someone was sitting in the chair. So we both liked this. It was like she was sitting on my lap. It did not take long before I took advantage of this. I would put my books about 3 inches from her hips and derriere. Then I would hold my books, there is nothing wrong with this, with my arm. It would fit in right between the book and her hips, touching both.

So we liked this arrangement. Then when the class was over I would go back to my locker and smell my arm. It had a strong smell of teacher's perfume on it.

The teachers at my high school were not ordinary teachers since it was not an ordinary high school. It was Central High School that is magnet school for Philadelphia that is and was the 5th largest city in the country. It had only the smartest kids from the Philadelphia area. It always won the national chess championship from across the country. It had the largest high school library in the country with some old and rare books.

Philadelphia was the home of Benjamin Franklin and where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. The first president of this high school was the great grandson of Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Dallas Bache, who was professor of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. Harvard is the first college of the country but University of PA became the first university of the country when it created the first medical school. A university has more than one school.

Now for the rest, I will give you a website since I not expect you to believe me. Central High School (Philadelphia). It says:
Central, the second-oldest continuously public high school in the United States (if one considers schools that were initially private, it is the twenty-seventh oldest public high school), was founded in 1836 and is a four-year university preparatory magnet school.
Central High School holds the distinction of being the only high school in the United States that has the authority, granted by an Act of Assembly in 1849, to confer academic degrees upon its graduates.[5] This practice is still in effect, and graduates who meet the requirements are granted the Bachelor of Arts degree. Central also confers high school diplomas upon graduates who do not meet the requirement for a bachelor's degree.
Due to its authority to grant academic degrees, Central traditionally refers to the principal of the school as the "President" of Central High School. The current president is Timothy J. McKenna.
At the end of the school year, I had a decision to make. She told me that I could go into advanced placement French for the senior year and have a better teacher, if I want. I already was in AP science and AP math. I said that I get an A in French but in AP French I will probably only get a B. She said that a B in AP French is much better than an A in regular French.

So I chose to go into AP French than to stay with her. But now when I look back on it, I should have stayed in her class. As far as a teacher telling that I like them, something happened in middle school or junior high. I was in class and a teacher of the same subject came into the class to get something.

This teacher was very young and small and I liked her, seeing her for the first time. So I watched her the whole time she was in the class which was only like 2 minutes. When she was leaving, she came over to my desk and put her hand on mine. The boy sitting next to me got very angry like she was doing something that was improper. I told him it was okay. I guess they call this wearing your emotions on your sleeve.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Christmas 2016 With Alexis

Alexis as a baby
This was going to be about delivering a stillborn baby but that blog post is lost for now. For now you can read about the things that Alexis did during Christmas and the things that she did before and after Christmas.

If you read some of the previous posts you will see that Alexis is a super genius. She is 22 and in her third year of medical school. Most people do medical school during the ages of 23 to 27 like the wife of the founder of Facebook who graduated from Harvard University.

Because of her age, the stress of her job and the lack of sleep, it can compromise her immune system. At least on the other hand, her marks are spectacular. She usually gets 100 in her tests. Even though she has had a blog since age 15, I get her to reveal more about herself. Like she only revealed recently that she could has skipped 3 more grades but her parents did not want her going to college at age 12.

In the post before this one, they were thinking of not bringing along Alexis because she had been feeling under the weather. You will have to go back 2 posts to learn more about what was wrong with her. Even though they were not going to bring her, her twin brother, Matthew, said that he was not going to come to Austria unless they bring her. That was on the post before this one. Way to go, Matthew!

Before going any further I will give you the URL to this one. Chestnuts Roasting on an open FireThe post after this one talks about safety while riding snowboards. It especially talked about wearing safety helmets. Alexis talked about being a cautious person. It is good for a doctor to be this way. Make sure to read this post to be sure if you are being safe enough. Also I was glad to read this since I would not be happy if something happened to her.

This post has a Christian song by the Monkees on video. It sounds very good, almost magical. She says on this post, "I've made no secret in recent months of my increasing disingenuous feelings toward organized religion." Also she says, "Perhaps my real religion is music as opposed to any organized theological structure."

Now I will give my opinion so do not mistake it for hers. In religion and in life, there are 2 things-- feelings and thoughts. Mostly when someone kills one or has sex with anyone, it is due to feelings, not thoughts. In life people want to feel good.

It is easy to convey an idea or a thought with talking and listening. It is nearly impossible to convey a feeling this way. But music, dance and art can convey feelings in a better way. People want to feel good and one way to do that is with religion.

To give examples of this a person may go and hear a sermon and feel good. He does not know why he feels good but maybe has beliefs on why he feels good. Note that Alexis is a music genius. She can play many instruments. Also she can play them for hours, so playing them makes her feel good. Many professional athletes are good because they practice. They practice because it makes them feel good.

To clarify the difference of thoughts and feelings, they used to think that Jesus had nails through his hands. Then when it was demonstrated that it would not work, they changed it to nails through His wrist. So it did not mean much to change this thought or belief.

The mother of Alexis has a few doctorates and one is in psychology. Note that her father is an M.D. They have a new psychology that is called Positive Psychology. It studies what makes people feel good. Here is a quote from a book about it called Authentic Happiness by Dr. Martin Seligman. The quote is about the flow experience.
When does time stop for you? When do you find yourself doing exactly what you want to be doing, and never wanting it to end? Is it painting, or making love, or playing volleyball, or talking before a group, or rock climbing, or listening sympathetically to someone else's troubles?
So maybe that is what Alexis is looking for. Maybe that is what everyone is looking for. Maybe there are people like Jesus and/or Buddha that are in that experience all the time and others want to be there also.

I would have the above feeling playing volleyball. If I did not have to eat or sleep, then I would play volleyball all the time forever. It was all based on a magical or divine feeling. I did notice that I was totally in the present. There was no future or past.

Dr Itai Ivtzan - Flow - Positive Psychology - BBC Four. Awareness is Freedom was created by Dr Itai Ivtzan. It brings together positive psychology and spirituality to allow you greater freedom and wellbeing.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Attic That Almost Killed Alexis

This is not Alexis but she chose it as woman that looks like her.

Alexis is a super genius. She could have gone to college at age 12, but her parents thought that was too young. To learn more about her, see my previous posts or her website. This may be the best story I have ever read. You can read about it in her words.

In this case Alexis is 15 years old. She had multiple fractures, kidney infection and was on crutches. Her parents would not be able to take of her so they hired the father's sister to take care of her for 5 days. Her husband is an M.D. and they have many children.

Now instead of taking her to another floor to rest in a bed like a hospital, they take her to an unfinished attic. They also took away her cell phone and they just left her food to eat. There is no bathroom. She is just given diapers to wear and baby wipes to change herself. Also she had to conserve diapers. So you can read for yourself what happens after this.

She now is a third year medical student at age 22 just like her twin brother. Also she gets 100 on medical exams. Also the dean of the medical school (actually his wife) had a last minute cancellation of the female star of the play, Grease. Since Alexis can learn parts very fast, she played the female star of that play. Here is an adorable picture of her when she was a baby.

See her story of this at:

There is a reference to Jessica Beagley. She punished her young son by forcing him to eat hot sauce and taking cold showers. The article below has a video on it. Now I am not a Christian. I am a Jew but I think it is great advice to "Do unto others as you have them do unto you."

Picture from link above

Here is some information about me when I was 14 years old as a contrast to the above. My rich, retired grandfather treated my brother and I like his sons. I had been to a Boy Scout National Jamboree in Boise, ID where the scouts visited Yellowstone National Park. Then I went to Boy Scout World Jamboree in Japan. I lived my whole life in Philadelphia, PA.

So it was 3 weeks long and cost a lot of money. The first 2 weeks we toured all around Japan staying in different hotels and seeing many sites including many Buddhist temples. I was doing martial arts like karate at this time so the trip was extra valuable to me. We even saw a karate school demonstration.

The last week we camped at the base of Mt. Fuji with Boy Scouts from all over the world. My best friend there was a Maori boy and they are the indigenous people of New Zealand. They are a warrior race. This Maori boy was very noble and also very nice.

When we got back to the Philadelphia airport a news photographer was having Boy Scouts pose with samurai clothes and a samurai sword. They must have liked my photograph the best since it was on the cover of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

So my grandfather got a professional photograph of this and framed it. He also paid for boxing lessons and then karate lessons that included tai chi. I did yoga on my own at the same age of 12. He also would take us (mother, brother and I) out to eat at nice restaurants about 4 times a week.

But I saved the best for last. At the beginning of every summer vacation, we moved into an expensive hotel on the beach in Atlantic City. We would eat every meal in a nice restaurant. We would be on the beach all morning. Then we would spend all afternoon at the pool overlooking the beach. Then we would have the rest of the day to enjoy the boardwalk and what it had to offer. So I had an extremely nice time growing up.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

How a 6 Year-Old Girl Saves Mother's Life

This is not Alexis but she picked this photo of someone who looks like her

This is one of my favorite stories ever! Alexis was 6 years old and her mother had leukemia. The mother had been given the best chemotherapy available. Her husband is an M.D. But like many times, the cancer came back worse than ever. The mother needed a bone marrow transplant.

Alexis has a twin brother Matthew. She was born a minute earlier than him so she likes to refer to herself as the older sister since that really bothers her brother. She is now 22 years old and is in her third year of medical school. Most people go to medical school at ages 23 to 27 like the wife of the founder of Facebook. She graduated from Harvard University.

Also she could have skipped 3 more years of high school but her parents did not want her going to college at age 12. So make no mistake about it-- she is a super genius. Also by hanging back for years, she was able to do things with her brother and he is a third year medical student at age 22.

When the tests were done Alexis was the closest match. But the mother forbid her and her twin brother from giving bone marrow because of their young age. But the husband decided that it was worse the risk given that it would mean the twins growing up without a mother that would be a terrible hardship for them.

So now a game of subterfuge had to be created that would fool the mother that is very smart. You can read the rest of the story in the author's own words. But there is a last minute change of climax that I feel makes the story at least twice as good as it should have been. Read:

Also as an extra bonus I was going to email this story to Alexis but I decided to add it to this post so others can also enjoy it. It is about the time when I was 16 and I competed in a karate tournament. There is a junior division where everyone competes that is under the age of 18 regardless of height, weight, color of belt or gender.

It was called the Northeast United States Regional Karate Championship. My grandfather drove a couple of hours to get me there. He was like a father to me. He paid for the lessons of kenpo karate and tai chi for my brother and I.

Now the first hurdle was to get Joe (my gradfather) to sign the forms to get in. They said that no one would be held responsible if I should be injured or killed. So Joe did not want to sign them. So I told him that it was a legal formality and no one is killed at these tournaments. So he signed it.

I could have competed under the kata which is displaying your skills by yourself but I had great form and my mother taught ballet at Jouliard's. So I competed under kumite (fighting) that would be a greater challenge since I was only 5'5" tall.

At first they matched people in our division up for the first fight. There were 2 girls in our division so there were matched up with each other. If you win all 5 fights then you fight in the finals that are done on the stage in the evening. All I cared about was getting into the finals since that meant I was better than all the others.

For the first fight, they messed up the pairing of applications so I had to fight one of the girls. So at first I only blocked and people were yelling at me. Then the girl got a point on me and I realized that I could lose to a girl. So then I fought back and won. Then in the second fight, the guy lost his temper and I won the fight. Anger dulls the intelligence and the mind is the greatest weapon.

Also a weapon in the hands of a fool is a toy and a toy in the hands of a master is a weapon. A coward dies a thousand deaths but the courageous man dies only once. So I fought in the third fight and it was tougher but I won. I was shorter than the other fighters but I have very fast reflexes.

Then I fought in the fourth fight and won. Now the fifth fight was very tough. I think I had more luck than the other guy and barely won. In the finals I lost to someone that was much taller but the match was close.

My grandfather was glad that I was not killed or injured. My karate teacher was there and he was proud that I got into the finals and got a big trophy. So if you are in a fight, keeping calm and remaining alert gives you the best chance for success. Thank you for reading this. Make sure that you read the story by Alexis. She is a better writer then me but she is also a super genius. She is very proficient in playing several musical instruments. She also sings and dances in plays.

Don't mess with this 9 year old girl.

Katy Perry - Roar : Part 2 (Official Cover by 10 year-old Mariangeli from HitStreak).

Friday, May 5, 2017

How Tesla Motors Stock is Like Amazon Stock

The Tesla 3 from Electrek

I just read yesterday that if you bought $5,000 of Amazon stock 20 years ago then it would be worth $1 million today. It is almost $1,000 a share. Now originally Amazon was going to sell books, books and more books. They were a book company. Here a book, there a book, everywhere a book. So it was all about the book market.

Now they sell everything and only 4% of what they sell is books. Books are not consumable like food. Tesla Motors was a car company that was going to make and sell cars, cars and more cars. So it fit nicely in the car market with GM and Ford.

But they have a gigafactory in Nevada and one in Buffalo, NY. They plan to have another one in China, Europe and mars. Actually they are not planning on mars, yet. The gigafactory is not to make and sell cars. It is to make batteries.

The first one is going to be bigger than the planet earth. So I guess now you are an expert in physics and say that is impossible but not with Elon Musk's space compression technology. Actually I am exaggerating but the idea is to expand your mind. I just learned that Tesla Motors Inc. has become Tesla Inc to reflect changee.

New information just added May 19, 2017:
Even though this is brand new information, it fits right into the theme of not knowing what Tesla is going to sell next. They are first in line in America of this new technology that is said to be a $2 trillion business that has $0 in business now. Tesla is a technology business.

I even had to look it up. It is called the autonomous taxi market. It is taxis that drive themselves. It can make it almost nothing to own a Tesla car. You can read all about it from CNBC on the article, Investors Who Say Tesla is Overvalued are Missing This Opportunity.

We have no idea what Elon Musk is going to do. As far as right now the gigafactories are making batteries for the homes to store electricity. It also making roofs for houses that will be less expensive and more resilient than other roofs. Plus they will contain invisible solar cells.

Articles that are against the Tesla car company will talk about other car company's electric cars. But they do not have any charging places other than a person's house. Tesla has over 500 charging places on the planet earth (none on mars yet) and plans to double that in 2017. They also have plans for solar cells and wind turbines at the gigafactories to make their own electricity.

Another similarity was that the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, was doing everything wrong. The philosophies of these 2 companies, which many hate, is to put all of their profits into growth and not care about paying dividends to investors. I call what the other companies do being penny smart and dollar foolish. A friend of mine, George Niiranen, likes to use that saying.

 The billionaire Ron Baron says that if you invest in Tesla now and hold it for 15 years, then your profits will be 30 to 50 times. But then it hit me that he may be underestimating Elon Musk. Billionaire Ron Baron expects mind-boggling returns from Elon Musk-led Tesla.

One thing that I like is that the people making money with Tesla will be the people who believe in newer technology and believe that it is much better to protect the earth than to destroy it. The American people deserve a president like Trump because many voted for Clinton and she loves fracking. Bernie Sanders believes that protecting this planet is more important than making a profit. But the old people that like old things like oil and coal are dying out. The people who like clean energy are being born everyday.

I saw the movie Titanic and loved it. My favorite line in the movie was Rose saying "I would rather be his whore than your wife." So you can tell your grandchildren that you sat in the sidelines and watched as Elon Musk did his magic. Or you can say that you helped Elon Musk to do his magic faster. Caution: buying a stock is a gamble and you can lose it all so invest with that understanding.

Here is video that tells how important it is to store electricity in the Tesla power packs. Elon Musk says that this will grow bigger than the car business. 9 minute video.

See my older article with more facts and things going in Tesla called Now is a Great Time to Invest in Tesla Stock. It used to be that to buy stocks, you had to be elite. Note that I like to exaggerate. You had to be a PhD and a millionaire. That is not the case anymore. I have been using Sharebulder that is owned by Capital One for millions of years. No stock broker. No minimum. No fee to join or monthly fees. Maybe there are better places but I do not need to check.

All you have to remember is $6.95. That is the cost to trade that is to buy or sell a stock. So if you want to buy ten billion dollars in Tesla stock, the cost is $6.95. It takes a day to transfer the money from your account to them. Can't wait, well you can do it right away for another $6.95. You can call them with any questions.

If the stock is $320 a share, you can set it to buy at $315 a share and if it gets that low then they buy it. They do the trade when the stock market is open. For the New York Stock Exchange that is 9:30 to 16:00 or 4:00 PM at Eastern time.

 So here is the one I use:

Capital One Investing

Here is a 4 minute video to see how the Tesla car works. Unlike with a regular car, the torque makes it take off like a rocket. See that on here.

The car can drive it itself as shown above. It can also parallel park itself. To pick up a woman, just say "do want a ride in my Tesla?" This is the best video I have seen about the car.

I have just seen another analogy called GENE MUNSTER: Tesla is the next Apple. It is a May 3, 2017 Business Insider article. Apple is the world’s biggest company with a market cap of nearly $770 billion as of this writing. It says:
There are many parallels between Apple about a decade ago and Tesla today, market cap being one of them.
Going back 20 years, the only other additions are Microsoft and General Electric. Therefore, either a consumer electronics company, an energy company, or a conglomerate represented the biggest company in the world. Tesla is all three.  
Tesla’s cars are effectively consumer electronics, albeit expensive ones, that reduce our dependence on oil. Tesla’s acquisition of Solar City and introduction of the Powerwall and Powerpack are next-generation energy plays driving toward the replacement of coal and gas. Doing both makes it a conglomerate. 
Tesla is not a car company. It's an operating system for sustainable energy that combines a powerful brand, a visionary founder, integrated hardware and software, and a halo effect all with the purpose of transforming a combination of large markets.  TSLA might be the next AAPL, but Tesla will forge its own path and the world will be better for it.
Gene Munster is a managing partner and co-founder at Loup Ventures. Prior to Loup Ventures, Gene was a managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray where he covered technology companies including Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook. 
A  May 8, 2017 article says Fisher Asset Management LLC Invests $442,000 in Tesla Inc (TSLA). It also says:
A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Crestwood Advisors Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Tesla during the first quarter worth $101,000. Independent Advisor Alliance acquired a new position in Tesla during the fourth quarter worth approximately $102,000. Parallel Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Tesla during the fourth quarter worth approximately $104,000.

Korea Investment CORP raised its position in Tesla by 225.0% in the first quarter. Korea Investment CORP now owns 494 shares of the electric vehicle producer’s stock worth $137,000 after buying an additional 342 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cable Hill Partners LLC raised its position in Tesla by 36.1% in the third quarter. Cable Hill Partners LLC now owns 693 shares of the electric vehicle producer’s stock worth $139,000 after buying an additional 184 shares in the last quarter. 57.29% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

New May 16, 2017 article.

Forget what Wall Street says — Tesla shares are going way higher, two experts predict

"The bull case on Tesla is that it can become the next Amazon or Apple." 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Music Therapy is Best Thing for Alzheimer's, Dementia and Nursing Homes

This is not Alexis but she chose it as a picture that looks close to what she looks like.

This is about using music therapy on people that have Alzheimer's, dementia or people that live in nursing homes. Below is a very small sample of what I saw. It said that people like to keep beat to music, including little kids, but that is not the case with chimps. It has a better effect on the above people than anything else including medication.

They showed one guy who had a past that was rich in music. He was injured and lied in bed all day. Then they added some music and everything changed for the better. He remembered many memories that are associated with music. One old lady was seen staying in her walker all day for 5 days. Then she got control of music and got out of her walker and started dancing.

Now Alexis is a super genius who is 22 years old and she is in her third year of medical school. She could have skipped 3 years of high school but her parents did want her going to college at 12 years old. You can learn more about her by reading what I posted 2 times ago. Now here is an example of how she looks at high school. She said that high school is so easy that her brother's cat could graduate!

She is very proficient in musical instruments and will sit down and play one musical instrument for hours. So music is even important to her. At one hospital that she was learning at, she came in early and played the piano. A woman that was working there questioned her about playing the piano. The boss of the hospital came out of the office and told the woman that Alexis was playing the piano with his full authority.

He let Alexis know that it was important to him to hear her play every morning. So even a doctor that is in charge of a hospital has the music of Alexis as a high priority in his life.

As far the experience that she has had with music, here is a blog post from 2010 when she was about 15 years old. It has been a big part of her life. Beside being a super genius, she also plays music by ear. So she can hear it and then she can play it.

Here are 2 more stories about the importance of music. One guy when was only 3 years old when he heard this music that sounded wonderful to him. He crawled toward it and when he got to the source it, he cried.

One musician was going to heal about 100 women in Africa because they were traumatized. He played them some sad flute music to release the pain. Then he had sing some happy songs and he stopped but they were still singing after 3 hours.

Music therapy comforts, soothes those with varying degrees of dementia

Why I Want to Change the World with Music Therapy | Erin Seibert | TEDxUSFSP

Healing Power of Personalized Music Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Sunday, April 30, 2017

A Mom to Brag About

Alexis is on the right

After I wrote the post yesterday, I came across this one. I was actually looking for the one where Alexis saved her mother's life when she was only 6 years old. That is one of the best stories I have ever read. I will get to that one as soon as I can. There is no way for her to get mono as is usually known.

In this story I guess that Alexis is around 16 years old. She gets mono so she can't come to school. So her mother goes to her classes and takes notes. Now if that is not great enough, in one of the classes a boy does not understand what is being taught. So her mother explains it to him. To learn more about her super genius daughter, read the last post.

The professor overheard this so he questioned her about her credentials. It says:
She has doctorates in music, as well as educational and clinical and psychology. To make a long story short, my professor handed his dry erase marker over to my mom, who finished his lecture for him.
 This is a short story but is worth reading. It also evens out the other story about her mother. It was not as much about her mother as it was a statement about parenting in this country. Here is the story:

Still Battling the Kissing Disease

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bringing Up Children in a Healthy and Happy Way

Alexis as a baby.

I am going to try something different here. Instead of emailing a reply to Alexis in her blog, I am going to put it in my blog because maybe others can benefit from my opinion. Although if she does not like it then I will have to delete it or edit it, since she is the boss.

A little background on her. Most medical school students go there from ages 23 to 27. She is 22 and in her third year of medical school. She could have skipped 3 more years of high school but her parents did not want her going to college at age 12. So she is a super genius. Her father is an M.D. and her mother has degrees in teaching, psychology and music.

So here is her post from her blog that I am talking about.

My Mommy

Here is my response to it. Yes, in this country they follow that parenting idea of the parent being the absolute dictator that comes Nazi Germany. My mother also followed it. In fact the way that one shows that they are good Christian is that they say that they are a God-fearing Christian. Yet if you know the bible or look it up, you will see that Jesus said that fear is a bad thing to have. Also the more fear you have, the less happiness you have. There is a saying, The coward dies a thousand deaths, while the courageous man dies only once.

Also if you watch Star Wars, you know that there is a connection between fear and anger. Also Jesus did like those emotions. So what if your mother did not argue with you that you said was a waste of time and had an attitude that it would be okay if your dress got dirty. There is a simple solution to it like changing your dress. It is not like getting cancer and dying of it.

Attachment parenting came from a group of what Christians would call Godless savages in South America that have been bringing up children the same way for tens of thousands of years. They never told the children what to do, in the Yequana village. Also the children were in very dangerous situations but never got in accidents. So my question is are accidents really accidental? Or is it the anxiety of the parents causing them.

So on the TV show Kung Fu a child of about 12 was growing up a Shaolin monastery. He had to learn something like walking a balance beam until he mastered it. Then his test was to walk on this piece wood across this pool of acid. He could see the bones of other children in the pool that did not make. So the child starts to walk across with fear and fell into the pool of deadly acid. But he was not harmed since it was only water. His master said that it was his fear that pulled him into the pool. So for the aggravation that your mother caused you, you gave her the scare of her life. You can call that karma.

Also don't think that the more you know and the more intelligent you are, the less fun it is to be with kids. You are just using a different part of your brain. I did not mention that Alexis is very proficient at playing many instruments and also can learn lines in a part quickly to sing and dance in a play. So imagine someone saying that they are a great brain surgeon so it was a waste of time to play music.

Now what if your mother were the savoir of the world. Would she think that she was too good to waste her time with children? Actually that happened with Jesus and his students were quickly getting rid of the children. Then Jesus said that they should stop and if they want to go to heaven, they should be like little children. Also the adults in the Yequana village never grew out of being children.

That was illustrated in this story. The villagers and Americans had to carry canoes through the jungle that is very 'stressful' work. The Americans got stressed out doing it. The natives did the same work and yet they had fun doing it and telling jokes while doing it. In fact the psychologist Dr. Wayne Dyer says that there is no stress, only stressful thoughts.

In your post, Alexis, you said that you were pressing down the glass because you were afraid of your mother. I want my kids to love me not to fear me. In fact since you are studying psychology, there is a mental disease where people will fear and love their kidnappers. Maybe it will be on your test. Wikipedia says:

Stockholm syndrome is a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity.[1] These feelings, resulting from a bond formed between captor and captives during intimate time spent together, are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims.

Here is something about children from Jean Liedloff:
It took some time before the significance of what I was looking at sank into my "civilized" mind. I had spent more than two years living in the jungles of South America with Stone Age Indians. Little boys traveled with us when we enlisted their fathers as guides and crew, and we often stayed for days or weeks in the villages of the Yequana Indians where the children played all day unsupervised by adults or adolescents. It only struck me after the fourth of my five expeditions that I had never seen a conflict either between two children or between a child and an adult. Not only did the children not hit one another, they did not even argue.
Note they are called Indians because Columbus thought that America was India, but it never was.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Many Banes of My Existence by Alexis: Peyton Place in the Great White North

The Many Banes of My Existence by Alexis: Peyton Place in the Great White North This is a great story like Dr. David Duo. A third year medical student went to sleep in the hospital lounge after working 94 hours. She was waken up and thrown out since they thought her I.D. was a fake. Then more things happen and she gets home and there is a stranger in her bed. She calls the #police and read rest. Must read!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Science Shows Best Food Groups to Eat for Health

From 5 Delicious Ways to Eat More Fruits and Veggies Everyday.

The most important part of this very short article comes at the end of this from Michael Greger M.D. He reads every study on done on health and lifestyle so we don't have to. When you eat animals, they have to die or get hurt. When you eat plant foods, they have to die or get hurt, but the one exception is fruits. This part of the plant if not eaten comes off of the plant anyway. That is why nuts and seeds are hard fruits. There are over 10,000 edible fruits.

There are no people that eat only meat or grains or only vegetables, but there are people that only eat fruits. They are called fruitarians. The remains (feces) of paleolithic people show that they ate mostly fruits (see video). Also other foods take hours to digest whereas fruits pass through the stomach in about 15 minutes. So it takes a lot less energy to digest fruit. This is why you should eat fruit first. Now here is what Dr. Greger says (this has entire article that also talks about high blood pressure) that is so important to health that it is why I made this article.
On the other hand, eating more whole grains could save 1.7 million lives [in America]. And more vegetables could save 1.8 million lives every year. If only we ate more nuts and seeds, we’d save 2 and a half million lives. But fruit is apparently what the world needs most (they didn’t look at beans) with 4.9 million lives hanging in the balance every year. The cure is not drugs or vaccines; the cure is fruit. The #1 dietary risk factor for death in the world may be not eating enough fruit.
Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.
Ancient dietary practices based on analyzing the fiber content of fossilized human waste can give us insights for combatting the modern obesity epidemic. Isn’t that a really fascinating mechanism? All along I was thinking of fiber more from just an energy density perspective, but the appetite-suppressing hormones are a whole new frontier. That underscores the urgency of the fact that 96% of Americans don’t even reach the recommended minimum intake of fiber. This video shows that our paleo or paleolithic ancestors ate mostly fruit according to analysis of their fossilized human waste.

Coronary heart disease, our #1 cause of death, was found to be almost non-existent in a population eating a diet centered around whole plant foods. This also shows that before foods like candy bars existed they did not have tooth brushes and dental floss There were also no cavities.

See Fruits are the Best Tasting and Healthiest Foods.

Salt is not a food. It is only in foods made by man. WebMD says that consuming salt is worse for health than smoking.

Cutting Salt as Good as Quitting Smoking

Dr. Greger says that salt kills over 1,000 Americans a day. See 5 minute video below.

Dr. Greger says "I’ve badly neglected sodium on, but that’s all going to change. I have about a dozen salt videos queued up that dive deep into the existing controversies. It’s such an enormous topic that it was a bit intimidating at first. There are more than 8,000 ( articles on the topic in the medical literature, but that’s what you have me for!"