It’s odd that the US is going after Facebook for being a monopoly/anti-competitive because it allows utility companies and also cable companies to get away with it. I have no choice on who I get my power, gas or cable from. Cable companies are just anti-competitive period. #jl
Below is a daily fitness summary automatically generated by my Fitbit for December 9, 2020
Total steps: 9240
Calories burned: 2728
Traveled: 4.38 miles
Lightly active minutes: 318
Fairly active minutes: 17
Very active minutes: 3
Below is a daily fitness summary automatically generated by my Fitbit for December 8, 2020
Total steps: 9398
Calories burned: 2926
Traveled: 4.37 miles
Lightly active minutes: 399
Fairly active minutes: 15
Very active minutes: 7
Below is a daily fitness summary automatically generated by my Fitbit for December 7, 2020
Total steps: 8958
Calories burned: 2739
Traveled: 4.27 miles
Lightly active minutes: 389
Fairly active minutes: 0
Very active minutes: 0
Below is a daily fitness summary automatically generated by my Fitbit for December 6, 2020
Total steps: 9363
Calories burned: 2923
Traveled: 4.35 miles
Lightly active minutes: 338
Fairly active minutes: 35
Very active minutes: 10
So yesterday I was struggling with getting motivated but ended up cleaning the house, doing laundry, and then did my chest and triceps workout. (and yes I played video games too) Day off #2 starts now. What to do? I’m sure I will figure something out. #jl
Today and tomorrow are the first full two days off in a row I’ve had in awhile. I’m trying hard to work up some motivation to get stuff done around the house but it’s a struggle today. I’m about to give in to the temptation to just sit around and play video games all day! #wp
Testing publishing to my website from Twitter via IFTTT #wp
I am sad to say that I am ending my 22 push-ups a day all November mission to bring awareness to veteran and active-duty military suicide. It’s not that I do not care about this important and critical issue. I do. However, tonight while bench pressing as part of my chest workout, something in my shoulder felt like it ripped. I am still in some pain an hour and a half later. I think it is from when I injured my right shoulder a couple of weeks ago while apprehending a theft suspect. I never gave it a chance to heal. Now is the time to start letting it before it gets any worse. As I said, I am sad that I have to end my mission. All I ask at this point is that people look into the issue, help where and when you can, and donate to one of the two organizations I have been linking to if you can. Our military heroes deserve the best! Let’s give it to them.
Day 15! 330 push-ups in the books. 330 push-ups to go!
I’m doing 22 push-ups a day all of November to raise awareness of veteran and active-duty military suicide. I am also doing them in honor of a fallen Security Officer, Quintin Cole.
Veteran/Active-Duty suicide. Do some research!
Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
The VA conducts the largest national analysis of Veteran suicide rates each year. Findings are made available to the public in an Annual Report:
Active-duty military suicides are up by 20% in 2020 according to some studies. Read more in the article linked below:
Suicide prevention and mental health information by branch:
Air Force – https://www.af.mil/SuicidePrevention.aspx
Army – https://www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/
Coast Guard – https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Assistant-Commandant-for-Human-Resources-CG-1/Health-Safety-and-Work-Life-CG-11/Office-of-Work-Life-CG-111/Suicide-Prevention-Program/
Marines – https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/health-promotion/psychological-emotional-wellbeing/Pages/suicide-prevention.aspx
Navy – https://www.public.navy.mil/BUPERS-NPC/support/21st_century_sailor/suicide_prevention/Pages/default.aspx
National Gaurd – https://www.jointservicessupport.org/PHP/Default.aspx
Our military heroes deserve better!
If you are looking to donate towards the cause of helping our military heroes head over to https://mission22.com/ Mission 22 provides treatment programs to veterans for Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other issues they might be facing. It organizes events and builds memorials to create social impact and awareness for these issues.
Also, you can head over to https://tilvalhallaproject.com and pick up some cool gear from them. A portion of the profits gets donated towards the cause.
Need help now?
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicide call the National Suicide Hotline @ 800-273-8255.
Security Officer Quintin Cole
Information about the death of Security Officer Quintin Cole can be found in the linked article below:
GardaWorld who employed the fallen Security Officer Quintin Cole started a GoFundMe to help his family cover upcoming expenses. This GoFundMe was set up by GardaWorld Human Resources and is legitimate. https://www.gofundme.com/f/quintin-cole