–Men: Can’t pee? A simple solution your doctor doesn’t know about.

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Mitchell’s laws:
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes. .
Liberals think the purpose of government is to protect the poor and powerless from the rich and powerful. Conservatives think the purpose of government is to protect the rich and powerful from the poor and powerless.
●The single most important problem in economics is
the gap between rich and poor.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening
the gap between rich and poor.
●Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.
To survive long term, a monetarily non-sovereign government must have a positive balance of payments.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive,
and the motive is the Gap.


If you’re like me, age 50 and older, you sometimes may have trouble urinating. The problem probably is with your enlarged prostate, which is squeezing your urethra.

Sorry to tell you guys, it will get worse as you grow older.

You go to your doctor, who performs a variety of tests, including Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test for cancer and the dreaded digital test. (For the later, be sure to find a thin doctor with thin fingers.)

Here is a list of some of the tests your doctor might conduct:

List of prostate tests

Your doctor is looking for prostate cancer:

Prostate Cancer in Elderly Men

50% of men between 70 and 80 years of age show histological (microscopic) evidence of malignancy.

A lifetime risk of 42% for developing histological evidence of prostate cancer in 50-year-old men has been calculated. In men at this age, however, the risk of developing clinically significant disease is only 9.5%, and the risk of dying from prostate cancer is only 2.9%.

So, if you reach 80, there is a very high probability you have some cancer cells in your prostate, but there also is a high probability you will die of something else.

Now let’s get to the real purpose of this post: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), in short, enlarged prostate. You wake up at night and you need to pee, but only a little comes out. After a bit of a struggle, and a bit of success, you go back to bed, but you still need to pee.

This is bad, because leaving urine in your bladder, or backing up into your kidneys, can lead to infection.

Your doctor may prescribe a drug to alleviate the symptoms. But even with the drug, you still might struggle.

So here is your solution: Mild exercise.

Do something that will get your heart rate up a little. For instance, do you live in a 2-story house? Go downstairs and upstairs once. About 5-10 seconds later, when you feel your heart rate rise, you’ll be able to pee.

The 5-10 second delay is the amount of time needed for the chemicals caused by that bit of exercise to signal your heart and brain that additional oxygen is needed.

If you don’t have any stairs to walk, try doing just three or four pushups (from the ground or even a few against the wall), or three or four squats (holding on to something for balance). Or do some situps — anything that will get your heart rate up a little.

And I’m not talking about heavy exercise. No need to puff and pant. Just one flight of stairs, or a few pushups or squats should do it.

Chances are, your doctor doesn’t know about this. At least, that’s been my experience.

The doctors I’ve told seemed puzzled. When I’ve asked them why it happens, they’ve guessed that it’s some mechanical effect as in, “The exercise must loosen up the prostate.” (Heaven forbid that a doctor should say, “I have no idea, but I’ll find out.”)

I’m positive it’s not a mechanical effect. There’s that delay. Nothing happens before that 5-10 second delay, until your heart rate goes up. If it were mechanical, the effect would be immediate.

My personal theory, based on no information: The exercise signals blood to go to your muscles, which reduces the blood supply in your prostate, which temporarily shrinks your prostate enough to let the urine flow through.

Anyway, for whatever reason, it works. So, all you older gents, who have to wake up multiple times because you can’t empty your bladder, try the exercise solution.

And when it works for you, pass the info on to your cronies.

When they are grateful for the information, perhaps they also will listen to your revelations about Monetary Sovereignty and the Ten Steps to Prosperity.

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty

The Ten Steps to Prosperity:

1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Federally funded free Medicare — parts A, B & D plus long term nursing care — for everyone (Click here)
3. Provide an Economic Bonus to every man, woman and child in America, and/or every state a per capita Economic Bonus. (Click here) Or institute a reverse income tax.
4. Federally funded, free education (including post-grad) for everyone. Click here
5. Salary for attending school (Click here)
6. Eliminate corporate taxes (Click here)
7. Increase the standard income tax deduction annually. (Refer to this.)
8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher, progressive tax rates on all their forms of income. (Click here)
9. Federal ownership of all banks (Click here and here)
10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99% (Click here)

Initiating The Ten Steps sequentially will add dollars to the economy, stimulate the economy, and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.-

10 Steps to Economic Misery: (Click here:)
1. Maintain or increase the FICA tax..
2. Spread the myth Social Security, Medicare and the U.S. government are insolvent.
3. Cut federal employment in the military, post office, other federal agencies.
4. Broaden the income tax base so more lower income people will pay.
5. Cut financial assistance to the states.
6. Spread the myth federal taxes pay for federal spending.
7. Allow banks to trade for their own accounts; save them when their investments go sour.
8. Never prosecute any banker for criminal activity.
9. Nominate arch conservatives to the Supreme Court.
10. Reduce the federal deficit and debt

No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth. Monetary Sovereignty: Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia.
1. A growing economy requires a growing supply of dollars (GDP=Federal Spending + Non-federal Spending + Net Exports)
2. All deficit spending grows the supply of dollars
3. The limit to federal deficit spending is an inflation that cannot be cured with interest rate control.
4. The limit to non-federal deficit spending is the ability to borrow.


Long term view:
Monetary Sovereignty

Recent view:
Monetary Sovereignty

Vertical gray bars mark recessions.

As the federal deficit growth lines drop, we approach recession, which will be cured only when the growth lines rise. Increasing federal deficit growth (aka “stimulus”) is necessary for long-term economic growth.


2 thoughts on “–Men: Can’t pee? A simple solution your doctor doesn’t know about.

  1. Very useful Rodger! Despite that the minor exercise may make re-sleeping a bit less easy, an empty bladder healthily is worth the tradeoff!

    Best health, wise man! …………….


  2. Rodger thank you! I don’t have the problem (as yet) but I will pass along – along with the “monetary sovereignty” advertisement. Separately, some of us older people develop various types of eye “floaters”. They are benign and usually not that bothersome but some have their quality of life impacted materially or, in some cases, have more difficulty performing their occupation. Laser technology apparently has been developed which has been 98% successful in treatment over the past 20 years with a very low chance of complications. Just search “Laser treatment of floaters”. I only mention this because your ophthamologist will tell you “Get used to them. There is nothing which can be done.”
    Similarly, another very common “benign” affliction is tinnitus (ringing of the ears) which is often age-related and which can seriously impact “quality of life”. Your audiologist will tell you “Get used to it. There is no cure”. Which is true. However, there is help available which, in my own experience (I have had the problem) the doctors are not up-to-speed on. Based upon research done by some German scientists, the site AudioNotch.com offers specific help (which has helped me). (In Europe you can get help from doctors based on this research.) The cost for the “sound therapy” is very low -$25 I recall as they are sincerely trying to help people (The proprietor of the site suffers with the affliction). For sufferers and others, AudioNotch is also probably the best aggregator of relevant new research being done in this area. Beware: there are dozens of over-the- counter “aids” to tinnitus which are available (and often advertised). Aside from “placebo” effects, they are all useless quackery.(sort of like those selling you gold because of all the “money printing”)

    Hope this was helpful to someone. The big picture point, as Rodger has demonstrated, is that in this age of the internet, it is sometimes possible to be better informed (or at least be able to share a thought – even if you are not sure of its broad applicability) on a health issue than the “experts” on a specific subject because of our ability to interact and do research ourselves.

    And, of course, speaking for myself, without the internet and people liike Rodger, I would not have benefited from “unlearning and relearning” economics. Medical doctors take anatomy and so on and learn “how things work” as just the necessary beginning of their education. In Economics you learn a wide variety of theories without understandng “how things work” in the first place. No wonder most economists don’t seem to know what they are talking about.


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