Remove ‘Powered By’ in Footer of Septera Theme by CryoutCreations

If you make this edit, please understand that you should either pay Cryout Creations $25 for support (and CC’s removal of their part of this “Powered By WordPress” footer segment), or please insert authoring credit for Cryout Creations elsewhere on your website for their development of this Septera theme.

First, on you website, locate the core.php file in the path wp-content/themes/septera/includes/

Next, create a backup of the original core.php file by copying this file to a location outside your website.  Then, come back and make your changes to the core.php file that is live online from your website. Understand that If you do not self-host your website on you own server, thus having direct access to the server file system and this core.php file, then you will likely need to access it via ftp to make a backup, perform the edit, and overwrite the original online file with your edited file.

You can edit the core.php file using a good text editor, such as the Notepad++ editor.  In core.php first locate the Footer Hook section from lines 235 to 248.  Insert //Rem at the beginning of those certain 4 lines (to disable them) as shown below:

* Footer Hook
add_action( ‘cryout_master_footer_hook’, ‘septera_master_footer’ );
function septera_master_footer() {
$septera_theme = wp_get_theme();
do_action( ‘cryout_footer_hook’ );
echo ‘<div id=”footer-separator”></div>’;
echo ‘<div id=”site-copyright”>’ . wp_kses_post( cryout_get_option( ‘septera_copyright’ ) ) . ‘</div>’;
//REM echo ‘<div style=”display:block;float:right;clear: right;font-size: .85em;font-weight: bold; text-transform: uppercase;”>’ . __( “Powered by”, “septera” ) .
//REM ‘<a target=”_blank” href=”‘ . esc_html( $septera_theme->get( ‘ThemeURI’ ) ) . ‘” title=”‘;
//REM echo ‘Septera WordPress Theme by ‘ . ‘Cryout Creations”> ‘ . ‘Septera’ .'</a> &amp; <a target=”_blank” href=”‘ . “”;
//REM echo ‘” title=”‘ . __( “Semantic Personal Publishing Platform”, “septera”) . ‘”> ‘ . sprintf( ” %s.”, “WordPress” ) . ‘</a></div>’;

Click to expand the following screen capture image to see what this section looks like from within the Notepad++ editor.

footer hook in core.php

I tried using a child theme to make this change, but I was having some problems making it work.  This may have something to do with the priority of functions loading (i.e. the order in which functions are loading) between the child and parent themes. I changed some priorities in the add_actions and do_action of the child theme, but to no avail.  Let me know if you figure it out.  Send comments.  sheldon @

Alternative way to make the same change.   You could also edit the core.php theme file from within the WordPress administrative dashboard.  On the dashboard menu, point at “Appearance” and select “Editor.”  Scroll down the file list on the right side of the editor page and select “core.php.”  //REM out the same 4 lines in the footer hook section as shown in the following screen image.  And click the update save button to save your changes.

Download Order of US District Court for Hawaii Granting TRO

Download the Order Granting Motion for Temporary Restraining Order against the enforcement of Sections 2 and 6 of President Trump’s Second Executive Order (Replacement Order) #13,769, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”


DONALD J. TRUMP, et al.,

CV. NO. 17-00050 DKW-KSC


March 15, 2017

Click Here to Download the Order

How to Customize the Footer in WordPress Twenty Seventeen Theme

In the WordPress Admininstrator’s dashboard, select >Appearance, select >Editor, and select >footer.php from the list on the right margin.

Edit the footer.php file.

Locate this part of the footer.php file:

get_template_part( ‘template-parts/footer/site’, ‘info’ );
</div><!– .wrap –>

Change that part as follows:

Insert “//” at the beginning of the “get_template_part” line in order to comment-out this line. Next, insert the 4 lines shown below between the “?>” line and the </div><!– .wrap –> line.

//get_template_part( ‘template-parts/footer/site’, ‘info’ );
<div class=”site-info”>
<a href=””>Copyright 2017, Your site name</a>
</div><!– .wrap –>

Customize by fixing the URL —  and Your site name.

Save your changes / update / the footer.php file.

Note:  Your modifications will likely be overwritten in the next WordPress version update.  That’s okay.  And, it might be easier to again edit the footer.php after the version update rather than trying to figure out how to use a child theme that would preserve your modifications from being overwritten due to a version update.

CBS Nation Tracker YouGov Surveys of Americans’ View of Trump

Anthony Salvano explained on Face the Nation that Americans who were polled can basically be separated or placed into four categories as to how they view Donald Trump and how he is performing in office so far:

  • Trump Believers;
  • The Conditionals;
  • The Curious; and
  • The Resisters.

Americans' View of Donald Trump

Among the category of “Believers” in Donald Trump, they were asked how well the President is delivering on what he promised.   So far, they are mostly satisfied with how Donald Trump is delivering.  Here is how the “Believers” replied.


Among the “Conditionals” category, Trump is likely to lose their support depending on what he accomplishes or how he acts.


Among the “Curious” category, Donald Trump will likely gain their support if he does the following.  Notice that the the “Curious” want him to fix the economy, which is a common thread with the “Conditionals.”  However, Trump will lose support among the curious if he respects their differing views on certain issues.
Among the Curious

Finally, comes the category of the “Resisters.”  Here is the comparison of the Curious and the Resisters on working with Donald Trump on various elements of his espoused agenda.

Among the Resisters

The Resisters category is about 80% / 20% in opposing that Democrats try to work with Trump.  Where the Curious category are nearly 50% / 50% on whether Democrats should try to work with the President.

State of Washington v. Trump – Download Order of 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals


DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; REX W. TILLERSON, Secretary of State; JOHN F. KELLY, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

No. 17-35105
D.C. No.

Motion for Stay of an Order of the
United States District Court for the
Western District of Washington
James L. Robart, District Judge, Presiding
Argued and Submitted February 7, 2017
Filed February 9, 2017
Before: William C. Canby, Richard R. Clifton, and Michelle T. Friedland, Circuit Judges
Per Curiam Order

View or Download the Court’s Order Here 17-35105 (PDF)

Diet Without Being Hungry: No Sugar, Low Starch, High Protein and Fat

I started early before most of the diets began from the many New Years resolutions.  From December 10, 2016 through January 4, 2017, I lost 13 1/2 pounds and I have never been overly hungry since the second day of this diet. My average weight loss is 1/2 lb per day during the first 25 days! Not bad.

To lose fat weight, you must work together with your body’s biology, not against it.  For years and years, many dietitians, doctors, the processed food industry, health organizations, and our own government, have preached to us that a low-fat diet will help you lose fat or prevent you from becoming fat.  They were all wrong. Eating fat doesn’t make us fat.  However, eating sugars and starchy carbohydrates does make us fat. A diet of meats, fish, seafood, and non-starchy vegetables, is weight conscious and healthy.

Poor diet:  Ingesting sugars and starchy carbohydrates will cause a surge in our blood sugar level resulting in an insulin response, which drives downward our blood sugar levels, causing hunger and causing our liver to convert sugar to fat and to store it in and around our liver, organs, waistline, and elsewhere on our bodies.  Insulin is believed to be the fat storage hormone.  I am sure there are a lot of other processes involved in regulating hunger and fat storage mode, which involve the thyroid gland, the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus region of the brain, all of which have a part in affecting the mode of our metabolism — either as being in “fat storage mode” or “fat burning mode.”

Good diet: Conversely, eating mostly protein and more good fats (without sugars and starchy carbs) will maintain more consistent and stable blood sugar levels.  Consequently, we and our bodies will be and feel satiated (satisfied and not hungry).   Our metabolism will shift into “fat-burning” mode, and not “fat-storage” mode.  Stored fat will instead be utilized by our bodies for energy (heat and movement) rather than our bodies (liver) producing and storing more fat.

I basically changed the mix of what I eat and drink.  I don’t need to count calorie intake or portion sizes on this diet. 

It is what you eat, not how much you eat, that makes you gain or lose fat weight.   I only drink water and sometimes green juices like juiced spinach.  Remember to drink plenty of water to eliminate the ketone bodies and spent fats from our systems.

Here are my typical meals for the day:

  • Breakfast:   Eggs and ham or bacon or sausage for breakfast, with no toast, no bagels, no pancakes, no grits, no oatmeal, no orange juice, and no breakfast potatoes.  I only drink plenty of water with every meal and between meals.  I don’t drink orange juice or other fruit drinks to avoid the sugar fructose.   I stopped drinking coffee because I don’t like it black and unsweetened (and I don’t want to add any sugar or artificial sweetener and no milk with the 6 carbon double bonded sugar known as lactose).  Drink your coffee if you don’t add sugar, sweeteners or whiteners. The eggs are a great source of protein.  By the way, dietary cholesterol in the egg yellow (or other high cholesterol foods) has very little to do with the cholesterol in your blood stream.  Sugar is the culprit of high blood cholesterol because sugar (including sugar from starchy carbs) converts to lipids, triglycerides, and cholesterol in the liver.
  • Lunch:  Cabbage and onions stir-fried and steamed, or sausage and bell peppers, or any combination of these, made in a skillet / frying pan with a matching lid.  I always use olive oil for the frying part.  I don’t use coconut oil for stir frying because it burns too easily and is not healthy when scorched.  I don’t use manufactured corn oils because they are not good for your vascular system.  These lunch meals are relatively low starch meals and provides necessary fiber for your system.  The fiber seems to be missing from the Atkins diet.  I don’t add any noodles (starch) to the cabbage and onions.  This isn’t standard haluski. I drink water, and I try to drink plenty of it.  Never any soft drinks for me (neither sugary nor diet soft drinks).
  • Dinner:  Steak, lamb, pork, chicken or seafood (nothing breaded or battered), along with a green vegetable (green beans, asparagus, brussel sprouts, broccoli, etc). Use as much butter as you like in cooking.  Butter is good and margarine is unhealthy.  Avoid vegetable oils, corn oil and canola oil, etc (which are partially hydrogenated manufactured omega-6 oils). I use plenty of olive oil when cooking and in my salads.  No baked potato and no mashed potato because starches turn to sugar quickly in your digestive system. I avoid sweet barbecue sauces when cooking ribs.  That’s too much sugar and might put you into fat storage mode for the next 12 hours.
  • Salad and Snacks:  I make a nice large bowl of salad either as a lunch replacement or as my snack in the early evening.  Use whatever greens and lettuce that you like as the base. For my salads, I chop some iceberg lettuce, add fresh spinach leaves, sliced fresh bell peppers, sliced “tamed” jalapenos (from a jar), sliced banana peppers (jar), green olives with pimento (jar) including a little olive juice for flavor,  crumbled feta cheese, romano pecorino cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, olive oil and a splash of apple cider vinegar.  This is really flavorful and filling.  My snacks also include sliced pepperoni, slices of cheese, and no crackers.


Things that I Avoid:  I avoid rice, potatoes, and breads, pastas and gravy made from flours; I avoid ketchup (which contain sugar or usually high fructose corn syrup), soft drinks (whether sugary or diet drinks), fruit drinks (too much fructose sugar and no pulp from the raw fruit); Avoid fresh fruits which for now contain too much fructose (but I will have them in moderation after reaching my weight goal).  Avoid gravy (contains flour). I avoid tomato sauces because they taste way to sugary for me.  Avoid the spaghetti, pastas, and breads (including pizza), which are made from starchy processed wheat flours.  Note:  The pizza cheese is fine being full of proteins and dairy fats.

Good Oils and Fats:  Fish oil (contains essential fatty acids — short chain triglycerides); Coconut Oil (medium chain triglycerides); Olive oil and real butter and fats that are found in avocado, and fats in meats.

When I take my vitamin supplements at breakfast, I usually take a tablespoon or less of coconut oil (raw pressed, non-hydrogenated) with my meal.  Coconut oil contains medium chain triglyceride that can be utilized as a food energy source by your cells, along with glucose. It doesn’t taste very good, but I ingest it any way.  It is currently thought to be good for your brain cells / neurons.  Remember Dr. Mark Hyman:  “Eat fat, get thin.”

Myths about diet and exercise:  (to be continued).

Forget about counting calories. A caloric deficit diet does not work. What I am saying is that the calories in / calories burned theory does not work for weight loss dieting in the long run.  And, not all calories are the same. Like I mentioned above, “what you eat, not how much you eat, determines weight gain or fat loss. It is all biological.

For me, exercise has very little or nothing to do with weight and fat loss.  But, I still exercise and lift weights for reasons of health and muscle tone and development. Aerobic exercise on treadmills and elliptical machines seems to me to be boring and rather useless in burning sufficient calories to cause any appreciable weight loss.  In fact, current studies show that too much aerobics is counterproductive.  I do walk (with my fitbit to keep moving) and I play sports two or three times weekly (not just as a weekend warrior).  My diet above is very similar to a ketogenic diet which, hopefully, keeps my system in a constant state of ketosis.  In other words, I want my metabolism to look for energy from my stored fat rather than from recently ingested sugars and starchy foods. My diet is sufficient for weight loss.  On average, I am losing 1/2 lb per day in this first month. Not bad. The daily fat loss might slow down in a month or so.

Obesity is not a disease and it is not really a choice either when it comes to will power (not to overeat) and sufficient exercise, and all the things that we were told for years and years. We are not to blame for following expert advice that is clearly wrong. So, it is really not our fault that we become obese, but I believe that we can do something about it.  For years and years, and even to this very day, we were told the wrong things about losing fat.  If we could not lose weight, we were considered to be too lazy to exercise enough!!  Understand that our strongest will power cannot overcome the hunger presented by biology.  If we eat a low fat and high starch diet, we will be HUNGRY and continue to eat all the wrong things that continue to make us hungry and fat.  When our body is in fat storage mode, we are hungry.  No amount of will power can overcome that in the long run.  On a restricted-calorie diet or a caloric-deficit diet, our bodies quickly adjust to the lower caloric intake.  And, our liver will store sugar as fat (for a rainy day), thus making us hungry. All the will power in the world cannot overcome the body’s perception of hunger in the long run.  Enough said.

About High Blood Pressure and Elevated Cholesterol.  I hope to see a marked decrease in my blood pressure as well. The process in your liver of converting sugars to fats and cholesterol (“de novo lipogenesis”), has a by-product known as uric acid.  The uric acid, often responsible for gout, also destroys endothelial nitric oxide synthase.  Without the synthase, nitric oxide cannot be produced in sufficient quantities to properly dilate blood vessels.  Consequently, our blood vessels are more constricted causing high blood pressure.  Nitric oxide is also known as nitrogen monoxide (chemical symbol “NO”).  Having high blood pressure (also known as “hypertension”) is a bad combination along with elevated (tiny dense pattern “B”) vLDL cholesterol, that can stick to coronary arteries and cause arterial sclerosis and atherosclerosis.  If you want to know whether your LDL cholesterol (so called bad cholesterol) is Pattern A (fluffy bouyant and protective), or Pattern B (dense and tiny) that get into the pits and crevasses of the endothelial lining of your arteries, then ask your doctor to order a VAP test or advanced lipid panel, rather than the standard lipid panel which is normally ordered.  Elevated total cholesterol is not a bad as long as the LDL portion is mostly pattern “A” protective LDL.

“Always Hungry” E-book prologue Read by Author David Ludwig MD PhD


Endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, David Ludwig, MD, PhD presents a groundbreaking diet program that debunks the myth that calorie balance is the key to weight loss and teaches readers how to reprogram their fat cells to lose weight without counting calories or feeling hungry.

Source:   “SciFri 20160108: Always Hungry? Your Fat Cells May Be to Blame ” from SciFri 20160108 by Science Friday. Released: 2015. Track 5 of 6. Genre: Podcast.

View & Download->  Always Hungry Prologue and Chapter 1 (PDF)

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