Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How Does Everyone Like Today's Government Spending?

Do you know CHINA is taking over America? They own us financially. They ship SO many products here for us to purchase, and America's rampant purchase of Chinese goods supports their economy and trashes ours. TIME TO TAKE ACTION! Read this cross post, and make a difference!

AUGUST 1st to Sept. 1st
> 
> Well over 50 yrs ago I knew a lady who would not buy
> Christmas gifts if they
> were   made in China .  Her daughter will recognize her
> in the following.
> 
> Did y'all see Diane Sawyer's special report?   They
> removed ALL items from a
> typical, middle class family's home that   were not made
> in the USA   .
> 
> There was hardly anything left besides the kitchen sink. 
> Literally.  During
> the special they showed truckloads of items - USA made -
> being   brought in
> to replace everything and talked about how to find
> these   items and the
> difference in price etc..
> 
> It was interesting that Diane said if every American  
> spent just $64   more
> than normal on USA made   items this year, it would create
> something like
> 200,000 new jobs !

> 
> I WAS BUYING FOOD THE OTHER DAY AT WALMART and ON THE LABEL
> OF SOME PRODUCTS
> IT SAID 'FROM CHINA '  
> 
> FOR EXAMPLE THE "OUR FAMILY" BRAND OF THE MANDARIN ORANGES
> SAYS RIGHT ON THE
> CAN   'FROM CHINA   '
> 
> I WAS SHOCKED SO FOR A FEW MORE CENTS I BOUGHT THE  
> LIBERTY GOLD BRAND   OR
> THE   DOLE   SINCE IT'S FROM CALIF.
> 
> Are we Americans as dumb as we appear --- or --- is it that
> we   just do not
> think?    The Chinese, knowingly and intentionally,
> export inferior and  
> even toxic products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold
> in   American
> markets .  

> 
>           70% of Americans,.. believe that the
>         trading privileges afforded to the Chinese
>           should  be suspended .
> 
> Why do you need   the government   to suspend trading
> privileges?    You
> Can..DO IT YOURSELF,AMERICA   !!

> 
> Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if
> it says   'Made
> in China   ' or ' PRC' ( and that now includes Hong Kong
> ), simply choose
> another   product, or none at all.  You will be amazed
> at how dependent  

> you are   on   Chinese   products , and you will be
> equally amazed at   what
> you can do without .
> 
> Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter?  If you must
> have eggs, use real
> ones and benefit some American farmer.  Easter is just an
> example. The point
> is   do not wait for the government to act . Just go
> ahead and assume
> control on your own.
> 
> THINK ABOUT THIS: If 200 million Americans each refuse to
> buy   just $20  
> of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar   trade
> imbalance   resolved   in
> our favor ...fast!!

> 
> Most of the people who have been reading about this matter
> are planning on
> implementing this on Aug .   1st   and   continue it
>   until Sept. 1st .  
> That is only   one month of trading losses, but it will
> hit the Chinese for
> 1/12th of the   total, or 8%, of their American
> exports.  Then they might
> have to ask   themselves   if the benefits of their
> arrogance   and  
> lawlessness were worth it.
> 
> Remember,   August 1st to Sept. 1st   !   START NOW.
> 
> Send this to everybody you know.  Let's show them that we
> are Americans and
> NOBODY can take us for granted.
> 
> If we can't live without cheap Chinese goods for one month
> out of our lives,
> WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET!
> 
> Pass it on, America ...
>  
> Well, come to think of it, instead of doing it for just 1
> month why not try
> to do it all the time.
> 

Monday, August 1, 2011

White sugar isn't all THAT bad, is it?

I am cross posting this off a forum I frequent. It bears paying attention to! NOW I know why all those kids act that way!

Get rid of sugar!?! My family will kill me. What will we ever use for sweetener? That other stuffs too expensive!

There are plenty of options out there:
honey
maple syrup
agave nectar
un-bleached sugars
stevia

Yes, yes they are all more expensive, but sometimes for the sake of your families health, you gotta make a sacrifice.

One thing you can do is start cutting sugar in your recipes in half. Bet no one will notice. Use 100% fruit juice instead. All the jams and fruit I can is done with fruit juice. Are you a city dweller with a maple tree in the back yard? Tap for syrup. Free sweetener!


For mental illness/depression Ive run across this. Some folks swear by it. The following are various excerpts from website's about the book Sugar Blues. This refers to refined sugar.
At the end there is a link to a lengthy article on nexus magazine that
has a lot of info in it.
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In the book, Dufty makes the case that sugar is an addictive drug, that it is extremely harmful to the human body, and that the sugar industry conspires to keep Americans addicted to sugar.

The book's central argument is that a small dietary change, eliminating refined sugar, can make a huge difference in how good one is able to feel physically and mentally. Dufty even goes so far as to suggest that eliminating refined sugar from the diet of those institutionalized for mental illness could be an effective treatment for some.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_Blues

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Why kick sugar? Refined sugar is not a food, regardless of how much more "natural" it is than the packaged chemical substitutes. The process sugar cane is taken through to produce that white stuff we Americans are so addicted to is the same process that opium poppies are taken through to produce heroine. This is not a food; it is a drug.

Sugar picks you up and lets you down ("sugar blues"). It interferes with clear mental processing, natural energy, and normal body rhythms. It is unquestionably linked as a cause of diabetes (along with refined flour). It is addictive!

http://preparetoeat.blogspot.com/200...gar-blues.html


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In the Dark Ages, troubled souls were rarely locked up for going off their rocker. Such confinement began in the Age of Enlightenment, after sugar made the transition from apothecary's prescription to candymaker's confection. "The great confinement of the
insane", as one historian calls it,10 began in the late 17th century, after sugar consumption in Britain had zoomed in 200 years from a pinch or two in a barrel of beer, here and there, to more than two million pounds per year. By that time, physicians in London had begun to observe and record terminal physical signs and symptoms of the "sugar blues".

Meanwhile, when sugar eaters did not manifest obvious terminal physical symptoms and the physicians were professionally bewildered, patients were no longer pronounced bewitched, but mad, insane, emotionally disturbed. Laziness, fatigue, debauchery, parental displeasure-any one problem was sufficient cause for people under twenty-five to be locked up in the first Parisian mental hospitals. All it took to be incarcerated was a complaint from
parents, relatives or the omnipotent parish priest. Wet nurses with their babies, pregnant youngsters, retarded or defective children, senior citizens, paralytics, epileptics, prostitutes or raving lunatics-anyone wanted off the streets and out of sight was put away. The mental hospital succeeded witch-hunting and heresy-hounding as a more enlightened and humane
method of social control. The physician and priest handled the dirty work of street sweeping in return for royal favours.

Initially, when the General Hospital was established in Paris by royal decree, one per cent of the city's population was locked up. From that time until the 20 century, as the consumption of sugar went up and up-especially in the cities-so did the number of people who were put away in the General Hospital. Three hundred years later, the "emotionally disturbed" can be turned into walking automatons, their brains controlled with psychoactive drugs.

Today, pioneers of orthomolecular psychiatry, such as Dr Abram Hoffer, Dr Allan Cott, Dr A.Cherkin as well as Dr Linus Pauling, have confirmed that mental illness is a myth and that emotional disturbance can be merely the first symptom of the obvious inability of the human system to handle the stress of sugar dependency.

In Orthomolecular Psychiatry, Dr Pauling writes: "The functioning of the brain and nervous tissue is more sensitively dependent on the rate of chemical reactions than the functioning of other organs and tissues. I believe that mental disease is for the most part caused by abnormal reaction rates, as determined by genetic constitution and diet, and by abnormal
molecular concentrations of essential substances... Selection of food (and drugs) in a world that is undergoing rapid scientific and technological change may often be far from the best."11 

http://www.nexusmagazine.com/articles/sugarblues.html (12 of 16)1/4/2006 6:09:02 PM