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Edited by Alfred Adask
Friday, October 26th, A.D. 2012
Between Friday, October 19th and Friday, October 26th, the bid prices for:
|Gold fell 0.5 % from $1,720.50 to $1,711.10
|Silver rose 0.0 % from $32.07 to $32.09
|Platinum fell 4.4 % from $1,615 to $1,543
|Palladium fell .46 % from $625 to $596
|DJIA fell 1.7 % from 13,343.51 to 13,107.211
|NASDAQ fell 0.58 % from 3,005.62 to 2,987.95
|NYSE fell 1.6 % from 8,324.14 to 8,190.19
|US Dollar Index rose 0.05 % from 79.61 to 80.02
|Crude Oil fell 4.3 % from $90.13 to $86.24
"Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold
if the market shut down for 10 years."—Warren Buffett
“What investment would you dare to hold
for 10 years—other than gold?”—Alfred Adask
Time for "Trickle-Up" Economics?
by Alfred Adask
Two weeks ago, I read an article that presented an almost incomprehensible objection to QE3—the latest round of “monetary stimulation” by the Federal Reserve. Representatives of “emerging economies” (China, Russia and Brazil) complained that QE3 would: 1) impair their ability to export their products (which is undoubtedly true); and 2) cause an unwonted “inflow” of capital (US dollars) into their national economies.
The second complaint seemed surprising. Why would any country object to having more money in their economy?
This peculiar story begins with a speech by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke to a meeting of the International Monetary Fund held in Tokyo, Japan.
• October 14th, Reuters: “Bernanke defends Fed stimulus as China, Brazil raise concerns”:
“Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Sunday said it was far from clear that the U.S. central bank's highly stimulative monetary policy hurts emerging economies, defending a policy raising concerns in China, Russia and Brazil.”
Insofar as Bernanke claims it’s “far from clear” that QE3 hurts emerging economies, Bernanke implicitly admits that such damage is possible.
The claim that QE3 will be “highly stimulative” is ambiguous. QEs 1 and 2 may have been “highly stimulative” for Wall Street and big banks, but they haven’t done much for Main Street and the middle class. QE3 will probably follow the same pattern of “selective stimulation”.
“In a blunt call for certain emerging economies to allow their currencies to rise [in value], Bernanke also said, ‘The perceived advantages of undervaluation [inflation] and the problem of unwanted capital inflows must be understood as a package—you can't have one without the other.’"
First, Bernanke was lying when he claimed that inflation and “unwanted capital inflows” are a “package”. In fact, as you’ll read, monetary inflation is caused by the quantity of currency being printed and injected into the economy. But capital flows from one country to another are caused by interest rates.
Bernanke was admitting that QE3 would be inflationary and will cause the fiat dollar to lose value. As our inflatable dollar’s value falls, American-made goods become relatively cheaper and more affordable for foreign countries. Result? American exports increase and the US economy is thereby “stimulated” to generate more businesses, profits, jobs and wages.
But all of this “stimulation” is dependent on foreign countries’ (which also have intrinsically-worthless fiat currencies) consent to allow their currencies to “rise” in value relative to the falling value of the US dollar.
I.e., since virtually all currencies are fiat, their “values” are all relative to each other. Today, $100 fiat dollars might be worth 130 euros, or 4,060 Russian rubles. But there’s no compelling reason why, tomorrow, that same $100 might not be worth 50 euros or 6,113 rubles. The ratios of dollars to euros to rubles to yuan are largely determined by political policy decisions that have little objective foundation.
Therefore, if the US reduces the value of the dollar by 20%, American exports to Russia should increase dramatically—unless Russia also reduces the value of the ruble by 20%. Same thing is true for China and Brazil. If we inflate by 20% and they inflate by 20%, there will be no increase in American exports to those countries. Thus, the ability of the US gov-co to inflate the dollar to “stimulate” US exports is absolutely dependent on the foreign governments’ consent to allow the US to inflate unilaterally.
By unilateral inflation, the US will export more products. But foreign countries will therefore export less products. So, if any of the foreign countries say, “Screw that—we want to keep our market share of foreign exports,” they can simply inflate their own currencies, become every bit as “competitive” as the US, and deny the US any advantage in exports.
“Critics say the Fed's unorthodox policies weaken the U.S. dollar and boost the currencies of developing countries, hurting their ability to export.”
Unable to offer an objective explanation to the contrary, Bernanke attempted to sweet-talk the foreign governments into allowing the US to unilaterally inflate the fiat dollar by allowing their own currencies to grow in purchasing power (deflate) and thereby become less competitive in world export markets. Bernanke justified this self-sacrifice by foreign countries:
“In his Tokyo speech, Bernanke addressed critics abroad, saying stronger growth in the United States bolsters global prospects as well.”
Bernanke is arguing “trickle-down economics”—a concept first advanced by humorist Will Rogers during the Great Depression and later popularized by Ronald Reagan. The idea is that, first, we let the rich people make a lot more money, and then (cross my heart and hope to die), the rich people will spend their new riches in a way that enriches all the rest of us peons.
Bernanke argues similarly that if the world’s peons would just cooperate by allowing the US economy to become more prosperous by unilaterally inflating the dollar, inevitably some of that newfound US prosperity would then “trickle down” to remainder of the global economy.
Nice theory, but here’s the way “trickle-down” economics really works: If you and I and foreign nations will just agree to allow major American corporations and major American financial institutions to acquire scads more money (commonly known as QE’s 1, 2 & 3), then the newly-enriched super-wealthy will cause some of their newfound wealth to “trickle down” to Congressmen, Senators, and Presidents. Then, the newly-enriched Congressmen, Senators and Presidents will further “stimulate” the economy by passing more laws which allow the super-rich corporations and financial institutions to “legally” extort even more wealth from the peons of the US and peons of the world.
“Trickle-down” economics works exclusively in a closed loop that includes only the super-rich and the super-powerful (politicians). The great unwashed of the world will not get a taste or even a whiff of all the money that’s trickling around. (Think not? Then tell me, how much benefit has the American middle-class received from QE1 and QE2? The super-rich have profited, the Washington politicians have profited. The vast majority of Americans have received nothing but the promise of a bill that’ll come due in the future.)
In any case, I doubt that the “emerging nations” will accede to Bernanke’s sweet-talk. I doubt that they’ll agree to accept their own austerity now so the US can prosper now in return for a promise that someday in the future, US prosperity will “trickle down” into their countries.
More, I can’t imagine that Bernanke was actually dumb enough to suppose that other nations would allow the US to unilaterally inflate the dollar. The fact that he tried to persuade foreign nations to sacrifice themselves so the US could prosper strikes me as evidence that Bernanke’s attempts to hold the US economy together have become desperate. He seems to grasp at straws.
“Restating a theme that he has addressed in the past, the Fed chief also said that if emerging economies stopped intervening and allowed their currencies to rise, this would help insulate their financial systems from external pressure.
Bernanke encouraged the emerging economies to do as he said, but not as he did. In other words, while the Federal Reserve actively “intervenes” in the value of the US dollar by printing an extra $40 billion every month, Bernanke advises the “emerging economies” to “not intervene” in artificially reducing the value of their own currencies.
Bernanke’s “do as I say” argument seems so childish, so transparent, that I can’t imagine any foreign government accepting it. Thus, again, Bernanke’s speech leaves me to wonder if he’s doing standup comedy, doing drugs, or if he’s just so damn desperate that he’s willing to advance arguments that are patently absurd.
I think he’s desperate.
“The Fed last month announced a new program of open-ended bond purchases [QE3] that will be continued until there is substantial improvement in labor market conditions, barring a sustained and unexpected spike in inflation. To start off, the central bank will buy $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities per month.”
Translation: The Fed will give $40 billion per month to the banks, which, under the “trickle down” theory of economics will allow a significant portion of that $40 billion to “trickle down” to American politicians, who, in turn, will pass more laws to allow the banks to “legally” rob more Americans.
"This policy not only helps strengthen the U.S. economic recovery, but by boosting U.S. spending and growth, it has the effect of helping support the global economy as well," he said.
Bernanke’s upbeat description presumes that, under the trickle-down theory, the bankers are spending each month’s $40 billion allotment here in the US. But are they?
The answer to that question is implied in comments by Brazil’s minister of finance, Guido Mantega:
“Brazil's Mantega told the IMF's 188 member countries in Tokyo on Friday that the US policy was "selfish" and harming emerging markets both by stealing their share of exports and by spurring destabilizing capital flows and currency movements. . . . Brazil, for one, will take whatever measures it deems necessary to avoid the detrimental effects of these spillovers.”
Mr. Mantega’s remark was a little confusing since he complained of “stealing exports” and also of “destabilizing capital flows”.
Nevertheless, IMF chief Christine Lagarde validated and helped clarify Mr. Mantega’s concerns when she said,
‘Accommodative monetary policies in many advanced economies are likely to entail large and volatile capital flows to emerging economies. This could ... lead to (economic) overheating, asset price bubbles and the buildup of financial imbalances."
Mantega’s concern was with unwonted capital inflows from the US to Brazil (and other “emerging economies”). But why would a nation object to an inflow of currency?
In the context of Bernanke’s speech (a plea to be allowed to unilaterally inflate the US dollar), it’s easy to see how unilateral inflation would make American products cheaper, more competitive, and thereby “steal exports” from countries like Brazil. But it’s much harder to discern how unilateral dollar inflation would also cause an unwonted “capital flow” into Brazil.
I suspect that the answer to alleged unwonted capital inflow problem may found in the fact that Mr. Mantega did not expressly complain about “unilateral inflation,” but instead complained about “US policy”. US policy includes elements other than QE3 and the inflation rate. US policy also includes elements such as the national debt ceiling, tax rates and interest rates.
According to Trading Economics,
“The benchmark interest rate in the United States was last reported at 0.25 percent. Historically, from 1971 until 2012, the United States Interest Rate averaged 6.2 Percent reaching an all time high of 20.0 Percent in March of 1980 and a record low of 0.3 Percent in January of 2011.”
According to FedPrimeRate.com,
“September 13, 2012: The FOMC has voted to keep the target range for the fed funds rate at 0% - 0.25%. Therefore, the U.S. Prime Rate will remain at 3.25%.”
Thus, if you were a bankster who’d received an extra $40 billion from Uncle Sam, and you invested that windfall in the US, you might be able to gross 6% to 8% a year in interest.
That’s not so bad if the inflation rate is (as claimed by the gov-co) a little less than 2% per year. Then, you lucky banksters might make an after-inflation return of 4% to 6% on your $40 billion. Of course, if the true inflation rate were (as Shadowstats.com calculates) about 5.5% a year, your after-inflation return on your $40 billion might be only 0.5% to 3.5%. Not so good.
But if a bankster did a little comparison shopping before he invested his new $40 billion, he might learn that according to Trading Economics,
“The benchmark interest rate in Brazil was last reported at 7.25 percent.”
The “benchmark interest rate” in Brazil is 7% higher than the 0.25% benchmark interest rate in the US. It follows that a diligent American bankster might make at least 7% more by investing his $40 billion in Brazil than he could investing the same $40 billion in the US.
If our American bankster kept searching, he might find that according to Index Omundi, the “commercial bank lending rate” is defined as “a simple average of annualized interest rates commercial banks charge on new loans, denominated in the national currency, to their most credit-worthy customers.” Quoting the CIA World Factbook, the current “commercial bank lending rate” in Brazil is 45.6%.
Lessee, if I were a bankster with an extra $40 billion to invest, would I rather invest it in the US (where I might make a 5% Return On Investment (ROI))? Or should I invest in Brazil, where I might make a 50% ROI? (This is a tuffy. I’m gonna need some help. Is there a bean-counter in the house?)
This difference in interest rates explains the emerging nations’ complaint about the unwonted “capital inflow”. The Federal Reserve is holding US interest rates so low that it’s literally forcing those Americans and American institutions that have significant savings to invest those savings in foreign countries where the ROI is so much greater.
Why should emerging economies complain about some of each month’s $40 billion gift to American banksters flowing into Brazil (or China or Russia)? Because some or all of that capital inflow will be used to buy domestic assets such as natural resources, buildings, factories, etc. within those emerging economies. That will mean that some significant part of each emerging economy’s assets will be owned by American bankers or their cronies.
The Brazilians want Brazil for Brazilians (or at least Brazilian crooks)—not for foreign bankers. The Russians want Russia for Russians, not foreign investors. The Chinese want China for the Chinese. Thus, while you might suppose they’d be eager for foreign investment, they are apparently coming to see the capital inflow caused by low US interest rates to be undesirable or even dangerous. From their perspective, taking money from American banksters may be a little like you or me borrowing money from the Mafia—such loans will probably work out badly.
It appears that some significant part of the $40 billion given to US bankers is being used to buy up assets in emerging economies. The emerging economies object to the sales because they don’t want their countries carved up like a Christmas goose.
The emerging economies’ complaint about “capital inflow” is evidence that US banks that receive the $40 billion each month are investing that money in foreign countries rather than the US. To the extent that’s true, QE3 will not stimulate the US economy, but may help to pirate some foreign economies.
This isn’t news. Under the guise of QE1 and QE2, large sums of money were given to US bankers and financial institutions in apparent hope that the bankers would lend or spend that money into the US economy. Instead, the bankers sat on the money in case they had a banking emergency. The pattern is fairly clear: US bankers will take all the money they can get from US taxpayers, but they feel little compulsion to return that money to its source. The banksters are in it for their own benefit and no one else’s.
Thus, it appears that the only way to actually “stimulate” the US economy may be to give the monthly $40 billion directly to the American people. I guarantee they’ll spend in this country. They won’t save it. They won’t invest it in “emerging economies”.
When the government and/or Federal Reserve gives billions to any private entity (such as banks or corporations and financial institutions deemed “too big to fail”) in an environment where the base interest rate has been cut to nearly zero, the institutions receiving those billions won’t spend or invest them in this economy since they can’t make a buck doing so. Instead, they’ll seek to invest “their” newfound billions in foreign, and especially “emerging” economies where the interest rates are high and significant profits can be generated.
So, instead of giving $40 billion to bankers who may spend most of it in foreign countries, why not take a chance and give that money directly to the American people? $40 billion divided by 310 million Americans = $130 per month per American. A family of four could expect an extra $520 a month. Every month. For as long as QE3 lasted. Y’know what an extra $500 a month could mean to most families of four? It would mean dinner out a couple times a month. It would mean new shoes and clothes for the kids. I would mean being able make the mortgage payment and keep the house.
It would do some real good.
But instead, the $40 billion is being handed to bankers who—if we can believe the emerging nations—are buying up foreign assets rather than investing here in the US where it might to some good for the American people.
Of course, not all of the $40 billion is going overseas.
Some of it is “trickling down” to American politicians.
But maybe it’s time to try trickle-up economics. Give the money to the ordinary Americans and let it “trickle up” to the corporations, banksters and super-rich.
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Quiz – How Prepped Are You?
So you want to know how prepared you are, eh? If you are already living in your survival homestead, it's a good bet you're ready for what's coming down the pike. If you're still making preparations, maybe this will help you determine how far along you are – and where you might need to beef up.
1. Storage Food
A1. (-30 points) What Storage Food?
A2. (0 points) My Neighbor has some.
A3. (20 points) I have two cases of Dinty Moore Beef Stew & whole bunch of Raman Noodles
A4. (100 points) I have two years of storage foods and have a garden
2. My Family's Attitude Toward Prepping
A1. (-30 points) What Family?
A2. (0 points) They already think I'm a tin foil hat wearing nut job
A3. (20 points) I watch Preppers on TV, hoping my family notices
A4. (100 points) We have discussed it and everyone is on the same page
3. I plan on Bugging out
A1. (-30 points) When I hear gun fire in my neighborhood
A2. (0 points) When the TV tells me to
A3. (40 points) When they declare a Banking Holiday
A4. (100 points) Bug out? – I'm already gone.
4. I was planning on getting a gun and learning how to use it
A1. (-30 points) When I hear gun fire in my neighborhood
A2. (-10 points) Why come I need guns?
A3. (0 points) I already know how to use my 50 cal, my AK, my SKS, my .22 pistol, my .357 Magnum – and I can't wait to use them
A4. (100 points) I know a gun is a tool and I know how and when to use mine for defense and hunting.
5. Chickens are part of my self sufficiency plans
A1. (-30 points) The closest I get to Chickens is at KFC
A2. (0 points) Chickens? Is that where eggs come from?
A3. (30 points) I'm planning on getting some someday
A4. (100 points) They roam the yard and we eat their eggs and meat
6. My mind set on survival is.........
A1. (-30 points) I don't think about it much, with it being football season and all
A2. (0 points) I'll have another beer and a bowl and hope everything will be OK
A3. (20 points) It keeps me awake at 3am. I know I have to do something at some point
A4. (100 points) It's what I work on a little bit everyday
7. My bug out bag contains
A1. (-30 points) What bug out bag?
A2. (0 points) Guns, a brick of C4, nunchucks, Rambo knife, condoms
A3. (10 points) Dinty Moore Beef Stew and Fresca – but no can opener
A4. (100 points) I'm already bugged out and don't need a bug out bag
8. First Aid Kits and Meds
A1. (-30 points) What first aid kit? What meds?
A2. (0 points) I'm sure those nice people at the FEMA camp will help me if I need it
A3. (10 points) I've got a box of band-aids and aspirin in the upstairs bathroom
A4. (100 points) My First Aid kit is full and I know how to use it!
9. Water Storage
A1. (-30 points) What water storage?
A2. (0 points) I have 3 cases of BPA bottled water in the basement
A3. (20 points) I have a Lifestraw, so I'm all set!
A4. (100 points) My survival homestead has a well/stream/river/lake etc.
A1. (-30 points) What money?
A2. (-20 points) I have 100 oz silver and gold bars in my safe
A3. (-10 points) I have lots of money and can buy my way out of anything
A4. (100 points) I have already used my money to become self sufficient
A1. (-30 points) I get all the power I need from Red Bull!
A2. (0 points) I have power as long as I pay the electric bill
A3. (20 points) I'm going to look into that soon
A4. (100 points) I'm already off the grid and operating on solar/wind/water power!
A1. (-30 points) I live in my parents' basement – it's nice there
A2. (10 points) I have a sleeping bag somewhere
A3. (20 points) I have an RV packed and ready to go
A4. (100 points) I have built a house from natural resources at my survival retreat
What am I planning to survive though?
A1. (-30 points) Whatever happens, happens and I'll do what they tell me to.
A2. (-20 points) Aliens are going to come from out of the sky and pick me up – I only have to survive long enough for them to find me
A3. (50 points) Economic collapse, war, famine, radiation accidents, solar flares, pole shift and maybe Planet X
A4. (100 points) I have decided to live a better way of life, regardless of what does or doesn't happen "out there"
Minus anything to 99: Go back to sleep, Dear. You're just having a bad dream.
100 to 499: You know something's up, you know you have to take some action, but you haven't done enough research to know what to do about it.
500 to 899: You're obviously on your way. Keep going.
900 to 1300: Congratulations! We'll see you on the other side!
Dan & Sheila are the authors of Surviving Survivalism – How to Avoid Survivalism Culture Shock, and hosts of the podcast, Still Surviving with Dan & Sheila. For questions about space in their Intentional Survivalist Community or other survivalist issues, they can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO DROP CHOLESTEROL UNDER 200 (PART 2)
By Herbalist Wendy Wilson
If you don't want to be one of the millions of people dealing with high cholesterol and the lifetime of prescription drugs, lab work, side effects and other costs which licensed medicine has to offer, then it is time to get smart and do something about it. Drug companies are counting on us being too ignorant, lazy or brainwashed to ever take matters into our own hands and address the cause of our health problems. It is time to take action and set some precedence before being able to self-medicate with nutrition becomes illegal.
THE ALMOND EATERS
Many feel that all fat is bad for you, especially the fat found in nuts. How could fat help a cholesterol problem? Well, the monounsaturated fat in nuts helps to prevent the bad LDL cholesterol from oxidizing. Taking this argument about fatty nuts to the max Dr. Gene Spiller had both men and women (who had cholesterol levels over 240) eat almonds (3.5 oz.) every day for a month. The test group ate the same amount of fat from cheese. The group eating the almonds had a 15% decrease in cholesterol compared to the test group. Dr. Spiller noted that the almonds worked as well as olive oil in reducing cholesterol and the scientific reason is that the fat in both are chemically identical. Thus one could conclude that if olive oil is good for your heart, so is almond oil.
Are there any other nuts that work just a well as almonds or better? Dr. Joan Sabate of Loma Linda University tested the use of walnuts and found that there was an 18% reduction in cholesterol. The test group was on a low-fat diet and for one month ate 20% of their calories in walnuts (2 oz per day). The next month they went off all nuts and their cholesterol dropped just 6%. Dr. Sabate noted that an individual could drop their cholesterol 22 points eating walnuts. NOTE: nuts on average contain 170 calories per ounce and the people in the studies didn't literally go nuts eating nuts to avoid gaining weight.
WHAT ABOUT FRUIT?
Is there a specific kind of fruit that will help lower cholesterol? Some fruits will contain a similar type of fat found in olive oil and nuts. Avocados can help drop cholesterol by 10% according to researchers in Israel and Australian cardiologists at Wesley Medical Center in Queensland If you eat a low animal fat diet the cholesterol drops even further. So, a little healthy fat from almonds, walnuts and avocados can help keep the bad LDL cholesterol from oxidizing and causing artery damage. It was also discovered that natural vitamin C and E in fruits like strawberries are anti-cholesterol foods. How does vitamin C help? It helps promote good HDL cholesterol to cleanse the arteries and veins while blocking the formation of bad LDL cholesterol. One study had patients eat 1 cup of strawberries and 1 cup of broccoli a day and they achieved a higher HDL level to help prevent the clogging of arteries. You can eat a couple of oranges each day and accomplish the same thing. For a free list of foods high in vitamin C send your email request to email@example.com or call Apothecary Herbs 866-229-3663, International 704-885-0277.
Some French researchers discovered that fruit pectin (fruit fiber) is another food that will help drop cholesterol by 10%. Apples were given to middle-aged women who ate 2-3 apples a day to their regular diet and nearly all watched their LDL cholesterol fall. Carrots do the same thing by eating 2 carrots daily. The study stated raw or cooked carrots worked equally as well due to the beta carotene, however whenever heat touches a food it changes it chemically and therefore raw is preferred.
WHAT ABOUT THE GREAT GRAPEFRUIT?
I think almost everyone has heard about the grapefruit diet. Why does grapefruit work? It contains a unique fiber (galacturonic acid), which helps lower cholesterol and dissolve plaque to unclog arteries. Dr. James Cerda at the University of Florida states that 2.5 cups of grapefruit eaten daily lowered cholesterol by 10%. Apparently the grapefruit juice alone does not have the same benefits. Dr. Cerda's study showed that grapefruit fiber protected heart aortas as well as arteries by preventing plaque.
DO EGGS GET A BAD RAP?
What is the truth about eggs and shellfish as containing high cholesterol? Scientific studies from Rockefeller University NY discovered that these types of foods are minor players in creating bad cholesterol in most people. The real culprits are animal foods containing saturated fat. However, overdoing the foods with cholesterol will over burden the blood system encouraging clots.
THE OFFENSIVE FOODS
The foods containing the most saturated animal fats are: chicken skin, butter, milk, cheese, beef, pork, meat drippings and lard. Try to curtail your meats to 4 ounces per serving and pile on the vegetables.
There are those folks that genetically are born with a faulty liver and no matter what diet can't seem to get their cholesterol down low enough. To them I say do a liver cleanse and add milk thistle herb to your supplements to help the liver regenerate quickly. If genetics create a high Lpa level, which can contribute to clogged arteries at an early age, then I suggest using fish oil. Dr. Jorn Dyerberg, a Danish researcher, found that fish oil (4 gms or 7 oz. of mackerel per day) lowers Lpa levels by 15%.
AVOID SUPER LOW-FAT
Dr. Frank Sacks of Harvard says if you overdo the low-fat diet you can drive down the good HDL cholesterol with the bad. So, don't worry about the monounsaturated fats, which help bring up the HDL levels and will protect you.
CHOLESTEROL TOO LOW?
We hardly ever hear about cholesterol being too low but it is possible to have a level under 160, which is considered dangerous. You are more likely to have a bleeding stroke as well as heart failure. Low healthy HDL cholesterol can contribute to depression, liver failure and cancer as well.
Protect yourself with a healthy lifestyle and make sure you cleanse the organs of toxins twice a year. A liver cleanse will be necessary if cholesterol is a problem and it is a good preventative measure for all kinds of disease. Before you cleanse the liver it is important to have cleansed the bowel opening up the elimination channel so that the liver (and gallbladder) can purge toxins and regenerate. Use Milk Thistle herb to help the liver regenerate quickly and Barberry bark to cleanse the gallbladder. To help strengthen the cardiovascular system use herbs designed to balance blood pressure, help purge the blood of existing cholesterol and plaque and strengthen the heart muscle. Look for Heart/Cholesterol/BP herb liquid formula and Celtic Sea salt (will not promote high blood pressure), Bowel Cleanse Kit and Milk Thistle and Barberry Bark tinctures at Apothecary Herbs. For more information on organ cleansing and the tools you will need call the experts in organ cleansing, call Apothecary Herbs 866-229-3663, International 704-875-8010 online http://www.thepowerherbs.com.
What Type of Chiropractor do you Visit?
by Dr. Stefanie Gross-Rodsater D.C.
There are different types of chiropractors just like there are different types of medical doctors. You wouldn't visit a proctologist if you were pregnant. You wouldn't see a dermatologist for a broken leg. Different medical doctors specialize in different areas. Doctors of chiropractic, just like medical doctors, are not all the same.
There are two main types of chiropractors, Wellness Chiropractic and Musculoskeletal Chiropractic (back doctors). Musculoskeletal Chiropractic (back doctors) is limited to muscles and the bones. They treat various types of back and neck problems and are quite good at it. When most people think of chiropractic they think of visiting the "back doctor." Wellness Chiropractic helps families improve their overall health and well-being by unlocking the innate healing potential. Wellness Chiropractic focuses on removing interference in the nervous system, subluxations. Wellness Chiropractic enhances health, healing and allowing every individual to reach their greatest potential.
Focused on health and healing
Examines your nervous system and health potential
Part of a wellness lifestyle
Offers family wellness care programs
Healthier immune system
Improved human performance
Affordable health care
Focused on back and neck pain
Examines the back
Limited to symptomatic relief
Offers maintenance care plans
Back pain relief
Back pain relief
Empower your life with Wellness Chiropractic. Wellness Chiropractic is for the health conscious consumer seeking to reach their optimal health potential for themselves and their family.
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What's Ailing America? PERFUMES AND COSMETICS
by Rebecca Carley, MD
I would love to know how many of my readers and listeners to my internet radio shows actually went to www.stopthecrime.net as I suggested last week and downloaded the multiple documents which put the fact that we are being exterminated by our own government right in our face, and thus we are paying for our own demise. It is self evident that silence is consent, and that we are aiding and abetting our own destruction. I cannot comprehend how people can do nothing as such crimes against humanity continue, but the good news is that I am networking with more and more people of conscience who KNOW that it is time for us to stand up as a human race and stop the psychopaths who are killing us. To RESIST our own destruction. I strongly suggest you go to http://thelightofdayradioshow.com/archives/RBN-BACKUP/Carley-Sunday-Shows.html , and listen to the show I did on 10/21/12 with MY hero, JB Campbell. A REAL man with a plan to stop the crimes against humanity. Of course, most slave work units beLIEve that if they go along to get along, they will be left alone. NOTHING could be further from the truth. We are being killed in so many ways, my shows and newsletter column "What's Ailing America?" could continue to answer that question until the end of time. However, I am trying to help all of you face reality, lose your fear, and face that there ARE monsters under the bed. They are killing you. They are killing your children and pets. They are altering our very genetic structure. SILENCE IS CONSENT.
In my never ending effort to motivate people to stop their own murder funded by themselves, in today's column I will discuss how the UNREGULATED perfume/cosmetic industry is contributing to our death and disease. Not that regulation means anything the FDA is obviously controlled by Big Pharma, and allows the people to be murdered with toxic vaccines and drugs. But many people do not even consider the perfumes and cosmetics they are slathering on their bodies, I am sure beLIEving that such products could not be released on the public if they were not safe. As always, the joke is on you, believers! I started going down this rabbit hole a few years ago, when a friend gifted me a bath gel product made by the company "Philosophy" which smelled like berries. I was shocked as to how it actually smelled like berries, and that the listed ingredients were all chemicals which were difficult to pronounce. One has to ask why would a company create a bath gel out of chemicals (rather than natural substances) which will soak into your pores while bathing? The answer is self evident once you have the eyes to see.
Natural news published an article on 10/19/12 entitled "Three compelling reasons not to wear synthetic perfumes" written by Danna Norek, and available at http://www.naturalnews.com/037602_perfumes_artificial_fragrance_synthetic_chemicals.html
Check it out for yourself. Learn that at least 900 of the 3,000 fragrance chemicals being used are known to be toxic, yet are being allowed to be unleashed on the public. Of course, when you develop dis-ease symptoms from this toxin exposure and go to your white coat (because that is your only option under your insurance plan), you will NEVER be asked about toxin exposure. Because everything the white coats do is toxic. So they can't enter that rabbit hole.
Little girls are flooded with cosmetic advertisements from a young age. They are taught that beauty is only obtainable if you apply a synthetic mask to your face to hide your "flaws". Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, consumers beLIEve a cosmetic product could not be unleashed on the public unless it was proven to be safe. The joke is on you, people! Go to http://safecosmetics.org/section.php?id=75 , and learn how "the FDA's legal authority over cosmetics is different from other products regulated by the agency cosmetic products and ingredients are not subject to FDA premarket approval authority, with the exception of color additives". (Of course, the food colorings in our food are carcinogenic, but that is another newsletter topic). ALL chemicals applied to the skin are absorbed into the body (which is why many drugs are put into skin patches). However, imagine the toxin exposure that occurs with lipsticks and glosses, where women are actually EATING the poisons when they lick their lips.
The dangers of cosmetics are self evident, and anyone who reads the labels of their cosmetics, skin creams, after shave lotions, baby care products, hairsprays, shampoos and conditioners, feminine products, household products, etc., etc., should be able to see that they are being exposed to poison. However, people almost never consider that PERFUMES can also be poisons .not only by absorption, but also by inhalation. (Note this brings up "fresheners" like Febreze, etc., as well). Are you starting to see the big picture of how much you are being poisoned by these unregulated products? Are you comprehending the degree of our poisoning when other toxins (including bioweapon vaccines, heavy metals, aspartame, fluoride, pesticides, etc.) are added to the mix? Has any white coat EVER asked about your exposure to these poisons when you present yourself to them for an evaluation of your dis-ease symptoms? NO.
Please go to
http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/perfume-chemicals-toxic-0525 to learn more about the chemical poisons in your perfumes and how the "celebrities" are in on the pushing of poison fragrances.
Another good site to check out is http://enviroknow.tripod.com/Perfume.html , where you can read an article from 1997, documenting the "sweet poisons" we are being exposed to. 15 years later, the poisoning has only gotten worse.
Leave it to satanic Lady Gaga to bring it to the ultimate level. Go to http://www.naturalnews.com/036311_Lady_Gaga_perfume_blood.html , and read about Gaga's new perfume named "Fame" which contains HUMAN (Gaga) BLOOD, SEMEN (from an unknown source) AND A POISONOUS PLANT EXTRACT KNOWN AS BELLADONNA, ASLO KNOWN AS DEADLY NIGHTSHADE. Gaga stated in 2011, when asked about her perfume "It was taken out of my own blood sample, so it's a sense of having me on your skin. I wanted to extract sort of the feeling and sense of blood and semen from molecular structures that is in the perfume, but it doesn't smell like that. Actually, the perfume smells like an expensive hooker." Great. Let's see if some of her "little monsters" don't decide to shoot up the perfume, so they can introduce Gaga's DNA into their genetic structure and transform themselves into a Gaga monster for real
As always, the movies tell us more truth than the mainstream media. To access "Perfume the story of a murderer" trailer, go to http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0396171 .
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MSG KILLS YOUR BRAIN
by Ty Bollinger
MSG is an excitotoxin. These are substances, usually amino acids, which react with specialized receptors (neurons) in the brain in such a way as to lead to the destruction of certain types of brain cells. Humans lack a blood-brain barrier in the hypothalamus, which allows excitotoxins to enter the brain and cause damage. Simply put, as described in Dr. Russell Blaylock's book, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, they are exactly what they sound like: toxins that excite your brain cells to death!
How does this happen? " MSG enters the brain past the blood-brain barrier and triggers neurons to open their calcium channel. The glutamate causes the cell to remain stuck in the open position then calcium floods into the cell in large amounts. This triggers the cell to react in emergency mode and starts its special pump that will start pumping out the excess calcium using up large amounts of energy (ATP), the cell swells up with excess calcium and eventually the cell is depleted of energy and dies within two hours. The pump couldn't pump out the excess calcium fast enough. (It's like trying to bail water out of a boat with a large hole in the bottom. You use up a ton of energy and eventually the boat is filled and sinks). The cell shrivels up and the body's defense mechanism sweeps away the dead cell debris." http://www.msgexposed.com/msg-causes-rapid-brain-cell-death/
No strain of rat or mice is naturally obese, so the scientists have to create them. They make these morbidly obese creatures by injecting them with monosodium glutamate (MSG) when they are first born. The MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas creates, causing rats to become obese. MSG creates a lesion in the hypothalamus that correlates with abnormal development, including obesity, short stature and sexual reproduction problems. MSG has also been shown to kill brain cells as well as to cause nausea, vomiting, migraine headaches, depression, and heart problems. Unfortunately, MSG is often disguised under other names; thus, you may not be able to detect it in a list of ingredients.
Some synonyms for MSG are "Glutamate Textured Protein" or "Glutamic Acid Yeast Extract" or "Gelatin Yeast Nutrient" or "Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein." They hide MSG under many different names in order to fool those who catch on. Food companies learned that MSG could increase the flavor and aroma and enhance acceptability of commercial food products, so it is doubtful that they will ever quit using this brain killing additive to our food supply. Take a quick trip to your kitchen and check the pantry and the fridge. You will realize that MSG is in everything: soups, the chips, the ramen, the hamburger helper, the gravy, the salad dressings, the corn oil, the broth, and so on.
If you want to avoid MSG, then you MUST learn to make your own seasonings and NOT purchase the "contaminated crud" at the grocery store. Don't be lazy just take the time to do it. Your family's health is worth the extra effort. The following list of "non-MSG" seasonings was taken from the Natural News website: http://www.naturalnews.com/034161_seasoning_MSG.html
Commercially-available taco seasoning mixes generally contain lists of ingredients like the following: "wheat flour, salt, dried garlic, maltodextrin, chili peppers, spice, dried onions, monosodium glutamate (MSG), paprika, sugar, silicon dioxide, soybean oil and malic acid."
It is simple to make your own homemade, additive-free taco seasoning using nothing more than dry seasonings and salt. This recipe is so delicious that you won't even miss the MSG! Combine the following dry spices and store the mix in a sealed container. This amount is equivalent to 1 packet of store-bought taco seasoning, and it can be used accordingly in your regular recipes.
2 tsp chili powder (see recipe below)
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp onion granules
3 1/4 tsp garlic granules
1/2 tsp sea salt (optional)
You may assume that chili powder is just ground up dried chili peppers, but often this is not the case. Check the ingredients list on the chili powder jar in your cupboard, and you may be in for quite a shock! Many varieties contain MSG, anti-caking agents, and other flavor enhancers and additives. The good news is that it is quick and easy to make your own. Combine the following dry spices, and store the mix in a sealed container.
6 TBSP paprika
2 TBSP turmeric
1 TBSP dried red pepper flakes
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground cayenne
1/2 tsp garlic granules
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Dry Onion Soup Mix
Dry onion soup mix adds great flavor to recipes like meatloaf and roasts. Unfortunately, commercial varieties contain MSG and other additives. Mix together the following dry spices. Use the mix immediately or store it in an air-tight container for later use. This recipe is equivalent to one packet of store-bought onion soup mix and can be substituted in all of your favorite recipes!
3 TBSP dry onion flakes
4 tsp onion granules
1/2 tsp celery salt
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic granules
Beef Bouillon Cubes
Many cooks rely on bouillon to add a "kick" of flavor to gravies, soups, roasts and other recipes. Unfortunately, most of this "kick" in commercial varieties comes from the MSG they contain! This recipe requires a bit more effort than the seasoning mixes above, but it will last a long time because it yields about 42 cubes!
Combine the following ingredients in a saucepan without any liquid. Cover and cook over the lowest heat setting for 2 hours. Transfer the mixture to a blender and process until smooth. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze. When frozen solid, transfer cubes to freezer bags or air-tight containers, and store them in the freezer for future use. Dilute these cubes at a rate of one cube per half cup of water.
3 cups freshly minced celery, tightly packed
3 cups freshly minced carrots, tightly packed
2 cups freshly minced onions, tightly packed (about 2 medium onions)
2 TBSP sea salt
1/2 pound ground beef (grass-fed is best)
In summary, MSG passes through the blood-brain barrier, triggers neurons to open their calcium channel, then causes the cell to remain stuck in the open position, which results in calcium flooding into the cell. This triggers the cell to react in emergency mode and it starts pumping out the excess calcium using up large amounts of energy, but it can't pump out the excess calcium fast enough and is eventually depleted of energy and dies. It's like trying to bail water out of the Titanic with a small bucket. It's just not possible.
~ Ty Bollinger is the host of "Outside the Box Wednesdays" on the Robert Scott Bell Show. He is also author of the best-selling book, "Cancer-Step Outside the Box." His website is http://www.CancerTruth.net.
The Truth About the Health Care
by Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney
Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200.
To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.
The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.
However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.
The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own. The irony is that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.
This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.
If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However, that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.
Three amendments out the original ten in the Bill of Rights are effectively nullified by this law.
The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people; The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.
Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to "be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution." If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable. For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.
Michael Connelly Retired attorney,
Constitutional Law Instructor
If you don't care about our constitution, or your rights under it, just do nothing.
WE MUST HOLD CONGRESS ACCOUNTABLE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
The information contained herein is not intended to diagnosis, treat, prevent or cure disease. Seek medical advice from a licensed medical physician (if you dare) before using any product or therapy.