In this issue:
Good News | Product Highlight | Brainpower | Finances | Security | Health/Fitness | Factoid | Thought 4 the Day
1. Good News
First quarter results for new employment in USA manufacturing have shown
robust growth. That is good news. But let's take it in context. Some caveats:
- The data are from the BLS. That's the government agency in charge of
Labor BS. In this case, the BS is the BLS has reclassified some jobs as
manufacturing knowing full well that's not what they are. For example, fast
food workers who make sandwiches are "manufacturing." Anyone with two
functioning brain cells understands why this is wrong on several levels.
- Jobs in other areas have shrunk, making the net a loss instead of a
- We still have the massive debt that caused the job losses in the first
- Instead of reducing the debt, Obama and his fellow scofflaws continue to
increase it by over 1,000 billion dollars a year.
When the net job figures came out, Obama responded by saying, "We still
have more work to do." It seems he isn't satisfied with destroying jobs in
all but one sector, so he wants to increase the govt overhead load until
jobs are down across the board. Instead of doing more work, how about if he
promises not to do anything until his second term has, mercifully, expired?
Since the Rs are sitting out the November fake "election," it looks very,
very bad for the American peasant class. Yet, an extension and exacerbation
of Obamageddon is not inevitable. The Party does not have complete control
over all of CONgress and Obama may find his goal of being the last USA
President thwarted by CONgress, the Supreme Court, or both.
And there is that little matter of We The People. With peasant uprisings
all over the world, Obama's handlers will probably keep him on a shorter
leash during the remainder of his reign of error. Increasingly, the
afflicted classes are pointing at the banksters instead of falling for this
charade of misrepresentative "government." Even better, it's not just
individuals but also state legislatures.
Let's close this month's good news column with a note on hope and change.
Obama's ineligibility, now proven beyond all doubt, is moving forward on the
legal front. So maybe by this time next year, Barry and Blago will be cell
mates. If that comes to pass, it will send
a very clear signal about lawful government to
those who currently use the federal government as a means of pillaging
the people. That could be the pivotal event that replaces the 100+ year
reign of the current regime with a law-abiding government.
2. Product Highlight
The Lingo Xplorer 52 translates in all directions for 52 languages. It has
foreign language characters, phonetics, voice output. 1,000,000 words, 100,000
This is a lot of translator for the price. And it's very easy to use.
Here are those 52 languages: Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian,
Cantonese, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino,
Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian,
Japanese, Korean, Laos, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Mongolian,
Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian,
Shanghai Hua, Singhalese, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai,
Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese.
Click the pic to watch a video.
3. Brainpower tip
Feeling overwhelmed by all the problems that come up in the midst of this
stupidity epidemic? Does dealing with the fallout of Obamageddon leave you
feeling stressed? Have your job responsibilities increased while your pay
remains the same? Do you get annoyed almost to the breaking point due to Windows
operating system problems put into the Windows OS by the Microsoft User
Frustration Development team?|
I can't help you with that last one. But on the
others, help is here.
- Section things
off, and deal with one thing at a time. You can easily facilitate that
with the Outlook calendar (this is what replaced the DayTimer for me;
use the scheduling system that works for you). Then you have only one
thing overwhelming you at a time instead of everything.
- Focus on what
you are doing. With things sectioned off, that will be much easier. You
effectively get an IQ boost of 100% or better.
- Make choices. You can't do
everything. So let some things go. Once you've made the decision to do X
instead of Y, don't backpedal or agonize over it. Track things in your
Outlook calendar, and let it do any agonizing that might be done.
- Remember that perfection kills
good. If you're doing inconsequential things, you are leaving other
things undone. If you have a
perfectionism problem, we have a course developed by Dr. Jay Prince
to solve that problem.
Also, an elevated mood helps you think
better. Here are some tips:
- Don't let petty things annoy you in
an escalating fashion. You can't help being annoyed, but you can help
letting annoyances turn your mood sour.
- Make a point of contacting one
friend or family member a day (reaching way, way back into your
"Rolodex"), and starting off the conversation with a compliment. This
graciousness toward another person gets reflected back on you and it
feels good. So if Steve Ballmer's "Infuriate the users at all costs"
mandate gets you into a funk, just spread a little love.
- Unplug from what annoys you. Will
one more cell phone call drive you over the edge? Shut the phone off. My
cell phone sits here turned off. I never answer it. Really. I don't
carry it with me, either. I have it just for emergencies or travel.
Guess why people don't interrupt me on my regular (VOIP) phone either? I
- If you feel especially ragged
around the edges, brew some coffee in the AM. Not only does the great
taste of coffee lift your mood, but its caffeine, which is well within a
reasonable, tolerable level, boosts your metabolism and your alertness.
As if that's not enough, coffee is a great source of powerful
anti-oxidants, so you fight cancer also.
4. Finance tip
A college student recently wrote with these questions:|
does the United States get money to buy imports from different countries? Do we
sell other countries many exports? What kinds of products/resources/services to
we export? Or is the value of our dollar just so much higher than other
countries that it doesn't cost us much to import all the crap that we import?
Basically, how the heck does our economy work?
Knowing the answer helps you understand your single largest cause of
financial loss. Here's the answer:
You're asking several questions here, each of which has a fairly long answer.
The short answer is "Debt." A bit more detail:
1. Where does the United States get money to buy imports from different
If you mean ordinary citizens of the USA, we get that from our wages (such
that they are).
If you mean the federal "government," it has the Federal Reserve counterfeit
the money--that's how we get inflation. The FR, in turn, gives us a debt chit.
This is akin to stealing your car and then sticking you with payments on a new
car. That's one reason our national debt now exceeds the GDP of the entire world
three times over and why the 1913 dollar is now worth about 2 cents.
The FG doesn't borrow in the sense that you and I borrow. Very few people
understand this, because they don't look at how the money flows and don't look
at the definition of borrowing. If you borrow, there are conditions. Such as the
expectation you'll pay it back, for example.
2. Do we sell other countries many exports?
Yes. The USA manufacturers more now than it ever has, and is second only to
China in goods production. This contradicts what many people believe, but they
don't look at the data. However, there's a caveat. We import more than we
export, so there's a trade imbalance. Part of that is offset by the flow of
dollars back for nontangibles such as engineering services and other
high-dollar, way up the value-chain exports. We also export, hugely, legal
services. Our lawyers service people in other countries the way a farmer has a
bull service a cow.
The USA is the world's #1 arms dealer. We sell death to both sides of
conflicts in countries throughout the world. We also start many of those
conflicts, courtesy of the World Bank and other shady organizations. For
example, Monsanto gets huge grain subsidies. It then ships the grain to other
countries below the cost their local farmers can produce it for (this is what
put 30 million Mexicans out of work). This causes huge economic distress, so the
WB moves in with "loans" and conditions and the regular people get shafted. So
then there's the predictable uprising, and we sell arms to both sides.
3. What kinds of products/resources/services to we export?
There's a huge list, but I touched on this in the previous answer.
4. Or is the value of our dollar just so much higher than other countries
that it doesn't cost us much to import all the crap that we import?
No, that's not it at all. It costs us less to import many of the items we
import because the mfg countries have lax laws. For example, no EPA. If you
stand on the shores of the Belle River (no relation to your family) and look
across it to Sarnia, Ontario, you will see Dow Chemical factories spewing out
pollution that winds up here on the breeze. Canada doesn't enforce the regs
because we get the pollution. They get the jobs and tax dollars, plus sell to us
cheaper than we can produce.
Similar thing with Mexico. In El Paso, you get to breathe in the brown fog
that wafts across the Rio Grande when the wind shifts. It's coming from American
factories that moved across the river to skip millions of dollars of EPA and
OSHA compliance costs.
China, same thing.
What would fix this is a tariff based on compliance. But we would need an
actual federal govt for such a thing to happen. We have a corporate-run
kleptocracy, instead. The regs don't exist to protect us, but to give the large
corporations (which own the federal govt) a huge advantage by raising costs of
their smaller, make it here only competitors.
>Basically, how the heck does our economy work?
The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. It's essentially a debt based
system of slavery. I know that "sounds" radical, but the terminology is
accurate. You just have to follow the money to see that's the case.
5. Security tip
Here are some resources for keeping tabs on organized crime:|
www.votesmart.org. Identifies your
misrepresentative in CONgress. Also includes reports of voting records and
www.legistorm.org. Shows how much
graft "lawmakers" get (that we know of) via free trips and other gifts.
www.ntu.org. Does an awesome job of
sorting the data so you can make sense of who steals how much.
www.opensecrets.org. Helps track the flow of campaign money.
6. Health tip/Fitness tips
For over a couple of decades now, popcorn has been a regular part of my diet. My
friend Jerome, whom many women at his gym refer to as their "gym husband," also
includes this in his diet.
Why are we not getting fat on popcorn?
That's a fair question, especially when you consider that sweet corn is not
fit for human consumption and neither are corn products in general. The issue
there is the hugely adverse effect on endocrine system, including the "gain fat"
problem from it.
But popcorn, being a low-sugar whole grain, does not have this problem. This
is the grain I usually choose (whole-grain rice being the other) to eat with my
beans or bean soup so that I have a completed protein.
Popcorn has some enormous benefits, which I will discuss shortly. Before I do
that, I want to tell you that you can turn popcorn toxic if you prepare it
How you prepare popcorn is critical as to whether it's safe to eat.
First of all, the bagged microwave popcorn is not what we're discussing here.
Never eat that garbage. It's highly toxic, for several reasons that I won't go
into here. Jiffypop and other "convenience" packaging popcorn, same thing.|
could air-pop your popcorn. There are even devices you can use in your microwave
to produce oil-free popped corn. But that tastes rather bland and is so dry it
can make you gag.
You want to pop it on the stove in a large pot, using a good cooking oil that
can sustain high heat. My only choice is olive oil. There may be other oils you
can use, but I really don't care because, due to my ethnicity, olive oil is what
I grew up with and enjoy tasting. I will tell you that canola oil is not a good
choice. Because of its lipid profile, it's the nutritional equivalent of iceberg
lettuce, except it has significant calories. I'm not sure that it handles high
heat very well, either.
I add enough oil to make a thick puddle in the bottom of the pan, then using
a small plastic scooper I add a couple tablespoons of corn kernels. On an
electric stove with 10-dials, a setting of 5 is just about right. I season the
popped corn with cayenne pepper, turmeric, garlic powder, and habanera sauce.
Yes, it's hot. Yes, I like it that way. Yes, it kicks fat-burning into overdrive
and wonderfully clears the sinuses. But it has other advantages I will share in
just a moment.
You could use butter instead of oil, but then you are gaining saturated fat
without gaining the nutritional advantages of the oil. I do cook with butter
(sparingly), and I use organic butter only. When I was a kid, we didn't call it
organic butter, we just called it butter. We got it directly from dairies in
Wisconsin, not far from home. Today's commercial butter comes from today's
commercial milk, so it's off-limits to those who care about their health.
Now, about those other advantages of popcorn....
You know how sometimes you have to really work the dental floss after eating
popcorn? Those hulls can be a real nuisance! I've even had to get the dentist to
extract a few over the years. This is a minor price to pay for what those hulls
bring. They are extremely high in polyphenols, which are powerful
antioxidants--on par with the most nutritious of fruits and vegetables.
And because, as I mentioned, popcorn is a whole grain, those same hulls that
(sometimes) irritate your gums and (always) kill cancer cells are very, very
high in fiber. You should not be eating commercial cereals that come in a box,
but if you are the kind of risk taker who does that, consider switching over to
freshly popped popcorn. You'll get more fiber per same size serving, that way.
And, of course, popcorn trumps breads in this regard unless--maybe--you are
talking about a premium brand such as Ezekiel bread (and that's just maybe).
Now, you probably noticed that your popcorn is yellow or white. It's not
green. So, unlike kale and broccoli, popcorn isn't loaded with vitamins,
minerals, and phytochemicals. It's a grain. That means you need to eat it
proportional to your other, non-grain foods. The FDA's Food Pyramid tells you
exactly how to eat to get sick, have diabetes, develop cancer, etc. So don't
refer to that. Grains should be a very minor portion of your diet. Popcorn is
perhaps the best of all grains to fill that portion.
So what's this about the
cayenne pepper, turmeric, garlic powder, and habanera sauce?
Cayenne and turmeric are both potent cancer fighters. When used together,
it's not 1+1 = 2, though. It's much greater than that. Always use turmeric and
pepper together; otherwise, you are wasting a synergistic way of nuking cancer
cells. Various studies have shown that the combined effect greatly exceeds the
individual effects merely added up. To illustrate, if a dose of cayenne kills
1,000 cancer cells and a dose of turmeric kills 750 cancer cells, then eating
these two doses together kills 5,000. Those aren't the actual numbers, but it's
along those lines.
Why the garlic powder? OK, I'm Italian (on my dad's side). We put garlic on
everything that doesn't move. For many of my meals, I cut a clove in half and
then slice up the halves and then toss the slices into the dish I'm making. And
I might repeat that a few times for a single dish. I just like garlic. But I
don't want slices in my popcorn. The dry powder sticks to the kernels. It also
absorbs the water from the habanera sauce, which I add for both its flavor and
its cancer-fighting. Finally, garlic has an almost absurdly long list of health
benefits, including the fact it helps the body remove mercury.
www.supplecity.com, you'll find plenty of informative, authoritative
articles on maintaining a lean, strong physique. It has nothing to
do with long workouts or impossible to maintain diets. In fact:
- The best workouts are short and intense.
- A good diet contains far more flavors and satisfaction
than the typical American diet.
On a Canadian two-dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is
an American flag. This kind of reminds me of the Bill Clinton $3 bill that
circulated a few years back....|
8. Thought for the Day
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