Money folks, thats what it is all about. Democracy my ass it just about making some fat cat fatter. Every war has been a war for profit including the war on "terror". The only terrorist in the USA reside in Washington DC and we elected them.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Yes Ron Paul is still in the running. No he didn't quit. He is still on the ballet in all the states with primaries remaining including WV. He is gaining delegates everyday and still has a chance for the republican nomination. Ron is not an actor like all the other canidates but a real geniune person.
April 29th, 2008
From Dr Mercola:
If you pick up a can of soup and find that the sodium levels are lower than you expected, or that a food item advertises it has “less sugar” or “no MSG” … then there may be cause for alarm.
A relatively young company, Senomyx, may be responsible for the sodium and sugar levels falling in various grocery store items. They may be putting chemicals into your food right now, without telling you and without you even realizing. Under the law, they don’t have to.
Senomyx has contracted with Kraft, Nestle, Coca Cola, and Campbell Soup to put a chemical in foods that masks bitter flavors by turning off bitter flavor receptors on your tongue. The companies can then reduce sugar and sodium levels by approximately half without affecting the flavor.
All of the companies declined to identify which foods and beverages the chemical additives have been or will be added to. These chemical compounds are not required to be listed separately on food labels; they are grouped into the general category of “artificial flavors.”
Senomyx was able to obtain FDA approval and a “generally recognized as safe” classification from the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association in less than a year and a half, based on a safety study of rats conducted for just 3 months.
Food items that are most likely to contain these new chemicals include soups, juices (fruit and vegetable), ice cream and sauces.Sources:Dr. Mercola’s Comments:Perhaps one day we can all simply eat cans of mush, and it won’t matter because they’ll contain chemicals to block and alter all of our taste receptors! This is an example of malicious brilliance at its finest.
Processed foods, by their very nature, do not taste good unless they have loads of artificial colors and flavoring agents, salt, sugar and often MSG added to doctor up the flavors.
In fact, most processed foods would taste incredibly bitter if they weren’t doctored up because of things like their extremely hot cooking processes and added caffeine (in soft drinks).
So what do food companies like Nestle, Cadbury Schweppes, Campbell Soup, and Coca-Cola do?
They hire Senomyx, a biotech company that can skillfully manipulate your taste buds with synthetic chemicals.
The company has already developed several chemicals that, although they contain no flavor of their own, activate or block receptors in your mouth that taste. The chemicals can mimic or enhance savory, sweet and salty tastes, and are intended to reduce the use of sugar, salt and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in processed foods.
One of Senomyx’s chemicals even causes a “cooling” taste, and we have only just begun to hear about the “innovations” that come from this company.
Senomyx already has 113 patents, and 371 more pending, in the United States, Europe and elsewhere in the world.
A Brief Lesson About Your Taste Buds
When you were in grade school, you were probably taught that certain areas of your tongue can taste different flavors. The “sweet” taste buds, for instance, were said to be at the tip of your tongue, and the “bitter” ones in back.
This taste-bud tongue map is still being taught today, but it has been known for decades to be entirely incorrect. In reality, each one of your taste buds contains 50 to 100 receptors for each taste. This means that you can taste every flavor there is with every taste bud on your tongue.
And, along with the standard sweet, sour, salty and bitter tastes that everyone has heard of, your tongue can also taste a fifth basic taste: umami (the taste of glutamate, which is found in many Japanese foods, bacon and also MSG).
It is also being debated whether or not there is actually a sixth taste receptor for fat on your tongue as well.
Of course, your taste buds are not only there for pleasurable purposes. They also help you determine if a food is spoiled, unripe or otherwise unsafe to eat, which is why you’re probably better off leaving your taste buds as nature intended them to be: in fully functioning, tasting condition.
Your Taste Buds May Already be Deceiving You
Nestle is already marketing products that contain one of Senomyx’s savory enhancers.
But you would never know it, because the chemical compounds are lumped in with an ingredient that’s already listed on most processed foods: “artificial flavors.”
I did a little digging and found that the first product sold by Nestle that includes these “savory flavor ingredients” is bouillon used as a base to make soups and stews. So if you are using one of theirs that lists “artificial flavors,” I’d be very suspicious.
Meanwhile, because the compounds are being used in small amounts (less than one part per million), Senomyx did not have to go through the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval process typically necessary to release food additives. Instead of the lengthy FDA process, the company only had to be classified as “generally recognized as safe” by the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association — a task that took less than 18 months.
And as for safety, well there was that one three-month rat study. That’s right: one three-month long study is apparently enough for major food manufacturers to decide that a never-before-used chemical is safe for you and your family to eat.
Unfortunately, for now it appears that these taste-bud-altering chemicals are here to stay, as earlier this month both Coca-Cola and Nestle extended their research agreements with Senomyx.
If You Want Chemical-Free Food …
It is becoming more important than ever to avoid processed foods. At the very least, boycott any product that lists “artificial flavors” as an ingredient.
You can tell a real food from a processed food because real foods are:
* Grown, not processed
* Messy, not neat and convenient
* Of variable quality, not always the same
* Prone to spoiling, not “forever” fresh
* Vibrantly colored and textured, not dull and bland
* Naturally flavorful, not artificially flavored
* Strongly connected to the land and culture
Real foods have flavors that your taste buds won’t want to miss, so take a break from the grocery store and take advantage of your local farmer’s markets. There you’ll find fresh, whole foods that your taste buds will be happy to recognize.
(NaturalNews) A new law being pushed in Canada by Big Pharma seeks to outlaw up to 60 percent of natural health products currently sold in Canada, even while criminalizing parents who give herbs or supplements to their children. The law, known as C-51, was introduced by the Canadian Minister of Health on April 8th, 2008, and it proposes sweeping changes to Canada's Food and Drugs Act that could have devastating consequences on the health products industry.Among the changes proposed by the bill are radical alterations to key terminology, including replacing the word "drug" with "therapeutic product" throughout the Act, thereby giving the Canadian government broad-reaching powers to regulate the sale of all herbs, vitamins, supplements and other items. With this single language change, anything that is "therapeutic" automatically falls under the Food and Drug Act. This would include bottled water, blueberries, dandelion greens and essentially all plant-derived substances.The Act also changes the definition of the word "sell" to include anyone who gives such therapeutic products to someone else. So a mother giving an herb to her child, under the proposed new language, could be arrested for engaging in the sale of unregulated, unapproved "therapeutic substances." Learn about more of these freedom-squashing changes to the law at the Stop51.com website: http://www.stopc51.com
New enforcement powers allow Canadian government to seize your home or businessAt the same time that C-51 is outlawing herbs, supplements and vitamins, it would grant alarming new "enforcement" powers to the thugs enforcement agents who claim to be "protecting" the public from dangerous unapproved "therapeutic agents" like, say, dandelion greens. As explained on the www.Educate-Yourself.org website ((http://educate-yourself.org/cn/canadian...), the C-51 law would allow the Canadian government's thugs enforcement agents to:• Raid your home or business without a warrant• Seize your bank accounts• Levy fines up to $5 million and a jail terms up to 2 years for merely selling an herb• Confiscate your property, then charge you storage fees for the expense involved in storing all the products they stole from youC-51 would even criminalize the simple drying of herbs in your kitchen to be used in an herbal product, by the way. That would now be categorized as a "controlled activity," and anyone caught engaging in such "controlled activities" would be arrested, fined and potentially jailed. Other "controlled activities" include labeling bottles, harvesting plants on a farm, collecting herbs from your back yard, or even testing herbal products on yourself! (Yes, virtually every activity involving herbs or supplements would be criminalized...)There's more, too. C-51 is the Canadian government's "final solution" for the health products industry. It's a desperate effort to destroy this industry that's threatening the profits and viability of conventional medicine. Natural medicine works so well -- and is becoming so widely used -- that both the Canadian and American governments have decided to "nuke" the industries by passing new laws that effectively criminalize anyone selling such products. They simply cannot tolerate allowing consumers to have continued access to natural products. To do so will ultimately spell the destruction of Big Pharma and the outdated, corrupt and criminally-operated pharmaceutical industry that these criminally-operated governments are trying to protect.
Monday, April 28, 2008
-Aspartame was originally developed as a drug to treat peptic ulcer. At one time aspartame was listed with the pentagon in an inventory of prospective biochemical warfare weapons submitted to Congress. Read this 17 page article from the Ecologist with the timeline: http://www.mpwhi.com/ecologist_september_2005.pdf
-Aspartame in molecular chemistry is one molecule of aspartic acid to one molecule of methanol to one molecule of phenylalanine. Consider this means 33% free methyl alcohol, a severe metabolism poison.
-Manufacturers state the quantities as being: 40 % aspartic acid; 50% phenylalanine and 10% methanol, this is by weight.
-Aspartame metabolites are: Formaldehyde - a class A carcinogen; Diketopiperazine (DKP)a brain tumor agent and formic acid (ant sting poison);
-In 1965 James Schlatter, while working for G. D. Searle Company accidentally discovered its intense sweetness.
-In 1974 the FDA approved it as an artificial sweetener but asked Searle to hold back from selling it until further tests could be made with regards to its safety.
-Scientific data revealed that there was a problem with the safety data on aspartame and FDA withdrew its approval.
-In 1975 the FDA initiated an investigation into Searle's laboratory practices and discovered fraud in scientific experiments as well as manipulated data giving favorable results proving aspartame to be safe.
-Among these they found that animals used in the experiments had been reported alive when they were dead.
-Aspartame - provoked tumors in laboratory animals were removed surgically and the animal was reported to be 'normal'.
-The results of this investigation are included in what is called "The Bressler Report" Jerome Bressler said the studies were so bad that parts were deleted by the FDA including two mice studies. They filtered out neoplasms.
-In 1980 Dr. John Olney submitted scientific data to an FDA Public Board of Inquiry showing that Aspartic Acid, one of the three ingredients in aspartame, caused holes in the brains of mice. Explained how aspartame can destroy brains of the unborn.
-In 1980 the Public Board of Inquiry unanimously voted against aspartame approval.
-In 1981 FDA Commissioner, Dr. Jere Goyan, was asked to resign by a member of the Reagan transition team , before he could sign the Board of Inquiry Report that revoked the petition for approval into law. Arthur Hull Hays who over-ruled the Board of Inquiry, even against the advice of FDA scientific personnel and advisers, replaced him.. He went to work for the PR Agency of the manufacturer Burson Marstellar at $1000.00 a day on a ten-year contract and has refused to speak to the press.
-In 1983 FDA approved aspartame use in sodas.
-The American Soft Drink Association - (now American Beverage Association) - was against the use of aspartame in carbonated beverages even mentioning the adulteration law, and this protest was included in the congressional record in May, 1985. They did not consider aspartame to be safe for human consumption. Yet they added it to soda anyway later.
ASPARTAME - THE HEALTH ISSUES
-FDA compiled a list of 92 symptoms attributed to aspartame consumption from 4 types of seizures to coma and death.
-Aspartic acid (40% of aspartame) is a non-essential amino acid that is used by the body to initiate apoptosis -cell death- in aging cells. The excess from aspartame causes apoptosis in healthy cells thus destroying healthy tissue especially in the brain (John Olney's report noted it causes holes in the brains of laboratory mice)
-Phenylalanine (50% of aspartame) is an essential amino acid found naturally in protein but when isolated becomes neurotoxic, lowers the seizure threshold, and depletes serotonin triggering psychiatric and behavioural problems and interacting with drugs.
-Diketopiperazine is a tumor agent. The Ramazzini Studies proved aspartame to be a multipotential carcinogen confirming FDA's original findings.
-Methanol (10% of aspartame) is a severe metabolic poison classified as a narcotic that converts to formaldehyde and formic acid. It embalms living tissue and damages DNA: http://www.mpwhi.com/formaldehyde_from_aspartame.pdf
-Methanol occurs naturally in all plants, fruits and vegetables, but - in nature - it is tied to the fibre pectin and is accompanied by its antidote, ethanol, in greater quantities that prevents the methanol from being metabolized and it passes safely through the body's system without causing any harm.
-Methanol even converts to formaldehyde in the retina of the eye and destroys the optic nerve and can cause blindness.
-Methanol is always metabolized to formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen.
-Aspartame damages the mitochondria or life of the cell and hypothalamus triggering male sexual dysfunction and ruining female response. It destroys families. Mitochondria damage is one of the reasons for drug interaction.
-Aspartame is a teratogen causing birth defects and mental retardation. It's also an abortifacient.
-Aspartame is linked to sudden death, MS, Lupus and many neurodegenerative diseases. Medical texts: Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, H. J. Roberts, M.D., Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D.
-Evidence from the beginning showed it to be a chemical poison. In reality it's an excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug. Reactions according to Dr. Russell Blaylock are not allergic but toxic like arsenic and cyanide.
-92% of Independent scientific peer reviewed studies show the problems aspartame causes. 13 in the last 24 months show *aspartame toxicity. It's particularly dangerous for diabetics since it can precipitate the disease, simulates and aggravates *diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy, destroys the optic nerve, and interactions with insulin There are tens of thousands of *case histories and anecdotal accounts from victims of aspartame poisoning who have come forward to tell their stories.
-There are special institutions, such as the Essence Recovery Center, that treat victims of aspartame addiction.
-Attorneys are taking brain tumor cases for litigation in New York and New Jersey. Would all this be necessary if aspartame were truly safe?
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Lee RogersIntelStrikeApril 24, 2008
The blurring of lines between crime and terrorism continues. According to section 802 of the Patriot Act, minor criminal offenses can be interpreted as terrorism by government officials. The recent implementation of Operation Sudden Impact in Memphis and surrounding areas had various people from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies go on a fishing expedition searching for terrorists. The operation resulted in the issuance of several traffic tickets, the confiscation of a small amount of drugs but failed to catch any terrorists. It was nothing more than a martial law training operation because the real terrorists are actually funded by high level government black operations. The U.S. House of Representatives last year passed HR 1955 the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 which if gets signed into law will give the government a blank check to potentially classify certain belief systems as terrorism. As horrible as all of these things are, we now have a candidate running for Sheriff in Florida’s Orange County using the slogan “Crime is Terrorism”.
Malone Stewart proudly displays this slogan on his web site and in his campaign signs. There is no question that the lines between criminality and terrorism are quickly being erased and if this continues the government will just accuse people who don’t like what they are doing of being terrorists and haul them away to FEMA run death camps.
Below is a photo of one of Mr. Stewart’s campaign signs a reader sent to us which shows clearly that he is running his campaign using the slogan “Crime is Terrorism”.
Obviously crime is not terrorism, but if we have people in positions of authority that buy into the terror war fraud and believe that crime is terrorism, we are in a great deal of trouble. The Military Commissions Act which was passed into law in 2006 allows the government to strip people of their citizenship and hold them indefinitely with no due process if they are accused of being a terrorist. What better way to hold American citizens who are protesting against the government than by utilizing the powers in the Military Commissions Act combined with what’s in the Patriot Act and eventually with what’s in HR 1955. Assuming HR 1955 gets passed, the government will literally have the power to jail American citizens indefinitely for having a belief system that the government disapproves of.
Mr. Stewart’s campaign slogan automatically disqualifies him from being taken seriously as a candidate for Sheriff. The war on terror is a fraud designed to setup a police state and to get everybody spying on one another with the notion that everybody is a potential terrorist. It is clear that Mr. Stewart has bought into this idea with this ridiculous campaign slogan. If anybody reading this resides in Florida’s Orange County we encourage you not to support this man for Sheriff. Crime is not terrorism.
Published on Wednesday, April 23, 2008.
Source: InfoWars - Kurt Nimmo
Come November, it does not matter who “wins” the White House, the lot of the average American will be the same no matter if Obama, Clinton, or McCain sit in the White House. And that lot will be one of increasing misery as the late, great United States is converted into a slave labor gulag, little different than China.
McCain told the commoners of Youngstown, Ohio, as much yesterday. “Republican John McCain made a risky argument in a hard-hit Ohio steel town yesterday, telling residents that free trade can help solve their problems,” reports the Boston Globe. “That is a tough sell in communities that have hemorrhaged jobs as manufacturing moved overseas and cheap imports flooded the market. But McCain insisted that free trade is the solution and not the cause.”
See, the problem is the little people resist “free trade,” as in a free hand for multinational corporations to loot the third world and now the first world, soon to be a third world nation. “The biggest problem is not so much what’s happened with free trade, but our inability to adjust to a new world economy,” McCain said during a town hall-style meeting at Youngstown State University. “So we want people to be part of that revolution, and we’ve got to be part of that new economy, rather than try to cling to an old economy.”
In other words, adjust to increasing poverty and diminishment of opportunity. It is, after all, a “revolution,” never mind a greedy revolution of the bankers and multinat CEOs who are determined to “level the playing field” here in the United States. After all, as fed gangster Greenspan declared, the average American makes too much money. He and she will soon be on par with the average Chinese and Indian slave, toiling for a couple bucks a day, if that. McCain simply wants you to accept your fate. It’s part of the “New Economy” and you have no choice but to assimilate.
The presumptive GOP nominee, on a weeklong tour of “forgotten” places where people are struggling with poverty and job losses, made a stop at a shuttered steel fabricating plant and criticized Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for saying, when they campaigned in the Ohio primary last month, that they would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Hand it to McCain for his honesty. NAFTA and its bastard children are not going anywhere, regardless of what the liars Clinton and Obama say. Get used to ever increasing poverty. Get ready for food riots like they have in Haiti and Egypt. Get ready to be a peasant. Get ready for the New Feudalism.
For McCain and his globalist handlers, this is a “revolution,” albeit a revolution of misery. Get on the platform, the train is leaving.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Gears that is. Its the first time I have had a bike with that many gears in along time. Why the gears? Because if I am going to pay money to race I am not going to race a bike that handicaps me. There are certain race courses where I believe ss are not at much of a disadvantage but the majority of the early season WVMBA races are not ss friendly. I spent all week piecing together two somewhat race worthy geared mtb's for Mandi and I. The drivetrains are shot, the hubs make funny noises but they do roll and I hope they hold together for at least a couple races. My ss got a giant dent in the top tube this week and I didn't even ride it. Mandi inadvertently knocked the repair stand over on it Thursday. I think it is still safe to ride but it looks pretty bad. She was more upset about than I was. Its just a bike, a worldly possession, nothing to get upset about. Looks like there is more rain in the forecast for tomorrow, yea. Rainy races are fun and I definitely seem to race better in the mud.
ps: saw two kitties on Tuesdays ride. One was a scragley barn cat that wanted nothing to do with me. The other was a dirty trailer park kitty that was all rubby and lovey.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Buying what they are told to buy,
Pursuing their love affairs with the automobile,
Baseball and football, romance and beauty,
Enthusiastic as trained seals, going into debt, struggling —
True believers in liberty, and also security.
And of course sex — cheating on each other
For the most part only a little, mostly avoiding violence
Except at a vast blue distance, as between bombsight and earth,
Or on the violent screen, which they adore.
Those who are not Americans think Americans are happy
Because they are so filthy rich, but not so.
They are mostly puzzled and at a loss
As if someone pulled the floor out from under them,
They'd like to believe in God, or something, and they do try.
You can see it in their white faces at the supermarket and the gas station—
Not the immigrant faces, they know what they want,
Not the blacks, whose faces are hurt and proud —
The white faces, lipsticked, shaven, we do try
To keep smiling, for when we're smiling, the whole world
Smiles with us, but we feel we've lost
That loving feeling. Clouds ride by above us,
Rivers flow, toilets work, traffic lights work, barring floods, fires
And earthquakes, houses and streets appear stable
So what is it, this moon-shaped blankness?
What the hell is it? America is perplexed.
We would fix it if we knew what was broken.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
If you pay income tax watch this little video. And then type Freedom to Facism into google and the watch the entire video. If you are still not outraged about what has happened and is currently happening to OUR country then you can go back to watching American Idol and drinking diet soda.
Peace and Love, JOEY.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Fruit Salad (bananas, kiwis, mangos, pineapple, granny smith apple, gala apple, raspberries, and an orange)
Looks Yummy huh?
Saturday, April 12, 2008
The weather has been phenomenal this week, to bad it has to end. I have not been able to come in until dark thirty every day this week. Always something to do, ride bikes, work in the yard, plant a garden, work in the yard some more. It has defiantly been a great week. The yard and garden have never looked some nice to bad we have to sell it:( I have been looking pretty hard for a job here in Elkins with no luck yet. Defiantly slim pickins around these parts and its only going to get worse.
Going to Mt Wood tomorrow. Supposed to be shit weather, go figure. I am not as excited about racing this year as I have been in the past. It could have something with the last race I entered and my subsequent trip to the hospital. I am defiantly realizing in my old age that there are far more important things in life than riding in circles on a bike trying to best your competition.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Mandi and I have been doing lots of bike practice lately. I love riding my ss! Its hard and very rewarding. Its takes old rides and makes them new, fun and refreshing again. Boy does it make my arms tired though. We skipped the Poopstem race, crappy course, crappy weather, long drive, no racey. Instead we went to Watters Smith State Park and did some pretend racing and guess what we both won! Mandi had a tough close race with herself but in the end she prevailed over herself but by just a few seconds. I pretty much decimated myself. Once I said go I never saw hide nor hair of myself again. You could say I ran away with it. Mountwoody will be are first race of the year. Can't wait. Hope all is well with everyone. Oh yeah almost forgot, we got a new car. 98 Hyundai Accent. It is huge departure from our Subaru but it gets 40mpg! No power steering, no ac, no nuttin. I love it. I have always felt guilty about driving the oh so plush outback. The subbie is for sale, you know you want it.