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The Health Report That Could Save Your Life

Dr. Colin Campbell Lecture

Even today, as we have access to more information than we’ve had before, heart disease has never been greater. There are many diet plans out there, yet we Americans are more obese than ever. We have diabetes at unusual levels. What is it then that we are doing wrong? What are we missing? Dr. T. Colin Campbell has done extensive research and he thinks he has some of the the answers.

Casein is the name for a family of related phosphoproteins.

The China Study is a book by T. Colin Campbell, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University, and his son Thomas M. Campbell II, a physician. It was first published in the United States in January 2005 and had sold over one million copies as of October 2013, making it one of America’s best-selling books about nutrition.

Summary

The doctor believe’s that animal protein is not needed as much as tradition tells us. A plant-based diet may be more healthy in the long run. It may be a provocative statement, but he suggests that cancer could be more to do with lifestyle and diet, rather than genetics alone.

It’s seems odd, but what the doctor is suggesting is that too much animal-based protein is actually harmful to the body. This includes meat and dairy products. While agriculture constantly promotes drinking quantities of milk, the studies report the opposite. According to the data, increased milk consumption raises the risk of osteoporosis, instead of decreasing the risks.

Plant-based foods tend to have the right amount of protein and beneficial antioxidants. The doctor thinks that plant-based foods prevent and in some cases cures many diseases.

I am not promoting vegetarianism, but I do feel that these doctors are steering Americans in the right direction and they offer credible options. Nutrition is little understood by the public in general. It is not a part of public policy and is often overshadowed by politics.

Important Research:

1. Forks Over Knives — Official Trailer
2. How to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind — Doug Lisle, Ph.D.
3. The Ultimate Diet Therapy — John McDougall, MD
4. Founder of the Rice Diet – Walter Kempner, MD
5. Breaking The Food Seduction — Dr Neal Barnard

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Canada Cuts Deal With China, Bypassing US Dollar

China has cut deals with several nations, including Canada, and the Chinese yuan seems to be slowly replacing the US dollar as the world currency. The renminbi literally means “people’s currency”.

On the same note, London is seizing on China’s yuan push as well, welcoming the direct trading partnership. This saves money for the UK obviously.

Does this signify a decline of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency?

Chinese currency poses a high risk for the dollar, even if China’s economy is slowing down. Whether the financial analysts want to admit it or not, trade with the dollar is not as significant as it once was. A new currency war is coming.

Many analysts think that gold is on the rise. It’s probably just a matter of when.

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An Act of State: A Conspiracy In Memphis

The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. is a topic that many of us no little about. James Earl Ray was convicted by law on March 10, 1969. He died in prison on April 23rd of 1998. Ray was so disheartened with the justice system that he chose to be buried in Ireland. Was Ray guilty?

Martin Luther King’s lawyer and friend, William F. Pepper, stood by the family through it all. Pepper has authored a tell all book—An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King—which sheds light on the tragedy. Pepper conducted a thirty-year investigation into the assassination and the details are in the book.

King was in Memphis, Tennessee supporting sanitation workers that had been on a strike. King was to check in at room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, owned by a guy named Walter Bailey. Apparently King had stayed at the motel many times.

At 6:01 pm on Thursday, April 4, 1968, while he was standing on the motel’s second floor balcony, King was struck by a single .30-06 bullet fired from a Remington Model 760. King was pronounced dead at 7:05 pm.

The official side of the story:

Shortly after the shot was fired, witnesses saw James Earl Ray fleeing from a rooming house across the street from the Lorraine Motel where he was renting a room. A package was dumped close to the site that included a rifle and binoculars with Ray’s fingerprints on them. The rifle had been purchased by Ray under an alias six days before. A worldwide manhunt was triggered that culminated in the arrest of Ray at London Heathrow Airport two months later.

This is where the conspiracy begins. The King family believes that the assassination was carried out by the government. James Earl Ray could have possibly been a scapegoat.

A man named Loyd Jowers seems to be caught in the middle of this conspiracy. Jowers died from a heart attack on May 20, 2000, at the age of 73.

A civil case provides us some of the details. The case, Coretta Scott King, et al. vs. Loyd Jowers et al., Case No. 97242, was tried in the circuit court of Shelby County, Tennessee, between November 15 to December 8, 1999.

Attorney William F. Pepper, represents the King family, and in his book (An Act of State) he alleges that there was in fact a conspiracy. A conspiracy where the government and organized crime was involved in the murder.

What we didn’t know is wrapped up in this case:

After hearing no evidence from the government, and only testimony and pleadings cooperatively submitted by the plaintiffs and Jowers, the jury–six blacks and six whites—found that King had been the victim of assassination by a conspiracy involving the Memphis police as well as federal agencies.

 

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The Media Industry Is Changing

The media industry is rapidly changing and the pace seems to be increasing at a supersonic rate. I’ve been saying that while some types of media are growing, others are becoming obsolete and are dying. Today’s headline is a bit of a surprise from CTNOW: “Dish Network could drop CNN from lineup for good.” Yet somehow, I can believe it.

The media industry seems to be moving to the internet: YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, etc. These giant tech companies have become major competitors in today’s media market.

The 20th century model of broadcasting appears to be stodgy, and a recent poll suggests that Americans no longer trust what they hear on the news these days. The argument points to hyped up propaganda, mediocre infotainment at best, and a constant hashing of news stories that have no substance.

YouTube has brought entertainment to the fore. There’s a level of interaction that is absent in the model of the cable era.

Some people are growing tired of the rising cost of cable—and the one most important factor—they simply can no longer afford cable. Especially cable that is boring…

Read More:

Dish Network could drop CNN from lineup for good — CTNOW

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Distrust, Tragedy, And Hope In Liberia

The auction is open until October 31, 2014 and covers four blocks – LB-6, LB-7, LB-16 and LB-17. [1] There’s hope and at the same time there’s distrust in Liberia. The hope is in the oil discoveries. The distrust is with the Liberian government. The tragedy is the Ebola epidemic.

The Ebola outbreak isn’t the only story of the day, but the American mainstream has done a fine job of milking the cow. This is not to say that curing disease and helping others isn’t important. Au contraire, but reporting shouldn’t be so one-sided, as to forget other components that may be of extreme importance to the global community.

It makes one wonder the true aim of corporate media and the objective behind today’s ‘big story’. I wonder if much of what is propagated is intended to be a distraction of some sort. As they say, always follow the money.

Could overreporting and underreporting be a two-headed monster?

In the Economic Community of West African States, therein lies the West African Economic and Monetary Union (aka UEMOA), which proports to be a proponent of the African Euro. [2]

The six member states are Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone who founded the organization together in 2000 and Liberia who joined on February 16, 2010. Guinea is Francophone and the rest are English speaking.

The West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) is coordinating to challenge the dominant CFA franc, which is tied to the Euro. The goal may not be to totally replace the Euro, but at least merge with it. The Eco is the proposed name for the common currency.

It’s obvious that some Liberians are not happy about the negotiations with the energy companies for the following reasons:

“According to a recent statement issued by the Nobel Peace Prize winner, President Ellen Johnson, the American Oil company, Exxon Mobil will own a whooping 80% of the oil shares discovered in Liberia, while their Canadian neighbours, the Canadian Oversea Petroleum Limited (COPL), will own 20%.” [3] This leaves 5% to 10% for the people of Liberia.

Those that bid on the blocks must put up a substantial amount of money just to play. Liberia has an alleged 17 blocks that are up for bid; some blocks have been spoken for. [4]

Ellen Johnson is the 24th and current President of Liberia. [5]

Reporters in America have not been so eager to express the Liberians’ distrust of their political leaders, including President Johnson Sirleaf, and especially her request for emergency powers. Powers that would use the Ebola crisis to gain even more authority. [6] She was denied.

There’s the hard fact that she suspended her son (Charles) and 45 government officials due to corruption charges. [7]

Another son has also been suspended, the one named Robert. [8]

There you have it. There’s always a story behind the news.

Read More:

1. Liberia invites bids for four offshore petroleum blocks — Oil Review
2. Economic Community of West African States — Wikipedia
3. Oil In Liberia: How Could Liberians Settle for Only 5%? — Modern Ghana
4. Liberia: Oil Blocks Attract Bidder Interest — allAfrica
5. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf — Wikipedia
6. Ebola spotlights Liberians’ distrust of their political leaders — AlJazeera
7. Johnson-Sirleaf suspends son amid corruption probe — Mail & Guardian
8. Beware viewing African leaders through gilded lenses. — The Globe And Mail

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The Crude Oil War Could Bring $75 Per Barrel!

As we look at current crude oil trends, the price is $81.01 per barrel (WTI), and $86.13 for Brent Crude Oil. The market implies that oil is definitely on the decline. What is the agenda? Are they trying to make Mr. Putin sweat? Mr. Rockefeller used to call it sweating when he was attempting to starve the competition out. Has Saudi Arabia teamed up with the U.S. against Russia and Iran?

Is cheap oil hurting the Russian economy? Is this the plan?

The Crouching Tiger (China) is preparing for the crude oil war. China is on a buying spree, taking advantage of low market prices.

The Goldman Slash report is calling for cheap prices in year 2015. The bear is going to get more bearish. Oil exploration and drilling is bound to slow down.

Let’s enjoy the low gas prices while we can. Pump it up!

Read More:

1. Will Cheap Oil Choke the Russian Economy? — Bloomberg
2. Why Saudi Arabia isn’t sweating low oil prices — Vox
3. China Goes On A Crude-Oil Buying Spree As Global Prices Tumble To $85 A Barrel — International Business Times
4. Goldman Slashes 2015 Oil Price Forecast — International Business Times
5. Goldman Sachs Says Oil Rout Excessive on Oversupply Doubt — Bloomberg