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Monday, August 27, 2018

Is Being Overweight Now a Disability?


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Is Obesity Still Politically Incorrect in America?

   Last week Sunday we met friends at a fast food eatery for an early morning coffee before heading off to our area flea market.  We all couldn’t help but notice a very overweight mother feeding her infant a bottle filled with soda vs. milk or formula.  

Is this a form of child abuse? Nearly everywhere we go we find the majority of families seem to be not just mildly overweight but obese or close to it and rarely does anyone seem to be in public without some kind of food or beverage in hand at any given hour.  Perhaps I am being weird but we’ve also noted how many Americans seem to choose sugary soda for breakfast instead of coffee or tea.

During a Detroit newscast of a police scene the two minority women in uniform seen in the broadcast were so overweight we wondered how they could have passed the physical?!  Everywhere one looks today, the majority of citizens are overweight and TV commercials now bend to that trend with reflections of ‘large’ people wearing the latest in big sized clothing.  Europeans which have adopted American type diets have begun suffering this super-sized growth trend as well…

Despite knowing they are fat fewer average people seem to be doing anything about their girth at least according to all demographic trends which now place obesity and its related diseases such as high blood pressure [and we’re witnessing a dramatic increase among the young in families where there is no food discipline as well] at record levels soon to exceed that of smoking.

The Empty Calorie Diet

A basic misunderstanding American people have about food is that a calorie is the same as nutrition. All foods have calories, but only a very small amount of foods have nutrition. 

This ignorance is capitalized upon by commercial "food" processors who produce millions of tons of empty foods that have calories without nutrition. 

This has led to a national crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 
one in four American adults have a disability that impacts major life activities, with the most dominant one affecting mobility. The second most prevalent reported involved cognition. 

The BMJ (British Medical Journal) has published a
 new study that "found rising midlife death rates from dozens of diseases of the heart, lungs, digestive systems and other organs. It even found rising death rates during pregnancy and early childhood. "Something far-reaching is affecting the health of Americans in the prime of their lives," said lead study author Dr. Steven H. Woolf of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. 

Who is surprised? Americans are eating foodless foods that don't provide enough nutrients to survive but do assault the body by promoting inflammation leading to a host of diseases along with obesity and dementia. 

According to a recent report in ScienceAlert, scurvy is making a comeback. But scurvy isn't some infectious disease caused by a virus or an antibiotic-resistant bacterium, it's a condition of lack of nutrition. 

Symptoms of scurvy include bleeding gums, decaying teeth, thinning hair and overwhelming fatigue. It plagued 18
th century explorers who spent months at sea eating poor diets devoid of fresh fruits and vegetables. Physicians of the day finally learned that eating fresh citrus fruit would ward off the symptoms. It wasn't until 1912 that vitamin C was discovered. 

"We diagnosed our first case about five to six years ago," Eric Churchill, M.D., a Massachusetts doctor 
told ScienceAlert. "The initial case came through the hospital and was quite dramatic, someone with a mental health issue who would only eat bread and cheese," 

"Between then and now we have diagnosed somewhere between 20 and 30 cases of scurvy." 

From the ScienceAlert report: 

Churchill and his team at Baystate High Street Health Centre have clued in on asking about their patients' diets, and he is currently leading a research project on scurvy in the urban environment… "Many people who have difficulty affording food tend to go for food that is high fat, high calorie, and very filling," Churchill explains in the film (Vitamania).

"If you have a limited food budget, those are the meals that will fill you up and will satisfy you more than eating fruits and vegetables."

The problem is that a full belly doesn't know the difference between just calories and nutrition. Even though the results and outer manifestation of malnutrition is sickness, nobody equates the two, neither patients nor their doctors. This ignorance has caused a health crisis upon which commercial food processors and the medical establishment have raked in trillions of dollars. 

But this isn't a purely American problem. Scurvy is making a comeback in the UK and in Australia as well. Between 2009 and 2014, hospital admissions in the United Kingdom related to scurvy went up by 27 percent, 
according to the BBC

Doctors in each of those countries link the cause of scurvy to malnutrition. But their patients aren't skin-and-bones malnourished like those starving Africans televisions like to depict. Many of their patients are overweight and suffering from type-2 diabetes. 

This is what we call full belly starvation. This is to say that people have full bellies but are starving of nutrition. People who do all their shopping in the middle of the grocery store buying processed junk passed off as food all suffer from this. 

Calorie diets like these without nutrition lead to chronic obesity, diabetes, much sickness, early degenerative disease and death. 

You can see these people in the grocery stores. They are massively overweight and ride the scooters or lay on their shopping carts shuffling through the center aisles of the grocery stores stocking up on the boxed processed "food" because they think it's food and because they've been taught it's food. Besides, it's "fortified" with vitamins – but synthetic vitamins which are just chemicals that have no relation to real vitamins. They think it's all they can afford, not realizing that what's "filling" them is killing them, and they'd be better off spending the same money for less food in the form of fruits and vegetables. 

Natural vitamin C is crucial to health -- I'm talking about the natural vitamin C complex, not vitamin C as simply ascorbic acid. Natural vitamin C contains the whole C complex. It's a primary heart nutrient because vitamin C has the phenomenal action of increasing the capacity of the blood to hold and carry oxygen. 

It has natural anti-inflammatory properties that have long been known. That's why your mother probably told you to drink orange juice when you had a cold or flu. It is a water-soluble vitamin that doesn't build up in the tissues, and any excess is excreted. 

Dr. Royal Lee believed that no patient would die of an infectious disease until his reserves of vitamin C have been exhausted. Then the vitamin C deficiency would be the real cause of death, not the infection. 

Even a mild deficiency of vitamin C means loss of resistance to infection. In fact, vitamin C deficiency is specific to infections. Vitamin C has been found essential to the activity of phagocytes (white killer cells) in their normal function of destroying disease germs. 

No pneumonia patient is known to die until his reserves of vitamin C are completely exhausted. No vitamin C can be found in any of the tissues of a victim of an infectious disease. 

And vitamin C has been found to 
reverse sepsis in patients who did not respond to massive doses of antibiotics and who were near death. 

Nationally, almost 80 million people have diabetes or pre-diabetes. According to the CDC, diabetes is seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. 

Type 2 diabetes is a dietary disease. Diabetes rates in Americans are high and rising higher because of our Western grain-based and sugar-laced processed food diet. 

Americans do not know that consuming calories has little to do with consuming nutrition. Junk foods loaded with calories gives the sensation of a full belly even when no nutrition is taken. This is a sinister and silent syndrome of starvation that so-called health authorities never address and the public is totally unaware. 

Body reserves are easily exhausted and chronic and regular sickness is the rule rather than the exception. Perplexed doctors don't have a clue. Antibiotics are the only thing in their bag of tricks. 

The last thing a medical man would consider is that his patients are not sick, they are starving. They have chronic and ongoing malnutrition. 

We realize that mass starvation in America is incomprehensible to the public. What a foundation for the commercial food processors! 

They can proceed knowing that there is absolutely no possibility that any significant number of people will ever discover the crime. 

If we assume that government agencies know nutritional science and fail to object and warn of our national diet of foodless foods, then could we not assume that starvation is public policy? An agenda can be established upon omission or commission with no difference in results. 

All sickness and degenerative disease relates to malnutrition. This means that the public is being prescribed drugs for malnutrition and starvation. 

Eighty percent of grocery foods are synthetic chemicals that are not and cannot be fit for human consumption. 

The other 20 percent is located around the outer wall of the store where one finds fresh vegetables, meats and dairy. Of course, serious students of nutrition would be hard pressed to find even 2 percent in this section not adulterated, genetically modified or pasteurized. 

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Interesting Trends

He says the average American has 3 credit cards with a combined balance of $6,000.
And the trend is not going in a positive direction.
“A recent survey conducted this year said that when you look at the number of consumers who report being debt-free, it’s actually dropped from 27 to 23 percent.”

More worrying, perhaps: 33% of those surveyed said they think that dream is disappearing. Why? They have too much debt. “Americans believe financial security is at the core of the American Dream, but it is alarming that so many think it is beyond their reach,” said Mike Fanning, head of MassMutual U.S.

Among the generations, older millennials (ages 28 to 37) are most likely to say they lose sleep because they are worried about something, with 77 percent experiencing this problem. Most older millennials, 49 percent, are worried about their relationships, with money concerns coming in second at 43 percent. However, this age group is the most likely to be stressed about money, followed by Generation Xers (ages 38 to 53) at 41 percent.

The pay gap has risen dramatically, with some fluctuations, since the 1990s. In 1965 the ratio of CEO to worker pay was 20 to one; that figure had risen to 58 to one by in 1989 and peaked in 2000 when CEOs earned 344 times the wage of their average worker.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Mexico's Socialist President Elect Admits Sending Illegals to US is Good for Their Nation

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Mexican voters just elected a socialist strongman. This is bad news for the United States.


By Andrew Miller of the Philadelphia Trumpet [condensed version]

Mexico is vital to United States security. Since the U.S. is protected by the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east, its southern border represents the most vulnerable part of its perimeter. Preventing Mexico and the islands of the Caribbean from allying with foreign enemies has always been vital to U.S. strategy.

This is why recent elections south of the Rio Grande are so concerning.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador was elected president of Mexico on July 1 in a landslide victory. He received 53 percent of the vote, the first time a presidential candidate has received an absolute majority since 1988. He will be sworn into office for a six-year term in December.

López Obrador’s coalition includes his Movement for National Regeneration, the far-left Labor Party and the evangelical Social Encounter Party. These three parties won 307 out of 500 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 69 out of 128 seats in the Senate, close to the two-thirds majority needed to pass changes to the Constitution of Mexico. Thus, López Obrador may become Mexico’s strongest leader in decades.

Mexican historian Enrique Krauze has hailed López Obrador as a “tropical messiah” whose charisma can save Mexico. Others are less optimistic. They see the left-wing president as a socialist strongman akin to late Cuban President Fidel Castro and late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Like these leaders, López Obrador came to power in an electoral campaign full of anti-American rhetoric.

Where will López Obrador lead Mexico? Many analysts say his policies on economics, criminal justice and immigration stand to pit his nation against the United States and set it on a path toward a Venezuela-style meltdown. And the Bible strongly indicates that such a scenario will occur in the near future.

Anti-American Coalition

In the U.S., López Obrador is called the Bernie Sanders of Mexico. The 64-year-old former mayor of Mexico City campaigns against what he calls the “mafia of the powerful” on behalf of “good and honest people.” What are his policies? In the past, he has called for Mexican oil businesses to be taken over by the government and for the country to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. In recent months, however, he has backed away from these proposals and instead called for money for youth programs, pensions for the elderly, and an overhaul of the nation’s infrastructure. He also wants to double the minimum wage in the Mexico-U.S. border area without raising taxes.

Yet, while López Obrador presents himself as a center-left politician railing against political corruption, key officials within his Movement for National Regeneration (morena) are far-left revolutionaries.

Yeidckol Polevnsky Gurwitz, the general secretary of morena, speaks openly of her admiration for Fidel Castro and Hugo Chávez. She acknowledges that her party seeks to incorporate Mexico in the Bolivarian Revolution, a political revolution in Venezuela that seeks to build an anti-American coalition of nations based on nationalism and socialism.

Héctor Díaz Polanco, president of the morena Commission of Honesty and Justice, is another official enamored with Venezuela’s revolution. “Let’s say it straight: The integration of Mexico in the Bolivarian Revolution would, in my opinion, make a big difference in the situation we have now,” he said last October in a video broadcast by Cadena Telesur. “We need to expand that revolution.”

The largest political party in Mexico is openly endorsing Venezuela’s socialist dictatorship. This means that López Obrador’s administration will likely forge alliances with anti-American regimes in Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Such an alliance would mandate distant relations with the United States and closer relationships with U.S. rivals, such as China, Russia and the European Union.

Drug Cartel Violence

International drug-trafficking networks known as cartels employ half a million people in Mexico. These dangerous cartels rake in between $20 billion and $30 billion annually, making them wealthy enough to field their own armies. Roughly 15,000 trained fighters work for the cartels, which are equipped with drones, grenades, land mines, machine guns and even armored vehicles and submarines.

Over 200,000 people have been murdered in Mexico since former President Felipe Calderón declared war on the cartels in 2006. Cartel violence is directly responsible for roughly 40 percent of these homicides, and the situation is growing worse. Mexico is on track to pass 30,000 homicides this year, which would surpass last year’s record high of 29,168 murders. Cartel operatives are even killing government officials: 97 political officials and 48 political candidates have been murdered just since last September.

President-elect López Obrador has promised to tackle cartel violence by rewriting the rules of the drug war and granting amnesty to drug traffickers. His strategy is nicknamed “Hugs Not Bullets.”

“We are going to change this rotten, corrupt regime of injustices and privileges, and we are going to promote development,” he said at a rally last April. “I can summarize it in one sentence: work, good salaries and hugs, not bullets. The people of Sinaloa are not bad by nature. It is that many have been forced to take the path of antisocial behavior; many have lost their future—especially the young.”

The president-elect has also indicated that he will consider legalizing drugs. “All topics should be analyzed,” he said at a campaign event in May. “Health is affected more by alcohol and tobacco than other drugs, and prohibiting these drugs creates more violence. Why not talk about it?”

In addition to amnesty and legalization, López Obrador wants to negotiate with cartel bosses. “We’ll invite Pope Francis, the secretary general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, representatives of international organizations … so that, with local experts and with the victims and families of the victims, we elaborate a joint plan to attain peace in this country,” he said at the same event.

This “Hugs Not Bullets” strategy represents a ceasefire at best.

Mexico’s homicide rate may come down if the government stops fighting drug traffickers, but cartel bosses will still control half the country, and will face less resistance, enabling them to expand their power further. And if López Obrador’s socialist policies cause an economic collapse like the one that has devastated Venezuela, his ceasefire will leave the cartels basically in charge of the country.

The primary reason these criminal cartels are so wildly successful is that 27 million Americans are addicted to illegal psychiatric drugs. That means U.S. drug users are fueling a multibillion-dollar industry that causes over 21,000 overdose deaths and 12,000 drug-related homicides per year.

The end result is that “blood toucheth blood.” Currently, the bloodiest suffering is in Mexico. But if López Obrador’s government stops fighting the cartels, drug traffickers will have a free hand to ply their nation-destroying products throughout the Americas.

Immigration Crisis

Since Mexican citizens living in the U.S. send about $30 billion home to Mexico each year, Mexican presidential candidates have a long history of supporting illegal immigration into their neighbor to the north. Yet López Obrador’s rhetoric has been more inflammatory than his predecessors.

He published a book in 2016 titled Listen Up, Trump that contains snippets from his speeches. In one, he says, “Trump and his advisers speak of the Mexicans the way Hitler and the Nazis referred to the Jews, just before undertaking the infamous persecution and the abominable extermination.”

In another campaign speech, López Obrador promised to defend “the migrants of the world who, by necessity, have to leave their villages to seek life in the United States; it is a human right that we will defend.” And in another, he said he would refuse to do America’s “dirty work” by deporting Guatemalan migrants passing through Mexico en route to America.

Such rhetoric is stirring up anti-American sentiments that have lain dormant since the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force on January 1, 1994.

Officials in Mexico’s new government no longer want to help the United States fight drug cartels and deport immigrants. Instead, they want to mimic the economic policies of Cuba and Venezuela, even though the latter’s failed socialist revolution has created an economic crisis and prompted 10 percent of the country’s population to leave in search of better living conditions. López Obrador’s policies on economics, criminal justice and immigration stand to create a perfect storm that could soon transform Mexico into the next Venezuela, and send untold numbers of people fleeing north into the United States.

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