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Yum. 5 Ways to Make Your Life More Like Burning Man. ~ Steve Bearman

     FOOD 09.10

Natural remedies relieve pain, create no or minimal health side-effects, and contribute to healing the areas of inflammation as well as relieving the pain.

A new analysis encourages pregnant mothers to take probiotics during pregnancy to help lower the risk of allergies in their kids.

[ctrl] So you like McDonald's fries?!?!?!
It would be fair to assume that there are three ingredients in McDonald’s French fries: potatoes, oil, and salt. But if you assumed that you’d be far from correct.
Starting last year McDonald’s began a transparency campaign most likely to create a more health- and consumer-conscious image of the corporation. As a result the company has made their ingredient lists and processing techniques available on their website. Out of curiosity, I had to know exactly what is in those fries.
It turns out that there are 17 ingredients in MickeyD’s French fries! They contain:
-Potatoes (whew! I’m glad that was the first ingredient)
-Canola oil—Most canola oil is now genetically-modified.
-Hydrogenated soybean oil—Like canola oil, most soybean oil is now extracted from genetically-modified soybeans. Plus the hydrogenation process makes the oil more saturated than it would be in its natural form, and unhealthy.
-Safflower oil—Believed to be a healthier cooking oil, most safflower is unfortunately heated to high temperatures long before it is ever used for cooking, causing it to be chemically-altered from the heat, and a source of inflammation in the body when that is the case.
-”Natural flavor”—McDonald’s natural flavor is apparently obtained from a vegetable source, but the “natural” moniker means nothing since it can even potentially contain the nerve- and brain-toxin monosodium glutamate (MSG).
-Dextrose—a type of sugar.
-Sodium acid pyrophosphate—This ingredient is apparently used to maintain the color of the fries. On the chemical industry’s own safety data sheets it is listed as hazardous for ingestion, which is exactly what you’ll be doing if you eat those French fries.
-Citric acid—used as a preservative.
-Dimethylpolysiloxane—used as an anti-foaming agent, this industrial chemical is typically used in caulking and sealants and comes with a list of safety concerns.
-Vegetable oil for frying, which is a blend of 7 ingredients, including: canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with tert-butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), citric acid, and dimethylpolysiloxane. We discussed most of these ingredients above. Corn oil, like its canola and soybean counterparts is now primarily made of genetically-modified corn.
TBHQ is a petroleum-based, butane-like (yes, that’s lighter fluid!) ingredient used as a preservative. It has been linked to asthma, skin conditions, hormone disruption, and in long-term animal studies to cancer and damage to DNA.
Contrary to what McDonald’s may claim in its slogan, I’m NOT lovin’ it!


Comedian Lee Camp: Syria is a Money and Power Grab 
At a recent taping of the Max Keiser show, Luke Rudkowski was able to meetup and interview comedian Lee Camp about the situation in Syria. In this video Lee breaks down the situation in Syria and how he uses comedy as a way to make people think about issues that are normally ignored.
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"... Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern even predicts in his new interview that the Obama administration is currently looking for (another?) a “false flag” attack off the coast of Syria. The ex-analyst of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Mc Govern, said in his interview that such an attack on one of the US destroyers in front of the coast of Syria will then be blamed on the Syrian government or maybe on Syria’s ally Iran and then “all hell will break loose.” ..."

The Syrian rebels have even admitted that they were the ones that caused the deadly gas attack that the U.S. government is using as justification to attack Syria.

Russell Brand: Hugo Boss Offensive Nazi Jibes About Event Sponsors - GQ Awards
Comedian Russell Brand was allegedly ejected from the GQ Men Of The Year Awards

     WAR Why we go to war. Here's what a "surgical strike" means.
This is one from the beginning of the Bush One administration when the blueprint was created.

You too can have multiple sarcasms!
911 Best Vid Ever.avi I think this is an amazing piece of work that should be shown on every channel on every TV station in every country. Not even 5mins long and blows the offici...

"A Federal court order [PDF, via Cryptome] prohibits Barrett Brown, a jailed internet activist and journalist who faces more than 100 years in prison, from talking to the media.
Critics say it's the latest example of a crackdown on investigative journalism. 
A federal court in Dallas, TX imposed the gag order on Brown and his legal team which prevents them from talking to press about his prosecution over charges relating to his work exposing online surveillance. [The Guardian]"

Tell Congress - Vote for war - we'll show you the door! We need 800 signatures today! Let's make it 5000 signers of this "petition" with TEETH: The Peace Voter Pledge.

Heads up old school politicians-- War will not be good for your popularity and it will not be good for the economy and it could well cost you your job if you're dumb enough to vote for it. Nobody is buying the lies this time, even though the corporate junk media and mercenary pundits are selling it, selling it, selling it ('C'mon down to crazy Barry's today or we won't be able to save you any money!')
The Corporate owned United Corporate "States" of America kills innocents without batting an eye, and will continue to do so unless it is stoped. Madeleine Albright didn't think it was wrong to allow over 500,000 innocent Iraqi children to die, it was worth it. This interview was done when Bill Clinton was president. Since then the corporate fascist state has had two criminal figure heads (G.W.Bush & Barraks Insane OslaymoreinnocentChildrenuh) who's regimes continue to lie, kill and pillage the Middle East.

The USS Liberty was purposely attacked by Israel's fighter-bombers and torpedo boats in a sustained action in international waters that lasted longer than the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, in what most survivors and many in high-ranking Naval positions deemed a false-flag operation. The attempted sinking and murdering of all aboard the Liberty was an attack that Israel hoped would be blamed on Egypt, assuring the attack on and the destruction of Egypt by the United States.
The USS Liberty Cover-Up 
A former Navy attorney who helped lead the military investigation of the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 American servicemen says former President Lyndon Johnson and his defense secretary, Robert McNamara, ordered that the inquiry conclude the incident was an accident.
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