Ron Paul: Government should leave the economy alone

Paul is calling for a significant tax cutThe U.S. government is mistaken if it thinks that it can help the American people by interfering with the free market, according to Texas Representative Ron Paul.

He told CNN’s American Morning program that the bailout will lead to inflation and will end up doing "no good whatsoever" for the country’s economic situation.

In addition, he criticized the idea that creating new money and encouraging spending provide the keys to boosting the economy.

Paul characterized these measures as typifying the "arrogant" belief of politicians and bureaucrats that they can regulate the free market.

Instead, the congressman from Texas called for a "drastic" tax cut that would allow Americans to "keep the money they earn."

When questioned about the future of the country, Paul replied that he finds weaknesses in the economic policies of both John McCain and Barack Obama.

However, when asked to differentiate, he said that the Republican’s healthcare plan offers "a better approach" but that the Democrat’s ideas about withdrawing from Iraq will save the U.S. billions of dollars.

Paul’s comments come as chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke has suggested that another economic stimulus package is needed to help heal the ailing economy.
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BPA baby bottles banned in Canada

In Canada, BPA is not permitted in baby bottlesThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration may have decided that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is safe, but the Canadian government has made it clear it thinks otherwise.

Canada has become the first country in the world to take action against BPA in baby bottles.

The chemical – which is also used in plastic packaging – has been linked to a number of health problems in various studies, but some experts do not find the evidence to be strong enough to support a ban.

For example, in the U.S., the FDA has said that BPA is safe for human use. Earlier this year, spokesperson Laura Tarantino said the FDA was not "recommending any change in habits" in regard to the chemical.

After declaring BPA a toxic chemical on Saturday, Canada said it is working on draft regulations to limit its importation and sale.

Some U.S. states have said they are considering similar bans, with surgeon generals from Delaware, Connecticut and New Jersey calling on the government to act to protect children’s health.
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Bernanke calls for further stimulus

The Fed is seeking a new stimulus packageIt was several months ago that President Bush signed a $170 billion stimulus package that he said could help prevent the U.S. from slipping into recession – now, there is talk of introducing another, similar measure.

Speaking before Congress, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, suggested that a second government stimulus package could provide a boost to the economy, as consumers cut back on spending.

September retail figures fell by 1.2 percent, which caused stocks to plummet and many financial experts to suggest that the country will definitely enter a recession period.

"With the economy likely to be weak for several quarters and with some risk of a protracted slowdown, consideration of a fiscal package by the Congress at this juncture seems appropriate," Bernanke said, explaining the reasoning behind his suggestion to the House Budget Committee.

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Pittsburgh GPS case prompts privacy concerns

Does GPS surveillance violate privacy? A court case that is currently in the federal courts in Pittsburgh could help set a precedent for how law enforcement officials handle global positioning system data.

The issue centers on whether or not police officers should be required to demonstrate probable cause and obtain search warrants before they track suspects using GPS, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Federal prosecutors and law enforcement officials are seeking permission to obtain information on a suspect’s location using data stored by their cell phone – either in real time or via historic records.

They say that electronic surveillance is less expensive and more effective than following someone in a vehicle.

However, some privacy advocates have raised concerns about the possibility that this technology violates the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures.

Some of the legal questions about the use of GPS concern whether or not a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy when their vehicle is driving on a public road.

"The government and police say they are trying to keep people safe, but our rights do come into question. It’s a balancing act," civil rights attorney Sam Cordes told the news provider.

Developed by the U.S. Department of Defense, GPS uses satellites and monitoring stations to provide 3D location information, along with the time.
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Debt or Ponzi?

I think the American people have a tendency to confuse the term debt with ponzi. The trouble is that we try to apply the conventional definition of debt as a legitimate accounting concept. It cannot be done as refers to the so-called national debt.

The terms fiat and debt are incongruent. Fiat by definition is default. The most learned writers that I read believe that there is actually a U.S. government debt and they repeat it, and they repeat it, and they repeat it. I can easily see why the government cabal wants the people to believe that there is government debt. Otherwise people might get the idea that the Fed was operating on printing press money (fiat).

What I am saying is that the reality of government monetary realism is that the U.S. government gets everything for nothing, even wars. That’s why we have so many.

John Maynard Keynes spilled the beans if anybody was looking, in his 1920 book, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, wherein he said “If governments should refrain from regulation (taxation) the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent and the fraud can be concealed no longer.” The pretense of collecting taxes supports the psychological syndrome that there is a national debt.

Translated, what he is saying is that without regulation through the tax collection system, and I would add, the propaganda paraphernalia of the national debt, that the people might come to wake up to the fact that the government is simply printing money and spewing it out and calling fiat “debt” as if it were legitimate and conventional accounting.

Again I say that so-called “debt” on everybody’s lips is nothing more than fiat ponzi and it has no more substance than whittenpoof dust. This is cognitive dissonance, which is the concept of holding two opposing thoughts at the same time. This is the irrational state of mind of the American people.

Of course their bailout, inflation and all the rest of it dilutes all the dollars in savings and circulation. It is my view that at present they are after the remaining trillions of dollars that the American people have in savings and retirement accounts. I believe that this is economic war on the American people. Unfortunately, not one in a million will ever figure it out until we become impoverished like the Weimar Republic in 1923. All of this is nothing more than witchcraft and created and concocted in such a way that it operates above the threshold of intelligence of the people.

This translates to government fraud on a worldwide and unbelievable scale.

Back to the current precious metals market, it appears to me that there has been so much damage to sentiment that we may be several months getting into another substantial rally, barring another war, which is highly possible as fiat needs war.

Of course government bureaucrats and propagandists love this mental suppression of the precious metals market because it extends their system of fiat.

Social security boost for retirees

Social security is rising by 5.8%Retirees who have been fretting over the state of the stock market and their nest egg have a bit of good news to look forward to – social security benefits are rising by 5.8 percent in 2009.

According to the Social Security Administration, this increase – the largest since 1982 – will mean an average of $63 extra in a retiree’s monthly check.

This year’s jump is a marked departure from the cost of living increases of the past decade, which are tied to inflation. However, recent rises in costs such as food and fuel seem to have pushed the decision.

However, some suggest that despite the increase many seniors will still struggle to maintain their standard of living – or even make ends meet.

"Right now many senior citizens are feeling depressed because things seem out of control," California State economics professor Sung Won Sohn told the Associated Press.

If anything, many people are feeling uncertain about their financial future. The Congressional Budget Office recently estimated that Americans lost a total of $2 trillion from their retirement accounts over the past 15 months, due to fluctuations in the stock market.
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New state laws aim to protect customer privacy

Businesses in some states will be required to encrypt dataA new law that took effect in Nevada this month aims to help protect data gathered by businesses about their customers, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The legislation states that companies are required to encrypt any personal information, including names and credit card details, that is transmitted electronically.

Firms may help protect themselves and their customers by purchasing email encryption software. Those that flout the law would be liable for unlimited civil penalties.

Other states, including Michigan and Washington, are mulling similar laws. Meanwhile, from January, Massachusetts businesses will be obligated to encrypt sensitive data about residents that is stored on portable devices, such as laptops.

Privacy lawyers in Massachusetts told the news provider that the legislation potentially paves the way for people to file civil lawsuits against firms in the case of a data breach.

In Nevada, it has already been established that firms complying with the law that suffer a data breach would have caps placed on the amount of damages they are forced to pay in a suit.

Some large-scale data breaches have made the headlines over the past couple of years, including an incident in which the credit and debit card details of 45.6 million customers of retailer TJX were put at risk.
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Buffett promotes buying U.S. stocks

Warren Buffett is greedy when others are fearfulInvestor Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world, has announced that he is buying American stocks.

A bear market provides a perfect opportunity to purchase stocks at a low price, the billionaire suggested in an opinion column in the New York Times.

The Berkshire Hathaway CEO described how he had moved his money from government bonds to U.S. stocks in an attempt to take advantage of market conditions.

He repeated his oft-quoted advice to investors: "Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful."

Buffett explained that although we are in the midst of a frightening economic period, including rising unemployment and falling business activity, the situation will take a turn for the better.

"What is likely … is that the market will move higher, perhaps substantially so, well before either sentiment or the economy turns up," he wrote.

Savvy investors will not let this opportunity pass them by, he advised.

Buffett ranked number one on Forbes magazine’s 2008 World Billionaires list, with an estimated net worth of $62 billion.
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Hospital admits tools not properly sterilized

Around 160 patients could be at risk of a staph infectionApproximately 160 patients may be at risk of developing a staph infection, following a North Carolina hospital’s admission that it had neglected to sterilize surgical instruments.

Although the tools were cleaned, disinfected, decontaminated and packaged, they were not sterilized, the Fayetteville Observer reports.

Medical officials say that the risk of infection is slight, as the instruments had already undergone all of the other steps of the cleaning process.

However, some patients who have been affected by the scare told the news provider they were unsettled by the news.

One woman who did not want to give her name said, "You are so vulnerable when you’re a surgery patient. You’re at their mercy. You have to believe that they are going to take good care of you."

Dr. Chuck Chima, physician advisor to infection control, said that the patients were at risk of a regular staph infection, but not the antibiotic-resistant MRSA.

According to MedicineNet.com, there are more than 30 different types of staph bacteria that can cause infections in humans, with the most common being staphylococcus aureus.
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Civil liberties concerns about bank fingerprinting

Some people object to bank fingerprintingEach year, millions of foreign visitors to the U.S. are fingerprinted at the airport – but did you know that some banks may also require prints from American citizens?

Bank of America customer Pauline Pavlis told the Press of Atlantic City about her experience trying to cash a check at one of the bank’s branches.

Because she is not a customer, she was asked to give a thumbprint to prove her identity, a practice which Pavlis questioned.

"I feel like it’s infringing on my personal liberties. You hear all the time about misuse of personal information," she told the news provider.

Fingerprinting is a common requirement for noncustomers at larger banks, the article states. Five years ago, one of these people sued Bank of America because it would not cash his check without a print and a Maryland court of appeals sided with the bank.

Timothy Doherty of the New Jersey Bankers Association, said that banks have a right to give preferential treatment to customers and prevent identity fraud.

He added that "the issue of protecting identities outweighs the issue of people concerned about giving thumbprints."

The government began fingerprinting foreign visitors to the U.S. in 2004.
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Experts uncertain about effects of drugs in drinking water

How do pharmaceuticals in drinking water affect our health?Questions about the effects of trace amounts of pharmaceuticals that are found in Americans’ drinking water continue to cause concern among both scientists and members of the public.

An ABC News report reveals that while some scientists claim the concentration of prescription medications in tap water is so low that it poses no risk, others are deeply concerned about the long-term effects of exposure.

"The concern is we don’t know what these chemicals do in the body over a lifetime of exposure," Dr. Brian Buckley, an environmental scientist at Rutgers University, told the news provider.

He acknowledged that the amount of contamination is very slight, but said that he would rather "be safe than sorry" in regard to consuming pharmaceuticals through the water supply.

Additionally, Buckley raised concerns about the possibility of "drug-drug interaction," which may not be apparent until a person has consumed tap water over a period of several years.

Earlier this year, an Associated Press investigation uncovered levels of pharmaceuticals present in the drinking water of 24 major metropolitan areas across the country.
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Study: Many doctors misinterpret statistics

Doctors do not always understand medical statisticsWith something as serious as your health at stake, you might expect doctors to be able to look at medical research data and produce meaningful results for patients.

A new study, published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, may cause you to think again.

The report describes various scenarios in which medical professionals have significantly misinterpreted statistics relating to the effects of drugs, behaviors and procedures.

For example, a pill backed up by research that promises to "double" the chances of a full recovery from an illness may mean raising the figure from one in 10,000 to two in 10,000 – but not all healthcare professionals understand the meaning behind the numbers.

"Many doctors, patients, journalists, and politicians alike do not understand what health statistics mean," the authors write, according to ABC News.

The researchers describe a situation of "statistical illiteracy" that they say is endemic in healthcare, for both patients and physicians.

In one scenario, a group of doctors was presented with a set of figures and asked to estimate the chances that a patient who tested positive for colorectal cancer actually had the disease. Many were unable to do so correctly.
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Some older homeowners turning to reverse mortgages

Reverse mortgages can help free up cash in retirementAn increasing number of older people are looking to reverse mortgages to boost their cash flow in retirement, according to new figures from a trade group.

The creation of these types of mortgages increased by 4.2 percent during the fiscal year, figures from the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association reveal.

Reverse mortgages are available to homeowners over 61 who want to convert some of the equity in their property into cash without selling, giving up the title or remortgaging. Their income from this transaction is tax-free.

The interest in reverse mortgages has been growing over the past several years, with this year’s total of 112,100 setting a new record for loan volume.

Peter Bell, president of the NRMLA, said that the group expects the number of these home loans to grow even higher in the coming years.

"Reverse mortgages are really one of the only positive stories in financial services this year, because they provide a safe, proven solution to many Americans’ retirement funding needs," he explained.

Effective from November 1st, the Department of Housing and Urban Development states that federally insured reverse mortgages have a single national loan limit of $417,000, Reuters reports.
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Many Americans say big government is necessary

Many people are welcoming government interventionA new poll reveals a shifting attitude about the role of big government in helping the U.S. out of the credit crunch.

The Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times survey, conducted on October 10-13, found that a larger number of people support the $700 billion bailout than oppose it.

This finding contrasts with the results of a similar poll conducted by Bloomberg/Times last month, which revealed that the majority of respondents were against the scheme.

Meanwhile, the majority of Americans seem to welcome some help from big government with their own financial problems.

The data indicates that a two-to-one proportion of respondents think the government should help homeowners who are facing foreclosure.

According to Bloomberg, some of this increased confidence in government action may be a result of positive activity in the stock market, which occurred just after details of the bailout were made public.

"They have to do something to spur the economy – otherwise, we’ll be further in the hole than we already were," independent voter Mike Hackenberg told the news agency.

The news comes after a recent survey by Reuters and the University of Michigan found that slightly more than half of Americans have lost confidence in the Federal Reserve in the past five years.
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Economic Perspective & Personal Liberty

What can you gain most from www.PersonalLiberty.com? What I wish for all of you is health plus wealth, a very high goal in an uncertain world. But I believe it is doable.

There is a requirement on your part. That is to keep your focus on reality paying no attention to political noise, the controlled media, the economic establishment or indeed the medical cartel in America. This is all noise and interferes with a calm and sober psyche. I wish that I could talk with every one of you, but I cannot, and get my vast amount of reading and work done.

I just hope that I can get through to you in these issues of Liberty Alerts.

Now here it is as I perceive it: The U.S. is deteriorating at a very fast rate, even perceptible now to millions who up to now have not noticed. It really doesn’t matter “WHO” is doing it to us. The main thing is that “it” is being done.

We wish to choose Personal Liberty as much as possible within the law of the land, whether or not we agree with those laws.

Our great and overpowering advantage is our accumulation of special information that we dig for. But to take maximum advantage, we do have to think outside the box. Sorry, this is a requirement.

I hope that all of you know the parable of the sower in Scripture. Some seed sprang up and withered, some took shallow root and grew for a time and died, and some took root and grew and thrived.

The lesson is that many are planted but few become permanent. And so it is with people. Only a few focus and can hold their focus until they achieve Personal Liberty upon a foundation of health and wealth.

We need to quit looking back over our shoulders at the system and quit being influenced by the system.

Therefore the main and powerful issue facing everyone in the United States is the depreciating currency. This is very simple to understand but seems to be an illusion for most people. Somehow people cannot grasp that they can be impoverished simply by accumulating, saving and holding the currency of the land.

Why is this mass illusion perpetuated? The answer is that the myth blinds the masses because they have childlike misplaced faith in “authority.” They are politically naive. Few can imagine that the system is not honest, that indeed it is very sophisticated fraud.

A depreciating currency expedites a transfer of wealth from the producers and savers to the money creators.

Depreciating currency becomes hyperinflation and finally in the end game, deflation and economic collapse. As we experience a hyperinflation there will be, as has always been, a quick disappearance of cash (deflation).

Money creators through all the ages have many pretenses and disguises like war, price controls, exchange controls, etc. Translated this is suppression of liberty and severe restriction of privacy and travel. These events are going on now and will increase along with massive propaganda. Remember, the majority believe propaganda until it is too late for survival.

The rest rationalize that things are bad but that times will get better long before there is a reign of terror. This was the mindset of the German people in the 1930s. While few escaped, most believed the propaganda and you know the endgame in Nazi Germany.

If the face of tyranny is pretty enough, people can be manipulated to adore it and embrace it. Modern tyranny is so sophisticated that it actually appears benevolent to the masses. How Herr Goebels would love it! He must be smiling now!

All this is what we get when depreciating currency is used to confiscate the wealth and savings of the people. All fraud, social and economic chaos has its origin in depreciating currency.

When prices rise (inflation) this is depreciating paper money. But the people don’t make the simple conclusion, so the fraud goes on.

I am so concerned with this impending economic decline and the affront to your personal liberty; I hope you will continue to read my Liberty Alerts to stay apprized of all the issues that affect you on a regular basis. I’d also love to hear you thoughts and opinions by taking part in the discussions that will ensue as right-minded individuals come together in one common forum.

Retirees weigh options for guarding their wealth

Baby boomers are facing tough choices about retirementJust a few years ago, men and women on the cusp of retirement may have been feeling very good about their nest egg.

However, the economic turmoil of the past year has already done significant damage, according to reports. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that retirement accounts lost a total of around $2 trillion over the past 15 months.

An article in U.S. News and World Report describes how baby boomers have been looking at different options for ensuring they have enough money to fund them throughout retirement.

Maurice Soto, a research associate at the Urban Institute, told the news provider that a potential retiree should make sure they have a portfolio that "reflects the time horizon and taste for risk" of their situation.

"The common advice is for households to reduce their exposure to stocks as they approach retirement," he explained.

Meanwhile, some workers who were hoping to get a different job after retirement or start a new business may want to think again in light of the effects of the credit crunch, the article suggested.

Richard Johnson of the Urban Institute said that new job opportunities – particularly part-time positions and flexible working – are likely to become scarce in the next few years.
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FDA accused of being “asleep at the switch” over BPA

States are asking that BPA not be used in baby bottlesSome studies have suggested that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could be linked to a number of different health problems, ranging from heart disease to cancer, even in low doses.

So why has the FDA not issued a stronger statement on its use to manufacture baby bottles? That is what the attorney generals from three states would like to know.

These individuals – from Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware – wrote letters to 11 companies that that make containers used to feed babies, requesting that they discontinue their use of BPA.

Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal said that the action was necessary because the FDA "has been asleep at the switch" regarding the regulation of BPA and is "resistant to respecting the scientific evidence" about the chemical’s risks.

Earlier this year, Laura Tarantino of the FDA said that "our tentative conclusion is that [BPA] is safe, so we’re not recommending any change in habits." Scientists estimate that more than 90 percent of Americans have trace amounts of BPA in their bodies.

The FDA has said it is preparing a new statement on the chemical that will be delivered later this month.
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Bush: Government is not trying to destroy free market

Bush says the government's actions are necessaryPresident Bush has described the government’s bailout plan – decried by some as meddling in the free market – as an "essential short-term measure" to free up credit and unfreeze the economy.

Some $250 billion of taxpayer money is set to be invested in some of the nation’s largest banks, in an effort to encourage lending and restore confidence in financial institutions.

In a speech, Bush said that the "limited and temporary" actions taken by the government were necessary to avoid a larger recession.

"These measures are not intended to take over the free market, but to preserve it," he explained.

Treasury secretary Henry Paulson also fleshed out further details of the government’s economic plan, including a scheme to guarantee new debt issued by banks for three years and an unlimited FDIC guarantee on bank deposits in non-interest accounts.

Banks that receive investment money will have to agree to limits on executive compensation during the period they are receiving funds, Paulson said.

A recent survey conducted by Reuters and the University of Michigan revealed that 29 percent of Americans said they have "a lot less" confidence in the Federal Reserve than they did five years ago.
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Syndrome X: The Sugar Disease

All the chronic diseases of aging thread their roots back to sugar consumption. Of all the species, the human race has a very high proclivity to sugar addiction and sugar dependence. Doctors will issue a bag full of prescription drugs and never once say “stay off of all sugar.”

What is sugar? Sugar is any substance that has a glycemic index. Any food or substance that has a glycemic index can disturb insulin balance in the body.

It follows then that the more sugar or carbohydrate consumption, the more insulin balance is disturbed. Any sugar or any food or any substance out of which the body can make sugar directly affects insulin balance.

There are many, many ways to disguise sugar or divert one’s attention from sugar. Most supermarket manufactured foods are loaded with sugar usually in small print. The big diverter, “low fat” or “no fat” is nearly always in bold or set out in a box or different color on the label.

The manufacturers know that the public has been thoroughly programmed against fat consumption. So if they print “no fat,” the customer is drawn to the product most often loaded with sugar.

Sugar is now not only used as a sweetener but as a filler to build volume in “food product.” High fructose corn syrup, a major ingredient, is an extremely sweet filler widely used and deadly to insulin balance.

And would you believe that the only product with no glycemic index is outlawed by the FDA as a sweetener-stevia! Stevia does not disturb insulin but due to FDA regulations, it cannot be marketed as a sweetener, only as a dietary supplement.

Now, let’s talk about just one chronic disease that traces back to sugar consumption. Syndrome X-60 to 75 million Americans have it and according to Dr. Gerald Reaven, M.D., discoverer of Syndrome X, it is the number one predictor of heart disease.

And that good diet prescribed by your cardiologist can be deadly. If you have Syndrome X, carefully dieting to lower your total cholesterol or LDL cholesterol won’t solve your problem. In fact, it may make a heart attack even more likely.

Syndrome X is a very quiet malady that interferes with the ability of insulin to move glucose (sugar) into certain cells for later use. Unknown millions of heart attacks have been caused by the failure of insulin to do its job.

Insulin resistance is at the heart of Syndrome X. This is why simply lowering HDL and LDL cholesterol won’t solve the problem as is universally prescribed by American physicians.

About 25 to 30 percent of Americans are resistant to their own insulin. This means that greater amounts of insulin are required to get the job done. Unfortunately, excess insulin is the first in a series of events to trigger damage to the lining of the coronary arteries that eventually precipitates a heart attack.

Therefore, more carbohydrates (sugar) equals more glucose, equals more insulin, equals the formula for disaster. For each 30 percent elevation in insulin levels, there is a 70 percent increase in risk of heart disease over a five-year period.

Syndrome X or insulin resistance is a cluster of abnormalities that is directly related to heart disease but seems to be unknown to the medical establishment.

According to Dr. Gerald Reaven, M.D., in his book Syndrome X, The Silent Killer, he outlines the complete list of heart disease risk factors for people with Syndrome X.  This list includes known risk factors for heart disease including the risk factors for Syndrome X-important!

Syndrome X Risk Factors:

  • Impaired glucose tolerance.
  • High insulin levels (hyperinsulinemia).
  • Elevated triglycerides (blood fats).
  • Low HDL “good” cholesterol.
  • Slow clearance of fat from the blood (exaggerated postprandial lipemia).
  • Smaller, denser LDL “bad” cholesterol particles.
  • Increased propensity of the blood to form clots.
  • Decreased ability to dissolve blood clots.
  • Elevated blood pressure.

Lifestyle factors that worsen Syndrome X:

  • Obesity
  • Lack of physical activity
  • The wrong diet
  • Cigarette smoking
  • High intake of sugar/carbohydrates

The additional independent risk factor is higher than normal LDL cholesterol.

Notice the differences. The Syndrome X heart disease risk factor list includes the rate at which fat clears from the blood, not just the amount of fat in the blood. It also considers the formation and clearance of blood clots, and the physical characteristics of LDL cholesterol (not just the amount). The very important lifestyle factor mentioned above is high consumption of sugar or carbohydrates.

Heart attacks are two to three times more likely to happen after a high carbohydrate meal and are specifically NOT likely after a high-fat meal. Why? Because the immediate effect of raising blood sugar from sugar or a high carbohydrate meal is a rise in insulin. This causes arterial spasm and constriction of the arteries triggering heart attacks.

Substitute stevia for sugar as much as you can. Too much sugar consumption leads to the body’s overproduction of insulin. This is the basis of the chronic disease of aging and Syndrome X.

Ignorance of sugar guarantees more and more degenerative disease, oppression, and more murder and suffering at the hands of government, the pharmaceutical and medical cartels. Ignorance of sugar is the absolute foundation of economic collapse nationally and financial poverty individually. Ignorance of sugar is at the root of social breakdown and a drugged society, broken homes and the forcing of drugs on school children.

The sugar disease is the biochemical basis of all degenerative disease, especially heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

Why are we not being told about sugar? Because it would mean far better and widespread health and happiness, and therefore far less trillions of dollars flowing to the medical monopoly.

Sugar is America’s number one addiction, beginning with little babies. May God liberate us from this curse that plagues the world but most especially Americans.

McCain considering tax cuts?

McCain may cut taxes on investments, an advisor saysRepublican presidential candidate John McCain may propose some tax cuts that could inject life into the listless economy, one of his advisors has suggested.

Senator Lindsey Graham told CBS program Face the Nation that McCain has been considering "a host of different courses of action" aimed at freeing up credit for the country’s financial health.

"Now is the time to lower tax rates for investors – capital gains tax, dividend tax rates – to make sure that we can get the economy jump-started," he told the program.

Over the past several weeks, politicians and policymakers have been debating the best method for restarting economic growth in America.

The government has already taken a variety of steps to calm the public’s fears, including the announcement of a $700 billion bailout for banks, but few signs of recovery have been noted.

Graham told Face the Nation that November’s vote may determine the path the country takes in the next four years.

"Senator Obama, who’s masquerading as a centrist, is anything but a centrist when it comes to taxing, spending and social policy," he explained.

On Monday, McCain delivered a stump speech in Virginia during which he attempted to differentiate his economic policies from those of the past eight years and called the country to "change direction."
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