Hidden chemicals make you fatter

I have said a number of times that even though many — if not most — Americans are fat, they are actually starving. In fact, they are starving and have no idea their bodies are going hungry. That’s because they are suffering from what I call full belly starvation.

Their bellies are filled three or more times a day, but they are getting little or no actual nutrition. And not only are they not getting nutrition, they are loading their bodies down with nonfoods containing genetically modified organisms, harmful fillers and empty fatty calories. Their diets consist mostly of processed foods and acidic soft drinks containing high fructose corn syrup.

But even if you are avoid processed foods and sugary beverages and try to eat right, you are likely still subjecting your body to harmful, fat-causing chemicals.

In a research paper published by two developmental biologists at the University of California, Irvine, researchers identified foreign compounds people are exposed to that they called “obesogens.” The compounds were found to compromise the balance and development of lipid metabolism, often by disrupting endocrine function.

Of course the left hates ‘American Sniper’

Bradley Cooper’s portrayal of Chris Kyle in “American Sniper” earned the actor an Oscar nod.

Finally, Hollywood has made a movie about a modern American hero — a U.S. soldier, no less, who was proud of doing everything he could to protect his fellow servicemen during four tours of duty in Iraq. The public has responded by setting all sorts of attendance records during the film’s first month of release.

I’m talking, of course, about “American Sniper,” the true-to-life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the legendary sniper who had 160 confirmed kills in Iraq — and said he would be proud to “answer to God” for every one of them. His only regret, he said when he got home, was that he wasn’t able to save the lives of more American troops.

Kyle is portrayed in the movie by Bradley Cooper, who received his fourth Oscar nomination for his utterly convincing performance. The movie has been nominated for five other Academy Awards, including best picture.

Conspicuous by its absence, however, was a nomination for Clint Eastwood, the movie’s director. I can’t think of the last time a picture received a best picture and best actor nomination without the director being similarly honored. It seems the liberals who dominate Hollywood haven’t forgiven Eastwood for his “empty chair” mockery of Barack Obama at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

The liberals’ ‘heroes’

I seldom pay much attention the supermarket tabloids. It’s not that I’m not interested in Oprah Winfrey’s secret plan to splice Bat Boy’s DNA with space aliens to create a body double that will take over the world. It’s just that I figure that I have little chance of surviving the coming Oprah-Bat Boy-alien war, and I’m wondering if whatever I forgot is close enough for me to make a mad dash to aisle 2 and back without infuriating the guy behind me in line. It’s not that I don’t want to see the latest pictures of Kim and Kanye West’s baby; it’s just that I’m trying to figure out if I have enough beer for the week. And It’s not that I don’t care what Pitbull said to T.I. at the annual Hip-Hop Awards “ho-down” (and they do mean “ho”). Actually, I’ll admit it: I don’t care what Pitbull said to T.I.

The Shemitah: The Biblical Pattern Which Indicates That A Financial Collapse May Be Coming In 2015

The Shemitah- Financial Collapse In 2015Does a mystery that is 3,500 years old hold the key to what is going to happen to global financial markets in 2015?  Could it be possible that the timing of major financial crashes is not just a matter of coincidence?  In previous articles on my website, I have discussed some of the major economic and financial cycle theories and their proponents.  For example, in an article entitled “If Economic Cycle Theorists Are Correct, 2015 To 2020 Will Be Pure Hell For The United States“, I examined a number of economic cycle theories that seem to indicate that the second half of this decade is going to be a nightmare economically.  But the cycle that I am going to discuss in this article is a lot more controversial than any of those.  In his most recent book, Jonathan Cahn has demonstrated that almost all of the major financial crashes in U.S. history are very closely tied to a seven year pattern that we find in the Bible known as “the Shemitah”.  Since that book was released, I have been asked about this repeatedly during radio appearances.  So in this article I am going to attempt to explain what the Shemitah is, and what this Biblical pattern seems to indicate may happen in 2015.  If you are an atheist, an agnostic, or are generally skeptical by nature, this article might prove quite challenging for you.  I would ask that you withhold judgment until you have examined the evidence.  When I first heard about these things, I had to go verify the facts for myself, because they are truly extraordinary.

Ephesians 6:12-13

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

Despite All The Snow, Barack Obama’s Sick Obsession With Climate Change Rages On

Climate Change - Public DomainDespite a “tidal wave” of snow that could potentially dump three feet of the white stuff on New York City, Barack Obama continues to insist that global warming is the “greatest threat” that humanity is facing.  And in his second term he is making the fight against climate change one of his top priorities.  In recent months he has cemented climate change deals with China and India, and he has implemented quite a number of government policy changes that did not require the approval of Congress.  He also made it a point to discuss the “threat to future generations” that climate change poses in his State of the Union address.  For Obama, what was once a political goal is now being transformed into something akin to a religious crusade.  But could it be possible that “the leader of the free world” is completely wrong about all of this?

No scientist denies that the climate of this planet has always been changing and that it always will be changing.

The level to which human activity influences this change is where there is disagreement.

Chomsky on ‘American Sniper': What’s so patriotic about bad foreign policy?

Longtime U.S. foreign policy critic and famed linguist Noam Chomsky weighed in on the recently released “American Sniper” film; he’s not impressed.

Chomsky, during a Cambridge, Massachusetts, event hosted by The Baffler, referenced a positive review of the film published in The New York Times.

“America’s coastal intelligentsia, which has busied itself with chatter over little-seen art dramas while everyday Americans showed up en masse for a patriotic, pro-family picture which broke all attendance records in its opening days,” Chomsky quoted the piece.

The political commentator then asked: “What was the patriotic, pro-family film that so entranced everyday Americans? It’s about the most deadly sniper in American history, a guy named Chris Kyle, who claims to have used his skills to have killed several hundred people in Iraq.

“He describes what the experience was like, so I’ll quote him. His first kill was a woman, who walked into the street with a grenade in her hand as the Marines attacked her village. … Kyle killed her with a single shot, and he explains how he felt about it.”

New House Freedom Caucus plans to undo RINO rule

A group of nine GOP lawmakers who believe the Republican Party has lost touch with its conservative base announced Monday that they are forming a new caucus to fight for legislation aimed at limiting the size of government.

“The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them. We support open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety and prosperity of all Americans,” the caucus says in its mission statement.

The lawmakers who make up the new House Freedom Caucus say the group is meant to serve as an alternative to the Republican Study Committee, which has rallied for right-leaning causes in Congress for more than 40 years.

Some of the founding members of the new caucus recently opted to leave the RSC and others plan to serve as members of both groups moving forwards.

The RSC has come under fire in recent years as more and more moderate Republicans joined, diluting its conservative policy agenda.

Obama extends reach over ANWR lands to keep oil industry out

President Obama announced Sunday he will seek congressional protection for 12 million acres of Alaska’s coastline in order to protect the land and offshore areas from oil and gas exploration.

The president said he plans to ask Congress to designate the acreage, which lies within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), as “wilderness,” thereby conveying federally protected status and forbidding development.

“Alaska’s national wildlife refuge is an incredible place: pristine, undisturbed,” the president said in a White House video. “It supports caribou and polar bears, all manner of marine life, countless species of birds and fish, and, for centuries, it supported many Alaskan native communities.

“But it’s very fragile. That’s why I’m very proud that my Department of Interior has put forward a comprehensive plan to make sure that we’re protecting the refuge, and/or designating new areas, including coastal plains, for preservation. And I’m gonna be calling on Congress to make sure that they take it one step further: designating it as a wilderness, so we can make sure that this amazing wonder is preserved for future generations.”

Republican Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski immediately blasted Obama’s proposal as a not-so-veiled federal power grab against the sovereignty of her home state.

New York lawmaker wants children banned from gun shows

One New York state lawmaker believes that allowing children younger than 12 to attend gun shows increases the possibility that the youngsters will be future perpetrators of firearm crimes.

Concerned that the firearms industry is making firearms and shooting sports too appealing to children, Hell’s Kitchen-area New York state lawmaker Linda Rosenthal wants to ban children from entering gun shows.

“As the gun industry prepares a public campaign to broaden the appeal of guns, it is important that we establish reasonable age limits for admission to gun shows by children,” the lawmaker said in a memo attached to her proposal. “Within New York State and other areas of jurisdiction, we have myriad regulations that seek to protect minors from exposure to certain potentially dangerous situations and influences.”

Rosenthal reasons that children should be restricted from gun shows in much the same way they’re restricted from “watching films or playing certain video games that portray deadly weaponry and gunplay.”

“Currently, however, minors of any age may gain unfettered access to a gun show,” she lamented in the memo.

Union participation lowest in past 100 years

A fresh round of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows labor union participation has dropped to its lowest level in a century.

Measured as a proportion of the total workforce, union participation fell to 11.1 percent in 2014, with the public sector carrying much of the weight. Union participation in the public sector stood at 35.7 percent last year, compared with 6.6 percent for the private sector.

According to the BLS, there were 14.6 million “wage and salary workers belonging to unions” last year.

For comparison, the bureau offers this: “In 1983, the first year for which comparable union data are available, the union membership rate was 20.1 percent, and there were 17.7 million union workers.”

BLS further breaks down the 2014 data:

Public-sector workers had a union membership rate (35.7 percent), more than five times higher than that of private-sector workers (6.6 percent).

Workers in education, training, and library occupations and in protective service occupations had the highest unionization rate, at 35.3 percent for each occupation group.

Men had a higher union membership rate (11.7 percent) than women (10.5 percent) in 2014.

When the lawless make the laws

Natural man fears chains more than he fears propaganda. But propaganda is the far greater despotism.

When men are in chains, they are aware of their slavery. But few understand the superior power of deception. Most people can be persuaded to do almost anything to their own detriment.

What we believe and act upon we consider our own free will. Nothing could be further from the truth. We as a people and a nation are subject to massive and continuous propaganda. So programmed are the masses that they become hostile to truth.

Democracy is a mask, a front for total power of an oligarchy ruling via forced persuasion. Such a system might be tolerable if the oligarchs had the people’s best interests at heart. But the focus of forced persuasion is to channel all social, economic and moral law to the federal establishment. The stated altruistic justification is the perpetual utilitarian argument that the majority can require and force the minority to self-sacrifice for what the establishment-created majority has determined to be the greater good.

OIG report slams government for poor, costly oversight for Obamacare contractors

Only days following reports that the IRS has retained the services of the same contractor accused of botching the Healthcare.gov website, an inspector general’s report is slamming the federal government’s sloppy, inattentive and ultimately costly lack of diligence in vetting and overseeing Obamacare contractors.

The Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) unveiled its criticism last Thursday, accusing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of failing to protect public funds when it failed to conduct background checks on contractors and, once contractors had been retained, did not hold contractors accountable for cost and deadline overruns.

“For a project of this size and importance, CMS missed opportunities to leverage all available acquisition planning tools and contracting approaches to identify and mitigate risks,” the OIG report states:

Protect your money from confiscation

Dear Bob,

In one of your earlier newsletter you mentioned that there is going to be a Bail in to confiscate depositors Bank Accounts in 2015 to pay for all the Bank Bailouts, do you have a time frame as to when this going to occur ? What do you recommend to avoid this?

Jean K.

Dear Jean,

In December 2012 the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the entity the ensures U.S. bank deposits) and the Bank of England issued a joint report that described the plan by the FDIC, the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve to protect against the “failure of globally active, systemically important, financial institutions.” This plan involved the confiscation of deposits by “exchanging or converting a sufficient amount of the unsecured debt from the original creditors [depositors] of the failed company into equity. In the U.S., the new equity would become capital in one or more newly formed operating entities. In the U.K., the same approach could be used, or the equity could be used to recapitalize the failing financial company itself — thus, the highest layer of surviving bailed-in creditors would become the owners of the resolved firm. In either country, the new equity holders would take on the corresponding risk of being shareholders in a financial institution.”

Radical Leftists Win Election In Greece – Future Of Eurozone In Serious Jeopardy

Euro Sign - Public DomainRadical leftists have been catapulted to power in Greece, and that means that the European financial crisis has just entered a dangerous new phase.  Syriza, which is actually an acronym for “Coalition of the Radical Left” in Greek, has 36 percent of the total vote with approximately 80 percent of the polling stations reporting.  The current governing party, New Democracy, only has 28 percent of the vote.  Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras is promising to roll back a whole host of austerity measures that were imposed on Greece by the EU, and his primary campaign slogan was “hope is on the way”.  Hmmm – that sounds a bit familiar.  Clearly, the Greek population is fed up with the EU after years of austerity and depression-like conditions.  At this point, the unemployment rate in Greece is sitting at 25.8 percent, and the Greek economy is approximately 25 percent smaller than it was just six years ago.  The people of Greece are desperate for things to get better, and so they have turned to the radical leftists.  Unfortunately, things may be about to get a whole lot worse.

School scolds physician dad for contents of daughter’s lunch

A substitute teacher in Kirksville, Missouri, sent a letter to the parents of a primary school student because she didn’t approve of the contents of the young girl’s lunch. The youngster’s father, who is a doctor, promptly set the nosy educator straight.

Dr. Justin Puckett and Mrs. Kylene Puckett received a letter from the Kirksville Primary School informing the parents that their child’s packed lunch, which she believed contained chocolate, crackers, a pickle and marshmallows, was nutritionally deficient.

“Dr. and Mrs. Puckett, The cafeteria reported to me that Alia’s lunch today included four chocolate bars, a bag of marshmallows, Ritz crackers and a pickle. Please see that she packs a proper lunch tomorrow,” the note said.

The letter, which Dr. Puckett posted to his Facebook, ended with a request for a parent signature. The irked parents filled in the space provided with the words “request denied.”

“The letter didn’t have what she had, correctly,” Dr. Puckett told local reporters. “She had four pieces of ham, a whole protein meat, she also had some pickles, which we admittedly cheat on pickles every once and awhile as a vegetable, because some fights just aren’t worth having.”