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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Best Friends or Bitter Enemies?
In the years since Russia planted its flag on the Arctic seabed in 2007, the world has been waiting for Putin to bring in outside help to produce the oil there.
That's normally a job for the supermajors like ExxonMobil and friends — but China's getting a piece of the action this time around. Russia has agreed to let China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) join Russia's OAO Rosneft in exploring Arctic waters for oil.
So not only are the Chinese doubling the amount of their future oil imports from Russia, but they're also getting a stake in the Arctic drilling that's about to take place.
In addition to CNPC drilling in three Arctic locations, China Development Bank Corp. will lend Rosneft approximately $2 billion. Of course, China's loan with Russia is backed by future oil production, a detail many tend to overlook.
China has been making deals like these for years.
They poured billions of dollars into Venezuela's oil industry in exchange for guaranteed supply in the future. Soon after that deal, Chavez said oil exports to China would reach as high as one million barrels per day.
And this deal goes a little deeper than merely promising to increase oil exports to China...
PDVSA, Venezuela's state-run oil company, was shipping between 300,000 and 400,000 barrels per day just to pay off the loans.
We can go back even further, too: In 2009 China shelled out $10 billion to Brazil's state-run oil company, Petrobras. The deal further stipulated that Petrobras would send Sinopec up to 200,000 barrels of oil per day during the next decade.
What's behind the Chinese scrambling to secure future oil supplies?
It all comes down to fear.

China's Worst Fear is Coming True
By Keith Kohl | Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Keith Kohl
You might not be fully aware of China's intentions behind their latest Arctic oil deal with Russia.
On the surface, this story looks like another example of the burgeoning friendship between the two countries.
However, the real story came to light during Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to Moscow to promote increased cooperation with Russia...
Along with a slew of economic deals, such as significantly hiking trade volumes, Russia agreed to increase future oil and natural gas exports. As it stands now, Russia ships about 15 million tons of oil every year to China, a number that is expected to grow to 31 million tons per year within the next three decades.
But China is after more than simply boosting trade deals and making new friends.
The Chinese are shaking hands with Russians as a means to implement the next step of their long-term energy plan — a strategy that has grown abundantly clearer over the last several years.

Monday, March 25, 2013

A Terrific Video

I was completely blown away by this surprising video of Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly dancing to the Bee Gees hit STAYING ALIVE.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

MIT Researchers Uncover Little Known Miracle Molecule "Nitric Oxide" Linked to Better Circulation... a Healthier Heart and...
a More Enjoyable Sex Life!

Free Video reveals why the popular advice about nitric oxide—a gas molecule produced in our bodies—is dead wrong... plus why people over 40 are often deficient and what you should be doing to boost brain power, support healthy circulation and reverse aging instead
Perhaps you've heard about nitric oxide, the "miracle molecule" that improves heart health, energy levels, and sexual performance and impacts every cell, tissue and organ in your body. You may have even heard how the scientists that discovered "what it does for us" won the Nobel Prize... or how hundreds of studies show that nitric oxide boosts brain power... supports healthy circulation... and reverses aging. And you may even know that people over 40 are often deficient. But nitric oxide does so much more. See this video:

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

5 Signs You Will Get Cancer
And 7 Smart Ways to Prevent It!

"You have cancer" is something you NEVER want to hear from your doctor . . . because it means a world of suffering, and, for too many, death.
But here's SHOCKING news — most people have cancer in their bodies right now and don't even know it!
That's because a healthy body and a strong immune system destroy emerging cancer cells before they can create the life-threatening disease . . .
But some people are not so lucky.Dr. David Brownstein
Sadly, over 5,000 people in North America are diagnosed with cancer every single day — almost 2 million per year!
And that's why we're thrilled at Newsmax Health today to bring you an extraordinary presentation — How to Prevent Cancer — by America's foremost holistic health practitioner, Dr. David Brownstein.
In the next few moments, Dr. Brownstein will reveal five warning signs that you are at risk for cancer. You'll be surprised at just how common these are.
But the good news is that you DO NOT have to be a cancer victim. Today, Dr. Brownstein will show you what causes cancer, along with his simple steps to prevent and even reverse it.
Prevention is more important than ever before because, as Dr. Brownstein will tell you . . .
Contrary to cancer industry propaganda, we are NOT winning the war on cancer. Conventional cancer treatments are failing. And overall death rates for cancer are unchanged in 80 years!
Dr. Brownstein is the medical director of the Holistic Center for Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich.
He's the author of 10 best-selling health books, and he's the nationally known editor of Newsmax's very popular Natural Way to Health.
Let's go to Dr. David Brownstein now. His valuable guidance on preventing cancer can literally save your life, and the lives of those you love!
How to Prevent Cancer By Dr. David Brownstein
Dr. David BrownsteinHello, I'm Dr. David Brownstein. Today, I'm going to show you five warning signs that you're likely to get cancer, and also how to prevent it!
And what I have to say will be of equal value to those who already have been diagnosed with cancer, are undergoing treatment, or are in remission.
What you discover in the next few minutes can literally save your life. . .
My goal is to empower you to take charge of your health, and not become a cancer victim because of a lack of this basic cancer-prevention knowledge.
I'm a U.S.-trained medical doctor with a private practice in West Bloomfield, Mich. I have had tremendous success restoring the health of patients who have come to me after conventional medicine has failed them.
And what's particularly interesting about that is . . .
  • Routinely, I find my new patients have key nutrient deficiencies and hormonal imbalances, usually as a result of eating the Standard American Diet. I refer to it as the SAD diet. This diet can predispose you to many nutrient and hormonal imbalances and leads to a devitalized body.
  • I find they have been exposed to an overload of environmental toxins in food, water, air, and consumer products, and these exposures are suppressing and disrupting their immune systems.
What's more . . .
  • Their bodies have been damaged by harmful and unnecessary drugs.
  • And finally, they've been misinformed by the government, the media, and most regretably, by a medical establishment controlled by the pharmaceutical industry.Read on...

Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician and "Father of Modern Medicine," believed in the healing properties of vinegar, as did the ancient Babylonians before him and the Samurai warriors in Japan later on.
In fact, vinegar has been used in a number of surprising ways, including:
  • Relief from heartburn and arthritis
  • To lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • To aid digestion
  • To treat ear infections
  • To treat yeast infections (candida).
  • Relief for rashes, sunburn and jellyfish stings
  • To clean the house, polish glass and make laundry look brighter
  • To promote weight loss
  • Skin detoxification
But it's not just a folk remedy...vinegar has medicinal properties as well.
Research has shown that vinegar can help people with type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance (not diabetic, but high risk) by improving insulin sensitivity. In the study, vinegar was just as effective as drugs (metformin and acarbose) used to treat diabetes.1
Vinegar may be one of your most useful natural health remedies.

Vinegar: An Unlikely Gift from the Gods

Vinegar is the end product of fermentation: Yeasts transform the sugars in a juice (grape or apple, for example) into alcohol, which is subsequently transformed into acetic acid by other bacteria. Hence, one could say that vinegar is juice (or more likely wine) gone bad. But one would be making a terrible mistake; vinegar has been used as a preservative, flavoring, and drug since the dawn of time, and even though there are newer chemicals that can perform some of the functions traditionally assigned to vinegar, the effects are often not quite the same. Read on...

Sunday, March 10, 2013

 My Favorite Quotes

"The important thing is not
being afraid to take a chance.
Remember, the greatest failure
is to not try. Once you find
something you love to do, be
the best at doing it."
- Debbi Fields

"The winners in life think
constantly in terms of I can, I
will, and I am. Losers, on the
other hand, concentrate their
waking thoughts on what they
should have or would have done,
or what they can't do."
- Dennis Waitley

"There is no royal, flower-
strewn path to success. And if
there is, I have not found it.
For if I have accomplished
anything in life, it is because
I have been willing to work
hard." - C.J. Walker

"Whatever the mind of man can
conceive and believe, it can
achieve. Thoughts are things!
And powerful things at that,
when mixed with definiteness of
purpose, and burning desire,
can be translated into riches."
- Napoleon Hill

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Healing Specialist Watercress

This month, researchers at Southampton University discovered that within hours of eating 3oz of watercress a day – about a full cereal bowl – a small group of breast cancer survivors had a higher level of cancer-fighting molecules in their blood.
They found the compound phenethyl isothiocyanate – which gives watercress its peppery taste – blocks the hypoxia-inducible factor protein which helps cancer tumours grow.
They also found watercress helps ‘turn off’ the signals that cancer cells send out asking the body for more blood and oxygen.
Professor Graham Packham, who led the research, said: ‘I was surprised that eating one portion produced significant levels of this compound in the blood. It has the potential to have the same effect with other cancers.’

It is an excellent source of natural phytonutrients, substances in plants that have antioxidant properties such as isothiocyanates, flavonoids and carotenoids.
It also contains folate, which helps maintain normal blood levels of homocysteine (high levels are associated with an increased coronary heart disease risk) as well as decreasing the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Read on...

Friday, March 8, 2013

Picture by ted.com


Kakenya Ntaiya: A girl who demanded school

15:16 minutes · Filmed Oct 2012 · Posted Mar 2013 · TEDxMidAtlantic
Kakenya Ntaiya made a deal with her father: She would undergo the traditional Maasai rite of passage of female circumcision if he would let her go to high school. Ntaiya tells the fearless story of continuing on to college, and of working with her village elders to build a school for girls in her community. It’s the educational journey of one that altered the destiny of 125 young women. 
Kakenya Ntaiya refused to accept the continued oppression of women in her Maasai village -- so she built a school that's shifting gender expectations in her community.

At Ted Talk you will find other great and inspiring talks and presentations taken from TED conferences, TEDx and partner events. -- There are more than 700 talks to read. Read on..

. Placed by: andre hartslief without prejudice 

This is absolutely spectacular!

Early morning anglers were treated to the spectacle of four T6 Harvard aircraft from
The Flying Lions Aerobatic Team water-skiing across the Klipdrift Dam near Johannesburg , South Africa .  

Arnie Meneghelli from Academy Brushware, owner of the aircraft, had this to say,
'What we did today I believe is a world first. It illustrates that South African air show pilots are amongst the best in the world.' 

This was pretty daring.
Just one little ripple or downdraft, etc., and it would all be over!

Friday Chuckle

Hi, It's an American-ism, but Hi is a word that non the less sits comfortably on most tongues worldwide. In my frantic search for digestible snippets or "spices", worthy of the discerning and most appreciated readers of my blog this morning, who most obviously share my hunger for the kind of content which I post here. It  pleases me greatly to learn, that from our humble beginnings of less than twenty readers per month a short while ago, our numbers have grown into a formidable group of readers coming from all the corners of the Globe, as my subscribers currently total in the tens of thousands!

Although the comments box can do with more of your most valued input or critique from time to time I am over the moon about your interest in what I generally have to say here. Just one such priceless snippet I came across today while scouring one of my reliable sources, the digital newspaper S.A.Mail & Guardian for content. My inspiration for sharing the article stems from the  current speculation doing the rounds, about the possibility of a black Pope from Africa taking up the reigns of the Catholic church in the Vatican and also coupled with deputy A.N.C.president Mr Cyril Ramamaphosa's call on Saturday for Christians to be the moral compass when it came to crimes such as rape.

Ramaphosa was quoted in the City Press as having said at the Pentecostal Holiness Church on Saturday: "It falls on us as Christians. We must say, this is a sin and it is a crime. "we are the ones as Christians, who must stand up and say: "Corruption, we will never accept it because it is a sin, it is a crime. All of the above speculation and speeches have prompted the creation of a cute and timely video titled: Pimples|Dude, where's our moral compass? Created by Kevin Goliath & Adrian Ephriam (Mail & Guardian) Enjoy.
Click HERE

warm regards,
andre' without prejudice

Wednesday, March 6, 2013



Food monopolists are taking over the world food supply

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 by: J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) There was a reason why our founding fathers were leery of monopolies - because they knew that too much power and influence in too few hands was not conducive to liberty and freedom.

That's one reason why they would likely be concerned about control of the global food supply these days - because too few food multinationals have a grip on commodity markets, "with potentially dramatic effects for consumers and food producers alike," Britain's Independent reported recently.

The newspaper was citing a new report that warned the livelihoods of millions of small business owners and firms that produce many of the drinks and foods we consume on a daily basis are "seriously under threat," noting that extreme price volatility coupled with higher food prices and more concentrated food markets threaten to leave farmers "condemned to poverty."
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039377_food_monopoly_domination_supply.html#ixzz2MlFprDU3

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Lazarus and Life After Death

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The 30 minute film illustrates the trans-formative effect of life-saving antiretroviral medicine through the stories of HIV+ people in Zambia.
By taking the ARV medicine – 2 life-saving pills that cost around 40 cents a day – in as few as 40 days, the medicine can help bring people back to life.
HIV/AIDS is a preventable and treatable disease yet it has killed more than 20 million people in Africa. In 2002 only 50,000 people had access to the medication due to its high cost.
Today, thanks to reduced costs and increased access, about 4 million people in Africa are now receiving treatment. Still, 3,600 people die every day in sub-Saharan Africa from AIDS. “The Lazarus Effect” film shows that this needn't be the case.Here

Friday, March 1, 2013

Do You Know Your Strawman?

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He has been part of your existence since your birth registration. You can learn more about your Strawman here...