Wall Street | Bailout

I heard in National Public Radio, and read in some national weekly magazines that new schemes are now being hatched (and already money being misused) by some of the companies being bailed out by the Federal Reserve. It seems obvious then that the first economic challenge faced by our president elect Mr. Barack Obama and his administration will be to clean house.

Bailing out the institutions that caused our present economic woes with their greedy and unethical behavior may be unavoidable, but if the bailout money is given to the culprits; that is, those who personally caused the problems in the first place, we may be headed for trouble, maybe really big trouble. These individuals could be more dangerous to our country than Osama Bin Laden. They can break and bankrupt America. Apparently, they are creating new and more dangerous situations even as I write these lines. And they should be punished and their licenses revoked or suspended. Besides, if we don’t  punish and replace the culprits, are we really changing our direction? Please advise me.

Quote of the day: “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you”–Dale Carnegie

Jerky Direct, a difference | Jerky Today

I have been a member of Jerky Direct for over three years and I can vouch for their good service. This is one of the best companies I have seen anywhere. If you like jerky I highly recommend it. This is why:

There is really no cost to join. You simply purchase two bags of jerky a month (beef, buffalo or turkey) at retail price ($12.00 plus $1.95 shipping) and you are in. The rest of your jerky you purchase at the wholesale price, and you get a free website.
The jerky comes from animals raised without hormones or antibiotics. It has no MSG and very few additives, so you are purchasing a wholesome product at a wholesale price. If you like beef jerky,  join us so that you can enjoy a great tasting jerky at a low price. Jerky Direct has over 25 varieties of delicious jerky.

What role can jerky play in weight loss?

Animal and plant proteins tend to trigger satiety (fullness). It’s difficult to binge on low-fat protein and get too many calories. That’s especially true if you combine protein, like jerky, with high fiber foods like raw veggies or salad. Protein breaks down slower than carbohydrates, so blood sugars enter the blood stream slower. That’s why so many diabetics love low-fat, high protein jerky for mid-morning or mid-afternoon snacks.

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Interesting information below about insulin resistance and jerky by Dr. David P. Bowman from Idaho Falls.

“It may surprise you to see how people who are insulin resistant react to food. Those who don’t have insulin resistance watch them with wonder. They think their appetite is out of control. Why? Because those with insulin resistance don’t think about food like you and me. The out-of-balance chemicals in their bodies and their brains literally force them to think constantly about food. Whenever they get close to food, their natural instinct is to devour it. That’s how powerful insulin is in their body.

The advice from most weight loss systems is to snack on many small, healthy meals throughout the day, but the options for insulin-resistant people are limited. Their “small meals” mean a Cup-o-Noodles, donuts, candy…

Insulin-resistant people need slow-burning, high protein food to slow down the sugar conversion in their body and shut off the hunger chemicals. And they need it a half hour before they are hit with intense cravings or the temp-tations of a huge meal or party buffet.

The same thing is true for diabetics and people who are hypoglycemic. They all crave the empty sweets and starches. But these are the worst possible snacks for them. Their choices are very limited. Nuts and jerky are about the only convenience foods that provide the slow-burning natural fats and protein that will douse the hunger chemicals inside their brain.

But here’s a caution. Don’t wait until you’re ready to devour the whole carton of ice cream before you reach for a strip of jerky. Schedule the snack. Keep jerky in your car or desk drawer and reach for it when your brain sends its first message of hunger.

Most of us don’t understand how unreasonable our body’s hunger chemicals can be. They make us react in ways other people would never think of doing. This intense hunger must be controlled with habits that protect us from ourselves.
So stock up on a variety of flavors from Jerky Direct as a great weight-management hedge.”

“Why we don’t use corn-fed meat in our jerky” By Jerky Direct

“For the first time in history, because of cheap, subsidized corn production in this country, millions of animals are now raised in close confinement and fed on diets that are not healthy for them.

In these huge feedlots animals are forced to live mainly on corn, not grass. Why? Because it’s cheaper. Instead of grazing four or five years from birth to slaughter, animals are now brought to slaughter within 14 to 16 months. They are fed tremendous quantities of corn and an arsenal of drugs.

Animals can’t live on such diet for very long. It would blow out their livers and kill them. So they are bred and fed to get to slaughter quickly, and the antibiotics keep them alive long enough to slaughter. They would not survive on this diet without antibiotics.”

The meat from these animals is “definitely not right for your health” And the animals themselves live a miserable life.

“Jerky Direct uses only grass fed and/or certified organic beef not raised in these huge industrialized feedlots. The organic certification states that not only the animal itself, but its mother must have been fed an organic diet free from all the unnatural chemicals and additives.


Web Hosting

I know. I haven’t been writing on my journal lately, but I have been busy. I have been trying also to get a hosting company for my blog to no avail. I tell you, I have so much to learn that when I go to the back office of these hosting companies I am totally lost. And I presume they think that I am an adept pupil because they throw at me all these complicated explanations and technical terms that I don’t understand. In the last month I have canceled two web hosting services because I couldn’t get anything going. I couldn’t even transfer my wordpress blog, and that was supposed to be easy. I guess I need simpler web hosting or a company with outstanding support and simple explanations (beginner friendly). Mind you, they all say that they have excellent support, but I still can’t get anything going with their help. Any suggestions?

A pertinent quote: “The greater the struggle, the more enriching the experience is for your life.”–Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhism for You

Global Domains International | Bad News

Decision made! I am out of GDI.

They asked me why I was cancelling… I had placed a post in the forum regarding the bad service and the lack of communication. I had sent a letter to the owners that was never answered. I received misleading and inacurate answers to my emails and phone calls; I was told once that a feature was working when, in fact, it wasn’t. As a matter of fact, I checked a few days ago and that web builder was still not working properly after more than two months of launching. But they asked me why I was cancelling. Are they in denial? I also see a lot of people recommending the GDI opportunity. Are they all in denial? 

I didn’t feel like going through explanations anymore; so I just mentioned the letter I had sent to the owners that was never acknowledged, and said that I was going to change my direction. They obligued me. My account was canceled immediately.

But you can still find the rainbow; I transfered it to this blog. Just look for “the rainbow” page. Enjoy! And please leave a comment.

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