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Christine_grab 0 points ago +1 / -1

I completely understand how economics works, however, I do not believe that you do. Tariffs are a type of tax revenue for the government. Tarriff's have nothing to do with wages. Since the topic of this thread is about wages, I made a comment pertinent to the subject matter of the thread.

"Commie" implies that the government owns the means of production. I am not suggesting that the government should own any businesses, so the statement that you made is inaccurate.

I do believe that there needs to be some regulation of wages to prevent exploitation from greedy executives who exploit their workers. But I don't believe minimum wage is the correct method of regulation. I was suggesting an alternative method of regulation that I believe would be more fair to everyone.

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Christine_grab -1 points ago +1 / -2

This is true.

I think rather than a minimum wage, there should be a law that requires that the top paid person in a company can't make more than 20x the lowest paid person. If I want to go work for a mom and pop, I should be allowed to choose to make $1 per hour as long as they are no more than $20 an hour. IThen mom and pops can afford to hire people. f United Health wants to pay its CEO $21 million a year, that is fine, as long as the janitors each make $1,050,000 per year. The whole team, from lowest to highest person, should rise or fall together.

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Christine_grab 3 points ago +3 / -0

The goal is to put everyone into poverty so that they need to take government handouts to survive. The State has complete control over these people: do as we order you to do or we cut off your funds and you suffer bad consequences (such as starve, lose the place you live, can't access medical care, etc).

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Christine_grab 3 points ago +3 / -0

Wow. History is so fascinating to me. It's crazy how one crazy guy can have a profound influence on an entire culture's eating habits. Thanks for the info. Can't wait to listen to it!

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Christine_grab 3 points ago +3 / -0

Everything you wrote makes perfect sense when looking at the macroeconomic big picture.

I know from my own health journey that the US food pyramid has nothing to do with what is healthy and is solely about pushing foods produced in the US, especially the "captured" foods -- which ensure big profits for Big Businesses (ie, pushing wheat and corn, which profits Monsanto's GMO seeds and Round-Up, or pushing hydrogenated oils made from seed oils to make big profits for Crisco, etc). This is an interesting article about it: https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303678404579533760760481486?mg=reno64-wsj

The podcast sounds very interesting and I'm looking forward to listening to it. Since I probably can't listen to it right away, what is the TLDR on the 7th Day Adventists?

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Christine_grab 5 points ago +5 / -0

I haven't listened to this yet, but I have bookmarked it to listen to when I get the chance.

Meanwhile, I wanted to mention that the book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All American Meal by Eric Schlosser has a similar, but slightly different take on the food substation narrative. He claims that McDonalds and the other fast food companies lobbied congress for subsidies on the ingredients that they used for the food they sold (wheat, beef, potatoes, etc) in order to ensure a big profit margin for these fast food companies. He also discusses how the lobbyists managed to get congress and regulators to turn a blind eye to abuses in the food chain for these industries, such as the trafficking and exploitation of illegal immigrants. It's an excellent book and it sounds like it couples well with this podcast.

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Christine_grab 2 points ago +2 / -0

I can only speak for my own personal experience, but I can say that without the buffered C, no iron was absorbing. My labs looked the same after I started taking iron as they did before I started taking it. Once I added the buffered C and taking them on an empty stomach, my iron levels went up significantly. There must not be enough calcium in Buffered C to completely interfere with iron absorption.

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Christine_grab 2 points ago +2 / -0

Buffered C is magical, but you still have to be careful not to take too much at once or else it will still upset your stomach. 500 mg seems to be my limit. If you need to take more than 500 mg per day, then break it up into several doses per day instead of one big dose.

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Christine_grab 4 points ago +4 / -0

When I first started taking iron, it wasn't absorbing in my body. I eventually found out that I needed to take chelated iron + buffered vitamin C together every morning on an empty stomach, and to wait at least a half hour before eating. That fixed the absorption problem.

I tried regular vitamin C on an empty stomach, but it caused me severe nausea. The buffered is fine.

Likewise, regular iron caused constipation, but the chelated does not.

Supplements is a really complicated topic. I found out the hard way that when you take supplements is as important as which supplements you take.

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Christine_grab 6 points ago +6 / -0

I would strongly recommend taking buffered vitamin C. When taken on an empty stomach, regular vitamin C may upset your stomach and/or cause serious nausea.

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Christine_grab 2 points ago +2 / -0

When I changed my diet, I gave up grains. I do still make certain kinds of breads (such as Brazilian cheese bread made from tapioca flour), and I am certain that the lack of grains has helped with my cholesterol going down. My high cholesterol was due to kidney problems, and grains are hard on the kidneys as they are high in toxins.

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Christine_grab 2 points ago +2 / -0

This is very important information. Thank you for pointing it out.

For those unaware, instant coffee 100% guaranteed to have mold (they use the gross beans that can't be sold to make instant).

Low end coffees tend to let moldy beans slip through because they aren't looking at the beans too closely.

The coffees that you'll have the best success with evading mold are coffees roasted in small batches by people who care enough to pick out any moldy beans they may notice.

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Christine_grab 3 points ago +3 / -0

Several holistic healing books that I read recommend enemas (when you don't poop on your own) to ensure that disease-causing toxins are properly removed from the body and not reabsorbed by the colon.

You are entitled to think what you want about aiding your body in eliminating toxins. Sounds like your fasting was for weight and not for disease, so it is possible that your experience would be different from someone with a chronic disease.

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Christine_grab 32 points ago +32 / -0

So many things to unpack here.

  1. There is ZERO evidence that eating food high in cholesterol makes your cholesterol go up. Someone made that up. If your body is working properly, you simply poop the cholesterol out. The foods that the American Medical Association tells us not to eat because "cholesterol" are nutritionally dense and easy to digest. The foods the AMA encourages us to eat are less nutritious and high in toxins (making them hard to digest) that can actually cause body damage. My cholesterol went DOWN by a LOT when I switched from the AMA recommended diet (grains, beans, seed oils, etc) to a diet high in saturated fats.

  2. Cholesterol is very important in our bodies for brain function and creation of sex hormones. The AMA has set the cholesterol number artificially low in order to push their drugs and to keep our bodies from properly functioning (thus insuring we are chronically ill and need their drugs daily/doctors monthly).

  3. High (or low) cholesterol is a red flag that something else is wrong in your body. It is only a red flag. Saying cholesterol "causes" heart problems is like saying firemen must be setting fires because they are at every fire. The reality is that high cholesterol may indicate heart problems, but it can also indicate thyroid problems or kidney problems, amongst other things.

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Christine_grab 5 points ago +5 / -0

Some people stop pooping altogether when they fast. It is imperative those people do enemas or else it defeats the purpose of the fast.

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Christine_grab 14 points ago +14 / -0

And we have to recognize that what the American Medical Association tells us is healthy/bad is total BS. The food pyramid was designed to sell the foods grown/produced in the US and they purposely endorse bad foods/tell us not to eat healthy foods to make us chronically ill so that we are AMA customers for life.

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Christine_grab 2 points ago +3 / -1

I confess that I didn't read the article, so maybe the article says this. When you do a fast, you are supposed to give yourself an enema every day that you don't go on your own. It is super important to get the toxins out, and they can be reabsorbed in the colon if they sit in the colon for too long.

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Christine_grab 2 points ago +2 / -0

"their purview is so large I wouldn't even be surprised if this agency started messing around with Gamestop."

ha ha! :)

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Christine_grab 3 points ago +3 / -0

It certainly has me wondering how many more new government agencies will pop up that are funded by the Federal Reserve, which is a private organization and not a government organization. Congress has outsourced government.

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Christine_grab 3 points ago +3 / -0

Thank you for the correction. I meant that congress didn't have to approve how funds were used by CFPB since they were funded by another source.

Edit to add: the Federal Reserve is a private organization and not a government organization. I believe that means that congress has outsourced its government oversight.

Edit 2: I am not explaining myself well today. I guess my mental connection when I made the title was that since the Federal Reserve operates opaquely, is not subject to congressional oversight and is not allowed to be audited by law, that means that the CFPB is likely also being operated opaquely and not subject to congressional oversight, too.

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