Archive for July, 2012
July 30th, 2012 by Vigilo
Salt is a lot like love…….WAIT!…..Don’t leave yet. You will soon learn the value of salt and the importance of using the correct type. The conclusion is that SALT is GOOD….very good….just hang in there and learn why.
You see, not all salt/love is created equal. Further, their historical importance is illustrated by the fact that they have both been involved life altering events, like the waging of wars. People have even accepted both as a wage payment for various reasons. But what would make salt so important that blood was shed over it? Can’t you just buy it in the store for a buck? Well, yes and no. Salt is good, essential actually, but it is the TYPE of salt that makes ALL the difference.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
There is much conflicting information about salt..
- Salt is good for you
- Salt is bad for you
- Low Salt diet is good
- Low Salt diet is detrimental
The advocates of each of those statements will roll out their ‘facts’ as to why they know what’s right for you. Hopefully, by the end of this writing you will see that they are ALL correct.
Really, these misconceptions can be blamed on our language, especially the English language. It seems we are living examples of George Orwell’s 1984. In the book, with each passing generation, the vocabulary was reduced more and more. The result was an easily controlled, dumbed down population.
This is where we can see the salt / love correlation. Love is one word that means drastically different things depending on how its used.
In a restaurant – “I love this pizza”
At Thanksgiving dinner – “I love you grandma”
The womanizer in bed – “I love you, uh, what’s your name again?”
In front of your boss – “I love this job”
In front of your co-workers – “I’d love to show boss-man a thing or two”
You see, your love for grandma is totally different from your love of whats-her-face. And the love of knocking your boss down a few pegs isn’t the same love you have for pizza. Come to think of it, maybe it’s not really the language that’s at fault, but our own laziness in how we use it. Words like passion, intimacy, fulfillment, care, pleasure, enjoy can easily be used to supplement ‘love,’ which naturally (in true Procinctu fashion) brings us to salt.
Like love, salt also has drastically different meanings.
Salt can be that table salt which is iodized.
Salt can also be sea salt which may or may not be processed differently than the iodized form.
There is Celtic sea salt in an unrefined state directly from the ocean.
Or upon pissing off someone, you could say “He’s gonna be salt.”
Here, you can see why salt advocates, for and against, offer such drastic views on salt. Different salts do different things. The REFINED iodized table salt is nothing like the UNREFINED naturally sourced Celtic salt from the sea. And a shitty mislabeled refined sea salt is not the same thing as someones feelings.
As far as food is concerned, only one salt is superior. Unrefined salt is good and the most beneficial. You’ll know it by it’s coarseness, clumpiness, and color (not bleached white). Celtic Sea Salt is in this category. Though it’s equally attractive cousin, Himalayan Salt also ranks superior. In fact, as more and more contaminants reach our waters, Himalayan Salt will soon hold the lone spot as the superior salt if it hasn’t already. The reason for this is the Himalayan salt’s lack of exposure to impurities. However, for the purposes of this post, Celtic and Himalayan salt will have equal footing vs the refined salts. So let’s break down each salt so you know WHY Celtic and Himalayan Salt trumps all and why, ultimately, salt is good. Read the rest of this entry »
July 22nd, 2012 by Vigilo
It’s getting to be that time…Drones in America!
Of course, that time has long since passed. The FAA has already granted hundreds of Certificates of Authorization to fly drones domestically in the United States. However, there is another ‘time’ that we can look forward. That is a time in which domestic drone use becomes part of the public discourse. This is a time that can’t come soon enough. Unfortunately, MOST Americans have no knowledge of drone use in our own skies. So it’s up to you to spread the word and make it an issue.
Luckily, there are a few people in government who are making ‘Drones in America’ an issue. Just last week, Representative Michael McCaul from Texas held a hearing to address the problems surrounding the Unmanned Aerial Systems. The July 19 hearing was titled “Using Unmanned Aerial Systems Within the Homeland: Security Game Changer?”
In it, he pointed out the advantages of drones. Military operations, infrastructure inspection, first responders, border patrol, flood actions, etc. have all benefited from the use of drones. Read the rest of this entry »
July 21st, 2012 by Vigilo
At FreedomFest 2012, Procinctu attended a special luncheon with Dollar Vigilante’s Jeff Berwick and Doug Casey Research’s own Doug Casey. Along with the oft mentioned Sovereign Man, both Dollar Vigilante and Casey Research are great sources to internationalize your life. Casey Research was even featured in our own Top 12 Information Resources for 2012. There is a plethora of misinformation out there and your success is dependent upon where you get your news.
Our rights are constantly under threat by an increasingly desperate and growing government. It may be pertinent to take advantage of the vehicles through which you can internationalize yourself now. Waiting to act could result in these avenues being closed and you being up shit creek. So on with the luncheon recap.
Jeff Berwick’s talk contained a highlight of where he came from and where he is now. Jeff’s background includes a lucrative financial website, a lucrative financial website that crashed, living out of a sailboat, living out of a back pack, and currently living out of the Dominican Republic. Does that description startle you? Well it shouldn’t because it’s very likely that Jeff has enjoyed and currently enjoys more freedom than you do. His conscious effort to internationalize has led to greater personal liberty.
It wasn’t always like this though, Jeff was once conditioned like many others. However, one meeting that aided in his transformation was one with Doug Casey. It was through a series of questions by Doug in which Jeff realized he was a libertarian slash anarchist. Further, the 2008 financial crash validated Jeff’s Austrian economic viewpoints and the Dollar Vigilante was born not long after. Read the rest of this entry »
July 4th, 2012 by Vigilo
Can you really lose your passport to Obamacare? The Federal government in the United States is growing at an alarming rate. For many who see the writing on the wall, the answer is to get out of dodge. But what if you aren’t allowed to leave?
[UPDATED at bottom] Here we are, Independence Day 2012. Yet, while celebrating the Day of Independence, we need to be mindful of the fickleness of LIBERTY. In fact, many liberties are lost everyday through little noted ‘bills’ in Congress, as well as through Executive Orders that aren’t worthy of your nightly news. An argument can even be made that less than a week ago, America actually died! Is that a little extreme? Well, please read on and decide for yourself. On this Day of Independence, let’s explore a very real scenario in which your own independence is restricted and you can lose your passport to Obamacare.
If there were any doubts that the government in the United States is compromised, they were wiped out on June 28 2012. We saw with the Supreme Court ruling on the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,’ that the Judicial Branch has taken it upon themselves to not only interpret law, but to actually write the law.
It has become known, even to disinterested people, that the government can longer be relied upon to provide the proper checks and balances we should expect from them. This merging of executive, judicial, and legislative branches spells TYRANNY. Read the rest of this entry »