Thursday, November 22, 2012
A few newsbits for a slow day
It's apparently US Thanksgiving, a day where happy Americans will give thanks to God for their victorious destruction of the Native people. Very Old Testament, ain't it.
As a result, there's no stupid in the Canadian junior mining market today. I'll be off doing shopping and so on.
Meanwhile, here's some news:
FT Beyond Brics - China flash PMI back over 50 now stop freaking out.
Dominic Frisby on Moneyweek - How demand from China could send the gold price soaring. No news there, he obviously reads my blog and has realized I'm 100% correct about the gold price being driven by Asian demand, not by US money supply.
Columbia Journalism Review - The "fiscal cliff" is just CNBC hype meant to protect their buddies in big business from higher taxation. Again, you heard it here first. I'm amazed at how my blog has become the dominant opinion-maker in the blogocube. And my god, it's almost like the stock market is developing a class consciousness! Is a glorious proletarian revolution right around the corner?
CBS News - Modern wheat a "chronic, perfect poison", doctor says. I've personally been very interested in the idea of a paleo-diet. The point of it is that the human body should be adapted to the diet that made this body.
So, if our chimpanzee-like progenitor species developed while eating fruit for millions of years (which is why humans evolved full stereo colour vision, and are unable to synthesize vitamin C unlike e.g. cats), we should have a lot of fruit in our diet. And guess what? Ripe fruit* is rich in vitamins, sugar (which our brain runs on), and fibre (which your fucking doctor always goes on about, doesn't he).
And if aquatic ape hypothesis is correct (which would explain why humans evolved dilute urine, no body hair, a dive reflex, a uniform layer of body fat and so on), then we should also eat a ton of seafood, because our ancestors ate seafood for hundreds of thousands of years. And guess what? Seafood is very rich in protein, fat (which our muscles run on), and omega fatty acids (which your fucking doctor always goes on about, doesn't he).
And then later on we became hunter-gatherers, so you can also add some greens to that diet, as well as berries, nuts (which are an awesome food), and animal meat.
And the last fucking thing you should ever do is eat any grains, since our species only started eating them 10,000 years ago. In fact, some grains (like corn) are already known to kill you. Also avoid any prepared foods generally. Your body isn't built to digest them. They'll therefore make you sick.
I haven't been able to go the paleo way just yet, since really bread is quite fucking ubiquitous in our diet - grains do have a benefit, in that they're the only way (short of modern refined products) to pack enough calories into your body to avoid starving to death when you're doing 5000 calories a day of hard labour on a farm (which we don't need to do anymore). As a result grains quickly became a staple, the central part of our diets, and now it's gotten to the point where e.g. if you're packing a lunch, it's only ever going to be a sandwich. It's hard to shake that off.
But it's something I fully intend to do at some point in the future.
* -unripe fruit, and unripe vegetables, have zero dietary value. This is because all the nutrients get synthesized and stored within the last few days of a plant's development. So if you're eating unripe veg or fruit, you might as well just eat cardboard. This is also why you should "eat local" - the stuffed picked local, for the local market, is picked riper than the shit that they ship from South Africa or Cyprus or China.