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The Weight Dropped Off Effortlessly

Mark Sisson
Mark’s Daily Apple

by Mark Sisson:
Mark: Salt and Blood Pressure

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This Primal
Blueprint Real Life Story was submitted a few months ago during
the annual 30-Day Challenge.

I have been
following a Primal Blueprint diet for the last 9 months and the

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Is the US Losing Control of the World?

J. Buchanan

by Patrick J. Buchanan: Whose
Country Is It, Anyway?

“Events are
in the saddle and ride mankind.”

In describing
2011, few cliches seem more appropriate. For in this past year,
we Americans seemed to lose control of our destiny, as events seemed
to be in the saddle.

While President
Barack Obama maneuvered skillfully to retain a fighting chance to
be re-elected, the economy showed no signs of returning to the robustness
of the Reagan or Clinton years. And Obama is all out of options.

By January
2013, he will have added $6 trillion to a national debt that just
earned America a downgrade on

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The Greatest Little Book You’ve Ever Read

F. Smith
Barbarous Relic

by George F. Smith: Preface
to The Jolly Roger Dollar

Ron Paul published
Peace, and Prosperity
in 1981. What makes his pamphlet especially
attractive today is the speed with which it can be consumed. A reader
could get through his robust prose during an hour lunch break.

But why would
a reader want to do that? Why not read one of Paul’s more recent
books instead, even if it couldn’t be read in one sitting?

The answer
is, the earlier work provides an excellent foundation for his later

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Congress Swears Off Alcohol Finally

Make bourbon, not fuelSubsidies are just downright bad policy. If a
product cannot survive in the market on its own, it deserves
oblivion. One tiny bit of cheery news as we go into 2012 is that
after 32 years, taxpayers will no longer be shelling out a subsidy
for corn ethanol. As MSNBC

America’s corn farmers have been benefiting from annual federal
subsidies of around $6 billion in recent years, all in the name of
ethanol used as an additive for the nation’s vehicles.

That ends on Jan. 1, when the companies making ethanol will lose
a tax credit of 46 cents per gallon, and even the ethanol industry
is OK with it — thanks in part to high oil prices that make
ethanol competitive.

You know that corn ethanol subsidies are a really stupid idea
when even Friends of the Earth opposes them. From

“Corn ethanol is extremely dirty,” Michal Rosenoer, biofuels
manager for Friends of the Earth, said in heralding the tax
credit’s demise. “It leads to more climate pollution than
conventional gasoline, and it causes deforestation as well as
agricultural runoff that pollutes our water.”

Opponents also see corn ethanol, which now takes a larger share
of the U.S. corn crop than cattle, hogs and poultry, as a
factor in driving food prices higher.

“The end of this giant subsidy for dirty corn ethanol is a win
for taxpayers, the environment and people struggling to put food on
their tables,” Rosenoer added.

Now Congress has to go after the mandate that requires the U.S.
to produce and burn 36 billion gallons of ethanol by

Of course, Reason
has long been against
ethanol (or any other type) of

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