Why are Gas prices high?

March 30, 2012

Everyone is complaining about high gas prices, but what is the real cause of the rise?  I am not 100% sure but I can name several factors that I believe are related to it.

-Endless money printing by the FED is bound to devalue the dollar, and elevate real assets (gas) against it.  This is probably the number 1 cause.
-Talk of war with Iran, civil war in Lybia, and unrest in other areas is probably affecting production, thus reducing supply.
-Speculators affected the price of gas the last time it shot up, and I would not be too surprised if they are also playing a role this time around.
-Peak Oil may be involved.  With less oil available prices go up.


The Okinawan Diet

March 28, 2012

Okinawa has some of the longest lived and healthiest people in the world.  The traditional diet and family structure and mentality are the main reason why.  Buy now American junk food has come with a vengeance, and the younger generation is suffering from all of the familiar health problems what we have in the US.  It is not a coincidence.

Groupon and Company

March 27, 2012

I have noticed that with companies like Groupon here in Spain there are some good offers, but there are also a lot of offers that are not truly discounted.  For instance hotels are rarely truly discounted.  The 56% off advertised is only in relation to the maximum stated price, which is only ever employed on a holiday weekend during the high season.  When a hotel offers a 56% discount in March, that “discount” is actually their normal non-discounted rate.  You can get the same price or better at a site like tripadvisor or expedia.

The same is true with most restaurants, where the half off price is often more than what other similar restaurants are charging for their normal prices.  Obviously, the Groupon half price is based on some mythical full price.

Concerning electronic items many are not even discounted, and when they are the discount is based on an initial MSRP, not the current street price.  I often find that the Groupon discounted price is equal or higher than the street price.

There are still some very good deals in sites like Groupon, but you have to look around, and they tend to be in the minority.  Look carefully, don´t be fooled and only buy stuff on Groupon if it really seems like a genuinely good deal.

Proper Digestion

March 27, 2012

Here is some great advice for digestive health.

The Media does not want to tell the truth

March 26, 2012

In this interview with Suzanne Somers the interviewer mentions that all of her talk about chemicals is probably upsetting their sponsors (advertisers).  Usually the mainstream media does not talk about their entrenched conflicts of interest, but here it is right out in the open caught on take for all to see.  You can watch the whole segment or go to 2:20 to see the moment of truth.

Manipulating the Election

March 25, 2012

There is evidence that the Republican Party is playing games with the nomination process.

Ron Paul

March 25, 2012

Another honest video of Ron Paul and the campaign