Thursday, May 11, 2006

Are We Too Dependent on Oil?

Products Made From Oil-Ink, Dishwashing liquids, Paint brushes, Telephones, Toys, Unbreakable dishes, Insecticides, Antiseptics, Dolls, Car sound insulation, Fishing lures, Deodorant, Tires, Motorcycle helmets, Linoleum, Sweaters, Tents, Refrigerator linings, Paint rollers, Floor wax, Shoes, Electrician's tape, Plastic wood, Model cars, Glue, Roller-skate wheels, Trash bags, Soap dishes, Skis, Permanent press clothes, Hand lotion, Clothesline, Dyes, Soft contact lenses, Shampoo, Panty hose, Cameras, Food preservatives, Fishing rods, Oil filters, Combs, Transparent tape, Anesthetics, Upholstery, Dice, Disposable diapers, TV cabinets, Cassettes, Mops, Sports car bodies, Salad bowls, House paint, Purses, Electric blankets, Awnings, Ammonia, Dresses, Car battery cases, Safety glass, Hair curlers, Pajamas, Synthetic rubber, VCR tapes, Eyeglasses, Pillows, Vitamin capsules, Movie film, Ice chests, Candles, Rubbing alcohol, Loudspeakers, Ice buckets, Boats, Ice cube trays, Credit cards, Fertilizers, Crayons, Insect repellent, Water pipes, Toilet seats, Caulking, Roofing shingles, Fishing boots, Life jackets, Balloons, Shower curtains, Garden hose, Golf balls, Curtains, Plywood adhesive, Umbrellas, Detergents, Milk jugs, Beach umbrellas, Rubber cement, Sun glasses, Putty, Faucet washers, Cold cream, Bandages, Tool racks, Antihistamines, Hair coloring, Nail polish, Slacks, Drinking cups, Guitar strings, False teeth, Yarn, Petroleum jelly,Toothpaste, Golf bags, Roofing, Tennis rackets, Toothbrushes, Perfume, Luggage, Wire insulation, Folding doors, Shoe polish, Fan belts, Ballpoint pens, Shower doors, Cortisone, Carpeting, Artificial turf, Heart valves, LP records, Lipstick, Artificial limbs, Hearing aids, Vaporizers, Aspirin, Shaving cream, Wading pools, Parachutes. Wow!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The History Of Gasoline

Gasoline is a volatile, flammable liquid obtained from the refinement of petroleum, or crude oil. It was originally discarded as a byproduct of kerosene production, but its ability to vaporize at low temperatures made it a useful fuel for many machines. The first oil well in the United States was struck by Edwin L. Drake near Titusville, Pennsylvania, in 1859 at a depth of almost 70 feet (21 m). With the development of the four-stroke internal combustion engine by Nikolaus Otto in 1876, gasoline became essential to the automotive industry. Today, almost all gasoline is used to fuel automobiles, with a very small percentage used to power agricultural equipment and aircraft. Petroleum, a fossil fuel, supplies more energy to the world today than any other source. The United States is the world's leading consumer of petroleum; in 1994, Americans used 7,587,000 barrels of oil per day. Petroleum is formed from the remains of plants and animals that have been held under tremendous pressure for millions of years. Ordinarily, this organic matter would decompose completely with the help of scavengers and aerobic bacteria, but petroleum is created in an anaerobic environment, without the presence of oxygen. Over half of the world's known crude oil is concentrated in the Persian Gulf basin. Other major areas include the coasts of Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.
Petroleum products, including gasoline, are primarily a mixture of hydrocarbons (molecules containing hydrogen and carbon molecules) with small amounts of other substances. Crude oil is comprised of different lengths of hydrocarbon chains, with some short chains and some very long chains. Depending on how much the oil is broken down, or refined, it may become any number of products. On average, 44.4% of petroleum becomes gasoline. There really are no waste products from petroleum. The lighter chemicals are natural gas, liquified petroleum gas (LPG), jet fuel, and kerosene. The heavier products are used for the manufacture of lubricants, plastics, and asphalt. In addition, many less valuable products can be chemically converted into more saleable compounds.

The Importance of Minerals in Your Diet

By Yoeelah E.N. Aharon (KNN Writer)

“Minerals are the most important aspect of a man’s diet. There are approximately 102 minerals in the earth and the same in the body of man. Their consumption in their “whole” form (whether cooked or raw) holds the key to the health and well-being of the Adamic soul.”
p. 114 The Resurrection by Ben Ammi

What are these minerals? Minerals. Minerals have a broad range of functions. As many as 20 minerals play significant roles in the body. “Microminerals,” (called trace minerals) or minerals that the body only needs traces of, can fight off serious illness. These include copper, iodine, chromium, iron, fluorine, tin, zinc, nickel, vanadium, manganese, silicon, molybdenum, and selenium. “Macrominerals,” or minerals that the body needs large amounts of include magnesium, sodium, potassium, chlorine, phosphorus, calcium, and sulfur. Zinc is responsible for helping metabolize proteins and keeping enzymes functioning. Copper is needed by enzymes for metabolizing. Iodine assists the thyroid gland in working properly. Calcium and phosphorus build bones and teeth. Iron delivers oxygen to the body’s cells. Potassium helps muscle contraction, maintains the fluid balance of cells, helps transmit messages through the body’s nerves, and keeps the kidneys and heart working correctly. I have only listed a few. Remember there are 102 minerals in man and in the soil. The scientific world has not even discovered all the minerals that will be available to you and they all will be found in the food that we eat. Here are a few examples: Calcium - leafy green vegetables, such as broccoli, Potassium - bananas, broccoli, tomatoes, Iron and Zinc - legumes, such as beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts. I will close with the words of our Divine Minister of Agriculture Sar Yadiel:

A Yah soil-dynamic will produce plants grown in liberated soil of a superior nutritional value. They will contain Truth-complex vitamins and minerals of therefore unknown biological value and benefits. It is the qualitative-quantitative Yah-yield of Adamah/soil, combined with the Yah-righteous character, which will stimulate the Adamic-body to function on a higher level of metabolic-regenerative activity. Biologically speaking, we enter into the cycles of Divine health and longevity or simply stated, the cycles of everlasting life.”
Divine Agri-Writings of the KOY Ministry of Divine Agriculture

Monday, May 08, 2006

A Snapshot Of The Whole Foods Market

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Obesity and Diabetes: How They Affect Children

As juvenile obesity rates in the United States continue to escalate, parents need to be aware that their children are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Normally observed in individuals over the age of 45, Type 2 diabetes is now more commonly seen in young people.Approximately 177,000 youngsters under the age of 20 have diabetes, according to the National Diabetes Education Program. Diabetes continues to be on the rise and is clearly an ongoing problem. More Info Click Here: The Southern Health Magazine

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Is The American Dream Still Possible

By David Wallechinsky Published: April 23, 2006 -Cleveland Plain Dealer Newspaper

The traditional American Dream is based on the belief that hardworking citizens can better their lives, pay their monthly bills without worry, give their children a start to an even better life and still save enough to live comfortably after they retire. But many average Americans are struggling—squeezed by rising costs, declining wages, credit-card debt and diminished benefits, with little left over to save for retirement. (See statistics below.)