15 January 2009
Thanks to reading one of the websites (www.aheadoftheherd.com ) on which some of my articles are published; I’ve recently discovered the benefits of water purifiers, for drinking as well as showering water. Since using these purifiers, my skin and hair is not so dry anymore as well as my breathing is much improved. I am hoping to see more improvement in other areas in the future.
Basically these water filters take out chlorine, among other things, which is added to water to “purify” it, or take out other harmful substances.
Chlorine does a good job in killing or taking out these harmful contents in our water, however, it comes with its own problems. I have found these quotes that explain the use of chlorine in water purification as well as some of its associated problems:
“Why we use chlorine is not because it’s the safest or even the most effective means of disinfectant, we use it because it is the cheapest. The long-term effects of using chlorinated drinking water have been recognized only recently. According to the U.S. Council of Environmental Quality, “Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those who use non chlorinated water. The highly controversial book titled “Coronaries/Cholesterol/Chlorine” by Dr. Joseph Price, written in the late sixties concluded that nothing could negate the incontrovertible fact, the basic cause of arteriosclerosis and resulting entities such as heart attacks and stroke, is chlorine. Dr. Price later headed up a study using chickens as test subjects, where two groups of several hundred birds were observed throughout their span to maturity..” 
One group was given water with chlorine and the other without. The group given chlorine water, when autopsied, showed some level of heart or circulatory disease in every specimen, the group without had no occurrence of disease. In winter conditions the group with chlorine showed outward signs of poor circulation, shivering, drooped feathers and a reduced level of activity.
The group without chlorine enjoyed rapid growth and displayed vigorous health. This study received well by the poultry industry then, continues to be used as a reference even today. As a result, most large poultry producers use de-chlorinated water. It would be a common sense conclusion to think for that regular chlorinated tap water if not good enough for the chickens, then it probably is not good enough for human consumption either
“It (chlorine) has a disagreeable, suffocating odor that is detectable in concentrations as low as 1 ppm, and is choking and poisonous.” 
Chlorine gas was also used by the Nazis, among other, as a chemical weapon.
Chlorinated water looks basically just like pure or de-chlorinated water; however it does not have exactly the same effects as water, as explained above. Our world is filled with things that appear like the real thing, but in reality is anything but the real thing. Either they optically look like the real thing or people accept or use them as the real thing. These things, instead of working like the real things, they work in opposite of the real things or they cause other problems (side-effects).
We have bread made with bleached flour, adulterated fuels, soft drinks, coffee, and energy drinks that for many in part takes the place of pure water etc. These things cause health problems which are not immediately apparent, but take time to manifest. Do your own research regarding these things and form your own conclusions. Some of these could be the cause of some long term health problems you might have.
My field is money and the economy, and it is my goal to expose lies and share the truths regarding this field. We also have non-real money that seems just like real in that it is used as a medium of exchange, a unit of account and a store of wealth. Just like chlorinated water, instead of providing confidence to economic transactions or decisions, it destabilizes the level of confidence.
Use of this non-real money (paper or digital money) also has other serious consequences (disease in society). These are best explained by first understanding what I previously wrote on the difference between a debt claim and a capital claim.
Money essentially represents a claim (capital claim) on a tangible asset or service. In our modern economy we have fake claims which were created by debt (debt claim), but they are circulating just like capital claims. These debt claims on assets can only become a real claim ones this debt has been paid off, and in many cases these fake claims will never become real claims because the debt is just too big to pay off.
After many years of using primarily fake claims as if they are real claims, in our economy, we have caused the ascension to power of fake leaders, trustees that cannot be trusted. These leaders appear like the real thing (good leaders or trustworthy trustees), but they are anything but the real thing. They work against the best interest of people. They seek to take peoples freedom or autonomy away.
Many years of using fake money has also changed people to such an extent that they do not know what reality is anymore and are economically illiterate.
Here are just a few examples of how the use of fake money has affected society:
President Bush is justifying his economic intervention by saying that “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.”- RTTNews
US President Elect Obama and other world leaders want to spend America and the world out of the mess that was caused by excessive spending in the first place.
French President Sarkozy and others believe that they know the best time for you to relieve yourself in the toilet. Central planning is their solution to running the world economy. Addressing the European Parliament French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called for a European “economic government”. – Eurotopics
The world also has a lot of people who control a lot of resources (are rich) but do not understand real economics or understand real economics but mislead others through “doublespeak”. Not to say that all people who are rich are like such. Many people look up to these people, or worship them. I have written about some of these people in the past. Some commentators have aptly referred to them as the paper aristocracy. They gain their so-called success through information and privileges obtained as insiders and by misleading others. Their success is based on a formula of stealing from the poor.
The number of people who want to eat but do not want to work has increased significantly (The welfare state has many supporters and willing leaders).
Many people believe that government has endless resources. They think/act like government cannot default on debt obligations.
Many people believe that one piece of paper of roughly the same size and quality is significantly more valuable than another. (For example: Zim dollar vs US dollar)
Many people believe that real gains can be had, by passive means such as investing in a stock market or putting money in a bank. Real gains can only come by men working (such as planting and watering), and God giving the increase.
The effects of using non real money can only be addressed if we start using real money. There is no other cure. I believe that money cannot be decided upon by government or any authority. Just like since the beginning of time, people should be allowed to use things that are acceptable (acceptable by the participants in the economy) as money and eventually one or a few things will become widely accepted and eventually replace all other forms of money.
Because of gold and silver’s superior features, they will eventually replace all other forms of money. Note that when I say gold and silver, I mean using the actual metal as money (like coins). Not the gold or silver standard. The gold or silver standard is just another opportunity for government to steal peoples gold and increase the number of claims on tangible assets relative to the tangible assets in the economy, the same as can be done under a fractional reserve banking system. (For those people who wrongly suggest that I support/prefer a gold standard, here it is clear and simple)
It (gold or silver standard) also creates an unnatural concentrated position of gold and silver and this normally leads to manipulation and fraud. This is no different to having one issuer of money as under the paper money system.
And yes, there is enough gold or enough silver in the world to use as money. Some people use one of paper money’s short comings (the fact that there is unlimited or too much) to justify why gold or silver cannot be used as money; how ironic is that?
Death of the world monetary system
The central banks and world leaders know that their system (world monetary system) cannot continue for much longer without gold giving that system credibility and confidence, as it has done for the dollar when it was created. They will therefore have to start using the gold word as a possible solution. The so called current “financial crisis” is testament to the fact that the world’s current monetary system is about to end.
What also supports this is the following: According to an article by Mike Hewitt published on DollarDaze the median age of 559 world currencies no longer in circulation is only 15 years whereas the median age for all currencies (176 in total) currently in circulation is 39 years. From this article it is clear that on average currencies (paper) do not last long.
They do not last long because there is much competition to get the power to print (counterfeit) money; therefore so many end by acts of war and acts of independence. Also, the power to print, inevitably leads to abuse, therefore so many currencies end by hyperinflation.
It would seem that the dollar as well as the other longest running currencies are different, because they have beaten the trend of 15 years for dead currencies and even the average of currencies still in circulation (39 years). How are the dollar and other longest running currencies still in existence able to beat the trend? By exercising better monetary prudence than in the past? I think not. Could there be anything different, in a positive way? I also think not.
The main reason why these currencies have been running for so long is because they were mostly backed by gold or silver or were itself to an extent actual gold or silver or a combination of both. The dollar for example is backed by nothing for only about 38 years of its 217 year life.
Another reason possibly is more successful manipulation and collusion, which is due to the significant power that the central banks and governments of these currencies exercise. For example, the USA can exercise more power than say Argentina, therefore is able to keep the monetary fraud going for longer.
The current world system of currencies, with the dollar as the pivot, is 38 years old and if you compare that to the 15 years for dead currencies as well as consider that other than the reasons given above, nothing is different (in a positive way) about these currencies, it seems that the system is way past its sell by date.
Well, the point is, that because the current world monetary system seems way past its sell by date and because collapse is imminent, due to the nature of paper currency, the end of this system is at hand and could end as soon as the next 1 to 2 years.
The end of this monetary system will most likely come by way of hyperinflation or a new settlement such as a new “Bretton Woods”. This is because most, if not all paper currencies in the past, had their “natural” deaths by way of hyperinflation, and the world leaders and central banks know that their monetary system is basically already dead. That is why they had the G20 meeting on November 14-15, 2008.
The question is really to what extent will a new monetary system be fraudulent? For I believe that it would be wishful thinking that we would have a system that uses honest and real money, while we have such fake leaders and so many economically illiterate people.
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