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 filthy ships as well as with a lusty cannibalistic desperation to be free from the ternary of there ruthless &  cruel head men and there  tribal war lords.Today we pray that they see that we experience the daily anxiety of drive
 by shootings which they have & still ignore... They are busy congratulating themselves for capturing the two accused snipers, the people cheered..That  is the people that are not on the reservation, today on the news  the announced there were 2 or 3 more kids killed  in drive by shootings ( in NY alone ) where is the FBI & the ATF and every body.. when the victims are just brown or black they do nothing "its just the niggers?" Fuck Holloween too...That is just a dumb celebration of white men burning some perfectly good old widdow women to steal their property they accused them of having sex with an invisible goat man or so they say I think after killing only land owning widows the townies would figure out the scam ... Nope they turned it into a stinking tooth rotting holiday what a bunch of dumb asses... Did you see the TV repoart about some guy, got bustes having sex with a Pumpkin ... I wonder if he put ladies under ware on it like they are gont do to him in jail, this world is in need of a sunny day or 2 before they croke us all. .. I hope that peolpes heads clear up soon becaus this Pope culture  is just peeing in the fricking wind and say ing its raining. Did you hear the freeking Kween of england nighted tha torry prig georgy,whats next a corination in Leder Hosen & powdered Wiggs?
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 The event we now know as "the First Thanksgiving" was in fact neither the
first occurrence of our modern American holiday, nor was it even a 'Thanksgiving"
 in the eyes of the Pilgrims who celebrated it. It was instead a traditional English harvest celebration to which the colonists invited Massasoit, the  most important sachem among the Wamapanoag. It was only in the nineteenth century that this event became identified with the American Thanksgiving holiday.

The association of the Pilgrims with the Thanksgiving holiday has a complicated history.

The holiday itself evolved out of a routine Puritan religious observation, irregularly declared and celebrated in response to God's favorable Providence, into an single, annual, quasi_secular New England autumnal celebration.The first national Thanksgiving was declared in 1777 by the Continental Congress, and others were declared from time to time until1815.

The holiday then reverted to being a regional observance until 1863, when
 two national days of Thanksgivingwere declared, one celebrating the victory
 at Gettysburg on August 6, and the otherthe first  of our last Thursday in
November annual Thanksgivings.
Although the Pilgrims' 1621 harvest celebration had been identified as the first American Thanksgiving as early as 1841 by Alexander Young, the common Thanksgiving symbolic associations in the 19th century centered on turkeys, Yankee dinners and an annual family reunion, not Pilgrims. The now famous
1621 event had been in fact entirely forgotten until the 1820s, when the full
 text of Mourts Relation (1622) with the reference to the feast was rediscovered. Mention of the Pilgrims brought the Landings or Myles, Priscilla, and John to mind, not Thanksgiving.

Moreover, whenever a Pilgrim, or more accurately, a generic 17th century puritan image appeared
in popular art in connection  with Thanksgiving during the nineteenth century, it was not the now
 familiar scene of English and Indians sitting down to an outdoor  feast. On the contrary, the image
 almost always portrayed a violent confrontation between colonist and Native American. It was only
after the turn of the century, when the western Indian wars were over and the "vanishing red man"
was vanishing satisfactorily, that  the romantic (and historically correct) idyllic mage of the two
cultures sitting down to an autumn feast became  popular. By the  First World War, popular art
(especially postcards), schoolbooks and literature had linked the Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving
  indivisibly together, so much so that the image of the Pilgrim and the  familiar fall feast almost ousted
 the Landing and older patriotic  images from the popular consciousness. This alliance also deflated  Forefathers' Day, which sank in to insignificance even in Plymouth  itself.

                        The Pilgrims and the "First Thanksgiving"
 During the second half of the nineteenth century, Thanksgiving was more commonly symbolized by
its New England origins and its  chief dinner constituent, the turkey, than by the Pilgrims' 1621 harvest
 celebration. In addition to the ruralNew England theme, there were a diversity of contemporary and
historical illustrations  and stories, including Thanksgivings on the battlefield, down south with African_Americans and in the urban slums,as well as a few  generic colonial New England (and Old
England) Puritan images. It is surprising to note that when the colonists are represented, they are
 less likely to be sharing their feast with their Native American neighbors, than illustrating European
and Native American conflict,  indicated by a hail of arrows! Apparently the very real dangers of
  the Indian Wars in the West produced a sense of fear and guilt which was expressed in this fashion, in graphic contrast with the familiar peaceful autumn pastorals that we associate with the  holiday today.
 It was only after the wars were over that a sentimental regard for the satisfactorily "vanishing Red Man" provoked a national change of heart in which Jennie Brownscombe could create her idyllic
 "First Thanksgiving" (1914). Even then the image of the Thanksgiving "Pilgrim_puritan"fleeing a shower of  arrows retained a popular appeal.

The association between Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims had been suggested as early as 1841 when
Alexander Young identified the 1621 harvest celebration as the "first Thanksgiving" in New England, but their importance among the holiday's symbols did not occur until after 1900. It was then that the
familiar illustrations of   Pilgrims and Native Americans sitting down to dinner in peace andconcord
 appeared widely in calendar art and on patriotic murals.

The real New England Thanksgiving, as is shown in the 1777 proclamation, bore less of a resemblance
 to our modern holiday than the feasting and games of the Pilgrim harvest celebration. But when the
 Victorians were looking for the historical antecedent of the contemporary Thanksgiving holiday, the
Pilgrim festival with its  big dinner and charitable hospitality seemed theperfect match. The fact that the 1621 event had not been a Thanksgiving in the Pilgrims' own eyes was irrelevant. The Pilgrim
harvest celebration quickly became the mythic "First Thanksgiving" and has remained the primary
historical representation of the holiday ever since. The  earlier Pilgrim holiday, Forefathers' Day
(December 21st, the anniversary of the Landing on Plymouth Rock), which had been celebrated
since 1769 faded in importance as the Pilgrims increasingly became the patron saints of the
American Thanksgiving.

The Pilgrims were cast in their Forefathers role to provide an example
 of the close_knit, religiously inspired American community  that people worried about the decline of  basic values during the First World War period wished to instill in their descendants.

While  retaining their Victorian symbolic virtues, the Pilgrims became usable history for generations of school children,
 and played an important part in the Americanization of the
Northern and Easternimmigrants entering the country.
New elements and a new theme supporting this role were added  to the Pilgrim Story as the
Pilgrims acquired their most recent and important popular association: the Thanksgiving holiday.
 A modern image, the First Thanksgiving, showed Pilgrim families sitting down to a pastoral
 celebration with the Native Americans in eirenic harmony, thus symbolizing the potential for unity
 of different ethnic background.

 Equally important at the turn of the century was the inspirational image of the Pilgrims
and the Native Americans sharing their communal meal in harmony. The country was
seriously concerned over immigration and the problems surrounding the integration
of  the new citizens into American culture.

The Thanksgiving image of  dissimilar ethnic
communities co_existing amid eace and plenty
was an irresistible symbol. The Pilgrims became
 the exemplary immigrants whose Protestant
virtues made themthe preferred model for all
later arrivals.

( Today  I  over herd  a 2nd generation Eastern European ( replete with a Heavy
Low European accent ) radio personality calling people from the Middle East foreigners
and illegal emigrants even tough they ( HE & His Kind) are barely enfranchised them selves.

Note #2 Better example A rag headed old woman stinking of Pine-Sole on her knees
at the front door of the building where I was to live for nearly 20 years on Ave C in NYC
greeted me with the words " Nigger Viy Dont Jewgo Back to Verr you Came Frommm!

 I recommended a dentist and Like in the story of Androclees & the Lion one day I saved
 her Life, when she had moved to the top floor of an abandon burnt out hulk of what was
the " Building Of My Birth "  I was shouting over the roar of the flames ( and they do roar
as they consume the personal effects of there hapless victims)  "You must leave  the hole
 building is on fire .You don't want to  Die do you !?

" But what about MY Cats ( They all had fled being wiser than the Sad Cat Lady she had
 become even in her poverty there was still a concern for "where they will go now?"

Her building was finely razed, gutted and the buildings agent  received a hansom reward
from the landlord Columbia Presbyterian Church and the bank that he worked for.

She lived in the street ( feeding the multitudes of stray cats that inhabited the streets  as
they do today until she could no longer live (cope) with her losses and evaporated
as all frail  abandoned white women that barley speak English do, the bone crushers
probably got her.
Bone crushers = Winter of our years & Hunger in the streets of America.
the bone crushers   
ED )

Americanization programs, which were intended  to socialize the new immigrants by
instilling in them the values and beliefs of "real" Americans, made good use of the symbols and ideals  of Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims.


By 1920, when the Pilgrims' 300th anniversary celebration elevated them to the  pinnacle of
 their fame, their role as Thanksgiving icons and the "spiritual ancestors" of all Americans
 became permanently fixed in the American psyche.  Also, you might like to see Thanksgiving
 in American History for more information on this "Pilgrim Holiday."

 Look what your neighbors are thinking >>.

Does this mean the nightly images of the Afghani Little League Vid Feed on the News
 is really THE USA showing that they know how to protect "OUR" boys with Human
Shields as well or  better than Saddam Inhumane Ever did. Why Heck I bet there are
 teams all over the states just rearing to step up to the plate with little Mustafa & Ackmhed
 whatever . You can bet they are going to  be easier to beat than that Port Rician team
 from the Bronx NY. "These little Afghani guys looove base ball they don't call them
 the Bombers for nothing."

"You know Them guy all of a sudden stop shellin us when ever we start playing Base
ball with the kids shucks ! " GI Joe, Can you say Disingenuous Judge Lebiduf?   ?ED

‘God’s Instrument’
The Story of Squanto
BreakPoint with Charles Colson
November 4, 2003
Most of us know the story of the first Thanksgiving—at least, we know the Pilgrim version. But how many of us know the Indian viewpoint?
No, I’m not talking about some revisionist, politically correct version of history. I’m talking about the amazing story of the way God used an Indian named Squanto as a special instrument of His providence.
Historical accounts of Squanto’s life vary, but historians believe that around 1608—more than a decade before the Pilgrims arrived—a group of English traders sailed to what is today Plymouth, Massachusetts. When the trusting Wampanoag Indians came out to trade, the traders took them prisoner, transported them to Spain, and sold them into slavery. It was an unima ginable horror.
But God had an amazing plan for one of the captured Indians—a boy named Squanto.
Squanto was bought by a well-meaning Spanish monk, who treated him well and taught him the Christian faith. Squanto eventually made his way to Englandand worked in the stables of a man named John Slaney. Slaney sympathized with Squanto’s desire to return home, and he promised to put the Indian on the first vessel bound for America.
It wasn’t until 1618—ten years after Squanto was first kidnapped—that a ship was found. Finally, after a decade of exile and heartbreak, Squanto was on his way home.
But when he arrived in Massachusetts, more heartbreak awaited him. An epidemic had wiped out Squanto’s entire village.
We can only imagine what must have gone through Squanto’s mind: Why had God allowed him to return home, against all odds, only to find his loved ones dead?
A year later, the answer came. A shipload of English families arrived and settled on the very land once occupied by Squanto’s people. Squanto went to meet them, greeting the startled Pilgrims in English.
According to the diary of Pilgrim Governor William Bradford, Squanto “became a special instrument sent of God for [our] good . . . He showed [us] how to plant [our] corn, where to take fish and to procure other commodities . . . and was also [our] pilot to bring [us] to unknown places for [our] profit, and never left [us] till he died.”
When Squanto lay dying of a fever, Bradford wrote that their Indian friend “desir[ed] the Governor to pray for him, that he might go to the Englishmen’s God in heaven.” Squanto bequeathed his possessions to the Pilgrims “as remembrances of his love.”
Who but God could so miraculously convert a lonely Indian and then use him to save a struggling band of Englishmen? It is reminiscent of the biblical story of Joseph, who was also sold into slavery—and whom God, likewise, used as a special instrument for good.
Squanto’s life story is remarkable, and we ought to make sure our children and grandchildren learn about it. Sadly, most books about Squanto omit references to his Christian faith. But I’m delighted to say that Eric Metaxas has written a wonderful children’s book called Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving. I highly recommend it. It will teach your kids about the “special instrument sent of God” who changed the course of American history.

[This is such a bunch of Crap God is not in heaven to provide Indians
 to save white  people, they still died at the rate of 60% but were replaced
 by the self paid indentured landless willing to kill for a chance to escape
the "homeland" and grinding poverty & crushing monarchy and came
here as fodder to live as slaves working off there passage over seas to
 the so called new world.

By the way the so called Pilgrims were little more than slaves, Indentured meant owned  until the worker was  too old to be of any use to any one...
Don't take my word for it go to Plymouth talk to the people Enacting a realistic non kindergarten soft soap view of what happened back then
and then think what would it have heart that group to relate as men of
 God and marry  learn language & folk ways from them instead of rape
 and murder & enslave the people they encountered. ED]
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Look I was borne in 1944 so I should at least look into this, right what difference
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or our current President or our current dilemma, does it?
911 ? Blitzkriegs preemptive strikes Nazi Hitler tactics ???!

Watch out one day Sodom Urinstane is going to tire of the analogy he
 is like Stalin an Prescott Bush loved Hitler... What's the connection??!!

The Energizer Bunny of War Tactic President Roosevelt (FDR) provoked
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 FDR needed the attack to sucker Hitler to declare war, since the public and
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God is never in a hurry He is free. Man will be free when he is not in a hurry.

Education is being stuffed with other peoples ideas. Creativity is being fulfiled in your own ideas.

Metacognition is the science of science even metascience.

Truth is a faithful companion and good company.
Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. - Anna Freud
Metacognition without insight and intuition is just reflection.
I love innovation when first encountered it's like inspiration.
We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. John Naisbitt Creativity is at once working with great energy to make things easier with less energy.

The good thing about education is that it forces us to learn things we do not want to learn; the bad thing about education
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Now strange words simply puzzle us; ordinary words convey only what we know already; it is from metaphor that we can best get hold of something fresh. -- Aristotle

The scientific method fails to study the mind, the future or even itself.

The opposite of denial is prayer.

Confusion can take two forms one leads to enlightenment and the other to confound.

The future as a study will heal many wounds of the past.

The intelligence of man is increased by learning to fear God.

 Intelligent disobedience--brings salvation as nobody can save
you but yourself; therefore,ultimately obedience to self preceeds all else.

 It is just as difficult to be a master, when before you have always been a slave, as it is to be a slave, when before you have always been a master.

 It is not only hard to teach intuition: it is worthy to be called impossible. Keith Bingham Evil is making free agency the end rather than the means to the end.

The most human thing we do is generate ideas; creativity is fun.
Sometimes the question is the answer. Creativity requires one make the familiar strange and the strange familiar.

Only a lie needs to be be proven, if the truth is self-evident.
All mismanagement stems from making your subordinates despensible.

All mismanagementcomes from making supervision indispensible. Ultimate progress is training your own  replacement.

A free people progress only through moral value.

 Make to yourself friends with the future and you will be free to discover how to think and gain knowledge.

Truth no matter how painful to realize is always refreshing.

People believe what they want them to believe.

Are you motivated by fear, duty, love, delight, glory.
They are not the same. Life without delight or glory is less
 than creative.

Some solutions are like seeing the forest from the trees;
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Worse still you can't see the forest from the bees.

 Seeking to understand the past develops the intellect;
 Seeking to understand the future develops intelligence;
 Seeking to understand the present expands awareness.

 Understanding the future what ever it is, is the final frontier
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Contoversy hides the gate to higher knowledge and the door
 to light. Do not take sides in a contoversy but rather get
above it and learn what is hidden.

As IF enables the brainstorm; even more so WHEN empowers
 prediction. Make your message greater than the messenger.

Metaphors are useful lies. Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Steven R. Covey

Let the authority of dogma be truth and let the credibility of doctrine be enlightened common sense.
The Self Teaching Principle is the boot strap to the upper levels
of consciousness.
 If I had a choice between religion and understanding, I would choose understanding.

 Children can learn anything if given enough time to play.

     On thoughts, not points; but, vistas, please.
     Faith is how we deal with infancy.
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Truth is knowledge spanning the continuum of time: Light is principles of mind illuminating consciousness.
If our children are our future, then our parents are our past.

What shall we make of now?

It is not the survival of the fittest; but, rather the survival of that which best fits.

Liberal education is a contradiction of terms.

Beware of good answers that put the mind asleep!

The generalist in never bored; but, the specialist is ever bored outside the specialty.

ORIGIN or DESTINY are two ideas or concepts that will fascinate man with mystery until he discovers them.
Man was born a generalist; but, civilization make a specialist of him.

Imagination is more important than knowledge -- Albert Einstein

You can judge a man by his assumptions. Self education is not
to be a harsh discipline but a positive addiction.

 (paraphrased from William Glassers term)
People want  simplicity when it goes with what they want;
otherwise they want complexity.
The greatest invention of the nineteenth century was the invention of the method of invention -- Alfred North Whitehead Life is habit forming.

I haven't time to go to school; I'm too busy learning.

It takes a lifetime to know a moment of confusion; and, a moment to know a lifetime of simplicity.

The mark of genius is to take the beads of complexity and tie them with the single thread of simplicity.

Futurlogics DMP is when you realize that the most valuable possession you have is imagination.

The basis of all inspiration is to witness the "impossible" accomplished at the right time.

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Chingas de Mingus (ShadowBand Magazine, November 1999)
Billy Chingas - Battery (drums)
Chey Chingas - Hoover (bass)
Paul Chingas - Trumpet, keyboards
Soul Chingas#1 - Flute, DJ
Papa Chingas - Vocals, guitar
Freda Renté - Vocalist, percussions
                                                Style Rare groove/funk/jazz
Status Chingusing around
Biographical Material
With only five months of playing together, Chingas de Mingus has already accumulated over
thirty songs. The band includes ex-members of Melting Pot and Sacred Crease. Their current
release (which happens to be their first) is a recording of five songs played live on the weekly
radio show, "Noise Pollution", from KXLU-88.9 FM.
Notes from the band
This band has mostly been playing private parties locally and outside the South Bay including
"Nightmare on Elm Street's", Heather Langenkamp. The band also recently played a show
at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood and has played with such bands as, OOSoul and Banyan.
Though Chingas de Mingus has only been playing together for five months, their music
experience goes back years and years while performing with numerous bands. Billy, Chey, Paul,
and Soul played together in Melting Pot and hooked up with Adam (Papa) to form Chingas de
Mingus. The band added Freda Renté, a multi-talented musician and artist who has played with
coutless other bands. Papa writes most of the melodies, but the rest of the music is pretty

They practice their music inside a latrine, that's right a latrine, at Angel's Gate in San
Pedro. The group chose its name pretty simply. Chingas, is the Spanish word for
"whatchamakalit", and Mingus, from Charles Mingus, the talented bass player.
The band is influenced by Jazz music,Funk and groove, and early 80's Punk Rock. Some
bands include:
Miles Davis, Tower of Power, Phish, the Adolescents, Minutemen, as well as countless
other talents. For Chingas de Mingus, music is an addiction. They believe in playing their music
from the heart and are striving to play "music for music's sake, because music is sacred".
band's primary focus is their live show. They also want to record some of their tracks for
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Concerns Regarding Soybeans

                                          Date: 10/14/98

                                          updated 9-12-00

History of Soybeans Soybeans come to us from the Orient.
 During the Chou Dynasty (1134-246 BC) the soybean was designated one of
the five sacred  grains, along with barley, wheat,  millet and rice.

However, the pictograph for the soybean, which dates from earlier times, indicates that it
 was not first used as a food;  for whereas the pictographs for the other four grains show
the seed and stem structure of the plant, the pictograph for the soybean emphasizes the
root structure.  Agricultural literature of the period speaks frequently of the soybean and
its use in crop rotation.

Apparently the soy plant was initially used as a method of fixing nitrogen. The soybean
did not serve as a food until the discovery of fermentation techniques, sometime during
the Chou Dynasty.

Thus the first soy foods were fermented products like tempeh, natto, miso and
shogu (soy or tamari sauce). At a later date, possibly in the 2nd century B.C.,
Chinese scientists discovered that a puree of cooked  soybeans could be
precipitated with calcium sulfate or magnesium sulfate  (plaster of Paris or
Epsom salts) to make a smooth pale curd -tofu or bean curd. The use of
fermented and precipitated soy products soon spread to other parts of the
Orient, notably Japan and Indonesia. Although the highly flavored fermented
products have elicited greater interest amongscientists and epicures, it is the
bland precipitated products that are most frequently used, accounting for
approximately 90% of the processed soybeans consumed in Asia today.

The increased reliance on bean curd as a source of protein,
which occurred between 700 A.D. and the present time, has not
necessarily been a beneficial change for the populations of the
Orient and Southeast Asia.

Fit for Human Consumption? The Chinese, did not eat the soybean as they did other
pulses (legumes) such as the lentil, because the soybean contains large quantities of
 a number of harmful a substances.
First among them are potent enzyme inhibitors which block the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion.
These"antinutrients" are not completely deactivated during ordinary cooking and can produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake.
In test animals, diets high in trypsin inhibitors cause enlargement and pathological conditions of the pancreas, including cancer. The soybean also contains hemagglutinin, a clot promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together. Trypsin inhibitors and hemagglutinin have been rightly labeled growth depressant substances.

Fortunately they are deactivated during the process of fermentation. However, in precipitated products, enzyme inhibitors concentrate in the soaking liquid rather than in the curd. Thus in tofu and bean curd, these enzyme inhibitors are reduced in quantity, but not completely eliminated.

Soybeans are also high in phytic acid or phytates. This is an organic acid, present in the bran or hulls of all seeds, which blocks the uptake of essential minerals-calcium, magnesium, iron and especially zinc-in the intestinal tract.

Although not a household word, phytates have been extensively studied. Scientists are in general

The soybean has a higher phytate content than any other grain or legume that has been studied.
 Furthermore, it seems to be highly resistant to many phytate reducing techniques such
as long, slow cooking. Only a long period of fermentation will significantly reduce the
phytate content of soybeans. Thus fermented products such as tempeh and miso
provide nourishment that is easily assimilated, but the nutritional value of tofu and bean
 curd, both high in phytates, is questionable.

of the phytates  are reduced. The Japanese traditionally eat tofu as part of a mineral-rich fish broth.
of the phytates  are reduced. The Japanese traditionally eat tofu as part of a mineral-rich fish broth. roducts risk severe mineral deficiencies. The results of calcium, magnesium and iron
deficiency are well known, those of zinc are less so. Zinc is called the intelligence
mineral because it is needed for optimal development and functioning of the brain and
nervous system. It plays a role in protein synthesis and collagen formation, it Is involved
 in thc blood sugar control mechanism and thus protects against diabetes; it is needed
for a healthy reproductive system.

Zinc is a key component in numerous vital enzymes and plays a role in the immune
system. Phytates found in soy products interfere with zinc absorption more completely
than with other minerals. Literature extolling soy products tends to minimize the role of
zinc in human physiology, and to gloss over the deleterious effect of diets high in phytic

Milk drinking is given as the reason second generation Japanese in America grow taller than their native ancestors.
 Some investigators postulate that the reduced phytate content of the American diet-whatever maybe its other deficiencies-is the true explanation, pointing out that Asian and Oriental children who do not get enough meat and fishproducts to counteract the effects of a high phytate diet, frequently suffer rickets, stunting and other
growth problems.

Marketing the Soybean The truth is, however, that most Americans are unlikely to adopt traditional soy products as their principle food.

 Tofu, bean curd and tempeh have disagreeable texture and are too bland
 for the Western palate; pungent and tasty miso and natto lose out in taste; only soy sauce enjoys widespread popularity as  a condiment. The soy industry has therefore looked for other ways to market the superabundance of soybeans now grown in the United States.

Large scale cultivation of the soybean in the United States began
only after the Second World War, and quickly rose to 140 billion
pounds per year. Most of the crop is made into animal feed, soy
oil for hydrogenated fats margarine and shortening. During the
 past 20 years, the industry has concentrated on finding markets
 for the byproducts of soy oil manufacture, including soy "lecithin", made from the oil sludge, and soy protein products, made from defatted soy flakes, a challenge that has involved overcoming consumer resistance to soy products, generally considered
tasteless "poverty foods.

The quickest way to gain product acceptability in the less affluent society," said a soy industry spokesman, " ... is to have the product consumed on its own merit in a more affluent society."
Hence the proliferation of soy products resembling traditional American foods-soy milk for cows milk, soy baby formula, soy yogurt, soy ice cream, soy cheese, soy flour for baking and textured soy protein as meat substitutes, usually promoted as high protein, low-fat, no cholesterol "health foods" to the upscale consumer increasingly concerned about his health. The growth of vegetarianism among the more affluent classes has greatly accelerated the acceptability and use of these artificial products. Unfortunately they pose numerous dangers.

Processing Denatures and Dangers Remain The production of soy milk is relatively simple. In order to remove as much of the trypsin inhibitor content as possible, the beans are first soaked in an alkaline solution. The pureed solution is then heated to about 115 degrees Centigrade in a pressure cooker. This method destroys most (but not all) of the anti-nutrients but has the unhappy side effect so denaturing the proteins that they become very difficult to digest and much reduced in effectiveness.

The phytate content remains in soy milk to block the uptake of essential minerals.
In addition, the alkaline soaking solution produces a carcinogen, lysinealine, and reduces the cystine content, which is already low in the soybean. Lacking cystine,
the entire protein complex of the soybean becomes useless unless the diet is
 fortified with cystine-rich meat, eggs, or dairy products.

Most soy products that imitate traditional American food items, including baby formulas and some brands of soy milk, are made with soy protein isolate, that is the soy protein isolated from the carbohydrate and fatty acid components that naturally occur in the bean. Soy beans are first ground and subjected to high-temperature and solvent extraction processes to remove the oils.

The resultant defatted meal is then mixed with an alkaline solution and sugars in a separation process to remove fiber. Then it is precipitated and separated using an acid wash. Finally the resultant curds are neutralized in an alkaline solution and spray dried at high temperatures to produce high protein powder.

This is a highly refined product in which both vitamin and protein quality are compromised-but some trypsin inhibitors remain, even after such extreme refining. Trypsin inhibitor content of soy protein isolate can vary as much as 5-fold. In rats, even low level trypsin inhibitor soy protein isolate feeding results in reduced weight gain compared to controls. Soy product producers are not required to state trypsin inhibitor content on labels, nor even to meet minimum standards, and the public, trained to avoid dietary cholesterol, a substance vital for normal growth and metabolism, has never heard of the potent anti-nutrients found in cholesterol-free soy products.

Soy Formula Is Not the Answer Soy protein isolate is the main ingredient of soy-based infant formulas. Along with trypsin inhibitors, these formulas have a high phytate content. Use of soy formula has caused zinc deficiency in infants. Aluminum content of soy formula is 10 times greater than milk based formula, and 100 times greater than unprocessed milk.

Aluminum has a toxic effect on the kidneys of infants, and has been implicated as cause in Alzheimer's in adults. (???)

Soy milk formulas are often given to babies with milk
allergy; but allergies to soy are almost as common as
those to milk. Soy formulas lack cholesterol which is absolutely essential for the development of the brain and
 nervous system; they also lack lactose and galactose,
 which play an equally important role in the development
of the nervous system. I would strongly discourage the use of soy formulas.

Nitrosamines, which are potent carcinogens, are often found in
soy protein foods, and are greatly increased during the high
temperature drying process. Not surprisingly, animal feeding
studies show a lower weight gain for rats on soy formula than
those on whole milk, high-lactose formula; similar results have
been observed in children on macrobiotic diets which include the use of soy milk and large amounts of whole grains. Children
brought up on high-phytate diets tend to be thin and scrawny.

Fabricated Soy Foods A final indignity to the original soy bean is  high-temperature, high-pressure extrusion processing of
soy protein isolate to product textured vegetable protein (TVP).
 Numerous artificial flavorings, particularly MSG, are added to TVP products to mask their strong "beany" taste, and impart the flavor of meat. Soy protein isolate and textured vegetable
protein are used extensively in school lunch programs,
commercial baked goods, diet beverages and fast food
products. They are heavily promoted in third world countries and form the basis of many food give-away programs. These soy products greatly inhibit zinc and iron absorption; in test
animals they cause enlarged organs, particularly the pancreas
and thyroid gland, and increased deposition of fatty acids in
 the liver.

Human feeding tests to determine the cholesterol lowering properties of
 soy protein isolate have not shown them to be effective. Nevertheless,
they are often promoted as having beneficial effects on cholesterol levels.

Cancer Preventing or Cancer Causing?

The food industry also touts soy products
 for their cancer preventing  properties.
Isoflavone aglycones are anticarcinogenic substances found in traditionally fermented soybean products.

However, in non-fermented soy products such as tofu and soy milk,these isoflavones are present in an altered form as beta-glycoside
 conjugates, which

  Some researchers believe the rapid
increase in liver and pancreatic cancer
in Africa is due to the introduction of
 soy products there.

The fatty acid profile of the soybean includes large amounts of beneficial
 omega-3 fatty acids compared to other pulses legumes); but these omega-3
atty acids susceptible to rancidity when subjected to high pressures and
This is exactly what is required to remove oil from the bean, as soybean oil is
 particularly hexane or other solvents are always used to extract oil from
soybeans, and traces remain in the commercial product.

While fermented soy products contain protein, vitamins, anti-carcinogenic substances and important fatty acids, they can
under no circumstances be called nutritionally complete. Like
 all pulses, the soybean lacks vital sulfur-containing amino acids cystine and methionine. These are usually supplied by rice and other grains in areas where the soybean is traditionally consumed.
 Soy should never be considered as a substitute for animal products like meat or milk.

Claims that fermented soy products like tempeh can be relied
 on as a source of vitamin B12, necessary for healthy blood
and nervous  system, have not been supported by scientific research.,' Finally, soybeans do not supply all-important fat
 soluble vitamins D and preformed A (retinol) which act as
catalysts for the proper absorption and utilization of all
minerals and water soluble vitamins in the diet.

These "fat soluble activators" are found only in certain animal foods such as organ meats, butter, eggs, fish and shellfish. Carotenes from plant foods and exposure to sunlight are not sufficient to supply the body's requirements for vitamins
A and D. Soy products often replace animal products in third
world countries where intake of B12 and fat soluble A and D
are already low. Soy products actually increase requirements
 for vitamins B12 and D.

Are soy products easy to digest, as claimed? Fermented soy products probably are; but unfermented products with their
cargo of phytates, enzyme inhibitors, rancid fatty acids and
 altered proteins most certainly are not. Pet food manufacturers
promote soy free dog and cat food as "highly digestible"

Only Fermented Soy Products Are Safe To summarize, traditional fermented soy products such as miso, natto and tempeh,
which are usually made with organically grown soybeans, have
 a long history of use that is generally beneficial when combined with other elements of the Oriental diet including rice, sea foods, fish broth, organ meats and fermented vegetables. The value of precipitated soybean products is problematical, especially when they form the major source of protein in the diet. Modern soy products including soy milks and artificial meat and dairy
products made from soy protein isolate and textured vegetable protein are new to the diet and pose a number of serious problems.

The above information was abstracted from an article written
 by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig, Ph.D. (an international expert renown in the field of lipid chemistry) for Health Freedom News
 in September of 1995.

Protein Needs for Blood Type A People Blood type A people
should  be nearly vegetarians. The above information should
make it clear that  you should avoid most soy products unless
they are fermented (tempeh and miso). You should not have soy
 protein or tofu.

 To obtain optimal protein though you will need to eat about
a dozen organic eggs per week, unless you are allergic to them.

 Try not to eat them on consecutive days.

You should also soak your seeds  and nuts overnight to
 deactivate the ezymye inhibitors and phytates.

Generally you will need around one cup of each for a protein
at a meal.  

 Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that is nearly two-thirds protein.

 It also has large amounts of chlorophyll and is very valuable to
help detoxify the body. You will need about twenty to thirty tables
 though to use that as a protein replacement for a meal.

 I strongly recommend  this  for at least 4-6 times per week for
anyone who is sick .

 with questions or comments about this artical and dated material.
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Sep 12, 2000

About the Brain > Diet and Nutrition

The Trouble With Tofu: Soy and the Brain

John D. MacArthur

"Tofu Shrinks Brain!" Not a science fiction scenario,
this sobering soybean revelation is for real.

 But how did the "poster bean" of the '90s go
 wrong? Apparently, in many ways — none of
which bode well for the brain.

In a major ongoing study involving 3,734 elderly Japanese-American
men, those who ate the most tofu during midlife had up to 2.4 times the
 risk of later developing Alzheimer's disease. As part of the three-decade
 long Honolulu-Asia Aging Study,
foods and drinks were correlated with participants' health. Men who
 consumed tofu at least twice weekly had more cognitive impairment,
compared with those who rarely or never ate the soybean curd.

"The test results were about equivalent to what they would have been
 if they were five years older," said lead researcher Dr. Lon R. White
from the Hawaii Center for Health Research. For the guys who ate no
 tofu, however, they tested as though they were five years younger.

What's more, higher midlife tofu consumption was also associated with
 low brain weight. Brain atrophy was assessed in 574 men using MRI
results and in 290 men
 using autopsy information. Shrinkage occurs naturally with age, but for
 the men who had consumed more tofu, White said "their brains seemed
 to be showing an exaggeration of the usual patterns we see in aging."  

Phytoestrogens — Soy Self Defense

Tofu and other soybean foods contain isoflavones, three-ringed molecules
bearing a structural resemblance to mammalian steroidal hormones.
White and his fellow researchers speculate that soy's estrogen-like
compounds (phytoestrogens) might compete with the body's natura
l estrogens for estrogen receptors in brain cells.

Plants have evolved many different strategies to protect themselves
from predators. Some have thorns or spines, while others smell bad,
taste bad, or poison animals that eat them. Some plants took a different
route, using birth control as a way to counter  the critters who were wont
 to munch.

Plants such as soy are making oral contraceptives
to defend themselves, says Claude Hughes, Ph.D.,
 a neuroendocrinologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center. They evolved compounds that mimic natural
 estrogen. These phytoestrogens can interfere with
 the mammalian hormones involved in reproduction
and growth — a strategy to reduce the number and
 size of predators.

Toxicologists Concerned About Soy's Health Risks

The soy industry says that White's study only shows an association between tofu
consumption and brain aging, but does not prove cause and effect. On the other
hand, soy experts at the National Center for Toxicological Research, Daniel Sheehan,
 Ph.D., and Daniel Doerge, Ph.D., consider this tofu study very important. "It is one
of the more robust, well-designed prospective epidemiological studies generally
available. . . We rarely have such power in human studies, as well as a potential

In a 1999 letter to the FDA (and on the ABC News program 20/20), the two toxicologists
 expressed their opposition to the agency's health claims for soy, saying the Honolulu study
 "provides evidence that soy (tofu) phytoestrogens cause vascular dementia. Given that
estrogens are important for maintenance of brain function in women; that the male brain
contains aromatase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to estradiol; and that
 isoflavones inhibit this enzymatic activity, there is a mechanistic basis for the human

Although estrogen's role in the central nervous system is not well understood, White
notes that "a growing body of information suggests that estrogens may be needed for
 optimal repair and replacement of neural structures eroded with aging."

One link to the puzzle may involve calcium-binding proteins, which are associated
with protection against neurodegenerative diseases. In recent animal studies at
Brigham Young University's Neuroscience Center, researchers found that
consumption of phytoestrogens via a soy diet for a relatively short interval can
 significantly elevate phytoestrogens levels in the brain anddecrease brain
calcium-binding proteins.

Concerns About Giving Soy to Infants

The most serious problem with soy may be its use in
 infant formulas. "The amount of phytoestrogens  that are in a day's worth of soy infant formula equals 5 birth control pills," says Mary G. Enig, Ph.D., president of the Maryland Nutritionists Association.

She and other nutrition experts believe that infant exposure to high amounts of phytoestrogens is associated with early puberty in girls and retarded physical maturation in boys.


A study reported in the British medical journal Lancet found that the "daily exposure of infants to isoflavones in soy infant-formulas is 6-11 fold higher on a bodyweight basis than the dose that has hormonal effects in adults consuming soy foods."
(A dose, equivalent to two glasses of soy milk per day, that was enough to change menstrual patterns in women.

 In the blood of infants tested, concentrations of isoflavones were 13000-22000 times higher than natural estrogen concentrations in early life.


Soy Interferes with Enzymes

While soybeans are relatively high in protein compared to other legumes, Enig says they are a poor source of protein because other proteins found in soybeans act as potent enzyme inhibitors. These "anti-nutrients" block the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion. Trypsin inhibitors are large, tightly folded proteins that are not completely deactivated during ordinary cooking and can reduce protein digestion. Therefore, soy consumption may lead to chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake.

Soy's ability to interfere with enzymes and amino acids may have direct
consequence for the brain. As White and his colleagues suggest, "isoflavones in tofu and other soyfoods might exert their influence through interference with tyrosine kinase-dependent mechanisms required for optimal hippocampal function, structure and plasticity."


High amounts of protein tyrosine kinases are found in the hippocampus, a brain region involved with learning and memory. One of soy's primary isoflavones, genistein, has been shown to inhibit tyrosine kinase in the hippocampus, where it blocked "long-term potentiation," a mechanism of memory formation.

Tyrosine, Dopamine, and Parkinson's Disease

The brain uses the amino acids tyrosine or phenylalanine to synthesize the key neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, brain chemicals that promote alertness and activity. Dopamine is crucial to fine muscle coordination. People whose hands tremble from Parkinson's disease have a diminished ability to synthesize dopamine. An increased incidence of depression and other mood disorders are associated with low levels of dopamine and norepinephrine. Also, the current scientific consensus on attention-deficit disorder points to a dopamine imbalance.

Soy has been shown to affect tyrosine hydroxylase activity in animals,
causing the utilization rate of dopamine to be "profoundly disturbed.
" When soy lecithin supplements were given throughout perinatal development, they reduced activity in the cerebral cortex and "altered synaptic characteristics in a manner consistent with disturbances in neural function."

Researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institute at the
National Institutes of Health and are finding a connection between tyrosine hydroxylase activity, thyroid hormone receptors, and depleted dopamine levels in the brain — particularly in the substantia nigra, a region associated with the movement difficulties characteristic of Parkinson's disease.


Soy Affects the Brain via the Thyroid Gland

Tyrosine is crucial to the brain in another way. It's needed for the body to
 make active thyroid hormones, which are a major physiological regulator
 of mammalian brain development.

 By affecting the rate of cell differentiation and gene expression, thyroid
 hormones regulate the growth and migration of neurons, including synaptic
 development and myelin formation in specific brain regions. Low blood
levels of tyrosine are associated with an underactive thyroid gland.

Scientists have known for years that isoflavones in soy products
can depress thyroid function, causing goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
and autoimmune thyroid disease.

 In the early 1960s, goiter and hypothyroidism were reported in infants
fed soybean diets.

[14] Scientists at the National Center for Toxicological Research
showed that the soy isoflavones genistein and daidzein
"inhibit thyroid peroxidase-catalyzed reactions essential to thyroid
hormone synthesis." [15]

Japanese researchers studied effects on the thyroid from soybeans
 administered to healthy subjects. They reported that consumption of
 as little as 30 grams (two tablespoons) of soybeans per day for only
one month resulted in a significant increase in thyroid stimulating
hormone (TSH), which is produced by the brain's pituitary gland when
 thyroid hormones are too low.
Their findings suggested that "excessive soybean ingestion for a
certain duration might suppress thyroid function and cause goiters
in healthy people, especially elderly subjects." [16]

Thyroid Hormones and Fetal Brain Development

Thyroid alterations are among the most frequently encountered
 autoimmune conditions in children.
Researchers at Cornell University Medical College showed that the
 "frequency of feedings with soy-based milk formulas in early life was
 significantly higher in children with autoimmune thyroid disease."


In a previous study, they found that twice as many diabetic children
had received soy formula in infancy as compared to non-diabetic


Recognizing the risk, Swiss health authorities recommend
 "very restrictive use" of soy for babies. In England and Australia,
public health agencies tell parents to first seek advice from a doctor
 before giving their infants soy formula. The New Zealand Ministry of
Health recommends that "Soy formula should only be used under the
 direction of a health professional for specific medical indications. . .
 Clinicians who are treating children with a soy-based infant formula
for medical conditions should be aware of the potential interaction
 between soy infant formula and thyroid function."

Thyroid hormones exert their influence during discrete windows
 of time. Inappropriate hormone levels can have a devastating
effect on the developing human brain, especially during the first
12 weeks of pregnancy when the fetus depends on the mother's
 thyroid hormones for brain development. After that both maternal
 and fetal thyroid hormone levels affect the central nervous system.

A 1999 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine
showed that pregnant women with underactive thyroids were four
 times more likely to have children with low IQs if the disorder is
left untreated. The study found that 19% of the children born to
 mothers with thyroid deficiency had IQ scores of 85 or lower,
compared with only 5% of those born to mothers without such


Thyroid, Brain, and Environmental Toxins

Children exposed prenatally and during infancy to common
environmental toxins like dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls
(PCBs) can suffer behavioral, learning, and memory problems
 because these chemicals may be disrupting the normal action
of thyroid hormone. [21]

Soybeans grown in the United States contain residues of the
pesticide dieldrin, an organochlorine similar to DDT. Although
 both chemicals were banned in the 1970s, dieldrin still persists
 in soils and is absorbed through the roots. Today it is the most toxic
residue found on domestic soybeans.

 [22] In Silent Spring, Rachel Carson warned that dieldrin is nearly
50 times as poisonous as DDT.
 In addition to disrupting hormones, it can have long delayed
 neurological effects, ranging from loss of memory to mania.

Combinations of insecticides, weed killers, and artificial fertilizers —
 even at low levels — have measurable detrimental effects on thyroid
and other hormones as well as on the brain. [24] EPA scientists now
want to upgrade the commonly used herbicide, atrazine, to a
 "likely carcinogen." In animal tests, atrazine attaches to sites on
the hypothalamus, a crucial brain region involved with regulating
 levels of stress and sex hormones.


Individuals newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease were more
 than twice as likely to have been exposed to insecticides in their
home, compared to those without the disease.


Soy formulas for infants can contain other neurotoxins: aluminum,
 cadmium, and fluoride. Studies found that aluminum concentrations
 in soy-based formulas were a 100-fold greater compared to human
 breast milk, while cadmium content was 8-15 times higher than in
milk-based formulas. In an Australian study, the fluoride content of
soy-based formulas ranged from 1.08 to 2.86 parts per million.
The authors concluded that "prolonged consumption (beyond
12 months of age) of infant formula reconstituted with optimally-
fluoridated water could result in excessive amounts of fluoride
being ingested." A study of Connecticut children revealed that
mild-to-moderate fluorosis was strongly associated with soy-
based infant formula use.

In May 2000, Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility released
 their report, "The Toxic Threats to Child Development." In the
section on neurotoxins, they concluded: "Studies in animals and
human populations suggest that fluoride exposure, at levels that
are experienced by a significant proportion of the population
whose drinking water is fluoridated, may have adverse impacts
on the developing brain." [31]

Iodine vs. Fluorine

The thyroid gland uses tyrosine and the natural element iodine
 to make thyroxine (T4), a thyroid hormone containing four iodine
 atoms. The other, much more biologically active thyroid hormone
 is tri-iodothyronine (T3), which has three iodine atoms. Lack of
dietary iodine has long been identified as the problem in
 diminished thyroid hormone synthesis.

According to the International Council for the Control of Iodine
 Deficiency Disorders: "Iodine deficiency has been called the
 world's major cause of preventable mental retardation. Its
severity can vary from mild intellectual blunting to frank cretinism,
 a  condition that includes gross mental retardation, deaf mutism,
 short stature, and various other defects. . . The damage to the
developing brain results in individuals poorly equipped to fight
 disease, learn, work effectively, or reproduce satisfactorily."

This crucial role of iodine is another reason why the thyroid
gland is especially vulnerable today. Canadian researcher
Andreas Schuld has documented more than 100 studies
during the last 70 years that demonstrate adverse effects
 of fluoride on the thyroid gland. [32] Schuld says, "Fluorine,
being the strongest in the group of halogens, will seriously
 interfere with iodine and iodine synthesis, forcing more
urinary elimination of ingested iodine as fluoride ingestion
or absorption increases."

Fluorides were actually used in the past, specifically to reduce
 thyroid function. In the 1930s through to the 1960s fluorides at
 0.9mg to 4.5mg/day were given as effective anti-thyroid
medication to hyperthyroid patients." [33] Russian researchers
 in the 1980s concluded that prolonged consumption of drinking
water with a raised fluorine content was a risk factor of more rapid
development of thyroid pathology. [34]

A major source of fluoride exposure in the United States is
fluoridated drinking water — including foods and drinks  
manufactured and processed with this treated water.
(Only about 5% of the world's population is fluoridated,
and more than half live in North America. 99% of western
 continental Europe has rejected, banned, or stopped the
 addition of fluoride compounds to their drinking water.
[35]) Also, approximately 45 million pounds of hydrogen fluoride
 are released from U.S. coal-fired plants every year into the

Soy Phytates Inhibit Zinc Absorption

Another way that soybeans may affect brain function is
because of their phytic acid content. Phytic acid is an
organic acid present in the outer portion of all seeds.
Also known as phytates, they block the uptake of essential
minerals in the intestinal tract: calcium, magnesium, iron,
 and especially zinc. According to research cited by the
Weston A. Price Foundation, soybeans have very high levels
 of a form of phytic acid that is particularly difficult to neutralize —
 and which interferes with zinc absorption
more completely than with other minerals.

The soy industry acknowledges the problem, noting that "one-half
 cup of cooked soybeans contains one mg of zinc. However, zinc
 is poorly absorbed from soyfoods." As for iron, "both phytate and
 soy protein reduce iron absorption so that the iron in soyfoods is
 generally poorly absorbed."


Nutritionist Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions:
The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and
 the Diet Dictocrats, says that as early as 1967, researchers
 testing soy formula found that it caused negative zinc balance
 in every infant to whom it was given. Even when the diets were
 additionally supplemented with zinc, there was a strong correlation
 between phytate content in formula and poor growth. She warns that
 "a reduced rate of growth is especially serious in the infant
as it causes a delay in the accumulation of lipids in the myelin,
 and hence jeopardizes the development of the brain and nervous system."

Zinc and the Brain

Relatively high levels of zinc are found
 in the brain, especially the hippocampus.
 Zinc plays an important role in the
transmission of the nerve impulse between
 brain cells.

Deficiency of zinc during  pregnancy and
 lactation has been shown to be related to
 many congenital abnormalities of the nervous
 system in offspring.

 In children, "insufficient levels of zinc have
been associated with lowered learning ability,
 apathy, lethargy, and mental retardation."


The USDA references a study of 372 Chinese school
 children with very low
 levels of zinc in their bodies.
The children who received zinc supplements
had the most improved performance — especially
 in perception, memory, reasoning, and psychomotor
skills such as eye-hand coordination.

Three earlier studies with adults also showed that
changes in zinc intake affected cognitive function.


New research has identified a specific contingent of neurons,
 called "zinc-containing" neurons, which are found almost
exclusively in the forebrain, where in mammals they have
 evolved into a "complex and elaborate associational
network that interconnects most of the cerebral cortices
 and limbic structures." This suggests the importance of
 zinc in the normal and pathological processes
of the cerebral cortex.
[39] Furthermore, age-related tissue zinc deficiency may
contribute to brain cell death in Alzheimer's dementia.

[40] Safe Soy

To produce soy milk, the beans are first soaked in an alkaline solution, then
heated to about 115 degrees C in order to remove as much of the trypsin
inhibitors as possible. Fallon says this method destroys most, but not all of
the anti-nutrients, however it has the "unhappy side effect of so denaturing
 the proteins that they become very difficult to digest and much reduced in
effectiveness." Furthermore, phytates remain in soy milk to block the uptake
of essential minerals.

Only a long period of fermentation will significantly
reduce the phytate content of soybeans, as well as the
trypsin inhibitors that interfere with enzymes and
amino acids. Therefore, fermented soy products such
as tempeh and miso (not tofu) provide nourishment that

is easily assimilated.


Links to Further Information

Soy Online Service

Weston A. Price Foundation


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This broad side appears on a bird house made for a bird native to  NJ it was
made by an anonymous prisoner  just like license plates but for birds out of
plywood I covered one in gray fake fur & the curator dubbed it the "Pimp Bird
House"  art exhibit  was some how connected with some group of bird watchers
 or the State Bird conservancy  we  artist were suppose to do some stuff to the
bird houses  I made 2  and kept one because the curator gave me the feeling I
was never going to see my  work again.  I haven't yet seen him ( GJ  ) what ever.

Up Date  May 2003 work returned by (GJ) in person in perfact condition!
Any way the second Bird house is a bunch of political stuff I wrote for the
 piece based on what ..? a couple of e-mails about the sorry state of black music ?
from a lady Base player LadyBase.com and text I made up from watching
 Disney channel Opra Winfree and some research I did on the web about
Nazis and modern day  business that is connected to them today including
the Swiss Banking system which was / is in the opinion of some inextricability
bound to  the agenda along with South Africa GB & the US & what all....
ext 2 edit 4 R@man :
" We're all one big nuclear family no one can be completely free on a planet
 defiled by lethal substances that will remain Radioactive for hundreds, thousands,
 and even millions of years."

We are basically going to "get use to it" or forgegaboutit!" Or "snapoutofit"
or die off from what are now already the result of perhaps less origin to breath as
time goes by more evidence that points to the man made causes of death on earth
 units intentionally built in to the world Madness of cost benefit analysis a Swiss Treat
 from the Knoms of Zurich or Sills Rhodes who cares who is to blame for the sorry  
state this generation is  IF they are beyond Knowing
"what's good for them" or caring .
There once was a theory that Racism Poverty Ignorance Hate are all part
 of what art  can mitigate art can change, I thing any thing given more light, there
 is nothing that is  ugly.
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KRUP IBM BMW FORD VW N o. 2  Industrial Slave Labor WW III will be a guerill a information  war with no division between military, civilian participation ...  It's your duty to question any government authority claming to be God like Adolph Hitler did during WW2  
The privet Club of  Cereal Killers listed as:
Not x files tv BS.


 Sapiens predisposition to reason mathematically,is a mechanism
of devious cheating & penetrating & detection of cheating .

    Many believe apartheid fell because of demo-graphics , it did not,
has not.White-ruled SouthAfrica was, is able to maintain apartheid  when they
made up a quarter of the population. A majority can  appear to have a
 largest share of influence over the society because of numbers.

Apartheid appeared to fall because of demo-graphics.

 But Nelson Mandela stated  he was the defacto president and the former president,
 then his Vice president was "the one in charge of the day to day duties" & " Things
 are largely the same economially unfortunately " !

 How can a minority rule over a majority, the minority must have several advantages
:a. It must be in control of finance, trade, monetary & banking policies
 including every aspec of the economy. From the distribution of land, food,
health ,education ,culture & other resources.

:b. It must be capable of maintaining "order" through an effective military,
 police & para-military force & have an effective means of " supervision"
( < Read Coercion torture extortion etc.)
to enable the ruling class to quickly identify and punish or distroy those
who pose a threat to the establishment.

c. It must systematically control mass communications of all kinds, including
 the print & broadcast media, academic press, the arts, theater, music, trade
 crafts & any other means by which ideas can be disseminated to large
numbers of people.

:d. The regime can also benefit by having ties to supporters outside the
country which it did, does. ?

 In your belief that things are great down in SA now and if not
"They  The Blacks" get what they deserve for thinking they were
 equal to "whites" and deserving a fair share of the wealth that
indebted us all, the wealth without measure the debt buying

The majority of the workers are paid in food and certainly not "Equal Pay
 for Equal Work" even an unemployed white on Welfare has a government
 financed "servant" who woke for little more than food.)

The entire capitalist system compound interest and all which would be meaningless
 without the greed and the will to make suffer for some fictive Original Sin that sin of
 not being cruel enough to eniliate the entire lot of parasites that today speak in code
 about infestations and such other three card Monty semi pimp tricks that's why they
 are rightly called motherfuckers.

Radioactive Household Goods
No 2 Radioactive Household Goods
We're all one big nuclear family. No creature can be free on
a planet defiled by radioactive substances that will remain
lethal for hundreds, thousands, & even millions of years.
 Support Technology for Life First! STAY UN-HYPNOTIZED

Thank you ...
One good rambling rant deserves another...
That is my motive for attempting to teach Multi media I feel we must  mass produce our
 heritage works and support those that try . testing Generally we truly do not need ...
Microsoft Encarta  or Ken Berns productions Inc. or anybodies commercial definition
of our culture ..
We need our own Institutions to create something  more than the commercial mind can
 conceive more than black exploitation films and rap records the commercial mind has
 ben the bane of our existence from the time of reconstruction ...

It was commercial interests in Road Island Banks ( The home of the famous New Port
 "JAZZ  festival ) that saw Slavery ,Sugar & Rum as viable itis the cannibalistic nature
 of commercialism that causes farmers to feed dead meat to other cattle and cause the
abomination of Mad Cow disease ,as I say this cannibalism  profit at all cost thing is
 not new.The same practice that the  English have of feeding cows to cows is going
on in the
 USA WE  have a law abiding bunch of farmers or what .
So why doesn't our Beef give us mad cow disease if we " Process " our cattle the  
same way as the English do or did ? Ie: feeding Cows ,Pigs & Chickens to Cows,
 Pigs &  Chickens  & generating mad cow disease in cows first then  the humans that
 eat the infected beef give it to humans in- uterio passing it on to the un born. What
we did So far that is different is WE
 "cook the remains longer at a Higher tempeture and So Far that kills the
Virus !
Why do any humans Feed cows to cows forcing them to become Cannibals  ?!
Profits and a cultural cannibalism that is natural as invisible to them " They Think Its
ok They are the Cannibals Corrupt corporate so called capitalist , but that is just a
clean sounding word for Profit at all cost Cannibalism !!
A this English mistake " Proves it ! Just look at any news video from the time & there
minister of Agg. forcing his daughter to eat " English Beef ! And look at her natural
response and expression of feer & violation on her face ...
Till to day and into the foreseeable future ,All art is political and as a part of life I feel
it is not the only reason to live..
 This is perhaps why I don't perform .
" remember, and this isn't South Africa, not yet "
One night late on the Opera Show...
 I was watching  because IT was the interview of the Grate Man Nelson
 Mandella and I was interested in this one.
 On several points one was, stile: that is they also shows carefully & beautifully edited
film clips of highly charged historical footage as a part of the method of interview ...
First she shows abunch of singing and demonstrating and White Brutality to
demonstrators , much like they do on MLK's B day , then some small talk comparing
 him to Gandhi & King, then Mr mandella speaks about  Forgiving the whits and the
meaning of  his " revolution " in SA, then as I am about to be lulled to sleep with dreams
of peaceful coexistence with the most evil empire ever to slash & burn its way on this
 earth ( not wihtanding RR'point about Russia being it ) Nelson Mandela speaking
 very quietly so much so I had to turn up the sound to hear him clearly, in a very mater of fact way he claimed to" merely  be the Defacto President of South Africa "You Know I
was not the President ! On A day to day biases "..." NOT THE President ,  I was
Not the Actual President, the former Apartheid Regime's President remained  in Government ( Behind the scenes ) as the Dejury President ... I was the Defacto
President HE was the De-jury President he ran the Government in all the day to
day matters" ...
 " Then again ... The.. You see the economic situation has changed little, White's
still "... " Own  the best land and are payed


 more money fore the same amount of work ,the masses still live in grinding
poverty with little hope of change ...
It is interesting that this information IS released in plane sight on the Disney
No remarks of any aspirations or hope for a grater share of the vast wealth of that
nation for the people, for "Black "Africans... And Just yesterday I was Chanel surfing
 and saw him again with the Quean of England shaking hands...

 The Narrator  said Nelson Mandela also signed a deal  with England making SA a
part of the English Commonwealth!
Blacks stuges  sign treaties and whites take the profits in diamonds and deal dope
all over the world . As we discuss the name of a entertainment  that is a basic academic
dead issue in terms of it being out of our hands... There are no songs about that because...
 " We" don't care or buy or support what we say we are interested in .
What conceivable value is a word if there is no definition that can be acted upon and
what if ,for a majority of whites it means just another way to be cool and Feel ok Wid
 Dat !  
How is it any different than what Al Joleson did in his day wearing Black Face  
except this  time it's called Hip HOP or Gangster Rapp & instead of the name being Joleson it's M N M or what ever pose is working today...  I don't care what you call it ,it sounds the same
to me .

Tom Jones, Engerburt Humperdink & Joe Cocker all imitators of Rey Charles .
 Marvin Hammlish copyrighted Scot Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag and won an Academy
for writhing it and the score of the film the sting!
One of the pop group Milly Vanelly was driven out of "the Business " and killed him self
 shame of "not being Authentic for "Lip Syncing" for not being authentic he became a laughing stock for practicing fraud  for faking it because someone else did "the Vocals  ,as others if white  are rewarded & regarded highly for doing the same thing in films ..  
Historically  as Georg and Ira Gershwin ripped off and rendered Classical Colored Music
  ( in a stultified stereo type  ) of Scott Joplin W.C. Handy and all of the musicians they could
to become Americas most "Beloved Jazz Composer " of Rhapsody in Blue ,as in De black folk Blewit again!! (  Blacks dont buy black & hav NO Distribution system outside of forces  selling street levalself medicating chemistry kit   ) The only pay back in 100 years is Pop
star Michael Jackson and that is only because he like Al Joelson's exploit's  the fanatic fancied delusions of so called whites....

(It is heralded as the beginning of the CRUSADES...)

 That of the supreme trans-race ritual act , where one can slip on the skin of "The Other"
 in an exchange of the others power a kind of Cannibalistic act taken to an extreme by the
likes of Jeffery Daumer in resent past & in so called ancient times, in the days of the Druids & Celtic rituals & don't forget Goths & Huns. Although  some might argue that Christians were Equal in there cannibalism when the defeated the Muslims in Jerusalem they slaughtered and eat 10,000 in one day in the city of Jerusalem there were Jews, Arabs, Moors & Christians all  were killed cooked eaten and defiled in the name of GOD !
But today things are different right ...
This century may be the last for the African ..." remember, and this isn't South Africa, not yet "

I think Its far worse because in SA the people see daily a little more clearly, they must ...

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