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The Truth About Cancer

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Cucamelons – One Of My Favourite Plants

Cucamelon_02At the time of writing this, it was the second season from first planting my cucamelons. I’m not sure if this current vine is from the original plant or from some fallen fruit that’s germinated this season.

You see, it appears to be that after the fruiting season ends, the plant can be cut back and it re-grows next season, bearing more of these little tid-bits to please the palate.

The cucamelons in the photo are on a bread and butter plate with a standard knife and fork set just to show you what size these little gems grow to (much the same size as a grape).

They’re extremely easy to grow and make a delicious snack, straight off the vine or with a salad. They taste like cucumber, but look like a miniature watermelon and carry all the goodness and nutrition you’d expect in eating healthy.

They’re hardy, frost and pest resistant and last well in the refrigerator once picked and they can be grown quite well in large pots. They’ve become one of my favourites, along with my Lemonade trees, also growing in large pots.

Bananas – Excellent Food For A Healthy Body

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Not only do they taste good, straight from the peel, there are some other exciting ways to enjoy your bananas as well.

We all know that a banana tastes great on breakfast cereal and a banana sandwich never goes astray, either, but did you know that a banana smoothie is a nice, healthy and tasty drink too. It’s just a matter of peeling the banana and popping it into your blender with a little (around 300ml of water) and go for  it. This will give you a ‘thick shake’ type drink, but if you’d like it a little less thick, add a little more water. Just experiment here.

How about banana ice cream? After peeling your bananas, break them off into 2.5 cm (1″) lengths and freeze them in a plastic freezer bag (or your Tupperware container). Once frozen, take them out and throw them into your blender and let them sit for a few minutes to thaw a little.

Some people suggest adding a little water instead of thawing, but you don’t want your banana ice cream too runny, so play it by ear. Once blended into a smooth paste, you have your ice cream! No need to add sugar or flavouring (unless you feel you really have to…. We don’t).

You can also add fresh fruit, such as blueberries, strawberries or whatever you wish and you’ll still end up with a nice, healthy ice cream.

Most people avoid bananas once they start losing their yellow to dark spots (the signs of ripening). The ‘blotchy’ banana is perfect for smoothies or ice cream however. If you have bananas get a little too ripe, they will taste slightly bitter. Don’t toss them out. These go great in banana cake.

Juicing – Getting The Best Out Of Watermelon

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When I was a kid, I remember my mother telling me that I should never eat the seeds or skin of the watermelon because I’d get a really bad tummy ache. A bit of wise advice, no doubt, but also a little misguided.

You see, I don’t doubt that eating the seeds and skin may have been bad for the stomach because trying to digest it would end in a bout of pain at the very least. It’s probably the same as eating an unripe apple… possibly very painful.

Juicing the melon… seeds, skin and all, is a different proposition though. A good juicer will break everything down to a cellular structure, leaving no undigested ‘large bits’ to push their way through to the intestines as solid pieces. Also, all the goodness and nutrition in the skin and the seeds can then be taken into our system with all the ‘hard work’ already done in the digestive process by the juicer.

Juicing – Getting The Best Out Of Rockmelon

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Some of us grew up enjoying the taste of a juicy slice of rockmelon with white sugar sprinkled all over it. A bit of healthy combined with not-so-healthy.

Well, here’s the perfect way to enjoy your rock melon if you have a juicing machine. First, cut it in half. Next, scrape out all the seeds. Leaving the skin on (washed first, of course), run it through your juicer, skin and all.

It may go against all the rules about not eating the skin of the rock melon, but this is where a lot of the essential nutrients are.

-Special Note- Don’t include the seeds in the juicing. Keep them for the garden to grow new melons next season. The seeds tend to have quite an overpowering flavour and this could spoil the taste of your juice.

Rockmelon seeds can be roasted and eaten as a snack though and are a good protein source.

The Day America Was Attacked By Israel

This is something that few people know about and even a lot of those who are aware of the incident don’t know the truth surrounding it. It’s shocking and possibly one of the most evil events that was served to patriotic Americans. This could have resulted in a major (and possibly nuclear) incident between the US and Russia, as was the apparent wish of some leaders in both Israel and America.

While you watch this video, bear in mind that every single sailor on board the USS Liberty was supposed be killed and the ship sunk. The Israelis even strafed and machine gunned  sailors in the water and in life boats, all the time knowing that this was a virtually unarmed American ship. The final toll was, 34 US sailors killed and 171 wounded, some seriously.

The Israelis wanted the US to help them in their 6 Day War against the Arab nations and the US wanted an excuse to bomb Russia in an effort to prevent Russian overtures in Egypt. Both, Israel and the US, wanted this incident to work by blaming Egypt for the attack. American survivors soon unwittingly scuttled that plan.

A similar scenario played out successfully 3 years earlier in 1964, with the so called attack by the North Vietnamese navy against the USS Maddox. This incident started the cycle of full involvement in the Vietnam war by the US and its allies.

A Question Of Guilt – The Port Arthur Massacre

There are many things surrounding the Port Arthur Massacre, supposedly carried out by Martin Bryant, that have never been made public. Some of these facts (with a full emphasis on the word ‘facts’) can be substantiated through public record and witness accounts.

Before making a full judgement, one has to watch this video right through, along with another video entitled, ‘Port Arthur Massacre – Deceit Or Terrorism?’, where a survivor of the incident tells her side of the story to an audience.

Martin Bryant was never brought to trial. He always maintained his innocence, but eventually was forced to plead guilty anyway, possibly to avoid a full trial. The Prime Minister, John Howard, refused to allow a Coronial Inquest into the affair, apparently despite pleas from survivors and others at the time.

This is what retired policeman Andrew MacGregor said about the aftermath of the massacre at Port Arthur:-

“… The next moves made by Mr Howard… are mind-boggling. The Prime Minister stated that since the perpetrator had been apprehended, it would help ease the suffering of the survivors if they did not have to experience the pain of a Coronial Inquest. By making such a comment, Mr Howard has made a legal presumption.

Under Australian law, a person must be considered innocent until proven guilty. Mr Howard must have been aware that stating Bryant was the guilty person was an offence within the meaning of the Act, of contempt.

Australia was looking at ways to tighten up gun laws at the time and needed their own 9/11. There was a large group of American retiree tourists visiting the site on the days of the shootings and some believe that they may have been the intended targets.

Because of a mix-up in ferry timetables, the original plan went out the window and the gunman (or gunmen) carried out a different plan. The videos tell about this and many more thigs that were never reported or were hushed up.

Also, another (longer) video:

The Fluoride Wars: Loving Cancer, Loving Lower IQ – by Jon Rappoport

It’s no surprise that the US government would look the other way when lower IQ and cancer are business as usual.

One of the major agencies that would look the other way is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…. (Read more of the article here)

This is a follow-up article that tells of some more chilling details regarding fluoride and how it got to be known as such a ‘great help’ to your teeth. (You can read the article here)