When you are content, you can live with less eating, less drinking, less drugs, less (or no) cigarettes. There is power in happiness and contentment.
So much of our thinking has been shaped by the movies, and the movies teach us to go fight the enemies out there; have some car chases, some gun fights, a setback, another car chase, another gun fight, then a final battle with the villain.
In reality, the big war is with ourselves first and foremost. Conflicts with others usually originate with ourselves. Being chronically happy is strength; it’s like being physically fit, or smart.
Let yourself be happy. Don’t think it’s a weakness, and that you have some obligation to be miserable because of the bad things we are facing in the world.
Indian surgeons find 12 gold bars in man’s stomach
By Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN
updated 7:58 AM EDT, Tue April 22, 2014
This is what they call a leading indicator in the financial and commodities markets. It’s kind of like when the shoeshine boy gave Joseph Kennedy a stock tip, and he knew he better get out of the stock market. Indians smuggling gold in their gut? Better get you some NOW.
And India is the second biggest market for gold. China, the superstar of the global economy, is vaccuuming up gold like there’s no tomorrow. The gold that the Chinese and Indians are acquiring will probably not be circulated on the world market for a generation at least. Patel and Wang are hoarding gold like maniacs, and there’s LOTS of them.
New Delhi, India (CNN) — When a team of Indian surgeons opened up the stomach of a patient complaining of abdominal pain, they had no idea they’d extract a fortune.
The patient, whose name was not released, was hiding 12 gold bars in his belly. He apparently smuggled them into India to evade import duty, police and doctors said Tuesday.
Each bar weighed 33 grams, said C.S. Ramachandran, who conducted the surgery at a hospital in New Delhi on April 9.
The 63-year-old patient, an Indian citizen, visited the hospital a day before with severe stomach pain and nausea.
2013: Gold bars found in airplane bathroom 2013: India gold imports decline
“He told us he had accidentally swallowed the cap of a plastic bottle,” Ramachandran said.
Investigations could not confirm his claim.
“We couldn’t (either) make out they were gold bars,” the doctor said. “But yes, X-Rays showed there was intestinal blockage, which required surgery.”
On the day of surgery, stunned doctors pulled out the yellow metal from his stomach.
“It was unexpected,” Ramachandran said.
The hospital handed over the precious extraction to local police.
The bars have since been sent to customs, which is conducting a probe, said Alok Kumar, a deputy commissioner of police.
He didn’t disclose the name of the patient. Nor did he reveal which country he smuggled the gold from.
The patient was discharged after the surgery, and is doing fine.
India is the world’s second-largest gold market after China, according to the World Gold Council.
Indian investment in gold bars recorded an increase of 16% in 2013, the WGC says.
A tax of 10% is levied on gold imports in India.
READ: 2013: CNN Money: $1.2M gold haul found on plane in India
READ: 2013: India spent $56 billion for their gold?
Liberals are pointing this out, but it’s absolutely worth jumping on the bandwagon.
You need something to do? Here’s something to do — get involved in local food production efforts. Look in the newspaper, pay attention to your local community. There might be a community garden in your town or city, and you might able to rent a plot. It’s as though we were starving to death, but there’s a drug/poison that hides the feeling of hunger and makes one obese and diabetic.
It’s not that hard to grow food. Mostly potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, tomatoes, corn for flour and polenta, beets, winter squash, tree fruits that grow well in your area, onions and garlic. You can dry squash for winter storage like the Indians did. She said that potatoes are very high in protein; moreso than stuff like corn or barley. Here’s a book by a woman about growing staple foods in the backyard garden:
This book is truly focused on getting as much diet as possible from the garden. She’s a big fan of duck eggs, by the way. For some reason, duck eggs have a lot of the healthy fats that the body craves.
Get involved in things that everyone is concerned about. 90% of life is just showing up, people.