Sugar : The Bitter Truth

I’ve decided to post two great conferences about lies in food industry.

First, Dr Robert H. Lustig warns us about the damage caused by sugary foods.

Food industry doesn’t care about your health, their products contain an impressive amount of sugar (fructose, glucose, etc) which are causing a woldwide epidemy of obesity and serious heath troubles.

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And then, Yoni Freedhoff, who is also fighting lies in the food industry.
Here is his take on what the food industry can do, why they’re not going to do it, and what we can do about it.

Please, be aware.

Safety Scouts Advice : don’t get scammed!

I’d like to share these really useful links in order to avoid getting scammed during travel!

Created by a former French Police Officer, Safety Scouts Advice is a series of incredibly useful short animated videos.
The best way to detect and avoid them is to be informed about them, before someone tries one on you.

Don’t let scammers ruin your holidays

by knowing what are the common crime and fraud you may face as a traveler!
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Have a nice safe trip everyone!

How to fight Capitalism: first steps

Many people are asking me “How to fight capitalism?”, we have the power to change things for the best, so here are some plain steps to start :

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Food:

• Don’t Don’t buy anything from a chain store : such as Starbuck, BurgerKing, Kentucky or MacDonalds, etc. Need coffee -> Go to a local shop!
• Watch a video about how are treated animals that you eat.Lean how to cook healthy food.
• Grow your own food if you have a garden.
• Buy local food, Eat seasonal food only, #supportlocalbusinesses.

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Seasonal food: Image found here: Six tips for saving money on real food!

Cosmetics:

• Stop using toxic cosmetics, find brands with only natural composants.
• Stop using chemical agresive washing products. Naturals composant can do everything and it will cost you nothing: for example : baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) can wash everything!

Clothes:

• Avoid synthetical clothes, not made to last, prefer for example 100% cotton.
• Be careful with the clothes ou buy, they might have been done by slaves: #whomademyclothes.
Nobody wants clothes done by working 16h/day children and women!
Boycott brands infamous for illtreating their employees, polluting, etc.
Check out : Sweat Shop Dealdly Fashion.

Money:

• Stay away from finance. Avoid buying assets you don’t understand. Avoid consumer credit, avoid borrowing money at the bank, especially for non urgent matters.
• Avoid useless insurance, many are inclued in your cash card.
• Don’t trust banks.
• Don’t buy things you don’t need.
• Ban product and brands with built-in planned obsolescence.

Energy Saving:

• Turn off the lights when you are not using it,
• Don’t throw away electronics/appliances that are not working anymore, go to the nearest fablab (yeah fablabs are real!!) so they can repair it for free (yeah fablabs are free!!!).
• You don’t need a brand new phone every year.
• Don’t waste water, food, etc, avoid using paper cup, when you can use a mug.
• Don’t use your car when not necessary.

Misc:

• Stop trusting google they spy on you, use another browser (like duckduckgo, etc).
• Don’t trust media, phramaceutical industry, your governement, etc,
Demand transparancy from brands, you can contact them on facebook, twitter, etc, they will have to change, if people stop buying from them!

• Consume less, consume better.
• Try to help whenever you can,

• Be aware of this: Illusion of Choice.

If you have other ideas easy to apply, please feel free to leave it in comments!

This post will be updated on a regulary basis.

More: How to live like a king for very little by Thor Harris.

Why not host at HostGator

Why not host at HostGator

I have been hosting several websites at HostGator during 3 years.
I have cancelled my hosting with them this year. I couldn’t take anymore their poor (but very pricey) unreliable lame hosting and consumer service.

I am very upset with them and all the troubles the made this year, I payed each year 136USD$ for the “Babycroc Hosting”, and it so not worthing it!
For this price, you can have way better host. A more efficient one. A more polite one.

HostGator is not professional anymore.

Since they sold the company in August 2014, many consumers got endless troubles with their hosting:
HostGator just put you website offline with no reason!!!!

And it take forever to put it back online.

How you will feel with HostGator:
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They often use the excuse your CPU is using more than 25% allowed. Wth? My websites are light and ok.
Sometimes, they say one of your plugins may cause trouble. Which one, how and why, you’ll never know!
Your webs are off, that’s all!

Problems:

1/ There is no way you can check how much of the CPU you are using!
2/ Once they put your website offline, you can’t access to the panel or the administration of your website – so you can’t check the plugins and change whatever made troubles.
3/ It takes forever to put it back on, they need 3 days to answer the emails, they don’t even bother to tell they put your website is off and why!

I got a lot of errors due to the poor servers Hostgator put your websites on !
I didn’t change nor add anything, when they repeatedly put my webs offline!

Unlimited troubles with HostGator!

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Guess what? They don’t care about us!

Why you should avoid HostGator:

• More than 3 days to get an answer on email!
• 30 minute to get someone (clueless) on the live chat!
• Not even answering in their “support” forum.
• They overload the servers with too much websites, then blame you for it!
• They can delete any of your websites when it becomes too popular, just because it will take too much ressources on their lame servers!
• The support is really bad, and just trying to buy time and ask you stupid irrelevant intrusive questions. Once, they even ask my password for my wp website! They are not efficient.
• It will totally ruin your work and effort you put in your webpages!
• Trying to make them put your websites back leads to huge stress and disappointment!
• They renew your hosting WITHOUT informing you. Once you pay with your CB, they save the numbers and they can and will use it at anytime!

• They have no respect for their customers.

HostGator affiliate program is a scam

I’ll make it short : I’ve spend more than two years trying to get my commissions.
HostGator make me lose my time in anyways they could, THEN they said it was too late for me to get my commissions.. !

You can find many complain on the links below and in Twitter’s feed, yet they are not improving anything!

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You will find thousand of tweet like this.

You will find thousand of tweets like this.

Don’t get fooled!!!

More of Barcelona – Beware Tourists !

I have already posted about Barcelona, this is such a great city I come there often.

However I am really dissapppointed about the fact that the city takes too much advantages of the tourists: now you will have to pay for the park Guell (arround 8€) and to see some churches, patios and building in the barrio Gotico !
Staff is not even nice and polite.
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La boqueria (fruits & vegetables great market), fresh fruits juice: 1€.
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Barcelona’s Streets :

Below, Barcelona’s Catedral.
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Plaça Reial :
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Harbor vue, in front of the Maremagnum :
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