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The Changing Trends of the Non-Alcoholic Drinks


The Changing Trends of the Non-Alcoholic Drinks

A drink is simply a liquid intended for consumption. It may contain alcoholic, non-alcoholic, or caffeinated beverages, or a combination of these. As part of human life, all beverages have some level of importance. Other than their basic purpose of soothing thirst, other beverages play important cultural roles as well.

Popular types of beverages include milk, ice-cream, hot milk, tea, coffee and soft drinks such as soda. All of these provide different levels of pleasure based upon their composition, quality, and duration. Milk provides a source of calcium for infants and young children, while soft drinks give those seeking a refreshing alternative to a non-caffeinated alternative. Some research suggests that carbonated drinks such as soda might be harmful for those who have kidney problems.

In some areas of the world, particularly in Asia and parts of Africa and Arabia, drinking is an essential social event. There is no single drink that is considered the drink of choice for everyone, but common choices include tea, coffee and most popular of all, water. Across many cultures, water is considered a necessity as well as a stimulant. The reason for this is not known, but drinking during certain times of the day such as when performing manual labor, washing clothes or bathing can help to wake the body up and give extra energy.

Not only are there significant social and cultural differences across regions, but there are also differences in the chemical compositions of these liquids as well. Straight alcohols and most high-caffeine drinks tend to be less palatable than many low-caffeine alternatives. Wine has traditionally been a drink that helps the human body produce its own starchy sugar, which explains in part why it is so popular in parts of the world where bread is more widely consumed. While there is no shortage of wine, it is easier to find white wine in the United States and Europe than it is in parts of Africa and Asia. White wine can be made into a sparkling beverage if you wish, but it is typically not sold as a pure beverage because the production process requires a lot of fruit and does not come from a pure grape.

The rise of beer has also been linked to rising cases of obesity and Type II diabetes. As people learn about the health benefits of switching to non-alcoholic drinks, they are more likely to adopt this healthier lifestyle. While beer can have calories, it has far fewer than most non-alcoholic drinks. Non-alcoholic beer often contains flavors that are not preferred by those who prefer their alcohol undiluted.

Milk has played an important role in providing the sustenance of infants and children throughout history. There is evidence that drinking milk during the first three months of life provides the needed nutrients and minerals that can help to promote strong neurological and muscular systems. The switch from alcoholic drinks to non-alcoholic beverages can benefit both baby and mom. Moms who drink non-alcoholic beverages are not subjecting their child to the dangers of drinking. Babies who drink milk have smaller chances of becoming obese and have a higher birth weight.

The Impact Of Sports On Society


The Impact Of Sports On Society

Sports are a part of nearly every society past and present, although every society has its own interpretation of sports. In many societies, sports are thought of as a competitive activity between two teams or between individuals. These definitions usually differ from country to country and even from time to time within a country. The most useful general definitions are these that explain the relationship between sports and games, and how sports influence social behavior. While the exact relationship between sports and human behavior is subject to much debate and interpretation, several generalizations can be made.

Generally speaking, sports refer to a particular game or physical activity. Many sports are organized around a competition between two teams, such as soccer, American football, hockey, track and field, tennis, cricket, and other games. Professional sports vary greatly in the types of games they offer, ranging from motor sports like motor cycling and sailing to sports that are more physically active, such as track and field and football. A good example of a social game is basketball; the sport is so popular in America that there are annual All-Star games.

Within each sport, the rules of the game generally have some common elements. Some sports involve racing, sprinting, jumping, throwing, wrestling, or balance. A popular example of this is fencing, which involves using the feet instead of the hands to hit an opponent. As with most sports, however, there are various types of fencing, with some requiring different skills than others. It is these differences that allow people to understand and appreciate sports, whether on a professional level or in their own communities at home.

One of the most important aspects of sports is that they can promote social interaction and communication. Whether playing a sport or watching one, almost everyone has the opportunity to interact with others. When people go to the stadium, or to the local recreation facility, or watch a sports game on television, they are doing so not just for the sport itself but for the fact that people are engaging with one another. Many Americans take the time to attend games because they want to see other people enjoying themselves and interacting with each other. This is not always easy, since the mass media influence over American society makes it difficult to see anything else outside of the sensational stories being broadcast but watching sports brings a unique kind of peace to people who otherwise may feel isolated and removed from much of the world.

Sports also encourage a sense of community. Since many Americans live in small towns or cities, going to a nearby park or other place to watch a local sporting event is not only a social activity but it may also provide an opportunity to get away from it all. Americans living in large cities know that they have to get up early in the morning to catch their favorite sports team in action, and many times this commitment ends up as a physical workout within the privacy of their own homes. This sense of community is a powerful one, since many Americans fail to realize how much time they actually spend in the places where they live, making it clear that sports can offer a variety of positive benefits in helping people escape from the stresses of everyday life.

Finally, sports stories can give people an exciting peek into the way that sports can affect people. Whether it’s a player making a strong play to beat another competitor, an emotional upset victory over a rival, or even a story of a sports legend turning the tide of a struggle, sports stories can make a big impact on Americans when they happen to be relevant to the sports fan. Americans love sports and getting to watch a popular team fall just short of winning can make some people feel very disappointed in the quality of life. Seeing something like a sports underdog coming back from a big deficit can lift the spirits after a hard situation, and sports stories can help Americans understand what goes into making a sports team win. So when a big game happens in your city, try to find a local TV station to catch the action because you might just witness a phenomenon that changes the lives of everyone around you forever.

Healthy Foods For a Balanced Diet

Food is any substance absorbed into the body to provide nutrition for an individual organism. Food is generally of animal, plant or fungi origin, and usually contains necessary nutrients, including proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, or other minerals. The human body requires a variety of food items to live in a healthy way. Some foods are considered good dietary proteins while others are not, and some are nutrient dense foods while others are very low in these important food categories.


Carbohydrates, or “carbon-dioxide fuels,” are the most important food groups for the body. The body uses carbohydrates to power the muscles of the body; carbohydrates can also be used to give energy to the brain. People who consume a high level of carbohydrates are less likely to become obese because they have more energy than someone who does not consume high levels of carbohydrates. However, consuming too many carbohydrates can contribute to a variety of health problems.

One type of food that provides many benefits to the body and is good for a healthy diet is a dietary fiber. When carbohydrates are metabolized by the liver, there is no conversion of those carbohydrates into fat. However, when carbohydrates are not metabolized properly, some people suffer from insulin resistance, a condition that contributes to the development of heart disease and other health problems.

A proper balance of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamins is an essential part of a balanced diet. Although fruits and vegetables are always part of a balanced diet, there are times when fruits and vegetables may not provide enough of the recommended daily allowances of certain vitamins in order for a person to maintain a healthy balance of those vitamins. This can potentially lead to vitamin deficiency, a condition that can result in health complications if left untreated.

A balanced diet is also important for maintaining proper nutrition. By eating a balance of different types of foods, the body is better able to absorb the nutrients it needs and helps to prevent health problems that can arise from nutrient deficiencies. Many foods that are good for nutrition can be found at grocery stores and food markets and are also easy to prepare and cook.

Meats, dairy products and fats are considered good for nutrition. Meats provide most of the protein people need and can be mixed with eggs, cheese or yogurt to make a delicious meal. Dairy products are an excellent food source of calcium, protein and other important nutrients. Fats are a good source of fat and are necessary to keep the body functioning properly.

National Army Of Democratic Kampuchea

The National Army of Democratic Kampuchea was the successor to the Revolutionary Army of Kampuchea. It was the armed wing of the  from 1979-1982 and for the Party of Democratic Kampuchea from 1982-1992.  It was the strongest armed element of the.  It was directly and indirectly funded and armed by both the United States and China.

The Khmer Rouge into the 1990’s

In 1992 the Party of Democratic Kampuchea was replaced by the. The National Army of Democratic Kampuchea remained its armed wing.

After boycotting the 1993 elections the Khmer Rouge and its armed forces fled to their strongholds of Pailin and Anlong Veng. Here they formed the international unrecognized Provisional Government of National Union and National Salvation of Cambodia.

The National Army of Democratic Kampuchea insurgency

Officially the NADK was aligned with Royalist and Republican forces, but in actual fact was by far the most superior military force. With its allies admitting that without them there would be no insurgency.

During the 1980’s the backbone of the army changed from the previously battle hardened veterans to new younger recruits. These recruits still came from the lower rural classes and were adept at guerrilla warfare. It is estimated that the Khmer Rouge received up to $100 million a year from various outside sources.

Strength of the National Army of Democratic Kampuchea

At its height in the 1980’s it had a fighting force of up to 50,000 men. Following its refusal to take part in elections the forces dwindled as senior KR leaders defected to the government.

By 1999 and the capture of  he was being protected by a mere handful of loyalists.

The National Army of Democratic Kampuchea and the Cambodian Civil War

In the mid 1990’s and during the brief period of unrest between the CPP and FUNICIPEC, the force soft the Khmer Rouge were courted by both sides in the conflict. This was a huge reason for the defections and freedom of many pf the leaders of the Khmer Rouge for so long.

Integration of the National Army of Democratic Kampuchea

Following the various defections from the Khmer Rouge, the former NADK troops literally just changed uniforms and continued as soldiers. This was done as part of the  of Hun Sen, in order to end the civil war by reintegrating the Khmer Rouge into society.

In places such as Anlong Veng  places such as the are guarded by former KR soldiers now integrated into the Royalist army of the government.

The Strange Tale Of Malcolm Caldwell

In the good old days of the cold war, it was relatively easy to pick your camp, the Capitalist West, or the Communist East, and of course, in both these camps, you had dissenters.

Those fighting for freedom in the Eastern Bloc tend to be more well known, but it should be remembered that there was still a huge communist movement in the west (Italy and France being prime examples), as well as people referred to as fellow travelers (communists without the cards), and “useful idiots”, those that did the bidding unwittingly of their communist overlords. We introduce Malcolm Caldwell.

Who was Malcolm Caldwell?

Caldwell was a history lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) a major player in the Anti-Vietnamese war movement, a chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and overall good old fashioned leftist.

And this is what led him to be a supporter of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. It might look easy with hindsight to see this as ridiculous, but at the time the Khmer Rouge appeared to be a populist movement that had overthrown an American puppet regime and would bring peace to Cambodia. Obviously this was not to be the case….

To read more about Pol Pot.

It should be remembered that during this time and until the reunification of Vietnam, the youth and neo-left staunchly supported North Vietnam, and thus the movements in Laos and Cambodia were seen at the time in the same light.

The start of the Killing Fields

After “liberating” Phnom Penh it did not take long for the Khmer Rouge to begin their savage rule of the country and indeed it was not long before news of this spread to the outside world. Democratic Kampuchea though was aligned with Maoism and China, so was staunchly supported by this part of the left through groups such as “hands off Democratic Kampuchea”, even after their overthrow by the Vietnamese.

In this context and despite the numerous reports of atrocities a small minority of western revolutionaries believed the rumors to be a fabrication. One of these men was Malcolm Caldwell.

How did Caldwell manage to visit Democratic Kampuchea?

Three days before Christmas in 1978 Malcolm Caldwell received quite the gift, he would be treated to a 2 week tour of Democratic Kampuchea, whereby he could see the revolution for himself, but even more importantly get to meet the almost unknown enigma that was Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge.

How did Caldwell manage to orange a trip to Cambodia and a meeting with Pol Pot? Well the reasons for this are myriad, but essentially he was a respected academic and a strong friend of China. China at the time being the only ally of Socialist Democratic Kampuchea. Also as news of how repressive the regime in Phnom Penh had become many former supporters in the west had put a distance between themselves and the Khmer Rouge, Caldwell on the other hand had been one of the few people to offer his support unwaveringly.

The trip to Cambodia

Travelling with Caldwell were two American journalists, Elizabeth Becker and Richard Dudman. Becker had been a foreign reporter in Phnom Penh during the civil war and had spoken to numerous refugees. She and Caldwell argued constantly, with Caldwell right to the end defending the regime.

With Dudman and Becker, Caldwell was escorted around the country to a series of staged scenes, perhaps analogous to what people perceive a tour to North Korea to be like. Becker being a journalist grew combative with her hosts, asking to see more. Caldwell on the other hand was an old hand at visiting communist countries and was not bothered by the whole PR element to things and in fact concentrated more on hanging about in the car and making friends with his hosts.

Following the publicity trip, the group was taken to a guesthouse in the now deserted ghost town of Phnom Penh, ironically located not all that far from the.

Meeting Pol Pot

Caldwell believed that the world was looming towards a complete famine and that the only way to survive was for countries to be self-sustainable. On the outside at least this was the same views as those held by Pol Pot, with the stark irony of the famine that he caused not withstanding.

Following the meeting Caldwell returned to the guesthouse he was haring with the two American journalists and did nothing but praise the Khmer Rouge leader and his policies, whilst avoiding any discussion about the souring relations with Vietnam at the time.

The strange end to the trip

That night they ate dinner together with Caldwell and Becker arguing late into the night about their interpretations of the Cambodian revolution. Caldwell unsurprisingly being in the favorable side, fate it would appear was not without a sense of irony on this one.

At around 1 am Becker and Dudman were woken by loud noises and after looking out of their window and seeing soldiers Dudman briefly went to the room of Caldwell for a chat before hiding back in his room. From there a gunshot was heard and the American journalists were informed that Caldwell, the worlds foremost supporter of the Khmer Rouge had been shot dead.

Why was Caldwell killed?

This is where the intrigue kicks in. The four guards assigned to guard the foreigners were duly arrested and “confessed” to being Vietnamese agents who had killed Caldwell due to his support for the Khmer Rouge. Of course they were duly executed at S-21, but the story was an absolute hoax.

Why was Caldwell really killed then?

Caldwell’s brother, David, wrote a letter to the Guardian, expressing his belief that “Mal” had “discovered the truth about the Pol Pot regime” but “dared not admit this to either Becker or Dudman”. Although as per the testimony of the two American journalists this seems extremely unlikely. Whilst Caldwell did not deserve to meet his grisely fate he was undoubtedly a dyed in the red commie until the bitter bitter end.

So, in reality no one really knows why he was killed, but the most rational explanation as per Becker is that “It was crazy. Crazy. Malcolm’s murder was no less rational than the tens of thousands of other murders.”.

It is thus summarized that Pol Pot ordered his murder in some twisted plot to try and make the Vietnamese look bad, and perhaps from paranoia about his meeting with the left-wing Scotsman.

The sad fact is that until that bullet killed him Malcolm Caldwell was a dedicated Pol Potist.

Tips On How Much To Drink


Tips On How Much To Drink

A drink is basically a liquid designed for drinking. It contains no nutrients or vitamins but instead contains calories, carbohydrates, proteins, and other elements. Many beverages also serve as a beverage substitute with sugar added. Drinks play a major role in human nutrition, especially for people who are not able to get enough nutrients through their diet. In fact, a wide variety of beverages are available in the market today.

There are two verbs that describe drinks: to drink and to imbibe. The verb to drink implies that a substance is being imbibed while the verb of imbibe implies that the substance is being inhaled or absorbed into the body. Other words for drinks include a cup, potion, brew, punch, wine, gin, ale, malt, brandy, whiskey, cider and liqueur. Many popular brands of beverages that are readily available in the market include Americanos, Vodkas, Daiquiris, Margaritas, Mimosas, Cokes, Coffee, Hot chocolate, and sodas such as Fanta, Fruit Cola and Tonic Water. Common types of alcoholic drinks include beer, wine, vodka, whiskey, champagne and port.

A number of terms exist to describe when a drink is consumed. One of these is the traditional notion of a “dive” or “bitter” drink. Many countries across the world have their own particular names for when a drink is drunk. For example, in the United Kingdom, a “bed drink” is known as “bed ale” and in Australia, a “smoothy” is called a “sour”. In the United States, however, a drink that contains alcohol is commonly referred to as simply a “drink” and “intake”.

An average person usually only consumes one or two alcoholic drinks during his lifetime. However, many individuals can consume as many as five drinks at once. Those who regularly consume a lot of alcohol will most likely experience the following complications: high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, damage to the brain, and intestinal obstruction. If an individual often consumes too much alcohol, his blood sugar level can become dangerously high which can lead to coma or hypoglycemia. High blood pressure can result in heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. When the sugar level in the blood rises, it can create a toxic build-up in the arteries, which eventually can cause the heart to fail.

Some suggest that one standard drink contains about 18 ounces of pure alcohol. There are a wide range of other drinks which may be considered a pure alcohol drink, including sherry, gin, vodka, brandy, tequila, rum, triple sec, Jack-of-all-trades, liqueurs, tequilas, and mixed drinks such as jalapeno margaritas. Most bartenders will keep a variety of these drinks on hand, so customers can choose what they want without having to order it from a bartender. Other pure alcohol beverages which are sold in bars are coconut water, lime juice, coconut milk, pineapple, mint juleps, and punch. One should also be aware that some health food stores, grocery stores, and even convenience marts have organic and natural juices and sodas as well as other snack foods.

A number of studies have been conducted in order to determine whether consuming too much alcohol affects the body’s ability to function properly and how much alcohol it takes to make someone tipsy. These studies have shown that people who regularly drink many different drinks have much more severe symptoms of intoxication than those who only drink one standard drink. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that anyone who regularly consumes any amount of alcohol should avoid driving or operating machinery while under the influence.

Alternate Histories – could the Khmer Rouge have made Cambodia a powerhouse?

Could the Khmer Rouge have made Cambodia a powerhouse?

This is a story about alternate histories, not a positive position on the Khmer Rouge. Yet what might have happened if this internationally recognized government had remained in power? Could the Khmer Rouge have made Cambodia a powerhouse?

The Vietnamese invasion

When the Vietnamese invaded the Kampuchean government asked and assumed their sponsor, the Peoples Republic of China would support them. The Chinese suggested negotiations, which the Khmer Rouge flatly ignored, and the rest is history.

But lets say the Khmer Rouge backed down and with the promise of military support from China the Vietnamese agreed to a a peace treaty. The Khmer Rouge stay in power, and the Killing Fields continue.


With news quickly spreading about how bad the killing fields are the Chinese intervene and there is coup whereby Pol Pot is replaced as leader by the relatively liberal and internationally accepted Khieu Samphan. Samphan is seen as a Deng Xiaoping style reformer.


Khieu Samphan admits to the mistakes of the previous regime and allows for the re-population of the cities, the experiment with extreme socialism is over. In 1985 Sihanouk is allowed to return as head of state, being given the ceremonial title of President-for Life.


Cambodia begins to adopt Chinese style economic reforms, called Socialism with Kampuchean characteristics.


As the Eastern-Bloc starts to disintegrate there are protests in Phnom Penh that are brutally repressed, the Khmer Rouge still favor a one party state.


Due to ti its early opening of its economy and intense Chinese investment Democratic Kampuchea becomes one of the Asian tiger economies.


The government apologies for the excesses of the former regime, with there being show trials for junior members of the Khmer Rouge, but with the leadership remaining blameless.

The present time

Democratic Kampuchea is at a similar economic and development level with China, there are high speed trains and the like, and it is run by the second generation family members of the Khmer Rouge regime. There are museums throughout the country celebrating the victory over America and the achievements of the Communist Party of Kampuchea.

Khieu Samphan is seen as a great leader on par with Deng Xiaoping….

Could the Khmer Rouge have made Cambodia a powerhouse? Of course no one will eer know what could have been.