Archive for February, 2015

Finally, A Use for “You Go Girl!”

Thursday, February 26, 2015 16:49 2 Comments

I don’t like overused clichés, but for this I am making an exception. Detroit News headline today: “Women With CPLs Surge in Michigan.” The number of women statewide who received or renewed concealed pistol licenses rose from 10,862 in 2010 to 25,418, a gain of 134 percent. And while women still made up less than [...]

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Shocker: Eat Fat, Avoid Food Pyramid, Lose Weight

Sunday, February 22, 2015 19:28 2 Comments

This headline is deemed “jolting”: A change in heart, cholesterol may not be as bad as once thought. This headline, in my mind, is couched in a way that insulates the guilty. It should say, “The government and its minions in Big Food-Big Ag and the medical-governmental-pharmaceutical-nutritional complex have been lying to you to further [...]

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Start Cooking Again

Sunday, February 22, 2015 8:18 No Comments

Here is a high-level sketch of Michael Pollan’s take on supermarkets, and how and why they become a very important conduit from Big Food-Big Agra to your mouths, especially as it concerns marketing to children. This short video includes a very informative discussion, set in a supermarket, between New York Times food writer Michael Moss, author [...]

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The Government’s Education Noose

Sunday, February 22, 2015 6:58 No Comments

According to a Bloomberg story, the nation’s second largest source of debt is government loans to provide for college. The national student loan balance sits at just over a trillion dollars, and that is triple where the balance stood in 2005. Delinquencies are rising and sit above 11%. A compelling quote from the story: “Although [...]

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The Government At Your Dinner Table

Saturday, February 21, 2015 7:07 No Comments

More federal food politics are sprinkling from down on high. One item littering the news-o-sphere, yesterday, is the notion that eating meat contributes to global warming, er, … make that climate change. A federal advisory committee is already setting up the next generation of federal dietary guidelines to knock meat out of the park and [...]

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Grilled Cheese No-Bubble?

Monday, February 16, 2015 21:59 No Comments

To quote the article: …with the goal of becoming the largest operator in the gourmet grilled cheese space. Surely we should have known there *was* such as thing as a “grilled cheese space”? That said, I am a big fan of food trucks – they are very successful at a Mom-and-Pop entrepreneurial level, serving urban [...]

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Vaccinations: Whose Science?

Sunday, February 15, 2015 7:35 7 Comments

This is one very sane and reasoned article from Dr. Donald Miller, a retired cardiac surgeon and professor of surgery on the Left Coast. Don is also a successful writer and public speaker who spent the latter part of his career battling the medicalocracy and it’s politicized junk science. He is a scientist as well [...]

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Altered Apples

Saturday, February 14, 2015 7:19 No Comments

With no process in place to review genetically modified foods, the FDA has declared these apples “that resist browning” to be “safe.” The USDA said it had determined the apples were “unlikely to pose a plant pest risk to agriculture” and they are “not likely to have a significant impact on the human environment”. Just [...]

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Libertarian Purity Quiz

Monday, February 9, 2015 23:01 No Comments

The real test comes when … can you make the distinction between school meals and prison meals? Test your acumen here. (Hint: one has lowfat or reduced-fat milk, and the other has lowfat or reduced-fat milk…)    

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Not Too Legendary to Fail

Monday, February 9, 2015 19:51 No Comments

First it was the Feds banning simple, everyday items from your carry-on luggage in fear of them being repurposed as weaponry. Then away went those wonderful, dry, smashed turkey sandwiches that graced your palate on moderate-length flights. Then there came the cutback in flights and the steep rise in prices, accompanied by mini-bags containing exactly [...]

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