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Two Promises

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First, barring something really earth-shattering in the Terri Schiavo case, I will not blog about that issue tomorrow.

Second, I will now drink a Diet Coke, watch the rest of Letterman, and climb into bed beside the most wonderful woman in the world.

Please remember: As disturbing as the Schiavo case may be, the world goes on. There are democracies to grow in the Middle East and children to education educate in the United States. There is a wonderful, beautiful world all around us, and it’s filled with wonderful people–even those who disagree with me.

I am so thankful for everyone I’ve met through this wonderful medium. You’re all named on the blogroll or my private address book. How glorious it is to meet good, intelligent, argumentative, bullheaded, kind, loving people all over the world!

Vaccines Run Amok

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About a year ago, I fired off a letter writing campaign to Missouri legistors urging them to fight a movement, sponsored by then-governor Bob Holden, to require Chick Pox vaccines for all Missouri children entering school.  Michelle Malkin points out that Ohio has passed such a law with a link to the chicken pox vaccine money trail.  (There’s always a money trail.)

Mandatory chicken pox vaccines will kill people.  According to Dr. Arthur Lavin, a pediatrician in Ohio:

Routine chicken pox vaccination in healthy children might pose a “grave danger of advancing the age of onset of chicken pox into adulthood.” After bemoaning adults’ poor compliance with vaccine recommendations, e.g., influenzae vaccine, Dr. Lavin asks, “What makes the proponents of universal varicella immunization believe that adults who may be susceptible to varicella as a result of their efforts would protect themselves with a booster dose (of chicken pox vaccine)?”

Yet the do-gooder moonbats continue to demand legislating this death penalty, just as they increasingly hope to regulate dietary fat and salt intake.

It absolutely amazes me that murdering unborn children is protected as an unalienable right to do with one’s own body as one sees fit, but smoking tobacco or pot, drinking, tattooing and piercing, and eating french fries somehow falls under the “compelling interest” of the state. The mind that can reconcile these disparate positions is a very dangerous mind.

Scouting for Food

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This Saturday, the Boy Scouts will be around to pick up the bags you filled with canned goods for their Scouting for Food program.  Here’s a list of the “perfect” bag:

After consulting with numerous food pantry directors in the area and seeking nutrition advice from Roberta Larson Duyff, a local registered dietitian and author of the American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, we compiled what we like to call the Perfect Bag.  The Perfect Bag contains variety of nutrient-rich foods from all five food groups.

  • 2 cans of hearty soup, stew or chili:  Supplies many nutrients.
  • 2 cans of tuna, chicken, salmon or luncheon meat (e.g., Spam): Contains protein and iron. Canned salmon is a source of calcium and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • 1 can of fruit: Supplies vitamins A and C, folate, potassium, fiber and other healthy substances. 
  • 1 can of 100 percent pure fruit juice: Contains vitamin C and often beta carotene.
  • 1 can of vegetables: Supplies beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, complex carbohydrates, fiber and potassium.
  • 1 can of tomato or pasta sauce: Contains lycopene, a healthy substance that is more available to your body in canned and cooked tomatoes than in fresh.
  • 1 canned meal: Offers a variety of ingredients and nutrients.
  • 1 can of beans:  Contains plenty of protein, complex carbohydrates and fiber .
  • 1 can of evaporated milk: Makes an excellent source of calcium and protein.

Attacking Atkins

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Letigimate organization do a couple of things with their web sites:

1. They list, by name and credential, the individuals who comprise their governing boards
2. They identify researchers by name and credential
3. They provide a means for readers to communicate with them, such as e-mail addresses or feedback forms

The Partnership for Essential Nutrition provides the public none of these. It is an annonymous clearinghouse for opinions of liberals who want to dictate what we eat and how we eat it. Should any reasonable person reall be concerned that people like beef and bacon?

Another thing PFEN fails to do is to back up its opinions with science. The group cites only three studies, all at least 3 years old, to back up its claim that low carbohydrated diets are unhealthy. What they fail to admit or even consider is that most scientific studies have concluded the opposite. PFEN is not looking for the truth; it is looking to take over your pantry.

Don’t trust any organization that hides behind a web site, doesn’t solicite your questions or comments, and refuses to provide for the slightest possiblity that it is wrong. Remember, the greatest scientists in the world believed that the smallest piece of matter in the universe was the atom. That was only 60 years ago.

Attacking Atkins

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Letigimate organization do a couple of things with their web sites:

  1. They list, by name and credential, the individuals who comprise their governing boards
  2. They identify researchers by name and credential
  3. They provide a means for readers to communicate with them, such as e-mail addresses or feedback forms

The Partnership for Essential Nutrition provides the public none of these.  It is an annonymous clearinghouse for opinions of liberals who want to dictate what we eat and how we eat it.  Should any reasonable person reall be concerned that people like beef and bacon? 

Another thing PFEN fails to do is to back up its opinions with science.  The group cites only three studies, all at least 3 years old, to back up its claim that low carbohydrated diets are unhealthy.  What they fail to admit or even consider is that most scientific studies have concluded the opposite.  PFEN is not looking for the truth; it is looking to take over your pantry.

Don’t trust any organization that hides behind a web site, doesn’t solicite your questions or comments, and refuses to provide for the slightest possiblity that it is wrong.  Remember, the greatest scientists in the world believed that the smallest piece of matter in the universe was the atom.  That was only 60 years ago.