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Ice cream for breakfast!

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`I don’t know if  this story  is true, but what fun if it is!  I can see that something very cold could be a shock to awaken you,  but I can’t find the study,  so I reluctantly throw  in with  the boo-birds. Still,  if you wish to occasionally indulge in such an early morning treat,  do so, but top it with fresh fruit,  like blueberries or sliced peaches.   And remember to brush your teeth!

 

 

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July 21, 2019 at 3:04 pm

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Something else…

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…Pres.Trump won’t get credit for is potentially saving the lives of many thousands of kidney patients waiting for a donated kidney by changing the  regulations covering the process.

There have been long lines and thousands of patients dying since the 1980s.   Any president could have have addressed this.   Trump is the only one who actually did.

 

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July 15, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Sewer satire…

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If you are aware of the surge in the homeless using the streets as their bathrooms,  you will grasp this  brilliant piece  of satire.   If you don’t get it,  read about the big cities in California,  or Washington state.

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March 23, 2019 at 10:19 pm

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Back to school…

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…means more germs and bacteria from school coming to your home.  Here is  some timely advice on keeping them out of your house.

 

 

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September 1, 2018 at 2:37 pm

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Is Hillary…

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…wearing an emergency alert device these days?   It certainly  looks like  it.

 

 

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July 24, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Golden rice…

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If you could save half a million destitute children each year from blindness and/or death from Vitamin A deficiency,  would you do it?   I certainly  would.   All you would need to do is encourage the cultivation of golden rice,   which  simply modifies rice to contain beta-carotene,  a necessary nutrient often missing from the diets of the destitute in countries such as Bangladesh,  the Philippines,  and Indonesia.

Yes,  golden rice is a GMO (genetically modified organism),  but it is not toxic and it puts nothing harmful into the environment.   It is being developed by the non-profit International Rice Research Institute,  not by monsanto or any of the other big players in agriculture.    It will be provided patent- and royalty-free to poorer farmers on a non-profit basis, with funding from the Gates Foundation and others.

Yet the non-GMO hysterics are trying to block this valuable,  helpful resource.   You will never convince them that nearly everything they eat is to some extent GMO — cattle producers have practiced selective breeding of bovines in order to obtain the qualities they desired,  whether higher milk production or more muscular cattle.  Flowers are hybridized all the time,  and vegetable plants are carefully produced to thrive in certain climates and conditions or to produce fruits with specific qualities.

I have written to the anti-GMO guys pointing out that objecting to golden rice is in fact anti-human,  which is most certainly is.  My letters and postcards may not change their minds,  but it proves to them that people are watching them and objecting to their positions,  so they can’t claim  honestly that everyone agrees with them.   And it made me feel better!

 

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April 7, 2018 at 9:29 pm

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Would you marry…

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…a girl who had your diamond engagement stone embedded in her ring finger instead of wearing it in a ring?  I would be more inclined to recommend mental health counseling instead of wedding services, but this type of “piercing” is apparently  becoming popular  amongst millennials.

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March 19, 2018 at 2:54 pm