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Name: Peggy
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Arsenic in rice--today's LA Times.

By Tiffany Hsu

September 19, 2012, 8:33 a.m.

All along the rice shelf at the grocery store, where brown and white rice sit alongside rice-based breakfast cereals, rice pastas, rice drinks and rice crackers, there’s arsenic, and often at troubling levels.

The new findings from a Consumer Reports investigation show “significant” and “worrisome” amounts of inorganic arsenic in nearly every rice product tested. The watchdog group urged consumers to scale back ingestion of rice products and asked the Food and Drug Administration to set limits.

Inorganic arsenic is a known carcinogen for humans, affecting the bladder, lungs, skin and possibly more, and is also considered a launch pad for children to future health woes. Organic arsenic is less toxic but still “of concern,” according to Consumer Reports.

Arsenic is found often in vegetables, fruits and even water. Earlier this year, the product testing organization concluded that the chemical element was rampant in many apple and grape juices.

The rest at the link:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:03 PM (14 replies)

A political toon for today:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Sep 16, 2012, 11:02 AM (10 replies)

The newest campaign poster for Romney:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Sep 13, 2012, 04:24 PM (5 replies)

If there is no vision, the people perish...

This phrase is carved into a local community building nearby, and I was thinking about what it might mean to our nation.

It seems to me that Obama has the vision for us, for our future.

And Romney? He might have a vision......for the one percent. What he wants for us, he might reveal......after the election, should he win it.

I know which one works for me.

I don't want our people to be fragmented, divided, fighting against each other. I am sure that Romney's vision would bring that to pass.

Just my musings on this Friday night...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Sep 8, 2012, 12:09 AM (17 replies)

It must be.........amazing to be there.

It's amazing for me, just sitting here at home.

They are all so good.

I am proud to be an American, a Democrat.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Sep 6, 2012, 09:28 PM (4 replies)

He has facts......and uses emotion superbly to demonstrate them!

We still love ya, Bill!

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Sep 5, 2012, 10:21 PM (10 replies)

Mitt's Two Faces--David Horsey in the LA Times, today...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Aug 31, 2012, 03:26 PM (2 replies)

Every time I see folks promoting a constitutional amendment to fix something...

I cringe.

It is a tool at our disposal, true. But it's a very cumbersome one. It takes years to get these things through the Congress, and then voted on by every state legislature.

Look at what happened to the ERA. It got through the Congress all right, and then bogged down later. It has never been ratified.

I really think there has to be a better way to legislate our difficulties.

Your thoughts?

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:59 PM (18 replies)

Another great toon from M.Wuerker/Politico:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Tue Aug 28, 2012, 06:06 PM (8 replies)

The First Family...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Aug 27, 2012, 01:27 AM (9 replies)
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