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And, by the way, she bridges the gulf between peer-reviewed studies and the public. Read PEW/NRDC.




"about 10,000 (synthetic) chemicals allowed in food products ~ 43% of which have been deemed GRAS."

Laugh all you want about that, or not.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue Mar 31, 2015, 06:09 PM (0 replies)

Read about food served to undergrads at Ivy League schools including those w "food chemistry" depts.


Look for FARM TO TABLE programs. Keep in mind that both organic and at least some kosher certified foods (Apple K Kosher Certified and Star-K Kosher Certified) are non-GMO.

These programs are very much more in line with Vani Hari than not, and that's absolutely great. Sorry, no dice.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue Mar 31, 2015, 05:39 PM (1 replies)

The sales slump had nothing to do with this type of investigative reporting?


That would make the other issue a disingenuous ploy. Of course, I don't know which it is.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Tue Mar 31, 2015, 03:38 PM (6 replies)

Campaign to rename colorful California tunnel after Robin Williams gets first legislative approval


Campaign to rename colorful California tunnel after Robin Williams gets first legislative approval

Monday, March 30, 2015, 5:11 PM


The drive to rename a famous rainbow-painted tunnel in honor of Robin Williams has cleared another bureaucratic speed bump.

The legislative plan to rename the so-called Waldo Tunnel just north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge passed unanimously through the transportation committee of the California State Assembly last week on a 16-0 vote.

The resolution was introduced in December by Assembly Member Marc Levine of San Rafael in response to an online petition with more than 60,000 supporters.


"Robin Williams always wore those rainbow suspenders as Mork," she said, referring to Williams' iconic character on the hit 70s sitcom "Mork & Mindy," and "he did a famous comedy routine about going through the tunnel."


RELATED: http://aphotoaday.blogspot.com/2009/10/brightening-up-rainbows.html
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Mar 30, 2015, 05:54 PM (2 replies)

This DU thread from 2008 popped up when I searched for MUMPER the other day.


Source: This site is dedicated, in loving memory, to Elizabeth Birt and Dr. Alan Clark.


Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Mar 30, 2015, 04:07 AM (0 replies)

There is definitely pandering here, but it's not "to idiotic groups in the party." Ignore/mock this.


Senior CDC Scientist and Whistleblower Dr. William W. Thompson:

"You know in the United States the only vaccine it's still in is for pregnant women.

I can say confidently I do think Thimerosal causes tics so I don't know why they still give it to pregnant women, like that's the last person I would give mercury to.

Thimerosal from vaccines causes tics. You start a campaign and you just make that your mantra.

Do you think a pregnant mother would want to take a vaccine that they knew caused tics? Absolutely not! I would never give my wife a vaccine that I thought caused tics.

I can say tics are four times more prevalent in kids with autism.

There is biologic plausibility right now to say that Thimerosal causes autism-like features."

Warning: Gratuitous image (fake 'fire' on pregnant abdomen) near end of 1:02 minute video. To avoid, listen to audio only.

CDC Whistleblower Dr. Thompson on Thimerosal and Pregnant Women
Published on Aug 27, 2014





March 26, 2015

...We at AofA received an email from Frontline, asking us to help promote the program, Tweet during it etc. I was at the New York City debut of Trace Amounts and missed Frontline. Shucks.... Here's a post JB Handley wrote after the first version of Frontline appeared in 2010. KS
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Mon Mar 30, 2015, 03:30 AM (0 replies)

This is Frank Luntz territory.


How Would-Be Republican Presidential Candidates Score on Science
Pass, fail, or pander on the issues?
Ronald Bailey | March 27, 2015

Shift the frame of reference for a moment. Consider how SCIENTISTS IN CONSENSUS from Europe (or Japan, Israel China, more) would fare on this "assessment" of scientific literacy since GMO foods are NOT endorsed, and the US CDC Childhood Immunization Schedule is NOT emulated. Look around.

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sun Mar 29, 2015, 12:49 PM (0 replies)

RE: "autism is hard-wired, and has little or nothing to do with environmental stuff."


NIH/National Institute of Mental Health: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-01/niom-sdt011413.php
Journal of Child Neurology: https://twitter.com/HUNFoundation/status/334800401440309250

New paradigm fits some individuals.

Posted by proverbialwisdom | Sat Mar 28, 2015, 03:32 AM (1 replies)

Informed consent is the framing, as displayed by widely heralded author of "On Immunity," Eula Biss.



A Year of Books
February 18 ·

Our fourth book is On Immunity by Eula Biss.




From the January 2013 issue

Sentimental Medicine (FULL PDF)
By Eula Biss

First sentence...

ALL (above) from comments about a retracted On Immunity book review by Jennifer Margulis, daughter of famed biologist Lynn Margulis (again, from comments):


Apparently, Jennifer Margulis comes from the world of evolutionary biology (her mother, a "trailblazing theorist on evolution", Dr. Carl Sagan (her mother's first husband), famous "skeptics" (her mother's peers). Well, well.
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:36 PM (0 replies)

Talk about clusters? "Los Alamos schools top NM in vaccine exemptions" reports Albuquerque Journal.

Read and wonder whether the false framing applied to this issue is best demolished. Certainly, this doesn't fit.


Los Alamos schools top NM in vaccine exemptions

By Mark Oswald / El Norte
PUBLISHED: Friday, March 20, 2015 at 12:02 am

The tally is in, and the major New Mexico school district with the largest percentage of students opting out of vaccinations against contagious diseases is not in one of the state’s known hotbeds for crystal gazing, cradle therapy or psychic readings.

Nope, the highest percentage of vaccine exemptions is in New Mexico’s, and one of the world’s, science centers: Los Alamos.

According to a recent report by the state Department of Health, 2.3 percent of students in the Los Alamos Public Schools have exemptions from having to get vaccinations.

That’s a higher percentage than in the public schools of our New Age-friendly and alternative thought capitals of Santa Fe and Taos. The statewide average is less than 1 percent.

The rating for Los Alamos seems demographically in line with the findings of a 2014 survey by the Health Department of 794 vaccine-exemptor parents – 74 percent were Anglo and 67 percent had at least four years of college.

But one would think Los Alamos would be different. It’s a town founded on science, and the scientific evidence is overwhelming that vaccines don’t cause autism or other developmental disabilities. Many people in Los Alamos don’t just have college degrees – they’re scientists, with lots of degrees. Los Alamos National Laboratory in fact has done some heavy research on infectious disease and development of an HIV vaccine.

“That’s a curiosity to me, as well,” said Los Alamos schools superintendent Gene Schmidt of his district’s relatively high rate of vaccination exemptions among what he called “a pretty scientific and literate community.”


Exemption Rates

Highest vaccine exemption rates among school New Mexico public school districts with at least 600 students:
* Los Alamos 2.3%
* Taos 2.0%
* Santa Fe 2.1%

Highest vaccine exemption rates among New Mexico counties for children 4 to 18 years old (state average is 0.8 percent):
* Taos 3.2%
* Los Alamos 3.1%
* De Baca 3.1%
* Santa Fe 2.6%
Posted by proverbialwisdom | Thu Mar 26, 2015, 07:24 PM (0 replies)
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