Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) The fabulous Lou, Part 2. Dr. Diana and Lou Paget continue their discussion of “His 8 Biggest Sex Secrets.” In this program they covered fantasies, fellatio, female orgasms (faking, too), and penis size. Male sexuality is not simple…We talked …
October 18, 2011
Sandy LeonVest interviews visionary, teacher and author (of ten books), Richard Heinberg. They talk about his newly released book, “The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality,” and why an economy based on “the growth imperative” and fossil fuel consumption is no longer sustainable. They also discuss the …
Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) Guests George Johnson, heroin of The Big Bang theory, and Michael Lemonick, on The Big Bang Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | Embed
Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) Guests: Harry Kazazian, CEO of Exxel Outdoors, and Greg Autry, “Death by China” Harry Kazazian has been working hard for over 10 years to bring manufacturing and jobs back to America from Mexico and China, to his sleeping bag factory, Exxel …
Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) Award winning author Darlene Quinn draws on her creative genius and experience in having worked in a department store to provide her with inside knowledge of how employee private lives interrelate. Upon this foundation, Quinn creates a fascinating and …
Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) Deborah gives you sad animal news about polar bear babies and sharks plus some good news about a labradoodle and a rottie cross helping a child and an ex-soldier. Caller from Michigan asks about lawn pesticides and the neighbor’s …
Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) Guest: Dr. Joel Fuhrman Dr. Joel Fuhrman is a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He is one of the very few alternative medical physicians in the nation with a …
August 26, 2011 | Wire Magazine
It’s an accepted concept by now that taking antibiotics in order to quell an infection disrupts the personal microbiome, the population of microorganisms that we all carry around in our guts, and which vastly outnumbers the cells that make up our bodies. That recognition supports our understanding of Clostridium difficile disease — killing the beneficial bacteria allows C. diff room to surge and produce an overload of toxins — as well as the intense interest in establishing a research program that could demonstrate experimentally whether the vast industry producing probiotic products is doing what it purports to do.
But implicit in that concept is the expectation that, after a while — after a course of antibiotics ends — the gut flora repopulate and their natural balance returns.
What if that expectation were wrong?
In a provocative editorial published this week in Nature , Martin Blaser of New York University’s Langone Medical Center argues that antibiotics’ impact on gut bacteria is permanent — and so serious in its long-term consequences that medicine should consider whether to restrict antibiotic prescribing to pregnant women and young children.
Published on Monday, October 17, 2011 by Vancouver Sun
Alternative business model called mechanism for democratizing the economy
by Tracy Sherlock
It’s a business model in British Columbia that controls more than $10 billion in assets, employs 13,000 people and returns all profits to members. The model governs enterprises in banking, housing, retail and health care. Fully one-third of British Columbians are members in at least one of the 700 operations operating in this model: the co-operative.
For John Restakis, executive director of the B.C. Co-operative Association, co-ops are a mechanism for democratizing the economy, something the folks participating in Occupy Wall Street or Occupy Vancouver could turn to as a solution to their grievances.
“The whole point of Occupy Wall Street is reacting against corporate structure and the fact that people have no control over the economy is what’s at the heart of it,” Restakis said. “Co-ops are a concrete way to address that.”
Co-op Week in B.C. runs from today until Sunday and the United Nations has declared 2012 the international year of the co-operative to raise public awareness of this alternative business model and its contributions to poverty reduction and job creation.
“Co-operatives are a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility,” UN SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-moon said on the UN website.
Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) Chef Salomon Montezinos is the author of a new cookbook, “Discovering Raw Alkaline Cuisine, through Love, Passion and Health…One Chef’s Journey.” Chef Sal began his cooking expertise at Switzerland’s St. Moritz Palace Restaurant, Lausanne’s Beau Rivage, Bern’s Palace Hotel …
By Michael Spence
Project Syndicate, Monday, October 17, 2011
Over the past three decades, hundreds of millions of new workers have entered the global economy. They arrived with various levels of education and skill, and over time have generally gained in terms of “human capital” – and in terms of value added and income. This has brought a tremendous, and ongoing, growth in income levels, opportunities, and the size of the global economy. But these new workers have also brought more employment competition and significant shifts in relative wages and prices, which is having profound distributional effects.
These massive structural changes in the global economy present three great employment challenges worldwide, with different countries facing their own variants.
By John Nichols http://www.nationofchange.org/why-cornel-west-was-arrested-memory-mlk-support-occupy-movement-1318868491 On the day that President Obama and others celebrated the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the dedication of Washington’s King memorial, Dr. Cornel West was a few blocks away—celebrating King with activism on behalf of economic justice and the “Occupy” movement. After …
According to the University of Bristol study, funded by Arthritis Research UK and published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage , omega-3-rich diets fed to guinea pigs, which naturally develop osteoarthritis, reduced disease by 50 per cent compared to a standard diet.
The research is a major step forward in showing that omega-3 fatty acids, either sourced from fish oil or flax oil, may help to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis, or even prevent it occurring, confirming anecdotal reports and “old wives’ tales” about the benefits of fish oil for joint health.
October 17, 2011
By Steven Jonas
History never repeats itself exactly. But it makes some pretty decent copies. As I write this we are winding down to the end of the so-called “debt-limit crisis,” or the possible end, or the continuation of it, or what have you. Of course what is going on is not really about the debt-limit. It is about the future of the federal government in the United States and its appropriate role. As I wrote in my BuzzFlash@Truthout Commentary on Grover Norquist’s wet dream ( http://blog.buzzflash.com/node/12601 ), his 25-year campaign is focused only at the secondary level on taxation. It is primarily about his stated goal of “shrinking the federal government to the size of a bathtub and then drowning it in the bathtub,” or as he used to more simply state it: “starve the beast.”
The “beast” for Norquist is of course not the whole of federal functions. His “beast to be starved” does not include the support of the military-industrial complex, the so-called “drug war” and its off-spring the prison-industrial complex, financial support of the investment and banking industries when needed, and the subsidies for the extractive industries and corporate farming. It is, rather, national domestic spending on support of the elderly, the health care delivery system, education, infra-structure, and at the top of his enemies list, environmental and financial regulation.
This is what the current struggle is about. The GOP and its wholly-owned and most convenient subsidiary/front organization the “Tea Party,” serving solely the interest of their single master, the corporate power (a tiny oligarchy, leading their mass support by a clever combination of racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, and political religiosity), are simply using the current so-called “debt crisis” as a means to force down the throat of the nation its view of what the Federal government should and should not be doing which it would be extremely unlikely to achieve through the legislative process. Of course no one over there ever reads the statement of purpose of the US Constitution, the Preamble. But that’s another story (see my BF Commentary on it at http://blog.buzzflash.com/jonas/185 ).
Of course President Obama, if he were an old-line Democratic President like FDR, or Harry Truman, or JFK, or LBJ before he was swallowed up his perceived need to polish his “anti-Communist” credentials and expand the War on Vietnam, or even if he were Dwight David Eisenhower, who firmly believed that the New Deal was settled policy and need only to be buffed around the edges, would have made the issue very plain, would have clearly laid it before the nation, would have said something like:
October 17, 2011
By Eugene Elander
That new bank debit card fee is probably worse than you think, judging from a letter I finally received by regular mail, in a torn undersize envelope, from Wells Fargo Bank’s ”ATM Executive Office”, after weeks of emailing top Wells Fargo executives, including CEO John G. Stumpf, to protest the bank’s attempt to get around the will of Congress by imposing an atrocious new fee to replace some which were banned.
Wells Fargo seems to hide away that new fee in tiny type on the last page of our bank statements — the page nobody bothers to read, as Wells Fargo is probably well aware. And, from the copies of account statements sent with the Wells Fargo letter, it is clear that their new so-called Monthly Debit Card Activity Fee is far worse than it seemed originally – as this fee applies not only to making one-time purchases on a WF debit card, but also “for purchases or payments(including recurring payments)”. It will thus be very hard to avoid .
Any payments for which one previously subscribed by using a debit card number (ex.: routine bills for utilities, monthly credit card payments, and similar common items) will automatically incur this new, unwarranted, excessive, and abusive ultra vires Monthly Debit Card Activity Fee! That is why it is called an ACTIVITY FEE rather than merely a PURCHASE FEE! And it takes a $25,000 banking relationship With Wells Fargo to avoid the fee, so while heavy hitters are likely to escape, we average customers will be saddled with this extra charge.