World’s Financial System

Nope I haven’t forgotten about my opinion page, just been busy and not much going on here in our country. But, here goes.

Darn give a man a bit of power and look what he thinks he can do.  Isn’t enough that folks have to pay to keep the big banks afloat, but this guy wants everything and everyone out of the way too.  My Opinion Only

Take A Look at this articleL  President Obama sought yesterday to deflect criticism of the way his Administration had handled the bailout of stricken institutions such as AIG by pushing for new powers to take over and — if necessary — close down firms that threaten to topple the world’s financial system. If folks let him get away with this and keep up with what he is doing, soon won’t be much left in the way of being a free country.  My way of looking at things.

How To Dry Corn Right From The Cob

Easy to make and easy to store.

12 Ears White corn in milky stage

Scrape corn with sharp knife three times. First scrape corn just to break off kernals. Second scrape remainder of corn halfway. Third scrape off rest of kernels off cob. Then use potato masher and mash all kernels until milk comes out, Take loaf pan which is about 1 1/2″ deep, grease and put in all corn that has been mashed and bake in oven until all kernels are golden brown. Use low heat and bake approximately 45 minutes. When kernels are brown, let cool for about 15 minutes; then cut up and store.

Cattail Flour

For those that would like to try something different.

Cattail Flour

Dry the peeled roots (peel roots while they are wet–they are
difficult to peel if allowed to dry). Chop roots into small pieces,
and then grind or pulverize them. When the long fibers are removed,
the resultant powder can be used as flour.

An old recipe from Grandma Walters Cook Book. Pretty tasty too.

Garlic To The Rescue

Take a look at this article.  I am inclined to agree with it to a point, as I think everyone should be eating and using garlic at least once every two days.  Keeps us healthy and protects us from all kinds of diseases.  So………..jut one more reason to grow your own. Oh’ and don’t buy the kind grown off shore if at all possible as their regulations for growing things isn’t good in my eyes and one just doesn’t know what is in it.  Best thing to do is grow your own. My Opinion Only

It takes prescription antibiotics to breed super bugs, and many U.S.
doctors are more than happy to keep on prescribing — even when patients
don’t need the drugs. But when infections become resistant to even the
most “powerful” antibiotics on the menu, where should you turn? To
nature, of course, where the humble garlic plant offers solutions that
even the most overhyped pharmaceutical labs can’t match. Garlic kills
superbugs, even when antibiotics fail. So why don’t U.S. doctors
prescribe garlic? Because drug companies don’t promote garlic. It’s
simply not profitable. You see, in practice, good science gets tossed
out the window. Using garlic to heal patients is good science and good
medicine. But most M.D.s are hardly willing to touch it. Even the news
about this comes from outside the USA

Antibacterial Pencils

A lot of folks think that this antibacterial products sham has gone way too far. Yesterday I heard of a fellow that was shopping at Office Depot, and guess what he found? Antibacterial pencils. Can you believe that? He found some mechanical pencils made by PaperMate that have an antibacterial coating. Unbelievable.

We’ve seen antibacterial hand soaps and dish soaps, shampoos and all kinds of other personal care and cleaning products. And we’ve seen all the bad news about this, as well, including the fact that they are completely and utterly useless at actually protecting people from germs, viruses or contagious disease. These chemicals basically create super bugs in your own kitchen. They actually encourage the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and they do nothing to make you healthier because we don’t live in a sanitary environment in the first place.

You know, we live with bacteria all around us. In fact, our immune system needs to be stimulated by some exposure to bacteria in order to be healthy enough to defend ourselves against those really aggressive ones that might make us sick. We  have to have bacteria in our environment if we want to be healthy.Is it to late to fix? Well guess it depends on how far we let it get of hand in the future.

My Opinion Only

Spreading Bacteria

Kind of makes a fellow think that maybe one should have listened to their old Grandmother, when it comes to staying healthy, instead of all these things they got today. My opinion only.

First came word that popular antibacterial hand soaps are not only unnecessary (old fashioned soap and water is the best way to keep germs from spreading) but the chemicals in them can harm your health and environment. Now a new study says instead of killing potentially dangerous infections, disinfectant wipes may actually spread drug-resistant and sometimes deadly bacteria. And, like antibiotics, antibacterial chemicals in wipes and other household products may kill off susceptible but harmless bacteria but promote the growth of resistant strains.

Monday Humour For Your Afternoon Coffee

Sometimes those who try and pull rank get their come-uppance.
One foggy night, a United States Aircraft Carrier was cruising off the coast of Newfoundland and the junior radar operator spotted a light in the gloom.  Here is a transcript of what happened next.

The radar operator worked out that a collision was likely unless the other vessel changed course.  So he sent a radio message.
U.S. Aircraft Carrier Radar Officer:
Please divert your course at least 7 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.

Back came the reply you must be joking, I recommend you divert your course instead.

The U.S. Radar Officer referred the matter to his superior officer.  And reported the incident as subordination.
As a result the  Captain of the Air Craft Carrier sent a second message.  I believe that I out rank you, and am giving you a direct order to divert your course now!!!

Canadian Radio Operator: This is a lighthouse.  I suggest you take evasive action.

So-called Green Businesses.

I know this is in the USA but it is happening here in our country too. Now this exactly proves what I been saying.  First support the big banks then get on this environmental thing which are both connected.  Pretty soon you will be working strictly for the governments.  Oh forgot, guess we are now.  Sorry about that. My Opinion Only.

Obama planned to make the case Monday for a budget proposal that invests billions in research designed to reduce climate change and guarantees loans for companies that develop clean energy technologies. Obama has tied his first budget proposal as president to a renewable energy program to help the United States move toward energy independence.

People With High Cholesterol Live The Longest

Kind of figured this is what happened.  Sure glad I am not on any cholesterol med.  I tried it once for a month then decided against it. This was around twenty years ago. Guess I had a weak moment but soon got back on track and went by my instinct.  Take a look at this article. My opinion only.

People with high cholesterol live the longest. This statement seems so incredible that it takes a long time to clear one´s brainwashed mind to fully understand its importance. Yet the fact that people with high cholesterol live the longest emerges clearly from many scientific papers. Consider the finding of Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University, who reported in 1994 that old people with low cholesterol died twice as often from a heart attack as did old people with a high cholesterol.1 Supporters of the cholesterol campaign consistently ignore his observation, or consider it as a rare exception, produced by chance among a huge number of studies finding the opposite.

But it is not an exception; there are now a large number of findings that contradict the lipid hypothesis. To be more specific, most studies of old people have shown that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for coronary heart disease. This was the result of my search in the Medline database for studies addressing that question.2 Eleven studies of old people came up with that result, and a further seven studies found that high cholesterol did not predict all-cause mortality either.

Now consider that more than 90 % of all cardiovascular disease is seen in people above age 60 also and that almost all studies have found that high cholesterol is not a risk factor for women.2 This means that high cholesterol is only a risk factor for less than 5 % of those who die from a heart attack.

But there is more comfort for those who have high cholesterol; six of the studies found that total mortality was inversely associated with either total or LDL-cholesterol, or both. This means that it is actually much better to have high than to have low cholesterol if you want to live to be very old.