The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Well, this is one way to handle the Mark Foley scandal: just label him a Democrat and move on from there.

Thing is, the people who watch Fox News are probably not going to vote Democratic anyway, so this label is probably not going to influence their vote. But just like the fact that a huge number of Americans believe Saddam Hussein actually ordered the attacks on 9/11, a huge number of Americans may now believe that the Foley scandal is a Democratic scandal, not Republican. But the Right will continue to assert that the American people are smart enough to figure things like this out, while some on the Right continue to disseminate misinformation like this.

Curcumin, a chemical found in curry, may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD). If it works, it does so by boosting the immune system to clear the amyloid plaque before it accumulates. If this is true, then you would expect a very low incidence of the disease in India, whose population consumes a lot of curry. I googled this idea. The consensus seems to be that there is less Alzheimer’s in India, although it does occur. Some of the reasons why AD might be less in India include inadequate reporting, and also lower life expectancy – i.e., people might not live long enough to show symptoms of the disease. In any event, I plan to eat lunch today at the Indian restaurant, if I don’t forget.

Eating carbs at bedtime will not necessarily cause you to gain weight. The focus should be on total calories consumed in a day, not on the time of day it is consumed. Like the detainees at Gitmo. They sometimes consume 4200 calories per day. That is the way someone gains weight. In the case of those at Gitmo, some might consider gaining that much weight as cruel and unusual punishment. And in the ultimate insult, they are now getting to be just like Americans -- obese.

Aspirin may cut off the blood supply to tumors. Before you go out and by a bottle of aspirin, though, researchers are talking about results seen from taking very high doses. There is still a lot of research yet to be done on this, but this kind of aspirin therapy does seem to hold some promise for the future, once they get it right, that is.

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