Archive | February, 2015

An anti-vaccination takedown by Elizabeth Warren

18 Feb

This is why I admire Senator Warren.

Why Evolution Is True

It’s pretty certain that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for President in 2016, and it’s pretty certain that she’ll win, though a lot can happen in the next twenty months. The Republicans don’t seem to have a credible candidate, though I do worry about Jeb Bush, who I predict will get the GOP nod.

But if I had my druthers, I’d prefer Elizabeth Warren, the senior Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, over Clinton. Clinton remains largely a cipher to me, seems to keep her values and beliefs largely under wraps, and is a bit too hawkish on foreign policy. Sadly, Warren stands a snowball’s chance in hell of being the candidate, for she’s too easily tarred as a “Massachusetts liberal,” and has the deadly stigma of having been a professor at Harvard Law School. All that should really be in her favor, but in this screwed-up country where the…

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NY Asks Stores To Halt Herbal Supplements After Tests Show Advertised Herbs Not Present

4 Feb

Long overdue scrutiny indeed….!

Consumerist

Only 4% of the Walmart Spring Valley herbal supplements tested turned up DNA of the herbs advertised on the label. Only 4% of the Walmart Spring Valley herbal supplements tested turned up DNA of the herbs advertised on the label. When you buy an herbal supplement that says “echinacea” or “ginko boloba” on the label, you may expect that it contains some additional ingredients beyond the advertised herbs, but you should be confident that those herbs are present. However, DNA tests commissioned by the New York state Attorney General found evidence that many herbal products may not contain what they advertise.

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