Thursday, May 20, 2010
People who drink moderately 'are healthier than teetotallers'
Moderate drinkers have lower rates of heart disease, obesity and depression than people who abstain from alcohol entirely, the report indicates.
Boris Hansel of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, who led the research, said: "Moderate alcohol intake is a powerful marker of a higher social level, superior general health status and lower cardiovascular risk."
As part of the study the researchers analysed the medical records of 150,000 people from the Paris area who underwent medical examinations between 1999 and 2005.
Light drinkers were defined as those who drank one unit alcohol a day – the equivalent of one small glass of wine. Moderate drinkers consumed between one and three units a day – up to half a bottle of weak wine or a pint-and-a-half of standard strength beer.
An analysis of the records showed that light and moderate drinkers scored better than both teetotallers and heavy drinkers on a range of health indicators.
CEO Survey of Best/Worst States for Business
Chief Executive magazine has published its annual survey of CEOs for their opinions of the best and worst states for business. 600 CEOs rated states on a wide range of criteria from taxation and regulation to workforce quality and living environment, Here are the Top 10 and Bottom 5 states:
'Artificial life' breakthrough announced by scientists
The synthetic cell looks identical to the "wild type"
Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first synthetic living cell.
The researchers constructed a bacterium's "genetic software" and transplanted it into a host cell.
The resulting microbe then looked and behaved like the species "dictated" by the synthetic DNA.
Jobless claims rise by largest amount in 3 months
Applications for unemployment benefits rose to 471,000 last week, up by 25,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday. It was the first increase in five weeks and the biggest jump since a gain of 40,000 in February.
By: Michael Barone
One: Appropriators lost.
All three defeated members of Congress were members of Appropriations Committees -- Republican Senator Bob Bennett of Utah, Republican-turned-Democratic Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Democratic Congressman Alan Mollohan of West Virginia. All based much of their political appeal on their ability to get money for their states or districts, and for national causes as well.
Two. Tea tastes good.
Three. The unambiguous 53%-44% victory of Democrat Mark Critz over Republican Tim Burns in the Pennsylvania 12 special election should be a caution to Republicans.
Four. The left wing of the Democratic party is not rolling over and playing dead, at least in Democratic primaries.
Five. Political polarization.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Some-thoughts-on-the-May-elections-94260759.html#ixzz0oU5bktC2
-- Arizona’s new immigration law “has the potential of being applied in a discriminatory fashion,” Obama said, calling potential judgments “troublesome” and blaming its passage on a “misdirected expression of concern” over immigration policy.
-- Obama said he expects a Justice Department review of the law to be completed “soon,” and he will then make “decisions” about what to do.
Charles Krauthammer: "You can't have it both ways. Particularly coming from Mexico, a country where if you enter illegally it's a felony and you get up to two years in prison. And if you do it a second time, you get 10 years...So he's got a country which is extremely strict--draconian, if you like--about illegals entering into Mexico. And he's lecturing us on our laws here where it isn't a felony, it's only a misdemeanor. And then, even worse I think, is to see our president refusing to stand up for his own country, joining in the attack on Arizona."
- Have knowledge but forget the knowledge;
- See unexpected connections in things but not have a mental disorder;
- Work hard but spend time doing nothing;
- Create many ideas yet most of them are useless;
- Look at the same thing as everyone else, yet see something different;
- Desire success but learn how to fail;
- Be persistent but not stubborn; and,
- Listen to experts but know how to disregard them.
Multivitamins Can Add Sparkle for Healthy Young People
ScienceDaily (May 14, 2010) — The effects of multivitamins are most often researched in the elderly. This is one of very few studies to assess the relationship between supplementation with vitamins/minerals and psychological functioning in healthy groups of non-elderly adults. This study shows how a proprietary multivitamin and mineral supplement improves mood and mental performance while also reducing stress, mental tiredness and fatigue in healthy males.
We the People are the answer. Here is more proof. It is not the problems we face, it is people who are in charge.
The politicians and other idiots will probably want to spend $Millions
and more for a panel of engineers to study the problem, and then most
likely won't find the simple solution these good ole 'southern boys have....
Tom O'Malley, was a Director with S.W. BELL in Mexico City:
"I spent five years working in Mexico. I worked under a tourist Visa for three months and could legally renew it for three more months. After that you were working illegally. I was technically illegal for three weeks waiting on the FM3 approval.
"During that six months our Mexican and U.S. attorneys were working to secure a permanent work visa called a 'FM3'. It was in addition to my U.S.passport that I had to show each time I entered and left the country. Barbara's was the same, except hers did not permit her to work.
"To apply for the FM3, I needed to submit the following notarized originals (not copies):
1. Birth certificate for Barbara and me.
2. Marriage certificate.
3. High school transcripts and proof of graduation.
4. College transcripts for every college I attended and
proof of graduation.
5. Two letters of recommendation from supervisors I had
worked for at least one year.
6. A letter from the St. Louis Chief of Police indicating
that I had no arrest record in the U.S. and no outstanding
warrants and, was "a citizen in good standing".
7. "Finally, I had to write a letter about myself
that clearly stated why there was no Mexican citizen with
my skills and why my skills were important to Mexico. We
called it our 'I am the greatest person on Earth' letter. It was fun to write."
"All of the above were in English that had to be translated into Spanish and be certified as legal translations, and our signatures notarized. It produced a folder about 1.5 inches thick with English on the left side & Spanish on the right."