Tuesday, November 10, 2015

News you can use

StrategyPage has the skinny on the dirty bomb... and radiation in a "normal" environment. Radon, anyone?

they also have a podcast on the west Philippine sea confrontation.


the latest scientific data shows that frying with lard is safer than using vegetable oil

Frying food in lard is healthier because vegetable oils release toxic chemicals which can cause cancer, heart disease and even dementia when heated, new research has found The findings, based on over 20 years of research, flies in the face of official advice that saturated fats should be avoided and polyunsaturated fats used instead. Professor Martin Grootveld from De Montfort University in Leicester found making a fish supper with corn or sunflower oil contained up to 200 times more toxic aldehydes than international daily safe limits.

an alternative? Coconut oil, which a few years ago was condemned even though it is mainly used for popcorn in the USA.

While olive oil appears to be a much better option to avoid this, butter, lard and coconut oil outperforms them all

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3309304/Frying-food-LARD-healthier-vegetable-oils-release-toxic-chemicals-heated-says-new-research.html#ixzz3r2QofXYj 
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plastic bags are good for you, because those "reusable" bags get germy.

Not to mention that when I was in the US, I would need ten bags to carry groceries on the average trip.... all those ads showing an attractive young lady carrying a single "reusable" bag are made by folks without kids to feed.

and the large plastic bags are usually "recycled" to throw out garbage.

But the small plastic bags are a problem: They fill the open air sewers and clog the pipes contributing to local flooded streets.
But the new larger drainage ditch to stop the palenke from flooding is covered, which is an improvement.

Most of the bags thrown away tend to be the smaller ones, which can't be reused for trash etc.

so would banning SMALL plastic bags help? Yes. But without a bag, how can you prove you didn't steal the stuff?

Now, if we can only encourage folks to throw the used bags into the city supplied trash containers on the streets...


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