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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-08-13 08:00 AM
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Why you want only unbleached, unbromated flour.
Edited on Fri Nov-08-13 08:09 AM by No Elephants
(I know that Enthusiast cannot tolerate any kind of wheat flour.)

http://www.examiner.com/article/what-is-unbleached-unbr...

Spoiler alert: poisons and carcinogens that seem to at least help cause, in addition to cancer, thyroid problems, diabetes, etc.

And, as the article says, the FDA has been acting more of a manufacturers' protection agency than a consumer protection agency--but at the expense of all taxpayers, not only manufacturer taxpayers.

In fact, the FDA does not even require manufacturers to indicate whether flour has been "bromated" or not. So, if the label says nothing, you can probably assume that the flour has been bromated. (Some states do require disclosure, but the feds don't.) As Colbert's character remarked of GMO labeling: It's certainly none of our business what we put into our bodies.


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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-08-13 06:24 PM
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1. Thanks, No Elephants. I didn't know it was so bad.
Before I had to give up bread we always bought healthier whole wheat bread. Besides being better for us it tastes a whole lot better too. But I loved all the European style crusty breads that weren't "whole wheat". And Focaccia! I miss Focaccia, and pizza.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-09-13 12:52 AM
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2. I buy organic whole wheat as other whole wheat is full of chemicals, some of which are carcinogens.
Whodda thunk that the stuff that makes a Twinkie capable of lasting forever is bad for humans?

I mean, why wouldn't we chug formaldehyde?

And why does the FDA not make manufacturers disclose that the chemicals they put in stuff are carcinogens?

Whenever I look up one of those ingredients, the wiki says that the amounts used in food are considered safe. But, what if I eat ten foods per day that contain carcinogens? (Not at all hard to do these days!)

Most of all, why are we supporting the FDA with our tax dollars if it mostly puts a government imprimatur on carcinogenic additives and genetically modified seeds and foods?

http://www.truth-out.org/archive/item/89544:supreme-cou...






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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-09-13 06:45 AM
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3. Kagan was such a wonderful choice for supreme court justice.
Thanks, President Obama!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-10-13 05:16 AM
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4. Choice between enforcing the law that required an EPA study and
enforcing the FDA's disregard of that law, to the benefit of Monsanto: the administration and the Solicitor General chose the FDA's disregard of the law requiring an EPA study and the benefit of Monsanto.

Speaking of choice, Kagan's wiki says she identifies with Conservative Judaism.

Conservative Judaism

The Rabbinical Assembly Committee on Jewish Law and Standards takes the view that an abortion is justifiable if a continuation of pregnancy might cause the woman severe physical or psychological harm, or when the fetus is judged by competent medical opinion as severely defective. The fetus is a life in the process of development, and the decision to abort should never be taken lightly. Thus, the Conservative position is in line with some of the Acharonim who permit an abortion in case of acute potential emotional and psychological harm.

Before reaching her final decision, Conservative Judaism holds that the woman should consult with the biological father, other members of her family, her physician, her Rabbi and any other person who can help her in assessing the many grave legal and moral issues involved.


That would put Kagan about where Sandra Day O'Connor was on choice.

As to homosexuality, it's complicated.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Judaism_and_s...

On a recent PBS Newshour with Shield and Brooks, Brooks said that politics was now about cultural issues. That is all they want us to pay attention to now, social issues. Forget about wars, economic justice, the rule of law, etc. Just pay attention to social issues.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-12-13 05:11 AM
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5. I don't like the view
that we should rule in favor of corporate interests at the expense of human beings.

I have noticed the emphasis on cultural issues. TPTB would like us to limit our focus to abortion, gun control and LGTB rights or the lack thereof. Of course they want us to ignore the massive concentration of wealth, military spending way out of line with the threat and Wall Street fraud that made off with much of the earth's wealth.

But who knew that Conservative Judaism had such a nuanced view of abortion. Conservative Christians insist that women must die rather than have an abortion.
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