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Telltale signs of a liar...

You can tell someone is lying by how they blink when they are claiming to be stating a fact.

Just saw a re-run of clips of Trump denying he knew anything about his sons and aides meeting with Russians and colluding to influence the eleciton.

He's blinking like someone threw a handful of dust in his eyes.


He knew all about it, he approved it, and he won because of it.


Myths about Sulfites and Wine

Myths about Sulfites and Wine

If drinking red wine gives you a headache, you’ve probably had someone tell you that sulfites are the likely culprit. Perhaps you’ve been advised to stick to white wine, organic wines, or wines made in Europe on the grounds that these will be lower in sulfites.

Let’s clear up some of the most common myths and misunderstandings about sulfites, wine, and headaches.

Sulfites in Wine

First, a little background: Sulphur dioxide (or SO2) is a chemical compound made up of sulfur and oxygen. It occurs naturally but can also be produced in a laboratory. It’s used to preserve foods and beverages, which it does by acting as an antioxidant and antimicrobial.

Sulphur dioxide has been used in winemaking for thousands of years, ever since the ancient Romans discovered that it would keep their wine from turning into vinegar. To this day, winemakers use sulphur dioxide to preserve the flavor and freshness of wines.

By law, wines that contain more than 10 ppm (parts per million) sulfite must be labeled with the words “contains sulfites.” There are also upper limits to how much sulfite a wine may contain but the regulations vary by region. In the European Union, wine may contain up to 210 ppm sulfites. In the U.S., the upper limit is 350 ppm.

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Lessons learned:

White wines can have more sulfites than red wines.

Sulfites have been added to wines for centuries.

Sulfites occur naturally in wine as a byproduct of fermentation.

Sulfites are required for most wines to prevent them from spoiling or turning to vinegar in storage. Sweet wines contain more sulfites than dry wines, probably because the higher sugar content of sweet wines make them more susceptible to spoilage (more food for bacteria and mold to feast upon).

Sulfites probably do not cause headaches.

Many other foods contain sulfites, more than wine, such as french fries, dried fruit, candy, frozen fruit juice, potato chips, soda, processed meat, etc. Note that all these are processed foods and have sulfites added to prevent oxidation and spoilage. Of course, fresh fruit, homemade fries, etc. would not have added sulfites.

About 1% of the population has sulfite sensitivity, and one of the symptoms is headaches. But for the 99% who are not sensitive, headaches after drinking wine are unlikely to be related to sulfite content.

Also check out: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/myths-about-sulfites-and-wine?utm_source=sciam&utm_campaign=sciam

We have a gangster presidency...

So... what do we do about it?


Senator McCain says Republican healthcare bill likely dead

Source: Reuters

A senior U.S. Republican senator predicted on Sunday that the Republican bill to roll back Obamacare would likely fail, adding to growing signs that the bill is in trouble.

"My view is that it's probably going to be dead," Senator John McCain, a senior U.S. Republican, said on the CBS program, "Face the Nation."

The Senate bill, which faces unified Democratic opposition, has been further imperiled during a week-long recess where several Republican senators have had to return to their states and face constituents strongly opposed to the bill. Senators return to Washington on Monday.

The Senate bill keeps much of Obamacare intact but strips away most of its funding. It repeals most Obamacare taxes, overhauls the law's tax credits and ends its Medicaid expansion. It also goes beyond repealing Obamacare by cutting funding for the Medicaid program beginning in 2025.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-mccain-idUSKBN19U0Q1
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