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Mayor Judith Rawson Declares March National Caffeine Awareness Month (Health Nazis)
I-Newswire ^ | Jan 17, 2006 | Press release

Posted on 01/21/2006 4:01:11 PM PST by JTN

Following a health trend that appears to be brewing up all over the nation, Mayor Judith Rawson has signed a proclamation for the City of Shaker Heights that addresses the issues regarding caffeine intoxication and dependency.

In the proclamation the Mayor is "calling upon all Shaker Heights citizens, public and private institutions, business and schools to increase awareness and understanding of the consequences of caffeine consumption."

The proclamation also spells out many dangers of caffeine abuse such as heart disease, pancreas and bladder cancer, hypoglycemia, and central nervous system disorders. By getting the word out about the serious dangers of caffeine, Mayor Rawson hopes to prevent a substance that can "pose a significant hazard to health and longevity."

City of Shaker Heights is one of several cities across the country recognizing this annual event. This will be the third year for this event which is sponsored by the Caffeine Awareness Alliance, a non-profit organization. Marina Kushner, founder, states, "Each year more and more people are waking up to the real truth about the dangers of this ubiquitous drug. We are delighted that the mayor has recognized that this is not a laughing matter." Prior years have seen ways of celebrating this event ranging from educational events in school to even picketing outside coffee houses,

"During this month, we hope to reach out to educate business and consumers about the risk associated with caffeine dependency and to raise awareness about the impact it has on our society" says Kushner.

Kushner is an authority on the subject. She delves into both the physical and psychological dangers that caffeine can cause in her new book called "The Truth About Caffeine". In addition to the book, she has developed a line of caffeine-free coffee replacements called Soyfee, made from 100% organic soybeans. Soy has been shown to help lower cholesterol, fight heart disease and promote strong bones. For further information on the popular product please visit www.soycoffee.com.

For more information about National Caffeine Awareness Month, please visit the website www.CaffeineAwareness.org or contact Marina Kushner at ( 815 ) 572-8007.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: caffeine; foodpolice; healthnazis; healthypeople2010; ngo; ngos; wod; wodlist

1 posted on 01/21/2006 4:01:13 PM PST by JTN
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To: JTN
Thank goodness this isn't in Louisiana. Chocolate has oodles of caffeine.
2 posted on 01/21/2006 4:05:50 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: JTN

when I stand back and observe the whole tapestry of life, what is important, what is trivial, etc., national caffeine awareness month is no where to be found. I certainly hope this person who has sacrificed so much in the name of public service is well paid for this bullshit.

What frivolity.


3 posted on 01/21/2006 4:07:44 PM PST by InsureAmerica (Evil? I have many words for it. We are as dust, to them. - v v putin)
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To: JTN

How can a mayor declare a 'national' anything?


4 posted on 01/21/2006 4:17:10 PM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: JTN
You'll get my Gevalia when you pry my cold, dead fingers off my coffee pot.


5 posted on 01/21/2006 4:49:01 PM PST by Viking2002 (Allah FUBAR!)
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To: JTN

This is just dumb.


6 posted on 01/21/2006 9:51:41 PM PST by swmobuffalo (the only good terrorist is a dead one)
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To: JTN
And the nanny state marches on.

I hope all the MADDers and anti-amoking Nazis are happy.

7 posted on 01/23/2006 6:31:59 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: inneroutlaw
Ping.

Guess what's next?

8 posted on 01/23/2006 6:35:40 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: elkfersupper
I hope all the MADDers and anti-amoking Nazis are happy.

They won't be very happy if they ever run into me when I'm running a deficit of caffeine or nicotine!

9 posted on 01/23/2006 7:22:32 PM PST by inneroutlaw
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To: inneroutlaw

Nobody is, doll :)


10 posted on 01/23/2006 7:32:57 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Gabz; SheLion; mysterio; Madame Dufarge; metesky; Mears

How'd we miss this one? Another told ya so PING


the Caffeine Awareness Alliance, a non-profit organization.

Right. Follow the money.


11 posted on 01/28/2006 1:24:59 AM PST by The Foolkiller (This country is so proud of the "Freedom" it has. Yet every law that's passed takes more of it away.)
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To: The Foolkiller

Too absurd for words...


12 posted on 01/28/2006 4:06:43 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: metesky

Of course, but you knew things like this were coming. I hope all the Nazi scum right here on FR enjoy their new utopia when it's completely in place.


13 posted on 01/28/2006 4:14:04 AM PST by The Foolkiller (This country is so proud of the "Freedom" it has. Yet every law that's passed takes more of it away.)
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To: The Foolkiller; Just another Joe; CSM; lockjaw02; Publius6961; elkfersupper; nopardons; metesky; ...
I don't know how we missed this one, either.........

From their website:

FUNDING CAA is supported by membership dues, sales of materials and services, grants, and donations. Regardless of the funding source, CAA retains complete editorial control of all materials.

Yup - follow the money is right.

14 posted on 01/28/2006 6:34:47 AM PST by Gabz
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To: atomicpossum

Excellent observation.

All the mayors, governors, corporations, associations that have applied for the GRANTS had 28 objectives. This is monies that are made available from NGOs!!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1563271/posts
Healthy People 2010


15 posted on 01/28/2006 6:41:42 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: JTN

Oh lovely. got moved to BLOGGER.

Not even CHAT, but blogger.


16 posted on 01/28/2006 6:42:33 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Gabz; The Foolkiller; Just another Joe; Madame Dufarge; Cantiloper; metesky; kattracks; ...
Mayor Judith Rawson has signed a proclamation for the City of Shaker Heights that addresses the issues regarding caffeine intoxication and dependency.

My gawd, I am now addicted to coffee????  heh!


17 posted on 01/28/2006 6:48:26 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: SheLion

Not me, I never touch the stuff

::whistles and looks around::

18 posted on 01/28/2006 6:52:00 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
Not me, I never touch the stuff

::whistles and looks around::

Hahaaaaaaaa! :)

19 posted on 01/28/2006 6:56:54 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: JTN; All

20 posted on 01/28/2006 6:57:30 AM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: SheLion
We have a candidate for a new Viking Kitty here!

Caffine kitty!

I'm going to buy a fresh ground vanilla bean to celebrate at the store! Off to do shopping!

21 posted on 01/28/2006 7:00:24 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
Oh lovely. got moved to BLOGGER.

Other than the fact it is from a couple of days ago that makes absolutely NO sense whatsoever.

22 posted on 01/28/2006 7:02:13 AM PST by Gabz
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To: Gabz

Even if it was moved to CHAT we would still have the RSS feed. Blogger is the FR hole.


23 posted on 01/28/2006 7:09:27 AM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
Blogger is the FR hole.

Along with Smokey Backroom.........

24 posted on 01/28/2006 7:13:43 AM PST by Gabz
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To: Calpernia
Oh lovely. got moved to BLOGGER.

My fault. I'm apparently carrying the "moved to chat or blogger" virus these days.

25 posted on 01/28/2006 7:41:04 AM PST by elkfersupper
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To: JTN
This will be the third year for this event which is sponsored by the Caffeine Awareness Alliance, a non-profit organization. Marina Kushner, founder ...

Kushner is an authority on the subject. She delves into both the physical and psychological dangers that caffeine can cause in her new book called "The Truth About Caffeine". In addition to the book, she has developed a line of caffeine-free coffee replacements called Soyfee, made from 100% organic soybeans.

Isn't that an interesting coincidence? Here's a vendor, Ms. Kushner, peddling goods that happen to replace what she is campaigning against.

I have to wonder at the non-profit status of the "Caffeine Awareness Alliance" since its campaign to eliminate caffeine is being run by someone who stands to benefit from that elimination. It vaguely reminds me of General Motors role in National City Lines.

At least the CAA's website has a fairly straightforward description of its activities: CAA was founded in 2003 as an authoritative voice for advocacy to serve the needs of the Caffeine-Free Industry & create a valuable network of resources to executives, sales people, retailers, buyers, growers, media and associations.

But somehow that industry advocacy bit is lost in the referenced article, and instead we read that ... [p]rior years have seen ways of celebrating this event ranging from educational events in school to even picketing outside coffee houses.... I find it odd that any industry advocacy group is out sponsoring pickets and school events.

26 posted on 01/28/2006 7:49:11 AM PST by snowsislander
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To: JTN
Mayor Judith Rawson has signed a proclamation for the City of Shaker Heights that addresses the issues regarding caffeine intoxication and dependency.

These people run for office because they are too "la-la" to pass a job interview in the business arena.

27 posted on 01/28/2006 12:41:14 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: SheLion

God almighty---it's coffee now?

That remiinds me,time to make a cup of coffee and light up. Pure heaven !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 01/28/2006 12:43:14 PM PST by Mears (The Killer Queen-caviar and cigarettes.)
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To: Mears
God almighty---it's coffee now?

That remiinds me,time to make a cup of coffee and light up. Pure heaven !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isn't this ridiculous???  What next?  LOL

29 posted on 01/28/2006 12:44:40 PM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: SheLion

Hmmmm !!!! Just saw your cartoon.

Not all " smoke nannies" are old ladies and not old ladies are smoke nannies. LOL

Some of the under 50 crowd are the worst I've seen.


30 posted on 01/28/2006 12:48:39 PM PST by Mears (The Killer Queen-caviar and cigarettes.)
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To: Mears
Some of the under 50 crowd are the worst I've seen.

THE worst!

31 posted on 01/28/2006 2:00:55 PM PST by SheLion (Trying to make a life in the BLUE state of Maine!)
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To: SheLion

Thanks for the ping!


32 posted on 01/28/2006 9:18:33 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Gabz

Probably funded by the Rockefeller criminal mafioso family.


33 posted on 08/23/2008 1:24:38 PM PDT by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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