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Posts by KeyWest

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  • What Donald Trump was up to while John McCain was suffering as a prisoner of war

    07/20/2015 4:13:03 AM PDT · 24 of 216
    KeyWest to rickyrikardo

    He overstepped. This is the same crap that the Dems used about George Bush- that he only flew a jet (and not in Vietnam like Mc).

    As a USN lifer, anyone who straps themselves into a military jet is a hero to me. On my Westpac deployments (destroyer and cruiser) we lost several pilots in supposed peacetime, much less over Vietnam.

    I disagree with Mc on most everything and Trump has many good points, but, as noted, Trump lost it for me. There are better men and women than him running.

  • Fructose risk factor for metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension

    06/26/2013 3:32:46 AM PDT · 18 of 61
    KeyWest to neverdem

    Many studies have arrived at the same conclusion, that HFCS is bad for you.

    Sucrose, which is cane or beet sugar, is fructose and glucose chemically bonded together. The body takes it and breaks the bond, processes the glucose and fructose up to a point then shuts down the cleaving and no more fructose or glucose enters your system.

    HFCS, as noted in the study, bypasses the bodies control mechanism and you get all the problems noted. So with less total input of “sugar” (which is what HFCS is called by the corn industry and many others) you get a magnified impact on your health.

  • European Food Safety Authority Finds Controversial GM Study Wanting

    10/07/2012 4:10:38 AM PDT · 13 of 13
    KeyWest to goodnesswins

    Yes, but not for problems with our health but in increasing the resistance of the pests the changes are trying to control.

    We have been eating GMO corn for more than ten years.

    Where GMO plants will help is in heat and cold tolerance. We are more likely to go into a period of cold over the next 30 years (the normal cycle of the sun) which will lead to famine (not in the US) unless we make plants more adaptable to cold.

  • European Food Safety Authority Finds Controversial GM Study Wanting

    10/06/2012 4:50:15 AM PDT · 11 of 13
    KeyWest to neverdem

    The problem with a study like this is it is so bad it discredits any that come after that find a link. It poisons the well.

    The study has been totally discredited, not by GMO advocates but by scientists. It is the kind of study that starts with a conclusion and then makes sure it finds it. Advocacy science is bad science.

    I have a Masters in Chemistry.

  • 2 Studies Point to Common Pesticide as a Culprit in Declining Bee Colonies

    03/31/2012 4:23:01 AM PDT · 37 of 39
    KeyWest to 9YearLurker

    “We’ve done fine without bee-killing insecticides for decades. Going in to change the bees because we’re poisoning them now is a pxxx-poor solution IMO”

    Actually, pesticides by their nature kill bees. Sevin, a home garden pesticide is exceptionally lethal. Plus, the organophosphates, which the Neonicotinoids replace, are exceptionally harmful to both the environment and humans along with bees. They were in flea and tick collars.

  • 2 Studies Point to Common Pesticide as a Culprit in Declining Bee Colonies

    03/30/2012 4:51:21 AM PDT · 30 of 39
    KeyWest to JustaDumbBlonde
    Agendas are involved. I am a beekeeper.

    The amounts of pesticides used are way above anything found in the nectar of the plants involved. They are fed at different concentrations using sugar syrup since they cannot get the greater concentrations any other way.

    When bees are in fields, such as canola, which is treated with the pesticides involved, they show no problems. So your observations, that you have not seen the problem described, is accurate.

    There is a concerted attack against these pesticides and bees are being used as the tool to get them banned.

  • Why Should Jews, Blacks, Christians, Gays Support Ron Paul?

    12/30/2011 5:15:49 AM PST · 25 of 25
    KeyWest to IsraelBeach

    Good post. The only people I know who love Paul are radicals, not Conservative. Politically,long ago they shifted from reason to faith. They hate Obama but cannot see that they are just like his true believers and worship in spite of the facts.

  • If God Is So Just ....

    06/12/2011 3:12:03 AM PDT · 19 of 122
    KeyWest to canuck_conservative

    So you want God to be “just” and stamp down all those sinners. If you really want that then prepare to be stomped. We are all sinners and fall short of where God wants us.

    God looks at us individually. He wants a personal relationship. So it is best not to worry about others and their relationship with God, but at your own.

    As far as the bad guys getting their way, then look at doing something about it. I know some guys that did just that, like Amos, Joel, Isaiah, Jeremiah... Or a newer version call Jim Robinson. You can still make a difference.

    Meanwhile, I will keep thanking God that he does not exercise justice to me but loves me in spite of all I do that displeases Him.

  • Short Term Use of Painkillers Could Be Dangerous to Heart Patients

    05/13/2011 3:50:38 AM PDT · 29 of 29
    KeyWest to neverdem

    “prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)”

    Prescription generally means high doses, so the study seems more scary than it may be. You can get 200mg Ibuprofen OTC but the 800mg is only by prescription. Aspirin at 800mg is probably also by prescription, so I would take this study with a bit of caution concerning any blanket indictment of NASIDs other than at high dosages.

  • Eliminating arsenic from drinking water

    02/04/2011 3:44:04 AM PST · 19 of 21
    KeyWest to goodnesswins

    “I know someone who’s naturapath solved her carpal tunnel syndrome problem.....by ADDING arsenic to her diet....because they said there was no longer enough in the water!”

    I read a study a few months back that used Arsenic to treat cancer.

    The reduction of Arsenic in drinking water to ridiculous levels may fit the law of unintended consequences. Another example-Congress mandated folate to be included in foods to help pregnant women, but folate is a big no-no when it comes to active cancers. It helps it along.

  • Chinese villagers 'descended from Roman soldiers'

    11/27/2010 4:11:35 AM PST · 17 of 43
    KeyWest to the scotsman

    There were Roman Legions in Southern Germany that may have been African. I figure I am African American based on that.

    My Aunt was a movie extra and was called in for white, black, Asian or Latino rolls. (She was the Phillippino welcoming MacArthur (G. Peck) in the movie.)

  • Unhealthy Habits: The Untold Story of Genetically Modified Food

    10/12/2010 4:18:13 AM PDT · 11 of 22
    KeyWest to surroundedbyblue

    Most of the “increase” of the food allergies and childhood mental and physical illness’ are because we now know what they are and there are means of identifying them. Before, they were lived with (or died with) and defined as “slow learner”, “frail child”, “bad behavior”, “problem child” and the like.

    Add that everyone is now mainstreamed, our diet is much broader than it ever was, and there are many more of us and you will then see more problems.

    All the hoopla on GMOs goes back to when GMO corn was introduced and the bacteria used to modify it was not cut from the corn. It was only one strain of the GMO corn but it caused allergic reactions and was immediately ID’ed and removed. We have had GMO corn for more than ten years with no health problems.

    I,like the author, have no scientific proof, but theorize that if you eat GMO food you will add years to your lifespan. Since our lifespan is increasing, it must be true.

  • Cleaner for the Environment, Not for the Dishes

    09/20/2010 3:40:44 AM PDT · 7 of 67
    KeyWest to paudio

    Decided to try Cascade again and my wife showed me the result- dirty glass and dishes. I had to double and even triple the amount to get anything clean.

    Then I read the new Consumers Reports that told of the shift and all became clear. So to protect the environment, our government now makes us use more detergent than before and still have dirty dishes.

  • Fears for crops as shock figures from America show scale of bee catastrophe

    05/04/2010 3:49:46 AM PDT · 26 of 83
    KeyWest to Daisyjane69

    Way back when, normal losses were 10-20%. Since mites arrived, losses have been about 25-35%, so this is actually not new news.

    Beekeepers split their colonies to make two or more from one, so the losses can be made up. The current problem is a combination of pathogens that should soon be identified and can be controlled.

    Most of the hype comes from the anti-pesticide group, but the losses have nothing to do with it.

  • High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring

    04/22/2010 2:56:11 AM PDT · 71 of 75
    KeyWest to neverdem

    Sugar,or Sucrose, is broken down by the body into Glucose and Fructose, but only to the point that it can use both. HFCS is already broken down so the body is flooded with excess Fructose and Glucose and has to do something with it, so it converts the excess to fat.

    The article talks about Fructose, but excess Glucose is also a player. There is lots of good science around the health problems with HFCS, to the point that I avoid it and have told my friends to do likewise. I have an MS in Chemistry so follow what is new in science daily. HFCS is not good and will be the next tobacco for tort lawyers. Coke and Pepsi will take big hits.

  • WEU announcement: 10-nation alliance to dissolve

    04/01/2010 4:15:57 AM PDT · 9 of 20
    KeyWest to TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed

    April 1st

  • Avast False Positives

    12/03/2009 3:32:05 AM PST · 22 of 24
    KeyWest to BulletBobCo

    Two in the last two days.

    I put the “infected” files in the virus chest and go on line to see if there really is a problem. In this case they were false positives- one was SpybotSD.

    I have used Alvira and AVG and prefer Avast. I would rather have a few false positives than have a less sensitive program that lets things through. AVG did.Took a while to clean up that mess.

  • Thrift Will Save Us

    05/02/2009 3:19:16 AM PDT · 5 of 11
    KeyWest to Sherman Logan

    Read the Wealth of Nations.

    I would not worry too much since Obama is moving us to a Socialist State where the government will take it before you can save it or spend it.

    Socialism works until the money runs out (Margret Thacher).

  • Widespread Increase of Tree Mortality Rates in the Western United States (guess what? GW)

    01/24/2009 4:39:35 AM PST · 7 of 24
    KeyWest to gusopol3

    Their solution is thinning by burning, which sort of might be the actual issue- too much protection by not allowing burns. Anyone who gardens knows that plants need room to grow, otherwise they become stunted.

    We are heading for a 10-30 year cooling period which started in 2001. That is much more unsettling than GW (which is actually good).

  • Study Suggests Some Cancers May Go Away

    11/26/2008 12:22:03 PM PST · 39 of 40
    KeyWest to webstersII

    D is critical with cancer, both prevention and aid in combating it. it is interesting that the recurrence of Malignant melanoma is less for those who get sun compared to those who shun it. It is all in vitamin D.

  • Study Suggests Some Cancers May Go Away

    11/25/2008 3:57:03 AM PST · 11 of 40
    KeyWest to patj

    My Law of the Survivor is: Only the living give testimonials,.

    That hit me strongly when I researched options to treat my Malignant Melanoma five years ago. I was amazed at the literally thousands of “cures” for cancer on websites. Most were selling things to cure it and all had glowing testimonials from those who were cured.

    I knew some people who decided to go with holistic treatments and all died. And it dawned on me that the dead cannot let you know that the treatment did not work. Only those for whom the treatment worked could speak (assuming they were telling the truth).

    I am a beekeeper. I found an anecdotal correlation between stinging myself for arthritis (which does work) and the control of the Melanoma. With my background in science, I saw that there is a correlation between the immune system, bee stings and the fact that Melanoma is treated by boosting the immune system. Also, there was another beekeeper, who is a patient of my dermatologist, who had exactly the same results- bee stings and MM in check. I always said to people that my findings were anecdotal because it was not backed by any good studies. But I easily could have been a tout for bee stings as a cure for Malignant Melanoma.Instead I noted that there seemed to be some correlation and that was the immune system.

    Recently, Aussie scientists found that about 25% of those who have Malignant Melanoma which spreads to the lymph nodes, as mine did, survive because of their genetic makeup. The rest die.So much for anecdotal evidence of bee stings and it being a way to control Melanoma.Science is more dispassionate and cruel. I had no magic bullet. The stings may have helped my own system along and made it work better (interferon helps in about 10% of MM cases by boosting the immune system but kills your thyroid gland. Which is why I opted for bee stings- save my thyroid and still boost my immune system). But the real reason I survived is I picked the right parents.


    08/24/2008 3:30:40 AM PDT · 95 of 101
    KeyWest to KeyWest

    Sorry, should have looked and seen that you were not the poster. Sorry.


    08/24/2008 3:30:14 AM PDT · 94 of 101
    KeyWest to KeyWest

    Sorry, should have looked and seen that you were not the poster. Sorry.


    08/24/2008 3:28:53 AM PDT · 93 of 101
    KeyWest to lmr

    -for the last 7 years.-

    Been here since 98 and it was obvious that your post would get the kind of reply it did. It is all in fun and you could have avoided it by emailing the moderator.

    Personally, I would have anticipated and enjoyed the replies, knowing what they would be like.

    Truth is, you got more attention than you ever would have with an email, plus brought the rest of us some smiles.

  • Want Obama in a punch line? First, find a joke

    07/15/2008 3:20:00 AM PDT · 24 of 38
    KeyWest to giotto

    We should be respectful since, if he wins, we are all liable to be part of the Obama nation.

  • Arsenic risk high in Sumatra, Myanmar, Cambodia: study (ground water contamination)

    07/13/2008 3:36:46 AM PDT · 11 of 11
    KeyWest to LjubivojeRadosavljevic

    The researchers use innovative digitalised techniques, drawing on geology, geography and soil chemistry, to compile a “probability map” of naturally-occurring arsenic concentrations in five Southeast Asian countries and Bangladesh.

    I just read what it said. No variables involved.

  • Arsenic risk high in Sumatra, Myanmar, Cambodia: study (ground water contamination)

    07/12/2008 3:37:50 AM PDT · 6 of 11
    KeyWest to LjubivojeRadosavljevic

    Naturally occurring. What would be more interesting is to look at the health of those in the areas. My guess is that it would be fine. There are lots of “poisons” in our food that are natural but have been found to be helpful for us in combating or preventing disease. Broccoli has natural pesticides in it. Broccoli sprouts, in reliable scientific studies, have been found to help fight bladder cancer. So before we help fix a problem, it would be nice to see if there really is one.

  • QUESTION: Windows XP Updates vs. Apple Operating Systems

    07/02/2008 3:17:44 AM PDT · 24 of 102
    KeyWest to Yosemitest

    I had Norton for years but eventually dumped it because of problems. It seems to be the culprit on just about every system of people who are having problems and come to me for help. Try Antivir, avast or AVG 8, all free for personal use and all give good anti-virus protection. I have XP.

  • The Curing Ability of Arsenic

    06/09/2008 3:28:54 AM PDT · 16 of 20
    KeyWest to neverdem

    It is interesting that Clinton mandated lower Arsenic levels in drinking water. We have been drinking water with higher levels for years with apparently no ill effects. If APL frequency increases you have a rational cause and effect.

  • Rice Grown In United States Contains Less-dangerous Form Of Arsenic

    05/21/2008 3:27:46 AM PDT · 15 of 25
    KeyWest to blam

    Since it is all over the world, in water and food, I wonder if As has a place in human health. Plus, the amounts of it are so low that they do not constitute a problem.

    In the Americas, we have been eating and drinking it since the first humans came. It has only been recently that it was reduced to unnatural levels, by Bill Clinton, in our water supply.

  • The Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup - The Science Behind the Sweetener

    05/13/2008 4:09:27 AM PDT · 64 of 102
    KeyWest to Nathan Zachary

    -Cane sugar is the ultimate poison however.

    Some white table sugars are as you say, contain both sucrose/glucose -

    Some? Chemistry 101 is needed here.

    White sugar is sucrose. It breaks down into fructose and glucose. Honey can be just about any combo of sucrose, glucose or fructose, depending on the floral source and the time the bees have to work it.

    Beet sugar is sucrose after refinement.

    Most natural sugars, including nectars, are sucrose.

    There are just too many studies out on the health hazards of HFCS to promote it over sucrose.

  • Feds launch 'Gestapo raid' over raw milk

    05/05/2008 3:53:34 AM PDT · 9 of 75
    KeyWest to t1b8zs


    The whole reason for pasteurization was to stop TB which can come from raw milk. TB was common before pastuaization, now it is fairly rare.

    We bought raw milk from a farmer in our area for a long time. He was shut down. Since my aunt died of TB, I was not unhappy to go back to pasteurized.

    Homogenized is another matter. Loved to be the first downstairs and pour a little cream on the cereal.

  • The U.S. military embarrasses me

    05/02/2008 3:55:02 AM PDT · 71 of 143
    KeyWest to SoCalPol

    -There are always a few farts in a car load but that doesn’t mean all are bad.
    I don’t appreciate people who rip the military.-

    Amen. I watched some of it and what came across was the same thing I saw during Vietnam. If a sailor is not bitching then something is wrong.

    What you look for is performance. If it suffers then something is definitely wrong.

    Also, I noticed that some sailors were having a good time leading on the film producers who filmed it as the gospel truth. Anything to get on camera.

    Carriers are small towns, in fact they are larger than many small towns in the US. You have the standard mix of personalities. Just think if PBS came to one of those towns and filmed the inhabitants.

  • Time Warner to cut 450 jobs from New Line Cinema (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/15/2008 3:51:54 AM PDT · 7 of 17
    KeyWest to abb

    New Line never figured out why people liked LOTR so produced The Golden Compass. Same concept, right?

    If you think Warners will do better, they fought against Babylon 5. Could not figure it out either. The mindset of most major studios is less imaginative than a vacant lot.

  • On the Campaign Trail, Few Mentions of McCain's Bout With Melanoma (8 Years Ago Pathetic Slimes)

    03/10/2008 5:17:16 AM PDT · 24 of 24
    KeyWest to Shady

    Thanks for the prayers.

  • On the Campaign Trail, Few Mentions of McCain's Bout With Melanoma (8 Years Ago Pathetic Slimes)

    03/09/2008 5:24:19 AM PDT · 14 of 24
    KeyWest to Popman

    -That being said, McCain should fully disclose his current Cancer prognosis-

    I am a melanoma survivor. I had it first as a mole on my cheek and then five years later in a lymph node in my neck. It was walnut sized and found by my dentist. Like McCain, I also had all the lymph nodes removed in the area and it had not spread.

    The problem with your statement is that there is no prognosis. No Doctor will say to anyone that they are cancer free only that there is no detectable cancer. All of us, at some time or other have cancer. Usually it is dealt with by the body’s immune system. It is when it is not that we get in trouble.

    So there is not one person alive that can give a definitive cancer prognosis other than there is no detectable cancer. That was given and that is enough.

  • SFSU Settles Lawsuit with College Republicans in Favor of Free Speech

    03/04/2008 12:44:50 PM PST · 6 of 17
    KeyWest to Tank-FL

    ADF is a great organization. Well worth supporting, as I do.

  • When the Magic Fades

    02/19/2008 9:37:37 AM PST · 31 of 35
    KeyWest to steel_resolve

    Good article, but please read to the end. SR has it right and Brooks says the same, that even if no one believes he will do what he says, for the true believers, it does not matter. Really frightening.

  • When the Magic Fades

    02/19/2008 9:36:49 AM PST · 30 of 35
    KeyWest to steel_resolve
    Good article, but please read to the end. SR has it right and Brooks says the same, that even if no one believes he will do what he says, for the true believers, it does not matter. Really frightening.
  • Climate change, is democracy enough?

    02/18/2008 4:56:54 AM PST · 18 of 42
    KeyWest to chessplayer

    Interesting that non-biodegradable plastic traps carbon for a very long time in landfills, so getting rid of it actually promotes GW.

  • Mass honeybee deaths go unabated in US hives

    02/09/2008 4:00:24 AM PST · 28 of 30
    KeyWest to Jimmy Valentine

    Cough drops do not work.

  • Mass honeybee deaths go unabated in US hives

    02/08/2008 5:44:51 AM PST · 20 of 30
    KeyWest to chessplayer

    The problem so far is mostly with commercial pollinators and, even then, not really pinned down. For example, lots of CCD was reported in almond pollination colonies, but none in the 60,000+ blueberry pollinators who came to Maine. But some of those operations reported it when they were in Florida.

    So far, no crop has suffered from lack of pollinators.

    As noted by others, massive honeybee losses are not unusual in recent history. Some causes have been ID but many have no explanation other than a name, like Disappearing Disease. In each case, the honeybee population came back. They can double or quadruple the number of colonies every year. If there were no honeybee pests, we would be up to our armpits in honeybees.

    Also, “native pollinators” like Mason bees are not the answer to honeybee loss. They are Solitary bees and the numbers needed for many corps are just not there. Consider that one hive of honeybees has a summer population of 50,000+. Mason Bees are being used for cherry pollination in Washington/Oregon, but it is difficult to say that they are the only pollinator, since there can be honeybees in the area.

    The best guess to date for CCD is a new strain of Nosema, a gut disease. Symptoms found in Europe mirror CCD symptoms in the US. If so, there are treatments for it.

    There are casualties in this mess, but they are isolated and not found in every operation. Many commercial operations are fine. The ones that are not make the headlines, and some of those had losses blamed on CCD when it was really their practices, which tend to muddy the water and makes it difficult to pin down CCD.

    So you can reduce your panic level and start the breath more deeply. The world, as we know it, is not coming to an end.

  • Premature Births Lower in Women Taking Folic Acid

    02/01/2008 3:37:26 AM PST · 3 of 4
    KeyWest to neverdem

    Folic acid has been mandated to be in many foods by Congress, just to help pregnant woman. Problem is, there has been a corresponding increase in colon cancer which tracks right with the introduction.

    Folic Acid helps cell growth, so can turn slow growing cancers into fast growing. So we may have created a problem to fix another.

  • Why isn't this study on the pill heeded?

    12/31/2007 4:53:10 AM PST · 26 of 26
    KeyWest to neverdem

    Thanks for the link.

    Interesting that we have banned pesticides that cause hormonal changes in nature, but promote pills that do the same thing in concentrations excessively higher in humans.

  • EU: Cooked food linked to cancer in women

    12/03/2007 4:23:30 AM PST · 18 of 30
    KeyWest to bruinbirdman

    The worst science is in the nutrition/food disciplines. The reason is they have great difficulty controlling variables. Is it the diet or is it the result of the diet? Or maybe the area (north or south)exercise, genetics, and on and on.

    Plus, too often studies are paid for by food companies or the study is from a biased source, like organic, holistic, whatever.

    Just look at the “Mediterranean Diet”. It is successful because (as shown by studies) of wine/olive oil/green veggies/lifestyle/ and I am sure I left some others out. But other studies show olive oil is not as good for you as thought, grape juice is as good as wine but neither is that effective, and I am sure other factors will come to light.

  • Arctic Melt Unnerves the Experts

    10/02/2007 3:37:06 AM PDT · 16 of 61
    KeyWest to neverdem

    Couple of problems- recent studies show that Antarctica is the real climate driver/indicator. When it gets bigger, cooler weather is on the way and vice versa. Also, the Arctic ice generally moves from one place to another since it is just a large iceberg, so you can get more ice on one side than another.

  • FDA: Heartburn drugs seem OK for heart

    08/11/2007 3:12:38 AM PDT · 23 of 39
    KeyWest to Abigail Adams

    -Now I take a whey protein powder,-

    What is that, who makes it and why does it work?

  • FDA: Heartburn drugs seem OK for heart

    08/10/2007 3:41:07 AM PDT · 4 of 39
    KeyWest to neverdem

    Another study, just out, shows that acid reflux may increase esophageal cancer. So “you pay your money and take your choice”.

  • Hillary's Faith Goes Only So Far

    07/22/2007 4:10:53 AM PDT · 3 of 27
    KeyWest to Kaslin

    -Ms. Sullivan sees a shift “in which it is the Democrats who are talking about faith while their Republican counterparts dodge the subject.-

    You do not talk about your faith, you live it.

  • Doctor: Fred Thompson's Lymphoma In Remission

    06/14/2007 2:46:14 AM PDT · 5 of 11
    KeyWest to Doofer

    “Right now, he has no evidence of disease” - is the only true response. You are never “cancer free” after treatment. Good Doctor. But you can be sure that some of the ignorant press will leap on this as an issue.