Jun. 10th, 2010

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A report slated to be released in the July 2010 Consumer Reports magazine shows that independent, 3rd party testing has found heavy metals in 15 protein powders. The lab tested for arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury. Some of the levels are pretty outrageous.

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http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2010/july/food/protein-drinks/overview/index.htm
http://jimmysmithtraining.com/six-pack-diet/heavy-metal-in-popular-protein-powders/
http://www.tonygentilcore.com/2010/06/does-your-protein-supplement-have-more-heavy-metal-than-a-metallica-concert/
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If you read here then you heard about Rand Paul's media disaster. Now is it Sharron Angle's turn. She had a website in which she called for the dissolution of many popular parts of our government including the Department of Education. Then she won the Republican primary in Nevada. The night after she won her entire website had been pulled, but the record of her positions is ubiquitous. And even though I can grasp at the rationale behind the desire to shrink government so radically, I cannot get any of my liberal friends to even think about how it could work out. They just say she's nuts and she has no chance. I don't know anything about this woman but I'm pretty sure she's not as astute as Rand Paul, and he got injured pretty badly by the media slams on his positions. The tea party is fueled by the anger and frustration of people who are out of work while banks are bailed out. Within the tea party there is no agreement on a platform. The tea party is not even a party. The republicans are attempting to tame the tea party candidates that win public elections, to maintain their half of the chokehold on our government. I just wish that the tea party candidates made more sense. Many of them seem to be more charismatic than they are educated. I am sympathetic to libertarian principles and agreed that we need radical change. I wish that the conceptual divides were not so large, or that we were less prone to declaring each other insane. We are all crazy; the differences lie merely in the intensity and timing of our disconnection from reality. And in my view, our entire culture is mad. Bonkers. We are collectively off our rocker. The left and the right are shooting nonsense messages at each other at increasing speed. So I suppose it's no surprise that we are having cultural siezures.

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