No Ga Gang Live Blog Today.

Sorry folks. I feel lousy and I’m going back to bed.

Consider this an open thread.


    • Technocrat says:

      A great place to point out that more than 80% of US adults [98% of darker skinned minorities] are deficient in Vitamin D under the 60-100 ng/ml standard.
      Nothing 10-15,000 IU/day for 3-9 months won’t resolve, unless one is overweight then the body fat must be saturated first.
      Sunlight [20 minutes between 11am-1pm no sunscreen top off] is good until you exceed 35-45, at which time the skin cells almost cease to do the conversion from cholesterol to the protohormone D3.
      Liver and kidneys must be in good shape for either method to work.
      If everyone were replete [60-100ng/ml], we would not even be discussing health care, insurance or physican shortages half of which would be in the unemployment lines along with pharma employees.

      Don’t trust physicans, specialists, pharma, and government many/most have an alternative agenda. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH.
      You might have missed this on ABC News:

      • ByteMe says:

        Estimates are that people who increase vitamin D intake to the correct levels for their body will see a 5-8 year increase in lifespan. Something that simple will keep us around and complaining for that much longer.

          • Technocrat says:

            Unfortunately you would need to drink 160+ 8 oz glasses [10 gallons per day] of milk to equal 15-25 minutes of noon May- July half nude sunshine.
            A glass of milk only contains 115-125 IU.

            Not very cost effective when those over 35-45 can just take 4 – 5,000IU tiny jells for 20 cents vs $20 for the Milk.

            • Doug Deal says:

              Seriously, though, you recommendation may reflect some current research, but the NIH has held that anything over 2,000 may be a risk to health and the recommended dietary amount is much lower.

              Since Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, there is a great risk of overdosing, since unlike the B vitamins and vitamin C, it will build up in your system and has an affinity for fatty tissues, which includes nerve (brain) cells.

              I know that there are a number of researchers that have bought into the fad of Vitamin D being the new wonder vitamin, replacing Vitamin C. Vitamin C had a buzz about it for a long time based mostly on the obsession of a famous physicist.

              Don’t get me wrong, I think it may have promiss, but it is always risky to take super large doses of fat solubles.

              • ByteMe says:

                This also matches the recommendation that I saw that you shouldn’t just target a number without getting tested and doing so under a doctor’s care. Not everyone should have the same amount.

      • Doug Deal says:

        Another Vitamin to check out is B12. It is extremely important to red blood cell development as well as nerve cell health.

        A number of people have an inability to absorb it due to the lack of something called “intrinsic factor”. Others have an inability to use it even if they take it up into their blood stream. The symptoms are at first mild, but eventually lead to dementia, psychosis and permanent brain damage.

  1. John Konop says:

    Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military

    Does this not open up a window for military personal being blackmailed? And should not the issue of been level corroboration with the police and connection to the allege crime not her sexual relationship for discharge?

    AJC….”I played by ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,'” Newsome told The Associated Press by telephone.

    “I just don’t agree with what the Rapid City police department did. … They violated a lot of internal policies on their end, and I feel like my privacy was violated.”…..

    The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy has come under renewed debate after Defense Secretary Robert Gates called for a sweeping internal study on the law earlier this year.

    As the review is under way, officials were also expected to suggest ways to relax enforcement that may include minimizing cases of third-party outings. In particular, Gates has suggested that the military might not have to expel someone whose sexual orientation was revealed by a third party out of vindictiveness or suspect motives.

    The Rapid City Police Department says Newsome, an aircraft armament system craftsman who spent nine years in the Air Force, was not cooperative when they showed up at her home in November with an arrest warrant for her partner, who was wanted on theft charges in Fairbanks, Alaska.

    Newsome was at work at the base at the time and refused to immediately come home and assist the officers in finding her partner, whom she married in Iowa — where gay marriage is legal — in October.
    Police officers, who said they spotted the marriage license on the kitchen table through a window of Newsome’s home, alerted the base, police Chief Steve Allender said in a statement sent to the AP. The license was relevant to the investigation because it showed both the relationship and residency of the two women, he said.
    “It’s an emotional issue and it’s unfortunate that Newsome lost her job, but I disagree with the notion that our department might be expected to ignore the license, or not document the license, or withhold it from the Air Force once we did know about it,” Allender said Saturday. “It was a part of the case, part of the report and the Air Force was privileged to the information.”…….


    • B Balz says:

      Does this not open up a window for military personal being blackmailed?

      Great questions!!!

      The military is wise to review this policy. The current policy offers an easy method to blackmail or coerce any service member into actions unbecoming or treason.

  2. Buzzfan says:

    Today’s the day. Head’s getting shaved in….oh……a bit over 4 hours (2:30-ish at The Harp in Roswell!)

    Donations, however, will continue indefinitely! (We always get nice donations in the days/weeks following the event when folks ask…..“Uh….say, dude, where’d your hair go?”

    Click on the banner ad or here! THANKS!!

    P.S. – the nationwide St Baldrick’s campaign for 2010 passed the $10M mark last night!

  3. John Konop says:

    The $2 Trillion Hole

    As I warned in the past this is a real problem. Sad part is people on both sides are only worry about how they get their money before it blow up!

    B-Promised pensions benefits for public-sector employees represent a massive overhang that threatens the financial future of many cities and states.

    LIKE A CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE, populist rage burns over bloated executive compensation and unrepentant avarice on Wall Street.
    Deserving as these targets may or may not be, most Americans have ignored at their own peril a far bigger pocket of privilege — the lush pensions that the 23 million active and retired state and local public employees, from cops and garbage collectors to city managers and teachers, have wangled from taxpayers.

    Some 80% of these public employees are beneficiaries of defined-benefit plans under which monthly pension payments are guaranteed, no matter how stocks and other volatile assets backing the retirement plans …


  4. Donna Locke says:

    A best-selling Swedish crime novelist says we should keep an eye on what’s happening in Africa.

    Henning Mankell, who lives in Mozambique and wrote the recently published The Man from Beijing, among other novels, was interviewed by Jay MacDonald for BookPage. The interview appears in the March 2010 issue of this publication available in various libraries and bookstores.

    Quoted from MacDonald’s article:

    “Mankell has lived ‘one foot in the snow, one foot in the sand’ since 1986, when he became director of Teatro Avenida in the Mozambican capital of Maputo. He traces the novel’s origin to a news story 10 years ago about Chinese construction foremen mistreating African workers while building a new Chinese-funded government building in Maputo.

    “‘When I heard about that, I started to really reflect on the idea of China in Africa,’ Mankell says. The Man from Beijing explores the irony that China, once the victim of colonialism, now seems intent on colonial expansion.

    “‘China has one enormous domestic problem, and that is what to do with all of the hundreds of millions of peasants that they really do not use. I read just the other day that China has rented land in Kenya to move some one million peasants to Africa. What I try to say in this book is, we have to be very careful about what is happening in Africa. There is a risk that something bad is happening now.'”

  5. B Balz says:

    President Bush did more for Africa than any other President. I think that we are most definitely safeguarding American goodwill.

  6. analogkid,

    Relax, McBerry supporters. I heard a rumor that Ken supported Barack Obama in the last election.

    (FYI, I skipped “bizarre and tragic” and went straight for “false and slanderous.” Your move Ken. )

    Sorry kid, but I won’t be lured back to the McBerry thread, even by “false and slanderous”. Seriously, it is a tragic waste of time and brain cell activity.

    Nice try though. My theory is that there is a statistically strong positive correlation between time spent on those threads and brain cell deterioration.

    Oh, and your Mom said to tell you that your Underoos are in the dryer when you need them. 🙂

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