Eat your spirulina, for brain, cardio health; also a complete protein.

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I’m keeping my bottle of spirulina out where I can remember to eat it. After experimentation, I’ve found that the easiest way to consume it is to shake it in a jar w/ water and down it.

Spirulina is one of the best, cleanest sources of a complete protein. One can get into trouble by not eating meat (well, you have to know what you’re doing) but whether you eat meat or not, spirulina can at least replace some of one’s meat consumption. It also chelates iron, which I’m thinking is especially great for men, who otherwise have little recourse to having too much iron (an oxident). BTW, shedding excess iron is also another great reason for men and post menopausal women to donate blood, IMO. Benefits of spirulina.

If you have loved ones in China/Japan/Indonesia, SE Asia send them this: “Serious Danger of a Full Core Meltdown”: Update on Japan’s Nuclear Catastrophe.


The only reason my family survived the 20th Century is by escaping the pogroms, then escaping the nazis. MOST PEOPLE DO NOT THINK LIKE MY FAMILY HAS, and they died horribly. If you have loved ones in Asia, they need to be ready in case they need to leave, and need to be in readiness alert.
If this gets bigger than Chernobyl, you'll want to put as much distance as possible between Japan and your family. 

From this website, read whole transcript of Democracynow interview , click on “printer friendly version”

“Serious Danger of a Full Core Meltdown”: Update on Japan’s Nuclear Catastrophe

(…)JUAN GONZALEZ: Karl Grossman, you have been following now for decades the claims of the industry, the politicians, about nuclear energy, both in the United States and around the world. Your assessment of what has happened here and what it will mean in terms of nuclear power in the future?

KARL GROSSMAN: (emphasis mine, FP) What has happened here is an enormous nuclear power tragedy, and we’re on the cusp, I fear, of an even more horrific tragedy, with a loss of cool down accident—and we have multiple loss of cool down accidents underway—and, importantly, breach of containment. And as Paul said, that’s quite possible now. Just the most enormous disaster, except for a loss of water accident in a spent fuel pool, where you have tons upon tons of nuclear poisons—no containment, except for some corrugated steel ceiling. That stuff gets out in a loss of water accident, and it would get out explosively, because of the fuel rods being made of zirconium. And I could explain that. It will just burst into the environment, become airborne, affect not only Japan but much of the world.

JUAN GONZALEZ: And Karl, in the reporting that you’ve done in the past on the battles over the siting of nuclear plants in the United States, because, obviously, all of the reports are saying, “Well, that’s all happening in Japan; here in the United States, we’re in a much better situation with our plants.” But one of the things that you uncovered was an assessment that the government did back in the 1980s of the potential—the potential deaths and injuries that might occur from a reactor accident and a breach of containment in the United States. Could you talk about that memo?

KARL GROSSMAN: Yeah. They have known the consequences all along. This is a report—it’s called “Calculation of Reactor Accident Consequences 2″—done by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, not Greenpeace, and it projects peak early fatalities, peak injuries, peak cancer deaths, scale cost in billions in terms of property damage, and a large hunk of the earth being rendered uninhabitable for millennia. And just, for example, for the Indian Point 3 nuclear plant, which is about 35 miles from where we sit now in New York, 50,000 peak early fatalities; 167,000 peak early injuries; cancer deaths, 14,000; scale cost of billions, they say $314 billion—in 1980s dollars, we’re talking about a trillion.

As to the likelihood of a severe core melt accident, in 1985 the NRC acknowledged that, over a 20-year period, the likelihood of a severe core melt accident to be basically 50/50 among the 100 nuclear power plants—there’s 104 now—in the United States. They’ve known all along here in this country that disaster could come, and there’s a good likelihood of it coming, and they’ve known the consequences.

JUAN GONZALEZ: You’re saying that the NRC itself estimated a 50/50 chance of a meltdown in our plants here within 20 years?

KARL GROSSMAN: Over a 20-year period. That was formal testimony provided to a watchdog committee in Congress chaired by Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts, when he asked the question, “What does the NRC and its staff believe the likelihood to be of a severe core meltdown?” So, you know, when you hear these lines about, “Oh, the chances of a severe core meltdown, infinitesimal,” and if there is, like you’re hearing these reports out of Japan, an accident, “Oh, just some minor effects among the population”—not at all.

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“Over the Hill Hikers” just published

From a Jan. 27 2011 email to her friends from Connie Crooker (ShortLink to this article: )
“To Friends, Family and Hikers:

The book about Mom and the Over the Hill Hikers is now in print! The author, Shirley Elder Lyons, is a professional journalist with a snappy writing style. Mom conducted many of the hiker interviews that form the basis of the book. I had the pleasure of editing it. A book description and ordering information follow. I hope you are as thrilled as we are to see Mom’s truly remarkable achievement honored, and in her lifetime too.

Connie Crooker


And How They Grew… and Grew… and Grew

by Shirley Elder Lyons

Veteran political reporter, Shirley Elder Lyons, working with Elizabeth MacGregor Bates, has produced Over the Hill Hikers, a book that chronicles the ups and downs (literally) of a group of retirees in Sandwich, New Hampshire. They became a very cohesive bunch of happy hikers under Lib’s instinctive use of casual leadership. Lib was determined to make the hiking experience fun as well as satisfying. It worked. The hikers just hiked, every Tuesday, and built a unique community along the way.

Lyons is the writer, Bates the doer. Lib, as she is known far and wide, has hiked all around New Hampshire‘s mountains for 80 years or so. Shirley Elder Lyons has covered Congress for the Washington Star and New Hampshire politics for the Boston Globe. She also has co-written two books; a profile of House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, and a case study on Capitol Hill lobbying, and edited a book on Sandwich (N.H.) history. And now: the Over the Hill Hikers a truly amazing group.

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Brownies for fatties and people concerned about blood sugar levels.


This works, I tried it: for a typical 8×8″ pan of brownies, replace the eggs and oil with one pound of liquified (in blender) cooked black beans. Also add about 1/4 cup of water, since you won’t have the moisture from the oil and egg. If you’re concerned about sugar, replace with stevia, or maybe agave syrup, which has a lower glycemic index (I have not researched by how much).
I’ve also found that putting a layer of thin sliced newton-type apples on the bottom of the pan is a good thing. Spray the pan with something low caloric. Remember to have oven at full heat before putting brownies in.