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I am Perry Peterson, a retired auditor and tax accountant. My wife Valeta and I live along the front range of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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The report at the link below says: the zealous drive by politicians to limit our salt intake has little basis in science.
For decades, policy makers have tried and failed to get Americans to eat less salt.
In April 2010 the Institute of Medicine urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate the amount of salt that food manufacturers put into products; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has already convinced 16 companies to do so voluntarily.
But that’s nanny mayor Bloomberg who wants to eliminate nearly everything New Yorkers love to eat and drink despite knowing that legislating healthy habits is nothing more than exercises in futility.
If the U.S. does conquer salt, what will we gain? Bland french fries, for sure. But a healthy nation? Not necessarily.
The report says that over the long-term, low-salt diets decreased systolic blood pressure.
Over the long-term, low-salt diets, compared to normal diets, decreased systolic blood pressure in healthy people by 1.1 millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure by 0.6 mmHg.
That is like going from 120/80 to 119/79 - almost no change!
Studies that have explored the direct relationship between salt and heart disease have not fared much better.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has gone after large sugary drinks and fat.
Bloomberg, the ‘don’t eat fat’ Mayor, snarfs a hot dog in the photo above.
Now, in his final months in office, he’s going after elevators.
On Wednesday, Bloomberg unveiled a new initiative that would encourage office workers to take the stairs instead of the elevator and promote the idea of “active design” in new and renovated buildings in the city, including open stairwells and floor plans that would force people to walk more during the day.
"Exercise is good for you" Bloomberg declared at a press conference announcing the new design initiative.
Rutabagas and parsnips are good for you too but few people eat them.
The Obama administration will not accept the results of the Zimmerman trial.
The Justice Department will sift through trial testimony, interviews and other evidence during what is likely to be a months-long investigation into whether George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin's civil rights.
Former Miami federal prosecutor David S. Weinstein says it will likely be months before a decision is made on whether to bring charges.
In the meanwhile The Reverend Al Sharpton and The Reverend Jesse Jackson will continue to call for ‘justice for Trayvon’ despite the verdict in the Zimmerman trial.
Sharpton and Jackson (pictured above) both use the title of Reverend yet instead of acting like men of God bringing people together they fan the flames of racial hate.
Staggering debts force Detroit to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in federal court, laying the groundwork for a historic effort to bail out a major U.S. city that is sinking under billions of dollars in debt and decades of mismanagement, population flight and loss of tax revenue.
Southwest Detroit off Warren Ave.
This photo was taken in Poletown, a neighborhood on Detroit's Near East Side - the name came from the fact that it was a center of Detroit's large Polish population.
The filing begins a 30- to 90-day period that will determine whether the city is eligible for Chapter 9 protection and define how many claimants might compete for the limited settlement resources that Detroit has to offer.
The bankruptcy petition would seek protection from creditors and unions who are renegotiating $18.5 billion in debt and other liabilities.