Love this Japanese Doctor!

Funny and Interesting Stuff People Have Sent Me

Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?

A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it… Don’t waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

A: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Fruit very good. Brandy distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Grain good too. Bottom up!

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?

A: Can’t think of one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain…good!

Q: Aren’t fried foods bad for you?

A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable be…

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Petition update · NOAH’S NEEDS OUR VOICES · Change.org

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Blue Buffalo Dog Food Recall of May 2016

Complete details of the Blue Buffalo Dog Food recall of May 2016 as reported by the editors of the Dog Food Advisor

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General Mills issues massive flour recall over possible E. coli link | WPMT FOX43

General Mills issues massive flour recall over possible E. coli link
Posted 6:25 PM, May 31, 2016, by Tribune Media Wire

NEW YORK — General Mills is recalling roughly 10 million pounds of its flour after investigators found a possible link between the product and an E. coli outbreak in 20 states.

The recall includes several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour that were sold at Safeway, Albertsons and other supermarkets. According to General Mills, no E. coli bacteria has been found in tests of the company’s flour products, and the recall is being done out of “an abundance of caution.”

The company issued a release Tuesday saying that 38 people contracted a specific type of E. coli between Decemger 21, 2015, and May 3, 2016.

Half of the people who became ill reported making something with General Mills flour. Some of those people may have eaten raw dough or batter, according to the company.

General Mills reminded customers in the release that they shouldn’t consume any raw products made with floor. Flour, which comes from wheat, is grown outdoors and may carry bacteria that is “rendered harmless by baking, frying or boiling.”

The strain of bacteria under investigation, E. coli 0121, is potentially deadly among people with weakened immune systems, and can cause bloody diarrhea and dehydration in healthy adults.

The recall affects the following retail flour products that could be currently in stores or in consumers’ pantries. It includes six SKUs (stock keeping units or UPC codes) of Gold Medal flour, 2 SKU’s of Signature Kitchens flour and 1 SKU of Gold Medal Wondra flour:

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You can visit this page to ask additional questions of or call General Mills at 1-800-230-8103.

Three Elephant Poachers Gunned Down In Kenya

petition: Demand Utah Animal Shelters Stop Using Gas Chamber Euthanasia, Utah

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Save Starving Tiger Cubs

Tiger cubs are being starved in order to make them take food from visitors at an appallingly abusive zoo, according to reports. Shut down this cruel place and save innocent tiger cubs from neglect.

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The basic — but often ignored — rules of zoo safety | WPMT FOX43

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The Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a western lowland gorilla on Saturday after a 4-year-old boy slipped into the animal’s enclosure, a zoo official said at a news conference.

The killing of 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla Harambe to protect a 3-year-old boy who had slipped away from his mother and entered the gorilla habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has galvanized social media and left many wondering who to blame: the mother or the zoo?

Perhaps there’s a more important question: Do most parents know how to play it safe while visiting the zoo? In the past 26 years, there have been 256 injuries from animal attacks at accredited and non-accredited zoos, menageries and wild animal parks in the U.S., according to a searchable database developed by the animal advocacy group Born Free. Thirty-three victims died from their injuries.

Though the majority of attacks occurred between animals and their trainers or zookeepers, there were a number of unfortunate incidents with children. And those numbers don’t count the near-misses.

All accredited zoos point to safety warnings. Some of them are common sense. But it is up to us, as parents, to read and follow them. Here are some of the more obvious (but sometimes clearly ignored) warnings and what can happen when they aren’t heeded.

Don’t let your children tease the animals

The safety glass may not be as billed. Take a family enjoying the gorillas at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska, in April 2015. The father was videotaping his young daughter as she playfully beat her chest behind the thick glass protecting her from the silverbacks in the exhibit. Suddenly, one of the males charged the window, slamming the full weight of his body against it and cracking the glass.

If that had happened when other families placed their infants in front of the windows at a lion exhibit, the outcome might not have been so cute.

And even with the best of safety features in place, things can go wrong. In April 1994, a cheetah at the Jackson, Mississippi, zoo scaled a fence and attacked an 8-year-old boy who had been teasing the animal. Luckily, the child suffered only minor cuts and bruises.

It’s best, experts say, to teach children to respect animals and their habitats.

Don’t dangle for a better angle

Just last year, a woman was holding two children over the rail of a cheetah exhibit in Cleveland’s Metroparks Zoo when one child slipped out of her grip and fell. In this case, the cheetahs ignored the child. Both parents jumped into the exhibit to rescue the 2-year-old boy, and the big cats did not interfere.

In 2012, another family was not so lucky. Elizabeth Derkosh lifted 2-year-old Maddox to the top of a 4-foot wall for a better view of the African painted dogs at the Pittsburgh Zoo. Maddox fell backward into the enclosure and was mauled to death by the dogs.

The family sued the zoo, citing internal safety committee documents that discussed other parents “dangling children” into the exhibit and claiming that the zoo should have acted sooner. The zoo countered, claiming the mother was at fault. The case was settled in 2014; the African dogs were relocated to other zoos.

Keep your children close

At Cincinnati’s Gorilla World on Saturday, witnesses said the 3-year-old boy managed to crawl between fence railings, through some bushes and over another barrier before dropping into the moat with Harambe. According to zoo officials, it’s the first barrier breach since the zoo opened in 1978 and the only animal they have had to kill in a dangerous situation.

In 2006, a 9-year-old girl ignored warning signs and climbed into a meerkat enclosure at the Minnesota Zoo. The zoo said she had to crawl through several barriers and over a rock wall and then reach down into the exhibit, where she was bitten. The zoo was forced to euthanize a family of five meerkats, two adults and three babies, to test for rabies. The tests were negative.

Say no to photos

There are still wild animal parks and menageries that allow or advertise having photos taken with wild animals, including apes and wild cats. No matter how safe it may appear, experts say, don’t take the chance. In 2005, 17-year-old Haley Hilderbrand was mauled to death while having her high school senior portrait taken with a Siberian tiger at a Kansas animal sanctuary. The owner was unable to stop the animal, even though it was restrained.

Teach respect

Other top recommendations include teaching your children that zoo animals are not cuddly versions of their stuffed toys at home but are truly wild animals that will react on instinct. That includes those at the petting zoo, who may not take kindly to a hit or swat instead of a pat.

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Memorial Day, 2016: We Remember

Stately McDaniel Manor

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You don’t rest easily these days, I know. How could you? The America for which you fought and died is all but unrecognizable, nearly fundamentally transformed into what you fought against. We elect fools, criminals and traitors, and too many think them gods. As William Butler Yeats said: “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

Enemies of liberty, of America, attack us from within and without, and our Commander in Chief opens our borders, won’t speak the name of evil, and helps the worst obtain nuclear weapons. He decimates our military and thinks global warming and ensuring male perverts have the right to hang out in women’s bathrooms and locker rooms matters more important than the preservation of freedom.

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Success: Innocent Dog Not Euthanized

 

A dog wrongly accused of harassing a farmer’s sheep will not be euthanized. Thank the attorney general for helping to save this innocent animal.

Source: Success: Innocent Dog Not Euthanized

Up to 20 USA uneconomic nuclear stations soon to close

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piggy-bank--nuke-sadEconomics Point Toward Closure for Up To 20 U.S. Nukes, The Energy Mix, May 24, 2016 A leading nuclear industry lobby group in the United States says its members aren’t being paid enough for their power, threatening the shutdown of 15 to 20 generating stations in the country………

Speaking at a U.S. Department of Energy summit last week, Marvin Fertel, president and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute, said more than a dozen plants face possible early closure because they are uneconomic at today’s market wholesale power rates……..

The message appears to have reached U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who told the summit that “the importance of incentivizing continued [nuclear] operation is very clear. Solutions are less clear.”

Earlier this month, the Omaha Public Power District proposed closing its 478-MW Fort Calhoun nuclear plant, the smallest in the U.S., and the Tennessee Valley Authority gave up on its unfinished Bellefonte nuclear…

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Moscato Lemonade Recipe

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Moscato Lemonade
posted by Katie on May 5, 2015 2 comments »

This post brought to you by Gallo Family Vineyards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Katie’s Cucina.
Moscato Lemonade using @GalloFamily Moscato! #MoscatoDay
Get ready for your new go-to summer drink. Seriously I’m in love with this easy recipe for Moscato Lemonade! It’s not too sweet and not too tart and in my opinion just perfect! Light and refreshing and perfect for sipping on a hot summers day. I sliced a lemon and rinsed some fresh raspberries to go in the lemonade. If you wanted to get crazy you could muddle the raspberries and make a raspberry moscato lemonade.

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Moscato Lemonade using @GalloFamily Moscato! #MoscatoDay
Gallo Family invited me to host a Moscato tasting party in honor of National Moscato day. Four years ago, they established the holiday to celebrate the deliciously sweet wine varietal that has everyone talking. Bursting with sweet flavors of peach, honey, and ripe citrus, Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato is a deliciously sweet wine that you’re sure to love. We invited a few of our friends over to enjoy the three different varieties of moscato they produce. As well as enjoy my delicious recipe for Moscato Lemonade. I also served up a few appetizers to balance out the tasting!
Gallo Family Moscatos #MoscatoDay
Let’s talk about the three different types of Moscato.
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  1. WHITE MOSCATO BURSTS WITH FRUIT FLAVORS– Delightfully sweet, this white wine is often simply referred to as “Moscato”. Hints of peach, honey, and ripe citrus make this a refreshing sunny day beverage. We suggest serving chilled to bring out the grape’s full taste. Consider a spring lemonade mix when hosting a pool party or backyard barbecue. For dinner, pair with spicy Asian takeout or Mexican dishes. If dessert is your family’s style you cannot go wrong with this vino. 2. SPICE UP THE NIGHT WITH A GLASS OF RED MOSCATO– If you’re looking for a medium bodied red, never fear. Red Moscato maintains peach and citrus elements with a bright berry finish. We think of this as our “cheese and wine” pairing, and if you are on the same page as us definitely try it with a Gorgonzola. Just like its sister varieties, Red Moscato is great for spicy foods and is best served chilled. 3. PINK MOSCATO WILL ROSE TINT ANY MEAL- There’s always someone who’s a little different in every family. Our Pink Moscato is just that – a bit different. It share’s the fruit flavors of white and red, but adds a hint of berry and orange. For when you’re feeling fun and fancy free, this rose-colored wine is best served cool. Pair it with your favorite ice cream sundae for a delicious and sweet treat.
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    The Gallo Family Vineyards collection of wines offers a variety of fruit-forward, approachable styles at affordable prices, including: Moscato, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pink Moscato, White Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Red Moscato, White Merlot, Sweet Red, Hearty Burgundy, Sweet White Blend and Riesling. (Suggested retail price: $4.99 for 750-ml bottles, $8.99 for 1.5-liter bottles, $5.99 for 187-mL four-pack.) Use Store Locator Tool the to find Gallo Family Vineyards collection near you!
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    Everyone had a great time at our Moscato tasting and enjoyed the Moscato Lemonade. I hope you’ll consider hosting your own Moscato party on Moscato Day with Gallo Family Vineyards Moscato as your beverage of choice! Or of course make my refreshing Moscato Lemonade recipe.
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Print Recipe
Moscato Lemonade

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients:

1 bottle Gallo Family Moscato
3 cups Simply Lemonade
1 lemon, sliced
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
Ice for serving

Directions:

In a large pitcher combine Gallo Family Moscato with 3 cups simply lemonade. Add in half the sliced lemons and raspberries. Mix well.
Place ice in glasses. Pour moscato lemonade in each glass and garnish with lemon and raspberries. Enjoy immediately.

Katie Original Recipe

petition: American Transmission Co–No Clear-cutting of Fellow Mortals Wildlife Sanctuary

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Avaaz – Shut down the Yulin dog meat festival!

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Together We Can Make a Change Please Sign ~ Let the Chinese Government Know….We Won’t Stop Singing Until They Stop The Killing!!!

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Petition · Cincinnati Zoo: Justice for Harambe · Change.org

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Petition · Denise Driehaus: Support “Harambe’s Law”, for the gorilla killed in Cincinnati · Change.org

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Petition · DOJ: Create a federal commission on wrongful convictions · Change.org

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No selfies with seals (New England, USA)

The ocean update

Mothers may abandon their pups if you get too close. Credit: Marine Mammals of Maine. Mothers may abandon their pups if you get too close. Credit: Marine Mammals of Maine.

May 27th, 2016. Seal pupping season is underway in New England. If you are headed to the beach this Memorial Day weekend, you might see a seal pup resting on the beach.

There is no selfie stick long enough !

As tempting as it might be to get that perfect shot of yourself or your child with an adorable seal pup, please do the right thing and leave the seal pup alone. Getting too close to a wild animal puts you—and the animal—at risk.

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petition: PUT AN ANIMAL ABUSE REGISTRY IN GEORGIA, Georgia

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Demand Harsher Punishment for Teens Who Brutally Killed Opossum

 
Two teenagers reportedly ran over an opossum, snapping its spine and causing its organs to hang from its body as it tried to escape. They plead guilty, but were let off with probation and fines. Demand that this disgusting injustice be righted and the men be given a harsher sentence.

Source: Demand Harsher Punishment for Teens Who Brutally Killed Opossum

Justice for Dog Dragged to Death

 

please sign this petition to, let’s get Justice for Hailey

A 9-year-old pit bull died after being reportedly dragged from a pickup truck by her owner. Demand the harshest punishment for this man, including a jail sentence and a lifetime ban on owning pets.

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Stop Using Live Tigers as Mascots at Louisiana State University

 

Louisianat State University has used live tigers as mascots for over 70 years and now, more and more universities are hiring big cats for special events. These animals are crammed into tiny cages and subjected to poor conditions. Louisiana State University must stop this tradition and help protect these beautiful cats.

Source: Stop Using Live Tigers as Mascots at Louisiana State University

Protect the Migratory Bird Treaty Act – American Bird Conservancy

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Take action now! Protect Nevada’s piece of the Grand Canyon

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petition: Disney: tell fans to find Dory, not buy her

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Petition · Protect dogs left in hot cars · Change.org

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List the Tricolored Blackbird under the California Endangered Species Act – Audubon California

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