Chocolate Is Healthy?

September 29, 2008

According to Fox News Health Tips “STAY HEALTHY” we are told that if we are craving chocolate “The dark variety is the healthiest. Dark chocolate is high in flavanoids, which reduces the risk for blood clots and studies show it reduces cholesterol as much as 10 percent.

What we are NOT told is that some “high end” chocolate also is high in melamine, which is NOT good for you, as it destroys the kidneys. Of course, melamine, is not a natural ingredient of chocolate, but is added to chocolate candy for some reason by the British manufacturers of chocolate whose chocolate factories are in China, not in England, as most of us assume.

British candy maker Cadbury said Monday it is recalling 11 types of Chinese-made chocolates found to contain melamine, as police in northern China raided a network accused of adding the banned chemical to milk.

A Cadbury spokesman said it was too early to say how much of the chemical was in the chocolates made at its Beijing plant.

It’s too early to say where the source was or the extent of it,” said the spokesman, who declined to be identified because of company policy.

American manufacturers such as Kraft foods and Hershey’s and Mars, the makers of Snicker’s bars and M&Ms want you to know (believe?) that no melamine tainted milk from China was used to make the food products they distribute in the United States. Are we lucky or what?

Kraft Foods, the maker of Oreo cookies, and Mars, the maker of M&Ms and Snickers candy, said they believe Indonesian authorities were mistaken when they announced they had found melamine in samples of their products made in China.

We don’t use any milk ingredients from China in any Oreo products, no matter where they are made or sold,” said Claire Regan, a Kraft spokeswoman.

Mars said, in a statement on its Web site, it is confident there’s no melamine in any of its chocolate or candy made in China and called the Indonesian results “completely inconsistent” with test findings from other government and independent labs in Asia and Europe.

So far, only a local agency has checked the products for melamine, but the levels found were considered very high.

Melamine in food products is considered safe by Hong Kong health authorities at 2.5 parts per million or less.

(Associated Press)

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Barack’s Biggest Blunders

September 29, 2008

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Nigeria to Rescue Wall Street

September 29, 2008

Did You Get This Message, American Taxpayer?

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AWOL Senators

September 25, 2008

Here is one more reason why United States Senators should go to work and do their jobs, just like other Americans feel an obligation to do. Instead, we have three of those members of the Senate running about the country trying to get elected President of these same United States.

While they are running wild, not doing their jobs, the country falls apart financially. Way to go guys! $700 Billion is demanded from the taxpayers to “TRY” and fix it. It’s a good thing that most voters don’t pay taxes on the money they earn (income tax), or none of these guys would ever be elected to anything above the rank of dogcatcher.

INCREDIBLY, when one of those AWOL Senators decides to go back to work and do his job that the American government is paying him to do, to help solve the national emergency, he is condemned for not being able to multi-task.

With national leaders like we are seeing in the United States Congress, is there any wonder that there was no oversight of the financial markets? Is there any wonder the country is in this crisis? The voters elected a Democrat Congress to get the country out of war. Did the Congress do that, as they promised? NO! And they did even more damage to the national economy.


Joe Biden Rewrites History

September 24, 2008

Just imagine what the pundits and media would be saying if Sarah Palin had shown such ignorance of recent American history. Joe Biden does not know who was president in 1929 when the stock market crashed, and he thinks there were televisions back then. And you want to call Sarah Palin dumb?


Vote Obama – No More War!

September 22, 2008

Gut the Military! Quick – Quick, Before We Fight Again!

As President” you’re going to end the war? Well, isn’t that what all of you Democrat members of Congress promised two years ago when you were elected to a majority? Where’s the end of the war you promised then?


Silence of the Dems

September 19, 2008

It looks to me like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — the twin $1 trillion disasters — were the creation of congressional Democrats and a Democrat White House. So where are the Democrats? Why no news conferences explaining themselves?” ~~John Gibson

Well – John, two of them are running for the United States Presidency.