Friday, October 31, 2008

Headline Run Around






It turns out, oh what a shock, that the reason the FDA are not banning bisphenol A or BPA is because the research has been compromised by the very industry who are polluting our brains with it. BPA is the toxic element in plastic bottles, including baby bottles, banned recently in Canada.

But you know, just in case, the FDA said this:

"Parents who, as a precaution, wish to use alternatives for their bottle-fed babies can use glass and other substitutes for polycarbonate plastic bottles; avoid heating formula in polycarbonate plastic bottles; and consult their paediatrician about switching to powdered infant formula."


Now, correct me if I’m wrong here. But weren’t these polycarbonates substitutes for glass in the first place?


And another shocker:


The Vatican are kinda-sorta refusing to release files that implicate the Pope of the time, Pius Xll, in turning a blind eye or both to the Holocaust. No! Mother Church? Never!

The current pope, Bennie, is insisting that Pius helped the Jews and wants to canonize him for his efforts. And those pics of Papa Pi with those Nazis? Courtesy calls only. Get a grip. Oh, just a sec, wasn't young Bennie a member of the Nazis in Germany? Oh, no connection? Alrightee then.


And Amex are laying off thousands of employees. While I sympathize with the 7,000 workers, I’m nastily gloating over this mini-downfall of the corporate vulture. I’ve had to deal with Amex over the years both on behalf of clients and as a consumer and I find them the greatest bunch of wankers out there. On every level. Appalling service, delayed payments to their vendors, obscene commission rates on charges and a total disdain for complaints. Karma. Is. Wonderful.



And Nicole Kidman broadcasts her co-dependency issues. ‘Nuff said.

And last but not least:


One in three women report having sexual problems.

I love those headlines. This one gets full marks for unsubstantive reportage and National Inquirer style journalism. No one gets under the covers of this one, so to speak, and finds out, like, why? Maybe depression, job loss, maybe husband/partner disinterested, maybe work-related stress, maybe illness?

Oh, just toss out that headline with the underlying premise of: eyeroll: Women, now what??

12 comments:

  1. Well, if 12% have distressing sexual problems they clearly need some help. The real question is whether they discuss the problems with their menfolk and whether they resolve them. That would be more interesting than simply saying they've got problems.

    A shocking British story today is that more and more professionals like teachers, nurses and doctors are getting asbestos-related lung disease because public buildings are still full of asbestos which hasn't been removed.

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  2. In Brief:
    Yes.
    Nothing Popey or his church does surprises me.
    Perhaps now Amex will stop sending me their bloody 'pre-approved' junk-mail.
    Kidman and Urban will be divorced within two years.
    Lastly: none of mine ever had any.

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  3. You lift up a stone and you find some vile creature living beneath it. Much stone lifting must be done for things to see the daylight.

    Nothing about the catholic hierarchy surprises me anymore. I am full of distrust now at what could have been a beautiful religion.

    I don't know enough to say anything about Amex, a snake that bit its own tale?

    Stars are uninteresting people who should have stayed ordinary just like you and me and don't deserve all the attention they get.

    We'll be starting a back to glass movement, like when you and I were little. Milk in glass bottles with cream on top.

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  4. Nick:
    Your math? Maybe do what I do and use your toes along with your fingers?
    1/3 = 33.33%?
    And maybe also these women's problems could be they're not getting any? Whose to know?
    I saw the asbestos thing, and lung disease from asbestos is terrible. Like drowning.
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  5. And how many might that be, RJA? You sly dog?
    XO
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  6. Irene:
    Yes, I am a firm believer in the power of the floodlight and in awareness of the truth.
    Yes, we will all have to go back to glass and it will be a good thing to stop plundering the finite resources of this precious earth.
    XO
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  7. Call me old fashioned but I found that a breast was a much better container for babys milk.

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  8. But only 12% said these problems were a source of significant personal distress. There again, even minor distress is still an issue, if it could turn into a major bugbear later.

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  9. Hmmmm....looks like the only group of people coming out of this year with a smile on their collective face will be the psychotherapists!
    And perhaps a few bloggers. :-)

    I wonder if the Pope has a shrink?

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  10. Debstar:
    Welcome and I so agree with you but unfortunately many women, for whatever reasons, won't or are unable to nurse.
    It reminds me of the formula scandal in the poorer countries.
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  11. Nick
    Oh, now I see where you got the calculation. :>)
    XO
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  12. LOL, T.
    Good spot - they are all potential shrink issues.:>)
    Though the serious denial of the Vatican in just about every issue takes first prize from me every year!
    XO
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