Thursday, April 24, 2014

Yes, the food police are full of crap.

In the opening plenary session, Dr. Walter C. Willett, a Harvard epidemiologist who has spent many years studying cancer and nutrition, sounded almost rueful as he gave a status report. Whatever is true for other diseases, when it comes to cancer there was little evidence that fruits and vegetables are protective or that fatty foods are bad.
About all that can be said with any assurance is that controlling obesity is important, as it also is for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke and other threats to life. Avoiding an excess of alcohol has clear benefits. But unless a person is seriously malnourished, the influence of specific foods is so weak that the signal is easily swamped by noise.

Being a cop means never having to say you're sorry.  For raiding the wrong place, handcuffing and interrogating the wrong people, for breaking the door, for ANYTHING.
“I’m very irritated and angry, he never said I’m sorry, never apologized for having the wrong house…he said you got to get someone to fix that door.”

VA State Police cite an ongoing drug investigation and cannot comment any further.
It must be nice to be able to go around assaulting and shaking down old ladies and then claim to be involved in an “ongoing investigation” as to avoid answering for the atrocity.
Yeah, it must be.

Speaking of LE bullcrap,
"He just crept along beside me on his motorcycle and he started saying, 'Hey ma'am! I want to talk to you. Hey stop, ma'am! I want to talk to you.' Then my anxiety rose even higher," she said.
This was followed shortly thereafter by the cop dismounting, chasing her down, tackling her and placing her under arrest. The police chief claims this arrest was for "walking on the wrong side of the road," (as well as "evading arrest" and "resisting arrest") despite the fact that the woman wasn't ultimately charged with anything.

So; for WALKING DOWN THE STREET and not wanting to talk to the cop she gets tackled and arrested...  And it gets even better:
Whitehouse Police Chief Craig Shelton says this:
Shelton says by law you're not required to stop and talk to an officer if there's not a lawful reason for them to be stopping you.
But then he says this:
"Normally if a police officer pulls up, in my opinion, it's awful odd for somebody just to take off and not want to speak to the police officer," Shelton said.
Well, gee, Chief, maybe they're worried about being screwed around by idiots with badges who think not wanting to talk to them is reason for arrest?  Maybe because you're vindictive assholes like this:
Bonnette hasn't been charged with anything, but the entire incident was caught on dashcam video and Shelton says it will be investigated further. He also says Johnson acted appropriately and won't be reprimanded.
A: Investigated for WHAT?
B: Chances of the public getting to see the video: just about zero, because 'investigation'.
C: Really?  Chasing her down and tackling her for not wanting to talk to Johnson is 'appropriate'?  And you wonder why people might not want to talk to you?

Whitehouse CoP Craig Shelton and Officer Johnson: I hope you get the fame you truly deserve.
And congratulations: you just gave people even MORE reason to be nervous around you.

A bit of history.  And how one Nazi doctor managed to get away.
I asked a retired judge who was hunting Nazis in his spare time, “What’s the point in arresting these 90-year-old guys? What’s the point in going after them?” And he said, “At the concentration camps they sent 90-year-old men and women to their death, and they had no problem killing newborn babies. So you pursue justice at any point and at any cost.” There’s a reason why there’s no statute of limitations on murder here in the US, and that’s because the victims deserve justice, no matter how long it takes.

I've heard bits and pieces about this crap before; if true, sounds like various people at the Veteran's Administration need firing.
And being sued.

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