Working in Ottawa today --7x more bioavailabilityGood morning folks,
It will be working in Ottawa today.
I don't recall getting any feedback from any of you that tried constructing the homemade Geiger Counter (http://pulp.puckett.ca/2010/01/not-working-in-ottawa-today-homemade.html) from almost 4 years ago, but you may want to refresh your self on the theories. You see, this is the IRRADIATION special.
Oooh.. Scary.. IRRADIATION. Yeh.. No. Not so scary. Let me share how we got here this morning. I recently purchased an herbal anti-inflammatory. It features BCM-95 and 7x MORE bioavailability, also featuring Boswella and .. Olive-leaf! I must say that if it works half as well as the designer of the label thinks it will.. shoulder problems will disappear in no time :)
I am sooooo happy that it has 7x BIOAVAILABILITY! I was reading the label some more this morning and it states that it is NOT IRRADIATED! I thought Excellent! It is safe for my cat. If I had one.
huh? Safe for a nonexistent cat? That's rather non-sequitur Uncle Daniel.
Well. Maybe, but what I immediately thought about was Australia. Need more? Ok. In Australia just like just about everywhere else on the planet, food processors has been using food irradiation to make food safer, stay spoilage free and pest free longer. This is done by subjecting the food with X-rays. The X-rays cause ionizing radiation damage (Two cell nuclei talking.. Damn, I just lost an electron. Are you positive?) to some of the DNA and RNA in both the food, food borne bacteria and any pervasive pests, this prevents or slows down reproduction of pests, further ripening and spoilage.
Ok. Sounds like a good thing yes? Yes, you would think but detractors say they don't want to eat radioactive food. They also say that it creates nuclear waste stock piling problems, ground water radiation contamination and masks unhealthy conditions in meat processing plants.
um.. No. First of all X-rays are generated by firing electrons at a tungsten rod. You don't need uranium, cesium, cobalt or plutonium and making X-rays does not create radiative waste water. Not every use of the word RADIOACTIVE means an impending meltdown and China Syndrome. Masking unhealthy conditions.. sure, just like cooking does?
Subjective food to X-rays also does not magically make the food radioactive and now capable of emitting Alpha, Beta, Gamma or X-ray radiation. That only happens in comic books. (Seehttp://pulp.puckett.ca/2012/07/working-in-montreal-today-boson-buddies.html for a briefing on cartoon physics).
Yes yes , I'm getting there. Back in 2008 about 40 cats does or were euthanized after experiencing paralysis after eating a particular brand of cat food. No one was sure what happened to the cats, but a few cat food company scientists (makes for a funny business card) speculated that elevated levels of irradiation caused a vitamin A deficiency in the food, thereby causing paralysis in the cats. This was however just mere speculation and no causal connection, nor any repeatable experiments were made. BUT..In a nice bit of reactionary legislation, no cat food may be irradiated in Australia. The dog food which is irradiated has labels to specifically not feed it to cats. I don't know if steaks bought at the butcher shop for humans have the same label.
Still have a few minutes.. Do you recall my rant (I think that was the trifecta of bullshit rant) regarding Canada Post back in August? (http://pulp.puckett.ca/2013/08/working-in-ottawa-today-keynesian.html). I was particularly irritated with Canada Post failing to fund its pension obligations and instead pushed the debt into the future.
That future is here. Failing like only a monopoly can, Canada Post has announced that stamps will go up by 1/3 and in exchange for higher prices.. door to door delivery will be stopped. PM Stephen Harper applauded the move and his Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said that Canadians are sending fewer letters than ever before. Of course that is also bullshit. While there was certainly a spike in mailing in 2007 and 2008 with around 11.5 billion pieces, today's level of mailing at close to 10 billion pieces is about the same as 2003, I don't know when she meant by ever before.
Do we have time for one more? How about that sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's funeral service.. seems that no one could understand a single word that he bluffed his way through. Seems by all accounts an absolute fraud, he used a bunch of nonsensical clapping and hand gestures that have never been seen before.
I personally liked it when during U.S. President Obama's speech the imposter showed us the church and its steeple and opened the doors and showed all of the people, weeee!
That's it for me folks, Have a great day and beware of faux science, faux economics and faux interpreters.