Repost: Open Letter to President Obama and his Response


To:  President Barack Obama, United States, president@whitehouse.gov Greetings from Seattle, Washington, Mr. President, everyone.  This winter of ’10-’11, long, bleak and dreary, weighs heavily on the Nation. It is apropos for the country’s mood, economic outlook and health.  Not that the Nation is full of pessimistic self-doubters.  Very much to the contrary, the Nation is…… Continue reading Repost: Open Letter to President Obama and his Response

Monday Book Review: The Last Testament by Sam Bourne


The Last Testament by Sam Bourne on Amazon.com   Book Description from Amazon.com: Release date: April 28, 2009 April 2003: an Iraqi boy loots an ancient clay tablet from a long-forgotten vault in the Baghdad Museum of Antiquities. Years later, at a rally for the signing of a historic deal between Israel and the Palestinians, a suspected…… Continue reading Monday Book Review: The Last Testament by Sam Bourne

USDA: School Lunches, Food Stamps Not Part of Obesity Epidemic


Overweight Food stamps, school lunch and other public nutrition programs do not contribute to an obesity epidemic affecting millions of children and adults, despite blame levied by critics, U.S. and academic officials said on Thursday. The Agriculture Department programs will cost about $73 billion in fiscal 2009. They range from school milk to food stamps…… Continue reading USDA: School Lunches, Food Stamps Not Part of Obesity Epidemic