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Turn Off Your TV Week April 25, 2007 11:25 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Health, Mental, Of Interest, TV / Movies
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April 23-29 is TV-Turnoff Week.

TV-Turnoff Network, formerly TV-Free America, is a nonprofit organization that encourages children and adults to watch much less television in order to promote healthier lives and communities. … TV-Turnoff Week is a grassroots project that works. More than 65 national organizations, including the American Medical Association, the National Education Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, support or endorse TV-Turnoff Week.[Source]

Uh. These people do know Lost is on tonight don’t they?!


Told you so! – most imcompetent White House April 25, 2007 10:15 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
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Having not voted for Bush Jr ever (Senior got my vote), it is difficult for me not to shout, "Told you so!"

"This is the most incompetent White House I’ve seen since I came to Washington," said one GOP senator. "The White House legislative liaison team is incompetent, pitiful, embarrassing. My colleagues can’t even tell you who the White House Senate liaison is. There is rank incompetence throughout the government. It’s the weakest Cabinet I’ve seen." And remember, this is a Republican talking.[Source]

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Steer clear of diet drinks April 25, 2007 10:06 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Food, Health
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Aspartame bad!

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener consumed by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. It is used in over 6,000 diet products including soft drinks, chewing gum, candy, desserts, yogurt as well as in pharmaceuticals, in particular, syrups and antibiotics for children. In 2005, the European Ramazzini Foundation published important experimental data demonstrating the carcinogenicity of aspartame. These data demonstrated for the first time that aspartame is a carcinogenic agent, inducing various types of malignant tumors in rats, even at dose levels currently considered acceptable for humans. [Source]

On an aside, perhaps rats are simply predisposed to get cancer.

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New School Rezoning Forum Announced (Press Release) April 25, 2007 8:21 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Local Politics, Politics, Touchy Subjects
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A coalition of parents and neighborhood organizations from across Knox County announces a community-driven county-wide forum to discuss the proposed school rezonings. The forum will be held at the Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Highway, on Thursday, April 26th, 2007 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The coalition consists of parents and neighborhood groups in Knox County who are not satisfied with the level of community and parental involvement in deciding this important issue.



Youth culture killed my dog April 25, 2007 6:21 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Publishing, Video
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Thanks to Nalts I think I finally get Renetto! Watch Being Renetto Part 1 and Part 2 to understand his genius. But I am still at a bit of a loss over Mr. Pregnant.

Update: Nalts explains. And Renetto plug the Nalts video with a teaser. And yes the joke pulls in the family. Renetto is Paul Robinett.

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