February 8th, 2007

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Processed food gourmet

From the Wall Street Journal, December 2-3, 2006

It seems a lot of top chefs are using off-the-shelf processed ingredients in their dishes. These include such exotic ingredients as Altoids (in the au jus in a lamb dish), canned creamed corn (in duck breast and corn cake), and Fritos (in a peanut butter cookie, from a recipe from a church cookbook).
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10 reasons not to fluoridate water

From The Acorn:
10. With fewer cavities to fill, some dentists won't be able to make their Porsche payments.

9. Fluoride causes computer viruses, possibly because spell check works overtime on every occasion that we misspell fluoride.

8. Fluoride is, and always was, a communist plot to soften our resistance to the "Red menace."

7. As demand for fluoride goes up, so does the price of gasoline. We're not sure of the connection, but it's a proven fact.

6. Many professional athletes drink fluoridated water and brush with Crest. Fluoride has been shown to be a performanceenhancing drug that can be of significant value when used in a conscientiously-applied program of physical fitness and regular professional care.

5. Fluoride causes cancer, just like everything else.

4. Fluoride contributes to global warming. (Don't ask.)

3. Terrorists can convert "yellow cake" fluoride into a weapon of mass destruction.

2. Fluoride causes some of the most dreaded afflictions known to man, including split ends, hangnails and restless leg syndrome.

1. Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise are addicted to fluoride and look what happened to them.