September 11, 2012

Posted by Orrin Judd at 1:20 PM

BROTHERSJUDD ORIGINAL 9-11 LINKS...:

...are available here though many are unlikely to work anymore.

You can always pop then in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine though.


Posted by orrinj at 5:20 AM

NOTHING WRONG WITH WINE BUT THE ALCOHOL:

Non-alcoholic wine is good for your heart, study finds (AFP, September 11, 2012)

While there is research aplenty touting the health benefits of a glass of red wine, a new study suggests that non-alcoholic wine may have even more heart-healthy effects. [...]

The benefits of red wine are found in its powerful antioxidants called polyphenols, not the alcohol. The alcohol may actually dampen red wine's blood pressure-reducing effect, suggest the researchers. They also speculate that non-alcoholic wine may increase nitric oxide in the bloodstream, a chemical that relaxes blood vessels.

"The non-alcoholic part of the wine -- namely polyphenols -- exert a protective effect on the cardiovascular system," stated researcher Ramon Estruch, MD, PhD. "Polyphenols also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may be useful to prevent other diseases such as diabetes."

Other foods high in polyphenols include coffee, tea, chocolate and brightly coloured fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, raspberries, kale, and broccoli.

Posted by orrinj at 5:17 AM

SKETCHY POLICY, BUT GOOD BUSINESS:

US Treasury Sells Chunk Of AIG Stock At $12.4B Profit (Reuters, 9/10/12) 

The U.S. government cut its stake in American International Group Inc to 19 percent on Monday, making a profit of $12.4 billion on the insurer's crisis-era bailout and bringing the unpopular rescue closer to its end.

Posted by orrinj at 5:07 AM

THERE IS NO SPAIN:

Barcelona braces for million-strong march for Catalan independence (Stephen Burgen, 9/11/12, guardian.co.uk)

Polls show support for Catalan independence is running at 51%, twice as high as in 2008 when the financial crisis began. Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters
Up to a million people are expected to converge on Barcelona to join a rally demanding independence for Catalonia in Spain's north-east.
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