A few late breaking headlines

So after all this time we are apparently going to have to admit the French may be onto to something with all their wine drinking.  A news article in today’s LA Times reports that the presence of resveratrol, an antioxidant present in red wine, may have the curative or preventative power to deal with cancer, lower cholesterol, and lessen the affects of heart disease and diabetes.  Of course, we can’t take the evidence of the longer lives of the French or the fact that they eat a diet high in fat yet have less incidence of heart disease sway us.   We have to wait until the mice die before we try it on humans.

 Meanwhile, our dear blowhard and hot air enthusiast, Rush Limbaugh appears to be the cause for a new push to cancel out the Fairness Doctrine in broadcasting.  The Repugs have mounted their chargers in order to pass a resolution that will abolish the policy all together while the Demos are seeking a way to force the FCC to bring it back.  Nine out of ten talk show hosts in America today are conservative and employed by the mega corportions that syndicate their shows. 

And finally, you have got to love that Visa.  Everyone knows, thanks to those ubiquitos ads, that life goes better with it.  Now apparently so does personal finance education.  Of course, you probably know about their partnership with the Money game.  Now they have come up with a football game partnership in league with the NFL that lets you play a simulated game by answering questions about interest rates, finance, banking, credit cards and other simple financial calculations.  I know, it’s a great idea.  I’d just feel better about it if Visa didn’t have such a vested interest. 

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  1. […] rhbee wrote a fantastic post today on “A few late breaking headlines”Here’s ONLY a quick extractA news article in today’s LA Times reports that the presence of resveratrol, an antioxidant present in red wine, may have the curative or preventative power to deal with cancer, lower cholesterol, and lessen the affects of heart disease … […]

  2. Re talk show hosts, read this and marvel that the question was asked by somebody on CNN!?!!

    http://www.unfogged.com/archives/week_2007_10_07.html#007629

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