Heart Surgeon Admits He was Wrong About Low Fat Diet and Heart Disease

Dr. Dwight Lundell

Dr. Dwight Lundell

Health Impact News, by Dr. Dwight Lundell, 03/01/15

We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact.

I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.”  Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.

The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.

It Is Not Working!

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Republican rebels stand fast against Boehner, amnesty

House Speaker John Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner

‘If it’s illegal, it’s illegal,’ declares member of GOP resistance
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From World Net Daily, byDrew Zhan, 02/28/15 -

In the contentious voting over a Homeland Security funding bill Friday night, nearly 50 mostly conservative Republicans openly defied House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio – not once, but twice.

Only a last-minute change of heart by Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., spared the Republican speaker from an embarrassing defeat and a possible shutdown of part of the DHS.

At issue was whether the three-week spending bill backed by GOP leadership would be passed with or without funding President Obama’s executive action lifting the threat of deportation from millions of illegal immigrants. Many in Boehner’s party were not willing to pass a bill paying for what they’re calling Obama’s unconstitutional “amnesty” action.

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Why would candidate for governor kill himself?

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From Parker County Daily Post,  by DAVID A. LIEB, 02/28/15

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) 2/28/2015

Missouri’s auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state’s most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month.

But in his final days, Tom Schweich described having knots in his stomach over what he thought was an anti-Semitic whisper campaign by a GOP consultant who now runs the state party.

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Sheriff Fowler recognized for fight against animal cruelty

From Parker County Daily Post, by Matthew J. Sanchez, 02/27/15 – 
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler

Animals have long been a subject of admiration as well as a source of companionship. In the case of domesticated animals, their wild ancestors were removed from their natural habitats and bred over the millennia to suit people’s needs and wants. Over that time period, these animals have lost their ability to survive and have come to rely almost solely on people for survival. With that has come a vulnerability which people, unfortunately, have either taken advantage of or neglected to take into account.

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Concealed carry in action!

This article has been around before but it is worth viewing again!
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That poor thug never saw it coming; then again he is just another stupid criminal preying on a “defenseless” hard working honest citizen. But this time the citizen was armed, and was obviously well acquainted with gun control, meaning the ability to control his gun so the bullets come out of the barrel well aimed and on the right target, in this case a scumbag out to do no good.

VIDEO: William Shatner’s Takes Down a Thug at Gunpoint!

Does Gun Control Really Work?!

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King to chair Article V hearing

 

Friends,

I know that many of you have followed the growing movement on issues relating to Article V of the U.S. Constitution. Today in the Committee on State & Federal Power & Responsibility we will hear testimony by national experts both for and against this effort to amend the Constitution.

I have included a witness list and a link to view the hearing online.

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Why Are Americans Getting Dumber? New International Evidence

From Texaspolicy.com, By: Richard Vedder, February 20th, 2015

seethruedu_blog_bookOne of America’s foremost testing agencies, the Educational Testing Service, has released a new report that is incredibly sobering, demonstrating that adult Americans, regardless of educational attainment are, as a group, less literate with respect to both words and numbers, and less capable of solving problems, than counterparts throughout the industrialized world. Moreover, if anything, the problem has worsened over time despite the fact that the formal levels of educational attainment have risen. We have more schooling than ever, but are, relatively speaking, clueless about the most basic knowledge needed to communicate and make decisions in a complex market economy.  We are doing less with more – “learning per year of school” is almost certainly falling with respect to the most basic forms of knowledge needed to cope in an advanced economy. Moreover, the millennials (those born after 1980), despite their higher levels of schooling (as opposed to learning) know less than their elders. To be a bit harsh, in America, the dumb are becoming dumber.

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Legislative Update: February 20, 2015

Legislative Update: February 20, 2015
It has been a very busy week in Austin. Committees have started to meet, and legislators are working hard to ensure we have a productive session. Here are some highlights from the last few days:Wise County DayThis week I had the privilege to introduce a resolution recognizing February 17 as Wise County Day at the Capitol. It was great to see so many folks from home in Austin. We had a very productive time working on issues important to District 61. I always enjoy seeing friends from the district. If you are ever in town please know the door is always open to constituents.

Public hearings on WISD bond proposal slated

Leo Neely

Leo Neely

From the Weatherford Democrat, by Kathleen Holton, Feb 18, 2015, Published on NewsOK Modified: February 19, 2015 at 2:22 pm  

Two public hearings remain after being called by the Weatherford ISD board to hear from residents about the possibility of the district calling a bond election in May. A committee recommended the board consider calling a bond election for $99.2 million.

The first public hearing, on Tuesday at 6 p.m., will be held in the board room of the District Services Building, 1100 Longhorn Drive.

The second, on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., will also be held in the board room, and may result in a vote from the board to either put a bond election on the May 9 ballot or take no action.

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‘Dictator in chief’ unleashes newest attack on guns

The .223-caliber ammo in question is easily recognizable by its “green tip.”

The .223-caliber ammo in question is easily recognizable by its “green tip.”

Obama ‘doubles down,’ thinks ‘he can go around Congress’

From WND.com, by Leo Hohmann, 02/17/15 -

Today, it’s legal. Tomorrow, it might not be.

By executive fiat, the Obama administration intends to eliminate one of the most common types of .223-caliber ammunition, used by the AR-15 and other general-purpose rifles.

Why? Ostensibly because a type of handgun developed in recent years is also capable of firing the so-called “armor-piercing” or “green-tipped” rounds traditionally fired only by rifles.

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