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Theft: sitting during the national anthem

“There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft… When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.”

From “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseni

Kaepernick took the opportunity provided by the NFL to air his personal beliefs.   Employers pay him to play football for the purposes of entertainment.  The public and the media feel uncomfortable with Kaepernick’s action and have failed to see his theft.

The intellectually challenged may claim the right to free speech.   But yelling “Fire!” in a crowed movie theater is not permitted.   Story continues. . .

Risk of stroke lowered by over 50 percent in study

Lycopene found in tomatoes found to decrease risk of stroke.Tomatoes and tomato based products are a good source of lycopene which is found to reduce risk of stroke and ischemic stroke in men according to a study published in Neurology.
The study consisted of over 1,000 men between the ages of 46 and 65 year-old men over a period of approximately 12 years.

Editor’s commentary: Eat your veggies!

Tooth enamel damaged by acids in sugar free drinks

smile1“THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF DENTAL EROSION IS REPEATED EXPOSURE TO ACIDS IN FOODS AND DRINKS” according to a newly released study conducted by  the Oral Health Care CRC in Australia.

In 2013 the GigHarborTimes.com reported a similar study:  Tooth enamel quickly destroyed by acidic energy drinks 
“Sugar Free” drinks and foods can still cause irreparable harm to a tooth’s enamel.  The study states that:

The mix of chemicals present in a food or beverage also determines whether or not it is erosive. Some chemicals, such as citrate, are chelators – that bind or trap other chemicals such as calcium. These chemicals are particularly erosive because they effectively remove calcium from teeth.

The study found that reducing sugar containing beverages may reduce the incidence of diabetes and obesity but would not reduce the risk of dental erosion.  Sports beverages, Story continues. . .