Wednesday, February 08, 2006

February 8, 2006
The April Travel Issue landed at our office this morning and it produced gasps everywhere it landed. I was talking to Robert Ray about getting a new computer and someone walked up and stuck it in front of us and I literally yelled out, “Ay! Yi! Yi! Now That’s a coffee table book!” Similiar comments all around. Warning: if you are a subscriber, you are going to need a wheel barrow to haul this puppy inside (it’s 156 pages, a True West record!).

First Teflon, Now This:
After our talk yesterday, Kathy sent me this: Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.

Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

Instead, he recommends using glass, Corning Ware or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. Also, he pointed out that Saran wrap is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

Another Smart-Ass Retort From Huffines
[Quoting from yesterday’s post] “She said cowboys ate out of cast iron skillets and the iron came off and made them stronger.”

Yeah and this allowed them to live long enough to get dragged to death by a
—Alan Huffines

The Laibe-Man Has A Way With Words
Thanks again for your support of our common mission "To Partner Up and
Preserve the West"
—George Laibe

This Just In From Fred Nolan
"Historian: an unsuccessful novelist."
— H.L. Mencken

Ol’ Rain In The Face Rubs It In
“I understand you guys are in your 10,000th day without rain. We just had 12 inches of rain in the past 6 hours. Its still raining. I'll try to box some up and send you.”
—David K. Jones, in rainy and depressing Florida

“One who has a dog does not throw away bones.”
—Old Vaquero Saying

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