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The following is from SB, who also writes, “Incidentally, once again this year, I wore a TZP kippah on the bimah, as I read the Akedah on the second day of Rosh Hashana.” Thanks, SB. I had to do a little looking up for some of that terminology. (I, too, own a TZP kippah, but me being a Gentile woman, mine stays in a display case.)


  1. Comrade X
    Comrade X October 30, 2018 1:31 pm

    I love ice cream but if in this world only Ben & Jerry made it, I would make my own.

    Political polls are good for only one thing today; to suppress campaign donations and voters, they have become just a political tool that bear about as much truth as a typical campaign ad.

  2. Ron Johnson
    Ron Johnson October 30, 2018 4:28 pm

    I had a doctor in 1992 who said I had high cholesterol. I told him I had just read an extensive article in the Atlantic that pointed out a.) food does not cause high cholesterol and b.) high cholesterol does not correspond to heart disease and heart attacks. He looked down his glasses at me and informed me that he was on some Pennsylvania State Heart Disease board and he, tut tut, is a doctor and I, tut tut, am not. He put me on a strict diet for six weeks, then had me tested again. My cholesterol dropped by a whole two points (well within the margin of testing error). He pronounced me cured. I never went back, and I became a life long cholesterol skeptic, much to the amusement of my doctor-worshipping family.

    It’s good to finally have mainstream validation.

  3. ProGunFred
    ProGunFred October 30, 2018 7:07 pm

    An Arkansas Democrat doesn’t like Negroes? This isn’t really news after 2 centuries.

    “Is there no end to the hatred oozing from people who imagine themselves to be against hate?”
    Nicely worded question but still, no.

    In fact, a low cholesterol, low salt diet that old people are put on may be leading to the rise in Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s like dementia among the aging. Your brain needs cholesterol to function properly. Eat plenty of eggs. The yoke should be orange NOT yellow. Grandma wasn’t wrong about the Cod Liver Oil either. And there is a difference between chemical sodiums and table/sea/kosher salt. Always salt to taste, never eat processed chemically preserved foods.

    The Freezoxee snoop around is coming along. I linked this Tuesday Links Post. Sorry if rowdies show up but hopefully some kindred spirits stop by as well. It’s not that bad over there but more and more are arriving daily. It ain’t Gab but it is Social Media. More later.

  4. chad
    chad October 31, 2018 4:48 am

    PGFred…I’ve been checking it out as well. Agree it’s not a bad place so far, albeit with growing pains. Biggest fault is lack of discussion. Mostly memes, videos and shared articles. The forum section is a desert.
    I like it here better, though I rarely comment.

  5. Claire
    Claire October 31, 2018 7:33 am

    Thanks for the report, ProGunFred, and the tip about low-cholesterol diets and Alzheimers. I’ll follow that up.

    And thanks for the compliment, chad. Good to have you here.

  6. ellendra
    ellendra October 31, 2018 9:09 am

    Low cholesterol can also lead to vitamin D deficiency. The skin uses cholesterol and sunlight to create vit D. And, when vit D levels drop, the body tries to compensate by increasing cholesterol production.

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