No amount of alcohol consumption is healthy and any slight health benefits of drinking alcohol are clearly offset by the risks, according to a major new study in the United States.I will go out on a limb and add that making kiddush twice a week and on holidays and making a few lechaims after davening on Shabbos is just fine. The study, as reported here, doesn't seem to address drinking frequencies of a few drinks a week. Lechaim!
The study by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation looked at levels of alcohol use and its health effects in 195 countries, including the US, between 1990 and 2016.
The researchers built a database of more than a thousand alcohol studies and data sources.
The goal was to estimate how alcohol affects the risk of 23 health problems. The number that came out, in the end, was zero. Anything more than that was associated with health risks.
"Our results show that the safest level of drinking is none," researchers explain in the study published in The Lancet. "This level is in conflict with most health guidelines, which espouse health benefits associated with consuming up to two drinks per day."
"What has been underappreciated, what's surprising, is that no amount of drinking is good for you," said Emmanuela Gakidou, a professor of global health at the University of Washington and the senior author of the report.
"People should no longer think that a drink or two a day is good for you. What's best for you is to not drink at all," she said. [...]
Sunday, August 26, 2018
You may have seen this from some other source than PressTV:
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Remember the controversy over whether Iran was actually talking about "wiping Israel off the map"? This is business as usual:
The treatment of the nuclear deal by sill [sic] Trump will fail to produce the results desired by the Zionists and would rather speed up annihilation of the usurper regime," General Heidari told reporters in Tehran on Saturday.
He also added that the Iranian Ground Force has a calendar which shows the time for annihilation of the usurper and child-killing Zionist regime.
His remarks came after Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Gholamali Khoshrou in a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned the Israeli regime's assistance and support for the terrorists in Syria. [...]
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
In case you are wondering why he is being labeled a "human rights activist":
During my activist life I have traveled to many of the counties that Western colonial/capitalist leaders characterized as despotic totalitarian states – the old Soviet Union, North Korea, Cuba before 1989 – but in none of those states did I witness the systematic mechanism of population control and scientific repression that I witness in “democratic” Israel.
Monday, March 21, 2016
I have been Tweeting more than Blogging for some time, but I couldn't resist this one:
US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is “endangered” by Israel for his perceived neutrality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, similar to former president John F. Kennedy (JFK), an American political analyst says.I think Trump has the Khomeinist endorsement--until we turn off the Zio-hologram projector and he just goes poof, of course.
“Because he is a threat to the satanic Zionist conspiracy, he is also endangered as was JFK,” said Steven D. Kelley, a former CIA and NSA contractor.
“JFK directly attacked the CIA, the Federal Reserve (US central bank) and Israel’s nuclear program; this is why he was assassinated,” Kelley told Press TV on Monday.
Kennedy served as the 35th US President from January 1961 until his assassination in November 22, 1963.
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission, was established by former President Lyndon B. Johnson in November 1963 to investigate the assassination of Kennedy.
The commission's final report released in September concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted entirely alone in assassinating Kennedy.
However, many researchers are also unconvinced by the official government account and argue that Oswald was part of a conspiracy to kill Kennedy, perhaps in connection with Israel, Cuba or the former Soviet Union.
Israel had a motive to kill Kennedy because the president was opposed to the regime's nuclear weapons program at Dimona which he believed could instigate a nuclear arms-race in the Middle East. [...]
Thursday, August 20, 2015
"The spy dolphin was also equipped with small arrows and bullets to enable it to target humans, including Hamas special forces." (Fars News)
They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning:
The divers of the Palestinian Hamas resistance movement have seized a Israeli-made robot dolphin equipped with espionage equipment, including video-recording cameras, media reports said.
The Palestinian resistance movement said the dolphin was taken offshore Gaza by the naval unit of Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, the Arabic-language Al-Qods newspaper quoted informed sources as saying on Wednesday.
Hamas said that the dolphin was also equipped with remote-controlled equipment.
The spy dolphin was also equipped with small arrows and bullets to enable it to target humans, including Hamas special forces.
In 2012, an eagle with an Israeli tag was captured in Sudan and touted as a Mossad spy.
Two years earlier, an Egyptian official said Israel-controlled sharks could be involved in a number of attacks on tourists in the Red Sea.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Nicely conspiratorial title. Anyone who wants to have an opinion on Iran should follow their state-controlled press:
Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi called for boycotting the goods produced by those western countries that have imposed sanctions against Iran during the last 36 years, and warned that they are trying to capture the Iranian market.Let's hope so.
"Iran's enemies and those who imposed sanctions against the country are seeking to capture our market right after the final agreement (between Iran and the world powers); we should not let this happen," Brigadier General Naqdi said, addressing a conference in Tehran on Wednesday.
"People should boycott the commodities of these criminals," he added.
The Basij commander, meantime, said that the goods which can be produced in Iran should not be imported at all.
Naqdi had also warned on Tuesday of Washington's continued animosity towards the Islamic Republic, and said the contents of the last Tuesday nuclear agreement between Tehran and the world powers in Vienna boosts Iranians' hatred for the US.
"Any Iranian who reads the Vienna documents will hate the US 100 times more (than the past)," Naqdi said.
He also referred to the UN Security Council's Resolution 2231 approved on Monday, and said, "All paragraphs of the resolution that the US proposed to the UNSC are full of enmity towards Iran and show the US deep grudge against the Iranian nation."
"The US needs the agreement merely to legalize the sanctions and continue pressures against Iran," Naqdi said, adding that Washington sees the agreement as a tool to provide the ground for military aggression against Iran. [...]
Friday, June 12, 2015
North Korea is making a great leap forward in the field of strange totalitarian gibberish:
Marshal Kim Jong Un, inspecting the construction site of the Paektusan Songun Youth Power Station in April last, highly praised the young builders there for their heroic feats, saying the DPRK is the power of youth.Have a Songun Shabbos!
The birth of a new historical term the power of youth is a historic event that brought about a radical turn in humankind's view on power, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in an article.
By setting forth the idea on the power of youth for the first time in history, the Workers' Party of Korea clarified the important goal of struggle and principled issues in building a power and consolidating its status.
The building of the power of youth means, in essence, a drive for training reliable builders of a prosperous country and pillars of the country's future. A military power and an economic power can be successfully built and their dignity and might can be glorified for all ages only when their building is simultaneously pushed forward along with the building of the power of youth. This is a Juche-based viewpoint on the building of a power. This was clearly proved by the lesson drawn from the countries, which had once been famous as world-class powers, lost their status, having their glorious days recorded only in history books.
It is only the DPRK which has set an epoch-making example in settling the issue of youth, the first of its kind in history, and built a power of youth both in name and reality. The building of the Juche-based power of youth, along with the invincible political and ideological power and military power, is the most precious success made by the party and the people of the DPRK in the drive for building a thriving nation.
The DPRK is, indeed, the greatest power in history.
The successful building of the power of youth provided a sure guarantee for further consolidating the country's status as a political and ideological power and military power and dynamically stepping up the overall construction of a highly civilized socialist economic power in reliance on the powerful drive force.
The article calls on the young people to straightly and dynamically advance toward a final victory, holding aloft the torch of the revolution as befitting the masters of the power of youth under the guidance of Kim Jong Un.