The Real Estate Recession – Ouch! August 8, 2006March 4, 2017 ‘I can’t tell you if the use of force in Iraq would last five days, or five weeks, or five months, but it certainly isn’t going to last any longer than that.’ – Donald Rumsfeld, November 14, 2002 CINNAMON Eric Batson, MD: ‘I did a two-minute search on cinnamon and LDL in the peer-reviewed medical literature. TWO studies exist. The first is the one referred to by Monty Goolsby. It ends with . . . ‘They point out the study is preliminary and is based on findings from a relatively small group of volunteers.’ The second study was published in May, 2006. Its abstract can be found here. This [slightly larger] study had 79 people and found NO effect on LDL. Will cinnamon hurt your gentle readers? Probably not, but we should all concentrate on treatments that are known to work before we spend time and money on unproven remedies. The indirect harm caused by ignoring effective treatments in favor of the unproven and perhaps ineffective can be significant.’ Steve Farthing: ‘According to Dr. Julian Whitaker’s Health and Healing newsletter, June 2006 p.5 – ‘In the past, I suggested sprinkling a little cinnamon on your oatmeal or applesauce. However, recent research has revealed that when cinnamon mixes with saliva, its beneficial components are rendered ineffective. Therefore, I now recommend taking cinnamon in capsule form.’ ‘ THE REAL ESTATE BUST / RECESSION Ouch. Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch. AND THIS JUST IN . . . . . . from the Borowitz Report: Bush Urges Bin Laden to Take August Off Warns Terror Leader of Burnout Having begun his month-long summer vacation at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, President George W. Bush used his weekly radio address on Saturday to urge Osama bin Laden to take the month of August off as well. President Bush said he was taking the “extreme step” of “slipping out of vacation mode for a few seconds” to address the al-Qaeda leader directly. “I strongly recommend that you take August off, because if you don’t, you are greatly increasing your chances of burnout,” Mr. Bush told the al-Qaeda madman. “Even an evildoer like yourself cannot evildo twelve months out of the year.” The president added that if Mr. bin Laden takes his advice, “In September, you will emerge from your vacation feeling rested, refreshed, and eviler than ever.” The president’s extraordinary message to the world’s most wanted man may have come in part as a reaction to a Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) received last week entitled “Bin Laden Determined Not to Take a Summer Vacation.” “The president was concerned that Osama bin Laden apparently is planning to work straight through the summer,” White House spokesman Tony Snow said today. “Also, he was very annoyed that he had to take time out of his vacation to read that two-page PDB.” For his part, President Bush said he intends to spend this August much as he did last year, clearing his ranch of brush and antiwar activists. Elsewhere, after ten years of exploring Mars most scientists believe that there is no life there, but NASA proposed spending $400 billion more “just to be sure.” If they made a movie about YOUR HOUSE, would you go see it? Well, they have.