From the German ZDF: Trump is a disgrace for U.S. democracy

Being the President of the United States is not an easy job, not when he must make the liberals in the whole world happy, amongst them the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of ZDF, Elmar Theveßen.

Washington Post video clip of Trump's Announcement of U.S. exit from Paris Climate Accord

Washington Post video clip of Trump’s Announcement of U.S. exit from Paris Climate Accord

Trump Schande für US-Demokratie (Trump Disgrace for US Democracy)

ドイツ公共放送ZDFニュース(2017年5月27日)

…. I am not a psychologist but a political scientist and a journalist: this US president is dangerous. We Europeans can not do anything about it. We must learn to live with it. But the American people do not have to. His representatives in Congress could remove Trump from from office. The Cabinet could declare him incapable of being President, according to Article 25 of the Constitution. Whosoever has the responsibility in Washington, you should finally do it justice, before Trump destroys America’s true greatness once and for all.

Deputy Editor-in-Chief of ZDF, Elmar Theveßen
Today-journal 27.05.2017

(From the original German-language text – full translation appended – at the Japanese edition of the ZDF’s Japan-Euro Journal)

Goebbels would have been much more adept in expressing such irrational hatred and disdain, but he would no less have made use of the government-owned and -controlled Grossdeutsche Rundfunk as well as the Voelkische Beobachter to make his feelings known.

The ZDF is ostensibly independent, but it seems that the best that can be said about that is that it is to some extent independent from regime changes on account of elections.  It appears most certainly to be a taxpayer-funded, liberal media organization.

The truth is of course a different thing in this instance. Far from being a disgrace of democracy in the United States, it is a true and proper consequence of the democratic process in that nation that Trump became the president of his country.  Trump has been in office since January 20, 2017, just barely for four months, but for the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the ZDF, Elmar Theveßen, that is already far too long.  Elmar Theveßen is eager and impatient to see Trump removed from office.

Elmar Theveßen appears to be a little out of touch with reality.  Did he not notice the public applause that interrupted Donald Trump when the latter made his announcement?  Still, true to the form of a dedicated ideologist, Elmar Theveßen does not let the truth get in the way of his convictions.

Full text of the ZDF editorial (translated from the original German):

Trump disgrace for US democracy

ド イ ツ 公共 放送 ZDF ニ ュ ー ス (2017 年 5 月 27 日)

That was great today! Open words are more honest than prefabricated explanations. So, after all the summits, we finally got clarity about the US president: “America first” and “only”, responsibility for the world, wrong impression.

Solidarity is a commodity for Donald Trump, available only for cash in advance. He throws himself at the neck of Saudi Arabia, a country from which distorted Islam is being spread worldwide, justifying the Islamists’ murder of the children of Manchester. Trump considers Yad Vashem to be a tourist attraction. He betrays state secrets, wants heads of his security authorities to conceal possible evidence of criminal action, hinders the judiciary, fires the top investigator. Trump lies, when it suits him, and calls all his critics liars.

The leader of the free world defames and threatens journalists and thus strengthens the Putins, Erdogans and their likes, freedom of opinion and human dignity to be stomped on. This President is a disgrace for American democracy and our values. He who hopes for the moderating influence of his ministers is very much mistaken. They are not reliable conversation partners, because Trump degrades them “quote: to useful idiots”. He left the security adviser at the doorstep of the Israeli Prime Minister and took his family to a confidential meeting instead. His ministers were surprised by Trumps blustering in Brussels.
However, the anger of the NATO partners is hypocritical, too. Anyone who is commits to something and then wants to change the rules deserves to be rebuked. Sometimes even the fool speaks the truth. Just that this fool, Donald Trump, is not wise, but maliciously narcissistic.

According to psychology, the malignant narcissist is only concerned with his own advantage. He is ruthless, impulsive, compelled to seek power and wealth. He follows only the law of the strongest. He is impatient and aggressive, humiliates and degrades other people, calls them evil and sneaky, when he is fears about his power.

I am not a psychologist but a political scientist and a journalist: this US president is dangerous. We Europeans can not do anything about it. We must learn to live with it. But the American people do not have to. His representatives in Congress could remove Trump from from office. The Cabinet could declare him incapable of being President, according to Article 25 of the Constitution. Whosoever has the responsibility in Washington, you should finally do it justice, before Trump destroys America’s true greatness once and for all.

Deputy Editor-in-Chief of ZDF, Elmar Theveßen
Today-journal 27.05.2017

http://www.euro-japan.net/index.php/jp/

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Walter H. Schneider, Dads and Things

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Trump is being lambasted over stance on Paris ‘Agreement’ – is he wrong?

The liberal media are making an uproar over Donald Trump having announced that the U.S. will be leaving the “Paris Agreement,” the joining of which was never yet authorized by Congress.

Many public figures expressed their disgust at Trump’s declaration:

  • Elon Musk Quits Work With White House After Trump Exits Climate Accord
    Tesla chief says leaving Paris agreement is ‘not good for America or the world’; Disney CEO resigns from council, stated the Wall Street Journal. Good riddance!
  • Trump bailing on the the Paris Agreement would be a middle finger to the future, claims World News.  It is, of course, a baseless claim.
  • US leaving Paris Agreement would leave me ‘extremely disappointed,’ says Enel CEO, according to Yahoo.com – Well, who elected him, and what ax does he have to grind?
  • Leaving Paris Agreement could be breach of human rights, says German expert, states Deutsche Welle.

    From the article, “Felix Ekardt is a lawyer, philosopher and sociologist. He holds a chair in Law and Science at the University of Rostock and is Director of the Research Unit Sustainability and Climate Policy based in Leipzig [and] Berlin.”

    That does not make Felix Ekardt an expert in matters of the climate, but he makes a good living out of furthering his career through promoting climate alarmism. Climate alarmism puts bread and butter on his table, but does he have to put his money where his mouth is? He does not pay taxes in the United States.

The outrage of the liberal media has no bounds, even though Donald Trump merely explained that he got elected to look after the interests of U.S. citizens, not those of the European Union. He is right, of course, but then we should all take a step back and consider whether any feelings – pro- or con-climate change – really matter in the long term.; not only that, but that – given where we are right now in the roller coaster ride of long-term climate trends – from an objective perspective, we are not all that well off. A bit of warming, even if it could be caused by humans, which (as real science says, is not at all certain but unlikely to occur) would be a very good thing to happen, to us, and to all things on Earth.

Nevertheless, regardless of what Obama did, and what Trump says he should not have done, in matters of futile opposition to Nature, the climate will do what it always did. It will keep on changing. Let’s hope that it will change for the better and not so much to the worse.  It has been cold for a long time.

Study finds: ‘severe cold snap during the geological age known for its extreme greenhouse climate’, by Anthony Watts,

global temperature trend during the last 542 million years

The climate is a roller-coaster ride

In the meantime, let’s save our efforts and financial resources for what we must do when we need to adapt to what the climate may throw at us – and more power to Trump for keeping a cool head (unlike a prime minister I know who doesn’t).

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A female surplus

This article discusses the female surplus that prevailed in post-war Germany, not just on account of post-World War II Germany but in post-World War I Germany as well. “Female surplus” is of course relative.  It is a euphemism for a shortage of males, and that should give everyone something to think about, as it wasn’t and never is a triviality.

Demographics of death of the German people, death by war

Not so much a “population pyramid” but a snapshot of the demographics of a people ravaged by wars

The graphic and other German census information are shown at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Census_in_Germany#1871_-_1945_German_Empire

The population pyramid shown here was constructed from 1950 data and depicts the size of population age groups by year, size and sex, over time, as they were counted by the German Census Bureau for 1950 data on hand.  The population pyramid shows not all of the suffering the German population went through over time, on account of the wars its leaders decided to put it through.  It merely shows one of the consequences of the wars on the respective sizes of each  population age group, by year and sex.  It shows  how wars ravaged the German population.

For instance, the shortage of 1 to 9-year olds reflected in the pyramid is a result of men being away at war, in POW camps, in hospitals and dead or missing in action, as long as ten years earlier and even up to 1949. It shows the potential dads that were not around at the time of conception of the children that would have been. By 1949, not only had many of the men been long dead, but many of those who survived and for whom the war had ostensibly come to an end, still had not yet returned from the PoW camps in which they resided.

There is a reason for every one of the notches in the outline of the population pyramid. There are also various reasons for the surplus of women that is visible in dark (maroon) colour at the upper right of the population pyramid. If you know about European and German history, you will have no problem with relating causes to the various indentations in the population pyramid.

The Wikipedia article dismissed all of those causes via the caption for the population pyramid reflecting the 1946 data: “Population of Germany (excludes Saar) by аge and sex (demographic pyramid) as on October, 29, 1946. Many former German soldiers didn’t participate.” Guess why many of them did not participate. It was for much the same reason that so few of them had been around earlier, during the last year of the second world war and of its aftermath, to make babies.

Sign at entrance to air-raid shelter

Men aged 16 – 70 belong in action not in the bunker (Image, h/t to Ingrid Strand)

 

 

Non-participation in a census, if that is truly a consequence of voluntary decisions by many men, would not be a deterrent that prevent men from getting married, being at home with their wives, and fathering children.

Men up to 70-years-old served in the military: »Männer im Alter von 16 bis 70 gehören in den Einsatz und nicht in den Bunker« (“Men aged 16 to 70 belong in action not in the bunker”), read signs stenciled on walls of stair cases, entrances to air-raid shelters and other strategic public places. On account of having to serve in the military, millions of men of fertile age were forced to be absent from their families or from the families they would have had.

My youngest brother was 14 years old when he and his whole high-school class of boys “volunteered” to join the military (in his case as a helper at an anti-aircraft gun battery, near the City of Krefeld). When, in the summer of 1945, he escaped from a PoW train that was taking him and other prisoners of war from Italy to France, there to work in the mines (as he was led to believe – more about that here), he had by then just turned 18.

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Update on Website Censorship by O2

Today I updated the second widget in the sidebar at the right, “Recipient of the O2/Symantec Recognition Award”, to reflect that the address had been changed for the O2 URL-checker – by which O2’s website ratings as to whether a given website is rated “Blocked” or not can be checked.

The censorship by O2 is for all practical intents and purposes still in effect.  Certainly, if O2 were to respond to inquiries (they don’t) as to why the blocking of the website of Fathers for Life and that of its blog is still in effect, they would argue that no censorship on their part exists. Nevertheless, consider:

O2 blocks the website of Fathers for Life

O2 censorship of the website of Fathers for Life
O2 URL-checker results

Anyone using O2’s services and searching for F4L or its blog would not necessarily be aware that the website is blocked, unless they were to try to access a specific URL.  On general searches for any topic, the website of F4L or its blog would simply not show up on search-return lists. No matter how many hits for pages with the searched-for content on the topic of interest would be found by the search engine, it would not show up on the search-return list.  That is censorship.

Someone may wish to access a specific web page at F4L or at its associated blog, and O2 would at best inform the individual trying to access the item that he cannot access the item because it is blocked, unless he goes through O2’s process for verifying his age and thereby proves himself to be of age 18 or older.  He will most likely forego the effort, because it is too much trouble, and the item remains blocked for him.  That is censorship.

It is not an unimportant form of censorship.  For the sake of determining its impact, some time ago I checked all of the fathers- or men’s-rights websites in the world I could think of and found that O2 blocked all 90 or so of them.  That is massive censorship.

O2 is not the only corporation engaging in such censorship, and Symantec (the producer of Norton virus checker) is just one of the corporations involved in producing the software with which corporations like O2 can administer the censorship they wish to impose.  There is a discussion of the aspects of such censorship in the U.K. in a Wikipedia article: “Web blocking in the United Kingdom“.  Have a look at that, but look also at this: “Internet censorship“.  That provides a more objective and less politically-correct perspective than the Wikipedia article provides.

Why must censorship that ostensibly protects minors be taken out of the hands of parents and requires to be handled by governments and corporations?  Agencies other than parents are demonstrably not better at doing the censoring than parents are, given that some very objectionable aspects of gender politics are being taught to children of a very young age (on TV), in Kindergarten (lessons on gender re-assignment), and so on.

A very strong case can be made that censorship such as that exercised by O2 is not intended to protect children against bad influences as such, but primarily attempts to circumvent some of the last remnants of the good influence that parents still have on their children. Parents are not only the first teachers of children but also the most important teachers that children can possibly have.

The censorship issue is far more sinister than it appears from the discussion, so far. I used the URL checker to check O2’s ratings for feminist websites with contents comparable to that of the website for Fathers for Life and got what may be considered a surprise but most certainly is not.  Take for example an article such as this one:

Feminist Majority Launches Grassroots Movement to Save Roe

The Feminist Majority is launching a grassroots movement to save Roe v. Wade. The Millions4Roe.org campaign will activate feminists across the country to protect abortion rights on the federal, state and local levels… more

It is not precisely benign reading. It seems that O2 would assign a rating of:

The defining policy for the Age verified O2 customer profile is: Allowed.

The defining policy for the Non age verified O2 customer profile is: Blocked.

That is not the case.  This is the result that the O2 URL checker provided:

O2 website rating for Feminist Majority

O2 rating for the website of Feminist Majority for an article on abortion rights

So, let me get this right.  O2 Internet censorship is unbiased and objective, and it protects minors against adult contents of websites, provided such content is supplied by pro-family and pro-male websites, in which case such websites need to be blocked.  On the other hand, when comparable content is provided by websites that are being owned and operated by radical feminists, it is perfectly alright for minors to be permitted access.

Does anyone still think that O2’s Internet censorship is for the protection of minors and not for their indoctrination with feminist gender politics?

All of that poses a very serious problem, but it can be addressed, to some extent. When it comes to obtaining Internet services, shop wisely.  It is just as and even more important to vote wisely when it comes to the next elections.

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Fidelbogen in action

Luigi Logan, a.k.a. Fidelbogen or Antonio Estacado, is a grizzled and scarred veteran of the defensive action in the war of feminism against mankind.  Please, consider becoming a FB friend of his.

More at Luigi’s blog: http://antifeministpraxis.com

A treasure trove of analysis of feminism and of hard-hitting anti-feminist-commentary and -information; http://antifeministpraxis.com

A treasure trove of analysis of feminism and of hard-hitting anti-feminist-commentary and -information; http://antifeministpraxis.com

The author, Luigi Logan, needs FB friends. Do your best.

Bumper sticker by Luigi Logan

Bumper sticker by Luigi Logan

Thanks,

Walter

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“The Coudenhove-Kalergi plan – The genocide of the Peoples of Europe” (Commentary)

According to a report published in January 2000 by the population division of the United Nations in New York, under the title “Immigration replacement: A solution to declining and aging population,” Europe will need to accept 159,000,000 migrants by 2025.”
Source: “The Coudenhove-Kalergi plan – The genocide of the Peoples of Europe
(h/t to Waldemar Fettke)

It is perhaps not so important to focus on the individuals responsible to make all of that work out as intended, as it is to consider the master plan that drives those intentions. One should not think for a moment that the United Nations Population Division, a massive bureaucracy in its own right, exists for the sole, benign purpose of merely and nothing more than “providing the international community with up-to-date and scientifically objective information on population and development.”:

REPLACEMENT MIGRATION: IS IT A SOLUTION TO DECLINING AND AGEING POPULATION?
United Nations Population Division

That is not the whole of it. What glares by its absence in the UN report is any mention of the common-sense, most-practical and least troublesome direction for policies aimed at correcting or at least halting the growing gap between rapidly waxing elderly, non-productive populations sectors and the corresponding younger, productive population sectors necessary to support the former. That is, the promotion of pro-family policies that will result in home-grown solutions to the birth dearth plaguing individual nations and regions.

No country’s and no region’s culture can possibly, without pain and suffering, assimilate a massive influx of (at a rate of as much as and more than six percent, annually, of its resident population) migrants from underdeveloped nations. The migrants (from nations in turmoil because of internal, ideological clashes) will not only continue the strife they wish to escape from but add to it in the countries that host them. That is an unavoidable, defensive reaction aimed at preserving their own cultural, ideological, and national identities. It manifests itself in the migrant’s hostility against the resident populations, languages, and cultural traditions of the host countries that are forced to accommodate them.

God have mercy.

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Stephen’s Art

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Stephen is an artist whose work spans antler carvings and much more. Examples of antler carvings by Stephen:   Stephen will carve per request and make deals (e.g.: accept moose antlers as part of price for carvings). Price for a … Continue reading

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Taxing Meat

Taxing meat — No price too high to save the planet?

Meat Tax: Influential Report Calls For Meat To Be Taxed Like Cigarettes

by Oliver Lane, Breitbart, 24 Nov 2015

An influential think-tank with close ties to government has co-authored a report advocating so called meat tax as a means to lower meat consumption worldwide.

Tackling climate change and improving public health can be achieved by forcing consumers to eat less meat in their diets, and it is up to government to force that change, finds a new report. Co-authored by the University of Glasgow and Chatham House, one of the world’s most influential think-tanks, the paper claims “our appetite for meat is a major driver of climate change”…. Full article

There are issues with the idea of forcing everyone to become vegetarian.

  1. There is more than enough proof that eating a meatless diet can cause serious health issues.
  2. A tax on meat is punishment for the poor. It condemns them to an intensification of their miserable existence.
  3. There is no valid justification for taxing meat, other than the insatiable greed of governments to tax the energy we use, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat.

The idea that the taxing of meat is necessary because doing so will curb climate change is propaganda and not supported by valid scientific evidence, but have a look at what Chatham House put into their report: Changing Climate, Changing Diets: Pathways to Lower Meat Consumption

That our “appetite for meat is a major driver of climate change” is an unsubstantiated, propagandist assertion.

It is not necessarily true that public “awareness of the link between diet and climate is very low.” There has been more than enough propaganda to make the public aware of that claim. The public took note of the assertion, assessed it, found it wanting, and gave it no more concern than it deserves. Poll after poll finds that concern for causes of climate change ranks at the vary bottom of the list of concern.  Take for example the results from a 2016 UN poll, My World, with close to ten million respondents from all over the world:

Climate Change Ranks Bottom Of Concerns In UN Poll

Climate Change Ranks Bottom Of Concerns In UN Poll, OCTOBER 7, 2016, by Paul Homewood

The recommendations offered in the Chatham House report are nothing more than a blue print for how to brainwash the public into accepting being taxed to death.

Who asked Chatham House to produce the report, and how much do the taxpayers have to shell out for it?

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Read and comprehend — chapter and verse

Islam, the “religion of peace,” chapter and verse

The links in the following (after the note) are to the Quranic Arabic Corpus, an annotated linguistic resource for the Holy Quran.  

Note, 2017 06 19: This blog entry was updated to replace the quotation marks from what some people did not recognize were abstracts of the full verses from the Quran at the indicated links. They stated that they did not, but for anyone so bothered, the excerpts shown are summations of the individual verses and are now shown in parentheses.

Someone may wonder why summations were made.  The reason is that the internet source that the individual links lead to shows seven different translations into English of each verse, with each translation being from a different version of the Quran.

If anyone objects to the meaning of a given summation, worrying that a given summation not properly reflects what the instruction(s) in a corresponding verse state(s), by all means, feel free to point out what the specific error for a specific verse it taken to be.  However, you must then also show why your summation trumps the one that is shown and took considerable time construct, so as to catch the essence of all seven versions of each verse.

  • Quran 2:191 (Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.)
  • Quran 2:193 (Fight the unbelievers until all of them have been converted to Islam.)
  • Quran 2:216 (You must fight for Allah, even if you don’t like doing so.)
  • Quran 3:169 (Those who were slain fighting for Allah will live forever and are looked after.)
  • Quran 3:28 (Muslims must not take the unbelievers as friends.)
  • Quran 3:85 (Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable.)
  • Quran 4:95 (Those who don’t fight and sit at home [except for the disabled] are outranked by those who fight for Allah.)
  • Quran 4:101 (It is no sin to shorten your prayers in foreign countries, for the unbelievers are most certainly forever your enemies.)
  • Quran 5:33 (Maim and crucify the unbelievers if they criticize Islam.)
  • Quran 5:51 (Do not take Jews and Christians as friends or allies.)
  • Quran 8:12 (Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Quran.)
  • Quran 8:60 (Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the unbelievers.)
  • Quran 8:65 (The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them.)
  • Quran 9:5 (When the opportunity arises kill the pagans wherever you catch them.)
  • Quran 9:29 (Fight the unbelievers until they pay tribute or have been humbled.)
  • Quran 9:30 (The Jews say, “Ezra is the son of Allah “; and the Christians say, “The Messiah is the son of Allah.” They are deluded; destroy them.)
  • Quran 9:123 (Make war on the unbelievers living in your neighbourhood.  Allah will be with you for it.)
  • Quran 22:19 (The unbelievers will be punished with garments of fire, and  boiling water shall be poured upon their heads.)
  • Quran 47:4 (Do not hanker for peace with the unbelievers; behead them and ransom the rest until the holy war against the unbelievers is over.)
  • Quran 98:6 (Unbelievers and polytheist will fry in Hell.  They are the worst of creatures.)

That should explain what is happening, but if you think that you need more evidence, look here for more references: “Fitna the movie”   From that source, a few more citations:

  • Quran 4:56 (We will burn unbelievers and give them new skins every time their skins are consumed by the fire, time and again, as often as their skins are consumed by the fire.)
  • Quran 4:89 (Do not take friends from amongst the unbelievers, but, if they turn their backs, slay them wherever you find them.)
  • Quran 8:39 (Fight the unbelievers until all have been converted to Islam.)

Jihad, to fight for Allah, is obligatory for Muslims.

Jihad

Jihad, the struggle in the way of Allah, has several aspects: struggle with oneself to live in the way of Allah; struggle to enlighten others as to the nature of Islam and the desirability of conversion; and armed struggle against the enemies of Islam.

The first two interpretations govern the conduct of jihad for the vast majority of Muslims, but for the jihadi, armed struggle is the “forgotten obligation” of Islam and should predominate.
There are two kinds of armed struggle, or holy war, in Islam. Offensive jihad is war against infidels beyond the realm of Islam. Indeed, that part of the world is called the “abode of war” (dar al-Harb). This form of jihad is a collective obligation of the Islamic community and must be declared by an appropriate authority, e.g., a caliph.   Not everyone is expected to participate in such a jihad.

Defensive jihad is waged when Muslim territory is attacked or occupied, or when Islam itself is threatened. This form of jihad is an individual duty, and it is incumbent on everyone to combat such enemies or occupiers. As spelled out in Chapter Five,  jihadis insist that Islam and Muslims are under attack everywhere—hence the argument that waging jihad is every Muslim’s personal obligation.

For those who cannot fight, there is financial jihad (boycotts); “jihad of the tongue” (propaganda); and even political jihad (engaging in elections), although the latter is highly controversial in violent jihadi circles.

Source: IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Voices of Jihad, Compilation and Commentary
    By David Aaron
    Published 2008 by the RAND Corporation
    http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG602.pdf
    p. 81

You may also wish to look up what the section on Jihad in the book reports on the Islamic stance on the subjects Terrorism (p. 86) and Martyrdom (p. 87)

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Eating fat reduces risk of obesity

At wattsupwiththat.com, a  discussion thread on the realities of droughts, flooding, corruption, mismanaging the economy, catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, and politics contains a comment that is quite astounding for anyone who is concerned about the need to eat a fat-free diet:

Jimbo : “Below is why scepticism is good. Consensus is meaningless. I think CAGW has gone through the following process but the failure of the IPCC projections is being denied.

Annals of Internal Medicine – 18 March, 2014
Dr. Rajiv Chowdhury et al
Association of Dietary, Circulating, and Supplement Fatty Acids With Coronary Risk: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Conclusion: Current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats.

Primary Funding Source: British Heart Foundation, Medical Research Council, Cambridge National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre, and Gates Cambridge.
http://tinyurl.com/q3hqfvc
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Wall Street Journal – 2 May, 2014
The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease
Are butter, cheese and steak really bad for you? The dubious science behind the anti-fat crusade
“Saturated fat does not cause heart disease”—or so concluded a big study published in March in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. How could this be? The very cornerstone of dietary advice for generations has been that the saturated fats in butter, cheese and red meat should be avoided because they clog our arteries……..

Our distrust of saturated fat can be traced back to the 1950s, to a man named Ancel Benjamin Keys, a scientist at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Keys was formidably persuasive and, through sheer force of will, rose to the top of the nutrition world—even gracing the cover of Time magazine—for relentlessly championing the idea that saturated fats raise cholesterol and, as a result, cause heart attacks.

This idea fell on receptive ears because, at the time, Americans faced a fast-growing epidemic. Heart disease, a rarity only three decades earlier, had quickly become the nation’s No. 1 killer. Even President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in 1955. Researchers were desperate for answers……

Critics have pointed out that Dr. Keys violated several basic scientific norms in his study…..
http://tinyurl.com/m8sczes
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BBC – 14 October 2014
Should people be eating more fat?
…..Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard, amongst others, examined the links between eating saturated fat and heart disease. Despite looking at the results of nearly 80 studies involving more than a half million people they were unable to find convincing evidence that eating saturated fats leads to greater risk of heart disease.

In fact, when they looked at blood results, they found that higher levels of some saturated fats, in particular a type of saturated fat you get in milk and dairy products called margaric acid, were associated with a lower risk of heart disease……

A recent study, this time published in the Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, “High dairy fat intake related to less central obesity“, certainly questioned the link.

In this study, researchers followed 1,589 Swedish men for 12 years. They found that those following a low-fat diet (no butter, low-fat milk and no cream) were more likely to develop fat around the gut (central obesity) than those eating butter, high-fat milk and whipping cream.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29616418

Jimbo : Consensus can have dire consequences such as wasting your time and laying off butter production workers.

10 February 2015
“The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/10/feds-poised-to-withdraw-longstanding-warnings-about-dietary-cholesterol/

10 February 2015
Butter ISN’T bad for you after all: Major study says 80s advice on dairy fats was flawed
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2946617/Butter-ISN-T-bad-Major-study-says-80s-advice-dairy-fats-flawed.html

There you have it.

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