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Chef Oliver teaches culinary skills to save lives

BLOGGER VIEW | Perhaps you viewed the debut of the ABC special last evening.

In the six-part series, Chef Jamie Oliver heads to Huntington, West Virginia. Why? Well, Huntington has been called the unhealthiest city in America. Jamie wants to do something about that. Through his efforts in this one town, he hopes to start a chain reaction of positive change across the country.

Jamie says, "There's an incredible community in Huntington, and I want this experience to be a celebration of what we can achieve when people come together." Jamie goes on to say, "Wonderful stories will unfold in Huntington, and hopefully this will inspire the rest of the States." Sounds like a plan! clipped from Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution | If you want to get involved in Jamie’s Revolution, you can sign the peitiion—see the link below. When we first heard the term “Food Revolution,” we weren’t exactly sure what that meant. Did a lazy Susan suddenly start spin…

Social Security is reaching its tipping point

RETIREMENT years for the average American usually bring an encounter with the Social Security Administration (SSA). That time has come for our household. Actually, Dee Dee had her experience with SSA last year and now in 2010, my turn has come. Actually, I was contemplating that the encounter was akin to dealing with the California DMV, but it was much more pleasant and efficient than the typical appointment with the state’s vehicle license department.

All things considered, I give the SSA an “A+” grade and here’s why. I am at this juncture now three months shy of my 62nd birthday due to my application for early retirement and long-term disability following treatment and recovery from mantle cell lymphoma. And while remission from the cancer a second time is confirmed and steady, I continue to deal with immune system issues that prevent contact with sick people, including the grateful hospital patients with whom I had regular contact as a hospital development officer. clipped fr…

1,515 subscribers and friends now connected to my social networking sites

No doubt, my followers on AMPLIFY have noticed my unabashed appeal for subscribers through the promotion (links below) 12345678910. This moniker has stood for the goal of reaching 1,234 total subscribers and friends to the various sites and blog creations linked to by 5:06 pm and 7 seconds on or before August 9, 2010. Hence, the numerical sequence, 12345678910.

GOOD NEWS! We have exceed the goal before the deadline date and now stand at 1,515 total friends, subscribers and followers. Are we planning to stop the process? No. But I will now only attempt to give periodic updates on subscriber status. Thank you for observing and joining in a little networking fun. clipped from By the time you read this update, I am pleased to report that My@ltaCITIES family of blogs and related SN sites now have over 1,515 subscribers and friends, including the 173 today who are connected on my network through Facebook. By the way, I don’t understand w…

“Cover your butt at call on Congress,” says this FB source

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. As someone who is living with a different form of cancer, mantle cell lymphoma, and survival from same, I'm painfully aware of the need for research, empowerment, and access. The Colorectal Cancer Coalition and similar survival advocacy groups give us all of these and so much more. clipped from “Cover Your Butt at Call On Congress” – We agree with this source that thinks Suzanne Lindley’s latest blog title says it all, but as always, let us know what you think!via Facebook | CURE magazine.
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After much angst and drama, the real work on health care reform now begins

The political theater that was made by the year-long health care reform debate will now be followed by months, if not years of action (or inaction) to bring the plan to reality of the lives of Americans. This we know, the final chapter of this sweeping change in national social policy has not been written. More than 30 million on the uninsured will get health benefits, but time will tell if they are satisfied with the product and if taxpayers are getting a fair break on the investment of these dollars from the public troth. All members of the current congress will be retired or voted out of office by the time we learn the benefits and the negatives of this legislation. clipped from Now that the historic health care reform plan passed in the House in a rare all-day Sunday session, March 21, the full impact of the bill will not be known for years.  And that proposition assumes that the bill survives the legal challenges now threatened by opposition both in…