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Sep 15, 2013

I got an interesting link to an article from my friend, Ping.

There is good information there, and it's scary that our country has all of these "foods" that aren't really food.  It doesn't help that we have so much that is convenient, but, that it's also unhealthy.

Even if we start with butter vs. margarine.  Sure, margarine has much fewer calories.  But, it's base is oil.  Oil, in natural form, is a liquid.  Think olive oil, canola oil, etc...  So, how does it stay solid?  It's a bunch of chemicals.  Yes.  Chemicals.  Not natural food, that turns it into a solid.  If you really don't want the calories of butter, which is natural, because it's from cows' milk fats, try using your own bottles and use olive oil, which has a rich buttery flavor if you mix half and half with butter, but, olive oil can also be infused with various herbs and spices, such as crushed garlic, or rosemary...  Use that as a spread instead, and you have a flavorful yet healthy alternative to use.

This brings me to the use of aspartame or saccharine.  Neither are natural, and I've heard warnings about sucralose (calorie free sweetener called Splenda).  But, the worst is aspartame and saccharine.  They, too, are not fit for consumption while pregnant, nursing or to be fed to your baby...  Try nectar, honey or some other healthier sweeteners.

Back to the article...  It's scary that some of our foods are in danger of making us sick, at the height where our children are becoming more and more obese at younger ages and in greater numbers.  There's hormones in milk.  Farmed fish, certain farms that have livestock having antibiotics and other steroid type things that are injected.  Genetically modified fruits and vegetables.  It's hard to keep track of what we ought to be eating.

Yet, a lot of us, suffering in this recession, can't afford $5.00 for organic milk, or $10.00/lb for wild salmon, or what ever it may be, that costs twice or more what the 'regular' things are going for...  But, are your 'regular foods' really regular?  Not compared to what our grandparents bought at the store.  But, in cases of childhood hunger, what do we do?  Kids can become sick, as well as unable to perform in school if they don't have enough to eat, which a lack of education can lead to poverty, which leads to lack of health care access, which of course, ultimately leads to death.  But yet, what if these hormone induced foods that are genetically modified have long term effects that are causing other problems such as higher cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure, asthma, and other hormone problems that are causing early diseases that also lead to death?  It's a no win situation when you can't afford what you need.

I found out that my mother and step-father are going on this primarily vegetarian/vegan diet during the week, and splurging only on weekends...  I agree that especially as Americans, we NEED to take in more veggies, fiber and a lot less saturated fat, refined starch/sugars, and what not...  And I commend them for trying, since it's not fun struggling with extra weight, and even if it's not a weight issue, it's still healthier in the long run.

But, here is what the difference is between a vegetarian and a vegan...  As a vegetarian, you don't eat animal flesh of any kind.  That includes not eating fish, because it's still the flesh of a type of animal.  But, will still partake in animal products such as milk, eggs, and what not, because a living being didn't have to sacrifice their lives for it.  Plus these are healthier choices to eating a high fat content protein, such as 73% lean ground beef (yuck, it's gross).  Plus, you're not cooking away 1/3 of your food out in draining out the fat, so, there's a bit of extra money saved there...  But, just to be careful, you need to eat a variety so you get enough of a broad spectrum of amino acids to fuel your muscles properly. 

Vegans, on the other hand, don't take advantage of animals at all, and do not eat ANY animal products, not even eggs, cheese or honey, because they don't want to steal from the animals at all.

It's still difficult to pull off, because, especially during the winter, have you seen the prices of fresh produce?  And how do you buy local food when it's February in Wisconsin, and it's almost like a frozen tundra out there?  It's not an easy task to eat healthy AND save money.

Sure, we can use canned, but, it's not like we need extra salt in our diets either, because we already consume more than what we need, and canned foods have a lot of salt, MSG, and other preservatives that just are NOT good to consume in large amounts, and many people have a sensitivity to these preservatives.  They end up ailing one way or another, and think  it was bad food - as in spoiled.  It may be because you can't handle the high amounts of preservatives.  That reeks havoc in my son, who could be laughing and full of energy one moment, and a can of soup later, be vomiting like crazy.  Natural foods are important, and we eat as much as we can afford.

Food for thought, and it's crazy how it all works out, doesn't it?    

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Posted: Sep 15, 2013 10:34pm
Dec 3, 2012

Okay. So you're a parent. You have a kid whose fairly smart, and usually has a good head on their shoulders. The kid wants to be a dolphin expert some day. You can afford a descent vacation to take a field trip to Sea World. You let the smart kid who wants to work with dolphins to the area where kid can feed them. Kid gets excited over not having any fish left for dolphins, and picks up the empty container despite signs and warnings NOT to do this near the pool. Dolphin acts like a dolphin, reaches up, bites at the cardboard, and bites the kid's hand while at it. Kid is fine, just some superficial wounds, understands that she messed up... Sea World staff responds, attending to the family.

Sounds like a learning session... but, the parents are mad because the dolphin "attacked" the kid? Um. No. The dolphin attacked the container, thinking there was food in it. Duh. The kid is worried more about the dolphin eating the cardboard container than her own hand. The parents want something done about it, even though there are isolated incidents such as this that happen. The last one was 6 years ago.

Solution: Parents should keep better eye on their kids while going to sea world.

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Posted: Dec 3, 2012 12:58am
Oct 11, 2011

Exciting news, everyone!


AB-136, aka April's Law Wisconsin, is being heard in the Committee on Criminal Justice and Corrections!  We need as many people as possible to either come to the hearing or to submit their written testimony to support this piece of Legislation.


The hearing will take place on Wednesday, October 19,2011 @ 9:30am in room 300 Northeast State Capitol.  Let me know if you'd like to carpool.



Just to let you know, the Racine County Sheriff's office is also supporting this.



If you can't make it, please send me an email, so I can submit it - or you may send it to the members of the Committee on Criminal Justice & Corrections, which is hearing the Bill to vote on it.  Here is a list of those who are on the committee.  Please remember to have add your name and pertinent info, and thank them for their time.


I'm hoping to get as many people or letters in, because the more support we have, the better chance it has to come to a vote rather than dropped on the floor.


Thank you all for your kind support, and please don't forget to submit your letters for support, and if you can, please join me at the hearing!  Just to ensure that we will be there on time, I'll probably be leaving around 6:30AM to ensure I can be there, because it looks as if AB-136 is the first billing for this hearing.


Please keep me posted! 

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Posted: Oct 11, 2011 5:37pm
Oct 5, 2011

This is why we NEED April's Law!  Sign the petition today!



ALERT! - Warning!!  If you, or

  your kids take pics with your phone


This is alarming! I did not realize just how

dangerous it is when using your phone to take pictures until

I watched this news broadcast.  Also, learn how to

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  If you, your kids or grand kids take pics from your

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  is truly alarming - please take the time to watch. At the

  end they'll tell you how to set your phone so you don't

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I want everyone of you to watch

  this and then be sure to share with all your family and

  friends. It’s REALLY important info, about what your

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  much technology out there these days so





If you have children or grandchildren you

  NEED to watch this. I had no idea this could happen from

  taking pictures on the Blackberry, iPhone or any cell

  phone. It's scary!

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Posted: Oct 5, 2011 11:40pm
Aug 31, 2011

Bulletin from the cause: Project Safe Girls: Stop Domestic Violence & All Assaults Against Females Go to Cause Posted By: Anny Jacoby To: Members in Project Safe Girls: Stop Domestic Violence & All Assaults Against Females ATTENTION ADVOCATES!! ATTENTION WARRIORS!! ATTENTION MEDIA!! By Lee Davis...

Over the last few days we have seen a few articles written about B4U-ACT and the conferences they are holding. This organization is attempting to normalize pedophilia. They are attempting to change the name of pedophiles to "minor attracted" as well as create a way for the public to be more tolerant of pedophiles and to change and enact laws to help pedophiles and lesson sex offender laws.

B4U-ACT was founded by Michael Melsheimer aka Lek who was a sex offender, a pedophile and an activist member of Boy Chat. He ran B4U-ACT with Richard Kramer. Richard Kramer of the website, MHAMic (Male Homosexual Attraction to Minors Information Center) runs a website designed to coerce the public into believing sexual abuse of children is not harmful. B4U-Act is also associated with who is attempting to change law lessoning sex offender incarcerations and stop the sex offender registry and also has ties to NAMBLA.

We must get active. We as American's have a duty to protect our children and our nations children from harm. As Child Abuse Advocates we know first hand how physically and emotionally harmful and scarring pedophilia is. We know that child sexual abuse not only physically hurts children, not only mentally hurts children but in some cases kills children. We know it is not "love" as they claim, but ABUSE!!!! We know that sexual abuse of our children must not be tolerated, must not ever be accepted and must be fought with everything we have! Please share this note with everyone you know. Ask everyone to use their voice. Post it on pages of media outlets and every child abuse advocates pages !!! Share this with every single friend !!! The people behind these organizations are CRIMINALS !!!! THEY MUST BE STOPPED, WE MUST OPEN EVERYONE'S EYES TO THIS !!!!

Please see the following links below to get a better understanding and confirm this for yourself.

B4U-Act Website:

Recent news articles about B4U-Act:

I cannot put the websites as facebook is flagging me for attempting to post this. Please research the following websites:

Reform Sex Offender Laws website:
MHAMic website:

Who was Michael Melsheimer the founder of B4U-Act??

Michael Frederick Melsheimer, 67, of Westminster, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. Born Aug. 21, 1942, in Jacksonville, Fla., he was the son of the late Richard L. and Nancy R. Ison Melsheimer. He was an Army veteran having served during the Vietnam era. He was a social service worker, and co-founded and was active with the nonprofit B4U-ACT. Surviving is a friend, Russell Dick, of Westminster.


B4U-ACT is an advocacy organization for “minor attracted adults” who they claim are being discriminated against by society. On their site they claim to want to help child molesters get the therapeutic help they need to not act on their impulses, but this is a lie they use to keep their 501(c)(3) status and remain eligible for grant money they receive from the state of Maryland.
The truth of B4U-ACT is made plain by the online activities of those involved in the group. In May of 2009 a “Richard K” working on behalf of B4U-ACT posted the following on a now defunct child molester forum called
For those of you who don’t know, B4U-ACT ( is a 501c3 non-profit organization started by Mike Melsheimer, an out BL [boy lover] who posts at Boychat. The goal of B4U-ACT is to promote communication between BLs/GLs and mental health professionals so they can learn about us and start to work with us to counteract stereotyping, stigmatization, and hatred.
We also want to help them develop *humane* and ethical ways of working with those BLs who want therapy to deal with society’s hatred, or other issues related or unrelated to being BLs. (B4U-ACT does *not* believe BLs are “sick” and need to be “cured”.)
I now work with B4U-ACT, and was part of the planning committee for this workshop that was held last Thursday. The following is a report of what was discussed at the workshop..

The late Mike Melsheimer who started B4U-Act was a convicted child molester, first caught in 1984 when he was the director of Pennsylvania YMCA. He befriended the two young sons of a Nicaraguan immigrant and began producing child pornography using the boys. In 2002 Melsheimer made the news in Maryland by publicly demanding the state provide him lists of comprehensive mental health services for his pedophilia. At the same time, he was a frequent poster on pro-child rape forums using his own name or sometimes the handle “Lek” where he spoke at length of the time he spent in Thailand. In one 2009 discussion on a forum called Boychat, Melsheimer is taken to task by other child molesters for B4U-ACT’s claim they want to help stop “minor attracted adults” from offending.

Who is Richard Kramer?
Richard Kramer is the owner of the website "Male Homosexual Attraction to Minors Information Center" and a member of "Boy Chat". Here is an example of him speaking out on the BoyChat website:

We have to examine our audience and our message. As for the former, we have to do triage. The antis (including the mainstream media, politicians, etc.) are a waste of time. Life's too short and our emotional resources are too limited to get into arguments with people who can't change their minds about us or have vested (political or financial) interests in perpetuating the lies. Then there are the people who already understand (mainly us, but there are a few non-MAAs who understand).

We need to identify the middle group: people who don't know us but who we have a chance of helping to understand. These are people who:
- are oriented toward compassion, understanding, and acceptance of marginalized people
- aren't easily frightened about sex, different perspectives; and
- are skeptical of the conventional wisdom.
It's also important that they have some kind of influence in society in order to maximize the effect of our contacts with them.

As for our message, it's silly and counterproductive to argue a pro-sex position. That's not even the real issue. Society needs to believe we're dangerous in order to justify their hatred. THE HATRED COMES FIRST. Trying to address any issue without addressing the hatred is like treating the symptoms without treating the illness. The gay movement knows that. Very little of the pro-gay literature actually talks about sex. It's all about accepting differences, not hating, stereotyping, and doing violence to people for a characteristic they did not choose, and caring for children and teenagers who are growing up in a society that rejects them.

The list goes on and on and on, Doctors and Pedophiles working together to achieve their common goal. I won't list them all here and waste any more space but if you google any of these names you will find a slew of other people working with them to normalize child sexual abuse.

These organizations are all tied in with each other through the common ground of being pedophiles. Here is a great video on youtube that thoroughly shows how by combining their collective efforts they are attempting to legalize pedophilia.

PLEASE REPOST THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for your advocacy and support.

Take care and STAY SAFE!


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Posted: Aug 31, 2011 12:12am
Jul 14, 2011
Okay, this is a bit odd, weird, and a mixed message to me. We are all aware of the Casey Anthony case, where she was found "Not Guilty" over the death of her daughter, Caylee.


There is a petition out there to sign "Caylee's Law", which, in a nutshell is to make it a felony for a parent NOT to report a child missing within 24 hours, and a child dead - accidental or otherwise - within an hour of finding out.


I signed it, because as a child advocate, I do this sort of thing, but, as a parent, I have to question WHY we need a law like this, when to NOT report is already gross neglect on the parent's part of the bargain. But, in the case of certain mothers, like Casey, obviously it's needed because some mothers just plain have no sense about protecting their own children, whether it's lack of it, or just don't care...


Anyway, after signing the petition, to which Senator Van Wanggaard got this letter on my behalf -

To: Sen.Wanggaard
Subject: Create Caylee's Law, Not Reporting Child's Disappearance Should Be a Felony

Sen. Van Wanggaard

State Capitol, Room 319 South

2 East Main Street

Madison WI 53702


On July 5, 2011, at 1:15 pm CST, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of first degree murder in the death of her daughter Caylee Anthony. The only charges she now faces are four counts of falsifying police reports, each of which only carries a 1 year prison term. Since she has been in jail since August 2008, she will be out of jail ENTIRELY too soon.

I'm writing to propose that a new law be put into effect making it a felony for a parent, legal guardian, or caretaker to not notify law enforcement of the disappearance of a child within 24 hours, so proper steps can be taken to find that child before it's too late.

This way there will be no more cases like Casey Anthony's in the courts, and no more innocent children will have to go without justice.

The case of Caylee Anthony was tragic, and there is no reason for another case like this one to hit the courts. Let's do what is necessary to prevent another case like this from happening.

Note: this email was sent as part of a petition started on, viewable at

To respond, email and include a link to this petition.

Lika Saliscente

Here is the response.

Dear Lika,

Thank you for sharing your opinion that Wisconsin should enact Caylee’s Law, stiffening penalties for failure to report a missing child or the death of a child. I value your opinion, and I appreciate that you took the time to share your opinion with me.

Several of my colleagues have expressed interest in drafting a version of Caylee’s Law, and Representative Samantha Kerkman (R-Powers Lake) is leading the way in the Assembly. Any child abuse case is a tragedy, and we must protect our children.

It is important to note that Wisconsin law already provides safeguards against incidents similar to the Casey Anthony case. Wisconsin Statute 948.21 states that, “Any person who is responsible for a child's welfare who, through his or her actions or failure to take action, intentionally contributes to the neglect of the child is guilty of…a Class D felony if death is a consequence.” There are additional state statutes that address hiding a corpse (Class F felony) and providing false information in the case of kidnapped or missing persons (Class H felony).

Again, thank you for contacting me on this issue. Should any legislation come before me in the Senate, I will keep your concerns in mind. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns on this, or any other, issue.



Van Wanggaard

Wisconsin State Senator

21st Senate District—Serving Racine County



Okay, so. Very good. He supports this, and knows the state laws that are already in existence concerning this issue, and is interested in our children's safe keeping.


So he says, "Any child abuse case is a tragedy, and we must protect our children". Yet this very same person told me ON THE PHONE while talking to him about April's Law that he "disagrees with Cory Mason's draft" because it didn't include a high school sweethearts clause...


Well, HELLO! When do high school sweethearts kidnap each other for the purposes of rape, sexually molest and possibly kill? Since when do high school sweethearts now construe a situation of an adult preying on a child, when most often there are, on average only 3 years between the two people at hand?


I am a little bit disgusted here, is because here a national case gets such high exposure, and a stand alone signature w/o comment gets this type of support for Caylee's Law (which I expect parents to follow even without this in place), yet, as a constituent who spent 3 years working on April's Law to protect our children from sex predators on and offline, with phone calls, emails, etc, and he won't support it because of a high school sweetheart clause?


I am really having a hard time digesting this, because, parents are supposed to be responsible for our children, and this should be a given to begin with, and he supports it... Yet with all my research that I've sent him of cases, right here in Racine of adults preying on children, teachers abusing students, etc... and he won't support that. So, what, it's okay to sexually abuse our children, but, if we cross the line and kill them, that's when it's wrong?


I'm just absolutely disgusted... I apologize for the lettering, but, I couldn't expand the email exchange. Please don't mind while my gaskets are blowing.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2011 11:44pm
May 20, 2011

I wish I had more time to blog, the way I used to blog when I had more time...

Anyway, it just seems to be a toilet bowl of political blogging when it comes to some of these networks. Let's face it, some politics are going to instigate debates.
So anyway, here is this article from my local paper, the Racine Journal Times Online - readers were asked to ask questions because the paper was going to interview him Tuesday and Wednesday. Paul Ryan answers JT, reader questions. In the article where the paper asked the questions, I'd posted mine late Tuesday night, but early enough Wednesday morning (like 2am) about April's Law, I'd even posted links to say what it is all about, and it never got asked. It's a situation such as a 42 year old man getting charged with sexually assaulting a 9 year old, and then these child enticement reports which makes it needed that we have April's Law. Yet we don't want to talk about this?

What is super irritating is that here we're making all these budget cuts, and here we're looking at the schools not re-filling at least some positions that are retiring, but also going to slash another 125 positionsfrom our school district. So now they get to do MORE work with less money.
And what are the plans to counter this? Nothing other than Walmart, who wants to put up a superstore in the middle of a county setting, where there are open farmland to one side, country homes on the other side, and like Walmart is really going to fit there?

I still think that we need a gimmick instead, more like a country store that sells stuff like hand made quilts, antiques, and other country type stuff, and then have a country cafe there too, serving farmer style breakfasts. It would be cool to have it in the shape of a barn. I've suggested it, but, what do I know?

Anyway, the other options? Two ladies who used to own the best Chinese restaurant in town wants to come out of retirement in Illinois wants to come back to Racine to start a carry out Chinese place. Then there is talks about a Red Lobster coming back... maybe I can get a creep to take me there for dinner one day... And the waitress can talk about how she used to be a teacher making $20,000 salary with benefits on top of it, now she can't afford to take her lunch break...

Then, of course, there is our new Voter ID bill, that's getting sent to the Governor to be signed into law. I'm actually ambivalent on this issue, because I really think the republicans are paranoid about voter fraud, while the democrats are paranoid about disenfranchisement. Sure, there is some fraud, but there is no way to eliminate it all. On the other hand, I really don't think that other than absentee voters from the shut in disabled and our over seas people, that those who are here and even get to the polls are going to be turned out too much. On the other hand, if you're a recently married woman, would you be disqualified because your name doesn't match the form? Or is this ANOTHER appointment to have to follow up on, to have to re-register, AGAIN, just because this is another way to hinder the woman's right to vote?

What is the most frustrating, even aside from this party politics thing, I've been working on April's Law for almost 3 years, and that I had my original appointment with former Senator John Lehman about April's Law Wisconsin about 2.5 years ago. I got to talk with Representative Robin Vos, and he was supportive of the issue, which I am grateful. Last summer, I talked to Sen. Lehman and Representative Cory Mason, and they were kind enough to draft it. Super cool. Lehman was going to put it in right at the start of this session back in January. Well, he was replaced with Senator Van Wangaard, and he wants to "wait for Rep. Mason's office" to do something about it. Well, I've recently submitted the petition results for the Wisconsin Petition for April's Law. Because the paper copy went to Sen. Lehman, I don't have the around 60 Racine residents signatures that I collected single handely, no less, and it's maddening that 3 years worth of MY HARD WORK via YVI might be flushed down the toilet like our kids don't matter because the politicians are playing a game of "Whose Law is it Anyway?" I'm asking people to write/call Rep. Mason urging him to put April's Law to the floor. Obviously, this one woman battle is not moving very well, and I need your help. I also need people to write to Sen. Wangaard to have him take a more pro-active role on the issue.


Room 6 North State Capitol
P.O. Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708 Telephone (608) 266-0634 Or (888) 534-0062 Fax (608) 282-3662 Email


Room 319 South State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707 Telephone (608) 266-1832 Or (866) 615-7510 Fax (608) 282--3561 Email

People, just remember to be polite, you get better responses. Here is a sample letter:

Dear Honorable (Senator or Representative)

My name is (your name), I am a constituent. (I am not a constituent, but have relatives who are). I strongly support April's Law in order to consistently protect our sexually abused children who need us to be on a look out on their behalf.
Too many sex offenders who prey on our children go back into society just to reoffend again. For the sake of our children, please push April's Law Wisconsin through!

Thank you sincerely,

(Your Name)
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Posted: May 20, 2011 1:07am
Apr 16, 2011
WOOT! Okay, sorry to have a party here w/o inviting people sooner, but, this is huge news, and I think it's exciting.

Representative Mason is putting the final touches on April's Law Wisconsin, to ensure that kidnapping for intent to molest children gets added into the current draft, and will hopefully be introducing it to the Assembly later this month. This is VERY exciting to begin with.

And now, even MORE on the good news, up and up, Senator Wangaard's office FINALLY contacted me about April's Law Wisconsin, and wants to set up a meeting in the first part of May.

I'd sent him a message through one of these other sites, and got this automated message back from him:

Thank you for contacting my office. I appreciate that you wrote to me to express your concerns. Please be assured that my staff and I are reading every email we receive. We are still working through a backlog of emails from the budget repair bill, but we will review your email as soon as possible.


Van Wanggaard
Wisconsin State Senator
Senate District 21Serving Racine County

My response back was:

In reading every email, please ensure that you get back to me ASAP as for the April's Law draft that I've emailed to you several times. My home phone is 262-xxx-xxxx - we ought to do a meeting to talk about protecting our children from sex predators on and off line.

From J the legislative assistant:

Hello Ms. S,
I'd be happy to set up a meeting in Madison with Senator Wanggaard. We are currently scheduling for the first and second week of May on our calendar--you can give our office a call at (608) xxx-xxxx to set up a meeting or email me with some dates that work for you. The Senator is typically at the Capitol Tuesday-Thursday every week.
Thank you!
Legislative Aide
Office of Senator Wanggaard

So, I'm shooting for Monday, May 2, for an afternoon coffee/tea. I'm looking forward to it, and well, lets hope all goes well to get April's Law Wisconsin into the law books! Thanks for all supporters of April's Law, even if in concept only. For now, I'm happier than pie. WOOT!

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Posted: Apr 16, 2011 12:52am
Jan 19, 2011

A friend of mine checked this with snopes and they agree.

Phenylpropanolamine (PPA)

ingredient that is causing
strokes and seizures in children

Orange 3D Cold & Allergy Cherry (Pink)
3D Cold & Cough Berry
3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D Expectorant

Phenylpropanolamine (PPA)
Hi Everyone
I am passing this email forwarded to me this morning. It's about a
medication that is familiar to many of us. Note also the FDA 's comments
at the end of the message.
I received this information from a friend whose mother recently passed away.

Apparently, this was caused by a
medication that is deadly. Here are the details and I suggest you pass it on to your loved ones and others.

Phenylpropanolamine (PPA)

I would like to thank those of you who expressed condolences on the recent passing of my mother. She suffered a hemorrhagic stroke while she was driving home from my house at 7:30 and passed away at 8:30. My mother's stroke and passing was an enormous shock to my family because she did not have any symptoms or risk factors for a stroke. Just the week before she had gone to her doctor for a check up and received a clean bill of health. She did, however, develop a cold while she was visiting me and had taken
Alka Seltzer Cold Plusfor 3 days. Since her passing, we have learned that Alka Seltzer is one of the many cold medicines that contains Phenylpropanolamine (PPA) which can cause hemorrhagic stokes or cerebral bleeding even with the first use. I am forwarding a list of other medications that currently use PPA. These medicines are supposedly being recalled but my mother just purchased this medication less than two weeks ago. Pharmaceutical companies
have known about this danger for years, we unfortunately, did not.

I urge you to review the list of medicines with PPA and avoid these medications. All drugs containing
PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are dangerous. You may want to try calling the 800 number listed on most drug boxes and inquire about a REFUND. Please read this CAREFULLY. Also, please pass this on to everyone you know. STOP TAKING anything containing this ingredient. It has been linked to increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain) among women ages 18-49 in the three days after starting use of medication. Problems were not found in men, but the FDA recommended that everyone (even children) seek alternative medicine.

following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:

Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant
Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements
Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
Alka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or or ange)
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu Medicine
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus Effervescent
Alka Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine
BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
BC Sinus Cold Powder
Comtrex Flu Therapy & Fever Relief
Day & Night Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules
Contac 12 Hour Caplets
Coricidin D Cold, Flu & Sinus
Dexatrim Caffeine Free
Dexatrim Extended Duration
Dexatrim Gelcaps
Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free
Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elixir
Dimetapp Elixir
Dimetapp 4 Hour Liquid Gels
Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets
Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets
Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
Permathene Mega-16
Robitussin CF
Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal Congestion
Triaminic DM Cough Rel! ief
Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head
Triaminic Syrup ! ! Cold & amp;am p; Allergy
Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough

I just found out and called the
800# on the container for Triaminic and
they informed me that they are voluntarily recalling the following medicines
because of a certain ingredient that is causing
strokes and seizures in children:

Orange 3D Cold & Allergy Cherry (Pink)
3D Cold & Cough Berry
3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D Expectorant

They are asking you to call them at 800-548-3708 with the lot number on
the box so they can send you postage for you to send it back to them, and
they will also issue you a refund. If you know of anyone else with small children,


DO PASS ALONG TO ALL ON YOUR MAILING LIST so people are informed. They can then pass it along to their families.

To confirm these findings please take time to check the following:

Gail Stenson
Public Health Clerk
St. James-Assiniboia
Health & Social Services Center
2015 Portage Avenue R3J 0K3
Phone: 940-2388 Fax: 940-2636

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Posted: Jan 19, 2011 11:56pm
Dec 4, 2010
In honor of Male Abuse Awareness week, which is hosted annually from December 1-8 each year, I'd like to post some other websites that are available for everyone.

First of course is sponsored by PLF. There are counseling sessions available, and it is all confidential and anonymous. You may have to register for some, but, it's worth taking steps forward.

I'd like to introduce the Surviving Spirit website:

This is a comprehensive website, with many aspects that help people past the abuse issues, and there IS help for those who have other issues also. It is a professional site, with much information. Please check it out, and if you need them, please contact them. It's a great site.

Please also continue to go to YVI's website, and see what interests you. Even if you don't want to talk to legislators, you may still want to pass out the petitions, and we still need you to sign and pass around the Sean's Voice Petition, to push for equity in services for our abused men, who currently have little to nothing. Please read precious baby Sean's story there. While you're at it, please sign your name to the petition:

Last but not least, Namid is the founder of the R.A.P.E. Foundation, which stands for Recovery. Advocacy. Prevention. Education. She is a strong and beautiful woman who cares about others. Please check out the foundation's website:

Namid has books available for self help for people in need of moving through rape, incest, sexual assault, and much more. Her bookstore is here:

Please guys, if you are in need of recovery, and aren't ready to talk to someone, please order her book, The Strength of a Man and go through the workbook too. Men aren't always the social butterflies that women are, where we reach out. This book set can really help you. Here is her myspace profile which have other important websites Namid would like for you to see -

My best wishes, peace out.
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