The recent political chatter about “Obamacare” before the Supreme Court of the United States got a great deal of media attention. President Obama added fuel to the fire when he declared, “Ultimately, I am confident the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”
For someone who was a law professor those words were absurd. Even if a bill passed unanimously in the house and senate, it could still be overturned – if the law was in violation of the Constitution.
None of the four developer proposals to “reinvent” the Nassau Veterans Coliseum is shockingly flawed or disturbing.
A couple of the artist’s conceptions seem like real improvements to the look of the arena building, but it’s not clear that making a cooler coliseum is what we should be looking for. Now that we no longer have to focus on what the public can do for the Islanders hockey team, we no longer need to lock ourselves into merely a newer version of what we already have.
Yet we haven’t unleashed the public’s creativity, and we still haven’t measured or reassessed what it is Nassau County needs, wants and expects out of that site and any remaining space around it. The county government seems resigned to give us Islanders Lite. No NHL hockey? We’ll have minor league hockey. Minor league something.
Lawrence Quinn, a former Glen Cove resident and the father of New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, is an Irish-American man of a certain age. So I can only imagine the look on his face when playwright Eve Ensler read aloud graphic passages of her best-known work, The Vagina Monologues, at his daughter’s 1999 City Council swearing-in ceremony.
When Ensler was finished, Mr. Quinn, who was sitting onstage during Ensler’s performance, looked at his daughter and said, “You couldn’t just have had the Pledge of Allegiance?”
Written by Robert McMillan Friday, 13 April 2012 00:00
If, a few weeks ago, someone said to me that you need to write a column about the word “honey,” I would have laughed it off. Then, my wife attended a luncheon where the hostess expanded on the virtues of honey and cinnamon. And she even handed out a paper with the way honey and cinnamon could be used for better health.
Before getting into the health issues, take a look at the origin of “honeymoon.” The word goes back 4,000 years to Ancient Babylon when newly married couples would drink mead, a honey based alcoholic drink, for a lunar month after marriage. Thus, evolved the word honeymoon.
Next, honey was used for dressing wounds. The application of honey to a wound prevents microbial growth and it causes no tissue damage.
As for the use of the word honey when talking to a loved one, the sweet relationship fits closely to the taste of honey.
Now, on to the health application of honey and cinnamon. By the way, honey is the only food which does not spoil.
As I got into the details of honey and cinnamon, I found the health benefits almost impossible to comprehend. The list of diseases treatable by the combination goes on and on.
First, it is recommended that the honey be “real raw unpasteurized honey.” The first incredible treatment is that a paste of cinnamon and honey on a slice of toast can actually lower cholesterol.
Next, arthritis patients who take, every morning and at night, the cinnamon and honey with a glass of warm water, find that the pain leaves and those unable to walk actually started to walk again.
Even cancer can be treated. Some recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that bone and stomach cancer have been treated successfully through the use of cinnamon and honey.
The common cold can also be treated with cinnamon and honey. The process will cure the cough and clear the sinuses. Recently, with a cough, I found that the process did help me.
Beyond the above treatments, cinnamon and honey can treat skin infections, pimples, indigestion, upset stomachs, weight loss, insect bites, toothaches, and hair loss. To me, the research has just been amazing!
If you want to check out some of the details and the formulas for cinnamon and honey treatments, go to http://www. snopes.com/homecure/honey.asp. Now, I am not a doctor and cannot authenticate these treatments, I can say that my research has come up with very interesting websites with significant supporting information.