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Deirdre's Book Pick Of The Week

 

  How To Prevent Autism by Dara Berger - The statistics are alarming and become more so every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, making it one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the United States. 

Take Action to BAN Chlorpyrifos: The Senate has just introduced a bill (S.1624) that would BAN chlorpyrifos, a toxic pesticide that harms kids’ brains. This pesticide has been linked to serious health effects in young children when their mothers were exposed during pregnancy, including nervous system damage, autism, ADHD and lower IQs.  Take Action Now!

Weeding Out Vaccine Toxins: MMR, Glyphosate, and the Health of a Generation - Glyphosate, often sold under the brand name “Roundup,” is the most widely used weed killer in the U.S. Glyphosate is a “non-selective herbicide,” which means it kills many plants, not just weeds. It kills them by interfering with the production of critical proteins necessary for growth. 

Back to School, Away from Toxins - by Deirdre Imus, August 10, 2017 - For countless American kids, back to school time means shopping for new backpacks, supplies, and outfits. For millions of families, especially those whose children have asthma and other health or learning issues, it also means ensuring that their child’s school won’t make them sicker, or interfere with their learning.   

Deirdre's Dish Picks


Philharmonic Peach Salsa: Recipe by Ellen Troyer with David Amess and the Biosyntrx staff. Juicy ripe peaches, herbs, a bit of jalapeño, and a ripe avocado creates a sweet and spicy salsa perfect for summer, particularly when used as a condiment for grilled chicken or fish. 

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    Vicky Ward Likes to Tell Icky Stories

    Someone with a masters degree in English from Cambridge University, like Vicky Ward, has no business talking to Imus, a master cowboy. But this unlikely duo found common ground in their mutual appreciation for salacious stories, like the one Ward tells in her book, The Devil’s Casino, about the bigwigs at the new defunct Lehman Brothers. Just how she came into the icky details of drugs and backstabbing is a subject of great interest itself.

    She received a call one day asking if she was the Vicky Ward working on a book about Lehman, and quickly said yes. “Well, you need to see some documents I have,” said the voice on the other end of the line. This person also told Ward they would write the “definitive story of Lehman” themselves, but feared it would spell disaster for his career.

    “I didn’t know what he was going to hand over,” she said, but agreed to meet this man by herself, at 7am on a Saturday morning, someplace 90 minutes outside Manhattan.

    Though she was a bit nervous, Ward’s a tough cookie, having dealt with mercenaries in Africa and received death threats in the past. “I had done enough due diligence on this guy, and I knew he was legit,” she told Imus. “He had actually worked at Lehman. The chances of me ending up dead in a ditch were about .5 percent. But, you never know.”

    The risk was surely worth the reward, as the documents handed over to Ward were invaluable firsthand accounts of the last 25 years at Lehman Brothers, kept by senior members of its staff.

    “The diaries were commissioned in the hope that everyone would remember things that one man wanted them to remember,” she said, referring to Joe Gregory, the number two guy at the firm. The result was not what he had in mind, nor was it anything he wanted to go public.

    “They wrote down stories of backstabbing and betrayal,” said Ward. The diaries also divulged tales of rampant rule-breaking, competitiveness, and lying that dated back to the 1970s.

    And not much has changed since Lehman’s collapse in 2008, and the undoing of other large firms like Bear Stearns: just last week, the SEC charged Goldman Sachs with knowingly selling bad mortgages to clients for the profit of a hedge fund. Goldman insists they were under no obligation to tell their customer what they knew.

    “Really, what we should see in the financial reform bill, it should stop bankers from making immoral choices,” said Ward, who knows of several “boutique banks” that are now cautioning employees to use better judgment.

    It raises the age-old question of whether morality can be legislated. If that’s the case, the entire cast of the Imus in the Morning program is in even more trouble than Wall Street.

    -Julie Kanfer
    

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