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We believe in protecting our environment, so the Silver Buzz Cafe web site is hosted on a server in a "green", energy conserving data center. 100% of the power for the datacenter is bought from suppliers that use renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectric, windmill and solar plants.

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Could The Obama-Biden Energy Plan Work?

The President announced significant tax breaks for the middle classes yesterday. Was anyone listening and what are the chances that the GOP will allow them to happen? [...]

Internet Metering – A New Battle On The Horizon

AT&T is introducing Internet data metering and surcharges for people who exceed a usage cap. That seems OK, but their metering technique is suspect and users may be overcharged. [...]

Beyond Pointing – Part 6 – Regulator Ignores Blowout Preventer Design Flaws

The investigation into the design and performance of the blowout preventer that failed and caused the Deepwater Horizon disaster should have lessons for the entire offshore drilling industry. Unfortunately, the regulators of that industry are ignoring the lessons. [...]

Link Found Between Hypertension And Declining Walking Speed

Many studies have proven that walking as little as a mile several times a week is good for our health. New research has discovered an, as yet unexplained, link between high blood pressure and walking speed. [...]

One Year On – Health Care Reform Progress Explained

It’s a year since the health care reform bill was passed. Where are we now and who is trying to take our benefits away? [...]

UK Team Finds Natural Way To Transport Drugs Across The Blood-Brain Barrier

Researchers in the UK have found a way to use a natural mechanism to transport medications across the blood-brain barrier, a potential breakthrough in the treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and meningitis. [...]

Gardening Is Good For Us

Guess what? Gardening is good for us, especially seniors. [...]

Fighting Medicare Fraud By Educating and Recruiting Seniors

A new Administration on Aging campaign will run a series of Public Service Announcements aimed at educating seniors to the risk of Medicare fraud. It will be backed by a bolstered Senior Medicare Patrol. Don’t worry – they’re not vigilantes. There’s also an opportunity to volunteer. [...]

Disaster In Japan – How To Donate To The Red Cross

Find out how you can donate to the Red Cross to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. [...]

Survey Confirms That Most Seniors Believe GOP Lies About Medicare

Yet another survey shows that GOP misinformation about the effects of health care reform, centered on Medicare benefits, is working. [...]

The Origins Of Our Species – A Bit Of Extra Homework

Did the dinosaurs really walk the Earth with humans? Who came first – Neanderthals or Cavemen? Find out at Silver Buzz Cafe today! [...]

New Drug Approved For Treating Lupus

The FDA has just approved the first new drug for treating Lupus in over a half a century. However, it’s only partially effective. [...]

The British Appear To Be Healthier Than Americans

Yet another study emphasizes the fact that we really don’t have the best health care in the world. Even the Brits, with their socialized health care system, are healthier than us! [...]

Scientists Identify New Gene Variations Linked To Heart Disease

A new study of gene variants has opened up new possibilities for investigating factors related to heart disease in addition to the currently understood ones. [...]

So Be It – Axing Government Jobs – Part 2 – Health & Human Services

Today we look at a means to cut about $850 billion off of the federal budget – by abolishing the US Department of Health and Human Services. [...]

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