I cannot for the life of me understand why people who have access to nutritional information still eat at Fast Food restaurants. I’m not talking about people for whom this is the most affordable option for dining-out or people who choose to eat at one fo these places a few times a year. The people who baffle me are the ones who know that books like “Fast Food Nation” or movies like “Supersize Me” exist, and yet they choose to remain in the dark about what it is they are putting into their bodies. I really can’t complain if they know and continue to eat it. Free will is a great and powerful thing. But to CHOOSE not to know. Or to know and not care, like those who are reading about this Taco Bell lawsuit and commenting that they don’t care if it’s meat because it’s delicious. How can you not CARE? It’s unfathomable. To not be interested in what your putting into your body and how it effects your health makes absolutely no sense to me.
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I read about a Bio-chip on Department of Homeland Security that’s a little more freaky than some of us would think. Please read about it while I spend the weekend in Canada.
Transcribed from a Power Point Slide Pesentation ‘The 666 Microchip’ – July 15, 2008
I heard a report on NPR that nearly half of all Americans are on some sort of prescription drug. While the story tried to convince us that it’s a good thing because it means that we have had major advancements in medical technology and science, I tend to think that it has more to do with pharmaceutical companies making billions of dollars on health care that many Americans have to pay for out of their own pocket. I highly doubt that so many Americans would be on so many drugs if the government was footing the bill.
Our health care system has become a money making industry and has strayed so far from its original intent that I wonder if doctors have forgotten the “do no harm” part of their oath. Easy health care doesn’t mean it’s good health care. Prescribing a pill instead of diet and exercise doesn’t do anyone any good, especially since we’re in this particular health care nightmare of rampant diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure because of what we eat and our propensity to sit on the couch rather than go for a walk.
While everyone’s focusing on the current situation with the airlines, few people are asking why it’s so important for them to make the safety changes now, especially when it’s already been proved that we’ve been flying in unsafe planes for years. Maybe it has more to do with the rising cost of fuel and the fact that airlines are breaking even or losing money on fuel every time they put a plane in the air. Of course, no one wants to fault the oil companies for anything, and we pretend they’re above reproach, so the major airlines can’t come out and say, “We can’t afford to fly because fuel prices are so high.” That would allow for a lot of criticism that the government can’t answer.
Without a massive protest, without airlines shutting down and giving us the real reason, without truckers staying off the road for more than a few hours, without people refusing to drive to work because they can’t afford gas, there will never be a change. DRIVE LESS, FLY LESS, BUY LOCAL GOODS!!!
Here’s a really good reason to conserve fuel: 4,032 US Soldiers killed in Iraq; 29,676 US soldiers wounded in Iraq.
A report came out yesterday saying that there are all sorts of prescription drugs in our water. Of course, the FDA (who can be blindly trusted because they’re a government agency) says that because the drugs are in the parts per billion, they can’t really have an effect on us. Or can they? Has it occurred to anyone that the severe rise in strange illnesses, tumors, etc… among the American public could be attributed to the prolonged effects of fertility, psychotropic, and various other medications in our WATER. You know, the substance that gives and sustains nearly ALL life on the planet. Does this concern anyone else?
I don’t follow sports all that often, but I spent some time as a child at baseball games with my father. I enjoy lacrosse, soccer, and the Tour De France, but my enjoyment really comes from watching the marvel of the human body and what it can accomplish. Of course, I was under the impression that most athletes were honest and did not rely on enhancements to perform. I find that as more athletes are exposed, the majesty of their abilities is increasingly fleeting. They no longer serve as an example to young men and women who strive for perfection in their game without steroids and other enhancements. Coaches working with younger athletes must find this disturbing, as they cannot point to an athlete and say, “Look. This is what hard work and dedication can accomplish.” No one knows which statistics are real and which are sullied by the myriad of chemical alterations available to the young star. Even more unfortunately, my disappointment is not accompanied by surprise. This is just another in a long line of shortcuts taken more and more frequently by Americans who used to be revered for their drive and determination.
Or Chinese manufactured toys. Let’s take a look at the similarities. The US government gave smallpox laden blankets to the American Indians to weaken the population and make it easier for us to take over the country. It worked out pretty well for us. We were able to slaughter millions because their men were weak and their women were busy taking care of their dying children. So why hasn’t anyone taken a good look at the number of poorly manufactured and dangerous toys coming out of China and thought, “This is smallpox all over again.” What if the Chinese are trying to distract us, weaken our population, and kill our children so that there will be no one to fight them in generations to come when they are suffering from an enormous overpopulation problem and need more land, more water, and more of pretty much everything. China is dangerous. The time for conventional warfare is over. Countries are looking for new and different ways todestroy each other financially, psychologically, and physically. Why do we assume that we are immune?