~A Veteran~

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of "Up to and including my life". That is honor, and there are far too many people in this country who no longer understand it. - Author Unknown

Monday, April 6, 2009

Jackie Kennedy VS Michelle Obama?

There is no comparison between these two women, their personalities, and what they represent.

Comparing Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama is like comparing a classy sophisticated woman to a hyena in a dress.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Have a little Rocket Fuel, baby!

Not long ago it was found that the Chinese added melamine to infant formula to mask the actual protein nutrients.

Melamine artificially makes milk appear to have more protein; it can cause kidney diseases such as those seen in the Chinese infants and can cause death.

The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to feed their infants infant formula from China because the safety and nutritional adequacy of infant formula from China was/is unknown.

Recently, infant formula from China by the name of Guan Wei Yuan was found for sale in an Asian retail market in New York.

The FDA is "suppose" to be the regulatory group that makes sure food items are safe.

A study by government researchers released Thursday tested 15 different brands of formula and found a chemical -- also found in rocket fuel -- contaminating every single one. The chemical- perchlorate.

The FDA maintains that the parts per billion of this chemical are in their eyes considered LOW and not harmful to babies.

So saddle up and take a trip to your local Shuttle Launch and sip on some Rocket fuel!

Oh but wait! The EPA has found perchlorate in the drinking water in 23 states!

To add insult to injury, when you mix infant formula contaminated with perchlorate - a rocket fuel ingredient than can interfere with infant brain development - with water that's also contaminated with perchlorate, you put rocket fuel on baby's menu. Twice.

Do you trust the FDA?

"I'll pay you Tuesday for a Cheeseburger today"

The little phrase spoken by Whimpy from Popeye, that generated a large population into the hamburger eating frenzy.
Granted back in the 50's and 60's, hamburgers were made from ground beef. Simply formed into patties and fried on a flat grill, then served with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, ketchup, mustard, and a bun.

These days, the meat is pre processed, additives to "enhance flavor" are included, the buns have extra sweeteners in them, the vegetables are sparse and often do not taste like their namesake IE: tomato, lettuce, etc. The ketchup has a LOAD of sugar in it, as well as mustard with added corn syrup. The cheese used tastes more like plastic than aged creamy cheeses.

If you happen to grab one of these burgers during a pit stop a few times a week, and your waistline is expanding---do you give thought to perhaps it is the "fast food" you consume?

There was a law suit a few years ago that claimed MC Donald's makes you fat. Several obese individuals started a class action law suit to get billions from MC Donald's. While I agree a diet that includes MC Donald's frequently will indeed add extra to your weight, and yes, MC Donald's workers have stated several times in off-commentary interviews that the "addictive" substances added to EVERY food MC Donald's serves is SUGAR, SALT, and FATS; it is the person(s) who pull into that parking lot to get those food items that cause their own obesity issues.

It is just as easy to say, "I want a cheeseburger!" and go home and prepare your own concoction. Driving PAST the fast food lures is quite easy. Think about that old phrase " a moment on the lips, forever on the hips."

However in this EXTREMELY LAZY society, people have to have more than their health declining as a reason to STOP bad behavior.

If Fast Food was taxed similar to the new cigarette taxes, and that "dollar menu" was no longer available because of the tax increase, Fast Food wouldn't look so appealing any longer.

Consider your health the next time you crave Fast Food. Consider the additives that cause cancer and other health issues which are put into the Fast Food items you consume. Cook at home---at least then you KNOW what your getting.