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Comment: Re:Unsupported assertions (Score 1) 220 220

After all bread is processed foods!

Well, not a great example....processed refined wheat products (i.e. BREAD) are NOT good for you. They spike your blood insulin levels and go straight to fat (do not pass GO, do not collect $200). And these types of foods promote inflammation of the gut, which can be detrimental to your entire organ system.

Much of the obesity today can be attributed to sugar and the huge amount of refined carb products.

Combine that with the fact that much of the processing behind processed foods kills off much of the enzyme activity and denatures the proteins....the nutrition of the food is very much depleted before it ever reaches your mouth.

Comment: Re:Methamphetamines age you prematurely. (Score 1) 220 220

Step one to not aging so fast: Don't be white trash.

Seriously, every white trash friend I've ever had ended up looking 10-20 years older than their age by the time they're in their 30's. I've seen 20-something white trash who looking like they were middle-aged.

White Trash is basically the Caucasian equivalent of nigger, right?

Why is that post not getting down modded as fast as this one be due to the utterance of the dreaded "N" word?

Comment: Re:So does this qualify as 'organic'? (probably) (Score 1) 239 239

Yeah! You guys (and gals) know how to do food right! I really enjoy my trips there - never thought it'd be the same after the floods, but you can't keep good things down (unless they're food).

Actually, the long run, Katrina was one of the best things that happened to New Orleans. There was 1-2 year struggle after but since then, the city is MUCH better overall.

After the first year, we actually had MORE restaurants than before the storm.

Due to money coming in after Katrina, this city was largely unaffected by the recession and the housing value drop the rest of the US experienced.

And frankly, a lot of the *bad* sort in the city were flushed out, and one of the largest demographics moving in, are 25-35 year old , well educated folks with good jobs following them. While in past couple years...the bad part of the city has infiltrated back in some, and crime has gone up, but over all...the city is much better, much stronger and better equipped to be a good place to live since the storm. just another year of so, one of the last projects remaining will be torn down and replaced with mixed housing...doing this all these years to the other horrible crime infested projects throughout the city, has really helped a lot too. And once the large VA/LSU medical corridor opens soon down Canal St.....more good paying jobs will be coming in here.

Yep, come for a visit....we're a much better city at the 10 year Katrina anniversary.

Comment: Re:take care of yourself and you will look good (Score 1) 220 220

Well, how about this just to make it a bit easier.

Try to avoid any wheat products....and most grains in general, but wheat products especially.

Maybe even more general than this.

Avoid all WHITE foods with the exception of cauliflower.

That alone will go a LONG way towards helping your general and long term health.

Comment: Re: Good for greece (Score 1) 1254 1254

My proposal: have the Fed fund a basic income at zero cost to taxpayers. The Fed could structure it under Section 13 (13) of the Federal Reserve Act, as loans to individuals with negative interest. Thus, people would be paid to borrow. Give everyone who wants it, a basic income of $20,000 per year.

And exactly HOW will this be paid for??

No taxpayers on line for this? Is the Fed to print more money to just "give" everyone $20K a year?? At some point, all this magical printed money from nowhere has to be backed by the very least printing $20K for every US citizen will devalue out already devalued currency by leaps and bounds..

This type thing is just the type of thinking that leads down the road to a Greece type meltdown.

The govt (at least the US govt, fed and state) is NOT there to support you or bail you out. It is there simply to protect the borders, to enforce contracts and basic laws. At least..that was the constitutionally supported basic LIMITED responsibilities and rights the govt was supposed to have.

Comment: Re:huh (Score 1, Interesting) 207 207

Perhaps they can move even further away from Washington (and the US govt in general) Europe for instance.

They all seem to want to try to turn the US into a socialistic type society modeled after much of Europe.

Right now we're looking more and more like Greece in a few years after they've left....

Comment: Re:Maternity leave (Score 1) 248 248

One year is as arbitrary as three. And you admit that spending some time with the child when they are young is a good thing so what really is your problem with maternity leave? Just because it isn't the amount you are accustomed to doesn't mean it is wrong.

I think spending time with the child at home over the first years is GREAT and I think the lack of this in todays society has lessened the quality of kids today over yesteryear (with respect to manners and the parental participation in the educational process, etc).

However, I don't believe it should be up to other to PAY for this. If you're gonna have kids, well, then PLAN and be fiscally ready before you pull the old rubber off or quit taking the pill. Be ready to sacrifice, and not live on the ideal standard with nice shiny cars and electronic toys.

It is your kid, plan before you fuck and have one.

Comment: Re:Sole provider? (Score 1) 248 248

Is there something wrong with wanting a rewarding career that you're passionate about?

Nope...but the reality is, most people do NOT have the luxury of having the time and resources to find the perfect job they love in order to work and make a living.

I guess it does help to attain that if you have a man supporting you till you find the one job you love, but that's mostly a luxury for women....but even that has its limitations with 3 mouths to feed and one new one to save for to educate later in life.

Comment: Re:Why force her to do something she doesn't want (Score 0) 248 248

Those of us having children are the only ones helping you have all the social welfare programs (pensions and Social Security, etc.)

Social Security...are you serious?

I have paid into that damned system all my life, and would have loved early on to have been able to take that money and invest it myself, rather than the Feds. But here we are now, and by the time I get to retirement age, it likely won't be around, or it will be so severely crippled with new regulations and moving the retirement age, I'll likely never see a meaningful fraction of what I put into it.

And by listening to the millineals (sp?) today they don't seem to want to respect the system put in place, and don't feel they owe anything to the previous generation, and hell...whine that life is tough (entitlement mentality), and they aren't coming out of school making $50K a year, etc. So, no, they don't want to pay into the system, and with the debt the Feds have rolled up these past two presidents....the SS system will go tits up long before I'll get anything out of it.

I"m scrambling now to sock back every cent I possibly can to take care of my own self in my older years. I won't have a wealthy retirement of traveling and golf, but I'm making damned sure I'll have a roof over my head I can call my own, and no debt. The trick is in timing having a good, reliable car that is paid off that will likely last me through the retirement years.

But no..I have no faith in your progeny to uphold the social safety nets or obligations to the elders of society at all.

What is a pension by the way? I thought that term disappeared in the 50's.

Comment: Re:Why force her to do something she doesn't want (Score 0) 248 248

First of all....3 YEARS of maternity leave?!?!? What...was the kid a difficult birth, or have problems? Seriously, maternity leave is like a year, more than that is taking time to spend with a kid as a stay at home mother (which is a good thing generally), but wow...that term really is more than should be applied here.

That being said...who is pushing for her to get back in the workforce...her or you?

Once you answer that question...well, it should be up to her where she wants to work and doing what. IT may be a good way to go, but only if that's what she wants to do. There are other interests, and certainly these days...other forms of employment that are more lucrative than just being a code monkey again.

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