Tuesday, May 23, 2006

the fattening of america - initial post

Ok, i'll be brief. this is nothing more than a link to a trailer for the new movie "Fast Food Nation", another look into the american food industry marketing machine.

there's a saying, "Eat shit and die" usually used as an insult. If you take it as a statement of fact, it become more like, "If you eat shit, than you will die".

NOW watch the trailer, and listen, and learn...

if the link doesn't work, cut and paste the URL below.


Thursday, May 04, 2006

Stephen Colbert at The White House

I'm converted! I didn't really like this guy, but then I saw the video of him at the White House Correspondents dinner. I think that he is the gutsiest guy in the world to have said what he did. He pulled no punches and as you'll see from the video, really touched a lot of nerves. I expect Cheney to invite him on the next hunting trip.

Here's the link to the videos...
Colbert in DC

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

could diet be the answer?

Why are poor British men healthier than wealthy American men

A recent study shows that poor British men are healthier than wealthy American men (the story at npr.org)

After you read the story, think about something - why don't they look at the food consumed by both groups. I suspect that the food eaten by Americans is both highly processed and/or loaded with all sorts of chemicals, while the British diet, is probably composed of minimally processed food with fewer chemical additives.

There is remarkable evidence of the impact that the American food industry has had on our declining health. Unfortunately, the food industry has way more money than their opponents and most of us never find out the real truth until it's too late.

Want more information? check out "The Food Revolution" by John Robbins.

City Place parking meters

valet parking vs. parking meters

I go to City Place in West Palm Beach on a regular basis. I know that parking is limited, so usually park in one of the garages, or behind the Kravis Center, at a parking meter.

Is it just me, or are more and more parking meters being "hooded" and reserved for valet parking?

I don't get it, the city paid to install all those parking meters, which I am sure cost me, a palm beach county resident, something, and yet now I can't use them because some private company gets to profit from them.

I am sure that there is a very valid reason, since, in stark contrast to other local governments, the political scene in WPB is squeaky clean, and that no one has personally profited from this situation. ***BULLSHIT***.

The city has lost the revenue potential from parking meters that my taxes paid for. If I'm wrong, prove it. Otherwise, I shouldn't be the only one who's curious.