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Hey, the US military cares about overweight kids in America. Woohoo!

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Two former chairs of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and retired Generals are concerned about the health of American children.  Well, only concerned for those who want to serve their country in military service.

Despite the increase in enrollment in the US military, being overweight or obese, whichever way you want to look at it, is the top reason why applicants aren’t getting in to military service.  I’m sure these two individuals aren’t the first to speak of national security being at threat with the worry that there may be a future decline in numbers within the military but they are trying to push for better nutrition within the schools in attempts of preventing obesity in American youth.

Yes, it’s easy to blame the schools but it should start in the home first and frankly, it shouldn’t be cheaper to feed a family at McDonald’s versus going to a grocery store and buying food to cook it yourself.  There’s something wrong with that picture right there.  Even though I do not live in the United States, I have been to different areas and each time I’ve been there, it feels like it’s a lot harder to find a grocery store than it would be anywhere here in Canada. 

Surely the military may be affected in the future but there has to be a complete re-haul of how Americans eat before people, like these Generals, start commenting and speaking their minds when this issue goes wayyyy deeper than eliminating tater tots from the school cafeteria.


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May 1, 2010 at 10:09 PM

Veterinarian’s commit suicide more in the UK than anyone else?

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I am really surprised at this fact, actually.  I knew that dentists had a high suicide rate but I wouldn’t have expected that for vets.  In the UK, vets are ‘four times the national average for suicide’ which is kinda scary to hear.  Do they euthanize that many animals for it to mess them up??  Looks like the education system (ie. veterinary school) should be teaching different classes, or at least something to focus on the stresses and potential psychological effects.  Either way, next time I see my pet’s vet, I’ll be extra nice or something.  lol

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December 4, 2009 at 1:32 AM

Swine Flu 1976 and Juicy Propaganda

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Insert Twilight Zone music now….It’s funny how the mainstream-fear-mongering-media stillll won’t discuss how there was a swine flu scare or “pandemic” back in ’76 and the reprocutions that came about from people taking the vaccine, or that the new swine flu/H1N1 originated in North Carolina in 1998.  Check the video for yourself .

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November 7, 2009 at 1:55 AM

Around the world…

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◙   The UN General Assembly voted today condemning the U.S. embargo on Cuba – even though the vote won’t change anything.  Even though Obama has said on a few occasions that he wanted to improve relations with Cuba, there hasn’t been any improvements.  Will there ever be??


◙   U.S. House of Representatives voted today on a massive $894 billion health-care reform bill but the cost to reform the horrible health care system could exceed $1 trillion.  The sad thing is only approximately 36 million people will be covered by the proposed government plan. 


◙   The Nobel Women’s Initiative have written a letter as a part of a peace campaign for the people of Tibet and those living in exile, like the Dalai Lama.  I’m all for it!!  In the words of John Lennon, give peace a chance.  Check it out here.


◙   In sports news, Cristiano Ronaldo will be sitting out of next week’s game versus AC Milan due to an ankle injury.  Let’s hope Milan whoops them again!!   The Yankees have tied the series 1-1 against the Phillies tonight, winning game 2.

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October 30, 2009 at 12:07 AM

Sad story: 13-yr old boy from Toronto area dies from H1N1

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H1N1 is on another level now that it’s taken another young life here in Ontario.  Evan Frustaglio, 13 years old, who was a young, healthy and athletic boy died last night from what doctors are saying was the H1N1 virus.  Of course this came out of nowhere for the Frustaglio family, as they brought their son to the doctor’s the day before and because he was showing mild symptoms of a cold or flu, he was sent home and not prescribed anything (antibiotics, etc).  Such a tragedy for this family and my sympathies and condolences go out to the Frustaglio family during this horrible time.  This whole H1N1 thing is starting to get a bit scarier; I guess the media is doing a great job at pushing the issue and when you hear about such devastating and tragic stories such as this, makes you wonder, do you take all of this swine flu business seriously (like agreeing to get the vaccine) or just go on with your day as usual?

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October 27, 2009 at 11:19 PM

Health-y updates…

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◙   A study in Chile has revealed that with long-term use of soothers (longer than 3 years) a child may be at greater risk of developing a speech impediment.  Check it out.

◙   Well, the H1N1 vaccine has been approved by the Canadian federal government.  This whole H1-swine flu drama still seems a little bizarre to me.  Article

◙   Check out some suggestions on how to limit/prevent cell phone radiation.  I didn’t know that even with your phone off, the battery still emits frequencies that can be harmful to you.  Damn, these things can’t be made differently so they’re not so toxic???

◙   White wine drinkers out there, I hope you’re using Sensodyne or something.  Now, they’re saying white wine is bad for your teeth.  Not surprising as it’s very acidic.  I’m sure it’s still a downer for those vino bianco lovers out there. 

◙   A recent study completed in the Czech Republic shows that children who are given Acetaminophen to reduce fevers when being vaccinated, diminishes the effectiveness of the vaccine.

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October 21, 2009 at 11:55 PM