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Trans-Fat Still in Wide Use in the USA

 

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Artificial trans fats, better known to many American consumers as partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, have contributed to a half million deaths a year, many of those in developing countries ill-equipped to address the health threats posed by a product cherished for its low price and long shelf life. It’s not just fast food giants that carry trans fats, it is also most grocery store chains. Even “Safeway” carries products that are virtual poisons to the body. Buyer beware. Read the fine print, made tiny for two reasons: they are legally obligated to “report” the ingredients, and they hope you won’t see it. Descriptions and names of ingredients are intentionally misleading, too. Plus serving size. Decrease the serving size and the amount of sugar you’re getting seems okay…if you only have a couple teaspoons and not a giant bowl. In Publix markets they have their own brand of ice cream, with both trans fat and high fructose corn syrup, Lots of chemicals on the label in tiny print. But it costs less, and is sooooo yummy! (Cheaper to make.) Which is also why Americans are the fattest, and have the highest health care costs. “More is better,” is our mantra. “Give us more! Make America Great again!” LOL> Yup…our President eats at McDonalds. Pets eat better than people at McDonalds. Pet food: “No trans fat, no grain fed, no HFCS, with added vitamins.” Now read “Fast Food Nation,” about McDonalds food, where it comes from, how the animals are abused and less healthy than grass fed (which costs more.) Money is God. (Or, rather, short term profits, as in Avatar: “The only thing the shareholders care about is their quarterly statement, not dying indigenous.”) Not only can money win elections, but promises about it can get re-elections. Trump 2020? If we don’t all blow up, first, you bet. We love bold and narcissistic, too.  (Never mind the EPA. As “Mr. Wonderful” says, “It’s all about the money. I love money. So show me the…MONEY…”) Humm. Guess the White House doesn’t believe the Bible, after all. Bible: “The love of money is the root of all evil.” Bank records, Mueller and Trump Jr.? Junior shoots animals for trophies, accepted money for access to dear old dad. Hotels, casinos, Stormy Daniels payoff. There’s “more!” There is a current battle between Lidl and other markets on the price of eggs. They undercut each other to get business. Some sales are .17 cents for a dozen. But why would anyone want to eat those eggs? There’s also a bacteria outbreak in cheap eggs. They aren’t healthy to eat. The chickens never see the light of day. Christian Chickens, too. Chick-fil-a is closed on Sunday because that’s “the Lord’s Day.” Their chickens are farmed, mistreated. Yumm? The argument I’ve heard is that mankind is made in the image of God, and so we are superior and therefore we “have dominion” over the animals, which were sacrificed in the Bible. For a barbecue? Swine (pigs) in the Bible were once invaded by demons, and there are sermons against eating something with “a cloven hoof.”  But Christian pork barbecues are everywhere at church picnics. Having studied the intelligence and sensitivity (feeling) of hogs for this novel, I can report that we do indeed share much of the DNA of hogs, whose organs can be harvested for humans, or human organs grown in their bodies. The sad thing is that they make great pets, yet are considered “food,” and so it’s somehow okay for Christians (and others) to look the other way, instead of reading all the fine print. Who reads anymore anyway, right? Ask Kanye! He’s rich. Education must be unimportant! Teachers? Blaaa. Boring. Go on AGT or The Voice, and the local newspapers will track your every word! “Have you got a minute? Give us more!” The Evangelicals don’t mention Trump liking Kanye. You can call that “Confirmation bias.” Looking only for evidence that supports your claims. Do that, and you might end up believing the Earth is flat. Coffee? We need a third party, a missing Third Man (or Woman.) Because it’s time to wake up.

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Dianetics and Robin Williams

Future Crimes

In an interview with science fiction author Harlan Ellison (talking to Robin Williams) Harlan says he was in the room when L Ron Hubbard was told by scifi author Lester del Rey that “the best way to make money is to start a religion.” Hubbard was complaining about his royalties from writing science fiction himself. Ron took notes, and began writing Dianetics, which became the textbook for Scientology. When you move up the ladder far enough by giving the equivalent of a single family home, you learn that Hubbard is trillions of years old, and wandered the universe for eons in former lives. Evil creatures (demons) traveled in spaceships (UFOs) and were called Thetans. They sometimes went into the ocean. (Hubbard’s ocean fleet is called Sea Org.) Thetans were blown up in a volcano by a Hydrogen bomb, and now travel around seeking to inhabit souls. An “audit” is conducted by Scientologists using an “E-Meter” (proven bogus) to control the minions donating (to “move up”) by seeing how much of the Thetan influence can be removed (costing more $ each time.) Hubbard’s replacement has been known to beat women and punch out anyone who questions his authority. His wife disappeared after challenging him. No one has ever seen her again. He recruited Tom Cruise, his chief asset. They couldn’t control his wife, who left him. Anyone who is ousted from Scientology is ex-communicated. Friends are told to abandon them or be ousted themselves. 

Norfolk VA VA in Deep Water

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Soon. As profiled on NOVA, the Navy is 100% certain climate change is happening, (and mankind is partly to blame.) All they have to do is look out the window. Houses surrounding the base are flooded. Some walkways are permanently under water. Trump doesn’t want to hear it. He throws more money at defense, but defunds (instead of defends) the EPA, even as Naval officers try to sell their flooded homes, and can’t. One officer said, “climate change is a national security problem.” The Marshall Islands are going away. They are going to relocate. Glaciers are melting in Antarctica, which millions of Youtubers say “is a hoax.” (That’s right: the Antarctic doesn’t exist. The Earth is flat. There’s a big Trump ice wall there, and no one has ever flown over it, much less built the Antartica Polar Telescope there. It’s all filters and CGI.) Corals worldwide are dying, due to increasing ocean temperatures. “So why is it still freezing in April?” doubters shout. Because wild weather is a pattern of climate change. Three major hurricanes back to back in 2017 cost over a billion in damage. 2018 may have five. Miami may be hit. “Thoughts and prayers” won’t stop the high winds from killing thousands (as in the suspense novel below, about a greedy televangelist throwing a hurricane party at his Miami Beach mansion.) Estimates for ten years more of Trump, should he succeed in changing the law to allow a permanent ruler in the USA, is that Miami streets will be permanently under water. Even divas living there may relocate to the Rockies for a Rocky Mountain High. Ted Turner lives on a ranch, maybe he plans to build condos? Robert Redford may give Sun Dance lessons. “Dancing with the Stars.” The sun is one of billions, just in our galaxy, and there are billions of galaxies. Just a thought.

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