Wasn’t summers of love, but ergot poisoning sure has messed up people’s minds when it’s happened.
The irony is that a person lives longer and is healthier than if they go by the constant series of fads pushed by the government.
For example, Scientific American did a thorough study on the prior studies on salt and had to conclude that the docs were just assuming that salt was bad. To make it more interesting, the people with the highest salt intake were consistently the ones with the lowest blood pressure.
The cholestrol craze that got going in the 1980s hasn’t helped people much. In the 1990s it was found that inflammation from viral and bacterial infections caused heart diseases like arteriolosclerosis and heart attacks. (Which is why so many runners and others with immoderate exercise lifestyles drop dead from heart attacks).
The lowfat diet pushed for heart patients may well be counterproductive because the heart, unlike most muscles, doesn’t run on sugar, but instead on fatty acids.
That’s the reason I quit eating steak. The metal in my mouth doesn’t allow for proper chewing of it. That, and the trend in recent years for cooks to carbonize the outside of the steak but leave the inside uncooked with purple blood dribbling from it.
Liver is something that people usually love or hate.
The bitter flavor. If a person likes bitter foods like chard, coffee, or beer, it probably tastes great to them.
One of the funnier things about that skit is when he’s going through the list of trees that he cuts in southern Canada and some of them like redwood don’t grow there.
Most Americans do care about Christian stuff. We went from about 49% Saved in 2009 to 69% Saved this year. Most Christians in the states go to house churches rather than organized churches, thanks to most mainline churches going new age and abandoning the Christ.
I hate to say it, but the 50% unemployment (LPR) we had under Obama was what it took to get peoples’ attention. It’s easy to just glide along through life when you’ve got a good job, a family, etc., but when you lose your job and have no chance to get another one, it tends to get a person’s attention.
Mining accidents are quite rare here in the States. Two reasons: 1. Safety regulation, and 2. The attitude of the coal companies.
Here in the states natural gas typically is much more expensive than coal. Depends on the locality, though. East of the rockies it’s much cheaper than west of the rockies. Oregon has a single major pipeline and california has only 3 major pipelines bringing it in, verses the hundreds built east of the rockies.
Nuclear is the most efficient, but the constant lawsuits are the largest operating cost. Thank President Carter for shutting down the waste reprocessing program, and every Congress since then for not restarting it up again. The leftover fuel and it’s products aren’t in a form that could be used in a bomb, but Carter was worried about terrorism. (Which is perhaps understandable, given how the cooling water was deliberately shut off at Three Mile Island.) It has dramatically impacted the nuclear end of our hospitals, though, with isotopes like Technetium 99 becoming hard to get.
Some of our judges here don’t use them.
As an aside, when Nancy Pelosi became speaker, she bought a gigantic novelty gavel. The joke at the time was it was “my first gavel”, as in a kid’s toy.
“Not this tune.”