Friday, June 30, 2006

McDonald Reaches Africa

11 comments:

abi said...

How did you get that picture of me in Africa?

Kate-A said...

Well, that suit you're wearing really clashes with native wear, so it's all over the internet now.

I was just reading an article about experts debating the use of "overweight" and "obese" label on children. Physicians now will avoid the word even with adults. "Obese sounds mean."

Meaner still are the health problems and early death it brings.

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if obesity wasn't planned. An unhealthy populace has little energy for political revolution.

amj said...

"Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if obesity wasn't planned. An unhealthy populace has little energy for political revolution." said Kate.

Well put Kate, but aren't you venturing into conspiracy-theory territory with that wacky comment? LOL

Seriously though, whether by design (nefarious plan) or not, one must have a healthy body, mind, and spirit to be a wholly functional being, n'est pas? And a wholly functioning, healthy person wouldn't buy (literally or otherwise) 1/10000000000000th of the crap that business, governments, media, religions, or academia sell. Not in any era.

I do lean somewhat toward the -- it's all part of The Plan -- theory. You know, total world domination by the evil overlords (Reptilians, Archons, Aliens, Illuminati, NWO, who/whatever...).

Still, practically speaking, there are numerous immediate direct benefits for e.g. the pharmaceutical and the packaged/processed food industries: mucho dinero$ first and foremost to be derived from selling mass quantities of whatever "food" is massively consumed by the Masses. Then you get all the pharma and medical profit$$$$ from RX and over-the-counter meds and/or health care services. Living with obesity. Living with AIDS, cancer, etc...

What are the biggest and most profitable corporations/industries again; after oil, energy companies, and the weapons manufacturers?

Overweight vs. Obese:

My weight's been stable since the age of 19, and I just turned 50. However, I could stand to lose 20 lbs. if I cared to. So 20lbs over my ideal weight for my height, build...puts me into the overweight category.

One of my in-laws however, could stand to lose easily over 100 lbs. She's obese. Because she eats too much, too often, and too much crap, fat, processed foods. And there are dozens of obese people whom I see on a daily basis in the city of Toronto.

Obesity usually stems from Gluttony not glandular problems. But that familiar "glandular" excuse is akin to the one alcoholics use, claiming that they can't control their drinking cuz they've got a "disease". Spare me. Back in the day, we called 'em what they were, drunks!

Even certain biological processes are treated as diseases today. e.g. menopause (pregnant horse piss therapy, yummy. No thanks!) natural hair loss, and natural aging, yes Aging! And there's a magic pill to treat just about everything and everyone.

What ever happened to personal responsibility, self-control, and discipline? What ever happened to "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"??? Oh I know, that's so old school!

Enuff already. Take care. Write on...

Kate-A said...

amj
Right on. I have to smile, my kids when describing someone older they've met or talked with etc. will say "like you mom, old school."

Having been in menopause w/o any treatment the worst thing I find is the occasional hot flush which makes me just undress. Hehehe. No thank you to horse pee.

Pharma and physicians certainly come up with a "disorder" or disease for every irresponsible behavior. They're one of my biggest rants.

amj said...

Kate a said: I was just reading an article about experts debating the use of "overweight" and "obese" label on children. Physicians now will avoid the word even with adults. "Obese sounds mean."


Was just talking with my son about this obese versus overweight debate, and how doctors don't want to tell patients (oops I meant clients!) that they're obese cuz it's sooo mean. After he stopped laffing, he shook his head and said that maybe they should now tell cancer patients, not that they have cancer as that can be so upsetting, but that they have a "malignant boo-boo".

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Maybe the compassionate doctors could refer to this page for some synonyms of the word obesity?

http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/obese

Kate-A said...

amj
Your son has the bizarre droll type of humor that fits in well at our house.

I like that thesaurus. The doctors I know will describe a 5' 2" and 300 pound patient as "stocky." I kid you not. I guess they're being "sensitive."

The one I detest most is the "postpartum depression" syndrome used by more and more women who murder/abuse their children. Somehow I escaped that ailment with mine.

As a young mother I used to tell my childless friends I would have a nervous breakdown when I could find the time. Sometimes if I have to keep 3 or 4 of my grandchildren for a night I tell their moms not to worry - I have a bathtub. I'm so bad.

amj said...

Kate a:
Pharma and physicians certainly come up with a "disorder" or disease for every irresponsible behavior. They're one of my biggest rants.


Yeah K, not only that but the Big Pharmas have also been known to develop a pill/drug/cure and then go out and find/market a "disease" for it. No joking.

Btw, Acid reflux used to be called heartburn.

ADD, HDD used to be called over-active, energetic, or BORED kids. Duh! Now it's a disease for which there's Ritalin.

Mood swings, being under the weather, loneliness, sadness, or having the BLUES are now virtually automatically defined and diagnosed as clinical depression, and for that there's Prozac, Zoloft, etc...etc...

There's a hundred more examples which offhand I can't immediately recall. Could it be that I've just read a half-dozen unrelated articles, have my mind on 6 different things I should be doing instead of loafing here while glancing at the tvee every time I hear a laugh track, and thus my total recall isn't what it normally is? Or heaven's no, maybe I'm getting Senile. Surely it can't be Alzheimers!!! :)

I also read that they've got Tamiflu (Donald Rumsfeld's company) on hand; and have practically cornered the market on star anise, an Indian spice, as it's the main ingredient in that drug. But, it seems that they can't get the Bird/Avian Flu to cooperate; it won't spread as quickly as they'd like it to. Medical experts here in Canada keep telling us it's only a matter of time before the avian flu pandemic hits. Muhahahahahahaha

Kate-A said...

Rut-roh. You need Aricept for that memory quirk. Heehee.

Just comparing the Western world's diseases, disorders, and syndromes to the third/developing world shows what "civilization" has done to health. Lol.

Can you imagine a campesino or Ethiopian suffering from "anorexia" or other celebrity fab eating disorders?

amj said...

Kate: "The one I detest most is the "postpartum depression" syndrome used by more and more women who murder/abuse their children. Somehow I escaped that ailment with mine."


Grrrrr, me too! That makes my blood boil. And I'll bet my own mother wishes that "Postpartum depression" was around when my sister and I were oh about 11 and 13. I know there were many days when she wanted to kill us then, and she could've had a medical excuse! hahahaaha


Kate: As a young mother I used to tell my childless friends I would have a nervous breakdown when I could find the time. Sometimes if I have to keep 3 or 4 of my grandchildren for a night I tell their moms not to worry - I have a bathtub. I'm so bad."

LMAO. You're not bad, you're wicked! Wish you were my neighbour ;)

Anyhow must move on. take care,

Rosetta said...

Kate, check out various websites regarding high-fructose corn syrup and how it has within the last 20 years been added to almost every processed food out there. Basically bottom line food sabotage, where the most heavily subsidized crop becomes the cheapest ingredient which in turn transforms the masses into masses of fat!

Kate-A said...

Rosetta,
I always check for that and it's rampant. I've blogged on ADHD and the relation to diet, etc. If interested just google "kateablog ADHD".

Thanks.

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