Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Bankrupting a Nation

Two emails I got this morning had some interesting info in them -
The first stated that
This weekend marked the third anniversary of the war in Iraq. Against whom the war is being fought, or why, has yet to be clarified, but the cost has risen to nearly $10 billion per month from the Daily Reckoning Newsletter

and the second from the newsletter of Alternative Medicine stated
We are facing an epidemic of obesity and related diseases that if not solved, will bankrupt our society.

65% of Americans are overweight, up 18% since 1994...

30% of us are obese, up from 36% since 1994...

Over 40% of us have high cholesterol...

50% of Americans over 65 have high blood pressure, and
28.7% overall, a 3.7% increase from 1991.

Nearly 70% of people are unaware they have high blood

5.1% of us have type-2 diabetes, up 104% from 1980 to

Over 100,000,000 Americans have metabolic syndrome, which
is one step away from having type-2 diabetes...

92% of Americans are deficient in one or more essential
vitamins and minerals...

Well which one is coming first I ask!!!

Looks like we are on the brink of disaster.. to sink by war debt or health debt!
and yes sure I am am in Oz but what happens in the US seems to have a very good backwash onto us over here.

Simple solution might be..
get out of Iraq and out of the fast food shops!
Exercise more and meditate for peace.

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