Sunday, March 18, 2012

Potpourri of GOP/TP Madness

I’m listing just a few proofs today, of why we all now know, beyond a shadow of doubt, that the Republican Party has lost its marbles and gone completely off its rocker. This is just the tip of the iceberg, there have been many more ridiculous hits to common sense and reality perpetrated by these fools but one can only consume a little at a time because all at once bombardment would result in vomiting your guts out. These are examples I had come across inside of an hour or two. Hold on to your proverbial hats, thou are in, for a bit of sh*t, from thee bull. thinkingblue

It's tempting for sure, to want to go up to this schmuck’s car and scrape off his bumper sticker (and along with it fragments of car paint) BUT then we (who think) would be no better than they are; so filled with hate and bigotry. I know they can't help it because that's the way they were raised but that doesn't excuse it.
It's sad, it's pathetic but dismally, I fear, BIGOTRY will always be with us, especially when there are those, (i.e. LIMBAUGH, FOX NEWS) who make millions feeding it to their minions (DITTOHEADS). thinkingblue.
I couldn't resist posting this next article on Human Longevity across the globe, in today’s Yahoo News. 'Viva Italia' - "Long live Italy!" who comes in 10th, whereas the United States ranks only 50th on the CIA's life expectancy list.  Italy's longevity is attributed to their diet of Yummy. It appears, in order to achieve, the brass ring of RIPE OLD AGE; you need to live in a country whose inhabitants share, a good diet, universal health care and/or WEALTH.  Hmmm, I wonder why the good ole US-of-A only ranks 50th (as if I didn’t know). Thanks GOP for all you do (fighting against universal healthcare, achieving personhood for corporations, so that money is speech and proposing tax rates that would certainly make "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer") that makes sure we, the 99%, get many years shaved from our existence. thinkingblue
In 1513, Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León set sail in search of Bimini, a mythical land said to house a spring that restored youth to anyone who drank from it. After scouring the Caribbean and Florida, he returned empty-handed, and the Fountain of Youth remained undiscovered. Perhaps he was just looking in the wrong place.

As part of their data collection for the World Factbook, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) combs through death certificates, recording race, gender, cause of death, and other factors to estimate the life expectancy of a nation's entire population. Calculating the average life expectancy of the world's total population at 67.59 years, the CIA has determined which societies live longer.

[See: 11 Health Habits That Will Help You Live to 100]

In the United states, average life expectancy is 78.49 years, well above the world's norm. Many experts attribute this to ongoing medical developments, which have dealt with conditions that used to mow us down early. Meanwhile, nations without advanced medical care report a much shorter life expectancy. For instance, citizens of the Republic of Chad in central Africa are only expected to live until their late 40s.

Despite the fact that the average American lives into his or her late 70s, the United States ranks 50th on the CIA's life expectancy list. According to the World Factbook, these 10 nations seem to have discovered the secret to longevity--no magical spring water required.

10. Italy

Average Life Expectancy: 81.86 years

Italians live an average of 3.37 years longer than Americans. Many experts draw a connection between their longevity and diet--which is more than just pasta, meat, and cheese. The Mediterranean diet is credited with lowering the risk for all sorts of diseases. The antioxidants found in olive oil and red wine--two key features of an Italian meal--can improve cholesterol, prevent blood clots, and stave off heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. Italians also rely on spices like basil, oregano, and garlic to flavor their cuisine, while Americans depend heavily on salt. As such, Italians improve their odds against high blood pressure and stroke. MORE HERE
Last but not least:
This little video speak volumes about the right-wing Idio(T)cracy, of trying to destroy any means of birth control for humans (only human beings, birth control is still A-OK for certain other breeds of organisms, if it suits their fancy) and abolish legal abortions here in America (and all over the world if they could.)
The world’s human population has reached 7 billion and is estimated to increase to 9.2 billion by 2050 because of this the human need for food and water will double by that year…
By Kelly Fiveash
In just 40 years from now, global food demand could double with potentially devastating consequences for planet Earth, a top eco professor has warned.
“Agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions could double by 2050 if current trends in global food production continue,” said David Tilman, who is Regents Professor of Ecology in the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences.
“Global agriculture already accounts for a third of all greenhouse gas emissions,” he added.
According to the prof, food production on that scale could massively inflate levels of carbon dioxide and nitrogen in the environment.
The end result could lead to the extinction of numerous species because of the demand for more land for farmers to grow the food needed, Tilman cautioned. MORE HERE
OK, time for the video (warning: gloomy content here) thinkingblue

World Population

Graphic description of world population growth from 1 A.D.

World Population (Millenium Edition) was produced and copyrighted by Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth, Inc.) in 2000. Population Connection is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.

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“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.”
- John Steinbeck

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