Saturday, May 15, 2010

Water vs Coke

Found this interesting article, today.

It includes:

#8. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of
colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast
cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop
bladder cancer. Are you drinking the amount of water
you should drink every day?
#1. the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid.
It will dissolve a nail in about four days. Phosphoric
acid also leaches calcium from bones and is a major
contributor to the rising increase of osteoporosis.
Not to get on a high horse, but I limit my soda intake. I have been doing so for about 5 years now. Sadly, I am addicted to the taste of Pepsi. During my weak moments, I've been known to drink 4 or 5 a month. I hope to some day not drink any.

It isn't worth it. The article I linked to didn't mention it, but, basically put, I've never heard of a good reason to attack your body like that with a sugar rush. That seems like a bad idea to me.

Just so I don't seem to be on too high of a horse, I enjoy drinking alcohol. I usually have 2 or so beers (or similar drinks) a week. I'm reaching rambling levels here but, I don't get drunk. Not a fan of that.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Death of All Borders

I'm sure few will agree with this concept but, I believe the healthiest future for the Earth doesn't include countries and nations. Yeah, you guessed it, I'm a big supporter or the United Nations.

The death of all countries and the combined world society and economy wouldn't solve all of our problems, I know this.

National pride, also known as ignorance about anything outside your own country, would be less prominent. Cultural pockets would continue to exist, I know, but if the all out reason to work hard was for Earth instead of America or some other pathetic country, I think there would be less breeding of idiots.

This isn't a soon to be seen existence. The European Union is one of the starting points. Countries working together for mutual success.