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I've started a whole thread over on BYH about this very thing! I'm going to be spending most of this year cleaning up PPP&CDC(past poor planning & cheaply done crap)! I've spent more time either ham-stringing myself or wasting time BECAUSE of having done it earlier!
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good luck! :) keep us posted... if you have time between dodging balls...
 

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Good Morning everyone! Coffee is hot and ready but my ☕is empty :hit.
Last night FH and I grilled pork steaks and sweet potatoes and I heated up carrots. Tonight's dinner is SPAGHETTI!! Give it a few more minutes so it can get a little more daylight out then I'll put 3 dogs in the kennel outside for the day then get to work getting dinner prepped and cooking and get laundry going.
 

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Good Morning everyone! Coffee is hot and ready but my ☕is empty :hit.
Last night FH and I grilled pork steaks and sweet potatoes and I heated up carrots. Tonight's dinner is SPAGHETTI!! Give it a few more minutes so it can get a little more daylight out then I'll put 3 dogs in the kennel outside for the day then get to work getting dinner prepped and cooking and get laundry going.
We had spaghetti last night. I am not sure what we are having tonight.
 

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I can understand the US pasta makers lobbying that their products should be considered "healthy."

Congress asked the food & drug people to come up with standards to regulate the use of the word a dozen years ago. Of course, they hit lobbied roadblocks.

No doubt, it's ridiculous for the candy makers to jump into the fray but cereal and pasta makers say that what people put with their products should be considered. (I guess that I'm gonna have to stop snacking on cold cereal outta the box ;).)

Pasta does make some sense and people often make healthy meals with it. We may never have an authoritative definition that can be put on labels. It's obvious that people need to think about health in what they are doing to themselves.

I've been using the handicapped parking spaces more recently ... oh boy! I know that food is a wonderful part of being alive but, honestly, it seems that whatever-is-at-hand may be a bigger part of some folk's disability.

Steve
 

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@digitS' .


I'd say the problem runs quite a bit deeper, down to a nearly fundamental level. Namely, a society that places maximizing personal pleasure as the end all be all goal in life. From birth, we are taught not only that "if it feels good, do it but "if it feels good, do more and more of it until it doesn't." Control and temperance have basically become dirty words, and frugality and asceticism is practically looked on as a mental illness. And with a value set like that, OF COURSE you are going to wind up with health problems aplenty. And once we get those problems and need to do something about them, we are so hardwired to demand endless pleasure that we spend most of our time trying to figure out ways to "cheat" and get away with it. And the whole food industry is right there to help us with that cheating by misleading and misrepresenting things in an effort to sell more of them.

We try and make half hearted attempts to teach children how to eat healthy and get regular exercise, but what we probably REALLY need is to instruct them in a moral philosophy that makes some things MORE important than personal pleasure and, indeed, casts personal pleasure as a BAD thing to be minimized and eliminated as much as possible in favor of things like ones duty to others to be of maximum usefulness. Children need to be taught that, not only are they they not the center of the universe, but, in the grand scheme of things, they don't really matter at all, and that the decisions they make should be based not on how much benefit it will be to them, but how much benefit it will be to others.
 

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