@Chris Allen re: The Georgia farm situation: Necessary pain if we have any hope of returning to an economy that doesn't exploit workers. The status quo as it stands currently is precisely what the business interests want, because they get an extremely cheap pool of workers who have a very strong disincentive to complain. Personally, I don't see how anyone can claim to be for workers rights, but against strong immigration law enforcement.
@Gast: The whole "if only people would stop using drugs, we'd all be in a perfect situation!" ignores the Bible truth that we are all fall short. In addition to recreational drug use, people who have been saved by our lord have also been known to:
1. Eat unhealthy food, and lots of it, which directly hurts themselves, indirectly hurts their family (through a shortened/worsened lifespan), and society (we all pay the financial price for the medical reprecussions).
2. Drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, or abuse prescription medication (I realize most will find this point redundant, as I have already mentioned recreational drug use).
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body," (1 Cor. 6:19-20).
Falling short is one thing, we all fall short in one way or another. Falling short and judging someone else for falling short is another thing entirely.
"Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye." (Matt. 7:3-5)
If you were really seeing clearly, Brother Gast, you would be coming to different conclusions on how best to tackle this issue.
That, and the science itself is subject to some pretty important spurious correlation issues. I think the focus should be on clean air and clean water, as these have a much broader consensus and have a basis in much more solid science (and legal precedent). The climate change stuff is literally muddying the waters for these more immediate issues.
I think Electric Larry was being facetious.
@Gast: The official Fox News opinion on this is that it should be legalized (seriously. Judge Napolitano of the show "Freedom Watch" is 100% in favor of legalization, many people in the Republican Party agree, this was co-sponsored by Ron Paul, who is our conservative hero).
As far as a national cultural awareness of Nashville as a "real" city, I'd probably point to the Altman movie.
Nashville is about as important or "real" as Memphis. Neither is even close to being on the level of Houston (or Dallas... or San Antonio... or even Austin for that matter). We're about on the level of El Paso. Keep in mind, this is part of why Nashville is desirable as a place to live, not too big, not too small. We live in a great city, and the (frankly) dick waving contest over "realness" misses that point.
@AWP: I actually love living here, I moved down here from Wisconsin about 8 years ago and have never been happier. This is a much better place to raise kids, and unlike WI, I can actually get a job here.
My comments were actually that we should get back to the more traditional southern diet (real food from local farms cooked fresh) rather than eating at the myriad fast food chains that were actually started by Yankees and West Coast "libertards" (McDonald's, for example, was started in San Bernadino, CA, and franchising started in Des Plaines, IL. Note what California and Illinois has also produced, and you'd be hard pressed to support McDonald's again).
People seem to be forgetting that you don't have to smoke cannabis in order to ingest it and gain benefit from it. Also, there are many inexpensive and readily available means of inhalation that substantially reduce or eliminate heat and residue.
Regarding the obesity issue (and related issues, such as food toxicity), I think most of the issue is the drastic overconsumption of animal products. I'm personally not against consuming animal products, but the balance is waaaay out of whack vs. our historical consumption patterns. Note that this also contributes to the issue mentioned before about affordability. Beans and rice used to be the staple meal, and I'm failing to see the problem in going back to that. These items are cheap (even the organics), filling, easy to make, and healthy, even if you throw in a hunk of cornbread.
The other part is just the general lack of activity. In addition to a lot of work (and work training) transitioning to office jobs, there is a serious lack of even basic stuff like sidewalks. Seriously, what's the deal with the no sidewalks here?
All Comments »
The SouthComm Set
The City Paper |
LEO Weekly |
Medical News Papers
All contents © 1995-2013
City Press LLC, 210 12th Ave. S., Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of City Press LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Powered by Foundation