The 3rd Dimension – So little to say and so much time!!!


An Orgy of Selfishness
November 23, 2009, 7:00 am
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Has anyone cared to look at eatright.org – the front for the ADA (American Dieticians Association)? On the site they have a link on the top bar for Nutrion – then a link on the left for Nutrition fact sheets which will bring you here:

http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/nutrition_350_ENU_HTML.htm

Click on any of the nutrition fact sheets and you get fun healthy facts for the food you clicked on! Like mangoes? Here’s a fact sheet on all the good things about mangoes! Like alcohol? Here’s a fact sheet extorting the virtures of moderate drinking! Like chocolate? Chooocolate! Another PDF for you on all the good about chocolate.

It’s all well and good until you read the bottom right of page 2 for each of the PDF’s. Every fact sheet is sponsored by an organization with an obvious vested interest in it. Mangoes promoted by the mango industry. Alcohol promoted by www.discus.org – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Oh the absurdity! I didn’t even know they had councils for those types of things named discus. Makes you wonder sometimes doesn’t it? Capitalism is a good system but it is not faultless and people need to get that in their head. No one is infallible. Our high reward for valued work capitalist system is capitalism at it’s best – the orgy of selfishness is our same system at it’s worst.

There was that one economist I forget his name who theorized that all people are selfish and therefore the markets must be designed as to base themselves on that fact. He must be rolling around in his grave orgasmically now at seeing what the United States has become. Too bad that our country is falling apart quickly due to the combined weight of all our past transgressions caused by our selfish and short-term thinking.

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