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posted on 01/03/2004 6:45:37 AM PST
(Armed in the Heartland)
Sounds like a variant of homeopathy. Which I have evidence often works, although I cannot account for it based on standard biochemical models.
posted on 01/03/2004 6:56:24 AM PST
I will test this theory by ingesting a couple ounces of a toxin while watching football today.
posted on 01/03/2004 7:06:09 AM PST
(Plate Teutonics: The theory that Germans are moving the continents.)
"The EPA does not want the American people to become cognizant of good environmental news, or potential savings in environmental cleanup, because in part they view the agency as a jobs program," says a scientist who often engages the EPA. "If the American people realize the environment is getting cleaner and healthier, they might seek to cut the funding of the EPA because much of its purpose has been accomplished. They seem to be afraid of losing their jobs."
The EPA IS nothing more than a government bureaucracy.
All bureaucracies are metastasized cancers whose sole purpose is to consume resources and grow larger.
posted on 01/03/2004 8:33:28 AM PST
by E. Pluribus Unum
(Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
The most fastidious clean careful people that I have met are also the sickest!
I have consumed huge amounts of asbestos, lead (siphoning gas, chewing it for gum, breathing lead oxide and paint, sanding body lead before bondo, etc.), trichlorethlene, and the vapors from spraying around 1000 gal. of paint yearly, dust from construction and anything else you might think of including DDT which I love the smell of and i've smoked since I was 11.
It's now been 57 years since i've been sick, had the measles when I was 8, and have never had the flu.
posted on 01/03/2004 8:50:56 AM PST
To: JohnHuang2; *puff_list; Just another Joe; SheLion; Max McGarrity; Conspiracy Guy; metesky; ...
The EPA controls a large part of the funding, and therefore how the research is conducted, he says. Since the government is interested in saving lives, the research it funds in this area is almost always to study a toxin's lethal effect, as opposed to its beneficial side, so the research is not generated.
It seems we're not the only ones who have been saying the same thing for quite some time!!!
posted on 01/03/2004 9:25:28 AM PST
(smoke gnatzies - small minds buzzing in your business -swat'em)
My sis-in-law is the type who not only doesn't allow smoking in her house, but also loads her kids up on a pharmacy's worth of medicines, won't have a pet, and (I'm not joking) literally wipes her kitchen and bathroom down with BLEACH every time she uses it.
Her kids (and she) are sick ALL THE TIME. They have spent the entire winter fighting coughs, colds, flus, and other assorted viruses. But they CAN'T fight them (especially the kids), because she hasn't allowed their little immune systems to GROW. The instant the children get even the teeniest bit dirty (like when playing with MY kids, for example), she rushes them off to the anti-bacterial soap factory that is her bathroom.
She is shocked (SHOCKED, I tell you!) to find that I do not own one single bar of the nasty orange stuff (Ivory for us, thanks).
Now, while my house isn't dirty, I confess to not being the "I've got to dust, vacuum and sterilize this place every day" type. Having a sterile house is fine if you never plan to go OUT, but unless you are a hermit, you will go out and get exposed to all kinds of nasty little bugs. With no natural immune system upon which to rely, you may as well be wearing a great big bulls-eye for the germs on your back.
As far as I'm concerned, the best way to keep everybody healthy is to OPEN THE DOORS or CRACK THE WINDOWS to let fresh air in.
Sis-in-law insists on an hermetically-sealed house. It's clean, but it smells like a dentist's office...
To: JohnHuang2; AAABEST; Ace2U; Alamo-Girl; Alas; alfons; amom; AndreaZingg; Anonymous2; ...
Rights, farms, environment ping.
Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this list.
I don't get offended if you want to be removed.
posted on 01/03/2004 11:50:02 AM PST
( Isaiah 55:10,11)
This theory is not as wacky as it sounds. Take vaccines for example: A vaccine is simply the very disease you want to innoculate yourself from - only in a small amount. For example, a smallpox vaccination consists of a small dose of smallpox itself. The body is thus able to handle this small dose and develop resistance to it so that a full-blown case further down the road is avoided.
When my sister was 5 she used to try to eat gravel.
Here's one for you guys....I didn't start smoking till I was 25, I had my first baby at 18, and my husband was a non-smoker also. I went thru broncial asthma (?) with this child till he was old enough to decide he was going to smoke himself, he was turned down on enlistment because of the lung problems. Now he is 30 and enlisting this week for the army, asthma went away when he took up smoking and now he can enlist...rofl. Its all BS and nothing more than a money grab, people have gotten so paranoid and stupid its ridiculous.
The seat belt law drives me insane, I went to jail for 24 hrs. instead of paying the fine which the judge reducted it from 108.00 to 15.00, I still wouldn't pay. If everyone did that instead of just mailing a check in and tied up the court system, that little law wouldn't last long either.
No one is willing to fight anymore, they keep chinking away at our freedoms on a day to day basis, all in the name of safety and concern. WAKE UP AMERICA before its to late.
posted on 01/03/2004 2:09:12 PM PST
Look at it from a Darwinian perspective: we're adapted to a dirty environment. Cave people, hunter-gatherers, early farmers were considerably dirtier than we are. There have only been a few cultures that even bathed regularly (Greece, Rome, Japan, some American Indians), or had anything apporoaching modern public hygeine.
It's only been the last 150 or so years that there has even been a germ theory of disease - before then, cleanliness was an aesthetic (or in some cases ritualistic) mattter.
Also, if things like eating dirt were *really* bad, they'd have been selected out a long time ago.
I'm surprised no-ones quoted Nietzsche:
That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.
From Woody Allen's classic film Sleeper:
"Has he asked for anything special?"
"For breakfast, he requested something called wheat germ, organic honey, and tiger's milk."
"Ahh, yes, yes, back then people thought of such things as charmed substances that contained life-preserving properties."
"You mean there was no deep fat, no steak, or hot fudge?"
"Oh, no, those were thought to be unhealthy, precisely the opposite of what we now know to be true."
Later, Miles/Woody watches Diane Keaton's character light up a cigarette for medicinal purposes and moans:
"How could we have been so wrong? Everybody knew fat and caffeine were toxic substances!"
"Miles, everybody knows that the only things that have kept mankind alive are coffee, cigarettes, and red meat!"
posted on 01/03/2004 6:27:27 PM PST
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