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Japan: An Update

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According to Yahoo! News yesterday, the death toll in Japan is at 10,000 and rising. This is clearly turning into a major global incident. Although I do not necessarily agree with President Obama on every issue, I do agree that it is in our best humanitarian interest to support Japan in any way that we can. However, I do not believe that simply sending an aircraft carrier to Japan and expecting everything to turn out okay is the best option.

Normally I would suggest that we keep to ourselves and focus on our own problems before trying to solve the problems of others. This catastrophe calls for action. Please, call around and ask what you can do to help. Be careful, though: there are always scam artists who try to take advantage kind-hearted people in times of need.

Also, please keep the people of Japan in your thoughts and prayers.

As always, I look forward to reading your comments and suggestions.

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Written by Greg

March 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

A Tragedy in Japan

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I didn’t plan on having another post today, but I thought I should extend my thoughts and prayers to those affected by the 8.9 earhquake and tsunami early this morning. Several have died, and many more (from what I’ve heard) are still missing. Please keep the good people of Japan in your prayers. This is a time when we need to stand together as not only a nation, but as a planet. The damage in Japan may take a long time to fix, and the lives lost can never be restored, but if we work together we can accomplish great things.

Thank you.

Written by Greg

March 11, 2011 at 12:05 pm

The American Way of Life

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Take a look at your grocery list. What kinds of foods do you have listed? Do you have things such as whole grain breads, fresh fruits and vegetables, and (if you’re not vegetarian) lean cuts of meat? If you live in the United States, chances are you don’t. In America, sugary, processed foods are much more affordable than their all-natural counterparts.

While I was shopping at my local supermarket, I thought I would take a look at how much of a difference there was between the foods I was buying and the foods I wanted to buy. What I discovered shocked me. A standard box of Fruit Loops (which would last about two weeks at my house) cost about $3; a 3-pound bag of apples (which would last about four days at my house) cost about $4. Think about that for a minute. I can be fed for two weeks by spending $3 or, I can eat a healthy alternative for the same amount of time and spend five times as much. Which is the logical choice for a struggling family?

And we wonder why America is getting fat.

Leave a comment below suggesting a plan of action that we as Americans can take to fix this health crisis.

Written by Greg

March 6, 2011 at 3:07 am