Review of Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France,
by Theodore Keating
Deepak Chopra recommends in "The Book of Secrets" the following exercise for Acceptance: "I will read about a group that I consider totally intolerant and try to see the world as they do."
Although I think that many changes are necessary in society, I also recognize that any change is an opportunity not only for growth but also for diminishment. On a personal level, singers sometimes talk about losing themselves in a relationship, of losing what they already had, instead of gaining something new. (I also acknowledge that many people think of liberalism as some esoteric club that they haven't been invited to join, even though I don't of it quite like that.) In any context, it is also quite clear to me that it is quite wrong to mar the present in the service of the future (which, when it comes, is always Now).
Of course, there is some negativity here too: I don't like this; I don't like that, and I am right and you are wrong, or France is wrong and Britain is right. Although of course, I don't think that Burke would completely deny that there are also non-revolutionary non-conservatives, something that many people in today's paranoid and dualistic political discourse probably would.
I suppose that both where he is right and wrong, Burke proves the undesirability of turning other people into enemies.
I feel that it would be very beneficial to develop a vaccine for those who travel to foreign countries (whose food safety standards aren't up to par). Those with weakened (or not yet established) immune system such as younger children and older adults are more subject to the effects of food borne illnesses, and could easily perish. If one were to be given a vaccine plus an immunity booster - the vaccine would fight the food borne pathogen itself, and the immune booster would shorten the duration of the illness possibly eliminating the need for a hospital visit or stay, or could even save a life. Even those with not so compromised immune systems could be administered the vaccine along with a regime of immune boosting pills so as to be able to enjoy their vacations without they worry of becoming seriously ill as a result of something they may have consumed. To finish it off, the sale of these vaccines can offset the cost of updating the food safety standards of less developed countries so as to greatly reduce the occurrences of such foodborne illness outbreaks both state side and as well as abroad.
By: Kevin Reilly
I think that it would be a very good idea to save a portion of the sale of all meat products to finance extra manpower in the slaughterhouses. This would significantly reduce the eventual threat of food borne illness outbreaks that result from meat that becomes contaminated by harmful bacteria such as e. Coli or salmonella. Those with compromised immune systems, such as children or older adults, are considered to be most vulnerable and account for most food borne illness fatalities.
This manpower increase can include more inspectors of meat products way before they enter the supermarkets or restaurants. They must also be able to turn a blind eye to anyone who wishes to try to bribe them to accept contaminated meat.
By: Kevin Reilly
If you would like to get into gardening for fun or for profit, you can start by arranging to contact the seed companies. They can send you catalogs in time for you to order your seeds early enough to get them started. You will be just about guaranteed to have a successful season, as nothing is a true guarantee due to weather patterns each year. You can put things in your favor however, so as to counteract (as effectively as possible) any variables. You will then be better prepared when faced with these variables, such as season extending methods, protection from severe weather (where it is more common), and ways to obtain and use water more effectively to prevent over and under-watering. (Both are equally harmful to plant life if not kept in check.)
Below are the general steps with regard to when you are to begin the process of starting your gardening hobby or business:
I’m gluten free and I like it and it’s an easier diet to be on. You’re getting vitamins and nutrients with the fruits n vegetables that u eat .Eating tofu is also good for u and has soy protein. I have made kale, spinach, chard, and pineapple, blueberries and beets as a salad .You can get beets at Aldi’s for 49 cents. Hummus is also healthy for you and has protein in it.
My life story is one of struggle and happiness like anyone else. I started out as a kid going through the mental health system. I would act out in class and I had a lot of extra energy I still kind of do till this day. I needed medication to help with the extra energy and focus. I had great parents that helped me through my ups and downs and they still do. I love my parents very much. They stuck by me when I went off meds and went through some mental health struggles. Since I didn’t accept my illness I had problems with meds. I would go on and off and swing back into a delusional state. My parents believed in me so they stuck by me. Now in the past few days I’ve accepted my mental illness and I take my meds every day and I feel much better now than I did when I was off them. My thoughts are clear and I’m able to reality test more. My life has been better with meds so to anyone who thinks otherwise it’s not true. The meds help a lot. No matter what I need my meds plus the therapy. Recovery is really possible.
Exercise is good for your body and your mind. Exercise helps your heart rate, encourages healthier eating habits, and boosts endorphins, which make you feel better, happier, and helps with anxiety and depression. My personal favorite exercises are riding a bike, walking, and using the treadmill. I try to exercise for about 1 or 2 hours a day, alternating between different types of exercises and stretches and breaking it up over the course of the day. When I am done exercising, I feel good but tired and feel refreshed.
Experts say exercise helps you lose weight, improve your mood, get more energized, sleep better, take your mind off negative thoughts, cope in a healthy way, and release happy chemicals. Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel good, get healthy, and have fun. As a general goal, aim for at least 45 minutes of physical activity every day, or schedule five 60-minute workouts per week. Remember to check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if you have any health concerns.
Depression is not just a state of mind. It is a state of the brain. This is particularly true of people who have Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. The above image compares the activity levels of different areas of a depressed brain versus a healthy brain. Here, a P.E.T. scan (Positive Emission Tomography) is used to produce an image of a cross section of a living human brain. It works by administering a radioactive tracer dye in the blood stream. This tracer, usually FDG (fluorodeoxyglucose), enters neurons just as normal glucose would. When a neuron is active, it burns glucose for energy by metabolizing it and splitting it apart. Because the neuron treats the FDG as regular glucose, it is metabolized as well. The difference is that, once split, the FDG releases radioactive particles that are detected by the P.E.T. machine. After detection is complete, a computer produces an image of brain tissue. Active brain tissue is represent by the colors orange and yellow. Inactive tissue is more green and blue. The difference in images is stark and unsettling. How could someone with Major Depressive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder function and feel good with such a hypoactive brain? Often, the answer is that they don’t. These illnesses are truly brain disorders, and must be understood with that taken into consideration. Of significance, when someone with a depressive disorder responds well to treatment, brain activity begins to normalize as seen with follow-up scans.
Contrary to popular opinion or the rules set down by the authorities riding a bicycle facing traffic is much safer than riding with traffic in the opinion of the author. When riding against traffic, a person can see what is coming and get off the highway when traffic gets too close.
There should also be proper lights, reflectors, bells or hors, etc. The NJ law states that a helmet should be worn by anyone 17 or younger. They should be in good condition and properly inflated. Brakes should be properly lubricated and be checked periodically for safety adjustments.
Apparel worn while riding can be very important. Avoid dark clothing. Reflective clothing could be very valuable. Lugs, chains, bolts, seats, handle bars, etc. should be checked periodically for safety and comfort. The help of a professional should be sought out during questionable adjustments and upkeep.
Per William Shakespeare “Neither a borrower or lender be!”
The worst is to lose a bike or have damage done to a bike is to lend someone your bike. People generally are less caring and/or protective of your property than they are of their own. I recommend you don’t be a "goody-two shoes "(Nice guy)
just to appease and/or be liked by the other person.
Since bicycles are a major source of transportation, in particular in Asbury Park, it is generally a good idea to avoid leaving the bike there.
Carrie Fisher, another celebrity death, common place, perhaps. We lost Robin Williams not that many years ago, there is a connection here. Both lived with (most people say suffered from) mental illness. Another “drug user” some might say, and yes have both of them admitted to using drugs. She came out with her illness before it became “popular” for celebrities. She also spoke about her addiction to drugs. Her autopsy results showed that that she was using them. Which is common for plenty of people who have mental illness to use them to cope with it.
Carrie Fisher got the conversation going about her mental illness and her addiction to drugs. Back when many people just hid it away from friends and family. She didn’t want those who live with it to feel shame because of it. She wanted an open conversation between those who live with it and those who don’t have mental illness. She wanted to break the stigma behind it, for there to be open discussion about it. The fact that drugs might have caused her death should not tarnish her as a person.
I found this on my personal Facebook page from a friend, and this was my response to it on her post:
“I understand, I used to think badly of all people using drugs until I got diagnosed with. I met plenty of people with drug and alcohol addictions. As I got to know them, as people, I lost that judgment, they were some really good people who were struggling with many issues and using and abusing was a way to cover up what felt. I know that not every drug abuser or alcoholic have mental illness, but a good majority are. So she did some drugs, like this stated she is a bad ass, to live with mental illness and get into movies or for the non-famous (us common folk) just getting up and go to work on a daily is too. I’m also including veterans who have fought for this country, mostly older vets and some of the ones retuning home now. The horrors that they saw and the never ending battles that they fight in their heads. Drugs is one way they cope with it as the government doesn’t do much for them. Don’t judge what you don’t understand. “
She was an influence early on when most people, not just in Hollywood, didn’t want to talk about mental illness. It was kept quiet and hardly ever bought to light. This should not diminish her part the she took into getting this to be talked about in the open about. I’m going leave you with that thought and leave you with some quotes of hers. Carrie Fisher you will always be “bad ass” not only as your role as the only big female in the original Star Wars trilogy but in what you have done in the mental health community. Rest in peace.
‘I’m mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I’m still surviving that, but being it on. Better me then you.” ~ December 2000 in an interview with Diane Sawyer.
“ One of the things that baffles me ( and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder . In my opinion living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from inside.) At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you’re living with mental illness and functioning at all, it’s something to be proud of, not ashamed of. They should issue medals along with a steady stream of medication.” ~ From Wishful Drinking
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