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Angela Frances
Posted over 1 year ago
Join in shaping the dietary guidelines of the future by removing the USDA from it.
I think removing the USDA from all involvement in dietary guidelines is an excellent idea!!! Each state is capable of directing their schools and public institutions on the dietary needs of their populous. If you look at the state of our kids health, it stinks. Low income kids eat primarily at school and the food they eat is highly processed and full of high fructose corn syrup, a substance proven to lead to obesity. Who believes the USDA doesn't have political motivation behind their recommendations? White bread, hot dogs, nachos, pancakes with syrup, mac and cheese, crackers and lunch meat, soda pop, high sugar energy drinks, it's all garbage and doesn't really qualify as nutrition. Calories and nutrition are not interchangeable unless for a brief period of time and for survival! When introduced to real food options in kindergarten, kids acquire a taste for better food. Again, I think the individual states would do a much better job at setting and regulating proper nutritional guidelines. This would make local involvement by both parents, teachers, senators and governors greater and hold them all more accountable. USDA needs to be trimmed down, updated and restructured. I agree all food (food products) in this country need to be identified as GMO if appropriate, better yet, do away with GMO food.
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Angela Frances
Posted over 1 year ago
Without conflating trafficked persons, why should Sex Work be criminalised or decriminalised?
Not long ago I watched a documentary on Netflix, wish I could remember the name of it. The story followed the life of twin sisters somewhere in Amsterdam. The women were well into their late 60's, early 70's. They lived in a wretched little place, the one sister continued working as a prostitute and the other had stopped a few years earlier. I was surprised to see "old whores" as they called themselves going about their daily lives shopping and doing laundry then the one, hoping onto a chair, pulling back the curtains in her window and soliciting men as they trolled by. During the program the women recounted their young lives and how they ended up in prostitution. The one still working had started out a married woman in her early 20s. Times were tough and her husband suggested she start hooking for extra money. Long story short, he got into drugs and started abusing her when money was low. She had a daughter with him who later went to live with other families once she left him. If prostitution is legal the state sets up guidelines to keep workers and patrons safer then when it's not. I can't help but think if given more opportunities, many of these women would choose something else. Choice is not always a choice but a decision to take path of least resistance. My take away from the documentary was even though the women were adults when they started as prostitutes it had left them very isolated, demoralized and poor, their words. The daughter reunited with her mom during the program and it was quite sad, the daughter held her mom responsible for her crappy life and the shame of people knowing her mom was a prostitute.
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Angela Frances
Posted over 1 year ago
The Federal Communications Commission: “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs.”
The FCC has no business in our business, period. Anytime I hear the work "fair" from a politician I hear "manipulate". With the overwhelming amount of media buzzing around our heads at any given time, there's no realty in the idea that the federal government needs to create a fair press. It's total nonsense and quite insulting actually. It's an old idea that was done away with for a reason. The poorest among us have access to internet, tv, radio and newspaper. That's as fair as you can get. Allowing the FCC into our news rooms sounds like something a communist regime would go for. Control their thoughts, control their lives. Again, the word "fair" is being used to manipulate people who don't take the time to think. Left to our own devices, we the people are not only capable of finding balance, by our very nature we are in balance with Yin and Yang. Right now our basic cable provides us with Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian and Arabic news broadcasts. Is the FCC monitoring what's being broadcast in other languages?
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Angela Frances
Posted over 1 year ago
How does the US Constitution deal with conflicts of interest by the Supreme Court?
I believe the framers of the constitution anticipated the level of corruption in our legal system as a whole, not just the Supreme Court. As far as abortion, it's no different than any other social issue that's upon us. Rape, pedophilia, sex trafficking are crimes committed mostly by men against women and children. Most judges in most courts, county, state or federal are men. How could they possibly recuse themselves from issues involving women's rights. We have to have Judges who have been properly vetted and not above reproach. A term limit of 30 years is needed to keep the power of the political parties from unduly controlling the views of the courts. Interpreting the law is risky as getting off tract by even 1 degree eventually leads to a whole different place than intended. I believe the latest act of the senate to use a nuclear option in appointing a judge was a blatant disregard for our constitution and the balance of powers. What happens with one party will soon happen with the other. Men make up the majority of our government and only half the population. The law is the law and when we find judges breaking or usurping the law for political purpose they deserve whatever punishment is at hand. We can use some updates in the Judicial branch!
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Angela Frances
Posted over 1 year ago
Are humans inherently selfish? If so, should we try to resist this nature?
Read Atlas Shrugged. If you fly on airplanes you know the instructions to parents is to put your oxygen mask on first, then assist the child. The first time I heard this I was shocked....it sounded wrong and selfish. Later I learned it's the parent's duty to take care of themselves first in order to be available to take care of their child. There's selfish for self protection, self preservation, self determination etc. and then selfishness as greedy, hoarding, demanding and most of these negative aspects of selfishness come from insecurity and fear. I think selfishness is inherent to humans and compassion is also inherent. If I'm starving and find food I will certainly share it with others but only after I feed myself and my family as self preservation is also inherent to humans.
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Angela Frances
Posted over 1 year ago
Is there anything truly original?
Everyone is original. Everyone's ideas are original. Is it ethical for anyone to be first in the lunch line? I used to play my guitar and write my own songs. The difference between my song and Bob Dylan's song could be just a few notes off and a different tempo. Bob Dylan was inspired to write music by listening to other music just like I was inspired to write music after listening to him...nonetheless it was my original creation. Bob Dylan took the steps to copyright his compositions, I did not. Whoever takes their idea to be patented first has taken the initiative to insure their creative potential. To question if this is right or wrong indicates a sense of jealously and resentment. What's the difference between "first proposal" and patent? If someone lacks the initiative to move their idea quickly to copyright/patent and someone else gets there first, it's no different than someone who takes the initiative to get to the theater first to insure a great seat while someone else is just behind them. Someone will always be first, someone will always be last and there is 98% in between. Some people will say this is "not fair". Who determines what is or is not community knowledge? Who/What is the community? Who decides if it's fair or not fair? A family, a classroom, a company are all communities where people come together. If it's a company, the employees may be contributing to the development of an idea are being paid for doing their time. When people contribute to a group and expect a reward, that's something that needs to be decided before the group begins. Scientific originality, romantic originality, it's all original and is expressed most commonly in our culture through creativity. Yes, there is truly original creation from every individual everyday.