03/09/20 – Another Epidemic

CURRENT EVENTS

 The Obesity Epidemic

Even a statute isn’t immune to this epidemic.

THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In a sign that suggests America’s obesity epidemic is far from under control, a new government report shows that more than 40% of people in the United States are obese.And  almost 1 in 10 is severely obese, the researchers added.
“Over the time period from 1999 to 2018, the obesity prevalence increased about 12% — from 30.5% of Americans to 42.4% of Americans. Severe obesity almost doubled,” said study author Dr. Craig Hales. He’s a medical epidemiologist with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Much more than just a cosmetic issue, obesity is associated with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, fatty liver disease, sleep apnea, arthritis, gallbladder disease and more, according to the U.S. National Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. (Source: Serena Gordon, HealthDay Reporter )

BOOK OF THE WEEK

The Emperor’s Handbook

By Marcus Aurelius

Translated by C. Scot Hicks and David V. Hicks

If you wish to become more than you are, I suggest you read this book or other versions of his meditations. Not so much because it provides new wisdom, but because it reminds us of what we should strive to be like.

Marcus Aurelius ruled the Roman Empire at its height, yet he remained untainted by the incalculable wealth and absolute power that had corrupted many of his predecessors. Marcus knew the secret of how to live the good life amid trying and often catastrophic circumstances, of how to find happiness and peace when surrounded by misery and turmoil, and of how to choose the harder right over the easier wrong without apparent regard for self-interest. (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

CNN’s The Windsors: Inside the Royal  Dynasty

So far I have seen three episodes of this six-part series and I think it is very good. I learned some new things about the British Royal Family, such as how they came to be known as the Windsors.

This new six-part CNN Original Series tells the incredible, dramatic and emotional tale of the British Royal Family known as The Windsors. Using stunning archive and interviews with insiders and experts, the series weaves together the true story of the Windsor dynasty. (Source: CNN)

Emma

If you like Jane Austin stories, I think you might like this one, which I just saw.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Watch the beginning of this video to see what Rock ‘n Roll was up against

in the early days.

Hound Dog

By Elvis

ART OF THE WEEK

The Creation of Adam

Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel 

It has been years since I looked up at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but this is what I remember seeing.

But people tell me that I am mistaken, that this is what I must have seen.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Bear

Here is his mug shot, when he was doing hard time.

He was a pretty tough customer, but we adopted him anyways.

Last week made ten-years that he has been with us, so we through him a party and invited some of his friends to the party.

I guess they all had a good time, because a friend of mine said that they all looked stuffed.

  WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Are you for or against the USA-Taliban Agreement?

For  60%  (12 votes) 

I don’t know  30%  (6 votes) 

Against  10%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 20

Have you ever received hostile fire zone pay?

No  68.42%  (13 votes) 

I don’t have any idea what is hostile fire zone pay  26.32%  (5 votes) 

Yes  5.26%  (1 votes) 

Total Votes: 19
Regarding the PBS American Masters Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me”

I did not see it, but I want to see it  56.25%  (9 votes) 

I saw it and I liked it  31.25%  (5 votes) 

I did not see it, nor do I want to see it.  12.5%  (2 votes) 

I saw it and did not like it  0%  (0 votes) 

Total Votes: 16

Do you believe there have been times when you lied to yourself?

Yes  77.78%  (14 votes) 

No  22.22%  (4 votes) 

Total Votes: 18
Are you guilty of sharing things that you don’t know are actually true?

No  61.11%  (11 votes) 

Maybe  27.78%  (5 votes) 

Yes  11.11%  (2 votes) 

Total Votes: 18

Book

If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00

However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

18 thoughts on “03/09/20 – Another Epidemic

  1. That was a great video of Elvis and the Hound Dog song. He really knew how to shake around. Cute pics of Bear. I loved the little party you threw for him. I just adopted a 7 month old female. They told me it was a male. Lol She’s doing great. Still deciding on a name. Maybe Bella or Alli. I like a lot of your junny jokes. THanks for another great post,.

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