The Road To Hellsville: Kellogg’s Hydrogenated Snake-Oil

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Hydrogenated oils in one of your “healthy” brands, Kellogg’s? Is it really so much of a stretch to say this reminds me of the old Kellogg’s history of enema-cures and other crackpot snake-oil’s embellished by “The Road To Wellville” film?

Switching gears a little…

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Not that they’re perfect, but at least Post (in this instance) realizes customers find the lack of HFCS appealing.

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The Road To Hellsville: Kellogg’s Hydrogenated Snake-Oil

A Look In The Mirror: Are We Who We Think We Are?

There’s a lot to be said about not showing your ass all over the place.  Most of us can agree, it’s definitely the way to go if you can help it.

Bobby Burns and Walter Stull: Motion picture scene

But if it’s a choice between lying & pretending vs. showing my ass, then you can hopefully expect my ass…

If the choices are:  a)pretending I’m one way in front of people, while being a different person elsewhere (lying to myself & others)… or, b)showing my ass, bearing my faults even as they show less-savory aspects of myself…

See, we’re all in progress, but are we actually IN progress?… We all have things to work on, but how am I supposed to keep growing if I pretend my past didn’t happen the way it did?  I’d be delusional.  If I tried to take credit for the positives in the lives of everyone I ever had contact with… while pretended I had little to do with their failures?

The Cowardly Way (cinema 1915)

If I can’t call a spade a spade, who should ever want to play cards with me?  If people couldn’t trust my word until I got caught in the reality of a situation, how trustworthy & honest would that make me?  If no one could count on me to look at myself at least some of the time, how could they expect true answers from me on anything?
Who can lie to themselves & be honest to everyone else, or anyone else?  When we believe a lie so hard… aren’t we opposed to even the possibility of what is true?

If I thought so little of myself or the people around me, I should just go be a politician – at least then, people should know what they’re getting in to.

[Motor traffic and pedestrian traffic lights], n.d. by Sam Hood

I’m not saying it’s impossible for a person who’s in denial about their past role in the lives of their spouse & kids, etc, to, for instance, admit the stoplight is red or green.  But I can only be as honest with you as I am with myself.  I couldn’t tell you that stoplight was green if I had convinced myself it was red or yellow.

Every person is different, but the necessity of looking at one’s self is universal.  I think I’m going to use the reminders that sparked this post to try to further examine my own self-evaluation.  How do you take a good hard look at yourself?

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A Look In The Mirror: Are We Who We Think We Are?

Hey, Check Out This Plant-Based Diet Guide!

Fruit and vegetable stand in Little Havana: Miami, Florida

This guide has a lot of pretty good info for anyone becoming, or anyone who might be thinking about becoming a vegetarian. One of those things that may have made it a tad easier for me back in 1998 when I went vegetarian for about 10 years.

I still largely prefer a vegetarian diet, but more on that one of these days! 😉

http://zenhabits.net/plants/

….Also!

Your victory garden counts more than ever!

With all the Prop 37 CA’s Right To Know talk everyone’s hopefully been hearing out there, I couldn’t help but post up this old U.S. Propaganda photo I found. 😀

Want more info on the issue? I’m glad you asked!

Here you go!… http://www.carighttoknow.org/

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Hey, Check Out This Plant-Based Diet Guide!