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The Downside Of Being A Habitual Overachiever — At Least When It Comes To Walking!

by Anura Guruge

I honestly have never set out to be an overachiever. I actually find it an unattractive trait! I relate much better with underachievers — because in my mind & heart that is what I am.

But, when it comes to walking, I can’t help myself. SORRY.

It is my MORTAL dread of being sick. I don’t like the inconvenience of being sick.

SO, if I can minimize my chances of becoming sick — DIABETES & obesity (which go jowel-in-cheek) my main & eternal fear — I will put in the steps that I can.

So …

2,020 miles for the year. Yeah, IF I basically give UP walking.

SMILE. Don’t hate me. My life is already hard.

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by Anura Guruge

Prohibition Of Alcohol In ‘The Navajo Nation’ Is Counter-Productive & Inane.

by Anura Guruge

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Sorry, BUT I do know what I am talking about here, and some reflective, ‘educated’, older Navajos — who have travelled some — agree.

Yes, of course, there will be initial mayhem, BUT that is a necessary price for the long-term gain.

The prohibition is a JOKE. An absolute joke. Wherever you go around Chinle, AZ, the roadside is littered with bottles and cans that once contained alcohol. Some folks have to be making a fortune bootlegging the stuff to places like Chinle. I suspect it is those that maintain pressure on ‘Window Rock‘ not to lift the ban.

I find the ban INSULTING to the Navajo. You are treating them like kids.

Yes, alcoholism, drugs, obesity and diabetes are HUGE problems. With a few exceptions nearly every Navajo you meet around Canyon de Chelly looks like they have a health issue. They also age so quickly.

But, just next door, in Colorado, drugs have been legalized. And the poor Navajos are considered too irresponsible to trusted with alcohol.

Lets just take the added pain upfront and look forward to the inevitable sanity that will come down the road.

I am a lone and small voice — from far-away New Hampshire. But, we have to speak up.

A wrong is a wrong and this is wrong.

Free the Navajo. Give them choice.

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by Anura Guruge

$3.5 Million ‘Lesbian Obesity’ Study Carefully Avoids Discussing Any Casual Issues.


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So this study, paid for by The National Institutes of Health (NIH), after studying data from close to 6,000 survey respondents, concluded that lesbians have more than twice the odds of overweight and obesity as heterosexual women”. OK, we will buy that — but I am not sure I would pay $3.5 million to just learn that. I think ‘we’ have all observed that there are indeed quite a few lesbians that are on the BIG side.

But this study only goes as far as this when it comes to even coming close to looking if there are any causal relationships — For instance, it has been suggested that bisexual women’s physical appearance is influenced by having a male versus a female partner. Yea? Well, tell us more.

What comes first and I know that that is indeed a touchy ‘PC’ issue. But that is what would have been worth $7 million to study.

Think about it — but best not for long.

New Hampshire, Per Latest Gallup-Healthways Polls, Has More Fat People Than MA, ME, VT, CT or NY.

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of May 27, 2015.

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Only Rhode Island, of the Northeast States, comes in any worse. Not good.
To be beaten by Maine!
Sacrebleu, is there no pride left in N.H.

What is worse is that N.H. obesity is on the increase. Not good.

This is a shame. It is becoming noticeable. When we were in Phoenix Airport, last month, while waiting for our luggage, we were forced to comment on this: ‘you don’t see this many THIN people at home’! Saying that the climate helps is only part of the story. I really would like to see this trend reversed.

‘Laconia Daily Sun’ Goes Off At Halfcock About ‘Pizza & Cupcake Police’ Trying To Be Sensationalistic.



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Friday, May 24, 2013, cover story in 'The Laconia Daily Sun'. Click to access.

Friday, May 24, 2013, cover story in ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’. Click to access.

Deanna was reading this and, understandably, getting very agitated. Though I didn’t read all of it, I realized quickly that this was spin and bad spin. I also appreciated that this had to do with the new anti-obesity policies. So, I decided that I would do some quick research before going to bed.

Just as I suspected. Poor, irresponsible journalism on the part of the Sun. This is not law as yet. Nobody will be fined. It is still in the proposal stage and the USDA is still accepting input.

This provides a good overview of the issues. Click  to access.

This provides a good overview of the issues. Click to access.

Here is the actual USDA Proposal. Click to access the PDF.

Here is the actual USDA Proposal. Click to access the PDF.