"If you have your health, you have everything".
Now I know this a financial website. And I know the topics of the year are housing and banking. And I know this link in this post is off topic and long and to most of you unimportant. But I am going to post it anyway.
Did you ever plant a tomato? Did you ever add fertilizer and water and soil and watch it grow? Too much fertilizer and the plant grows tall and leafy with fewer fruits.
Did you ever plant an idea? Did you ever add facts and concepts and conversation and watch it grow? Too much conversation and some people leave the room.
Did you ever poison a tomato? A small amount of poison when it is small or a much larger amount when it is grown.
Did you ever poison an idea? Challenge the facts when it is small or a malign the speaker when it is grown.
I would like to plant an idea.
I would like to suggest that it is easier to destroy something when it is small and weak, rather than when it is grown.
A wasp sting that can kill a mantis, will only itch a grown man. A dosage for a man is twice the dosage for a child and twice again the dosage for a toddler, and any dose is too large for an infant.
Enough carbon monoxide will kill a man, but a lower dose makes him nauseus and before that it makes him sleepy, and before that tired, and before that frustrated, and before that confused, and before that careless.
Frogs are born with extra legs, female salmon are found with the male gene. 1 in 100 boys are autistic, almost as many go to jail.
How can so many be sick? Their mothers protect them. Their fathers protect them. When are they sickened? Does the slow accumulation of poisons sap our strength, our will, our fight? Does it weaken without killing? Does it make the brilliant, smart? The smart, capable? And the capable confused?
And when does it start, and what happens next, and how bad does it get?
I believe I need a strong EPA. Stronger than DOW or Monsanto. A company that creates a problem and moves quickly to correct it should be monitored. A company that tries to falsifiy test data or hide bad test results completely should be considered guilty of a crime and destroyed. The testing of drugs and chemicals prior to their approval is inadequate. To many harmful products are getting through.
The United States of America is a tool you can use to protect yourself. Call your Senator and Representative and use it.
Stop thinking short term. Plan for your grandkids.