Lost in a Lost World (Page 29)
Zanjan: What you need to do is feed the flora and fauna in your gut with things they like to eat. If they starve or are killed off with antibiotics, you need to replace them - that's where pro-biotics comes in. You don't always know when these are starting to get out of balance.
I eat yogurt almost every day and drink kefir now and then. Include kimchee or sauerkraut occasionally and it's all good. Overall, genes influence longevity more.
ghostgeek: If the flora and fauna like fruit and veg then we're reading from the same page, otherwise they've been starving for over half a century.
ghostgeek: Mom carried on until she was ninety-one, most of the time puffing away on ciggies and downing sweet sherry.
Zanjan: No doubt the sherry was to soothe her aching bones.
Inexplicably, I had an energetic pain-free day about two weeks ago; can't remember the last time I had such a day. I felt so good and bouncy, I just KNEW something was terribly wrong!
Fortunately, things returned to normal the next day.
ghostgeek: Feeling bouncy is not part of my routine, so I do my regular climbing of hills and likely stop off somewhere for some shopping. Doesn't stop the waistline expanding but I can now go up those slopes without puffing myself inside out.
ghostgeek: Isn't the world an unexpected place to live in. Take used cars. Who buys them nowadays? Well, somebody must because they're driving up inflation in the U.S.
Used vehicles accounted for one-third of the increase in the Consumer Price Index ( CPI ) in June, the Labor Department said on Tuesday.
[ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57573387 ]
This makes me wonder why, if used vehicles are in such demand, people are selling them? Wouldn't it be cheaper for the owners of said vehicles to keep them if they are in saleable condition?
Zanjan: No, things start to break around 10 years of age - the cost for repair and to replace worn-out parts only accumulates until you've got a money pit in less than 2 years. Most trade in or sell their vehicles before that, then buy themselves a newer vehicle.
chronology: Zan, I'll never forget one Guy who was sentimental about his run of the mill old car. Each year he would spend more getting it through it's Road Worthiness Test. He had spent around 2000 dollars in repairs over about 3 years. On the last Test the mechanic brought him a polaroid photo of the bottom of the car which was rotten with rust. 'Oh that's OK just fix it' the Guy said. The Mechanic refused flat out 'you will have spent around 4000 dollars over the last few years repairing a car that will never be worth more than 300 dollars. Find somewhere else to throw your money away, am not doing any more work on this car'.
In the end he bought a new car. But he would have gone on throwing away his money if the mechanic had not explained how crazy he was being.
Fractured fairy tale: My Car Is 50 years Old next year Still going strong , No Computers or nothing Can still get all the Spare Parts you Need , Then again Its Immune System wasn"t Destroyed by Taking some Vaccine
ghostgeek: My car's over thirty years old and still gets past it's yearly M.O.T. Sure, things go wrong with it once in a while, but given how little I drive it wouldn't make sense to replace it.
ghostgeek: When bought new it was one of the cheapest models on the market so it's not the sort of thing anyone would restore.
Fractured fairy tale: Yeah Cuba they keep em going for years , luckily theres no Wall marts around here
chronology: Ghost, nothing wrong with the little Fiat's. You get more miles to the gallon than I do from my motorbike.
ghostgeek: I have this problem, and it doesn't just involve cars, that if something works I don't like to throw it away. Doesn't seem to be the thinking this age calls for but I don't feel like changing.
chronology: 9 years ghost Old Chap and it will become impossible for you to get spares. Everything will slowly become electric. But with the advanced Internet 5G, and telepresence etc you wonder if anyone will be travelling anywhere. Australia will be totally transformed by the AI and Robotics and telepresence Age. Aussies will be the most common users of Level 5 Self Drive Cars. Most likely Australia will keep the Hybrid models because of the distances over there. Some guy sits in his car, watches a DVD or two has a pleasant few hours nap, and he wakes up 700 miles away at his destination.
ghostgeek: Spares can be a little troublesome now. One time the garage had to get them from Italy and recently it was either Ebay or Germany. Can't say I'm too worried, though, because driving isn't really for me.
Zanjan: An old downtown city church in Calgary finally opened its doors during the week because their pews were empty. They say it's not to get people to come to Sunday services; they just want to reconnect to the community. They set up a cafe with curated coffee bar & free wii fi in the sanctuary, then put invitations outside on street A-Boards.
One sign said "You won't burst into flames if you come in".
Another sign said "No, it's not shitty coffee".
Of course, you pay for the coffee but they do have free dinners for those in need one night per week. They're hoping to create a vibrant church in the future by stealing Starbucks customers.
Another church is planning on turning their gymnasium into a microbrewery. Puts a new spin on vibrant.
I wonder what Jesus would think.
chronology: Don't know zan. I was listening to one man discuss Cannabis saying it should be legal. The Americans and Canadians are totally fanatical about the Jewish religion so maybe they should grow cannabis and 'smoke a toak or two'.
Personally I've not looked into the argument, but Jewish religious folks were heavy users of cannabis it is claimed, they even 'rolled a big one' for God it is claimed and burned cannabis in the Temple for God to breath in and enjoy.
Most American Puritans will be dismissing all this as more Evangelical Zionist BS. But if you look at the bible verses referenced it does seem to strongly suggest God enjoyed Cannabis. It is claimed He loved inhaling 'fragrant Cannabis' offered to Him in Church.
Personally I would like to see what different scholars actually say is being referred to in the Old Testament, but it does seem to be cannabis.
It certainly gives a new Twist to the work of the long suffering Drug Enforcement Agency. They have lost serving Agents to murder by Cannibis growers. Also it will be really far out if DEA Agents raid Cannabis farms and find stacks of Bible's being given away with sales of Mary Jane.
You can just see the preachers in the Evangelical Zionist community stood in their mega churches saying 'let us praise the Lord' and light up a big Spliff.
Zanjan: Cannabis has been legal here for the last year but I'm sure it wont take long for the bloom to wear off the rose. People like forbidden things best.
I've never heard of cannabis in the Jewish Temple - likely, that's just speculation. They probably burned Frankincense because that was always in hot demand and expensive. It's sold in hard blocks of sap and is supposed to have some health benefits. I'm guessing it smells better than incense.....or beer.