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How far should government go to regulate fast food for kids?

loco_glenn

I think it's the fast food industry that needs to take responsibility for the effects of
their products, and I don’t know that the government needs to get involved.

Glenn Smith

Santa Cruz | Musician

 

 




loco_joey

They shouldn't at all. They should keep their rules to themselves because I grew up on Happy Meals and Taco Bell and I'm fine. When is it going to stop?

Joey Melatti

Santa Cruz | Glazer

 

 

 





loco_chris

I dont think the government should regulate, I think they should raise
awareness so people can make healthy choices for themselves and
create ahealthy lifestyle.

Chris Gally

Santa Cruz | Retail

 

 




loco_selena

I believe in some government intervention in what the schools provide for children because what the children eat affects their health and the health of the future population of the United States.

Selena Hudson

Santa Cruz | Cashier

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In defense of Valentine’s Day

 

“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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